Postdoctoral Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Australian National University
Street Line 1: 
142 Mills Road, Jaeger 8
Australian Capital Territory
Job Announcement Text: 

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full or Part - time, Continuing (Contingent Funded, 2.5 years)

  • Work with a world-leading planar chalcogenide waveguide group.
  • Develop core technologies for detecting forming exoplanets, and eventually searching for signs of life.
  • Refine and develop a wide range of skills in fields including photolithography, laboratory characterisation and astronomical instrumentation design.

The successful applicant will develop planar beam combining chips designed for mid-infrared wavelengths (primarily 4 microns, but throughout the 2-13 micron range), with the end goal of prototyping a 4-beam kernel-nulling beam combiner for use with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (following Martinache and Ireland, A&A, 619, 87). This includes modelling in RSoft, photomask design, and laboratory characterisation using microscopy, interferometry and chip injection from a simulated telescope.

The position is based both at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Mt Stromlo Observatory, and the Research School of Physics at the main ANU campus.

For more information about this position please contact Associate Professor Michael Ireland, E: or T: 02 6125 0288.

Applications close: 14 Sep 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

For further information and how to apply please follow the below link:

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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