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Post Doctoral Research Fellow position in ultrafast femtosecond dynamics in advanced materials (ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies)

Job No.: 598619

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2 years fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $69,401- $94,190 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Perform world-leading research in Experimental Ultrafast Photonics and  Condensed Matter Physics
  • Make an impact towards future electronics technologies within the ARC CoE FLEET

Monash University strongly advocates for diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM

The Opportunity

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is an international innovator in novel electronics technologies. The centre brings together more than 40 world-leading experts who will apply cutting edge science to develop a new generation of ultra-low power electronic devices.

The Position

We are seeking an expert Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our FLEET team to conduct research in ultrafast photonics, nonlinear optics, experimental condensed matter physics and nanoscience. The successful candidate will design, implement and perform experiments probing the real-time femtosecond charge and spin dynamics in advanced functional materials, using state-of-the-art ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy techniques. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is expected to publish papers in high-impact journals, present results at major conferences and workshops, and to assist in the supervision of PhD and honours students in the Centre.


The successful applicant should possess

  • a PhD in Experimental Physics, Physical Chemistry or Engineering (e.g., Materials, Electrical, Chemical)
  • a strong background in experimental ultrafast photonics, nonlinear optics, pump-probe spectroscopy and solid-state physics (surface and nanophysics, low-temperature physics)
  • extensive expertise with femtosecond lasers (e.g., oscillators, optical parametric amplifiers), nonlinear optics (e.g., harmonic, infrared and THz pulse generation) and performing ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy experiments (e.g., THz time-domain-spectroscopy, transient absorption, time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, time-resolved photoluminescence, magneto-optic Kerr and Faraday effect spectroscopy) applied to advanced materials (e.g., light-harvesting perovskites, 2D materials, supramolecular crystals and nanostructures, correlated electron materials, III-V semiconductors), including design and implementation of such experimental techniques

What We Offer?

Inclusive Work Environment:

FLEET values equity and diversity and promotes an inclusive workplace culture for staff irrespective of their gender identity, ethnicity, or cultural background.

Monash University is a member of the Athena SWAN charter, which is designed to enhance gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

As a special measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

Remuneration and Staff Development:

In addition to Monash University's attractive remuneration and benefits, the School and Faculty provide generous research support, including: early career mentoring; funded PhD scholarships; grant-writing support; access to seed-funding grants, including interdisciplinary research opportunities; and support for innovation in education and curriculum design.

The successful applicant will benefit from a well-developed network of world-leading experts in the field. Join us and achieve impactful research in a performance-driven and goal-oriented work environment!

For more information about FLEET and what we do, please visit our website:

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Dr Agustin Schiffrin, +61 3 990 59265,, School of Physics and Astronomy

Position Description

Research Fellow

Closing Date

Friday 20 March 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT


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