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Postdoctoral Fellow

Apply now Job no: 531179
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic (Level A)
Salary package: $71,509 - $90,215 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)
  • Join a friendly and productive group at a research-intensive university with an excellent global reputation
  • Be part of a larger national and international team with a range of materials experimental and modeling expertise
  • Work on an exciting project examining the physics of shear at high pressures
Position overview

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong track record for a program on the high-pressure synthesis of materials. The goal of the project is to understand and exploit the properties of shear to create novel phases of carbon and other diamond-like materials. The project is funded by a Australian Research Council grant through its Discovery Program. The position will be based within the high-pressure physics group at the Research School of Physics and Engineering. The group has in-house facilities for high-pressure synthesis of materials and advanced characterization techniques. This is a joint project with the carbon modelling group at Curtin University in Western Australia. The team also collaborates closely with several overseas partners including collaborators from the high-pressure X-ray group at the Advanced Photon Source. There will be opportunities for professional development, including some involvement in the teaching program, if desired.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, dual career hire programs (for overseas or interstate candidates), ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

For further enquiries please contact Professor Jodie Bradby  T: 6125 4916  or E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

      • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
      • A current curriculum vitae (CV) 

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. The ANU will assist with visa applications if required.


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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