First listed on: 08 July 2020

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ageless Electronics

The Opportunity
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

  • Implement active encapsulation materials to vastly decrease failure of electronic devices

  • Are you a motivated, early career scientist with interest in Ageless Electronics?

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

The Fellow as the primary researcher on the project will lead and own the development and demonstration of a new type of encapsulation system using active MOF ‘getters’ to capture sources of contamination in electronic devices, specifically trialled in new solar cell technologies. This innovative project will bring together 3 classes of MOFs to vastly decrease failure of electronic devices by improving the properties of polymer encapsulation materials for ageless electronics.

Your duties will include:

Under the direction of senior research scientists and engineers, CERC Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.

  • Recognise and exploit opportunities for innovation and progress opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research

  • Utilise design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals, and apply non-academic impact methodology to research projects

  • Carry out research investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation

  • Record, manage, and analyse data/information using relevant domain data science techniques.

  • Proactively undertake development to grow effective researcher capabilities to support career goals.

Location: Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$86k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 67775

To be considered you will need:

Essential Criteria:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Electrical Engineering, Material Science or Device Physics.

          Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.

  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.

  • Cross-disciplinary approach to science.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in encapsulation to exclude oxygen and water vapour.
  • Knowledge of modern electronic devices and their failure mechanisms.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description

  • Applicants must be Australian/New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or Australian temporary residents currently residing in Australia and be able to commence in the role by December 2020/January 2021.
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.
Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Thursday 6 August 2020, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date

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