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[CLOSED] ARC Grant-Funded Researcher at The University of Adelaide

12 Jul 2021 9:36 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

(Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term, full-time position available for three years.

The University of Adelaide node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) seeks to appoint a Research Associate to undertake research into the development of high-power continuous-wave lasers at 2 um for next-generation gravitational wave detectors (GWD). Initial research will focus on fiber-based master-oscillator-power-amplifier (MOPA) systems and the development of diagnostics for high-precision characterization of their noise and stability.

You will join a team consisting of OzGrav Chief Investigators, Research Associates and about 10 MPhil and PhD students. The development of state-of-the-art instrumentation and diagnostics for current GWD and the development of technology for next-generation GWD are a major focus of our research. While your research will be directed primarily towards instrumentation for cryogenic Si GWD, you will be encouraged to contribute towards a variety of projects within OzGrav.

To be successful you will need:

· PhD (or thesis submitted) or equivalent experience in experimental laser physics, photonics, optics, optical engineering and/or optical sensing.

· A commitment to research excellence.

· Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team in a complex setting.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. Learn more at:

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance. Learn more at:

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for this opportunity:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 9 August 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Peter Veitch

Head of School, Physical Sciences

P: +61 (8) 831 34270


For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter

HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences

P: +61 (8) 831 39271


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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