MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016

MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is New Zealand’s premier research organisation concerned with high quality research and research education in materials science and nanotechnology. Postdoctoral fellowships are now open across our partner institutions. Successful candidates will be a member of the MacDiarmid Institute, a national Centre of Research Excellence which provides collaborative opportunities and a thriving environment to work in. As a MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Fellow you will be encouraged and financially supported to take advantage of the many opportunities we provide to broaden your experience and skills. Activities on offer include 3-6 month industry internships, one day workshops on specialist topics, intensive multi-day bootcamps (held in remote and beautiful locations) where experts share their knowledge in an important current research area, and outreach events, working with school teachers or children. The MacDiarmid Emerging Scientists Association (MESA), run by students and postdocs, organises additional activities including an annual Student/Postdoc symposium. For more information contact the named investigator. Come to New Zealand to enjoy the best of life and science!

Postdoctoral Fellowship based at University of Canterbury

Professor Simon Brown University of Canterbury Department of Physics and Astronomy simon.brown@canterbury.ac.nz Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Topological Nanostructures Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a three year fixed term postdoctoral fellowship working on fundamental properties of nanoscale topological insulators in New Zealand. The successful applicant will undertake research into the growth of nanostructures of topologically insulating materials, and their topological properties. The atomic scale structure and electronic properties of the nanostructures will be studied primarily using a commercial Scanning Tunneling Microscope and this work is likely to be supplemented by electron spectroscopy experiments and calculations with international collaborators.This work builds on ten years of experience in growing related nanostructures and is part of a project that has recently been funded by New Zealand’s most prestigious science funding agency, the Marsden Fund. The project also aligns closely with the objectives of the MacDiarmid Institute, a national Centre of Research Excellence, and the successful applicant will enjoy access to the facilities and programs of the Institute.The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics or a related discipline and must have experimental experience in scanning probe microscopy, ultra-high vacuum techniques, and nanostructure or thin film growth, as well as experience with several of: synchrotron spectroscopy techniques (such as angle resolved photo-electron spectroscopy); band structure calculations; lithography or other device fabrication techniques; and computer simulations.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 3 year fixed term position

The closing date for this position is 10 January 2016. *The University of Canterbury is located on a picturesque campus in Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and gateway to one of the world’s most dramatic natural landscapes, www.canterbury.ac.nz