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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Device and Transport Physicist (Internal Only)

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Chemistry & Molecular Bioscience and the School of Mathematics & Physics – Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics

The Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) draws together expertise from Chemistry and Physics in a combined facility. COPE has more than 25 senior research staff, postdoctoral fellows and research students and is housed in laboratories that include state-of-the-art synthesis and materials characterisation facilities; a Class 1000 clean room incorporating gloveboxes with integral evaporators for device fabrication; and prototype measurement capability. COPE is located within the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) and the School of Mathematics and Physics.

The Centre has extensive experimental and computational research programs in optoelectronic organic materials for organic photovoltaics, organic light emitting diodes, and organic chemosensors. The Centre is a partner in the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) along with the University of New South Wales, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, Monash University and CSIRO.  ACAP is a Strategic Research Initiative funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) through its USASEC program, and also involves US-based universities and national laboratory partners.  This postdoctoral research fellow position is directly associated with this program.

About This Opportunity

This position will conduct research into the development of perovskite and/or organic solar cells – in particular, their fabrication, scaling, testing and electrical/optical characterisation. The position is funded under the ARENA ACAP program and closely aligned with work programs on earth abundant PV technologies. 

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

The applicant should possess a PhD or post-doctoral experience in a relevant area of Physics, Engineering or Materials Science. In addition experience in the design, fabrication and testing of organic solar cells and/or perovskites solar cells is highly desirable. 

Please refer to the Position Description for additional duties and desired selection criteria. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for one year at Academic level A.The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $83,627.77 - $92,782.26, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 509338_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Paul Burn on 

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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