Research Assistant, Physics


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573892 - Research Assistant, Physics

  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full time- Fixed term contract until June 2021
  • $66,304-$89,935 + superannuation

**Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx) is a newly established research centre funded over 7 years. It links research teams at RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, UNSW and the University of Sydney. The primary mission of ACEx is to manipulate the way light energy is absorbed, transported and transformed in advanced molecular materials. The Centre plans to capture the knowledge generated as new intellectual property, materials processing know-how, high-impact publications and through the creation of new employment opportunities.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

You will join the RMIT Theoretical Chemical and Quantum Physics research group, with strong interactions with other research groups and institutions working under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx). You will work with Professor Salvy Russo’s team, focussing on theoretical and computational models of exciton transport, generation and recombination, optical and electronic properties of excitonic and photovoltaic materials. Key tasks of the role include theoretical research that contributes to the milestones of the research themes within ACEx, liaise and have frequent discussions with collaborators and prepare reports on research progress.

Skills & Experience Required

As the successful candidate, you will have a demonstrated ability to define, investigate and solve complex problems in theoretical physics and data analysis using various techniques and approaches. Previous research experience in modelling optical properties or modelling electronic transport in photovoltaic materials, modelling of Exciton generation and device modelling in photovoltaic systems will be highly regarded. Essential to this role, will be your outstanding mathematical and/or computer programming skills and demonstrated experience in techniques such as TD-DFT, GW Approximation, Bethe-Salpeter methods for modelling optical properties of photovoltaic materials. In addition, you are able to facilitate excellent publication record relative to opportunity.

Mandatory: PhD in Physics or Theoretical Physical Chemistry

To Apply

To view a position description, please see below or for further information, contact Salvy Russo on +61 3 9925 2601.

Download File PD - Research Assistant (2).docx

Applications close on Friday 22nd March 2019 at 11:55pm.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.**