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Post Doctoral Fellow Research Associate – Terahertz (THz), fibers/waveguides

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The Opportunity

You will predominantly contribute to research activities carried out in UNSW THz Photonics Group led by Dr Shaghik Atakaramians at School of EE&T.

You will conduct research in design, fabrication and measurement of Terahertz (THz) waveguides and waveguide-based devices using relevant numerical software and Terahertz experimental systems independently and as part of a team.

The role of Research Associate reports to Dr Shaghik Atakaramians (UNSW Scientia Fellow) and has no direct reports.

  • Salary: $95,449 - $102,091 (AUD) + 9.5% superannuation
  • 1-year fixed term contract
  • Full-time position
  • Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (EE&T)

Selection Criteria

About the successful applicant:

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) related to Electrical Engineering or a relevant field;
  • Thorough theoretical background in design of fibres/waveguides and devices (analytically and numerically specially familiarity with COMSOL or CST numerical software);
  • Experience in conducting Terahertz experiment (TDS or CW system);
  • Able to conduct independent research with limited supervision;
  • Track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity;
  • Able to assist with the supervision of HDR students;
  • Able to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students;
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity principles.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the attached position description below.

POSITION DESCRIPTION - Download File 497624 - Position Description - Research Associate.docx

Within your application you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. 

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position include qualification verification.

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 


Penny Spencer


T: +61 2 9385 2459

Applications close: 11:50pm, Thursday 5th September 2019


UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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