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Reseach Fellow in Physics / Biophysics

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 03/01/2018

Job Category:

Education / Research

Job description:
Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $96,087 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)
  • Full-time research position
  • Research in the physics of active matter and hydrodynamics of microorganisms

Position overview

The Australian National University (ANU) is the #1 ranked University in Australia with an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.

The Research Fellow will join the Physics of Fluids Laboratory led by Professor Michael Shats within the Centre for Plasmas and Fluids, Research School of Physics and Engineering at The Australian National University. The area of study will be in the hydrodynamics of active matter and complex flows in suspensions of living bacteria and synthetic active microswimmers.

The successful candidate will have experience and a strong track record in physics of fluids and/or in biophysics or a related area. Previous experience in microfluidics or microbiology is essential.

For more information, please contact Professor Michael Shats T: 02 6125 0038 E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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