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Sensor response model for Chemical/Biological detectors for airborne hazardous materials
The University of Melbourne and the Defence Science and Technology Group are collaborating on advanced signal processing and modelling of chemical and biological detectors for defence and national security.
Characterization and understanding of Chemical/biological detector responses are required for their effective deployment in a contaminated environment. Currently, a detector’s performance is typically assessed experimentally in a test chamber under limited (constant challenge concentration) test conditions which may vary significantly compared to a real-world environment. For example, a stationary sensor monitoring the near-field atmospheric release of hazardous materials or a sensor attached to a UAV interrogating chemical cloud will experience much more rapidly changing dynamic conditions for which the laboratory acquired assessment may not be adequate or reliable.
This project aims to develop a foundational framework and mathematical sensor response model (SRM) to enable characterization, validation, and performance prediction of CBR detectors. The sensor response model will be developed using signals and systems theory and mathematical methods combined with aerosol physics. The models will be validated experimentally using a state-of-the-art dynamic sensor testbed recently developed at DST in Melbourne. This project will give candidates a deep appreciation of sensor design, modelling and optimisation. It will give solid foundations for future work and research.
To apply: Please send a CV with a brief introduction to yourself to Len Sciacca
PhD Top-up Scholarships for Ocean and Sea Ice Modelling at a COSIMA partner university (ANU, UNSW, UTas, USyd, UniMelb or U Adelaide)
Are you interested in understanding ocean physics, and do you have skills in computational/mathematical modelling?
• A half-page statement explaining your research interests and your planned work with COSIMA.
• Your CV and academic transcripts.
• Provide amount and source of any existing scholarships, both top-ups and a primary stipend.
These top-up scholarships are intended primarily for new students, however existing students working on one of the COSIMA models will also be considered. Preference will be given to competitive applicants who do not already receive a top-up scholarship from another source.
Enquiries: Please contact Professor Andrew Hogg Andy.Hogg@anu.edu.au Closing date: 30 November 2021
ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) - Early-Career Researchers Opportunities
Multiple postdoctoral opportunities are available for eligible, outstanding early-career researchers in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. A rare opportunity to nominate your research project, choose your supervisor and the location of work!
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is seeking to appoint up to four Research Fellows to perform research at relevant FLEET node/s as determined by the candidates’ expertise and research aspirations.
The appointment is for up to two years (at a full-time load), with part-time arrangements available. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the research experience and performance standards for academic Levels A, $91,291 - $97,995 per annum plus 17% superannuation.
An important part of FLEET’s mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves conflicts between scientific research and personal circumstances or identity. In particular, FLEET offers mentoring programs and other career development initiatives for scientists to create equity at the workplace and retain scientists from under-represented groups. FLEET supports family-friendly and flexible work arrangements, including part-time employment options, to focus on outputs rather than physical attendance.
FLEET seeks to increase the diversity across the Centre by increasing the representation of members from under-represented groups in Australian STEM. There are two types of postdoctoral fellowships available:
1. Women in FLEET Fellowship, two positions
2. Diversity in FLEET Fellowship, two positions
Depending on their eligibility, candidates may choose to be considered for either or both fellowships. The filling of these positions is intended to constitute a special measure and is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for under-represented groups in Australian STEM. Only suitable qualified candidates who are eligible will be considered.
Qualified candidates from an underrepresented group in Australian STEM and within 5 years of the conferral date of their PhD or equivalent research higher degree are eligible to apply. The eligibility period may be extended to take into account career interruptions.
The Fellowship is for early-career academics with research interests that align with one or more of the existing research and/or enabling technology themes of the Centre of Excellence FLEET. Working closely with and under supervision of one or more FLEET Chief Investigators (CIs), the Fellow will perform outstanding and original, experimental or theoretical research, aligned with one or more of the FLEET research themes. Please visit https://www.fleet.org.au/innovate for more details.
What we are looking for:
To apply, please visit: https://www.fleet.org.au/jobs-at-fleet
Applications close 26 Nov 2021
ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) - Multiple PhD scholarship opportunities
Multiple PhD scholarship opportunities are available for eligible, outstanding students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.
Applications Always Open
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is seeking talented students with interests in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering and other equivalent fields. PhD positions are offered across FLEET’s nodes located at Monash University, University of New South Wales, RMIT University, Swinburne University, the Australian National University, University of Queensland and University of Wollongong.
FLEET seeks to increase the diversity across the Centre by increasing the representation of members from under-represented groups in Australian STEM. There are two additional types scholarships available for eligible students working with FLEET:
1. Women In FLEET Scholarship
2. Diversity in FLEET Scholarship
If you are finishing your undergraduate training and thinking of pursuing a PhD program, apply for a project with FLEET to perform high impact research, build the future of electronics and train to be a future science leader.
Submit your Expression of Interest at: https://www.fleet.org.au/phd
Senior Systems Engineer - Urgent
Concord CA, USA
Salary: $401 K including dental, medical and vision
Sigray has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer to join our team in developing the next generation of laboratory X-ray systems. Sigray is a rapidly growing startup based in Concord CA that manufactures X-ray sources, optics, and systems. The X-ray systems include X-ray spectroscopy, microfluorescence, and nano- and micro- computed tomography as well as several unreleased instruments under active development.
The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of instrumentation design and programming of motion control systems. The ideal candidate will be comfortable administering hardware controls, such as the open source EPICS platform, across an install base of many systems, developing hardware drivers as needed, deciding key questions on control system architecture, and troubleshooting hardware and software issues in a timely manner. The candidate will work closely with product managers and other relevant stakeholders to define requirements for each system and prioritize development resources.
About Sigray, Inc.:
Sigray is a rapidly x-ray technology company located in Concord, CA. The company was started by Dr. Wenbing Yun, who previously founded Xradia, a world leading x-ray microscopy company that was later successfully acquired by Carl Zeiss as its x-ray microscopy unit. Sigray is well-funded by government grants and has customers from around the world. The company's culture is dynamic and R&D focused, and this is an excellent opportunity to work in a rapidly growing, dynamic company under the guidance and mentorship of leading experts in the x-ray instrumentation field.Apply NowOther Sigray, Inc. Jobs
Contact Jobs@sigray.com with questions and to send your resume/CV.
Senior Physicist, School of Physical Sciences
(Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply, as well as a negotiable start-up package. Fixed term, full-time opportunity available. Closing date: 30th September 2021
We seek to appoint a research leader who aims to be one of the nation’s brightest stars of the future. The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), one of six Research Institutes at the University of Adelaide, fosters excellence in research in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology and medicine. IPAS works to create new sensors that can measure the immeasurable, stimulate the creation of new industries, and improve productivity in existing industry.
IPAS is headquartered in a $100M bespoke research building on the University of Adelaide’s beautiful city campus. It has a research budget of more than $15M p.a. and a membership of more than 250 people. IPAS has a superb range of diagnostic and manufacturing equipment including in-house precision manufacturing equipment such as 3D metal and plastics printing, glass and optical fibre manufacture as well as MBE facilities for creation of semiconductor and quantum materials. In addition, IPAS provides strategic grants support, business development support and facility management through its high-performing and professional team that will accelerate the career of the successful candidate.The role is set to ultimately take a leadership role of a cohesive team of 25 staff and students who work at the leading-edge of modern precision measurement.
If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.
Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for this opportunity:
Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.
Applications close 11:55 pm, 30 September 2021.
For further information
Professor Andre Luiten
Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory Positions: PhDs in Quantum Nanoscience and Precision Measurement
The Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory is looking for enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated students to join us for PhDs in quantum nanoscience and precision measurement.
Our laboratory takes the technologies in kilometre-scale gravitational wave observatories, miniaturises them onto a silicon chip and into an optical microscope, and applies them to answer both to fundamental questions in quantum nanoscience, and to build new technologies for sensing, communication, aerospace and biomedicine.
Our research ranging from the deepest fundamentals of quantum mechanics (how do superpositions collapse?, and how does quantum physics play with general relativity?), to the complex behaviour of quantum liquids controlled with laser light on a chip (How do quantum vortices move?, and how does quantum turbulence work?), to the development of next generation quantum technologies such as biological microscopes that operate beyond the limits of classical physics, to exquisitely precise sensors that could enable the next generation of magnetic imaging (MRI/MEG), communications and navigation technologies.
We have PhD positions open in a range of areas including:
· quantum microscopy,
· superfluid quantum devices and dynamics,
· nanomechanical computing,
· imaging motor molecules and their living dynamics within cells, and
· precision magnetometry, ultrasound and inertial sensing.
Our laboratory is a positive environment, full of people seeking to make a difference to both our understanding of the world around us and to future technologies. We have longstanding collaborations with partners including NASA and Lockheed Martin, seeking to take our research into applications. You can find more information about us here:https://qo.lab.uq.edu.au/.
If this sounds interesting to you, and you have a strong background in physics, nanotechnology, photonics, the biosciences, or engineering, get in touch with me (Prof Warwick Bowen, email@example.com) and I would be delighted to discuss with you how you might fit into the team.
Multiple Post-docs/Research Fellows at The Australian National University
We are seeking to appoint multiple experimental physicists or engineers to share our passion in developing optical instrumentation for precision interferometry for the science goals related to gravitational-wave detection. The projects involved are related to LIGO instrumentation, space-based missions, and third generation gravitational wave detectors such a NEMO.
We strongly encourage and support applications from women and from diverse backgrounds for these positions:
Classification: Academic Level A / B - multiple positions Salary package: $73,309 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, continuing (Contingent Funded), 2 years Flexible and family friendly role; On campus childcare facilities; Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
Application closing date is 28 July 2021
Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.
Lecturer in Electromagnetic Systems and Security at Flinders University
Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.
We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.
Academic Level B
$98,062 - $116,046 pa
Dean, People and Resources
The Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in areas of physics and engineering with particular emphasis on areas related to electromagnetic systems and security.
The teaching component includes the development of innovative teaching materials, multi-mode teaching delivery, including face to face and online, and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the discipline.
The incumbent will make independent high-quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision.
The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.
The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices, and standards.
Key Position Responsibilities
The Lecturer in Electromagnetic Systems and Security is accountable for:
Planning and delivering ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as quality publication, external grant acquisition, scholarship and presentation that aligns with the College’s areas of research strength.
Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery, and evaluation of teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in physics, through topic coordination, delivery of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, placements or other contemporary teaching strategies.
Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.
Focusing and contributing to supervision of research student programs.
Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.
Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting, and collaborative working environment.
Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.
Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.
Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.
Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.
Key Position Capabilities
Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification.
Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in a range of physics and engineering topics in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.
Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of physics or engineering related to electromagnetic systems and security including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.
Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students (desirable).
Demonstrated capacity to contribute to leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities (desirable).
For application enquiries please contact: Professor Alistair Rendell.
Applications Close 11:59pm 30 Jun 2021
Please see Jobs@Flinders for more information on applying.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions: Computational Astrophysics for the Sun, University of Newcastle
Work with Associate Professor David Pontin to solve problems in computational astrophysics and related fields
Look to the future:
The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.
Be challenged and imagine with us:
We will bring the world to our regions and take our regions to the world through relevant research solutions to local, national and global problems.We want to serve our regions by taking research that matters to the world and bringing our global expertise home.
The research associates will join a vibrant new group in the expanding field of space science. The positions will involve:
Running computational simulations;
You will have:
Demonstrated computational experience and theoretical skills.An interest in understanding the Sun’s atmosphere and the fundamental physical processes that occur there.
Closing date: 4/6/2021
Why commit to us?
The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021 and a Top 10 University in Australia.
We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.
Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us:
Click on ‘Apply for this job’. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:
We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you.
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