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Post Doctoral Fellow - Chemical Modification of Oxide Semiconductor Surfaces

2015-03-14 08:19:46

University of Canterbury

Post Doctoral Fellow - Chemical Modification of Oxide Semiconductor Surfaces

MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Department of Chemistry 

  • Two-year fixed-term, full time position

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a two-year fixed term Post Doctoral Fellowship based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Canterbury and funded by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, a New Centre of Research Excellence. The fellowship is focused on the chemical modification of oxide semiconductor surfaces, in particular zinc and tin oxide, with the ultimate aim of controlling their surface electronic properties for device applications. Oxide semiconductors have unusually active surfaces that we seek to control through the development of new chemical modification techniques.

The successful candidate will work in a team jointly led by Prof. Alison Downard (Department of Chemistry) and Assoc. Prof. Martin Allen (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) with further collaborative support from other Principal Investigators in the MacDiarmid Institute.

We are seeking a scientist who is highly self-motivated with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Applicants will have a PhD in Chemistry or similar and a strong publication record. Demonstrated expertise in surface chemistry and surface analytical techniques, including infrared spectroscopy, XPS and scanning probe microscopy is essential. 
The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.
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Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume/CV with contact information for 3 professional referees, and a publications list, to be combined into one document and submitted online. The cover letter should include a clear statement of when the applicant could start work at the University of Canterbury. Applicants for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of their English language ability. 

There is no closing date for this position. Applications will be reviewed continuously and an appointment may be made at any time. The successful candidate should be able to start by June 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

 Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these Jodee Cook, Pay & HR Administrator, 
Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Prof. Alison Downard, email: 
Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: 
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