Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Percolating Nanoparticle Network Sensors (2 Year Fixed Term)

Victoria University of Wellington

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow to support our research on the MacDiarmid Institute project “Percolating nanoparticle network sensors”. This is a 24-month fixed term position (1.0 FTE) for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The applicant will be working within the Cleanroom Fabrication facility in SCPS under the supervision of Dr Natalie Plank, in collaboration with Prof Simon Brown at the University of Canterbury and Prof Jadranka Travas-Sejdic at the University of Auckland. The PDF will be directly involved in all aspects of the project, and will in particular take the lead on the experimental component of the proposal. Other important tasks, which will be carried out under the PI’s guidance, will be the training and supervision PhD students, and the writing up of the results of our work.

Applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Microelectronics, or a related discipline and the following:

  • Cleanroom Fabrication techniques for electronic devices
  • Electrical and physical characterisation of nanoelectronic devices
  • Experience of sensing experiments and protocols for gas and liquid phase measurements
  • Experience in writing scientific articles. Good track record of high-impact publications in the areas described above

For further information, please email Dr Natalie Plank –

Applications close on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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