Dodd-Walls Research Fellowships

The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies

The Dodd-Walls Centre calls for applications for two prestigious Dodd-Walls Research Fellowships. The Fellowships will be tenable at any of the 6 university partners of the Dodd-Walls Centre – Otago (host), Auckland, Canterbury, Massey, Victoria or Waikato Universities – and in any research area that aligns with the aims and research themes of the Centre. Details of the Centre’s research can be found at www.doddwalls.ac.nz but spans areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science. The Fellowships will be tenable until 31st December 2020 and appointment will be made on the appropriate university’s Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow scale depending upon experience, and will be subject to the appointment procedures and approvals of the employing university. There may be possibilities for the positions to be held in conjunction with a fixed term lectureship, subject to negotiations with the host university.

Candidates will be responsible for identifying and obtaining an endorsement from an academic mentor within the department where they wish to hold the Fellowship. The academic mentor must be a Principal or Associate Investigator within the Dodd-Walls Centre, a list of whom can be found at www.doddwalls.ac.nz. For candidates whose research is laboratory-based, this mentor must also indicate that they have space available in their lab and that proposed work can be undertaken in that environment.

The intention of the Fellowships is to bring outstanding early career researchers to the Centre, either to enhance research strengths or bring new ideas and directions. The overriding criterion for selection is therefore research excellence.

Further information can be obtained from our website or via email from the Director, Professor David Hutchinson, at dwc.director@otago.ac.nz.

Applications including a CV with full bibliography, one page research proposal abstract suitable for a broad assessment panel, cover letter and letter of support from your mentor endorsed by the head of the host department should be submitted via email to dwc.director@otago.ac.nz no later than Monday 12th February 2018.


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