Postdoctoral Fellow in Polymer Synthesis

University of New South Wales


Postdoctoral Fellow in Polymer Synthesis - Photochemical

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Opportunity

As a Postdoctoral Fellow you will undertake research in the preparation of nanostructured polymer thin films using photochemical reaction and photopolymerization. More specifically, this research aims to further the development of selective photochemical tools driven by different colours of light for the fabrication of nanostructured polymer brush thin films.

This position will give you the opportunity to develop your research skills and output across contributing to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals, participating in conferences and workshops and actively engaging with industry partners.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to Professor Cyrille Boyer and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, Level A - $100,318 to $107,299 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 12 to 24 months with a possible extension
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is based within the School of Chemical Engineering.

Skills & Experience

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in material science or chemistry, with expertise in photopolymerization, photocontrolled/living radical polymerization (including PhotoReversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer polymerisation (RAFT) and photoAtom Transfer Radical Polymerisation (PhotoATRP)) and cationic polymerisation, monomer synthesis, surface functionalisation.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications in polymer science.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Demonstrated previous research experience in polymer synthesis (PhotoRAFT), photochemistry, and synthesis of functional monomer.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience. You should systematically address the Skills and Experience listed within the position description in your application.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm (Sydney time) on Sunday, 21st August 2022

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 15 Jul 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Aug 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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