First listed on: 09 January 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Photoelectrochemical water splitting

  • Kick-start your research career!
  • Work on innovative projects in our Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier scientific and industrial research organisation

In this Postdoctoral Fellowship role you will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer to carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes, and have the opportunity to present your findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

You will work in a highly interdisciplinary research project lying at the intersection of nanofabrication, photoelectrochemistry and hydrogen production.  As part of the Solar Materials Team, and in collaboration with the Nanomaterials and Devices Team, you will develop plasmonic nanostructured surfaces that act as photocatalysts during water splitting reactions. You will then measure the performance of these materials and develop ways to enhance their reactivity.  You will work closely with the Hydrogen Future Science Platform, CSIRO’s Energy and Manufacturing Business Units and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.

Location:       Clayton, Vic
Tenure:          Specified Term until 30 June 2020
Salary:           $85K - $93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference:    59528

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Physical Chemistry relevant to Electrochemistry, Photo-electrochemistry and/or water splitting.
    Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 4 years (or part time equivalent) of relevant postdoctoral research experience.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively.
  • A record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals.
  • Detailed fundamental knowledge of photoelectrochemistry.
  • Demonstrated experience in electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry and/or photocatalysis, such as hydrogen production via water splitting or a related process.
  • A sound understanding of the fundamental issues and present challenges relating to photoelectrochemical water splitting for hydrogen generation.

For more information please view the Position Description

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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.  Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future.  We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

27 Jan 2019

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