- Do you have a PhD in physics, or other physical sciences or engineering disciplines with a strong focus on experimental science?
- Want to conduct world class research and development with a team of dedicated professionals?
- Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher within the Autonomous Sensors Future Science Platform. CSIROs Future Science Platforms (FSPs) represent an investment in science that underpins innovation and has the potential to help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. The Autonomous Sensors FSP will accelerate the generation of new tools to enable growth of digital decision making within domains; combining fundamental sensor research with autonomous engineering solutions to provide new advanced sensing and platform technologies for the environmental monitoring, health monitoring, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing domains.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the CSIRO Mineral Resources’ Magnetic Resonance Development Team, at our excellently equipped Lucas Heights laboratory located in southern Sydney. We are a team of physicists and engineers who develop novel nuclear magnetic resonance and radio-frequency on-line instruments to solve a range of challenging, real-world measurement problems in the mining and security industry.
The Magnetic Resonance Development Team performs ongoing research in radio frequency related fields such as low-field NMR, NQR and large surface coil magnetic resonance sensing. Building on this activity, the Fellow will undertake research in non-linear methods for the detection of materials, exploiting physical effects such as saturation, harmonic generation and wave mixing to provide new measurement capability. The work will have two aspects: (i) the experimental development of measurement systems that exploit non-linearity within materials and (ii) the exploration of non-linear detectors that may provide advantages over linear detectors. The role will suit a person with strong experimental skills, interested in progressing ideas from the laboratory to industry applications.
The successful applicant will be required to interact with other CERC Fellows and researchers within the Autonomous Sensors FSP and across CSIRO. Communication of key results will be required through publication in international scientific journals and presentation at conferences, workshops, and internal meetings. Opportunities will allow researchers to expand professional networks, learn the latest methods and provide an experience leading to high-impact scientific discovery.