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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Polymer and Materials Chemistry

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Polymer and Materials Chemistry 

  • Full time role starting from June 2023.
  • Fixed term of 2 years, with potential to extend.
  • Based in Hobart.
  • Contribute to research in polymer and materials science in addition to the undergraduate teaching program within the Discipline of Chemistry.

The Opportunity

The School of Natural Sciences is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Polymer and Materials Chemistry to join the team. In this role you will be involved in research activities in the areas of polymer hydrogels, monoliths, self-assembled nanostructured materials, controlled radical polymerization and techniques such as 3D printing. The role will also involve supervision of higher degree by research students, as well as contributing to the undergraduate teaching program within the Discipline of Chemistry where relevant.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Undertake high-quality research/scholarly activities and publish research findings as sole author or in collaboration to meet the University’s research performance expectations.
  • Make a sustainable contribution to the University in achieving strategic objectives and operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate coursework teaching of high-quality including development of course material with appropriate guidance from the program coordinator.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University.

­Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A PhD in a relevant field and/or equivalent qualifications and/or professional experience.
  • Ability and understanding of research in the field of polymer and materials chemistry, demonstrated by a strong academic record. Experience in one or more of the areas of controlled radical polymerization, polymer synthesis and characterization, development of hydrogels and porous polymers, and 3D printing, are highly desirable.
  • Ability to work as part of a research team but also autonomously.
  • Experience in University-level tutoring and learning within the field of expertise.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $115,310 comprising base salary within the range of $76,213 to $98,555 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the attached Position Description below for full details.
  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
    • Your responses to the success criteria from the Position Description below
  • For further information about this position, please contact Stuart Thickett, Associate Professor in Soft Matter Chemistry, or 03 6226 2783
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Download File PD-Post-Doctoral Fellow in Polymer and Materials Chemistry-498518.pdf

Applications close Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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