Jobs In Colloid & Interface
Project title: Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow (A516-11MY)
We are seeking to employ a highly motivated researcher in the field of Colloid and Interface Science with a broad understanding of surface science and its application.
The Department of Applied Mathematics has a long and highly respected research tradition in the field of surface force measurement and interfacial phenomena. Experience with Atomic Force Microscopy, and surface force measurement is preferred though not essential. We are a multi-disciplinary group, with interests crossing the traditional domains of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and geology.
The researcher will work in a small team developing an advanced mode of AFM based surface force measurement that utilises photon pressure to perturb the oscillation of the cantilever. By examining the response of the molecules to these vibrations we gain insight into how molecular properties manifest themselves in a wide range of phenomena from adhesion and lubrication, to the folding of proteins and stability of cell membranes.
Preference will be given to
- candidates with a demonstrated record of innovative research ,
- candidates with a demonstrated ability to develop experimental techniques including equipment design and implementation and
- candidates that show the potential to think and work independently. They will also have an ability to work in a cross-disciplinary group and access to an arrange of surface science facilities. Female and indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.
Closing date: 31st October 2011
Supervisor contact details:
Vincent Craig , Australian National University
T: +61 2 6125 3359
Materials/Colloid Scientist: Modelling
The Rock Properties Group in CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering is a strong team of geoscientists investigating the behaviour of clays and shales to understand factors affecting their physical and mechanical properties. We currently have an opening in our team for a Research Scientist with expertise in modelling of interfacial and surface interactions in colloidal materials. Minerals comprising clays and shales have strong surface interactions with pore fluids, yet the physics and thermodynamics of such processes are not well understood. The successful candidate will model the behaviour of clays and shales containing water and/or gas using appropriate thermodynamic, colloidal and material science theories, in order to better understand the physical and mechanical behaviour of these rocks. The impact of surface interactions and electrochemistry on grain boundary contacts and their links to mechanical, petrophysical and transport properties of these rocks is the major aim of the research.
Location: Kensington (Perth) Western Australia
Salary: AUD86K - AUD93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation (pension fund)
Tenure: 3 year term
Ref No.: WA01032
For more information and to apply, go to: http://csiro.nga.net.au/?jobID=641f9350-6dc9-5de9-1608-64c7ffd4bf40&audienceTypeCode=EXT&appJobAd=1
Closing date: Monday 7 November, 2011 (11:30pm Perth time)
CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Perth
Ben.Clennell@csiro.au +61 8 6436 8599
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