TMOS is now advertising research jobs! We cannot wait to include you on our team. We also support PhD scholarships!

Up to fifteen positions are currently open for applications by women, gender diverse, and Indigenous Australians.

We are advertising these special measures under waivers received by our universities under the Equal Opportunities Act and Racial Discrimination Act that exist in at the State and Territory level for the purpose of addressing the substantive imbalance of female, gender diverse and Indigenous representation in Science and Engineering schools.

Check back regularly for the latest information. Links to the job ads are listed here as soon as positions are advertised.


The Australian National University (Canberra, headquarters):

ROUND 2: Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow – multiple positions (anticipated opening: mid-Dec 2020)

ROUND 1: Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow – multiple positions (applications closed: 30 Oct 2020 – women only, Australian Working Right holders – under assessment).

The University of Melbourne (Melbourne):

Research Fellow in Meta-Optical Devices – Science (applications closed: 18 Nov 2020 – women only – under assessment)

Research Fellow in Meta-Optical Devices – Engineering (applications closed: 1 Nov 2020 – women only – under assessment)

University of Technology Sydney (Sydney):

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow: Science X1 and Engineering X1 (applications closed: 30 Oct 2020 – women only – under assessment)

The University of Western Australia (Perth):

Research Associate/Fellow in Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) (applications closed: 5 Nov 2020 – under assessment)

Research Associate/Fellow in Infrared detectors (applications closed: 5 Nov 2020 – under assessment)

RMIT University (Melbourne):

Research Fellow in Nanofabrication and Materials (X2) (applications closed: 1 Nov 2020 – women only – under assessment)


Supporting information required for your application

When applying for employment with TMOS (at one of our five host universities) you will need to include a copy of your latest CV and respond to the Selection Criteria. Applications without these two documents cannot be considered for shortlisting or interview.

The Selection Criteria is found within the Position Description (please click the link to one of the job ads above to download the Position Description specific to the role you want to apply for). The document asks several questions for you to respond to in an essay-style format.

The links listed here have guidance on how to respond to the Selection Criteria – check out all the links to get a good sense of what is expected.

You can apply for multiple roles in TMOS – we encourage you to do so! Please indicate your intent to apply for multiple roles (and their locations) in your Cover Letter. This helps us manage the process and maximise your options and the possibility of being offered one or more interviews if you are shortlisted. Do note that each university and role has a unique set of Selection Criteria. You will need to modify your responses to the Selection Criteria for each role.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply if I am still working on my PhD?

Yes! We support applicants who are undertaking their PhD but you must be near completion of your work. TMOS positions are available to start from January 2021, however, we do offer flexible starting dates.

I am a male candidate. Will there be other opportunties to apply?

Yes! Any positions not filled by this current round will be re-advertised at the discretion of the Hiring Manager, in alignment with our Diversity values. We will also advertise positions as required over the next seven years. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

I am outside of Australia, may I still apply?

Each role has specific eligibility requirements listed on the job ad. Some positions require Australian working rights to apply, however, those applicants with those working rights but living outside of Australia may still apply (e.g. Australian citizens). Other roles do not specify working rights and can originate from outside of Australia. You will need to read each ad carefully to assess your eligibility to apply.

Do I have to start this role in January 2021?

No. The start date for each role may be discussed with the Hiring Manager during the job offer phase. We understand that there are visa delays, travel restrictions in place, as well as other general circumstances that may mean a candidate needs to defer their start date beyond January 2021.

I am a New Zealand Citizen, does this count as having ‘Australian Working Rights’?

Yes. You would need to meet Australia’s eligibility for the Special Category Visa (subclass 444). New Zealand citizens are granted this Visa on arrival in Australia and if granted, this allows them to visit, study, stay and work in Australia. Remain up to date with the latest travel advice from New Zealand and Australian Governments as the current situation is changeable.