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

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):

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow – 4 positions (applications closed: 9 April 2021 – general round – under assessment)

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

The University of Melbourne (Melbourne):

Research Fellow in Meta-Optical Devices X2 (applications closed: 16 March 2021 – general round- under assessment)

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

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

University of Technology Sydney (Sydney):

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

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 – complete)


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 understand what is expected.

You can apply for multiple roles in TMOS. 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?

We support applicants who are undertaking their PhD but you must be near completion of your work. We offer flexible starting dates which can be discussed in the job offer phase.

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

Positions that do not specify a gender requirement can be applied for by any person, regardless of gender. If you are unsure, please contact the person listed on the job ad.

Women-only advertisement is at the discretion of the Hiring Manager, in alignment with our Diversity values. If you do not identify as a woman you cannot apply in those rounds where gender is specified. We believe that supporting under-represented groups will make for better science over the long term. We will advertise special measure positions as required over the next seven years.

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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. If unsure, please reach out to the contact person listed on the job ad.

When can I start?

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 a longer window to commence their role.

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.