Expressions of Interest - Robinson Research Institute

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  • Fri Jan 10 03:53:55 2020
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Expressions of Interest – Robinson Research Institute

The Robinson Research Institute is New Zealand’s premier academic research institute. We are internationally recognised for the impact of our applied research into superconductivity and electromagnetic technologies. Our world-leading programmes in materials and engineering deliver globally sought-after graduates and transform tomorrow’s industries.

Why work for us

The multidisciplinary Robinson Research Institute conducts New Zealand’s leading high-technology research programmes. Around 30 scientists and engineers contribute to our mission in our laboratories located in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.

You will work alongside career researchers focussed on solving “real-world” industry problems, from space technologies and fusion energy, through to transport and medical applications. You will carry out real discovery research and make genuine advances to science.

Training and development

We provide an exceptional environment for young researchers. We offer positions from internships and research assistants through to PhD studentships and academic research positions.

The breadth of these opportunities comes from the Institute’s unique mix of internationally-connected research, which spans the entire spectrum from fundamental science to the engineering, manufacturing and development of technology.

While working at Robinson Institute, you will gain industry-relevant practical experience, lead research projects, and have the opportunity to connect with commercial and academic partners.

Who we are looking for

We welcome applicants with a background in solid-state physics, materials science, computational modelling, mechanical and electrical engineering, and mechatronics. Strong candidates will have a creative and innovative mindset, with an established publication record in leading refereed journals. We are looking for excellent driven members of our team including: research assistants; PhD and master students; research technicians; post-doctoral research fellows: from interns to trainees, from students to graduates, from Phd to postdocs, all in a wide variety of specializations.

POSITIONS RECENTLY RECRUITED FOR HTS scientist/engineer; senior principal engineer – magnet systems; senior research technician(s)

Application information

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