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  • 06 Nov 2023 3:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Position

    The Senior Optical Specialist position will sit within the Department of Material Physics, Research School of Physics. The Senior Optical Specialist will undertake optical research and development activities within the Imaging Science team, provide specialist technical support in the area of Optics. This position is responsible for managing and ensuring that necessary optics standards and technical facilities requirements are met for assigned projects.

    The Person

    We are looking for a qualified Optical Specialist with experience in management of complex optical assignments relating to optical imaging and interferometry systems, entailing technical specifications, design, modelling, alignment, testing, detailed planning and delivery of support documentation. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Highly developed organisational skills and effective self-management are key.

    Follow here for full details, including how to apply.

    Enquires

    For more information about this position please contact Dr Noemie Bastidon:

    E: Noemie.Bastidon@anu.edu.au

    T: +61 2 6125 6738

    Closing Date

    Sunday Nov 21 2023, 23:55 AEDT

  • 06 Oct 2023 7:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Identified Position: Female and Female Identifying applicants.*

    The Department of Material Physics, Research School of Physics at ANU in Canberra is looking to hire a Senior Optical Specialist. The Senior Optical Specialist will undertake optical research and development activities within the Imaging Science team, provide specialist technical support in the area of Optics. This position is responsible for managing and ensuring that necessary optics standards and technical facilities requirements are met for assigned projects.

    *The Research School of Physics is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the culture of our research disciplines and looking at a number of initiatives to support gender equality within the School including improving gender balance amongst staff and students in the optical and imaging disciplines.  As part of this initiative, the School is taking a proactive action towards this goal by opening this position to female and female identifying applicants only. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women within the area. It is intended to constitute a special measure aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented.

    This is an identified position in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure

    The Person

    They are looking for a qualified Optical Specialist with experience in management of complex optical assignments relating to optical imaging and interferometry systems, entailing technical specifications, design, modelling, alignment, testing, detailed planning and delivery of support documentation. A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Highly developed organisational skills and effective self-management are key.

    Follow here for full details, including how to apply.

    Enquires

    For more information about this position please contact Dr Noemie Bastidon:

    E: Noemie.Bastidon@anu.edu.au

    T: +61 2 6125 6738

    Closing Date

    Sunday Oct 22 2023, 23:55 AEDT

  • 21 Sep 2023 5:16 PM | Anonymous

    The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney Australia is making a substantial investment to grow its research capacity in quantum science and seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to a continuing position as Lecturer (level B) or Senior Lecturer (level C).

    The successful appointee will be employed under the 'Teaching and Research Academic job family - a balanced academic role which combines elements of research, teaching, leadership and service'.

    The appointee will be expected to conduct world-class independent and collaborative research in Theoretical Quantum Physics with a preference that this research is in Quantum Computing, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Technologies and Platforms, or other areas in Quantum Information Science. Exceptional academics in other areas of Quantum Physics are also encouraged to apply. Collaborative work with experimental programs and/or industry partners would be highly valued.

    Please see here for the details. Applications Close: 29/10/2023 11:59 PM


  • 06 Apr 2023 8:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Melbourne is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the broad area of the physics of imaging (theoretical and/or experimental) to advance and complement its current strengths in this area and further develop its internationally recognised teaching and research program.

    The School has vibrant programmes of research in imaging and diffraction physics using electrons, light, x-rays and sound with applications across optical physics, condensed matter physics, materials science, medical imaging and astronomy. These research programmes are supported and complemented by a suite of Monash University “Research Technology Platforms” with world-class enabling research capabilities in electron microscopy, optical imaging, medical imaging and high-performance computing infrastructure, as well as the adjacent national facilities, in the Australian Synchrotron and Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), all within walking distance of the School.

    To be successful in the role, you will have the capacity to develop and lead a creative, high quality research program, to be an effective and innovative teacher, and to contribute positively to the scholarly activities of the School, Faculty and broader University community. 

    Follow here for full details, including how to apply.

    Enquires

    For further enquires about this position please contact:

    Professor Stefan Maier, Head of School - Physics and Astronomy, stefan.maier@monash.edu 

    Professor Joanne Etheridge, Head of Group - Physics of Imaging, joanne.etheridge@monash.edu

    Closing Date

    Wednesday 10 May 2023, 11:55pm AEST.

  • 09 Feb 2023 9:39 AM | Michael Steel (Administrator)

    The University of Adelaide is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project, initially for 2 years full-time, with possibility of extension.

    The project seeks to enhance nonlinear opto-acoustic interactions in photonic integrated circuits to create a new class of integrated microwave information processors on a single optical chip. The project will address challenges at the interface of acousto-optic and electro-acoustic interactions in strongly confining waveguides with the potential to create a multitude of opportunities for commercial development in precision measurements, sensing, autonomous vehicles, and ultra-high bandwidth mobile communications.

    The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing and implementing various forms of acousto-optical waveguides within a vibrant team under ARC DECRA fellow Dr Andy Boes. The project will be undertaken in the positive, supportive, and exciting environment that exists within the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at The University of Adelaide.

    Follow here for full details.

  • 24 Sep 2021 9:50 AM | Michael Steel (Administrator)

    The Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory is looking for enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated students to join us for PhDs in quantum nanoscience and precision measurement.

    Our laboratory takes the technologies in kilometre-scale gravitational wave observatories, miniaturises them onto a silicon chip and into an optical microscope, and applies them to answer both to fundamental questions in quantum nanoscience, and to build new technologies for sensing, communication, aerospace and biomedicine.

    Our research ranging from the deepest fundamentals of quantum mechanics (how do superpositions collapse?, and how does quantum physics play with general relativity?), to the complex behaviour of quantum liquids controlled with laser light on a chip (How do quantum vortices move?, and how does quantum turbulence work?), to the development of next generation quantum technologies such as biological microscopes that operate beyond the limits of classical physics, to exquisitely precise sensors that could enable the next generation of magnetic imaging (MRI/MEG), communications and navigation technologies.

    We have PhD positions open in a range of areas including:

    • quantum microscopy,
    • superfluid quantum devices and dynamics,
    • nanomechanical computing,
    • imaging motor molecules and their living dynamics within cells, and
    • precision magnetometry, ultrasound and inertial sensing.

    Our laboratory is a positive environment, full of people seeking to make a difference to both our understanding of the world around us and to future technologies. We have longstanding collaborations with partners including NASA and Lockheed Martin, seeking to take our research into applications. You can find more information about us here: https://qo.lab.uq.edu.au/.

    If this sounds interesting to you, and you have a strong background in physics, nanotechnology, photonics, the biosciences, or engineering, get in touch with me (Prof Warwick Bowen, w.bowen@uq.edu.au) and I would be delighted to discuss with you how you might fit into the team.


  • 12 Jul 2021 9:36 PM | Anonymous

    (Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

    Fixed term, full-time position available for three years.

    The University of Adelaide node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) seeks to appoint a Research Associate to undertake research into the development of high-power continuous-wave lasers at 2 um for next-generation gravitational wave detectors (GWD). Initial research will focus on fiber-based master-oscillator-power-amplifier (MOPA) systems and the development of diagnostics for high-precision characterization of their noise and stability.

    You will join a team consisting of OzGrav Chief Investigators, Research Associates and about 10 MPhil and PhD students. The development of state-of-the-art instrumentation and diagnostics for current GWD and the development of technology for next-generation GWD are a major focus of our research. While your research will be directed primarily towards instrumentation for cryogenic Si GWD, you will be encouraged to contribute towards a variety of projects within OzGrav.

    To be successful you will need:

    · PhD (or thesis submitted) or equivalent experience in experimental laser physics, photonics, optics, optical engineering and/or optical sensing.

    · A commitment to research excellence.

    · Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team in a complex setting.

    · Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    · Excellent organisational and time management skills.

    Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance. Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

    If you want to change tomorrow, act today

    Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for this opportunity:

    https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/505852/arc-grantfunded-researcher-a-school-of-physical-sciences

    Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 9 August 2021.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Professor Peter Veitch

    Head of School, Physical Sciences

    P: +61 (8) 831 34270

    E: peter.veitch@adelaide.edu.au

    For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

    Michelle Carter

    HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences

    P: +61 (8) 831 39271

    E: scienceshr@adelaide.edu.au

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.



  • 25 Jun 2021 12:26 PM | Anonymous

    MicroTau is looking for an experienced optical engineer to develop a prototype micropattern UV projection systems for scalable photolithography.

    The UV projection system or ‘optical engine’ is a free-space optical system consisting of a coherent light source and free space optics for beam shaping, and a diffractive optic for pattern generation. A functioning breadboard system currently exists, but the system requires further development for improved output efficiency, beam quality and system stability. This will require lens design & simulation (Zemax, or equivalent) and system testing. Knowledge of laser systems and Fourier optics is desirable.

    You will work with a team of engineers and scientists to mature the selection of laser light source, beam shaping optics, feedback sensors and mounting system. The end result will be the manufacture or assembly of a feature complete system that can be duplicated at need.

    You will be expected to lead the development of the optical engine to a set timeframe and identify the need for any extra resources that may be required to meet this timeframe. You will be responsible for procuring and working with a team to assemble the required components for the first prototype and to perform stress tests of the system in a production environment.

    The ultimate end goal of the technology will be to develop a system that is capable of micropatterning large surface areas (e.g. transport aircraft) in a hangar environment at relatively high speed. Only the first phase of planned optical systems development, on the road to scale manufacture, has been described. Future work will involve performance improvements, notably increasing the range of working conditions and tolerances of the system.

    This is a full-time role and will have the opportunity to grow the optical engineering team in the near future. We are ideally looking for an optical engineer who wants to, and is able to, manage an expanded team, and who would be willing to grow with our company.

    Key Responsibilities

           Designing, assembly and testing of prototype free-space optical systems for the generation of UV micropatters. This will require: Lens design, selection, and possible outsourced manufacture; characterisation of optical systems and components; and developing supplier network(s).

           Ongoing RnD to improve the projection systems to accommodate different application methods, notably working tolerances, output efficiency, and vibrational resistance.

           Integration & installation of optical systems in new and existing equipment for performance evaluation.

           Liaising with colleagues and third parties to coordinate design, installation and maintenance of optical systems for in house and external project work

           Provide input into the production requirements for commercial and/or in-house systems (from prototype).

    About You

           Degree in Optics or Optical Engineering (or equivalent)

           Experience and demonstrated capability in developing and prototyping free space optical systems (esp. holography), optimising output characteristics of the system.

           Working knowledge of laser systems and beam shaping systems. Knowledge of Fourier optical systems is highly advantageous.

           Experience with lens simulation (Zemax, Code-V, etc) and CAD software. Aspherical lens design will be required.

           Up to date knowledge of optical, optomechanical, and laser suppliers.

           Experienced in research and development and project management.

    Why MicroTau?

    MicroTau prints nature’s surfaces to solve human problems.

    Plants and animals in nature have useful surface properties such as antireflective moth eyes, self-cleaning lotus leaves and Mako sharks that swim efficiently through the water. These properties arise due to microscopic patterns on the surface of the plant or animal. If you can replicate those microstructures you can create those valuable properties.

    MicroTau prints these surfaces with our scalable microfabrication technology. Our focus is drag-reducing shark skin microstructures to improve efficiency through air and water. These surfaces can save billions of dollars and millions of tonnes of carbon across aerospace, maritime and energy production industries.

    MicroTau is also a social place to work – you will get to know everyone in the company through coffee breaks, Bahn Mi Friday’s and Cocktail Bingo. You’ll have an opportunity to get to know and interact with a wide range of people and skill sets from engineers to physicists.

    MicroTau is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome diversity, and we believe that it benefits everyone. Employment at MicroTau is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. MicroTau does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, or marital status.

    The role will be based at MicroTau in Sydenham NSW.

    Application

    To apply for the position please complete an online application form with your resume and cover letter. Please highlight or include examples of previous experience in optical systems design and manufacture. Should you have any questions please email mitch@microtau.com.au


  • 02 Jun 2021 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    There is an open position for Grant-funded Researcher with glass fibre fabrication and/or fluid modelling and/or optical modelling experience, to work on the ARC Linkage Project “Smart design technology enabling the mid infrared revolution”.

    (Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

    Fixed-term, full-time position available for two years

    The successful applicant will work as part of the Fibres and Photonics Materials research group at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing within the School of Physical Sciences on a new ARC funded project looking at the development of complex optical fibre structures for mid-infrared guidance. The project has two main tasks; practical development of the fibre structures needed to tailor light guidance and; looking at developing a mathematical toolkit that can better understand glass flow to improve workflows for the creation of new structures in this project and beyond.

    Applications close: 28 Jun 2021 11:55 PM

    Find more at https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/505501/arc-grantfunded-researcher-a-school-of-physical-sciences.

  • 09 Apr 2021 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    The Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory is looking for enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated students to join us for PhDs in quantum nanoscience and precision measurement.

    Our laboratory takes the technologies in kilometre-scale gravitational wave observatories, miniaturises them onto a silicon chip and into an optical microscope, and applies them to answer both to fundamental questions in quantum nanoscience, and to build new technologies for sensing, communication, aerospace and biomedicine.

    Our research ranging from the deepest fundamentals of quantum mechanics (how do superpositions collapse?, and how does quantum physics play with general relativity?), to the complex behaviour of quantum liquids controlled with laser light on a chip (How do quantum vortices move?, and how does quantum turbulence work?), to the development of next generation quantum technologies such as biological microscopes that operate beyond the limits of classical physics, to exquisitely precise sensors that could enable the next generation of magnetic imaging (MRI/MEG), communications and navigation technologies.

     

    We have PhD positions open in a range of areas including:

    ·         quantum microscopy,

    ·         superfluid quantum devices and dynamics,

    ·         nanomechanical computing,

    ·         imaging motor molecules and their living dynamics within cells, and

    ·         precision magnetometry, ultrasound and inertial sensing.

     

    Our laboratory is a positive environment, full of people seeking to make a difference to both our understanding of the world around us and to future technologies. We have longstanding collaborations with partners including NASA and Lockheed Martin, seeking to take our research into applications. You can find more information about us here: https://qo.lab.uq.edu.au/

     

    If this sounds interesting to you, and you have a strong background in physics, nanotechnology, photonics, the biosciences, or engineering, get in touch with me (Prof Warwick Bowen, w.bowen@uq.edu.au) and I would be delighted to discuss with you how you might fit into the team.

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