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  • 09 Apr 2021 3:12 PM | Yiqing Lu (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.

  • 19 Mar 2021 4:24 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    PRIMARY DETAIL

    . Salary Package: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A step 6-8) from $95,706 to $102,570 per annum or (Level B) from $108,111 to $127,913 per annum, plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading
    . Appointment Type: Full-time, Fixed term for 1.5 years
    . Macquarie University (North Ryde) location


    The Role

    An exciting opportunity to join the MQ Photonics Research Centre and the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University. We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher with expertise in photonics and optics to contribute to the emerging areas of quantum sources and ultra-narrow linewidth lasers.

    About Us

    The MQ Photonics Research Centre brings together approximately 40 academics researching in areas as diverse as nonlinear optics, quantum photonics and astrophotonics. The Centre has a major focus in the area of diamond lasers and novel photonic sources funded by a mix of government and industry sources.

    The Diamond Laser Group is investigating advanced concepts aimed to address challenges in laser and light sources for applications in quantum cryptography, space environmental management, and in advanced tracking and sensing applications. Many of the projects are aimed to explore diverse and extreme phenomena provided by the recent advances in diamond synthesis and its outstanding nonlinear optical properties.

    The Centre offers a mentoring programs for early career researchers while providing opportunities to hone other skills such as outreach, industry engagement, and building international networks. It promotes diversity in all aspects as a way to enhance innovation, outcomes and productivity. Along with other initiatives, the University provides grants to support our members with caring / family responsibilities to participate in professional activities. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN Program to support gender equity and diversity (Bronze medal status).

    The position offered will enable the appoint to interact with Centre and university staff, industry partners and collaborators across Australian and international partners. It will enable the appointee to undertake outstanding research in basic and applied science in the areas of optics and photonics, and with an added focus on industry applications. Opportunities to participate in and present at research seminars and conferences, publish research, HDR student supervision and promote research outcomes to the wider community. Opportunities to apply for joint or stand-alone fellowship funding will be encouraged.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your CV and a separate cover letter (1-2 pages) that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below.

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • Ability to undertake original research, as evidenced by impactful and high quality outputs.
    • Ability to foster a nurturing environment for research students including the provision of research student supervision.
    • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability for analytical thinking and independent problem solving.
    • A PhD or master degree in physics or a related discipline.
    • Experience in laser and optics research.

    Desirable

    • Experience in tabletop optical experiments.
    • Experience in nonlinear optical processes such as stimulated scattering, experiment and modelling.
    • Experience in coherent source characterization and development for applications.
    • Experience in feedback systems and device design for wavelength stabilization.
    • Experience in experiments in quantum optics such as single photon sources and quantum random sources.

    Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

    Enquiries:  Professor Richard Mildren at rich.mildren@mq.edu.au

    Applications Close: 04/04/2021 11:59 PM


  • 10 Feb 2021 12:36 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne is hiring Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Meta-optical Device. The successful candidates will work on the experimental realisation of new nano-optical devices and their incorporation into optical systems. They will design and simulate meta-optical devices, undertake nanofabrication to realise the devices, and develop new methods to characterise them optically and/or electrically.

    The Research Fellows will join a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Transformative Meta-Optical Systems. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) brings together five Australian and 13 leading international universities as well as Australian and global companies to create entirely new optics-based technologies with enormous market potential. The Centre has received $34.9 million funding from the Australian Research Council to operate from 2020-2027.

    About you:

    · A PhD (or close to completion of a PhD) in a relevant area of physics or electrical and electronic engineering, including nanoscience or optics

    · Expertise in relevant theory and modelling

    · Demonstrated ability in experimental cleanroom nanofabrication and characterisation and/or developing and using custom optical systems

    · Capacity to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

    To apply: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/903246/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-metaoptical-devices


    Job no: 0051099

    Work type: Fixed Term

    Location: Parkville, Australia

    Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

    Department/School: School of Physics

    Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)

    Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% superannuation

    Applications close: 16 March 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


  • 10 Dec 2020 9:47 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    THIS OPPORTUNITY WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED IN LATE 2019. COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS PREVENTED THE PROCESS FROM BEING COMPLETED .

    The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, has recently established a new Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics (CGA), jointly supported by the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Research School of Physics.

    The Centre encompasses all aspects of gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, including instrumentation, theory and data analysis, source follow-up and multi-messenger astronomy. It will bring together existing ANU researchers in these areas under one umbrella and expand the capability by making up to seven new tenure-track academic appointments across these research programs over the next year. The inaugural CGA Director is Professor David McClelland.

    We are now seeking Expressions of Interest for the appointment of two key senior positions with complementary expertise. The level of appointment will be either at Full Professor (Level E) or Associate Processor Level D. It is the intention that one of the appointees will initially take on the role of Deputy Director, in the anticipation that they will take over as Director within the next three years.

    We are seeking inspirational scientific leaders with equity agendas from any area of research covered by the Centre, who can grow ANU’s leadership across all areas of gravitational wave astronomy. If you think you have the skills, vision and drive required to fill these roles, please consider applying, regardless of your current level of appointment.

    The appointments come with attractive start-up packages and the ability to help shape the future of the CGA through subsequent faculty hires. They are tenure or tenure-track positions with a negotiable probation period. The University may also consider placement for a significant other if they fit within the profile of the institution.

    We are now seeking 2-page Expressions of Interest (EoI), along with a complete CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up to mid-February 2021. We then anticipate advertising the positions with a closing date for applications in mid-March 2021.

    The successful appointee to the position of Deputy Director must be available to assist the current Director and the CGA staff in research proposals that may be submitted in 2021/2022, but there is significant flexibility in regard to actual commencement date and physical presence at the ANU.

    You are encouraged to contact Professor David McClelland (david.mcclelland@anu.edu.au) for further information. Please email your expression of interest and CV to the CGA Administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi (sareh.rajabi@anu.edu.au), before the closing date.

  • 13 Nov 2020 1:44 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Archer Materials Limited (ASX:AXE) is looking to develop photonic and integrated optic devices that can be developed for future technology.

    We are primarily seeking unsuccessful DECRA projects that can be developed with Archer Materials Limited. We can provide the candidate employment, financial and commercial support to translate research into a commercially viable product. This may include but is not limited to:

    • Funding to carry on the development of IP;
    • Patent application for the device;
    • Experience in commercialisation;
    • Access to grant funding.

    If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, please:

    1. Send your project abstract to m.dwyer@archerx.com.au

    2. If the abstract is suitable for further review, Archer Materials Limited will approach you to sign an NDA to enable the project to be discussed further.


  • 23 Oct 2020 12:52 PM | Anonymous
    • Job no: 0051099
    • Work type: Fixed Term
    • Location: Parkville, Australia
    • Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
    • Department/School: School of Physics
    • Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)
    • Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% superannuation

    The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas where they have been traditionally under-represented.  Consistent with this, the School of Physics is seeking to increase the representation of women and Indigenous individuals in the academic workforce across physical science disciplines.  Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), the School will, therefore, only consider applications from suitably qualified women or Indigenous candidates for this position.

    About the role:

    The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne is hiring Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Meta-optical Device. The successful candidates will work on the experimental realisation of new nano-optical devices and their incorporation into optical systems. They will design and simulate meta-optical devices, undertake nanofabrication to realise the devices, and develop new methods to characterise them optically and/or electrically.

    The Research Fellows will join a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Transformative Meta-Optical Systems. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) brings together five Australian and 13 leading international universities as well as Australian and global companies to create entirely new optics-based technologies with enormous market potential. The Centre has received $34.9 million funding from the Australian Research Council to operate from 2020-2027.

    About you:

    • A PhD (or close to completion of a PhD) in a relevant area of physics or electrical and electronic engineering, including nanoscience or optics
    • Expertise in relevant theory and modelling
    • Demonstrated ability in experimental cleanroom nanofabrication and characterisation and/or developing and using custom optical systems
    • Capacity to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

    Applications close:18 Nov 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    To view the Position Description: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/84qj

    To apply: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/903246/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-metaoptical-devices


  • 07 Oct 2020 7:48 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)


    Up to fifteen postdoctoral positions in physics and engineering at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) (several locations in  Australia) are open now to women, gender diverse, and Indigenous applicants. Please check the links below for more details.

    https://tmos.org.au/opportunities/jobs/

    STEMM Jobs

    Research Gate

    LinkedIn

  • 25 Aug 2020 9:07 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)


    There are exciting PhD research opportunities in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS). TMOS aims to develop the next generation of smart and miniaturised optical systems with functionalities beyond what is conceivable today. We will overcome scientific problems in light generation, manipulation and detection at the nanoscale to underpin future technologies, including real-time holographic displays, artificial vision for autonomous systems to see the invisible, wearable medical devices and ultra-fast light-based WiFi.

    By engaging with key global and Australian industries, TMOS plans to translate its research into innovative technologies in transport, health, security, defence, agriculture, entertainment and education.

    If you would like to work toward your PhD with us (or your undergraduate research degree) please get in touch with one or more of our team members directly or fill in the expression of interest.  Over 30 PhD positions are available.

  • 15 Jul 2020 1:46 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Quantum Brilliance is looking for an expert in micro + nanofabrication, to help build the next generation of computing. They use (nitrogen-vacancy centres in) diamond to build quantum computers that operate at room temperature. Instead of filling a room with cryogenics, diamond promises quantum computers that you can hold in your hand, and can be used wherever classical computers are used today. See here for details.

    Quantum Brilliance is looking for someone who brings expertise in FIB, EBL and optical lithography, as well as experience in one of: optics, electronics, diamond materials science, or quantum information. Interested candidates should reach out by sending a CV and cover letter to contact@quantum-brilliance.com.


  • 15 Jul 2020 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    Job no: 537126
    Work type: Fixed Term
    Location: Canberra / ACT
    Categories: Academic

    Classification: Academic Level A
    Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
    Term: Full-time, Fixed Term (18 months)

    Based in the department of Electronic Material Engineering within the Research School of Physics, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work with a team of researchers and students on fabrication of (photo) catalytic materials for application in solar hydrogen generation.

    https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/537126/postdoctoral-fellow

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