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  • 12 Jul 2021 9:36 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    (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 | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    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 | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    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 | 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

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