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


    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 ( for further information. Please email your expression of interest and CV to the CGA Administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi (, 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

    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:

    To apply:

  • 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.

    STEMM Jobs

    Research Gate


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 13 Jul 2020 10:51 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Dr Rohit Prasankumar's group at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies of LANL has a postdoctoral opening on ultrafast light-matter Interactions in quantum materials. 

    Interested candidates can apply at the LANL website to job #IRC80712, or contact Rohit Prasankumar ( or Nick Sirica ( directly. 

  • 15 Jun 2020 4:37 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Dentroid Technologies (Emudent) is an ambitious high-growth venture that aims to modernise the way dentistry is practiced and empower dentists with automation tools that boosts their precision and productivity. Dentroid was launched in Canberra in 2017 and has since received recognition and support from leading innovation, technology, and business leaders.

    Dentroid is now seeking to hire a highly innovative laser and optical engineer/scientist with strong practical focus and the following skills:

    • A can-do champion and a totally out-of-the-box thinker!
    • Degree qualification in laser physics, photonics or similar discipline
    • 3 or more years of experience
    • Good experience and understanding of optical components, and optical system design
    • Experience in handling, assembling, and aligning laser components such as lenses, mirrors and connectors as a hands-on practitioner
    • Experience in fibre optics evaluation, coupling and maintenance is a plus.
    • Experience in Mid to high-power lasers. Medical or dental application is a plus
    • Desired but not essential: experience in project management, medical or dental devices, robotics, MEMS or mechatronics

    Please see here for the details. Application deadline: 11 pm Sunday 28 June 2020.

  • 25 May 2020 9:22 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA in collaboration with the University of South Australia and RMIT University have provided a PhD scholarship for a suitable candidate to work on the application of lasers and fibre optics for quantum application. The scholarship includes an attractive $40,000 living allowance plus equipment and conference travel funding. We are seeking high calibre and keen candidates with undergraduate degree in Physics or Engineering (Electrical Engineering). Knowledge of electromagnetic theory, optics and quantum physics are desirable.

    The scholarship is open to Australian Citizens.

    Details see here

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