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  • 28 Feb 2020 10:39 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    (open to female identifying candidates only)

    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 seeking to appoint an outstanding early or mid-career academic with a strong research record in gravitational wave astrophysics (theory and data analysis, source follow-up, multi-messenger astronomy). This will be a tenure-track position attracting a significant start-up package. It will be a key foundation position in the CGA. The appointee will assist with recruiting additional appointments into the CGA, helping to shape its future.

    We are now seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) in this position. An EoI will comprise a 1-page statement of achievement and proposed program of research at ANU, along with a 2-page CV. EoIs will be accepted any time up until March 31st 2020Please email your EOI to the CGA administrator, Dr Sareh Rajabi,, and expect confirmation of receipt.

    For further information, please contact Professor Susan Scott ( or Professor David McClelland ( at RSPhys and/or Associate Professor Christian Wolf ( at RSAA.

  • 19 Jan 2020 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    An Exciting opportunity within the Department of Quantum Science, Research School of Physics, the Australian National University for a Postdoctoral / Research Fellow to develop next-generation automatic three-dimensional volumetric imaging instruments.

    The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow will be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team to develop next-generation automatic three-dimensional volumetric imaging instruments. This is to map the features embedded within inorganic and organic materials to improve inspection precision, mapping accuracy and speed. The Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow will innovate optical imaging, tomographic and metrology techniques for integration as part of a multimodal approach to scientific instrumentation. The project will in addition involve scientific computing, digital signal processing and mechatronic control as part of the development work.

    For more information please contact Associate Professor Jong Chow on T: +61 2 6125 1547 E:

    To apply, visit:

    Applications close: 16 Feb 2020 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

  • 19 Dec 2019 10:41 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Classification: Academic Level A /B

    Salary package: $80,439 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation

    Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years) with a possibility of extension

    • Flexible and family friendly role
    • On campus childcare facilities
    • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

    The Research School of Physics represents Australia's largest university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The School is home to a number of major national facilities such as Australia's largest accelerator and the H1-NF National Stellarator Facility. Hundreds of academics, technical staff and students form the School's greatest asset, its people. This critical mass of researchers is of fundamental importance in fostering the kind of interdisciplinary interactions that create modern research excellence.

    The ANU Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational-wave Discovery (OzGrav) conducts research on high precision laser interferometry for gravitational wave detection and other applications. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) aims to build sophisticated quantum machines to harness the quantum world for practical applications. OzGrav -ANU and EQUS-ANU reside within the Department of Quantum Science at the Research School of Physics, a dynamic group researching applications of quantum and optical technologies in a range of different areas. It co-hosts three ARC Centres of Excellence, an innovations hub that supports start-up companies, and several other major projects.

    The Position

    We are seeking to appoint up to three experimental physicists to work on optical instrumentation.

    The successful candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in physics or a related discipline and a background in optical physics, electro-optics, quantum optics, control systems and low noise electronics.

    The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please visit

    CLOSING DATE: JANUARY 5th, 2020.

    To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at and

    If you wish to discuss the position after obtaining the selection documentation, please contact: Professor David McClelland, phone (02) 6125 9888, e-mail

  • 19 Dec 2019 10:40 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Rolling PhD positions available


    Projects with the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics will develop skills in a number of highly employable areas such as: optics, electro-optics, electronics, control systems, isolation systems and modelling. We also have research projects which aim to develop spin-off technology into commercial products, for example high sensitivity trace gas analysis, laser intensity and frequency stabilization techniques and more.

    More details about some of the available projects can be found at :

    For more information


    Prof. McClelland, David

    (02) 612 59888


  • 15 Dec 2019 10:56 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Sydney are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to join a new research initiative within School of Physics. This role specifically will be conducting research into the dynamics of radiation sails that are being propelled by a stationary laser beam, publishing the results of this research in journals and internal reports, and at conferences and other suitable venues. The role will require carrying out scientific research and preparing and presenting scientific results in papers and conferences, co-supervising undergraduate and graduate research students, assisting in the recruitment of research students and continuously working towards attracting new funding. Additionally, you will help to coordinate the research of different researchers.

    For full details see: Link

    Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 20 January 2020 (Sydney Time)

  • 08 Nov 2019 10:01 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Looking for a capable engineer to help set up an optical system consisting of 5 optical components (including light source) for looking at the back of the human eye.

    Experience of working with the eye is ideal. Being located in Sydney an added convenience.

    Please note this project will have the expectation that IP is assigned to the contractor and confidentiality an expectation of the contractee.

    Please include a quote for your services and timeframe required to fulfil these objectives:

    Deliverables include:

    - Accurate ray diagrams based on real and obtainable hardware components.

    - Clear descriptions of the relations and angles each hardware component has to oneanother.

    - Ironing out the problem of reflection off the cornea is a known obstacle requiring a solution.

    - A degree of flexibility around help trouble-shooting as the theoretical model (from the engineer) is fabricated by a designer.

    If this sounds like you please contact me: Dr Jacob Cook at

  • 25 Sep 2019 9:01 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Both positions will be primarily based at the Callaghan campus in Newcastle and will contribute to teaching postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Physics including large first year classes comprising students from diverse study programs and engage with flexible course delivery modes and innovative teaching practices.

    The focus areas of research interest in the Discipline of Physics include computational and experimental Space Science, Photonics, Nanoscience and Materials Physics, and Medical Science. However candidates coming from any area of Physics will be considered if they complement our existing portfolio and align with the research strategy and capabilities of the University of Newcastle.

    For a full job description visit

    Application close: 23 Oct 2019

  • 28 Aug 2019 1:21 PM | Anonymous


    Photonics Engineer / Physicist

    About us

    Terra15 specialises in vibration and acoustic sensing.  We are a commercially operational company with proven technology and a passion for creating amazing results with hardware and software.  With applications across many industries, we offer some of Australia’s largest companies a new way to manage their infrastructure.  We are friendly and technical minded individuals who work at the leading edge.

    We are looking for

    A talented Photonics Engineer/Physicist who will be responsible for advancing and working with our core fibre optic sensor technology.  This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and grow cutting edge, high impact technology and applications.

    This role is based in Perth CBD.  Joining us is your opportunity to make your mark and see the outcomes of your work in action.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Photonics and system-level research and product development.
    • System optimization, test and verification.
    • Signal progressing.
    • Component and supplier selection and validation.
    • Project support.

    Desired skills and experience/qualifications

    • Engineering degree or physics degree specializing in photonics/optics.
    • Higher level research qualification such as PhD or Masters degree.
    • Strong mathematics and/or physics background.
    • Experience with optical fibre communication, lasers, optical amplifiers, optical fibre components, optical measurement techniques and instrumentation.
    • Experience with signal processing, sensor systems and noise analysis.
    • Experience with vibration analysis.
    • >2 years product development experience.
    • Team player in a multidisciplinary team, self-starter, collaborative.
    • Driven to take ownership of and build on your tasks.

    Our core values

    1. Give the customer and your colleagues attention and respect.
    2. Act with integrity: be trustworthy, ethical and fair.
    3. Aspire for improvement.


    • Flexible working environment.
    • Competitive remuneration.
    • Interesting and diverse projects.
    • A vast array of skill within our team to learn from and collaborate with.

    To be considered for this role, please send a cover letter and your resume via Seek.

    Please note, you must have current working rights within Australia to be considered for this role and only shortlisted applicants may be contacted.

    Should you require further information about this role, you may email

  • 10 Aug 2019 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    Post Doctoral Fellow Research Associate – Terahertz (THz), fibers/waveguides

    Job no: 497624
    Work type: Fixed term / Full time
    Location: Sydney, NSW
    Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

    The Opportunity

    You will predominantly contribute to research activities carried out in UNSW THz Photonics Group led by Dr Shaghik Atakaramians at School of EE&T.

    You will conduct research in design, fabrication and measurement of Terahertz (THz) waveguides and waveguide-based devices using relevant numerical software and Terahertz experimental systems independently and as part of a team.

    The role of Research Associate reports to Dr Shaghik Atakaramians (UNSW Scientia Fellow) and has no direct reports.

    • Salary: $95,449 - $102,091 (AUD) + 9.5% superannuation
    • 1-year fixed term contract
    • Full-time position
    • Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia

  • 01 Aug 2019 10:40 PM | Anonymous


    Cylite is a technology company operating at the cutting edge of optical imaging systems for ophthalmic and related markets.  We are in the process of launching a highly innovative product based on Hyper-Parallel Optical Coherence Tomography (HP-OCT) for high-speed imaging of the eye. Production of these instruments is done at our cleanroom facility, using highly sophisticated optical alignment and manufacturing processes.  We are looking for an engineer or physicist with optics experience to join our growing production team.  The company is based in Notting Hill, Melbourne, adjacent to the Monash University Science and Technology Precinct, and provides a collaborative, friendly, and stimulating work environment. 

    The role has responsibilities such as:

    ·        Development and improvement of optical instrument assembly processes (e.g. optical alignment of lenses, mirrors, photodetectors).

    ·        Work with precision optical and opto-electronic test & measurement equipment (alignment lasers, photodetectors, wavefront sensors, fibre-optics).

    ·        Training and collaboration with production personnel to continue improving on existing manufacturing and testing processes.

    ·        Calibration and validation of production tools and equipment.

    ·        Design and test mechanical / opto-mechanical jigs and toolings in collaboration with our mechanical engineers.

    ·        Help in incoming inspection and testing of optical components.

    ·        Create and maintain manufacturing process documents.

    ·        Responsible for identifying problems and providing solutions for manufacturing issues. 


    ·        A degree in Engineering or Physics.

    ·        Solid understanding of basic optics (geometric optics, wave optics, fibre optics).

    ·        Very good mechanical hands-on skills, comfortable with using a wide range of tools and equipment.

    ·        A passion for precision and quality in manufacturing.

    ·        Strong attention to detail.

    ·        Has good communication skills; can collaborate effectively with team members as well as train and supervise production technicians. 

    Desirable items, highly regarded:

    ·        Prior experience in a high-technology manufacturing environment, preferably in an optics-related industry.

    ·        Experience with mechanical CAD (e.g. Solidworks).

    ·        Advanced knowledge of optics (e.g. OCT, lasers, imaging systems, optical design with ZEMAX).

    ·        Basic programming experience (e.g. LabView, Matlab, scripting languages).

    ·        Familiarity with industrial automation hardware and software.

    If you would like to apply, please forward an up to date copy of your resume with a covering letter highlighting the experience you consider relevant to the role.  Please also include a clear indication of your availability to attend for interview and to start work. 

    Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

    Cylite is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity and inclusion.


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