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  • 28 Aug 2019 1:21 PM | Simon Fleming


    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 | Simon Fleming

    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 | Simon Fleming


    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.


  • 06 Jul 2019 5:07 PM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) is launching a new initiative - the Deborah Jin Fellowship. Details will available at this link:

    EQUS is seeking to appoint two outstanding early career female candidates to perform research at one of our nodes (UQ, USYD, MQ, and UWA), as determined by the candidate’s expertise and research aspirations. The appointment is for up to three years. This appointment can be full-time, part-time and/or accommodate different types of flexible working. Job-sharing arrangements will also be considered. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the research experience and performance standards for academic levels A/B. Candidates who identify as women and are within five years of the conferral date of their PhD are eligible to apply. The eligibility period may be extended to take into account career interruptions. 

    Job details:

    • Location: Brisbane, Sydney, Perth
    • Employment Type: Full-time
    • Duration: Three years
    • Classification: Academic A/B
    • Salary package: Level A $84,424 to $98,940/ Level B $95,771 to $123,628 (exact rate depends on institution) plus 17% superannuation
    • Relocation support: Available upon application (up to AUD$5,000), as are start-up research funds (up to AUD$10,000).
    • Applications close: August 5 at 8am AEST
  • 27 Jun 2019 9:28 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The Nonlinear Physics Centre at ANU is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with an excellent record of publications in the research areas of quantum optics and nano-photonics, to work on the new research direction outlined in a recent publication at There is also a PhD student scholarship available. Check here for the details. 

    Applications close: 22 Jul 2019.

  • 26 Jun 2019 6:02 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    DST Group is looking to appoint a researcher in the area of magnetometry and timing with a background in cold atoms or atomic vapour sensing.  The position will be appointed at S&T level 5 ($101,955 -$115,005) and will be initially physically located at the University of Adelaide.  Please check here for more details. 

  • 26 Jun 2019 6:01 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    We are seeking a PhD candidate to work on an industry-related PhD with a generous $40k p.a. scholarship over 4 years along with project research support funds of $10k p.a.  The focus of the work is the exploitation of state-of-the-art quantum techniques for the purpose of environmental monitoring and has come about because of investments from the University, CSIRO and Rio Tinto.  For further details please follow the link at

  • 10 Jun 2019 12:00 PM | Simon Fleming

    Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

    Company: CSIRO

    The Opportunity 

    • Do you have experience in designing & modelling optical systems?
    • Develop new optical systems for scientific & industrial measurement applications!
    • Join CSIRO – Australia's premier science and innovation research organisation

    CSIRO Manufacturing is seeking an experienced Research Scientist/Engineer in Optical Systems. In this exciting role, you will undertake research, design and development of optical, photonic and terahertz systems which may be used for a range of scientific and industrial measurement applications.

    Your duties will include 

    • Developing innovative optical and terahertz techniques to solve measurement problems in imaging, spectroscopy and interferometry.
    • Designing, constructing and testing optical and terahertz experiments and prototypes in collaboration with team members.
    • Developing numerical and/or computational models of optical and terahertz systems to predict performance and optimise designs.
    • Collecting and analysing measurement results, comparing with theory and using this to validate designs and to develop new and improved systems and techniques.

    Location: Sydney (Lindfield) NSW

    Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

    Tenure: Specified term of 2 years

    Reference: 61836

    Full Details:

  • 29 May 2019 9:58 PM | Simon Fleming

    The group of Professor Simon Fleming, within the Institute of Photonics and Optical Sciences and Sydney Nano Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, is looking for prospective PhD students to conduct basic and applied research in photonics and biomedical applications of fibres.

    The Institute of Photonics and Optical Sciences opens the door to your scientific career: our PhD students are at the frontier of photonics research and have an outstanding publication record. We have state-of-the-art facilities for micro and nanofabrication and specialty fibre fabrication.

    We invite candidates with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, computer science, material science and engineering. Candidates who have both a strong quantitative background and previous experience with optical experiments are especially encouraged to apply.

    Key research areas include: fibre optics, biophotonics, tuneable metamaterials, optomechanics, poling, fibre-based sensors and biomedical devices, nano- and microstructured soft polymers.

    Project opportunities with Professor Simon Fleming include:

    Other original research projects aligned to the Research Strength Areas of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Sciences are also available.

    Successful candidates will typically have ranked at or near the top of their classes, have already engaged in research and published their results, and be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

    To obtain further information about the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship scheme and application details, please visit this website.

    Please submit your expression of interest [including CV, full transcript (with grading scale) and the complete list of publications] to Dr Ivan Rukhlenko, phone: +61 2 8627 9056, e-mail: before 30 June 2019.

    Details about the facilities and research strengths of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Sciences can be found here.

  • 06 May 2019 10:06 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Professor David Atchison's group at School of Optometry and Vision Science in QUT is looking for a Research Associate to work on an Australian Research Council funded project investigating retinal directionality. 

    This project will apply advanced technologies in holography, head-up displays and astronomy to explore how retinal directionality changes during accommodation (focusing).

    This appointment will be offered on a fixed-term, full-time basis until 31 December 2021.

    Applications close: 2 June 2019

    Check here to see how to apply. 

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