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  • 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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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. 

  • 06 Mar 2019 9:20 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Location: Canberra / ACT
    Salary package: $71,509 - $111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
    Terms: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded (1 year with possibility of renewal)

    Applications close: 02 Apr 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


    The Department of Quantum Science, Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University has a research collaboration with an industry partner to develop technology for the inspection of inorganic and organic materials.

    The Postdoctoral 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 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 about the role and to apply please visit:

  • 25 Feb 2019 11:36 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    Professor Hoe Tan's group is seeking a Full time, Fixed Term (2 years) Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct original research in the field of optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures as part of a broader project on Advanced III-V semiconductor nanostructures for next generation optoelectronic devices. Applications close: 24 Mar 2019.

  • 06 Feb 2019 11:04 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The Nonlinear Waves Group at The University of Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) has an open position for one postdoctoral fellow, for a duration of three years, in the framework of a FET-open project recently funded named ChipAI. 

    The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized group of researchers active in the fields of nonlinear dynamics and modeling of photonic systems. 

    The research will focus on the modeling and the theoretical and numerical analysis of neuromorphic nanolasers. Within the project, the candidate will benefit from the wider international collaborations with researchers from the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga, Portugal, the Institute of Photonics and Glasgow University, in Scotland, the Technical University in Eindhoven, the IBM research center in Zurich, and IQE semiconductors in Cardiff. The applicant will also benefit as well from the ongoing collaborations of the Nonlinear Waves Group with e.g. the Institut de Physique de Nice, France, or the Center for Nonlinear Sciences, University of Muenster, Germany. 

    The candidate should hold a PhD degree in theoretical Optics / Photonics / Quantum Optics, or in Nonlinear Dynamics. They should be comfortable with the methods and the numerical modeling of nonlinear systems and able to orient their research efforts towards the understanding of the experimental results obtained within the project. 

    The position is to be held in the Physics Department of the University of Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca. 

    Starting date no earlier than June 2019. 

    Please contact Julien Javaloyes ( for further information, or to send an application. Applications should include a CV that contains the publication list and a cover letter, both in pdf format, plus contact details of two references. Deadline for application is 15th of March 2019. 

    Link to our group,

  • 10 Jan 2019 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    I am a Sydney Optometrist with an innovative business idea in the Optics field. I am seeking to collaborate with a consultant engineer who has knowledge and understanding of refraction optics and psychophysics. I envision this project will take approximately 6 months and can be performed outside of normal working hours. If you are interested please send me at email at

  • 14 Dec 2018 9:19 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy is recruiting a graduate with a PhD to join a research program in the physics of diamond lasers in a regime of extreme power loadings. This new project seeks to understand the factors that dictate the behaviour of diamond lasers as power scaled to the multi-kilo Watt regime. The role requires the adaptation of an existing high intensity laser system to the next level of power, use of cryogenic cooled systems and thermal lens diagnostics. The project is expected to provide fundamental optical and physical insights into the properties of diamond at extreme power densities.

    The position is based within the Diamond Laser Group of the MQ Photonics Research Centre on the Macquarie University campus on the north shore of Sydney. With 25 research academics, approximately an equal number of research fellows and 50 PhD students, the Centre features largely on the Australian landscape in optics and laser research. The Diamond Laser Group researches novel optical material materials such as synthetic diamond and related materials to address future needs in the most demanding optical applications.

    Salary Package: From $90,188 to $96,655 p.a (level A), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

    Appointment Type:  Full-time, Fixed Term (18 months) with the possibility of an extension to 3 years

    Contact: Prof. Rich Mildren

    More details:  

    Closing date: 23 January 2019 (Sydney Time)

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