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  • 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. 

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  • 10 Jan 2019 2:16 PM | Simon Fleming

    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)

  • 01 Nov 2018 9:44 PM | Simon Fleming

    Southern Photonics is a small Auckland based company which manufactures a range of optoelectronic systems, including photonics based test and measurement equipment, and fibre optic laser systems. The company is also involved in general consulting work in this area, and works with the University of Auckland as a subcontractor assisting in achieving contracted research milestones. Southern Photonics is also a partner with the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, and is co-located with a prototype development laboratory for this Centre in Auckland. We are looking for a scientist or engineer with experience in photonics research, and in the development and manufacture of photonics based equipment.

    We seek a dynamic individual who is prepared to get involved in all aspects of the company’s business. Our ideal candidate would have a PhD in laser system development, or in nonlinear fibre op=cs, with subsequent experience in industry. Other candidates will be considered however, taking into account their experience and qualifications. The appointee will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the company, and indeed would be able to help shape its growth.

    Southern Photonics regularly exhibits its equipment at international trade shows, and assists in the production of research papers for associated academic conferences. The appointee will have the opportunity to travel to such conferences and trade shows, if they are involved in the research work or in the marketing area of the business.

    For further details please contact John Harvey ( Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses key criteria in the job description along with a CV before November 26th, 2018.

    Interviews in person or by Zoom will be organised in the first week of December.

  • 20 Oct 2018 1:47 PM | Simon Fleming

    Agnes Blackie was the first female physicist appointed as a lecturer in a New Zealand university. She started service at the University of Otago (at the time a constituent college of the University of New Zealand) in 1919 and continued teaching even after retirement in 1958. More information on Agnes Blackie and her career can be found at the Royal Society Te Apārangi website (

    The Dodd-Walls Centre calls for applications for the inaugural award of the prestigious Agnes Blackie Memorial Fellowship. The award of this Fellowship coincides with the 125th anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand in 2018 and the 100th anniversary of Agnes Blackie’s appointment as the first and only female physics lecturer at the University of New Zealand.

    The Fellowship will be tenable at any of the six university partners of the Dodd-Walls Centre – Otago (host), Auckland, Canterbury, Massey, Victoria or AUT – and in any research area that aligns with the aims and research themes of the Dodd-Walls Centre. Details of the Centre’s research are found at and spans areas of physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science. The Fellowship will be tenable until 31st December 2020 and appointment will be made on the appropriate university’s Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow scale depending upon experience. Recruitment and appointment procedures and approvals will follow those of the employing university. There may be a possibility for the position to be held in conjunction with a fixed-term lectureship subject to negotiation with the host university.

    Candidates are responsible for identifying and obtaining an endorsement from an academic mentor within the department where they wish to hold the Fellowship. The academic mentor must be a Principal or Associate Investigator within the Dodd-Walls Centre, a list of whom can be found at For candidates whose research is laboratory-based, this mentor must also indicate that they have space available in their lab and that proposed work can be undertaken in that setting.

    The intention of the Fellowship is to bring an emerging, yet outstanding early career researcher to the Centre, either to enhance research strengths or bring new ideas and directions. The criteria for selection are research excellence and candidates must outline how they will spend 10% of their time supporting and leading diversity efforts in support of under-represented groups in STEM education and research.

    Further information can be obtained from our website or via email from the Deputy Director, Professor Neil Broderick at

    Applications including a CV with structured reference list, one page research proposal abstract suitable for a broad assessment panel, a cover letter that also details future diversity-related activities, and a letter of support from your mentor endorsed by the head of the host department must be submitted via email to no later than 5:00 PM (NZ Standard time), Monday 5th November, 2018.

    The Dodd-Walls Centre is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented groups including women, Māori, Pacific, LGBTI, and people with disabilities.

  • 06 Sep 2018 9:29 PM | Simon Fleming

    We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to perform research with broad direction in the area  of photonic structures and devices. The primary responsibilities are to progress existing projects and investigate and develop new research opportunities. The research area and projects include novel optical fibers, metamaterials, THz technologies and biomedical sensors. In addition the Research Fellow will assist in running the research group, working with research students to facilitate their progress; and being responsible for day to day running of the labs, and contribute to funding proposals, engaging with industry  and  with relevant facilities, especially fabrication and characterisation. 

    Position reports to: Prof. Simon Fleming

    More details: Link 

    Closing date: 11:30pm, 10 October 2018 (Sydney Time)

  • 15 Aug 2018 9:08 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne has a vacancy for a Research Fellow in Nano-optics, under the supervision of Prof Crozier. Recent activities by the Crozier Group include infrared photodetectors and modulators based on two dimensional materials (including graphene), dielectric metasurfaces, and optical nanotweezers. The Research Fellow will design and simulate nano-optical devices on one or more of these topics, realise them experimentally by nanofabrication, and develop new methods to characterize them optically and/or electrically. Find more

    Salary: AUD68,148 - AUD93,830 p.a. (PhD entry level AUD87,415) plus 9.5% superannuation

    Employment Type: full-time fixed term position for 2.5 years

    Close date: 14 Oct 2018

  • 15 Aug 2018 9:01 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)
    The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP, is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Advanced Imaging Technology team led by Emeritus Professor Jim Piper (Chief Investigator and Macquarie University CNBP Node Director) to develop and apply novel advanced imaging tools based on luminescent nanoprobes for study of key processes in living cells. Find more

    Salary Package: from $90,188 – $96,655 (Level A) p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

    Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term until 31 December 2020.

    Application Close: Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 11:55pm AEST

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