Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Laser Physics and Engineering (2 positions)

Macquarie University
February 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:$102,501 to $109,852
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• Exceptional development opportunity working with world class researchers • Build your academic networks and access cutting-edge facilities and technology • A diverse and inclusive environment with flexible work and/or hybrid work arrangements available


We are seeking qualified two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join the School of Engineering with an international reputation for producing high quality research outcomes in Laser Physics and Engineering.

The successful candidates will make a significant contribution to the development of high-power pulsed fibre lasers that will be used for the precise shaping of human bone. The project involves working with an Australian company concerned in the development of highly advanced robotic techniques for orthopaedic surgery.

We very much look forward to hearing from applicants who have demonstrated excellence in their past research, have the technical skills required to match the demands of this project, and who are keen to engage in a project that involves collaboration with academic and industry partners.

About Us

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is a young and dynamic faculty driven by the spirit of discovery. Here we nurture the next generation of science and technology innovators. From a handful of students on the University's first day, the Faculty now serves nearly 8000 students across all our programs.

The School of Engineering is a diverse community of academics blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery, exploration, and impact. We are talented and knowledgeable engineers and form teams of innovators with a strong desire to make an impact in research.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria below, and attach your CV (including a list of two referees), a statement of research interests and achievements.

Essential criteria

  • A PhD in optical and photonics engineering, physics or a related discipline and/or relevant experience with combination of qualifications and skills.

  • Experience in lasers, fibre optics, and optics experimentation, numerical modelling, and project management related research.

  • Ability to undertake original experimental research, as evidenced by impactful and high-quality outputs.

  • Ability to foster a nurturing environment for research students including the provision of research student supervision.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.

  • Ability for analytical thinking and independent problem solving.

  • Desirable

  • Experience with LabVIEW, Matlab or Python for data acquisition, data processing and simulation.

  • Strong optics (preferably laser) laboratory experience which includes aligning free space optical components and lasers.

  • An ability to interface laboratory hardware (i.e., detectors and instruments) into a computer network.

  • Salary Package: Level A step 6-8 (PhD) from $102,501 to $109,852 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

    Appointment Type: Two positions, full-time, fixed term for a period of 2 years with a possibility of further renewal subject to funding.

    Enquiries: Professor Stuart Jackson at [email protected]

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    Applications Close:

    01/02/2024 11:59 PM

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