Research Fellow, Precision Time Measurement Using Integrated Photonic Chips

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


July 17, 2022



  • Full-time, Fixed Term position until July 18th, 2024

  • Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • Position Summary

    The Research Fellow will work as a part of a team on the development of on- chip time monitor system in collaboration with our academic and industrial partners. The Research Fellow will work as a member of the Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre (InPAC), focussing on optical precision time measurement using photonic integrated circuit chips. The work will include designing, fabricating, testing and integrating nonlinear optical components on a single platform and partnership with the InPAC design and fabrication team to realise integrated as photonic chip versions in the Micro Nano Research Facility at RMIT University. Furthermore, the Research Fellow will undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy and will be expected to write reports, meet milestones, engage in high quality research projects, to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality research outputs. It is expected that the Research Fellow will work with an increasing degree of autonomy.

    To be successful in this position, you'll have the following Key Selection Criteria:

  • Previous experience with photonic integrated circuits design, fabrication, characterization and packaging. Particularly, free-space beam forming and nonlinear optics experience are desired.

  • Ability to learn new skills in multiple disciplines and to work in multi- disciplinary environments.

  • Demonstrated initiative in research and problem solving

  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates.

  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

  • Please address the above KSC in your application

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    School of Engineering

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    RMIT Engineering's education is based on innovation and creativity. Key discipline areas in the School of Engineering provide programs with flexible pathways to global careers or postgraduate research.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact

    POSITION DESCRIPTION Research Fellow - JR12210.pdf

    Vaccination Requirements

    The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

    As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https: // www.


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    Applications Close:

    17 Jul 2022 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

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    Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreakhere.

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