Apply now Job no: 547501
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Classification: Level B
Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 - $117,736 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time, Fixed Term (3 years)
Excellent employer superannuation contributions and a variety of salary
Generous parental leave entitlements (26 weeks paid leave)
Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
On campus childcare facilities
The Research School of Physics (RSPhys) represents Australia's largest
university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The
School is home to a number of major national facilities such as Australia's
largest accelerator and the H1-NF National Stellarator Facility. Hundreds of
academics, technical staff and students form the School's greatest asset, its
people. This critical mass of researchers is of fundamental importance in
fostering the kind of interdisciplinary interactions that create modern
The underlying impetus of our research is a belief in the fundamental
importance of physics to all of science and technology and the key role
physics must play in addressing the challenges facing the modern world. For
example, in addressing climate change, we must better understand the physics
of the atmosphere and develop new clean sources of energy. In medicine,
further development of new procedures, such as positron therapy for cancer
treatment, will not be possible without advancing the basic physics that
underlies them. The communications revolution that is changing the world is
driven by physics, and if progress is to continue, research must harness
advances in electronic materials, lasers and optoelectronic devices.
There is no better place to study and research physics than the Research
School of Physics at The Australian National University.
Based in the department of Quantum Science and Technology within the Research
School of Physics.
To excel in this role you will have:
Ability to deliver high-quality research output.
Excellence in communication with people of all levels of understanding.
A strong interest in education and teaching.
Ability to interface with industry and seek opportunities to grow
commercial research funding.
Achievements in leading and managing programs in experimental quantum
Experience in at least one and preferably several of the following areas:
Quantum optics and applications in quantum information science.
The design and use of machine learning algorithms in experimental physics.
Systems that generate quantum states of light.
The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides
a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to
support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging
success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please
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For more information about the position please contact Professor Ben Buchler
on T: +61 2 6125 9973 or E:Ben.Buchler@anu.edu.au
ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal
employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People
with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff
equity at ANU, click here.
In order to apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the
A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
A current curriculum vitae (CV).
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be
considered for the position.
Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in
this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the
recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory
Position Description & Selection Criteria
Advertised: 13 Sep 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Sep 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time