Research Fellow

Australian National University


September 27, 2022


Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 547501 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic

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 packaging options
  • Generous parental leave entitlements (26 weeks paid leave)
  • Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
  • On campus childcare facilities
  • The Area

    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 research excellence.

    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.

    The Position

    Based in the department of Quantum Science and Technology within the Research School of Physics.

    The Person

    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 optics.
  • 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 click here.

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    For more information about the position please contact Professor Ben Buchler on T: +61 2 6125 9973 or

    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.

    Application information

    In order to apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • 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 results.

    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

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