Postdoctoral Research Associate in Integrated Nonlinear Microwave Photonics

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Sydney, Australia
$73,420 p.a. -$92,682 p.a.
26 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Physics

Faculty of Science

  • Research position focused in Integrated Nonlinear Microwave Photonics
  • Full-time, 12 Months Fixed Term Employment. Camperdown Campus
  • Academic Level A, Base Salary: $73,420 p.a. -$92,682 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to join our successful program. The group engages in experimental research to explore novel effects associated with stimulated Brillouin scattering particular microwave photonics filters and phase shifters. The project will involve collaboration with other universities and may involve collaboration with industry and end-users.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Postdoctoral Research Associate role with:

  • Recent graduate or student within the final stage of PhD in physics, electrical engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience in experimental photonics, nonlinear optics and opto-electronics
  • Extensive experience in integrated photonic circuit design
  • Extensive experience in experiment automation
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theory and formalism of non-linear optics, desirably Brillouin scattering and multi-wave nonlinear interactions
  • Substantive level of experimental experience and strong evidence of independent research as well as experience in supervision of research students.

Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About us

The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading Physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. Our 114 academic staff and 157 postgraduate students conduct research across a vast range of interests from nanoparticles to clusters of galaxies and from theoretical modelling to laboratory experiments. With the support of 20+ professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Physics teaches to a cohort of approximately 274 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students. With access to supercomputers, modern laboratory facilities and observatories, locally, nationally and internationally, the School of Physics is the premier environment for physics education and research. The School of Physics is committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity. We want to create an environment where individuality is welcomed and celebrated. We are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1882/0918F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 28 October 2018 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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