Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Physics

Brisbane, Australia
11 Oct 2018
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11 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus.  The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement in line with a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global ICT and engineering communities.  By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. 

Details of the School may be accessed on its website at 

The role

The appointee will work in close collaboration with the research team on projects relating to Electrical Engineering. You will focus on the development of optical systems for short-reach datacoms in multimode optical fibre using vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). The position is funded under an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project in collaboration with Finisar (Sunnyvale, California).

Responsibilities include planning the research, executing the proposed research plan, assessing the research outcomes, reporting project findings and providing advice to PhD students on related projects.

The person

The applicant should possess a PhD or postdoctoral experience in a relevant area of physics or engineering. Ideally candidates will be experienced with Fourier optics (especially SLMs), multimode fibre optics and free-space optics. Strong programming skills are desirable, particularly in Matlab, .NET, C, C++ and CUDA. The successful applicant should have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly productive research career and possess good general research skills and writing abilities.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time fixed term appointment available at Academic Level A or Level B.  Appointment level will be commensurate to qualifications and experience.

The remuneration package for Level A will be in the range $75,557 - $87,5359 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,401 - $102,416 per annum).

The remuneration package for Level B will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 per annum).

Position Description

Download File 505179_Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Research Fellow.pdf Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Dr. Joel Carpenter at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Closing date - 11th November 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time