Research Fellow, School of Physics and Engineering

Canberra, Australia
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $98,009 - $111,365 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

Position overview

An experienced and highly motivated Research Fellow is being sought to support an Australian Research Council Discovery Project to undertake experimental studies and high-accuracy spectroscopic measurements of tune-out and magic wavelengths to yield a new test of quantum electrodynamics. The experiments will be undertaken on our state-of-the-art metastable helium Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) facility. The position will carry out activities to develop research expertise relevant to the field of study, and will develop high-precision experimental methods for measuring tune-out and magic wavelengths. 

College overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.

The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.


The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus.

For enquiries, please contact Professor Ken Baldwin,

T: +61 2 6125 4702


Closing Date: 6 December 2018

Position Description: Research Fellow Position Description-.docx

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Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.