Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics

Brisbane, Australia
21 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mathematics and Physics

UQ Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The Discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence, and hosts a number of world-class research centres. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the Schools web site at

Physics is one of the University of Queensland's top 30 research strengths, and the School of Mathematics and Physics is proud to support a major research effort in condensed matter physics. In the recent Excellence in Research for Australia 2015 assessment, the University of Queensland was rated well-above international standard in 02 Physical Sciences, as well as in the sub-categories 0204 Condensed Matter Physics and 0206 Quantum Physics.

The School of Mathematics and Physics has a total of 110 full-time academic staff members, and 21 professional staff who provide professional, technical and administrative support. The School teaches a comprehensive undergraduate program in physics, as well as performing service teaching for students of engineering and the life sciences. There is also an extensive postgraduate research program, which currently has more than one hundred Research Higher Degree students enrolled.

The role

This project is funded in yearly allocations for up to 3 years, and will be managed by Prof Tom Stace at UQ, and will work closely with A/Prof Gavin Brennan at Macquarie University. Both are Chief Investigators in the Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), and there may be overlap between this project and the goals of EQUS.

The person

Applicants should possess (or be in the process of obtaining) a PhD or equivalent in theoretical physics with experience in the fields of quantum information, quantum optics or relevant aspects of condensed matter physics.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

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 at Research Academic level A or B. The remuneration package will be in the range $66,283 - $111,607 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

Position Description

Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Tom Stace on +61 7 3365 1868 or email

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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