Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow In Quantum Computing

Melbourne, Australia
06 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super
Level B - $100,849 - $ 119,753
Level C - $123,534 - $142,440

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

MSE is entering an exciting juncture as we work towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.  MSE continues to attract the best staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE and CIS! Take a look at this video about Melbourne Connect, new home for CIS in the near future -

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)

We are international research leaders focused on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations. In Computing, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Ranking exercise. At CIS, you'll find multi-disciplinary work, collaboration and mentoring are at the core of our work: smart people, big societal challenges with plenty of opportunities to make a real difference in the world

The Opportunity

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Researcher to work with a talented team of researchers in Quantum Computing for the next 2 years.

We encourage you to share your passion with the next generation of leaders. We look for an ability to engage in thoughts of new and exciting ways to help the growth and development of our students, so that with your guidance we can empower them to unlock their full potential.

Why we need you

You will play a leading role in developing and shaping the theoretical direction of the work and its impact on theories of Quantum Computing. You will manage the research project's priorities and deliverables by carrying out software development (e.g. open source) and manuscript preparations.  For the quantum roles we are particularly interested eexperience with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) technology and quantum optimisation. We are also interested to develop a teaching subject in quantum software.

To be successful, you will be versatile and passionate about research, and will be ready to play an active part in the life of the School of Computing and Information Systems, which at times may involve opportunities for supervision of Master’s and PhD students and teaching. You will conduct independent research, leading to the preparation of teaching a subject and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals.

What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

How to Apply

  • Apply online and complete the detailed application form.
  • You are not required to upload a resume or address the selection criteria for this position.
  • You are only required to complete the online application form.

About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive, and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

While we take a look at your application, get to know us more and find out what it’s like working at MSE by visiting

The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

PLEASE NOTE the application close date has been revised.

Position Description

Advertised: 06 May 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 16 Jun 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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