Deborah Jin Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
05 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Opportunity for Women of EQUS Research Associates/Fellows to perform Quantum research
  • Located at Camperdown Campus, at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineering Quantum Systems (EQUS)  and School of Physics
  • Full-Time / Part-time, 3 Years, Fixed Term, Academic Level A or B: Base Salary: $94,629 p.a. - $126,279 p.a./pro-rata (if applicable) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity

** These two positions are exempted under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, to conduct targeted recruitment programs for women.  

Through targeted initiatives like this that increase the contribution and inclusion of women, our aim is to shift our culture to create a level playing field for all staff.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineering Quantum Systems (EQUS) is seeking outstanding early career female candidates as Women of EQUS Research Associates/Fellows to perform research, as determined by the candidate’s expertise and research aspirations.  Available projects at the University of Sydney:

  • Quantum simulation with trapped ions for materials science and chemistry – Quantum Computing Laboratory
  • Quantum Information Theory – Quantum Theory Group
  • Hyperpolarised MRI for enhanced bio-imaging – Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory

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/Research Fellow role, who has:

  • Recent female graduate or student within the final stage of PhD in physics or related discipline
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct research in quantum physics and work in a team environment;
  • A track record of independent, original research in quantum science or related disciplines

These qualities are aligned with the University’s core values: courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.

About us

The Deborah Jin Fellowships offered by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), honours her legacy by supporting and encouraging early- and mid-career women physicists.  . The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) is a seven-year investment of over $40 million by the Australian government in quantum technologies. EQUS researchers are conducting world-leading research into building quantum machines, with programs focused on three foundational areas to these technologies: Designer Quantum Materials, Quantum-Enabled Diagnostics & Imaging, and Quantum Engines & Instruments.

EQUS is underpinned by a commitment to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. Addressing issues of equity and diversity is a major strategic priority for the Centre. We wish to broaden the pipeline of scientific researchers and leaders in Australia, including those from diverse backgrounds, to create a research culture that supports ongoing success and career progression for all people. In particular, EQUS offers mentoring programs and other career support initiatives for women.  An important part of EQUS’ mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves the conflict of research and family life. EQUS supports family-friendly and flexible work arrangements to focus on outputs rather than physical attendance.

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.

How to apply

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 1070/0519F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 4 August 2019 (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.

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