Postdoctoral Fellow, Atomlaser and Quantum Sensors Group

Canberra, Australia
17 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $73,309 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation (plus loading for suitable candidates)
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

  • Work at one of the world's top universities
  • Undertake high-impact fundamental research into the measurement and control of ultracold quantum gases
  • Be part of the Atomlaser and Quantum Sensors Group, an experimental atomic physics group dedicated to the fundamental study of nonequilibrium and nonlinear phenomena within quantum gases and the development of practical, high-precision quantum sensors based upon interferometry with ultracold atoms.

Position Overview

We are seeking an experimental atomic physicist to contribute to the ARC Discovery Project: "Creating high flux degenerate quantum atomic sources with active feedback." This project stands at the intersection of atomic physics, nonequilibrium superfluid dynamics, and quantum measurement and control, with the aim of delivering a new technique for cooling and controlling ultracold quantum gases.

The successful candidate will join the Atomlaser and Quantum Sensors Group, a collegial and dynamic team of experimentalists and theoreticians working within the Department of Quantum Science at the Research School of Physics. The Group's interests span the spectrum of fundamental to applied and include nonlinear and nonequilibrium phenomena in Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum-atom optics, quantum metrology, and high-precision atom interferometry. 

The group supports the commitment of ANU to improving gender balance in the field of STEM and strives to provide an inclusive, family-friendly workplace in which a diversity of talents can flourish. The ANU provides attractive benefits and support to maintain a healthy work/life balance including generous parental leave for both parents, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. ANU also offers generous remuneration benefits, including assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation.

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For more information please contact Professor Joseph Hope, T: +61 2 6125 2780 E: or Professor John Close T: +61 2 6125 4390 E:

Closing date: 31 October 2019

Position description: Postdoctoral & Research Fellow.pdf

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Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A research statement outlining a proposed programme of research to be carried out during the postdoctoral fellowship.
  • 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.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria or provide a research statement may not be considered for the position.

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