Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology

Hawthorn, Australia
16 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a Swinburne Tier 1 Research Centre within our Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Full time, 2 year fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level A ($68,355 - $92,055) + 17% superannuation

About the Job

An opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Theoretical Physics Group, Centre for Quantum and Optical Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology as we undertake work associated with ARC DP Projects on Computational Physics and Quantum Technologies. In this role you will contribute to the objectives outlined in ARC funded DP projects “Applications and tests of mesoscopic quantum coherence and entanglement” and “Simulation of exponentially complex quantum technologies.” You will carry out physics research as directed by the CI’s of these grants.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5000 staff globally. Swinburne offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. The University’s mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Swinburne’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real life problems. If you’re interested in working on today’s most exciting challenges, collaborating with leaders in their discipline and being supported by some of the best technology and facilities in the country, then you should be at Swinburne.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Strong BSc degree in Physics or relevant field
  • PhD in Physics, including quantum information and quantum technology or relevant field
  • Experience in quantum phase-space methods and computational physics
  • Demonstrated competence/success in this or a related area, e.g., as judged by publications (or papers in press) in peer reviewed journals.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information

Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Professor Peter Drummond, (Research Centre Director, Quantum and Optical Science) on 9214 8043.

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Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 30 October 2019