Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Quantum Photonics/Nanophotonics

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
25 May 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2020
Ref
585961
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Full-time, 2-year fixed-term contract based at RMIT City campus but may be required to work and/or based at other campuses of the University
  • Be part of research activities funded by the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology working with Dr Alberto Peruzzo in the Quantum Photonics Laboratory
  • Open to candidates with Quantum Optics or Photonics or Nanofabrication or Condensed Matter Physics or Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering background
  • Opportunities to conduct high quality research in the areas of micro-nano (photonic) fabrication or condensed matter physics with the capability to experimentally realise & characterise integrated photonic circuits or solid-state quantum emitters
  • Report to the Associate Dean, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering with the day-to-day reporting to Dr Alberto Peruzzo
  • Remuneration at Academic Level A ($67,630 - $ 91,734) or Academic Level B ($96,564 - $ 114,672) + 17% superannuation

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Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

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About you and the role

As an experience Research Assistant or Research Fellow, you will work independently as well as collaboratively contributing to the research and development in area of Quantum Nanophotonics OR Electronic & Telecommunications Engineering OR Condensed Matter Physics, possessing excellent written and verbal communications skills in delivering high impact research publications & new research initiatives, preparing & submitting competitive research grant proposals. In this position, you will have sound problem-solving and analytical skills to communicate and present research findings, concepts and knowledge across multidisciplinary team, colleagues and industry partners. You will be responsible to manage and organise time effectively and efficiently to conduct innovative research in delivering high quality research outputs meeting the aim of the research projects and University commitment in research excellence.

Qualifications

PhD qualification in integrated nanophotonic fabrication, experimental quantum optics and/or condensed matter physics areas; candidate with proven excellent track record of published research work and publications in areas of Quantum Photonics, Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics or Condensed Matter Physics or Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering with strong industry linkages will be highly regarded.

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation)

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We are ranked #1 in the world for our efforts to reduce inequality in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020.
  • RMIT University is placed 10th in overall Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020, rocketing up from 82nd place in 2019.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa- a "commitment to share" - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the 'Apply now link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below. For any enquiries, please contact Dr Alberto Peruzzo (alberto.peruzzo@rmit.edu.au)

Applications close on Monday 22nd June 2020.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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