Research Fellow, Quantum Engineering

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Sydney, Australia
09 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Work closely with academia on research in Quantum Engineering
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Physics
  • Full-time Level B, fixed term 2 Years with a base salary of $108K - $128K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow– Quantum Engineeringfor a research programme undertaking original research commensurate with the charter of the Microsoft Quantum Lab Sydney, a collaboration between Microsoft and the University of Sydney.  In this role you will provide technical leadership in cryogenic operations, infrastructure, vacuum systems, microwave electronics, and quantum hardware. You will also co-supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate research in quantum computing and the quantum classical interface. You will build and maintain a research profile which meets University expectations and standards – including (as appropriate) publication of book chapters/ peer-reviewed journal articles, producing conference/ seminar papers.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow – Quantum Engineering who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant field of Physics or Engineering
  • experience in devising experiments that aim to manipulate quantum systems
  • relevant experience in measurement of electronic devices at cryogenic temperatures
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the discipline or area of expertise
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work collaboratively

About us

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.

To learn more about the School of Physics

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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 1262/1020F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Wednesday 9 December 2020

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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