Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Optics

Sydney, Australia
$100,717 p.a + 17% superannuation
01 May 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 2 years fixed term. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Physics
  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge research in Quantum Optics and many-body physics. The quantum optics group operates within the larger Quantum Theory group within the School of Physics. The Quantum Theory group hosts over 40 researchers working on a wide range of topics within the area of Quantum Physics and Technology
  • Base Salary, Level A $100,717 p.a + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney's School of Physics are welcoming applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Optics, funded by Dr Sahand Mahmoodian's Australian Reserch Council grant, "Emergent many-body phenomena in engineered quantum optical systems". The field of research is quantum many-body physics of photons. The candidate can choose to undertake research on a range of topics within this area both focusing on fundamental research and for applications in developing quantum technologies.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake research in the field of quantum many-body physics with photons with Dr Sahand Mahmoodian within the quantum optics theory group at the University of Sydney (
  • prepare and write manuscripts for publication
  • work with and assist other PhD students and undergraduate students undertaking research in this area,

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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 Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD in Physics/Mathematics/Engineering with a focus on Quantum Optics, Quantum many-body physics, Condensed matter Physics or a related subject (candidates who are near completion will also be considered)
  • demonstrated experience in undertaking research in Quantum Optics, Quantum many-body physics, Condensed matter physics or a closely related area
  • demonstrated experience in performing theoretical and numerical research with the ability to work independently on problems
  • experience in working with advanced quantum many-body physics techniques (Bethe ansatz, matrix-product states, machine learning or other variational ans tze) is desired
  • desirable criteria: ability to co-supervise research students in the research area.

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