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Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow, Research School of Physics

Canberra, Australia
$78,940 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $78,940 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) appointment for up to 24 months

The Position

The Postdoctoral / Research Fellow will be a member of Research School of Physics, to work collegially, leading by example to develop and maintain effective, productive and beneficial workplace relationships within the all-academic and professional School and College staff, students and honorary appointees, as well as with industry stakeholders.

The Postdoctoral / Research Fellow will be undertaking independent research in the area of trapped ion quantum computing with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, present research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences, and collaborate with other researchers at a national and/or international level.

The Person

We are looking for a PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) in quantum atom optics, or equivalent qualifications and experience in a related area, with a track record of independent research in the field of quantum computing as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. We are looking for someone who has the ability to articulate and prosecute innovative research in the field of trapped-ion quantum computing.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Research School of Physics here.

For more information about the position please contact Joe Hope on T: +61 2 6125 2780 E:

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two pages summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: or T: +61 2 6125 7835. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments, please click here.

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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