- 2 x Full time/Part time 2 years fixed term employment, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Physics
- Opportunity to join the Quantum Science group. Join a community of world-class scientists
- Base Salary, Level A/B $105,350 - $140,586 p.a.(pro-rata) + 17% superannuation
About the opportunity
Applications are invited for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Associate (Level A/B) in Quantum Information Theory at the Quantum Science group, School of Physics. Our theory group leads core research projects in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), as well a number of other large international programs. The theory group is led by Professor Stephen Bartlett and Professor Andrew Doherty.
We require two postdoctoral theorists to undertake research in quantum information theory. Your key responsibilities will be to:
- demonstrate research excellence and publish original research
- develop research collaborations within EQUS and with other universities and industry
- participate in research student supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
- develop your profile through conferences and seminars
- contribute to a positive, supportive and inclusive research environment within the Quantum Science Research Group.
The Quantum Science group supports a flexible working environment; this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position.
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.
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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 Fellow who has:
- a PhD in Physics or a related discipline (or near completion)
- a strong background in quantum information theory or related areas
- the skill to clearly express ideas and communicate within a team environment
- the ability to work independently on problems, and motivate junior members of the team
- a capability to see the bigger picture, and have vision for the future development of the project
- a demonstrated capacity to conduct theoretical research in quantum information theory.
Desirable criteria include:
- demonstrated capacity to co-supervise research students on projects in this area, with assistance and mentoring from senior academic staff
- familiarity with the theoretical methods of quantum error correction, and the theory of fault-tolerant quantum computing
- background in quantum information theory as applied to quantum many body systems and spin lattices.
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