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Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Physics

Canberra, Australia
$80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $80,914 - $101,560 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (contingent funded) (Up to 19 months)

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.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

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.

The Position

This is a key role in a friendly, motivated team providing a range of world leading research outcomes in continuous variable quantum information technologies. The Australian National University is a world-leading institute and provides lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential.

With no two days being the same, this role is integral to the delivery/support of experimental research in quantum optics, training of PhD students, and the growth of local quantum ecosystem involving communications with national and international research and industrial partners.

The Person

We are looking for someone who likes challenging problems and encourages team members and colleagues to workshop effective solutions. To excel in this role you will have:

  • Ability to deliver high-quality research output.
  • Excellence in communication with people of all levels of understanding.
  • A strong interest in education and teaching.
  • Ability to interface with industry and seek opportunities to grow commercial research funding.
  • Achievements in leading and managing programs in experimental quantum optics.
  • Experience in at least one and preferably several of the following areas:
    • Quantum optics and applications in quantum information science.
    • The design and use of machine learning algorithms in experimental physics.
    • Systems that generate quantum states of light.

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 Prof. Ping Koy Lam on T: +61 2 61258378, E:

To Apply

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

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page 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: 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 candidate 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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