Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow - Atomic Electronics and Scanning Probe Microscopy

6 days left

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
$98,546 - $137,320 pa plus (+17% superannuation and leave loading)
04 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology is the world’s largest team working to develop a scalable spin based quantum computing architecture in silicon. Headquartered in Sydney, the Centre is renowned internationally for its pioneering research in atomic manipulation, atomic electronics, and high frequency cryogenic control of qubits in silicon. The Centre is expanding and offering unique research associate positions and PhD scholarships.

About the role

  • AUD$98K-$137K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading and annual leave loading)
  • Fixed Term 2 years with potential for extension to 3 years by mutual agreement
  • Full time

Applications are sought from technically talented candidates with an ambition to create atomic-scale devices in silicon or germanium via high resolution STM-lithography and advanced semiconductor clean-room processing. Candidates should be ready to join a focused team to design, pattern and fabricate 3D devices where the active component is a single atom. 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Experimental Physics
  • Demonstrated internationally recognized work in scanning probe microscopy.

·         Demonstrated experience in one of the following areas is required:

o    STM of semiconductor surfaces, preferably silicon or germanium;


o    high resolution STM-lithography;


o    single atom manipulation; or


o    spin measurements by STM.


You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor Michelle Simmons
T: (61 2) 9385 6313

Applications close: 31 October 2016 (AEST)