Research Fellow in Physics or Engineering

St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
$92,142.74 - $109,419.20
19 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities.  By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Details of the School may be accessed on its website at

The role

We seek applications from suitably qualified candidates who will focus on the development of optical systems for the measurement and manipulation of the spatial, spectral and temporal properties of light in multimode optical fibre. The position is funded under an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project in collaboration with the University of Southampton and industrial partners Nokia (Bell Labs, US) and Finisar Australia. Examples of previous and ongoing work in this area is available here:

The person

The applicant should possess a PhD and/or postdoctoral experience in a relevant area of physics or engineering. Ideally candidates will be experienced with Fourier optics (especially SLMs), multimode fibre optics and free-space optics. Strong programming skills are desirable, particularly in Matlab, .NET, C, C++ and CUDA. The successful applicant should have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly productive research career and possess good general research skills and writing abilities.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years available at Research Academic Level A or Level B.  Appointment level will be commensurate to qualifications and experience.

For Research Academic Level A the remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,416 p.a.).

For Research Academic Level B the remuneration package will be in the range $92,143 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 500793_NEW_Research Fellow - Fibre Optics.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr. Joel Carpenter at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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