Postdoctoral Research Officer in Quantum Photonics

Melbourne, Australia
02 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 2 Year Fixed-Term Position
  • $65,004 - $88,172 p.a + 17% Superannuation
  • Previous applicants need not apply

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering and Aviation; Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Civil and Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering; Mechanical and Automotive Engineering.

As a top 100 University in the world for engineering (2015 QS Rankings by Faculty; Engineering and Technology), RMIT Engineering provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work through robust relations with local and international industry leaders.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research Officer will work with Dr Alberto Peruzzo in the Quantum Photonics Laboratory, funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology. You will undertake research and development in the area of Quantum Nanophotonics as well as preparation of grant applications and high profile research publications and journal articles.

Skills & Experience Required

To be considered for this position you will require a strong research track record in one of the following areas: integrated nanophotonic fabrication, experimental quantum information, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and have the ability to experimentally realise and characterise integrated photonic circuits, solid state quantum emitters or quantum information protocols. Initiative in research and problem solving, the ability to work as part of a team and excellent communication skills are also a requirement of this position.

To Apply

For further information please contact Dr Alberto Peruzzo at or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 557586.

Applications close on Sunday 3 September 2017.

Previous applicants need not apply

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.