Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics

Melbourne, Australia
25 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

In recent years, Swinburne has progressed to become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 500 universities in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and one of the top 100 in the world in physics.

About the job

The Centre for Quantum and Optical Science (CQOS) has about 25 academic staff and a similar number of postgraduate students. It conducts high quality fundamental research in the areas of Ultrafast Laser Science, Quantum Gases, Theoretical Physics. CQOS researchers aim to explore and understand the fundamental physics that will enable future technological advances.

We are looking for a laser physicist with strong experimental skills and expertise in the operation and maintenance of femtosecond laser systems to work on an experiment to generate extreme ultraviolet radiation by high harmonic generation in gas cell configurations. You will be involved in the generation and application of multiple high harmonic beams to study atomic and molecular dynamics including pump- probe and four-wave mixing in the extreme ultraviolet region.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • PhD in Physics
  • Experience in laser physics and applications of lasers.
  • Good understanding of high laser field interactions and harmonic generation

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

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As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Lap Dao (Professorial Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy) on +613 9214 4317.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 22nd September 2017