Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Foundations

Brisbane, Australia
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) is a major Australian national research centre established in 2011, bringing together researchers from The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, The University of Western Australia, and The Australian National University. The Centre also collaborates with international and national research institut There are a number of domestic and international partner institutions.

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) will develop quantum technologies for the future health, economy, environment and security of Australian society. We will move beyond the lab towards practical prototypes and commercial applications, including material simulators, diagnostics technologies and geosurvey tool. We will collaborate with Australia SMEs and leading tech companies, and train a new generation of STEM researchers with a culture of innovation and translation

The role

The successful appointee will conduct experimental research in the area of quantum causal relations for qubit and continuous variable systems with an emphasis on thermodynamic constraints in practical implementations. The project is primarily directed at foundational research within EQUS but will apply the tools developed to characterise causal control in experimental implementations across the Centre.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent in quantum foundations with an emphasis on quantum causal relations. You should also have research experience with the quantum process matrix formalism, knowledge of computational techniques for neural networks, the ability to collaborate with theoretical and experimental physicists, and a track record of relevant publications.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at 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.).

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