Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics

Brisbane, Australia
12 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mathematics and Physics

The School of Mathematics and Physics is a School within the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland. The Discipline of Mathematics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics. It is the leading provider of tertiary mathematics education in Queensland. Undergraduate programs offered are BMath, BSc, BA (each with an Honours year) and BAdvSci; Coursework degrees (MSc, MFinMath, MDataSc) and research degrees (MPhil and PhD) are offered at postgraduate level.

The role

As part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), the successful appointee will conduct theoretical research within the UQ Quantum Theory Group. This includes work on open quantum systems including optical, mechanical or electronic devices, quantum information theory, implementations of quantym technology and quantum metrology. There is scope for research into quantum measurement, feedback and control; quantum error correction and suppression; and quantum enabled sensors.

The person

Applicants should possess, or be in the process of obtaining, a PhD in theoretical physics with experience in the fields of quantum optics or condensed matter physics. You should also have a demonstrated capacity for research in theoretical physics; a high level of creativitiy, productivity and initiative; expert knowledge in theoretical quantym optics or condensed matter physics; and high level interpersonal and communication skills.

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.).

Position Description

Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow - PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Thomas Stace on +61 7 3365 1868 or

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.

For information on completing the application process click here.