Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Quantum Optics Group

Canberra, Australia
26 May 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A / B
Salary package: Academic Level A - $70,107-$88,446 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
                          Academic Level B - $96,087-$109,181 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) until October 2020 initially, with the possibility of extension

Position Overview:

An opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral/Research Fellow within the Quantum Optics Group in the Department of Quantum Science of the Research School of Physics and Engineering. The Postdoctoral/Research Fellow will undertake research activities associated with the ARC Laureate Fellowship program in quantum opto-mechanics. The program activities include experimental and theoretical investigations of quantum opto-mechanics, laser cooling, laser levitation and quantum metrology.

ANU College of Science Overview:

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Science covers all areas of scientific endeavour, from astrophysics to climate change, epidemiology to theoretical chemistry. Scientists at ANU use their skills to contribute to advancing science for the future of the world, integrating high level research and educational excellence.

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

For more information, please contact Professor Ping Koy Lam on T: +61 2 6125 8378 or E:

Closing date: 24 June 2018

Position description:  525037 PD - Levels A and B.pdf 

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Application information:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria of the level that you wish to apply for
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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