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Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow (2x positions available)

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Mathematics and Physics

UQ Physics is part of the School of Mathematics and Physics within the UQ Faculty of Science. The School is one of the strongest groups of physics researchers and teachers in Australia, with expertise in quantum science, biophotonics and laser science, condensed matter physics and astrophysics. It offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research programs, including specialist programs and courses in fields ranging from quantum technology to astrophysics.

The School hosts several world-class research centres and experts collaborate with institutions and individuals nationally and internationally, both in industry and academia, to positively impact on many aspects of modern life.

UQ is internationally recognised for its research excellence in physics, which is among the University’s top 30 research strengths. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings exercise, UQ achieved the highest score of ‘5 - well above world standard’ in the disciplines of statistics, physical sciences, astronomical and space science, condensed matter physics and quantum physics.

For more information, visit the School of Mathematics and Physics’ website:

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS)

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) has been funded for 7 years, for the period 2018-2024.  This position will work within the Superconducting Quantum Devices Laboratory with Associate Professor Arkady Fedorov and his research group.

The Superconducting Quantum Devices Laboratory aims at establishing fabrication and measurement techniques for the next generation of superconducting nanodevices consisting of superconducting qubits or artificial atoms, microwave transmission lines and high quality superconducting resonators.

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct experimental research relevant to the research goals of EQUS and the Superconducting Quantum Devices Laboratory. This includes work on circuit QED architecture for quantum control and measurement as well as on superconducting circuits for quantum hybrid systems.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

For Level A, applicants should possess (or be in the process of obtaining) a PhD or equivalent in physics; have demonstrated capacity to carry out research in experimental quantum physics and a strong background in theoretical quantum physics. The desired skills of the applicant include cryogenic measurements, microwave and digital electronics, Python programming, and nanofabrication. Prior experience in research with superconducting quantum circuits will be a plus but is not strictly required.

For Level B, applicants should also demonstrate a strong track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and research project leadership. Previous postdoctoral research experience with demonstrable research outcomes is expected.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic level A or B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542 - $113,728 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $79,024- $133,061.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 Position Description - Postdoc Research Fellow or Research Fellow June 2019.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Arkady Fedorov on +61 7 3365 3418 or via

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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