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Our Graduate Meteorology program is now taking applications. The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the few organisations that touches the lives of all Australians every day. We are seeking a diverse range of talent to join our organisation to achieve an exciting set of objectives in the years ahead, among them – contributing to zero lives lost through natural hazards and $2 billion of added social and economic impact and value to the Australian community by 2022. 

Our ideal candidates will be inspired to develop and get ready to innovate through a fresh perspective, helping to bring to life the Bureau's Strategy 2017-2022, which guides organisational culture, services and operations, and articulates our focus. We need top talent to make this all happen. We ask that you are motivated to do interesting, innovative and socially impactful work in a dynamic environment and are deeply inspired to become a Meteorologist.

The Role
As a Graduate, you will:
• Use scientific techniques, including data visualisation to analyse, interpret and forecast atmospheric conditions
• Prepare and communicate weather forecasts
• Be closely involved in issuing weather warnings
• Engage deeply with customers to understand their business needs and provide expertise and advice to assist their business decision making
• Collaborate with other specialised professionals with hydrological, climatological and communication expertise 

What we are looking for…
People with a diverse mix of skills, life experience and academic achievement in science, engineering or other field with studies in physics and mathematics. You will be available to mobilise your skills to one of the Bureau's operational locations throughout Australia and be able to work on a rotating shift-work roster. A willingness to be flexible about your working location is a must. Our customers are our focus, so you will need to have the confidence and wisdom to provide specialised support, now and into the future.  

As part of our commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes we have an Affirmative Measures position and welcome applications for this opportunity.

We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace and have a range of programs and initiatives supporting gender equality, multicultural, disability, Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ inclusion. You can view our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

What's on offer…
The Graduate Training Program offers post graduate studies in Meteorology, with initial ten months training based in Melbourne. To thrive in this career, the Bureau offers a range of training and development opportunities on the job in a friendly work environment. From the moment you start, we invest in your development to help you grow personally and professionally to be your best self. You will have a committed team to support you transition to operations, including access to a senior leader mentor for strategic business guidance and a buddy for career advice and support. Attractive conditions and financial support will apply. Training and qualified meteorologists may work in capital cities as well as some regional locations, from the tropics to Antarctica!

How to apply
Looking for a Graduate opportunity at the Bureau?
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Closing Date: 27 July 2022



We are seeking an Academic Level A Research Fellow to investigate atomically precise low-dimensional nanomaterials by means of molecular beam epitaxy, low-temperature scanning probe microscopy, electron transport measurements and synchrotron-based surface science spectroscopy. This project also offers you an opportunity to collaborate with experimental researchers within FLEET focusing on the broader goal of developing future low energy electronic devices.

To be successful in this role, you must have a doctoral qualification in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Engineering, or a closely related field. Research experience in ultra-high vacuum science, materials science, solid-state physics, scanning probe microscopy, molecular beam epitaxy, synchrotron-based surface science techniques, low-temperature physics and/or electron transport measurements is an advantage.

Based in Melbourne, the fellow will be working with FLEET Chief Investigator A/Prof Agustin Schiffrin at Monash. What we are looking for a researcher with:

A PhD in experimental condensed matter physics, or a closely related field

A strong background and expertise in experimental condensed matter physics (particularly surface and nanophysics)

Demonstrated record of high-impact, peer-reviewed publications in experimental physics, surface science, physical chemistry and/or materials engineering


Application close 15 August 2022

The Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Fellow, Grade 1 / Grade 2 - 122563

About the Centre

The Centre for Quantum Dynamics (CQD) undertakes world-leading research in quantum science and technology. The Centre comprises more than 50 researchers—including theorists and experimentalists—with strong collaborations. Our cutting-edge research encompasses many areas, including quantum information processing, quantum foundations, ultrafast quantum processes, and quantum biophysics. The Centre hosts a node of the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and is also home to the Australian Attosecond Science Facility, the only laboratory in Australia where atoms, molecules and materials can be probed on sub-femtosecond timescales.

The opportunity

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Quantum Dynamics. The primary focus of this role is to contribute to the experimental research of the ARC-funded project “Harnessing genuine quantum nonlocality”, led by Dr Sergei Slussarenko and Dr Nora Tischler. The project develops the science and tools behind device-independent quantum security for information networks, using quantum information encoded and distributed via photons. Moreover, the role also involves undertaking quantum information research activities associated with the Centre’s wider research initiatives. It will be essential to contribute to a vibrant, collaborative academic environment: The role involves close collaboration with members of Griffith University’s Quantum Optics and Information Laboratory, the Centre for Quantum Dynamics (particularly Assoc Prof Eric Cavalcanti), as well as scientists across Australia and overseas (e.g. Dr Krister Shalm, University of Colorado). The role also includes higher-degree-research supervision. The successful applicant will have access to a well-equipped, state-of-the-art quantum optics laboratory and will have the opportunity to travel and further develop their academic profile.

This is a fixed term (24 months), full-time position based at the Nathan campus. Griffith is a multi-campus university and therefore it is understood that this position will work across campuses as required. The successful candidate will be appointed at either Grade 1 or 2 depending on experience, skills and qualifications.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will hold a PhD in Physics or equivalent qualifications/work experience in a relevant field.

You will have demonstrated experience (Grade 1) or extensive research experience including leadership responsibility (Grade 2), in experimental quantum optics. Ideally, you will have experience in quantum technologies or in designing and performing photonic quantum information experiments with photons obtained from spontaneous parametric down-conversion. You will have the passion and a demonstrated ability to undertake and communicate high-quality research. You will have a publication record (Grade 1), or well-established track record of publication in esteemed peer-reviewed journals (Grade 2). You will have high-level interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication skills, which enable you to collaborate and work effectively as a team member. In addition, you will have a high level of self-motivation and the ability to take initiative and work independently.

Salary range

Base Salary for Grade 1: Salary $88,622 - $91,879 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $103,688 - $107,498 per annum.

Base Salary for Grade 2: Salary $100,137 - $118,916 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $117,160 - $139,132 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, in particular addressing the Key Responsibilities listed in the Position Description

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:

  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Nora Tischler, ARC DECRA Fellow on +61 (0) 7 373 57894 or email

For application queries, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further please contact the First Peoples Employment Coordinator – Joshua Long on (07) 37355403 or

Closing date: Monday, 27 June 2022 at 5 pm AEST. 

All applications must be submitted online. 

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply and while this position is advertised as full time, a fractional appointment with flexible working can be negotiated.

As the team experiences high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's send directly to hiring managers.

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Research Scientist - Optical and Photonic Biosensing, CSIRO | Melbourne

Graduate Meteorologist Program, Bureau of Meteorology | Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

Space Manufacturing Senior Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology | Melbourne

Materials Experimental Scientist, CSIRO | Melbourne

Research Scientist – Geophysics | Perth

Research Scientists -  Robotics,  multiple Positions, CSIRO | Multiple locations

2023 ANSTO Graduate Development Program 

Environmental Monitoring Officer, ANSTO | Sydney

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow Quantum, ANU | Canberra

(Junior to Senior) Physics/Material Engineer - Cleanroom Scientific labs | Sydney

Senior Medical Physicist | Sydney

Maths/Chemistry/Physics Teacher - $50,000 incentive to joinMurray region of VIC

Beamline Scientist | Melbourne

Full-time lecturer - Physical Sciences, Continuing/Tenure-track, women-only , University of Adelaide | Adelaide

Grant-Funded Researcher (A/B) - Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing, University of Adelaide | Adelaide

Research Fellow in Critical Minerals Characterisation, University of Tasmania | Hobart

Teacher - Senior Math & Physics | Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast, QLD

** There are currently 336 jobs listed on Seek under ‘Physics/Education’.

(Note that physics jobs in public schools are listed under the various state Education Department websites.)

PAST opportunities:

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Physics

The Faculty of Science at Ryerson University, in Toronto, Canada, invites applications to the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program from a recognized leader in any of the following areas: Medical Imaging, Translational Imaging, Ultrasound Molecular Imaging, Lung Imaging, Theranostics and Quantitative Imaging; for a non-renewable period of eight years. The successful applicants to the CERC program will be appointed at the Full Professor or Associate Professor rank with tenure and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. With recent investments of over $22M in infrastructure and operation funding by Ryerson University, the successful candidate will join a rapidly growing ecosystem focused on Medical Imaging involving the network of Research Hospitals in Toronto. The successful candidate will be nominated by the University for the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Program by mid-October 2022, with results expected by the end of March 2023. Awardees will have up to 12 months to commence the position after the notice of award and upon the acceptance being signed by all parties.

The Nominee will be expected to:

● Articulate, develop and advance a world class innovative and productive research program that contributes to Ryerson’s Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) activities;
● Expand their leadership and influence within their academic discipline through editorships, awards, conference organization and other leadership contributions;
● Demonstrate a commitment to the equitable and inclusive training of diverse highly qualified personnel at all levels of study; and,
● Collaborate effectively within a multi-disciplinary community of researchers with various theoretical and/or experimental orientations and levels of analysis.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

Nominees to the CERC program must be at the rank of Full Professor, or Associate Professor, and eligible to be promoted to Full Professor within one or two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the qualifications necessary to be appointed at these professoriate ranks. The nominee must hold a full-time academic appointment at the nominating institution as of the start date of the Chair award.

In addition to the above requirements, the successful Nominee will:

● Hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with documented research contributions;
● Have demonstrated an innovative and an internationally recognized program of research that advances the state of the art in relevant research areas with clear potential for interdisciplinary impact; and,
● Show evidence of a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in their scholarly research and creative activities and teaching activities.

Nominations are subject to review by the CERC Secretariat and appointment as a Canada Excellence Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal  by selecting, “Start Application Process”. Applications containing the following, must be received by May 31, 2022

Sydney Quantum Academy PhD Scholarships

Want a career in cutting edge technology? Applications are now open for Sydney Quantum Academy PhD Scholarships. Study with world-leading quantum experts, join a supportive community and benefit from career development funding.

Sydney Quantum Academy PhD Scholarships support you to undertake research at one of our partner universities including: the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, and the University of Technology Sydney.

Applications close 04 May 2022.

All applicants must apply via our website platform to be considered.

Apply now:

Our PhD Scholarship program offers students funding to learn alongside some of the world’s top quantum experts, and gain access to the SQA PhD Experience Program where you’ll join a growing community of quantum PhD students from across Sydney.

Undertake coursework at the four partner universities and benefit from training, seminars and workshops designed to give you a competitive edge in quantum’s future workforce.

Network with the brightest minds in quantum research and enjoy career development opportunities within academia and related industries.

There are 4 streams of SQA PhD Scholarships:

  • SQA Primary Scholarships provide students with a primary stipend for their PhD candidature worth AU$35,000 p.a. (pro-rata).
  • SQA Supplementary Scholarships are for students holding a primary PhD stipend scholarship (worth less than AU$33,000 p.a.), to top-up and extend their stipend.
  • SQA Supplementary Extension Scholarships are for students holding a primary PhD stipend scholarship (worth more than AU$33,000 p.a.), to extend their stipend.
  • SQA PhD Experience Program Scholarships provide entrance to the SQA PhD Experience Program.

Each scholarship offers access to career development funding and the SQA PhD Experience Program. International recipient tuition fees may also be waived or supplemented up to four years.

Eligibility for SQA Scholarships:

  • Scholarships are open to Australian citizens, permanent residents, and international applicants.
  • You are expected to apply for or be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an SQA partner university. PhD projects must be in a field related to quantum technology. Please note you will not be offered an SQA PhD scholarship unless you have a PhD offer of admission. Find out how to apply for a quantum PhD in Sydney on our website.
  • You must have the support of an academic staff member at one of the partner universities. To assist you in your application, potential supervisors can be searched on our Sydney Quantum Experts directory on our website.
  • Information on the eligibility of each scholarship stream is available on our webpage. Please read the SQA PhD Scholarship Application Guidelines and SQA PhD Scholarship Conditions of Award carefully before applying. Failure to follow the guidelines will lead to your application not being considered.

Note: We encourage domestic and overseas-based applicants to apply. If you are based overseas, and not currently an Australian resident or holder of a permanent resident visa, your application will be considered. However, any offer will be dependent on the border restrictions in place by the Australian Government in response to COVID-19. You may be able to commence your studies overseas if you have support from your supervisor and university, however, you may not be able to start receiving scholarship payments until you arrive in Australia. Please check with your university for further information on offshore commencement.

About Sydney Quantum Academy

The SQA is a unique partnership between four world-leading universities – Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney. We are generously supported by the New South Wales Government.

Our vision is to build Australia’s quantum economy. Collaborating with academia, industry and government, SQA will harness Sydney’s collective quantum expertise to develop diverse talent and a globally recognised quantum ecosystem.

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Research Fellow – Experimental Physics

Job No.: 633563

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $72,205 - $97,995 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Be inspired, every day

Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities

Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

The ARC CoE in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is an international innovator in novel electronics technologies. Enabled by the new science of atomically thin materials, FLEET brings together over 40 world-leading experts to develop a new generation of ultra-low power devices. The team is highly interdisciplinary with high-profile researchers and are seeking your support in the role of a Research Fellow to continue their research efforts.

This position at FLEET sits within the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Faculty of Science at Monash University.

In this role, you will have the exciting opportunity to conduct research in experimental atomic and optical physics and quantum degenerate gases. FLEET is posed to make a significant global impact in the electronics and energy sectors and your role will be investigating topological phenomena in non-equilibrium systems, particularly ultracold atoms driven by external fields.

Candidates Attributes:

A doctoral qualification in Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics or a closely related field in Physics

Strong background and expertise in experimental atomic physics (preferably in ultracold atomic gases), and/or optics (particularly in light-atom interactions)

Track record of refereed research publics in experimental atomic physics and/or optics

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

In the context of COVID-19, the University is required to comply with various health directions issued from time to time by the Chief Health Officer. Further information concerning vaccination requirements and the obligations on Monash University to collect, record and hold vaccination information about employees is available at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria, please select COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions.


Professor Kris Helmerson, School of Physics and Astronomy, +61 3 9905 1413

Position Description

Download File: Research Fellow

Closing Date

Monday 9 May 2022, 11:55pm AEST

Supporting a diverse workforce

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Medical Physicist at Monash University

Job No.: 633312

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $103,153 - $122,495 pa Level B / $126,360 - $145,702 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to join the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on a full-time continuing basis. In this role, you will be reporting directly to the Head of Department and will provide leadership support to the School and contribute to the teaching effort of the department within the University. 

This can include:

  • Providing education leadership by preparing and delivering lectures and seminars, conducting consultations with students and developing resources and course materials

  • Conducting original research that will lead to publications in high-quality journals or with high level academic or commercial publishers

  • Attracting and retaining research income and where appropriate, the leadership of a research team

  • Supervising PhD, honours and postgraduate students to support their continued career development

  • Contributing to the professional and/or discipline both nationally and internationally

This position is suited to a highly motivated individual who has an undergraduate degree in physics including honours; and a doctoral qualification in Medical Physics, hold or be eligible to hold a Victorian Radiation Use Licence and Tester’s Approval and have registration with an appropriate professional body e.g. ACPSEM.

Additionally, the successful candidate will ideally have demonstrated excellence in teaching in the discipline area, the ability to bring their clinical expertise to inform curriculum teaching and subject material development and demonstrated ability in undertaking outstanding research.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

In the context of COVID-19, the University is required to comply with various health directions issued from time to time by the Chief Health Officer. Further information concerning vaccination requirements and the obligations on Monash University to collect, record and hold vaccination information about employees is available at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria, please select COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions.


Professor Jenny Sim, Head of Department, Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences, +61 3 9905 3753. For more information visit the website.

Closing Date

Tuesday 26 April 2022, 11:55pm AEST

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Plasma-liquid modelling at James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference and is dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region. An opportunity is now available for a full time; fixed term to December 2024 appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Plasma-liquid Modelling within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). The position will be based on the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas (QLD, Australia), with remuneration at Academic Level A $69,717 - $93,159 per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions.


The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will undertake research focused on electron and positron transport processes in liquids, including modelling of plasma-liquid interactions.  As part of an ARC funded project, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will conduct research, develop and/or contribute to various elements of computational models of low-temperature plasmas and research publications as a member of a high performing team and ensure all key research outcomes and milestones are achieved in alignment with project timelines.

The ambition to establish a strong research portfolio in non-equilibrium transport processes in plasma models for medical and technical applications, as well as a demonstrated capacity to contribute to the growth of a research team and the University’s Physical Sciences group are also inherent to the requirements of the position. 


JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  We support our people through the provision of:

  • attractive options for salary packaging
  •  five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  •  flexible working arrangements
  • modern; well-equipped on-campus facilities including medical, cafes, gym, pool and childcare



For further information, please visit the Careers at JCU website, Opportunities in Science and Engineering microsite: Vacancy Reference 17834. Applications close 3rd April 2022

Post-doctoral position and PhD Scholarship: Development and Nanooptics of butterfly nanostructures

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher and for a PhD student for an interdisciplinary research project addressing butterfly nanostructure development, insect biophotonics and gyroid nanooptics, and ultra- and in-vivo microscopy methods for the investigation of natural nanostructures.

A key goal is the development of a computer-aided light-microscopy technique for in-vivo microscopy of butterfly nanostructure growth.

The positions are based at Murdoch University in Perth. The project comprises experimental components that will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Western Australia (Perth), the University of Salzburg (Austria) and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MA, USA).

Several green butterflies are known to produce chitinous nanostructures, particularly gyroidal nanostructures, that act as photonic crystals which produce their bright reflections. Their optical properties and structure are well understood, yet the formation mechanism of these nanostructures remains speculative. The project aims to use hyperspectral light-microscopy techniques for the in-vivo imaging of developing butterflies and to develop computational and inverse problem methods to infer from the spatially resolved information how the gyroid nanostructure emerges from the interplay of different intracellular mechanisms.

The project is funded through the Australian Research Council project DP200102593. It is based on our earlier work (Science Advances 2017; MRS Bulletin 2019). The websites of the project collaborators A/Prof Gerd Schroeder-Turk (Murdoch Uni, Perth), A/Prof Peta Clode (UWA, Perth), Prof Bodo Wilts (Salzburg, Austria) and Prof Nipam Patel (MBL, MA, USA) provide information about the research environment and context.

We are looking for candidates who have completed a PhD (for the post-doc position) or an undergraduate degree (for the PhD position) in physics, materials science, nano-engineering, insect biology, cell biology or related degrees. Candidates with experimental, theoretical or computational backgrounds, or combinations thereof, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates should have existing knowledge or expertise in at least one of the following areas and a strong interest in developing skills in several of the following areas: numerical or experimental methods for characterising nanostructured optical materials, butterfly development, structural biology, nanostructure formation and self-assembly, microscopy methods, computational structure analysis, simulation methods for structure formation.

For the post-doctoral position, applications close 16 March 2022. Please see the job ad at this link and the position description available at this link (or available on the Murdoch website) for details.

For the PhD scholarship, please direct your application directly to A/Prof Gerd Schroeder-Turk who will be the principal supervisor. Please include a cover letter that explains your interest in the project and your relevant expertise and qualifications and a CV. Applications are open until 16 March 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found. Information about PhD research at Murdoch can be found on this Murdoch University website, and the successful candidate needs to fulfill the admission requirements of Murdoch University.

For further information, please contact Gerd Schroeder-Turk (

We are looking forward to seeing your applications. Thank you for your interest. 

Lecturer, Experimental Physics (Marine/Environmental Sensing) at James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. We are now offering an exciting opportunity for a full-time and continuing appointment to the position of Lecturer, Experimental Physics (Marine/Environmental Sensing) within the College of Science and Engineering. The position is based at the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas. Remuneration at Academic Level B $97,856 - $115,465 per annum + up to 17% employer superannuation contributions.


The Lecturer in Experimental Physics (Marine/Environmental Sensing) will undertake research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the College and closely interface with the TropWater Centre, which is focused on research-related water science, resource management and ecology of water ecosystems across freshwater, estuarine and marine systems.


The Lecturer will be an enthusiastic Experimental Physicist (or related discipline) with the ambition to develop a strategic, world-class research portfolio in one or more of the fields of: marine science, environmental science, geophysics/mining and agricultural science.


JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  •  generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • flexible working arrangements



For further information, please visit the Careers at JCU website, Opportunities in Science and Engineering microsite: Vacancy Reference 17766. Applications close Sunday 20 March 2022.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics at Flinders University, SA 

Continuing, Full time, Compensation Grade: Academic Level B or C

Salary Range: Level B- $99,827 - $118,135 p.a. and Level C- $121,795 - $140,102 p.a.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in areas of physics related to Condensed Matter Physics.

The teaching component includes the development of innovative teaching materials, multi-mode teaching delivery, including face to face and online, and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the discipline.

The incumbent will make independent high quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision.

The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.

The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

International applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

04 Feb 2022

For more information click here.

Applications for the Mid-Career Transition to Teaching Program are Now Open

Location: NSW, various

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Ongoing

Remuneration: Program payments of up to $60,000 plus paid employment as a paraprofessional

·       Be financially supported to retrain as a science, mathematics or technological and applied studies teacher

·       Received tailored mentorship and support

·       Gain a permanent full-time teaching position in a NSW public school

The Opportunity

Are you considering a career change? The Mid-Career Transition to Teaching Program is an exciting opportunity for experienced professionals to become teachers of science, mathematics or technological and applied studies with the NSW Department of Education.

Those with significant prior experience, including academics, high-performing professionals and subject-matter experts will be supported to complete their Master of Teaching (Secondary) and enter a career in secondary teaching.

Participants who possess significant industry or teaching experience will be given the opportunity to be employed at a school part-time as a paraprofessional, after completing 6 months of study, and whilst completing the remainder of their qualification.

Participants will be provided with a $30,000 one-off training allowance, a guaranteed permanent teaching position in a NSW public school and a $30,000 study completion bonus phased over the first three years of employment in a NSW public school. They will also receive ongoing support and mentoring to aide in the transition to teaching.

Participants can elect to study at four participating universities commencing studies between March and May, 2022:

·       Charles Sturt University

·       Macquarie University

·       University of Newcastle

·       University of Sydney


For further information, visit the or register for the online information session on Wednesday, 12 January 2022.

Apply now

Submit your application via the I Work for NSW website:

Enquiries and further information

For further information, please visit or email

Closing Date

Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Please note: The NSW Department of Education office will be closed between 24 December 2021 and 7 January 2022.

Research Fellow – Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of Topological Insulators

Job No.: 627595

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2.5-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $70,789 - $96,074 pa Level A (plus 17% employer Superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Monash University seeks talented staff irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability or cultural background. As an exemplar employer of choice, we champion staff diversity and foster inclusive workplace culture. Our participation in the Athena SWAN Charter underpins our commitment to advancing gender equality goals. We proudly profile women in STEMM and continue to grow our STEMM Women Academic Network.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Science at Monash University has a strong research reputation. The Faculty’s research spans the theoretical to the applied, contributes to new knowledge and technologies, and challenges how we interact with the world. Within the Faculty is the School of Physics and Astronomy, we aim to position ourselves as one of the top physics and astronomy research and teaching departments in Australia. We are committed to teaching and research of the highest quality in astronomy, astrophysics, experimental physics, and theoretical physics. We are also strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equality, fairness, respect and openness.

The ARC CoE in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is an international innovator in novel electronics technologies. Enabled by the new science of atomically thin materials, FLEET brings together over 40 world-leading experts to develop a new generation of ultra-low power devices. The team is highly interdisciplinary with high-profile researchers from atomic physics, condensed matter physics, materials science, electronics, nanofabrication and atomically thin materials. With over $40M investment from the ARC and contributing organisations, FLEET is poised to make significant global impact in the electronics and energy sectors. FLEET is committed to providing a welcoming environment where women and under-represented groups can succeed.

As a research fellow you will conduct research in experimental condensed matter physics and surface science. You will synthesize novel two-dimensional and three-dimensional topological materials via molecular beam epitaxy, and study their electronic properties using scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy, as well as electronic transport measurements. As part of ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies, you will collaborate with theoretical and experimental scientists in FLEET, and take advantage of tailored mentorship and career training opportunities offered by the Centre.

Additionally, you will publish papers in high-impact journals, present results at major conferences and workshops, and assist in the supervision of PhD and honours students in the Centre. 

Enquiries and more info

Professor Michael Fuhrer, School of Physics and Astronomy, +61 3 9905 1353

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow – Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of Topological Insulators

Closing Date

Sunday 9 January 2022, 11:55pm AEDT

Please note: Monash University will be closed from 23 December 2021 until 3 January 2022 inclusive.

Ionising Radiation Hazard Manager

APS 6:  $83,928 - $95,873 (plus super), Canberra – ACT

The Role
As the Ionising Radiation Hazard Manager, you will work with an innovative team that develops tools and techniques to implement best practice radiation protection for Defence personnel. You will be responsible for developing products to assist with the compliance and safety of ionising radiation sources used by Defence in military operations, health, research and waste management. This will include the development and implementation of radiation safety policy, technical oversight of the ionising radiation hazards, providing technical advice in the development of licence applications and regulatory approval requests, research and incident investigation. You will be part of a small team and will enjoy the freedom of a relatively autonomous environment, with support where required.

This position is located in Canberra however remote working arrangements may be accommodated for the successful applicant.

About our Team
Joint Capabilities Group has an opportunity for you to utilise your skills to contribute to radiation safety across the Logistics lifecycle. Come join a team which works collaboratively with the groups and services to understand, shape, improve and grow radiation safety across the Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force. You will be able to apply and develop your skills in radiation protection and health physics by utilising existing tools and techniques as well as new and novel approaches.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is someone who likes having the opportunity to take responsibility and be accountable for their role. You will have a bachelor or higher degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and/or experience as a radiation safety/protection officer or health physicist. You will have a desire to travel domestically to complete onsite field work whilst also delivering verbal and written communications and reporting to stakeholders.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 16 December 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/05927/21 

Postdoctoral/Research Fellow at ANU: Quantum Optical Interconnects using Magnetic Rare Earth Crystals

Supervisor, primary contact: Dr Rose Ahlefeldt (

Location: Research School of Physics, ANU, Canberra

Type: continuing contingent (funded for 2.5 years)

Salary: Academic Level A/B ($74,775 - $115,428 per annum plus 17% Superannuation)

We are looking for a postdoc to work on a collaborative project to develop an efficient single-photon microwave-to-optical frequency converter. This type of frequency converter allows quantum computers that operate at microwave frequencies, such as superconducting systems, to be connected to existing optical quantum networks.

The frequency converter will be implemented in a magnetically ordered rare earth crystal, with optical and collective microwave resonances used to mediate conversion. The postdoc will study the optical and microwave resonances to determine the best conditions for high efficiency conversion.

This is a multi-disciplinary project, combining studies of magnetic materials, optically dense media, short-range interactions in solids and optical and microwave engineering, and involving researchers in Australia, Switzerland, and New Zealand. We invite applications from candidates across the areas of quantum physics, magnetism, and optical physics of solids whose expertise can be adapted to the project.

The Research School of Physics values diversity and aims to improve the participation of historically under-represented groups in science, with the goal of building a more inclusive, more innovative physics community for the future. Women and other underrepresented groups in science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 26 Nov 2021.   For enquiries, please contact Dr Rose Ahlefeldt, or to apply, please visit

Postdoctoral research fellow @UNSW Canberra

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is seeking to employ a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake research in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics  in the UNSW node of the ARC Centre for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies ( at  the School of Science at UNSW Canberra ( The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be conducting scholarly research in fabrication and participating in the common activities run by the School, Faculty and University.

About the Role:

Role:                       Postdoctoral Fellow

Salary:                    Level A: $ 79,679 - $ 106,237 plus 17% Superannuation            

Term:                     Full Time, Fixed Term 2 years

 About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:              

  • Demonstrate experience with assembly of van der Waals heterostructure devices, cleanroom processing and low noise electrical measurement techniques.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills appropriate for interacting effectively team members, collaborators and colleagues across the Centre and University.

In your application you should systematically address the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description.

In order to view the Position Description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for Jobs@UNSW Portal.

An applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role. The position is located in Canberra, ACT. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship and currently located within Australia.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra


Dr Oleh Klochan, School of Science, UNSW Canberra E:

Applications Close: 21 November 2021 11:30PM

Sensor response model for Chemical/Biological Detectors for Airborne Hazardous Materials

Project Leader: Professor Jonathan Manton
Staff: Prof. Jonathan Manton, Prof. Bill Moran, Prof. Len Sciacca
Collaborators: Defence Science and Technology Group
Primary Contact:
Len Sciacca (
Keywords: optimisation; sensor fusion; signal processing; signals and systems
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Project Leader: Professor Jonathan Manton
Staff: Prof. Jonathan Manton, Prof. Bill Moran, Prof. Len Sciacca
Collaborators: Defence Science and Technology Group
Primary Contact:
Len Sciacca (
Keywords: optimisation; sensor fusion; signal processing; signals and systems
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Project Leader: Professor Jonathan Manton
Staff: Prof. Jonathan Manton, Prof. Bill Moran, Prof. Len Sciacca
Collaborators: Defence Science and Technology Group
Primary Contact:
Len Sciacca (
Keywords: optimisation; sensor fusion; signal processing; signals and systems
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

The University of Melbourne and the Defence Science and Technology Group are collaborating on advanced signal processing and modelling of chemical and biological detectors for defence and national security.

Characterization and understanding of Chemical/biological detector responses are required for their effective deployment in a contaminated environment. Currently, a detector’s performance is typically assessed experimentally in a test chamber under limited (constant challenge concentration) test conditions which may vary significantly compared to a real-world environment. For example, a stationary sensor monitoring the near-field atmospheric release of hazardous materials or a sensor attached to a UAV interrogating chemical cloud will experience much more rapidly changing dynamic conditions for which the laboratory acquired assessment may not be adequate or reliable.

This project aims to develop a foundational framework and mathematical sensor response model (SRM)  to enable characterization, validation, and performance prediction of CBR detectors. The sensor response model will be developed using signals and systems theory and mathematical methods combined with aerosol physics. The models will be validated experimentally using a state-of-the-art dynamic sensor testbed recently developed at DST in Melbourne. This project will give candidates a deep appreciation of sensor design, modelling and optimisation. It will give solid foundations for future work and research.


To apply: Please send a CV with a brief introduction to yourself to Len Sciacca.

PhD Top-up Scholarships for Ocean and Sea Ice Modelling at a COSIMA partner university (ANU, UNSW, UTas, USyd, UniMelb or U Adelaide)

Are you interested in understanding ocean physics, and do you have skills in computational/mathematical modelling?

The Consortium for Ocean-Sea Ice Modelling in Australia (COSIMA) is providing opportunities for PhD students to work at the intersection of high-performance computing and ocean-climate dynamics. Projects are available focusing on a wide range of topics, including:
1. The role of sea ice in the climate system;
2. Modelling biogeochemical cycles in the global ocean;
3. Coupling between surface waves and large-scale currents;
4. Antarctic ice shelves and their interaction with the Southern Ocean; and
5. The sensitivity of ocean dynamics to vertical coordinate systems in ocean models.
These scholarships are valued at $7,500 per year for 3.5 years. Successful applicants will also need to be successful in receiving a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship, or equivalent primary scholarship, at a COSIMA partner university (ANU, UNSW, UTas, USyd, UniMelb or U Adelaide).

To Apply, you should submit a package to Ms Alina Bryleva including:
• A half-page statement explaining your research interests and your planned work with COSIMA.
• Your CV and academic transcripts.
• Provide amount and source of any existing scholarships, both top-ups and a primary stipend.
These top-up scholarships are intended primarily for new students, however existing students working on one of the COSIMA models will also be considered. Preference will be given to competitive applicants who do not already receive a top-up scholarship from another source.

Enquiries: Please contact Professor Andrew Hogg Closing date: 30 November 2021

ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) - Early-Career Researchers Opportunities

Multiple postdoctoral opportunities are available for eligible, outstanding early-career researchers in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. A rare opportunity to nominate your research project, choose your supervisor and the location of work!

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is seeking to appoint up to four Research Fellows to perform research at relevant FLEET node/s as determined by the candidates’ expertise and research aspirations.

The appointment is for up to two years (at a full-time load), with part-time arrangements available. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the research experience and performance standards for academic Levels A, $91,291 - $97,995 per annum plus 17% superannuation.

An important part of FLEET’s mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves conflicts between scientific research and personal circumstances or identity. In particular, FLEET offers mentoring programs and other career development initiatives for scientists to create equity at the workplace and retain scientists from under-represented groups. FLEET supports family-friendly and flexible work arrangements, including part-time employment options, to focus on outputs rather than physical attendance.

FLEET seeks to increase the diversity across the Centre by increasing the representation of members from under-represented groups in Australian STEM. There are two types of postdoctoral fellowships available:

1. Women in FLEET Fellowship, two positions

2. Diversity in FLEET Fellowship, two positions

Depending on their eligibility, candidates may choose to be considered for either or both fellowships. The filling of these positions is intended to constitute a special measure and is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for under-represented groups in Australian STEM. Only suitable qualified candidates who are eligible will be considered.


Qualified candidates from an underrepresented group in Australian STEM and within 5 years of the conferral date of their PhD or equivalent research higher degree are eligible to apply. The eligibility period may be extended to take into account career interruptions.


The Fellowship is for early-career academics with research interests that align with one or more of the existing research and/or enabling technology themes of the Centre of Excellence FLEET. Working closely with and under supervision of one or more FLEET Chief Investigators (CIs), the Fellow will perform outstanding and original, experimental or theoretical research, aligned with one or more of the FLEET research themes. Please visit  for more details.

What we are looking for:

  • A PhD degree in physics, materials science or related field
  • Demonstrated potential to engage in research relevant to the strategic needs of the area
  • Developing or established track record of independent, original research evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations
  • A track record of developing and maintaining collaborations within and across research institutions
  • Willingness to participate in FLEET outreach activities.

To apply, please visit:

Applications close 26 Nov 2021

ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) - Multiple PhD scholarship opportunities

Multiple PhD scholarship opportunities are available for eligible, outstanding students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

Applications Always Open

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) is seeking talented students with interests in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering and other equivalent fields. PhD positions are offered across FLEET’s nodes located at Monash University, University of New South Wales, RMIT University, Swinburne University, the Australian National University, University of Queensland and University of Wollongong.

FLEET offers:

  • Generous PhD stipend and top-up scholarships up to AUD$10,000 per annum to high performing students
  • Comprehensive mentoring, professional and research development programs
  • Internships and research opportunities with our global partners

FLEET seeks to increase the diversity across the Centre by increasing the representation of members from under-represented groups in Australian STEM. There are two additional types scholarships available for eligible students working with FLEET:

1. Women In FLEET Scholarship 

2.  Diversity in FLEET Scholarship

If you are finishing your undergraduate training and thinking of pursuing a PhD program, apply for a project with FLEET to perform high impact research, build the future of electronics and train to be a future science leader.

Submit your Expression of Interest at: 

Senior Systems Engineer - Urgent

Sigray, Inc.

Concord CA, USA

Salary: $401 K including dental, medical and vision

Sigray has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer to join our team in developing the next generation of laboratory X-ray systems. Sigray is a rapidly growing startup based in Concord CA that manufactures X-ray sources, optics, and systems. The X-ray systems include X-ray spectroscopy, microfluorescence, and nano- and micro- computed tomography as well as several unreleased instruments under active development.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of instrumentation design and programming of motion control systems. The ideal candidate will be comfortable administering hardware controls, such as the open source EPICS platform, across an install base of many systems, developing hardware drivers as needed, deciding key questions on control system architecture, and troubleshooting hardware and software issues in a timely manner. The candidate will work closely with product managers and other relevant stakeholders to define requirements for each system and prioritize development resources.


  • Develop, deploy and maintain a control system across Sigray’s entire product range
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation and hardware
  • Write drivers for new hardware as needed
  • Develop and maintain control system software and hardware resources, including version control, upgrades, management of network configuration, and backups
  • Write technical specifications and procedures for software and hardware systems
  • Hold design reviews for new and improved systems


  • Familiarity with instrumentation. X-ray instrumentation is a plus.
  • Linux system administration and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deliver solutions in tight deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities according to current demands


  • 3 or more years experience working as an instrumentation engineer.
  • Background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a definite plus.
  • Mechanical Engineering or Physics degrees are also bonuses.

About Sigray, Inc.:

Sigray is a rapidly x-ray technology company located in Concord, CA. The company was started by Dr. Wenbing Yun, who previously founded Xradia, a world leading x-ray microscopy company that was later successfully acquired by Carl Zeiss as its x-ray microscopy unit. Sigray is well-funded by government grants and has customers from around the world. The company's culture is dynamic and R&D focused, and this is an excellent opportunity to work in a rapidly growing, dynamic company under the guidance and mentorship of leading experts in the x-ray instrumentation field.

Apply NowOther Sigray, Inc. Jobs 

Contact with questions and to send your resume/CV.

Senior Physicist, School of Physical Sciences


(Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply, as well as a negotiable start-up package.  Fixed term, full-time opportunity available. Closing date: 30th September 2021

We seek to appoint a research leader who aims to be one of the nation’s brightest stars of the future.  The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), one of six Research Institutes at the University of Adelaide, fosters excellence in research in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology and medicine. IPAS works to create new sensors that can measure the immeasurable, stimulate the creation of new industries, and improve productivity in existing industry.

IPAS is headquartered in a $100M bespoke research building on the University of Adelaide’s beautiful city campus. It has a research budget of more than $15M p.a. and a membership of more than 250 people. IPAS has a superb range of diagnostic and manufacturing equipment including in-house precision manufacturing equipment such as 3D metal and plastics printing, glass and optical fibre manufacture as well as MBE facilities for creation of semiconductor and quantum materials. In addition, IPAS provides strategic grants support, business development support and facility management through its high-performing and professional team that will accelerate the career of the successful candidate.

The role is set to ultimately take a leadership role of a cohesive team of 25 staff and students who work at the leading-edge of modern precision measurement.

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for this opportunity:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 30 September 2021.

For further information

Professor Andre Luiten
Director, IPAS
P: +61 (0) 404 817 168

Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory Positions: PhDs in Quantum Nanoscience and Precision Measurement

The Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory is looking for enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated students to join us for PhDs in quantum nanoscience and precision measurement.

Our laboratory takes the technologies in kilometre-scale gravitational wave observatories, miniaturises them onto a silicon chip and into an optical microscope, and applies them to answer both to fundamental questions in quantum nanoscience, and to build new technologies for sensing, communication, aerospace and biomedicine.

Our research ranging from the deepest fundamentals of quantum mechanics (how do superpositions collapse?, and how does quantum physics play with general relativity?), to the complex behaviour of quantum liquids controlled with laser light on a chip (How do quantum vortices move?, and how does quantum turbulence work?), to the development of next generation quantum technologies such as biological microscopes that operate beyond the limits of classical physics, to exquisitely precise sensors that could enable the next generation of magnetic imaging (MRI/MEG), communications and navigation technologies.

We have PhD positions open in a range of areas including:

· quantum microscopy,

· superfluid quantum devices and dynamics,

· nanomechanical computing,

· imaging motor molecules and their living dynamics within cells, and

· precision magnetometry, ultrasound and inertial sensing.

Our laboratory is a positive environment, full of people seeking to make a difference to both our understanding of the world around us and to future technologies. We have longstanding collaborations with partners including NASA and Lockheed Martin, seeking to take our research into applications. You can find more information about us here:

If this sounds interesting to you, and you have a strong background in physics, nanotechnology, photonics, the biosciences, or engineering, get in touch with me (Prof Warwick Bowen, and I would be delighted to discuss with you how you might fit into the team.

Multiple Post-docs/Research Fellows at The Australian National University

We are seeking to appoint multiple experimental physicists or engineers to share our passion in developing optical instrumentation for precision interferometry for the science goals related to gravitational-wave detection. The projects involved are related to LIGO instrumentation, space-based missions, and third generation gravitational wave detectors such a NEMO.

We strongly encourage and support applications from women and from diverse backgrounds for these positions:


Classification: Academic Level A / B - multiple positions Salary package: $73,309 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, continuing (Contingent Funded), 2 years Flexible and family friendly role; On campus childcare facilities; Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

Application closing date is 28 July 2021

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Lecturer in Electromagnetic Systems and Security at Flinders University 

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type


Position Summary

Continuing, full-time

Compensation Grade

Academic Level B

Salary Range

$98,062 - $116,046 pa

Reporting to

Dean, People and Resources

The Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in areas of physics and engineering with particular emphasis on areas related to electromagnetic systems and security.

The teaching component includes the development of innovative teaching materials, multi-mode teaching delivery, including face to face and online, and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the discipline.

The incumbent will make independent high-quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision.

The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.

The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices, and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer in Electromagnetic Systems and Security is accountable for:

Planning and delivering ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as quality publication, external grant acquisition, scholarship and presentation that aligns with the College’s areas of research strength.

Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery, and evaluation of teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in physics, through topic coordination, delivery of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, placements or other contemporary teaching strategies.

Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

Focusing and contributing to supervision of research student programs.

Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting, and collaborative working environment.

Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.

Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification.

Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in a range of physics and engineering topics in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.

Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of physics or engineering related to electromagnetic systems and security including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.

Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.

Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students (desirable).

Demonstrated capacity to contribute to leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities (desirable).

For application enquiries please contact: Professor Alistair Rendell.

Applications Close 11:59pm 30 Jun 2021

Please see Jobs@Flinders for more information on applying.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions: Computational Astrophysics for the Sun, University of Newcastle

Work with Associate Professor David Pontin to solve problems in computational astrophysics and related fields
Build your international presence and collaborations in a global research environment. Experience a 3-year contract and the beautiful beach and café lifestyle of Newcastle, Australia.

Look to the future:

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

Be challenged and imagine with us:

We will bring the world to our regions and take our regions to the world through relevant research solutions to local, national and global problems.We want to serve our regions by taking research that matters to the world and bringing our global expertise home. 
Working with Associate Professor David Pontin to solve problems in computational astrophysics, with particular application to the Sun and solar wind, this position will provide opportunities to work across a broad spectrum and multiple projects. One of these projects is funded by the Australian Research Council on “Understanding the sources of the slow solar wind”, involving collaboration with colleagues at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Durham University. This will involve analysis of 3D magnetic field structures and designing and performing large-scale magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the Sun’s atmosphere.

The research associates will join a vibrant new group in the expanding field of space science. The positions will involve:

Running computational simulations;
Analysis of satellite data (or collaboration with colleagues who do this);
Holding meetings or talks with students;
Participation in research applications and projects and publishing in high quality international journals;
Organising local seminars/conferences; and
Building international presence and collaborations in a global research environment, including speaking at conferences.
These positions are 3-year Fixed-term Contracts located at the Callaghan campus, Newcastle, Australia.
How will you inspire us?  
Either a finishing PhD student or candidate with previous postdoc experience, you already have a background in space or astrophysics. Ideally, you will research solar physics, (space) plasma physics, astrophysics, applied mathematics or similar subjects or be willing to collaborate towards research aligned with the interests of your team.

You will have:

Demonstrated computational experience and theoretical skills.An interest in understanding the Sun’s atmosphere and the fundamental physical processes that occur there.
Proven ability to work proactively and independently to achieve research outcomes.
Confident communication skills and enjoy interacting as part of a team or workgroup.
For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit  

Closing date: 4/6/2021

Why commit to us? 

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021 and a Top 10 University in Australia. 
The remuneration for this position is from $89,559 FTE +9.5% superannuation.  
From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at:  

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us: 

Click on ‘Apply for this job’. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:
Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).
Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you.

Science (Physics) Teacher (1.0FTE) Leading 7-12 Catholic co-educational College
Permanent Full-Time

Commencement Date: Term 2, 2022

Closing date: Friday, 1 April (4pm)

About Us

Rosebank College, Five Dock, is a Good Samaritan, Benedictine, Catholic co-educational school that belongs to the community of ten schools across Australia called Good Samaritan Education (GSE). It is committed to the successful integration of e-learning and innovative pedagogy across the Curriculum for Years 7 to 12. Rosebank College promotes an inclusive, welcoming environment for children and provides transparent, accountable, risk-managed approaches to ensure child safeguarding.

For further information about Rosebank College, please visit our website:

About the Role

Commencing in Term 2, 2022, an opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and suitably experienced Science (Physics) Teacher to join the Science faculty in a permanent role (1.0FTE position).

The Science Teacher will work collaboratively within the Science faculty and across all year groups, undertaking responsibilities within the team, as required by the Science Coordinator.

The Science faculty is highly successful and fosters a culture of continuous improvement committed to student centred practice. Applicants for this position must be excellent classroom practitioners, dedicated team players, interested in the care and welfare of students, and have particular skills in their teaching of Science to equip them to contribute to the College’s educational program in teaching and learning. Applicants will also need to be skilled in their use of educational technology in the classroom. This position will allow a creative and passionate teacher to flourish.

About You

The successful candidate will be an outstanding educator who is highly motivated to support Rosebank College to ensure continued academic achievement, by inspiring and developing innovative learning which engages, and values every learner.

To be considered for this position, you must be a highly dedicated Science Teacher who meets the following criteria:

  • Proven experience in teaching Stage 6 Physics together with Stage 4/5 Science
  • Relevant knowledge to plan, deliver and assess the teaching and learning curriculum
  • Understand guided inquiry and be able to successfully implement it in the classroom
  • A sound understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching
  • An ability to impart this knowledge to students effectively
  • Possess proven ability to incorporate modern technologies into their teaching practice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to the child safeguarding principles
  • Willingness to support the Catholic ethos and learning culture of the College
For further information about the role, view the position description here.

The Process

If you believe you meet the requirements of this position as listed above, then we would love to hear from you. Please apply now by submitting your application to the Principal, Rosebank College, via email to

In your application, you will need to provide:

  • A cover letter
  • A copy of your CV
  • Three (3) referees including your current employer
  • Formal teaching qualifications
  • Current NESA Accreditation and approval to teach in NSW
  • A current NSW Working With Children Check number
  • Copies of any certified academic transcripts
  • Evidence of the PHO requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The appointment of a successful candidate is conditional and based on the successful completion of all pre-employment screening for child-related employment and reference checks.

General Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding the role, please email the College’s Human Resources Manager on

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