Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

• Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology -  Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
• Academic Level A: $ 66,750 plus 17 % superannuation
• Full-time, fixed-term 2 year position based at the Hawthorn campus

In recent years, Swinburne has progressed to become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 400 universities in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and one of the top 75 in the world in physics.

A Research Postdoctoral Fellow is required to work with the Theoretical Physics Group in the Centre for Quantum and Optical Sciences. The successful applicant will contribute to the ARC funded DP project “Mesoscopic quantum reality in the light of new technologies.”

Specifically, the Fellow will be involved in developing theory for testing quantum mechanics using quantum optics, opto-nano mechanics, and/ or Bose-Einstein condensates and cold atom systems. The aspects of quantum theory under investigation include Bell’s theorem, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox, entanglement and steering and weak values, with an emphasis on multipartite entanglement and Schrodinger cats.

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
• Strong BSc degree in Physics or relevant field
• PhD in Physics Quantum Information or relevant field
• Experience in quantum information physics
• Demonstrated strong English communication skills, both written and oral

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits and opportunities including salary packaging options, Employee Assistance Program as well as discounts on private health insurance, newspaper subscriptions, movie tickets, transport, computers and software

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

How to apply
Swinburne encourages applications from Indigenous people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and men.

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Margaret Reid (

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position number: 31150
Applications close: 5pm on 31 January 2015

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