Multiple postdoc positions in experimental quantum optics, experimental optical spectroscopy, experimental optical control, and experimental quantum control

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University of New South Wales, Australia
30 March, 2010


35° 18' 29.6496" S, 149° 7' 27.2064" E

Multiple postdoctoral positions exist in the areas of experimental quantum optics, experimental optical spectroscopy, experimental optical control, and experimental quantum control. The positions are available in the School of Engineering and IT at the University of New South Wales & ADFA in Canberra, Australia.

Salary: Level A $56,036 - $74,715 pa
Level B $78,459 - $92,494 pa

As a key member of the research team, the Research Fellow will undertake research in experimental quantum optics with the aim to develop experimental apparatus that can be used to test fundamental physical phenomena and quantum feedback control theories. The experimental systems may include, for example, cavity ring down spectrometers, optical squeezers and highly resonant electromechanical systems.

Applicants should have a PhD (or be close to submission) in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline. This is a two-year fixed-term position, extendable to 4 years subject to satisfactory progress.

The Canberra campus of the University of New South Wales is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). ADFA is located in an Australian bushland setting less than five kilometres from the city centre and the Canberra airport.

The UNSW@ADFA campus has a large and comprehensive library, state-of-the-art computing facilities, well-equipped and modern laboratories and a concessions area which includes a hair salon, a University Cooperative Bookshop, financial institutions, a 24-hr ATM and the ADFA Cafe. A modern gymnasium and sporting facilities are available to staff. A Muslim prayer room is also available on campus.

Canberra is a modern city just under 100 years old, chosen as Australia’s national capital in 1908 as a diplomatic solution when both Melbourne and Sydney wanted the role. Its name comes from the local Aboriginal word “Kamberra” meaning “meeting place”. As Australia’s capital city, Canberra is the focal point for activities and events that affect and influence the nation. It is the home of Federal Government and the public service, a focus for business and industry, home to the international diplomatic community, a place of study or just a great place to live.

A Position Description and Selection Criteria is available at

Please quote reference number RA-SEIT(Optics). Applications close 9.00am Monday 29th March 2010.

For further inquiries regarding the project, please contact: Elanor Huntington ((02) 6268 8592 or e [dot] huntington [at] adfa [dot] edu [dot] au or Charles Harb ((02) 6268 8203 or c [dot] harb [at] adfa [dot] edu [dot] au)

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