Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics and Physics
University of Queensland


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UQ Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science ( The Discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence, and hosts a number of world-class research centres. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the Schools web site at

Physics is one of The University of Queensland's top 30 research strengths, and the School of Mathematics and Physics is proud to support a major research effort in condensed matter physics. In the recent Excellence in Research for Australia 2015 assessment, The University of Queensland (UQ) was rated well-above international standard in 02 Physical Sciences, as well as in the sub-categories 0204 Condensed Matter Physics and 0206 Quantum Physics.

The School of Mathematics and Physics has a total of 110 full-time academic staff members, and 21 professional staff who provide professional, technical and administrative support. The School teaches a comprehensive undergraduate program in physics, as well as performing service teaching for students of engineering and the life sciences. There is also an extensive postgraduate research program, which currently has more than one hundred Research Higher Degree students enrolled.

The role: This project is funded in yearly allocations for up to three years, and will be managed by Professor Tom Stace at The University of Queensland, and will work closely with Associate Professor Gavin Brennan at Macquarie University. Both are Chief Investigators in the Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), and there may be overlap between this project and the goals of EQUS.

The person: Applicants should possess (or be in the process of obtaining) a PhD or equivalent in theoretical physics with experience in the fields of quantum information, quantum optics or relevant aspects of condensed matter physics.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

Applications are also encouraged from women.

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

Remuneration: This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment at Research Academic Level A or B. The remuneration package will be in the range AUD$66,283 - $111,607 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

Enquiries: To discuss this role please contact Professor Tom Stace, telephone +61-7-3365-1868 or email To submit an application for this role, go to use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Applications close: 13 December 2018

Job no: 505485

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