Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Queensland, School of Mathematics and Physics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow

Job No:507908

Area:Faculty of Science

Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia


School of Mathematics and Physics

The discipline of Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence in quantum science and hosts a number of first class research centres.


The University of Queensland and the School of Mathematics and Physics is proud to support a major research effort in quantum physics. It leads the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) led by Prof. Andrew White, and hosts nodes of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies and ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computing and Communication Technology.


Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s web site at


About This Opportunity

The successful appointee will actively contribute to an internationally recognized research program in experimental photonic quantum information, with focus on high-dimensional quantum communication. The appointee will develop quantum secret sharing protocols based on time-bin qudits. The project is a close collaboration between theorists and experimentalists, with the view to real-world deployment.


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

Applicants should possess or be in the process of completing a PhD in Physics, in areas related to Quantum Information or Quantum Engineering. They need to have a strong background and demonstrated ability to carry out research in photonic quantum information, with high-level theoretical and experimental skills in photonic qudits. Experience with single-photon quantum experiments is required. Applicants should also have a track-record of high-quality publications in leading international journals, high-level verbal and written communication skills, and the capacity to work and interact well with colleagues, staff, and students. In addition to these, for Level B applicants, a demonstrated capacity to attract research funding is required.


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 (3 years) appointment at Academic level A or B. The remuneration package will be at $67,542 p.a. – $113,728 p.a. In addition, there will be employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.


The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


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


Position Description
Download File Postdoc Research Fellow-Research Fellow PD_June 2019-final.pdf


Our Selection Process
Please note that Interviews have been scheduled for the week commencing 9 September 2019 at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.


The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Jacqui Romero,


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

Advertised: 05 Jul 2019

Applications close: 06 Aug 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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