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Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantum Fabrication

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

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The School of Physics is one of the leading Physics schools in Australia. It offers a world class undergraduate physics degree, as well as a postgraduate PhD research program for over 50 students. 33 academic staff conduct theoretical and experimental research in quantum physics, astrophysics, fundamental physics; and condensed matter physics. UNSW is an international leader in quantum computing research and hosts the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, as well as major nodes of three other ARC Centres: Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies, Exciton Science, and ASTRO-3D. For further information about the school please visit

A Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A/B) is expected to carry out independent and/or team research within the field in which they are appointed and to carry out activities to develop their research expertise relevant to their particular field of research. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will study spin the electrical properties (topological and correlated physics) in quantum devices.   

About the role

  • $100K - $120K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 1 years (possible extension of a further 2 years based on performance and funding)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of Postdoctoral Fellow reports to Scientia Professor Alexander Hamilton and has no direct reports.

 Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Engage in individual and/or collaborative research in a manner consistent with disciplinary practice.
  • Create scholarly impact in the discipline which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge.
  • Conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision, either independently or as a member of a team (as per the norms of the discipline).
  • Establish a personal research portfolio and start developing independent research proposals. 
  • Contribute to the development of applications for competitive funding under the guidance of senior colleagues.
  • Train and assist PhD students in device measurement techniques, as well as mentor and guide colleagues and develop the next generation of academics through involvement in supervision of HDRs
  • Publish and contribute to publication of research results in leading scientific journals. 
  • Present research results in national and international conferences and forums. 
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of excellent hands-on laboratory skills
  • High level communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.
  • A commitment to understand and support UNSW's aims, objectives, and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • A commitment to learn and follow health and safety responsibilities, and attend relevant health and safety training


  • Experience with semiconductor processing techniques in a clean-room environment
  • Experience with electron beam lithography
  • Experience with cryogenic measurements and low noise electrical measurement techniques

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Prof. A.R. Hamilton
School of Physics, University of New South Wales,
Sydney 2052, Australia.


Applications close: Date 31 December, 2023

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UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.



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