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The Australian National University

Research Fellow

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $94,284 - $107,381 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Type of Appointment: Continuing (Contingent Funded) appointment of an initial appointment of 2 (two) years.  The appointment may be extended subject to availability of a further funding.

Position overview

The Department of Quantum Science, Research School of Physics and Engineering, spans the spectrum of research, from fundamental investigations into quantum mechanics and gravity through to commercialization of advanced technology.

The Department is seeking an early career academic to join the research team led by Associate Professor Nick Robins and Professor John Close. The successful candidate will pursue an intensive theoretical research program aimed at developing quantum sensors and understanding fundamental cold atom systems. Applicants should have a track record of excellence in research and scholarly endevours, a strong publication record and demonstrated ability to work closely with experimentalists.    

For more information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Nick Robins,, or T: +61 2 6125 0636

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Position Location

The position is located in the Department of Quantum Science, Research School of Physics and Engineering. The Research School of Physics and Engineering represents the largest university based physics research activity in the country.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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