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The Australian National University

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $67,307 - $86,646 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Multiple Continuing (Contingent Funded) positions up to 3 (three) years with possible extension 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 Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to an intensive research and development program aimed at building a prototype multi-axis, multi-field quantum sensor based around a Bose-condensed source of atoms.

If you have a trach record of research experience in the Bose-Einstein condensates in the context of precision measurement, or using laser cooled atoms to make precision measurements of gravity, you are highly encouraged to apply!

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.

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

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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