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Senior Systems Engineer - Urgent

Sigray, Inc.

Concord CA, USA

Salary: $401 K including dental, medical and vision

Sigray has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer to join our team in developing the next generation of laboratory X-ray systems. Sigray is a rapidly growing startup based in Concord CA that manufactures X-ray sources, optics, and systems. The X-ray systems include X-ray spectroscopy, microfluorescence, and nano- and micro- computed tomography as well as several unreleased instruments under active development.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of instrumentation design and programming of motion control systems. The ideal candidate will be comfortable administering hardware controls, such as the open source EPICS platform, across an install base of many systems, developing hardware drivers as needed, deciding key questions on control system architecture, and troubleshooting hardware and software issues in a timely manner. The candidate will work closely with product managers and other relevant stakeholders to define requirements for each system and prioritize development resources.


  • Develop, deploy and maintain a control system across Sigray’s entire product range
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation and hardware
  • Write drivers for new hardware as needed
  • Develop and maintain control system software and hardware resources, including version control, upgrades, management of network configuration, and backups
  • Write technical specifications and procedures for software and hardware systems
  • Hold design reviews for new and improved systems


  • Familiarity with instrumentation. X-ray instrumentation is a plus.
  • Linux system administration and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deliver solutions in tight deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities according to current demands


  • 3 or more years experience working as an instrumentation engineer.
  • Background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a definite plus.
  • Mechanical Engineering or Physics degrees are also bonuses.

About Sigray, Inc.:

Sigray is a rapidly x-ray technology company located in Concord, CA. The company was started by Dr. Wenbing Yun, who previously founded Xradia, a world leading x-ray microscopy company that was later successfully acquired by Carl Zeiss as its x-ray microscopy unit. Sigray is well-funded by government grants and has customers from around the world. The company's culture is dynamic and R&D focused, and this is an excellent opportunity to work in a rapidly growing, dynamic company under the guidance and mentorship of leading experts in the x-ray instrumentation field.

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Other Sigray, Inc. Jobs 

Senior Physicist, School of Physical Sciences


(Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply, as well as a negotiable start-up package.  Fixed term, full-time opportunity available. Closing date: 30th September 2021

We seek to appoint a research leader who aims to be one of the nation’s brightest stars of the future.  The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), one of six Research Institutes at the University of Adelaide, fosters excellence in research in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology and medicine. IPAS works to create new sensors that can measure the immeasurable, stimulate the creation of new industries, and improve productivity in existing industry.

IPAS is headquartered in a $100M bespoke research building on the University of Adelaide’s beautiful city campus. It has a research budget of more than $15M p.a. and a membership of more than 250 people. IPAS has a superb range of diagnostic and manufacturing equipment including in-house precision manufacturing equipment such as 3D metal and plastics printing, glass and optical fibre manufacture as well as MBE facilities for creation of semiconductor and quantum materials. In addition, IPAS provides strategic grants support, business development support and facility management through its high-performing and professional team that will accelerate the career of the successful candidate.

The role is set to ultimately take a leadership role of a cohesive team of 25 staff and students who work at the leading-edge of modern precision measurement.

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for this opportunity:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 30 September 2021.

For further information

Professor Andre Luiten
Director, IPAS
P: +61 (0) 404 817 168

Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory Positions: PhDs in Quantum Nanoscience and Precision Measurement

The Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory is looking for enthusiastic, talented and highly motivated students to join us for PhDs in quantum nanoscience and precision measurement.

Our laboratory takes the technologies in kilometre-scale gravitational wave observatories, miniaturises them onto a silicon chip and into an optical microscope, and applies them to answer both to fundamental questions in quantum nanoscience, and to build new technologies for sensing, communication, aerospace and biomedicine.

Our research ranging from the deepest fundamentals of quantum mechanics (how do superpositions collapse?, and how does quantum physics play with general relativity?), to the complex behaviour of quantum liquids controlled with laser light on a chip (How do quantum vortices move?, and how does quantum turbulence work?), to the development of next generation quantum technologies such as biological microscopes that operate beyond the limits of classical physics, to exquisitely precise sensors that could enable the next generation of magnetic imaging (MRI/MEG), communications and navigation technologies.

We have PhD positions open in a range of areas including:

· quantum microscopy,

· superfluid quantum devices and dynamics,

· nanomechanical computing,

· imaging motor molecules and their living dynamics within cells, and

· precision magnetometry, ultrasound and inertial sensing.

Our laboratory is a positive environment, full of people seeking to make a difference to both our understanding of the world around us and to future technologies. We have longstanding collaborations with partners including NASA and Lockheed Martin, seeking to take our research into applications. You can find more information about us here:

If this sounds interesting to you, and you have a strong background in physics, nanotechnology, photonics, the biosciences, or engineering, get in touch with me (Prof Warwick Bowen, and I would be delighted to discuss with you how you might fit into the team.

Past Opportunities

Multiple Post-docs/Research Fellows at The Australian National University

We are seeking to appoint multiple experimental physicists or engineers to share our passion in developing optical instrumentation for precision interferometry for the science goals related to gravitational-wave detection. The projects involved are related to LIGO instrumentation, space-based missions, and third generation gravitational wave detectors such a NEMO.

We strongly encourage and support applications from women and from diverse backgrounds for these positions:


Classification: Academic Level A / B - multiple positions Salary package: $73,309 - $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, continuing (Contingent Funded), 2 years Flexible and family friendly role; On campus childcare facilities; Support network and mentoring program for early career academics

Application closing date is 28 July 2021

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Lecturer in Electromagnetic Systems and Security at Flinders University 

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type


Position Summary

Continuing, full-time

Compensation Grade

Academic Level B

Salary Range

$98,062 - $116,046 pa

Reporting to

Dean, People and Resources

The Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in areas of physics and engineering with particular emphasis on areas related to electromagnetic systems and security.

The teaching component includes the development of innovative teaching materials, multi-mode teaching delivery, including face to face and online, and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the discipline.

The incumbent will make independent high-quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision.

The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.

The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices, and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer in Electromagnetic Systems and Security is accountable for:

Planning and delivering ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as quality publication, external grant acquisition, scholarship and presentation that aligns with the College’s areas of research strength.

Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery, and evaluation of teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in physics, through topic coordination, delivery of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, placements or other contemporary teaching strategies.

Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

Focusing and contributing to supervision of research student programs.

Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting, and collaborative working environment.

Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate, and overseas travel, may be required.

Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification.

Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in a range of physics and engineering topics in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.

Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of physics or engineering related to electromagnetic systems and security including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.

Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.

Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students (desirable).

Demonstrated capacity to contribute to leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities (desirable).

For application enquiries please contact: Professor Alistair Rendell.

Applications Close 11:59pm 30 Jun 2021

Please see Jobs@Flinders for more information on applying.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions: Computational Astrophysics for the Sun, University of Newcastle

Work with Associate Professor David Pontin to solve problems in computational astrophysics and related fields
Build your international presence and collaborations in a global research environment. Experience a 3-year contract and the beautiful beach and café lifestyle of Newcastle, Australia.

Look to the future:

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

Be challenged and imagine with us:

We will bring the world to our regions and take our regions to the world through relevant research solutions to local, national and global problems.We want to serve our regions by taking research that matters to the world and bringing our global expertise home. 
Working with Associate Professor David Pontin to solve problems in computational astrophysics, with particular application to the Sun and solar wind, this position will provide opportunities to work across a broad spectrum and multiple projects. One of these projects is funded by the Australian Research Council on “Understanding the sources of the slow solar wind”, involving collaboration with colleagues at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Durham University. This will involve analysis of 3D magnetic field structures and designing and performing large-scale magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the Sun’s atmosphere.

The research associates will join a vibrant new group in the expanding field of space science. The positions will involve:

Running computational simulations;
Analysis of satellite data (or collaboration with colleagues who do this);
Holding meetings or talks with students;
Participation in research applications and projects and publishing in high quality international journals;
Organising local seminars/conferences; and
Building international presence and collaborations in a global research environment, including speaking at conferences.
These positions are 3-year Fixed-term Contracts located at the Callaghan campus, Newcastle, Australia.
How will you inspire us?  
Either a finishing PhD student or candidate with previous postdoc experience, you already have a background in space or astrophysics. Ideally, you will research solar physics, (space) plasma physics, astrophysics, applied mathematics or similar subjects or be willing to collaborate towards research aligned with the interests of your team.

You will have:

Demonstrated computational experience and theoretical skills.An interest in understanding the Sun’s atmosphere and the fundamental physical processes that occur there.
Proven ability to work proactively and independently to achieve research outcomes.
Confident communication skills and enjoy interacting as part of a team or workgroup.
For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit  

Closing date: 4/6/2021

Why commit to us? 

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021 and a Top 10 University in Australia. 
The remuneration for this position is from $89,559 FTE +9.5% superannuation.  
From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at:  

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us: 

Click on ‘Apply for this job’. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:
Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).
Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you.

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