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Monash: Research Fellow in Experimental Physics in Magnetic Sensing

Applications close 26 November 2019

We are seeking a Research Fellow (Level A) to join our FLEET team to develop a platform for measuring the spatial distribution of electron currents in optically modified, atomically thin topological insulators. The platform is based on magnetometry using wide-field detection of nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond films.

Based in Melbourne, the fellow will be working with Prof Kris Helmerson at Monash and Dr Jeff Davis at Swinburne. What we are looking for:

  • A doctoral qualification in Experimental Physics, Engineering or closely related fields
  • A record of publications in experimental physics, optics, surface science or materials engineering
  • Experience in developing and working on research projects.

APPLY NOW. Application close 26 November 2019.

Launch your Career at the Bureau of Meteorology

  •  Potential to work and learn around Australia
  • Starting Salary – $56,069 per annum, plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Voted in the Top 100 graduate employers by Grad Australia

Our Graduate Meteorology program is now taking applications for 2020. The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the few organisations that touches the lives of all Australians every day. We are seeking a diverse range of talent to join our organisation to achieve an exciting set of objectives in the years ahead, among them – contributing to zero lives lost through natural hazards and $2 billion of added social and economic impact and value to the Australian community by 2022.

Our ideal candidates will be inspired to develop and get ready to innovate through a fresh perspective, helping to bring to life the Bureau’s Strategy 2017-2022, which guides organisational culture, services and operations, and articulates our focus. We need top talent to make this all happen. We ask that you are motivated to do interesting, innovative and socially impactful work in a dynamic environment and are deeply inspired to become a Meteorologist.

The Role

As a Graduate, you will:

  • Use scientific techniques analyse, interpret and forecast atmospheric conditions
  • Prepare and communicate weather forecasts
  • Be closely involved in issuing weather warnings
  • Engage deeply with customers to understand their business needs and provide expertise and advice to assist their business decision making
  • Collaborate with other specialised professionals with hydrology, climatology and communication expertise

To see a day in the life of a meteorologist, click on the link to ‘Graduate Stories’.

What we are looking for…

People with a diverse mix of skills, life experience and academic achievement are invited to apply. You’ll be available to mobilise your skills across any one of the Bureau’s locations throughout Australia and work a 24/7 roster in a dynamic operational environment. A willingness to be flexible about your working location is a must. Our customers are our focus, so you will need to be have the confidence and wisdom to provide specialised support, now and into the future.

As part of our commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes we have an Affirmative Measures position and welcome applications for this opportunity.

We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace and have a range of programs and initiatives supporting gender equality, multicultural, disability, Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ inclusion. You can view our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

 What’s on offer…

The Graduate Training Program offers post graduate studies in Meteorology, with initial 9 months training based in Melbourne. To thrive in this career, the Bureau offers a range of training and development opportunities on the job in a friendly work environment. That’s because, from the moment you start, whichever area you work in, we invest in your learning and development to help you grow personally and professionally to be your best self. Attractive conditions and financial support will apply. Training and qualified meteorologists may work in the field, major capital cities or throughout Australia and its territories, from the tropics to Antarctica!

If you possess a deep desire to reach your full potential and want to be involved in leading the Bureau into the future, apply now and launch your career journey with us!

 How to apply

Looking for a Graduate opportunity at the Bureau? Please click on the ‘APPLY NOW’ below or visit our website at

Past Opportunities:

Optical Satellite Systems Engineer at CSIRO

  • Contribute to optical design of complicated optical systems.
  • Support the development of hyperspectral and high spatial resolution imaging.
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation


The Position

CSIRO is building imaging systems for satellite launch in the coming years in support of Australia’s rapidly growing space industry. One of the key goals in the near term for the Australian space industry is to establish sovereign Earth observing capability.

We are seeking a committed, experienced optics expert to support the development of hyperspectral and high spatial resolution imaging for upcoming satellite work. You will join a team that will build up a new optics laboratory in downtown Adelaide, where the Australian Space Agency and many new space start-ups are headquartered.

Your duties will include

  • Support the development of hyperspectral and high spatial resolution imaging for upcoming satellite work.
  • Assist in and contribute substantially to optical design of complicated optical systems, compatible with satellite deployment.
  • Lead the physical fabrication, construction, assembly and testing of bespoke optical instruments, including;
    • testing of radiometric response,
    • spatial resolution,
    • spectral resolution,
    • response to thermal drift,
    • optical sensor behaviour, and
    • establish instrument specifications.
  • Evaluate performance of optical instruments, highlight problems, communicate them with an interdisciplinary team across multiple locations, and initiate solutions to improve advance prototype instrument development.

How to apply

Please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role

by 11.59pm AEST, Friday 21st July, 2019.

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.


Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney

  • Fantastic opportunity to work with Professor Paul Keall within the Australian MRI-Linac Program, contributing to high impact, cutting edge scientific and translational clinical projects
  • Located at Biomedical Building, Australian Technology Park
  • 3 years fixed term, base salary Level A $89K-$98K p.a plus superannuation 

About the opportunity 
The research program in the ACRF Image-X Institute is led by Professor Paul Keall who develops new medical devices and treatment options in radiotherapy. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the Australian MRI-Linac Program. You will have the opportunity for clinical trial involvement, algorithm development and data analysis for a project that will go to clinical trial in 2018.

You will benefit from a strong mentoring environment; lead and be part of high quality and high impact publications and intellectual property; and attend international conferences.  You will be engaged in a global scientific network working closely with industry to develop new products that improve our ability to image and treat human disease.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher – ACRF Image X Institute who has:

        • an awarded or near completed Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Medical Physics, Science, Computer Science or Engineering)
        • demonstrated experience or knowledge in the following:
          • working with a variety of experts in different fields (e.g. radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, physicists, engineers, etc)
          • software development in C#, C++ or Java.
          • mathematical algorithm development (in physics, engineering, computer science, etc)
          • working with MRI/X-ray equipment or linear accelerators
      • a publication track record or research trajectory that places emphasis on quality publications
      • demonstration of scientific creativity and innovation/discovery
      • outstanding interpersonal and communication skills in a team environment.

About us
ACRF Image-X Institute
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1322/0718F to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm Wednesday 8 August 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

A generously funded Scientia PhD Scholarship in experimental quantum physics is available at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.


This project in experimental quantum science will study holes in semiconductor quantum dots, an area in which UNSW is a world leader. Even though your iphone contains billions of p-type transistors, their quantum properties are only now being explored. Holes in quantum dots are attracting great attention because their spins can be controlled very easily with electric fields, rather than the conventional and slow approach with magnetic fields.

This makes them very attractive for spintronics and quantum information applications: make it fast, make it coherent – make it with holes!

The four year scholarship covers all university fees, provides a $40k annual living allowance, and up to an additional $10k per annum for support and mentoring.

See UNSW’s Quantum Electronic Devices group website for further details.   Prospective applicants should contact by 6 July 2018.

Details of how to apply are here:

Call for Expressions of Interest to deliver AIP Operations

The Australian Institute of Physics exists to strengthen and support the discipline of physics and the application of physics for the benefit of society. The Institute has a significant membership base and serves members through a range of programs.

The executive of the AIP is seeking expressions of interest from people or organisations interested in a fee for service or employment arrangement to deliver AIP operations including stakeholder management and member services.

Services Arrangement

The type of engagement is open to negotiation. It could be through a contract for services with an individual(s) or an organization or it could be through direct employment either with the AIP or with a hosting organization such as a University. For individuals full-time, part-time, job-share and flexible arrangements are all possible. The workload is expected to be manageable by an individual on a part-time to full time basis depending on experience.

Physical Location

The services may be delivered remotely. This could be from home in the case of an individual(s) or from an organisation’s premises. A possibility is to host the physical work location through a physics-related organization, such as a University physics department. While the final decision will be at the discretion of the AIP, the choice of location may be able to be arranged for the convenience of a successful applicant. The work may involve some interstate travel.


The operator will report to the Executive of the AIP.

Operator Role and Responsibilities

The AIP is seeking an experienced operator to manage strategic operations of the AIP including administration and stakeholder engagement. A key performance indicator for success in the role will be increasing membership numbers.

Key Accountabilities

          • Membership liaison and administration including setup and maintenance of the membership database and membership services
          • Bookkeeping and finance including managing preparation of financial reports and annual audit statements
          • Governance of the AIP including lodgment of required documents and management of AIP constitutional documents and policies
          • Development and implementation of a stakeholder engagement plan and membership recruitment plan for the AIP
          • Preparation and co-ordination of content promoting physics and the role of the AIP
          • Dissemination of information through agreed channels, including maintenance of content and presentation of the AIP website

Skills and Experience

          • A high level of management expertise gained from a combination of experience, training and professional accreditation
          • Demonstrated knowledge of organisational governance and financial management
          • Strong project management and report writing skills
          • Proficiency in computer skills, including data management systems, finance systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and other related systems
          • High level stakeholder management and communication skills
          • Strong writing and presentation skills
          • Technological proficiency with various media and social media platforms

Expressions of Interest

Please send a detailed description of how you will deliver on the key accountabilities and a statement describing your experience and relevant skills to the AIP President – Use the same contact to request further information.


The AIP Executive will shortlist and interview potential operators based on the submitted expressions of interest and will decide whether to appoint an operator.


 16 research fellowships

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) aims to reduce the energy used by electronics by developing novel devices based on topological materials, exciton/exciton-polariton condensates, and non-equilibrium topological and superfluid phenomena. The FLEET program will span from ultra-cold atom quantum test-beds to prototype devices nano-fabricated using atomically thin materials.

An important part of FLEET’s mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves the conflict of research and family life. In particular, we offer women-specific mentoring programs and other career support initiatives for female scientists to create gender equity at the workplace and retain women in STEM. FLEET’s Equity and Diversity policy can be found here and will be followed through the recruitment process, subject to variations according to respective policies at individual institutions. We strongly encourage female scientists to join our team.

Over the next seven years, FLEET will recruit over 100 research fellows and higher degree research students. You will not only be connected to the global FLEET network, but also able to access our comprehensive training and mentoring programs. Find out other benefits of working with FLEET.

          • Perform high impact research
          • Build the future of electronics
          • Train to be a future science leader

We offer:

          • Women in FLEET fellowships with additional research support
          • Generous top-up scholarships to high performing Higher-Degree-Research students
          • Internships and research opportunities with our global partners
          • Comprehensive training and mentoring program.

We currently have 16 research fellowships available for talented postdoctoral scientists with backgrounds in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering and other equivalent fields. These positions are offered across FLEET’s nodes located at Monash University, University of New South Wales, RMIT University, Swinburne University, Australian National University and University of Wollongong. We anticipate additional opportunities with FLEET and our partners, and encourage those with relevant experience to submit expressions of interest. To make your mark in this exciting program,

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