Postdoc in Quantum Information Theory at the University of Sydney


Quantum Physics Research Group
School of Physics
Faculty of Science
Reference 1794/1016

  • Help be a part of understanding the `big questions’ in quantum science
  • Join a well-supported, collaborative team
  • Full time for 3 years, remuneration package: $104K-$139K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The University of Sydney is Australias first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

Applications are invited for the appointment to the position at Research Associate level/ Research Fellow level in Quantum Information Theory at the Quantum Physics Research Group, School of Physics. Our theory group leads core research projects in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), as well as the Army Research Office (ARO), USA, and is a joint research collaboration between Professor Stephen BartlettProfessor Andrew Doherty, and Associate Professor Steven Flammia.
We require multiple postdoctoral theorists to undertake research in quantum information theory and/or quantum many-body physics, on topics that align with the research directions currently pursued by the theory group.
The following skills and experience are essential for this role, please see the bottom of the page for full requirements.

Selection criteria for Level A

Applicants for this position must satisfy the following essential criteria:

  • a PhD in Physics or a related discipline
  • demonstrated capacity to conduct theoretical research in quantum information theory or quantum many-body physics and work in a team environment
  • excellent oral and written communication skills

In addition to the criteria for A, the below is in addition for the criteria for Level B

  • a strong background in quantum information theory or related areas
  • a track record of having conducted research independently

The positions are fixed term for three years, subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period for new appointees. Further offer of up to one year may be available subject to funding and performance.

In addition to the selection criteria, 2 references only are required please send them to  with the subject line “1794/1016 Reference”
The Quantum Physics Research Group supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position.
Some assistance towards relocation cost and visa sponsorship may be available for successful appointees if required.

To be considered, it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. 
For guidance on how to apply visit:How to apply for an advertised position.
General enquiries can be directed to Dan Kuhner on 02 8627 0934, and Academic enquiries to 

 11:30pm 28 November 2016
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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

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