Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Nanophotonics at the Macquarie University

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

''Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Nanophotonics - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer'''

The Australian Research Council has recently granted 24M$ over seven years to establish a multi-institutional research Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS). Bringing together researchers at the University of Queensland, Macquarie University, University of Sydney, University of Western Australia and from leading international research institutions, this project seeks to exploit the vast resources of the quantum realm to produce new capabilities, new technologies, and new science through the creation of designer quantum systems. The project will exploit the deepest principles and resources of quantum physics to solve challenging problems in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine.
This project commences in mid-2011 and has an initial seven year funding. It will support the research activities of approximately 70 researchers, including research fellows, students, technical and administrative staff. More information about the overall goals of the project can be viewed at

The Macquarie University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems is seeking to fill an experimental Research Fellow position in Quantum Light Interactions with Nanostructures Science, in the research group led by Dr Gabriel Molina-Terriza. The prospective candidate will explore the physical phenomena lying in the border between Quantum Optics and Nanosciences. The goal of this research will be to better understand the properties of matter at the nanoscale and the light- matter interactions at those size scales. We will exploit these knowledge to engineer new devices with unparalleled resolution and sensitivity.

'''The Role:''' The Research Fellow will be supervised by Dr Gabriel Molina- Terriza and will be part of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) based at Macquarie University node. The candidate is expected to play a leading role in designing and performing experimental projects using quantum light sources to probe and control isolated metallic nanoparticles. During this project the prospective candidate will make use of the new fully equipped quantum nanophotonics laboratory at Macquarie University. Access to nanofabrication facilities will be available during the project. Characterization facilities include state of the art femtosecond laser sources, single photon counting modules, microscopy facilities, etc.

The successful applicant at Level B will have:

* Internationally-recognised PhD or equivalent qualification.
* Proven international track record of experimental research in quantum optics or nanophotonics.
* Demonstrated ability to research both collaboratively and independently.
* Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
* Experience in photon counting technologies, entangled photon generation, plasmonic excitation and nanostructure characterisation.
* Experience in the co-supervision of students.

In addition the successful applicant at Level C will have:

* Internationally competitive research track record of experimental research in quantum optics or nanophotonics as demonstrated via publications in high-impact journals, invited talks in conferences and the like.

'''Applications''': All applications should be directed to The ID associated with this job is Requisition ID: 015Y3
'''Enquiries''': Dr Gabriel Molina-Terriza gabriel.molina-terriza (at) mq (dot) edu (dot) au More information on
'''Appointment Type''': Full-time, fixed-term for a period of 3 years.
'''Package''': From $91,916 per annum, including (Level B) base salary from $77,670 to $92,103 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
'''Package''': From $112,411 per annum, including (Level C) base salary from $94,989 to $109,423 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
'''Applications Close''': 27 March 2011.

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