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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Superconducting Qubits


Job title: CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Superconducting Qubits

Company: CSIRO

Job description: Acknowledgement of CountryCSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.Child safetyCSIRO is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our activities and programs. View our .The opportunity

  • Bring your expertise in superconducting qubits to an exciting project on quantum batteries
  • Collaborate with Australia’s leading scientists and government & industry partners
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s Premier Science Agency – and grow your research career!

Quantum technology holds the potential to help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, such as accelerated development in healthcare, enhanced national security and defence, improved mineral exploration and water resource management, more secure communications, efficient energy storage, and exciting new technologies and incredibly powerful computation like quantum computing. That’s why, as Australia’s National Science Agency, CSIRO is committed to playing our role in this emerging industry by building infrastructure and research capability, and ensuring quantum produces equitable outcomes for society. In line with this, one of the key research initiatives in CSIRO is contributing to the experimental development of quantum batteries with circuit quantum electrodynamics (circuit QED), as they are expected to revolutionise energy storage.CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.Joining our talented, multi-disciplinary ‘Quantum Batteries’ research team in this exciting role, you will undertake research in the experimental development of quantum batteries with circuit QED, and will play a key role supporting the research project with experimentation and designing fabricating samples. On a regular basis, you will collaborate closely with lab staff and other researchers, and be responsible for building the necessary experimental setup and maintaining the standards, realising the measurement routines, and performing necessary data analysis. Despite being a development position, your role will be strategically important in CSIRO’s quantum strategy and enhancing our research capabilities in this domain. Therefore, this role also offers growth opportunities and a great platform to further develop your research.If you are looking to take the next step in your science career, are motivated by experimentation and trying out different approaches, and contributing to making a real difference with your work, we would love to hear from you! CSIRO champions in providing a diverse and inclusive culture, supports feasible flexible work arrangements, and offers you excellent professional development opportunities to grow your skills & career.Your duties will include:

  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Recognising and exploiting opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progressing opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of research.
  • Utilising design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals, and applying non-academic impact methodology to research projects.
  • Carrying out research investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
  • Recording, managing, and analysing data/information using relevant domain data science techniques.
  • Proactively undertaking development to grow effective researcher capabilities to support career goals.

Location: Brisbane (St Lucia), QLD and Melbourne (Clayton), VICSalary: AU$96K – AU$105K pa + up to 15.4% superannuationTenure: Specified Term of 3 yearsReference: 96579To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD). The doctorate must be in a relevant field such as experimental quantum physics. (Please note: To be eligible for this role, you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of relevant research experience.
  • Experience in one or some of the following areas: mK temperature microwave measurements, nanofabrication of quantum devices.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
  • Desirable: Demonstrated expertise in experimenting in circuit QED is highly desirable.

For full details about this role please review the .EligibilityApplications for this position are open to all candidates – Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, or candidates who either hold, or are able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term (visa sponsorship and relocation assistance may be provided to the successful candidate if required).Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.Flexible working arrangementsWe work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.Diversity and inclusionWe are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.About CSIROAt CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact.CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.Join us and start creating tomorrow today!How to applyPlease apply online, and provide your CV and a detailed cover letter that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role. Please note that the Selection Panel would like you to respond to each of the selection criteria in detail, and attach it to your cover letter as one document.Applications close18 August 2024, 11:00pm AEST

Expected salary: $96000 – 105000 per year

Location: Brisbane, QLD – Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 22:56:56 GMT

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