Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Computing and Nanoelectronics
University of New South Wales School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Quantum Computing and Nanoelectronics

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications has a vibrant research culture reflected in the achievements of its academic staff, and is currently rated as a level 5 ERA School (“Well above world standard”) in each of the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research Australia evaluations. The School enjoys a world-leading reputation for research excellence, with six IEEE Fellows among our 44 academic staff. According to the Shanghai Jiaotong 2016 rankings, EE&T@UNSW is placed first in Australia. The School has innovated significantly by introducing the first 5-year integrated bachelors/masters (with minor) and first (non-conversion) 2-year accredited masters programs, each with a major component of engineering design. These innovations have positioned the School in a period of very strong growth. Nationally, the School offers the most complete range of undergraduate and postgraduate electrical engineering and telecommunications programs and is the largest of its kind. The School community has recently moved into a completely refurbished building equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. With a team that is recognised for its teaching excellence and innovative research, the School is producing the next generation of innovative engineers who will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on industry and society. School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

The Opportunity  

  • 2-Year Full time, Fixed-term opportunity
  • Academic Level B: $109K - $128K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based
  • Sponsorship may be offered for the right applicant

This role of Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) is to support the research group led by Scientia Professor Andrew Dzurak in the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications. Professor Dzurak’s group is developing the core technologies required to enable full-scale, fault-tolerant quantum processors based on silicon CMOS technology. Over the past decade the group have demonstrated a number of breakthroughs related to this technology, including the world’s first one-qubit gates (Nature Nanotechnology 9, 981 (2014)) and two-qubit logic (Nature 526, 410 (2015)) based on this qubit platform, together with the first demonstration of silicon qubit operation above one kelvin (Nature 580, 350 (2020)).

This PDRF will be focused on the development of measurement systems and devices to enable the coupling of spin qubits (confined in silicon-MOS quantum dots) with microwave photons (confined in superconducting resonators). Spin-photon coupling has considerable potential for the transfer of quantum information across an integrated circuit and could have major benefits for scalability of spin qubits. The PDRF will undertake cryogenic measurements on quantum devices, undertake device design and modelling, and (depending on their experience) may also contribute to components of the micro/nanofabrication of quantum devices. The PDRF will generally contribute to project milestones of Professor Dzurak’s research group, disseminate research outcomes through the production of journal publications, conference and seminar presentations, and reports to funding bodies.

Please see the attached position description for full details. Download File PD PDRF - Level B

Skills and Experience

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics, and/or demonstrated ability to conduct independent research supported by strong track record of publications, conference papers, reports and/or professional and/or technical contributions in a relevant discipline area.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervisor honours and postgraduate research students.
  • Strong track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Proven ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Solid background in either semiconductor device physics or superconducting circuit technology.
  • Experience in electrical measurements at cryogenic temperatures.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Scientia Professor Andrew Dzurak                   E:

Applications close: 11pm, 4th January 2021.

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Position Description

Advertised: 18 Nov 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 04 Jan 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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