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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Integrated Photonics in Optical Communications

Opportunity to research and investigation of Integrated Photonics in Optical Communications

Located at Camperdown Campus, at the School of Physics

Full-Time, 2 Years, Fixed Term, Academic Level A: Base Salary: $73,420 p.a. - $92,682 p.a. plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (level A) to join our successful program.   The group engages in experimental research to explore novel effects associated with stimulated Brillouin scattering particularly optical telecommunication and carrier recovery. The project will involve collaboration with other universities and may involve collaboration with industry and end-users.  The project aims to: Develop a research program in these and related areas; Prepare and present scientific results in papers and conferences; and Co-supervise undergraduate and graduate research students.
About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Postdoctoral Research Associate role within the School of Physics, who has:

Recent graduate or student within the final stage of PhD in physics, electrical engineering, or a related discipline.
Extensive experience in experimental photonics, nonlinear optics and opto-electronics
Knowledge in coherent telecom systems
Knowledge and understanding of the theory and formalism of nonlinear optics, desirably Brillouin scattering and multi-wave nonlinear interactions

These qualities are aligned with the University’s core values: courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.
About us
The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading Physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. Our 114 academic staff and 157 postgraduate students conduct research across a vast range of interests from nanoparticles to clusters of galaxies and from theoretical modelling to laboratory experiments. With the support of 20+ professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Physics teaches to a cohort of approximately 274 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students. With access to supercomputers, modern laboratory facilities and observatories, locally, nationally and internationally, the School of Physics is the premier environment for physics education and research. The School of Physics is committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity. We want to create an environment where individuality is welcomed and celebrated. We are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.
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 Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 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.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Benjamin J. Eggleton, Director - The University of Sydney Nano Institute, School of Physics on +61 2 9351 3604 or
For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact , Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant on +61 2 8627 7137 or
Note: An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.
Job Reference No. 1048/0519F
Closing date: 11:30pm, 19 June 2019 (Sydney Time)
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 reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Integrated Photonics in Optical Communications Sydney University
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