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Sydney Quantum Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

Salary Package: Level B, from AUD $105,992-$125,405 p.a., plus 17% employer"s superannuation and annual leave loading
Attractive research grant support and career development funding will be available
Appointment Type:  Full-time, fixed term up to 3 years
Following a successful and competitive first round of applications, we are pleased to announce the second round of applications for SQA Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2020.
The Role
The Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA) Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding early-career researchers. SQA Fellows will contribute to and enhance research and innovation in the field of quantum science and technology at one of the SQA partner universities (the University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University).
Applicants from related fields in quantum science and technology are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have opportunities to work with leading quantum research groups across the SQA partner universities. Professional development and industry engagement opportunities will also be provided to recipients.
The successful Macquarie University candidate will conduct independent research and work under the supervision of one or more faculty members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Both experimental and theoretical research projects are available on topics including: quantum polaritonics, quantum sensing, quantum optomechanics, quantum algorithms, quantum simulation, quantum control, and foundational theory.
Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and international applicants are welcome to submit an application.
You must have been awarded your PhD within the last 10 years. 
Application Information
In order to be considered, your application must contain the following information:
Research project proposal
Evidence of industry engagement
Letters of reference. Your two referees must email their letters of reference directly to SQA at by Tuesday, 29 September. Please note that your nominated supervisor cannot be your referee.
Letter of endorsement. Your nominated supervisor must email their letter of endorsement directly to SQA at by Tuesday, 29 September and it must include confirmation that your nominated supervisor:

Has discussed your application and has read your project proposal
Has commented on your academic merit and research potential
endorses your application and research project proposal

Selection criteria
 Your application will be reviewed, ranked and selected using the following assessment criteria:
 Research achievements and contributions relative to opportunity
Demonstration of an appropriate research track record related to career stage by including research outputs, prizes, honours and awards, research funding, HDR supervision and other professional activities outside of academia.
Quality, innovation and feasibility of the research proposal and extent to which it would advance SQA objectives
An explanation of how your research project proposal could pioneer new research opportunities and advance the quantum field. Outline how your project will be completed within the three-year fellowship, using the necessary facilities available to conduct the proposed research.
Alignment and engagement with industry
A description of how your research project proposal and/or your experience demonstrates meaningful engagement, collaboration and participation with industry.
Transformative potential of the award for the applicant
A description of how the fellowship would lead to a significant change to your existing research and/or capabilities.
The selection process will involve consultation with and recommendations from a panel of quantum academics.
Ready to apply?
Please read the following before submitting your application:
SQA Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Guidelines Application Guidelines
SQA Postdoctoral Fellowships Conditions of Award Conditions of Award
Preview the SQA Postdoctoral Fellowships application form here
Applications are to be submitted directly through the Sydney Quantum Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships website available here.
Applications Close: 15 September 2020 at 11:55pm
We encourage applicants based overseas to apply. If you are based overseas, and not currently an Australian resident or holder of a permanent resident visa, your application will be considered. However, any offer will be dependent on the border restrictions in place by the Australian Government in response to COVID-19.
At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.
Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
The SQA PhD Scholarship scheme is funded by the New South Wales Government and the four founding universities of the Sydney Quantum Academy.
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Advertised: 12 Aug 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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