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Quantum Systems Engineer


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School of Physics
Faculty of Science
Reference no. 052/0121F

  • Opportunity to join a world class team of scientists and engineers developing a prototype diamond quantum sensor
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Physics. Join a community of world-class scientists
  • Full-time Level A or B, fixed term 2 years with a base salary of $93K - $128K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation
About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Quantum Systems Engineer for projects focused on the development of an integrated diamond-based quantum sensor. You will be required to undertake research and development in quantum, optical, electronic and mechanical systems under the guidance of the Chief Investigator and in collaboration with other senior research staff across the University and with our industry partner. This will include:
  • developing the system-level quantum sensor design and prototyping
  • leading the quantum and optical test-platform development and the overall system integration work stream
  • designing and fabricating components for integration and assembly of the prototype quantum sensor
  • interfacing between our commercial semiconductor design and fabrication provider and the University-led project team
  • working with project team to develop a system requirements document and final system specification document.
About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Quantum Systems Engineer who has:
  • a PhD (or near completion) in Physics or Engineering, or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound collaboration skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • experience in optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) experimental design, development and use, preferably experimentation with nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond
  • experience developing “demonstrator” technologies or prototypes
  • experience in carrying out scientific literature reviews for further analysis.
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 Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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. The University has expressed its core cultural values as courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job's listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 052/0121F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 11 February 2021

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.

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