Please note: Applications are now closed.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) has created an initiative to recruit to women only Postdoctoral Research Fellows, the Deborah Jin Fellowship. This Fellowship will be undertaken at any of the following four nodes of the Centre: University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and University of Western Australia.
Deborah S. Jin was a brilliant American physicist who was one of the world’s foremost experts on howordinary atoms and molecules change their behaviour at extraordinarily low temperatures. Her visionary and methodical approach made it possible to use these ultracold gases as model systems to tease out the quantum principles that lead to behaviours in real materials, such as superconductivity.
The Deborah Jin Fellowship honours her legacy by supporting and encouraging early-and mid-career women physicists.
EQUS is seeking to appoint two outstanding early career female candidates to perform research at one of our nodes (UQ, USYD, MQ, and UWA), as determined by the candidate’s expertise and research aspirations.
Working closely with and under supervision of one or more EQUS Chief Investigators (CIs), the Fellow will perform outstanding and original, experimental or theoretical research.
The appointment is for up to three years. This appointment can be full-time, part-time and/or accommodate different types of flexible working. Job-sharing arrangements will also be considered. The level of appointment will be commensurate with the research experience and performance standards for academic levels A/B. Candidates who identify as women and are within five years of the conferral date of their PhD are eligible to apply. The eligibility period may be extended to take into account career interruptions.
Please note that relocation support is available upon application (up to AUD$5,000) as are start-up research funds (up to AUD$10,000).
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) is a seven-year investment of over $40 million by the Australian government in quantum technologies. EQUS researchers are conducting world-leading research into building quantum machines, with programs focused on three foundational areas to these technologies: Designer Quantum Materials, Quantum-Enabled Diagnostics & Imaging, and Quantum Engines & Instruments.
EQUS is underpinned by a commitment to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. Addressing issues of equity and diversity is a major strategic priority for the Centre. We wish to broaden the pipeline of scientific researchers and leaders in Australia, including those from diverse backgrounds, to create a research culture that supports ongoing success and career progression for all people. In particular, EQUS offers mentoring programs and other career support initiatives for women.
An important part of EQUS’ mission is to create and maintain an inclusive working environment that resolves the conflict of research and family life. EQUS supports family-friendly and flexible work arrangements to focus on outputs rather than physical attendance.
The Fellowship is for early-career academics with research interests that align with one or more of the existing research themes of EQUS. If successful, the position will be hosted at the node which most closely matches the candidate's expertise and research interests.
Working closely with and under supervision of one or more EQUS Chief Investigators (CIs), the Fellow will perform outstanding and original, experimental or theoretical research. Available projects with links to the relevant supervising Chief Investigator are listed below:
Applications close 5 August 2019 at 8.00am AEST. Check your specific job portal for an exact time.