Associate Lecturer in Photonics

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, 12 months fixed term with the possibility of extension. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the Physics Building

  • Revolutionise signal quality and detection precision with cutting-edge optical and photonic technology advancements

  • Base Salary $105,350 p.a. - $112,462 p.a. (Level A) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Physics is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in Photonics to focus on researching photonic based radar technology for sensing and communications. The position will be in the research team of Prof Ben Eggleton, in the School of Physics, based in laboratories in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

The researcher is expected to undertake experimental research that leads to publications and conference presentations and is expected to collaborate with other universities and industry.

The role could be involved in the development of technology solutions that impact health care and other application areas.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • leverage the advanced photonic signal processing to produce high-quality optical or microwave signals.

  • design advanced photonic strategies for generating ultra-wideband, linear frequency-modulated signals above 10 GHz

  • develop sophisticated algorithms for coherently integrating demodulated signals from radar or LiDAR systems to achieve superior sensing resolution.

If you would like to find out more about the School of Physics leading research, click here

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 a Associate Lecturer in Photonics who has:

  • a PhD in a relevant discipline (Physics, Engineering)

  • strong knowledge of Photonic Radar and LiDAR systems and applications

  • a developing network of relationships with key academic and professional institutions, and partners

  • demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of forums and to work collegially, collaboratively, and inclusively with fellow scholars and professional staff

  • excellent communication (written and verbal), as well organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail

  • demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision, as well as to work effectively as a member of a team

  • demonstrated scientific creativity and innovation/discovery.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

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Applications Close

Tuesday 12 December 2023 11:59 PM

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