Research Associate / Research Fellow - Deborah Jin Fellowship

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 22 Nov 2022

Job no:512584
Work type:part time, full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Engineering and Mathematical Sciences


Position prioritised for suitably qualified women

UWA is committed to improving the representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) through its Athena SWAN Action Plan. This opportunity is offered in accordance with section 31 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) and the University is therefore prioritising the appointments of suitably qualified women for this position.

School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing

  • Great opportunity to join an empowering and safe workplace committed to supporting and encouraging women physicists
  • Salary range: $74,236- $99,905 (Level A) or $105,043 - $124,301 (Level B) plus 17% superannuation
  • Three-year fixed term full time or part time appointment
  • We are supportive of flexible working arrangements such as working from home, variable start and finish times or compressed hours

It’s an exciting opportunity to work with an institution at the most exciting and dynamic time in its history. With the UWA vision identifying the best ways to build on our strong reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research, the University is set to become an energetic centre for innovation, inspiring students, staff and stakeholders alike to make a global impact.

Joining UWA will put you at the forefront of excellence, where you can challenge convention and make the most of unlimited possibilities. It’s not just one of the top 100 universities in the world, it’s an environment in which you can make a real difference – and encourage others to do the same.

We offer access to an exceptional support network committed to creating change, from membership in the Group of Eight – a coalition of leading research-intensive Australian universities – to colleagues who are academic leaders in the broadest sense, having established international reputations as outstanding teachers and researchers.

We look forward to hearing from like-minded candidates.

About the school

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) is engineering Australia’s quantum future. Our Centre harnesses the underlying rules of the universe to build sophisticated quantum machines for practical applications. We pioneer the design of quantum materials, quantum engines, and quantum imaging systems to solve the most challenging research problems at the interface of fundamental quantum physics and engineering, and work with partners in industry to translate our research discoveries into practical technologies to the benefit of Australia’s society and economy. Our capacity building programs are training the next generation of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs in cutting-edge fundamental research, bench-to-product technology innovation, and ultimately deliver major impacts on Australia’s high-tech economy.

EQUS’ quantum technologies span critical sectors of Australian society including health, METS, communications, space, environment, and security. We move our cutting-edge research beyond the lab and towards practical prototypes and real-world applications. Our researchers work across 5 university nodes, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, The University of Western Australia and The Australian National University. We collaborate with Australian research organisations, government, SMEs, and leading tech companies, and are training a new generation of STEM researchers within a culture of discovery, innovation, and translation.

About the opportunity

You will perform outstanding and original, experimental or theoretical research that honours the legacy of Deborah Jin, a brilliant American physicist who was one of the world’s foremost experts on how ordinary atoms and molecules change their behaviour at extraordinarily low temperatures.

You will produce quality research outputs, develop a research program and emerging research profile, and work collaboratively with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.

If appointed as a Fellow, you will also supervise Higher Degree by Research students and positively contribute to their professional development.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in physics or a related field, or evidence of PhD submission
  • A proven track record of independent research
  • A strong desire to develop a successful and highly productive research career in quantum science
  • Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative research projects and to work as part of a team

The be considered for the level B Research Fellow role, you will additionally demonstrate:

  • Previous postdoctoral research experience with demonstrable research outcomes
  • Strong track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead or participate in competitive external grant applications
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor Research Higher Degree students

About you

We are seeking applications from high energy, forward thinking and collaborative academics, with a track record of excellence and impact. EQUS is committed to driving progress towards gender equality and ensuring diverse and balanced representation at every level of our organisation. To address the under representation of women in Quantum Physics, and to create empowering and safe workplaces for women in our Centre, this position is prioritised for suitably qualified women.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   PD 512584.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 22 November 2022

This position is open to international applicants and is prioritised for suitably qualified women.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goals.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021)
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020

UWA is committed to inclusive recruitment and is happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. If you have queries in relation to the application process, please contact talent-hr@uwa.edu.au referencing the 6-digit job reference number and type of communication you prefer, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.


Advertised:25 Oct 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:22 Nov 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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