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CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Materials and Devices

Date: 05-Nov-2022

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity


  • Do you have a PhD in Physics, Quantum Engineering, Materials Science or Nanotechnology?
  • Want to conduct world class research and development with a team of dedicated professionals?
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!


CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.


We are seeking an ambitious individual to join the Graphene Materials and Devices Team. The Graphene Materials and Devices Team has extensive experience in the production and application of graphene and other 2D materials. The team tackles global problems in the areas of clean energy, water, sensing and quantum technologies.


Partnering with the Quantum Technologies Future Science Platform, the successful candidate will be pivotal in developing new areas of quantum technology research within CSIRO by working with 2D material systems to develop exciting and novel quantum devices.

Your duties will include:


  • Optimising and extending CSIRO’s 2D material synthesis, handling, and fabrication processes.
  • Design and set-up optical systems and extend these systems to quantum optics applications.
  • Designing optically active quantum enabled devices using 2D materials.
  • Fabricating quantum-enabled devices, under cleanroom conditions.
  • Working closely with other scientists and engineers in the development of quantum technology projects and infrastructure at CSIRO.
  • Collaborating with research partners (academia and industry) to develop novel quantum solutions to emerging problems.


Location: Sydney, NSW

Salary: AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 84495

To be considered you will need:


  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Physics, Quantum Engineering, Materials Science or Nanotechnology.  Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with 2D material systems.
  • Knowledge (hands-on and theoretical) in the development of devices from 2D materials.
  • Experience with micro/nanofabrication techniques (e.g., photo/e-beam lithography, magnetron sputtering, thermal evaporation, spin coating).
  • Experience with optical systems including their design and set-up.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally.


For full details about this role please view the Position Description


Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.


Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply online and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

1 December 2022, 11:00pm AEDT