Research Fellow, Grade 1 Or 2

at Griffith University

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. Griffith Sciences is one of four academic Groups within Griffith University. We provide an environment setting of international standard for the pursuit of learning, teaching, research and professional practice. Our researchers are internationally recognised and cover a diverse array of disciplines and have access to some of Australia's most technically advanced research facilities. The Centre for Quantum Dynamics (CQD) undertakes experimental and theoretical studies of the dynamics of quantum systems. The Centre is a leader in the areas of experimental and theoretical quantum information science and consistently publishes in the best international journals. Lockheed-Martin, the Shanghai Institute for Optics and Fine Mechanics, and the Max Planck-POSTECH Centre for Attosecond Science are all current international collaborators.

The opportunity

The Centre is seeking a research fellow to undertake research on a project for quantum communication with trapped ion funded by the Australian Research Council. The project's mail goal is the realisation of a quantum repeater node using trapped Yb ions and integrated optics and perform quantum communication experiments between two separate ion traps. The position is also required to undertake some teaching and higher degree research supervision.

This is a fixed term (up to four years), full time position based at the Nathan campus. The successful candidate will be appointed at either Grade 1 or 2 depending on experience, skills and qualifications.

About you

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent qualifications/work experience in a relevant field. You will have demonstrated experience in ion trap quantum information or related field (Grade 1), or extensive research experience including leadership responsibility (Grade 2). You will have a publication record (Grade 1), or well established track record of publication in esteemed peer-reviewed journals, and/or high quality creative outputs (Grade 2). The successful applicant will have high level interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication skills. You will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in teaching at tertiary level.

Salary range

Research Fellow, Grade 1: $72,344 - $84,882 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $84,643 - $99,312 per annum. Research Fellow, Grade 2: $92,511 - $109,860,per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,239 - $128,537,per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the attached position description.
  • Please address the selection criteria for the level for which you are applying.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role;
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

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What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Mirko Lobino on +61 (0) 7 3735 4115 or email: For application queries, please contact Ms Skye Siren, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7869.

Closing date:

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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