Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Mathematics and Physics

Mar 11, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The School of Mathematics and Physics

The discipline of Physics is located in the School of Mathematics and Physics in the Faculty of Science. The discipline is internationally recognised for its research excellence in quantum science and hosts a number of first class research centres.

The School of Mathematics and Physics leads the Australian Research Council (ARC)  Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Engineered Quantum Systems and hosts nodes of the ARC CoE for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies and ARC CoE for Quantum Computing and Communication Technology.

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school's web site at

The role

The successful appointee will actively contribute to an internationally recognized experimental research program in the area of optical micromanipulation and optogenetics, as well as teaching undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses in physics.  The focus of the research will be on creating sculptured light, and using optical tweezers in combination with optogenetics and Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) for brain-wide imaging in zebrafish. The aim of the project is to map ensembles of neurons throughout the brain responding to sensory stimuli, and thereby explain the mechanisms by which brain-wide communication may be altered.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD and have postdoctoral experience in in an area of interdisciplinary experimental physics related to optical micromanipulation and neuroscience.  They should be able to demonstrate their potential for quality teaching of courses in physics.  Applicants should also have a track-record of high-quality publications in leading international journals, high-level verbal and written communication skills, and the capacity to work and interact well with colleagues, staff, and students.


This is a full-time, fixed-term (3 years) appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be at $83,295 p.a. - 89,285 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


To discuss this role please contact Prof. Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop on +61 7 33653139,, or Prof. Matthew Davis on +61 7 33469824,

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume (including contact details of three referees), and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

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