Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Mathematics and Physics

Aug 10, 2019
Sep 09, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
School of Mathematics and Physics

UQ Physics is part of the School of Mathematics and Physics within the UQ Faculty of Science. The School is one of the strongest groups of physics researchers and teachers in Australia, with expertise in quantum science, biophotonics and laser science, condensed matter physics and astrophysics. It offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research programs, including specialist programs and courses in fields ranging from quantum technology to astrophysics.

The School hosts several world-class research centres and experts collaborate with institutions and individuals nationally and internationally, both in industry and academia, to positively impact on many aspects of modern life.

UQ is internationally recognised for its research excellence in physics, which is among the University's top 30 research strengths. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings exercise, UQ achieved the highest score of '5 - well above world standard' in the disciplines of statistics, physical sciences, astronomical and space science, condensed matter physics and quantum physics.

For more information, visit the School of Mathematics and Physics' website: .

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of this position is to carry out research in theoretical condensed matter physics. With a focus on the emergent properties of superconductors, antiferromagnets, and quantum spin liquids.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus , renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment - you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have a strong background in computational condensed matter physics applied to the theory of strongly correlated materials, superconductivity or a closely related area. In particular experience of advanced numerical methods such as density matrix renormalization group/matrix product states, dynamical mean field theory (or its cluster extensions), quantum Monte Carlo, or slave boson methods

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to .

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be $84,878.42, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities , salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .


To discuss this role please contact Professor Ben Powell at or on +61 7 3365 2401.

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  • Cover letter
  • Resume (including a list of publications)
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

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