Quantum Research Scientist

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The Opportunity

  • Diverse project portfolio from quantum technology to sensor chip production
  • Collaborate with Australia’s leading scientists and government agencies
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s Premier Science Agency – and grow your research career

CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit combines multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering capability and uses world-class infrastructure to partner with industry in the development of innovative products and processes that allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable.

CSIRO’s Applied Physics Group is a diverse team of scientists, engineers and research staff that develop devices and engineered systems for the benefit of industrial partners in aerospace, space, defence, renewable energy, telecommunications, minerals and mining, and transportation. Quantum devices, in particular, is an area for significant expansion and we are seeking to fill a number of exciting new roles across the group.

As a Quantum Research Scientist, you will join our ‘Quantum Devices & Manufacturing’ team, that uses CSIRO’s world-leading scientific capability in High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) electronic devices, circuits, and sensors to develop advanced magnetometry. You will be responsible for the design, construction, programming and documentation of electronic controls and support systems for a range of CSIRO’s industry-revolutionising projects. A key focus of your role will be utilising your expertise to develop superconducting devices towards field testing and commercialisation.

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carrying out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity, and innovation.
  • Undertaking electrical and magnetic characterisation measurements of experimental devices, including quantum electronics.
  • Collating, analysing, and interpreting measurements using statistical analysis, as well as developing data fitting procedures to analyse array data where needed.
  • Contributing to the improvement and development of measurement capability including system design and implementation.
  • Understanding and utilising theoretical models to help inform HTS junction-based sensors.
  • Performing radio frequency measurements, and cryogenic electrical transport measurements of superconducting devices.
  • Incorporating novel approaches to scientific investigations by adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing, and further research.
  • Presenting results in a meaningful format, preparing reports for clients and/or writing scientific papers for publication.

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as physics or engineering.
  • A sound knowledge of theoretical physics preferably superconductivity and/or condensed matter physics.
  • Proven experience in undertaking laboratory measurements using electrical characterisation equipment and knowledge of the experimental considerations of electromagnetic measurements.
  • Demonstrated programming skills for control electronics and/or data analysis, in C++, Matlab, Python or similar.
  • Capability in planning, organising, and manipulating experimental data including statistical and fitting techniques.
  • Ability to undertake original, creative, and innovative research by generating and pursuing novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems.
  • A demonstrated publication history of authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports, grant applications or inventorship on patent applications.

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