Our group is located at The University of Queensland, which has a high concentration of world-class researchers in the area of quantum technology and excellent research infrastructure. The University is located in Brisbane, a vibrant city with access to a wonderful sub-tropical outdoors environment; including the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, hiking, and tropical rainforests.
We currently have a number of open research opportunities, as listed below. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Prof. Bowen.
The group is currently offering PhD projects in a range of areas including quantum opto-mechanics, optomechanical magnetometry and biological quantum imaging.
equity and diversity awards
Through EQUS (the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems), we can apply for financial support for primary carers, and researchers wishing to re-enter academia. If you are interested in an equity award, discuss it with us, or find out more here.
We often have grant funding available for postdoctoral fellowships, and are always looking for well qualified postdocs to join the group. We are particularly interested in researchers who have direct experience in the fields of quantum optics, quantum optomechanics or biophysics and imaging; and have relevant skills in micro-/nanophotonics, micro-/nanofabrication, microscopy, precision measurement and/or cryogenics. Please direct enquiries to Prof. Bowen.
Postdoctoral fellowships are also available through a number of external and UQ schemes, including:
- UQ fellowships: This highly competitive annual round of fellowships offers three years of salary for research scientists at levels ranging from research fellow to full professor, depending on expertise. At research fellow level, preference is generally given to applicants external to UQ. The fellowships come, additionally, with a small amount of research funding.Our laboratory has historically been successful applying into this scheme. We are happy to assist qualified applicants in preparing a suitable application, provided we are contacted well in advance. More information may be found here.
- ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards: The ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme is a separate element of the Discovery Programme. The DECRA scheme will provide more focused support for researchers and create more opportunities for early-career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. It is anticipated that up to 200 three-year DECRAs, including up to $40,000 per annum in project funds, may be awarded each year. We are happy to assist qualified applicants in preparing a suitable application, provided we are contacted well in advance. More information may be found here.