Positions Available

With $83 million of new commercial backing and in partnership with recently formed company Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, we are seeking researchers, engineers and technicians from industry and academia to accelerate the commercialisation of our world-leading research in silicon quantum electronics.

All staff positions offer: salary between AU $101,000 and $164,000 per annum; additional 17 per cent employer superannuation plus leave loading; an initial 3-year term with possible extension; relocation costs paid by the employer. See the full list of available roles, including PhD scholarships, below.

Successful applicants will work from recently opened laboratories at UNSW Sydney and will be supported by technical personnel and PhD students currently being recruited.


The advertised positions will be funded by Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd: an AU $83 million start-up company established to accelerate development of intellectual property with backing from the Australian and New South Wales governments, Commonwealth Bank Australia, Telstra Corporation and UNSW Sydney. Founded in 2000, CQC2T has been at the forefront of the race develop scalable quantum computing technology in silicon and is pursuing fundamental research on the path to 1000s-of-qubit systems. Based at the UNSW Sydney campus in Australia, CQC2T and SQC are at the heart of Australia’s effort to build a scalable quantum computer.

Research context:

  • Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd has a 5-year business plan to build a 10-qubit prototype quantum computer in silicon. The company builds on ~15 years of research in the development of a quantum computer in silicon at CQC2T, where Australia has established globally unique approaches to building qubits using single atoms in silicon.
  • SQC will hire ~40 researchers, technical staff, students and other staff to build the 10-qubit prototype with leading edge research facilities costing in excess of $100 million.
  • The company will be located at UNSW alongside CQC2T headquarters. The centre employs more than 200 researchers, technical staff, students and other staff across Australia, with more than 70 of these based at UNSW.
  • CQC2T has 35 international partners, including formal relationships with NASA, IBM, IMEC, Lockheed Martin, QxBranch, Quintessence Labs, Omicron Nanotechnology, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Sandia, Zyvex Laboratories as well as leading University groups at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, IQC, Maryland, MIT, Sherbrooke, Tokyo, Max‐Planck Institute for Light, University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Bristol, Walter Schottky Institute, Purdue University and National University of Singapore.


Salary level: AU $32,000 per annum (plus tuition fee and Overseas Student Health Cover for international students)
Group leader: Prof Sven Rogge, School of Physics, UNSW Sydney
Enquiries to: physjobs@unsw.edu.au

We seek highly motivated PhD candidates to work in the measurement of multi-qubit devices in silicon for scalable quantum computing. The successful candidate will learn the latest techniques in electron-spin resonance, cryogenic microwave cavities, and/or engineering of spin-orbit coupling to the development electric dipole coupling for a silicon-based quantum computer. Email enquiries should enclose a cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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An appointment to these positions is subject to the approval of Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd. Personal information submitted as part of an application may be disclosed to SQC for the purpose of processing the application.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).