Qubit cavity coupling

Research group leader: Professor Sven Rogge
Salary range: AU $102–164k plus 17 per cent employer superannuation and leave loading
Contract: Three years fixed term with possible extension


This is a prestigious research position, within a dynamic and highly collaborative international research environment. The role is based at Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, a start-up company attached to the headquarters of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The company is a unique start-up, being a public-private partnership between industry, government and UNSW Sydney that seeks to commercialise silicon quantum computing technology being developed in Australia – technology that has the potential to revolutionise computing worldwide.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced physicist or engineer who aims to excel at the measurement of multi-qubit devices in silicon for scalable quantum computing. The successful candidate will have experience 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.

This is one of more than 20 positions currently open for applications. View the full list of available roles.



Specific responsibilities for this role include:

Level B

  • Conduct research aligned with SQC’s overall research agenda under the guidance of the Head of School and Program Manager.
  • Develop spin-orbit coupling for spin qubits compatible with long coherence times and dipolar coupling for fast two qubit gates and cavities coupling.
  • Design and evaluation of qubit coupling to cavities.
  • Collaborate with other members of the research group, PhD students and theory groups cavity based quantum processor architectures to achieve research outcomes.
  • Attainment of relevant Project Milestones.
  • Write research papers and reports.
  • Assisting the Program Program, Professor Rogge in the supervision of research students in SQC to ensure high quality research.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
  • Contribute to the field of quantum information.
  • Where appropriate, perform administrative functions

Level C
In addition to the above:

  • Assume a significant role in research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team.
  • Supervision of program of study of postgraduate students.
  • Make a significant contribution to the field of quantum information.
  • Broad administrative functions

Level D
In addition to the above:

  • Leadership of a large research team.
  • High level administrative functions



Level B

  • Complete PhD studies in Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Low noise and high-frequency measurement experience.
  • Experience with microwave design desirable.
  • Experience with electron-spin resonance desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with limited supervision and publish in leading international.
  • scientific journals.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team and to contribute to the.
  • broader intellectual environment of the ARC centre of excellence.
  • Joint or co supervision experience with HDR students.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Level C

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research.
  • An excellent research track record in the discipline area as evidenced by conference presentations and publications.
  • Demonstrated experience in HDR student supervision

Level D

  • Demonstrated experience conducting original/innovative research, actively contributing to the advancement of knowledge in relevant subject area/s at a national and international level.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring post-doctoral fellows


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Closing date: Applications close at 11:59pm on 31 December 2017 AEDT. We encourage all candidates to complete the application process as soon as possible. Potential start dates are negotiable for the successful candidate.

Contact: physjobs@unsw.edu.au


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

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