Quantum Measurement Scientist

Date Posted: 27 Nov 2023

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity

  • ​​​​​​Apply your expertise to projects focused on driving the future of Quantum Tech
  • Great hands-on role focused on measuring and analysing superconducting devices
  • Grow your research career with CSIRO – Australia’s National Science Agency!


Quantum technology holds the potential to help solve some of society's greatest challenges and it is one of our most promising growth opportunities to create new markets and new applications in Australia. Therefore, we are currently seeking a driven and experienced Quantum Measurement Scientist to join our collaborative and dynamic ‘Quantum Devices’ team based in Lindfield NSW, to expand our research capability and work towards ensuring Australia remains at the forefront of this new technology.


CSIRO Manufacturing business unit brings together multi-disciplinary scientific & engineering capabilities and world-class infrastructure to efficiently partner with industry in developing innovative products and processes that allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable. Within this, our ‘Quantum Devices’ team uses CSIRO’s world-leading scientific capability in High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) electronic devices, circuits, and sensors to develop advanced magnetometry.


Joining the team in this hands-on role, you will be responsible for the analysis and improvement of superconducting quantum sensors for a number of key research projects. You will bring your well-developed skills and expertise to efficiently measure and characterise the electrical and magnetic properties of superconducting devices, and you will play a vital role in contributing to further progress our technology to deliver on critical client projects and science objectives.


If you have knowledge of theoretical physics, and enjoy creatively & proactively applying your expertise to design, test and problem solve, this would be a great ongoing career opportunity for you! CSIRO champions a diverse and inclusive culture, supports flexible work arrangements, and offers excellent professional development opportunities to grow your skills & career. So, apply now! 


Your duties will include:

  • Measuring electrical and magnetic characteristics of sensors, including quantum electronics.
  • Applying theoretical physics in conducting low-noise, cryogenic experiments on superconducting devices.
  • Developing new measurement techniques & methods and analysing results.
  • Collating, analysing and interpreting measurements using statistical analysis.
  • Developing data fitting procedures and writing code to analyse data where needed.
  • Contributing to the improvement and development of measurement capability.


Location: Sydney (Lindfield), NSW

Salary: AU$105K - AU$114K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite; Full-time

Reference: 95237


To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research (i.e., master’s degree and relevant laboratory experience), in a field such as Physics or Engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking laboratory measurements using electrical characterisation equipment and knowledge of the experimental considerations of electromagnetic and quantum sensing measurements.
  • A sound knowledge of theoretical physics preferably superconductivity and/or condensed matter physics and the ability to creatively apply this to the measurement of superconducting or quantum-based sensors.
  • Familiarity with scientific programming for data analysis and hardware interfacing (specific language is not critical).
  • Demonstrated capability in planning, organising, and manipulating experimental data including statistical and fitting techniques.
  • A demonstrated publication history of lead authorship on scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and/or reports, grant applications or inventorship on patent applications with strong writing skills.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance which requires Australian Citizenship.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description.



To be eligible to apply for this position, you must be an Australian Citizen, with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting Level 2.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.


Flexible Working Arrangements

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Join us and start creating tomorrow today!


How to Apply

Please apply online, and provide a detailed cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role. Please note that we strongly encourage you to respond to each of the selection criteria in detail, and attach it to your cover letter as one document.


Applications Close

17 December 2024, 11:00pm AEDT

11:00 PM

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