Post doc : Trapped-ion Quantum Control Engineering

Postdoctoral Research Associate for Trapped-ion Quantum Control Engineering
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate for projects
focused on quantum control engineering with trapped ions and trapped-ion
quantum simulation in linear Paul traps. You will be directly integrated into
our major international projects collaborating with other global leaders in
quantum information.

The position is Full-Time, 12 Months Fixed Term (with a possible extension),
Academic Level A: Base Salary: ,682 p.a. – ,940 p.a. plus a generous
employer’s contribution to superannuation.

Primary responsibilities will include performing experimental research,
mentoring postgraduate and undergraduate students, and providing day-to-day
oversight of laboratory projects and students.

The current projects will follow our successful work on quantum control
engineering, noise filtering and noise spectroscopy with trapped ions. The
primary focus of activities will be on the application of those ideas to
quantum simulation in analogue, digital, and hybrid approaches. You will have
the opportunity to contribute broadly to the group and participate in the:
– development and commissioning of new experimental equipment providing
augmented technical capabilities.
– development of new techniques in the control of quantum systems, leveraging
insights from the fields of quantum physics, control engineering, and signal
– demonstration of new programmable quantum simulation protocols using linear
ion chains and concepts from quantum control theory, applied to the
simulation of chemical systems.

We are looking for a Research Associate who possesses:

– PhD in physics or equivalent in a relevant field
– experience in one or more of the following experimental areas: Ion
Trapping, Atomic Physics, precision metrology
– Proven ability to lead projects individually and as part of a team, and
deliver major research outcomes
– evidence of independent contributions to scientific or technical outcomes
– evidence of proficiency at oral and written communication

Closing date: 11:30pm, 14 April 2019 (Sydney Time)

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the
position from Professor Michael Biercuk ( or
Dr. Cornelius Hempel (