Postdoctoral Research Associate / Research Fellow – Integrated Nonlinear Microwave Photonics

Postdoctoral Research Associate/ Research Fellow – Integrated Nonlinear Microwave Photonics
Institute of Photonics and Optical Science
School of Physics
Faculty of Science
The University of Sydney
Reference no. 2246/1017

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experimental expertise in microwave photonics transmission
  • Full time, fixed term for 1 year (further offers up to 12 months subject to performance and funding), Remuneration $106-121K, which includes leave loading and 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (level A) or Research Fellow (level B) to join our program.

The group engages in experimental research to explore novel effects associated with stimulated Brillouin scattering particularly microwave photonic filters, phase shifters and opto-electronic oscillators. The project will involve collaboration with other universities and may involve collaboration with industry and end-users.

The project aims to:

  • Develop a research program in these and related areas
  • Prepare and present scientific results in papers and conferences
  • Co-supervise undergraduate and graduate research students
  • Assist in recruitment of research students
  • Assist towards attracting new funding

You will apply your expertise to provide research support in the investigation of ways to increase the data- carrying capacity of optical networks.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a candidate with:

  • PhD in physics, electrical engineering or a related discipline
  • Extensive experience in experimental photonics, nonlinear optics and opto-electronics
  • Knowledge in microwave photonic signal processing
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theory and formalism of nonlinear optics, desirably Brillouin scattering and multi-wave nonlinear interactions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in highly collaborative team environment
  • For appointment at Level B you must have substantive level of postdoctoral experience and strong evidence of independent research as well as experience in supervision of research students.


Desirable criteria include:

  • Experience in guided nonlinear optics and integrated optics
  • Experience in or knowledge of stimulated Brillouin scattering
  • Experience with numerical simulation of nonlinear optical pulse propagation

How to apply

Closing date: 11:30pm 03 December 2017 (Sydney time)

Apply via University of Sydney website, click here (external link)

Interested applicants should contact Prof. Benjamin Eggleton, Director, CUDOS, ARC Centre of Excellence, for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science directly via email or on +61 2 9351 3604


For more information about the position, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Monika Browning, Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant, on +61 2 8627 6562 or

If you would like to learn more, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for the position description and further details.