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Fellowship ID:CSIRO-QBT-POSTDOC [#27013]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Thermodynamics
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Quantum Information and Quantum Control / Quantum Information and Quantum Control
Quantum Information Science / quantum many-body, qubits, spin qubits, superconducting qubits
Quantum Optics
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (accepting applications posted 2024/01/16, listed until 2024/07/16)

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The Opportunity


  • Do you have a PhD in the area of Physics?
  • Do you want to conduct research in the development of the quantum battery?
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!


CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.


In this position you will undertake research in quantum thermodynamics. This includes developing fundamental theories on quantum batteries and working with experimentalists in the development of the quantum battery with superconducting qubits.


Quantum batteries are devices that use quantum effects to leverage enhanced efficiencies over conventional battery technologies. While research into these fascinating systems is still in its infancy, quantum batteries are poised to revolutionise energy. Recent results in quantum information theory suggests that quantum batteries are needed in realising truly reversible quantum gates for quantum computers.

Original research in related topics will also be supported.

Your duties will include:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes. 
  • Recognise and exploit opportunities for innovation and the generation of new theoretical perspectives, and progress opportunities for the further development or creation of new lines of  research.
  • Utilise design thinking methodology to plan and prepare research proposals, and apply non-academic impact methodology to research projects.
  • Carry out research investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation.
  • Record, manage, and analyse data/information using relevant domain data science techniques.


Location: Clayton, Victoria

Salary:  AU$92k - AU$101k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:  Specified term of 3 years

Reference:  95396

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in the area of physics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Experience in one or some of the following areas: quantum thermodynamics, quantum information theory, quantum computing, quantum batteries, analytical and/or computational many-body, quantum electrodynamics.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.


For full details about this role please view the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. 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

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 


CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.


Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

31 January 2024, 11:00pm AEDT

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Contact: James Quach
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Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia
Web Page: https://research.csiro.au/quantumbattery/positions/