First listed on: 25 December 2021

2D Quantum Device Physicist


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The Opportunity

  • Use your expertise to shape up emerging areas in quantum technology!
  • Great ongoing opportunity to collaborate with Australia’s leading scientists
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s Premier Science Agency – and grow your research career

CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit combines multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering capability and uses world-class infrastructure to partner with industry in the development of innovative products and processes that allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable.

CSIRO’s Devices and Engineered Systems Program is a diverse team of scientists, engineers and research staff that develop devices and engineered systems for the benefit of industrial partners in aerospace, space, defence, renewable energy, telecommunications, minerals and mining, and transportation. Quantum devices, in particular, is an area for significant expansion and we are seeking to fill a number of exciting new roles across the group.

The 2D Quantum Device Physicist will be a key member of the Graphene Materials and Devices team, applying their specialised skills and experience to develop sensors and devices for emerging areas in quantum technologies. They will design & explore synthesis and fabrication processes to manipulate and control the quantum properties of 2D materials. This is a great role for a motivated science & technology professional, who has a passion for creating innovative and valued outcomes in the quantum area, to join Australia’s National Science Agency in an indefinite role.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing high-quality 2D materials appropriate for quantum applications using CSIRO and non-CSIRO developed processes.
  • Conceptualising and designing 2D material devices for research and commercial projects related to quantum technologies.
  • Utilising a suite of plasma-based deposition instruments in a clean room to fabricate quantum sensors and devices.
  • Measuring, testing, and characterising quantum materials, devices, and sensors.
  • Collaborating with research partners (academia and industry) to develop novel quantum solutions to emerging problems.
  • Using professional expertise, knowledge of other disciplines and research experience/achievement to formulate, develop and complete an approved research program with general direction as to the aims of their activities.
  • Communicating research results to clients and the scientific community through oral and written reports.
  • Undertaking feasibility studies, demonstrating a considerable degree of originality, creativity, and innovation in solving problems and introducing new directions and approaches.

Location: Lindfield (Sydney), NSW
Salary: AU$117K to AU$138K + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 80461

To be considered you will need:

  • A PhD and significant experience (or an equivalent combination of qualifications and research experience) in a relevant field such as Physics, Quantum Engineering or Nanotechnology.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and characterise 2D materials.
  • Experience in the fabrication of devices and engineered systems using 2D materials in a clean room environment.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with ability to represent the research team at conferences and workshops.
  • A sound history of publication in peer-reviewed journals and authorship of technical reports, grant applications and patents.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. 

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and provide a National Police or equivalent, and may be subject to other security, medical or character check 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. 

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

23 January 2022, 11:00pm AEDT

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