First listed on: 11 June 2019

Research Scientist/Engineer in Optical Systems

  • Do you have experience in designing & modelling optical systems?
  • Develop new optical systems for scientific & industrial measurement applications!
  • Join CSIRO – Australia's premier science and innovation research organisation

CSIRO Manufacturing is seeking an experienced Research Scientist/Engineer in Optical Systems. In this exciting role, you will undertake research, design and development of optical, photonic and terahertz systems which may be used for a range of scientific and industrial measurement applications.

Your duties will include
  • Developing innovative optical and terahertz techniques to solve measurement problems in imaging, spectroscopy and interferometry.
  • Designing, constructing and testing optical and terahertz experiments and prototypes in collaboration with team members.
  • Developing numerical and/or computational models of optical and terahertz systems to predict performance and optimise designs.
  • Collecting and analysing measurement results, comparing with theory and using this to validate designs and to develop new and improved systems and techniques.


Location: Sydney (Lindfield) NSW
Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 2 years
Reference: 61836

To be successful you will need
  • A PhD degree (or equivalent research experience) in a relevant discipline such as physics or engineering coupled with relevant research experience.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of optical physics, lasers, detectors and modulators.
  • Experience in optics/photonics modelling and design knowledge.
  • Experience in the planning, constructing, conducting and analysis of optical experiments.
  • The ability to lead a project and/or team.
  • High-level communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally.
  • A sound publication record in peer-reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers or reports.
  • To consent to a National Police Check if your application is successful.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

1st July 2019



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