Join us

Open positions

We are always looking for talented and motivated people to join us! Take a look at our research to find out what we work on, and contact Ivan to discuss possibilities that align with your interests.

Everyone is welcome—we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive group and to getting science closer to reflecting the broader community.


Undergraduate students can join our group for a semester as Dalyell scholars or for a summer as Denison or Sydney Quantum Academy summer scholars.

An Honours degree takes one year and is an opportunity to devote 90% of your time to a research project.

Doctoral students

A PhD at USyd is a research degree that lasts about 3.5 years.

PhD students are supported by a stipend, currently about $40,000 per year (tax-free). Additional scholarships and top-ups are regularly available, including through the Sydney Quantum Academy.


We advertise specific postdoctoral openings from time to time—check out the News.

We also support outstanding candidates in applying for fellowships such as the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

About USyd

The University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia, and the School of Chemistry is the oldest chemistry department in the nation, with many world-class research groups. The University also hosts the University of Sydney Nano Institute, as well as nodes of the Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems and the Centre of Excellence for Exciton Science. For more information about USyd, including the official upbeat video, go here.

About Sydney

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city of 5 million people nestled around the most beautiful harbour in the world. It has been ranked the third most-liveable city in the world and is an Alpha global city. In Sydney, you will be 30 minutes away from iconic beaches and just over an hour from hiking in the World-Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. You can do all this year-round because of Sydney’s perfect climate: it’s a subtropical paradise that records 2600 hours of sunshine a year, with average highs of 18 °C in the winter and 27 °C in the summer.