Research Associate in Distributed Sensing Job at University of New South Wales – in Canberra ACT

Job no: 508879

Work type: Full time

Location: Canberra, ACT

Categories: Lecturer, Post doctoral research fellow

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities

Strong commitment to staff development and learning

Strong commitment to work life and family balance

Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) is committed to building a diverse team and are passionate about hiring and supporting women in Engineering #WomeninEngineering. We are committed to providing career progression and support to Women in the academia. UNSW Canberra has many women in influential positions within the Campus. We currently have Women in the following roles:

Rector – Emma Sparks

Emma is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and, in 2018, was awarded Top 50 Women in Engineering (Telegraph awards).

Deputy Faculty Executive Director

Head of School of Business

Associate Dean

SEIT offers a flexible, friendly working environment that is well-resourced and delivers research-informed education as part of its accredited, globally recognised engineering and computing degrees to its undergraduate students. The School offers programs in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and civil engineering as well as in aviation, information technology and cyber security to graduates and professionals who will be Australia’s future technology decision makers. The incumbent will be embedded within the SEIT Trusted Autonomy research focus area and supported by academics already working on multi-robot sensing and coordination challenges.

The position will involve research activity aimed at enabling distributed sensor fusion and self-localisation and mapping for teams of unmanned systems in GPS denied environments. The successful applicant will pursue algorithm development, implementation and testing on ground and air robots. They will also assist with delivering teaching of classes related to robotics and autonomous systems.

About the Role:
Role: Research Associate in distributed sensing for Autonomous Systems

Salary: Academic Level A $99,325 – $106, 237 plus 17% Superannuation

Term: Full time, Fixed Term appointment up to 3 years

About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:
Hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in robotics, machine vision or control systems related discipline;

Experience in programming with languages such as C/C++ or Python;

A demonstrated ability to conduct simulations and experiments with autonomous systems;

Ability to conduct high quality teaching in a University environment and willingness to undertake teaching duties as required;

A record of papers in high quality journals and/or conferences of high ranking in the field;

Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team showing initiative and taking direction as appropriate to the situation.

In your application, please upload a 2-page pitch addressing the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description.

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The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Professor Matt Garratt

E: [email protected]

P: (02) 5114 5150

Professor Kathryn Kasmarik

E: [email protected]

P: (02) 5114 5164

Professor Valeri Ougrinovski

E: [email protected]

P: (02) 5114 5192

Applications Close: 12 June 2022 11:30PM

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

At UNSW Canberra, we celebrate diversity and understand the benefits that inclusion brings to the university. We aim to ensure that our culture, policies, and processes are truly inclusive. We are committed to developing and maintaining a workplace where everyone is valued and respected for who they are and supported in achieving their professional goals. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Women at all levels, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People with Disability, LGBTIQ+ People, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares our commitment to inclusion to apply.

Any questions about the application process – please email [email protected]

Position Description

Advertised: 13 May 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 12 Jun 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

About the Company

Company: University of New South Wales –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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