Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, Electromagnetics and Electronics Engineering

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 May 2024

6 Apr 2024
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Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

5 May 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • $94,174 - $125,797 (ALA06-ALB) plus 17% superannuation
  • 3-year fixed term contract, full time
  • Flexible working arrangements

Job Reference: 1200736

About us

The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) is a multi-disciplinary research institute engaged in a range of projects involving or motivated by radio astronomy. CIRA’s activities draw together academic research and professional staff from a variety of science, engineering, and computing disciplines to tackle unique and demanding challenges in radio astronomy.

CIRA is the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR); the lead organisation and operator of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA); and a key participant in the international SKA project.

To learn more about working at our university, please visit Jobs at Curtin.

Your new role

The position is based at Curtin University (Bentley campus), within the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS). The role is well suited to take advantage of the flexible working arrangements the University offers to enable staff to balance work with other commitments.

The successful candidate will undertake industry-motived applied research in the field of Electromagnetics and Electronics Engineering; and help to identify and foster the next generation of researchers by contributing to the teaching of relevant courses at the University.

In the role you will—individually and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team— undertake and report on applied research that addresses the needs of CIRA’s industry partners and clients. You will be expected to communicate and promote research outcomes via reports, academic articles, presentations, and demonstrations. You will also contribute the growth of CIRA’s research endeavour by developing novel prototypes and demonstrations that lay the foundations for compelling research proposals and pursuing funding opportunities to realise them.

A significant part of CIRA’s mission is to train and grow Australia’s STEM workforce. In this role, you will support this by teaching into relevant courses, supervising student and intern projects, and creating and supporting opportunities for direct student participation in CIRA’s research activities.

The position will involve collaboration with other personnel in CIRA including the Engineering Operations and Translation and Impact teams, and research students and interns, on a day-to-day basis. Yous will also have the opportunity to contribute your research expertise to multi-disciplinary projects with researchers from other areas of CIRA, EECMS, Curtin University and ICRAR.

If you have any queries in relation to the requirements of the role please contact Senior Lecturer, Dr Adrian Sutinjo at [email protected] .

Alternatively, call the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Phone: (+61) 08 9266 4669.

To learn more about CIRA, please visit the below websites:

Join us! Your application must include a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Essential Criteria:

  • PhD degree by research qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. electrical/electronic engineering, physics, or materials engineering).
  • Experience in teaching Electromagnetics and Transmission Lines, Wireless Communications, and/or RF/Microwave Engineering.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching and student support.
  • Familiarity with simulation tools for microwave/radio frequency electronics such as Cadence AWR, electromagnetic simulation such as FEKO and/or Ansys HFSS, and/or IC design tool such as Cadence Virtuoso & Spectre.
  • Experience performing measurements at radio/microwave frequencies involving electronic circuits/systems (such as CMOS circuits) and interpreting the measurement results.
  • Evidence of research outputs and communication of methods and results.
  • Commitment to principles of equity and diversity and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Leadership and experience in developing high-quality curriculum and assessment in the above teaching areas.
  • Experience with radio astronomy interferometry and instrumentation.
  • Experience with IC design and semiconductor modelling.

Applications close: Midnight AWST Sunday 5th May, 2024.

We encourage non-Australian citizens/residents to apply however you will require work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role, and you must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia for the duration of the position. Visa sponsorship and relocation support may be considered for the preferred candidate.

Applicants may be required to address any foreign interference concerns with respect to both formal and informal arrangements with high-risk foreign countries and their citizens.

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks.

If you have any queries in relation to the application process, please contact our careers team at [email protected] .


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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