Grant-Funded Researcher (B) - Computer Science

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Oct 2020

Job no:504657
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level B

(Level B) $103,078 to $106,709 per annum and employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Fixed-term position available for two years

Be part of the Australian Institute of Machine Learning – the largest computer vision and machine learning research group in Australia

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for the SmartSat CRC-funded project Ultra-fine Attitude Control via Event-based Star Tracking and Piezoelectric Stabilisation. The researcher will conduct applied research on real-time SLAM algorithms for space applications. The researcher will come under the supervision of Professor Tat-Jun Chin , and will be working closely with space researchers at The University of Adelaide and a prominent space enterprise.

The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) is one of the world’s largest institutes dedicated to basic and applied research in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision. It is also one of the most successful, in terms of winning some of the biggest research awards and major benchmark competitions in the field, as well as securing major industry and government contracts.  According to, the School of Computer Science at Adelaide is ranked third in the world (from 2010 and 2020) in the area of computer vision. Much of this excellent result is due to the efforts of the researchers at AIML.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic and the ability to work well independently and as a member of a broader team in addition to demonstrating a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Ideally the candidate will have the experience and/or ability to contribute to the promotion of research capabilities to industry and the wider community.

To be successful you will need:

  • Have or be about to complete a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in Computer Vision, Robotics, Machine Learning or other closely related areas, and a good first degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • A record of quality research as evidenced by publications in leading journals and at conferences.
  • Expertise and experience in computer programming, especially in C/C++.
  • Significant experience in developing real-time SLAM algorithms for robotic applications.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with an ability to communicate scientific ideas to an expert audience, both orally and written.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity.  We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged.  To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements 
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning, high-level mathematics and architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 30 October 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Tat-Jun Chin
Professorial Chair of Sentient Satellites
P: +61 (8) 8313 6188

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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