Join a world-leading research team developing systems for intelligent in-orbit satellite docking and servicing
Develop novel perception and action technologies to allow robotic satellites robustly track and approach target satellites
Full time, 14 months fixed term position, Level A, Base Salary AUD$101K- AUD$109K + 17% superannuation
About the opportunity
We are seeking an ambitious and talented Postdoctoral Research Associate to undertake fundamental and applied research related to the development, design and deployment of novel perception and action techniques for in-orbit satellite docking and servicing. The role is part of a SmartSat CRC project bringing together leaders from Australia’s space industry and top academics in space and robotics. Industry partners include Abyss, ANT61, Space Machines, Aerospace, and Spiral Blue. Extension beyond the 14 month appointment is possible contingent on performance and availability of funds.
This role will be supervised by Dr Viorela Ila, head of the Robotic Perception group within the Australian Centre for Robotics (ACFR ). The ACFR is one of Australia’s leading robotics research groups, and the Robotic Perception group focuses on researching robust solutions to sensing, estimation, mapping and planning in dynamic environments.
The objective of this research is to develop novel perception and action techniques for inter-satellite interactions, rendezvous and approach of cooperative and uncooperative targets. It will focus on accurately quantifying the uncertainties inherent in detection and tracking algorithms to further gracefully weight all measurement contributions into the state estimation, planning and control systems.
In this role you will:
work closely with project academics, engineers, and PhD students in conceptualising and delivering novel perception and action techniques
evaluate and validate accuracy and robustness of the solutions
support the integration of the algorithms with other modules such as control system and system autonomy
contribute to the creation of a demonstrator system that will showcase your research and that of other project participants, and
contribute as a researcher to project report preparation, presentation at internal workshops, and dissemination at top international conferences and journals as well as via internal workshops and presentations.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values. We are seeking an excellent candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position who has:
a PhD in Robotics, Computer vision or related discipline
strong background in mathematics and experience with one or more programming languages (C, C++, C#, Python)
knowledge of object detection, tracking, estimation, SLAM, control and/or visual servoing
an ability to manage others and coordinate multiple project objectives
excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.
At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
How to apply
Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.
Please also include a Google Drive link to a 2 minute selfie video covering the following:
Your strongest engineering and/or research skills,
What do you enjoy most about research, and
A description of a project/research that you're proud of, or plan to be when completed
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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rebecca Astar or Cherie Goodwin, Recruitment Operations, by email to [email protected] .
For specific enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Viorela Ila by email to [email protected]
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