Ref 5988/23 Research Engineer - Neuromorphic Computing, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: The University Of Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 2023

  • Western Sydney University Internal Applicants Only
  • Remuneration: $117,645 to $126,892 p.a.
  • Full time, fixed-term position for 2 years based at Western’s Werrington South Campus

Western Sydney University Internal Applicants Only.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be employed by Western Sydney University on an ongoing, fixed term or casual basis at the time of this advertisement. All ongoing and fixed term employees seeking to apply for this position as a secondment must have completed a minimum of 12 months’ full-time continuous service to be eligible to apply for this role, as per Part D of the Recruitment and Selection Policy.

About the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development
The MARCS Institute at Western Sydney optimises human interaction and wellbeing through interdisciplinary research. Addressing pivotal themes like sensing, interacting, and human technologies, our researchers span cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, language science, music science, and engineering. Explore more at

The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) within MARCS combines electrical engineering, computer science, signal processing, and neuroscience to develop Neuromorphic Engineering solutions. Visit for details. We foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, encouraging applications from all backgrounds, genders, orientations, cultures, and abilities. Join us in creating a respectful, inclusive environment.

The Institute is committed to a culture that embraces equity and a diverse and inclusive community where everyone participates in a safe and respectful environment.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities.

About the Role
Join the frontier of technological innovation as the Research Engineer in Neuromorphic Computing at the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS). In collaboration with Intel, youll play a pivotal role in crafting the worlds first neuromorphic supercomputer. Working closely with ICNS researchers, your expertise will be essential in the design, implementation, and testing of electronic hardware. Dive into the realm of software-driven electronic devices and experimental equipment control systems. Your key focus will be supporting the deployment of large-scale spiking neural network simulations on high-end FPGA boards that constitute the neuromorphic supercomputer. Contribute to groundbreaking advancements at the intersection of neuroscience and computing.

This is a full time, fixed-term position for 2 years based at Western’s Werrington South Campus.

About You 
To be successful in this exciting new role, you will require the following skills and experience:

  • Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent industry and education/training experience.
  • Design user interfaces for neuromorphic computing platforms.
  • Provide timely high-level technical support for specialised equipment, including neuromorphic sensors and hardware platforms.
  • Guide research students and instruct on the use of complex research equipment.
  • Monitor and maintain neuromorphic supercomputer performance, upgrading software and hardware as needed.
  • Stay updated on the latest in neuromorphic computing for continuous improvement contributions.

Please ensure you address all items in the selection criteria in your application. Applicants will be shortlisted based on responses to the selection criteria. Please refer to the Position Description for further information.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 7 $117,645 to $126,892 p.a. (comprising Salary of $99,411 to $107,225 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: For enquiries, please contact Mark Wang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems via email at [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at [email protected] 

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Thursday 30 November 2023.

Working Rights in Australia – Eligibility: You must provide evidence of your fulltime working rights in Australia for the full term of the appointment at time of application.

Note - Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

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