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Research Associate, Digital Sensing

Job no: 850680
Campus: Mt Helen, Berwick or Gippsland Campus
Categories: Academic
School/Area: School of Engineering, IT and Phys. Sci.

  • School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences – Churchill, Ballarat or Berwick Campus
  • Part-time (0.7), fixed-term appointment until 28 February 2023
  • Academic Level A - $70,377 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

The School offers bachelor’s degrees in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Mining), Mathematics, Information Technology, and Science (primarily Metallurgy and Geology).  The School is in the process of establishing a range of programs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Data Science and Industrial Engineering and has an almost unique capability in Australia in that it delivers programs in Geology, Mining, Engineering and Mineral Processing that supports the strong resources sector.  The School also offers a number of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters by coursework programs, with Maintenance and Reliability Engineering being particularly well known internationally.  These programs are offered on campus and at a number of locations throughout Australia and overseas.

About the role

Support the delivery of funded research projects, as outlined in the project agreements. 

You will:

  • contribute to delivering the DAWE Traceability Grants Program funded Project (Robust Digital Technology for End-to-End Traceability in Australian Grain Export Supply Chain);
  • conduct research in image analytics and digital sensing on grain quality testing;
  • develop literature reviews and maintain data and knowledge repositories;
  • prepare research findings leading to publication of peer-reviewed journal papers.

About you

To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated:

  • experience in developing image processing and machine learning software;
  • experience in preparing and publishing research material including reports, journal and presentations;
  • evidence of research expertise; and
  • interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. 

Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

How to apply

Please apply by Monday, 4 October 2021.

Applicants are required to address the Key Selection Criteria, in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here:  850680.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

A workplace for remarkable people

For almost 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our leave and work-life balance web page.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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