Research Associate in Intelligent Transport Systems

The University of Sydney - Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR)

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Reference No. 1727/0817 

  • Work closely with academia on research in Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Full-time fixed term for 12 months
  • Remuneration package: $106K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super 

About the opportunity
The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of autonomous and intelligent robots and systems for operation in outdoor environments. The ACFR is a large multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers with backgrounds in computer science, aeronautical and mechatronic engineering, physics and mathematics. It is the largest field robotics and automation research group in Australia and is also one of the largest of its kind in the world. It has been instrumental in developing breakthrough technologies and in conducting world-leading research and development of field robotics principles and systems. 

We are currently seeking a self-motivated and well qualified researcher to contribute to the theoretical and applied tasks of the Intelligent Transport System research group. This will provide an exceptional opportunity to work closely with academia at the intersection of mathematical modelling and the development and deployment of autonomous road vehicles technology. You will be expected to build research areas, engage in academic publication of research, and may also have the opportunity to teach at postgraduate and undergraduate level. 

About you
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 and are looking for a Research Associate in Intelligent Transport Systems who can demonstrate the following: 

PhD (or about to be awarded) in applied mathematics, robotics, mechatronics engineering, computer science or related discipline, be a team player with good communications skills and satisfy the following key requirements: 

  • Research outputs and expert knowledge of state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms
  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following fields: perception, navigation, multi-modal sensor fusion
  • Experience in software development with one or more of: Python, C++, Matlab
  • Analytical and numerical mathematical skills in linear algebra and calculus
  • Expert knowledge of modern machine learning and/or data fusion techniques 

Please refer to selection criteria for additional advantageous areas of knowledge on University of Sydney Careers Website. 

The position is full-time fixed term for one year, with potential for extension subject to funding and is subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. 

About us
We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students. 

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 24 September 2017 (Sydney time)

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