Research Associate/ Research Fellow

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This role is located within the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at UNSW Canberra.

Within SEIT, the engineering disciplines have close research collaborations promoting multidisciplinary research opportunities. SEIT performs exceptionally in terms of research outputs and grant funding obtained through competitive funding opportunities as offered by the Australian Research Council, Industry partners and Defence, in addition to generous internal support provided by UNSW Canberra. SEIT offers excellent opportunities for academic career development.

About the Role:

  • Research Associate (Level A):  $76,570 to $102,091 per annum, or;
  • Research Fellow (Level B): $107,210 to $126,386 per annum
  • In addition to base salary the position holder will receive 17% superannuation and leave loading                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Fixed Term (Full Time) – 2 years, with a possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding

The Research Associate/Research Fellow position is a key role within the team working on the Australian Research Council supported, Discovery Project “Optimisation methods for coherent quantum signal estimation and filtering “. The team is led by Professor Valeri Ougrinovski (Ugrinovskii) from UNSW and Professor Matthew James from the Australian National University.

The Postdoctoral Associate/ Research Fellow will conduct research into the development of novel theory and optimization methodologies for coherent quantum signal estimation and filtering. There is an opportunity to undertake some teaching duties as required.

About the Successful Applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a PhD in Quantum control, Control Systems Theory or Optimization Theory. Candidates for appointment at level B must have a subsequent postdoctoral research experience in a university or research organisation.  
  • Have a demonstrated ability to conduct innovative and independent research, have strong analytical and mathematical skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills including oral and academic writing skills.
  • Have a track record in the areas of quantum control, quantum estimation and filtering, semidefinite programming and/or sum of squares optimization demonstrated by high quality journal and conference publications in these fields.
  • Have the ability and willingness to carry out teaching duties within the Electrical Engineering program as required.   

In your application you should systematically address the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.  In order to view the position description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for the Jobs@UNSW Portal.

Download File 499277_PD_RA Quantum Signal Estimation_SEIT_March 2020 – Final.pdf

An applicant may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

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Professor Valeri Ougrinovski


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Applications Close: 7 June 2020

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Position Description

Advertised: 27 Apr 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 07 Jun 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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