RMIT UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant in Wireless Communication

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
Thursday, 13 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 12 March 2020
Ref
585913
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time
  • Special Measures Recruitment, Female or Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples Only Position
  • Academic Level A, $85, 462 + 17% super
  • 2-year Fixed Term Contract, 0.5 FTE, RMIT City Campus

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

Special Measures

RMIT is committed to driving progression towards gender equality and ensuring the diversity in our organisation is balanced at every level.

We’re proud members of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN Program to support gender equity and diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines, and its Bronze Medal recipient.

To address the under representation of women and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples (s) in STEMM, this role will only be accepting female applicants or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples(s).

Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act permits the University to conduct female only recruitment in addressing the substantive imbalance of female representation in Science, Engineering and Business, IT and Logistics schools.  The Racial Discrimination Act permits special measures that foster greater racial equality in the Australian community.

About the Role/College

The teaching programs of the Computer Science disciplines cover a wide array of pertinent areas including programming languages and methodology, software engineering, computer architecture, systems analysis and design, theory of computation, database systems, games and graphics, artificial intelligence, data communications and networks, operating systems, web-based computing, search engines, and computer and network security. Research strengths of the Computer Science disciplines include Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Distributed Systems and Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Computer Science Education. RMIT is ranked in the 150 universities world-wide, and equal 8th in Australia, for Computer Science and Information Systems, according to the 2019 QS Rankings.

As a Research Assistant you will:

  • Undertake research activities for the Australian Research Council Discovery Project Indoor Positioning with Multiple Antennas on Wi-Fi. The project will investigate effective ways to increase Wi-Fi bandwidth and discover a fundamental breakthrough in accurate indoor positioning.
  • You will be responsible for conducting key tasks and producing deliverables. These include investigating signal propagation and its properties under Wi-Fi access points with multiple antennas; discovering key principles for practical system design and develop advanced algorithms to push the performance limit of indoor positioning; developing demonstration applications utilising our positioning algorithms to provide real-life validation and address practical issues for potential deployment.

About you

As a Special Measures Female or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples applicant, you will have:

  • Solid theoretical foundation, data analytics and strong system implementation skills in mobile and wireless sensing systems
  • A good track record in publishing in Mobile/Ubiquitous/Wireless Communication areas
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage varying workloads and respond to changing priorities as required.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Computer Science/Wireless Communication.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. 

Bring your whole self to work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018. 
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.  
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019. 
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this role. Candidates are requested to separately address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. For further information please contact Sheri Carnegie at sheri.carnegie@rmit.edu.au  using job reference number 585913.

Applications close 12th of March 2020.

Download File Position Description_Research-Assistant.pdf

In assessing merit, RMIT accommodates an emerging contemporary approach to work and career and will recognise achievement relative to opportunity. In your application, we encourage you to comment on your achievement relative to opportunity.

We are also happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email talentsupport@rmit.edu.au with your request(s).

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.