Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Research Group of Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing

Canberra, Australia
Monday, 9 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 13 April 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A-B
Salary package: 
Academic Level A $73,309 to $92,015 plus 17% superannuation 
Academic Level B $99,809 to $113,165 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)

  • Engage in application driven fundamental research problems in spatial audio and acoustics.
  • Potential to interact and collaborate with leading industry and/or government collaborator locally and internationally.
  • Opportunity to join a world leading audio & acoustic signal processing research team whilst enjoying your passion for innovation.

Position overview

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is one of the premier engineering and computer science research institutions in the world.  It comprises of the Research School of Computer Science and the Research School of Electrical, Energy & Materials Engineering both recognised as research leaders in their respective areas continuing the tradition of excellence in research and research-led education. CECS collaborates on research projects with government departments (federal and state) and multinational corporations, helping to accelerate research and development programs and to introduce new technologies to the marketplace. CECS offers a wide range of coursework programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and also supervises students for higher degrees by research. We offer undergraduate degrees in engineering, information technology and computer science along with masters and doctoral postgraduate programs.

The Audio & Acoustic Signal Processing research group within the Research School of Electrical, Energy & Materials Engineering is seeking a Research Fellow to participate in an ARC Discovery Grant “Human-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle interactions: Making drones talk and listen”. The primary focus of the position will be to design, development and evaluation of novel acoustic signal processing algorithms to solve application oriented problems.

The successful candidate will have completed, or nearly completed a PhD in Engineering or related area with a focus on spatial audio and acoustic signal processing. She/he will work closely with Professor Thushara Abhayapala, and will also have opportunities to participate in PhD student supervision and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Signal Processing related areas.

Funding is currently available to support this position for three years.

For further information please contact Professor Thushara Abhayapala, E:

Closing Date: 13 April 2020

Position Description: Download FilePosition Description.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, please identify clearly which level you are applying for.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.