Research Fellow, Hybrid Fiber Coax Transmission Systems

Melbourne, Australia
£54,827.19 - £65,108.51 per annum
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE), fixed-term contract till September 2021; based at RMIT city campus but may be required to work and/or based at other campuses of the University
  • Open to Australian Citizen only and eligible to obtain security clearance
  • Contribute to the research and development activities in the areas of HFC, cable transmission, simulation of coding and modulation for broadband communication systems, development of algorithms using artificial intelligence
  • Opportunity to work collaboratively with the industry partner in the project
  • Reports directly to Professor Kandeepan Sithamparanathan, Discipline Leader, Telecommunications and Photonics, Electronic & Telecommunications
  • Remuneration at Academic Level B ($98,495 - $116,965) + 17% superannuation

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 RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


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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.

About the College

The College comprises three Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at higher education certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $500 million (with over $50 million in external research income p/a) and employs around 1,400 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 30,000 students (including 1,200 PhD students).

The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering & Aviation; Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical & Biomedical Engineering; Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical & Automotive Engineering.

As a top 100 university in the world for engineering (2015 QS Rankings by Faculty; Engineering and Technology), RMIT Engineering provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work through robust relations with local and international industry leaders.

More details on the School of Engineering in this link.

About You & the Role

  • Conduct research and development activities in the areas of HFC, cable transmission, simulation of communication systems, development of algorithms using artificial intelligence
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with the team in contributing to quality research showcasing research areas outputs publications, development of new research initiatives, presentation of research findings at conferences and forums
  • Manage research project timelines and ensure research reports meet compliance requirements as well as internal and external partners
  • Deliver impactful research outcomes and information that are relevant to the technical advancement of the project research area through publication of high-quality articles in high impact journal
  • Prepare and submit grant proposal to generate external funding for the advancement of this project
  • Contribute 10% of your time to mentor & supervise postgraduate by research students and participate in learning program activities appropriate to areas of expertise as well as administrative functions related to the research project

You will have:

  • Proven high-quality academic and/or industry-based research and knowledge in Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) system, cable transmission theories, digital communication theories, coding and modulation techniques, signal processing and machine learning
  • Strong proficiency and/or hands-on experience theoretically and experimentally realise and characterise digital communication systems and/or digital communication over coax cables
  • Emerging track records in publishing high-quality journal articles in highly ranked journals and conferences, and/or research project reports, in research areas relevant to this project
  • Passion and ability to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organisation, and equip with strong technical report writing and verbal communications
  • Ability to communicate (both verbal and written) research concepts and knowledge through demonstrated high-quality technical reports and presentational skills
  • Experience in co-supervising postgraduate by research students with ability to teach and/or mentor in the relevant areas of expertise


Mandatory: PhD qualified in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering or in a closely related subject relevant to this research areas/projects and must be Australian citizen to be eligible for this position

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.

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To Apply

Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the 'Apply now link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For any enquiries regarding this role, Professor Kandeepan Sithamparanathan (

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

Applications close Tuesday 8th December 2020.

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.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australias immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: