Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Field Robotics

Brisbane, Australia
22 Oct 2018
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20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

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The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for the development technology for autonomous mining machinery. There are opportunities to support the development of research proposals, to supervise and mentor PhD students and to publish scholarly papers. The appointee will also be able to contribute to teaching undergraduate courses in mechatronic engineering and contribute toward a positive safety culture.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD (or significant progress toward a PhD) in Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering with a strong focus on field robotics. You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in C++ software programming and software development and a track record of high quality publications The ability to effectively communicate findings to a broad audience and to stakeholders is essential as is the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies to develop cooperative research will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time fixed term appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,533 - $87,535p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,416p.a.).

Position Description -

Download File 505301_Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Field Robotics.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Ross McAree on

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Closing date - 20th November 2018 - 11.55pm Australian Eastern Standard Time