Research Fellow in Engineering

Canberra, Australia
20 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A-B
Salary package: $71,509 - $111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

Are you fascinated with audio and acoustic signal processing and willing to be a creator of future spatial audio technologies?

This position allows;

  • Ability to engage in application driven fundamental research problems in spatial audio and acoustics
  • Potential to interact and collaborate with leading technology companies around the world
  • Opportunity to join a world leading audio & acoustic signal processing research team whilst having fun for the next 2-3 years.

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 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 Engineering is seeking a Research Fellow to participate in research funded by the ARC Discovery Project "Privately owned public space: Noise cancellation over multiple regions” and other externally funded projects.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 Dr Prasanga Samarasinghe, and will also have opportunities to participate in PhD student supervision and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Signal Processing related areas.

For further information please contact Dr Prasanga Samarasinghe E:  or Professor Thushara Abhayapala E: 

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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.
  • 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.

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