Research Associate, Level ARAS, School of Engineering

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Mawson Lakes, Australia
: $87,280 - $93,569 per annum, plus super
31 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the School of Engineering at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, two (2) year fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $87,280 - $93,569 per annum, plus super

About the Job

As the Research Associate, you will contribute to both research and teaching activities in the School of Engineering, working specifically on a research project funded by the Department of Defence’s Next Generation Technology Fund.

You will conduct high quality research, under limited supervision and in collaboration with industry and other stakeholders, into the field of acoustic signal and sensor processing and complex target detection. This will include designing experiments and drafting reports, abstracts, scientific papers, and documenting research findings.

Skills and Experience

A PhD in the general fields of remote sensing, acoustics, signal/image processing, or related fields, is essential, combined with expertise in the development of signal and/or sensor processing techniques. You will also have a demonstrated record of research achievement, evidenced through published work as first author in peer-reviewed journals of high standing.

Your ability to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary research environment, along with your excellent verbal and written communication ability will ensure your success in the role. 

UniSA - an environment of intellectual curiosity, learning and research

As a University of Enterprise, the University of South Australia (UniSA) offers a dynamic and agile culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our breadth of activity provides our employees with a wide range of opportunities to grow and pursue new directions in a vibrant, engaging environment that goes beyond traditional limitations. 

Our employees are motivated by seeing our graduates as the new professionals driving the national and international agenda through the skills and capabilities they have developed during their studies at UniSA. Our people are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We are authentic, resilient, and influential and we deliver results. There is no limit to the experience you can have at UniSA. We want the best people to come to UniSA to do their best work – so come and join us.

What we can offer you

When you join UniSA, we promise to provide you with opportunities that will help you grow your talents and career whilst ensuring you are supported in balancing your daily life with your work. We have a people-focused approach and understand the importance of supporting our staff through various services provided by the university. 

We provide a rich array of leading development programs to build your capability in innovation, leadership teaching and learning, and research. Our health and wellbeing strategy promotes ways to improve your health and create a sense of personal wellbeing, enabling you to reach your potential in all aspects of your work and personal life. And we also offer flexible work options to enhance our positive working environment, along with a generous leave entitlement.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. Please address your cover letter for the role to Jade Windsor, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1903.

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 14 August 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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