Research Associate in Capability Systems Design and Analysis

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
03 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting
  • FREE Onsite GYM, pool and Indoor Sports Centre
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation and salary packaging opportunities
  • Location: Canberra, Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work

About the role

  • Level A: $95,449 to 102,091 per annum (+17% super and leave loading)
  • Fixed term (36 months) starting in March 2020
  • Full-time

UNSW Canberra has 2 positions for Research Associates in Capability Systems Design & Analysis. These new roles will be in the Capability Systems Centre (CSC) at UNSW Canberra which is a centre of research excellence focused on disciplines related to the development, acquisition and sustainment of capability throughout the life cycle; including systems engineering, systems thinking and modelling, systems science, requirements engineering, complex systems and project management.

You will be joining an established and supportive team to undertake research (fundamental & applied) in the multidisciplinary area of modelling and simulation. You will develop your research to be published in peer reviewed journals and conferences as well as having the opportunity to assist in sessional teaching activities.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD, or close to completion, in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrate ability to design, undertake, and analyse experiments in behavioural science, particularly decision making
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including the use of statistical packages and techniques
  • Excellent communications for both writing publications and verbal communications for effective interactions with team members

How to apply: If you want to continue your research in Capability Systems design & analysis in a collaborative and supportive environment please submit your CV, cover letter and responses to the selection criteria


Eugene Aves, Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: (61 2) 9385 3475

A/Prof Mike Ryan – Director, Capability Systems Centre within SEIT


T: (02) 6268 88200

Applications close: 11:30 pm (AEST), Thursday 2nd January 2020

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UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

Any questions about the application process - please contact Eugene Aves or email