Research Associate, ARAS

Mawson Lakes, Australia
10 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • ased within UniSA STEM located at Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, six (6) month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $87,280 - $93,569 per annum (plus super)

About the Job

In this role, you will contribute to the research activities of the School with specific involvement in a joint research project between UniSA, SAAB, Genix Ventures and the University of Adelaide, titled ‘Narrative Visualisation of Simulations for Force Design’.

You will build upon your previous track record of research in narrative visualisation, examining its application for supporting an analysts’ understanding of force-on-force simulation in the defence domain. You will also build visualisation concept demonstrators in the Unity 3D engine that use narrative visualisation techniques to address key issues faced by the analysts.

Skills and Experience

A PhD qualification in computer science and, ideally, real world development experience within industry is essential, as is and experience in developing Unity applications. You will be developing your record in research demonstrated through peer reviewed publications and conference presentations, as well as a depth of knowledge in information visualisation techniques.

Working with industry partners and artificial intelligence experts will be a key feature of this role, and so you will demonstrate highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, with a collaborative approach to working with your research colleagues.  Strong project management skills, including the ability to initiate, plan and manage projects ensuring milestones are met, will also be highly valued.

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 Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and respond to the selection criteria contained in the application form. 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 #2310.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Tuesday 7 April 2020

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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