Grant-Funded Researcher (A / B), School of Computer Science

Adelaide, Australia
$89,610 - $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply
24 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $89,610 - $96,007 per annum or (Level B) $100,933 - $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply.

Fixed term position for 2 years with the possibility of further extension.

We are seeking a motivated individual to work on an exciting ARC-funded project in visual navigation, involving work at the intersection of computer vision, robotics and machine learning. The successful applicant will work on ideas in large-scale and local navigation, under the direction of Prof. Ian Reid in the Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML) at the University of Adelaide. The applicant will work with other researchers and engineers in Prof Reid’s group and the wider Institute who share broad goals in scene understanding for control of robotic tasks, investigating topics such as visual SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping), sensor fusion, visual tracking, robotic control and deep learning.

The AIML is the largest computer vision and machine learning research group in Australia. Based in Adelaide, it currently number more than 140 members including academics, research staff and students. The group works on a variety of fundamental and commercially oriented research projects in computer vision and machine learning, and has a very strong track record of publications in the top venues, and of successful technology transfer.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team with a “hands-on” approach to experimentation and “making stuff really work” allied to strong theoretical underpinnings. A good first degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline is essential. He/she will have a PhD in Computer Vision, Robotics or Machine Learning (or be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience) and possess a deep and demonstrable knowledge of these fields. He/she must be a strong team player, and be able to communicate and work with the investigators and industrial partners. He/she will have a track record of publications in those fields commensurate with experience and opportunity. He/she will ideally have some experience of using open source packages such as opencv, ROS and pytorch and a track record of delivery on project-based work. For a Level B appointment the successful candidate is expected to have an excellent track record of publications and experience of supervision and/or team leadership, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience.

To be successful at Level A you will need:

  • Have or be about to complete a PhD (or equivalent qualification) or have equivalent industrial experience in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics or other closely related area.
  • A good first degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Publication record commensurate with experience and opportunity.
  • A strong work ethic, and the ability to work well independently, and as a member of a broader team.
  • Expertise and experience in computer programming, especially in C++ and Python.

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level B you will need:

  • Have a PhD (or equivalent qualification or experience) in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics or other closely related area, and at least one additional year of postdoctoral experience.
  • An excellent publication record commensurate with experience and opportunity.
  • Experience of team leadership and/or supervision.

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Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 27 July 2022 .

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ian Reid
Professor, School of Computer Science
P: +61 (8) 831 32135

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.