Research Fellow

Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
AUD103,841 - AUD117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 545493
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level B 

Salary: $103,841 - $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: 2 x Full time, Fixed term (up to 3 years) 

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and short-listing decisions are made on an on-going basis until the positions are filled.

Position overview 

The School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) of Australian National University (ANU) seeks Research Fellow on Aerospace engineering

ANU is at leading position in academy in Australia. The Research Fellow posted are expected to exploit innovative space missions and to perform academic contribution especially in Astrodynamics area. The activity may spread from analytical, numerical investigation to real spacecraft design, fabrication and operation.

Selection Criteria

The breadth and depth of this role are illustrated in the following selection criteria. While candidates should ideally meet all selection criteria, the School of Engineering will consider all applications that demonstrate alignment with its mission.

Academic Level B

  1. A PhD or equivalent in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or the what is called astrodynamics including guidance, navigation and control, or equivalent qualifications and experience in a related area, with a track record of independent research in the field of the astrodynamics as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Evidence of experience that is relevant to the astrodynamics research in the following areas: the optimisation, guidance, navigation and control. The analysis capability using numerical simulations or analytical/theoretical study capability with adequate mathematical skills. In-depth knowledge on both the orbital and/or attitude dynamics and the control theories. Adequate knowledge on the spacecraft systems and the experience on electro-mechanical design, assembly and testing of the spacecraft sub/systems may substitute in part the qualification requirements on analytical skills. Individual capability in building breadboard model of nano-satellites and flying robots may substitute them more. An ability and commitment to contribute to bids for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities Evidence of effective teaching, training, facilitation, mentoring or other relevant knowledge transmission activities and of the ability to contribute significantly to delivery of the educational agenda in the Activity Cluster and School. A demonstrated alignment with the School’s culture and work environment including a commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion, characterised by an orientation to collaborative research; team-based projects; interdisciplinary activities and interests; strategic decision making; commitment to the success of peers and the team; and an ability to contribute to the strategic priorities and activities of the School and College. Evidence of effective collaboration, team-based projects and interdisciplinary activities and interests. In particular, evidence of ability and experience in effectively establishing on-going support for industry-academia engagement, collaboration and partnerships. An ability and commitment to win bids for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research, education and engagement activities with the Activity Cluster and School. Excellent communication skills with the ability to inspire a wide range of audiences, including in cross- disciplinary areas and to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels. Skills in other forms of communication (such as visual communication, podcasting, video, etc.) or a willingness to innovate in these areas will be well regarded. Ability to mentor and develop colleagues to achieve goals in alignment with the College’s strategic priorities, particularly in relation to building a diverse and inclusive community life. A demonstrated high-level understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of these policies in an University context.

Consistent with their relative opportunity to do so, a Level B Academic will have a relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent accreditation and standing together with subsequent research (or R&D) experience. This may not apply to candidates coming from different fields such as industry or government. Once in the role, there will be an expectation of academic excellence, making an outstanding contribution to research and, in this particular position, the ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders outside of your domain. A position at this level will require a demonstrated record of research output in academia, industry or government.

The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position.

The ANU does not specify when the employment commences but discusses about it with who is appointed.

Job Application URL

To enquire about these positions, please contact Junichiro Kawaguchi: E:

Application information 

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents: 

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and 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.  A max 1-2-page statement addressing the satisfaction of the selection criteria. 

Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for the position. 

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

The ANU does not specify when the employment commences but will discuss it with appointed persons.

Advertised: 02 Jun 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 31 Oct 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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