Postdoctoral Research Associate in Augmented Reality for the Visually Impaired - Sensing

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary Academic Level A $97,043 - $100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation
15 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a world-class research team developing an augmented reality device to assist the visually impaired
  • Develop novel imaging technologies
  • Full time, 2 year fixed term position, Base Salary Academic Level A $97,043 - $100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is one of Australia's leading robotics research groups, undertaking fundamental and applied research in robotics and related fields. Within the ACFR, the Robotic Imaging Lab is focused on endowing machines with new ways of seeing the world.

There are multiple positions open as part of Project ARIA. This sensing-focused position will advance the imaging and sensing technologies required for the ARIA wearable device to perform reliably and efficiently in a breadth of usage scenarios.

For more information on the Faculty of Engineering and the Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems click here.

In this role you will:

  • work closely with project academics, engineers, and PhD students
  • create a simulation and design environment for developing novel sensor payloads
  • characterise novel devices and payloads through simulation, lab experiments, and user trials
  • develop low-level vision algorithms that best make use of sensing payloads in context of the full perception, mapping and display pipeline
  • contribute as a researcher to project report preparation, presentation at internal workshops, and dissemination at top international conferences and journals.

About you

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant field
  • experience with video game or robotics simulation environments
  • knowledge of one or more of imaging, low-level vision, camera characterisation, and camera calibration
  • experience with one or more programming languages (C, C++, C#, Python)
  • ability to manage others and coordinate multiple project objectives
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

EEO statement

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How to apply

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