Postdoctoral Research Associate in Augmented Reality for the Visually Impaired-Tracking and Mapping

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $97,043 p.a. - $100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation
18 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
16 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 tracking and mapping technologies to allow machines to sense and understand challenging environments
  • Full time, 2 year fixed term position, Level A, Base Salary $97,043 p.a. - $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 Perception Lab is focused on delivering fundamental methodologies to sensing, mapping and planning in real-word dynamic environments.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in Robotics, Computer vision or related discipline
  • a strong background in mathematics and programming
  • knowledge of tracking, localization and mapping techniques
  • 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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Tuesday 16 August 2022 11:59 PM