Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Communication Theory for Wireless Networks

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 to $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
31 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time, fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Salary: Level A $77,171 - $104,717 OR Level B $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Seeking a motivated and ambitious early-career academic with a PhD in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or closely related discipline
  • Exciting opportunity to work on a project addressing the challenges of congested wireless communications environments
  • Grow your research profile and be supported to achieve your academic goals

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About – Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has been the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years. We are a multidisciplinary School organised into three key areas; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI). FEIT continues to attract top staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.

About the Role

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious early-career academic to the role of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Communication Theory for Wireless Networks.

Today’s wireless communication systems operate in highly congested and contested environments which give rise to unprecedented challenges. Among these challenges, the bandwidth scarcity is one of the most prominent because of the high-bandwidth demanding modern commercial applications (e.g., 5G and beyond). This project investigates sensing, localisation, resource allocation and communication strategies to improve the performance of modern wireless radio networks.

You will conduct independent research, leading to the preparation and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals. You will be expected to be an active member of the Department, collaborating with other researchers. You may undertake small amounts of teaching and research supervision directly related to your area of research, as required.

This is an exciting opportunity to further grow your research profile and be supported to achieve your goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently plan and carry out research on the nominated research project, developing effective timelines and milestones based of the goals of the programme.
  • Perform data and microstructure analysis, and be responsible for qualitative and statistical analysis of research data and to communicate this information to the Chief Investigators and collaborators.
  • Engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and build positive working relationships, including staff and other researchers and external partners in the pursuit of securing funding sources.

About You

You are a passionate researcher committed to conducting innovative research as demonstrated through your track-record of publications in leave journals and conferences. Your initiative and highly developed organisational and time management skills enable you to work effectively as an individual and as part of a broader team to achieve project objectives within nominated timelines. Your excellent communication and relationship management skills will support you to build effective working relationships with colleagues, collaborators and external stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • Excellent ability in analysing data, problem solving and maintaining accurate research records.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate research concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

For full details of responsibilities and selection criteria, including criteria for a Level B appointment, please refer to the attached position description.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Position Description: 0056916_PD_Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Communication Theory.pdf

Applications close: Wednesday 28 September 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time