Departmental Research Fellow, Systems Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
03 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time / Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Engineering & IT
Department/School: Electrical & Electronic Engineering 
Salary: Level A – $77,171 - $104,717 or Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 contingent of qualifications p.a. plus 17% super

  • Undertake a unique position established to help foster the departmental strategy
  • Collaborate with research groups in Control and Signal Processing; Power and Energy; Communications and Networks; and Electronic and Photonic Systems.
  • Level A – $77,171 - $104,717 or Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About – 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

FEIT is seeking and emerging, passionate researcher to undertake a unique position established to help foster the departmental strategy for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, specifically focusing on the opportunities that arise at the boundaries of our current research groups in Control and Signal Processing; Power and Energy; Communications and Networks; and Electronic and Photonic Systems.

The successful candidate will have a vision for future exciting directions of research in electrical and electronic engineering, and will undertake independent research that contributes to multiple research groups. They will interact and collaborate with multiple academics to produce high quality research outputs, as well as identifying and applying for research funding from a diverse range of sources.

This is an exciting opportunity to grow your research profile by contributing to significant interdisciplinary projects. You will be an ambassador for the Department and supported to achieve your goals across all pillars of an academic career.

Responsibilities include:

  • Independently plan and carry out research at the intersection of Departmental research groups in line with the strategic directions of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • Contribute to the development of the Department’s and the School’s strong research program in Control and Signal Processing, Power and Energy, Communications and Networks, Electronic and Photonic Systems.
  • Contribute to teaching activities as required and supervise junior research staff.

About You

You are a passionate researcher committed to conducting innovative research as evidenced through scholarly publication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a broad range of collaborators, produce high-quality publications and communicate concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. You demonstrate great initiative and self-motivation and effectively prioritise competing tasks to meet project deadlines.

You will also have:

  • A PhD Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • A record of quality research as evidenced by publications in leading journals and at conferences commensurate with opportunity.
  • Ability to perform independent research and a commitment to lead interdisciplinary research projects evidenced by a well-considered research plan for the duration of the appointment.
  • Excellent ability in analysing data, problem solving and maintaining accurate research records.

For full details of responsibilities and selection criteria, including criteria for appointment at Level B 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 submit your application including your CV and a cover letter that includes a one-page research plan you would undertake if successful.

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:  0057153_Research Fellow (Level A)_PD-FEIT-EMI.pdf

Applications close: 01 Nov 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time