Research Associate / Research Fellow, Interoperable Ecosystem Cluster Management (Level ARAS/BRF)

Mawson Lakes, Australia
$93,165 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
25 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed term contract
  • Commencement Salary: $93,165 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

In this varied and exciting research role, you will carry out research and development activities that will contribute to a joint research project between UniSA’s Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre (FEnEx CRC) and MIMOSA, titled ‘Requirements, Specifications and Piloting of Interoperable Ecosystem Cluster Management’.

You will support the development of new and innovative technologies as well as design, develop or perform evaluations on prototype systems. You will also prepare or contribute to the preparation of refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers arising from the research.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

The Industrial AI Research Centre (IAI) at UniSA represents close to a hundred researchers from Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. UniSA was rated "above world standard" in AI and "well above world standard" in Mathematics and Engineering in the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluation. UniSA was the highest rated university in the 2018 Engagement and Impact (EI) evaluation in the field of Information and Computing Sciences, the only university in Australia to receive a top rating in all three evaluation criteria in this field.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Conduct high quality research independently and collaboratively with industry and stakeholders
  • Design, develop and perform evaluations on prototype systems that are developed together with FEnEx CRC partners or used within the FEnEx CRC context
  • Make significant contributions to refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers arising from the research 
  • Provide advice to postgraduate students, international internship students and visiting students in the appointee’s area of expertise
  • Contribute to the teaching activities of the University, in a manner to be determined on a case-by-case basis (Research Fellow level only)

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline (for Research Associate and Fellow Level) and relevant research experience post PhD (for Research Fellow Level)
  • Strong track record of high-quality journal publications and conference presentations in the fields of data management, organisational IT/IS, or requirements engineering
  • Demonstrated software development skills for the purpose of developing research prototypes
  • High level experience in the design, conduct and analysis of organisational surveys
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with high level interpersonal skills and ability to work as an effective research team member


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jade Windsor, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4683.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 8 January 2023

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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