Research Fellow in Wireless Communications

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
07 May 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time - Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

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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 commit.

About the Role

You will work with a team led by Dr. Rajitha Senanayake to study the analysis and design of future wireless communication systems. You must have an outstanding and established background in communications theory and strong mathematical skills. Knowledge and experience on Machine Learning is also desirable.

You will conduct independent research, leading to the preparation and publication of research outcomes in conferences and journals. You will be located in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and 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

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to teaching, training, scientific mentoring and supervision of students
  • Supervise junior research staff in the appointee’s area of expertise;
  • Conduct lectures, tutorials, mark and undertake laboratory duties as required by the Department. (if required)
  • Independently plan and carry out research on the nominated research project and work towards completion of the aims of the project;
  • Develop effective timelines and milestones based on goals of the research 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;
  • Regularly write technical reports on the outputs of the experiments conducted, and maintain accurate and detailed records of all experiments conducted;
  • Identify sources of funding to support individual or collaborative projects, relating to teaching, research and engagement practice in the discipline;
  • Active participation in some outreach activities relating to research and scholarship;
  • Effective liaison with external networks to foster collaborative partnerships;
  • Involvement in professional activities, including consultations and referrals;

About You

You will be a keen problem-solver who can work autonomously and be expected to be an active member of the Department, collaborating with other researchers.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Wireless Communications, or closely related discipline.
  • A record of quality research as evidenced by publications in leading journals and at conferences commensurate with opportunity
  • Demonstrated experience in using initiative, working with minimal supervision and ability to prioritise tasks to achieve project objectives within timelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated by presentation of research results at conferences, internal forums and through manuscript submissions; Include 3 – 4 of the most relevant key selection criteria from the PD
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders (academic, administrative and support staff) in a courteous and effective manner

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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 a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

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

Applications close: 05 Jun 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: 0059487_Research Fellow in Wireless Communications_PD.pdf

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