Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Research Fellow

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 - $136,136 p.a. ; plus 17% superannuation
29 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 0055462
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Engineering and Information Technology
School: Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: Level A: $80,258 - $108,906 p.a., Level B: $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. ; plus 17% superannuation

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology seeks to appoint an excellent research-focused academic with a passion for the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

  • This is a fixed-term research-focused position in a globally-recognised school
  • It is an opportunity for a talented academic to join a motivated, engaged and collegiate cohort of Faculty staff
  • University benefits include: salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This is a new position established to help foster the departmental strategy for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, specifically focused to create opportunities for an outstanding early career academic that will complement our research groups in Control and Signal Processing; Power and Energy; Communications and Networks; and Electronic and Photonic Systems.

The successful candidate will be a recent PhD graduate seeking to establish their own research career. They will have a vision for future impactful research directions in the field of electrical and electronic engineering, with specific areas of interest including:

  • Statistical signal processing
  • Future electrical grid dynamics
  • Photonic computing
  • Intelligent and trusted wireless networks
  • Information networks and health

Outstanding candidates undertaking research outside these areas that can demonstrate complementarity to the Department’s existing research group activity will also be considered. This is a new role created to attract recent doctoral graduates to the University of Melbourne.

The role will involve interacting and collaborating with multiple academics to produce high quality research outputs that complement existing research directions, as well as identifying and applying for research funding from a diverse range of options including industry and government schemes.

The successful candidate will be an ambassador for the Department and seek to promote their research outcomes and the Department in positive and constructive ways.

They may undertake small amounts of teaching and research supervision directly related to the area of research, as required by the Head of Department.

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for people who demonstrate strong disciplinary knowledge, excellent communication and engagement skills, the ability to work collaboratively and engage positively with colleagues and stakeholders and are highly motivated to undertake high-quality research.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or closely related discipline, awarded after 1 January 2021 (or earlier, if a significant career interruption applies)
  • A record (commensurate with opportunity) of innovative research as evidenced by high-quality publications in leading journals and at conferences
  • 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

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements for Level A and Level B, please refer to the attached PD.

Your New Team – School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

The School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) undertakes teaching and research across a range of disciplines that are internationally recognised for their contribution to fundamental research. EMI has several well-established industry linkages and international partnership and is building a vibrant profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry with an aim to contribute to society. A major focus of the School is to attract and retain outstanding and internationally recognised academic staff. EMI is committed to increasing the number of female engineers and scientists on its staff.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 29 September 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: Download File Research Fellow PD-FEIT-EMI (1).pdf