Postdoctoral Research Associate in Telecommunications

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
21 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Reference no.

  • Up to 3 positions available
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in advanced telecommunications
  • Full-time, 2 year fixed term contract, a further 2 year extension may be possible subject to funding, remuneration package: $104-111K p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

About the opportunity
The School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney is seeking to appoint up to three Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDA) to join the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications. The PDAs will be involved in the research and development of wireless communication systems and networks for emerging internet of things applications.

The position is initially available for two years, subject to satisfactory annual progress, with a possible two year extension. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. 

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for Postdoctoral Research Associates who possesses demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following areas:

  • wireless communications
  • error control coding
  • MIMO techniques wireless cellular access
  • resource allocations in communication networks
  • MIMO techniques
  • network security
  • software defined networks
  • wireless energy transfer and harvesting

The successful applicants will also have a PhD in a relevant area and a strong research track record as well as mathematical and software tools such as linear algebra, distributed optimisation, machine learning and software defined radio.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, work effectively in a team, manage resources and prioritise tasks to achieve project outcomes will be essential.

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 23 April 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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