Research Associate in Engineering

Randwick, Australia
28 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranked as number one in Australia (QS World University Rankings & Shanghai Jiao AWRU Rankings)  and is consistently ranked in the world's top twenty (QS World University Rankings 2012-16).

The School of CVEN is the largest School in the UNSW Faculty of Engineering, itself the pre-eminent centre for engineering studies and research in Australia, and the first University of choice for NSW’s top students. The School of CVEN has a total fund of over $70m including over $12m research grants (in 2016).

About the role

  • $71K - $95K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term 22 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

This position Research Associate in GNSS Integrity Monitoring is a member of the UNSW research team for an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded project “Trustworthy Positioning for Next Generation Intelligent Transport Systems”. 

Major tasks of this position are:

  1. to undertake research activities consistent with the aims of this ARC project, including participation in algorithm development, data collection, performance of computations, analysis of results, publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations;
  2. to assist some teaching and administrative activities within the School, only as agreed with the line manager.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A PhD in GNSS precise positioning, navigation, mapping, geodesy or a closely related scientific/engineering field.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in: a) Integrity Monitoring theory and application; b) one or more of scientific precise GNSS positioning software packages; c) scientific programming in Matlab, and Python or C languages.
  • A proven or emerging track record of self-motivated progress in academic research, including publication in peer-reviewed journals, and a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.
  • High-quality written and oral communication skills in the English language.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Associate Professor Jinling Wang

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


T: (61 2) 9385 4203

Applications close: 18th September 2017