Theme Leader NSW Smart Sensing Network

Randwick, Australia
07 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
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At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), hosted by the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney with member universities across NSW aims to link university researchers with end-users and stake holders to facilitate the development of new sensing solutions to challenges of both NSW importance global significance.

About the role

  • $101K - $141K plus (9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading)
  • Fixed term for 12 months with the possibility of extension
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

We seek a researcher with entrepreneurial skills as a theme leader for the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN). The theme leader will be responsible for sensing science and technology relating to health.

They will perform sensing research and assist in the development of research projects across the network. They will be a Level B or C academic position who will report to the Co-Directors, Scientia Professor Justin Gooding (Chemistry, UNSW) and Professor Ben Eggleton (Physics, University of Sydney) and will liaise with the Network Chief Operating Officer.

The position will be based in the School of Chemistry at UNSW but the successful applicant will work with and across all member universities. The theme leader will direct sensing research projects related to health and liaise with stakeholders to develop new projects.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Have the relevant technical and project management experience with a desire to build a unique research network across the state.
  • Have experience in research into sensors for health applications
  • Have the ability to lead a multi-institution Theme Working group on health-related sensing.
  • Skill to input across evolving paradigms such as the Internet of Things, e-Health, Smart Cities and Big Data.
  • Initiate and inspire activities in the innovation space, guiding start-ups and spin-outs as opportunities arise.

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 to the contact listed.


Scientia Professor J. Justin Gooding

NSSN co-director School of Chemistry, UNSW

(61 2) 9385 5384

Applications close: 7th January 2018

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