Research Associate in Robotics and Design

Location
Randwick, Australia
Posted
05 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Ref
61773
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • 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.

UNSW Built Environment (BE) is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive range of multidisciplinary degree programs. UNSW BE focus is on research and education relevant to the design, delivery and management of the 21st century city and the elements. The Faculty’s strategic direction is one based on a commitment to deliver high impact research and graduates equipped with the knowledge and practical skills required to realise sustainable urban environments of enduring cultural value.

The Design Futures Laboratory aims to inspire exploration, innovation and research into fabrication, emerging technologies and design theories.  The Lab is committed to delivering high impact research and equipping students with knowledge and skills to develop projects from early concept design to resolution.

About the role

  • $73,597K-$98,127K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term 6/12months
  • Full-time / Part-time

The Research Associate will be based in the Faculty of Built Environment, and work on an exciting research project into collaborative robots. The project is a research collaboration between academia and industry. The appointee will be expected to have the capability to work with industrial and collaborative robots and integrate advanced design modelling, programming and fabrication expertise into functional prototypes, as well as having excellent research experience and report writing skills. 

The role of Research Associate reports to the Director, Design Futures Lab.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Completion of a Master degree in a related discipline, or a Bachelor degree with excellent project experience in the field. PhD/ PhD candidature in a related field is desirable.
  • Ability to undertake research into industrial/ collaborative robots; Understanding and ability to develop related systems and processes, e.g. end-effector design
  • Demonstrated high level software development skills and user interface design, including advanced use of programming languages related to industrial and collaborative robots (e.g. Java, Python, Robot Studio), Ability to use, at an advanced level Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, desktop publishing software, web maintenance and project management software
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to undertake/ coordinate research activities with industry partners
  • Ability to work independently and perform well under pressure as well as to work cooperatively within a small team
  • Knowledge of UNSW equal opportunity and diversity policies and programs
  • 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.

Contact:

Marjo Niemelä, Director Design Futures Lab

E: marjo.niemela@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 22 April 2018