Research Engineer

Boroondara, Australia
24 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Be part of something bigger than the research
  • 18 month contract, Hawthorn location
  • Academic Level B, $94,910 - $101,889 + 17% super

About Swinburne

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About the job

We are looking for a candidate who is excited by the prospect of integrating state of the art technologies in a wide range of areas while being highly motivated to build practical solutions for the real world. As our Research Engineer, you will have worked in a robotics related field, and possess a very broad skills set, and a proven ability in evaluating and integrating existing technologies.

Ideally you will have documented experience of robot kinematics, robot programming and robot integration. In this 18 month project based role, you will contribute to the development of a demonstrator prototype of an integrated 3D printing robotic repair station for automotive components and subassemblies. Working closely with a team of material scientists and roboticists, and our industry partner, you will develop an integrated system that is commercially scalable and meet all technical performance requirements for the targeted industry applications.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • PhD in mechatronics, robotics or related field or significant industrial experience
  • Practical experience in developing/integrating solutions for articulated robots and an understanding of real world issues that arise
  • Ability to analyze, improve and propose new algorithms/solutions

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description.


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Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume and cover letter which outlines your experience in systems integration.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) on +61 (0)3 9214 4856. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 (0)3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday the 8th of June 2018