Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus.  The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities.  By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

Details of the School may be accessed on its website at 

The role

The successful appointees will be responsible for formulating and implementing strategies to meet the Centre’s network management, data analytics, and interaction design research objectives. The successful appointees will have access to the centre’s Redback Technologies facilities at Long Pocket and hardware/software laboratories of the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineeringy at the University of Queensland.

There are opportunities to work with the other staff of the centre and staff of Redback Technologies, University of Queensland researchers and industry partners.

The person(s)

Depending on the discipline appropriate for the position, applicants should possess a PhD either in  Electrical Engineering or in Computer Science or in Human-Computer Interaction.

Power and Energy Systems: You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in the field of low voltage distribution power network analyses and control including renewable generation integration.

Advanced data analytics: You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in the field of large-scale and distributed data management, advanced data analytics, data mining or applied statistics.

Interaction Design: You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in the field of Design of interactive information visualisations for big data and in-situ prototyping and fieldwork-based research methods.

Ability to successfully lead a research team to deliver outputs to industry and outstanding effective communication and interpersonal skills is essential. Experience with working in a multidisciplinary research team and in liaising and collaborating with external agencies and industry to develop research initiatives will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic level C. The remuneration package will be in the range $112,874 - $130,150 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $132,063 - $152,276 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504515_3042323 Tapan_Senior Research Fellow in Power and Energy Systems_16.05.18.pdf

Download File 504515_3042321 Xiaofang_Senior Research Fellow in Data Science.pdf

Download File 504515_ 3042322 Stephen_Senior Research Fellow in Interaction Design.pdf


To discuss this role please contact one of the following persons.

Power systems: Prof Tapan Saha on +61 7 3365 3962 or

Data analytics: Prof Xiaofang Zhou  on +61 7 33652989 or

Interaction design: A/Prof. Stephen Viller on +61 7 336 51190 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.