Space Domain Awareness Mission System - Senior Research Fellow


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Canberra, ACT 


Academic - Research Only

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Job Description:

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting with FREE parking
  • Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation opportunities

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

As a Mission Systems Senior Research Fellow, you will work in a multidisciplinary team undertaking work in state-of-the-art machine learning; AI; and/or data fusion approaches to combine data collected from passive Radio Frequency (RF) and optical space domain awareness (SDA) sensor networks for enhanced orbit determination, unique satellite identification, and behaviour characterisation. During your time at UNSW Canberra you will develop world-class SDA algorithms that leverage the UNSW Canberra Space in-house GPU computing infrastructure.

This is a unique opportunity to join the UNSW Canberra Space team within the School of Engineering and Information Technology. The UNSW Canberra campus provides international research capabilities in conjunction to educating the undergraduate students of the Australian Defence Force Academy.

About the Role:

Candidates are invited to apply to the level suitable of their skills and experience. We ask you identify the level of your application. All roles are available full time to March 2023.

Role: Senior Research Associate (Level B)
Salary: $109,365 - $ 128,926 plus 17% Superannuation

About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a PhD in an area of engineering, physics, mathematics, or computer science
  • Knowledge of developing data science techniques to real world systems (classical data fusion and/or machine learning/AI techniques) teamed with experience in software development for high performance computing architecture (particularly GPU).
  • Experience working with industry to achieve conjoint projects together

In your application you should systematically address the skills and experience outlined in the Position Description for the Level you are applying for. In order to view the Position Description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for [email protected] Portal.
An applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role. The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus and hold Australian Working Rights.
For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Dr Melrose Brown, Lead Numerical Space Situational Awareness
E:[email protected]

This position currently does not have a closing date. All applications are being considered as they are submitted. Any applications submitted will be notified via email once the advertisement closes.

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

Any questions about the application process - please email [email protected]



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