Research Fellow - EECMS

Curtin University of Technology
July 11, 2024
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About the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS):

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS) combines computational expertise in mathematics, statistics and computing with applications in materials science, quantum physics, signal processing, astronomy and health. EECMS contains several major research centres and institutes including the Curtin Institute for Data Science, the Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science and the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy. These centres lead significant research and development programs with industry and government partners across the mining, energy, agriculture and defence sectors. In addition to undergraduate courses in mathematics, statistics and data science, EECMS offers an accredited actuarial science course, one of only seven in Australia and the only one in Western Australia, with a strong focus on applied statistics and data science.

Your new role The successful candidate will contribute to cutting-edge research in multi- drone path planning and image processing for methane emission measurement. This is an exciting opportunity to work on interdisciplinary projects that combine advanced control theory, satellite imagery, and hands-on drone experimentation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply control theory principles to path planning for coordinated multi- drone operations.
  • Develop and implement image processing techniques for accurate methane emission measurement using drone-captured data.
  • Use satellite imagery to support and enhance drone-based measurements and operations.
  • Design, execute, and troubleshoot experiments involving multi-drone systems.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and external partners.
  • Publish research findings in reputable journals and present at conferences.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in related projects.
  • Qualifications:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in control theory, and satellite imagery.
  • Proficiency in IT and programming skills, including experience with relevant software and tools (e.g., MATLAB, Python, C++, ROS).
  • Hands-on experience with drone technology, including setup, calibration, and operation of multi-drone systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with satellite imagery analysis and integration into drone- based systems.
  • Knowledge of methane detection technologies and environmental monitoring.
  • Previous experience in a postdoctoral research role or similar academic/research setting.
  • About Curtin University: Curtin University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022. Curtin has campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, and Mauritius, and delivers courses through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide. In addition, we offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.

    For more information on our university, please visit www. curtin.edu.au

    Join us! Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document directly addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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    Selection criteria:

  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline (or equivalent accreditation and professional standing for Teaching Focused Clinical Professional role).
  • Proven high level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching and learning.
  • A significant contribution to scholarship in teaching and learning with an emerging record of success in winning external grants to support teaching projects and initiatives.
  • A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice relevant to the discipline.
  • An emerging record of peer reviewed publications in high quality journals.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead teaching and learning initiatives and provide mentoring to less experienced staff.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures, and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Applications close: Thursday 11th July 2024, 8:45AM AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

    Disclaimer Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time

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