Research Fellow

Australian National University


December 12, 2021


Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 541433 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic

Classification: Level B

Classification: Academic Level B

Salary package: $101,805 to $115,428 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full Time, Fixed Term (22 months)

  • Contribute to leading research on optimising the operation of distributed energy resources (DER)
  • Join an exciting new project that will enable DER to provide network support and market services
  • Facilitate the industry adoption and integration of technology to transition to a net zero emissions power system
  • Work with a cross-disciplinary team of researchers and industry partners with expertise in optimisation, engineering, power systems, and social science
  • College overview

    The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University's reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations. CECS is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. Our academics and students are engaged in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research, in exciting areas such as renewable energy, robotics, telecommunications, biomaterials, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.

    The School of Computing (SoCo) is unique in Australia. It includes a creative mix of staff and students that embrace the breadth of computer science profession. It is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. It contains world-class academics undertaking high-quality research, training of research students and delivering coursework teaching programs.

    Position overview

    Two positions are available at the ANU School of Computing to join our Intelligence Cluster and conduct research in optimisation for smart energy grids. We are interested in excellent PhD graduates, with a track record in one or more of the following:

  • Mathematical optimisation
  • Optimisation for power systems and smart grids
  • Scheduling of distributed energy resources
  • Energy market design
  • Distribution network modelling
  • We welcome a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

    The position is a fixed term 22 month appointment as part of an exciting new Australian Renewable Energy Agency funded project on DER optimisation and integration. The project is made up of team members from the School of Computing's Intelligence Cluster, and the School of Engineering's Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program. Although the candidate's main time contribution will be to research, they may also be expected to contribute at a reduced intensity to the teaching activities of the school, and to the supervision of students.

    Longer term and/or ongoing appointment may be offered in exceptional cases subject to performance and budget availability as well the candidate's demonstrated capability and desire to complement the School's strategic agendas in teaching, research and broader engagement within the University and community.

    To enquire about these positions please send an email to Dr Paul

    ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https: //

    The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit https: //

    Application information

    Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a full publication list and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your approach to coursework education and student project supervision.
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your research objectives for the next 3 years if appointed.
  • (Optional) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service
  • Other documents, if required.
  • Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

    Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

    Position Description & Selection Criteria

    Advertised: 24 Nov 2021 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: 12 Dec 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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