Research Officer - AI-based Drone Systems

Macquarie University
May 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,753 - $91,815
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Contract Type:fixed term up to 9 m
Working Time:Full time
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. Working with leading academics . Progressive flexible working arrangements . Full-time, fixed term up to 9 months with a possibility of further extension


We are currently seeking a proactive and skilled Research Officer to join our dynamic and dedicated research team at the Drone Lab of the School of Computing at Macquarie University.

The successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research on AI-based drone systems. Preference will be given to individuals with bachelor's and/or master's degrees in computer science, mechatronics, or a closely related field with proven expertise in robotics/drones, such as an understanding of networking and operating systems, robotic control algorithms, AI/ML-based computer vision, and/or sensor fusion. You will be a quick learner, show good versatility, and rapidly build, deploy, fly and test software and hardware systems relevant to drones and UAVs. The project is in partnership with an Australian-based drone company, Skyy Network.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, applications must address the selection criteria below and provide an CV with contact information and two reference names, as well as a brief cover letter describing their background, research interests, and how they could contribute to our research team.

  • Experience in testing embedded systems such as drones and robots, this includes experience with ROS, C/C++, Python, etc.

  • Experience with open-source platforms such as Ardupilot and PX4 is a big plus.

  • Understanding how mathematical algorithms are applied in practical systems, such as feedback control in autonomous drones/robots or AI/ML computer vision for navigation.

  • Experience with location navigation systems, such as GPS, indoor localisation, etc.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Salary Package: Level 5 from $80,753 - $91,815 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

    Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term up to March 2025 with a possibility of further extension subject to funding.

    Enquiries: Professor Richard Han at [email protected]

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    30/05/2024 11:59 PM

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