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Research Associate in Wireless and Underwater Acoustic Communications

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Opportunity

The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications has an opportunity for a Research Associate. In this role you will be working predominantly on a research project to conduct collaborative research with a focus to enhance the quality of research outcomes in the wireless and underwater acoustic communications areas.

This position will give you the opportunity to develop your research skills and output through your contribution to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals, participating in conferences and workshops and assist in the supervision of research students and final year thesis students.

This role reports to Prof. Jinhong Yuan and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, Level A - $110,059 to $117,718 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 2 years
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

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Skills & Experience

  • A PhD (or soon to be awarded) in Electrical Engineering or Telecommunications, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Experience in delay-doppler domain modulation and/or underwater communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description. This is available via JOBS@UNSW.

To Apply: Please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Skills and Experience. You should systematically address the Skills and Experience listed within the position description in your application.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm (Sydney time) on Tuesday 30th July 2024

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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