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Job no: 0042604
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: Level A: $66,809* - $90,657 p.a. (*PhD Entry Level A.6 $84,458 p.a) or Level B: $95,434 - $113,323 p.a., plus 9.5% superannuation

The research fellow will join a team of academic staff and postgraduate students working on problems pertaining to the automation of large-scale gravity-powered water distribution networks. The team maintains a longstanding partnership with Rubicon Water in this area. Problems of interest relate to the modelling and control of open-water channels and low-pressure pipes, hierarchical control of channel/pipe networks, and demand-side management.

The research fellow will conduct systems and control theory oriented research, relevant to the automation of large-scale irrigation networks, with particular emphasis on one or more of the following topics:

(i) Modelling, identification and feedback control of distributed-parameter systems;

(ii) Robust control with decentralized information;

(iii) Fault monitoring and performance analysis for large-scale systems;

(iv) Robust / stochastic MPC for constrained control in the presence of uncertainty;

(v) Structured and distributed computation for optimization; and/or

(vi) Hierarchical control and scheduling for dynamical systems.

The research fellow must have a background in engineering or applied mathematics, with demonstrated expertise in modelling, control and optimization for dynamical systems.

The research fellow will be located in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and collaborate with researchers internally and externally. In addition to preparing technical reports, research publications, and computer simulations, the research fellow may also have the opportunity to undertake teaching and supervision is areas directly related to their research.

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

Close date:  Friday 10 Mar 2017

Position Description*
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

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