Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0050135

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

Salary: $91,125 - $97,812 p.a. (Level A) or $102,967 - $122,268 p.a. (Level B). Appointment level based on qualification and experience.

  • Contribute to a multidisciplinary project at the forefront between neuroscience, robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Work with leading internationally recognised researchers
  • Fixed term position for up to 2.5 years

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) has been the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years. We are a multidisciplinary School organised into three key areas; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI). MSE continues to attract top staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.

Our ten-year strategy, MSE 2025, is our School’s commitment to bring to life the University-wide strategy Growing Esteem and reinforce the University of Melbourne’s position as one of the best in the world. Investment in new infrastructure, strengthening industry engagement and growing the size and diversity of our staff and student base to drive innovation and develop the transformative technologies of the future are all fundamental principles underpinning MSE 2025.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a vibrant and rapidly growing department within MSE.

We are working on some of the most meaningful problems at the interface of engineering with life and medical sciences. The crux of this work being the application of interdisciplinary expertise and thought in order to make new discoveries and innovative solutions towards improved healthcare and social wellbeing.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an emerging, motivated Research Fellow to contribute to a multidisciplinary project at the forefront between neuroscience, robotics and artificial intelligence. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to develop a career in research and apply their mathematical skills to neuroscience.

This role will work in The Bionics, Biomedical Imaging and Neuroengineering group, comprised of leading internationally recognised researchers. You will work on a multidisciplinary project on perception, navigation and spatial awareness, in which the insights and mechanisms from neuroscience and the modelling of neural systems, particularly of vision and other sensory systems, can be analysed and used to inspire applications in autonomous robots and other artificial systems.

You will have the opportunity to visit and collaborate with other researchers in the research program, including those involved in robotics in other institutions in both Australia and in the USA.

About You

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with the ability to work collaboratively with the team as well as lead their own research activities.

To be successful you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A PhD in the area of computational neuroscience, neural modelling, bio-signal or statistical signal processing, or an equivalent qualification.
  • A record of quality research
  • Strong theoretical and analytical skills
  • A commitment to pursue the relevant research topics
  • An ability to show initiative and prioritise tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders including non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work as part of a team

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply

Apply online, complete the application and upload your Cover Letter - addressing all selection criteria; and your Resume.

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