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Research Associate/fellow - The Intelligent Sensing & Perception Group

Curtin University - Perth, WA

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Full Job Description
Job reference: 706138

Up to 3 year fixed term contract
2 positions available
$ 86,403 - 101,079 plus 17% superannuation (ALA.5 - ALB.1)

School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Formed in 2017, our school brings together Curtin’s core capabilities across electrical engineering, computing, physics and mathematics, to better understand and advance our data-driven world.

Your new role

The Intelligent Sensing & Perception Group within the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Curtin University is seeking, for immediate start, a suitably qualified and highly motivated applicant to assist with its research activities in the development, implementation and testing of new sonar signal processing algorithms and related target tracking and data fusion algorithms.

Duties include:
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and testing of state-of-the-art sonar signal processing algorithms and related target tracking and data fusion algorithms
  • Take the lead responsibility for developing and implementing algorithms prototypes in MATLAB and C++, and testing in both simulated and real environments.
  • Prepare technical reports, and where appropriate, journal articles and conference papers suitable for publication in top-tier outlets.
  • Liaise with internal and external collaborators, and supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.
  • As a member of the University community, demonstrate the highest possible standards of professional and personal conduct, modelling the University’s Values and Signature Behaviours.
  • Undertake other activities which the incumbent might reasonably be expected to do, and which are consistent with the accountabilities and responsibilities as listed above.
Experience required (selection criteria):
  • Hold a PhD in electrical engineering or a related discipline
  • Background in signal processing, systems engineering, or control systems
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and testing of algorithms in MATLAB and C++.
  • Familiarity with sonar/radar signal processing
  • Demonstrated research excellence by publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences
  • Working knowledge of random set algorithms and particle filtering algorithms (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of sonar or radar simulation methods (desirable)
Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. You are also encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria. The selection criteria can be found of the under ‘Experience required (selection criteria) within this advert. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your browser.



Applications close: 10.00pm, Wednesday 28th April 2021.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Natalie Munro on 08 9266 2280.

If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact Professor Ba Tuong Vo - 08 9266 3849.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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