Research Fellow in Antenna Systems

University of Melbourne



The Opportunity
We’re seeking multiple early career and experienced Research Fellow's, at Level A and Level B, to conduct analysis and tackle real life problems working as part of an interdisciplinary team with government and industry.  You will explore the development of novel algorithms that can be implemented off-line or possibly in real-time for antenna array design optimisation and beam synthesis. There will be a need to undertake a systems approach including electromagnetic modelling, and digital and RF analogue design, to meet practical active electronically scanned array (AESA) performance requirements. The research will be tackling the development of AESA antennas that can operate in multiple modes. The team maintains a longstanding partnership with the Australian Department of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Group.

About you
Having completed a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or a closely related discipline including mathematics, you will have substantial experience with one or more of the following: (1) Implementation of numerical methods, (2) Digital and RF systems analysis and modelling, (3) Practical applications of optimisation, and (4) Signal processing algorithm design and implementation ideally in real-time systems. By joining us, you will contribute to ground breaking and exciting research and have the opportunity to enhance your career by translating your efforts into impactful solutions and contributing to a better future for our society.

Application Process 
Please apply online with your resume and cover letter.  In your application, please outline which position you would like to be considered for based on the two position descriptions provided in the attached document. 

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
At MSE, we are committed to excellence.  We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan.  With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.  It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!

School of Electrical, Mechanical & Infrastructure (EMI)
EMI undertakes teaching and research across a range of disciplines that are internationally recognised for their contribution to fundamental research.  It has a number of well-established industry linkages and international partnerships and is building a vibrant profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry to contribute to society.  It offers a comprehensive range of accredited Master of Engineering and Master of Information Technology programs taught through the Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure departments as well as professional Masters programs.  It has a substantial cohort of research higher degree students.  The School’s aim is to attract and retain outstanding staff and it is highly supportive of increasing the number of female staff.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers focused on addressing major challenges in Power Systems; Computation and Communication Networks; Electronic & Photonic Devices and Materials and Systems Engineering.  We have long-standing, strong partnerships with industry and government that support our researchers in conducting high impact research.

What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make.  We offer complete 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.

About the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).  We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

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Position Description

In your application, please refer to