First listed on: 18 July 2019
Detection and Tracking Researcher 

Position Classification: S&T3-4 (APS4/5-6)
Position Reference Number: ECRNSDI0012b
Salary Range: $67,100 - $92,150 plus 15.4% superannuation
Position Locations: Edinburgh, South Australia
Security Clearance: Negative Vetting Level 1

Enquiries: Mr Hugh Kennedy,
08 7389 7670

The detection and tracking researcher will:

  • Use mathematics and computers to solve challenging problems and build unprecedented systems
  • Design and implement algorithms to automate the analysis and understanding of images and video
  • Analyse and process real data from advanced sensors
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists
  • Engage with Academia and Industry

We are looking for a self-motivated research engineer who:

  • Enjoys a challenge and learning new skills that are highly sought after in the age of artificial intelligence
  • Has an interest and aptitude in mathematics (e.g. linear algebra, calculus, transforms, probability and statistics)
  • Is comfortable reading textbooks and journal papers to advance their knowledge as required
  • Can apply and adapt abstract mathematics to real-world problems 
  • Knows how to write computer code

Position Duties

Under the guidance of more senior research staff, this position involves the design/development of:

  • Multi-dimensional digital filters for the detection of targets in data streams from imaging sensors
  • Multi-target tracking algorithms for state estimation (e.g. Kalman filtering) and data association
  • Computer-vision, image-processing, pattern-recognition, and machine-learning techniques

And their implementation/integration using (for example):

  •  Matlab, Python, C++, CUDA

For more information and to apply, please follow this link to the position descriptions on the DST website:


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