First listed on: 21 December 2018

Various Postdoctoral Opportunities: Expressions of Interest

Level A/B Postdocs and Research Engineers

Autonomous Systems


Sonar Signal Processing

Antenna Research

The University of Melbourne has a vibrant defence and national security research engagement program with industry, US Defense agencies such as DARPA and Australia’s Defence Science and Technology. Several opportunities are opening up in the defence research field in the near and medium term and we are seeking expressions of interest from postdocs and research engineers.

We are seeking strong postdoctoral fellows and research engineers in the areas of:

  • Sonar signal processing - Skills in signal processing, modelling, simulation and algorithms. Ability to code in matlab is a requirement. Desirable are knowledge of sensor management,  dynamic programming, sonar or radar sensing. 
  • Antenna beam synthesis and optimisation - Skills in modelling, simulation, and algorithms. Ability to code in Matlab is a requirement. Desirable are knowledge of optimisation, electronics and electromagnetism, including modelling packages for the latter. 
  • Autonomous systems – networked control systems, path planning, coordinated control and/or distributed estimation would be required. Previous experience with implementation on hardware platforms would be highly regarded.
  • Communications for autonomous systems (spectrum management and control) - The candidate should have expertise in machine learning, especially distributed and adversarial learning, wireless communications, and distributed optimisation/game theory. Candidates with good programming skills will be highly regarded.

About The University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities, holding the number 1 spot in Australia and ranked among the top 40 Universities 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. We align our research to help improve and contribute to our society & communities to help create a better world for us all to live in.

The Melbourne School of Engineering

MSE are on an upward trajectory investing approx. $1 billion in new state-of-the art campuses, our students & future leaders and we’re raising the bar with every new appointment to help deliver our MSE2025 strategy including strong collaborative industry research.


Your Background

PhD in mathematics, electrical engineering, mechatronics or a closely related discipline. and strong academic record will be highly regarded.

A successful record of engaging industry, government and/or the community in research. Previous experience in independent research in the areas of interest.

Communication skills to engage a variety of industry, research and government stakeholders.

You will be eligible for an Australian baseline security clearance and many of the projects may require Australian citizenship.



Expression of Interest

Please email the contact below with an expression of interest, the area you are interested in applying for, your citizenship status and a resume.

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