Senior Research Associate - Electrical Engineering/Energy Management University of New South Wales, School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications Australia

Senior Research Associate - Electrical Engineering/Energy Management


Job no: 495924

Work type: Fixed term / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Tutor / Associate Lecturer

Senior Research Associate in Electrical Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications

Faculty of Engineering


  • Australia’s leading engineering faculty
  • World-leading group of researchers and teachers
  • Cutting edge facilities and innovative research
  • Location: Kensington, Sydney


At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Engineering is recruiting outstanding and inspirational individuals to join our world-leading group of researchers and teachers to build on our success and take the Faculty into the world’s top 20 engineering faculties.


As Australia’s leading engineering faculty, we create bold new solutions to globally relevant challenges to improve lives.  We combine the world’s best facilities and innovative research with an exciting and connected education experience to open doors for our graduates.


The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications has a vibrant research culture reflected in the achievements of its academic staff, and is currently rated as a level 5 ERA School (“Well above world standard”) in each of the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research Australia evaluations. The School enjoys a world-leading reputation for research excellence, with six IEEE Fellows among our 44 academic staff.


About the role

We are recruiting for an exceptional candidate into the Faculty of Engineering research priority area of Electrical Engineering. You will conduct research in the area of Energy Management based on Customer Side Energy Consumption Analysis and Internet of Things independently and as part of a team. You will also seek external funding as well as participate in the joint supervision of honours and HRD students. 


The appointment would be:

  • at level B: $105K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading per annum,
  • full time,
  • 3-year fixed term role ideally starting in February 2019


The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions or withhold the offer till suitable candidate is found.


About you

  • A PhD in Electrical Engineering with specialisation in wireless communications, or related area;
  • Experience in working in energy related industry sections with knowledge in telecommunications and energy internet;
  • Experience with edge/fog computing, large-scale optimization for big data systems.
  • Experience in hardware and software design for intelligent control administrative systems including data collection,processing and analysis.
  • Experience in participation in preparation of research grants.
  • Proven track record in conducting independent research with limited supervision
  • At least 1-year project management work experience in intelligent control administrative systems.
  • Strong ability of market research and requirements analysis for electronic products used in Smart Grid/smart city.
  • Experience in application for patents. Track record on independent intellectual property right in intelligent control administrative systems would be well regarded.
  • Strong track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity


UNSW desires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.


Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives and generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.


Applicants with industry experience are especially welcome.


The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment.


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Be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.



Professor Joe Dong

T: 02 9385 4477



Applications close: 11:30 pm, Thursday 17th January 2019 (AEST)

Position Description

Advertised: 19 Dec 2018 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 17 Jan 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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