Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Wireless Communications
Macquarie University, School of Engineering

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Wireless Communications


Job no: 506993
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

  • Salary Package: Level A, Step 6 (PhD requirement) from $91,991 to $98,588 p.a.  plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term for a period of 2 years
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

We are looking for a passionate researcher with a track record in wireless communications research or in a closely related discipline. The successful applicant will collaborate with our world-class research team and help lead exciting new research in the area of mm-wave wireless communications. There will be opportunities for supervision of postgraduate students as well.


About the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering is committed to excellence in research, learning & teaching, and industry engagement. We offer an integrated cross-disciplinary engineering program with specialisations in electronics, electrical, communication systems, mechatronics and mechanical engineering. The School currently has approximately 40 academics and 70 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. We have a strong learning and teaching culture.  We encourage a scholarly approach to learning and teaching with the integration of industry relevant skills throughout the degree program.


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About the Role

The Successful Research Fellow will collaborate with Prof Stephen Hanly, Prof Iain Collings and Dr Philip Whiting, on a project funded by the Australian Research Council on mm-wave mobile broadband communications. The project aims to develop novel resource allocation algorithms and network architectures for future mm-wave wireless communication networks, and fundamentally characterise the practical information carrying capacity.


More information about the project can be obtained from Prof. Hanly or Prof Iain Collings. There is a research plan that will guide the research but there is considerable scope for the Research Fellow to take a leadership role.


The project will include information-theoretic and probabilistic analysis, and practical engineering implementation constraints. The expected outcome will be new cellular architectures and massive MIMO mm-wave beamforming technologies that unlock the spectrum by enabling secure outdoor mobile cellular deployments with wide-spread coverage.


Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process with your curriculum vitae.



  • A doctoral degree in a relevant field to the research project (eg. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or Mathematics in the area of applied probability)
  • A quality research record in wireless communications as evidenced by research publications in high quality international journals and conferences
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the field of communication theory
  • Commitment to collaborative research and teamwork.


  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, with a track record using applied probability in research work
  • Experience with software packages such as Matlab
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Commitment and ability to work with graduate and research students
  • Strong knowledge of the field of information theory.

Specific Role Enquiries: Please contact Prof Stephen Hanly on 

General Recruitment Enquiries: Please contact Anne Kumanan at or +61-2-9850-9745

Applications Close: Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 11:55pm AEST

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

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Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.


Advertised: 09 Dec 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 08 Jan 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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