Research Associate in Capability Systems
University of New South Wales, SEIT

Research Associate in Capability Systems


Job no: 498398
Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow


UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting
  • FREE Onsite GYM, pool and Indoor Sports Centre
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation and salary packaging opportunities
  • Location: Canberra, Australia

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


About the role

  • Level A: $95,449 to 102,091 per annum (+17% super and leave loading)
  • Fixed term (36 months) starting in March 2020
  • Full-time

UNSW Canberra has 2 positions for Research Associates in Capability Systems. These new roles will be in the Capability Systems Centre (CSC) at UNSW Canberra which is a centre of research excellence focused on disciplines related to the development, acquisition and sustainment of capability throughout the life cycle; including systems engineering, systems thinking and modelling, systems science, requirements engineering, complex systems and project management.


You will be joining an established and supportive team to undertake research (fundamental & applied) in the multidisciplinary area of modelling and simulation. You will develop your research to be published in peer reviewed journals and conferences as well as having the opportunity to assist in sessional teaching activities.


About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD, or close to completion, in computer science, systems science / dynamics / modelling, systems engineering, or related applied discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in mathematical and statistical modelling including experience in writing computer code to develop optimization algorithms and undertake statistical analysis of complex datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to use and apply systems modelling approaches, in particular system dynamics, agent based modelling and discrete-event simulation, effectively to address complex problem solving in real life situations (Experience with hybrid-modelling approaches and coupled simulation-optimization frameworks will be an advantage)
  • Excellent communications for both writing publications and verbal communications for effective interactions with team members

Download File Research Associate - Capability Systems - CSS (498398 ) - Position description.pdf


How to apply: If you want to continue your research in Capability Systems in a collaborative and supportive environment please submit your CV, cover letter and responses to the selection criteria



Eugene Aves, Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: (61 2) 9385 3475


A/Prof Mike Ryan – Director, Capability Systems Centre within SEIT


T: (02) 6268 88200

Applications close: 11:30 pm (AEST), Thursday 2nd January 2020

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            UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

       Any questions about the application process - please contact Eugene Aves or email

Position Description

Advertised: 04 Dec 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 02 Jan 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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