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Research Officer/Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no:504806
Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A4 ($81,545.80 - $87,535.13)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Job reference number - 504806

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. Details of the School may be accessed on its website at

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for the maintenance and use of the renewable energy laboratory facility and facilitating innovative experimental trials with the Gatton Solar facility. The role will involve providing laboratory technical support to research staff and students within the power and energy research (PES) group and contribute to service and external engagement in these facilities.

The successful appointee will have access to renewable energy laboratory facility and Gatton Solar facility.

There are opportunities to work with the staff and students within the PES group and UQ Solar.

The person

Applicants should posses a PhD (or have submitted PhD thesis prior to taking up the position) in Electrical Engineering; or a Bachelor/Master’s degree with at least five years’ relevant work experience in the area of renewable energy.

You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in Real Time Digital Simulation, programming skill in Python/Matlab and PLC, expertise in hardware-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop simulations, and evidence of a contribution to research projects in software/hardware platforms (including new innovative applications).

Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is essential.

Industry experience and professional management skills, demonstrated experience with battery simulators, lithium ion batteries and power amplifiers, and experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies to develop co-operative research initiatives are desirable/will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,557 - $81,545p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,401 - $95,408p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504806_Research Officer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof. Tapan Saha on +61 7 33653962 or .

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Closing Date - 3rd September 2018, 11:55pm Eastern Standard Time.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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