Postdoc in Optimisation & Control in Mine Planning

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow with a strong background in optimisation, operations research, control systems and/or simulation for the University of Sydney’s Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation. The centre is a long-running partnership with Rio Tinto, which aims to automate equipment and decision-making in the mining industry, making transformational changes to efficiency, safety and reliability. This research-focussed role will utilise your expertise in solving optimisation problems with a mix of discrete/integer, linear and non-linear elements. The aim is to develop mine planning techniques that can be utilised within in an ambitious, stochastic supply chain logistics optimisation problem. As an industry-focussed centre, we have well-demonstrated pathways for conducting fundamental research and applying it in the real world, and an established team of academics and software engineers. Together, we create novel state-of-the-art techniques and translate these to prototype systems for our industry partner, with a strong focus on patents and publication. Applicants do not need a background in mine planning, however this would be advantageous.

Applications Closed.

Please contact Andrew Hill.

Senior Software Engineer – Robotics

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer to provide senior software engineering skills for Research & Development projects in Field Robotics. In collaboration with the Engineer Coordinator, the Senior Software Engineer – Robotics will be expected to research, design, develop, build, and test software for a variety of robot platforms including aerial, ground, and marine robots as well as robot manipulator arms. We are looking for an engineer with exceptional skills in Python and/or C++, a solid understanding multi-threaded processes and object oriented design patterns, and experience implementing robot software systems in ROS.

Applications closed.

Hub Manager for ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub

We are seeking a Hub Manager for the new ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub in Intelligent Robotic Systems for Asset Management. The Hub brings together researchers from the University of Sydney, Queensland University of Technology and the Australian National University as well as 11 of Australia’s most innovative technology companies. Over the next five years, the Hub will develop new capabilities for intelligent robotic systems for inspection, monitoring, and maintenance of critical assets and infrastructure. Drawing on their expertise in research, University operations or business, in this role you will play an active role in liaising with key stakeholders in industry, government, and academia; in managing the team’s researchers, partners, and students; in research planning, research commercialization, ethics approvals, and helping to achieve the goals of the Hub while ensuring compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory controls, and a safe working environment for all staff.

Applications closed.

Postdoc in Multi-Robot Planning

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for an experienced Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow with a strong background in robotics, control, or optimization to join the University of Sydney, Australia. The successful applicant will work closely with Professor Ian Manchester on a project funded by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop algorithms for multi-robot motion planning for monitoring and intervention of processes with complex and unstable spreading dynamics such as wildfires. We expect the research to build upon methods and theory in persistent monitoring and team orienteering, distributed control and observation of large-scale spatiotemporal systems, and robust scheduling, routing, and task allocation systems.

Applications closed.


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