Positions that have closed.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Field Robotics and Animal Foraging Behaviour

    We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher in computer science or robotics to join our interdisciplinary team working at the intersection of field robotics, machine learning, and animal foraging behaviour.

    Our team comprises roboticists and nutritional biologists who are collaborating on an innovative project focused on the foraging behaviour of cattle. By leveraging our combined expertise in robotics, machine learning, behaviour and animal nutrition, we aim to develop a better understanding of how cattle navigate their environment and make decisions about foraging based on the nutritional profile of the available vegetation.

    Our approach involves deploying state-of-the-art robotics technologies to track cattle movement and behaviour, collecting data on the chemical composition and quality of available vegetation, and simulating potential foraging patterns. By analysing the data using advanced machine learning algorithms, we hope to uncover new insights into the relationship between animal foraging, plant community structure and the nutritional composition of the environment, and potentially to use robotic platforms for directing better foraging behaviours of the cattle.

    Ultimately, we believe that our work will lead to more effective and sustainable strategies for managing livestock nutrition, land management and improving animal health and welfare.

    Applications closed 21 May 2023

    Please contact Salah Sukkarieh

  • Administration Officer – Part-time

    We are looking to appoint 2 x Part time, Administration Officers for 12 months fixed term, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding. Exciting opportunity to provide administrative support across the Australian Centre for Robotics and Australian Robotic Inspection and Asset Management Hub on Darlington Campus.

    About the opportunity
    The Administration Officers will be providing a broad range of administrative support to meet the needs of staff, postgraduate and visiting research students within the Centre. The successful candidates will act as the first points of contact for the Australian Centre for Robotics (ACFR) and Australian Robotic Inspection and Asset Management Hub (ARIAM) teams and will require strong administrative and organisational skills in order to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities on an ongoing basis.

    We are welcoming applications from individuals who are interested in taking on both roles and working 4 days a week across the two teams, or from individuals who are wanting the flexibility to work in either team for 2 days a week.

    One role will be working under the direction of the Australian Centre for Robotics Administration Manager focusing on:

    providing general administrative and operational support
    onboarding and general support for postgraduate and visiting students
    providing support for outreach and work experience programs
    assisting with the coordination of meetings and events
    managing the collection of student data for Centre reporting requirements
    maintaining accurate record keeping and reporting
    One role will be supporting the ARIAM Research Hub Manager focusing on:

    coordination of meetings, visits, workshops, and official industry events
    monitoring the ARIAM budget through the tracking of expenditure
    collating research reports from project teams to meet reporting deadlines
    updating the ARIAM Research Hub website and social media pages
    providing support to the team for outreach activities and other initiatives
    supporting the onboarding of PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers.
    Applications closed 14 May 2023

    Please contact Annette Karydis or Bridget

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Underwater Computational imaging

    We are looking to appoint a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Underwater Computational Imaging in Sydney, part of ARIAM Research Hub,

    About the opportunity

    We are seeking an ambitious and talented Postdoctoral Research Associate to undertake fundamental and applied research related to the development, design and deployment of novel imaging technologies for an autonomous underwater robot. As part of the Australian Robotic Inspection and Management Research Hub (ARIAM), this position involves working closely with Hub Industry Partner Advanced Navigation on their prototype Hydrus Autonomous Underwater Vehicle platform. The research will focus on the combined design and interpretation of camera and sonar imaging systems using computational imaging techniques to enable greater performance in challenging underwater conditions.

    This robotic sensing-focused position will advance the imaging and sensing technologies required for autonomous underwater survey. Challenges arise from environmental conditions including murky water, bubbles, debris, low light, and complex underwater acoustic propagation and interference. Additional constraints arise in power, size, compute, and latency associated with real-time robotic navigation and mapping. 

    Depending on ability and interest, candidate approaches can include combining inverse rendering and novel representations, physics-based sensor and propagation models, high-fidelity noise and interference models, and computational imaging approaches to adaptive insonification, exposure coding and coded blur. This project will offer dramatic improvements in sensing robustness and performance, and geometric and textural accuracy in autonomous underwater asset inspection.

    Applications closed 16 May, 2023 Sydney Time

    Please contact Donald Dansereau


Australian Centre for Robotics