Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mechanical and Mining Engineering

University of Queensland



Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job No:509572

Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($69,342.89 - $92,782.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia


School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

For more information about the School, please visit:

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of the position is to manage and undertake fundamental and applied research in the areas of control systems, robotics and automation, in support to the Smart Machines Group within the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of Mechatronic Engineering, Robotics, Automation, or a related field. The applicant should also have experience in at least one of control systems, robotics and automation as well as experience in software development, preferably using the C++ programming language.

We are seeking applicants who have the ability to;

  • Demonstrated effective management of large project/s with strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated evidence of publications in high quality outlets and ability to prepare effective reports that document research findings.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with industry, government and other research collaborators.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and establish a rapport and good working relationships with students and staff.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position until 28th February 2022 at Academic Research Level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $69,342.89-$92,782.26 plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 509572_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Ross McAree on

For any questions about the application process, please contact Recruitment at

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing responses to the Selection Criteria
  • Resume


Advertised: 11 Feb 2020
Applications close: 10 Mar 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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