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Research Fellow in Robotics and AI

University of Queensland

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

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

About This Opportunity

The Research Fellow will be responsible for undertaking research; supervising research of higher degree students; and conducting professional activities at the intersection of the fields of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. We welcome applications from engineers and computer scientists with expertise in robotics, control theory, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Experience in system modelling and identification, adaptive systems, adaptive control, Bayesian modelling and inference, and cognitive architectures for robotics will be highly regarded. Experience in systems thinking, development of robot software, and field robotics will also be considered of high value.

The Research Fellow will participate in a new collaboration between CSIRO’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group (RASG) and ITEE/UQ in the broad area of AI-Enhanced Robotics (AI-R). This initiative is funded through a Collaborative Research Project (CRP) between CSIRO and UQ, and is led jointly by two Principal Investigators (PIs): a RASG researcher and an ITEE faculty member.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency, and is one of the largest and most diverse research organizations in the world ( It is classed in the top 1% of research organizations worldwide in 14 of 22 research fields, and in the top 0.1% in four research fields.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a beautiful work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Job No: 509102
Area: Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE): Academic Research Level B1 ($99,542.80 – $118,206.73)
Work type: Full Time – Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Our Ideal Candidate

You should possess a PhD in relevant field, including computer science or engineering, robotics, mechatronics, electrical or mechanical engineering. You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in at least two areas including but not limited to robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, control theory and adaptive systems, and cognitive systems.

This position is open to sponsorship however given international travel restrictions domestic applicants are preferred.

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 at Research Academic level B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $99,542 – $118,206 plus super of up to 17%.The total package will be in the range $116,465 – $138,301 depending on the level of appointment.

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.

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Position Description

Download File 5109102 Postdoc Research Fellow PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Pauline Pounds: or +61 7 336 52883

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
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

For information on completing the application process click here.


Advertised: 15 Sep 2021
Applications close: 13 Oct 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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