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Faculty of Engineering & IT Faculty/ UTS Global Big Data Technologies Centre

At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.


As part of Athena SWAN, UTS has set an overarching target of 40 per cent academic women in STEMM by 2022. The UTS Global Big Data Technologies Centre is committed to UTS’s target and supporting the career development of women academics. UTS Women in Engineering & IT program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young engineering and IT professionals.   

The UTS Global Big Data Technologies Centre is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to play a key role in a project focussed on multiband antennas and part of a wider, multi-party project within the Defence sector. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo and will be supervised by the Chief Investigator, Distinguished Prof. Trevor Bird. The role will report directly to Centre Operations Manager, Genie Tan with a dotted line to Prof. Bird.


The UTS Global Big Data Technologies Centre is an international centre of excellence for the development of enabling technologies for big data science, analytics and telecommunications, providing a platform for global collaboration with industry and government to deliver real societal and economic impact.


About the role
The role will require you to work closely with another Research Associate and the Project’s Chief Investigator on wideband antenna array research. Included in this research will be:

·         Ongoing literature reviews,

·         Antenna array design and simulation,

·         Prototyping,

·         Testing and reporting of results.

The work involved will all contribute to the successful achievement of the goals and milestones of the Project.


About you

·         Success at research interactions with industry

·         Sound knowledge in: Wideband antenna arrays; Applied electromagnetics; Metamaterials; EM Simulation tools such as: CST, HFSS, and ADS and Antenna measurements.

·         Completion of a PhD.

·         Industrial experience in the general area of Telecommunications

·         Previous research experience in the area of antenna arrays and metamaterials

·         Track record of peer reviewed publications in top quality journals and conferences in the area of antennas and arrays

Base Salary Range: $78,952 to $96,158 pa (Level A)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.


This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis until the end of December 2021.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

How To Apply


For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.


UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.


You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria​.


Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function. 

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.


Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC160100.


Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price in the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 7412.


Due to social distancing because of COVID-19, interviews may be conducted via teleconference (Zoom) if a face-to-face interview is not practical. UTS will endeavour to progress the recruitment process in a timely fashion working around the conditions that are present.


Closing Date:  Monday 6th April 2020 at 11.59pm (AEST)


Due to the fact the role is a Defence Project a minimum baseline security clearance will be required resulting in only Australian Citizens being eligible to apply.


Previous applicants need not apply.


Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact assistance.


We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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