There are opportunities for graduates with spatial Information education across Australia and around the globe in many disciplines. 

Jobs in the spatial industry are varied with graduates working throughout business and government in a broad range of spatial information management and system development positions.

You may be involved in the traditional areas of managing land information systems, producing maps and digital databases, surveying boundaries and engineering projects, or managing, developing, and preserving land. You may be applying many techniques, including photogrammetry, remote sensing, and global positioning system (GPS). You could be managing information about the environment, transportation and other utility systems.

Working in our industry may see you advance the technology itself: developing software and systems to enhance the ability of individuals, business, government, and industry to better use information systems in daily business workflows. 

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Current Vacancies

Joint Professor Chair

In conjuction with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and University of Canterbury, we are seeking to appoint a Joint Professor Chair in Spatial Information to provide academic leadership, vision and direction in the development and application of innovative solutions to emerging issues in the spatial information industry in areas such as spatial database development, software engineering, system interoperability, web-based data management, system customisation and system design and implementation.

Further details about this position including a position description and how to apply can be found here.

Please contact Professor Simon Kingham by email on with any questions.

Please submit applications by Sunday 14 February 2016.

GNSS Precise Orbit Determination (POD) Scientist

This Canberra based research project will address solar radiation pressure (SRP) and attitude regime modelling of the BeiDou satellite (BDS) constellations. Over 26 months this project based role will produce BDS products that support users across Australia to determine their positions anytime, anywhere and with the highest precision and integrity possible. The research will contribute to Australia's National Positioning Infrastructure (NPI).

Australia greatly benefits from the current BDS geographical configurations. The capacity of a future analysis centre software (ACS) platform to utilise the BDS system as part of its routine processing constitutes an important requirement for the successful implementation of the NPI.

The successful candidate will work within GeoScience Australia's (GA) GNSS Positioning and Algorithms Development Team. The role will give the opportunity to work collaboratively within the CRCSI, GA and its partner organisations.


  • Evaluate conservative force modelling approaches and how these might be applied and tuned to the BDS constellations. In particular emphasis will be given to analytical solar radiation pressure (SRP) models
  • Investigate the current attitude regime that governs BDS satellite dynamics
  • Evaluate the performance of GNSS networks tracking the BDS satellites and their ability to determine a series of parameters that will improve the precise orbit determination by reconstructing the accelerations due to SRP
  • Implement and verify the BDS Interface Control Document standards
  • Demonstrate teamwork, coordination and technology transfer by providing technical expertise and advice within the project
  • Perform research and publish in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Undertake international travel as required. 

Minimum requirements

  • A PhD degree or equivalent in geospatial/space-geodesy/physics/astronomy with some research experience in Space Geodesy
  • A sound knowledge of least squares adjustment and Kalman filter methods
  • A sound knowledge of orbital mechanics and satellite dynamics and multi-GNSS environments
  • Proven experience in a research team and geodetic projects. At least 2 references and a publications list is required
  • Good knowledge of scientific computing and an ability to program in at least one of FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB, KSH, PERL and/or CSH.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the work of the CRCSI in particular the Positioning Program. The salary range is $80 000 - $115 000 (inclusive of superannuation and benefits) and is dependent on skills and experiences. Relocation expenses will be considered as part of the salary package.

Please contact Dr Stavros Melachroinos at GeoScience Australia on +61 2 6249 9479 with any questions.

Please submit applications by Monday 21 March 2016 to



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