27 November 2014

GNSS Research Fellow Positions at Curtin University

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Fellow (full-time, fixed-term, 2 years with potential of extension) in the fields of algorithmic and modelling development for precise GNSS parameter estimation. The general team strategy is to exploit the diversity of the multi-constellation GNSS and the unique properties of their ultra-precise, multi-frequency carrier-phase tracking data to enable high-precision, high-integrity, real-time kinematic GNSS parameter estimation. The research aims at the design, development and testing of advanced mathematical models for the processing of carrier phase and pseudo range observations for fields of application as GNSS surveying and geodesy, GNSS remote sensing, air/space based applications of GNSS, and GNSS quality control. The main objective of these research positions is to contribute to the algorithmic development of PPP-RTK network processing models for the processing and analysis of multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS (GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, QZSS, IRNSS) data of Australian CORS stations, with the goal to enable single-receiver GNSS users to perform carrier-phase ambiguity resolved precise point positioning, otherwise known as PPP-RTK.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for

  • Undertaking research to support the GNSS Research Centre’s research programme
  • Developing frameworks for (high-precision) multi-system GNSS positioning and navigation applications.
  • Efficient implementation of the theoretical models into (prototype) software.
  • Experimental validation of the models by means of real GNSS data collection and processing.
  • Ensuring that results of research are presented and disseminated in a systematic way so that they may be applied in the field.
  • Identifying opportunities for and developing funding proposals for the FF GNSS research programs.

Selection Criteria for the research staff

  • Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, such as geomatics, geodesy, aerospace engineering or telecommunications engineering
  • Demonstrated expertise in GNSS or related fields; good knowledge and understanding of GNSS applications
  • Computer programming and real-data handling skills in particular Matlab, Latex, Linux Bash, Perl and Make scripting
  • Hands on experience with GNSS receivers from top of the range multi-GNSS tracking receivers
  • Project management skills preferably in the research project management environment
  • Linux and Windows virtual machine skill
  • Some basic networking and IT skills
  • A demonstrated flair for research planning and implementation in a team environment
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and timeframes and manage a range of activities effectively
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills (a minimum IELTS score of band 6.0 in all four components)
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A commitment to maintain a high standard of professional work

Salary and Benefits
Postdoctoral researcher salary is in ALA – ALB range, depending upon qualifications and experience. Interstate and overseas appointees will receive some removal assistance. Curtin University also offers a generous superannuation (17%) and salary packaging programme.

Submit applications
Submit applications: Applications addressing selection criteria, full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the names, addresses and fax numbers of three referees, are to be submitted to Curtin University Vacancy page ( Curtin reserves the right to appoint by invitation.
Further information
Further information can be obtained from Professor Peter Teunissen, tel: +61 8 9266 7676, mobile +61 420 696 502. Curtin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a smoke-free work environment.

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