Australia (AU) - Melbourne
$70,600 - $95,800 (Level A)
April 17 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job no: 0048273
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Physics
Salary: $70,600 - $95,800 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne (UoM) is seeking a Research Associate with a background in aerospace engineering and/or development of instrumentation for nano-satellites, along with experience in project management, to join the SkyHopper Space Telescope mission team.

The SkyHopper Research Associate – Project Manager will serve as the spacecraft-level Project Manager for the project. The successful applicant will primarily coordinate all research activities for the project with national and international partners of the consortium, working with the Principal Investigator to define and plan research, design and technology demonstration activities. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to research associated with the SkyHopper project in one of the focus areas at UoM (science definition, systems engineering, thermal management, communications).

The University of Melbourne provides a wide range of opportunities for research collaborations within the School and the Faculty of Science. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake some administrative tasks for the School.

To be considered for the role, the appointee will have a Masters degree, completed a PhD or equivalent in Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Astrophysics, Planetary Science, or a related area with focus on spacecraft development. You will demonstrate potential ability to obtain a license to access ITAR-restricted technical-data and hardware.  You will also demonstrate the ability to engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships.

This position is advertised concurrently with two other positions:
0048137: SkyHopper Research Associate – Thermal Engineer, and
0048274: SkyHopper Research Associate – Systems Engineer
Applicants wishing to be considered for multiple positions must indicate so in the cover letter, and address the additional selection criteria.

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