First listed on: 24 October 2020

Senior Research Scientist in Autonomy for Field Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems

The Opportunity
  • Are you ready for your next challenge?
  • Work alongside a team of world-class robotics experts
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia 

The successful candidate will be joining a team of world-class researchers and engineers solving real-world problems and delivering impactful solutions based at CSIRO’s Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) with extensive research, development and testing facilities.

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic about leading and making hands-on contributions to solving research challenges in multi-agent autonomy, including global navigation, multi-robot task allocation and human-robot collaboration. Under limited direction, you will assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carry out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation

This is a great opportunity to work with other innovative researchers in a leading government organisation which is engaged in world class scientific research projects, and offers excellent career development and professional support.

Your duties will include:
  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals and for presentation at national and international conferences.
  • Develop and maintain innovative autonomy algorithms for field robotics, such as global navigation, multi-robot task allocation, human-robot collaboration.

Location: Pullenvale, QLD
Salary: AU$113k - AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 69622

To be considered you will need:
  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical or Control Engineering, Robotics Engineering or Computer Science plus relevant postdoctoral research experience.
  • A record of publications in leading, peer reviewed journals and conferences relevant to robotics.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team to prototype research ideas and develop them into demonstration and/or proof of concept systems.
  • High level of expertise in applied mathematics, such as linear algebra, optimisation, control and planning theory.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

Diversity and Inclusion

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At CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

CSIRO's Data61 is the data and digital specialist arm of CSIRO. We are creating Australia's data-driven future.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Friday 20th November 2020, 11:00pm AEST

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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