[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Technical position in Marine Robotics and Field Operations

Oscar Pizarro o.pizarro at acfr.usyd.edu.au
Mon Mar 23 21:39:48 PDT 2020

Technical Officer (Marine Robotics and Field Operations)


About the opportunity

We are seeking a Technical Officer (Marine Robotics and Field Operations)
to provide technical support to marine robotics R&D projects. You will be
involved in the development and implementation of scalable robotic
platforms and methods to be used in ocean exploration, mapping and
monitoring.  Depending on your background, you will focus on software
engineering development for streamlined operation and data processing,
mechanical design and fabrication of robots and other oceanographic
instruments, or machine vision, navigation subsystems and controls. You
will also be involved in integration and testing with hardware.  As part of
a dedicated team of technical staff you will be involved in fieldwork and
in-field testing of vehicles, handling logistics and the delivery of data
to end users.  Your role will involve collaboration with internal and
external researchers and may require collaboration with other technical
staff and potential supervision of students. This role involves taking part
in oceanographic expeditions, typically lasting a week to two weeks but
sometimes longer, at sites around Australia and overseas.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement;
inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the
importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking
Technical Officer (Marine Robotics and Field Operations) with the following

field operations - Capacity to maintain and deploy advanced robotic systems
in the ocean.
robotics experience - Experience working with robots including development
and design of new mechanical, electrical and/or software sub systems and
debugging of existing software, electronic and mechanical hardware systems.
testing and support - Demonstrate the skills and experience necessary to
manage the processes for testing and support of software/hardware for
robotic systems.
communications - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
including the ability to liaise effectively with both scientific/technical
and non-technical colleagues. Able to write technical documents and user
manuals relating to software and processes.
problem solving - Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use
initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to Prioritise workload
during busy periods.
independent work - Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that
may arise as part of normal daily work within a team. Keen attention to
detail and awareness of issues related to dealing with commercially
sensitive or confidential information.
safe work practices - Sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety
regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory and field

About us

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of
Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) at The University
of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and
dissemination of robotics and automation principles. The ACFR is also a
partner of the CRC iMOVE and the multi-disciplinary Sydney Institute for
Robotics and Intelligent Systems (SIRIS) which is dedicated to the
development, application and dissemination of robotics and intelligent
systems in areas of societal importance including transportation, primary
industries, healthcare, environment, emergency services, the workplace and
at home.

The ACFR has substantial experimental facilities including three
laboratories and a field test site, a range of experimental and production
vehicles, industry-quality mechanical and electrical design and fabrication
facilities, and employs the latest in embedded computing, sensing and
control technologies.
The ACFR is now the largest robotics and automation research group in
Australia and is also one of the largest of its kind in the world. The ACFR
leads the IMOS AUV Facility which supports the world’s first and longest
running nationwide seafloor monitoring program using robots and has an
international reputation for innovation in the area of marine robotics.

This position is to provide expert technical and logistical support,
engineering design skills and advice both in the research laboratory and in
the field for the marine robotics group.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the
position description available from the job’s listing on the University of
Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers

Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number
540/0320F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 8 April 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion.
Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with
disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Oscar Pizarro
Principal Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
m: +61 4 1533 6770
Skype: opizarro73

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