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Postdoctoral Research Associate in FPGA-based Machine Learning

Research Opportunity in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering

Full-time for 1 year (Renewable), Located at Camperdown Campus

Base Salary: $73,420-$98,940 p/a plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 
This project is focused on the challenge of applying real-time machine learning to massive high-frequency data streams such as those seen in radio frequency applications. We will apply new machine learning techniques to radio signals, improve upon current machine-learning techniques and innovate methods for translating computationally complex machine-learning algorithms directly to circuit-based execution. The key will be to develop a system capable of interpreting and predicting radio frequency traffic and propagation, and understanding what can be achieved in real-time with current and future technology.
About you
The University of Sydney is a world-renowned university offering the highest quality teaching, learning, and research facilities.  Sydney is located on Australias south-east coast and features year-round sunshine and the worlds best beaches. The Computer Engineering Lab in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering is seeking postdoctoral researchers and PhD students for a research initiative funded by the Defense Cooperative Research Centre on Trusted Autonomous Systems. As such you should have completed your PhD in reconfigurable computing or a closely related discipline and be interested in machine learning.
About us
The University of Sydney is a world-renowned university offering the highest quality teaching, learning, and research facilities.  Sydney is located on Australias south-east coast and features year-round sunshine and the worlds best beaches.
The School maintains a strong tradition of research-led teaching matched by a commitment to excellence in innovation.  The School’s research tradition is built upon strong disciplines supported by cross-disciplinary initiatives, and commitments to rigor and depth in research and research training.
The School of Electrical and Information Engineering has a reputation for the quality of its graduates, innovation in its undergraduate curriculum and for the strength of its research and postgraduate teaching programs. Major research outcomes have been achieved in the fields of software, bio-electronics, computer engineering, photonics, power and telecommunication engineering.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Philip Leong or David Boland at or
For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact John Flynn, Recruitment Partner on +61 2 8627 9201 or
Note: This role is open only to Australian Citizens (due to the candidates being involved in Defence projects that require security clearance). Permanent residents and those requiring sponsorship are not eligible to apply. Citizens of Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and NATO nations will also be considered.
Closing date: 11:30pm,  07 July 2019
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.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in FPGA-based Machine Learning Sydney University
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