Research Officer: GNSS-based aircraft navigation

Location: Perth
Job Type: Contract/Temp
Contact: Professor Will Featherstone, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)
Email: email Professor
Reference: CURTIN98


Job No: CURTIN98
Location: Perth

12-month full time fixed term - a competitive salary will be offered

Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 50 in the world for universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). In recent years, Curtin has climbed significantly in global league tables and in the 2016 Nature Index results, Curtin was named as a rising star, the most collaborative of the Australian universities, and the biggest Australian mover. Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai. 

Your new role

A rare opportunity to provide research assistance for a Cooperative Research Centre project on the determination of aircraft accelerations.

You will bring to the role
  • Completion of a relevant degree with prior experience with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and preferably some experience with conducting directed research.
  • Demonstrated considerable experience in scientific/research methods, techniques and protocols
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated effective written communication skills with the ability to construct clear and concise reports.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally with people of all levels with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated high level organisational skills, ability to prioritise work activities and meet competing deadlines.
 What we offer you

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.

Valuing Diversity and Affirmative Action

Curtin University embraces diversity and inclusion and invites applications from women, men and intersex individuals who share the University's values, ethics, international outlook, value diversity and have an informed respect for indigenous people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace, therefore, if you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.

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Contact details 

To apply complete the application form below. Applications close: 5 pm, Friday 4 May 2018

For more information contact:

 Professor Will Featherstone, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

Phone:  08 9266 2734



Personal Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.