First listed on: 22 November 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow (Power Systems) 

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. Details of the School may be accessed on its website at

About This Opportunity

Professor Tapan Saha is seeking three Postdoctoral Research Fellows / Research Fellows to perform the research activities within the Power Systems research area and to ensure effective collaboration with the investigators and academics, PhD students and industry partners involved in this project. 

The successful applicants will collaborate with the other researchers in the project including the higher degree research (HDR) students to meet the research project objectives. The research engineer/post-doctoral fellows will be responsible to deliver the projects milestone commitments and project deliverables.

Located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this position successful applicants should possess an undergraduate or Master’s degree in electrical engineering with expertise in power systems analysis tools or a higher degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.

For PhD, proven submitted thesis for examination is acceptable combined with demonstrated research experience in field of power system high voltage network analyses tools in PSS/E and PSCAD with control techniques including renewable generation integration.

Alternatively, applicants should have a comprehensive knowledge in distribution system analysis and state estimation principles and a track record of publications in reputed peer-reviewed journals in power engineering or related area for PhD level candidates.

Please see the Position Description for full Selection Criteria.

Due to current border and travel restrictions Australian based applicants are preferred for this position.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position up to 3 years at Academic level A or Level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $69,342- $92,782 for a Level A and $97,590 - $115,888 for a Level B, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $81,131 - $135,590 depending on the level of appointment.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 511954 Postdoc Research Fellow PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Tapan Saha on  

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

Applications close: 2 December 2020, 11:00pm (AEST)

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