Postdoctoral Fellow – Augmented Reality for Decision Support


We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

  • Are you a highly motivated PhD graduate?
  • Do you have a passion for developing novel interactive Augmented Reality (AR) applications?
  • A great opportunity to collaborate across disciplines and create productivity tools
    that have substantial industrial impact!

Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are a major new CSIRO initiative. FSPs are multi-year investments in frontier science that will reinvent and create new industries for Australia.

Digiscape is the FSP that is creating next-generation decision tools to transform the agriculture and land management sector. To achieve this aim, Digiscape is bringing to bear cutting edge climate science; new sources of locally and remotely sensed data; informatics for agro-ecosystems; rigorous analysis of uncertainties; and innovation in both the ICT and social dimensions of systems integration. The successful candidate will join a cohort of early-career researchers and engineers who will combine their individual disciplinary contributions into mission-focussed R&D.

Part of the Digiscape vision is that Augmented Reality technologies (such as Microsoft HoloLens) will play a key role in supporting individual and team decision making, both in the field and in the office. In the aquaculture domain these tools will assist operators on the ground and/or in the office to visualise pond conditions and access short-term pond predictions across multiple ponds. They will be a primary method for accessing the data management and modelling frameworks developed in related projects.

Your success in this role will be underpinned by your record of science innovation and creativity, plus your ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations. The successful applicant will implement and evaluate prototype systems, while making use of the Advanced Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (VR) facilities in the Data61 Immersive Environments Lab in Canberra.

To be considered you will have (or expect to imminently complete) a PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or a directly related field. You will have experience conducting research in interactive 3D graphics and/or computer vision in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and/or Web3D. You will also have the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team and carry out tasks autonomously.

To view the full position details and selection criteria for this role please go to and search for reference number 29563

Location:       Canberra, ACT, Australia
Salary:           $78K – $88K p.a. plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Professional Development Budget:    Yes
Tenure:          3 year term
Reference:     29563

How to Apply:
Please upload one document containing your CV/resume and cover letter. Please ensure you provide enough information relevant to the selection criteria for this position (as described in the Position Details Document) to enable the assessment panel to determine your suitability.

Who we are:
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) As Australia’s national science agency, we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world.

Applications will remain open until filled, however we encourage you to submit your application before 12 June 2017 as we will interview suitable candidates from that date onwards.