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Research Associate in Logistics Optimisation

Building Associates
Contract Full Time
601 days ago
Job no: 512955
Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

The Opportunity

This role is based within The Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI). As a Research Associate you will work collaboratively with an industry partner on an ARC Linkage project to improve and expand route planning and optimising solutions for large-scale pickup and delivery vehicle routing. This position will give you the opportunity to develop your research skills and output through contributing to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals, participating in conferences and workshops and actively engaging with industry partners.

This role reports to Associate Professor Meead Saberi Kalaee and has no direct reports.

  • Salary, Level A - $100,318 to $107,299 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 12 months
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

The Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) is based in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and represents a strategic effort that unites and extends the wide range of transport research across the university campus. We are dedicated to pursuing high level, interdisciplinary transport research and development through investigation of sustainable approaches to transport infrastructure and operations, while pursuing extensive liaison with industry and government. For more information visit -

Skills & Experience

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in operations research, optimisation, transport engineering or computer science.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge in logistics route planning and optimisation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in computer programming with Python/MATLAB and relevant libraries such as Pyomo and AMPL.
  • Advanced understating in real-time and large-scale optimisation techniques preferably in the logistics and routing optimisation context.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability for effective industry relationship management, especially the ability to analyse and come up with solutions for urgent customers’ needs in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Proven ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
  • Be interested in expanding the models/algorithms to support delivery with electric fleet.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please click the button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience. You should systematically address the Skills and Experience listed within the position description in your application.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm (Sydney time) on Sunday 1st January 2023


UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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

Position Description

Advertised: 30 Nov 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Jan 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $100,318
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $109,848
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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