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Research Fellow (Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering)
Monash University Malaysia

Date Posted Nov. 19, 2020
Title Research Fellow (Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering)
University Monash University Malaysia
Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia
Department School of Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Dec. 15, 2020
  • Post-Doc
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

The Role:
A Level B Postdoctoral Research Fellow academic is expected to carry out a team research within the field in which he/she is appointed and to carry out activities to develop his/her research expertise relevant to the particular field of research. The Research Fellow has to demonstrate outstanding contributions to School of Engineering publication, and deliver high expectations in research. He/she is expected to publish a minimum of two Q1 papers (with one paper in a top 10% journal) per annum as the first author.

The project aims in developing surface acoustic wave devices as monolithic sensor prototypes suitable for sensing environmental parameters, and matches relevant industry standards. The project involves fundamental investigations in synthesis and characterization of polymer and nano-material based sensing medium to selectively detect environmental parameters such as relative humidity and typical gases. Further could involve integrating suitable electronics and machine learning principles to function as standalone microchip for environmental sensing applications. The project aimed for high quality publication and prototype at TRL 5 and above.

This role reporting to the Project Leader.

Term: 12 month and an extension of further 12 month subject to satisfactory performance.

Key Responsibilities
Conduct a specified research program under the supervision and direction of your Project Leader;
Contribute to publishing high quality scholarly papers;
Contribute to IP and prototype development at TRL 5 and above.
Support, if required, the preparation and development of proposals and progress reports for research funding;
Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the graduate research students and final year undergraduate students associated with your research group;
Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group;
Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research students associated with your research group.

The appointee will have:
A PhD in the Electrical & Instrumentation engineering discipline area or closely related to Microelectromechanical Systems/Sensors and Electronics subject field, or evidence of submission, with a record of demonstrable scholarly and professional achievements and significant experiences in the relevant discipline area;

Knowledge and Skills
Ability to undertake quality research in the area of specialization including a record of refereed publications;
The commitment and potential to undertake independent research and professional work and to attract research and industry funding;
A minimum of one year research experience in the relevant field from the date of PhD award is essential;
Candidate with industry experience or worked on projects in PhD or post PhD related to industry problems, filed IPs, or experience with commercialization will be of added advantage;
Ability to generate new ideas and links and builds upon existing ideas to generate unique concepts and solutions;
Willingness and capacity to contribute to collegiate activities related to research

Monash University is Australia’s largest university, and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, Monash rated 55 in the world.

Monash is a global university. In addition to its four Australian campuses, it has a comprehensive campus in Malaysia and centres for graduate education in China and India. It also has a teaching and conference centre in Italy. A unique alliance with the University of Warwick (UK) sits alongside an array of international collaborations with leading universities and corporations around the world, expanding the University’s global network.

Monash University Malaysia is Monash’s third largest campus, with over 8000 students and 900 staff. We are a comprehensive campus offering degrees in business, engineering, medicine, science, information technology, pharmacy, social science and humanities across seven Schools. We are rated among the very best among universities in Malaysia, and the quality of our research output positions us among the very best universities in Southeast Asia.

Monash University Malaysia provides Monash University with a platform for scholarly engagement with the dynamic Southeast Asia region. We are located in greater Kuala Lumpur, in the Klang Valley, one of the region’s industrial hotspots. We sit in the heart of the rapidly developing economic corridor linking Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and beyond. Our education and research is oriented towards deep engagement with this dynamic social and industrial landscape.

In 2018, we celebrated our twentieth anniversary in Malaysia. Since our establishment in 1998 we have produced more than 16,800 graduates from more than 78 countries. We provide a diverse and inclusive scholarly environment.

In 2017, Monash Malaysia was awarded a Six Star SETARA rating by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.

This places us in the very top "outstanding" cohort of Malaysian Universities.

For further information see

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering continues to grow rapidly, particularly in the delivery of undergraduate programs, and through the expansion of its facilities and infrastructure. In addressing global engineering challenges of the 21st century, the expansion of research activities in our Malaysian campus is of high priority for the University, reflected by the significant increase of school collaborative partnership with the industry sector, and through the offering of the Higher Degrees by Research, the Master of Engineering Science (Research) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The School currently has close to 1,500 undergraduate students, consisting of approximately 70 academic staff, and 42 professional and technical support staff.

The School offers the 4-year Bachelor degree in 6 disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Software Engineering. These are the 6 core disciplines of Engineering, driven by the strong and growing demand for capable graduates in Malaysia, the Asian region and beyond.

In line with the School Development Plan and to meet the thriving market demand, the school has recently started to offer the Master of Advanced Engineering (Energy and Sustainability), a 1-year Master by coursework program.

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Contact Information

  • Lavennia
    School of Engineering
    Monash University Malaysia


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