First listed on: 10 March 2019

Research Scientist - ASIC Design 

The Opportunity

  • Produce quality research in the area of micro-sensing Technologies.
  • Develop a technology roadmap related to micro-devices for Probing Biosystems. 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation!

CSIRO’s Data61 Business Unit is driving innovation in ASIC-design for applications in area such as implantable biosensor technology to improve health monitoring and surveillance. Our research group has active projects in the area of Cybernetics to enable miniaturised devices to operate in complex environments. As part of this research endeavour we have developed energy harvesters and micro-batteries to be further integrated with microcontrollers, communication gateways and transducers to perform reliable measurements in different environments, and deploy them in the field. We aim for our devices to be deployed as implantable devices. 

The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team in designing new microscale devices under specific performance and constructive constraints. You will support those sensor deployments in the field and participate actively in the interpretation of experimental results with collaborators. As the Research Scientist, you will be publish in high-impact journals, assist our team in securing IP, and present results, when appropriate, in international conferences.  

The successful candidate will participate in a vibrant interdisciplinary research group and will be involved in projects addressing highly relevant research problems for Australia and beyond with impact to wide economy and society. The successful candidate will be working with the Cybernetics Research Group with in the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Program.

Location:       Hobart, Tasmania 
Tenure:          Indefinite
Salary:           AU$97K – AU$105K + up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference:    60894

To be successful you will need

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • A PhD in a relevant field of research. 
  • Demonstrated experience in micro-electronics.
  • Demonstrated experience in ASIC-design, particularly in the medical domain. 
  • Experience in microcircuit design, modelling and simulation using SPICE, VHDL, Verilog, Simulink, Synopsys, or equivalent software packages.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a large interdisciplinary research team. 
  • Outstanding publication record of reports for industry, peer-review journal papers and patents in the area of ASIC-design. 

For more information please view the Position Description. 
We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Friday, 22nd March, 2019.

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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