Boeing Research & Technology - Australia

Development of a portable UV florescent reader and image-based data analytics

Project description

This high-profile Boeing Research & technology – Australia project is a great opportunity for a motivated PhD to gain experience in industry-based research & development. Specifically, BR&T-A require a Mechatronic Engineer to assist in the development a portable UV florescent reader to illuminate, record and assess the application of a novel nanotechnology surface system to capture and kill viruses.

This nanotechnology has been developed through a multi-year collaboration between UQ and Boeing. By assisting on this project you will directly contribute to the research and development of technologies, as a broader COVID-19 emergency response.

This is a 3-month opportunity and the successful candidate would ideally commence as soon as possible.

This placement is based in Brisbane and the successful candidate may be required to do some of the activities in-person as well as remotely, under the guidance of the Australian Government's COVID-19 advice.

Application Information

You should be up to date on your milestones, have passed confirmation, be ready to take on a placement, and have your Principal Advisor's approval.  Please ensure that you are familiar with the HDR placement guidelines prior to applying.

Required Skills

Skills that students may need to successfully undertake this project include:

  • University qualifications in mechatronics or robotics
  • Experience in Matlab, Python or C++
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems
  • Willing to develop new skills

Desired Skills

  • Basic experience with sensor integration
  • Basic experience with cameras (i.e. industrial cameras, DSLR, etc.)
  • Understanding of image processing techniques
  • CAD experience (e.g. Inventor, Solidworks, etc.)
  • Experience in PCB design (e.g. Altium, Eagle, etc.)

How do I apply? 

Please complete the online form and upload a copy of your CV. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm, 12 July, 2020.

Submit your expression of interest