Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0049755

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems

Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen MSE’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) We are international research leaders with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations.

At the School of Computing and Information Systems, you'll find curious people, big problems, and plenty of chances to create a real difference in the world.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence for Decision Support to contribute to the development and application of artificial intelligence algorithms to support decision making for improved malaria control in the Asia-Pacific region.

This is a 2 year fixed-term opportunity to support collaborating investigators across two closely related research consortia: "Supporting Participatory Evidence generation to Control Transmissible diseases in our Region Using Modelling (SPECTRUM)" and "Supporting Preparedness in the Asia-Pacific Region through Knowledge (SPARK)".

This role will provide you with both valuable professional experience in a thriving infectious disease modelling group as well as the opportunity to make a real impact on the control of malaria, which currently poses a major global health threat. Two key functions of this role will be the development of novel algorithms to undertake automated analysis of malaria databases to support early detection of anomalies, and development of decision tools and algorithms based on adaptive control theory to support malaria programs.

Selection Criteria

  • PhD in Computer Science or other discipline with a strong computational focus;
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement and test computer code implementing computational models, artificial intelligence algorithms or other quantitative analysis tools;
  • A track record of quality research as evidenced by research publications in leading conferences and journals commensurate with opportunity;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent research and a commitment to interdisciplinary research;
  • Demonstrated experience in using initiative, working with minimal supervision and ability to prioritise tasks to achieve project objectives within timelines;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated by presentation of research results at conferences, internal forums and through manuscript submissions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to interact with internal and external collaborators and stakeholders from different disciplines and sectors in a courteous and effective manner;
  • Enthusiasm for addressing research questions relevant to human health and wellbeing.

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

How to Apply

Apply online, complete the application and upload your Cover Letter, Resume and Statement addressing the Selection Criteria.

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