Employer name: The University of Sydney
Salary: $104k – 123k plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation
Location (city/country): Sydney, Australia
Closing date: 11:30pm 27 January 2019
Up to four fixed term Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions, fixed term for up to 3 years
Launched in 2016, the Centre for Translational Data Science’s mission is to develop fundamental data science research methods and technologies to transform science, industry and government and drive innovation for transformational impact in society. We aim to make great leaps in transforming research, advancing scientific discovery and tackling the 21st Century grand economical and societal challenges: from secure/clean and efficient energy, personalised healthcare, sustainable agriculture and natural resources to smart cities and more.
The Centre brings together researchers from different disciplines: statistics, machine learning, applied mathematics, computer science, and visualisation who collaborate within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, together with domain experts, to tackle big challenges and provide automated and tailored solutions.
We are looking for four talented data scientists to join a vibrant environment where collaboration between academia, industry and government agencies prevails. Two of these positions will focussed on foundational research, working with our members to provide solutions to the complex challenges related to: data integration/fusion, ethical data science and decision making. The remaining two positions will be part of our applied team and work on developing new methodologies for two of our strategic collaborative areas: nutrition and financial services. While some experience in these applied domains is desirable, it is not necessary.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Postdoctoral Research Fellows that have:
- A PhD (or equivalent) in statistics / applied maths, machine learning or a related discipline, obtained within the last 5 years
- A track record of research excellence with your work published in top machine learning conferences and/or statistical/mathematical journals
- Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages (Python, modern C++ or R). Demonstrable use of other programming languages is welcome
- Mathematical and computational modelling of complex systems
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.
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