Research Fellow, Software Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fixed-term role – 12 months based at Burwood campus
  • AC Level A – B ($88,209 – $99,346) + 17% super
  • Research in Software Engineering and Data Science Fields

Based at our Burwood Campus, this exciting role will report to the Head of Translational Research A²I² and will initiate and conduct research in the area of Software Engineering or a relevant field.

As a successful candidate, you will work closely with members of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute and the project partners supporting and assisting with research collaborations, projects and partnerships.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Manage and coordinate the research teams at A²I², working closely with senior research staff.
  • Be involved in the supervision of HDR students, assisting in the publication of high-quality research engineering for health technology system.  
  • Contribute to research outcomes in the form of research projects and publications.
  • Assist in shaping the research direction for applied research.
  • An emerging reputation in research and scholarship, through publication or exhibition in quality outlets.
  • Supporting and assisting with the successful application of scholarly and research expertise to innovation and invention, with appropriate involvement in the commercialisation of outcomes.
  • Supporting and assisting with honours supervision.

To be successful, you’ll have

  • A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent qualification.
  • Research experience, which has resulted in publications, conference papers, or reports, or professional or technical contributions.
  • Demonstrated experience in software design, qualitative analysis, machine learning and data analytics.
  • Experience or interest in building tools and techniques to assist software engineers in building robust systems.
  • A research track record in requirements engineering for health technology system.
  • A record of high-quality peer-review publications and/or conference publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines and to work with external agencies.
  • Excellent organisational skills including the demonstrated ability to maintain a high standard of laboratory and data record keeping.
  • Outstanding oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate Interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to changes in the environment.

*Experience in contributing to the supervision of undergraduate honours and/or research higher degree students and building software systems in one of C/C++, Java or Python will be considered favourably but not essential.

This role also requires the incumbent to have, or be able to obtain, a Defence Security Clearance as you are working Under the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF). To be eligible for an Australian Government security clearance, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Australian citizenship – determined by the sponsoring entity before requesting a clearance

Applications for this position close on Wednesday, 11th November 2020

Please ensure to include a cover letter and a detailed resume in your application

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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