Research Fellow in Network Science for Biological Data Quality

Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, 19 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 6 December 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

  • Opportunity to grow your academic career in an exciting project
  • Work closely with our esteemed Professors and industry
  • 12 month fixed-term contract

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

The Melbourne School of Engineering is seeking a motivated emerging researcher to join an exciting project aimed at improving data quality in biological databases, automating the process by leveraging network relationships and knowledge resources to identify low quality records. This is an essential initiative to improve the value and usability for informed clinical decision-making.

The role will play a key part in the project and be responsible for:

  • Conducting high quality research in network science methods for biological database quality analysis in line with project scope;
  • Preparing data sets, designing and end executing experiments, analysing and interpresting results;
  • Authoring and publication of research findings in top quality journals;

This is a 12 month fixed-term contract and will work closely with our esteemed researchers Dr Nicholas Geard, Professor Karin Verspoor and Professor Justin Zobel.

About you

You will be passionate about your research area and committed to achieving a high-standard, working both independently and as part of a team. You will have strong communication/interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively with both internal and industry partners. Ideally we are seeking those with a background in bioinformatics or biology and direct experience in the construction and analysis of biological network data.

You will have

  • A PhD in Computer Science or related field, awarded or submitted for examination;
  • Experience in network or data science methods for the analysis of large-scale network data;
  • Strong programming skills and the ability to implement practical systems.
  • Experience in analysis of genomic and proteomic sequence data and/or interest in acquiring knowledge of the biological domain;

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

Please note that applications will be prioritised from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. We warmly welcome applications from international applicants to be considered for future opportunities and all applications will be considered provided they meet the requirements of the role.

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Applications close: 06 Dec 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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