Research Fellow, ADM Empirical Mapping Project
- Full-time, 3-years fixed-term contract; based at RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub working collaboratively with the Centre of Excellences national and international network of participants
- Grow and develop your experience & expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative mapping and analysis using survey based or data analytic methods, software and tools
- Access to the Centre of Excellences research training and professional development opportunities, international visiting fellowships and exchanges (travel arrangements permitting), and the Centres network of industry partners.
- Reports directly to Professor Jason Potts, Economics, Blockchain Innovation Hub
- Remuneration at Academic Level B ($98,495 - $116,965) + 17% superannuation
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About the College
The rapid expansion of automated decision-making enabled by technologies from machine learning to the blockchain has great potential benefits, while it also creates serious new risks to human rights and welfare. Potential harms range from data discrimination against disadvantaged communities to the spread of disinformation for political and commercial ends. Increasing inequality, lower productivity and diminished economic security have been highlighted as risks in the coming decade.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) is a new, cross-disciplinary, national research centre, which aims to aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making. Funded by the Australian Research Council from 2020 to 2026, ADM+S is hosted at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, with nodes in seven other Australian universities. The Centre brings together leading researchers in the humanities, social and technological sciences in an international industry, research and civil society network. Its priority domains for public engagement are news and media, transport, social services and health.
About You & the Role
- Perform and deliver competitive research activities relevant to the Automated Decision-Making Empirical Mapping program, both independently and as part of project teams
- Deliver impactful research outcomes and information that are relevant to the technical advancement of the project research area through publication of high-quality articles in high impact journals, reports and/or books
- Work independently as well as collaboratively with the team in contributing to quality research showcasing research areas outputs publications, development of new research initiatives, presentation of research findings at conferences, seminars and industry meetings, and engaging with external stakeholders
- Pro-actively contribute in creating awareness and public understanding and debate through media, industry and/or policy engagement
- Participate and support the ARC Centres research culture, including involvement in research collaboration and community-building within the Centres research programs and focus areas
- Ensuring and maintain research ethics and integrity & data management to meet the University and ARC Centre requirements and compliance as well as adhering to health and safety work practices
You will have:
- In-depth experience and working knowledge in developing and/or using survey based or data analytics methods, software and tools in a relevant research context
- Evidence of high-quality scholarly writing skills and experience in preparing publishing for wider audiences, which includes delivery and producing high-impact scholarly articles in highly ranked refereed journals, book chapters and/or books, in research areas relevant to this project
- Capability to communicate and present research findings, concepts and knowledge with sound problem-solving and analytical skills
- Ability to manage and plan time effectively and efficiently to conduct innovative research independently and collaboratively across multi-disciplinary team, industry and government
- Possesses an excellent written and verbal communication skills with the passion and commitment to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organization and externally
Mandatory: PhD in a relevant discipline area (e.g. economics, sociology, statistics, empirical social science, biology or ecology, computer science, engineering or information systems) within the past 5 years at the time of appointment, not including periods of career interruption due to carers responsibilities, parental leave, illness, or disability.
Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.
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Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the 'Apply now link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For any enquiries regarding this role, Professor Jason Potts (Jason.email@example.com)
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Applications close Monday 21st December 2020.
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Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australias immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/