Research Fellow, Livestock Data Science

Sydney, Australia
AU$108,000 - AU$128,000 per annum + Annual leave loading + super
Thursday, 25 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to use your advanced data science expertise for improved animal welfare and food production working within the Livestock Production and Welfare Group
  • Located on the Camden Campus at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES)
  • Full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract. Offering $108K - $128k p.a. (Level B) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Research Fellow to apply and refine their expertise in research methodologies, design and delivery to contribute to the University's standing as a national leader in the discipline. This position engages in research both independently and as part of a solid and close-knit research team. Within this multidisciplinary team, you will lead the development and application of analytical methods to automate the analysis of biological data to address problems of data integration, uncertainty, bias, dependent variables and samples, and heterogeneous data types. You will use your data science/machine learning expertise to inform decision-making that will optimize best practice livestock production across Australia, enabling improved animal welfare and production.

For further insights into the research development and live projects taking place, follow the link below

Centre for Carbon Water and Food

About you

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 a Research Fellow who:

  • a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to their discipline
  • experience with R and/or Python
  • ability to handle complex data engineering and transformation
  • ability to develop and refine data science/machine learning solutions to resolve problems
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • a demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums
  • a developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in the area of expertise.


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login into your Workday account.

Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

Closing time: 11:30 pm, Wednesday 28th April 2021

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.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.