Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Data Science

Perth, Australia
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Veterinary Medicine

  • Fixed term offer until December 2022
  • Full time position (37.5 hours per week)
  • Associate Lecturer| $91k plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Salary Packaging opportunities
  • Ref: 2517A01

About us

At Murdoch, we pride ourselves on our diverse and vibrant workplace. We are committed to the recruitment and development of skilled and passionate people, who want to make a difference to the world around them. With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff across three campuses in the Perth area as well as centres in Singapore and Dubai, Murdoch has an ambitious agenda both locally and internationally.

About the Role

We are seeking a data scientist, epidemiologist, or economist with expertise in animal health to join Murdoch’s team working on the Global Burden of Animal Diseases program. The position will be based within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Centre for Biosecurity and One Health (Harry Butler Institute) and will be involved in the development of the Animal Health Ontology, as well as establishing standardised terminology on animal production systems, production parameters and disease classifications.

You will be working closely with the Informatics Theme (led by Deborah Stacey and Theresa Bernardo, University of Guelph), the Population and Production Systems (Mario Herrero and Dianne Mayberry, CSIRO), and Production Loss and Expenditure Theme (Paul Torgerson, University of Zurich and Alexandra Shaw, AP Consultants).

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • A PhD in the area of data science, epidemiology or economics
  • Experience in developing and curating ontologies or metadata, establishing standardised terminology on animal production systems, production parameters and disease classifications
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in the use semantic web technologies

Applicants should refer to the position description for further information regarding the requirements of this role

What you’ll get in return:

You will be part of a vibrant and talented team of customer service professionals, work in an innovative and lively university community and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch.

Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria prior to the closing date of this advertisement. Please visit the Murdoch Careers Page to view the position description for this role.Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Position contacts: Dr Mieghan Bruce, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology, at

Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Closing date:  26th May 2021 (11:59pm)

The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.