Data Scientist, Humanities and Social Sciences

Melbourne, Australia
Oct 08, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 22, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

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The Faculty of Arts and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne are seeking to appoint two Data Scientists. This unique and new opportunity for data scientists to be embedded with Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) researchers will be responsible for delivering computing, visualisation and informatics expertise across a range of digital research projects at the University.

Working as a member of the SCIP team, each Data Scientist will have specialist information technology expertise to support projects which may include: data science and analysis; digital ethnography, archeology and heritage; data and information visualisation; metadata specification and modelling for diverse media including text, AV and VR; social media scraping; web design; research tool design, training and documentation; needs assessment; and data curation methods to assure sustainability. We will seek complementary skills in the Data Scientists, ranging from user interface design and data visualisation to software engineering.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Data Scientist will be based within the Social & Cultural Informatics Platform under the direct report and supervision of the Platform Manager, and the team will be housed in the two supporting Faculties. SCIP is a University of Melbourne initiative to support digital scholarship, strategic partnerships and engagement between HASS academics and the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform, Scholarly Services, Research Platform Services; as well as to support the University’s participation in the national research infrastructure landscape.

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Applications close: 22 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time