Research Assistant, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, Level ARA

Mawson Lakes, Australia
Nov 04, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences located at Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Full-time, twelve (12) month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $69,369 - $93,569 per annum (plus super)

About the Job

There is an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to contribute to the translation of the research efforts of the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE) and the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences at UniSA. The Research Assistant will work on the project: “Extending the Narrative Visualisation to Child Protection”.

As part of the Integrated Law Enforcement (ILE) project between the Data-to-Decisions Cooperative Research Centre and UniSA, we have been exploring the issues faced by agents and other members of the law enforcement community during their investigations. Genix Ventures is currently commercialising the resulting technology and is collaborating with UniSA to develop further innovation and research capabilities.

The narrative visualisation system presents the evidence and facts of a case as a single, cohesive visual narrative. The system extracts and models the facts and information from an investigation as a narrative; encoding the people (who), their actions (what), where and when they took those actions, and—most importantly—why they took those actions. Using this model, we developed a set of innovative visualisation techniques that communicate the narrative to the end user. The resultant technology aims to reduce the time it takes for new users to understand an investigation; to highlight missing or updated information; and to result in faster and more consistent outcomes from an investigation.

This project seeks to apply the NV technology to the domain of child protection and will involve the following:

  • Identifying the requirements of around child protection and establishing how the NV can be adapted to meet these requirements. This would involve requirements workshops with end users from the child protection domain in the target states and territories.
  • Developing a concept demonstrator of the NV that addresses these requirements, and results in a working prototype.
  • Using the prototype in real life scenarios so as to demonstrate the effectiveness of the NV technology in the target domain before seeking wider applicability of the developed technology.

Skills and Experience

To be successful you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and have industry development experience working with Unity applications, preferably with UX design and implementation experience.

You will have project management skills, the ability to work within a diverse team and highly developed communication and computer literacy skills to present results to stakeholders.

Skills and experience in systems design and engineering, systems integration, experimental design and result analysis is highly desirable.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only outlining how your skills and experience relate to the position. Please address your cover letter for the role to Amy Ryan, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2064.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 24 November 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment

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