Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence

Melbourne, Australia
10 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Computing and Information Systems
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (pro-rata for part-time) plus 9.5% superannuation

About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

MSE is entering an exciting juncture as we work towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.  MSE continues to attract the best staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)

CIS are international research leaders focused on delivering impact in three key areas: data and knowledge; platforms and systems; and people and organisations. In Computing, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Ranking exercise.

The Opportunity

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Research Fellow to work with a talented team of researchers in both agent systems and human-computer interaction.

Why we need you

You will play a leading role in developing and shaping the theoretical direction of the work and its impact on theories of AI. You will manage the research project's priorities and deliverables by carrying out agent software development to deadlines, and by conducting evaluation studies with live trials involving people interacting with the software. You will conduct analysis of human performance data and contribute to publications in top tier conferences and journals.

To be successful, you will be versatile and passionate about research, and will be ready to play an active part in the life of the School of Computing and Information Systems, which at times may involve opportunities for supervision and teaching.

What you’ll need:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in software development
  • Experience with software agent architectures
  • A track record of high quality and relevant publications in journals and conferences
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver cutting-edge research as a team-player
  • The capacity to undertake experiments with human participants
  • Experience with research records, and communicating research concepts to academic and other audiences

What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - we offer generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to leap into a career like no other, we’re ready to open our doors to you.

How to Apply

Apply online and upload your Cover Letter and Resume.

With your application, we ask that you please address the selection criteria section. Please try to keep your responses short and succinct.

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The University of Melbourne and MSE is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

Close date: 14 Oct 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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