Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Sydney, Australia
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary Package: From $101,877 to $120,537 p.a., (Level B) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full time, fixed term position for 2 years.
  • Leafy, North Ryde location, new 'state of the art' facilities

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher to participate in a major new research program in Medical Artificial Intelligence and Precision Healthcare. The aim of this program is to research, develop and evaluate a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to support both clinicians and consumers in making personalised decisions about their care, based on data in electronic health records.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of highly experienced and internationally recognised senior researchers at the Centre for Health Informatics to:

  • identify and evaluate potential high value use cases for precision healthcare in clinical and consumer settings
  • contribute to the architecture and engineering of precision healthcare systems
  • develop and evaluate system prototypes

About You

You will bring your specific expertise in Machine learning and AI into a multidisciplinary team and help guide that team to develop real-world systems. We are looking both for academic rigour and outputs, as well as pragmatic engineering and problem solving. Ideally, you will have the desire to research and develop artificial intelligence applications for healthcare, with experience in using robust modern methods to develop and evaluate AI systems for real world applications. You will be a good communicator, enjoy working as a leader but also part of an effective team.

About Us

The Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) is one of three research centres in the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). Founded in 1999, CHI is the longest-running digital health research centre in Australia. CHI is a research partner to major healthcare providers, research institutions and governments, and has national and international industry partnerships. The Centre generates high-impact research and works with many large Australian and international Electronic Health Record datasets and have expertise in the development and implementation of state-of-the-art AI methods

As a part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, AIHI’s research centres work in the separate but related areas of clinical governance, implementation science, health informatics, health services and health systems and safety.

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To Apply

  • Provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria below along with their resume as part of the application process.

Selection Criteria:


  • PhD in Health Informatics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field.
  • Strong theoretical and applied background in machine learning, as well as quantitative research with exceptional analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the application of learning technologies to complex data sets.
  • Demonstrated understanding of underlying system architectures and software stacks needed to support interactive real-world learning applications.
  • Experience with relevant programming and environments used to develop applications of machine learning and neural network architectures.
  • Outstanding research track record with peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the delivery of programs, lectures and tutorials.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to academic life, administrative tasks of the Centre and a commitment to diversity in the workplace.


  • Understanding of health care applications.
  • Experience with application of machine learning technologies to electronic health record, clinical registry or genetic data.
  • A capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the delivery of programs, lectures and tutorials.
  • Experience in writing IP disclosures and patent descriptions.
  • Using and managing cloud computing services for computationally expensive projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure research grant funding.

Specific Role Enquiries: Prof. Enrico Coiera, Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic,

Applications Close: Sunday, 25 November 2018 at 11:55 pm (AEDT)

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