Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
20 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2019
Ref
IRC126839
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering & IT / Centre of Data Science

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

The UTS Centre of Data Science is recruiting for Postdoctoral Fellow who will report to the Centres Director, Professor Fang Chen. This position will supervise staff on research and consulting projects and provide high level and strategic technical supervision of research students and other researchers within the centre. This technical supervision will complement the research supervision provided by Professor Wanlei Zhou and other academic staff.

About the role

The Postdoctoral Fellow has a key role in increasing the scale, quality and impact of UTS’s research. The Fellow will produce research publications on top-tier conferences and journals in the areas of cyber security and privacy. They will be applying for internal and external research grants and present ongoing research to colleagues, participating in and contributing to the research culture of the School. They will have responsibilities in representing the Centre to the wider community by fostering, promoting and developing links with industry, government, academic and professional bodies, including undertaking consultation.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) enrols over 7,500 students in our leading, industry-recognised courses and provides students with access to rigorous internship programs, collaborative research projects, global exchange programs, short courses and consulting activities, as well as courses offered in Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Provide training to researchers in technologies and best practices, and training in emerging industry trends relevant to the centre.
  • Liaise with a diverse range of external contacts including research collaborators, suppliers, industry, and institutes.
  • Establish and manage communications with partners in other universities, research institutions, and industry companies.
  • Work with partners to facilitate the adoption of research outcome produced by the centre.

About you:

  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment by the industry in top-tier conferences and journals with the ability to undertake empirical research.
  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary knowledge on statistics, cognitive theory, information propagation, and have the research experiences on the design of the cognitive psychology model, the development of the early rumor detection model, and the trending rumor forecasting model.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in areas directly relevant to statistics, cognitive theory, information propagation.
  • A doctorate in an appropriate area of computer science, completed within the last 3 years plus a number of years of research experiences in academic and / or industrial research labs.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $77,396 to $121,849 pa (Level A / B).

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

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Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au for assistance.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.