Research Fellow in Medical Data Mining

Melbourne, Australia
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
14 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super}
Salary: the appointment for this position will be either at a Level A Research Fellow ($89,251- $95,800 p.a) or a Level B Research Fellow ($100,849 - $119,753 p.a), commensurate with experience relevant to the role, plus 9.5% superannuation.

The Opportunity

We seek a Research Fellow for a two-year appointment with expertise in computational algorithms, machine learning driven analytics and advanced data mining approaches for medical and health data. You will be working closely with other researchers in biomedical datamining projects, in particular in the analysis of electronic healthcare records.

The research group works closely with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), as data has enormous potential to improve public health and lead to improved patient outcomes. Today, it is perhaps one of the greatest forces driving transformations in the way we predict, prevent, detect and manage disease. As Australia’s healthcare system moves towards the systematic integration of digital health records, it is particularly important that we invest in our capabilities in order to maximise the potential of data to improve healthcare. Exciting times ahead in the School of Computing and Information Systems!

This position provides an opportunity for an emerging researcher to build their research career. This is a unique opportunity to engage with a strongly collaborative partners, MDHS and hospitals, that have a history of translating innovative research into impactful solutions, as well as to gain supervision and organisational experience.

About you

With a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, you have a strong record of achievement in research and associated publications in high-quality journals, conferences, technical reports or other scholarly publications. In your career to date you have demonstrated the ability to perform independent research and communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Application Process

Please apply online with your resume and cover letter.

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne 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.  It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!

School of Computing & Information Systems (CIS)

CIS undertakes research and teaching across a range of information technology disciplines including Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Computer Science. It offers a comprehensive range of IT courses at all levels, including offerings in science, engineering, and business, and is at the forefront of computing research in Australia and internationally with close links to major computing research initiatives, including Melbourne Bioinformatics, IBM Research, the ARC Training Centre in Cognitive for Medical Technologies, the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces (SNUI), and DATA61 (formerly NICTA).

The School’s aim is to attract and retain outstanding staff available in order to maintain a leading research and teaching. We have an existing highly successful research team in the area of the appointment, a large number of PhD students, and a substantial cohort of graduate students in our coursework Master programs.

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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 - including 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.

About the 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.

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Position Description


Advertised: 15 Apr 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 14 May 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time