Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Maths and Statistics

Sydney, Australia
03 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Maths & Statistics

Reference no. 404-0220F

  • Join a vibrant and collegial community of world-class data scientists – here at The University of Sydney!
  • Opportunity to contribute to the research and development of the DARE ARC Centre, working with Prof Sally Cripps.
  • Multiple opportunities: Full-time, 2 year fixed-term contracts. Base salary: $106,343-$150,204 (Level B-C) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for multiple Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunities to join the School of Maths & Statistics, reporting to and working closely alongside industry expert, Professor Sally Cripps. Sally, the Professor of Statistics and Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre – Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE) will be supporting you in contributing to a program of work aiming to make great leaps in transforming research, advancing scientific discovery and tackling the 21st Century grand economical and societal challenges: from secure/clean and efficient energy, personalised healthcare, sustainable agriculture and natural resources to smart cities and more.

You will also be provided with opportunities to pursue your own research interests whilst working alongside some of Australia’s best data scientists, industry partners and government agencies.

We are looking for talented data scientists to join a vibrant environment where collaboration between academia, industry and government agencies prevails. This position will focus on foundational research, working with our members to provide solutions to the complex challenges related to: data integration/fusion, ethical data science and decision making.

We are supportive of part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for these roles.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for multiple Postdoctoral Research Fellows who have experience in the following areas:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Statistics / Applied Maths, Machine Learning (or a closely related discipline)
  • Ability to supervise and mentor students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrated track record of peer reviewed publications
  • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages (Python, modern C++ or R), demonstrable use of other programming languages would be well received
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A willingness to assist in the supervision of PhD students
  • Demonstrated capability of mathematical and computational modelling of complex systems
  • Level C requirements - A track record of publication in leading international peer reviewed journals, with a commensurate citation impact such as JRSSb, JASA, Biometrics, Biometrika, JCGS, NIPS, CVPR, ICCV, ICML, ECML, AAAI, IJCAI, RSS, ICRA, IROS, IJRR, etc

About us

We’re Australia's first university and have a global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading centre for research and education in the mathematical sciences in Australia. We attract outstanding undergraduate students and have a large cohort of postgraduate research students. The large cohort of postgraduate research students and many overseas visitors benefit from, and help to sustain, a world-class research environment. The School attracts significant research funding in the form of Australian Research Council grants, fellowships, and other competitive external funding and is home to the University of Sydney Mathematical Research Institute which has attracted $6.5M of philanthropic funding to date.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 404/0220F to apply.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 31 March 2020 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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