Research Associate/Research Fellow, Data Linking, Level ARAS/BRF

Mawson Lakes, Australia
12 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 30 April 2022
  • Salary range: $88,851 - $118,665 per annum (plus super)

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Chief Investigator for the project, the Research Fellow will carry out research and development activities related to data analysis and data linking in an advanced manufacturing context. Activities will contribute to an Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) research project conducted jointly by UniSA, BAE Systems Australia for ACS Shipbuilding titled ‘The Application of Interactive Narrative Visualisation and Big Data to improve High Value Manufacturing’.

Please note; this role requires the successful applicant to be compliant with ITAR regulations. Prior to completing an application, please refer to ITAR regulations exemptions.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop techniques for data integration, data linking, and industrial discrete manufacturing defence supply chain data analysis
  • Assess relevant existing and emerging techniques for linking and integration
  • Develop and validate techniques for data integration, data linking, and data analysis
  • Design and evaluate semi-automatic data integration and data analysis technologies
  • Manage the research project to achieve project milestones

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
  • Experience with data science and machine learning technologies for integration and linking of structured and unstructured data sources
  • Track record of quality high ranking journal and conference publications in the field of data integration and data linking
  • Programming skills in Java/Python and data science technology stacks


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Competitive salary negotiated under the Enterprise bargaining agreement
  • Generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Samantha Matthews, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 2577.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 8 November 2020

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

How to apply:

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