Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Information Technology

Melbourne, Australia
28 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Two Part-time (80%) roles
  • Fixed term for up to 8 months
  • Level A $71,348 - $89,533 per annum (pro-rata) plus 17% Superannuation

The School of Information Technology delivers courses in information technology, computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, cyber security and software engineering to provide our graduates with a sound platform for the diverse employment opportunities for the future.

Based at Melbourne Burwood Campus, you will support and assist with research projects and collaborations and research collaborations and partnerships. You will also support the successful application of scholarly and research expertise to innovation and invention.

You will have a high level of engagement with the team, building new and productive relationships, working with internal colleagues and international collaborators to guarantee the successful delivery of key priorities.

Your key responsibilities will include

  • Be an active researcher with research interests including topic modelling, fake news detection, and/or deep learning in text data mining and data science areas
  • Contribute to at least one of the research topics, e.g., misinformation detection, fake news detection, sentiment analysis, and/or topic modelling
  • Contribute to the implementation of a prototype system
  • Work with internal colleagues and international collaborators to guarantee the delivery of the duties

To be successful, you’ll have

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience in data mining or data science
  • Emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or exhibitions as appropriate to at least one of areas - data mining, topic modelling or deep learning
  • Evidenced scientific writing
  • Strong programming skill in Python
  • Ability to make a contribution to communities through research
  • Capacity to contribute to research and administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Applications for this position close on 6th Jan, 2022.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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