Postdoctoral Research Associate in Information Engineering

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary, Level A, $95,047 - $105,305 + 17% superannuation
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term for 4 years
  • Opportunity to work in a vibrant research group
  • Base Salary, Level A, $95,047 - $105,305 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to research projects in the broad areas of information theoretic machine learning, quantum information theory and communication, and the characterization of misinformation spread in large networks.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • deliver research outcomes and ensure that milestones are met
  • work with colleagues and postgraduates within the project
  • prepare materials for publications in journals and conferences

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 a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Information Engineering who has:

  • a Ph.D. (or near completion) from a highly ranked engineering school in the areas of information theory and/or machine learning
  • expertise in the areas of information theory, machine learning and/or quantum information
  • a strong mathematical background and a track record of original contributions commensurate with an early career researcher
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

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Pre-employment checks

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EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Tuesday 21 June 2022 11:59 PM

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