Research Fellow in Statistics

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 - $108,906 (PhD entry-level $101,460) plus 17% super
25 May 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job no: 0059529
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty: Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 (PhD entry-level $101,460) plus 17% super

  • Cutting-edge research in non and semiparametric curve estimation with renowned international collaborators.
  • Opportunity to publish high-quality papers in international statistical journals and contribute to field advancement.
  • $80,258 - $108,906 (PhD entry-level $101,460), 17% super, and benefits! 

About the Role

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented and passionate individual to contribute to cutting-edge research in non and semiparametric curve estimation. As the Research Fellow in Statistics, you will work alongside esteemed researchers, including Prof Aurore Delaigle, and collaborate with international partners, ensuring a rich and stimulating research environment. This role offers the chance to delve into high-level theoretical and methodological research, analyse diverse datasets, and publish in renowned statistical journals, contributing significantly to the field's advancement. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to jointly supervise postgraduate students and may explore teaching opportunities to further develop your skills. Join our dynamic team at the University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics and make a lasting impact in statistical research.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute significantly to the research effort by developing expertise, leading methodology development, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assist in the preparation of research proposals, undertake administrative functions, and collaborate effectively with project partners.
  • Contribute to mentoring, and supervising students, as well as providing effective supervision to junior research staff.
  • Actively participate in School activities, meetings, and seminars, promoting the research culture and upholding University values.

Who We Are Looking For

You are a collaborative and constructive individual who excels at working with colleagues to achieve the goals of the School, and you have experience in effectively contributing to research teams. Additionally, you possess excellent oral and written communication skills, enabling you to represent the School and the discipline confidently with internal and external groups.

You will also have:

  • Completion (or near completion) of a PhD in methodological or mathematical statistics.
  • Demonstrated mathematical and theoretical skills at a high level.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research, with a solid publication record in relevant areas.
  • Proficiency in scientific programming or software development.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position

Your New Team – “School of Mathematics and Statistics “

The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is a prestigious institution renowned for its excellence in research and teaching. With a diverse range of subjects offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the School plays a vital role in the community and the discipline as a whole. Our team comprises dedicated and accomplished teaching and research staff, including members of the Academy of Science, ensuring a high level of expertise and mentorship. As a part of our School, you will have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology, supported by competitive external research grants. With a strong focus on international collaborations, we foster global connections with esteemed colleagues across the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Join our vibrant community, make a significant impact through your research, and contribute to our shared goal of advancing mathematics and statistics knowledge.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

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For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 25 JUNE 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:  0059529_Research Fellow in Statistics_PD.pdf

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