Post-Doctoral Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, Artificial Intelligence

Perth, Australia
$105,832 TO $148,089 P.A.
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a leading multi-campus university in Western Australia serving communities nationally and internationally. For 17 years in a row, ECU has achieved a 5 (out of 5 star) star rating for teaching quality in the 2023 Good Universities Guide (GUG). ECU is ranked in the world's Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, and in the Top 400 THE World University Rankings.

The School of Business and Law is accredited by AACSB International and develops industry-ready graduates through high-quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged applied research. The School offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, executive education, and research degrees designed to give students relevant theory, practical work experience and critical employability skills.

In 2022, the School’s Business and Economics discipline was ranked in the Top 250 on the THE World University Rankings, an improvement of over 200 places and two bands in just three years. The School is Australia’s ‘top-ranked business school for quality’ in the inaugural Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Business Schools list. 

As part of an exciting expansion plan, the School of Business and Law will move into the $853 million world-class facilities of the landmark ECU City Campus at Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2026. This state-of-the-art Business, Law, Creative Industries and Technology Campus will be where innovative and creative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to become the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the University as it embarks on this transformational journey.

The Role

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to transform firm-customer interactions and firms across industries. Increasingly firms are adopting and implementing AI solutions to create value for customers and other stakeholders. However, there is limited understanding on the capabilities firms need to implement AI and fully harness its promised potentials. In this research we delve deeper into examining how firms can develop their dynamic AI capabilities to effectively sense, seize, and act on the constant changes in today’s marketplace. We will also examine how AI-enabled relationship marketing (RM) influences firms’ marketing performance and how firms’ dynamic AI capabilities contribute to the development of effective AI-enabled RM strategies and maximize market orientation effectiveness. The research will also explore the EDI (equality, diversity, and inclusion) related issues that may affect the effectiveness of AI implementation.

The School is seeking to appoint a top researcher to work alongside an esteemed Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow. The successful applicant will have a significant role in designing and managing specific experiments and other data collection techniques to address key research questions in this proposed research. Additionally, the candidate will have a role in supervising HDR students involved in different aspects of the project. Passion for quality research is a key requirement. Successful candidates must be willing to collaborate on other related research projects.  

Skills & Experience

  • PhD degree in marketing
  • A track record of publication in quality journals 
  • Preference given to candidates with research background on 'Technology & Marketing’ 
  • Strong analytical skills (including working with Multivariate data analysis; CB-SEM; PLS-Path Modelling; Rasch Modelling; Text Analytics, Machine Learning Techniques among others)
  • Working knowledge of NVIVO and qualitative research methodology
  • Willingness and experience of writing research grant applications
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated evidence of contribution to previous research projects
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to participate in fieldwork without supervision

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position (2 years) attracts remuneration of $105,832 to $125,043 (Level B -Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) or $128,880 to $148,089 (Level C – Senior Research Fellow) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.


Interested applicants are welcome to call or email Associate Professor Marie Ryan for further information.

How to Apply

Upon application, please include a cover letter addressing the relevant selection criteria. In addition, please include a research statement of no more than two A4 size pages, an up-to-date CV, and relevant supporting documents of prior research. We also welcome applications from candidates who have submitted their PhD dissertation and awaiting their graduation.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 11:59 pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.