Research Fellow in Computer Science

St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ's St. Lucia campus.  The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement in line with a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy.  Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global ICT and engineering communities.  By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. 

The Role

The appointee/s will work in close collaboration with a team of computer scientists on projects related to high performance distributed and parallel supercomputers.  They will assist the chief investigator, Professor David Abramson, in the design and implementation of new software systems, tools and techniques, with a specific focus on technologies developed by Cray Inc.  In close collaboration with the team and under the direction of the Chief Investigator you are expected to participate in planning and executing research as well as assessing outcomes and generating reports.

The Person

The successful applicant/s will have an undergraduate degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related field.  Demonstrated expert knowledge in high performance computing, supercomputing, distributed computing and software tools are essential; as is knowledge of, and experience with, the Cray software environment.  You will also have a track record of publication of original research in reputed peer reviewed  journals.  Furthermore the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team of engineers, and software developers is essential.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women.


There are up to three full-time, fixed term (2 years) positions available at Academic Research Level B. The remuneration package for Academic Research Level B will be in the range $89,459 - $106,232 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $104,667 - $124,291 per annum.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor David Abramson on

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