Research Fellow in Computer Science

Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Australia
$ 90,112-$107,010 p.a
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full time, fixed term contract to November, 2019
  • $90,112-$107,010 p.a + super

Our organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

Situated within the College of Science, Engineering and Health, the School of Science came into existence on January 1, 2016 and comprises the previous schools of Applied Sciences; Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences; and Computer Science and Information Technology. The School encompasses the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Food Sciences and Molecular Bioscience, Mathematics and Geospatial Sciences, and Computer Science and IT.

The role

The Information Retrieval (IR) Research Fellow will be located within the RMIT IR group, which is part of Computer Science within the School of Science. The Fellow's role is to plan, develop, and engage in high quality, impactful information retrieval research projects of his/her own making. The Fellow will be expected to deliver excellent research outcomes with a strong focus on impact and translation.

The Research Fellow will embed his/her research expertise into the life of the IR group and the wider data analytics research group through the development of high quality, productivity-driven research networks across RMIT and with local and national, internal and external partners. Research Fellows will be expected to attract external research funding including competitive grants from both national and international sources, and produce high-quality outputs.

The position may undertake limited teaching duties linked to their active research projects to be negotiated on an annual basis.

Skills & Experience required

To be considered for this position it is essential that you have an excellent track record of quality research as evidenced by research publications in top-ranked journals and conferences, and strong programming skills.

You will possess a PhD and prior research experience in Information Retrieval

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Mark Sanderson at or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 556193.

Applications close on Wednesday 19 April 2017. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

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