Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Computer Science

Brisbane, Australia
01 Sep 2017
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21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Information Technology & 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 to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by 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 computer science 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 will work on projects on novel and exciting applications of decision making in partial observable situations. The appointee will work closely with Dr Hanna Kurniawati and her research team at The University of Queensland (UQ), and with research partners at the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) through their Data61 business unit.

The person

You should have a PhD in the area of computer science or software engineering or related fields.  Demonstrated experience in algorithm design and software development; and in the area of autonomous decision making in the presence of partial observability (including in problem modelling, algorithm design and analysis, and implementation in this area) is essential.  As is high level communication and interpersonal skill and the ability to work collaboratively.

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.


This is a full-time fixed-term appointment available at Academic Research Level A or Level B.  Appointment level will be commensurate to qualifications and experience.

The remuneration package for Academic Research Level A will be in the range $64,534 - $87,535 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,504 - $102,416 per annum).

The remuneration package for Academic Research Level B will be in the range $92,143 - $109,419 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 per annum).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Hanna Kurniawati on +61 7 336 52936 or

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