Statistical Computing Scientist

Wollongong, Australia
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Full-Time, Fixed Term appointment (3 years)

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences is a research intensive Faculty with extensive teaching operations in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) is committed to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to important problems. It undertakes a range of fundamental and contract research, major consulting projects, and professional education in statistical methodology. 

The Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics (CBB) within NIASRA is seeking to appoint a motivated applied Statistical Computing Scientist to develop and document high performance linear algebra routines and supporting data structures to solve large systems of equations as the core of a statistical system to fit the linear mixed model to large data sets arising in the biological sciences as part of an industry funded project.

As a key member of the project team you will have the opportunity to undertake research and develop (from symbolic formulations or original research) or adapt (existing) linear algebra routines that support the efficient solution of large, potentially singular, dense or sparse systems of equations; including hardware and software opportunities for parallel processing. 

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Brian Cullis on + 61 2 4221 5641.

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the University is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) disciplines and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 04/10/2017, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level B: $96,570 - $111,678 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 170807
HR Contact: Silvana Duleski
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