Research Fellow, Centre for Information Discovery

Melbourne, Australia
04 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 18 month Fixed-Term Position until March 2020
  • $92,815 - $110,220 p.a. + 17% Superannuation

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.

The School of Science is one of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda. Computer Science, Software Engineering, and IT programs at RMIT University are offered through the disciplines of Computer Science and IT, and Computer Science and Software Engineering, which together comprise one of Australia's largest and leading educational facilities in the field. In the 2017 QS University Rankings by discipline, RMIT University was ranked top-100 globally for Computer Science and Information Systems. RMIT University prides itself on the quality of its graduates, achieved through programs that have a strong emphasis on both theory and practice, and seeks to make a significant contribution to computing and IT education and research.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role

The position will support the research aims of developing and evaluating multi-stage search engines. The appointee will help develop novel indexing / querying techniques and create new ranking algorithms for web-scale data collections.

Skills & Experience Required

Previous research experience in Information Retrieval will be essential to your success, in addition to an interest in one or more of the following: machine learning, data science, algorithm engineering, data compression, or natural language processing. Previous experience with software development for large projects is essential and the applicant must show evidence of both research and software development skills.

To Apply

For further information please contact Shane Culpepper or view a position description by visiting and search using job reference number 563333.

Applications close on Monday 30th April 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.