Research Associate/Research Fellow, Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, Level ARAS/BRF

Mawson Lakes, Australia
03 May 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences located at Mawson Lakes campus 
  • Full-time, fixed term contract, sixteen (16) to twenty (20) months depending on level of appointment 
  • Salary range: $85,680 - $114,967 per annum (plus super)

About the Job 

Through conceptualising and conducting original research, analysis and development independently, you will contribute to the research efforts of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences (ITMS). This will also include contributing to a defence funded computer vision project in multi-object detection and tracking. The Research Associate / Fellow will be involved in designing software algorithms and performing numerical experiments for machine learning research, and under the direction of Associate Professor Mark McDonnell, you will also provide support to students. 

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Skills and Experience 

We are seeking a PhD graduate in computer science, physics, mathematics or electronic engineering along with evidence of high quality research outputs who is ready to commence in this role as soon as possible. 

Demonstrated skills and experience in designing, implementing and testing deep neural networks and associated algorithms for computer vision problems are essential along with experience in image enhancement, low-level vision and data fusion. Strong communication and project management skills and the ability to work cooperatively in a research team with staff and students will also ensure success in this role.

A University of Enterprise 

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions. 

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility. 

Benefits on Offer 

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities. We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance. 

Lodging your Application 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and a statement in response to the selection criteria. For further information, please contact Georgie Hart, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1118.

Applications will remain open until the position has been filled. 

Please note that the successful candidate must have the ability to successfully obtain a negative vetting level 1 (nv1) security clearance required by DST Group. Australian citizenship is a condition of eligibility for this security clearance.

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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