Senior Research Fellow in Centre for Information Discovery

Melbourne, Australia
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, 18 month Fixed-Term Position
  • $113,698 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.

In the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 16th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 36th in the world (fourth highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment. We are also among the world's top 100 universities in Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies).

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 and Responsibilities

You will support the research aims of indexing and interactive retrieval in large collections of structured and unstructured data, and the evaluation of such systems.

Skills & Experience Required

Experience in information retrieval is essential, with a demonstrated focus on one or more of the following areas preferred: algorithm engineering, machine learning, interactive IR, human-computer interaction, evaluation, and question answering. Previous experience with software development for large projects is essential and should show evidence of both research and software development skills.

To Apply

For further information please contact Shane Culpepper on +61 3 9925 5224 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 565858.

Applications close on Wednesday 18th July 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.