Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Computing

Sydney, Australia
29 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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About the Department

The Department of Computing is committed to excellence in terms of its teaching, research, and industry and external collaborations. Being located at the northern end of Sydney’s ‘Silicon Valley’, the Department enjoys the advantages of a large green field campus in the hub of Sydney’s IT industry.

The Department of Computing aims to elevate the international standing of scientific and technological research that is already well established at Macquarie University. For more information about the department please visit

The Role

We are seeking one Postdoctoral Fellow to join a team of world-renowned researchers to work on developing innovative and key techniques for enabling trustworthy crowd-sourcing environments. This position will be supported by a funded ARC Discovery grant. The expected outcomes of this project include innovative solutions to evaluate the reputation and expertise portfolio of workers and identify malicious workers, with the ultimate goal of making personalised recommendations of trustworthy workers with expertise to the requesters who have published tasks.

The successful applicant will work closely with A/Prof. Yan Wang, Prof. Michael Sheng and Prof. Mehmet A. Orgun in the Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

In Addition, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Designing novel algorithms for computing the reputation profile of workers
  • Designing novel approaches to identifying trustworthy workers and spam workers
  • Designing novel approaches to recommending capable and trustworthy workers

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.


  • A PhD degree awarded or to be awarded in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • An excellent research track record in related areas as evidenced by research publications in high quality conferences and journals
  • Ability to undertake world-class research
  • A demonstrated high-level paper writing skills and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability of working independently


  • Research experience in one of the areas: Trust Management, Recommender Systems and Machine Learning
  • Experience in project management and HDR supervision

Salary Package: from $90,188 – $96,655 (Academic level A, PHD required), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, fixed term (1 year, with a possibility of an extension)

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor, Yan Wang on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Diane Abinoja on

Applications Close: Sunday, 29 July at 11:55pm AEST  

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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