Research Fellow Opportunity in Dialogue Research

Caulfield, Australia
05 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job No.: 579963

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointments

Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A / $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

The Opportunity

With over 130 academics, the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University is growing rapidly, hiring 50 world leading faculty in artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, creative technologies and human-computer interaction, and organisational and social informatics.

We are now establishing a new group in artificial intelligence, the Laboratory for Dialogue Research (LDR).

We are inviting outstanding postdoctoral academics to join our world-class team led by Prof. Phil Cohen to deliver high-quality research that will help shape the future of AI for conversational assistants, human-robot interaction, customer service, and many other application domains. 

Multiple postdoctoral positions in LDR are available at a Level A and Level B Research Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America, with a preference for the following areas of expertise:

(1) Natural language processing (semantic parsing, generation)
(2) Dialogue
(3) Planning and plan recognition, multi-agent systems
(4) Automated reasoning and knowledge representation 
(5) Machine learning (deep neural networks, reinforcement learning, etc.)

Other areas of natural language processing or multimodal interaction that could contribute to dialogue research will be considered. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group in the above areas. When applying, please indicate your area of specialization.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and innovative researcher with a strong publication record who is interested in pioneering in emerging research areas. You will hold a PhD qualification in computer science, engineering, information sciences, cognitive or linguistic sciences, and have a deep interest in developing new technologies to develop the foundations of dialogue research and development.  Prof. Phil Cohen is the supervising professor, an AAAI Fellow and international pioneer dialogue, multi-agent systems, and multimodal HCI. Please see following link: 

Download FileLaboratory for Dialogue Research Flyer

The Melbourne Area

For six consecutive years, Melbourne has been rated the #1 city worldwide for quality of life (see Economist & Guardian, and, with excellent education, healthcare, infrastructure, low crime, and exceptional cuisine, cultural activities, and creative design. The regional area is renowned for its dramatic coastline, extensive parks, exotic wildlife, and Yarra Valley wine region.

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading Group of 8  University with top-rankings and like-minded, passionate academics. If you feel you have the drive and expertise to contribute to this cutting-edge group, we encourage you to apply!

Please note the start date is negotiable, but first quarter 2019 is preferable.

To Apply

Required application materials include:

(1) Cover letter (indicating date of availability)
(2) Current CV with publication list, and research and teaching interests
(3) Three references with email/phone contacts
(4) Graduate transcripts
(5) Three representative publications

Your application must address the selection criteria of the Level of position you are applying for.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

The faculty is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. We fully support the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.


Professor Phil Cohen, Laboratory for Dialogue Research, Faculty of Information Technology,

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow - Dialogue Research - Level A

Download File Research Fellow - Dialogue Research - Level B

Closing Date

Monday 31 December 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT

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