Research Fellow in the Arc Training Centre in Cognitive Computing University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Engineering Australia


Job no: 0046637

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)


Salary: $69,148*- $93,830 p.a. (*PhD entry Level A.6 $87,415) plus 9.5% superannuation


About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching and research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future - the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!


About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)

We are international research leaders, with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations. In this discipline, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Ranking exercise. At the School of Computing and Information Systems, you'll find smart people, big problems, and plenty of opportunities to make a real difference in the world.


The Opportunity

In the newly formed Centre, we aim to create a workforce that is expert in developing, applying and interrogating artificial intelligence technologies in data-intensive medical contexts by facilitating the next generation of data-driven and machine learning-based medical technologies.


You will contribute to bringing medical technology into a new era of data-driven medical devices and applications. The work completed in the Centre will result in the development of capabilities in the core technologies of machine learning and the practical application of cognitive computing in health. Our group works in many different areas and collaborates with a wide variety of industry partners, driving research impact for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.


We’ve already been joined by some of the best minds and we’re now inviting talented Postdoctoral Research Fellows that have applied experience in the following:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval, or
  • Machine Learning, with experience with deep learning


What you’ll need

  • A PhD completed within five years prior to appointment.
  • Excellent programming skills.
  • Background in natural language processing, health informatics, or bioinformatics.
  • Experience with information extraction methods and domain adaptation is highly desirable.
  • Outstanding communication skills to publish your findings in top quality journals, and to a broader audience.


What you’ll be doing

  • Within the Natural Language Processing Stream of the Centre, you will be conducting top quality research in information extraction and retrieval from clinical literature.
  • You will be designing and implementing state-of-the-art algorithms to identify guidelines relevant to clinical decision making, and to support information extraction of key elements of publications to support evidence-based medicine.


This is a great opportunity for you to build your research career and to engage with key industry partners that have a history of translating innovative research into impactful solutions.


What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you, including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.


How to Apply

Apply online and upload your Cover Letter and Resume.

With your application, we ask that you please address the selection criteria section. Please complete on a separate document and try to keep your responses short and succinct.


About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive, and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.


Living in Melbourne

It’s no secret that Melbourne has been crowned the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ more than any other city in the world, having attained top scores in stability, healthcare, arts and culture, sports, environment, education, and infrastructure. To find out more about life in Melbourne, visit:


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The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.


For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:


Note: This is a re-advertised position. Only new applications will be considered.


Position Description

Advertised: 19 Feb 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 19 Mar 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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