Research Fellow/Senior Fellow in Process Mining (2 Positions) University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Engineering Australia



Job no: 0045925

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems

Salary: $98,775 - $117,290 (Level B)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation


Salary: Research Fellow: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a OR Senior Research Fellow: $98,775 - $117,290 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation

  • Are you passionate about making a difference with process mining and business process intelligence?

  • Prestigious Research Fellowships on offer – 2 x Roles to kick start your career with the School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering

  • Join the Number 1 University in Australia and one of the finest in the world


About The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, holding the number 1 spot in Australia and number 32 among all universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018). We are globally engaged, renowned for delivering learning & teaching programs, we are deeply connected to business, government and the community through our research and impact, all to achieve and contribute to a better society which helps transform our lives.


This is a re-advertised position and we encourage new applicants to apply only.


About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
Our MSE story is one of hard work, great people and progressive thinking, all driven by a passion to meet our students needs and have them at the heart of every decision we make.


MSE is transforming and future-proofing the school, guided by Growing Esteem (the University’s strategic plan) and MSE 2025, the 10-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of around $1 billion we are working hard across student experience, research, increased and a diversified footprint and a greater impact and engagement with industry, government and communities. Our goal is to become the number 1 Engineering & Computing and Information Systems (CIS) School and be placed among the world’s best by 2025.


The Opportunity – School of Computing and Information Systems 
With a fresh new Business Process Management (BPM) Team only formed six months ago, yet with a solid experience developed over more than a decade of high-calibre research in BPM and related areas, the team are looking to further establish themselves as the world leading BPM Team. We are now seeking 2 Senior/Research Fellow to join them on their journey, to work in the areas of process mining and business process intelligence. Both opportunities are offered on a fixed term basis (2 years) and you will work closely with our leading Researchers in their respective field.


The Team 
The BPM Team carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to the School of Computing and Information Systems, within the full spectrum of process mining research, including topics such as automated process discovery, performance mining, conformance checking, process variants analysis, and predictive and prescriptive process monitoring. The team has attracted significant research grants, presented their work in prestigious conferences and journals, and obtained numerous best paper awards. The team also benefits from a wide industry network both in Australia and overseas, through which they entertain a number of industry collaborations leading real-life impact, including significant technology transfer.


The Role
A typical day will see you drive research, run prototypes, write research papers, evaluate and publish your research, in a collaborate effort with other members of the team. You will have the opportunity to lead research that contributes to and enhances the BPM Team’s major research themes and supports growth and knowledge in process mining and business process intelligence. 


Research Fellow profile:

  • PhD awarded or near completion in computer science, information systems or a relevant discipline

  • Demonstrated experience in process mining and business process intelligence


 Senior Research Fellow:

  • PhD awarded or near completion in computer science, information systems or a relevant discipline

  • Demonstrated experience in process mining and business process intelligence

  • Extensive set of high-quality publications on process mining and business process intelligence

  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision of research students (e.g. PhD, MPhil)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of machine learning/data mining


Further experienced required (both roles):

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and developing software prototypes for research purposes

  • Expert knowledge and ability in programming

  • Demonstrated ability to extract meaningful insights from large and complex datasets, and to think analytically and creatively in identifying emergent patterns

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research

  • Outstanding communication to engage students and a variety of industry, research and government stakeholders


If you’re curious, motivated and ready to leap into a role in a growing team, we’re ready to open our doors to you.


How to Apply
Your application should include a Cover Letter, Resume and separate document addressing the selection criteria.


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Position Description

Advertised: 12 Nov 2018 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 10 Dec 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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