Researcher in Computer Science
University of Adelaide School of Computer Science

ARC Grant-Funded Researcher A - School of Computer Science

Job no: 504470

Work type: Fixed term - Full-time

Campus: Adelaide

Categories: Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A

Level A, Step 6 ($88,286) per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

Fixed term position available from 1 October 2020 for 2 years

Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidate

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of optimisation and evolutionary computing within the Optimisation and Logistics group. The candidate should have a strong research profile in the area of algorithms and optimisation and a strong publication record in the area of artificial intelligence and evolutionary computing. The successful candidate will develop new optimization and evolutionary computing techniques and work on understanding them from a theoretical perspective.

You will have a strong work ethic and the ability to work well independently and as a member of a broader team.  You will also demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

To be successful you will need:

  • Have or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Strong background on evolutionary computation and optimisation, preferable on the theoretical analysis of evolutionary algorithms.
  • A good publication record commensurate with experience and opportunity
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work efficiently and collaboratively within a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with an ability to communicate scientific ideas to an expert audience, both orally and written

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged.  To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

We proudly support gender and cultural diversity and are passionate about creating a more vibrant and enriching community of staff and students.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria outlined in the selection criteria statement. Application closes 11:55pm, 20 August 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Frank Neumann
School of Computer Science

P: +61 (8) 8313 4477

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 21 Jul 2020 12:00 AM

Applications close:20 Aug 2020 11:55 PM



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