Senior Research Fellow in Computational Science

Australian National University


August 14, 2022


Senior Research Fellow in Computational Science

Apply now Job no: 545725 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic

Classification: Level C

Classification: Academic Level C

Salary package: $124,685 to $138,583 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full time, Fixed Term - 3 years

  • Become a part of a dynamic community transforming science and engineering through advanced computing
  • Engage with multi-disciplinary computational scientists solving computationally demanding problems, at scale.
  • Inspire the next generation of outstanding students through research, education and entrepreneurism.
  • College overview

    The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is a vibrant and diverse community of more than three thousand students, staff, and visitors. Our College comprises three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group. We aim to bring together expertise in social, technical, ecological and scientific systems to build a new approach. In the College, we draw on our disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global importance. Our people build on our traditional world-class expertise and take it in creative, unconventional directions. Through the Reimagine investment, we have the privilege and the responsibility to build a new legacy for the University, the country, and even the world. We will deliver on our mission by building a strong community, providing transformative educational experiences, conducting high-impact research, seeking meaningful engagement, and becoming a resilient organisation post COVID-19. Join us in shaping a new intellectual agenda to reimagine engineering, computing, and the use of technology in the world.

    The School of Computing has a strong foundation in computing and information sciences at ANU. We are a transformative centre for research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer systems and software, and theoretical foundations of computing. We span traditional and modern thinking, connecting decades of computer science methodologies with modern data and computational science. Our mission is motivated by the need to design, drive and sustain strategic activities via five broad focus areas: Computing Foundations, Computational Science, Intelligent Systems, Data Science and Analytics, and the Software Innovation Institute. Be part of an innovative and forward-looking intellectual agenda, built on a diverse, inclusive culture.

    Position overview

    This position is a fixed term appointment for a period of 3 years to contribute to the Computational Science Activity Cluster.

    Applications are particularly invited from researchers who undertake high impact collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, and whose interests and expertise include teaching and research supervision. Longer term and/or ongoing appointment may be offered in exceptional cases subject to performance and budget availability as well the candidate's demonstrated capability and desire to complement the College's strategic agendas in teaching, research and broader engagement within the University and community.

    ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is practice in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to actively seek a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https: //

    We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break, had career disruptions or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of the higher education sector. We support applicants who require flexible arrangements in their work environments or patterns. If your experience looks a little different to what we've described, but you're passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your enquiry and application.

    The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses, 17% employer contribution to superannuation, generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, visit: https: //

    To enquire about this position, please contact Prof. Amanda Barnard, Leader of the Computational Science Cluster and Deputy Director, via

    Application information

    Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including a full publication list and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. Applications that do not include referee details will be considered to be incomplete.
  • A max 3-page statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A max 2-page statement outlining your research objectives for the next 3 years if appointed.
  • A max 1-page statement outlining your approach to student project supervision.
  • Other documents, if required, such as a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, and/or achievement relative to opportunity statement where appropriate.
  • Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

    The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is conditional on Australian work rights and satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure, which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position.

    Position Description & Selection Criteria

    Advertised: 02 Jul 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 14 Aug 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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