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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Job No.: 592138

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $97,203 - $115,429 pa Level B / $119,072 - $137, 298 pa Level C (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has opened up within the Faculty of Information Technology for an exceptional Research Fellow to conduct research into Machine Learning in collaboration with world-class academics; Professor Geoff Webb, Dr François Petitjean and Professor Wray Buntine, as part of a prestigious Discovery Project funded by the Australian Research Council.

The aim is for the Fellow to take ownership of the project and progressively become a driver of our research team.

The aim of the project is to tackle what we call target-agnostic learning: How can we create machine learning models that are able to predict the value of any variable in the dataset? This contrasts with classification or regression where a single variable is pre-established as the target. Here we would like to draw predictions about any variable in the dataset, without deciding in advance what these variables are. This has critical applications in, for example, medical diagnosis and sensor networks. As such, the position offers an incredible opportunity for the Fellow to open up a novel area of research in Machine learning. 

The Fellow will integrate with the Chief Investigators’ (CIs’) team, which is a strong, lively and supportive environment with about 15 PhD students and 4 Research fellows. More generally, the position is about supporting the CIs’ research effort in machine learning and there will be opportunities to focus on topics that might be of special interest to the Fellow.

You will have a doctoral qualification within Computer Science or equivalent qualifications or research experience, as well as demonstrated knowledge of development of machine learning theory and algorithms, and excellent communication skills.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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 gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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


Dr Francois Petitjean, Senior Research Fellow, + 61 39905 9182,

Position Description

Download File Research Fellow - Level B

Download File Senior Research Fellow - Level C

Closing Date

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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