Research Associate: [email protected] Marine Data Scientist Employment at UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ocean institute

  • Making positive progress in marine science data research
  • Full-time, fixed-term position for three years, with flexible working hours
  • Salary scale: Level A $72,780 – $97,946 per year plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious group of eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research experience, a dynamic campus and working environments, backed by the freedom to “innovate and inspire”, there’s no better time to join the best university in Western Australia.

About the team

The UWA Oceans Institute brings together the University of Western Australia’s multidisciplinary research strengths in areas such as oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management and governance to address key ocean challenges . We work with local, state and federal governments, industry and businesses, research institutes and the community to help generate solutions towards the sustainable use of ocean resources.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a leader in tropical marine science. Created in 1972, the Institute’s main function is research for the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment. The Institute studies topics ranging from large-scale ecology to microbiology. AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia’s marine resources. Its research programs support the management of tropical marine environments around the world, with a primary focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Ningaloo Pristine Marine Park in Western Australia and North West Australia. Australia.

The [email protected] Alliance is a strategic partnership between UWA and AIMS. The Alliance aims to leverage the infrastructure and research strengths of both organizations to produce an internationally recognized cohort of tropical marine researchers in Western Australia.

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a passionate and curious person to help us answer research questions related to the marine environment.

As a Research Associate, you will develop, test, and apply new data science techniques to marine datasets to help unravel complex nonlinear processes, rapidly identify environmental change at multiple scales, and improve ocean predictions. . You will also have the opportunity to find new datasets in the field, in the laboratory or by remote sensing to help in the development of new techniques or algorithms.

In this diverse role, you will build relationships and collaborate with UWA and AIM staff, and promote your research projects through publications and presentations.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will need to:

  • A PhD or nearing completion in data science, machine learning, computer science, or a related discipline
  • High-level competence in the intellectual discipline and practical application of data science methods, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, to marine or environmental applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • A strong interest in mentoring postgraduate and undergraduate research students
  • The ability to provide a bridge between subject matter experts in data science and marine research

Occasional domestic and international travel may be required. Flexible working hours can be accommodated.

Full details of position responsibilities and selection criteria are described in the position description. Please review the job description before applying.

You must meet the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For more information to help you compile statements to meet the selection criteria, please see Meeting the Selection Criteria

Closing Date: 11:55 p.m. AWST, Friday, January 21, 2022

This position is only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child-friendly areas on campus, including daycares. Flexible work arrangements, part-time schedules and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded bronze employer status for being one of the top ten employers for LGBTI inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA also received Athena Swan Bronze accreditation in 2020.

Sean N. Ayres