Research Associate Job, Marine Science Data at UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Ocean Institute

  • Make positive progress in marine science data research
  • Full-time fixed-term position of three years, with flexible working hours
  • Salary range: Level A $ 72,780 – $ 97,946 pa plus 17% retirement pension

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 background, a vibrant campus and work environments, supported 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 multidisciplinary research strengths of the University of Western Australia 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 Sciences (AIMS) is a leader in tropical marine science. Established in 1972, the main function of the Institute 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 focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia and the North West of Australia. Australia.

The AIMS @ UWA 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 individual 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, quickly identify environmental changes at multiple scales, and improve ocean predictions. You will also have the opportunity to find new datasets in the field, in the laboratory or via 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 position, you will have:

  • A doctorate or nearing completion in data science, machine learning, computer science or a related discipline
  • High level proficiency 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 the ability to work individually as well as in a team
  • A strong interest in mentoring postgraduate and undergraduate research students
  • The ability to provide a bridge between experts in the discipline of data science and marine research

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

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

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

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

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Details of the request: Please apply online through the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

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

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including daycare centers. Flexible working hours, part-time schedules and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA was 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.