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Research Officer / Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Data Science and Analytics)

The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
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It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. 

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

The Centre for Energy Data Innovation is a research enterprise created in partnership between Redback Technologies and The University of Queensland. Redback Technologies is an innovative start-up company backed by major companies and located on UQ’s Long Pocket campus.

The research centre is focused on data aggregation and analytics in the field of power and energy systems. The integrating of meters, digital controls and cloud computing will enable new data products for direct use by multiple disparate industries. Research, development, and utilization of these technologies will profoundly change the status quo, and see new business models, products and services in sectors such as insurance, finance, transport, infrastructure planning, home automation, and energy networks.

The centre focus will be the research and development of three principle technologies to transform energy grids and energy consumption. They are:

1. Embedded Networks and Transactional Systems

2. Human-centred design of interactive Information Visualisations

3. Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Machine Learning

About This Opportunity

The successful appointee will be responsible for conducting high quality research and development in electricity network management and network intelligence research objectives of the Centre for Energy Data Innovation, in particular to deliver the specific research outcomes of an Advanced Queensland Platform Technology Project. The successful appointee will have access to the Centre for Energy Data Innovation facilities at Long Pocket and hardware/software laboratories of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland. There are opportunities to work with the other staff of the centre and staff of Redback Technologies, University of Queensland researchers and Industry partners.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should either possess or are currently working towards a PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field.

You should have demonstrated knowledge in the field of low voltage distribution power network load management and demand response and control.

Ability to successfully work in a research team to deliver outputs to industry and outstanding effective communication and interpersonal skills is essential. Experience with working in a multidisciplinary research team and in collaborating with industry partners will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

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

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at Academic level A. The remuneration package for Academic A will be in the range AUD$67,542 - $90,982 p.a, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities (https://uqsport.com.au), recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs (http://www.uq.edu.au/staffdevelopment/) and many other benefits.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Mohamed Sharaf on +61 7 33652989 or [email protected]

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508516/research-officerpostdoctoral-research-fellow-data-science-and-analytics and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter; Resume; Responses to the Selection Criteria.

Applications close: 23 October 2019 

Job No: 508516


Posted: 2019-10-13 Expires: 2019-11-12

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