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At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

As part of Athena SWAN, UTS has set an overarching target of 40 per cent academic women in STEMM by 2022. The School of Computer Science is committed to UTS’s target and supporting the career development of women academics. UTS Women in Engineering & IT program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young engineering and IT professionals.   

The School of Computer Science is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to play a key role in research into probabilistic modelling and machine learning, with focus on health systems and patient journeys. The position will be Sydney based, working across multiple sites as required including the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo as well as the Ministry of Health, and WentWest. The will report directly to the project Chief Investigator, Professor Barry Drake.

The School of Computer Science is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most industry-focused leaders in research, teaching and learning in computer science, information technology and information systems. We are placed within the top 100 universities worldwide for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings), and rated by the Australian Research Council as ‘World Standard’ (ERA 3) for research in the field of Information and Computer Sciences (08) in general, ‘Above World Standard’ (ERA 4) for research in Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing (0801), and ‘World Standard’ (ERA3) for research in Information Systems (0806).

About the role

The position is funded by a project with the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC). The project is a collaboration between key partners in the health system such as the DHCRC, the NSW Ministry of Health and WentWest Primary Health Network.

The role will require you to:
•             possess deep knowledge of relevant machine learning algorithms,

•             provide scientific direction to a software engineer and the two PhD students,

•             focus on scientific innovation,

•             write high-quality publications in first person and in collaboration with the rest of the team.


About you

•             A doctorate in an appropriate area,

•             A successful record of research achievement in any of the above-mentioned areas,

•             Ability to undertake empirical research using qualitative and/or quantitative methods,

•             Willingness to initiate and write grant proposals in the area of Interaction Design.


Base Salary: $91, 382 pa (Level A. Step 3)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 18 months.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

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Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price in the UTS Recruitment Team at

Shortlisting, contacting all candidates and Interviews will not occur until January 2021. Due to social distancing, interviews will most likely occur via Zoom.

Closing Date:  Monday 4th January 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

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We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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