Postdoctoral Research Fellow Roles in Data Science

University of Sydney



About the Opportunity

Launched in 2016, the Centre for Translational Data Science’s mission is to develop fundamental data science research methods and technologies to transform science, industry and government and drive innovation for transformational impact in society. We aim to make great leaps in transforming research, advancing scientific discovery and tackling the 21st Century grand economical and societal challenges: from secure/clean and efficient energy, personalised healthcare, sustainable agriculture and natural resources to smart cities and more.


The Centre brings together researchers from different disciplines: statistics, machine learning, applied mathematics, computer science, and visualisation who collaborate within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, together with domain experts, to tackle big challenges and provide automated and tailored solutions.


We are looking for talented data scientists to join a vibrant environment where collaboration between academia, industry and government agencies prevails. This position will focus on foundational research, working with our members to provide solutions to the complex challenges related to: data integration/fusion, ethical data science and decision making.


About You

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Postdoctoral Research Fellows that have:

  • a PhD (or equivalent) in statistics / applied maths, machine learning or a related discipline, obtained within the last 5 years
  • A track record of research excellence with your work published in top machine learning conferences and/or statistical/mathematical journals
  • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages (Python, modern C++ or R). Demonstrable use of other programming languages is welcome
  • Mathematical and computational modelling of complex systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Sally Cripps, Professor, Director Centre for Translational Data Science on +61 2 9036 9803

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact, Roszanna Hazlewood, Recruitment Officer on

Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.

Job Reference No. 1468/0719F

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