Three-year Post Doctoral Research Associate (Statistical Data Science)

Two positions

UNSW Sydney and Data61/CSIRO, Australia


  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.


The role of Research Associate sits in the UNSW Data Science Hub located within the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

The UNSW Data Science Hub is a major strategic initiative of UNSW Science. It aims to cultivate and promote foundational and applied research in Data Science with a focus on environmental, physical and health sciences.

The Hub provides a world-class environment, with access to state-of-the-art data visualisation and computing facilities. These facilities enable the creation, development and deployment of transformative data-driven decision-making tools that help us to address future societal challenges.

The role works in close collaboration with leading scientists and engineers at Data61 and other CSIRO Business units as part of the Decision activity area of the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform.

The role is based at the UNSW Data Science Hub, UNSW Sydney Kensington Campus but will be required to perform some work at Data61, Eveleigh, Sydney.

About the role

  •     Level A $96k - $103k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  •     Full-time (35 hours per week)
  •     Fixed Term – 3 years

The role reports to the Director of the UNSW Data Science Hub and works closely with Prof. Scott Sisson (UNSW), Prof. Robert Kohn (UNSW), Amir Dezfouli (Data61) and Terry O'Kane (CSIRO).

For full details, including detailed selection criteria, and online application, see

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For informal queries, please contact: Prof. Scott Sisson (
Otherwise, please apply online - applications will NOT be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Applications close: 11 September, 2020