First listed on: 15 May 2018

Senior Research Scientist

  • Are you skilled in the area of Machine Learning?
  • Contribute to novel projects and drive applied research
  • Join CSIRO's Data61 - Australia's largest data innovation group

The Position

In this role you will help discover the next generation of machine learning algorithms. The machine learning group is currently performing novel research on deep learning on large scale graphs using tensor and kernel methods. You will contribute and collaborate with the wider research community by publishing papers in top machine learning forums, as well as contribute to the technological direction of real world projects and find solutions to some of the most challenging technical problems.

Data61 is the largest data innovation group in Australia. We are unrivalled in our intellectual capital and our network with the global technology marketplace. The combined group will bring together approximately 600 research staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 will continue to develop Australia’s future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

Location:      Canberra, ACT
Salary:          AU $109K - AU $128K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified term of 2 years
Reference:    57008

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD degree in a scientific or technical discipline such as Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or equivalent research experience.
  • Established reputation and credibility in two or more of the following areas with evidence of effective science leadership or equivalent sector industry experience: machine learning, tensor algebra, tensor processing, kernel methods, deep learning using highly structured data, manifold and spectral learning, computer vision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including a demonstrated ability to articulate research results to clients, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations to stakeholders and at conferences.
  • Demonstrated experience working within both industry and academic research and delivering on a research agenda.
  • Ability to implement and prototype readable code using one or more of the following languages: MatLab, Python, C/C++, R.
  • Strong technical proficiency in manipulating the relevant concepts and formulating and addressing the relevant problems.
  • Extensive experience solving problems using quantitative approaches on real-world data.
  • Ability to collaborate and grow with a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research and engineering team.
  • An outstanding record of science innovation and creativity plus the ability to apply well developed research skills to scientific investigations of significant consequence.

Before applying, we encourage you to read the full position description for this role. This document can be viewed at:

Position details document

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day.  We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today - for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine.  We collaborate.  We innovate.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more! CSIRO Balance

How to Apply:  To apply, please provide a CV as well as a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in brief, and upload these as one document. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications Close:  Applications will remain open until 10:59pm AEST on Monday 11th June 2018. 

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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