Research Fellow/Fellow | AI and Cyber-physical systems | Institute for Water Futures

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 23/10/2019

Job Category:

Education / Research

Job description:

Classification: Academic Level B or Level C
Salary package: $99,809 - $133,202 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Fixed Term, 2 Years

Institute overview:
The Australian National University (ANU) made a major and on-going investment in water research through its National Institute Grant to establish the Institute for Water Futures (IWF). The IWF brings together researchers in 10 water-related positions from across sciences, social sciences, humanities and public policy within the ANU and has established research partnerships with state and federal water agencies, and other research organisations. The IWF mission is to support sustainable water futures and to identify transformative, innovative and robust strategies to resolve the water challenges of today and tomorrow.

The IWF is seeking to recruit several highly motivated and capable early career water researchers from multiple disciplines and areas of expertise. The successful candidates will be expected to work in collaboration with ANU colleagues, research partners including Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Murray Darling Basin Authority, NSW Department of Industry Queensland Water Modelling Network, Atlas of living Australia and communities to effectively respond to real-world water challenges facing Australia and the Asia and Pacific regions. Working for the IWF , the successful candidates will be actively collaborating with key stakeholders and researchers as part of an inter-disciplinary water research team and will be effectively contributing to the research and teaching program at the IWF.

Position overview:
The IWF and the 3A Institute in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science are seeking an exceptional early- to mid-career candidate who is passionate about water management and how technologies, such as the use of artificial intelligence in a range of cyber-physical systems, have the power to transform water systems and the people who depend upon them. The successful applicant will be expected to teach and lead an innovative research program in alignment with the IWF research agenda. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate their ability to work in a highly collaborative manner and be enthusiastic about engaging widely across disciplinary boundaries and into industry, government and community sectors.

For further information about the role, please contact Associate Professor Katherine Daniell, E:

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We welcome and develop applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, read here:

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Application information
In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing each selection criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including 2 recent referees
  • Supporting documents

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The Institute for Water futures will be making multiple appointments, please see the below open opportunities and follow the link(link to ANU job board) to apply.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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