Senior Research Fellow in Computational Science Job at AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)

Classification: Academic level C

Salary Package: $124,685 to $138,583 per year plus 17% pension

Term: Full-time, Fixed Term – 3 years

Job Description: PD_SoCO_C_Senior Research Fellow in Computational Science June 2022.pdf

  • Become part of a dynamic community that is transforming science and technology through advanced computers
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary computational scientists who solve computationally demanding problems on a large scale.
  • Inspire the next generation of outstanding students through research, education and entrepreneurship.

College overview

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is a vibrant and diverse community of more than 3,000 students, staff and visitors. Our college consists of three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group. We want to bring together expertise in social, technical, environmental and scientific systems to build a new approach. In the College, we use our disciplinary foundations to find and solve problems of global concern. Our people build on our traditional world-class expertise and take it in creative, unconventional directions. Through the Reimagine investment, we have the privilege and responsibility to build a new legacy for the university, the country and even the world. We will deliver on our mission by building a strong community, delivering transformative educational experiences, conducting high-impact research, seeking meaningful engagement, and becoming a resilient organization after COVID-19. Join us in shaping a new intellectual agenda to reinvent engineering, computing and the use of technology in the world.

The School of Computing has a strong foundation in computer science and information science at ANU. We are a transformative center for research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer systems and software, and theoretical foundations of computer science. Spanning traditional and modern thinking, we connect decades of computer science methodologies with modern data and computational science. Our mission statement is motivated by the need to design, drive and support strategic activities through five broad focus areas: Computing Foundations, Computational Science, Intelligent Systems, Data Science and Analytics, and the Software Innovation Institute. Be part of an innovative and forward-looking intellectual agenda, built on a diverse, inclusive culture.

Position overview

This position is a fixed term position for a period of 3 years to contribute to the Computational Science Activity Cluster.

Applications are particularly invited from researchers who conduct high-impact collaborative and interdisciplinary research and whose interests and expertise include teaching and research supervision. In exceptional cases, a longer term and/or permanent position may be offered depending on performance and available budget, as well as the candidate’s demonstrated ability and desire to implement the College’s strategic agendas in the field of education. , research and wider engagement within the university and the community.

ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In addition, it is common in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to actively seek out a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for an interview. For more information about employee participation at ANU, please visit:

We welcome and develop a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break, had career breaks or achieved excellence in careers outside the higher education sector . We support applicants who need flexible arrangements in their work environment or patterns. If your experience looks a little different from what we described, but you are passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your inquiry and application.

The ANU offers attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work-life balance and offers generous compensation benefits including four weeks of paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation costs, 17% employer contribution to pension, generous parental leave, the option of flexible and part-time work arrangements, a parent and elder care support program, dual-care job-hire programs, ANU school vacation programs, and on-campus childcare facilities. For more information visit:

For information about this position, please contact Prof. Amanda Barnard, Computational Science Cluster Leader and Deputy Director, via E: [email protected]

Login Information

Applicants must apply online through the ANU recruitment portal and must upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including a full list of publications and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your resume does not include referees, you can complete them online when prompted in the application form. Requests that do not contain the referee’s details will be considered incomplete.
  • A statement of maximum 3 pages in which the selection criteria are discussed.
  • A statement of up to 2 pages outlining your research objectives for the next 3 years, if appointed.
  • A statement of no more than 1 page outlining your approach to student project mentoring.
  • Other documents, if necessary, such as a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service, and/or performance related to the occasion statement, if applicable.

Applications that do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered for the position.

The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is subject to Australian labor rights and satisfactory results in accordance with the background check procedure, which describes the types of checks required for each type of position.

Closing date: August 14, 2022

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