First listed on: 15 February 2018

Data Science Research Engineer

Business School, Sydney Informatics Hub
Reference no. 175/0218

  • Opportunity to provide data science and engineering support to the Sydney Informatics Hub in conjunction with the School of Business
  • Based at our Darlington campus
  • Full-time Fixed Term, 2 years, HEO7, $106K to $116K which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 
An opportunity has become available to work in the Sydney Informatics Hub, as a Data Science Research Engineer, working primarily on the NSW Vocational Education Reform Research Collaboration. In the role, you will develop and implement data science algorithms, software tools and data systems. In this partnership role, you will be examining how data science can help improve the operation and design of that States vocational education and training system. Bringing to the role advanced statistical expertise to assist with research design and the conduct of research projects associated with this collaboration, the incumbent will have an understanding of modern data science software and tools, from cloud computing to the many existing commercial products used for data analytics. The Data Science Research Engineer must be passionate about data science and what it could deliver across research and society. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, showing a willingness and enthusiasm to take results to the wider world.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Data Science Research Engineer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • ability to collaborate with data scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds
  • ability to provide data science and engineering support
  • supporting the identification and dissemination of research opportunities, whilst making and mapping connections in data science across the faculties.

About us
The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) addresses the opportunity presented by the unparalleled growth in the quantity and variety of data driving progress in all areas of academia. The opportunity exists to access and make effective use of data across all disciplines, from new discoveries in science and health, to developing a better understanding of individuals and society, to driving better outcomes for business and government. The SIH also provides an opportunity for the University of Sydney to lead its peers in Australia in developing an integrated approach to informatics, data science and its application in all disciplines.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to Apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 15 March 2018, Sydney time

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.


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