First listed on: 10 May 2022

Machine Learning opportunities | multiple positions


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CSIRO's Data61 is hiring

In 2021 Data61 embarked upon an ambitious hiring campaign. At its core, we recognised a unique opportunity to grow our capacity for innovation by increasing our diversity and attracting world-class talent, great minds, skills, opinions, and experiences. This has been hugely successful to date. In 2022, we are entering the 3rd stage of our campaign and seeking to attract more amazing, brilliant, and diverse professionals to our ranks. 

We have a range of exciting opportunities available for Research Scientists and Engineers, People Leaders, and individuals who are passionate about science and engineering in the digital and data sciences. We also have a range of opportunities available to graduates; to be considered for our graduate program you will have completed at least an undergraduate degree with first-class Honours (H1 or HD) not less than three years ago. 

How we can thrive together to solve Australia's data-driven challenges

  • Data61 are at the digital and data heart of Australia's national science agency - CSIRO 
  • We have one of the largest groups of digital technology researchers in Australia  
  • A unique opportunity to seamlessly work across disciplinary boundaries and make an impact at a national scale. 

Life at CSIRO's Data61

Data61 is at the forefront of digital science and innovation. Data61 is guiding first class novel research as well as working across disciplines and sectors to apply technologies and deliver impact. 

This is an opportunity to reinvigorate new Machine Learning methods for scientific discoveries and have your research directly impact real-world problems. Our development of innovative technologies will be utilised in digital agriculture, industry 4.0/5.0, defence, environment and hazards, and digital services. Some of the key areas where you will play a pivotal role at enhancing our Machine Learning capabilities are within, but not limited to, representation learning, adaptive sampling, and reinforcement learning. 

Overview of who we are looking for

Data61 is strengthening its machine learning (ML) capabilities and we are offering indefinite opportunities for Research Scientists and Research Engineers within the field of Machine Learning to contribute to various strategic areas. Locations available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or remote where requirements can be met. If the below sounds like you then please apply now to express your interest! 

  • Expertise in machine learning and the ability to develop and apply new mathematically founded machine learning algorithms. 
  • A PhD in a relevant field such as engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computer science or statistics.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to publish research results, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at national and international conferences and stakeholder meetings.  

For our scientist community: We are looking for people with a solid record of quality publications as primary author in high impact, peer-reviewed conferences and journals, such as NeurIPS, ICML, AISTATS, ICLR and JMLR in foundational machine learning, as well as top international domain science and cross disciplinary journals where new machine learning have been developed in response to real applications. 

For our engineering community: We are looking for people with experience developing machine learning software in high-level programming languages such as Python or C++. 

CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society. 

Who is eligible to express their interest

To be eligible to work within this role in CSIRO you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or hold valid working rights throughout the duration of the tenure. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

Where to from here!

If you are interested in opportunities within Data61’s Machine Learning division and meet the above candidate requirements, please apply to register your interest! If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your EOI (Expression of Interest), you can contact Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates, are also welcome to contact our Indigenous Talent lead at for more information.

Who will view my EOI: Data61 Research Directors, Group Leaders and Talent Acquisition are partnering together to review your expression of interests. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks where there is a potential match to an opportunity that may be your future role! 

Reference: 74961 

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