Research Fellow Grade 1


About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems (IIIS) was established in 2003 to enhance Griffith's ICT research environment that can stimulate world class research. In the latest 2012, 2015, 2018 ERA ratings, its Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing research group at Griffith University (FOR code 0801) was continuously rated 4 (above world standard) - the only group that consecutively achieved 4 or above in the state of Queensland.

The research projects in IIIS address fundamental problems and help form strong partnerships with industry. We conduct applied research that has the potential for commercialisation and can be a benefit to the community. By creating a stimulating research environment that fosters innovation and mentors young scientists, IIIS provides a world-class centre for research in integrated and intelligent systems.

The opportunity
The Research Fellow will join the Griffith-Data61 Business Process and Legal Informatics project jointly funded by CSIRO Data61. The position involves collaboration with CSIRO Data61 Business Process and Legal Informatics Team. It is imperative that the Research Fellow contributes to the research reputation and profile of the Institute, through including but not limited to top tier journal and conference publications, patents, public lectures, seminars, and media releases.

The Research Fellow is responsible for contributing to one or more areas of research within the Institute. The position also provides some administrative assistance to the senior staff members of the research team and support to research group activities, field and laboratory training.

This is a fixed term (until 30 April 2023), full time position based at the Nathan campus. Griffith is a multi-campus university and therefore it is understood that this position will work across campuses as required.

The successful applicant may also be required to travel to and work at other participating partners of the project including travel to and work jointly with Dr Guido Governatori at Data61.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have a PhD in computer science or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field. You will have a strong desire to build a career in logic, knowledge representation, agent and multi-agent systems, legal informatics with the demonstrated ability to undertake research projects, including publishing in top tier journals and conferences in logic, applied logic for business processes and legal informatics. The Institute seeks an enthusiastic individual who is committed to becoming an integral part of the collaborative research team between Griffith University and Data61.

Salary range
Research Fellow Grade 1: $75,391 - $88,311 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $88,208 - $103,324 per annum

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description;
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Abdul Sattar, Institute of Integrated and Intelligent Systems on +61 (0) 417612***.

For application queries, please contact Jinita Dhall, HR Officer on +61 (0)7 3735 6551 or *******@griffith.edu.au .

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further please contact the First Peoples Employment Coordinator - Joshua Long on (07) 37355*** or *************@griffith.edu.au .

Closing date: Monday, 1st June 2020 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply and while this position is advertised as full time, a fractional appointment with flexible working can be negotiated.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.