Sunday, October 31, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurogenetics

 

Job no: 503426
Work type: Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Employment Type: 14 hours per week (equivalent to two days per week)

Duration: 12-month contract, possibility to extend (January 2022 start)

Location: Sydney Children’s Hospital

Remuneration: Level A: $99,325 - $106,237 base + 17% superannuation (salary to be prorated)

Due to the current travel restrictions into Australia, we will consider applications from candidates currently residing in Australia and/or having Australian working rights.

  • You have the opportunity to shape how we ready ourselves for the future of research.
  • Here, you’ll have the support to ensure you can share your work with the wider community.
  • Be inspired by the talent and passion of colleagues and students.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day.
If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged, and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work within the Neurogenetic research team at Sydney Children’s Hospital and will be expected to contribute towards the research effort of UNSW and to develop their research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant in Neurogenetics.

The role of Postdoctoral Fellow reports to Dr Emma Palmer, Lecturer (Clinical Genetics) and has no direct reports.

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high-quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative research.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.

Verification of qualifications as well as Working With Children WWC) check will be required prior to offer of employment

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the skills and experience.Download File 00098113 - Post-Doc Research Fellow - Level A (2).pdf

Closing date: 11.55pm, Tuesday 23 November 2021.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Skye Logan - Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact.

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant
skye.logan@unsw.edu.au

Position Description

Advertised: 27 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 23 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Senior Research Associate/Senior Research Fellow in Material Science and Fire Retardants

 

Job no: 503419
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The Opportunity

You will be managing the operations of a variety of quality research on novel bio-inspired fire retardants for the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Training Centre for Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies. This is a collaborative role where you will work closely with other members of the centre to develop original fire retardants using new formulations and advanced manufacturing techniques.

This role will report to the Director (Prof Guan Yeoh).

  • Salary
    • Level B - Senior Research Associate, $110,459 to $130,215 per annum + 17% superannuation
    • Level C - Senior Research Fellow, $134,162 to $153,921 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 12 months
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia
  • Due to the current travel restrictions into Australia, we will be giving preference to applications from candidates currently residing in Australia and/or having Australian working rights.

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Skills & Experience:

Level B

  • A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience working with a range of flame retardant materials, coating applications, and mechanical performance testing on composite materials is highly desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of Australian and International standards for assessing the fire-resistance performance of building materials, components, and structures.
  • Experience and related expertise in flame retardant coating methods and durability analysis for common polymer composites used in building materials.
  • Experience working in industry-driven research collaborations.
  • Ability to design and construct fire test experiments with a strong understanding of the fire tenability requirements and testing protocols.
  • Industry experience with partnering organisations from building and construction materials, mining and solar farm sectors.
  • Track record of independent research published in high-quality conferences and/or journals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail for deliverables produced.
  • Sound influencing and consultation skills and proven ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level C (in addition to the above)

  • Evidence of significant contributions to research projects, including in planning.
  • Experience leading research teams and ability to operate and manage research programs within limited budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and take responsibility for project goals.
  • Proven ability to influence senior management and stakeholders as appropriate to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for these positions can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the skills and experience. Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.

Contact:

Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: eugene.aves@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 10th November 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 28 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 10 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Research Associate - Antarctic & subantarctic marine ecology

 

Job no: 503336
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) has 160 academics, researchers and professional staff, and over 130 higher degree research students. BEES has research strengths in Ecology and evolutionary biology, Geography, Climate Science, Environmental change, sustainability and resources, and Paleo-environments and Earth History.

The Research Associate will be a marine ecologist working on Antarctic and subantarctic marine ecological research. They will be based at UNSW as part of the SAEF program (Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future), an ARC Special Research Initiative program involving six Australian universities.

The Research Associate will contribute to multiple marine ecology research projects, some as lead researcher, and manage research students and staff under their supervision. They will be involved in all aspects of the research, including project design and management, remote fieldwork, sample processing, data analysis, and academic publications. They will participate in field trips to the Antarctic and   subantarctic islands, sometimes for extended periods (weeks to months).


About the role

  • $98K - $106K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Full time (35 hours)

The role of Research Associate reports to Emma Johnston, Dean Faculty of Science and Graeme Clark, Senior Lecturer and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Contribute independently or as a team member in collaborative research with a focus to enhance the quality of research outcomes in Marine Ecology.
  • Conduct research (as per the norms of the discipline) and/or enable research teams to create scholarly output that is recognised by peers.
  • Undertake specific research project/s under the guidance of a research leader and contribute to development of research activities.
  • Contribute to the experimental design and logistics planning.
  • Preparation of research reports and support the dissemination of research outcomes through appropriate channels and outlets.
  • Undertake discipline-appropriate research activities, e.g. surveys, literature reviews, data gathering and/or recording of results using appropriate research methods.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of research students in the research area where required.
  • Conduct remote fieldwork in the Antarctic, subantarctic and Southern Ocean, sometimes for extended periods.
  • Contribute to (in relation to opportunity and appointment level) service to the discipline, lab, school, university and professions.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Marine Ecology or related subject, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Marine Ecology field and data analysis skills and experience.
  • Statistical programming skills (e.g. R, Python or MATLAB).
  • Experience and skills any of the following areas: microbiology, genetic sequencing and bioinformatics, photogrammetry, phycology, physiology, taxonomy of marine algae and invertebrates, chemical and nutrient sampling and analysis.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research in Marine Ecology and Antarctic research, and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively supervise research students.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake long periods of remote fieldwork.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications in leading journals and scientific conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Current drivers license.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For informal queries, please see the below contact details. 

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Contact:
Graeme Clark
E: g.clark@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: November 4th, 2021


Find out more about working at UNSW at www.unsw.edu.au

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Position Description

Advertised: 28 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 04 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Lecturer - Population Health

 

Job no: 503297
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer

Lecturer – Population Health

The Opportunity  

  • 3 year Fixed-term, Full-time (35 hr/week) position
  • Level B: $110,459 - $130,215 (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Full working rights required.
  • Sydney, Australia based

A Lecturer (Level B) is expected to carry out activities to develop their scholarly research and professional activities both nationally and internationally and to contribute significantly to achieving the teaching and service missions of the School and Faculty. The primary purpose of the position is to contribute to development and teaching of courses in health promotion and communication in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the school, with a focus on the social and commercial determinants of health. The role of Lecturer reports to Associate Professor, Director of Teaching and has no direct reports.

Please see the attached Download File Position Description for full details.

Skills and Experience required:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience using and/or designing with educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g. relevant discipline based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry or experience of work-integrated learning (desirable).
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • High level communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Rebecca Ivers: Head of School                        E: rebecca.ivers@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11pm, 18th November 2021

Find out more about working at UNSW at https://med.unsw.edu.au/

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 28 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 18 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Research Associate - Quantum Estimation and Control

 

Job no: 503290
Work type: Full-time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) offers a flexible, friendly working environment that is well-resourced and delivers research-informed education as part of its accredited, globally recognised engineering and computing degrees to its undergraduate students. The School offers programs in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and civil engineering as well as in aviation, information technology and cyber security to graduates and professionals who will be Australia’s future technology decision makers.

This research position will develop new approaches and efficient algorithms for estimation and control of quantum systems. The successful applicant will pursue algorithm development, implementation and testing for quantum systems.

About the Role:

Role:               Research Associate in Quantum Estimation and Control
Salary:            Academic Level A $98,342 - $105, 185 plus 17% Superannuation             

Term:              Full time, Fixed Term appointment of one year, possible extension subject to availability of funding

 About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role the following skills and experience are expected:           

  • A PhD (or PhD thesis submission by 1 December 2021) in Quantum Physics, Electrical Engineering or an area related to quantum information and quantum optics.
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct innovative and independent research.
  • A record of papers in high quality journals and/or conferences of high ranking in the field.
  • Ability to conduct high quality teaching in a University environment and willingness to undertake teaching duties as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills appropriate for interacting effectively team members, collaborators and colleagues across the Faculty.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team showing initiative and taking direction as appropriate to the situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks within agreed time frames, with suitable supervision.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and the ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.

In your application, please address the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description.

In order to view the Position Description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for Jobs@UNSW Portal.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. 

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Contact:
Daoyi Dong
E:  d.dong@adfa.edu.au
P: 02 5114 5140

Applications Close: 30 November 2021 11:30PM


Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

At UNSW Canberra, we celebrate diversity and understand the benefits that inclusion brings to the university. We aim to ensure that our culture, policies, and processes are truly inclusive. We are committed to developing and maintaining a workplace where everyone is valued and respected for who they are and supported in achieving their professional goals. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Women at all levels, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People with Disability, LGBTIQ+ People, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares our commitment to inclusion to apply.

       Any questions about the application process - please email unswcanberra.recruitment@adfa.edu.au

Position Description

Advertised: 29 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Lecturer (Education Focussed) – Exercise Physiology

 

Job no: 503327
Work type: Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer

Lecturer (Education Focussed) – Exercise Physiology

About the role:

  • 3 – Year Convertible Tenure Track appointment
  • Part time (0.5 FTE/17.5 Hours a week)
  • $111K - $131K Prorated (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Based at Kensington Campus, Sydney, NSW

UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. Those who are appointed to this prestigious specialism will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

This position will be responsible for making a significant contribution to the delivery of Exercise Physiology in undergraduate programs including the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology, the Bachelor of Medical Studies, and the Bachelor of Science or Health Science through teaching within the discipline, and through content development within the sub-disciplinary area of cardiometabolic and cardiovascular health.

Please review the position description for more details on the role requirements. Download File Lecturer EF Lev B Excercise Phy

Skills and Experience:

  • A PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology in the area of cardiometabolic and cardiovascular health.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and convene undergraduate courses in cardiometabolic and cardiovascular health exercise physiology.
  • Actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and professional development.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level in cardiometabolic and cardiovascular health exercise physiology.
  • Experience using and/or designing with educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g. relevant discipline-based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry or experience of work-integrated learning (desirable).
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. 

Contact: A/Professor Belinda Parmenter – Head of School         E: b.parmenter@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11.50pm, 21st November 2021

Find out more about working at UNSW at https://med.unsw.edu.au/

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

Position Description

Advertised: 29 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 21 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular Biology

 

Job no: 503399
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated and creative candidate to join Scott Berry’s laboratory, as part of Single Molecule Science at the University of New South Wales.

UNSW’s Single Molecule Science initiative focuses on transforming medicine by providing a molecular perspective on complex biological systems and processes. In the Berry Lab, we study fundamental aspects of transcriptional regulation in mammalian cells. In particular, the mechanisms used by cells to regulate gene-specific and global RNA abundance – ranging from epigenetic memory and cellular decision-making to global RNA metabolism in the context of cellular physiology. Techniques used in the lab are focused on cellular imaging and quantitative analysis of image-based data at the single-cell level, as well as functional genomics and next-generation sequencing. See the lab website for more information.

Candidates with a background in transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, microscopy, or cell biology are highly encouraged to apply. A background in quantitative data analysis or mathematical modelling is desirable.

The Opportunity  

  • 1-Year, Full time Fixed-term opportunity
  • Level A: $78K - $105K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based.

A Post-Doctoral Fellow (Level A) is expected to contribute towards the research effort of UNSW and to develop their research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant to their particular field of research.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for experimental studies in the field of quantitative regulation of gene expression, as well as advanced computational analysis of experimental data. They will be responsible for leading the research related activities of their project, identifying opportunities for collaboration and funding and assisting the broader team with other research related duties. The role of Post-Doctoral Fellow reports to Single Molecule Science Group Leader and has no direct reports.

Please refer to the position description for full details. Download File Position Description

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in molecular, cell or developmental biology – specifically in the fields of transcription, epigenetics, RNA biology or systems biology.
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques.
  • Demonstrated expertise in mammalian cell culture, especially genome editing and stem cells.
  • Demonstrated expertise in advanced light microscopy and computational image analysis.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

In a cover letter please describe your interest in working with this research group. If you can also separately address the skills and experience required to be successful in the role.

Please apply online through the UNSW jobs website - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Dr Scott Berry                    E: scott.berry@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11pm, 28th November 2021

Find out more about working at UNSW at https://med.unsw.edu.au/

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

Position Description

Advertised: 29 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 28 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Apply now 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher in Contemporary History of Luxemburg

 


The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Your Role...

Participate in the conception and realization of a virtual exhibition on the History of Luxembourg during the Second World War.

What we expect from you…
  • PhD in Contemporary History or Cultural Studies with a focus on Luxemburgish History and/or the History of the Second World War;
  • Very good track record of publications in the field of Luxemburgish History and/or the History of the Second World War and the German Occupational Regimes in Luxembourg;
  • Participation in collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects;
  • Interest in transmedia storytelling;
  • Active knowledge of French, English and German. Notions of Luxemburgish constitute an advantage.

We offer...

  • an interesting position within an international research centre;
  • dynamic and multicultural research environment.
In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Employee status
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL04461
How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of publications;
  • a motivation letter.

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by 15 November 2021.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
Further information...

For further information, please contact: Christoph BrĂ¼ll (Christoph.Brull@uni.lu).

For more information about C2DH, please visit: www.c2dh.uni.lu.

Research Associate (Postdoc) on applied machine-learning and software engineering

 


SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from PhD holders in the general areas of Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science. SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners.  For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu.

As the successful candidate, you will join the Security, Reasoning and Validation (SeRVal) group of the SnT, under the supervision of Prof. Yves Le Traon and Dr. Maxime Cordy, working on a research collaboration between STATEC (the national statistical institute of Luxembourg) and SnT. STATEC is investigating to what extent data science and machine learning could contribute to improve their internal processes and statistical analyses. The special case of large-size datasets, typically arising from high frequency automated recording of human activites, and the way to extract its statistical essence, is of high importance the institute. Among various use cases, STATEC is particularly interested in conducting an in-depth analysis of fine-grained mobile phone data for various applications (e.g. impact of COVID-19 on behaviours and sanitary and economical impact, home-work commuting, mobility of cross-border workers or tourists).

You will help STATEC in capacity building in data science (DS)/machine learning for official statistics.

Your Role...

You will contribute to research work in the area of applied machine-learning (ML) and software engineering (SE). The topics that may be explored include (but are not limited to):

  • Contributing to theories, techniques and tools to ensure the secure, efficient and robust deployment and evolution of ML systems
  • Applying DS and ML techniques to topics of interest for STATEC, such as:
    • Deriving statistically sound indicators from mobile phone data
    • Handwriting recognition for paper questionnaires in surveys
    • Text mining
    • From scanner data to price index categories
    • Nowcasting, e.g. with random forests
  • Suggest relevant DS and ML techniques for tackling the above mentioned (or similar) topics
  • Teaching and fostering interest in DS and ML at the level of the institute
  • Publishing your research contribution in top-venues in the fields of ML and SE

The results of the project are expected to apply to multiple use cases, even if the main used case is related to mobile phone data, in collaboration with partners of the group. Depending on your profile, the project can focus more on theory, development and/or applications. However, all three aspects are expected to be covered during the project.

The Supervision Team You Will Be Working With Is

  • Maxime Cordy: daily advisor
  • Yves Le Traon: head of SerVal

You Will Be Required To Perform The Following Tasks

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Teaching and fostering interest in DS and ML at the level of STATEC
  • Survey the scientific literature in the relevant research domains
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Communicate and closely work with the partner to collect requirements and report results
  • Implement proof-of-concept software tools
Your Profile...

Qualification: The candidate should possess a PhD in Computer Science.

Experience : The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and/or experience in a number of the following topics:

  • Software engineering
  • Data science
  • Machine learning and AI
  • Algorithmic complexity and scalability

Strong software development skills are mandatory.

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English or French are required.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...
  • A stimulating learning environment.Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs.At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary.
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month, extension possible up to the total of 5 years
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg (Esch/Belval from 1st January 2024)
  • Job Reference: UOL04502
How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Full CV, including list of publications and name (and email address, etc) of three referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words)
  • Motivation letter

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

Further information

For further information, please contact us at maxime.cordy@uni.lu or yves.letraon@uni.lu