OPTIMA Postdoctoral Research Fellow - The University of Melbourne

Level A or B- three year fixed term

Application deadline: 19 Oct 2022 AEDT

The position is responsible for advancing optimisation methodologies, developing open-source software tools, co-supervising Masters and PhD students, collaborating with industry partners, and communicating and disseminating the research results that are not commercial-in-confidence.

This position reports directly to the Centre Director and is expected to work closely with OPTIMA’s Chief Investigators, research students, postdoctoral research fellows, the OPTIMA Manager, as well as academic and professional staff from both OPTIMA locations and industry partners at their locations. The incumbent is part of a team of 4 postdocs and a software developer supporting OPTIMA’s mission. This is a research-only position but will also involve joint supervision of postgraduate, coursework masters and honours students.  This position is principally responsible for advancing the optimisation toolkit used by many stakeholders within OPTIMA.

Ideally, as the successful candidate you will have:

  • Relevant industry experience solving optimisation problems to support decision making
  • The ability to attract external funding through grant applications and/or support in funded joint projects with others internal or external to the university
  • Experience in assisting with supervision of students undertaking undergraduate or higher degree research projects
  • Experience in at least one of the following topics: operations research, constraint programming, evolutionary computation, computational optimisation, machine learning, and/or stochastic optimisation

This role is a full-time position; however, part-time and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.