Research Fellow Grade 2

at Griffith University

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 Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) was launched in early 2014 to further broaden and deepen Griffith University's expertise and research performance in tourism. GIFT's mission is to undertake and disseminate world-leading research in tourism, to affect both an academic and external impact. The Institute aims to develop and foster international collaborations and provide support to members to achieve research excellence and sustainability. Through its strategic partnerships, GIFT's structure, themes and research are designed to ensure high industry and policy relevance.

The opportunity

This role will take direction from the Project Leader and the Big Data Leader of an externally funded project and lead the development of the algorithms for aesthetic value rating of images. The position will assess the previous work undertaken and explore new methods for algorithm development. The ultimate aim is to develop a functioning system in which incoming images can be rated according to established beauty attributes. This is a fixed term (one year), full time position based at the Gold Coast campus.

About you

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in AI, Computer Science or relevant area. The appointee will have demonstrated abilities in issue identification, research, advanced analytics and problem solving skills and developing innovative, sensitive and practical solutions or advice for resolution. In addition, the successful applicant will have a high level of written, interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team environment.

Salary range

Research Fellow, Grade 2: $94,361 - $112,057 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.

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.

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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, 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 Susanne Becken, Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism on +61 (0) 7 5552 8827. For application queries, please contact Ms Jagoda Piatkowska, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6617.

Closing date: Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

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.

Bundall Queensland Australia

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