Grant-Funded Researcher (B/C) - Art Intelligence

Job no: 510088
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Level B, Level C, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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Grant-Funded Researcher (B/C) – Centre for Augmented Reasoning, AIML – Art Intelligence

(Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 or (Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply.

2 year Fixed term position available with the possibility of extension.

Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidate.

Exciting opportunity for Postdoctoral Researcher. Be part of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and contribute to world leading Augmented Reasoning research projects.

The advertised position is for an enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral research scientist to develop the Art Intelligence program within the newly established Centre for Augmented Reasoning.

The Centre for Augmented Reasoning (CAR) is a $20M investment by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment in people and research supporting Advanced Reasoning research through grants and PhD scholarships, facilitating innovation and rapid commercialisation, and increasing AI literacy and engagement in Australia.

CAR is headquartered in AIML, at the University of Adelaide, and is supported by all the university infrastructure. AIML is Australia’s leading research institute in machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision with over 140 members including academics, research staff, and students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving their own research as well as contributing to team member’s projects. The postdoctoral researcher may contribute to the supervision of honours and/or postgraduate research projects within the field of the staff member's area of research. Additionally, they will contribute to the preparation or, where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.

The Art Intelligence Agency postdoctoral researcher will work with world-renowned musicians and artists, to develop new ideas, algorithms and creations at the frontier of music, art and AI. You will be comfortable with ambiguity and have some basic level of understanding of music, being able to abstract problems and follow through experimental development, being divergent in the ways you address the problem. Working with world-class researchers in machine learning at AIML, you will publish impactful papers in deep learning areas such as music and voice generation, and natural language models.

This is an opportunity to firmly establish your research career working alongside some of the world’s best academics in machine learning and computer vision, and also work with world famous artists. 

To be successful at Level B you will need:

  1. A PhD in machine learning, computer vision or related discipline, or equivalent industry experience.
  2. Programming experience and expertise in Python, Pytorch/Tensorflow, Linux or other relevant language.
  3. Demonstrated initiative and creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm for art and machine learning, with a basic level of understanding of music and experience working with real-valued timeseries data such as waveforms.
  4. Experience and demonstrable expert knowledge in one or more or the following areas: deep learning, probabilistic graphical models, active learning, causality, vision-and-language technology such as Visual Question Answering.
  5. Track record of publications in top-tier Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence conferences and/or journals, commensurate with experience and opportunity.

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level C you will need:

  1. A strong track record of generating new ideas and quality research outputs, and of building new research directions and leading quality research programs in the area of machine learning, computer vision and/or artificial intelligence evidenced by one or more of: investigator roles in grants, contract research, consultancies, media coverage, joint publications with project partners, patents, commercialisations or other non-commercial outcomes.
  2. Demonstrated ability to attract competitive research funding.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 17 July 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Angela Noack
Program Manager, Centre for Augmented Reasoning
P: +61 (08) 8313 8069

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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