Postdoc position for work in Positive Computing open at the University of Sydney


SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
REFERENCE NO. 2579/1113
·    Develop software applications and systems to support mental health and psychological wellbeing.
·    Collaborative multi-disciplinary research project
·       Full-time fixed-term, remuneration package: $95K-$103K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
The Software Engineering Group at the School of Electrical Engineering develops software applications to support mental health and psychological wellbeing. This position will be part of the Cybermate project team, which is a collaboration between the School of Electrical Engineering, the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) and the Inspire Foundation. The primary focus of your role is to develop Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other software tools for the project.
To qualify for this position, you must be able to demonstrate:


·       a PhD in Software Engineering or Computer Science
·       excellent quantitative research skills
·       strong software development skills, particularly in Java
·    experience in the design and development of internet applications and NLP systems
In addition, a strong publication record and experience with Internet based medical or psychological interventions will be highly regarded.
Do not miss this opportunity to work on a collaborative multi-disciplinary project that aims to address one of the most pressing health challenges in today’s society in an innovative manner.
To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.
Remuneration package: $95,168 - $103,680 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $80,418 - $87,611 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
Enquiries can be directed to Fang Zhou on (02) 8627 1235.
CLOSING DATE: 5pm, 27 January 2014
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.