Defence Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (B) or (C) for Australian Institute for Machine Learning

Country: Australia;

City: Adelaide

Vacancy added: 17.05.2019

Employer: The University of Adelaide


Attractive remuneration package including excellent employee benefits

Two year fixed term contracts with multiple positions available immediately

Building your career at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) offers many rewards

These exciting new roles will give you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge algorithms that combine statistical machine learning with symbolic and logical reasoning to adapt to new domains and data sources with few or no training examples.

You will support the development of new machine learning theory in partnership with organisations such as Lockheed Martin Australia’s STELaRLab and Defence Science Technology Group to address core problems in the field.

Contribute to research areas in:

  • Vision-and-language technology including Visual Question Answering
  • Meta-learning
  • Memory-augmented networks or Neural Turing Machines
  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Generative and explainable models
  • Deep learning in general


AIML is Australia’s leading research institute in machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision. With world-leading researchers, modern facilities and an innovative culture, we're committed to delivering research that is highly valued by our local and global communities. AIML is the largest computer vision and machine learning group in Australia with over 110 members including academics, research staff and students.

The institute works on a mixture of fundamental and commercially orientated research projects in computer vision and machine learning, with a strong track record of publication in the top venues.

The University’s Computer Vision research is amongst the best in the world.  Find out more at

Find out more information about working at AIML here

We welcome applications from candidates covering a range of career stages. Positions are available at Level B & C.


To be successful you will need:

  • Programming experience in Matlab, Python, C++ or other relevant language and experience in one or more or the following areas.
  • A good publication record, commensurate with experience and opportunity.
  • A strong work ethic, and the ability to work well independently, and as a member of a broader team, including with industrial partners.
  • To be Australian Citizens and eligible to apply, hold and maintain a Commonwealth of Australia NV1 security clearance.
  • A PhD in Computer Science or Machine Learning.


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 and 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. And 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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria depending on which level you are applying for.  Applications open until filled.


For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding the teaching and research components or the area for this position, please contact:

Mr Ian Will

Operations Manager

Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

T:  +61 (8) 8313 6176 

M:+61 422 531 417 


You’ll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

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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