Postdoctoral Research Fellow – The Australian Ad Observatory

Brisbane, Australia
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  • Reference number: 24557
  • Term: Fixed-term, full-time basis for 3 years
  • Remuneration: $130,347 to $154,804 pa (LEVB) (inclusive of $110,145 to $130,811 salary pa, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)
  • Location: Kelvin Grove (hybrid option available)
  • Open to: Applicants who have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of the fixed-term appointment. In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow – The Australian Ad Observatory to join School of Communication, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice, Academic Division.
We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society (ADM+S) project ‘Australian Ad Observatory: Investigating mobile and dynamic advertising via computational and participatory approaches’. Within this project, the successful applicant will independently lead research activities and contribute to collaborative work focused on improving the observability of computational advertising models, in addition to supporting critical data science operations within this project and across the project wider centre. We’re offering this role as a hybrid position as part of QUT’s commitment to embracing the opportunities created by a more virtual and connected world.
About us
QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.
The rapid expansion of automated decision-making enabled by technologies such as machine learning has great potential benefits, while it also creates serious new risks to human rights and welfare. Potential harms range from data discrimination against disadvantaged communities to the spread of disinformation for political and commercial ends. Increasing inequality, lower productivity and diminished economic security have been highlighted as risks in the coming decade. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society (ADM+S) is a cross-disciplinary, national research centre, which aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making. Funded by the Australian Research Council from 2020 to June 2027, ADM+S is hosted at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, with nodes in eight other Australian universities including QUT. The Centre brings together leading researchers in the humanities, social and technological sciences in an international industry, research and civil society network. Its priority domains for public engagement are news and media, transport, social services and health.
What you need to succeed
  1. Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area by the time of appointment.
  2. Demonstrated experience and methodological expertise in the study of complex multi-modal digital media data.
  3. Experience in the development of research software to examine important social phenomena and/or digital platforms.
  4. Familiarity with industry standard software and data warehousing practices, including cloud-based computing services.
  5. Proven scholarly writing skills and experience in preparing publications for a variety of audiences, including high-quality scholarly articles in refereed journals, conference papers, book chapters, and/or books.
  6. Proven ability to work independently to generate distinctive contributions to scholarly knowledge and/or create real world outcomes.
  7. Capacity to adapt research expertise into meaningful learning experiences for diverse student cohorts.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams and external stakeholders.
Life at QUT
We're committed to building a culture that fosters connection between people and purpose. Beyond personal and professional fulfillment, a career at QUT offers:
  • A healthy work-life balance with a blend of on-campus and off-campus work arrangements for applicable positions.
  • Competitive remuneration with up to 17% superannuation and leave loading of 17.5%.
  • Generous maternity leave including primary carer parental leave of up to 26 weeks (including 17% super).
  • Stay healthy with Fitness Passport and enjoy discounted rates on private health insurance.
  • Purchased Leave Scheme - up to 8 extra weeks.
  • Salary Packaging Scheme for additional superannuation contributions, vehicle leasing, and on-campus services such as childcare, parking, and gyms.
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development including leadership programs and workshops, and our study assistance scheme.
  • Commitment to our Indigenous Australian staff through initiatives such as the Indigenous Australian Staff Network, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Staff Development Workshops, and representation on university committees.
Belong at QUT We are guided by our values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Innovation, and Academic Freedom and our QUT Connections in our mission to inspire and shape the next generation of change-makers.
As part of our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace, we proudly support our Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy, aiming for an Indigenous Australian workforce participation of 3.6%. We extend a warm invitation to Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people to join us in pursuing a rewarding career at QUT.
We believe that diversity is our strength and are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse cultures, ages, linguistic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities, and those who are living with disabilities to apply for positions at QUT. At QUT, diversity is not just embraced—its celebrated. See our commitment How to Apply Discover the possibilities that await with a career at QUT. If you are ready to embark on a journey of innovation and opportunity, we are excited to meet you.
Find out more about this position and submit your application by clicking Apply or the link below.
Job opens: 02-Jul-2024
Applications Close: 31-Jul-2024 at 11.30pm