Research Fellow Grade 1 - Griffith University

28 Jul 2020 4:24 PM | 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 Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems (IIIS) was established in 2003 to enhance Griffith's ICT research environment and stimulate world class research. In the latest 2015 and 2018 ERA ratings, its Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing research group at Griffith University (FOR code 0801) was continuously rated 4 (above world standard). The research projects in IIIS address fundamental problems and help form strong partnerships with industry. We conduct applied research that has the potential for commercialisation and can be a benefit to the community. By creating a stimulating research environment that fosters innovation and mentors young scientists, IIIS provides a world-class centre for research in integrated and intelligent systems.

The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention is an Australian research centre of excellence for industrial transformation funded by Federal Government and industry. The ARC Research Hub combines world leading capabilities in machine vision, machine learning, software quality control, engineering, biology, and farming industries to invent and adopt technologies to build more intelligent systems that can automatically determine what goal to achieve in a dynamic environment and the most efficient plan to achieve it. The outcomes of this ARC Research Hub will enable higher farming efficiency, lower production costs and disease risks, giving the Australian industry a great advantage in global competition, and creating new business opportunities.

The opportunity
The Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems seeks to appoint a Research Fellow within the ARC Research Hub to work on the project funded by the Australian Research Council in collaboration with various industry partners in the area of agriculture and aquaculture. Reference - 116316

The Research Fellow will be responsible for carrying out research and development work in the area of agricultural engineering and machine vision. The primary focus of this role is to support the chief investigators and senior researchers by carrying out data collection and analysis, and assisting in the development of novel algorithms for the detection, localisation, grading, and picking of various types of fruit. This role will include both software and hardware development, as well as theoretical research in the area of machine vision. Success in this role requires collaboration with the research team and external providers.

This is a fixed-term (two year), full time position based at the Nathan campus, however the successful applicant will also be required to work on various industrial sites around Queensland. Griffith is a multi-campus university and therefore it is understood that this position will work across campuses as required.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have a PhD in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field. You will have a strong desire to build a career in artificial intelligence and/or agricultural engineering with the ability to undertake research projects, including writing or assisting in the writing of high-quality journal or conference papers. The Institute seeks an enthusiastic individual who is committed to becoming an integral part of the research team.

Applications are invited from candidates with Australian work rights only.

Salary range
Research Fellow Grade 1: $75,391 - $88,311 per annum. Salary package including 17% superannuation contribution: $88,208 - $103,324 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.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

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.

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights.

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 University, 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 Associate Professor Jun Zhou, Deputy Director, ARC Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention on +61 (0) 7 3735 5015 and

For application queries, please contact Jinita Dhall, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further please contact the First Peoples Employment Coordinator - Joshua Long on (07) 37355403 or

Closing date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

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Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply and while this position is advertised as full time, a fractional appointment with flexible working can be negotiated.

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.

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