Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computing

• Salary Package: Level A Step 6 from $93,830 to $100,559 p.a., plus 17% employer’s Superannuation and annual leave loading.
• Appointment Type:  Full-time, fixed-term for 24 months
• Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
• Applications Close: Friday, 11 November 2020 at 11:55pm

* The Role 

We are seeking a qualified Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a team with an international reputation for producing high quality research in truth discovery on the noisy Web. This is part of an ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery Project in the Intelligent Computing Laboratory led by Professor Michael Sheng.

Macquarie is a young and dynamic university, focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and effect change. In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. 

The Department of Computing is located on a beautiful, serene and green campus in northern Sydney. It is the home of close to 40 academic staff and more than 120 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. The department offers a broad range of cutting edge undergraduate and postgraduate courses and enjoys a strong research ethos. 2018 ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) rates Macquarie University 4 (Above World Standard) on Information and Computing Sciences.

* About the Project 

The main objective of this project is to develop innovative research for effective and efficient truth discovery on the noisy Web. You will have completed a PhD, or thesis submitted, within a discipline that is relevant to the areas of computer science. You will be experienced in data analytics, Web technologies, data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery. Please check a media release on the project at:

You will have experience as an Early Career Researcher who is able to work both independently and in a team, engage with different stakeholders from PhD students, senior academic, to industry partners. 

You will work with Prof. Michael Sheng, Prof. Jian Yang of Macquarie University, Dr Wei Emma Zhang of University of Adelaide, as well as Prof Schahram Dustdar of TU Wien. As part of this activity you will be expected to take an active part in the overall activities of Prof. Michael Sheng’s research group, to present research progress regularly at the group meetings and to publish papers in well regarded computing conferences and journals. Where appropriate you may also be asked to assist with the supervision of PhD research students.

* Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria below, and attach your CV (including a list of two referees), a statement of research interests and achievements.


• A PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline (or thesis submitted)
• Demonstrated research excellence in computing as evidenced by ongoing publications in top tier journals and conferences in data analytics, data mining, Web technologies, machine learning, and knowledge discovery
• Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in English 
• Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders


• Experience in supervision of PhD students
• Experience in grant proposal development

Specific Role Enquiries:  Professor Michael Sheng, Head of Department, Computing at

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan at
Applications Close: Friday, 11 November 2020 at 11:55pm

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