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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Intelligence

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The Opportunity


  • Do you have a PhD in Maths, Statistics, Computer Science or similar?
  • Use your skills to increase health system efficiency, productivity and safety
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation


Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for up to three years and will work closely with a leading Research Scientist or Engineer in their respective field. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.


In this exciting opportunity, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Health Intelligence Group and contribute to multiple research projects in this area.


In this postdoctoral fellowship, you will apply and build on key skills such as algorithm development, as well as researching and developing complex concepts and theories.  Specifically, you will work in the areas of modelling, prediction, scheduling and optimisation to support evidence-based healthcare with improved productivity, safety and quality. 

Your duties will include


  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research which, where possible, leads to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Contributing to and delivering projects conducted by the Health Intelligence team tackling problems in patient flow and health service delivery.
  • Developing new and applying existing algorithms, concepts, theories, tools and techniques in the areas of modelling, prediction, scheduling and optimisation to support evidence-based healthcare with improved productivity, safety and quality.
  • Adapting and/or developing original concepts and ideas for new, existing and further research.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of literature and patents.
  • Preparing papers for publication and presentation at conferences.


Location: Melbourne (Parkville) VIC

Salary: AU$82k - AU$93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 59852

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field.
    Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Knowledge and skills in mathematical optimisation and/or operations research.
  • To be proficient in programming languages/packages such as R, Matlab and Python.
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • High-level communication and representation skills.
  • A record of scientific innovation and creativity, plus the ability & willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.


For details about who to contact and for more information about this postdoctoral fellowship, please view the Position Description


We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.


Flexible Working Arrangements


We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance



At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close


28th January 2019

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