First listed on: 24 June 2022

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Responsible AI


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The Opportunity

  • Do you have a PhD in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence? 
  • Contribute to the development and adoption of AI in Australia.
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia.

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

CSIRO’s Data61 is driving the development and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Australia. The development of AI-based systems introduces new fundamental challenges to conventional software engineering methods and tools. There are challenges across the software engineering lifecycle including requirements, architecture/design, development and reuse, verification and validation, and operational monitoring and evolution of AI-based systems.  

We are seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to lead world-class research in Software Engineering for AI, to advance knowledge within these areas. They will join the Software Engineering for AI (SE4AI) team and make independent and collaborative contributions to the development of new ideas, empirical studies, collaborative projects, methods, and technologies for SE for AI including for AI-based systems.

Your duties will include:

  • Under limited direction, assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carry out research investigations, requiring originality, creativity and innovation.  
  • Address problems promptly and in a constructive manner, selecting the most profitable lines of attack upon a problem, preparing detailed design proposals and experimental protocols.  
  • Undertake in experimental and/or observational research activities, often requiring the supervision and/or training of others to ensure experiments are established in accordance with research design, or as required.  
  • Draw on professional expertise, knowledge of other disciplines and research experience, recognise opportunities for innovation and generate new theoretical perspectives by pursuing new ideas/approaches and networking with research colleagues across a range of disciplines.  

Location:   Eveleigh, NSW
Salary:  AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of 3 years
Reference:  85661

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as software engineering, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Research experience Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Graph Processing/Graph Neural Networks and Recommender Systems or Computer Vision.
  • Computational and programming skills (e.g. Python, R, or C++) to build prototype systems and conduct analyses.
  • High-level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to all candidates, including international candidates. 

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

25 July, 11:00pm AEST

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