First listed on: 05 March 2019

Research Scientist - Health Data Interoperability

The Opportunity

  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Health and Biosecurity!
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

CSIRO is looking for a Research Scientist to undertake health informatics research and make a significant contribution to multiple projects undertaken by CSIRO and in collaboration with other academic and commercial partners. These projects will include the development and deployment of novel algorithms and tools that provide clinical decision support from health data. The successful candidate will join a high-performing team working within the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC). The position makes a hands-on contribution to solving the research challenges found in clinical terminologies, electronic health records, natural language processing, semantic data management, data mining and data analysis. The role also offers a unique opportunity for the Research Scientist to translate their research into practice with impact on both Australian and international e-Health programmes.

Your duties will include

  • Developing innovative concepts, theories, tools and techniques related to the representation, acquisition, analysis and processing of health data
  • Obtaining ethical and legislative approval for use of health data
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of computational informatics solutions through qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Liaising with clients to determine their needs and taking personal responsibility for client satisfaction
  • Supervising students and junior staff.

Location: Herston, QLD
Salary: AU$97K - AU$105K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 60768 

To be successful you will need

  • A doctorate and research experience in a relevant discipline, such as computer science, information technology, engineering or an equivalent field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in natural language processing (e.g. information extraction, information retrieval, machine learning)
  • Familiarity with Clinical Terminologies such as SNOMED CT and the Human Phenotype Ontology
  • Knowledge and experience with Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in research innovation, problem solving and the application of knowledge, as evidenced by publications and research experience
  • Advanced programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, JavaScript) and software design (API design and RESTful architectures)
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team to prototype research ideas and develop them into demonstration and/or proof of concept systems. In addition, a demonstrated ability to interact with external/internal collaborators and stakeholders
  • A track record of science innovation and creativity, plus the ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

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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. 

Apply Online

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

Applications Close 

23:00 AEDT 4 April 2019

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