First listed on: 28 August 2019

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Intelligence

The Opportunity
  • Do you have a PhD in Maths, Statistics, Computer Science or similar?
  • Use your skills to increase health system productivity, safety and quality!
  • Kick-start your research career at CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years’ relevant postdoctoral work experience.  These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system. Over their appointment, all CERC Postdoctoral Fellows undertake a learning and development program to enhance their capabilities towards becoming independent researchers.

As the CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Intelligence, you will contribute to collaborative projects between the e-Health Research Program and health partners to help improve evidence driven patient flow management in Australia’s healthcare system. Through these projects, you will advance the science behind mathematical and algorithmic techniques for managing processes and resources in healthcare delivery.

Your duties will include
  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead 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.
  • Obtaining ethical and legal approval for use of health data.

Location: Melbourne (Parkville) VIC Australia
Salary: AU$83k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 62539

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 (or part time equivalent) of relevant postdoctoral research experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in statistical modelling/inference and/or operations research.

  • Proficiency with programming languages/packages, such as R, Matlab, and Python, including the ability to programme new analyses, clean and structure data, develop stochastic simulations, and develop and validate appropriate models.

  • Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team to prototype research ideas and develop them into demonstration and/or proof of concept systems.

  • High-level communication skills including the ability to present research outcomes at national and international conferences.

  • A sound publication record in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers or reports.

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

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

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 - D&I Strategy

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

26th September 2019 (11 pm AEST)

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