Macquarie University is a member of a consortium of Australian universities that has been awarded a prestigious A$3.4M ARC/NHMRC "Thinking Systems" grant to develop a 'thinking head' - a breakthrough system that can learn from humans and will lead to advances in everything from hearing aids to mobile phones and video games. The consortium, led by the University of Western Sydney, also includes Flinders University and the University of Canberra, with international input from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Berlin.
The successful applicant will be responsible for spoken language utterance interpretation aspects of the project at Macquarie's Centre for Language Technology, and will contribute to the development of the general framework and the design, implementation and integration of various parts of the project. Reporting to Professor Robert Dale, you will work closely with the interdisciplinary team of engineers, computer scientists and psychologists spread across the project sites. Applicants should indicate the level at which they are applying or whether they wish to be considered at both levels.
Enquiries: http://www.clt.mq.edu.au/thinkinghead or Professor Robert Dale on (02) 9850 6331 or Robert.Dale at mq.edu.au
The position is available on a full-time (fixed-term) basis for a period of two years and subject to probationary conditions. Selection criteria must be addressed in the application.
Package (Level A): From A$59,694 pa, including base salary from A$50,442 to $A68,224 pa, 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. An appointee with a PhD will be appointed to a minimum of Step 6 on the salary scale, currently A$63,601 pa.
Package (Level B): From A$84,949 pa, including base salary A$71,783 to A$85,121 pa, 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
Applications must be made via the University's online position application system at http://www.mq.edu.au/jobs/; look for job reference 20860.
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