Australian National University (ANU)

Associate Research Fellow

Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

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Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601

Fixed Term

Closing at: Jun 23 2024 at 23:55 AEST

Classification: Academic Level A

Salary package: $80,914 - $101,560 plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full time, Fixed Term (Up to 12 months) 

The Associate Research Fellow will be located at the ANU School of Computing. They will undertake research in the development and application of new methods, models, and software for phylogenetic analyses, in particular, implementations of the proposed models and methods in the widely used IQ-TREE software.

About the College

The ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics (CECC) comprises three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering.

The School of Computing has a strong foundation in computing and information sciences at ANU. We are a transformative centre for research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer systems and software, and theoretical foundations of computing. We span traditional and modern thinking, connecting decades of computer science methodologies with modern data and computational science. Our mission is motivated by the need to design, drive and sustain strategic activities via five broad focus areas: Computing Foundations, Computational Science, Intelligent Systems, Data Science and Analytics, and the Software Innovation Institute. Be part of an innovative and forward-looking intellectual agenda, built on a diverse, inclusive culture.

About the opportunity

This position is a fixed term for a period of 12 month appointment to contribute to the developments of new models and methods for phylogenomics. 

Applications are particularly invited from researchers who undertake high impact collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, and whose interests contribute to the activity cluster, School, and College. 

Longer term and/or ongoing appointment may be offered in exceptional cases subject to performance and budget availability as well the candidate’s demonstrated capability and desire to complement the College’s strategic agendas in teaching, research and broader engagement within the University and community.


To enquire about this role, please contact Dr Minh Bui, Associate Professor, E: 

Our commitment to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity

ANU is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and particularly welcomes applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is practice in the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics to actively seek a gender mix of shortlisted candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit   

We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break, had career disruptions or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of the higher education sector. We support applicants who require flexible arrangements in their work environments or patterns. If your experience looks a little different to what we’ve described, but you’re passionate and motivated by this position, we welcome your enquiry and application. 

What we offer

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. We also offer generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, staff and family tuition fee discounts, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, visit:  

How to apply

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents: 

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including a full publication list and the names and contact details of at least two referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. 
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria. 
  • A 2-page statement outlining your research objectives for the next 2 years if appointed.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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