21 Nov, 2021

Research Engineers | Natural Language Processing and/or Computational Linguistics

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Job Description

Acknowledgement of Country 

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation.  

How we can thrive together to solve Australia's data-driven challenges 

  • Data61 are at the digital and data heart of Australia's national science agency - CSIRO  

  • Working collaboratively with the largest group of digital technology researchers in Australia  

  • A unique opportunity to seamlessly work across disciplinary boundaries and make an impact at a national scale!  

Do you have a desire to be part of Australia’s leading research team within the field of Natural Language Processing?

These opportunities will also suit you if you desire to see your contributions make a meaningful positive impact across our nation! 

Life at Data61 and how you can be part of our mission 

CSIRO’s Data61 is at the forefront of digital science and innovation, leading both in developing new research as well as working across disciplines and sectors to apply technologies and drive impact.  

As a key project delivery team member in the Language and Social Computing (LASC) team, you will focus on client-based research and development. You will be part of a research team that focuses on language technologies, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR).  Your work will be to research and develop software and platforms that enables new text-based data science. Your work will enable government and industry innovations and help facilitate scientific discovery across various disciplines, such as social science, mental health, life sciences, agriculture, and the environmental sciences.  

We are committed to continuously building a diverse, inclusive, and flexible working environment where all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.  

The opportunities that we are offering 

We are seeking Research Engineers within the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR) and Machine Learning (ML) to join CSIRO’s Data61. You will join a team that specialises in data science projects involving human language data, including (but not limited to) scientific literature, social media data, technical literature, and corporate documents. We are offering indefinite opportunities with locations available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or remote where requirements can be met. Apply now to register your interest!

A bit more about you!

We’re interested in hearing from people who can demonstrate the following:  

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in software engineering, computer science or a relevant field. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software engineering best practice. 
  • Expertise in Java, Python and Web application technologies.    
  • Experience with search engine and database technologies, and cloud computing/server-side management. 
  • Sound experience with Natural Language Processing and/or Artificial Intelligence projects. 
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills for both internal and external audiences.  

CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society.  

Who is eligible to express their interest 

To be eligible to work within this role in CSIRO you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or hold valid working rights throughout the duration of the tenure. From there, you will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.  

Where to from here! 

If you are interested in opportunities within Data61’s Natural Language Processing division, and meet the above candidate requirements, please apply to register your interest!  If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your EOI (Expression of Interest), you can contact Careers.Online@csiro.au.

Who will view my EOI: Data61 Research Directors, Group Leaders and Talent Acquisition are partnering together to review your expression of interests. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks where there is a potential match to an opportunity that may be your future role! 


This advertisement will remain open, and we reserve the right to withdraw this ad once we have successfully filled all vacant positions.

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