Data Scientist

Location: Launceston TAS

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Job no: 495248
Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

Data Scientist

  • Full time, fixed term position until June 2024
  • Based in Launceston, at Mount Pleasant
  • Undertake research into industry aligned data science problems in the agricultural and food sector.

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a research institute responsible for supporting sustainable agricultural and food sectors through high-impact research, development, extension, and education within Tasmania.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Centre Leader of Agricultural Systems, the Data Scientist is a mentor role responsible for providing expert advice and guidance to staff and students of the University in the scientific planning, design, data analysis and reporting of the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural (TIA) Research and Development and Industry Engagement.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide advice to staff and students in scientific planning, design, data analysis and reporting.
  • Mentor staff and postgraduate students to carry out tasks.
  • Lead the training of staff and HDR students in statistical programming applications.
  • Deliver the learning and teaching of scientific planning, statistical design, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Lead research activities that enable agricultural sectors in Tasmania to use digital data.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Refereed publications and a track record of research funding success.
  • Experience in the delivery of teaching.
  • Knowledge of the statistical methodology.
  • Experience in the use of R, C and Python.
  • Machine learning concepts and techniques.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or Academic Level C and will have a total remuneration package of up to $158,046 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $135,082 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply:

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Caroline Mohammed, Centre Leader, Agricultural Systems, or 03 6226 2921.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 21 Jan 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Feb 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time

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