CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in ML/AI: Classifying Radio Galaxies in Large Surveys

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
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The Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform will bring together a large number of world-leading experts to explore scientific questions using machine learning techniques. The focus of this position is to apply these methods to radio imaging from CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. ASKAP will undertake an all-sky survey called the Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU), which will increase the number of known radio galaxies from millions to 10s of millions. The success of EMU relies on machine learning techniques to find patterns and objects in the radio images, and thereby automatically classify radio galaxies and their multiwavelength counterparts. You will work at the interface of astrophysics and machine learning to enable cutting edge astrophysics.

Essential selection criteria include:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a Platform-relevant discipline area, such as computing, astrophysics or physics. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • A sound history of publication in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, grant applications or patents.
  • Solid knowledge of machine learning techniques and proven ability to develop and apply novel machine learning techniques to complex data sets.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • Knowledge of Python, Julia, C, C++ or equivalent.
Included Benefits: 

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science is committed to building a safe and welcoming workplace culture, and to implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. CSIRO offers a range of flexible working arrangements to support these initiatives. A discretionary research/travel allowance will be available, together with assistance with relocation and other benefits, including health insurance. We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work (through our 'Balance' programme).  Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.   We offer a vibrant and collaborative work environment. CSIRO actively supports a safe, healthy and enriching working environment for all staff.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Minh Huynh
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Postdoc position: ML/AI FSP