Updated: 28 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1001368
Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science

The Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science contains 17 full-time staff who specialise in optimisation, data science, and automation and control for complex systems. The Centre is part of the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences, which brings together Curtin University’s expertise in data science, artificial intelligence, and digital technologies. Other major collaborative ventures in the school include the Optus-Curtin Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, the ARC Industrial Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science, the Cisco Centre for Networks, and the Curtin Institute for Computation.

Your new role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Statistician to join the centre.

In this position, you will provide statistical expertise to support projects with Defence Science and Technology and other industry, government, and university partners.

You will use your statistical knowledge to design experiments, analyse data and develop statistical programs using modern software packages such as R.

Furthermore, you will write reports, deliver presentations for internal and external stakeholders, participate in proposals for research funding and work in partnership with industry and government to translate project findings into real-world impact.

There will also be opportunities for you to work with and mentor undergraduate and honours students.

We are looking for someone with...
  • An honours qualification in statistics
  • A strong background in statistics, mathematics, operations research, and computational methods
  • Excellent computing skills and experience working with relevant programming languages and platforms such as Julia, Python, and R
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain mathematical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • The ability to translate high-level, loosely defined business challenges into precise problem statements that can be tackled using statistical and data science techniques
  • Experience with inter-disciplinary research and consulting

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Ryan Loxton on 08 9266 9218.

About us

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.

For more information on our university, please visit 

Join us!

Your application should include a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role. 

To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.
Applications close: Monday, 2nd January 2023, 9pm AWST
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks.
Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at ‘Negative Vetting Level 1’. The successful candidate may be required to undertake work on, or be provided with, technical information restricted by defence. In accordance with these restrictions, any applicant born outside Australia or who holds, or has previously held, citizenship or permanent residency of a country other than Australia will be required to declare and indicate the country or countries of birth, citizenship or permanent residency. Restrictions on access to defence articles and associated technical data by dual national employees may apply.

More information on this clearance and assessment procedure can be found here:

*Please note that our offices are closed from COB Friday 16th December with our team returning Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process after this time, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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