Research Fellow in Engineering

Macquarie University

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺


• Collaborate with leading academics and researchers
• Build your academic networks
• Generous employee benefits and access to flexible work arrangements


We are seeking talented and enthusiastic researchers who have a strong research interest and growing reputation in hydrology and water resources with demonstrated interest in applications of data science and modelling. The successful candidate will support the research of Professor Lucy Marshall, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering and will collaborate with members of her research group, located at Macquarie University and at two other Australian universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to make a vigorous contribution in one or more of the following research areas and contribute to the supervision of PhD and MRes research students:

  • developing and testing new approaches to water resources modelling,
  • application of Bayesian inference methods to environmental problems,
  • machine learning and data science applications,
  • undertaking analysis and modelling with remote sensing data,
  • novel approaches to uncertainty quantification, especially as applied to environmental problems.

About You

You will have completed a PhD in a related discipline area. You will bring your strong research expertise to a multi-disciplinary team and help the team to develop and evaluate real-world systems for consumers. We are looking both for academic rigour and outputs, as well as proven problem-solving experience, and ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders. You will be an excellent communicator, passionate about your research, and enjoy working in a dynamic team.

About Us

In Macquarie’s Faculty of Science and Engineering you’ll join a team of passionate cross disciplinary researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia’s most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world’s first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation in 1964, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Our campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives our community the freedom to think and grow. Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct with more than 300 leading companies, our students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while our staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter (2-3 pages) that demonstrates how you meet the selection criteria below.

Essential criteria

  • PhD in statistical modelling or a closely related area in statistics, data science, engineering or mathematics
  • Demonstrated research ability that supports the Executive Dean’s research interests
  • A strong record of research achievements as evidenced by high quality publications
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate students
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience of presenting research results at scientific meetings
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computing skills including in programming in R

Desirable criteria

  • Potential to generate collaboration and funding from industry.

Salary Package: Level B from $110,274 to $130,472 p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term for 3 years.

Specific Role Enquiries:

General Enquiries: Bec Newman, HR Consultant at

Applications Close: Friday, 17 March 2023 at 11:59pm (AEST)

Macquarie University’s goal is to increase the proportion of women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and diverse peoples of all backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) roles. Applications are considered holistically, and candidates are encouraged to apply even if they may not feel strong on every individual selection criterion. For more information, please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page 

If you’re already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you’ll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:17/03/2023 11:59 PM

Diversity and Inclusion

Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Flexible Work

At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.  





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