First listed on: 15 February 2020

CSIRO Science Leader On-device Machine Learning for Embedded Systems 

The Opportunity
  • Make a difference! Join CSIRO at an exciting time for data driven science
  • Lead cutting-edge research relating to powerful machine learning algorithms
  • Join CSIRO's Data61 - Australia's largest data innovation group

As a CSIRO science leader you will be responsible to establish a cutting-edge research program on high-performance machine learning (ML) algorithms for networks of tiny distributed sensors. Collaborating within the wider CSIRO, you will build world-class edge ML solutions that transform data collection across conservation, agriculture and other industries from cloud-based offline analysis towards actionable information in a scalable and timely manner.

Your technical background will enable you to tackle data challenges in intelligent and autonomous embedded sensing systems, including low-power operation on a dynamic energy budget, in-situ algorithms for information processing, data analysis, and distributed machine learning under highly bandwidth-constrained communications. Additionally, you will be expected to contribute to productisation and deployment of the intelligent IoT systems in the field and should be well versed in defining scientific workflows for spatial and time series sensor data and deploying production ML pipelines.

As part of this key leadership role, you will:
  • Act as a trusted advisor, based on knowledge of client’s business and an understanding of their needs.
  • Anticipate industry and/or community needs and market direction through client liaison/networking and identify and adapt quickly to changes.
  • Within broad guidelines, use professional expertise, knowledge of other disciplines and research experience/achievements to formulate, develop and complete an approved research program with general direction as to the aims of these activities.
  • Communicate research results to clients and the scientific community through oral and written reports, which may include the preparation of documents for patent applications.

Location: Pullenvale, QLD
Salary: An attractive salary package will be offered
Tenure: Indefinite with an initial five years specific science leader funding
Reference: 65061

A successful science leader will:

  • Be recognised by their peers as making a significant contribution in their field of science or engineering;
  • Have a track record of translating scientific outcomes into impact;
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate at the intersection of disciplines;
  • Bring an extensive network which they will actively share across the whole organisation, engaging and satisfying multiple stakeholders; and
  • Have the ability to mentor a team of talented postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students and attract distinguished visiting researchers.
  • Have publications in top-tier venues broadly on the topics of networked embedded systems and machine learning and more specifically on systems research in embedded systems, networking, information processing, and inference/learning from sensor data under resource constraints. Of particular value are publications and results on reducing complexity of deep learning algorithms, validation of ML algorithms on embedded microprocessors, and techniques for scalable learning, such as semi- or weakly- supervised learning;
  • Demonstrate experience with deployments and validation of embedded networked systems in real world environments. Evidence of leading project teams towards successful outcomes;
  • Have experience in development and deployment of scientific workflows for spatial and time series sensor data.

To discuss this pivotal role in more detail, click on the link to the brochure below and make contact now.


Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. D&I Strategy


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Who we are

CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

How to Apply

Before applying, please call/email the contact person indicated in the brochure at the link above.

Applications Close

Friday 27th March, 2020

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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