First listed on: 11 December 2021

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Imaging and Computer Vision


Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

  • Do you have a strong background in computer vision, machine learning, data privacy, quantitative analysis, and programming?
  • Want to conduct world class research and development with a team of dedicated professionals?
  • Join the Imaging and Computer Vision Research Group at Data61!

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

The successful candidate will join the Imaging and Computer Vision (ICV) Research Group at Data61, the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency, to build innovative solutions for Australia. In this role, the Postdoctoral Fellow will join an internationally recognised multidisciplinary team to design and develop innovative privacy preserving machine learning methods for transforming images and videos using the concept of differential privacy while maintaining image quality and utility.

Your duties will include:

  • Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Collaborating with members of a diverse project team and external partners to ensure research directions can lead to lasting impact in application domains.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Producing high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.

Location: Sydney, NSW
Salary: AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 79840

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer science, cryptography and information security/privacy, electrical engineering, statistics, data analytics, applied mathematics, or similar.

Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

  • Solid knowledge and demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, differential privacy framework, applied cryptography, and the ability to understand and develop mathematically-founded machine learning algorithms and their implementation using deep learning platforms such as TensorFlow/TensorFlow Lite, PyTorch, Caffe etc.
  • Proficiency in Python, C++ or equivalent.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


To be eligible for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Australian temporary resident currently residing in Australia and be able to commence in the role by 30 June 2022.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

30 January 2022, 11:00pm AEDT

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