First listed on: 17 November 2021

Research Fellow, Computer Science

Strengthen JCU’s computer science capacity to support our research in infectious disease and epidemiology


  • Fixed term appointment to 31 December 2023
  • Be at the forefront of improving tropical public health.
  • Develop & conduct research activities in computer science / bioinformatics
  • Achieve your career goals whilst enjoying a tropical lifestyle


We offer an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow, Computer Science($95,937 - $113,201) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). A full time, fixed term appointment to 31 December 2023, this position can be based at either the JCU Bebegu-Yumba campus in Townsville or the JCU Nguma-bada campus in Cairns.


What you can accomplish in the Role

The Research Fellow, Computer Science will develop models and software programs in disease simulation: specifically, mathematical modelling of emerging infectious diseases relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. As part of the Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) you will contribute to research projects that improve tropical public health by developing a strong evidence base for healthcare. Encouraging collaborations across AITHM, JCU and other institutes, you will participate in other research projects, teaching activities and supervision of postgraduate students as well as presenting research at both local and international conferences.


What you will bring to the Role

An enthusiastic and motivated Scientist, you will have experience in a quantitative field such as: physics, engineering, applied mathematics, computational biology, clinical epidemiology, health economics, bioinformatics or biostatistics. With the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, you will produce high-quality code based on requirements and specifications worked out with other team members.  You are forward thinking, innovative and creative and can demonstrate an excellent publication record in peer reviewed journals and a proven ability to develop and lead research projects.


A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months. Please let us know if you wish to be considered for further positions should they become available.



JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.


We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • attractive options for salary packaging


How to Apply

Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 17700

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