OPTIMA Education and Outreach Officer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jul 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0056529
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part time (0.5FTE); Fixed-term
Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 - $96,536 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Science

Science at the University of Melbourne is among the most highly ranked Faculties of Science in Australia*. Science is defined by its research excellence in the physical and life sciences and is at the forefront of research addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

We have over 150 years of experience in pioneering scientific thinking and analysis, leading to outstanding teaching and learning and offer a curriculum based on highly relevant research, which empowers our STEM students and graduates to understand and address complexities that impact real world issues and the challenges of tomorrow.

About the Role

The Education and Outreach Officer position is situated within the ARC Training Centre in Optimisation Technologies, Integrated Methodologies, and Applications (OPTIMA).

OPTIMA is based at the University of Melbourne in Parkville, with a second node at Monash University in Clayton. OPTIMA is expected to conduct world-class research and provide training for research students working in industrial optimisation. The research program focuses on model-based and black-box optimisation methodologies relevant to a broad range of industry partner optimisation challenges. A multidisciplinary approach is expected, drawing from techniques developed in mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering, and economics.

The incumbent will be based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne in Parkville. The Education and Outreach Officer is responsible for assisting the Centre Manager in delivering the Centre's education program and growing the Centre's outreach presence across a range of audiences, including schools, government, industry, and the community. The incumbent is responsible for seeking broader community exposure to the Centre's research outcomes offered by the Centre.

Responsibilities include:

About You

You will have the ability to manage workload through changing priorities, peak periods and other centre deadlines and have highly developed interpersonal skills with a proven ability to interact with a diverse range of people in an organisation and a commitment to quality service. You will possess a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to provide creative solutions to problems and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Studies or work experience in an optimisation field is desirable but not essential.

You will also have:

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].