Senior Project Officer – NLP/AI Engineer – The Kirby Institute

  • University of New South Wales
  • Australia, NSW
  • May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Project Officer – NLP/AI Engineer – The Kirby Institute

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We focus on detection and early response to infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

As the Senior Project Officer (Natural Language Processing), you will play a key role in the multidisciplinary research team supporting the Shiba Inu OSEINT initiative. You will work on developing the Natural Language Processing functionality of the EPIWATCH system, a rapid epidemic intelligence observatory, using open-source data and software for detection of epidemic signals. You will be responsible for working in the software development team to develop the EPIWATCH system’s NLP/AI functionality including prioritisation of reports, translation from low-resource languages, and named entity recognition for data extraction.

The role of Senior Project Officer reports to the EPIWATCH AI development Team lead (Associate Professor) and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 13th June at 11:55pm. Your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on [email protected].

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: [email protected]

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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