Data Scientist

Contact: Beena Ranjit
Location: Canberra
ID: 816
Closing date: 24/12/2018

A government department in Canberra is seeking the services of an innovative Data Scientist to use cutting-edge technologies to provide actionable insights, innovative strategies and tailored solutions for the department's business areas. You will work on advanced analytics projects in the natural language processing and supervised / unsupervised learning domains.

Skills Requirement


  • 3+ years’ experience developing data science solutions with demonstrated achievements and knowledge of machine-learning and natural language processing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field (e.g. physics, engineering, computer science, etc)
  • Advanced skills in R of Python including expert level understanding of relevant ML packages and libraries
  • Good project management skills with the ability to manage project resources and risks.
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to explain technical data science concepts to stakeholders from non-technical backgrounds.


  • 5+ years’ experience developing data science solutions with demonstrated experience with various machine learning algorithms and workflows.
  • Masters or PhD in a field relevant to machine learning (mathematics, bioinformatics, computational linguistics etc).
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of contemporary approaches used in the fields of machine learning and natural language processing.

The role requires the candidate to be an Australian Citizen and hold Baseline clearance prior to commencement.

The contract period is from Jan 2019 to June 2019 with 2*6 months extension options.

The role closes to receipt of applications by 11am  2nd January 2019.