Post-doctoral Researcher at NICTA

The NICTA Optimisation Research Group is seeking outstanding researchers who have recently received their PhD to bridge the gap between research and industry in the areas of:

  • Optimisation solvers for global nonlinear optimisation, mathematical programming, and constraint programming;
  • Energy systems;
  • Logistics and supply chains;
  • Public transportation;
  • Environmental and societal resilience.

The Optimisation Research Group is one of the leading optimisation research groups world-wide. You will work directly with researchers who have a long record of pushing the frontiers in optimisation and developing optimisation systems that have changed the way businesses operate.

Our goal is not only to recruit outstanding people, but also to create teams that enjoy working together in a dynamic and flexible environment. NICTA is an EEO employer and promotes a culture of diversity and equality. The Optimisation Research Group is striving for gender balance and we therefore specifically encourage women to apply for this position.

As a Researcher, you will contribute to projects with major industry/government partners in a variety of sectors. You will push the frontier of optimisation technology and contribute to the implementation of decision support systems that will have a critical impact on the Australian economy.

In addition, you will be expected to continue building upon your international reputation by publishing papers and attending top conferences. You will also have opportunities for graduate-level teaching and supervision of PhD students.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD in computer science, operations research, or related areas, a strong background in constraint or mathematical programming, and good modelling and programming skills. Experience in designing and implementing sophisticated optimisation solutions is highly desirable.

Read more about the NICTA Optimisation Research Group on our website:

Competitive Salary: $85K-110K Australian, incl. superannuation.
Duration:2 years in the first instance.
Location: Canberra, Sydney, or Melbourne, depending on the application area
Relocation costs from overseas will be supported by NICTA, as well as the sponsorship of a working visa for the partner and dependents for the duration of the contract.

Apply via LinkedIn ( and include a motivation letter, short research statement, and names of 3 referees in your application (place all documents into one PDF or word document). Please direct any queries to Alessandra Stasi ( or Pascal Van Hentenryck (