First listed on: 20 August 2019

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship - DATA61 and the Cyber Security CRC 

  • Are you interested in carrying out innovative, impactful research in cyber security?
  • Want to collaborate closely with some of the best cyber security researchers in Australia?
  • Join CSIRO for this exciting postdoctoral fellowship and kick start your career today!

The Position

CSIRO is currently looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in their DATA61 and Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) team. You will have an exciting opportunity to shape the effectiveness of cyber security in critical infrastructure in Australia through applied research and development.
You will be working closely with the research, industry and government participants in the Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) and DATA61 's Research in Distributed Systems Security and will collaborate in developing a stream of research and development that contributes to high quality journal articles.
You will focus on a particular theme of the CRC, mentioned in detail in the attached position description.
You will conduct research in the area of security automation, and application/software security, leading to reputed international publications such as IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, Usenix Security, or similar conferences.

Your duties will include

Under the direction of senior research scientists and engineers, CERC Postdoctoral Fellows:
• Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO
• Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals
• Prepare appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences
• Contribute to the development of innovative concepts and ideas for further research
• Make a contribution to the effective functioning of the research team and help deliver CRC's organisational objectives and plans
• Work collaboratively with colleagues within the CRC and Data61

Location:      Canberra, ACT
Salary:          AU$83k – AU$94k + up to 15.4% superannuation 
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Reference:    63001

To be successful you will need

• A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area such as such as Computer Science, Mathematics, or Information Technology.
Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
• Proven ability to conduct high quality research, development and implementation of cybersecurity such as network and systems security, application of ML in security, etc.
• Demonstrated track record of publications in top tier security conferences and journals.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
• Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of CSCRC stakeholders and students.
• Demonstrated ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including publishing in peer reviewed journals and/or authorship of scientific papers, reports, and presenting at national and/or international conferences.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description

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We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish - D&I Strategy

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Find out more about CSIRO Data61 and Cyber Security CRC.

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Thursday 19 September 2019 11pm AEST

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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