First listed on: 07 October 2021

Cyber Security opportunities (multiple positions)


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How we can thrive together to solve Australia's data-driven challenges

  • Data61 are at the digital and data heart of Australia's national science agency - CSIRO 
  • Working collaboratively with the largest group of digital technology researchers in Australia 
  • A unique opportunity to seamlessly work across disciplinary boundaries and make an impact at a national scale! 

This is a fantastic opportunity if you want to actively take part in world-class research outcomes to deliver novel cyber security solutions that will educate and protect Australian communities. 

Working within our cyber security domain teams offers countless opportunities to be at the forefront of Australia’s research and see your contributions make a meaningful positive impact across our nation!

The opportunities that we are offering

We have a number of indefinite opportunities available for Research Scientists within our Cyber Security portfolio at Data61. Locations available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or remote where requirements can be met. Apply now to register your interest to join Data61 as part of a multi-disciplinary research team that will lead world-class cyber security research. 

Life at Data61 and how you can be part of our mission

CSIRO’s Data61 is at the forefront of digital science and innovation, leading both in developing new research as well as working across disciplines and sectors to apply technologies and drive impact.  

Our cyber strategy is based around the themes of building trustworthy and resilient cyber systems, risk-based cyber approaches, shared awareness, as well as strengthening the human and social dimension of cyber security. We are seeking you to join us and be a crucial member of our cyber security division. We have a wide range of research opportunities that include: 

  • Human centric security, AI collaboration to develop security solutions and invisible security. 
  • Security automation to counteract advanced malicious cyber actors using Machine Learning.  
  • Data privacy and confidentiality.  

We are committed to continuously building a diverse, inclusive, and flexible working environment where all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 

About You

We’re interested in hearing from people who can demonstrate the following:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as computer science, data sciences, cyber security, information technology, communications engineering, software engineering or applied mathematics. 
  • A demonstrated high quality research publication history in peer reviewed conferences, journals and/or reports within the field of AI and cyber security, and/or data privacy.  
  • Experience in applying research outcomes to solve industry problems, preferably in the area of human centric security, cyber security, data privacy or artificial intelligence/machine learning. 
  • Proactive and adaptable mindset to handle or lead research initiatives (ranging from undefined to perfectly defined requirements), and an ability to navigate around that and work collaboratively with the client.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to produce high calibre research papers, interact with external clients/stakeholder, and internal collaboration. 

CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society.?

Who is eligible to express their interest

To be eligible to work within this role in CSIRO you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, or hold valid working rights throughout the duration of the tenure. From there, you will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. 

Were to from here!

If you are interested in opportunities within Data61’s Cyber Security division, and meet the above candidate requirements, please apply to register your interest! If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your EOI (Expression of Interest), you can contact

Who will view my EOI: Data61 Research Directors, Group Leaders and Talent Acquisition are partnering together to review your expression of interests. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks where there is a potential match to an opportunity that may be your future role! 

Reference: 74837 

This advertisement will remain open, and we reserve the right to withdraw this ad once we have successful filled all vacant positions.

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