First listed on: 24 February 2017

Senior Research Scientist - Privacy Preserving Technologies

  • Are you an expert in both privacy and security?
  • Are you experienced at developing fundamental theoretical frameworks?
  • Do you have both industry and academic experience?

CSIRO Data61 is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly talented and motivated research scientist with an outstanding research track in Privacy Enhancing Technologies to join the Data Privacy team within the Cyber Physical Systems Program.

In this position, you will undertake world-leading research activities in the domain of online privacy with a focus on data-driven impactful research with real-life applications. This includes the development of privacy preserving algorithms for data release, analytics query and data processing in multiple strategic and industry-driven projects and the development of fundamental theoretical frameworks for efficient private data-centric multi-party collaboration and data sharing platforms.

You will lead a team of talented researchers with various experience levels and unique world leading profiles in Online Privacy within a vibrant research environment. The team is one of the worlds’ leading research groups in Privacy Technologies and aims to achieve the exciting and challenging goals of enabling the use of data in our digital economy while preserving individuals privacy. Research to be undertaken targets the most prestigious international publication venues and aims to educate Australia’s best undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here: Position Details Document

Location: Sydney, NSW
Salary: AU $106K to AU $124K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 27141


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As Australia’s national science agency, we’ve been pushing the edge of what’s possible for almost 90 years. Today we have thousands of talented people working across Australia and internationally. Our people work closely with industry and communities to leave a lasting legacy. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world.


CSIRO DATA61 is the result of a merger between CSIRO Digital Productivity and National ICT Australia (NICTA). In today’s data-focused world, there’s no doubt that numbers count. Data61 are the largest data innovation group in Australia, a connector that brings together technology innovators, businesses and universities to transform Australian industry and to help solve our greatest challenges.

How to apply:

To apply for this position you will be required to submit your resume and cover letter, as one document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications close Thursday 25th May 2017 (11:59pm AEDT).

 This is a readvertised role. Previous applicants need not apply.
For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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