First listed on: 15 January 2018

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship - IoE Security & Trust

  • Work with leaders in the field and conduct novel research with real-world impact!
  • Help build our Nation's defences against cyber attack
  • Join DATA61 and kick-start your research career!

The Position

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide experience that will enhance career prospects and facilitate the development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

In this Postdoctoral Fellow role you will lead the Data Trustworthiness in the Internet of Everything (IoE) project, and undertake novel and world class research, leading to reputed international publications.

The practical project output is a demonstration system embodying intellectual property designed to protect IoE systems in domains of national importance such as agriculture, health and environment. With the number of internet-connected devices set to almost double by 2020 with the emergence of the IoE, the opportunity for attacks is growing rapidly. The postdoc’s work will develop technology to diminish this threat.

Under the guidance of the Distributed Security Systems Group leader within the  Software and Computation Science Program at CSIRO's Data61, you will undertake research and actively collaborate with well-known Australian (UNSW) and International (Purdue University) academics in the field.

Data61 envisions a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security industry with greater resilience to cyber threats in business, to enhance confidence in the digital economy by bringing together exceptional people from research and industry.  Data61 is building a network with industries and academic communities both nationally and internationally.

Location:      Marsfield, NSW
Salary:          AUS$83K - AUS$91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Reference:    46663

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as computer science, electrical engineering, information technology or communication engineering.

Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must have no more than 3 years full-time postdoctoral research experience.

  • Proven ability to conduct high quality research, development and implementation in security and trust.
  • A record of publications in quality, peer reviewed journals and top tier conferences such as IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, Usenix Security, Crypto and Eurocrypt or similar.
  • The ability to understand the state-of-the art security and trust solutions and apply them in real-life application scenarios.
  • Experience in developing trust and security solutions in distributed systems such as Internet of Things and sensor networks.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • Experience in applied cryptography and/or developing distributed trust solutions (e.g., data provenance, blockchain, etc.) would be an advantage however is not essential.

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

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

AT CSIRO WE INVENT THE FUTURE - We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Our solutions make a difference to industry, people and the planet.

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. - WE COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE

CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

Our Commitment to you:

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. We emphasise an individual’s growth and development which is supported by interacting and learning from world leading scientists and engineers, who provide the opportunity to challenge, transform and innovate new ideas.  CSIRO’s Data61 is committed to sourcing the brightest and best talent to become part of the Data61 family, and contribute to creating Australia’s data driven future.

How to Apply:  Please upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter, ensuring that you have provided enough information relevant to the selection criteria for this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability.

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEDT, 28 Jan 2018

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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

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