First listed on: 06 June 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Financial Engineering 

  • Do you have a strong background in financial engineering?
  • Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship on offer - kick-start your research career
  • Join CSIRO's Data61 - Australia's largest data innovation group

The Position

CSIRO Data61 has an exciting career opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a strong financial engineering background to work in quantitative risk research. This 3-year Postdoctoral Fellow position will be based at Docklands in Melbourne, working within the Decision Sciences Research Program.

In this exciting role you will:

  • Be a member of the highly successful RiskLab team of applied mathematicians and financial engineers working to address challenging problems in cyber security risk, financial markets and the energy industries, both locally and globally.
  • Conduct research and consulting work on cyber security and optimisation of mitigation strategies.
  • Work on new mathematical approaches and numerical methodologies to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of exotic options-pricing, quantitative risk and optimal decisions under uncertainty for investment valuations.
  • Conduct independent research on new concepts, numerical methods and technologies in risk-management, and optimal decisions in valuations.
  • Publish research findings in conferences and key international journals.
  • Present research findings to peers and establish influence with key industry partners.

Location:      Docklands, VIC
Salary:          AU $80K - AU $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified Term of 3 years
Reference:    57044

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, with a major quantitative component, such as computational finance, applied mathematics, operations research, or related areas with experience in stochastic dynamic optimisation. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply high level mathematical expertise to solving complex problems in financial engineering related fields.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in computer programming skills and the use of computer language such as Java, C++, Matlab, and Python.  
  • Research and/or work experience in cyber security risk modelling, financial mathematics, options pricing, stochastic optimization (Real-options) or portfolio management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team to achieve organisational objectives and collaborate with industry colleagues.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary, and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organisational goals.

Before applying, we encourage you to read the full position description for this role. This document can be viewed at:

Position details document

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

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How to Apply:  To apply, please provide a CV as well as a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in brief, and upload these as one document. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Applications Close:  Applications will close 10:59pm (AEST) on Monday 2nd July 2018. 

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

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