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Senior Research Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Theme: Real Time Monitoring of Cyber Threats)

Reference no: 492678
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Bathurst, Canberra, Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Research Only/Fellowship

  • Excellent opportunity to be part of a unique partnership with CSU and the Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre!
  • Demonstrate your high level research skills
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits

The Role

  •  Full time, Fixed Term (up to 3 years)
  •  Level B - $92,117 to $109,391 p.a (plus 17% superannuation)
  •  Bathurst, Canberra or Wagga Wagga

You will be responsible for:

  • Conducting high quality research and contributing to knowledge through scholarship, publication and presentation and execute a research plan that aligns with CSU’s Research Narrative and objectives including securing external funding and maintaining up-to-date research records within CSU’s research database
  • Supporting and liaising with the cyber security researchers within the university and across the CRC consortium to ensure high quality research outcomes
  • Contributing to the preparation of research proposal submissions to the CRC and external funding bodies
  • Assisting in the supervision of PhD and honours thesis students

To be successful you will have:

  • A PhD relevant to the computing discipline, computer science, information technology or related areas in cybersecurity such as criminology, information security or intelligence.
  • Excellent research track record in computer science, information technology or related areas in cybersecurity as demonstrated by publications in top-tier cyber security, information security, or related areas journals and conferences.
  • Demonstrated capabilities to conduct leading research in the areas of information security, threat intelligence, cyber threat modelling, cyber threat early warning systems, threat sensor systems and implementation of such systems and/or a record of research demonstrated capacity to make an autonomous contribution.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is member of the consortium which has been successful in establishing a $140 million Cyber Security CRC (Cooperative Research Centre).  The Cyber Security CRC consists of 23 participants including leading companies such as Optus, CSCIO, Datacom and Tata Consulting and crucial government agencies such as the Attorney General’s department and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).  State governments including from New South Wales to Western Australia are also members of this industry led consortia. 

CSU leads and co-leads the Cyber Security CRC projects on:

  • Privacy preserving data in a hyper-connected world
  • On real time monitoring of cyber threats
  • Actively contributes in other themes in the CRC

CSU is the largest provider of post-graduate degrees in IT with a strong focus in cyber security through its School of Computing and Mathematics in Australia. Courses offered at CSU reflect the research expertise in this area. On the national security front of cyber security CSU offers programs in intelligence analysis and a Masters of Terrorism and Security Studies through its Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security.  Our newly launched programs in this area, the Master of Cyber Security and Master of Cyber Security and Investigations have been well received with a large number of student enrolments in 2018.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting: 

Professor Steven D'Alessandro | CSU Cyber Security CRC Theme Lead| | Ph: 02 6338 4286

Applications Close: 11pm, 4 November 2018

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