Postdoctoral Researcher (A/B) - Resilient Platform Interfaces

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jun 2024

16 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Computer science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

16 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

(Level A) $95,241 to $102,040 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

(Level B) $107,276 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term position for up to 2 years.

This is a fantastic opportunity be part of the Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability - a collaborative partnership between the University of Adelaide and UNSW. This opportunity is also advertised by UNSW.

Our team is seeking a collaborative Postdoctoral Researcher (Level A/B) to work on a project within Defence Trailblazer - “Resilient Platform Interfaces” for an initial period of up to two years.

The project goal is to develop and demonstrate a deployable solution concept capable of:

  • Interfacing a platform via vehicle OBD-II port and CAN bus interface on a communications router
  • Demonstrate robust defence-in-depth (multi-layer) OT/IT cybersecurity for traffic originating from the OT to IT and vice versa.

This cyber resilience goal is consistent with the doctrine of maintaining freedom of action and manoeuvre in the cyber domain. To learn more about the program, you can visit the link here:

To be successful at Level A you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability in conducting and publishing high quality research on one or more of the topics related to the project topics 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with empirical research in IoT security;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a professional and collegial manner, and to build rapport with all levels of academic and professional staff within a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to promote the organisational values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery, and a commitment to positively comply with the associated behaviour expectations

To be successful at Level B you will also need:

  • Postdoctoral research experience in a leading university, publicly-funded research organisation or industry laboratory

Desirable experience:

  • Experience with CAN bus and its security issues and the ability to generate new offensive security ideas on CAN systems and develop proof of concept of these ideas
  • Experience with working with IoT hardware, especially CISCO devices

Qualifications at Level A:

  • To have or about to complete a PhD in computer science or related fields such as electrical and electronic engineering, mathematics or physics

Qualifications at Level B:

  • A PhD in computer science or related fields such as electrical and electronic engineering, mathematics or physics

The successful candidate may be required to hold or attain an Australian government security clearance.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position, referring to the selection criteria, in no more than 2 pages.

Applications close 11:55pm, 16 June 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Hung Nguyen
Associate Professor
School of Computer & Mathematical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 8313 6214
E: [email protected]

You'll find a full selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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