Grant-Funded Researcher (A/B) - Teletraffic Research Centre

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Mar 2021

Job no:505033
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A, Level B

(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum or (Level B) $99,441 to $117,627 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University. The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement. Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

A 2-year fixed term position is available. Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidates

Contribute to research projects developing novel methods for provable network security

The Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networks (CDCIN) is seeking to recruit a Grant-Funded Researcher at Level (A) or (B) in network security.

Join a project developing provable network security methods that use graph-based abstractions to verify policy compliance with government guidelines and best practices, to guard against Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), to protect networks against zero-day attacks, and to generate network configurations that are not only provably correct but are also human friendly.

The successful applicant will work closely on theoretical and algorithm development and implementation, assist on dissemination (project deliverables, publications, etc) across multiple related projects.  You will have a strong work ethic and the ability to work well independently and as a member of a broader team.  You will work closely with collaborators and co-investigators across multiple schools within ECMS. You will also be fluent in written and spoken English, with an ability to communicate scientific ideas to an expert audience, both orally and in writing.

To be successful at a level A you will need:

  • To have or about to complete a PhD in related fields such as mathematics, electrical and electronic engineering, computer science.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of network security, especially verification of network defence mechanisms such as firewalls, IDS and software defined networking.
  • Knowledge of reinforcement learning, neural networks and other machine learning approaches.
  • To be eligible to hold a Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence security clearance
  • To demonstrate a commitment to the principals of equity, diversity and inclusion.

In addition to to the above, to be successful at Level B you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with various deep learning tools and a track record of effective deployment of these tools in network security.

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 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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. We proudly support gender and cultural diversity and are passionate about creating a more vibrant and enriching community of staff and students.  We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged.  To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements 
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria in the position statement. Application close 11:55pm, 14 March 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

A/Prof. Hung Nguyen
Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networks
P: +61 (8) 8313 6214

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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