Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - School of Computer Science

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Dec 2020

Job no:504724
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation may apply

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.

Fixed-term position available for 2 years

Make significant contributions to the state of the art in optimising and automating cyber security operations and security big data analytics

Work in close collaboration with our research partners from industry and government sector and other research providers to develop next generation of methods and tools for supporting engineering of big data security analytical systems.

You will be working in a team that is highly knowledgeable and skilled in developing and/or evaluating software security and resilience solutions by leveraging applied Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) approaches and technologies. This position is particularly focused on research on inventing new knowledge and tools for supporting Software Security Intelligence by leveraging ONSIT data and approaches, advanced data analytical frameworks, contemporary software engineering paradigms like DevOps or Progressive Web Applications (PWA). You will be expected to carry out research and development activities that would have significant impact on our industry collaborators’ abilities to design, evaluate, deploy, and operate secure and resilience hyper-connected, hyper-mobile, and hyper-virtualised software systems aimed at supporting mission critical processes. This position also presents several opportunities to engage and collaborate with our international collaborators in Europe and USA.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or closely related area.
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting and publishing high quality research on one or more of the topics related to Software Security Intelligence, Security and Privacy by Design and Engineering Software for Information Interoperability and Resilience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Empirical Research using qualitative and quantitative methods, applied ML/DL/NLP for quality of software and development processes and Security in.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience or willingness to quickly learn and apply qualitative and quantitative data analytical tools and well-known ML libraries/packages.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.

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. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity, 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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Your faculty's broader role

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. Application close 11:55pm, 3 December 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Ali Babar
School of Computer Science
P: +61 (8) 8313 4478

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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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