Grant Funded Researcher (B) - Network Security

The University of Adelaide
August 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:$ 111,031
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Contract Type:fixed term position
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(Level B) $ 111,031 to $ 123,210 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation

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

Contribute to research projects developing novel methods for provable network security.

The School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences is recruiting a research fellow to work on next generation network security technologies.

Join a world-class research group to work on a project developing provable network security methods that use higher-order graph-based abstractions to model networks and network security problems. Scalable algorithms developed for these models are then used to generate, check, verify and correct network/device configurations for correctness and security issues. The same framework will also be used to predict and plan security countermeasures.

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 SET. 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, you will need:

  • To have or about to complete a PhD in related fields such as mathematics, and computer science
  • Experience with system and network security
  • Outstanding publication record – relative to opportunity
  • The candidate must also be:

  • Eligible to attain and hold a Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence Security clearance;
  • 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; and
  • Commitment to the principals of equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience and knowledge of the following skills will be beneficial for the role:

  • Advanced abstract algebra
  • Network design concepts such as, topology, scalability, reliability, performance, security, quality of service (QoS), convergence, modularity, standards and protocols;
  • Machine learning and statistical inference;
  • Python, NetworkX, bash scripting;
  • Network emulation and virtualisation using either LXC or Docker containers;
  • RDF data format and SPARQL query language
  • Parser development
  • You will also have opportunities to develop your skills in these areas as part of your professional development.

    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 SET aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women and gender diverse people are particularly encouraged. You can visit more information in relation to Gender Equity on The University of Adelaide's website via this link: Gender Equity

    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 gender diverse academics to enhance and promote their career
  • On Campus 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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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    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, Monday, 5 August 2024.

    For further information

    We understand that a career change is a big decision. This role may even have you considering a move to Adelaide to embark on your next career chapter?

    If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this role, please contact us for a confidential discussion:

    A/Prof. Hung Nguyen School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences P: +61 (8) 8313 6214 E: [email protected]


    Lauren Richter Defence Security Institute Manager 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. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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