Information Technology: Industry Readiness and Applications
Job No.: 658918
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: The scholarship may be held for up to 3.5 years (full-time) for Research Doctorate (PhD) studies; up to two years for Research Masters studies (MPhil); and up to one year for Honours (Hons) and Coursework Masters (MSubject) studies.
Students who enrol in the one-year Honours and Coursework Masters programs may apply to a PhD program on completion of their initial program.
Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance, at current value of $40,500 AUD per annum for PhD or Masters of Philosophy and $10,000 AUD for Honours and Coursework Masters (tax free stipend)
This opportunity is limited to Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, NZ Citizens and a person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australia, without any limitation as to time.
This program will tackle hurdles that are roadblocking quantum-safe security technologies and innovative industry applications of quantum computing.
It will deliver novel quantum-safe cryptography technologies to protect online systems from QC attacks, and accelerate the adoption of quantum-enhanced cybersecurity, AI, optimisation and simulation algorithms across Australian industries – aligning with the Digital Economy 2030 strategy.
We are looking to recruit postgraduate reseearch students (at either Honours, Masters thesis, or PhD level) for the following three projects with our industry partner Senetas. Senetas is a global leader in cybersecurity based in Melbourne, Australia. Its hardware and software products protect commercial, government, defence and critical infrastructure data in over 40 countries.
Diversity drives innovation
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including those without a traditional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) background.
We help our students unlock their full potential and shape the future of quantum and quantum-safe emerging technologies, with the understanding that diversity in thought and backgrounds is crucial for innovation.
Our program is designed to bring together a community of creative thinkers from various disciplines, building a collaborative and inclusive environment for learning and discovery.
Preliminary program coursework has been developed to help candidates from different backgrounds achieve proficiency in key topics.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be domestic students as per the Higher Education Support Act at the time of award.
Domestic students include:
a. Australian citizens,
b. Australian permanent residents,
c. a person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australia, without any limitation as to time; or
d. a New Zealand citizen
Scholarships are available for students at Honours and all postgraduate levels across Australian universities. Visit www. nsclab.org/NGGP-Security/index.html for more information.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholarship holders must enrol in a full-time degree.
Commonwealth supported students enrolled in Honours and Coursework Masters programs are also eligible to apply for Next Generation Graduates Program scholarships.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our CSIRO Next Generation Graduate Program - Quantum Information Technology: Industry Readiness and Applications.
Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability. Details of the relevant requirements are available at www. monash.edu/graduate- research/future-students/apply.
Scholarship holders must undertake industry placements with industry partner(s) of the program within which the student enrols.
Students must register and complete the coursework component of the Next Generation Graduates Program within the within the first 12 months of receipt of a scholarship.
Students who receive a scholarship are expected to undertake their training in Australia and endeavour to remain in Australia for two years following completion of their degree.
Applicants must show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to conduct self-motivated research within a high-performing and target-driven group of researchers. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Zoom if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.
The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by February 2024.
Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) which shall comprise:
Please submit your EOI via www. monash.edu/it/nextgen/quantum-information- technology/apply-now-link.
About the project - Professor Ron Steinfeld, [email protected]
About submitting an EOI - Faculty of IT Graduate Research Team, fit- [email protected]
Monday 18 December 2023, 11:55pm AEDT
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