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Research Associate in Networked Systems

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Work type: Full time, Part time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Associate Lecturer

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) offers a flexible, friendly working environment that is well-resourced and delivers research-informed education as part of its accredited, globally recognised engineering and computing degrees to its undergraduate students. The School offers programs in electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and civil engineering as well as in aviation, information technology and cyber security to graduates and professionals who will be Australia’s future technology decision makers.

Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate position within SEIT to work on a research project in wirelessly networked systems. The successful candidate will report to The Chief Investigator (CI) of the project. The position will involve research activity in multidisciplinary settings requiring skills in Computer Networks and Operating Systems, setting up networking testbeds and using programming languages. Good understanding  of wireless systems and their cybersecurity aspects will be considered a plus. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of research results and their publication in international journals, participate at a national and/or international conference/s.  Where negotiated with the project CI and Head of School, the successful candidate may undertake teaching responsibilities as appropriate.

About the Role:

Role:                       Research Associate in Networked Systems
Salary:                    Academic Level A $98,342 - $105, 185 plus 17% Superannuation         
Term:                     Full time, Fixed Term appointment up to 2 years

About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:              

  • Hold a PhD in a computer science, preferably with a focus on networked systems.
  • Have experience with open-source networking and software data packets processing frameworks, such as OpenWRT and/or SDN controllers.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to develop networking applications for computers and commodity hardware.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills appropriate for interacting effectively team members, collaborators and colleagues across the faculty.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team showing initiative and taking direction as appropriate to the situation.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to complete tasks within agreed time frames, with suitable supervision.

In your application you should systematically address the Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Dr Faycal Bouhafs
Tel (VOIP): 02 5114 5124 

Applications Close: Friday 8 July 2022 11:30pm AEST

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

At UNSW Canberra, we celebrate diversity and understand the benefits that inclusion brings to the university. We aim to ensure that our culture, policies, and processes are truly inclusive. We are committed to developing and maintaining a workplace where everyone is valued and respected for who they are and supported in achieving their professional goals. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Women at all levels, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People with Disability, LGBTIQ+ People, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares our commitment to inclusion to apply.

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