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Research Associate in Cyber Security

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Work type: Full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: 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 cyber security, computer science, information technology and electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, and civil engineering as well as aviation, to graduates and professionals who will be Australia’s future technology decision-makers.

This research position will develop novel cyber risk assessment methods using machine/deep learning algorithms in the internet of things and combat systems. The successful applicant will pursue method development, implementation and evaluation in various internet of things-based combat testbeds.

About the Role:

Role:                                  Research Associate in Cyber Security
Salary:                               Academic Level A $99,325 - $106, 237 plus 17% Superannuation   
Positions:                          2 x Full time 35hrs per week
Employment type:            Fixed Term appointment for 2 years
Eligibility:                          Ability to obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance

 About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:              

  • Hold a PhD (or close to completion) in cyber security, computer science, information technology, engineering or a relevant area/ discipline that complements the breadth of expertise of the School.
  • Proven ability to conduct high-quality research, development of Internet of Things security, cyber risk assessment, and machine/deep learning applied to cyber security.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with high-level programming languages such as Python, R, C, C++.
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct innovative and independent research.
  • A record of papers in high quality journals and/or conferences of high ranking in the field.
  • Ability to conduct high quality teaching in a university environment and willingness to undertake teaching duties as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills appropriate for interacting effectively team members, collaborators, and colleagues across the faculty.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team showing initiative and taking direction as appropriate to the situation.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks within agreed time frames, with suitable supervision.
  • Has Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and the ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.

In your application, please upload a 2-page pitch addressing the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description. In order to view the Position Description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for Jobs@UNSW Portal.


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 Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

The successful candidate will need to have the ability to obtain and maintain a minimum baseline security clearance.

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.

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

Dr Nour Moustafa, Senior Lecturer
P: 0416817811

Applications Close: Sunday, 17 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.

       Any questions about the application process - please email

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