Research Fellow, Faculty of Information Technology

Melbourne, Australia
01 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 2 year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $68,040 - $92,343 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

The proliferation of mobile devices, sensors and social networks has created massive amounts of data about individuals, groups and organisations. The accessibility of this data through online computing services and communication devices has brought with it an abundance of security challenges, from privacy violations through to financial fraud and service interruptions.

The discovery of vulnerabilities in web applications before an attacker does can save companies millions of dollars. According to a 2018 study the total average cost of web application attacks in APAC over the past 12 months was $2.4 million per company, while the total average cost of DoS attacks was $1.1 million. Attacks on web applications are a constant threat for companies, with 43 percent of respondents reporting that web application security is more critical than other security issues faced by their organisations. Most critically, a vulnerability in a web application can be exploited remotely over the network from anywhere in the world.

At the forefront of research keeping us safe is the research undertaken by Dr Marcel Boehme, and you can make an invaluable contribution as part of this innovative team. The work being undertaken aims to develop stateful fuzzing techniques that can discover vulnerabilities that could otherwise be used for remote arbitrary execution attacks. The project will first tackle the challenges of statefulness and protocol interference before addressing the greybox problem whereby only the compiled x86 program binary of the protocol implantation or web application is available. This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious and committed researcher to take their career to the next level.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Dr Marcel Boehme, 03 9902 0454,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 30 October 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT

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