Grant-Funded Researcher B, School of Computer Science

Adelaide, Australia
29 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level B) $100,933 to $104,624 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

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

Contribute to research projects developing novel methods for resilient and antifragile wireless networks.

The School of Computer Science is seeking to recruit a Grant-Funded Researcher at Level B in programmable networks.

Join a multi-disciplinary team of defence, networking, AI, and mathematic researchers to develop and investigate new approaches for; a fully programmable infrastructure for defence networks that are compatible with old and new defence bearers; harnessing the diversity provided by multiple bearers and multiple domains to build networks that dynamically and securely adapt to changing environment with machine learning based traffic control and antifragile programmable networks: Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to build networks that are not only robust to changes but also improve with external and internal stressors.

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 ECMS. 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 computer science  or related fields such as mathematics, electrical and electronic engineering, and physics.
  • To be eligible to hold a Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence security clearance as defined at 
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting and publishing high quality research on one or more of the topics related to software defined networking, admission and congestion control in wireless networks, and machine learning for networks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with empirical research in software defined networking.
  • Commitment to the principals of equity, diversity and inclusion and ability to contribute to the diversity of the School community.

Due to the requirement of needing to be eligible for an Australia Department of Defence security clearance, this opportunity is only open to applicants who hold Australian citizenship or are eligible for Australian citizenship at the time of application.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework  and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning, high-level mathematics and architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 29 August 2021. 

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

A/Prof. Hung Nguyen
School of Computer Science
P: +61 (8) 8313 6214

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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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