Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Information Resilience

Hawthorn, Australia
Academic Level B
28 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES)
  • Full time position until July 2024
  • Academic Level B

About the Role

Swinburne University has a unique opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work as part of a multidisciplinary team at the Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES). The Centre aims at building workforce capacity in Australian organisations to create, protect and sustain agile data pipelines, capable of detecting and responding to failures and risks across the information value chain in which the data is sourced, shared, transformed, analysed and consumed. CIRES is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre, established in partnership with the Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Queensland.

Further information about CIRES can be found at

This position is currently located at the Hawthorn campus, however you may be required to undertake duties at any of the universitys campuses, or visit the Centre partners in Queensland. Thus, the incumbent must be willing to travel and work at a range of locations.

About You

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in computer programming and big data analytics
  • People skills. The ability to relate well to a variety of people from data science, humanities and social science backgrounds, and understand their data needs. Good oral and written communication skills in dealing with external contacts.
  • A demonstrated high degree of organisational and administrative skill to manage complex research projects including the ability to design and conduct research within a team environment, the ability to identify complementary expertise, and the ability to initiate appropriate collaborations.           
  • Demonstrated research project operational attributes including personal resourcefulness, individual initiative, ability to work independently and the ability to complete research deliverables with tight deadlines.


A PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Software Development, Statistics, or a related data intensive field, or in the Social Sciences with a strong quantitative focus.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

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Applications Close: 5 pm, Tuesday 19th July 2022

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Diversity and Inclusion

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Vaccination Requirements

Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


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