Research Fellow in Computer Science

Canberra, Australia
$94,287 to $107,381 per annum
06 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B

Salary package: $94,287 to $107,381 per annum, plus 17% superannuation

Employment type: Fixed term period of 3 years

Position overview

The Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is one of the premier engineering and computer science research institutions in the world.  Comprising the Research School of Computer Science and the Research School of Engineering, both are recognised as research leaders in their respective areas continuing the tradition of excellence in research and research-led education.  CECS collaborates on research projects with government departments (federal and state) and multinational corporations, helping to accelerate research and development programs and to introduce new technologies to the marketplace. CECS offers a wide range of coursework programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and also supervises students for higher degrees by research.  We offer undergraduate degrees in engineering, information technology and computer science along with masters and doctoral postgraduate programs.

The Research School of Computer Science is seeking candidates for up to two research fellow positions in a project on use of planning in networked system security. The project is a collaboration between the ANU, CSIRO Data61 and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group. It's goal is to develop scalable approaches to planning model construction and maintenance, as well as algorithmic advances in planning under uncertainty and partial observability that enable scaling to networks of practical size.

We are looking for outstanding PhD graduates with a track record of research in the field of AI planning, ideally with an emphasis on robust planning under uncertainty and partial observability and large-scale knowledge engineering for planning. Experience in network security, pentesting, or software/system vulnerability analysis is also desirable but not essential. The positions are for 3 years (subject to successful regular project reviews), with the possibility of an extension to a maximum of 5 years.

Further enquiries

Please contact Dr Patrik Haslum: (preferably by email:; or alternatively by phone: +61 02 6218 3721).

Closing date: 11.55pm, Monday 31 July 2017

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

A statement addressing the selection criteria. A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.