Research Fellow in Computer Science

Canberra, Australia
$94,287 to $107,381
09 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B, Research Fellow
Salary package: Base salary ranges from $94,287 to $107,381 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Employment type: Fixed Term, 2 year appointment (the appointment may be extended subject to performance and availability of further funding)

Position overview

The Computer Systems Group at ANU is a world leader in studying the performance and trustworthiness of software systems. The group comprises faculty, researchers, doctoral students, and other students, and collaborates internationally. We work closely with Australia’s national cyber security agencies.

The Group invites applicants to join its expansion of research to address problems of vulnerability discovery and mitigation at industrial scale, driven by national security priorities. This includes application and development of novel techniques in static and dynamic binary analysis, fuzzing, reverse engineering, debugging, symbolic and concrete execution, and abstract interpretation.  Our goals include developing new methods in grammar inference applicable to fuzzing to support vulnerability discovery at scale.

We seek a post-doctoral researcher with a strong profile and experience in programming languages and/or software tools, applicable to cyber security. The applicant will be expected to have a leadership role within the group, including supervision of doctoral students and research staff, as well as producing novel research in vulnerability discovery and mitigation publishable in the highest impact venues.

Further enquiries

For further information regarding the position please contact either:

Professors Steve Blackburn via email: Professor Tony Hosking via email: Closing Date: 31 August 2017

Position Description:  Research Fellow - Level B - Position Description.pdf

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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, listed on the position description. 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. A brief research statement in the context of the project proposal. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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