Senior Research Fellow in Blockchain

Boroondara, Australia
13 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • 3 year fixed term contract, Hawthorn location
  • Level C ($115,855 - $126,327) plus 17% super

About Blockchain at Swinburne

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

The Australian research and innovation eco-system sees blockchain as an enabler of hugely disruptive and empowering in both public and private sector applications. As the key element of Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 Strategy, Swinburne is fast developing its research and innovation capabilities in blockchain research. Swinburne’s presence and partnerships in Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and Stuttgart have enabled Swinburne to immerse itself in the world’s most mature innovation ecosystems to fast track these developments.

About the job

As our Senior Research Fellow, you will contribute significantly to research and innovation at Swinburne in relation to future blockchain technology development. You will undertake research into blockchain technologies to investigate practical issues such as fintech applications, supply chain, Internet of Things, e-health, trade and exchange platforms, and cryptocurrencies. As part of the role, you will also be involved in supporting and furthering partnerships with industry for mutual benefit and potential commercialization. You will also contribution to the operation and management of the university’s blockchain innovation lab. 

With your track record of research output, you will establish yourself as a future leader in blockchain research pursuing funding opportunities such as grant-funded Fellowships and contract research to establish yourself as independent researcher. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cryptography or relevant fields
  • Demonstrated capability and track record of publication in conducting high impact research in computer science, software engineering,
  • Extensive knowledge in blockchain technologies.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) on +613 9214 4856. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on 

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 9th July 2018

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