Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Cryptography/Automation University of Queensland School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Australia

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Cryptography/Automation

 

Job no:507415

Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications

Work type:Full Time - Continuing

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

 

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

 

Job reference number - 507415

 

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. Details of the School may be accessed on its website at http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/

The role

 

The position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security is responsible for undertaking research; teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including course coordination; research higher degree student supervision; and professional activities in the field of Cyber Security with a focus on cryptography and cyber security automation.

 

The appointee will contribute to the University’s new cyber security initiative, with research work expected to be focused on the intersection of applied cryptography, artificial intelligence, software engineering and cyber security.

 

This appointee also serves as an interface with the School of Mathematics and Physics, and AusCERT – a leading Cyber Emergency Response Team for Australia located in UQ (https://www.auscert.org.au). The collaboration with the School of Mathematics and Physics provides access to expertise and equipment in quantum computing, quantum error correction and key distribution, while the collaboration with AusCERT provides access to cyber security expertise and a treasure-trove of anonymised network security data, opportunities to evaluate research outcomes in operational enterprise networks, and access to member organisations on the front-line of contemporary cyber security issues.

 

Cryptography position:–

 

We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in applied cryptography including but not limited to threshold cryptography, lightweight cryptography, post quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution and management, practical homomorphic encryption, cryptanalysis, data privacy-preserving techniques, and engineering of cryptographic applications according to international standards. Experts in other emerging cryptography research areas are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cryptographic solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in cryptographic and coding technologies.

 

Automation position:-

 

We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in cyber security autonomy and automation, covering areas including but not limited to exploit generation, reverse engineering, symbolic execution, program testing, fuzzing, vulnerability detection and mitigation, security information and event management. Experts with experience and interest in applying machine learning and AI planning to cyber security are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cyber security solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in vulnerability discovery and exploitation technologies.

The person

 

    PhD in the area of computer science, software engineering, cyber security, mathematics or related fields.

    Demonstrated expert knowledge supported by a track record of original thinking, high quality publications, and fresh approaches to cyber security research.

    Demonstrated teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    An ability to establish effect relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

    Evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications.

    Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the development and conduct of joint research projects, especially projects that are interdisciplinary and contribute to the strategic direction of the School and the UQ Cyber Security Initiative.

 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 

 

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

 

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

Remuneration

 

This is a full-time appointment at Academic Level B/C.

 

The remuneration package for Level B will be in the range $95,771 - $113,728p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,061p.a.).

 

The remuneration package for Level C will be in the range $117,319 - $135,276p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $137,263 - $158,273p.a.).

 

Advertised: 16 Apr 2019

Applications close: 19 May 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Times


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