Research Fellow in Cyber Security (Critical Infrastructure)

The University of Queensland
St Lucia, Queensland 4072
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This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

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

The primary purpose of this position will be to undertake research in cyber security, engage in postgraduate and honours theses supervision, and support contract work and grant application development, industry research collaborations and other activities associated with the School and its Cyber Security Research Group. The research fellow will gain access to state-of-the-art industrial control systems equipment through the UQ Energy TestLab, and specific domain expertise through collaboration with healthcare and energy research groups at ITEE.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of cyber security, computer science, software or electrical engineering, mechatronics, information technology, mathematics or applied cryptography.

You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of cyber security, technical knowledge of critical infrastructures, industrial control systems, healthcare systems or applications of machine learning into cyber security research.  In addition you will have a strong track record of publications, demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years at Academic Research Level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $95,771  - $113,728 per annum plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,061.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To submit an application for this role, please click the following link: All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Full CV with publication list
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: 19 Nov 2019 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time


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The University of Queensland
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