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CSIRO Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Blockchain-based IoT Security and Privacy

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  • Do you have knowledge in IoT network issues relating to resource-constraints?
  • An exciting opportunity to conduct novel research with real-world impact!
  • Join CSIRO and kick-start your research career!

The Position

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide experience that will enhance career prospects and facilitate the development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

Owing to the terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant full time (or part time equivalent) postdoctoral experience.

CSIRO’s Data61 is seeking a Postdoc Fellow to focus on decentralised security, privacy and trust for the internet of Things underpinned by Blockchain.  In this position you will conduct research at the cutting edge of IoT and Blockchain research.

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Under the direction of senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.

Location:      Pullenvale QLD
Salary:          AU$80K - $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified Term of 3 years
Reference:    49181

To be successful you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in network security, privacy, and trust methods, including blockchain
  • Knowledge of IoT network issues relating to resource-constraints, scalability, and disruption-tolerance
  • Demonstrated experience in distributed algorithms and systems covering areas such as consistency and synchronisation

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position Details Document

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

Find out more!  CSIRO Balance

Our Commitment to you:
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. We emphasise an individual’s growth and development which is supported by interacting and learning from world leading scientists and engineers, who provide the opportunity to challenge, transform and innovate new ideas. CSIRO’s Data61 is committed to sourcing the brightest and best talent to become part of the Data61 family, and contribute to creating Australia’s data driven future.

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please load your CV (Maximum 2MB) via our website at You may also be required to respond to some screening questions.  Where text responses are required, to avoid being timed out of the system we recommend that you prepare your responses off line and paste them into the appropriate spot prior to submitting your application.

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, 12 November 2017

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