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Research Scientist (Human Centric Security)

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU Sydney, NSW, AU Canberra, ACT, AU Adelaide, SA, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

 

  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency!
  • Flexible work arrangements! Mix of home and office.
  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative workplace that values you and your career development.

 

The role of Research Scientist/Engineer staff is to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO’s strategies. The Research Scientist/Engineer may be engaged in scientific activity ranging from fundamental research to the investigation of specific industry or community problems. The Research Scientist/Engineer will have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, play a lead role in securing project funds, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts.

The Research Scientists will work closely with leading Research Scientists and Engineers within the Distributed Systems Security group. They carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO with the possibility of novel and important scientific outcomes. They present the findings in appropriate publications and at conferences.

As part of the Human Centric Security team within the Distributed Systems Security Group, this role will contribute to realising the Data61 focus on AI and cyber security, as well as humans and machines. In particular, this role will build on the work already done to ensure effective collaboration between humans and machines/AI/robots to develop security solutions. There is growing acknowledgement that the best results follow when humans work collaboratively with machines, in both physical and digital worlds. Collaborative intelligence, or the symbiotic relationship between humans and machines working together, can help remediate the existing imbalance in digital adoption and advance the rate of digital transformation. This role will grow the team’s capacity in the development of AI-related technologies focused on leveraging human factors to strengthen cyber security and invisible security that can support seamless human-system integration. 

Your duties will include:

  • Contribute to projects and carry out research to develop collaborative (human and machine) intelligence to support human decision making in a number of different cyber security scenarios.
  • Contribute to projects and carry out research to develop robust AI techniques to use behavioural human factors to strengthen cyber security understanding, application and adoption.
  • Contribute to projects and carry out research in human-in-the-loop/human-out-of-the-loop/AI-in-the-loop/AI-out-of-the-loop to develop robust AI techniques to identify the best fit in a number of different cyber security scenarios.
  • Contribute to projects and carry out research to develop invisible security mechanisms to support humans and machines working together.
  • Contribute to projects and carry out research in explainable AI with a humanistic focus to support the notion of making cyber security accessible to all Australians. 
  • Contribute to projects and carry out research to develop a strong and usable cyber security gamification platform that incorporates collaborative intelligence. 
  • Contribute to the writing and publication of high-quality articles acceptable to high-rank conferences (CHI, ASE, ACM CCS, WWW, IEEE S&P, NDSS) and high impact journals (TOCHI, TOSEM, AI).

 

Location: All major capital cities in Australia considered

Salary: AU$105,806 - AU$114,500 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 18 months

Reference: 90664

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline area, such as Computer Science, Data Sciences, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Communications or Software Engineering, and 3 years work experience as a postdoctoral fellow or equivalent.
  • Experience in developing robust AI techniques to strengthen cyber security understanding, application and/or adoption.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research activities and development in AI and machine learning and having the ability to undertake research in human centric security.
  • Proven ability to conduct high-quality research, development and implementation in AI and human centric security with publications in top tier security conferences (CHI, ASE, ACM CCS, WWW, IEEE S&P, NDSS) and high impact journals (TOCHI, TOSEM, AI), or similar level conferences in other domains.
  • Experience in applying research outcomes in solving practical/industry problems, preferably in the area of human centric security and AI.
  • Demonstrated record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability and willingness to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
  • Experience with Unity or a similar gamification platform.
  • Ability to work effectively as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary, regionally dispersed research team, and foster an environment in which there is a high level of cooperation within and between teams, as well as the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • Demonstrated professional and respectful behaviour and attitude in a collaborative environment.

 

For full details about this role please view the Position Description

Eligibility

Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 

About CSIRO

At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 


Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

24th December 2022, 11:00pm AEST