University Postdoctoral Fellow (Deadline: April 19, 2018)

Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies

University Postdoctoral Fellow (Deadline: April 19, 2018)

Position: University Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: The Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (CREST), University of Adelaide, Australia
Type of Research Activities: Experimental and Applied in close collaboration with industry/government partners
Salary Range: Salary: (Level A) $67,894 – $91,425 per annum plus 9.5% employer’s contribution to superannuation
Project: ResEarch Program on Tactical Information Resilience (RePTIR)

Project Lead: Professor M. Ali Babar (

Duration: 24 month fixed-term (Further extension is possible based on the performance and funding availability)
Deadline: April 19, 2018
Further details and application procedure:

Expression of Interest (EoI) are also welcome for the future opportunities in Cyber Security and Software Engineering: There will be several opportunities for PhD and Postdoc in the area of Cyber Security as the University of Adelaide is a key partner in the recently announced Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre in which Professor M. Ali Babar is leading one of the eight themes: Platforms and Architectures for Security Solutions as Service. (

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Position requirements
To be successful you should have:

  • PhD in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or closely related area (Completed)
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting and publishing high quality research on one or more of the topics related to Engineering Secure Software for Hyper-Connected Tactical Systems Built for/with IoT, Edge and Fog Computing and Big Data
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of one of or more of Secure Design and Validation for Large Scale Systems, Blockchain Based Technologies, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience or willingness to gain knowledge of domains like Digital Health Care, Smart Utilities, Defence Systems, and Autonomous Transportation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more programming and/or scripting technologies for software design and implementation for building and evaluating prototypes and/or automation tool.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting a research team by contributing to the mentoring of PhD and graduate/undergraduate students
  • Knowledge and/or willingness to gain knowledge and carry out research related to cyber security
  • Track record and/or ability to contribute to research proposals for seeking external funding.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria / ‘Knowledge and Experience’ section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Professor M. Ali Babar, +618 8313 4478 or email:

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply