Fellow - College of Engineering and Computer Science Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science Australia



Job no: 527509

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Canberra / ACT

Categories: Academic


Classification: ANU Academic Level C

Salary package: $118,044 - $131,402 per annum plus 17% superannuation 

Term: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

  • Opportunity to work with the Australian government and the major banks on a high-impact strategic project
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to solving complex real-world problems
  • Flexible work arrangements


Position overview

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University’s reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations. CECS is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. Our academics and students are engaged in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research, in exciting areas such as renewable energy, robotics, telecommunications, biomaterials, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.


The Research School of Computer Science (RSCS) is unique in Australia. It includes a creative mix of staff and students that embrace the breadth of computer science profession. It is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. It contains world-class academics undertaking high-quality research, training of research students and delivering coursework teaching programs.


This position is a fixed term 3 years appointment to contribute to a strategic collaborative project between ANU, AUSTRAC and the major banks in Australia to build a real-time alerting system across the financial network using privacy preserving machine learning technologies. Applications are particularly invited from researchers whose expertise are in the areas of Privacy Preserving Machine Learning, Secure Multiparty Computations / Cryptography, and Distributed Graph Databases and whose breadth of vision reaches across traditional discipline silos. We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.


To enquire about these positions please contact Associate Professor Kee Siong Ng  P: 02 6125 3259, E: keesiong.ng@anu.edu.au 


ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion


The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit http://hr.anu.edu.au/employment-at-anu


Application information

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a full publication list and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form;
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria;
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your approach to coursework education and student project supervision;
  • A 1-2 page statement outlining your research objectives for the next 3 years if appointed;
  • Other documents, if required.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.


Given the sensitive nature of the information and project domain, the role may require for the successful applicant to obtain an Australian Security Clearance (NV1). To be eligible to obtain the clearance, Australian citizenship is required.


Position Description & Selection Criteria


Advertised: 12 Dec 2018 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 20 Jan 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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