Postdoctoral Research Associate, Autonomic Computing For Res...

As a strategic priority, Swinburne University of Technology is investing in recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate to carry out research and development (R&D) tasks in a key project focused around Autonomic Computing for Resilient Cyber Operations. This project is in collaboration with both Data61 and Defence Science and Technology (DSTG). In this role, you make a significant contribution towards the development of critical solutions to issues associated with distributed autonomic computing for autonomous cyber defence.

You will have the opportunity to work under the direction of distinguished Chief Investigators, Professor Ryszard Kowalczyk and Associate Professor Bao Vo on this project which fall directly within the University’s major areas of research focus – cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and distributed systems.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.
Swinburne’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real-life problems. If you’re interested in working on today’s most exciting challenges, collaborating with leaders in their discipline and being supported by some of the best technology and facilities in the country, then you should be at Swinburne.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Earned Doctoral Qualification (or nearing completion) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or another relevant field
  • Emerging track record of research and development, evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • Expertise in multi-agent technology, autonomic computing and distributed constraint optimisation problems
  • Proven experience in resilient systems and cybersecurity

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Onsite childcare
  • Discounted gym memberships – including Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC)
  • Free access to the HALC swimming pools

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Prof Ryszard Kowalczyk, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, on

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Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.