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Research Fellow in Cyber Security and Privacy

University of Auckland, New Zealand - School of Computer Science

Location: Auckland - New Zealand
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th April 2021
Closes: 27th April 2021
Job Ref: 55563315

Ko te whare Pūtaiao | The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.

At Te Kura Mātai Rorohiko | The School of Computer Science has a strong research focus and our teaching programmes span a wide range of computer science subject areas including Data Science, Digital Security, Information Technology, Logic and Computation, and more.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are currently looking for a top early career academic working on topical aspects of Cyber Security and Privacy to join our diverse and internationally renowned School of Computer Science.

The successful applicant will join our School as a Research Fellow on a 2-year fixed-term contract to undertake high-quality research in any field of open systems.

The School is interested in top candidates from any field within Cyber Security whose research aims at increasing resilience towards cyber-attacks and protecting the privacy of users’ data. Research alignment with any of the major research groupings within the department would be advantageous.

These broad research groups are

  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • software engineering
  • computer networks, internet, and mobile computing
  • and theoretical computer science.

You will be expected to follow an independent line of research in the open systems field during your time here at the University of Auckland.

For more information about this role please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About us

This position will be supported by The Clinton Bedogni Fellowship in Open Systems Research. The University of Auckland, acting through the Department of Computer Science, has received and administers a memorial fund from the Bedogni family in commemoration of their eldest son, Clinton Bedogni, who died in June 2005. Clinton had a deep passion for computers and at the time of his death had developed an intense interest and capability in the Free and Open Source Linux Operating System.

The fellowship will be used to support an early career academic who is deemed most likely to become a leader in the field of open systems research. You will be associated with an academic mentor within the Department of Computer Science who researches in fields closely aligned with your own.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD that has been completed within the last 5 years and have an excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a 6.75% superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 27th April 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. Review of applications begins after the closing date.

For further information please contact Giovanni Russello, Head of School of Computer Science, by email at

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