First listed on: 23 June 2020

Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist in Systems 

The Opportunity
  • Contribute to transforming the safety and security of computer systems
  • Use your expertise and assist with leading research projects in real-world systems
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia

The Position

CSIRO’s Data61 is seeking to appoint a Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist in Systems to work alongside our world-leading scientists within our Trustworthy Systems group. 

In this role you will provide scientific leadership, develop and pursue research agendas within the context of our vision for fundamentally transforming the safety and security of computer systems for the better.

You will follow the latest research to advance the state of the art in lowering the cost and time for producing high-performance, formally verified software.

This position is initially for 3 years, with possibility of conversion to indefinite, subject to funding and strategic alignment.

Your duties will include
To be successful you will need
  • A doctorate in Computer Science in Systems, or Programming Languages or Security with a strong Systems focus.
  • A track record of publications in top Systems venues (SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, ASPLOS, EuroSys, Usenix ATC).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to publish research results, prepare reports and present the results of scientific investigations at international conferences and stakeholder meetings, evidenced by a solid record of publication in top-tier conference proceedings.
  • Strong track record of developing/improving large code bases implemented in systems languages (assembly, C, C++, Rust, Cogent).

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position description

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

Who we are

CSIRO’s Data61 business unit is the largest data innovation group in Australia, bringing together approximately 600 research and development staff working in digital technologies to create benefit for Australia. Data61 develops Australia's future leaders with its strong 300+ PhD student program in collaboration with our best universities across Australia.

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