Research Fellow in Cybersecurity, Malware Detection

RMIT University School of Computing Technologies



  • Full-time, fixed term (3 years) position available

  • Salary Academic Level B1 + 17% Super

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDR) role is to be employed as part of the newly awarded ARC Discovery grant (that is titled “Preventing Exfiltration of Sensitive Data by Malicious Insiders or Malwares”). The Postdoctoral Research Fellow takes the major responsibility to design, implement, and test the new methods for data exfiltration, and mentoring higher degree research candidates.

About You

To be successful for this appointment, you will have:

  • Extensive research and/or industry experience in cybersecurity, preferably around malware detection.

  • Extensive experience in large-scale systems design, implementation, and testing.

  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs in the areas of cybersecurity, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links.

  • A strong work ethic, and the ability to work well independently, and as a member of a broader team, including with industrial partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and/or supervise higher-degree research candidates.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.


Mandatory: A PhD degree in Computer Science related field is required.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check and other checks as required by the specific role. Maintaining a valid Working WithChildren Check is a condition of employment at RMIT.

About the School

The School of Computing Technologies is a centre for digital innovation, world class research, and education in STEM via streamlined collaboration across relevant disciplines.

The School is led by the Dean, School of Computing Technologies, and has three disciplines:

  • Cyber Security & Software Systems (CSSS)

  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DSAI)

  • Interaction, Technology & Information (ITI)

Our PhD students and faculty conduct world leading research in many areas of Computing and Computing applications, including in:

  • Search and Recommendation

  • Human-Computer Interaction

  • Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing

  • Data Science, Machine Learning, and Big Data Analysis

  • Cybersecurity

  • Distributed Computing

  • Software Engineering

  • Digital Health

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Professor Zahir Tari via email  

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Applications Close:

19 June 2024 11.59 pm

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