Research Fellow

at UNSW Sydney

  • One of Australia's leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia's global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

About UNSW Law

Ranked 14th in the world, UNSW Law is Australia's leader in progressive and rigorous legal education and research. Inspired by principles of justice, UNSW Law through its teaching, research and community outreach, promotes a holistic understanding of law and its role in society. UNSW Law includes more than 90 academics, many of whom are leaders in their areas of research interest.

The Faculty's research is organised around a range of centres and disciplinary clusters. In this role, you would be leading the Cyber Security research stream in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation. The Hub is an independent community of scholars based at UNSW Sydney. As a partnership between Allens and UNSW Law, the hub adds breadth and depth to research on the diverse interactions among technological change, law, and legal practice.

About Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC)

The CSCRC has been funded for 7 years by the Commonwealth Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program and has also attracted significant funding from its participants. The CSCRC is an industry-driven collaboration to create and enhance Australian cyber security capability. With two research programs, 'Critical Infrastructure Security' and 'Cyber Security Solutions as a Service', the CSCRC will deliver innovative research, education and training outcomes that solve core challenges for public and private sector partners, with flow on effects for broader industry and community. The CRC Program supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.

About the role

  • Level A: $75,069 - $100,090 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Level B: $105,108 - $123,908 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Level C1: $127,663 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • 2 year fixed-term appointment
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

This role is funded by CSCRC and will work closely with CSCRC to develop and engage in high quality, impactful research projects that contribute to cyber security in Australia. The role will focus on law and policy as applied to cyber security challenges.

The position reports to the Director, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

Level A

  • Supporting and developing research initiatives in consultation with the supervisor in the area of cyber security law and policy.
  • Conducting literature reviews and analysis and contributing to high quality academic publications
  • Preparing reports, presentations and manuscripts for an expert audience and peer review.

Level B (in addition to the above)

  • Preparing abstracts and grant applications
  • Supervising of honours theses and HDR students
  • Disseminating research results through writing of high-quality articles and reports for well-regarded journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners

Level C1 (in addition to the above)

  • Leading research and projects in the area of cyber security law and policy
  • Designing, developing and delivering outcomes measurements, as well as delivering workshops to industry partners, if necessary
  • Building and maintaining new partnerships and collaborations and contributing to business development activities

Specific requirements include:

Level A

  • A PhD (or equivalent doctoral-level qualification) in Law or undergraduate/JD degree in Law with a PhD in a related discipline
  • Experience and/or interest in research on law and policy as they relate to cyber security
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and the ability to write for both legal and non-legal audiences
  • Must be eligible to apply for an Australian Government Security Clearance

Level B (in addition to the above)

  • High level qualitative research and demonstrated excellence in publishing in leading journals relevant to cyber security
  • Strong track record of high-quality publications and conference presentations
  • Ability to maintain a sound governance framework for research activities and ensure appropriate ethics approval, reporting and documentation of research outcomes.

Level C1 (in addition to the above)

  • A strong track record of publications in relevant well-respected peer-review journals, attracting competitive research grants and funding
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop and lead evaluation research and measurement of outcomes
  • Proven experience at effectively leading research projects and managing and developing research teams

Please address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Hayley Randall

Talent Acquisition Consultant

T: 02 9385 0962

Applications close: 11:30pm 29th March 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Sydney New South Wales Australia

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