Senior Research Engineer

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 30/09/2019

Job Category:

Education / Research

Job description:

Classification: Senior Manager 1
Salary package: Negotiable
Term: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

  • Be part of a high profile ANU project delivering cutting edge research and engineering services
  • Develop new techniques and build a software solutions which is making a difference to previously unsolved problems experienced by key partner agencies in the Australian Government and industry.
  • Flexible work arrangements in an innovative and diverse team.

College overview

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is dedicated to contributing to The Australian National University’s reputation for excellence in research and research-led education, bringing together expertise across a range of areas to reimagine the role of engineering and computing for future generations. CECS is a diverse and vibrant community dedicated to discovery and to making knowledge matter. Our academics and students are engaged in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research, in exciting areas such as renewable energy, robotics, telecommunications, biomaterials, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.

Software Innovation Institute

The Software Innovation Institute is a flagship initiative of the ANU bringing together some of the world's best researchers, engineers and students from a range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds to address government and industry challenges at scale. The Institute builds complex software engineering solutions for clients by developing and translating new research techniques in machine learning, data science and computer science to solve previously unsolved problems.

Position overview

This position is a fixed term for a period of 2 years appointment (extensible based on performance) to contribute to development of a Fintel Real-time Alerting system to surface money-laundering and terrorism-financing risks in the financial system. Applications are invited from experienced researcher engineers with expertise in cryptography, confidential computing or related areas.

We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

Longer term and/or ongoing appointment may be offered subject to performance and budget availability as well the candidate’s demonstrated capability and desire to complement the Software Innovation Institute’s strategic agendas in research translation, research, teaching, and broader engagement within the University and community.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Jochen Trumpf, Director of the Software Innovation Institute E: or Associate Professor Kee Siong Ng E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

Application information

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a full publication list and the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • (Optional) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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