First listed on: 19 September 2019

Research Fellow in Cyber Security (Threats and Risks)


  • High profile role to help develop Australian capability in cyber security
  • Focus on law, criminology and policy
  • Unique opportunity to engage with cyber security researchers

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to 2 years), Full Time
  • AU$96,178 to AU$114,117 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

An exciting research opportunity exists to develop and engage in high quality, impactful research projects that contribute to developing cyber security capability in Australia.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is member of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) that consists of 23 participants including leading companies and government agencies.

This role will work closely with the CSCRC to investigate through social science research, national security and criminal cyber-security threat/risk issues. The position will be required to propose legal, technical and policy remedies to these, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Socio-technical aspects of emerging cyber security threats and risks
  • Multilateral and industry cyber-regulation issues
  • National security, law enforcement and justice cyber laws and regulations
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Identify theft
  • Cyber terrorism, foreign interference and warfare

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a social sciences discipline relevant to cyber security, computer science, information security or related areas in cybersecurity such as intelligence, national security studies, criminology, policing, international relations, or defence studies
  • A record of research relevant to the discipline area
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Ability to meet an Australian Government Security Clearance

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences covers a diverse range of disciplines and is comprised of 6 Schools, 2 Centres and CSU Engineering - the School of Management and Marketing, School of Accounting and Finance, School of Computing and Mathematics, School of Policing Studies, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, School of Psychology, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Centre for Law and Justice and CSU Engineering.

Our Faculty are leaders in their fields of teaching and research and combine significant professional experience with academic expertise. Our schools continue to grow through close collaboration and consultation with private industry, regulators, professional bodies, community engagement, partnerships and global networks.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is member of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC)that consists of 23 participants including leading companies such as Optus, CISCO, TSS Cyber and Tata Consulting and crucial government agencies such as the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Federal Police. State governments including from NSW to WA are also members of this industry led consortia.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Tanveer Zia | Associate Head, School of Computing and Mathematics | | Ph: 02 6933 2024

Closing Date: 11pm, 17 October 2019

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