National Cybersecurity Capabilities for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing)
Job No.: 655847
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: The scholarship may be held for up to 3.5 years (full-time) for Research Doctorate (PhD) studies; up to two years for Research Masters studies (MPhil); and up to one year for Honours (Hons) and Coursework Masters (MSubject) studies
Students who enrol in the one-year Honours and Coursework Masters programs may apply to a PhD program on completion of their initial program.
Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance, at current value of $40,500 AUD per annum for PhD or Masters of Philosophy and $10,000 AUD for Honours and Coursework Masters (tax free stipend)
This opportunity is limited to Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, NZ Citizens and a person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australia, without any limitation as to time.
Digital transformation holds tremendous potential for innovation and growth for Australian industries but it brings risks and challenges. This has been demonstrated by cyber incidents targeting the manufacturing sector like the US Colonial Pipeline hacking and the $100M ransomware loss of food manufacturing company Mondelez.
Driven by the real-life needs from our leading industry partners, including DXC, Amazon, ASTA, and Sysbox, we aim to address the grand cybersecurity challenges faced by Australian manufacturers, such as the vulnerabilities in manufacturing software, data flow analysis for security in smart manufacturing, data driven control system assessment, and secure and responsible AI for manufacturing. This program will build Australian sovereign cyber capabilities to secure business-critical manufacturing systems and bring together a multi-disciplinary team to train next generation graduate students as a cohort within industry from the outset.
Diversity Drives Innovation
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including those without a traditional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) background.
We help our students unlock their full potential and shape the future of AI and emerging technologies, with the understanding that diversity in thought and backgrounds is crucial for innovation.
Our program is designed to bring together a community of creative thinkers from various disciplines, building a collaborative and inclusive environment for learning and discovery.
A preliminary program coursework has been developed to help candidates from different backgrounds achieve proficiency in key topics.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be domestic students as per the Higher Education Support Act at the time of award.
Domestic students include:
a. Australian citizens,
b. Australian permanent residents,
c. a person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australia, without any limitation as to time; or
d. a New Zealand citizen.
Scholarships are available for students at Honours and all postgraduate levels across Australian universities. For more information, please visit www. nsclab.org/NGGP-Security/index.html.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholarship holders must enrol in a full-time degree.
Commonwealth supported students enrolled in Honours and Coursework Masters programs are also eligible to apply for Next Generation Graduates Program scholarships.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our CSIRO Next Generation Graduate Program (Building National Cybersecurity Capabilities for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing) program.
Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability. Details of the relevant requirements are available at www. monash.edu/graduate- research/future-students/apply.
Scholarship holders must undertake industry placements with industry partner(s) of the program within which the student enrols.
Students must register and complete the coursework component of the Next Generation Graduates Program within the within the first 12 months of receipt of a scholarship.
Students who receive a scholarship are expected to undertake their training in Australia and endeavour to remain in Australia for two years following the completion of their degree.
Applicants must show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to conduct self-motivated research within a high-performing and target-driven group of researchers. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Zoom if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.
The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by January 2024.
Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) which shall comprise:
Please click HERE to submit an EOI.
Professor John Grundy, [email protected]
Friday 1 December 2023, 11:55pm AEDT
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