Position Available: Research Associate

Research Associate

School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide

Job Reference Number: 9470

The School of Computer Science invites applications for the position of Research Associate within the area of performance prediction of distributed systems. This position is appointed in association with the Defence Information Group, conducting research into the challenges of building large, complex distributed systems required in Defence. We are seeking suitable candidates to join our group, to work on an existing project in collaboration with representatives from the Defence Industry.

In this position you will work within the areas of model driven engineering, system execution modelling, and performance prediction within distributed systems.

Position Requirements

You should have:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems or related areas (or near completion);
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Software Architecture, Model Driven Engineering, Distributed Systems, Performance Prediction;
  • A commitment to research excellence, as evidenced by publications in reputable journals and conferences in areas of relevance to the position;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as evidenced by technical reports and journal publications (written) or seminars and conference presentations (oral).


Salary: (Level A) $58,534 – $79,435 per annum.


Plus an employer superannuation contribution of 9.25% applies.

Term of Position

This fixed-term position is available from January 2014 for a period of 12 months.

Further Information

Please refer to the selection criteria or alternatively contact Dr Katrina Falkner, email:

Applications due: 6th December 2013

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