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Research Scientist Wanted!

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We are looking for a full-time research scientist in formal verification to join us, the Trustworthy Systems group, at Data61, CSIRO. Our highly international team is located on the UNSW campus, close to the beautiful beaches of sunny Sydney, Australia, one of the world's most liveable cities.

Our vision is a world in which computer users can choose all three: correct, secure, and fast. We believe that most current approaches to building systems are fundamentally flawed. We aim to demonstrate a better way. Our approach is rooted in foundational, formal verification using theorem provers (e.g., Isabelle, HOL4), and high-performance system design. If you find this vision appealing, and have ideas about how to pursue it, we want to hear from you.

Our team brings together a unique combination of expertise in systems, security, formal verification, and programming languages. We are the creators of seL4, the world's first operating system microkernel with a code-level machine-checked proof (in Isabelle/HOL). seL4 boasts both extreme performance and foundational binary-level correctness and security proofs. We are also involved in CakeML, the most realistic verified compiler for a functional programming language, and a promising approach to scaling full verification up to applications code.

We are building on these successes in various directions, including concurrency (formal reasoning and implementation), timing (real-time guarantees and timing channels), and whole-system verification using component systems (e.g., CAmKES) and code+proof co-generation.

We publish in top conferences, and are involved in multiple international research collaborations. You will have the opportunity to teach at UNSW should you wish to take it. We have a flexible, friendly, and intellectually stimulating work environment.

We value diversity in all forms and welcome applications from people of all ages, including people with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. See our diversity page for more information.

The salary range for this position is AUD 97-130K (plus superannuation), depending on experience and qualifications.

Your application should include a cover letter, CV, short research statement, and contact information for two references.

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