Temporary Research Assistant

Dahlonega, GA
May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Temporary Research Assistant

Position Number: 53059536

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Job Close Date: 05/20/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Temporary Research Assistance in the field of computer forensics. The prospective candidate will need to be knowledgeable in this filed and know how to take memory image of a physical RAM of a computer and know how to use related memory forensics tools for analyzing the captured memory.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Research Assistant will:
  • Learn how the Volatility tool and other similar tools work and evaluate the tools to determine the one that is most suitable for this project. An overview of the project will be provided.
  • Create scenarios for Skype communication and implementing those scenarios by using Skype
  • Capturing live memory of the computer that have been used for Skype communication
  • Calculating the hash of the captured RAM image to make sure that it is forensically sound
  • Using memory analysis tools to analyze the captured memory image
  • Evaluating the results of analysis to determine evidence of suspicious activities
  • Prepare the report of findings in a way that is admissible to the court of law

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of acquisition and evaluation of computer forensics artifacts

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Experience in the area of computer forensics
  • Computer Science Graduate or senior computer science student
  • Must have taken at least one computer forensics course at the undergraduate level
  • Certified forensics investigator is preferred but not required

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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