Research Scientist

Job description

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Computer Science

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-15-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science has openings for up to two Research Scientists.

The role of the Research Scientist will be to support efforts in developing advanced techniques and software to support real-time cyber threat detection, characterization, and protection to bolster defenses across multiple enterprise networks. The position also entails working with graduate students, preparing technical presentations and reports, developing code, maintaining computing infrastructure and systems, and identifying/leading new research capabilities.

Specific responsibilities may include: Developing novel algorithms for detecting network threats; Leading/publishing independent research; Developing software to capture and analyze network traffic; Benchmarking and evaluating network cyber security solutions; Developing documentation; Working with team members to develop software libraries and other tools; Assisting team members with basic research and managing contract progress and reporting to sponsors; Assisting team members in program meetings.

The Research Scientist is expected to be self-directed, exhibit leadership skills, able to select appropriate research problems and techniques, proficient in software engineering best practices, able to adapt techniques to the specific problem at hand, able to mentor graduate students, and able to work with other teams.

Strong candidates will: a) have an M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science/engineering or a related field at the time of hire; b) have expertise in monitoring and analyzing network traffic; c) have strong programming and software engineering skills; and d) have strong written/verbal communication skills. Particularly strong candidates will have: a) expertise in machine learning techniques related to networks security; b) expertise in analysis of vulnerabilities and exploits; c) have a record of peer-reviewed publications in one or more of the following areas: cyber security, scalable and high-performance networks and computing, high-performance run-time systems; d) strong systems experience; e) have competence in providing instruction and translating technical knowledge to new audiences and in providing one-on-one technical support.

Applicants must apply online at: and search by Posting Number 0622737 . Applications should include a cover letter summarizing the candidate's interest/qualifications for the position, a resume, samples of at least two of the candidate's best publications, and a list of three professional references. The University of Virginia is an active dual-career employer.

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.

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Posted: 5/15/2018
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