Research Associate in Engineering Systems and Environment

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-04
Req: R0010060

The Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with experience in model-based systems engineering, cyber-security, machine learning, or computer science. The successful candidate will work on cyber-security and resilient systems research projects sponsored by the Department of Defense.

The selected candidate will be required to work independently on projects and produce results that can be published in top systems-engineering and cyber-security journals. Duties for this position include: scoping aspects of the project, interacting with sponsors, developing new methodologies for improving the resiliency of cyber-physical systems, conducting relevant experiments, and documenting results. The candidate must have excellent written and oral-presentation skills.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A PhD in systems engineering, computer science, or related field is required by the start date. Candidates must have experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Java, C++). Experience with model-based systems engineering programs (e.g. SysML) Is desired. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Peter Beling, Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 9/6/2019
Application Due: 4/10/2020
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