Postgraduate Research AssociatePosition Number::
008029Full-time or Part-time::
Mathematics & Computer SciencePosting Number::
EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMinimum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceMaximum salary::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency::
Flat RateDescription of primary duties and responsibilities::
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The Parallel Linear Feedback Shift Registers Based Encryption on Commodity Systems is an Excellence in Research Initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. It is housed in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fayetteville State University. The research initiative is aimed at the development of stream ciphers for applications in mobile communications and image encryption. The research project spans many aspects of stream ciphers, particularly Linear Feedback Shift Registers-based stream ciphers and their relationships to binary primitive polynomials and matrix operations. Other aspects of the project include development of comprehensive software libraries written in any of two prominent computer-programming languages; comparative complexity and security analysis of algorithms that are stream-based; application of Graphics Processing Unit clusters for cryptanalysis of algorithms based on Compute Unified Device Architecture programming.Description of Work Continued::
Primary Purpose of the Position:
The primary purpose of the postgraduate research associate position is to research the development of stream-based encryption algorithms for application in mobile communications and image storage. The research associate will work with the project director to implement all project activities to fulfill project goals and objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Review existing literature relating to cryptographic protocols involving stream ciphers, particularly those based on linear feedback shift registers.Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::
2.Research the relationships between primitive polynomials and linear feedback shift registers and the algebra associated with them.
3.Develop and analyze higher orders linear feedback shift registers-based ciphers.
4.Develop and analyze software systems for linear feedback shift registers using different programming languages and parallel computing platforms.
5.Write research manuscripts or a thesis representing research results, including algorithms and software systems.
6.Present research at professional organizations.
7.Supervises undergraduate students in research.
8.Assist the Director in teaching research-based courses in Computer Science.
9.Write research proposals to generate further funding for the project.
The postgraduate research associate is expected to have completed a master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other computational science related fields. Only applicants whose degrees were received within the past 5 years will be considered. Doctoral candidates who have already completed all coursework except dissertation (ABD) and have at most one year to graduation may also be accepted.Knowledge skills and abilities::
Applicants are expected to have demonstrable knowledge of distributed and parallel computing, object-oriented programming in Python, C++ or Java. A knowledge of linear algebra, number theory, or cryptography is an advantage. The selection criteria will include quality and relevant academic credentials, good communication skills and the candidate’s performance in both written and oral virtual interviews.Special Instructions to Applicants::
Please apply by March 15, 2021 for priority consideration.Open Until Filled::
YesAdditional Information for Applicants:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement::
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
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