Professional Research Assistant

Professional Research Assistant

02 Sep 2022
Colorado, Boulder, 80301 Boulder USA

Professional Research Assistant

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Professional Research AssistantRequisition Number: 42406Location: Boulder, ColoradoEmployment Type: Research FacultySchedule: Part TimePosting Close Date: 05-Sep-2022Date Posted: 01-Sep-2022Job Summary The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a temporary professional research assistant for one year to assist with research associated with a project related to analyze vulnerabilities and build protection mechanism. The contexts of study will be peer review in publication and award procedures. The focus of the project will be to develop techniques and tools to harden Operating System kernels under the threat of bugs in these contexts and disseminate the results in academic papers to be submitted in a yet-to-be-determined security/system-related venue.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.Who We AreThe PI works on exploitability escalation and formation as well as protection design for Operating System kernels. We use various computational techniques, including program analysis, machine learning, and system design.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeSpecifically, the project will look at kernel bugs reported in recent years, investigate their root causes, and design policies to block the triggering of similar bugs in the future. The project involves collecting public bugs and talking to software maintainers in the US and the world. The project will likely require 2 to 3 months of exploratory literature review and bug analysis. The next stage (months 3 to 6) will involve design of policies and implementation of protection mechanisms. From the analysis, the assistant will evaluate the performance of protection under real-world overhead. The assistant will collaborate in writing this information in the form of an academic paper and help present these results to open-source community and academic venue.What You Should KnowThis appointment will be for one year.All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.What We Can OfferThe salary for this position is $3,173.08 per month at 50% time, plus benefits.Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits ( , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder ( .Be Statements Be curious. Be innovative. Be Boulder.What We RequireBachelor's degree.

Senior Ph.D. students in Computer Science.

Minimum of 4 years of experience with intra-kernel isolation and data structure layout randomization.

What You Will NeedThe ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Demonstrated ability to self-motivate and help keep your team motivated when challenges arise.

The ability to remain organized and focused amidst a variety of tasks and creatively solve problems in the field as they arise.

What We Would Like You To HaveDevelop reproducible software and tools.

Write method and result sections for scientific manuscripts.

Have the ability to program and write reports in C and other low-level language.

Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:A resume or CV, outlining education and relevant work or volunteer experience

Cover Letter

Transcripts/Proof of Degree

Letter of Recommendation

Please apply by September 5, 2022 for consideration.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs ( .To apply, visit ( 2022 Inc. All rights reserved.Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency (

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