Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Associate Professor of the Practice
Location: Notre Dame, IN
Open Date: Nov 03, 2023
Deadline: Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: The Center for Research Computing (CRC), a unit within Notre Dame Research (NDR) seeks a scientist to pursue a research and development portfolio focused on the development of secure next generation cyber-physical systems, tools, and software in line with the related cybersecurity policies and compliance requirements for research prototypes to be transitioned into production environments The scientist will also be an active participant and regular voice in communities of practice focused on the same. This position utilizes a wide variety of computer engineering, wireless networking and cloud engineering and skills in order to meet research collaborators' applied cybersecurity requirements.
This professor will work with multidisciplinary teams of engineers, applied mathematicians, computer scientists and community/commercial partners. This individual must be intellectually curious and an independent fast learner. This hire is intended to grow and provide strategic direction to the Center's interdisciplinary research involving security for cyberinfrastructure and cyber-physical systems.
The responsibilities include:
Work toward enabling researcher and practitioner collaboration to accelerate secure cyber-physical prototypes adoption by industry, government, NGO and peer academic partners.
Conduct applied research related to current technology trends and emerging technologies in secure cyber-physical systems.
Develop successful grant proposals to support major activities of the CRC in the domain of secure cyber-physical systems and cyberinfrastructure, in collaboration with CRC, ND and external faculty.
Engage, organize, and collaborate with ND's CRC, OIT and NDR leadership and stakeholders in the operation of cybersecurity-related activities, including evaluating and reporting on development and operational activities.
Collaborate with national Cybersecurity efforts, such as, but not limited to NSF Trusted CI Center of Excellence, to identify and implement at Notre Dame best practices related to Cyberinfrastructure.
Mentor undergraduate and graduates students researching secure cyber-physical systems
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for effective research collaboration. The position will focus on developing a secure cyber-phyiscal systems research portfolio requiring the ability to apply the following skills and technologies. The strongest candidates will have deepest expertise in the cyber side of cyber-physical systems often collaborating with domain experts for physical systems.
1. Knowledge of cybersecurity as applied to cyberinfrastructure and cyber-physical systems such as autonomous vehicles, IoT sensors, control systems, robotics, and embodied agents.
2. Experience with networking infrastructure with a priority focus on wireless networks.
3. Software engineering skills relative to common scripting languages to interface with security relevant components of operating systems on servers, switches, desktops/laptops and mobile devices.
4. Experience with US Federal Cyber/Data security programs such as HIPPA, FISMA and CMMC (CUI)
5. Ph.D. or Masters degree in computer science or related discipline; and at least 10 years experience.
6. Demonstrated participation in technical professional groups as evidenced by publications, presentations and/or participation in cybersecurity policy making groups.
7. Research leadership as a Principal Investigator, Project Manager or Team Lead
8. The use of tools to build, operate and secure computing infrastructure including programming languages (C/Python/Bash), the Linux operating system and networking/communication protocols.
9. Knowledge of mechanisms to secure cloud, hybrid and IoT/edge connected cyber-physical systems.
Citizenship: Due to a majority of funded projects originating from U.S. Federal agencies; candidates with citizenship restricted by US ITAR regulations are not eligible to apply.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/136001
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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