Internet of Things Digital Forensics Researcher

Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 18, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Internet of Things Digital Forensics Researcher

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities.

Job Description:
As a member of the Leahy Center team, the major role of this position is to supervise and participate with a student team in setting up Internet of Things (IOT) networks in a lab environment, specifically focused on building a database of IOT artifacts, instructions on acquisition of IOT and wearable artifacts, and development of an application that law enforcement officers can use to query the database.

The Internet of Things Researcher will work with a team of students in collaboration with Champlain College faculty to plan IOT objectives, scenarios, and test parameters. Will also identify research methods, variables, data collection techniques, and analysis methods.

Successful candidates will possess excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, and analytical skills; an ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences; the ability to self-organize, self-motivate, work autonomously, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality.

The Internet of Things Researcher will monitor the project to make sure it follows the requirements and standards set forth by the Statement of Work with NCFI.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform applied research on data collection and data analysis based on IOT devices
  • Hire, schedule, train, and supervise student employees for the IT Managed Support Services team.
  • Provide advanced-level technical support for all IOT related work.
  • Establish policies and procedures for use by the IOT Technicians Technicians


  • Experience in Systems Administration, Cybersecurity, or Information Assurance.
  • As this position entails overseeing teams of college students, teaching experience, mentoring, or demonstrated experience leading teams is highly preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in IOT networks, devices and protocols
  • Proven success on research projects; ex blogs, publications, etc.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Administration, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, or related field.

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:
In order to be considered for the position, you must upload a resume.

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