Postdoctoral Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate

About Northeastern:
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About the Opportunity:
Khoury College of Computer Sciences is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead research in adversarial machine learning and cyber security.

Responsibilities include:

Designs and implements attacks against machine learning used for cyber security and other applications and creates robust machine learning systems.

Participates in engagements with funding agencies and industry collaborators to demonstrate the practical applicability of the developed techniques. Interacts with sponsoring agencies and external university collaborators.

Participates in research projects in a team with graduate and undergraduate students and helps mentor students.

Solves cutting-edge research problems, produces innovating results, leads paper writing, and delivers presentations in conferences and seminars.

General system security and threat modeling skills. Knowledge of machine learning and data mining techniques. Knowledge of techniques in adversarial machine learning. Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar.

Salary Grade:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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