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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Description


Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences

GCCIS - Software Engineering

Job Summary

The ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) at Rochester Institute of Technology is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with interests in the areas of Software Supply Chain Security. The candidates will directly work with Dr. Mehdi Mirakhorli and collaborate with other research affiliates at GCI. The ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute (where the postdocs will be based) offers a highly inclusive and stimulating environment for research career development. Postdocs will also work on multiple projects sponsored by federal agencies as well as known industries in the cybersecurity sector. 

This position is for a one year temporaily funded (federally sponsored contract) involving cybersecurity, AI, machine learning, NLP to build software and replace a vulnerability analysis/testing platform.

Job Responsibilities

Software supply chain is often not transparent, whether commercial or open source is at a high risk of malicious manipulation. This project focuses on the development of software
assurance tools that utilize artificial intelligence and program analysis techniques to rapidly improve the security and integrity of the software supply chain.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science (or at least, the defense is planned soon).

  • They will implement software security methods and tools.
  • Develop approaches based on machine/deep learning
  • Supervise Ph.D./graduate/undergraduate students
  • Attend PI meetings
  • Participate in creating project status reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates should have, or shortly expect to receive, a doctoral degree in computer science or a related field. Candidates must complete their doctoral degree prior to their start date.

Required Minimum Education Level


Work Location

Hybrid — Remote/On-campus

Employment Category


Required Application Documents

Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

What do we believe at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

The College: The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences prepares students to change the world through computing; GCCIS is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college's PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences is ranked 74th in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report and 63rd by The college has over 130 full-time faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute ( ), RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative ( ), the Center for Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence ( ), the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research ( ), the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation ( ), the Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC) Center ( ), the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation ( ), the Golisano Institute for Sustainability ( ).

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Additional Details

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