Department: Computer Science
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cyber Security Forensics
The George Mason University Department of Computer Science, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to investigate Cyber Security Forensics in the Radio and RADAR Engineering Laboratory (RARE Lab). The RARE Lab (directed by Dr. Duminda Wijesekera) conducts research in cognitive radios for limited access bandwidths, forensics, and applying logical methods to information security. This research is funded by the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
This position requires the candidate to be specialized in applying logical methods in creating crime scenarios from evidence obtained from digital systems and applying laws governing evidence from a legal perspective. The candidate must have a proven proficiency in creating tools to enable evidence gathering, combining them, and proving theorems about the methods developed to do so.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in cyber security with a research focus and a proven publication record in forensics. The applicant should have: (1) a system programming background and proven record, (2) the ability to formulate and prove theorems about the systems that he/she builds, and (3) familiarity with laws of evidence and the ability to implement them as collection of rules. The position is expected to participate in existing research projects, but the candidate is also encouraged to bring his/her expertise into the research project.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F035Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, and send or arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent to the following address: Dr. Duminda Wijesekera, Nguyen Engineering Building, 4400 University Drive, MS 4A5, Fairfax, VA 22030. Review of applications will begin April 16, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to start mid-April or soon thereafter.
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