Postdoctoral Researcher (Research Administration), Cyber Security

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Mar 12, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Other Academic Administration & Affairs

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Postdoctoral Researcher (Research Administration)

Job Title
Postdoctoral Researcher (Research Administration)

Prairie View A&M University

Research Administration (CYBER SECURITY)

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description
The Systems to Enhance Cybersecurity for Universal Research Environment (SECURE) Center of Excellence is dedicated to developing innovative solutions to meet the growing demand for global cybersecurity solutions. The Center will lead research efforts and serve as both a resource and educational core for military, industry and academic endeavors and collaborations that seek to make tools and enact strategies to make processes and information safer. The Postdoctoral Researcher will conduct research in an assigned area of the SECURE Center of Excellence.

This position is on a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.


  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS); Data Science and Machine learning, Intrusion Detection/Network Security; Social Behavioral and Privacy; Cryptography, Applied & Theory, and Information Sciences; Authentication and Biometrics; Formal Methods and Language-based Security; Hardware Security Design; Information Authenticity; IoT and Automotive Security.
  • Develop, analyze, optimize and simulate algorithms for cybersecurity and communication-related problems.
  • Write scientific papers and grant proposals.
  • Perform other tasks and duties under general supervision using established procedures and innovation.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate degree in an applicable field.
  • No prior experience required.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering/Computer Science.
  • Demonstrable research experience in at least one of the following topics: IoT Security, Hardware Security, Software Assurance / Security, Network Security, Theory and Applied Crypto, Usable Security, System Security, Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Science of cybersecurity.
  • Experience with various machine learning frameworks.
  • Experience in writing proposals and research papers in peer-reviewed conferences/journals.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter (includes a summary of qualifications specific to this position)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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