Job posting number: #7121345
Posted: January 17, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Overview
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be responsible for managing the lab and will play an integral role in achieving the vision of RADICL. Duties will include working with a team of graduate students, professors, and industry leaders to coordinate our efforts as we expand RADICL on an engineering scale, build a microgrid, and develop a private cloud computing network to be shared across the State of Idaho.
Since 2004, the Reconfigurable Attack-Defend Instructional Computing Laboratory (RADICL) has provided an immersive research and educational experience for students, teaching detection and defense against cyberattacks. Several faculty members from both UI and ISU are currently developing an innovative training environment for researchers, faculty, educators, students, and trainees to collaborate in a controlled, ”live-fire” environment, singular to any other such facility currently available in the United States. We will expand the RADICL to provide hybrid virtual and physical platforms of information technology systems and cyber-physical systems subject to a range of current cybersecurity challenges. RADICL will provide a unique Adversary as a Service using real, physical systems and realistic cyber-attacks that threaten national security. This immersive learning environment is reconfigurable, redeployable, and replayable. This will allow researchers to craft robust threat scenarios and test countermeasures that foster student-driven learning.
The Idaho Falls Center is located in the eastern side of the State of Idaho in Idaho Falls. We collaborate with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The Idaho Falls Center provides education to students (undergraduate and graduate students). It provides a research component for faculty and graduate students; specifically, graduate research assistants.
Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. No
Key Accountability Lab management:
Playing an integral role in achieving the vision of RADICL.
Installing and supporting hardware and software to simulate real world complex networks.
Coordinating schedules for the lab, students, and other events.
Key Accountability Leading research:
Working with a team of graduate students, professors, and industry leaders to coordinate our efforts as we expand RADICL on an engineering scale, build a microgrid, and develop a private cloud computing network to be shared across the State of Idaho.
Pursuing additional funding opportunities.
Developing attack and defense scenarios for IT and enterprise simulated organizations.
Key Accountability Working with the RADICL team:
Completing other duties as required.
Key Accountability Guiding and directing student research and education:
Assisting and mentoring graduate students in the major areas of study.
Assisting faculty with student instruction.
Candidates must show evidence of publishing in peer reviewed journals and conferences
Experience designing and deploying complex TCP/IP networks and DNS
Experience in managing a variety of operating systems
Experience designing and managing cyber-physical systems including but not limited to internet of things and programmable logic controllers and other industrial systems
Ability to maintain excellent documentation
Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, by date of hire
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Experience with any of the following:
Servers and private cloud deployments
Building custom cyber-physical systems
Industrial Control Systems
Cybersecurity (particularly the Purdue Model and MITRE ATT&CK Framework)
Experience with the following OS and programs: BSD, Rocky, Ubuntu, oVirt, FreeIPA, BIND, pfSense, SecurityOnion, Malcolm, ELK Stack, Zeek, Docker, and/or Ansible