Research Scientist, Mathematics/Computer Science/Electrical Engineering

24 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

PACE group from Temasek Laboratories is seeking applications for a motivated Research Scientist in the area of embedded and mobile security. The successful candidate will work with experienced researchers to explore new security vulnerabilities in commercial products like smartphones and IoT, with a focus on secure boot.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and procure relevant targets and devices for research targets in project scope
  • Device preparation and test bed setup (hardware and software) for investigation of secure boot process
  • Application of physical analysis techniques to assess the vulnerability of the secure boot process
  • Implement end to end exploits
  • Report and document the finding with recommendations for mitigation
  • Disseminate the finding in publications at top venues like CHES, USENIX, TIFS etc
  • Collaborate with other team members in different research projects
  • Train junior members/interns of the team

Job Requirements

  • PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in research and development (publications in international journals and conferences)
  • Experienced in security evaluation and have understanding of crypto- graphic algorithms (symmetric and asymmetric). Coding background in C/Java/Assembly/Python/VHDL for analysis is required
  • Experience in working with embedded/IoT devices or android devices for vulnerability assessment
  • Previous lab experience in developing prototypes, FPGA design, manipulating oscilloscopes, writing device drivers and communication interfaces, which are used in analysis of implemented designs
  • Knowledge of side-channel or fault attacks is a plus
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Creative, curious, self-motivated and a team player with good analytical and problem-solving skills

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU

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