Research Assistant, Department Of Computer Science

12 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory (NCL) is a shared national infrastructure that provides computing resources, repeatable and controllable experimentation environments, as well as application services for the cybersecurity R&D community. The infrastructure includes a cluster of 300 nodes that provides a wide range of provisioning mechanisms, security data and security services. NCL aims to provide a platform that fosters and encourages collaboration among researchers in academia, the industry as well as government bodies both locally and internationally through the sharing and validation of research outcomes. The laboratory was established in November 2015 and is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

Job Description:

  • Design and manage cloud-based computing system and network infrastructure
  • Setup and maintain backup system for system configuration and user's data/application
  • Assist and support external parties to use NCL infrastructure for research, training and cyber-exercise
  • Preparing documents for the vendor or provider based on system design requirements
  • Monitor and manage tasks of multiple ongoing projects
  • Continuously analyse and maintain the system to avoid security issues or attacks


  • Minimum a degree and three (3) years of relevant working experience. Fresh Grads are also welcome to apply, training will be provided
  • Interest and experienced in Virtualization technologies (Openstack, VMWare, VirtualBox, KVM) , cloud technologies
  • Knowledge in network devices (e.g., Firewall, Router, Switch) and Internet connection (VPN, Leased line)
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux OS (Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • Enthusiasm for problem-solving and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively
  • Some Experience in private and public cloud environments (e.g., OpenStack, AWS)
  • Capability managing infrastructure configuration changes.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

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