Research Assistant, National Satellite of Excellence in Trustworthy Software Systems

06 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

This research center aims to enhance our national capabilities in trustworthy smart system infrastructures and build on our strengths in software security, and smart systems to build an array of point technologies, leading to certification capabilities of embedded software systems.

This project is build upon the core capabilities developed in two research projects “Trustworthy systems from un-trusted component amalgamations” pursued at NUS, and the project “Securify” led by NTU and enhance them to develop security certification workflows for embedded systems and IoT.

We plan to combine the strengths of both universities to provide a plethora of capabilities for software certification and validation, with focus on software for embedded systems, IoT and CPS in the following:

  • Binary analysis, hardening and patching, fuzz testing
  • Reusable verification framework for separation kernel
  • Secure code generation
  •  Source code and binary analysis for side channel detection and prevention


A PhD degree is not required for this position, but we need advanced research experience in relevant areas of the project as evidenced by publications in top conferences and journals.

The term of appointment will be 6-12 months. The selected candidate will be offered strongly competitive salaries and benefits, and substantial freedom to build up a strong research profile.

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