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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Computer Science
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech seeks a Postdoctoral Associate position. The candidate is expected to conduct research on programmable network security and server-less computing.

Required Qualifications

- PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering by the time of their appointment. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Demonstrated research experience in computer systems and networks and network security through publications in top-tier international conferences (INFOCOM, TDSC, EuroSys, etc.).
- Good communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

- Expertise in programmable switches (e.g., SDN, P4 switches, NFV), as well as a deep understanding of programmable network security in practice.


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Salary Information

$60,000-$80,000 Annually

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Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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