Research Scientist (Mathematics/Computer Science/Electrical Engineering)

Nanyang Technological University

  • Singapore
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
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

Nanyang Technological University