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A cover letter, a CV, and copies of two first-authored publications are required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Engineering Systems Group (ESG) of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) seeks an outstanding Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for a one-year appointment, with potential for renewal. UMTRI and its partners within the University of Michigan are global leaders in research that addresses mobility and the safety of surface motor vehicle transportation. The ESG conducts research addressing vehicle and transportation technology, cybersecurity, and related human interactions. The topic area for this posting is cybersecurity. Research activities include development of vehicle/transportation cybersecurity approaches, prototyping and testing, risk and threat analysis, and experimental work in the lab and the field, including penetration testing, development and testing of cybersecurity solutions, and examination of connected and automated vehicles security topics. The successful candidate would first assist with, and then help lead, substantial and visible research projects in a fast-paced team environment.
- Develop and apply analytical and experimental methods for cybersecurity on vehicles or on vehicle-connected systems, such as traffic signal networks or telematic backends
- Work on prototype system development in a team environment
- Consider functional safety and resilience methods in conjunction with security
- Use existing resources such as test vehicles, vehicle data archives, and the Mcity proving ground to enable research impact
- Engage in collaborative discussions with other team members, sponsors, and generate reports and briefings for sponsors
- Generate peer-review journal and conference papers
- Assist with proposals for funding of projects.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in computer science, cryptology or applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or related field; a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed forums; and experience collaborating in a research environment. Also required is security experience with embedded systems.
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