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Associate Research Scientist

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Khoury College of Computer Sciences

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

We are hiring a Research Scientist to join the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern University. The ideal candidate has a strong track record of academic research publications and impact on the field. The candidate must have prior experience in the security and privacy of the Internet of Things, mobile devices, modeling cyberattacks against organizational networks, binary code analysis, run-time defenses against software exploitation, and deep learning. They must be passionate about working in a diverse team and leading group efforts to top-tier publications. They must have strong technical skills, in particular in software engineering and prototype development. Prior experience in writing strong grant proposals is also highly desirable. The candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly dynamic team environment.


Lead security research projects

Design, supervise, and carry out experiments

Author and edit academic research papers

Mentor undergraduate and graduate researchers

Collaborate with researchers across the institute, college, and university



Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
Several years of experience at a research institution.
Strong track record of academic publications.
Prior experience in software development and engineering.
Demonstrated expertise in IoT, mobile, attack planning, binary analysis, and deep learning.

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Additional Information:


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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