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Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Applications are invited for an Assistant Research Professor position in the Security of Software (SOS) Lab at Penn State ( The SOS Lab focuses on methodologies that help create secure software systems. We are seeking a highly qualified individual to work in the area of software security, including binary code analysis and hardening as well as compiler-based software security. Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and have a strong background in computer security, programming languages, or formal methods. The candidate must have an excellent track record of original research and the ability to work as part of a team.

The candidate will be provided with competitive salary and employment benefits. This is a non-tenure line limited-term appointment initially funded for one year. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Gang Tan ( Applicants should send a resume with at least two names of references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Penn State is a major research university ranked 3rd in U.S. in industry-sponsored research. The CSE department is ranked 8th in U.S. in research expenditures and has strong research programs in security. The U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Penn State's College of Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs among the top in the nation.

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