Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology


Applications are invited for two postdoctoral scholar positions on automatic software analysis, transformation, and security hardening in the Software Systems Security Lab, led by Prof. Dinghao Wu, at The Pennsylvania State University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer and information science or a related field. We seek candidates with strong motivation, ability to conduct research with a proven track record, excellent project management skills and experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to effectively interact with and mentor graduate students. Strong programming skill is required. Experience in any or all of the following is a plus: computer security, especially software, systems, and mobile security; program analysis, model checking, and verification; symbolic execution; type systems; programming languages; compiler; binary code analysis; malware analysis; reverse engineering; and machine learning. The initial appointment will be for one-year, but renewable for multiple years. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Contact Prof. Dinghao Wu ( for any questions. To apply, include a cover letter, CV, research statement, 1-3 sample publications, and 2-5 reference letters.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088