Research Associate

Penn State University

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


Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Software Systems Security Lab at The Pennsylvania State University. The lab conducts cutting-edge research in the area of cyber security and software systems. We are seeking a highly qualified researcher to work on automatic software analysis, transformation, verification, and security hardening. 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 software security, program analysis, verification, compiler and programming languages is a plus. The initial appointment will be 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, email: To apply, include a cover letter, CV, research statement, 1-3 sample publications, and 2-5 reference letters in the online application and email to

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