I'm looking for a self-motivated PhD Research Assistant at the Department of Computer and Information Science at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The PhD position focuses on database and software security. The preferred start date is September 2021. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2021.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

- The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science, Informatics, Cognitive Science or equivalent
- Undergrad GPA at least 3.0 (over a 4.0 scale) and/or Grad GPA at least 3.25
- A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based)
- Preferred CS courses taken including data structures, algorithms, programming proficiency in Python/C++/Java, cybersecurity, machine learning and database systems
- Great motivation for research, interest in the topic and good knowledge of relevant theory and methods
- Ability to work independently
- Proficiency in both written and oral English
- Background in cybersecurity/database systems or software engineering is a plus
- Experience from scientific work (e.g., previous publications) is a plus
- Experience from previous software engineering positions is a plus
- Having a rich GitHub profile is a plus

To apply, please send me your CV and transcripts first, and then go to https://www.umassd.edu/graduate/ , click on "Apply." Then, fill out and submit your application for "Engineering and Applied Science PhD - Computer Science and Information Systems" option. The application must be submitted on or before February 15, 2021.

About UMassD:

UMass Dartmouth is a public, Research Tier-1, globally recognized research university committed to inclusion, access, advancement of knowledge, student success, and community engagement. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale. The campus is 1 hour from Boston and 30 minutes from Providence.

Please send your inquiries to my email address gkul [at] umassd.edu

Gokhan Kul, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor @ CIS
Associate Director @ Cybersecurity Center
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth