$250K — $250K+*
We are currently seeking qualified applicants for Distinguished R&D Staff for Vulnerability Science in the Cyber Resilience and Intelligence Division. The Distinguished R&D Staff position affords the unique opportunity to work on critical national security missions with a group of talented R&D professionals and establish ORNL as a premier R&D organization. The Vulnerability Science Group performs software vulnerability research, including the creation of semi-automated methods and tools to improve the discovery of bugs, determine whether those bugs make a system vulnerable to security breaches, and develop vulnerability mitigation strategies and exploitation techniques.
This position will lead state of the art Research and Development (R&D) that strategically advances science and technology consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.
The Distinguished R&D Staff member brings together a group of peers with the primary goals of pursuing global scientific leadership in their field, developing a strategy to develop a world class capability, nurturing ORNL’s culture among group members, and continuing to build and scale up individual excellence and impact in R&D.
The Distinguished R&D Staff reports to the Group Leader and works closely with them to implement the scientific vision; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of science and technology; performs R&D to advance the field of knowledge and/or technology in one’s respective specialty; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.
The National Security Sciences Directorate conducts research and development to confront some of the nation’s most difficult security challenges and adversaries. The directorate leads S&T research in cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems across a number of disciplines. We draw on the Laboratory’s exceptional facilities and work closely with leading researchers in areas outside of vulnerability research such as nuclear and chemical sciences and engineering, applied materials, advanced manufacturing, biosecurity, transportation, and computing. Our multi-disciplinary research teams are passionate about discovery and innovation as we create science-based solutions to complex security threats that put public safety, national defense, energy infrastructure, and the economy at risk.
Our commitment to diversity: As we strive to become the world’s premier research institution in the sciences and technologies that underpin critical national security missions, we are committed to creating a highly inclusive environment that values a diverse workforce. We recognize that a breadth of perspectives, insights, and experiences are necessary to drive the level of innovation and discovery that is mission critical to national security sciences. Our commitment extends beyond our workforce to the next generation of researchers with STEM education outreach that seeks to engage a diverse range of students.
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Valid through: 1/23/2021
$250K — $250K+
7 days ago