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Postdoctoral Scholar - Franz 2022

Application Window

Open date: March 29, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCI's Secure Systems and Software Laboratory, led by Professor Michael Franz have been at the forefront of research in dynamic compilation and in computer security. Our research has had substantial impact. For example, the trace compilation technology behind the TraceMonkey JavaScript compiler that is built into Mozilla's Firefox browser originated in our lab.

We anticipate that one or more additional full-time Post-doctoral Scholar positions will become available soon and we are looking for capable candidates to join our team. Appointments will be initially for a one year period and will be renewable. These positions require a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and demonstrated expertise, at the highest level, in the area of compiler construction, computer security, or both. The ideal candidate would already have publications in top conferences such as PLDI, CGO, IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, or Usenix Security, and/or top journals such as ACM TOPLAS or ACM TACO.

Current graduate students who fulfill all other requirements but who have not quite yet completed their Ph.Ds. are welcome to apply; however, any offer will be made contingent on successful completion of the degree.

Salary to be between $65,000-$85,000 annually, depending on experience and qualification. Candidates without experience in either compilers or systems security are not encouraged to apply.

The starting date for the position is negotiable. Especially for candidates who still need to defend their Ph.D. degrees, we will gladly accommodate their graduation schedule.

Interested applicants should respond by forwarding a cover memo, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, or related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA