Research Assistant 3

University of Connecticut

United States

December 24, 2021

Description

Research Assistant 3

Apply now Search #: 495841 Work type: Full-time Location: Storrs Campus Categories: Research

JOB SUMMARY

The Center for Voting Technology Research at the University of Connecticut seeks to hire a Research Assistant 3 to join in the work of maintaining the security and integrity of Connecticut elections. This person will work closely with a team of professors and engineers to build software tools to assist in all aspects of election auditing, evaluate new technologies for their suitability for use in Connecticut elections, and assist development of policy recommendations for improving election security and ensuring election integrity.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the development of the AuditStation, a machine-assisted post- election auditing tool that helps improve the efficiency and accuracy of post-election auditing.
  • Assist with the development of software tools and methodologies to improve election system auditing.
  • Evaluate election systems (e.g., vote tabulators, electronic pollbooks, ballot marking devices, etc.) for suitability for use in Connecticut elections.
  • Collaborate in research and development with internal and external contributors on research projects.
  • Create user manuals, product documentation, and other technical documentation in support of the research efforts.
  • Support the work of state and local election officials both online and in- person.
  • Coordinate the activities of other staff and GA working for the lab.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and at least four years of related experience.
  • Computer Science fundamentals: object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithms and analysis.
  • Experience developing software as a member on a development team.
  • Experience using a distributed version control system (e.g., git, mercurial, etc.)
  • Experience writing software in C, C++, or another C-based language.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate work or academic research and development experience.
  • Accomplishments in the areas of security of computer systems.
  • Accomplishments in identifying security and integrity vulnerabilities in electronic voting equipment.
  • Published manuscripts in competitive peer-reviewed forum.
  • Experience developing efficient and safe multi-threaded software.
  • Experience developing desktop applications and image manipulation.
  • Experience developing software that rely on ACID RDBMS.
  • Experience using UNIX, CLI, Python, C languages and dialects.
  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity.
  • Familiarity with statistics and linear algebra.
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a full-time, annually renewable, grant funded position with an excellent benefits package including medical and retirement. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online at https: // hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495841, to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    For more information regarding the Center for Voting Technology Research please visit the center website at https: // voter.engr.uconn.edu/voter/.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at https:// www. ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Nov 22 2021 Eastern Standard Time Applications close:

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