The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Cooperative Education Intern/Trainee - SCIP Information Security Researcher

Hiring department Info Security Office
Hourly salary $18.00 - $22.00
Hours per week 19.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-08-12-01-4473
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Internship positions are temporary and available during three distinct sessions which are based on the academic semesters, with a duration of approximately 16 weeks per session. Future employment is not guaranteed and will be granted on a semester-by-semester basis by management. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Characterize complex, interconnected information security events using known scientific processes. Leverage approaches such as statistical mechanics and topological techniques to model systems, reduce data, and describe the time and spatial variance of a complex series of events, anomalies, etc.

Essential Functions

Develop software to analyze large data sets. The large data sets are primarily composed of network data of hosts connected to University of Texas System networks. The purpose of the analysis will be to build statistical models that can be used to identify anomalies that can be associated with malicious activity on hosts connected to a monitored network. Research existing literature (white papers, research papers, journals, etc) for existing approaches related to 1 above. Use the knowledge gained from the research to design and implement automation described in 1 above. Document the design of any automation produced and the results of the analyses.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Current student status or recent graduate (within 6 months) evidenced by admission to The University of Texas at Austin or another accredited institution of higher education. Knowledge of specialized equipment. Ability to demonstrate flexibility in acceptance of assignments and schedules; maintain professional behavior and appearance; exhibit dependability. Developed skills in prioritizing, organization, decision making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills based on past work or school experiences. Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Coursework in probability and statistics. Coursework in Data Mining techniques. Experience with mathematical modeling (for example, using Matlab). Some programming experience, preferably using C, C++, or Java. Familiarity with statistics packages (e.g., R, Weka, etc). Familiarity with MapReduce techniques.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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