1 Post-doctoral position on malware analysis & detection (2 years)

(please forward to whomever you believe might be interested)

The SPY Lab (http://www.di.univr.it/?ent=grupporic&id=23&lang=en) at the University of Verona, lead by Prof. Roberto Giacobazzi, is seeking to appoint 1 Post-Doctoral position of 2 years to work in the context of the FIRB project FACE (Formal Avenue for Chasing Malware) led by Dr. Mila Dalla Preda. The FACE projects benefits also from the expertise of Dr. Federico Maggi (co-investigator at the Politecnico of Milano).

The FACE (http://www.face-project.it) focuses on modeling and detecting static and dynamic malware features towards designing robust detection methods. In particular, the project FACE aims at using static and dynamic program analysis in order to face some of the main challenges in the detection of modern malware such as: the detection of dormant malicious behaviors in mobile malware, the detection of metamorphic variants of known malware, the detection of malware that employ anti-emulation or other similar defense strategies.

During the 2 years contact the Post-Doc will have an office at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Verona and will work together with the other members of the SPY Lab and of the FACE project under the supervision of Dr. Mila Dalla Preda.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline or should be closed to defend it. Moreover, he/she should be self-motivated and preferably have experience in at least two of the following areas:

  • Static and dynamic analysis tools and methods
  • Software development
  • System security
  • Malware analysis and detection

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the PI, Dr. Mila Dalla Preda (mila.dallapreda@univr.it)