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Wireless Security Researcher

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: December 20, 2022
Reference Code: 18903
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
We're searching for a Wireless Security Researcher who is dedicated to research, development, demonstration and deployment of assured, robust, and secure wireless communications for critical national needs. It's a great time to join INL!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Analyzes advanced cellular systems such as 5G and beyond, to identify the new security threats introduced along with the new capabilities.
  • Identifies security & resiliency vulnerabilities on existing platforms essential to the modernization of critical infrastructure assets.
  • Leverages new concepts or novel approaches to solve wireless security challenges on a national scale.
  • Generates new ideas for research and authors papers related to innovative wireless security concepts.
  • Participates in project teams to produce proposals for new work including joint projects with industry.
  • Represents the INL at external events via participation in working groups, speaking engagements and scientific presentations in large public forums.
  • Active participant at various wireless security events. Leads peer review work within the organization.
  • Independently identifies new funded work opportunities, partners with other in INL to respond successfully to those opportunities.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 2: B.S. and 2 years, or Master's and 1 year, or PhD.
  • Level 3: B.S. and 5 yrs, or Master's and 3 years, or Ph.D. and 2 years experience.
  • Qualified candidates must possess strong technical expertise in areas related to wireless communications
  • Experience in embedded wireless devices and systems. Strong programming skills in languages including Python, Java, C, C++, and assembly level language
  • Strong understanding of Operating Systems including Linux. Experience or familiarity with Software Defined Radio (SDR) and GNU Radio is desirable. Established skills in multiple methods of communication (e.g., oral, written, etc.,) for staff, management, and clients.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q-clearance and SCI access, and willingness to complete US Government polygraph upon request.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 200/210
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills

INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. .


About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.