Research Associate / Research Assistant

Job Req ID:  1187
Employee Category:  Research
Department:  iTrust

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks to hire a qualified individual to fill the position of the Research Associate / Research Assistant, at iTrust, a Centre for Research in Cyber Security.


The candidate will be required to work alongside other team members from iTrust and collaborating institute’s researchers, on the deliverables towards a digital twin in the area of Cyber Physical Systems, with a specific focus on electrical power grids. The focus will be on using secure-by-design principles to develop a digital twin of an electrical power system. A prototype produced in an earlier project will be modified, enhanced and scaled. Mechanisms for experimentation with cybersecurity on the twin will be developed and added. The final prototype will be used for conducting cybersecurity exercises aimed at testing and enhancing the security of the electrical power grid.


An ideal candidate will be a resourceful individual who is able to work independently, at the same time, have good interpersonal and communication skills to work with a tight-knit project team. Excellent writing and presentation development skills are required. The tasks will involve various working with various networking, database and systems level applications and protocols such as MQTT, Node-Red, HTML5, OPCUA, IEC61850, Virtual Machine and Docker frameworks. The candidate will play a key role in software development, integration and testing. The candidate can expect an excellent involvement in applied research, hands-on deployment on cutting edge Power Grid systems.


Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor / Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with focus on systems, database and networks.
  • Basic exposure to cyber security is desirable. Experience in systems level programming or networking related to cyber physical systems will be an added advantage.
  • Familiar with basic programming languages and scripting languages, for example, Python, Javascript or Powershell, Tkinter and other GUI tools.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willing to commit for at least 2 ½ years.