HPL PostDoc Position in Cybersecurity/Team Dynamics Psychology


One of my HP Labs colleagues (in Princeton) is looking for a post doc who is interested in both the psychological aspects of studying team dynamics, as well as some basic understanding of computer security.

We are looking for a full-time person to participate in a government-funded research project to study aspects of Computer Security Incident Response Team dynamics and operations. The position is for one year possibly extending to up to two years.  This person will work with a multidisciplinary, multi-organizational group comprising of HP Labs research scientists, HP Services security operational teams in cybersecurity, and professors in psychology and computer science from partner universities. The person will be responsible for task definition, planning, and delivery for a significant portion of the HP part of the project. They will be also responsible for liaising with the operational experts on the HP team as well as with the academic collaborators. Project output is primarily publications in appropriate forums. The person will be based in Princeton, NJ but will also spend a significant amount of time on site with security operations to perform field studies. They will be expected to travel to partner locations to perform collaborative research and to sponsors’ meetings and academic conferences to present the project. They will be under the guidance of the HP team lead but will be given considerable freedom and latitude to design the role, with a strong expectation of results. 

The ideal candidate would be a recent PhD in Computer Science who is highly motivated to conduct multidisciplinary research, is self-managed, and has a strong background in cybersecurity with a demonstrated interest in studying psychological aspects of cyber security. Alternately, a PhD in Psychology or related areas with a strong knowledge or demonstrated interest in cybersecurity will also be considered. Candidates with Masters’ degrees who have significant experience in cybersecurity or psychology, and desire to perform doctoral or pre-doctoral research in a related area, will also be considered.

Can you please distribute among those that can be interested? Many thanks!

For more information, please go to req # 1008188 in the www.jobs.hp.com  website. 

Regards, Lueny