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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 5375636
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action

Research Associate


Electrical & Computer Engineering - NFR JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The ECE Department is starting a one-year project for NSF to develop a framework around the open source project Chipwhisperer
(, a hardware security testing environment.


The Research Associate will support development of the framework. The following features are desired for the framework.
- A website to share documentation which include PDF documents as well as APIs.
- A repository to organize and share software artifacts, hardware design data, and design examples.
- A virtual collaboration space, such an online forum, to support new users and contributors.

Required Qualifications: Minimum a BS degree with software development experience and a skillset matching the following requirements.
- System administration of a webserver.
- Maintain an online calendar with scheduled events.
- Maintain a user email list.
- Online documentation generation (markdown, readthedocs, SPHINX).
- PDF document management, classification, indexing around 500 publications.
- Set up an online forum (eg discourse).
- Maintain a code base under github.
- enable collaborative document development (github).

Experience with side-channel analysis and ChipWhisperer is considered a plus.
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United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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About WPI
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Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
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