Security Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist

Palo Alto, CA | software research and engineering

Job Description

A PhD familiar with the foundations of security and areas of cyber security such as Security in Systems & Network and in Cloud Computing

About the Job

We invite applications for a full-time research scientist/senior research scientist in the Security and Privacy group. Both recent Ph.D. graduates and well-established scientists are encouraged to apply.


Depending on seniority, the successful candidate will be responsible for one or more of the following roles:

  • Formulating research problems based on real-world needs and independently conducting high-quality research.
  • Working with existing research and development staff on a broad range of research topics.
  • Working with business development team in identifying important business opportunities with industry and government agencies.
  • Identifying new promising research directions and contributing them to the group’s long-term research agenda.


A Ph.D. or equivalent experience is required to apply. The ideal applicant should be familiar with the foundations of security, have a strong publication record, possess a strong desire to work on problems with real-world potential and impact, and have strong implementation skills to create early-stage prototypes and demos. Previous experience in industrial research, technology transfer and preparing grant proposals are definite pluses.

Candidates in all areas of cyber security will be considered, however, the following areas are of particular interest:

  • Systems & Network Security
  • Security in Cloud Computing
  • Data mining and machine learning applied to security and privacy
  • Security and privacy in ubiquitous and mobile computing environments
  • Formal methods and software verification


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see  PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About the Group

Our security group offers a well-established, unique environment for taking fundamental research to high-impact applications and inventions in both established industry and new business. Researchers at PARC enjoy a flexible, inter-disciplinary work environment, are encouraged to regularly publish their research results, and are active in the research community through program committees and conference presentations.

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

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