Research Security Analyst

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Administrative Services


UConn's Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) seeks a Research Security Analyst (University Staff Professional 1) to enhance research security for UConn Storrs, UConn Health, and regional campuses.

The Research Security Analyst in the Office of the Vice President for Research will provide support and guidance in multiple areas including insider threat analysis and education, external threat analysis, and report preparation to external agencies, policy creation and documentation alongside other research program activities.


  • Serves as an analyst on the Insider Threat Hub, supporting the Insider Threat Program.
  • Leads educational requirements around research security and Insider Threat. 
  • Conducts outreach to investigators and labs to proactively work with labs to ensure a culture of compliance.
  • Performs analysis of requirements associated with the research security program including the synthesis of requirements associated with meeting the audit requirements for CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and NSPM-33 (National Security Presidential Memorandum) as well as physical and cybersecurity requirements associated with Data Use Agreements.
  • Responsible for the management and analysis of Technology Control and Security Plans (TCSP).
  • Support Classified Research Activities including facilitation of personnel clearances including initial submission, periodic reinvestigations, and foreign travel reporting and education.
  • Facilitates personnel clearances including initial submission, periodic reinvestigations, and foreign travel reporting and education, and performs related duties in support of the Classified Research Activities.
  • Contributes to the creation of Standard Operating Procedures and processes related to the support of secure research.
  • Supports other areas of research security including Export Control, EAR/ITAR, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Controlled Technical Information (CTI), and other physical and data security regulations that might apply. 
  • Assist with Facility Security Officer, and other related duties as required.


  1. Advanced degree (PhD, JD, MA, MS) and 3 to 4 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive knowledge of compliance principles and regulatory requirements that impact research in the areas of science and technology.
  3. Extensive knowledge of NSMP-33 requirements and NIST standards. 


  1. Experience in a higher education institution is highly desirable.
  2. Familiarity with cyber, government, and industry security regulations, such as NISPOM (National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual) and other relevant standards.
  3. Proven experience in conducting risk assessments and implementing mitigation strategies.
  4. Completion of relevant FSO training courses, such as those provided by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
  5. Understanding of research compliance issues, including export control regulations, controlled unclassified information (CUI), and other relevant policies.
  6. Experience working with faculty, researchers, and students to understand and address their specific security needs without hindering academic freedom and innovation.


This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA). With the expectation to travel on-site as needed, hybrid work modalities may be considered in accordance with University Alternate Work Arrangements policies and procedures. 


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498215 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 22, 2024. 

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All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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