Senior Cyber Security Analyst- Incident Response

  • Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Aug 16, 2019
Information Technology

Job Description

Pharmaceutical Research Associates, Inc.

Senior Cyber Security Analyst- Incident Response


Job ID: 2019-55969
Type: US-Southeast
# of Openings: 1
Category: Information Technology

PRA Health Sciences


Do you want to watch clinical development change, or do you want to be the one to shape it?

Because we’re hoping you’re here for the latter.

Who are we?

We Are PRA.

We are 16,000+ employees strong, operating in more than 85 countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We help get life-saving drugs into the hands of those who need them most.

Who are you?

You are an experienced Cyber Security professional with the drive to learn that refuses to accept “just good enough” solutions. You know that you know nothing and that every day gives you the opportunity to get better. Your work matters and for you Cyber Security isn’t just a necessity but a passion. You keep up to date with adversary tactics, techniques and procedures. You have a detective mindset and love to go down the rabbit hole to find the full narrative of an incident. You want to be part of a team that can learn from you and from which you can learn. You want to work in a place where you are a valued part of the team, where you can make a difference and where you can develop new skills and improve existing ones.

Then, Welcome to PRA!


What will you be doing?

As a PRA Cyber Security Analyst, you will be part of the Incident Response Team responsible for monitoring system security and alerts for emerging threats. You will work with external partners, internal security and engineering teams and deployed security products to build a strong, global and around the clock incident response capability.

Other Duties are:

  • Investigate cyber security events, respond to cyber security incidents and coordinate mitigation efforts among various stakeholders
  • Create strong narratives and analysis for after action reports and briefings to our leadership
  • Improve visibility and detection capabilities in cooperation with other business units
  • Find repetitive task and automate them
  • Participate in Cyber Security exercises such as Tabletops and Capture the Flags in order to improve detection and response capabilities
  • Based on individual skillset, work on project in the areas of Host and/or Network Forensics, Reverse Engineering, Threat Intelligence and Automation
  • Serve as security subject-matter expert for IT Teams, Business Units and other Security Professionals

You will be required to participate in the our on-call shift roster and take an on-call shift approximately every 3-4 weeks. During the on-call shift you will be required to perform additional 8h of work per day on weekends and public holidays in home office. Work on weekends and public holidays will be compensate with time off in the following week.

Location: RDU only, partially at home office


What do you need to have?

All relevant experience will be reviewed, positions are open across multiple experience levels.


  • 8+ years’ experience in Cyber Security and Incident Response
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or Information Technology
  • Security Certifications e.g. GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GNFA, GCTI, GPYC
  • Extensive experience in Host and/or Network Forensics
  • Extensive experience crafting Cyber Security Incident Reports
  • Experience with Threat Hunting
  • Experience with Threat Intelligence
  • Experience with Python and/or PowerShell
  • Advanced Knowledge in adversary tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Autodidact

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 years’ of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education and experience stated above.
  • Experience with Incident Response and Investigation
  • Advanced Knowledge in network & server infrastructure security
  • Detective mindset
  • Advanced communication (verbal and written) skills in English
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.