Research Assistant - PhD Candidate



Prof. Meyer


+49 241 8020783


Lehr- und Forschunsgebiet IT-Sicherheit

Our profile

The research group IT-Security is part of the Computer Science Department of RWTH Aachen University. The group studies and teaches security problems and solutions for various types of communication networks. The main focus of the group is on security in wireless networks, cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, and (mobile) malware.

Your profile

You have an excellent masters degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science and a solid background in cryptography and/or information security. Alternatively, you earned your outstanding degree in Mathematics or Physics and have a very strong interest in Computer Science and in applied security and/or cryptography in particular. You are highly interested in at least one of the following topics:

* Serious gaming
* Electronic teaching / innovative learning technologies
* Privacy-enhancing technologies
* Machine Learning and anomolie detection

Deep knowledge and practical experience in at least one higher programming language is a must. Your English is fluent and you have basic knowledge of German or are willing to learn it. You are comfortable working responsibly and independently. You have excellent communication skills and are a team player. Any form of teaching experience is highly appreciated and a high motivation to get involved in teaching is indispensable.

Your responsibilities

You actively participate in security and cryptograhy related research projects in the context of one or more funded projects. You are expected to publish and present your research results at international conferences and workshops. You will be given the opportunity to prepare your Ph.D. theses during your employment. Your teaching duties will be 4 hours per week and semester.

Please include the following information in your application: a cover letter that indicates your main area of interest and your motivation for applying, your CV, a reference letter from one of your academic supervisors, and a comprehensive score record.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and fixed term for initially 1 year. An extension of the contract for another 2 years is planned.
This is a full-time position. It is also available as part-time employment per request.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application deadline:17.10.2017
Mailing Address:Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Meyer
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Strasse 15
52074 Aachen