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Research Associate / Postdoctoral Student (f/m/d) in the field of IT-Security

Organizational unit

Institute of Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL)

Job description

The "Intelligent System Security" research group works on the application of machine learning in the area of computer security. In particular, we develop methods in the area of application security and system security, as for instance, attack detection or vulnerability discovery in software and embedded devices. Also, the robustness, security, and interpretability of machine learning methods are central to our research. We are seeking to extend the scope of our research.

Area of responsibility:

  • Independent research in the field of IT-Security germane/complementary to the research profile of the “Intelligent System Security” research group.
  • Assistance with the coordination of research projects.

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Personal qualification

You have an exceptional doctorate degree, do nationally and internationally visible research (via respective publications), and strive for distinguishing yourself in a leading role. Next to research in IT-Security (e.g., network security, web security, vulnerability discovery, malware analysis, …) you are required to have an interest in learning-based systems. Above all, however, you need to show enthusiasm for conducting research on cutting-edge topics in IT-Security.


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

limited for 2 years (Extending the contract beyond the initial duration is possible.)

Application up to

November 15, 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact TT.-Prof. Christian Wressnegger, e-mail:


Please send your application including a cover letter, your CV, and all certificates/referees and a research statement in electronic form to:

Make sure to point out why you are a good fit for us and research in the field of IT-Security.

vacancy number: 2144/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.