The Department of Computer Science, Institute of Applied Cryptography (Prof. Sebastian Faust), is looking for you as

Research Associate (PhD-Position) (f/m/d) in Applied Cryptography

starting as soon as possible for the duration of 3 years with the option of prolongation.

The Department of Applied Cryptography deals with the development and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols and their application in practice. Particular focus of current research is the security analysis of cryptographic implementations against physical attackers (side channel attacks, Trojans, etc.) and the development of blockchain protocols and their applications. For more information please go to

We offer a professional work environment and provide many opportunities to work with international collaboration partners from academia and industry through our joint research projects.

Your profile:

  • You completed a MSc study program in computer science or mathematics or a similar subject
  • You are experienced in the field of cryptography and IT security
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English
  • You bring good knowledge about administration of IT systems
  • You are highly motivated to publish your results, present them at international project meetings and conferences as well as to complete a PhD-thesis
  • You bring excellent communication skills and enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international teams

The tasks include scientific services in research and teaching in close coordination with the team members.

The TU Darmstadt is an autonomous university with broad research excellence, interdisciplinary profile and clear emphases in engineering and information and communication technology. The Department of Computer Science is a top performer of the TU Darmstadt in research and teaching and in relevant nationwide rankings regularly in the top group to find.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

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Please send your applications with the code number to Prof. Sebastian Faust,, Department of Computer Science, FG Applied Cryptography, Pankratiusstr. 2, 64289 Darmstadt. Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Faust if you have any further questions.

Code No. 678

Published on

December 29, 2020

Application deadline

January 22, 2021