The Applied Cryptography Group at the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt, is seeking for a

Research Assistant (all genders) in Cryptography

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

We develop and analyze cryptographic algorithms and protocols and investigate their application in practice. Our current research focus is the development of protocols for distributive cryptography (e.g., threshold signatures, distributed key generation), the design of cryptographic algorithms for blockchain applications (e.g., multi-party computation, off-chain protocols) and the area of leakage resilient cryptography. For more information please visit

We offer:

  • Research and work in the field of cryptography as part of a dynamic, international team
  • Publish your research results at leading venues for cryptography and IT Security
  • Possibility to work on a PhD under close supervision
  • Attend international conferences, access to excellent facilities and collaboration with international partners (both in academia and industry)

Your profile:

  • You completed a university MSc study program in Computer Science or Mathematics, or a similar subject
  • You have a strong background in Cryptography or Theoretical Computer Science
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English
  • You are highly motivated to publish your results, present them at international project meetings and conferences
  • You bring excellent communication skills and enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international teams

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 one of the leading CS departments in Europe and placed regularly in the top group in nationwide rankings. In the area of Cybersecurity, TU Darmstadt is one of the leading research institutions within Europe focusing on a broad spectrum of applied and theoretical research.

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.

We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please send it 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.

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Code No. 609

Published on

September 06, 2022

Application deadline

October 04, 2022