The Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt, System Security Lab offers two positions as

Research Associate/Postdoc (all genders)

The position is initially limited to three years.

The applicant will cooperate in the EU research project CROSSCON and other projects of the System Security Lab research group on systems security.

The Group's research areas include (amongst others):

  • IoT Security
  • Systems Security
  • Embedded Security and Hardware-Based Security Mechanisms
  • Secure Hardware Designs and Architectures

The applicants must hold an PhD degree and are expected to have relevant background knowledge in computer security. In particular, knowledge of system and platform security, and hardware security (with focus on embedded systems and Internet of Things IoT) is expected. Digital circuit design expertise, HDL and C/C++ programming languages, and knowledge of embedded system programming are considered an advantage. Experience or familiarity with using Xilinx Tools and FPGAs is also a plus.

The tasks related to the offered position are focused on research activities. However, the position also requires to dedicate part of the effort toward project management.

What we offer:

  • A multicultural and motivated research team doing top international research
  • A friendly work environment providing competent support by experienced colleagues
  • Possibility to develop your own research ideas and projects
  • Opportunity to participate in joint projects with other top international universities
  • A modern workplace and well-equipped facilities in the center of Darmstadt with excellent connections within Germany and internationally (ca. 30 minutes to Frankfurt international airport)

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.

Applications should be submitted electronically in one PDF with the code number "Application as a Research Associate (Post-doctoral Researcher)" to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi ( and Petra Kleffel (

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Code No. 150

Published on

March 30, 2023

Application deadline

April 30, 2023