The System Security Lab, Department for Computer Science at Technical University of Darmstadt offers an open position for a

Research Assistant (all genders)

The position is initially limited to three years.

The applicant will cooperate in the EU research project ACES and other projects of the System SecurityLab research group on systems security.

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

  • IoT Security
  • Systems Security
  • Use of AI and ML algorithms for security functionalities
  • Resilience of AI algorithms against malicious modifications

The applicants are expected to hold an M.Sc. and have relevant background knowledge in computer security. In particular, knowledge in system and platform security (with a focus on Internet of Things security and edge-network systems), as well as the application of AI and ML algorithms is expected.

The aim of the work conducted within the scope of the offered position is to improve the scientific qualifications of the applicant. The tasks related to the offered position are focused on research activities. However, the position also requires to dedicate part of the effort towards 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)

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.

Applications should be submitted electronically in one PDF with the subject number 520 "Application as a Research Assistant (ACES)" to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi( and Petra Kleffel (

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Code No. 521

Published on

August 25, 2023

Application deadline

October 15, 2023