Junior Research Group Leader positions at MPI for Security and Privacy

by Catalin Hritcu, April 30, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy in Bochum, Germany is inviting applications for Junior Research Group Leader positions

Our Junior Research Group program offers young scientists the opportunity to develop their own independent research program. We welcome applicants from all areas of security and privacy, including foundations, cryptography, software and hardware security, as well as human and other interdisciplinary aspects (e.g., computer science and psychology, economy, law, policy, ethics, etc). The positions are funded for 5 years. Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and must have demonstrated outstanding research vision, and potential to successfully lead a research group. Successful candidates are expected to build a highly visible research agenda, to mentor Ph.D. students, and to participate in collaborative projects.

The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (https://www.mpi-sp.org) is located in Bochum, Germany. We maintain an open, international, and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers regardless of national origin. Our working language is English. We collaborate with several major research institutions worldwide and have high international visibility. We offer competitive salaries and support for Ph.D. students, as well as generous travel, administrative, and technical support.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is also committed to increasing the number of employees with severe disabilities in its workforce. Applications from persons with severe disabilities are expressly desired.

Please apply at https://apply.cis.mpg.de/register/mpispjrgl

You need to upload your CV, a research plan, an optional teaching statement, and 3-5 references. Reviewing of applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The expected starting date for the positions is Fall 2020, open to negotiations. Informal inquiries can be addressed to [email protected]