Fully-funded PhD Position in System Security / Program Analysis at Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

by Johannes Kinder, July 3, 2020

The PATCH lab at Bundeswehr University Munich is looking to hire a PhD Student (Open Topic) in the area of systems security / program analysis, starting date flexible. The position is fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD E13 (~51k EUR).

The PATCH lab at Bundeswehr University Munich is looking to hire a

PhD Student (Open Topic)

in the area of systems security / program analysis, starting date flexible. The position is fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD E13 (~51k EUR).

Research Topics

This is an open topic position, but your research should align with the general areas of interest of the group. We're at home on the boundary of programming languages and systems security, and we like to turn deep theoretical concepts into practical solutions that work on real software.

Whether you prefer x86 assembly language or JavaScript, you should have a passion for building systems and a deep curiosity for how things work at a low level. To give an idea of what you might work on, some of the topics we are looking at right now are: using machine learning to aid reverse engineering; security analysis of WebAssembly programs; hardening software against speculative execution attacks; and automated testing of JavaScript.

Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related discipline
  • Interest in research and teaching
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (German not required)

How to Apply

Applicants should prepare:

  • A covering letter describing your reasons and qualifications for pursuing a PhD in this area, and the research topics you are interested in;
  • A current CV;
  • Two academic references, i.e., contact information of academics that are able to recommend you for a PhD.

Please send your application to Prof. Johannes Kinder by July 31st, 2020.

Bundeswehr University Munich is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored. Personal data and documents relating to the application process will be stored electronically.