Open PhD positions in Browser or Mobile Security

The Cyber Security Lab at the Computer Science Department of Saarland University has several open PhD positions starting in early 2016. The CSL group is part of Saarland University's Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA), which actively supports collaborations with other research centers worldwide, and offers young researchers an ideal working environment. The close connection of CISPA to the department of computer science, the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Informatics, the MPI for Software Systems, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI), the Saarbruecken Graduate School of Computer Science and the Intel Visual Computing Institute (IVCI) is crucial for the success of the location. All of these institutes are in close proximity to the newly constructed CISPA building.

The CSL group conducts research in various aspects of mobile and browser security and privacy. Topics of particular interest include information flow control, static program analysis, dynamic reference monitoring, programming language design as well as foundational and applied research for Android and JavaScript.

Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or closely related areas with outstanding grades. Top candidates will exhibit knowledge in most of the following areas, but candidates with expertise in at least two areas are encouraged to apply:

  1. program analysis (static/dynamic),
  2. compiler/VM technology,
  3. programming language semantics,
  4. language-based security, or
  5. interactive theorem provers
Please note that PhD applications are possible and welcome immediately after obtaining a Bachelor's degree. The working and teaching language is English. PhDs at Saarland University receive competitive salaries or stipends as teaching and/or research assistants.

Please send your application to Prof. Christian Hammer via e-mail. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts and certificates, and names of references. Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled.