Theses & Job Opportunities
We are hiring!
PhD and Postdoc Positions
The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien is looking for outstanding PhD and postdoc applicants, with a specific focus on
- web security
- formal methods for security and privacy
- applied cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies
- software security
- (mobile) systems security and privacy
- symmetric and asymmetric cryptography
- provable security
Outstanding candidates in other disciplines are also encouraged to apply.
- A PhD student in the area of symmetric cryptography. Apply until 29.07.2021 via https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/153314.
Besides continuous openings, supported by the university funding and various projects, we are inviting expressions of interest from outstanding PhD and postdoc applicants to work with us on the following projects:
- the ERC Consolidator Grant “BROWSEC: Foundations and Tools for Client-Side Web Security”. Principal investigator: Prof. Matteo Maffei.
- the WWTF funded project “IoTIO: Analyzing and Understanding the Internet of Insecure Things”. See also the application call. Principal investigator: Prof. Martina Lindorfer.
- the WWTF funded project “COnFIDE - Cryptographic Foundations of Privacy in Distributed Ledgers”. Principal investigator: Prof. Georg Fuchsbauer.
The employment is full-time (40 hrs/week) and the salary is internationally competitive (the entry-level gross salary per year is approx. 39K for PhD students and 52K per postdoc).
Interested candidates should send
- a motivation letter
- transcript of records (for PhD applicants)
- a research statement (for postdoc applicants)
- a publication list
- a curriculum vitae
- contact information for two referees
This is a continuous evaluation procedure and applications will be considered until all positions are filled. If you pass the first screening phase, you will hear from us within two weeks and we will schedule an interview.
Postdoc applicants are expected to have an outstanding publication record, while PhD applicants should have an excellent transcript of records.
The working language in the group is English, knowledge of German is not required.
TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. Ph.D. students have the possibility to join the SecInt and LogiCS doctoral schools. Researchers in Security and Privacy have the opportunity to engage in a wide spectrum of collaborations within the Vienna Security and Privacy Research Center (VISP). Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years the best city for quality of life worldwide.
Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses
We offer Bachelor and Master thesis topics in various areas of security and privacy, including:
- Formal methods for security and privacy
- Smart contracts and blockchain technologies
- Systems security
- Mobile security and privacy
- Web security
- Cryptographic implementations
If you have your own thesis topics regarding the areas above, we are glad to hear about them and validate with you their feasibility. In case you are interested, just send an email specifying your favorite research area and your transcript of records to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a meeting!
Funded Master theses:
- Implementation of Novel Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms for Protocol Security (20 hrs/week for 6 months). Working language: English. Apply until 17.06.2021.
- Large-scale Analysis of Attack Vectors in Software Repositories (20 hrs/week for one year) in collaboration with Jürgen Cito from the Interactive Programming & Analysis Lab