We are constantly looking for strong individuals to join our team. There are opportunities at all levels: student assistants (studentische/wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), PhD students and research assistants (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter), as well as postdocs. If you don't see a suitable position posted here but think you would be a good fit for us anyway, don't hesitate to get in touch! There are usually more opportunities available, even on short notice.

PhD and Postdoc Positions in Computer Science

The Research Institute CODE established in 2017 at Universität der Bundeswehr München / Bundeswehr University Munich is being expanded to one of the largest European research institutes for cyber security, with a target size of 13 professors and over 200 researchers.

The PATCH research lab led by Prof. Johannes Kinder is inviting applications for a total of four PhD or postdoc positions in computer science to work on topics related to:

  • System security: automated program analysis for vulnerability detection
  • IoT security: patching firmware binaries of off-the-shelf devices
  • Machine learning: large language models for binary code
  • Programming languages: secure dependency management for open source software

The positions are fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD E13 (~52k to ~67k EUR p.a. depending on qualifications and experience). Research will be conducted as part of collaborations with international and industrial partners, with opportunities to participate in and present at international academic conferences, workshops, and summer schools. Successful applicants are expected to also assist in teaching, with a possibility for postdocs to gather experience in designing a new module.


  • MSc degree (for PhD positions) or PhD (for postdoc positions) in computer science, information security, or a closely related field
  • Knowledge or experience relevant to one or more of the topics above
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

How to Apply

To apply, please send an e-mail to Johannes Kinder with the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • MSc transcript (for PhD positions)
  • Writing sample (e.g., MSc/PhD thesis)

Application deadline

We review applications on a rolling basis and will accept applications until all positions are filled.


About Us

The PATCH research lab has been led by Johannes Kinder since 2019 and is part of the Research Institute CODE of Bundeswehr University Munich. CODE has been founded in 2017 with the aim to become an internationally leading center for research in cyber security. The immediate goal is to grow the institute to 13 professors and 200 staff, which will make it one of the largest security clusters in Europe.

We are located in south-east Munich, a short walk from Neuperlach Süd station. Munich is consistently rated as one of the best cities to live in the world and a leading technology hub in Germany. Bundeswehr University Munich is one of the two only federal universities funded by the German Department of Defense. It is a research-intensive university with both military and civilian students.

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.