Vacancies

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.

There are currently three open positions for PhD students and postdocs.

Vacancies

Research Assistant / PhD Student

We are looking to hire

2 PhD students

in the areas of system security, programming languages, software engineering, or machine learning. Both positions are fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD 13 (annual salary starting at approximately 50,000 €).

Research Topics

Your work will focus on devising novel techniques in program analysis, test generation or machine learning to solve problems in system security. Potential topics could be:

  • Automated security testing of client and server-side JavaScript code with dynamic symbolic execution
  • Behavioral analysis of Android apps using static and dynamic analysis
  • Reverse engineering of binaries using machine learning
  • Smart fuzzing of IoT devices and controller software

Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related discipline
  • Advanced knowledge of computer security, reverse engineering, programming languages, or formal methods
  • Interest in research and teaching
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

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. Kinder.

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.

Postdoctoral Researcher

We are looking to fill the position of

Postdoctoral Researcher

in the areas of system security, programming languages, or software engineering. The position is at federal salary level TV-ÖD 14 (annual salary starting at approximately 54,600 €).

Job Description

You will be responsible for planning and conducting research projects with significant autonomy but under guidance of Prof. Kinder. Your tasks will involve collaborating with and providing feedback to PhD students, co-authoring project proposals, assisting in teaching.

Requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with the following:

  • Doctoral / PhD degree in computer science or a closely related discipline
  • Expert knowledge of computer security, reverse engineering, programming languages, or formal methods
  • Track record of relevant publications
  • Keen interest in computer security
  • Ability to show initiative in research and teaching
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to Apply

Applicants should prepare:

  • A covering letter describing your reasons and qualifications for pursuing a postdoc in our lab;
  • A current CV;
  • Two academic references.

Please send your application to Prof. Kinder.

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.

About Us

Joining us will provide you with the opportunity to work in a high-energy environment in one of the most exciting research areas of computer science. You will join a network of international collaborators to work with cutting edge technology and push the boundaries of what is possible today. With PATCH still being a young research lab, you will be able to help shape the environment to your liking and leave your mark.

We are part of the Research Institute CODE, which has been founded in 2017 at Bundeswehr University Munich 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 250 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 Europe 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. Apart from having an undergraduate population of mostly officers in the German military, it is a regular research-intensive university.