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 (Open Topic)

We are looking to hire a

PhD Student (Open Topic)

in the area of systems security, programming languages, or software engineering. The position is fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD E13.

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.

Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related discipline
  • Background in computer security, reverse engineering, programming languages, or formal methods
  • Strong software development skills
  • 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.

Research Assistant / PhD Student (Program Analysis and Mobile Application Security)

We are looking to hire a

PhD Student in Program Analysis and Mobile Application Security

as part of the HypeDroid project. The position is fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD E13.

Research Topic

The goal of HypeDroid is to improve forensic analysis of mobile applications by generating hybrid models of application behavior that integrate static and dynamic information. These models will integrate with a novel hybrid analysis paradigm that integrates static and dynamic information to exchange information in a mutually beneficial way. A number of ad-hoc approaches already exist in this domain, but our goal is to achieve new fundamental results on how to integrate under- and over-approximate analysis results, and at the same time offer practically useful information to human analysts.

Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related discipline
  • Background knowledge in programming language theory or formal methods, some experience with Android desirable
  • Strong software development skills
  • 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. Application deadline is 24 January 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.

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.