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.

Vacancies

Research Assistant / PhD Student (Open Topic)

We are looking to hire a

PhD Student (Open Topic)

in the area of systems security / program analysis, starting date flexible. The position is fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD E13 (~51k EUR).

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.

Whether you prefer x86 assembly language or JavaScript, you should have a passion for building systems and a deep curiosity for how things work at a low level. To give an idea of what you might work on, some of the topics we are looking at right now are: using machine learning to aid reverse engineering; security analysis of WebAssembly programs; hardening software against speculative execution attacks; and automated testing of JavaScript.

Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with the following:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related discipline
  • Interest in research and teaching
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (German not required)

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. Johannes 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, starting date flexible. The position is fully funded at federal salary level TV-ÖD E13 (~51k EUR).

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 of Java, ideally Android development
  • 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. Johannes 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 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.