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Research Associate for the Project “FIIPS@Home” in the Field of IT-Security and Collective Defense in Private Networks § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

The activity includes the scientific collaboration in the third party funded project "FIIPS@Home" (An Early Warning, Information and Intrusion Prevention System for the Security of Private Home Networks). The focus is on the development of a collaborative and privacy-friendly platform for the detection and defense of attacks on private IT infrastructure. Together with other project partners, this platform will be designed, implemented, analyzed and evaluated. In addition, the position holder will continuously contribute to the publication and presentation of research and project results. As a research-intensive department, our research results are also directly incorporated into teaching.


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

Successful completion of a Master's degree in computer science or another relevant field.

Profound knowledge in the security of open, distributed communication systems as well as basic knowledge in cryptography and security protocols are required. Basic knowledge in security monitoring and intrusion detection, the application and implementation of machine learning techniques, experience in the study of privacy-enhancing technologies, ideally in the context of machine learning, and prior experience in the study of security on the Internet and in mobile systems are advantageous. Programming skills in higher level programming languages such as Java, C/C++, and Python are required. Experience in the development for mobile platforms is advantageous.

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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