The SECUSO research group belongs to the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The group was founded in 2011 by Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer at the TU Darmstadt and moved to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology at the beginning of 2018. SECUSO is a member of KASTEL - the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology, which was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in March 2011.
The research group performs research into security and privacy, with a focus on human factors using the so-called 'human-centered security and privacy-by-design' approaches. We research methods for the development and evaluation of:
- User-friendly security and privacy protection measures, as well as
- Awareness, education and training measures, especially for companies.
These are applied in different contexts, such as smart home, smart health, mobile apps and general web applications. In addition, the research group conducts research on various security questions relating to electronic voting (e-voting).
We are looking for someone to join our interdisciplinary group to undertake research and to teach. We are looking for people with the following profiles:
- Graduates (Bachelor) in business engineering, information engineering and management, computer science, psychology, communication sciences or related fields, that are willing to work on their doctorate already during their Master studies;
- Graduates (Diploma or Masters) in business engineering, information engineering and management, computer science, psychology, communication sciences or related fields. There is also the possibility to pursue a doctorate.
- Post-docs in business engineering, information engineering and management, computer science, psychology, communication sciences or related fields.
The position can be filled part-time or full-time. We offer a research environment with diverse, interesting research topics and projects for supervised doctoral research or for further qualification as a post-doc.
- Knowledge of German and English
- Interest in interdisciplinary scientific work
- Self-motivation and ability to work in teams.
The salary is according to the public service’s wage agreement (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TV-L), salary group E13.
The KIT values professional gender equality. We particularly welcome applications from women. Disabled applicants with adequate qualifications will be given preference. Applicants are welcome to send inquiries by e-mail beforehand.
Applications with the usual accompanying document should be sent via e-mail to Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research associate/Doctoral student
Closing Date for Applications
No fixed deadline.