Young Pro­mi­sing Sci­en­tist? - Open Ph.D. Po­si­ti­ons

16.11.2012 - Eva Kolb


The Horst Görtz In­sti­tu­te for IT-Se­cu­ri­ty (HGI) at Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum is one of Eu­ro­pe’s lea­ding re­se­arch cen­ters in IT se­cu­ri­ty. The DFG, or Ger­man Re­se­arch Fo­un­da­ti­on, awar­ded more than €4 mil­li­on to the HGI for the es­ta­blish­ment of the in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry re­se­arch trai­ning group “New Chal­len­ges for Cryp­to­gra­phy in Ubi­qui­tous Com­pu­ting”. We are look­ing for can­di­da­tes with out­stan­ding Mas­ter/Di­plom in the fields of com­pu­ter sci­ence, elec­tri­cal en­gi­nee­ring, ma­the­ma­tics or re­la­ted areas. Apply now!

The re­se­arch trai­ning group will study pro­blems which are fun­da­men­tal for se­cu­ring the In­ter­net of Things. The re­se­arch is struc­tu­red in three le­vels: cryp­to­gra­phic pri­mi­ti­ves, de­vice and sys­tem level. The re­se­arch to­pics range from cryp­to­gra­phic fo­un­da­ti­ons such as fully ho­mo­mor­phic en­cryp­ti­on for pri­va­cy in cloud com­pu­ting, over se­cu­ri­ty for me­di­cal im­plants to in­ter­net se­cu­ri­ty so­lu­ti­ons in­vol­ving new na­tio­nal ID cards. A cen­tral goal of the doc­to­ral trai­ning is an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry and struc­tu­red edu­ca­ti­on at the hig­hest sci­en­ti­fic level. Es­ta­blis­hing net­works to top in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly re­se­arch groups is part of the trai­ning.

A group of in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly re­now­ned re­se­ar­chers to­ge­ther with ex­cel­lent fun­ding pro­vi­des an ex­tre­me­ly in­te­res­ting sci­en­ti­fic en­vi­ron­ment. The HGI is known for its good wor­king at­mo­s­phe­re.

  • Start: 01.?04.?2013
  • Com­pe­ti­ti­ve sala­ry
  • Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on: Send your do­cu­ments by Ja­nu­a­ry 15, 2013, to grako@?hgi.?rub.?de
  • Re­qui­red Do­cu­ments: CV, cer­ti­fi­ca­tes, tran­script (Mas­ter or Di­plom), mo­ti­va­ti­on for ap­p­ly­ing (1 page), names of at least two peop­le who can pro­vi­de re­fe­rence let­ters (email ad­dres­ses are suf­fi­ci­ent)

Fur­ther in­for­ma­ti­on: www.?ubicrypt.?org

The Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum sup­ports women‘s ca­re­er de­ve­lop­ment. Ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons from women are thus ex­pli­cit­ly wel­co­me. In those areas in which women are un­der­re­pre­sen­ted they will be con­s­i­de­red pre­fe­ren­ti­al­ly ac­cor­ding to the re­gu­la­ti­ons of the „Lan­des­gleich­stel­lungs­ge­setz” if their abi­li­ties, ap­ti­tu­de and pro­fes­sio­nal per­for­mance are equal with those of the fel­low ap­p­li­cants un­less re­a­sons con­cerning the per­son of a fel­low ap­p­li­cant are pre­do­mi­nant.

In case of equal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on, ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons of se­ver­ely disa­b­led per­sons or per­sons that are re­gar­ded as being on a par with se­ver­ely disa­b­led per­sons ac­cor­ding to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX will be con­s­i­de­red pre­fe­ren­ti­al­ly.

Fun­ded by the Ger­man Re­se­arch Fo­un­da­ti­on.

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