Germany: UMIC Research Center, RWTH Aachen – IT Security (PhD Position)

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Research Assistent

Wireless Security

UMIC Research Center – IT Security


Jobnumber: 4784

Our profile

research group IT-Security is part of the research center UMIC of the
RWTH Aachen University. The group studies and teaches security problems
and solutions for different types of communication networks. The main
focus of the group is securing wireless networks. In particular, we are
interested in security mechanisms for decentralized networks, securing
mobility in heterogeneous networks, AAA support of mobility, analyses
of security architectures of existing standards, the design and
implementation of new security architectures, as well as distributed
privacy-enhancing protocols. More detailed information about the
projects of this group will be available under soon.

Your profile


Ideally, your have and excellent degree in Computer Science (Diploma or
MSs equivalent). Alternatively, you earned your outstanding degree in
Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mathematics,
Physics or anything related and have a strong interest in Computer
Science and in Security in particular.

You offer profound knowledge in at least two of the following
topics and are deeply interested in security issues related to at least
one of them: cryptography, networking protocols, IT-security and/or
mobile communication in general, mobility-supporting protocols, AAA
protocols, sensor networks, RFID systems, policies, game theory.

You are comfortable and offer practical experience with at least
one higher-level programming language. Your English is fluent and you
have a basic knowledge of German or are willing to get there. You are
comfortable working responsibly and independently. You have excellent
communication skills and are a team player. Any form of teaching
experience is appreciated and a high motivation to get involved in
teaching is indispensable.


Your duties

You actively participate in security-related research projects in the
context of the research cluster UMIC. If applicable you present your
results at international conferences.
In this context you will have the opportunity to prepare your
Ph.D. theses. Your teaching duties will be 4 hours per week and

Our offer

The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is for a fixed term auf 3 Jahre.
Regular working hours are 39.83 hours a week.

The option of undertaking a PhD is provided.


The pay scale classification complies with the labour agreement TV-L.


RWTH Aachen University has been rewarded with the “Total-E-Quality-Award” for its efforts with respect to gender equality.
In cases of equal qualification, aptitude and expertise of the applicants,
female applicants will be given preferential treatment for those salary groups
and careers in which females are underrepresented, unless there are preponderant
reasons to give preference to another applicant.

Please refer to § 8 Article 6 of the North Rhine-Westphalian Equal Opportunities Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NW).

RWTH Aachen University has been rewarded with the title
“disability-friendly” (“Prädikat behindertenfreundlich” ) for its
efforts with respect to training and employment of severely disabled
people. Applications from severely disabled people with appropriate
suitability are explicitly welcome. This also applies to people with
equal opportunities in accordance with § 2 SGB IX (Social Code).


Your contact person:


For further information, please contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Meyer

Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80 20643

Fax: +49 (0) 241 80 22640



Please send your application by 12 September 2008 to
RWTH Aachen
UMIC Research Center, IT Security
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen

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