Vacancy No. 540/2021

Computer Scientist (f/m/d)

Job description

You are a member of the KASTEL Security Research Labs and the Topic “Engineering Secure Systems” of the Helmholtz Association. Your research is dealing with cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving computations (particularly, secure multi-party computation), e.g., applied to mobility systems. It will result in both theoretical security concepts (protocol designs, security proofs, etc.) and their practical implementation (e.g., a demonstrator) for some application domain. Additionally, you will support the organization of workshops and project meetings, the preparation of grant proposals, and the supervision of Bachelor and Master students.

Personal qualification

You have a Master’s and PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. Your PhD thesis deals with a topic in cryptography. Additionally, you are an expert in privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols with a focus on secure multi-party computation, ideally, having hands-on experiences with MPC-compilers like SCALE-MAMBA or others. Furthermore, you have a true interest in interdisciplinary research, work independently, proactively, reliably, and in a structured fashion. Finally, you are a flexible team-player with communication skills.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute of Information Security and Dependability - Engineering Secure Systems (KASTEL-ESS)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited to one year

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Andy Rupp, E-Mail:


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 540/2021 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Kaya
phone: +49 721 608-25011,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.