A Full-time Research Assistant in Computer Security and Privacy (all genders welcome)

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A Full-time Research Assistant in Computer Security and Privacy (all genders welcome)

At the University of Göttingen -Public Law Foundation-, Institut für Informatik, there is a position as

A Full-time Research Assistant in Computer Security and Privacy (all genders welcome)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/100%

to be filled. Starting date is 3/1/2024. The position is limited to 28.02.2027.

Your profile

  • A very good M.Sc. degree in computer science (or related discipline)
  • Very good knowledge of usability and user experience
  • Very good programming knowledge for the development of user interfaces
  • Previous knowledge in the area of privacy is an advantage
  • Ability to autonomously conduct scientific research, commitment, team spirit, and communication skills
  • A very good command of the English language and a good command of the German language
  • Willingness to pursue a doctoral degree

Your duties
  • Independent research as part of the BMBF-funded project:“Unboxing.IoT.Privacy: Tool-supported, moderated and citizen-centered community platform for privacy classification of IoT products”.
  • The goal is to create transparency about the data collected, stored, or transmitted to other devices and servers by IoT devices, so that citizens can make informed decisions about their privacy. User interfaces will be developed for and with those concerned, so that the results of the privacy analyses achieved in the project by another partner are made understandable for them. These user interfaces will be then integrated into the community platform to be developed in collaboration with the project partners: Hochschule Bonn-Rhein Sieg, Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz, and ONEKEY GmbH
  • Communicate the obtained scientific results in conference and journal publications and present them at scientific conferences
  • Supervision of student assistants and theses on research question related to the project
  • Participation in the consortium meetings with the other project partners

Our research group “Computer Security and Privacy”  focuses on interdisciplinary topics in the field of privacy, in which the human factor plays a key role.

We offer a pleasant and dynamic working atmosphere.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The University is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled people. In the case of equal qualifications, applications from people with severe disabilities will be given preference. A disability or equality is to be included in the application in order to protect the interests of the applicant.

Please upload your application in one pdf file including the usual documents until 2/23/2024 on the application portal of the university using this link: http://obp.uni-goettingen.de/de-de/OBF/Index/74383 . For more information get in touch with Patricia Nitzke directly via E-Mail: [email protected], Tel. +49551 39-26046 .

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)



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