Reliably Secure Software Systems (RS3) –
DFG Priority Programme 1496
TU Darmstadt is one of Germany’s top technical universities with an outstanding nation-wide and international reputation in research and education. The chair Modeling and Analysis of Information Systems (MAIS) is led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Mantel. The overall research objective of MAIS is to make software-based systems more trustworthy. We are offering a
We are looking for a researcher who is interested in theoretical and practical aspects of information-flow security for concurrent programs. The position will involve the development of program analyses for verifying information-flow security, semantic foundations, and program analysis tools. Multiple research directions are possible. The spectrum of possible research foci includes rely-guarantee reasoning about the security of multi-threaded programs, information-flow security under weak memory models, static and hybrid information-flow analyses for concurrent programs, verifying the soundness of information-flow analyses in Isabelle/HOL or Coq, and information-flow guarantees for concurrent Android apps. Your research could build on our prior work in these directions (available on our publications webpage).
Ideally, you should have a solid background in at least two of the following areas: formal methods in Computer Science, information-flow security, program analysis, and semantics of concurrent programs. A background in information security is helpful, but not a prerequisite. You should be highly self-motivated, be interested in tackling challenging research problems, have organizational skills, be open-minded, and have scientific leadership potential. Language skills in English are expected. You do not need to know the German language, but should be willing to obtain basic skills within a year.
You must hold a Ph.D. or have completed all requirements for your Ph.D. when the appointment begins.
We offer a productive and continuously evolving research environment, in which you can discuss ideas with team members who are working on related topics. Our international connections and our involvement in leading-edge research projects (like RS3, CASED, CROSSING, and EC-SPRIDE), provide further opportunities for collaborations. The position is associated with an ongoing project.
Please submit your application, including your detailed CV (stating your language skills in English and German), a research statement (describing your background and your research interests wrt. this position), a list of your publications, a list of your scientific talks, complete educational transcripts with grades and degrees (copies, no originals), and, if possible, the contact information of one or two references by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Mantel, TU Darmstadt, Department of Computer Science, Hochschulstraße 10, 64289 Darmstadt.
The position is available from September 1, but a later start is also possible. We will consider applications until the position is filled. This position is a regular job with social benefits. The salary will be based on the TV-TU Darmstadt public service salary scale (similar to TV-L).
TU Darmstadt is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from women. In case of equal qualifications, applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 will be given preference.