[loginf] Open PhD position in Formal Methods/Security

Ralf Kuesters kuesters at uni-trier.de
Mon Aug 20 09:35:51 UTC 2012

The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at
University of Trier, Germany, offers

a full-time PhD position.

The PhD candidate will contribute to the research in the
project "Implementation-Level Analysis of E-Voting
Systems", which is funded by the German Research Foundation
(DFG) and is part of the DFG priority programme "Reliably
Secure Software Systems - RS3".  The goal of this project
is to develop general methods and techniques for the
security analysis of Java systems that use cryptography,
with e-voting systems being one of the motivating
examples. The project combines techniques from program
analysis/verification with techniques from cryptography and
cryptographic protocol analysis.

We offer a creative international environment and the
possibility to participate in internationally visible
research. The salary scale for the position is TV-L E13
(100%). The gross income depends on the candidate's
experience level. At the lowest level it corresponds to
approx. 40,000 EUR per year.  There are no teaching
obligations. The starting date is negotiable. Subject to
the final decision of the DFG, the position will be
available from October 1st, 2012. Contracts are initially
offered for two years, with the perspective of an extension
by another two years.

The successful candidate should have a Master's degree (or
should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer
Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related
field, with a strong background in Theoretical Computer
Science. Knowledge in program analysis/verification, logic, or
cryptography is an asset.  Good English skills are
expected; knowledge of German is not required.

Candidates with severe disabilities will be given priority
in case their qualification level is the same as that of
other applicants.

Applications should include:
* Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address and work experience)
* Cover letter explaining your motivation
* Transcript of all courses and grades for your Bachelor and Master
* A short description of your Master's work (max 1 page)
* Contact details of (at least) one  professor that can
  provide a recommendation for your application.

Please send your application by e-mail to Ralf Kuesters
(kuesters at uni-trier.de), with relevant documents attached
in pdf format. The deadline for applications is

September 30th, 2012.

However, late applications will be considered until the
position is filled.

For further inquiries please contact Ralf Kuesters by phone
or email.

  Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuesters
  Universitaet Trier
  FB IV - Informatik
  54286 Trier, Germany
  Email: kuesters at trier.de
  Phone: +49 (0)651 2012852

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