The Department for Computer Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt is establishing a new program for creating independent research groups in the areas of information security and privacy:
Claude Shannon Fellow Program
Claude Shannon Fellows will receive the opportunity to do independent research and teaching, and will re-ceive additional funding to hire 1-2 PhD students. Candidates must have a finished PhD/doctoral degree in Computer Science or a related area; an outstanding publication record; and demonstrated experience in work-ing with the international research community. Ideally they have held at least one postdoc position at a uni-versity other than the one they obtained their PhD degree from. The program offers competitive personal compensation and access to resources. Claude Shannon Fellows will be employed by TU Darmstadt on its own pay scale TV-TU Darmstadt (the salary of a Claude Shannon Fellow will be comparable to the assis-tant/associate professor level W1/W2 in the German system). Applicants will be selected based on their cre-dentials, references, and participation in a scientific colloquium.
We are specifically soliciting applications to fill 6 open positions for Claude Shannon Fellows.
These 6 offers are part of the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC-SPRIDE), pending ap-proval by the German Ministry of Science and Education. The positions offer term employment, initially ending on September 30th, 2015, according to the projected first phase of EC-SPRIDE. Subject to a positive evaluation of research results and a positive evaluation of the first phase of EC-SPRIDE, employment may be extended once, for up to 4 years.
EC-SPRIDE offers an attractive, international, English speaking environment in one of the most interesting metropolitan areas in Europe surrounded by beautiful countryside Geo-Naturpark. The Frankfurt Airport is just 30 km away.
Applicants need to submit a research statement (up to 5 pages) that describes their motivation and intended research program. The suggested program must support one or more of the following areas, identified as the core areas in EC-SPRIDE:
Security for Cyberphysical Systems
Security for Cloud Computing
Privacy and Data Protection
Static and Dynamic Analysis for Security
Programming Models for Security
Hardening of Software Systems
Security Best Practices
In addition to this 5-pages research program applications must include the following information as part of a single attached PDF:
A full CV, including educational and employment history, full contact data, gender, and citizenship
A list of publications, and scanned-in copies of the 3 most significant ones
Scanned-in copies of master's degree or diploma, and PhD certificate
The names and e-mail addresses of four references whom we may contact for comments on an ap-plicant's work.
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female scientists and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. One opening is reserved for women only.
Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications by e-mail to: