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The Chair of Information Security of the Faculty of Computer Science is looking for a

research associate (m,f,x) for 3 years with 39,83 hours per week (TV-L E13)

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities in Europe. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

extent: full-time
duration: permanent
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:
20.02.2023

Your tasks:

  • The members of Prof. Karame's Chair conduct research and teaching in various areas of IT security. The Chair offers various courses in the Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs and participates in several third-party funded projects. This international and dynamic team also cooperates with several university and non-university institutions (e.g., the Max Planck Institute).

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field,
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English,
  • background in the areas of IT security and privacy, system security, blockchain technologies is a strong plus,
  • experience in software development including experience with programming languages, such as Python, Golang, Java, or C/C++ is also a plus.

Our offerings:

  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team,
  • a friendly and collegial environment,
  • a dynamic environment.

Additional information:

Please send your complete application documents (recent CV, a cover letter describing why you are a good fit, and a transcript of your records) in the form of a single PDF document (max. 10 MB).

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr. Ghassan Karame, Phone: +49234 32 24284

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 1377 until 20/02/2023, send by e-mail to the following address: inf-infsec@rub.de

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