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PhD Position Computer Science (m/f/diverse) Job ID 18-74

Jacobs University Bremen is a private, English-medium campus university which is state-recognized by the State of Bremen. We are offering Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three focus areas: Health, Mobility and Diversity. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, approximately 1,400 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.

The Computer Networks and Distributed Systems group at Jacobs University Bremen invites applications for a


PhD Position Computer Science (m/f/diverse)

(Full-time, limited for 3 years)

Job ID 18-74


Research Topic:

The PhD student will work on data-driven approaches to device and network centric cyber security. The PhD position will be funded for three years, starting in January 2019 or later. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with other academic research groups in Europe within an EU-funded cyber security project. The European project also integrates several non-academic partners that are offering cyber security services or require cyber security solutions.

The focus of the research will be on the development and evaluation of novel data-driven approaches providing device centric and network centric cyber security. Our goal is to develop new mechanisms that fit into a holistic end-to-end approach towards cyber security. To achieve that, it is essential to collaborate with researchers from other research groups that focus on cyber security aspects of other components of integrated IT systems.


Your qualifications:

  • University degree (Master or Diploma) in computer science with a strong focus on technical computer science
  • Curiosity in fundamental problems of device, network, and systems security
  • Strong system level programming skills
  • Very good command of English, both in written and oral communication
  • No knowledge of German language is required. Jacobs University Bremen is an international research university
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Openess to collaborative research within a large European project


Your application:

Application documents (CV, complete list of publications, academic records, transcripts (copies) of certificates/degrees, and contact information of two references) will be accepted continuously until  the position is filled.


Please send your applications in a single PDF to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schönwälder, j.schoenwaelder [at]  with subject "Cyber Security PhD Position". See  for further information.