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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty IV - Institute of Telecommunication Systems / Internet Network Architectures (INET)

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant - salary grade E 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period (PhD candidate)

part-time employment may be possible

Working field:

The Chair "Internet Architecture and Management" conducts research at the intersection of networked and distributed systems, with a main emphasis on fundamental aspects. Our vision is that networked systems should become self-* (i.e., self-configuring, self-repairing, self-optimizing). Accordingly, we are currently particularly interested in automated and data-driven approaches to design, optimize, and verify networked systems.

As networked systems have become a critical infrastructure of our digital society, it is crucial that they meet stringent dependability and security requirements. These requirements often stand in stark contrast to today's design and operation of networks, which are vulnerable to, e.g., route hijacking, covert and side channels, denial-of-service attacks or make it possible to violate user privacy. These attacks are arguably also enabled by the high complexity of networked systems.

You will contribute towards more secure networked systems and communication networks. In particular, we are interested in topics such as:

  • Automated discovery of security problems (e.g., using fuzzying, Baysian optimization, etc.)
  • Internet security
  • Datacenter security
  • Security of wireless networks
  • Internet measurements
  • Privacy in communication networks

Furthermore you will be involved in:

  • teaching and the organization of teaching; supporting the head of the department in supervising bachelor and master theses
  • the dissemination of research results: describing the results in scientific publications and posters; presentation of research results on international conferences and workshops, and presentations to industry partners


We are looking for a highly motivated and bright student with the goal to earn a Ph.D.

  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in computer science, computer engineering or a related field is required
  • Strong background in theoretical and/or applied security aspects is required
  • Competence in communication networks (e.g., Internet, DNS, BGP) is required
  • The ability to teach in German and/or in English is required; willingness to acquire the respective missing language skills
  • Teaching experience and didactic competence are a plus
  • Basic experience in research methods and academic writing are a plus
  • Ability to work in a team of international researchers and good communications skills are desired

How to apply:

Please send you application with the reference number and the usual documents as your Curriculum Vitae, your diploma including the performance record and other documents, only by email to

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät IV, FG Internet Network Architectures, Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid, Sekr. EN 18, Einsteinufer17, 10587 Berlin