Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter im Software Lab
We are looking for motivated students interested in joining the Software Lab as research assistants and Ph.D. students.
The Software Lab (SOLA) conducts research at the intersection of software engineering and programming languages, with a focus on tools and techniques for constructing reliable, efficient, and secure software. General areas of research include:
- Dynamic program analysis
- Static program analysis
- Test case generation
More concretely, projects to be worked on may include but are not limited to:
- Automated analyses that detect malicious behavior in browser extensions
- Systematic studies of known security problems in web applications
The Software Lab will open in autumn 2014 as part of EC SPRIDE and will be lead by Dr. Michael Pradel, who joins TU Darmstadt from University of California, Berkeley. Working in a newly created lab will give applicants the unique chance to work in and shape a young and dynamic research group. The lab is embedded into an excellent environment for research on program analysis and security. With over 200 scientists in the area of IT security, Darmstadt is one of the largest and fastest growing IT security locations in Europe. Requirements
Please consider applying if you:
- Have obtained or will soon obtain a master/diploma degree in computer science (or a related subject)
- Are creative and able to come up with fresh ideas to address technical challenges
- Like to write code and will not be afraid of a large software project
- Like to read and write technical texts in English
- Enjoy working with undergraduate students
- Are persistent and willing to work several years of your life on a project that many people will never understand
- Like to present your work to academic audiences (for example, at international conferences) and to non-academic audiences (to increase the number of people that understand your work)
The goal of applicants should be to pursue academic research at the highest level and to obtain a Ph.D. degree within three to five years. The working language of the lab will be English. Knowing German is not required (but helpful to enjoy life outside of the lab). Ph.D. students at TU Darmstadt have the opportunity to take courses but are not required to do so. Ideally, research assistants will start in October 2014; sooner or later starting dates are possible. The positions come with a competitive salary (according to TV-TU Darmstadt, EG 13).
It is generally possible to work part time. TU Darmstadt has a large interest in increasing the number of female researchers, and hence particularly encourages female candidates to apply. Applicants with a degree of disability of 50% or more will be preferred in case they are otherwise equally qualified to the other candidates. Contact
Please send your application (including CV, copies of transcripts and certificates) to Dr. Michael Pradel ( email@example.com).