PhD Students / Research Assistants (f/m/d) in Theory and Applications of Decentralized Systems

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
December 18, 2022
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Organizational unit

Institute of Information Security and Dependability (KASTEL)

Job description

The “Decentralized Systems and Network Services” (DSN) group, headed by Prof. Dr. Hannes Hartenstein, does research in the field of distributed and decentralized systems. Current focus areas are security and dependability of broadcast- and consensus methods, blockchain technology, decentralized messaging, decentralized identity and access management as well as decentralized privacy-aware computation (see

For various application-driven research activities in the fields of automotive software management, assistive humanoid robotics, and mobility-as-a-service systems we have several openings for PhD students/research assistants who are interested in research that connects theory to practice. The research activities focus on design and analysis of decentralized methods for identity and access management, payments, as well as for secure and privacy-preserving data sharing.

Starting date

in first quarter of 2023

Personal qualification
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science or related discipline
  • ground in cybersecurity and distributed systems
  • Interest in one of the following application domains: automotive software management, assistive humanoid robotics, mobility-as-a-service
  • Professional command of English
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, keen on doing scientific research and pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Proactive and creative work style
  • Salary

    Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

    Contract duration

    limited for 3 years, extension is possible

    Application up to

    December 10, 2022

    Contact person in line-management

    For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Hartenstein, email: [email protected]

    Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 2277/2022.

    Ausschreibungsnummer: 2277/2022

    We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job. Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


    Personnel Support is provided by: Personalservice (PSE) - Human Resources Ms Carrasco Sanchez Phone: +49 721 608-42016,

    Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

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