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Here you find job openings of the Institute of Information Security.

The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers 

fully-funded Postdoc and PhD positions in formal verification.

Successful candidates are expected to carry out research on tool-supported formal verification methods for security-critical systems and security protocols in our new REPROSEC initiative ( See, e.g., our work at ACM CCS 2021 and EuroS&P 2021 on DY*. 

The positions are available immediately with an internationally competitive salary (German public salary scale TV-L E13 or TV-L E14, depending on the candidate's qualification, ranging from about 4.000 Euro to 6.200 Euro monthly gross salary).  The employment periods are between one and six years, following the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVg). 

The Institute of Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international research in Germany's high-tech region.

You should have a Master's degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cyber Security, or a related field. We value excellent analytical skills and 

  • solid knowledge of logic, proofs and/or formal verification techniques (Theorem Proving, Type Checking, etc.), and
  • solid programming experience.

Knowledge in cryptography/security is not required, but a plus. Knowledge of German is not required. 

The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

To apply, please send email with subject "Application: PhD/Postdoc Position in Formal Verification" and a single PDF file containing the following documents to

  • Cover letter (explaining your scientific background and your motivation to apply)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications, if applicable
  • Copies of transcripts and certificates (Bachelor, Master, and if applicable, PhD)
  • Names of at least two references

The deadline for applications is

March 13th, 2022.

Late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

For further information please contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Küsters,


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Ralf Küsters

Prof. Dr.

Head of Institute

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