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Junior Researcher Cybersecurity

Code: SIT-2018-29

Digitization is posing major challenges to society, businesses and policy makers. To successfully design and shape such digitization, science has to address many questions regarding cybersecurity and the protection of privacy, questions that are relevant for day-to-day practice. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will be establishing a national research center for applied cybersecurity in Darmstadt, Germany, with the involvement of the Darmstadt Universities. The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) will habe a major role in establishing this center.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) is one of the leading research institutes in applied cyber security. We develop innovative cybersecurity solutions, frequently in close cooperation with the most eminent scientists from universities in Germany or worldwide, and with partners from industry, businesses and government agencies as well. Today Fraunhofer SIT researchers are developing the cybersecurity and privacy protection solutions that will tomorrow benefit citizens, businesses and agencies.

Fraunhofer SIT is looking for outstanding researchers interested in tackling such challenges and contributing to develop viable solutions. We have a number of positions available in applied cybersecurity research and development projects for both young professionals and persons with several years of experience who are interested in furthering their career in this field.

What we expect from you

  • Master of Science in Computer Science or another field relating to cybersecurity
  • Knowledge and experience in cybersecurity
  • Willingness to take up new challenges
  • Analytical mindset
  • Team-minded
  • Solution-oriented approach

What you can expect from us

  • State-of-the-art workplace and collegial work atmosphere
  • International research environment
  • Systematic career planning
  • Additional remuneration options besides regular salary
  • Possibility to pursue a PhD and further the scientific development
  • Options for various career qualifications in science and industry
  • Develop personal network further
  • Support for balancing work and family, e.g. teleworking, flexible work hours


Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components. The position is initially limited for 2 years.
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.


Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. According to the 2018 „Randstad Employer Brand Research Global Report“ Fraunhofer is one of the most attractive employers. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.


Please apply online or send your application via Email with reference to the job-ID-number SIT-2018-29 to application[at] oder

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.
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Rheinstr. 75
64295 Darmstadt


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Fraunhofer SIT seeks scientific staff, partly also for management positions

You will be responsible for planning, leading, executing and representing applied R&D projects, jointly with clients and partners from industry, government agencies and academia.