Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

PhD/PostDoc Positions (m/f/d) in Cyber Security & Identity Management

Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is Germany’s center of excellence for digital engineering (www.hpi.de). The Digital Engineering Faculty, founded jointly by the University of Potsdam and HPI, offers a highly practical and engineering-oriented computer science study program, which is unique throughout Germany. HPI’s university research earns international recognition, with the main focus of its teaching and research on the foundations and applications of large, highly complex and networked IT systems.

In the course of our ongoing expansion, we are currently offering

PhD/PostDoc Positions (m/f/d) in Cyber Security & Identity Management

for our location in Potsdam.

The Cyber Security & Identity Management group at the HPI is seeking to fill several PhD and PostDoc positions in the area of cryptography and privacy. The starting date is 01.02.2020.

Your future tasks

  • Development of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Distributed identity management
    • Privacy-enhancing technologies
    • Foundations & solutions for real-world cryptography
  • Publish and present results at top-tier international conferences
  • Participate in teaching activities


Your skills

  • Master’s degree (or PhD for postdoctoral position) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment
  • Profound knowledge in the areas of cryptography and IT security (for postdoctoral candidates proven in the form of publications in these areas)
  • Excellent English language skills


What we offer

  • Collaborative work environment in the newly established research group led by Prof. Anja Lehmann
  • Outstanding setting to conduct top academic research with strong connections to industry
  • Flat hierarchies, motivated teams and none-bureaucratic cooperations
  • Working at the HPI campus in Potsdam-Babelsberg (S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee) near to Berlin


We look forward to your application documents including two references, motivation letter and copies of relevant diplomas and certificates.

Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email to: Anja.Lehmann(at)hpi.de


Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3,
14482 Potsdam,