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

Research Assistant and PhD Student: Security Engineering – Authentication and Secure Identities

The Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) conducts internationally recognized research and offers innovative teaching programs for bachelors and masters in the field of Digital Engineering and Cybersecurity. The HPI, academically written as the Digital Engineering Faculty of the University of Potsdam, is looking for several

Research assistants and PhD students (m/f/d)

You could be interested in pursuing research on topics such as:

  • Biometric Authentication Systems
  • Self-Sovereign Identities
  • Secure Identity Management


We expect you to have:

  • Master’s degree in IT-Security, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related studies
  • Knowledge and engineering skills in IT and cybersecurity
  • Ability to design and implement new IT components or systems
  • Independent and self-motivated work-style in research and teaching
  • Creativity, dedication and team spirit
  • Very good communication skills in English
  • First experiences in academic work such as writing papers or creating technical reports are considered very helpful


We provide:

  • A small group of ambitious researchers in the field of cybersecurity
  • Close cooperation with leading global companies
  • The HPI and the Digital Engineering Faculty as a place with many skilled students
  • Practice-oriented research
  • The beautiful HPI campus with great public-transport connections to Berlin.
  • Possibilities to think “Outside of the Box” e.g. for outstanding teaching offerings.

We are looking for full-time colleagues with a possible start as soon as possible. We’d love to get your application! Please send it via E-Mail hr-meinel(at)hpi.de or per Post to:

Hasso Plattner Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
Postfach 90 04 60
14440 Potsdam, Germany