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The recruitment of highly talented students and young researchers in cybersecurity and privacy constitutes a key part of CISPA’s development and growth strategy. We aim at recruiting, educating, and guiding future researchers at all stages of their scientific career, starting with their undergraduate studies at Saarland University, continuing with the postgraduate master or PhD studies, and leading up to the promotion of young researchers at the postdoc or junior faculty level. Whether you are just starting your career or are an experienced researcher already, we want to create a stimulating, international, competitive, yet collaborative and agreeable environment for research and graduate education enabling you to fully develop your potential.

CISPA graduates are highly sought after by academia and industry worldwide. If you start your scientific career with CISPA, we are able to accompany you through all stages of your career, up to a research group leader or faculty, either at Saarbruecken or as a joint endeavour with Stanford University as part of our CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity.

CISPA is located in Saarbruecken, in south-western Germany, in the greater region area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. The area offers a high standard of living at affordable cost, beautiful surroundings, and easy access to major metropolitan cities in central Europe. The working language is English.

In accordance with the Equal Opportunity Plan, the institute aims at increasing the number of women in Computer Science and explicitly encourages women to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority. We provide special support for dual-career couples.

Dual Career

Hiring on an international level, CISPA wants to recruit the best researchers and employees, enabling them to realize their full potential while offering you the best living and working conditions. Naturally, this includes the provision of assistance in relocation and reorientation to accompanying spouses and partners of new staff members. We have a large network of local public and private employers across a broad array of sectors at our disposal. Additionally, our recruitment service also offers support in locating housing, advice concerning schools, kindergartens, and cultural and recreational facilities in Saarland.

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