Open-Position: Senior Scientist (all genders welcome)

The University of Klagenfurt is pleased to announce the following open position at the Digital Age Research Center, D!ARC, employment to commence on September 1st, 2023, or by arrangement:

Senior Scientist (all genders welcome)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Contribution to the research of the Cybersecurity Group in collaboration with national and international partners

• Interdisciplinary collaboration with all members of the Digital Age Research Center

• Participation in administrative and organizational tasks of both the Cybersecurity group and the Digital Age Research Center

• Teaching of courses on both an undergraduate and postgraduate level

• Assistance in the supervision and mentoring of PhD and Master’s students

The Cybersecurity Group at the University of Klagenfurt is an interdisciplinary group hosted jointly by the Digital Age Research Center, and the Department of AI and Cybersecurity. The Digital Age Research Center is set up as a multi-disciplinary research centre focussing on central aspects of digital transformations. At present the Digital Age Research Center hosts three research groups: Digital Culture, Computational Linguistics and Cybersecurity. The Department of AI and Cybersecurity hosts a range of researchers in a range of areas within the larger topic of AI as well as Cybersecurity/System Security.

The research agenda of the Cybersecurity Group at present tackles challenges including:

• Explainable leakage assessment strategies

• Responsible engineering of leakage simulators

• Efficient cryptographic primitives for privacy enhancing technologies

Members of the Cybersecurity Group are the driving force behind the MSc programme in AI and Cybersecurity (this is a joint programme with the University of Udine in Italy), which guarantees a good stream of motivated and able postgraduate students. The group has good connections on a national level (it is member of a special research programme in security, SFB SpyCode), and participates in EU funded projects (e.g. REASSURE, SEAL, enCrypton). The group is looking to strengthen the team with a person who broadens the existing range of (technical) expertise and is keen to collaborate with researchers from other areas to further advance interdisciplinary research in Cybersecurity.

Prerequisites for the appointment:

• Doctoral degree in a Cybersecurity related subject area at a domestic or foreign higher education institution

• Fluency in English (spoken and written)

• Proven academic track record via accepted papers in a reputable Cybersecurity venue, (e.g. IACR sponsored conferences and workshops, ACM CCS, Usenix, IEEE S&P, CHI) or in venues (journals) of a comparable standing in the areas of Artificial Intelligence or Data Science

• Social and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

• At least minimal teaching experience, demonstrating the ability to deliver core concepts (Cryptography, System Security, Network Security) on both an undergraduate and post-graduate level

Additional desired qualifications:

• Experience in the acquisition and running of third-party funded projects and readiness to play an active role in third-party funded projects and their acquisition

• Scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for imparting knowledge by contributing to student supervision

• Gender mainstreaming und diversity management skills

Our offer:

The employment contract is concluded with a starting salary of € 4,351.90 gross per month (14 times a year; previous experience deemed relevant to the job can be recognized). The University of Klagenfurt also offers:

• Personal and professional advanced training courses, management and career coaching

• Numerous attractive additional benefits, see also

• Diversity- and family-friendly university culture

• The opportunity to live and work in the attractive Alps-Adriatic region with a wide range of leisure activities in the spheres of culture, nature and sports

The application:

If you are interested in this position, please apply in English providing the following documents:

• Letter of application (motivation letter)

• Curriculum vitae including publication and lecture lists as well as details of research and teaching activities carried out

• Certificates/Transcripts that can prove that you meet the requirements

To apply, please select the position with the reference code 155/23 in the category “Scientific Staff” using the link “Apply for this position” in the job portal at

Candidates must furnish proof that they meet the required qualifications by June 28th, 2023 at the latest.

For further information on this specific vacancy, please contact Professor Elisabeth Oswald (Elisabeth [dot] oswald [at] aau [dot] at). General information about the university as an employer can be found at

At the University of Klagenfurt, recruitment and staff matters are accompanied not only by the authority responsible for the recruitment procedure but also by the Equal Opportunities Working Group and, if necessary, by the Representative for Disabled Persons.

The University of Klagenfurt aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore specifically invites qualified women to apply for these positions. Where the qualification is equivalent, women will be given preferential consideration. People with disabilities or chronic diseases, who fulfil the requirements, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodation costs incurred during the application process will not be refunded. Translations into other languages shall serve informational purposes only. Solely the version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) shall be legally binding.

Level of employment: 100 % (40 hours/week)

Minimum salary: € 60,926.60 per annum (gross); classification according to collective agreement: B1 lit. b Limited to: 43 months

Application deadline: June 28th,

2023 Reference code: 155/23

Mitteilungsblatt 15. Stück






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