City:  Darmstadt
Date:  Apr 11, 2024

Research Associate for Software Analysis

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

Digitization poses major challenges for society, business, and politics. In order to shape it successfully, many practice-relevant research questions of cybersecurity and privacy protection need to be addressed.
The National Research Center for Applied Cyber Security ATHENE is a research institution of the Fraunhofer Society, with the participation of the Fraunhofer Institutes SIT and IGD as well as the universities TU Darmstadt and Hochschule Darmstadt. In a hitherto unique and innovative model of cooperation between university and non-university research, ATHENE conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of the economy, society, and state and sets scientific impulses.
Fraunhofer SIT is one of the leading research institutions for IT security in Germany and Europe. The focus is on applied research and the development of innovative solutions for real security and data protection issues.

 n für IT-Sicherheit in Deutschland und Europa. Im Fokus stehen die angewandte Forschung und die Entwicklung innovativer Lösungen für reale Sicherheits- und Datenschutzfragen.


Was Sie bei uns tun

To strengthen the Testlab Mobile Security department, we are looking for motivated employees with sound knowledge in the field of IT security. Tasks include deep static software analysis using newly developed tools for native iOS apps, for example. The goal is both the detection of errors and anomalies in the examined software as well as the evaluation of software quality characteristics. Here, the focus of the work is on the application and transformation of analysis approaches to the target platforms and their practical implementation. For this, we need support from motivated employees who would like to contribute their own ideas and research new methods with us.


Was Sie mitbringen

  • Passion for IT security

  • Sound knowledge or experience in the field of mobile security or classic IT security

  • knowledge or experience in static software analysis

  • Practical application experience in the field of disassemblers and debuggers

  • Knowledge of processor architectures, software development, compiler construction, machine languages, or assembly

  • Programming experience in several languages

  • good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken.

  • A university degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field


Was Sie erwarten können

  • You will work at a renowned, internationally leading institute in the field of cybersecurity.

  • You will work on innovative research and development projects with partners from industry, government, and other research institutions.

  • You will receive systematic career planning with individual qualifications as well as the opportunity to pursue a PhD.

  • You will work in a friendly, open, and collegial working environment with a dynamic and creative working atmosphere.

  • We live in a family-friendly culture with flexible working hours and the possibility to regularly work in a home office on a daily basis.

  • You will receive attractive performance- and success-based compensation components


Die Stelle ist zunächst auf 2 Jahre befristet. Eine langfristige Beschäftigung wird angestrebt. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 39 Stunden. Die Stelle kann auch in Teilzeit besetzt werden. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die gewählte Berufsbezeichnung auch das dritte Geschlecht miteinbezieht. Die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft legt Wert auf eine geschlechtsunabhängige berufliche Gleichstellung. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

Mit ihrer Fokussierung auf zukunftsrelevante Schlüsseltechnologien sowie auf die Verwertung der Ergebnisse in Wirtschaft und Industrie spielt die Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft eine zentrale Rolle im Innovationsprozess. Als Wegweiser und Impulsgeber für innovative Entwicklungen und wissenschaftliche Exzellenz wirkt sie mit an der Gestaltung unserer Gesellschaft und unserer Zukunft. 

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Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT 

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