City:  Darmstadt
Date:  Sep 21, 2023

Researcher in Cybersecurity

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 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.
In this context, several positions are available to work on research and development projects in the field of applied cybersecurity research, both for career starters and for people with professional experience who aim to develop their careers accordingly.


What you will do

  • Applied research projects in the field of cybersecurity and data protection

  • Collaboration in publicly funded projects and/or projects directly commissioned by industry partners

  • Concept development and project management tasks

  • Preparation of project reports and scientific publications

  • Presentation of research results in the context of publications and lectures at national and international conferences


What you bring to the table

  • Master of Science degree in computer science or another field related to cybersecurity

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of cybersecurity

  • willingness to take on new challenges

  • Strong analytical thinking

  • ability to work in a team


What you can expect

  • You will work at a renowned, internationally leading institute in the field of cyber security

  • 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 doctoral degree

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

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

  • We live in a family-friendly culture with flexible working hours and the possibility to work completely remotely by arrangement.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT 


Requisition Number: 3042                Application Deadline:


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