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Research Engineer Security and Privacy (m/f/d)

70% (limited, by 01.08.2021 or by mutual agreement, until 01.08.2022)

Your tasks

As a research engineer in the Cyber Security chair you will establish and work in a state-of-the-art IoT (Internet of Things) lab with smart devices ranging from Raspberry Pi's, sensors, smart microphones, toy cars, RFID tags, RFID readers, smart phones, biometric sensors and you will work with world-leading researchers to implement, test, and showcase secure and privacy-preserving protocols and algorithms. Many projects are done in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners. More specifically, the job includes: 
  • Development and implementation of concepts and research results, both individually and in collaboration with researchers and PhD students,
  • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test the performance of developed algorithms and protocols,
  • Development, maintenance and organization of software, 
  • Support to BSc, MSc and PhD students, postdocs and researchers who use the lab,
  • Responsibility for the daily routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory,
  • Demonstrations and lab tours for external visitors, 
  • Producing media content for our group web page and social media platforms.

Your profile

The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar fields, preferably with a focus in Security and Privacy for Computer Science Systems.  
  • We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently.  
  • Good command of English is required.
  • You should have a good academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Excellent programming skills and familiarity with cryptographic libraries.  
  • Previous experience in implementation projects with C++, Matlab/Simulink, Python is desired. 
The research engineer will join a group of researchers focusing in applied and theoretical cryptography, network and information security and privacy-preservation led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. We are affiliated to the School of Computer Science (SCS) at the University of St.Gallen. Starting period is in Summer 2021 or under mutual agreement. The employment is limited to 1 year with possible extension up to maximum 2 years. The work is ideal for young professionals who want to boost their CV for applying for PhD positions or industrial jobs.

Application Deadline: 15th June 2021.
We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here

We offer

sport & wellbeing

sport & wellbeing

food & drink @ HSG

food & drink @ HSG

further education

further education

public library

public library

flexible working hours

flexible working hours

various events

various events

For job-related questions

Prof. Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa
Chair of CyberSecurity
aikaterini.mitrokotsa@unisg.ch

«We are looking forward to receiving your application for this position.»


Eriane Breu
Administration Office, Chair of Cyber Security
eriane.breu@unisg.ch

«I am delighted that you are interested in this position at our University and would be pleased to meet you soon.»

Your place of work

University of St.Gallen

«A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.