Security and Privacy Group
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We are hiring!

The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien is currently looking for outstanding Ph.D. and postdoc applicants,

  • web security
  • formal methods for security and privacy
  • cryptocurrencies
  • applied cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies
  • software security
  • (mobile) systems security and privacy

Outstanding candidates in other disciplines are also encouraged to apply.

These positions are supported by 

  • the ERC Consolidator Grant "BROWSEC: Foundations and Tools for Client-Side Web Security";
  • Collaborative project with CoBlox Lab
  • Collaborative project with Chaincode Labs

The employment is full-time (40 hrs/week) and the salary is
internationally competitive (the entry-level gross salary per year is approx. 39K for PhD students and 52K per postdoc).

Interested candidates should send

  • a motivation letter
  • transcript of records (for Ph.D. applicants)
  • a research statement (for postdoc applicants)
  • a publication list
  • a curriculum vitae
  • contact information for two referees


This is a continuous evaluation procedure and applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Specific application deadline for the collaborative project with CoBlox Lab: Feb 17, 2019.   More details on the project and call here.

Specific call for PhD students on systems security: March 31, 2019. More details here.

Postdoc applicants are expected to have an outstanding publication record, while PhD applicants should have an excellent transcript of records. 

The working language in the group is English, knowledge of German is not required. 

TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities.  The Faculty ofInformatics is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. Ph.D. students have the possibility to join the LogiCS doctoral school.  Vienna features a vibrant and excellence-driven research landscape, with several leading research institutes (e.g., IST, AIT, SBA, RIAT) and universities continuously establishing collaborations in various fields, including cybersecurity. Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years the best city for quality of life worldwide.

Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses

We offer Bachelor and Master thesis topics in various areas of security and privacy. You can find a non-exhaustive list of currently available topics here

If you are interested, just send an email with your transcript of records to and we will schedule a meeting!