Research Unit

Theses & Job Opportunities

We are hiring!

PhD and Postdoc Positions

The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien is looking for outstanding PhD and postdoc applicants, with a specific focus on

  • web security
  • formal methods for security and privacy
  • cryptocurrencies
  • intersection between machine learning and security and privacy
  • software security
  • (mobile) systems security and privacy
  • symmetric and asymmetric cryptography
  • provable security

Outstanding candidates in other disciplines in security and privacy are also encouraged to apply.

Ongoing openings:

Besides continuous openings, supported by the university funding and various projects, we are inviting expressions of interest from outstanding PhD and postdoc applicants to work with us on the following projects:

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 PhD 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. If you pass the first screening phase, you will hear from us within two weeks and we will schedule an interview.

The application process is very selective: 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 of Informatics is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. Ph.D. students have the possibility to join the SecInt doctoral school, which brings together all TU Wien doctoral students in security and privacy, offering them a specialized educational offer and a collaboration platform. Researchers in Security and Privacy have furthermore the opportunity to engage in a wide spectrum of collaborations within the Vienna Security and Privacy Research Center (VISP). 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, including:

  • Formal methods for security and privacy
  • Smart contracts and blockchain technologies
  • Systems security
  • Mobile security and privacy
  • Web security
  • Cryptographic implementations

If you have your own thesis topics regarding the areas above, we are glad to hear about them and validate with you their feasibility. In case you are interested, just send an email specifying your favorite research area and your transcript of records to and we will schedule a meeting!

Funded Master theses: