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We are currently starting a new research project @ Hochschule Neu-Ulm, with the goal:
Improving the (IT) security of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)

This research project is funded by:

General information:
  • The job: Developing concepts of end-to-end security solutions, implementing and validating them on cyber-physical software Systems for Al-lnspection drones
  • Project lead: Prof. Dr. Bachmeir
  • Approved funding: 451.000 EUR
  • The project is integrated in a larger joint nationalproject with global industry partners and universities.
  • Funding programme:
    Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm „LuFo“ des Bundes

As part of this project we are searching for (immediate start, fixed contract until 31.12.2020):

Two Research Staff Members
(Zwei Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen) (each: fulltime, TV-L E 13)

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who strive to earn a doctoral degree (PhD-equivalent). Research staff members will be employed through HNU, while the doctoral degree will be given from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) of Würzburg (Chair of Software Engineering, Secure Software Systems Group, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Dmitrienko) as part of a concept called "Verbundpromotion".

Possible areas of work:
  • Sub-project: Prevention with security by design for Inspection-specific UAV
    Design and Implementation of a virtualized distributed cyber-physical system architecture with mobile components. focus is on the virtualization and segregation of aviation and non-aviation software components and the decomposition of security related services into cloud- and non-cloud components.
  • Sub-project: Detection / Response and post-analysis for Inspection-specific UAV
    Design and Implementation of a security intelligence architecture for Inspection-specific UAV. Development and evaluation of distributed software architectures that allow for autonomous the Intelligence as well as for Integration of cloud-based security intelligence.
  • A master's degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, IT Security Engineering, Communication Engineering or similar
  • Good programming skills
  • Knowledge in Distributed Systems / Internet of Things is a plus
  • Strong interest in working in a large-scale interdisciplinary project with project partners from industry and academia based in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Neu-Ulm
  • Strong interest in becoming a security expert
  • Strong interest in unmanned aerial systems (drones)
  • Strong interest in international scientific work and the publication of results
Administrative Information:
The post is full time on a fixed-term contract until 31.12.2020. The salary is based on the German tariff scales (TV-L 13 – for details, please see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv-l/west?id=tv-l-2017).

The HNU welcomes applications from all suitably qualified members of the community. Those applicants with a disability will be considered preferentially in the case of equal aptitude. Part-time employment is generally possible, as long as a job sharing model can be applied to cover for a full position.

If you are interested in this position and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply by email to personal@hs-neu-ulm.de and include your CV, transcripts and any reference letters you have (reference number W/2018.3).

Closing date for applications is 23.2.2018.

Please address for any questions Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bachmeir
(christian.bachmeir@hs-neu-ulm.de) or Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Dmitrienko
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Neu-Ulm
Wileystraße 1 | 89231 Neu-Ulm

Bewerbungsschluss: 23.02.2018