PhD candidate for The Scientific Computing Group

Technische Universität of Darmstadt

The Scientific Computing Group of Prof. Christian Bischof at the Technische Universität Darmstadt ( is looking for a promising candidate either with a Masters or Diploma degree wanting to pursue doctoral studies, or with a doctoral degree wanting to pursue postdoctoral studies, in the area of cryptography algorithms.

The position is available immediately and initially limited to a 3-year appointment.

We expect the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/masters, or doctorate degree, comparable to a German University degree, in computer science, computational science, or a related discipline
  • Experience in parallel programming and parallel algorithms
  • Fundamentals in numerical computing
  • Knowledge in the use of MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, or OpenCL
  • Some familiarity with tools for parallel program analysis
  • Good command of the English language

In this position, you will work on developing efficient algorithms and implementations, as well as performance models, for lattice-based cryptography in the context of the joint research center CROSSING (Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments, ( which is working on the development of cryptography solutions for the post-quantum age.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt ( is an autonomous university with broad research excellence and an interdisciplinary profile, and focus areas in engineering science and information technology. The dept. of computer science is ranked among the top in Germany. Darmstadt is located near Frankfurt in the Rhein-Main area, in one of most vibrant and culturally diverse areas of Germany.

The fulfillment of the research and service requirements attached to this position serve at the same time as fulfillment of the academic requirements for a candidate's doctoral degree.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Please send applications to Prof. Dr. Christian Bischof (, FG Scientific Computing, Alexanderstr. 2, D-64 283 Darmstadt (

Code. No. 339

Application deadline: September 15, 2017

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