[ecoop-info] Research Assistants/PhD Students in the Software Lab (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Michael Pradel michael at binaervarianz.de
Thu May 1 02:35:32 CEST 2014

We are looking for motivated students interested in joining the Software
Lab (TU Darmstadt, Germany) as research assistants and Ph.D. students.
The Software Lab (SOLA) conducts research at the intersection of
software engineering and programming languages, with a focus on tools
and techniques for constructing reliable, efficient, and secure
software. General areas of research include:
 * Dynamic program analysis
 * Static program analysis
 * Test case generation
More concretely, projects to be worked on may include but are not
limited to:
 * Automated analysis of JavaScript-based web applications for security
 * Automated analyses that detect malicious behavior in browser extensions
 * Systematic studies of known security problems in web applications
We focus on approaches that apply to real systems. In the past, the
group leader, Dr. Michael Pradel, has developed analyses that find bugs
in widely used Java, C, and JavaScript applications, such as the Java
standard library, Eclipse, and GCC.

The Software Lab will open in autumn 2014 as part of EC SPRIDE and will
be lead by Dr. Michael Pradel, who joins TU Darmstadt from University of
California, Berkeley. Working in a newly created lab will give
applicants the unique chance to work in and shape a young and dynamic
research group. The lab is embedded into an excellent environment for
research on program analysis and security. With over 200 scientists in
the area of IT security, Darmstadt is one of the largest and fastest
growing IT security locations in Europe.

== Requirements ==

Please consider applying if you:
 * Have obtained or will soon obtain a master/diploma degree in computer
science (or a related subject)
 * Are creative and able to come up with fresh ideas to address
technical challenges
 * Like to write code and will not be afraid of a large software project
 * Like to read and write technical texts in English
 * Enjoy working with undergraduate students
 * Are persistent and willing to work several years of your life on a
project that many people will never understand
 * Like to present your work to academic audiences (for example, at
international conferences) and to non-academic audiences (to increase
the number of people that understand your work)

== Additional Information ==

The goal of applicants should be to pursue academic research at the
highest level and to obtain a Ph.D. degree within three to five years.
The working language of the lab will be English. Knowing German is not
required (but helpful to enjoy life outside of the lab). Ph.D. students
at TU Darmstadt have the opportunity to take courses but are not
required to do so. Ideally, research assistants will start in October
2014; sooner or later starting dates are possible. The positions come
with a competitive salary (according to TV-TU Darmstadt, EG 13).

It is generally possible to work part time. TU Darmstadt has a large
interest in increasing the number of female researchers, and hence
particularly encourages female candidates to apply. Applicants with a
degree of disability of 50% or more will be preferred in case they are
otherwise equally qualified to the other candidates.

== Contact ==

Please send your application (including CV, copies of transcripts and
certificates) to Dr. Michael Pradel (email: michael at binaervarianz.de).

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