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Research Associate (f/m/d) in the SECUSO Research Group

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Job Description

We, the interdisciplinary research group SECUSO (Security - Usability - Society) at the Karlsruhe Institute of TEchnology (KIT), are active in various areas of Human Factors in Security & Privacy. Current topics include cookie banners, authentication on AR/VR glasses, verifiable online voting systems, notification studies, security UI patterns, and explainability of security solutions and guarantees.

The candidate will conduct research in the field of Human Factors in Security & Privacy, which is conducting interviews, focus groups, online/laboratory or field studies and publish and present the results at international conferences. In addition to research work, candidates will also be involved in teaching activities and scientific administration, which also includes the organization of events.

For our interdisciplinary team we are looking for researchers with a degree in computer science, business informatics, media informatics, industrial engineering, mathematics, communication sciences, psychology, or related areas. Candidates should have attended lectures on security or usability and are interested in the research area Human Factors in Security & Privacy. They should have already gained experience in interdisciplinary work. Programming experience and experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative studies is an advantage.

The position is suitable for PhD candidates as well as PostDocs. Salary category 13 TV-L is intended.

You can find the job description and the link for the application on the KIT website:

Job Type

PhD-Students / Research Associates

Link PDF

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Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer

Research Group

Security • Usability • Society

Closing Date for Applications

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