Apply to the CISPA-Stanford Center

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity was established as a joint program by CISPA – Helmholtz Center for Information Security (former the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability at Saarland University) - and Stanford University in 2016.

New Call for Application! Deadline for the next application round is December 31, 2019. Applications will be considered and screened August 2019 now on, i.e., submitting applications earlier than the deadline is encouraged.

With this call the CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity invites applications for its

Elite Research Career Program

The Elite Research Career Program intends to offer the very best postdoctoral cybersecurity researchers a unique career path at two of the leading cybersecurity institutes in the world.

The program begins with a preparatory 1-2-year postdoctoral phase (Phase P) at CISPA, followed by a 2-year appointment at Stanford University (Phase I) as a visiting assistant professor, and then a 3-year position at CISPA as a junior research group leader (Phase II). Applicants to the program must have completed an outstanding PhD and demonstrated their potential to become future leaders in their field of research.

Applicants should submit their CV, copies of their school and university reports, a list of publications highlighting their five most relevant ones, names of 3-5 references, a brief description of their previous research, and a research proposal outlining their research vision. Please send them as a single PDF file to:

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Backes
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Stuhlsatzenhaus 5, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority. We intend to arrange future rounds of application periodically.