Security in Information Technology (SIT)


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We are hiring!

  • PhD students (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen) with an MSc or Diploma in Computer Science (Informatik, or related), interested in research in cybersecurity, network and system security, privacy, or cloud security. These positions are funded by Technische Universität Darmstadt and the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Post-doctoral researchers with a Doctorate or PhD in Computer Science (Informatik, or related), interested in teaching and research in cybersecurity and privacy. These positions are funded by Technische Universität Darmstadt.

If you are interested please contact us by sending an email with the usual documents (CV, certificates, etc.) to jobs(a-t)

For specific job ads of our university research group please check here. Due to our close affiliation with the Fraunhofer SIT institute we also offer PhD positions on various topics in cybersecurity and privacy at Fraunhofer; check here.


The SIT Research Group at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Department of Computer Science, targets research in the broad area of security and privacy in information technology, in particular:


We are closely affiliated with:

Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP):  CRISP is a cybersecurity research center jointly established by Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fraunhofer SIT, Fraunhofer IGD and Hochschule Darmstadt. It is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and the Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (HMWK).

Fraunhofer Instiute for Secure Information Technology, Darmstadt:  Fraunhofer Society is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Within Fraunhofer Society, Fraunhofer SIT is responsible for R&D in cybersecurity and privacy.



CYSEC Cybersecurity TU Darmstadt: We are a member of the CYSEC profile area of the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

DFG SFB 1119 CROSSING: Cryptography-Based Security Solutions - Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments. Collaborative research center funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
DFG GRK 2050 -- PRIVACY AND TRUST FOR MOBILE USERS: Doctoral college funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Forum Privatheit: Das Forum Privatheit arbeitet an einem interdisziplinär fundierten, zeitgemäßen Verständnis der Rolle von Privatheit. Es werden Konzepte zur (Neu-)bestimmung und Gewährleistung informationeller Selbstbestimmung und des Privaten in der digitalen Welt entwickelt. Das Forum Privatheit wird gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).

secUnity:  secUnity is a project funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) to intensify IT security research in Germany and Europe.





SIT Research Group

Security in Information Technology

Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik

Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner

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