Junior Researcher in Cyber security (f/m/d)

  • Campus Urstein
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Salzburg University of Applied Sciences employs around 400 people across its Urstein, Kuchl, Uniklinikum Salzburg and Schwarzach campuses. There are 3200 students who have a choice of 18 bachelor and 12 master programmes in the faculties Applied Social Sciences, Business and Tourism, Creative Technologies, Health Sciences, Green Engineering and Circular Design and Information Technologies and Digitalisation.

The Josef Ressel Center on Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation (ISIA) is a CDG research center at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences headed by FH-Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber. It is dedicated to fundamental-driven applied research and expects scientific excellence. Medial presentation and public relations is yet to start in accordance with the CDG, the Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, and the Land Salzburg.
More Information CDG: https://www.cdg.ac.at
We started on July 1, 2022 and are happy to receive applications for the following researcher position: Junior Researcher in Cyber Security (f/m/d)


  • Original research on cyber security, in particular information security and network security, applied to the setting of industrial automation
  • Scientific publication and dissemination in journals and conferences
  • Implementing software towards the above research goals
  • Eventually supervising or co-supervising master theses


  • Master’s degree, preferably in computer science or electrical engineering
  • Background in computer networks, operating systems, embedded systems or similar. It is of an advantage to have a background in network security, information security or cryptography
  • We do not expect a background in industrial control systems, but highly appreciate it
  • Existing publication record is of advantage
  • Ability to conduct research and collaborate in the field of OT security under the guidance of senior researchers with the expectation to develop a certain independence towards the end of the research project.
  • Ability to contribute to and independently write publications or other appropriate dissemination methods
  • Ability to give scientific presentations at conferences or other appropriate events
  • Ability to eventually supervise or co-supervise master theses and master students
  • We highly encourage and support the candidate to pursue a PhD in the security domain, e.g., in collaboration with a partner university
  • Working knowledge in German is of advantage


Schedule: 30h per week; An optional teaching appointment of up to 10 hours per week (corresponds to 4 hours/week to be taught during semesters) would be paid on top.
Duration: until 30.06.2027, flexible start
Salary: 32204.20 EUR per year (14× 2300.30 EUR), FWF salaries
Place: Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Campus Urstein, Salzburg, Austria
Reference: its-22-53
The Positions is intended to run for the full project duration of five years, subject to a positive project evaluation by the CDG after 2 years.


We offer ...

  • Varied area of responsibility
  • Working in flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours
  • Several training opportunities
  • Good connection to public transport and best accessibility by car and bicycle
  • Workplace Health Promotion
  • Canteen on campus
  • Onboarding process with a buddy program
The FH Salzburg lives diversity and equal treatment. People with disabilities will be given preference if they are suitably qualified. We particularly invite women to apply for this position in teaching and research. If you are interested, please apply online. We look forward to receiving your application and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For further information please contact
FH-Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber    stefan.huber@fh-salzburg.ac.at
Katharina Lorenz, MA    humanresources@fh-salzburg.ac.at +43676847795556 (Signal)