Junior Research Group Leader of the Young Investigator Group (YIG) "Cyber Security and Privacy in Intelligent Energy Systems" limited until 31.7.2026, full time, with possibility for extension


  • Independent lead of a group of 3 PhD students
  • Active research in the area of intrusion detection systems (IDS) for critical infrastructures, secure cyber-physical systems, and artificial intelligence / machine learning for traffic analysis, honeypots, privacy enhancing techniques
  • Scientific coordination of project work
  • Implementation and evaluation of new algorithms and methods
  • Cooperation and knowledge transfer with industrial partners
  • Publication of scientific results


  • Excellent PhD degree related to IT Security
  • Publications in renowned peer-reviewed international conferences/journals
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Math or related disciplines
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Java, etc.) and one scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.) or strong willingness to quickly learn new programming languages
  • Excellent working knowledge of English; German is of advantage
  • Excellent communication skills

For more information about the vacant position please contact Prof. A. Panchenko (Email: itsec-jobs.informatik(at)lists.b-tu.de).

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, and identity. The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg strives for a balanced gender relation in all employee groups. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment if they are equally qualified.

Applications containing the following documents

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  • Transcript of records from your Master studies and PhD Degree
  • An electronic version of your PhD thesis, if possible

should be sent in a single PDF file as soon as possible, but not later than 15.04.2023 at itsec-jobs.informatik(at)lists.b-tu.de