Junior Researcher (ICS/SCADA domain)

SBA Research is a research center for Information Security funded partly by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies. Within a network of more than 70 companies, 15 Austrian and international universities and research institutions, and many additional international research partners we jointly work on research challenges ranging from organizational to technical security to strengthen Europe’s Cybersecurity capabilities.

We are looking for

Junior Researcher (PhD student) in ICS/SCADA domain at SBA Research

Your tasks:

  • independent work on open research questions in cooperation with the Christian Doppler Laboratory for “Security and Quality Improvement in the Production System Lifecycle” (CDL-SQI)
  • dissemination of scientific results at international conferences
  • contribution to national and international grant proposals


  • interest in doing a PhD degree with a focus on Information Security in the ICS/SCADA domain
  • interest in working on security topics that center around industrial automation
  • master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related disciplines (Uni, FH)
  • background in Information Security and preferably industrial automation
  • proficient in at least one programming language (preferably Java, Python or C/C++)
  • fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • capacity for teamwork
  • interest in an academic career
  • high motivation

We offer:

  • support and supervision towards your PhD
  • challenging and diversified research tasks
  • chance to implement own ideas
  • a motivated team of experienced researchers
  • a network of scientific and company partners interlocking of academia and economy
  • an attractive working environment and flat hierarchy
  • full- or part-time employment
  • salary according to FWF (Austrian Science Fund) standards (http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/)
  • flexible working hours

For a position in our research department, please send your application exclusively in English to jobs@sba-research.org.


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