Academic research assistant (m/f/x)

WorkplaceSaarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
Saarland University is a campus university with an international reputation for research excellence, particularly in . The university is also distinguished by its close ties to . Around 17,000 students, studying over one hundred different academic disciplines, are currently enrolled at Saarland University.
Saarland University is officially recognized as one of Germany’s family-friendly higher-education institutions and with a combined workforce of more than 4000 it is one . The Chair of Legal Informatics is inviting applications for the following position commencing at the earliest .

Academic research assistant (m/f/x) Reference number W1877
, salary in accordance with the German TV-L salary scale1, pay grade: E13, employment: 100 % of standard working time.


You will work in the interdisciplinary team of the Chair of Legal Informatics.
As a chair of informatics within the Faculty . Our team of computer scientists and jurists is working on numerous research projects concerning technical and legal data protection as well as application-related questions of IT security.
We highly value . Therefore, we maintain close cooperation with other research institutes, companies, government agencies, and law enforcement . The position is initially limited until 31.12.2022. An extension of the position is being pursued.

Job requirements and responsibilities:
  • Participation in (third-party funded) research projects, especially in the area of technical data protection and/or IT security (e.g., research on anonymization and pseudonymization methods, privacy by design, data protection in wearables and in smart homes) or in the area of machine learning applications (e.g., privacy-preserving machine learning, NLP) o Interdisciplinary linking of technical research results through regular exchange with the jurists in the working group o You have the opportunity for scientific publications as well as for further qualification (PhD, LL.M. Information Technology and Law) 1 TV-L = collective agreement on remuneration of public sector employees in the German Länder The pay grade assigned to an employee depends on their professional qualifications and the number of years of service.
    Each pay grade is . Entry-level employees with no previous experience will initially be assigned a level 1 rating. After one year at . After a further two years, the employee will move to level 3, etc.

Your academic qualifications:
  • Completed university studies in computer science or a related field of study (e.g., cybersecurity, data science, business informatics)

The successful candidate will also be expected to:
  • Prior knowledge of IT security (e.g. cryptography) and/or technical data protection (would be of advantage) o Prior knowledge in the area of machine learning (would be of advantage) o Be interested in scientific work o Be able to work in a team o Have good knowledge of English and at least the readiness to acquire basic German skills

What we can offer you:
  • A flexible work schedule allowing you to balance work and family o A broad range of further education and professional development programmes o An occupational health management model with numerous attractive options, such as our university sports programme o Supplementary pension scheme (RZVK) o Discounted tickets on local public transport services (’Jobticket’) We look forward to receiving your

. Please quote

reference number W1877
when applying. Applications must be received by no later than

30 June 2022
and should be sent to the following e-mail address:
If you have any

, please contact us for assistance.
Your contact: Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Sorge Chair of Legal Informatics Tel.: +49 681 302-5120 In accordance with the objectives of its equal opportunities plan, Saarland University seeks to increase the proportion of women . Qualified women candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Preferential consideration will be given to . The successful candidate has the option of choosing to work part-time in this position. Pay grade classification is based on the particular details of the position held and the extent to which the applicant meets the . When you submit a job application to Saarland University you will be transmitting personal dat a. Please refer to our privacy notice . 13 of the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung. By submitting your application you confirm that you have taken note of the information in the Saarland University privacy notice.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2246595.