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Barkhausen Institut

Open position

Research Associate: Hardware Security (m/f/d)

The group Scalable Computing Hardware is developing a secure and dependable multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) to establish a hardware platform for applications in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT).

We are looking for a Research Associate for Hardware Security (m/f/d) to creatively pursue our research agenda. Besides sharing your unique ideas, you will work at the hardware implementation and support us at the MPSoC design process.


Your responsibilities

  • Design and development of secure hardware solutions for specific use cases and applications
  • HDL simulation and verification including embedded software programming
  • Support of FPGA prototyping and SoC design projects through tape-out
  • Participation in writing research publications and project deliverables


Your profile

  • Above-average MSc/Diploma or PhD degree in areas related to our research focus (Electrical/Computer Engineering) from renowned universities
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills
  • Good programming skills in C/C++, Python, Verilog/VHDL
  • Knowledge of processor systems and instruction set architectures
  • Work experience with SoC design flow including software tools


What we provide

  • An open and creative team
  • Agile working hours and workflows
  • Cross-disciplinary projects
  • Work on future technologies
  • Flat hierarchies for your ideas and flexible teams

If you have passion for new technologies and the desire to develop the connected world of tomorrow with us, we are looking for you.

Life and science are compatible at our institute. We offer a range of recognised family-friendly measures, such as part-time work, mobile working and flexible working hours that take family needs into account.  

Application Procedure: Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, short summary of Master/PhD thesis. Applications from women are particularly welcome. We only accept complete documents as one single PDF document by e-mail to Applications that contain other file formats (e.g. Word, Excel) will not be considered in the selection process.