Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 12,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

For the Institute for Applied Information Technology (InIT) of the School of Engineering in Winterthur, we are seeking a competent team player, specializing in Information Security, starting as of 1st of September 2017 or by mutual arrangement, as

Research Associate in Information Security (100 %)

Your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Research and development in one or several of the following areas: security monitoring, security training and (automated) testing, malware technologies, IoT security, security engineering, and implementation of secure applications and systems
  • Acquisition, direction, and processing of R&D projects (Switzerland and EU)
  • Supervision of students in projects and bachelor theses including practical exercises
  • Publication of project results in journals and at conferences

You must have a university degree in computer science or a related field, preferably including a doctoral degree. You should have theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of information security. In addition, specialized knowledge of one or several of the specific subjects listed under areas of responsibility is required. You should be able to present research and project results to clients and in academic publications, and should have an interest in interdisciplinary research questions. Other major requirements include business-fluent English, a good understanding of software development, and the ability to write high-quality code. Also of great importance are a high level of self-motivation and the desire to design and implement innovative, practical solutions for demanding problem areas in information security.


Our Institute is distinguished by its committed team, a pleasant working atmosphere, and an exciting and innovative specialty area. Your workplace is located in the center of the city of Winterthur, and as part of a team of about 10 colleagues, will offer you a diverse and lively work environment.

The ZHAW offers its employees a flexible annual working time model and supports the work-life balance.

Do you have any questions about this position? For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Marc Rennhard, Deputy Head of the InIT, phone +41 58 934 72 45, e-mail rema@zhaw.ch.
Find more information about the institute on https://www.zhaw.ch/init.


Are you interested?
If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send your full application until 30th of June 2017 attn. Esther Huber, HR Consultant in Winterthur. Please note that we only accept applications via the online platform and therefore do not process applications by post or e-mail.


The School of Engineering strives for an increase of women in responsible positions. Applications of women are particularly welcome.

For further information on our Institute, go to: www.zhaw.ch
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