RESEARCH ASSOCIATES IN THE AREA OF DATA SOVEREIGNTY, DATA PRIVACY AND DATA CONFI at Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES IN THE AREA OF DATA SOVEREIGNTY, DATA PRIVACY AND DATA CONFI

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FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT FÜR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIONSTECHNIK FIT






CALLING ALL FUTURE EXPERTS FOR DATA SOVEREIGNTY, DATA PRIVACY AND DATA CONFIDENTIALITY! MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TALENTS AT FRAUNHOFER FIT IN AACHEN. JOIN OUR DATA SOVEREIGNTY GROUP AND WORK ON REALISING AND VALIDATING DATA SOVEREIGNTY IN REAL-WORLD INDUSTRY USE CASES. WE HAVE AN OPENING FOR:





RESEARCH ASSOCIATES IN THE AREA OF DATA SOVEREIGNTY, DATA PRIVACY AND DATA CONFIDENTIALITY






Data sovereignty can be defined as a natural person’s or corporate entity’s capability of being entirely self-determined with regard to its data. Enabling technologies for data sovereignty go beyond anonymisation, and include e.g. differential privacy, homomorphic encryption (HE) or secure multi-party computation (SMPC). New legislation, such as the GDPR, emphasises data sovereignty, and requires knowledge modelling to enable automatic decisions. In addition, Machine Learning and Data Science processes have to be modified to preserve privacy and confidentiality of processed data.


Your mission, should you accept it, is to participate in research and transfer research from academia to real-world industry use cases, by demonstrating the positive impact of currently emerging technologies to enable data sovereignty, data privacy and data confidentiality in realistic scenarios with partners from industry and research, in national and international projects.


In addition, you have the option to pursue your Ph.D. with us.







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Your mission, should you accept it, is to participate in research and transfer research from academia to real-world industry use cases, by demonstrating the positive impact of currently emerging technologies to enable data sovereignty, data privacy and data confidentiality in realistic scenarios with partners from industry and research, in national and international projects.


In addition, you have the option to pursue your Ph.D. with us.




What we expect from you


A Master's degree in Computer Science or related disciplines, with a good to excellent grade and fluency in English (knowing German is an asset), and enthusiasm for application oriented research.


In addition, you have in-depth knowledge of some of the following areas:



  • Requirements engineering and software development methodologies

  • Object-oriented programming (e.g. Java, C, C++) and scripting languages (e.g. Python, JavaScript)

  • Software architecture and engineering for big data platforms, such as Apache Hadoop, Spark, Samza, messaging systems such as Apache Kafka, or integration of microservices using e.g. Docker, MAAS, Kubernetes or JuJu

  • Methods and algorithms from the areas of Machine Learning and Data Science, and their relevance for practical applications

  • Knowledge modelling using Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Web or Linked Data Technologies (e.g. RDF, OWL, SPARQL)


You have at least passive knowledge of the following:



  • Data anonymization

  • Cryptography

  • Legislation which is relevant for data sovereignty and privacy, especially the GDPR


Any the following areas of expertise are an asset:



  • Experience with the domain of cybersecurity

  • Experience with the domain of life sciences

  • Recommender systems and personalization

  • Front-end development with HTML5, JavaScript (Angular.js, JQuery), CSS

  • Differential privacy for statistical databases and for sensor data

  • Homomorphic encryption (HE) with SEAL or HELib

  • Secure Multi-Party Computation (SMPC) with SPDZ or SCAPI

  • Privacy Preserving Record Linkage

  • Distributed ledgers and blockchains

  • Functional Encryption for Inner Product




What you can expect from us



  • An attractive, international working environment as well as the opportunity to contribute your own ideas and creativity

  • The possibility to work on or contribute to scientific publications

  • A demanding work environment as well as the integration into current projects

  • Working with the latest methods, tools and technologies

  • Flextime lets you optimize your personal work-life balance

  • Support for compatibility of family and career, such as parent-child office, emergency care, holiday care, and consulting services for home and eldercare

  • You will be supported in your work by dedicated and interested colleagues



Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally, Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
The position is initially limited for 2 years.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.


In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.


Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.





Please submit your online application:
https://recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/44034/Description/1


If you have any questions about this position, please don't hesitate to contact us:
Mr. Dr. Benjamin Heitmann
Phone: +49 241 80 21528


Mr. Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker
Phone: +49 241 80 21501


http://www.fit.fraunhofer.de

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