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Privacy Researcher [ref. 1902-316-SEC]

NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH has an immediate opening for a

Security or Privacy Researcher [ref:1902-316-SEC]


NEC is a leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, which brings together and integrates technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow. Every day, its innovative solutions for society contribute to greater safety, security, efficiency and equality, and enable people to live brighter lives. NEC collaborates closely with partners and customers around the world, orchestrating each project to ensure all its parts are fine-tuned to local needs. This challenging mission is captured by the slogan “Orchestrating a brighter world”.
NEC maintains a worldwide network of subsidiary companies, which includes operations in Europe where NEC performs various sales, manufacturing and R&D functions. Today, NEC Europe has more than 20 branches and subsidiaries throughout Europe, employing approximately 1000 personnel, located across Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

NEC Laboratories Europe located in Heidelberg, Germany was established in1994 with special emphasis on meeting the needs of NEC’s European customers. It conducts research, development and standardization on cutting-edge ICT technologies while creating innovative social solutions. Current topics include 5G networks, data science, artificial intelligence, IoT platforms, software-defined networking, blockchain, and IoT security. These technologies will advance NEC’s Solutions for the Society, including areas such as lifeline and communication infrastructures, safer cities and public services. For additional information, please visit our website at:

The Security group (SEC) is considered one of the pioneers Europe in the area of security and privacy R&D. The group leverages the expertise of its top researchers in the fields of cloud security, blockchain security, IoT systems security, and as applied cryptography in order to forge more opportunities for commercial, scientific and innovational breakthroughs and applications. The security group regularly contributes to top tier conference and journal publications, such as ACM CCS, Usenix Security, Journal of the ACM, IEEE TDSC, among others.

We are looking for a Research Scientist / Senior Researcher to contribute to research and development in the area of security and privacy with a special focus on applied cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies, access control, cloud security, and distributed systems security. Our work ranges from foundational research and IPR creation to prototype development for NEC products and services.

We support individual creativity, strong teamwork as well as scientific publications. English is the working language in the Laboratories. Initially, this position is limited to two years.

NEC Laboratories Europe is located in Heidelberg - one of Germany’s most beautiful and idyllic towns. The area offers a number of exciting cultural, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

If you are passionate about innovation, driven by challenges, and ready to bring your ideas from concepts to reality, we would like to hear from you.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent publication track record in security, applied cryptography, or privacy-enhancing technologies.
  • Strong experience in system security, distributed systems security, or software security.
  • Strong experience in applied cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and security models.
  • Proven experience in handling and managing large scale projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English.
  • Experience in software development including experience with programming languages, such as Golang, Java, or C/C++.

Candidates with a fresh Ph.D. in Security, Cryptography, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with a hands-on approach and proven skills in real-world problem solving are preferred. 

Please send your application by 15 April, 2019 electronically via the applications web system with reference to [1902-316-SEC].

Mr. Amardeo Sarma, General Manager
Security and Networking Division

Job function
Information Technology; Research&Development

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