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ESMT Ber­lin is the highest-ranked busi­ness school in Ger­many and Top 10 in Europe. Foun­ded by 25 lead­ing global com­pan­ies, ESMT offers mas­ter and PhD pro­grams, as well as exec­ut­ive edu­ca­tion on its cam­pus in Ber­lin, in loc­a­tions around the world, and in an online blen­ded format. We strongly believe in cross-team col­lab­or­a­tion to achieve our mis­sion to develop entre­pren­eur­ial lead­ers who think glob­ally and act respons­ibly.

Senior Researcher Cyber­se­cur­ity

still va­cant

(m/f/d, up to full­time, to start as soon as pos­sible)

Work­ing field:

Your tasks:
  • Con­duct ground-break­ing research and build thought lead­er­ship on cyber­se­cur­ity and a vari­ety of related digital top­ics in Ger­many
  • Engage in informed, in-depth tech­no­logy assess­ments and identify soci­etal, indus­trial and polit­ical implic­a­tions
  • Inter­act with industry, aca­demia and polit­ics in dis­cus­sions, sharpen and shape pub­lic per­cep­tion
  • Build and main­tain our net­work of inter­na­tional aca­demic, gov­ern­mental and indus­trial part­ners
o Under­stand and present our aca­demic port­fo­lio
o Plan and man­age your own activ­it­ies
o Assist the man­age­ment in fun­drais­ing or con­duct your own fun­drais­ing
o Sup­port the DSI team with your know­ledge and cap­ab­il­it­ies
o Travel to con­fer­ences and meet­ings nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally
o Rep­res­ent the DSI in meet­ings and on con­fer­ences

You will help us to sup­port and shape national and inter­na­tional dis­cus­sions around digital top­ics, their tech­nical issues, soci­etal implic­a­tions, indus­trial oppor­tun­it­ies and polit­ical options.


Your pro­file:
  • PhD in the field of com­puter sci­ence or related dis­cip­line
  • Exper­i­enced in aca­demic work in aca­demia or think tanks
  • Good presenter and nar­rator
  • Out­stand­ing ver­tical expert­ise, prefer­ably in Cyber­se­cur­ity and/or other fields of rel­ev­ance (i.e. AI, Quantum, Block­chain)
  • Track record in writ­ing and present­ing
  • Flu­ent in Eng­lish, prefer­ably also Ger­man
  • Good at autonom­ous work­ing and self-man­age­ment
  • Ideally net­worked in aca­demia, industry, polit­ics

What we of­fer:

With us you will have:
  • A chance to shape the future of the digital soci­ety in Europe
  • Free­dom and plenty of time for research without teach­ing oblig­a­tions
  • A flat hier­archy, where you will have dir­ect access to the man­age­ment
  • A high degree of learn­ing and access to out­stand­ing net­works
  • An out­stand­ing salary and an oppor­tun­ity for bonuses as we grow
  • The pos­sib­il­ity to work for the DSI in the heart of Ber­lin at the ESMT cam­pus (and remotely for time being)

This is what we can offer you
ESMT offers a very col­legial and inter­na­tional envir­on­ment with employ­ees from more than 35 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. We encour­age ini­ti­at­ive and con­tri­bu­tions with mean­ing­ful and last­ing impact. We cel­eb­rate and sup­port diversity for the bene­fit of our employ­ees, our pro­grams, and our com­munity. We are proud to be an equal oppor­tun­ity work­place that guar­an­tees employ­ment oppor­tun­ity regard­less of race, ances­try, gender iden­tity, reli­gion, dis­ab­il­ity, age, or sexual ori­ent­a­tion.

How to ap­ply:

We are look­ing for­ward to receiv­ing your applic­a­tion!
Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion by using our online applic­a­tion form, includ­ing:
  • Motiv­a­tion let­ter
  • CV with rel­ev­ant cer­ti­fic­ates and ref­er­ences
  • Salary expect­a­tions and pos­sible start date

Con­tact for ques­tions regard­ing the pos­i­tion itself:
Dr. Sandro Gaycken
Digital Soci­ety Insti­tute
Tel: 030 21231-1651

Con­tact applic­a­tion pro­cess:
Maria Rore­ger
Human Resources Man­ager
Tel: 030 21231-0
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