CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

Job Openings

Career at CISPA


CISPA has multiple openings for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of security & privacy, trustworthy information processing, real-time & embedded systems, distributed & mobile systems, and programming languages & verification.

The center provides a stimulating, competitive, yet collaborative environment for research and graduate education. CISPA graduates are highly sought after by academia and industry worldwide.

Qualified candidates can pursue doctoral degrees or their own postdoctoral research agenda under the supervision of CISPA faculty and work as members of one or more of the center’s research groups, which perform internationally leading, highly visible research in their respective fields of specialization. Graduate students receive individual training and mentoring from our faculty, preparing them for leadership in world-class academic or industrial research.

CISPA is located in Saarbruecken, Germany, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. The area offers a high standard of living, beautiful surroundings, and easy access to major metropolitan areas in central Europe.

For more information please visit the individual group’s website you would like to work with or send an informal inquiry to jobs(aeht)cispa.saarland

Open Positions at CISPA

Dual Career

We aim to recruit the best researchers and employees!

To enable them to realize their full potential, we will offer them the best living and working conditions. Naturally, we are also providing assistance in relocation and reorientation to accompanying spouses and partners of new staff members. We have a large network of local public and private employers across a broad array of sectors at our disposal. Additionally, our recruitment service also offers support in locating housing, advice concerning schools, kindergartens, and cultural and recreational facilities in Saarland.

For more information, please contact our recruitment team:
CISPA – Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability
E-mail: jobs(aeht)cispa.saarland
Phone:  +49 681 302 70994