53810: Computer Scientist, Mathematician, Physicist or similar (f/m/x) - Data management and data security

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts,Other,PHD Thesis


Job description:

The DLR-Institute for AI Safety and Security provides research and development services in the field of AI-related methods, processes, algorithms and execution environments. The focus is on ensuring safety and security for AI-based solutions in ambitious application classes. “Safety and security by design” is a central aspect in this context, since it directly supports future requirements of safety-critical applications that are based on AI or integrate AI-based components.


Main Research Areas of the Institute for AI Safety and Security are:

  • development processes and methods for safety-critical AI applications
  • robust and reliable approaches to safeguard AI methods and algorithms
  • safety and security in the context of AI-based applications
  • management and use of sensitive data
  • execution environments for AI-based applications
  • innovative computation methods

In the Institute’s focus area of Safety-Critical Data, you will design adequate solutions for the management of data and information in the context of AI-based applications. Your results can be used as a foundation for training and validation procedures as well as in the context of the entire life cycle of AI-based systems and, particularly, their practical application. Your concepts and solutions take a wide range of security-oriented mechanisms into account and follow the "security-by-design”-idea. To achieve this, you integrate security-oriented concepts on different levels – e.g. architecture and operational aspects up to the use of such AI methods that can be applied together which encryption methods in an integrated manner. Your results and findings are essential for future applications in aviation, space as well as in the fields of energy and transport. You will closely work together with experts from other branches of the Institute for AI Safety and Security as well as the DLR to ensure a high level of quality and practical relevance for your findings and results.


By this you contribute to the safety-oriented introduction of AI-based solutions in ambitious application classes.


The opportunity to work on a PhD thesis can be offered, when the suitable qualification is given.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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Quote Reference: 15151598