International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

IACR provides a listing of open positions with a focus on cryptology. The listing is available on the Web at To advertise a job opportunities, please submit your job here.

Submissions should include the organization, title, description, a URL for further information, contact information, and a closing date (which may be "continuous"). The job will be posted for six months or until the closing date. Submissions in other formats than text will not be posted. There can be no attachments.

This is intended to be a free service from an IACR member to the IACR membership. The content of the job posting is the responsibility of the person requesting the posting and not the IACR. Commercial enterprises who want to advertise their openings should identify at least one of their employees who is a member of IACR.

Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Research Fellowship Scheme

Our new Research Fellowship Scheme has been established to attract outstanding and ambitious researchers from across the globe to join Queen's University. The support that will be available for the Fellows is exceptional enabling them to become leaders in their field. Queen’s Fellows will initiate, develop and manage high level research projects in line with the University's research strategy. As such the scheme is aligned to the University's vision that is based on world class leadership in the pursuit of excellence which is relevant to society.

This prestigious four year Research Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to build upon the foundations of an academic career and will lead to an academic post, subject to performance. The purpose of the scheme is to support the Fellows in pursuing their research. There will be a lighter teaching load and administration responsibilities during the award. Some teaching responsibilities will be introduced into the role to ensure the post-holder can transition appropriately to an academic post.

To support our ambitious research strategy we are currently making a substantial investment in our priority research areas and expect to award 20 fellowships at this time

Applicants with research expertise in Cyber Security are encouraged to apply. The salary scale for the posts is Ac3 £38,511 - £50,200 per annum (including contribution points).

Contact: queens.fellows (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-17

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
PhD Positions

The Interdisciplinary Research (IR) Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) is looking for talented and highly motivated PhD students.

The IR Lab explores interesting and exciting research areas on the intersection of computer and social sciences ranging from computer security and privacy, applied cryptography, game theory, big data analysis and software development to economics, psychology and cognitive science. Our interdisciplinary setting provides attractive and flexible research environment for brilliant and creative PhD candidates.

Currently, there are many active projects in the IR lab among which are: computational models of trust and influence mimicking human reasoning, securely computable economic model, game theory and economic aspects of security and privacy, design and analysis of sealed-bid auction protocols, and computational models of collaboration by social networks analysis and mining.

The successful candidates perform research on the aforementioned projects based on their experience and research interests. They must have strong background in Computer Science and/or Mathematics. They are expected to publish articles in well-known conferences and journals. Although all applications will be carefully evaluated, candidates with prior publications as well as research experience in the following areas are specifically encouraged to apply: secret sharing, secure multiparty computation, rational cryptography, game theory and computational or mathematical modeling.

Financial support and tuition waiver are provided for these positions and they will remain open until filled.

Contact: A potential candidate should send his/her complete CV to the attention of Mehrdad Nojoumian through `nojoumian (at)` with PhD Applicant in the subject line as soon as possible. For more information, you can visit

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of “Multilinear Maps in Cryptography”. The position is available immediately and will run until January 30th 2017.

The PDRA will work alongside Prof. Kenny Paterson and the Visiting Researcher Prof. Dennis Hofheinz (TU Karlsruhe) on the development of cryptographic schemes making use of multilinear maps, and formal security analyses of these schemes.

The PDRA will also work with Prof. Paterson, a second Visiting Researcher Prof. Steven Galbraith (University of Auckland) and Dr. Martin Albrecht (who will also be a PDRA on the project) on the problem of developing sound abstractions of current and future proposals for multilinear maps that are suitable for use by cryptographers.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in Cryptography, ideally with significant experience in the analysis of cryptographic schemes using provable security techniques. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

Contact: For informal enquiries please contact Kenny Paterson at kenny.paterson (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-08

CWI / University of Amsterdam
Ph.D. student in Theoretical Computer Science

The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography.

The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).

Full-time appointment is on a temporary basis for a period of four years. For the first two years the PhD candidate will be appointed at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, initially for a period of 18 months and then, on positive evaluation, for a further six months. During the final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI). On the basis of a full-time appointment (38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,083 during the first year, rising to €2,664 during the fourth year.


  • a Master's degree with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics or physics with outstanding results or a comparable degree;
  • candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum information are preferred;
  • demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate) research project;
  • good academic writing and presentation skills;
  • good social and organisational skills.

Contact: Christian Schaffner, c(dot)schaffner(at)uva(dot)nl

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31

University of Trier, Germany
Ph.D. student or Post-Doc (cryptographic protocols and/or electronic voting)

The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at University of Trier, Germany, offers a full-time PhD/Postdoc position.

The position involves both research and teaching in the area of cryptography/information security. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research in cryptographic protocols and/or electronic voting.

The position is available immediately and is fully funded, with an internationally competitive salary.

Contracts are initially offered for two years. An extension to a total duration of up to six years is possible.

He or she is given the possibility to carry out a Ph.D. or, for Postdocs, a Habilitation.

The successful candidate should have a Master's degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field, with strong analytical and mathematical skills. Knowledge in cryptography is an asset. Since teaching is mostly done in German, sufficient knowledge of German is required.

The deadline for applications is October 5th, 2014. However, late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

See for the official job announcement (in German).

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuesters
kuesters (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-05

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientists

We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security and mobile security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability, be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms, be a good team player and have the potential to be a team leader, and also have good presentation and communication skills. The candidates are expected to create valuable intellectual properties, publish papers at top security conferences, and produce project deliverables in time.

Interested candidates please send CV to Jianying Zhou. Fresh PhD is welcome to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Dr. Jianying Zhou, Dept Head, Infocomm Security, Institute for Infocomm Research. Email:

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31

CloudFlare Inc.
Cryptography Engineer

CloudFlare is looking for a talented cryptography engineer to join our team. We are working on a number of ambitious projects to secure the web and protect our customers from threats of all sorts. At CloudFlare we deal with cryptography at scale, and tackle projects that shape the future of the Web.

The role of cryptography engineer at CloudFlare is more that of a builder than a breaker. You will have to approach problems with creativity and flexibility and be able to identify and use the best tools for the job or build better ones from scratch. At CloudFlare, we are serious about protecting our customers and advancing the state of the art in computer security.


  • Expertise in theory and implementation of white-box cryptography

  • Experience building code obfuscation tools

  • Experience writing cryptographic libraries and APIs

  • Experience implementing production-grade cryptographic algorithms

  • Expert in C/C++/Go and performance analysis

  • Familiarity with compilers or code generation tools

    Bonus Points:

  • Contributions to the open source community

  • Experience with cryptographic hardware (TPM, HSM, etc.)

  • Healthy sense of paranoia

    Contact: HR Manager

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

  • LORIA-CNRS, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France

    Provably secure e-voting

    We are looking for one postdoctoral researcher to join the ProSecure project at Loria, Nancy, in the Cassis team, for 1 or 2 years.


    One important family of protocols is e-voting. Electronic voting protocols should offer the same guarantees than more traditional voting systems. In particular, they should offer both vote privacy and verifiability : anyone should be able to check that the result corresponds to the votes. Surprisingly, even defining a crucial property such as vote privacy has not yet reached a consensus in the scientific community. Moreover, existing voting systems should still be improved in terms of verifiability, coercion-resistance, or usability. To achieve a high level of trust, these systems should be proved secure rigorously.


    One objective is to propose well-founded definitions of crucial properties in e- voting such as privacy, receipt-freeness, coercion-resistance, and verifiability and apply them on various e-voting protocols including well-known schemes such as Helios or Civitas. In particular, our team is developing a variant of Helios named Belenios. This scheme has been proved to be ballot private and fully verifiable. More security properties are yet to be proved and several enhancement of the protocol are planned. Belenios benefits from the support of an engineer that develops and maintains it.

    The post-doc researcher is expected to contribute autonomously to the development of new results for defining and proving cryptographic security properties and for designing a both practical and secure voting scheme. The postdoc researcher should have a good publication record and a strong expertise in cryptography.

    Contact: Véronique Cortier, head of the ProSecure project

    email: cortier (at)

    address: Campus Scientifique, BP 239,

    54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex France

    Aarhus University
    Postdoc position at the Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation (CTIC)

    A postdoc position is available at CTIC, Department of Computer Science, to be filled as soon as possible. The position is for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

    We are looking for an applicant committed to playing an active part in continuously building strong research collaborations between the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University ( and IIIS at Tsinghua University, Beijing. In particular, the successful applicant will spend significant time at IIIS, with funding for such visits being part of the position.

    The applicant should have a background in at least one of the four focus areas of CTIC: Computational complexity theory, cryptography, quantum information theory or algorithmic game theory.

    CTIC is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University, Denmark and IIIS at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. The center leaders are Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua University and Peter Bro Miltersen, Aarhus University. More information about CTIC can be found at the center website:

    Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

    The application should be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities.

    Please apply by email to Katrine Aakjær Nielsen at katnie (at)

    For more information on the position, you may contact Peter Bro Miltersen at bromille (at)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-18

    Nagravision, Cheseaux - Switzerland
    Security Architect


    • Capture security needs at business level, define appropriate security target for the system, and build threat analysis, detailed security requirements.

    • Define system’ security architecture: select / design appropriate solutions, techniques and technologies to meet the targeted security level.

    • Work with experts, designers and developers to review detailed design and implementations

    • Plan and coordinate security evaluations of the products with internal attack laboratory or external provider of security assessment.

    • Follow evolutions in security related technologies such as cryptography, attacks techniques, security evaluation methodologies…

    • Act as a thought leader across the department, providing deep expertise on one or some domain of expertise on security related topics and serving as an internal reference point your specialization.

    • Follow evolution of the CAS/DRM product ecosystem regarding standards and technical trends so as to anticipate changes.

    • Contribute to the Nagravision patent portofolio and innovation by designing new security mechanism and approaches


    • Strong skills in applied cryptography and security protocols, with the ability to define new ones.

    • Strong skills in extended areas of software security techniques, white box cryptography, hardening.

    • A strong interest and some previous experience in the area of hacking and security are mandatory

    • Transversal knowledge of CAS/DRM products with a focus on connected systems. Good understanding of their architecture and security foundation

    • Previous experience or knowledge in one or some of the following area is a strong plus:

    o Previous experience in the development of embedded system and a good understanding of low level software and hardware mechanism.

    o Knowledge of related formalism and methodologies such as Common Criteria.

    o Head-end, physical, and operational security

    o Risk and threat analysis. Security related methodologies

    Contact: Yann Gauchet, HR Business partner

    Link for application:

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-30

    Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PhD and PostDoc positions in applied cryptography

    The Digital Security group at the Radboud University Nijmegen invites applications for PhD and PostDoc positions in applied cryptography and embedded security.

    The research envisioned is on side-channel cryptanalysis, fault attacks and countermeasures and/or lightweight cryptography (protocols, crypto primitives and implementations).

    The project has sufficient funds to support career development, conference visits, summer schools, and similar scientific activities.


    For PhD students:

    Successful candidates must hold an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from the university study of Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering. Applications from students that are expected to finish their master thesis within 1 year will also be considered. Prior background/experience in cryptography and/or computer security is an asset.

    For PostDocs:

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. and expertise in at least one of the following research areas:

    - applied cryptography

    - embedded security

    - hardware design for cryptography/cryptanalysis

    - side-channel analysis and countermeasures

    - machine learning and data mining

    We expect proven expertise in your area of research by publications at top conferences and journals, some experience with EU projects, student supervision etc.

    Conditions of employment

    PhD positions are for 4 years, PostDoc positions are for up to 2 years, the expected starting dates are flexible.

    Candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax-free.

    For additional information, see, and for the positions contact:

    Lejla Batina (,

    Closing date for applications: until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Lejla Batina

    Radboud University Nijmegen


    P.O. Box 9010

    6500 GL Nijmegen

    The Netherlands

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-30

    Nagravision, Cheseaux - Switzerland
    Cryptography Engineer

    - Conception and definition of cryptographic algorithms (block ciphers, hash functions, asymmetric primitives, protocols)

    - Implementation cryptographic primitives and protocols in C/C++/Python languages

    - Definitions of related tests for validation

    - Definition and implementation of dedicated tools to aid implementation and analysis of cryptographic algorithms

    - Work closely with HW design and verification team

    - Close collaboration with software teams for system validation

    - Working closely with security architects and system architects for definition of requirements

    - Follow-up of related academic literature and developments

    - Deliver crypto specifications documents to internal teams

    - Provide guidance and support to peers in tools and IP design

    Contact: HR Department +41 21 732 01 01

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-30

    HASLab, INESC TEC, Braga, Portugal

    The High Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab) at INESC TEC has an opening for a 2 year Post-Doc position.

    The position is within the cryptography and information security group in the HASLab.

    The group is actively working on: provable security, domain-specific languages and software development tools for cryptography, efficient implementation of cryptographic software, and formal verification of cryptographic proofs and implementations.

    We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a recent Ph.D. and background in at least one of the following fields:

    provable security,

    efficient implementation of cryptography,

    programming languages and verification,

    and an interest in carrying out research at their intersection.

    The position starts from November 2014. The salary is around 18K euros per year after tax. The working language is English.

    Applications should arrive no later than September 19, 2014 and should include a CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact details for two references.


    Manuel Barbosa

    INESC TEC and Universidade do Minho

    mbb AT

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-19

    University of Washington, Tacoma
    Tenure Track Positions in Computer Eng, CS and IT

    We are seeking six (6) highly motivated faculty members to join the Institute starting September 2015. Applications are being accepted for two assistant professors in Computer Engineering, two assistant professors in Information Technology, one assistant professor in Cyber Security, and one associate professor in Computer Science. These are all full-time tenure-track/tenure-eligible positions with a nine-month service period. Each position requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in one of the following domains: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field. For the Computer Engineering program, we seek candidates whose research focuses on hardware aspects of big data or cyber security (architecture, embedded systems). For Information Technology, we seek candidates with research foci in HCI, cyber security or systems integration, preferably mobile systems. We seek one assistant professor whose research focuses on cyber security and is applicable to all our programs. In Computer Science, we seek applicants with research strength in software engineering, distributed computing or operating systems, as well as experience in professional accreditation activities and assessment. Please see for more details. Questions related to these positions are to be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Bryan Goda, at 253 692 4581 or godab (at); or Dr. Ankur Teredesai, at 253 692 4806 or ankurt (at) Although these positions are contingent on available funding and will remain open until filled, applications received before October 1, 2014 will receive priority review.

    Contact: Dr. Bryan Goda

    godab (at)


    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-10

    NXP Semiconductors
    30+ Open Positions in Crypto & Security

    Make the world smart and secure – join NXP!

    NXP is the trusted partner to authenticate identities, secure transactions and provide convenient interactions by delivering Identification Solutions.

    The business area Security & Connectivity develops secure solutions that connect people and objects. Its strong portfolio of advanced semiconductor technology, unmatched device performance, world-class security and complete answers approach is used worldwide for protecting personal information in bank cards, passports, and more.

    You can be part of an ambitious team of professionals operating in an incredibly exciting industry to help the world be more connected and more secure.

    We are looking for passionate, talented experts in the field of Crypto & Security. Examplary roles include:

  • Advanced security experts
  • Firmware security engineers
  • Vulnerability analysts
  • Certification managers

  • Currently we are hiring in San Jose (US), Eindhoven (NL), Glasgow (UK), Gratkorn (AT), Hamburg (DE) and Leuven (BE). There are more than 30 Crypto & Security positions for all sort of experience levels!

    We are looking forward to your application via our Crypto & Security career website on LinkedIn.

    Contact: Alexander Herbst, Human Resources, NXP Semiconductors

    More Information:

    IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
    PhD Student and Post-Doc

    The cryptography and privacy group of the IBM Research - Zurich research laboratory in Switzerland is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students and Post-Docs in the area of provably secure cryptography, in particular the design of privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols.

    Candidates will perform scientific research in the areas mentioned above under the direct guidance of the permanent researchers in our team. Their main task will consist of publishing at respected academic conferences and journals. They will also collaborate with international partners in EU research projects and occasionally implement prototypes of cryptographic protocols.

    PhD student candidates must have a Master degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related disciplines. Knowledge of basic cryptography is required, proven experience in the form of theses or published papers is a strong asset.

    Post-Doc candidates must have a PhD degree in cryptography. All candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English; knowledge of German is not required.

    IBM Research - Zurich offers a stimulating international research environment among experts in computer science, physics, and mathematics. The laboratory is located in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, at 10km from the city of Zurich and on the coast of Lake Zurich. A competitive salary will be offered, adjusted to the high local living standards.

    The positions will remain open until suitable candidates have been hired.

    Contact: Interested candidates should send a CV and motivation letter to Jan Camenisch jca(at)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-01

    University of Twente, The Netherlands
    Full-Time PhD Position in Cryptographic Protocol Design

    The Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-year PhD position in cryptographic protocol design.

    In the course of the PhD project, the PhD student will deal with cryptographic concepts such as Homomorphic Encryption, Functional Encryption, and Secure Multiparty Computation. The research focus of the project is on the design and evaluation of new cryptographic protocols for specific application scenarios.

    The PhD candidate will be expected to do active and internationally visible research which will be supervised by Dr. Andreas Peter from the Services, Cybersecurity and Safety Group of the University of Twente. The PhD candidate will be appointed for a period of four years, at the end of which he/she must have completed a PhD thesis. During this period, the PhD student has the opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge by joining international exchange programs, to participate in national and international conferences and workshops, and to visit other research institutes and universities worldwide.

    Successful candidates must hold an outstanding M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from the university study of Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar, obtained within the last two years. The topic of the master thesis should ideally have relevance to cryptography. Applications from students that are about to finish their master thesis will be accepted as well. Further requirements include excellent skills in the English language, firm knowledge in cryptography and basic programming skills. Early experiences with scientific publications are of advantage.

    The position will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Applications must include:

    • CV and academic transcript (with grades)
    • motivation letter (including a description of prior activities with relevance to cryptography)
    • two references or letters of recommendation

    Contact: Dr. Andreas Peter, Assistant Professor at the University of Twente

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-01

    University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
    Research Associate

    The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX) at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton Campus invites application for a Research Associate in the field of Cyber Security. The successful candidate will work with the members of ISCX to conduct original research, design, and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. This project will be carried out in collaboration with IBM Security Division and is mainly funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation (AIF) program. For more information on the project and ISCX, please see

    To be considered for the position the applicant should have a PhD degree in Computer Science. Some postdoctoral research experience is an asset. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.

    This is a full-time position, available as of October 1, 2014 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three more years. Salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

    Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, along with a resume, and the name, address, phone and e-email addresses of three academic references. Review of applications will begin in August 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Contact: Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Dean and

    Director of Information Security Centre of Excellence

    Faculty of Computer Science

    University of New Brunswick

    P.O. Box 4400

    Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

    Email: ghorbani (at) (with subject line marked as “ISCX Research Associate Position”)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-01

    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Doctoral Researcher in the collaborative research center CROSSING

    Collaborative Research Centers are institutions funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and are established at universities to pursue a scientifically ambitious, complex, long?term research program. The goal of the center CROSSING is to provide cryptography-based security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments. In the center researchers from different areas such as Cryptography, IT-Security, Quantum Physics, and Software Engineering will collaborate. The available doctoral positions are distributed over the aforementioned areas, and will be affiliated with the research training school of the center.

    As part of its research program CROSSING will develop an open-source software called OpenCCE which will allow users to deploy the developed solutions in a secure and easy way.

    Applicants should upload their applications on including the usual documents and indicating the applicant’s area of interest. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    For more information about CROSSING and the application process please visit

    TU Darmstadt has a large interest in increasing the number of female researchers, and hence particularly encourages female candidates to apply. Applicants with a degree of disability of 50% or more will be preferred in case they are otherwise equally qualified to the other candidates. It is generally possible to work part time.

    Contact: info (at)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-01

    ID Quantique SA, Geneva, Swiss, Europe
    Applied Cryptographer

    ID Quantique SA is a dynamic company specialising in quantum-safe network encryption solutions as well as hardware random number generators. Its products are used by customers in the financial and government sector worldwide. The company is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Main Responsabilities:

    •Provide internal expertise on cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

    •Participation in internal as well as collaborative interdisciplinary R&D projects in the field of quantum-safe cryptography primitives, protocols and solutions.

    •Implementation of cryptographic protocols.

    •Monitoring of vulnerabilities and attacks relevant to the company’s products and services.

    •Engagement with customers in the context of pre-sales activities.

    Contact: To apply, please send a full dossier including a motivation letter to rh (at)

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

    University of New Brunswick, Canada, North America
    Postdoctoral fellow

    The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work with the Centre to carry out research, design and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security

    Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. The proposed toolset will incorporate a set of techniques for automated risk identification, security assessment and mitigation planning. Within this toolset a risk management methodology will be provided to

    support a process of identifying system threats and assessing the corresponding risks. The risk management toolset will also be equipped with means to trace and analyze roots of these threats for proper selection of follow-up mitigation strategies. This project is funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation program. For more information about ISCX, please see

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. and expertise in one or both of following research areas:

    • Information and Network Security, and network technologies and tools.

    • Machine learning and data mining techniques and tools.

    The following skills and experiences are very helpful:

    • Development under Linux operating system

    • Malware detection and analysis concepts and tools

    Successful applicants will assist in one or more of following tasks:

    • Developing novel learning and mining techniques for malware detection and analysis

    • Develop security data-mining approaches for risk mitigation, automated understanding and predictive analytics.

    • Preparing technical documents and writing and submitting the research results for publication.

    The post-doc appointment is for two years and can be extended for two more year depending upon the availability of funding.

    Applications will be considered until the available position is filled. To apply send your curriculum vita that includes: 1) Research experience; two representative publications; proof of language proficiency (international applicants); and, contact information (email, address, phone) of three references.

    Contact: Ali Ghorbani

    Professor and Dean

    Faculty of Computer Science

    University of New Brunswick

    Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3

    Tel: (506) 458- 7265 Fax: (506) 453-3566

    Email: ghorbani (at)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-07-31

    Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France
    Laboratoire de l’Informatique du Parallélisme

    Post-Doc positions

    Post-doctoral positions are available in the AriC team, on functional cryptography and/or lattice-based cryptography.

    An emerging group on cryptography is looking for excellent researchers to participate to projects on functional encryption and/or lattice-based cryptography, from the algorithmic foundations to the design and implementation of advanced cryptographic primitives.

    Candidates must hold (or be close to holding) a PhD thesis related to cryptology, with an emphasis on its mathematical aspects. A strong research record is expected (i.e., publications in first-tier conferences or journals).

    Applications should include a CV and recommendation letters. They should be sent before July 31, 2014 but will be considered until the positions are filled. Post-doc duration is negotiable. Salary can be adjusted for senior post-docs.


    Fabien Laguillaumie (fabien.laguillaumie at

    Benoît Libert (benoit.libert at

    Damien Stehlé (damien.stehle at

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-07-31

    University of New Brunswick, Canada, North America
    PhD / MSc. Scholarships

    The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada has several openings for fully funded PhD/MS positions to work with the Centre to carry out research, design and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. The proposed toolset will incorporate a set of techniques for automated risk identification, security assessment (e.g., intrusion/malware detection & analysis) and mitigation planning. This project is funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation program. For more information about ISCX, please see

    Candidates are expected to be proficient in networking, have basic knowledge of computer security, to demonstrate interest in network security.

    To apply send your CV.

    Contact: Ali Ghorbani
    Professor and Dean
    Faculty of Computer Science
    University of New Brunswick
    Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3
    Tel: (506) 458- 7265 Fax: (506) 453-3566
    Email: ghorbani (at)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31

    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

    The Informatics Institute at Istanbul Technical University

    (ITU) invites applications from accomplished scholars for several

    temporary/permanent open rank faculty positions in Cyber Security

    related areas:

    • wireless and network security,

    • secure software,

    • cyber supply chain security,

    • cybersecurity policy,

    • cryptography,

    • multimedia forensics.

    Applicants should have a well-established record of research. Duties of these positions include mainly research and teaching at graduate level. The salaries for these positions are internationally competitive and commensurate with candidates’ qualifications and academic ranks. “Information Security and Cryptography” department is a newly opening division at ITU and the prospective candidates for these positions are supposed to assume duties as early as September, 2015.

    Istanbul Technical University, located at the heart of Istanbul, is one of the most prominent research universities of Turkey. Admission to ITU is highly competitive and the student body is from top scorers of the nationwide university entrance exam. With its well-qualified departments and institutions, ITU provides an excellent research environment for engineers and scientists. As a state university, ITU provides a free of charge health and dental insurance for its faculty members and their families.

    About the application procedure:

    To apply please send your application package including a cover letter, CV, research plan, and the names of 3 or 4 references to:

    hiring (at)

    Contact: HR Manager

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-30

    Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security
    (equiv. to Assistant/Associate Professor)

    Department of Computing at University of Surrey is currently seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer (equiv. to Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer (equiv. to Associate Professor) level in Cyber Security to support the Department’s continued growth by complementing our existing research strengths and contributing to the research leadership within the Department, to play a leading role in the recently established interdisciplinary Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and to contribute to the new MSc Information Security programme.

    Applications are welcome particularly in the areas of Software Security, Web and Network Security, System Security, Applied Cryptography and Protocols, Privacy and Data Protection, Multimedia Security, Digital Forensics, and Human-Centred Security.

    The Department is research-led with around 70 RAs and PhD students, and is attracting growing research support from funding bodies such as the UK Research Councils, UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the EU-IST, and also private foundations e.g. The Leverhulme Trust. Major IT, telecommunication, defence and security organisations are sponsoring research in the Department.

    Applicants at the Lecturer level should have a relevant PhD, a developing track record in publication with demonstrable high potential in high-quality research and teaching. Applicants at the Senior Lecturer level will have an international research profile, a significant track record of high-quality publications in leading journals and conference proceedings, and experience in a leadership or development role in high quality teaching. A record in attracting research funding would be an advantage.

    Closing date for applications is 30 June 2014. The post is to start in September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Contact: Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Anthony TS Ho, Head of the Department of Computing (a.ho (at) or Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis (at)

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-30

    Cryptology Group, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The CWI Cryptology Group is opening a position for a research staff member (post-doc). We encourage candidates with an excellent research track-record in (theoretical) cryptology, preferably with substantial emphasis on its mathematical aspects, to apply.

    Excellent candidates whose research has emphasized the interface between theory of computation and discrete mathematics (e.g., (algorithmic) coding theory) may also consider to apply if active interests in pursuing cryptologic research can be shown.

    The initial appointment is for 1 year, with a possible extension of (at least) 1 year. Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable.

    Contact: Ronald Cramer

    Head of the CWI Cryptology Group and Professor, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University

    Contact: cramer (at)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-31

    University of Bristol, United Kingdom of Greater Britan and Norther Ireland, EU
    Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor equivalent)

    Four positions in Computer Science

    • Two in any area of CS

    • One in theory and algorithms

    • One in HCI

    You will have demonstrated that you are on track to become an outstanding researcher, carrying out innovative research to complement that currently being pursued in the Department. You will have already achieved international recognition and have a significant number of high quality publications in top venues. Our strategy is to grow our research portfolio and you will be expected to take a major role in achieving that goal.

    In addition, you will be expected to take an active role in providing high quality and innovative teaching in areas of Computer Science according to your experience. We are looking to enhance our teaching in core computer science; both theoretical aspects (such as formal methods, complexity, information theory, theory of programming languages, automated theorem proving/protocol analysis), as well as engineering aspects (such as programming languages, operating systems, distributed computing and software engineering). Interest in developing innovative ways of integrating teaching and research, and linking our teaching with the general computing industry, is particularly welcomed. The Department operates a reduced teaching load policy for new staff to enable their research activities to be established.

    Please include in your CV and covering letter two one page statements; One on your research plans and how they will impact on the research profile of the Department and one on the contributions that you can make to teaching in the Department, especially in respect of innovation in delivery and content.

    Contact: Nigel Smart

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-22

    University of Luxembourg
    Ph.D. student

    The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a doctoral researcher in the field of security modeling. The position is within the project Attack-Defense Trees: Theory Meets Practice. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw, the head of the SaToSS research group ( We offer a fully-funded 3-year contract with a possibility of one-year extension.

    The candidate for the Ph.D. position is expected to have:

    - A Master degree in computer science or mathematics,

    - Background in theoretical computer science (logic, game theory, formal methods, etc.)

    - A proven interest in security,

    - Good written and oral English skills.

    Contact: Sjouke Mauw, Rolando Trujillo Rasua

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-22

    University of Trier, Germany
    Post-Doc in Applied Cryptography

    The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at the University of Trier, Germany, offers

    a full-time position for a postdoctoral researcher

    in a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The goal of the project is to develop methods for the modular analysis of real-world cryptographic protocols.

    The position is available immediately, with an internationally competitive salary. The starting date is negotiable. Contracts can initially be offered for up to three years, with the perspective of an extension.

    There are no teaching obligations.

    The successful candidate must have a Master`s degree (or an equivalent degree) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline, and have completed, or be near completion of a PhD degree relevant to the research area of the project. You should have a proven high level of analytical capability and mathematical skills. Good English skills are expected; knowledge of German is not required.

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuesters
    kuesters (at)

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-02

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