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 https://www.iacr.org/jobs/. 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.

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Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Assistant Professor

As an Assistant Professor of Privacy Engineering in the Faculty of Science at Radboud University, Nijmegen, you will conduct research that fits into the existing research lines, which include the following topics:

  • integration of law and policy compliance into the development process;
  • privacy impact assessment, privacy risk management models, and accountability;
  • technical standards, heuristics and best practices for privacy engineering;
  • user privacy and data protection requirements, especially in big data analysis;
  • privacy-preserving data mining;
  • privacy architectures, and privacy validation and evaluation methods and tools;
  • organizational, legal, political and economic aspects of privacy engineering.

In addition, you will act as a daily PhD supervisor and regularly publish scientific articles about your research results and developments in your field in international journals and proceedings. You will disseminate results in the field to a wider audience, consisting of professionals, policy makers, journalists, and the public at large. Furthermore, you will actively acquire external research funding from commercial and non-commercial sources. In this position you will turn scientific knowledge into economical and societal value, for example, through industrial applications and outreach.

You will teach courses in the Master’s degree programme in Information Science, develop, re-develop and evaluate courses of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (and the faculty at large), and supervise Master’s thesis projects. You will coordinate the Master’s programme in Information Science, which involves developing and implementing a new profile for the programme, setting up international contacts, creating collaboration and exchange opportunities and, last but not least, recruiting new students.

Contact: prof. dr. J.H. Geuvers

Telephone: +31 24 3652603

E-mail: herman (at) cs.ru.nl

More Information: http://www.ru.nl/english/working/job-opportunities/overview/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-14



New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), metro New York City, USA
Post-doc and PhD student positions available

Inquiries are invited for externally-funded post-doc and PhD student positions in applied cryptography at NJIT in Newark, NJ, USA. NJIT is a rapidly expanding R1 research university in metro New York City.

Research topics are on applied homomorphic encryption, lattice encryption systems, encrypted program obfuscation, software engineering and high-assurance software design. The overall aim of the positions are to develop high-quality open-source software and working prototypes related to network and system security.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of network security and C++ programming. Software engineering, software testing, high-performance computing, computer engineering and parallel programming experience would be beneficial but not critical.

The candidates will be supervised by Prof. Kurt Rohloff in the department of computer science at NJIT. The post-doc position can be renewed annually subject to continued external funding and success in the position.

Contact: Kurt Rohloff

Assoc. Prof., NJIT

Director, CryptoLab

rohloff (at) njit.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-10



University College Cork, Ireland
Two PhD students in Computer Security

Applications are invited for two fixed-term studentships from suitably qualified candidates who wish to undertake a PhD in Computer Security at University College Cork, Ireland. The positions are within the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry. The research topics are on confidentiality and user consent in big datasets and on anomaly detection in big datasets.

More information and application details at:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-555797-en.html

We will consider applications until the positions are filled.

Contact: Simon Foley, Department of Computer Science, University College Cork (http://security.ucc.ie/foley)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-14



Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
PhD student in Information Security and Cryptography

We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography. The position is for five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

The PhD student will join the Chalmers Systems Security group, working in the area of information and communication security with a focus on security and privacy issues in wearable computing devices. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication mechanisms for wearable computing devices (RFID tags, sensors connected with mobile phones or other wireless devices) that provide: i) accurate and transparent authentication, ii) rigorous privacy guarantees, even if multiple wearable devices are involved in the authentication. The overall aim of the announced PhD position will be to develop nearly optimal algorithms for achieving security while minimising resource use and guaranteeing privacy-preservation.

More concretely, part of the research will involve the analysis and development of authentication protocols in specific settings. This will include investigating resistance of both existing and novel protocols against different types of attacks, theoretically and experimentally. The project should result in the development of theory and authentication mechanisms for constrained settings that strike an optimal balance between reliable authentication, privacy-preservation and resource consumption.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. Some previous research related to this research project can be found here: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa

Assistant Professor

Chalmers University of Technology

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

aikmitr (at) chalmers.se

More Information: http://goo.gl/olxviR

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



Ruhr-University Bochum
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography (Early Stage Researchers - 1 post)

The Cryptology Group at Ruhr-University Bochum (Horst-Goertz Institute) is seeking to recruit one Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography to start in October 2015, as part of the ECRYPT-NET project.

ECRYPT-NET is a research network of six universities and two companies that intends to develop advanced cryptographic techniques for the Internet of Things and the Cloud, and to create efficient and secure implementations of those techniques on a broad range of platforms. ECRYPT-NET is funded by a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN (Integrated Training Network) grant. The network will educate a group of 15 PhD students with a set of interdisciplinary skills in the areas of mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. The training will be provided in an international context that includes Summer Schools, workshops and internships. Participants are expected to spend at least six months abroad with a network partner, or in one of the seven associated companies. We are looking for highly motivated candidates, ideally with background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.

One of the ECRYPT-NET ESR (Early Stage Researcher) positions will be based at Ruhr-University Bochum, to work on the project Fully Homomorphic Encryption - Design and Analysis.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in algorithmics and with a passion for cryptanalysis.

Marie Curie ITN eligibility criteria apply to this position.

Founded in 2001, the Horst-Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a world-leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst-Görtz Institute has 15 professors and over 80 PhD students. It hosts the only German Research Training Group for Doctoral students in Cryptology.

Contact: Alexander May ( alex.may (at) rub.de )

More Information: http://www.hgi.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/hgi/Forschung/ecryptnet/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-21



Hangzhou Normal University, China
Assistant/Associate Professor

The group for Cryptography and Network Security at Hangzhou Normal University, China chaired by Prof. Dr. Qi Xie is looking for two faculty members with strong crypto/security background. Candidates should have a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, or related disciplines, be highly motivated with strong R&D capability and also a good team player, have good presentation and communication skills, be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms. The candidates are expected to publish high-quality papers OR develop security-related projects. Any prior experience in cloud computing, e-health or WSN/VANETs security is certainly an asset..

Interested candidates please send CV to Qi Xie {qixie68 (at) 126.com}. The positions offer a competitive salary. All candidates will be contacted for further infomation.

Contact: Qi Xie

More Information: http://hise.hznu.edu.cn

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-18



Université Paris 7, France
PhD student

Industry-funded PhD student at the crossroads of security and cryptography with an emphasis on efficient implementations and protocol design, notably for payment applications. Ideally, the successful applicant will have solid programming and maths skills and a creative mindset.

Contact: Pr. David Naccache

ENS DI 45 rue d'Ulm, 75230, Paris France

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-01



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
PhD Position on Consent Management in Emerging Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD position in the Security in Information Technology (SIT) Research Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner.

The vacancy is within the newly established research training group "Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users", funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation.

We are looking for a candidate interested in working at the intersection of privacy engineering, identity management, applied cryptography, and machine learning, starting October 01, 2015.

More Information: https://www.sit.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/de/security-in-information-technology/open-positions/phd-position-on-consent-management/

Contact: Michael Waidner. michael.waidner (at) sit.fraunhofer.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-07



AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Scientist or Post-Doc Position

We are looking for a research scientist or post-doc in cryptography to work on novel cryptographic concepts for emerging ICT domains (e.g. cloud computing or cyber physical systems). Ideally you have experience in fields like modern public-key cryptography, distributed cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies, or multi-party computation. You will be involved in a EU research project on identity management and research/improve cryptography for secure and privacy preserving cloud based identity management.

Further infos:

  • Direct job posting: http://www.ait.ac.at/fileadmin/inserate/Scientist_for_Cryptography.pdf

  • Project site (avail. soon): https://www.credential.eu

  • AIT Digital Safety & Security Department: http://www.ait.ac.at/departments/digital-safety-security

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Contact: Thomas Loruenser, Department Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, or Maria Leonhard-Maurer, Head of Human Resources, E-Mail: maria.leonhard-maurer (at) ait.ac.at

More Information: http://www.ait.ac.at/fileadmin/inserate/Scientist_for_Cryptography.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-30



TU Darmstadt
Two PostDoc Positions in Software Security

The chair Modeling and Analysis of Information Systems (MAIS) of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Mantel in the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt, Germany, is offering two PostDoc positions:

- Concurrent Program Security (detailed position announcement at http://www.mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/assets/misc/2015-PostDoc-IFS-Concurrent.pdf)

- Information-Flow Security by Design (detailed position announcement at http://www.mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/assets/misc/2015-PostDoc-IFS-SecurityEngineering.pdf)

The detailed announcements contain information about the position descriptions, benefits, qualifications, and the application procedure.

The positions are available from September 1st 2015, but a later start is also possible. We will consider applications until the positions are filled.

Questions about the positions can be sent to recruiting (at) mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de. For more information about the chair MAIS, please visit http://www.mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de.



Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
PhD Position in Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Implementation

I am looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill two PhD positions for research in applied cryptography and side channel analysis. Topics include:

  • Side channel analysis and countermeasures

  • Cache-based Cross-VM attacks; analysis and countermeasures

  • Secure and efficient cryptographic implementations

Candidates should have a degree in electronics, computer science or applied mathematics with strong interest in algorithms and signal processing. Prior experience in side channel analysis and embedded software or hardware design is an asset.

We offer a competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research program in an attractive working environment. WPI is a highly-ranked research university in the Boston area, and offers the opportunity to collaborate with world-class faculty and students in a collegial environment. We maintain close connections with surrounding universities and private companies.

Contact: Thomas Eisenbarth

http://users.wpi.edu/~teisenbarth/

More Information: http://ecewp.ece.wpi.edu/wordpress/vernam/positions/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-20



Hochschule Offenburg (University of Applied Sciences)
Ph.D.

* The Chair for Security in Distributed Systems, computer science Hochschule Offenburg, Germany, offers a full-time PhD positions:

* The position involves research in the area of IT-security within the project PAL SAaaS 'Building Triangular Trust for Secure Cloud Auduting' in cooperation with the University of Mannheim (Prof. Dr. Frederik Armknecht).

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research in IT-Security and applied cryptography for Cloud Security.

Besides other cloud security related aspects topics of interest for the open positions are

- application of homomorphic cryptographic primitives for secure cloud storage,

- applying the above schemes to the auditing process for cloud services.

* The position is available from August on and is fully funded. The salary scale is TV-L E13.

The gross income depends on the candidate's experience level. At the lowest level it corresponds to approx. 40,000 EUR per year.

* Contracts are offered for three years.

* She or he is given the possiblity to carry out a Ph.D.

* The successful candidate should have a Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field.

Deep Knowledge in cryptography is not a must but an asset.

* The deadline for applications is July 20, 2015. However, late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please send your application with reference number to Prof. Dr. Dirk Westhoff (dirk DOT westhoff AT hs-offenburg DOT de).

Contact: Prof. Dr. Westhoff

Email: dirk DOT westhoff AT hs-offenburg DOT de

More Information: http://www.hs-offenburg.de/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-20



University of Luxembourg
Ph.D. student in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy

The University of Luxembourg is offering a Ph.D. student position in one of the topics:

  • cryptofinance, cryptocurrencies
  • anonymity and privacy
  • cybersecurity

Applicants interested in symmetric cryptography, authenticated encryption will be also considered.

Profile:

  • An M.Sc. in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics (some background in Economics/Finance is a plus)
  • GPA > 85%
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.

We offer international research environment and competitive salary. The position is available from the 1-October 2015. Applications will be considered upon receipt, therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)

More Information: https://www.cryptolux.org/index.php/Vacancies

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-15



Newcastle University, UK
Post-Doc

Applications are invited for one post-doctoral Research Associate post to work on next-generation electronic voting and related topics, supported by the European Research Council Starting Grant. This is a five-year project from 2013 to 2017. The initial appointment will be two years with possible extension towards the end of 2017, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant and growing security research team at Newcastle University and have the flexibility of working on a range of topics such as electronic voting, key exchange, NFC payment, BitCoin and so on. Our research work has been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems. Hence, an ideal candidate is one who has 1) a solid theoretical background; 2) good practical skills; 3) and a keen interest to work on real-world problems with aim for practical impact.

About us: The School of Computing Science at Newcastle University is recognised as one of the eleven Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) in the UK. In the latest 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, the School was ranked the 1st in the UK for Research Impact.

How to apply: follow the online application link below. To help speed up the process, please also send your CV and a brief cover letter to feng.hao (at) ncl.ac.uk.

Contact: feng.hao (at) ncl.ac.uk

More Information: https://goo.gl/6V6GtM

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-29



Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, CHINA
Post-Doc

We are looking for postdoc fellows with research interesting in one of the following four fields: Public-key Cryptographic Protocols, Information Security, Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. The candidates should have PhD in Cryptography and Information Security or Cloud Computing or Database Engineering with track record of strong R&D capability.

Interested applicants are advised to email your CV and three reference letters to Dr. Huafei Zhu (zhuhf (at) zucc.edu.cn)

We will start to process an application immediately once the required forms (CV, three reference letters) are received.

Contact: Dr. Huafei Zhu

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-10



University of Surrey
Two permanent academic posts in Secure Systems at Surrey

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey invites applications for two permanent posts of Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Secure Systems.

The Department of Computer Science embodies the ethos of “applying theory into practice” across its research and teaching activities and is currently ranked 8th in the Guardian League table. Its research activities are focused into two research groups: Secure Systems, and Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE). These appointments are to enhance the activities of the Secure Systems group. Surrey is recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research by GCHQ. This is an exciting opportunity in a department that is growing its reputation for delivering quality interdisciplinary and applied research based on strong fundamental principles.

The candidates for the Lectureships will conduct research in areas such as security analysis of systems, cyber-physical and embedded systems security, data privacy or mobile security. We are seeking individuals who can contribute to fundamental research and turn it into practice. An ability to produce high quality outputs is also required.

We are looking for individuals who can inspire students through their curiosity for leading-edge aspects of technology. In particular, the teaching duties of the role includes: delivering high quality teaching to all levels of students, supervising undergraduate project students and postgraduate dissertations and contributing to the teaching of security and other practical areas of Computer Science, such as networking and software engineering.

These are full-time and permanent positions. We would expect appointed candidates to start from September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Contact:

  • Dr Helen Treharne, Head of Department: H.Treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk

  • Professor Steve Schneider, Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security: S.Schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk.

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=042515

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-06



Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
Post.doc.

Malicious cryptography is about using cryptography for cyber attacks. We have already seen applications of malicious cryptography in so-called ransomware. Sophisticated attackers may want to use cryptography to hide an attack, the target of the attack, the source of the attack or to protect attack infrastructure (botnets).

The project goal is not to design sophisticated malware, but to understand the possible threats that we need to defend against.

Contact: Kristian Gjøsteen, kristian.gjosteen (at) math.ntnu.no

More Information: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/115761/postdoctoral-fellowship-phd-fellowship-in-malicious-cryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-07



University of Bristol
Two PhD Positions in Cryptography

We are looking for PhD applicants in the areas of practical Multi-Party Computation and in Multi-Linear Maps and associated techniques. The positions include a tax free stipend as well as payment of your tuition fees. The projects are with partners in the USA and so travel to the USA will be a major component of the projects.

Please contact Nigel Smart, as soon as possible, to informally discuss the positions.

Contact: Nigel Smart

nigel (at) cs.bris.ac.uk

More Information: https://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Research/CryptographySecurity/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



University of Bergen
Ph.D. scholarship

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at Department of Informatics (www.uib.no/en/ii) in cryptography. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years and within the Simula@UiB group, a joint collaboration in cyber security between UiB and Simula Research Laboratory. Salary at pay grade 50 upon appointment; currently NOK 430,500 gross p.a. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.

Contact: Håvard Raddum, email: haavardr (at) simula.no, phone: +47 41091109

More Information: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/115470/phd-position-in-cryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-02



Université Libre de Bruxelles
Post-Doc

Applications are invited for a three-years Post-Doc position in the Quality and Computer Security Research Lab of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

In the framework of a research project on Security of Cloud Computing and Cloud Infrastructures, the successful applicant will work on the design and analysis of cryptographic protocols dedicated to cloud security.

Ideally the candidate should be able to start around September 2015.

Candidates shall be specialised in cryptography and computer security, hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or related field and should be fluent in English.

Applications must include:

  • a curriculum vitae

  • a list of publications and copies of three selected publications

  • copies of diplomas and certificates

  • two (or more) references

    Applicants are kindly requested to send their application by email to olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be

    Contact: Prof. Olivier Markowitch

    Universite Libre de Bruxelles

    Computer Science Department

    QualSec Research Group

    Boulevard du Triomphe CP212

    1050 Brussels

    Belgium

    olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be

    More Information: http://qualsec.ulb.ac.be/research/post-doc/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-31



  • University of Amsterdam
    PhD candidate in Quantum Cryptography

    The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography, as part of Christian Schaffner’s NWO VIDI Project Cryptography in the Quantum Age.

    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).

    The full-time appointment at ILLC will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of four years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). On the basis of a full-time appointment (38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,125 during the first year, rising to €2,717 during the fourth year.

    Requirements:

    • 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

    More Information: http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/15-215.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-31



    University of Amsterdam
    Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Cryptography

    The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography, as part of Christian Schaffner’s NWO VIDI Project Cryptography in the Quantum Age.

    The aim of the 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).

    The full-time appointment (38 hours per week) will be on a temporary basis, initially for one year with an extension for a further two years on positive evaluation. Depending on experience, the gross monthly salary will range from €2,476 to €3,908 (scale 10), excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% annual bonus.

    Prospective candidates should:

    • hold or be about to obtain a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics or physics;

    • have a proven track record of excellence in cryptography and/or quantum information, as witnessed by a strong publication list in relevant first-tier conference proceedings or journals;

    • have in-depth knowledge of one of the following fields is a plus: parallel repetition, limited-quantum-storage models, continuous variables, quantum security notions;

    • have strong passion for research, a drive to publish and the wish to learn new skills through working with or assisting in guiding PhD and MSc students;

    • have good communication skills in English, both oral and written.

    Contact: Christian Schaffner

    More Information: http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/15-216.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-31



    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    PhD student in Information Security and Cryptography

    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography. The position is for five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

    The PhD student will join the Chalmers Systems Security group, working in the area of information and communication security with a focus on security and privacy issues in wearable computing devices. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication mechanisms for wearable computing devices (RFID tags, sensors connected with mobile phones or other wireless devices) that provide: i) accurate and transparent authentication, ii) rigorous privacy guarantees, even if multiple wearable devices are involved in the authentication. The overall aim of the announced PhD position will be to develop nearly optimal algorithms for achieving security while minimising resource use and guaranteeing privacy-preservation.

    More concretely, part of the research will involve the analysis and development of authentication protocols in specific settings. This will include investigating resistance of both existing and novel protocols against different types of attacks, theoretically and experimentally. The project should result in the development of theory and authentication mechanisms for noisy, constrained settings that strike an optimal balance between reliable authentication, privacy-preservation and resource consumption.

    The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. Some previous research related to this research project can be found here: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/

    Contact: Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa, aikmitr (at) chalmers.se

    More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=3189

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



    Ruhr University Bochum
    Post-Doc

    The Ruhr University Bochum is offering a 2-year post-doc position in theoretical cryptography, working on the ERC project "Efficient Resource Constrained Cryptography". Required is a PhD in cryptography and excellence in research, proven for example by publications in IACR conferences and workshops.

    Applicants interested in the positions should provide the following information in pdf format with the application:

    - Motivation letter

    - CV

    - List of publications, mark your top 2

    This position will be filled as soon as possible, late applications will be considered.

    Contact: Eike Kiltz

    http://www.foc.rub.de/

    first.lastrub.de

    More Information: http://www.stellenwerk-bochum.de/jobs-finden/jobsuche/anzeige/bo-2015-05-21-06.html?tx_exinitjobexchange_pi1%5Bsubmit%5D

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
    PhD Research Fellowship in Secure Networking Technologies

    The researcher will work on a project entitled “Securing emerging network technologies with homomorphic encryption”. The overall aim of the project is to design methods for secure processing of network data in emerging networks using practical variants of homomorphic encryption. Recent advances in cryptography will be applied to secure the virtualization of the ICT infrastructure (such as “cloud” processing and storage) and new flexible networking technologies such as software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Work tasks will include: analysis of suitable network functions for homomorphic processing; analysis of practical homomorphic encryption algorithms; secure protocol design and analysis; and experimental implementations.

    Contact: Colin Boyd - http://www.ntnu.no/ansatte/colinab

    More Information: http://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/115028/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-16



    University of Luxembourg
    Post-Doc

    The University of Luxembourg is offering a 1 year Post-doc position in Cryptography working on the ACRYPT project (Lightweight Cryptography for the Internet of Things).

    The project requires expertise and a strong publication record in one of the following areas:

    - Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives

    - Side-channel attacks on block ciphers and countermeasures

    - Network and mobile security

    - Crypto-currencies

    The position is available from the 1-September 2015. Applications will be considered upon receipt, therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)

    More Information: https://www.cryptolux.org/Vacancies

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-31



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Research Fellows

    We are looking for 2 research fellows on the areas of coding and lattice based cryptography. Both fresh PhD and experienced researchers are welcome to apply.

    Salaries are globally competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Review process starts immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Huaxiong Wang hxwang(at)ntu.edu.sg

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-29



    The University of Auckland
    Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Researcher - Cloud Security

    The Computer Science department at the University of Auckland seeks a Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Researcher to join the cloud security team led by Dr. Giovanni Russello.

    This research will take place in a new MBIE-funded Cyber Security STRATUS (Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Transparency and User-centric Services to the Cloud) project and will be in collaboration with University of Waikato, UniTech, the Cloud Security Alliance, and several New Zealand-based industrial partners (https://stratus.org.nz). The aim is to research novel yet practical cloud security tools to be adopted by the industry partners.

    The research conducted by the University of Auckland’s team will focus on applied cryptography for retrieval and processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments. This involves a substantial program of research to develop, implement and apply to industrial case studies.

    This is a full time post for a fixed-term of 2 years. Salary starts at 74000 NZD per annum.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science in a relevant field (cloud security with emphasis on crypto solutions) a demonstrable research interest in the area of applied crypto with emphasis in homomorphic encryption for encrypted data processing and retrieval focusing on cloud computing, and experience in designing, analysing, and efficiently implement novel crypto algorithms. Previous experience in the area of big data with emphasis on privacy/confidentiality would be advantageous.

    Link: http://careers.uniservices.co.nz/research-development-jobs/research-assistant-research-fellow-postdoctoral-researcher-computer-science/232873

    Contact: Giovanni Russello

    Department of Computer Science

    The University of Auckland

    New Zealand

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



    The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Call for Ph.D. Students - Cloud Security

    The Computer Science department at the University of Auckland seeks 2 Ph.D. Students to join the cloud security team led by Dr. Giovanni Russello.

    This research will take place in a new MBIE-funded Cyber Security STRATUS (Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Transparency and User-centric Services to the Cloud) project and will be in collaboration with University of Waikato, UniTech, the Cloud Security Alliance, and several New Zealand-based industrial partners (https://stratus.org.nz). The aim is to research novel yet practical cloud security tools to be adopted by the industry partners.

    The research conducted by the University of Auckland’s team will focus on applied cryptography for retrieval and processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments. This involves a substantial program of research to develop, implement and apply to industrial case studies.

    Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master degree (or equivalent) with outstanding grades in Computer Science, Mathematics, or closely related areas. Additional knowledge in related disciplines such as, e.g., complexity theory or IT security is welcome.

    The candidate should be able not only to design but also implement working prototypes of the crypto scheme developed during the research period.

    The STRATUS project will provide a stipend of 25,000 NZD p.a. and cover the costs of the tuition fee for 3 years.

    Link: http://careers.uniservices.co.nz/research-development-jobs/research-scientist-ph-d-students-computer-science/232874

    Contact: Giovanni Russello

    Department of Computer Science

    The University of Auckland

    New Zealand

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



    NXP Semiconductors, Leuven, Belgium
    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography (Early Stage Researchers – 1 post)

    ECRYPT-NET is a European research network that intends to develop advanced cryptographic techniques and implementations for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. The network is currently recruiting a group of 15 PhD students who will be trained in an international context that involves Summer Schools and internships in a company or research organization in a second country. We are looking for highly motivated candidates, ideally with background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.

    One open position is at NXP Semiconductors in Leuven, Belgium for research on cryptography for passively powered devices. New methods (like threshold implementations) and design approaches (e.g., leakage resilient crypto) will be investigated. Since the goal is to target efficiency in dedicated hardware and/or embedded software, interest and expertise in these areas and ideally a degree in electrical engineering is of advantage for applicants.

    NXP Semiconductors is one of the market leaders in providing High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, PM, Interface, Security, Digital Processing and Manufacturing expertise. NXP’s strong drive for innovation ensures secure identification in a smart connected world. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 23,000 employees working in more than 25 countries.

    The PhD student will, in addition to a supervisor from NXP, be supervised by a member of the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography group (COSIC) at KU Leuven and closely collaborate with PhD students there; COSIC is within biking distance of the NXP site in Leuven. The research of COSIC has led to important cryptographic advances such as the Rijndael algorithm. The goal of the student is to receive a PhD from the KU Leuven after three years.

    More Information: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33998837

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01



    University of Luxembourg
    Research Associate in Information Assurance

    The Applied Security and Information Assurance Research Group – APSIA – has around 20 members and is headed by Professor Peter Y.A. Ryan. APSIA specialises in the mathematical foundations of information assurance: the mathematical modelling and analysis of information flows, the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols (both classical and quantum), secure verifiable voting systems, and anonymous marking systems and game-theoretic analysis of non-interference and coercion-resistance. The group has expertise in both the symbolic (formal methods) and the computational (“provable security”) styles of analysis and is investigating the links and synergies between them.

    Role: to contribute to the research goals of the group, as outlined above. Expertise outside those listed above, but complementary will also be considered.

    Contact: Prof Peter Y A Ryan: peter.ryan (at) uni.lu

    More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/o263

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-15



    Boston University, MIT, Northeastern, and UConn
    Post-Doc

    The Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) is an NSF Frontier project that is building information systems with meaningful multi-layered security guarantees. It is a multi-institution research project with 13 PIs at four universities: Boston University, MIT, Northeastern, and the University of Connecticut.

    The MACS team are looking for excellent postdoctoral fellows in the following areas:

    • Cryptography: theoretical and applied
    • Database security
    • Hardware security
    • High performance computing
    • Network security
    • Security modeling and analysis
    • Virtualization and operating system security

    Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and interest in multiple areas. Fellows will work closely with multiple PIs on the MACS team and will be affiliated with all four host universities.

    Candidates should send their CV, research statement, and list of references to macs-postdoc (at) cs.bu.edu

    Contact: Mayank Varia, MACS director, varia (at) bu.edu

    More Information: http://www.bu.edu/macs/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-11-01



    Apcera - Hybrid Cloud Start-Up San Francisco, CA
    Senior Software / Principal - Security

    Apcera is disrupting the world of IT with the world’s first OS for the Hybrid Cloud. Our Hybrid Cloud OS has policy and governance built in at the core, allowing IT organizations and developers alike to safely and easily develop, deploy, orchestrate and govern any imaginable workload — apps, services, Docker containers, OS’s — either on premise or in any cloud, public or private, in a friction-free and trusted fashion.

    Based in SOMA in SF and led by CEO Derek Collison, Apcera has substantial backing from Ericsson, the global technology, cloud and mobile giant headquartered in Sweden. Join us and help build the world's first Hybrid Cloud OS.

    As a Security Architect at Apcera, you will oversee the security protocols in use inside and outside the Continuum platform, inform choices for security technologies and policies and review code for secure practices and patterns. You will lead efforts to infiltrate Apcera’s security controls, you will work within the Go community, the open source cryptographic community and with security leaders in the industry to improve and harden the Continuum platform.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience with security technologies

    Minimum of 7 years software development experience in a combination of any of the following languages: GO, C, C++, Java, C#, Python or Ruby

    Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with Linux operating system development

    Minimum 2 years in security engineering, crypto, policy, auth or related technologies

    Understanding of the basic underpinnings of cryptographic technologies, authentication, authorization and distributed trust

    Understanding about how Kerberos authentication works

    Experience with techniques for escalating privilege

    Knowledge about how basic cryptographic technologies relate to the design of OpenPGP and X.509 PKIX

    In-depth knowledge of security technologies such as cgroups, TLS, IPSec, VPNs, ACLs, DNSSEC, LDAP and OAuth2

    Contact: Terri Zelmer

    terri.zelmer (at) apcera.com

    More Information: http://www.apcera.com/careers/#senior-software-engineer-core-security

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-01



    Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, ?stanbul, Turkey
    Ph.D. Scholarship funded by the Royal Society of UK

    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University is looking for exceptional Ph.D. students for a password based authentication project funded by the Royal Society of UK. The student will be registered to Koç University, but will also work jointly with Emiliano De Cristofaro at University College London. The student will visit University College London multiple times. The position may start immediately.

    For more information about our group and projects, visit

    http://crypto.ku.edu.tr

    For applying online, and questions about the application-process, visit

    http://gsse.ku.edu.tr

    For research questions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü

    http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

    More Information: http://gsse.ku.edu.tr

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-19



    Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
    Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Lattice-Based Cryptography

    We are seeking candidates for 2 post-doctoral research positions, in the areas of lattice-based cryptography and lattice algorithms. The positions are for up to 3 years.

    Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume and references, before June 15th, 2015.

    Contact: Fabien Laguillaumie (fabien.laguillaumie (at) ens-lyon.fr), Benoit Libert (benoit.libert (at) ens-lyon.fr) and Damien Stehle (damien.stehle (at) ens-lyon.fr)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-15



    Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    2 fully funded PhD positions

    1. Security mechanisms in Internet of Things

    Contact: Xin.Huang (at) xjtlu.edu.cn

    2. Wireless localization

    Contact: Dawei.Liu (at) xjtlu.edu.cn

    Deadline:

    The two PhD fundings start from 2015-09, please send your applications as soon as possible.

    Requirements:

    The candidate should have a first class or upper second class honours degree, or a master’s degree, in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Security.

    Degree:

    The student will be awarded a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool (UK) upon successful completion of the program.

    Funding:

    The award covers tuition fees for three years (currently equivalent to RMB 80,000 per annum) and provides a monthly stipend of 3500 RMB as a contribution to living expenses.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are advised to email the following documents to

    Doctoralstudies (at) xjtlu.edu.cn (please put the project title and primary supervisor’s name in the subject line).

    • CV

    • Two reference letters

    • Personal statement outlining your interest in the position

    • IELTS score of above 6.5 or equivalent is required

    • Verified school transcripts in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)

    • Verified certificates of education qualifications in both Chinese and English (for international students, only the English version is required)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



    Bosch Research and Technology Center North America – 2835 East Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15203 USA
    Internship – M.S./Ph.D. student in Computer Science or a closely related field

    Robert Bosch RTC is looking to fill several internship positions in its Software Intensive Systems research group in Pittsburgh to work on a variety of applied cryptography, (embedded and hardware) security, and privacy related projects. Applicants with a history of building secure systems are particular encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates for this position should have experience in one of the following:

    • Applied cryptography and protocols
    • Distributed system security and cloud computing
    • Privacy enhancing technologies
    • Data mining and security
    • Embedded security, hardware security and noisy crypto, PUFs, etc.

    Candidates pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area are preferred. Specific internship projects and requirements are as follows:

    • Secure Databases: requires expertise in SQL databases and applied cryptography.
    • Distributed Security: requires expertise in distributed systems and applied crypto. Knowledge and or familiarity with two party or multi-party computation highly desirable.
    • Hardware supported encryption operations: requires expertise in VHDL, FPGAs, and applied crypto. Knowledge of trusted computing, computer architecture are highly desirable.
    • Physics-based security I: requires expertise in signal processing and applied crypto mechanisms. Familiarity and knowledge of data mining, PUFs, watermarking highly desirable.
    • Physics-based security II: requires expert knowledge of image processing algorithms. Familiarity with cryptographic algorithms will be helpful.
    • Software Engineer: expert knowledge of java, software architecture and GUI design. Familiarity with security risk analysis and assessments is desirable.

    More Information: http://www.bosch.us/content/language1/html/13045.htm

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01



    Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati
    Visiting assistant professor

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cincinnati is seeking applicants for several Visiting Assistant Professorships in mathematics or statistics. Appointments will begin on August 15th, 2015 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Teaching load will nominally be two (3-4 credit) undergraduate courses per semester. Candidates must have a PhD in mathematics or statistics by the start date. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching. The department has a graduate program offering MS and PhD degrees in mathematics and statistics. The department is looking for candidates with high-quality teaching and research and a strong potential for collaboration in areas of expertise of current faculty including cryptography, in particular, post-quantum cryptography. If you are interested, please apply immediately and contact: dingji (at) ucmail.uc.edu.

    Contact: Jintai Ding

    dingji (at) ucmail.uc.edu

    More Information: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/7129

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-15



    University of Strathclyde, UK
    One Postdoc and one PhD studentship

    Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoc) position and a PhD studentship.

    You will work on the project “Practical Data-intensive Secure Computation: a Data Structural Approach”. This is a 4-year grant funded by the EPSRC. The aim of the project is to investigate how data structures can be used as an efficiency and scalability booster in the context of secure computation. You will design novel cryptographic data structures and associated protocols for efficient secure computation, as well as apply them in domains such as cloud computing and data mining in order to solve real-world security/privacy problems. The project has particular emphasis on putting theory into practice. There will be opportunities to collaborate with industrial research labs and other leading universities.

    The RA position (Ref: 15884):

    Application Closing Date: Friday, 1 May 2015

    The candidate must have:

    * a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area;

    * a strong background in cryptography/security;

    * good programming skills (C++/Java, parallel/GPU computing experience is a plus).

    * good communication and time management skills.

    Experience/knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be desirable but not essential: computer networks, operating systems, databases, statistics and data mining.

    More information and online application form: https://strathvacancies.engageats.co.uk

    The PhD Studentship:

    Full time, 3 years with a stipend + home fees. Students from outside of EU are eligible but need other funding sources to cover the difference between home fees and overseas fees.

    Application Closing Date: until filled

    Online Application Form: http://pgr.strath.ac.uk/

    The candidate must have:

    * a first or upper second class honours degree, or a good master degree in a relevant area;

    * good programming skills (C++/Java, parallel/GPU computing experience is a plus);

    * a strong interest in security/cryptography;

    * good communication and time management skills.

    Contact: Dr Changyu Dong, (changyu.dong (at) strath.ac.uk)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-01



    High Assurance Software Lab --- INESC TEC & Minho University
    Post-Doc, Ph.D.

    The High Assurance Software Lab (HASLab) is an R&D unit at INESC TEC, a leading research institution in Portugal. The HASLab specialises in the rigorous development of software applications for critical systems and infrastructures, drawing on expertise in software engineering, dependable distributed systems, and cryptography and information security.

    The HASLab has recently opened 10 positions for Post Doctoral researchers and 6 positions for Ph.D. students.

    We are looking for Post Doctoral researchers that can be integrated into the activities of HASLab — in EU and national projects — and also lead their own research projects within the group, preferably in the following areas: source code analysis, testing and verification, formal methods, large scale data management, theory of cryptography or computer and network security.

    A successful Post Doctoral candidate will be offered a package that may include up to 25K EUR/Year salary, health insurance, one Ph.D. grant and one internship grant for recruitment, as well as access to the HASLab travel and equipment funding schemes. Post-doc positions may be extended until up to 5 years.

    Contact: Applications can be sent by e-mail to apply (at) haslab.pt. Eligible candidates will be selected for an interview that marks the start of the recruitment process. Positions will remain continuously open until the end of 2015 (or until fulfilled).

    More Information: http://haslab.uminho.pt/content/post-doctoral-haslab-inesc-tec-university-minho

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-31



    Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
    Research Fellow / Post-doc

    SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking candidates for 2 research fellow positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) in the areas of:

    • symmetric key cryptography
    • lightweight cryptography
    • side-channel attacks

    Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin [at] ntu.edu.sg).

    Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

    Contact: Thomas Peyrin

    More Information: http://www1.spms.ntu.edu.sg/~syllab/m/index.php/Members

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-01



    Florida Atlantic University, Department of CEECS, USA
    PhD Positions

    The Interdisciplinary Research Lab in the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at FAU is looking for two highly motivated and talented PhD students.

    Our lab explores interesting and exciting research areas on the intersection of computer and social sciences ranging from `applied cryptography, security and privacy, trust management, game theory, big data analytics 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 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 privacy-preserving protocols for big data analytics.

    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 computer science conferences and journals. Although all applications will be carefully evaluated, candidates with prior publications and intensive research experiences are specifically encouraged to apply.

    A potential candidate should send his/her complete CV to the attention of Mehrdad Nojoumian through `mnojoumian (at) fau.edu` with PhD Applicant in the subject line as soon as possible. Financial support, in the form of research assistantships, and tuition waiver are provided for successful candidates. These positions will remain open until filled.

    Contact: Mehrdad Nojoumian

    mnojoumian (at) fau.edu

    http://faculty.eng.fau.edu/nojoumian/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01



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