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.

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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.

Positions will be open until filled.

Contact: Thomas Eisenbarth

teisenbarth (At) wpi.edu

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-30



Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientists on Cyber-Physical Security

We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability (at least 2 publications at top security conferences - http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/conference-ranking-history.html, in the past 3 years), 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 work closely with industry partners, create valuable intellectual properties, 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: jyzhou@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

More Information: http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-31



Ruhr University Bochum
Ph.D. student

The symmetric cryptography group at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr- University Bochum has openings Ph. D. students. We are looking for candidates with outstanding Master/Diplom in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or related areas.

Our research focuses on the design and analysis of symmetric primitives.

- Start: earliest possible

-Duration: 36 month

- Competitive salary (TV-L 13)

- Application: Send your documents to gregor (dot) leander (at) rub (dot) de

- Required documents: CV, certificates (Bachelor, Master/Diplom, Ph.D.), transcripts, motivation for applying (1 page), names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (email addresses are sufficient)

-Deadline: September 15

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: Gregor Leander (gregor (dot) leander (at) rub (dot) de)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-15



ID Quantique
Applied cryptographer

ID Quantique is seeking to recruit one Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography to start in September 2015. Candidates should be eligible to the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship criteria.

Experience & Background

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a R&D departement and R&D activities.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an international, multicultural business environment.
  • Proven ability to communicate with stakeholders including senior management, technical experts and academic researchers.

Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in Applied Cryptography.
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++.
  • Fluent in English. French and/or German a strong assets.

Personal skills

  • Strong analysis and synthesis capabilities.
  • Sense of service and customer relations.
  • Dynamic, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team player, yet able to take initiatives and autonomous.
  • Capability to work on several tasks in parallel with multiple interfaces.

Benefits

  • Exposure to international high-profile markets such as banking and governments
  • Exposure to highly innovative technology
  • Work in an agile and motivated team

Contact: Mathilde Soucarros

E-mail: rh (at) idquantique (dot) com

More Information: http://www.idquantique.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Applied-Cryptographer-Job-Spec.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-11



KU Leuven Cosic Leuven
Ph.D. student or Post-Doc

we are looking for Ph.D. student or Post-Doc in the domain of applied Cryptography

the relevant topics relate to the security aspects of:

- authentication systems: biometric identification and authentication, proximity systems, challenge-response systems

- payment schemes: bitcoin, mobile payments, micro-payments

- authorization mechanisms: oauth, saml, secure cookies

- large scale information management systems: long term archival, delegation

For the above position the candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in engineering, mathematics or computer science, have good grades and have a keen interest in cryptography. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate that they have developed their research skills during their Master’s studies. For postdocs a PhD degree in the relevant area is required.

Why working at KU Leuven COSIC?

- COSIC is a top research group in the crypto and security field

- KU Leuven is one of Belgium’s leading research institutions

- the campus offers high-class educational and recreational facilities

- both the research group and the university provide a dynamic and international environment

- the working language is English, the knowledge of Dutch is not required

- ample networking opportunities with people working in the security field

- Good future job prospects

- Leuven is a lively, friendly university city located near Brussels

Contact: Send following documents (in pdf) to jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be.

Curriculum Vitae, Motivation letter, List of publications, Relevant research experience, Study curriculum with rankings, English proficiency, Pdf of diploma and transcripts, 1 page research proposal, names (and e-mail) of 2 reference persons and the nature of contact with them

More Information: http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/?page_id=401

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-31



KU Leuven Cosic Leuven
Ph.D. student or Post-Doc

KU Leuven - COSIC is looking for a motivated researcher (phd-candidate or postdoc) for a 2-year project on automated protocol optimisation and generation. The selected applicant will work on the construction of new methods and associated tools to automate the design of cryptographic protocols, especially with regard to finding optimal implementations whilst preserving the security properties. This research topic is at the intersection of cryptographic protocol design, provable security, formal methods for protocol verification and optimisation. The candidate is expected to have experience in at least one of these areas. The project will involve some experimental implementations, so programming skills are a plus. Ideally the candidate should be able to start around October 2015.

For the above position the candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in engineering, mathematics or computer science, have good grades and have a keen interest in cryptography. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate that they have developed their research skills during their Master’s studies. For postdocs a PhD degree in the relevant area is required.

Why working at KU Leuven COSIC?

- COSIC is a top research group in the crypto and security field

- KU Leuven is one of Belgium’s leading research institutions

- the campus offers high-class educational and recreational facilities

- both the research group and the university provide a dynamic and international environment

- the working language is English, the knowledge of Dutch is not required

- ample networking opportunities with people working in the security field

- Good future job prospects

- Leuven is a lively, friendly university city located near Brussels

Contact: Send following documents (in pdf) to jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be.

Curriculum Vitae, Motivation letter, List of publications, Relevant research experience, Study curriculum with rankings, English proficiency, Pdf of diploma and transcripts

1 page research proposal, names (and e-mail) of 2 reference persons and the nature of contact with them

More Information: http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/?page_id=401

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 1 research fellow position (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 the position is filled.

Contact: Thomas Peyrin

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-31



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Research Assistant

One Research Assistant position to work on Cyber Information Systems is available from September 2015 at iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Candidates should have a Master or Bachelor Degree (EE or CS) and preferably have networking and network simulation background. This position will give good opportunity to engage in the theoretical research and the implementation.

How to apply: Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Alfonso Iacovazzi (email: alfonso.iacovazzi (at) uniroma1.it) or to Prof. Yuval Elovici (email: yuval_elovici (at) sutd.edu.sg). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The position will remain open until filled.

About iTrust@SUTD:

iTrust is a multidisciplinary research centre located at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), established collaboratively by SUTD and the Ministry of Defence, Singapore (MINDEF). iTrust researchers focus on the development of advanced tools and methodologies to ensure security and safety of current and future Cyber Physical Systems, Enterprise security and Internet of Things. The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve social needs.

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-30



NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
Research Scientist / Software Engineer

This position in the Laboratories’ Security Group involves research and development in the areas of Cloud Security, Device Security, SDN Security and Software Security. Our work ranges from foundational research and IPR creation to prototype development.

A good understanding of most of the following areas is required:

- Distributed systems and protocols, especially secure management of distributed resources e.g. IoT devices, software, services and data

- Security technologies and protocols, including applied cryptography and Privacy Enhancing Technologies

- Operating system internals and software development including experience with programming languages, such as Java, Scala or C/C++

- Deep knowledge of Linux as a development platform. Experience with OpenStack is a plus.

We are looking for individuals with a broad background in Computer Science and Software Engineering and we expect a master’s degree with some relevant professional experience in development for the security area.

Contact: Amardeo Sarma

General Manager

Kurfürstenanlage 36

Phone +49 6221 4342-0

More Information: http://www.neclab.eu/jobs.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



University of Tartu, Estonia
Postdoc and PhD student in Cryptography (Mix-Nets)

The cryptography group at the Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu seeks a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student in computer science. The positions will be supporting a EU H2020 project on mix-nets (PANORAMIX) for applications like electronic voting, secure messaging, and statistics gathering. The postdoctoral researcher should have a strong track record in cryptography, and in particular in the design of efficient zero knowledge proofs and/or e-voting and mix-nets. The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science, with some background in cryptography.

Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate cryptographically secure mix-nets and perform other research duties to help with the project, coordinate and advise partners on implementing research prototypes (the candidate may or may not participate in implementing), and ensure the smooth administration of the project including the timely delivery of research output. (Some of these duties apply only for the postdoctoral researcher.) We expect candidates to be able to develop and devote significant time to their own research agenda around the theme of the project.

The EU H2020 project PANORAMIX requires travel to and collaboration with colleagues throughout the European Union. Full travel and equipment budget is available to support the activities of the project.

For any inquiries or to apply for the positions, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement (obligatory for the postdoctoral researcher) to Prof Helger Lipmaa (firstname.lastname (at) ut.ee) clearly indicating the position sought.

The call for expressions of interest will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed. However, the project starts from September 1, 2015, and will last for three years. In the case of interest, the candidates may later seek further employment but this is not necessarily guaranteed.

Contact: Helger Lipmaa

lead research fellow

Institute of Computer Science

University of Tartu, Estonia

firstname.lastname (at) ut.ee

More Information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/Positions

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-01



Symphony.com
Head of Security Product Management

Symphony is looking for a Head of Security Product Management to lead our Product initiatives on Security, in partnership with our CSO. Security is the most critical component of the entire Symphony company. Our organization is doubling size every few months, we have among the most advanced enterprises as customers, and are in the most competitive and innovative spaces in all technology. This means the Security of our communication offerings has to be unparalleled and has to break new boundaries every day.

DUTIES

? Define the Product that solves needs of customers, involving Engineering and Design to craft a feasible, performing and delightful experience

? Partner with Engineering to define the development plan and implement the Product

REQUIRED

? BA/BS in computer science or related field; strong technical skills

? 3+ years as a software engineer in an enterprise software company

? 7+ years as Product Mgr

? Security domain expertise - at least one of the following: cloud and infrastructure security, cryptography, secure protocols, software hardening and mobile security

Full description on our website.

Contact: Richard Phillips

Sr. Recruiter

Symphony.com

More Information: http://www.Symphony.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-20



Symphony.com
Symphony.com Ethical Hacker / Security Penetration Tester

Seeking a highly technical penetration tester or ethical hacker with a software development background.

Reports to the CSO and is based in our HQ in Palo Alto, CA.

DUTIES

• Conduct advanced penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities in applications and computer systems for our corporate and SaaS environment, using automated tools, ad-hoc tools, and manual testing

• Conduct penetration testing against different technological domains including, but not limited to, web applications, web services, wireless networks, databases, virtualized environments

REQUIRED

?• BSCS

• 10+ years InfoSec

• Security certs (e.g., CISSP, GSEC, CEH, etc.)

• Exp w/ penetration testing and forensics tools/platforms such as AppScan, Fortify, Maltego. Kali Linux, Nessus, nmap, OpenVAS

• Exp w/ exploitation frameworks, such as Metasploit, w3af, Core Impact, Canvas

Salaried position with bonus, benefits, stock options

Contact: Richard Phillips

Sr. Recruiter

Symphony.com

More Information: http://www.Symphony.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-20



University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Post-Doc

The Florida Institute of Cyber Security (FICS) at the University of Florida is in search of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for participation in the AFOSR sponsored “MURI: Universal Security Theory for Evaluation and Design of Nano-scale Devices and for Development of Innovative Security Primitives” led by Prof. Mark Tehranipoor. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will provide expertise primarily in the area of applied cryptography, but should be open to investigating new security primitives and computing paradigms based on emerging nanoscale devices (e.g., memristor, PCM, Graphene) and integration approaches (e.g., 3D ICs). The Fellow will work closely with the PI and co-PIs, and actively advise PhD students involved with the MURI.

Ideal candidates should have experience in the following areas:

- Applied cryptography and provable security

- Formal methods applied to security protocols

- Information theory

- Embedded and hardware security primitives including PUFs, TRNGs, etc.

The position is available immediately and for a period of up to three years.

Job Requirements:

- PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or related field

- Excellent technical English writing and oral communication skills

- Should have papers published in top tier conferences/journals (IEEE S&P, CCS, USENIX Security, etc.)

- Familiarity with VLSI design principles, CAD tools, and emerging integration approaches (2.5D ICs, 3D ICs) is encouraged, but not required

Application Procedure:

- Interested applicants should send CVs and supporting information (relevant publications, etc.) to Prof. Domenic Forte (dforte (at) ece.ufl.edu) and Prof. Mark Tehranipoor (tehranipoor (at) ece.ufl.edu)

- Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview

- Application closes when the position is filled

Contact: Mark M. Tehranipoor, Intel Charles E. Young Professor in Cybersecurity, ECE Department

University of Florida

325 Benton Hall, P.O. Box 116200

Gainesville, FL 32611-6200

E-mail: tehranipoor (at) ece.ufl.edu

Phone: 352-392-2585

Fax: 352-392-8671



DFG-Research Training Group UbiCrypt, Ruhr-University Bochum
Postdoc / Interdisciplinary Coordinator

The Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr- University Bochum is one of Europe’s leading research centers in IT security. The DFG, or German Research Foundation, awarded more than €4 million to the HGI for the establishment of the interdisciplinary research training group “New Challenges for Cryptography in Ubiquitous Computing”. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D. in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or related areas.

The research training group will study problems which are fundamental for securing the Internet of Things. The research is structured in three levels: cryptographic primitives, device and system level. The research topics range from cryptographic foundations such as fully homomorphic encryption for privacy in cloud computing, over security for medical implants to internet security solutions involving new national ID cards.

Beside the own research, the main task of the Postdoc is to work withthe UbiCrypt Ph.D. students, and to encourage collaboration between them.

Thus,an interest in working with doctoral students and a broad interest in current research are required.

- Start: earliest possile

- Competitive salary (TV-L 14)

- Application: Send your documents by August 31, 2015, to grako (at) hgi.rub.de

- Required documents: CV, certificates (Bachelor, Master/Diplom, Ph.D.), transcripts , motivation for applying (1 page), names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (email addresses are sufficient)

A group of internationally renowned researchers together with excellent funding provides an extremely interesting scientific environment. The HGI is known for its good working atmosphere.

More Information: http://www.ubicrypt.hgi.rub.de/index.html.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



DFG-Research Training Group UbiCrypt, Ruhr-University Bochum
PhD

The Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr-University Bochum is one of Europe’s leading research centers in IT security. The DFG, or German Research Foundation, awarded more than €4 million to the HGI for the establishment of the interdisciplinary research training group “New Challenges for Cryptography in Ubiquitous Computing”. We are looking for candidates with outstanding Master/Diplom in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or related areas.

The research training group will study problems which are fundamental for securing the Internet of Things. The research is structured in three levels: cryptographic primitives, device and system level.

The research topics range from cryptographic foundations such as fully homomorphic encryption for privacy in cloud computing, over security for medical implants to internet security solutions involving new national ID cards. A central goal of the doctoral training is an interdisciplinary and structured education at the highest scientific level. Establishing networks to top internationally research groups is part of the training.

A group of internationally renowned researchers together with excellent funding provides an extremely interesting scientific environment. The HGI is known for its good working atmosphere.

- Start: earliest possible

- Competitive salary (TV-L 13)

- Application: Send your documents by August 31, 2015, to grako (at) hgi.rub.de

- Required Documents: CV, certificates, transcript (Master or Diplom), motivation for applying (1 page), names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (email addresses are sufficient)

Further information:

http://www.ubicrypt.hgi.rub.de/index.html.de

More Information: http://www.ubicrypt.hgi.rub.de/index.html.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



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



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.



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 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



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



    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



    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



    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



    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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