International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

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

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Luxembourg University
two PhD positions

Two PhD positions and one postdoc (RA) position are opening at the University of Luxembourg. The first PhD position is centered on comparing and improving the many security models for authenticated key establishment protocols. The second PhD position is focused on the precise security modelling of quantum key establishment protocols.

Further details on these positions and their requirements are available at the following urls:

PhD 1:

PhD 2:

The research will be conducted at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) in the research group ApSIA (Applied Security and Information Assurance) headed by Prof. Dr. Peter Y.A Ryan. Contact Prof Ryan, peter.ryan (at), for more information.

The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-05

University of Ulm, Germany
Junior professorship with tenure track in computer algebra

A successful candidate should be an excellent young researcher with a focus in computeralgebra specializing for example in number theory, algebraic geometry, cryptography, combinatorics, or symbolic computation. Collaboration within the university and as well as the acquisition of third party funding is desired.

Contact: Stefan Wewers

stefan.wewers (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-02

UK Security Lab
Cryptography Security Analyst

Role and Scope

The Cryptography Security Analyst is responsible for developing and maintaining the internal expertise in cryptography and more particularly in the security of algorithms executed on embedded systems.

This will include the analysis of cryptographic codes embedded in products under evaluation, the development and the realisation of high level of cryptographic side-channel attacks, and the support and the training of engineers for evaluation projects.

It includes the representation of the company in industry forums and the management of complex projects. He/She should have a flexible and an innovative approach.


To undertake chargeable security evaluation tasks or duties with the respect of deadlines and customer requirements. The chargeable tasks may include:

o The vulnerability analysis of cryptographic algorithms, more particularly on payment systems with regards to side-channel, fault injection and protocol attacks.

o The development and the realisation of innovative cryptographic attacks on products under evaluation (side-channel, DFA).

o The generation of expertise reports in compliance with industry best standards

To follow-up the latest technical developments and to contribute to the internal innovation in the security in cryptography area.

To provide high-level technical support to the company and to the operations department. This may include test planning and logistics, test procedure updating, training and quality issue resolving.

To represent my client and promote its Security Evaluation services in conferences, exhibitions or any key industry events.

Person Specifications

A Master Degree in Cryptography with good skills in algorithms in embedded systems.

A good knowledge of uC architectures and their assembly languages would be highly advantageous.

High analytical skills

Software coding/modelling skills (examples:C,Assembly Languages, etc).

Contact: Vincent Lordier

vincent.lordier (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-02

University of Luxembourg

The position arises from a recently awarded joint project with the University of Nancy and ENS Cachin Paris. The postdoc position involves the study of process equivalences to model the security of protocols employing weak secrets, such as voting and password based protocols.

Further details on these positions and their requirements are available at the following urls:

The research will be conducted at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) in the research group ApSIA (Applied Security and Information Assurance) headed by Prof. Dr. Peter Y.A Ryan. Contact Prof Ryan, peter.ryan (at), for more information.

The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Contact Prof Ryan, peter.ryan (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-05

University of Waterloo
PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Post-Quantum Cryptography

The Institute for Quantum Computing and the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research at the University of Waterloo seek qualified applicants for postdoctoral fellowships and graduate student positions in post-quantum cryptography, in particular in public-key cryptography based on computational assumptions believed to be secure against quantum computers (e.g. systems based on lattices, error-correcting codes codes, multivariate functions, elliptic curve isogenies, and also signature schemes based on hash-functions).

Projects may include studying new attacks (classical or quantum) on proposed systems, improved implementation methods for such systems, and reductions or equivalences between candidate post-quantum systems.

Successful applications will join a broad team of leading researchers in quantum computing and applied cryptography. They will also be able to take advantage of the CryptoWorks21 supplementary training program, which develops the technical and professional skills and knowledge needed to create cryptographic solutions that will be safe in a world with quantum computing technologies.

Contact: Michele Mosca, Deputy Director, Institute for Quantum Computing, mmosca (at)

David Jao, Director, Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, djao (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15

Aalto University School of Science, Helsinki, Finland
Visiting Post-Doc or Ph.D. student

We look for a post-doc researcher or advanced Ph.D. student who would like to come to work with us in 2015 for a period of maximum seven months starting May 1, 2015 at the latest. A full salary will be paid during the visit. The visiting researcher should have good background in linear (correlation) attacks on block or stream ciphers.

To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to Prof. Kaisa Nyberg by email: kaisa (dot) nyberg (at) aalto (dot) fi

Applications arriving before Nov 30, 2014, are granted to be taken into consideration when filling this position.

Contact: Prof. Kaisa Nyberg, kaisa (dot) nyberg (at) aalto (dot) fi

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-30

University College London
PhD Studentship in Security/Privacy

A grant is available to support a fully-funded PhD studentship to work at the intersection of security, privacy engineering, applied cryptography, and machine learning.

If you are interested and (1) have been involved in competitive research projects (possibly leading to a publication), (2) have a strong background in at least two of the aforementioned topics, please send an email with a short CV and a list of references to jobs (at)

Contact: Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Security Lab and Lund University
PhD student

We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven PhD student to work in the area of cloud computing with a focus on security, privacy and trusted computing. The position is for four years and the main aim of the PhD project is to develop security protocols for cloud environments and specifically for IaaS and PaaS.

The successful candidate is expected to perform research on the aforementioned areas 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 security related conferences and journals. Although all applications will be carefully evaluated, candidates with prior publications as well as research experience in the following areas are specifically encouraged to apply: cloud computing, security and privacy in cloud environments, trusted computing and applied cryptography.

Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

- A Master degree in Computer Science;

- Knowledge of Cryptographic Protocols;

- Trusted Computing;

- Cloud Computing Architecture;

- Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills;

- Good Social and Organizational Skills;

Publications in security and privacy will be regarded as an additional merit.

The Security Lab in SICS intends to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Therefore women are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Details about Employment

PhD student positions are limited to four years and the starting salary is 27.000 SEK a month before taxes.

Contact: Christian Gehrmann, chrisg (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

University of Birmingham
Post-Doc (Research Fellow)

This position will be part of the EPSRC-funded project: “SCEPTICS: A SystematiC Evaluation Process for Threats to Industrial Control Systems”. In this project we will work with the UK's National Grid and Rail Safety and Standards Board to perform a detailed security analysis of their systems, looking for possible points of cyber attack and building an understanding of the impact of possible failures.

The postdoc will work primarily on the modelling and analysis of Rail and Power industrial control systems. Other researchers involved in this project are Dr Tom Chothia and Prof Mark Ryan in the Security and Privacy Group, as well as Prof. Clive Roberts in Birmingham's Rail Research Group, and Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang in Birmingham’s Power Research Group.

Candidates must have, or be about to receive, a PhD in Computer Science. Experience in cyber security, formal security analysis of systems, and/or industrial control systems will be a plus. The position is for 2 years at Grade 7, and will pay £30,4341 p.a. The closing date for applications is the 1st of Dec. 2014 and the start date will be in early 2015 (negotiable). To apply please go to For informal enquires please contact Dr. Tom Chothia (T.Chothia (at)

The Security and Privacy Group at the University of Birmingham is a GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber-Security. Other research programs in the group include work on the formal verification of systems, security of hardware devices, detection of backdoors, and designs for privacy in the cloud. The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is on of the leading Computer Science departments in the UK; the Guardian newspaper ranked it as the best UK computer science department overall for 2014.

Contact: Tom Chothia

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-01

DARPA-i_SW Arlington, VA
Senior Cryptographic/Software Obfuscation Engineer

i_SW is looking for a Staff Scientist with a background in mathematics and cryptography to support a DARPA program focused on program obfuscation to protect DoD assets. Candidate will provide Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to assist in the management and evaluation of the research underlying this effort. Candidate should have experience planning and developing technical projects of a research and development (R&D) nature, concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major Department of Defense programs.

This work will be collaborative with DARPA and i_SW corporation located in Arlington, VA

Required Skills

• Demonstrated skill in successfully performing technical assignments including conducting research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques, risk analysis and resolution, tracking technical milestones, and report preparations

• Research focus on the theoretical sides of cryptography

• Demonstrated skill in conceiving, planning, and conducting research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques.

• Demonstrated the ability to independently conduct the appropriate analyses to offer recommendations, solutions, and alternatives to resolve R&D issues, concerns, problems, or methods.

Applicants must be US Citizens in order to obtain security clearances.


MS/PhD Math or Computer Science

Some post-graduate work in mathematics and cryptography preferred.

Contact: Robert Lunsford Robert.lunsford (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-01

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientists

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 3 publications at top security conferences -, 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:

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

We are looking for two Post-Docs (Research Fellows) on symmetric key cryptography and computer security. The positions are for 2 years.

We encourage candidates with an excellent track-record in cryptography and computer security to apply. Please send your application with a CV, a cover letter and two reference letters.

Review starts immediately until suitable candidates have been hired.

Contact: Hongjun Wu, wuhj (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31

Principal Solution Specialist - Encryption


Serve as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) advising SafeNet customers, partners and prospects on SafeNet Data Protection solutions to secure data while at rest (storage, file and database encryption), in use (hardware security modules, encryption technologies), and in transit (wide area network encryption).

This focused expertise will drive increased revenue for SafeNet StorageSecure, Hardware Security Modules, KeySecure and ProtectV products.

Technical Requirements

• Experienced in the concepts of Cryptography, Security and PKI

• Experience with Hardware Security Modules (HSM)

• Experience with the concept and practice of Key Management

• Experience with virtualisation products such as VMWare, XEN and HyperV is beneficial, as well as prior involvement with Amazon Web Services

• Strong familiarity with Windows and Linux based systems

• Familiarity with a range of enterprise security solutions would be beneficial as they relate to the wider SafeNet portfolio. These include database encryption, data tokenization, storage encryption, wide area network encryption, and authentication.

The position will require significant travel throughout the EMEA region.

For further information, please contact julia.robson (at)

Contact: Julia Robson

EMEA Talent Management

+44 1276 608 000

julia.robson (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
PhD student

PhD position in Secure and Private Machine Learning and Decision Making

at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Application deadline: November 21, 2014

Expected starting date: January 2015

Job description

We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of machine learning and decision theory with a focus on security and privacy. The position is for five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the division of Computing Science and the group of Algorithms, Learning and Computational Biology (, who are doing research on fields ranging from machine learning, statistics, algorithms, optimisation, reinforcement learning to computational biology, text and massive data analysis.

The student will be expected to develop and analyse state-of-the-art algorithms for distributed machine learning and decision making that provide users with strong privacy guarantees. In particular, the research will be focused on machine learning and differential privacy for distributed systems, but some aspects of the work will involve recent advances in cryptography. The student will be supervised by Dr. Christos Dimitrakakis (Machine learning, decision theory and differential privacy - see ) and co-supervised by Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa (Cryptography and security - see ).

Employment will be in the scope of the Swiss Sense Synergy project, whose aim is to develop intelligent location-based networking protocols and crowdsourcing applications, in collaboration with three Swiss universities. Further info about the Swiss Sense Synergy project can be found here

Details about Employment

PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally include 20 per cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Currently the starting salary is 26,250 SEK a month before tax.

Contact: Christos Dimitrakakis ,

Katerina Mitrokotsa ,

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-21

University College Cork, Ireland
Postdoctoral Researcher (Drone Security)

The Computer Security Group in the Department of Computer Science conducts basic and applied research in computer security. The group is supported externally by national funding agencies and Irish and international companies.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position (Drone System Security). The selected applicant will be supported in making a submission to the Irish Research Council for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship award. Recipients of this award receive funding of approximately Euro31,000 per annum for two years. The offer is conditional on obtaining this award from the Irish Research Council. The position is open to applicants of any nationality or residency.

The project will consider system security issues in Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAV). The research will focus on platform vulnerabilities and the development of new security mechanisms.

Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline with research interests in computer security, preferably at systems and/or networking level. Candidates are expected to have a high-quality publication record in the related field. Experience with embedded systems development will be an advantage.

The deadline for submitting an application to the Irish Research Council is November 27, 2014, with the successful applicant starting work at UCC in October 2015. Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae and the name of two referees to Dr. Simon Foley (s.foley (at) and Dr. Jonathan Petit (j.petit (at), not later than November 1, 2014.

Contact: Dr. Simon Foley (s.foley (at) and Dr. Jonathan Petit (j.petit (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-01

Commissariat à l\'Energie Atomique (French DoE), Paris area, France

Following recent advances in high throughput sequencing, it can be expected that, in the near future, more and more individuals will have their whole genome extracted, stored and analyzed in a routine fashion. Although this perspective is full of promises in terms of personalized preventive and curative medicine as well as medical research, it should also be acknowledged that the genome of an individual is in essence extremely sensitive data from (at least) a privacy standpoint. Thus, for such personalized medicine-oriented platforms to reliably exist, it is necessary to develop specific counter-measures providing intrinsic protection of the genomic data when manipulated by an IT infrastructure.

In this context, a very promising approach is grounded in homomorphic encryption as a means of computing directly over encrypted data.

The purpose of the present postdoctoral offer is thus to investigate the practical relevance of using homomorphic encryption techniques for privacy-preserving genetic data processing. The main use case will consist in performing requests on a database of genomes represented by their variants. Several scenarios will be investigated in particular with respect to the privacy of the request itself on top of the privacy of the genetic data. In this various scenarios, the candidate is expected to identify the most suitable homomorphic encryption techniques ranging from additive-only (e.g. suitable for private requests on unencrypted data) and multiplicative-only (e.g. suitable for disjunctive public requests on encrypted genetic data) homomorphic encryption systems to the use of the more recent (and more costly) fully homomorphic encryption techniques. The candidate will also be expected to build prototypes for one or more of the above scenarios in order to experimentally demonstrate the practical viability of the solutions, in particular with respect to performances.

Contact: Dr Renaud Sirdey, Head of the Embedded Real-Time & Security Lab

Postal address: DRT/LIST/DACLE/LASTRE - CEA Saclay - 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

E-mail: renaud.sirdey (at)

Phone: +33 (0)1 69 08 45 42

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-31

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
PhD Student

Recently, there has been increasing interest in the paradigm of data mining-as-a-service, where a company lacking of expertise of computation resources outsources its mining needs to the cloud. However, privacy concerns have become a major barrier to the widespread growth of data mining-as-a-service.

We offer one PhD scholarship to support a PhD student to work on a project which aims to explore practical privacy-preserving solutions for cloud data mining-as-a-service. The candidate is expected to submit a PhD thesis based on the research.

Candidates should have a Master degree in Computer Science, Knowledge of cryptographic protocols, data mining algorithms and cloud computing architecture. Publications in database security and privacy will be regarded as an additional merit.

Send your CV and publication record to xun.yi (at)

Contact: Professor Xun Yi, School of CS and IT, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia. Email: xun.yi (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-30

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Post Doc

Applications are invited a post-doctoral position in pairing-based cryptography at Caen University. The successful applicant will participate in the project SIMPATIC (SIM and PAiring Theory for Information and Communications security) financed by the French governemental research funding agency ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) and organized by Orange Labs, Caen. He/she will be a member of one of the research teams in the Computer Science (GREYC) or Mathematics (LMNO) laboratories at Caen University, France.

The position is open for one year. The starting date can be arranged as convenient, but in any case not later than 1st July 2015.

The partners involved in the SIMPATIC project are the crypto teams of the Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'ENS Paris, IMB (Bordeaux), University Paris 8, University Rennes 1, Oberthur, INVIA, STmicroelectronics (Le Mans) and Orange Labs (Caen).

The successful applicant will work on one of the following priorities of the project:

(i) The conception of cryptographic primitives suitable for SIMs and other small supports. Candidates are expected to have a high quality potential in theoretical cryptography. He/she will be expected to interact with members of the Applied Crypto Group (ACG) at Orange Labs (OL) in Caen.

(ii) The study of suitable pairing-friendly curves, both theoretical and algorithmic aspects. Candidates should therefore have a very strong background in relevant number theory and algebraic geometry. Some experience in software implementation (for example in Pari, Magma, Sage, ...) would be useful.

Preference will be given to candidates working on priority (i), but all applications related to the project themes will be examined.

Candidates must hold a PhD thesis or equivalent in mathematics or computer science, together with a strong research record.

Contact: John Boxall john.boxall (at)

Denis Simon denis.simon (at)

Fabien Laguillaumie fabien.laguillaumie (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-01

University of Bristol
Post-Doc Fully Homomorphic Encryption

We are looking for Post-Docs for a new project on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). The goal is to implement, test and improve a number of homomorphic encryption schemes. Previous experience with FHE would be a bonus, but not a necessity. However, the ability to pick up and implement advanced mathematical concepts is a must.

Contact: Nigel Smart nigel (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Laboratory of Cryptology and Computer Security (LoCCS) at the CS Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions in the area of cryptology, in particular (but not limited to), authenticated encryptions, leakage-resilient cryptography, side-channel attacks, obfuscation. Candidates are expected to have the following: (1) a PhD in a relevant area; (2) a proven track record (especially publications at top venues); (3) preferably a postdoctoral training for two years or more. Salaries will be globally competitive and commensurate with candidates' accomplishments and experience. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a member of China's C9 League and she has one of the country's best CS schools.

Contact: To apply, please send your CV (with names of 4 references) to Prof. Dawu Gu (dwgu(at) and Dr. Yu Yu (yyuu(at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31

Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
4 Research Scientists

Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking candidates for 4 research scientist positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research scientists) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and lightweight cryptography, supported by a government funded project of duration 2 years.

Salaries are globally competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants are encouraged to send early their detailed CVs, cover letter and reference letters.

Review process starts immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Contact: Dr. Jian Guo, guojian (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31

Universität Mannheim (Germany) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Two full-time PhD or Postdoc positions in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Security

The positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the project WSNSec (Wireless Sensor Network Security). The project is a collaboration between the Universität Mannheim (Germany) and the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) where the two positions are located, respectively.


Position 1 at the Working Group for Theoretical Computer Science and IT-Security at Universität Mannheim (Germany) focuses on the theoretical aspects of WSNSec:

- Formalization of attacker models and security goals

- Cryptanalysis of existing cryptographic protocols

- Development of provably secure cryptographic protocols


Position 2 at the Chair for IT-Security Infrastructures (Informatik 1) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) focuses on the practical aspects of WSNSec:

- Investigation of security strengths and weaknesses of the real WSNs at both the hardware and the software levels

- Implementation of cryptographic protocols for WSNs in simulation environments and on the real sensor nodes


Contact: Frederik Armknecht, armknecht (at)

Zinaida Benenson, zinaida.benenson (at)

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia
Ph.D. student (3 positions)

What we offer:

We offer three predoctoral grants motivated by the start of two large research projects related to security, privacy, cryptography and the economics of privacy.

The candidates' primary job will be to do research within the project. Additionally, they are expected to submit a PhD thesis based on the research carried out.

What we require:

Candidates should have a Master's degree in Computer Science. Also acceptable is a Master's degree in Economics or Social Sciences, as long as the candidate's skills in mathematics and computer science are demonstrably good. Knowledge of cryptographic protocols, game theory and/or behavioural economics will be regarded as an additional merit.

Where we are:

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is based in Tarragona (Catalonia), which is a coastal city 90 km south of Barcelona. URV has been ranked by Times Higher Education 2014 as the world´s 66th best university under 50 years of age. Also, according to the CWTS Leiden 2014 ranking, URV has the second highest research impact on ``Math., Comp. Sci. and Engineering´´ among European universities. According to the Shanghai ARWU ranking, URV is one of the world's top 200 universities in computer science.

What candidates should send:

Send your CV and publication record, plus two recommendation letters to

Prof. Josep Domingo-Ferrer ( josep.domingo (at) ).

Contact: Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Distinguished Professor, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, josep.domingo at

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-30

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
postdoc and PhD student

A postdoc position is available at the laboratory for cryptologic algorithms at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. The position is for at most 4 years.

Candidates with an interest and proven track record in computational aspects of asymmetric cryptosystems (such as RSA and (EC)DSA) and of the mathematical problems underlying their security are encouraged to apply.

We are also looking for PhD students interested in the same topics (see also

Contact: Arjen K. Lenstra, contact information as on

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
PhD Positions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See for the official job announcement (in German).

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-05

CloudFlare Inc.
Cryptography Engineer

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

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


  • Expertise in theory and implementation of white-box cryptography

  • Experience building code obfuscation tools

  • Experience writing cryptographic libraries and APIs

  • Experience implementing production-grade cryptographic algorithms

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

  • Familiarity with compilers or code generation tools

    Bonus Points:

  • Contributions to the open source community

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

  • Healthy sense of paranoia

    Contact: HR Manager

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

  • NXP Semiconductors
    30+ Open Positions in Crypto & Security

    Make the world smart and secure – join NXP!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Alexander Herbst, Human Resources, NXP Semiconductors

    More Information:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-01

    ID Quantique SA, Geneva, Swiss, Europe
    Applied Cryptographer

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

    Main Responsabilities:

    •Provide internal expertise on cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

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

    •Implementation of cryptographic protocols.

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

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

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

    More Information:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

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