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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University of Stuttgart, Germany
Full Professor (W3) in Information Security

The professor is expected to conduct excellent research and teaching in the field of information security. Candidates are sought with extensive expertise in some of the following areas: Data Security and Privacy, Trustworthy Systems, Security Protocols and Cryptographic Methods, Security Engineering und Security Management, Provable Security, Certification of IT-Security.

We expect our new colleague to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the degree programs of Computer Science and Software Technology, in international master programs, as well as in courses for programs of other departments.

The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law apply.

Contact: Applications including the usual documents should be sent no later than June 8, 2015 to the Dean of the Faculty 5: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany, or by preferably e-mail to: dekanat (at) f-iei.uni-stuttgart.de.

More Information: http://www.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/OffeneProfessuren/index.en.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-08



Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Post-Doc

The Department of Pervasive Computing at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is seeking applications for an open post-doc position, funded by a collaborative project within the TEKES Innovative Cities program (INKA). The specific role of TUT in the project is side-channel analysis of real-world devices and software. Qualified candidates should have interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • side-channel analysis
  • software-based side-channels
  • cryptography engineering
  • embedded security
  • hardware-assisted security

The contract is for one year with the possibility of extension and TUT offers extremely competitive post-doc salaries. The start date is flexible and review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a CV via email.

Contact: Billy Brumley, Assistant Professor, Tampere University of Technology, billy DOT brumley AT tut DOT fi

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-01



University College London
PhD student

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of cryptography in the Information Security Group at the UCL Department of Computer Science, to be supervised by Dr. Sarah Meiklejohn. The position is funded partially by Microsoft Research (MSR) Cambridge and will be co-supervised by Dr. Markulf Kohlweiss, an MSR researcher.

The successful applicant will study the topic of controlled malleability in non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs, which has already been demonstrated to provide useful constructions such as compact verifiable shuffles, delegatable anonymous credentials, and more. The aim of this project is to improve on existing methods for constructing controlled-malleable primitives, both in terms of efficiency and in terms of the variety of cryptographic operations that can be performed, as well as to improve their usability and interoperability with existing cryptographic primitives.

We expect a candidate to have a strong degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related MSc course. A good mathematics background and a willingness to become fluent with modern cryptographic constructions is necessary. The studentship is open to all, but fully covers only UK/EU fees.

Contact: Sarah Meiklejohn (s.meiklejohn (at) ucl.ac.uk)

More Information: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=118

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-28



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



Chair of Computer Engineering (Lehrstuhl für Technische Informatik), University of Passau, Germany
Doctoral/Post-doctoral Research Fellow in new DFG-Funded project Algebraic Fault Attacks

The successful candidate will have the following prerequisites:

  • An outstanding university degree in CS, Math, EE/CE

  • Oral+written English; German an advantage

  • Advanced knowledge of C/C++, ideally with experience in cross-site software development

  • Interest in highest-level fundamental research

Prior knowledge in at least one and interest in another of the areas below is expected:

  • Cryptanalysis methods, preferably side-channel analysis

  • Integrated circuit design

  • Algebraic solving methods (Gröbner/border bases)

  • Coding theory, error-correcting codes

To be considered, applications must make reference to skills in at least one of the specific areas above and provide details on how they were acquired or demonstrated (e.g., advanced course at uni¬versity; thesis or other research work; industrial experience; work in an open-source project).

When you join us, you will conduct world-class research in collaboration with leading scientists; you will enjoy excellent work conditions in a publication-friendly environment, a competitive salary accompanied by the German public-service benefit package and attractive living conditions in Passau, a city of 50,000, located between Munich, Nuremberg and Vienna. The post is suitable for part-time employment and may be combined with a teaching contract upon request.

The University of Passau wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, this post is suitable for candidates with disabilities, who will be given preference if the personal aptitudes and qualifications are equal.

To apply, please send your full application (including school, training and work certificates) as a single pdf file to ilia.polian@uni-passau.de by no later than 30 May 2015. Please contact Prof. Ilia Polian directly at the above address if you have any questions about this vacancy.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ilia Polian

More Information: http://www.fim.uni-passau.de/technische-informatik/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-30



Ruhr-University Bochum
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography (Early Stage Researchers - 2 posts)

The Cryptology Group and the Embedded Security Group at Ruhr-University Bochum (Horst-Goertz Institute) are seeking to recruit two Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography to start in September 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 include 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.

Two of the ECRYPT-NET ESR (Early Stage Researcher) positions will be based at Ruhr-University Bochum, to work on the following projects:

  • Fully Homomorphic Encryption - Design and Analysis
  • Post-Quantum Cryptosystems on Embedded Platforms

Marie Curie ITN eligibility criteria apply to both of these positions.

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: 2015-05-17



Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, CHINA
Post-Doc

We are looking for postdoc fellow with expertise on Cryptographic Protocols (UC-security, multi-party computations), 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.

Please contact with Dr. Huafei Zhu (zhuhf (at) zucc.edu.cn) if you are interested in these positions

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-30



Mathematical Institute, Oxford
Post-Doc

This is a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Post-Quantum Cryptography. Candidates should have previous post-doctoral experience, and expertise in cryptography. Knowledge of quantum computing is desirable but not essential.

Contact: Contact the Administrative Assistant (vacancies (at) maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 117788

More Information: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/14272

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-20



Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK
Post-Doc

This is a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Assistantship in Post-Quantum Cryptography. Candidates should have expertise in cryptography. Knowledge of quantum computing is desirable but not essential.

Contact: Administrative Assistant (email: vacancies (at) maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 117892

More Information: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/14273

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-20



University College Cork, Ireland
Ph.D. student in Security and Privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems

Project: Secure and Privacy-Preserving Cyber-Physical Systems

Subject to approval from funding agency, the research project will investigate security and privacy issues in Cyber-Physical Systems. A team of 5 researchers will work on the project, including 3 Ph.D. students.

Applications are invited for fixed-term studentships (annual value of €18K, plus fees) from suitably qualified candidates who wish to undertake a PhD within the Department of Computer Science. Applicants should have a Masters degree in computer science or a closely related discipline, although applications from truly exceptional students with a honours bachelor's degree will be considered. Ideally, applicants will have some project experience in the areas of network security (intelligent transportation systems or industrial control systems would be a plus), privacy, or more generally computer security. Applicants must have very good mathematical ability and an interest in systems programming and experimental computer science.

Applicants must demonstrate good inter-personal skills, and a high standard of spoken and written English. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. Non-EU applicants should visit http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/noneu-pg/english/ for UCC English Language Requirements.

How to apply:

Applications by email to Mary Noonan m.noonan (at) cs.ucc.ie and must include “PhD Studentship CyPS” in the subject line. Applications must include, in PDF format only:

1. 300 word personal statement explaining your interest in the project and computer security&privacy research;

2. full CV;

3. copy of transcript(s) showing names of all courses taken and grades achieved;

4. summaries of projects (BSc/MSC), internships and relevant work experience completed.

5. names and contact information of at least one reference.

For further information about the position, please send email to Jonathan Petit j.petit (at) cs.ucc.ie with “[PhD position CyPS]” in the subject line.

More Information: http://security.ucc.ie

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-08



University of Birmingham, UK
Three senior lectureships or lectureships (associate/assistant professor)

Two or three of the posts are research-focussed. Candidates are expected to have established research careers, demonstrating sustained excellent publication record and some ability to attract research funding. No particular research areas within cyber security are sought, although we particularly encourage candidates whose research complements and extends the current capabilities of the group**.

One of the posts may be a teaching-focussed position, and would suit someone with significant industry experience who is able to authoritatively teach topics related to cyber security in industry. Applicants for this position are not expected to have a research track record, but should have a track record of achievement in industry.

Contact: Informal enquiries welcome: Mark Ryan, m.d.ryan at cs.bham.ac.uk.

Applications must be done on the website indicated in the job ad.

Late applications can be considered if the recruitment process hasn't advanced too far.

More Information: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~mdr/adm/posts15/lect.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-29



School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
Professorship in Cyber Security and Privacy

Informatics at Edinburgh is recruiting a new (full) professor in the general area of Cyber Security and Privacy. Specific topics of interest include applied cryptography, systems security, network security, but experts in other areas are encouraged to apply.

Our department is the largest, most research productive Informatics and Computer Science department in the UK; we are also one of the top places for undergraduate teaching. We are looking for an outstanding research leader and educator who can help us grow our existing expertise in the security and privacy area.

Please check the information at the link below and the online vacancy details page for full details of the job specification. We encourage making informal contact before application.

Contact: David Aspinall, David.Aspinall (at) ed.ac.uk (Reader in Security) or Johanna Moore, J.Moore (at) ed.ac.uk (Head of School)

More Information: http://secpriv.inf.ed.ac.uk/chair

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-11



Innopolis University, Kazan, Russian Federation
Assistant/Associate Professor

Innopolis University (Kazan, Russia), the first Russian university focused on information technology, is seeking highly qualified faculty members for the Department of Computer Science. Recruited faculty members will deliver undergraduate and graduate programs to high quality Russian students, who have strong preparation in math and science. Future faculty members will also be responsible for building and leading research groups. The initial appointment is a 5-year contract, which is renewed every 2 years on a rolling basis with expectation for tenure. Senior academics are invited to spend a sabbatical leave at Innopolis University on negotiable conditions.

Applicants of all ranks specializing in computer science, and particularly in information security systems, and game development and entertainment are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates must have academic qualifications at doctoral level from an internationally recognized educational and research institution, excellent English communication skills (all instruction at IU is in English), and a proven research track record.

Innopolis University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including paid vacation, housing allowance (based on the rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), paid health care coverage, educational allowance for dependent children, and Russian language classes allowance.

The start-up package will include funding for two PhD students and additional discretionary funds for research.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please go to http://university.innopolis.ru/en/join-us/information-security

Contact: Tanya Stanko, Vice-Provost for Education

Innopolis University

40-42 Profsoyuznaya St.,Kazan 420111, Tatarstan, Russia

t.stanko (at) innopolis.ru

phone:+7 926 577 0187

More Information: http://university.innopolis.ru/en/join-us/information-security

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-31



University of Luxembourg
Postdoc in Cryptography

The University of Luxembourg is looking for a Postdoc in Cryptography, with a fixed-term contract of 3 years.

You will work on a new project on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). The goal is to improve existing FHE schemes, and possibly design and implement new ones.

You should have a PhD in cryptography. Experience with FHE is a plus but not a necessity.

We offer a personal work space at the University, a highly competitive salary, and a dynamic and multicultural environment.

To apply: http://emea3.mrted.ly/n139

Please send your application online until May 15th, 2015. Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged

Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron

jean-sebastien.coron (at) uni.lu

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



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



Bell Labs, Tel Aviv - Israel
Post-Doc

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in Bell Labs Israel. The research group is focused on the field of "distributed cloud networking" a new paradigm in which Cloud and SDN are used to virtualized many of the services currently deployed over dedicated hardware. The candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Cloud, Networking, or System Security, in collaboration with other Bell Labs researchers as well as development engineers. Specific interest fields include, but are not limited to SDN, NFV, or Cloud infrastructure security.

Education: recent PhD in Computer Science or Electric Engineering related to cyber and security

Skills and Experience: Proven research ability in the area of Networking, System, or Cloud, Security. Experience with software or hardware development, system architecture, test-beds, or deployment and integration is strongly desired.

Contact: Danny Raz, danny.raz (at) alcatel-lucent.com; Roberto Di Pietro, roberto.di_pietro (at) alcatel-lucent.com

More Information: https://my.tomigo.com/#!/jobs/2471

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-31



Bell Labs, Tel Aviv - Israel
Researcher

Key Job Responsibilities:

Conduct both fundamental as well as applied research that advances the state-of-the-art and deliver innovation. Candidate should have the ability to conduct (and desirably lead) research projects in the area of System-, Cloud-, or Networking- Security, in collaboration with other Bell Labs researchers (on site and overseas) as well as development engineers.

Research areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Network security;

- Security of Cloud and large-scale distributed systems;

- Security aspects of Programmable software-defined networks, Network controllers;

- Security of Systems at large.

Education: PhD in Computer Science or Electric Engineering related to security

Skills and Experience:

Proven research ability in the area of Networking-, System- or Cloud- Security. Experience with software development, system architecture, test-beds, simulations, or deployment and integration is strongly desired.

Contact: Danny Raz, danny.raz (at) alcatel-lucent.com; Roberto Di Pietro, roberto.di_pietro (at) alcatel-lucent.com

More Information: https://my.tomigo.com/#!/jobs/2472

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-31



Oblong Industries
Software Security Engineer

Oblong Industries

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Full-Time

What would you do: Oblong is looking for a Security Software Engineer responsible for keeping our core product, Mezzanine, secure. This is a high-impact role in charge of enhancing our existing PKI, writing new security related code, auditing existing code and architectures for security flaws, and reviewing new features for security and privacy. You will work closely with many parts of the organization and interact with customers occasionally. Clear communications skills are crucial for this role.

Responsibilities:

• Develop production-quality code

• Architect and develop security requirements for Mezzanine

• Take responsibility for current PKI and code

• Improve and maintain current Mezzanine security policies and communicate them to other parts of the company

• Keep up-to-date with software vulnerabilities and provide and implement recommendations

• Evaluate third-party security updates

Requirements:

• Substantial experience delivering production-quality, security-related code

• Fluency in C and C++ programming and at least one scripting language

• Proven ability to design security policies and specifications

• Excellent written and verbal communications

• Good understanding of cryptography (symmetric and asymmetric ciphers) and secure protocols (TLS, SRTP)

• Experience with at least one crypto library (e.g. OpenSSL, GnuTLS)

• Good knowledge of PKI and certificate standards

Nice to have:

• Experience working with Open Source projects

• DOD 8570 compliant certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA or equivalent

Benefits and perks:

• Competitive compensation package of salary and stock options?

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance ?

• 401K plan

• Gourmet lunches 3 days/week

More Information: http://hire.jobvite.com/m?37xTahwt

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-01



Royal Holloway, University of London
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography (Early Stage Researchers - 2 posts)

The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, is seeking to recruit two Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography to start in September 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 include Summer Schools, workshops and internships. Participants are expected to spend at least six months abroad in 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.

Two of the ECRYPT-NET ESR (Early Stage Researcher) positions will be based at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, to work on the following projects:

(1) Design and analysis of efficient and lightweight authenticated encryption schemes.

(2) Secure outsourcing of computation.

Marie Curie ITN eligibility criteria apply to both of these positions.

Founded in 1990, the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway is a world-leading interdisciplinary research group dedicated to research and education in the area of cyber security, with an extensive and long-standing record of research in cryptography. It has 16 established academics, 11 RAs, and over 50 PhD students. It gained the status of UK Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by EPSRC and GCHQ, and hosts one of the only two EPSRC Centres of Doctoral Training in Cyber Security.

Contact: Carlos Cid ( carlos.cid (at) rhul.ac.uk )

More Information: http://tinyurl.com/oc9wa4r

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-17



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 Bristol
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography (Early Stage Researchers – 2 posts)

ECRYPT-NET is a research network of 6 universities and 2 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 Sk?odowska-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, internships, and complementary skills. Participants are expected to spend at least 6 months abroad in a network partner or in one of the 7 associated companies. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong academic track record, ideally with some background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.

We offer an exciting working environment in an international network with top scientists that is geared towards cutting-edge research. The financial conditions are very attractive. The project offers an opportunity to travel and interact with other PhD students and scientists all over Europe. Candidates may have resided in the host country for a most 1 year in the 3 years preceding the application. They can have at most 2 years of research experience at the doctoral level.

The Cryptography and Information Security Group at Bristol are offering two ESR positions:

1) Leakage Resilience From Lattices:

2) MPC using FHE and Oblivious Transfer:

Marie Curie ITN eligibility criteria apply to both of these positions.

Contact: Nigel Smart

http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~nigel/

nigel (at) cs.bris.ac.uk

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-30



Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Visiting assistant professor

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

Contact: Jintai Ding

dingji (at) ucmail.uc.edu

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-15



Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph.D. student

We are looking for outstanding candidates for a Ph.D. position at Rochester Institute of Technology. The potential candidates need to have strong interest in cryptographic engineering, and one or more of the following sub-areas: ECC software/hardware implementations, side-channel attacks, and post-quantum cryptography.

Please send your application to Mehran Mozaffari Kermani (mmkeme (-at-) rit.edu) and Reza Azarderakhsh (rxaeec (-at-) rit.edu) via e-mail. Applications should contain a CV, a short letter of motivation, copies of transcripts and certificates, and (if possible) names of references.

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



University of Strathclyde, UK
One Postdoc and one PhD studentship

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

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

The RA position (Ref: 15884):

Application Closing Date: Friday, 1 May 2015

The candidate must have:

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

* a strong background in cryptography/security;

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

* good communication and time management skills.

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

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

The PhD Studentship:

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

Application Closing Date: until filled

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

The candidate must have:

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

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

* a strong interest in security/cryptography;

* good communication and time management skills.

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-01



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist

Tamesek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is looking for both junior and senior researchers, to fill 3 positions of Research Scientists, or Senior Research Scientists, on the areas of symmetric key cryptography and lightweight cryptography. Both fresh PhD and experienced researchers are welcome to apply.

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

Contact: Jian Guo, guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



Ruhr-University Bochum, Horst-Goertz Institute
Ph.D. position

We are looking for outstanding candidates for a PhD position with strong interest in cryptography, and in particular practice-oriented provable security. Topics of interest may include: provable security of cryptographic implementations, security analysis of random number generators, cryptographic protocols, computer-assisted security proofs.

The PhD position is funded by the the DFG Research Training Group UbiCrypt, which is part of the Horst-Goertz-Institute. The Horst-Görtz-Institut is a leading university-based institution for interdisciplinary research in the field of IT security and cryptography and offers an attractive research environment.

Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Bachelor, Master, or Diplom with outstanding grades in Computer Science, Mathematics, or closely related areas. Additional knowledge in related disciplines such as, e.g., complexity theory or IT security is welcome. The working and teaching language is English.

Please send your application to Sebastian Faust via e-mail. Applications should contain a CV, a short letter of motivation, copies of transcripts and certificates, and (if possible) names of references. Review of applications will start immediately until the position has been filled.

Contact: Sebastian Faust, E-Mail: grako AT hgi DOT rub DOT de (or: sebastian DOT faust AT gmail DOT com)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-01



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-31



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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Thomas Peyrin

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-01



University of Mannheim, Germany
Full-time PhD or Postdoc positions in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Security

The positions is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the project WSNSec (Wireless Sensor Network Security), being a collaboration with Universtiy of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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This position ocuses on the theoretical aspects of WSNSec:

- Formalization of attacker models and security goals

- Cryptanalysis of existing cryptographic protocols

- Development of provably secure cryptographic protocols

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The candidate should have the following qualifications:

• Master degree (or an equivalent degree) in Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline

• Experience in cryptography

• Knowledge in the modeling and formal analysis of cryptographic protocols is helpful, but not required

Contact: Frederik Armknecht armknecht [at] uni-mannheim.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-01



New York University Abu Dhabi, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security & Privacy (CRISSP)
Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

New York University Abu Dhabi established the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP-AD) in 2011 to meet the growing challenges that are faced in securing networked information technology systems that have become pervasive and address broader political, economic and policy issues that help understand and mitigate cyber risk. The goal of CRISSP-AD is to bring together a cadre of technologists and scientists who model integration of technical, legal, financial, and psychological aspects to develop secure, reliable, and practical solutions to meet the information security and privacy challenges in today’s interconnected world.

Currently CRISSP-AD has over half a dozen faculty and several researchers who are focusing on a variety of cutting edge research projects, and the center is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join our team to further support its research activities. The areas of expertise aimed at, but not limited to, are: cyber threat intelligence and network analytics; hardware and critical-infrastructure security; and user-centric security. Candidates must hold (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or quantitative social sciences. PhD holders with a strong publication record and hands-on skills are encouraged to apply.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multisite, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavours, both local and global.

Contact: Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. To be considered, all applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests, all in PDF format to crisspad (at) nyu.edu. Please visit our center’s website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/crissp-ad for further information.

More Information: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-01



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: Newcastle University is accredited as one of the eleven Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) in the UK. In the latest 2014 Research Excellence Frame (REF) assessment, under the category of computer science, Newcastle University is ranked the first among the UK universities for its 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: http://goo.gl/6NbUxz

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-06



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, of IMB (Bordeaux), of University Paris 8, of University Rennes 1, Oberthur, INVIA, ST (Le Mans) and Orange Labs (Caen).

The successful applicant will work on 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.

However, if no suitable applicant is found, we shall consider hiring a candidate to work on one of the other themes of the project, with a priority on the study of suitable pairing-friendly curves, both theoretical and algorithmic aspects. Such candidates should 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.

Candidates must hold a PhD thesis or equivalent in mathematics or computer science, together with a strong research record. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, and arrange for letters of recommandation to arrive not later than 1st April 2015.

Contact: John Boxall ( john.boxall (at) unicaen.fr )

Denis Simon ( denis.simon (at) unicaen.fr )

Fabien Laguillaumie ( fabien.laguillaumie (at) ens-lyon.fr ).

Sébastien Canard ( sebastien.canard (at) orange.com )

More Information: http://simpatic.orange-labs.fr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-01



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: 2015-05-01



University of Surrey, Guildford (UK)
Ph.D in Information Security

The Department of Computing at the University of Surrey (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/computing/) seeks to recruit a motivated doctoral student to work in the area of Information Security.

The studentship is for three years and includes a stipend of £16,000 per year and tuition fees, and is available to students of UK/EU residency.

The successful candidate will participate in the Formal Methods and Security group (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/computing/research/fms/index.htm), will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the recently launched Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sccs/index.htm).

The main tasks of the Ph.D. student will be to develop state-of-the-art techniques for the security analysis of real world protocols. In particular, he/she will work in one of the following areas:

- Formal methods applied to security protocols;

- Applied Cryptography and Provable Security.

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found so there is no fixed closing date for applications.

Contact: Dr. Anna Lisa Ferrara (a.ferrara (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=079214

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-31



Université Libre de Bruxelles
Post-Doc

Applications are invited for a three-years Post-Doc position in the Quality and Computer Security research Lab (http://qualsec.ulb.ac.be) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

In the framework of a research project in machine learning and computer security and in collaboration with the Machine Learning Group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Machine Learning Group of the Université Catholique de Louvain, the successful applicant will work on the use of machine learning techniques in the design of secure architectures.

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

Olivier Markowitch

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Computer Science Department

Boulevard du Triomphe CP212

1050 Brussels

Belgium

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31



ETH Zurich, Switzerland
PhD Student

The Cryptography Group at ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Ueli Maurer, has an open position for a PhD student in the general field of Cryptography. Candidates with an excellent Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field, and with good English skills (written and spoken), are invited to apply.

More Information: http://www.crypto.ethz.ch/applications/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-30



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) iqc.ca

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

More Information: https://cryptoworks21.ca/apply/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



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