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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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.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01

NXP Semiconductors, Leuven, Belgium
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography (Early Stage Researchers – 2 posts)

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

Two of these PhD students will be based at NXP Semiconductors in Leuven, Belgium. One for research on cryptography for passively powered devices (details: and one for the design of lightweight privacy-preserving authentication mechanisms for the internet of things (details:

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

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

Please apply following the instructions in the detailed descriptions (links above).

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-19

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

nigel (at)

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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)

Contact: Jintai Ding

dingji (at)

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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-) and Reza Azarderakhsh (rxaeec (-at-) 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: 2015-04-15

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:

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:

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)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-01

IBM Research – Almaden, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, CA 95120-6099, USA
Summer Intern – M.A./M.S./Ph.D. student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Applied Math

Design and develop security solutions utilizing vetted cryptographic primitives. Application areas include Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, cyber-physical systems, and cloud and cognitive computing. Architectures must meet security and privacy requirements that involve, in particular, device and/or user identity management under various constraints on connectivity, communications bandwidth, processing complexity, and power consumption.

The investigation may include the use of proxy devices to bridge secure authorized communications between IoT sensor endpoint nodes and data collection-, data processing/analyzing/aggregating-, and feedback/calibration- providing- systems. Robustness against various forms of denial of service should be considered.

3+ years of coding experience in C/C++ is required. Proficiency in programming devices such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black is a definite plus.

This is a 3-month position with flexible start/end dates during May - September 2015 time frame.

Contact: David W. Kravitz, Research Staff Member, IBM Research - Almaden, dwkravit (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-30

Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Ph.D. student - PUF design and security

The main objective of the research in the group Applied Cryptography & Telecom is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for Secure Embedded Systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs. More information on

The PhD thesis will take part of the European H2020 Project HECTOR (Hardware Enabled CrypTOgraphy and Randomness) aims at bridging the gap between the mathematics of cryptography with the reality of hardware implementations. HECTOR consortium: Technickon (Austria), KU Leuven (Belgium), Univ. Jean Monnet St-Etienne (France), TU Graz (Austria), THALES Comm. & Security SAS (France), STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS (France), STMicroelectronics SRL (Italia), Brighstsight (Netherlands), Micronic (Slovakia).

Objective of this thesis is to propose a set of tools that would allow simplifying physical unclonable functions (PUFs) design and security assessment.

We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Master in electrical engineering. Strong knowledge in VLSI design, FPGA & ASIC design are required. A first experience with PUF or TRNG design would be also appreciated. Notions of stochastic modelling will be a bonus. Skills in oral presentation and scientific writing in English are required (French is not required but recommended).

The PhD position will start before October 2015, it is funded for 36 months.

Contact: To apply please send your detailed CV, motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (email).

Contact: Dr. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-01

University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
• Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Crypto

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

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

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

This is a full time post for a fixed-term of 2 years. Salary starts at 74,000 NZD per annum.

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

Host Institution: The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university. In the 2013 QS survey, the Computer Science Department ranked 38th. The University of Auckland has a strong international focus and is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities - international consortia of research-led universities. Auckland is ranked third out of 221 world cities for quality of living in the 2012 Mercer Quality of Living Survey (see

Contact: Dr Giovanni Russello - g.russello (at)


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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-04

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)

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

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientists

Description: We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability (at least 2 publications at top security conferences -, 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: 2015-03-31

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) 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).

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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]

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

Contact: Thomas Peyrin

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-01

Technische Universitaet Muenchen; Instiute for Security in Information Technology; Munich; Germany
Research Associate

Our Institute is part of the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We develop innovative technologies for embedded systems, to counteract new threats in hardware security. Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) – as important new security elements – and countermeasures against side channel leakage and fault attacks are only two of the exciting topics in the focus of our institute’s research. Our teaching activities range from lectures on basics in cryptology to lab courses where students design secure embedded systems on their own.

For research in the field of Countermeasures against Attacks on Physical Unclonable Functions we are searching for the closest possible point in time for a

Research Associate (m/f)

for a full time position.

Your Tasks:

  • Carrying out your own research in the field of secure PUF concepts
  • Participation in industry-related and scientific research projects
  • Supervising students


    finished your master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences or equivalent with outstanding grades.

  • have strong focus on security.
  • have profound knowledge in hardware attacks and counter measures
  • have a sound education in information theory and error correcting codes
  • are a creative thinking and independent working person, can work in teams, and are highly motivated.
  • like to work with students.
  • should have practical or theoretical previous knowledge on embedded systems.

We offer a very interesting position as research associate which is rich in variety and includes the ability to carry out a Doctoral thesis in engineering. With your research in the field of PUFs, you contribute to one of the main fields of the Institute for Security in Information Technology and are pushing forward the security of embedded systems for the future.

Contact: Technische Universität München

Institute for Security in Information Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Sigl

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

attn. Marion Burhop

Arcisstr.21, 80333 Munich

email: sec (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-01

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.


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


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]

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-01

Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW), University of Waikato
Research Fellows (2 Openings)

2 Research Fellow Openings, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

We have two fixed-term positions available to be a part of an exciting new MBIE-funded Cyber Security STRATUS (Security Technologies Returning Accountability, Transparency and User-centric Services to the Cloud) project, led by the Faculty’s CROW (Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato) Research Group (

STRATUS will deliver a platform of user-empowering cloud security software, human capability and technical resources easily accessible by a broad range of NZ industry and government organisations.

You will have a PhD in Computer Science or a related field in an active area of research and will have demonstrated the ability to sustain a successful quality research programme. You will be expected to enhance the Department’s research environment, technology commercialisation process, and to produce high quality research and publications in computer security and Cloud computing as a part of this externally funded programme.

In addition to the requirements above, preference will be given to those with experience in data provenance, network security, digital forensics, linked data visualisation, data mining, applied cryptography and/or related areas.

Current salary range for Research Fellows is NZ$67,477 to $82,383 per year.

Fixed-term for three years.

Closing date: 6 March 2015 (NZ time) Vacancy number: 350045

For more information and to apply, visit

Contact: Dr Ryan Ko, Head, Cyber Security Lab, The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand, Email: ryan AT

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-06

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) Please visit our center’s website at for further information.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-01

Newcastle University, UK

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)

Contact: feng.hao (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-06

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

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) )

Denis Simon ( denis.simon (at) )

Fabien Laguillaumie ( fabien.laguillaumie (at) ).

Sébastien Canard ( sebastien.canard (at) )

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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)` 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)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-01

Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington
Post-doctoral Researcher and Researcher positions

The Cryptography Research group at Microsoft Research in Redmond seeks outstanding applicants for Post-doctoral Researcher and Researcher positions in all areas of cryptography. Post-doctoral Researcher positions start in summer 2015 and are for a term of 2 years. Required qualifications include a PhD in computer science or mathematics and experience in cryptography research. Particular areas of interest include: Secure Multi-party Computation, Searchable Encryption, and Homomorphic Encryption. Areas of interest in mathematics include lattice-based cryptography, cyclotomic number fields, elliptic-curve cryptography, pairing-based cryptography, factoring, discrete log, algorithmic number theory.

Contact: Kristin Lauter, Research Manager. Apply online at:

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-02-28

Graz University of Technology
1 PhD student, 2 Postdocs

Graz University of Technology employs about 60 researchers in the area of information security. We are currently expanding our research team and we are looking for two postdocs and one PhD student in the following fields of research:

  • Leakage-resilient cryptography
  • Side-channel and fault attacks
  • System security
  • Secure processor design
  • Verification tools and compilers for security

In case you are interested in pursuing a PhD in one of the fields or in joining our team as a postdoc, please send an application by email to Stefan Mangard.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of motivation, a transcript of records as well as names and email addresses of two persons that can provide references. More information on our research topics and our team can be found on our group website - see link below.

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Email: Stefan.Mangard (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-16

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

We are looking for a research scientist (post-doc) in cryptography with a special emphasis on topics relevant in the context of security and privacy for cloud environments. Ideally you have experience in fields like multi-party computation, distributed cryptography, rational cryptography or privacy enhancing technologies.

You will be mainly involved in a EU research project on cloud cryptography with tasks related to the design of cryptography for novel distributed information sharing systems.

  • Direct job posting:

  • Project homepage (avail. Feb. 2015):

  • AIT Safety&Security Department:

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-30

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Post-Doc, Ph.D. student

For two NSF projects in the area of hardware Trojans we are looking for post-docs and Ph.D. students who are interested in research that bridge applied cryptography and modern hardware design. Both projects are very exciting and cutting-edge. We are looking for candidates which have previous experience in one of the two areas:

Topic Area 1) Applied cryptography, hardware security, implementation attacks

Topic Area 2) VLSI design, FPGA design, circuit design, embedded systems

Candidates for the post-doc position should have a strong publication record in the leading cryptography conferences (Topic Area 1) or leading computer engineering journals (Topic Area 2). Candidates for the Ph.D. position should have a BS&MS degree with excellent grades, relevant course work and some initial experience in one of the topic areas, either through MS-level research or industry.

The candidates should be open to work in an interdisciplinary fashion, i.e., to conduct high-quality research that bridges applied cryptography and modern hardware design. They will collaborate with Christof Paar (applied cryptography, on leave from the Univ. of Bochum) as well as Sandip Kundu and Russ Tessier (both computer engineering) at UMass Amherst. It is expected that the candidates also interact with researchers at the University of Bochum.

Sounds interesting? Please send your resume (CV, transcript of records) and names/email addresses of two people how can provide references.

Contact: Christof Paar, University of Massachusetts and University of Bochum

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-30

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

The Department of Computing at the University of Surrey ( 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 (, 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 (

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)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-31

Université Libre de Bruxelles

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

In the framework of a research project 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) or by letter to:

Olivier Markowitch

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Computer Science Department

Boulevard du Triomphe CP212

1050 Brussels


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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
PhD student

1 PhD Position in Information Security and Cryptography at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography.

General goal: Develop secure and privacy-preserving authentication protocols for wireless communications and wearable computing devices.

More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication mechanisms for wearable computing devices (RFID tags, sensors connected with mobile phones or other wireless devices) that provide:

i) accurate and transparent authentication,

ii) rigorous privacy guarantees, even if multiple wearable devices are involved in the authentication.

Special focus on:

- Authentication protocols for noisy and resource constrained environments (RFID systems, wireless sensor networks).

- Achieving security and privacy while minimising resource cost.

- Resistance of authentication protocols against different types of attacks.

- Authentication problems in social networks, smartphone applications.

- Lightweight cryptography.

Experience in one or more of cryptography, probability and statistics, decision and game theory are beneficial. Mathematical maturity is essential.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa.

PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally include 20 per cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Salary for the position is as specified in Chalmers' general agreement for PhD student positions. Currently the starting salary is 27,835 SEK a month before tax.

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

We are looking for one Postdoc in coding and lattice based cryptography. Contact us if you have (or will have soon) a PhD in Cryptography or a related subject, and an excellent publication record.

The applications will be considered immediately. The position is for 1 year, but renewable.

Contact: Huaxiong Wang

hxwang (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-29

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.

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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)

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15

Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
Research scientist & post-doc

We are actively seeking competent researchers for the project "A Cyber-Physical Approach to Securing Urban Transportation Systems" - Future cities will increasingly be smart, providing an environment where people's everyday lives are supported by various cyber-physical infrastructures including urban transportation systems. ADSC will develop new security technologies for urban transportation systems and make fundamental breakthroughs in cyber security research through collaboration with Singapore's Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and industry partners.

Contact: For enquiries, please contact security.job (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-01

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

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

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

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: 2015-03-31

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