International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

IACR provides a listing of open positions with a focus on cryptology. The listing is available on the Web at https://www.iacr.org/jobs/. To advertise a job opportunities, please submit your job here.

Submissions should include the organization, title, description, a URL for further information, contact information, and a closing date (which may be "continuous"). The job will be posted for six months or until the closing date. Submissions in other formats than text will not be posted. There can be no attachments.

This is intended to be a free service from an IACR member to the IACR membership. The content of the job posting is the responsibility of the person requesting the posting and not the IACR. Commercial enterprises who want to advertise their openings should identify at least one of their employees who is a member of IACR.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-06



Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, POLAND
Ph.D. scholarship

We offer two, 3-year Ph.D. scholarships in area of design and cryptanalysis of authenticated encryption schemes.

Working place: Kielce, POLAND

In the second part of the scholarship timeline, it may be possible to continue research in Australia, under supervision of Josef Pieprzyk, QUT, Brisbane.

Contact: Please send all questions and applications to Pawel Morawiecki

pawel.morawiecki (at) gmail.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-31



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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-07



University of Bristol
Two PhD Positions in Cryptography

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

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

Contact: Nigel Smart

nigel (at) cs.bris.ac.uk

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



University of Bergen
Ph.D. scholarship

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-02



Cryptographic Algorithms Group, CISPA, Saarland University, Germany
Postdoc

The Cryptographic Algorithms Group is offering a 2-year post-doc position. We are part of the Center for IT-Security and Privacy (short: CISPA). The CISPA was founded in October 2011 as a competence center for IT security at Saarland University. It is a joint endeavor of Saarland University (UdS) and its on-site partner institutions: the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Requirements: A PhD in cryptography and related areas, excellence in research proven for example by publications in IACR conferences and workshops or venues like IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, USENIX Security,…

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

- Research Statement

- CV

- List of publications, mark your top 2

- 2 reference letters

Expected starting date is Nov, 1st.

Cryptographic Algorithms Group: www.ca.cs.uni-saarland.de

CISPA: http://cispa.saarland

Contact: Dominique Schröder

(first letter of my first and last name)AT ca DOT cs DOT uni-saarland DOT de

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-30



Université Libre de Bruxelles
Post-Doc

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

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

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

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

Applications must include:

  • a curriculum vitae

  • a list of publications and copies of three selected publications

  • copies of diplomas and certificates

  • two (or more) references

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

    Contact: Prof. Olivier Markowitch

    Universite Libre de Bruxelles

    Computer Science Department

    QualSec Research Group

    Boulevard du Triomphe CP212

    1050 Brussels

    Belgium

    olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-31



  • Aspera - an IBM Company
    Sr. SW Engineer – Security/Applied Cryptography Expert

    Aspera, an IBM Company is profitable, and headquartered in Emeryville, California with satellite offices in the United Kingdom, France and Singapore. Over 3,000 customers across all industries that need to move large volumes of data in industries such as enterprise IT, games and software development, government, legal & eDiscovery, life sciences, media & entertainment and oil & gas rely on Aspera software to move extreme data sets at high-speed over global distances.

    • Focus on defining and building out security programs and quality programs

    • Develop an analysis framework for vulnerabilities

    • Code or help code the security framework components

    • Develop patches and new security features to help mitigate security flaws

    • Coordinate activities during the deployment of security-relevant features

    • Perform security code audits and design reviews

    • Architecture, design and coding of Aspera’s end-to-end security framework

    • Threat and vulnerability analysis

    • Code analysis, scanning

    • Pen-test

    • Ability to deliver results quickly and efficiently with iterative approache

    Requirements:

    • Strong software development background - C and C++, systems programming, web application frameworks, JavaScript

    • Expert knowledge of applied cryptography and software security

    • Ultra familiarity with common software security threats, CWE

    • Expert knowledge of applied cryptography and software security

    • Proven record - contribution or ownership of security framework design and implementation for large scale software systems

    • Authentication and distributed authorization frameworks (SAML, OpenID, OAuth(2))

    • Code analysis and scanning tools and processes

    • Secure communication protocols, data protection, secure interaction with authentication and authorizations systems, and cloud services (particularly cloud storage)

    • Tools and processes for penetration test and vulnerability assessment for distributed software systems including web applications front end, back end.

    Contact: laurie harper - lharper (at) asperasoft.com

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-19



    University of Amsterdam
    PhD candidate in Quantum Cryptography

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

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

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

    Requirements:

    • A Master's degree with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics or physics with outstanding results or a comparable degree;

    • candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum information are preferred;

    • demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate) research project;

    • good academic writing and presentation skills;

    • good social and organisational skills.

    Contact: Christian Schaffner

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-31



    University of Amsterdam
    Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Cryptography

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

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

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

    Prospective candidates should:

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Christian Schaffner

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-31



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-31



    Ruhr University Bochum
    Post-Doc

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

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

    - Motivation letter

    - CV

    - List of publications, mark your top 2

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

    Contact: Eike Kiltz

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

    first.lastrub.de

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-16



    University of Luxembourg
    Post-Doc

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

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

    - Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives

    - Side-channel attacks on block ciphers and countermeasures

    - Network and mobile security

    - Crypto-currencies

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-31



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Research Fellows

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-29



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Giovanni Russello

    Department of Computer Science

    The University of Auckland

    New Zealand

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Giovanni Russello

    Department of Computer Science

    The University of Auckland

    New Zealand

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



    SICS Swedish ICT
    Three Post-Doc positions

    The Security Lab at Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) in Lund and Stockholm is looking for talent post doc researchers in computer and network security. The positions are for 18 months with a monthly salary of 35.000 SEK and the positions can be filled in either Lund or Stockholm. Starting dates are flexible but not later than October 1, 2015. The suitable candidates will work in our EU H2020 financed research projects devoted to 5G security with focus on identity and key management, SDN security as well as in security for Platform as a Service (PaaS) systems (See also the following project page: https://sites.google.com/site/paaswordeu/)

    The security Lab at SICS was established in 2009. Since then it has grown from 1 to 12 people. The research is directed toward secure systems design in close co-operation with above leading Swedish companies in the IT and telecommunications businesses as well as Swedish universities such as Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Lund University. The group is active in the areas of embedded systems security, cloud security, access control and communications security. The security lab at SICS consists for the moment of 6 senior researchers (PhD), 3 PhD students and 3 junior researchers with MSc degrees in computer science.

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

    - Application letter

    - CV

    - Transcript of grades

    - Publications list

    - 3-5 selected full text publications

    Contact: Christian Gehrmann

    Lab Manager, SICS Security Lab

    chrisg (at) sics.se

    More Information: https://www.sics.se/groups/security-lab-sec

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-07



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01



    University of Luxembourg
    Research Associate in Information Assurance

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-15



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-11-01



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

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

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

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

    QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

    Understanding about how Kerberos authentication works

    Experience with techniques for escalating privilege

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

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

    Contact: Terri Zelmer

    terri.zelmer (at) apcera.com

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-01



    Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, ?stanbul, Turkey
    Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships

    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. level applications. All accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support , etc.

    For more information about our group and projects, visit

    http://crypto.ku.edu.tr

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

    http://gsse.ku.edu.tr

    For summer internship opportunities, visit

    http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr

    For research questions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü

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

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-19



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

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

    For more information about our group and projects, visit

    http://crypto.ku.edu.tr

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

    http://gsse.ku.edu.tr

    For research questions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü

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

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-19



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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-15



    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



    Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    2 fully funded PhD positions

    1. Security mechanisms in Internet of Things

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

    2. Wireless localization

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

    Deadline:

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

    Requirements:

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

    Degree:

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

    Funding:

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

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are advised to email the following documents to

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

    • CV

    • Two reference letters

    • Personal statement outlining your interest in the position

    • IELTS score of above 6.5 or equivalent is required

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01



    University of 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



    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



    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



    Florida Atlantic University, Department of CEECS, USA
    PhD Positions

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

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

    Currently, there are many active projects in the lab among which are: computational models of trust and influence mimicking human reasoning, securely computable economic model, game theory and economic aspects of security and privacy, design and analysis of sealed-bid auction protocols, and privacy-preserving protocols for big data analytics.

    The successful candidates perform research on the aforementioned projects based on their experience and research interests. They must have strong background in Computer Science and/or Mathematics. They are expected to publish articles in well-known computer science conferences and journals. Although all applications will be carefully evaluated, candidates with prior publications and intensive research experiences are specifically encouraged to apply.

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

    Contact: Mehrdad Nojoumian

    mnojoumian (at) fau.edu

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01



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