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.


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



CloudFlare Inc.
Intern Software Developer (Cryptography)

CloudFlare is looking for a cryptography intern!

CloudFlare is expanding its global footprint. In order to keep our network secure we are investing in technologies to improve the security of our key management infrastructure. We are looking for an ambitious intern to help kickstart one of our cryptographic projects.


Requirements:

  • Experience in the theory and implementation of standard cryptographic primitives (AES, RSA, ECC)

  • Extensive development experience in C and/or Go

  • A deep understanding of reverse engineering techniques

  • An unquenchable thirst for understanding and mitigating cryptographic attack vectors

  • Outside-the-box thinking and self-starter attitude


    Bonus requirements:

  • Experience with the cryptol programming language

  • Experience with LLVM or other compiler technology

  • Knowledge of the theory and implementation of white-box cryptography


    Internship length: 4-6 months.

    Sound like somewhere you’d thrive? If so, then we’d love to hear from you. Send us your resume and a short paragraph introducing yourself. Please include a brief description of how you solved a customer problem or enhanced a customer's understanding of a technical service.

    CloudFlare is a security company. All prospective employees will be subject to an extensive background check.

    CloudFlare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    More Information: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/cloudflare/cryptography-intern/cURka2_Y4r5kQJiGaltGfR

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-15



  • 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



    Royal Holloway, University of London
    Lecturer

    Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London

    Applications are invited from researchers whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants who will be able to interact with our research groups in cryptography and systems security. However, applications from strong candidates working in other cyber security fields will also be given serious consideration.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, be a self-motivated researcher, and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

    This is a full time and permanent post, available from 1st September, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

    Contact: Prof. Keith Martin on keith.martin (at) rhul.ac.uk

    More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0515-145

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-17



    Zhejiang University City College
    Postdoc fellow

    We are looking for postdoc fellow with expertise on Cryptographic Protocols (UC-security, multi-party computations), Information Security, Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics. The candidates should have PhD in Cryptography and Information Security or Cloud Computing or Database Engineering with track record of strong R&D capability.

    Interested applicants are advised to email the following documents to Dr. Huafei Zhu (zhuhf (at) zucc.edu.cn)

    • CV

    • Three reference letters

    • Personal statement outlining your interest in the position

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-10



    University of Cape Town
    Lecturer

    POSITION OF LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (CLOSING DATE 5 JUNE 2015)

    The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town is a large and dynamic establishment with over thirty faculty members. We seek to make one new appointment in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics at the level of Lecturer. Applications in all areas of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics will be considered.

    Requirements include: A PhD in the mathematical sciences. (Scientific publications, postdoc, teaching experience and student supervision are all advantageous.)

    Responsibilities include: Teaching and developing undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in mathematics (within and beyond the science faculty). Developing and pursuing an active research program, which includes student supervision. Course convening, departmental and faculty administrative duties.

    The annual remuneration package for 2015, including benefits: R528 275.

    To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Edith Graham at recruitment04 (at) uct.ac.za:

    - UCT Application Form (download at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc)

    - Full Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    - A clearly articulated statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy (applies to both positions), and a research statement (applies to standard academic position)

    Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

    An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

    You can also write to Dr Christine Swart at christine.swart (at) uct.ac.za for more information on the department.

    Telephone: +27 21 650 5405

    Website: http://www.mth.uct.ac.za

    Reference number: E15074

    Closing date: 05 June 2015

    Contact: Ms Edith Graham at recruitment04 (at) uct.ac.za, or Dr Christine Swart at christine.swart (at) uct.ac.za.

    More Information: http://www.mth.uct.ac.za

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-05



    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



    Newcastle University, UK
    Professor in Cyber Security / Cyber Crime

    The School of Computing Science at Newcastle University has been awarded the status of Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by GCHQ/EPSRC and is investing significantly in its research in cyber security and cybercrime. A lectureship position is associated with this professorial post and once a Professor has been appointed, we will work with them to appoint a lecturer in the field.

    The research in cyber security in Newcastle has recently received significant research grants and has particular strengths in interdisciplinary and crime research. To continue building these research strengths, we are looking for an outstanding computer scientist with an excellent track record of research leadership in an area related to cyber security and cybercrime. This includes, computer security, computer and cyber forensics, cybercrime and human factors of security and privacy.

    The School of Computing Science at Newcastle University is one of the strongest computer science Schools in the UK and in the 2014 REF was ranked 1st in the UK for the economic and social impact of its research. With an exciting, £58m development new building in Science Central and two centres for doctoral training, providing one hundred PhD students in the coming five years, including topics relevant to security, this is a great time to join the School.

    Contact: Aad van Moorsel (aad.vanmoorsel (at) ncl.ac.uk) or, to find out more, please visit www.gatenbysanderson.com quoting reference GSe20175.

    More Information: https://www15.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_newcastle02.asp?newms=jj&id=57631&newlang=1

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-08



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-08



    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



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

    Project: Secure and Privacy-Preserving Cyber-Physical Systems

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

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

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

    How to apply:

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

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

    2. full CV;

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-08



    Innopolis University, Kazan, Russian Federation
    Assistant/Associate Professor

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Tanya Stanko, Vice-Provost for Education

    Innopolis University

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

    t.stanko (at) innopolis.ru

    phone:+7 926 577 0187

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-31



    University of Luxembourg
    Postdoc in Cryptography

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron

    jean-sebastien.coron (at) uni.lu

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



    Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    2 fully funded PhD positions

    1. Security mechanisms in Internet of Things

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

    2. Wireless localization

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

    Deadline:

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

    Requirements:

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

    Degree:

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

    Funding:

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

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are advised to email the following documents to

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

    • CV

    • Two reference letters

    • Personal statement outlining your interest in the position

    • IELTS score of above 6.5 or equivalent is required

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



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

    The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, is seeking to recruit two Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography to start in September 2015, as part of the ECRYPT-NET project.

    ECRYPT-NET is a research network of six universities and two companies that intends to develop advanced cryptographic techniques for the Internet of Things and the Cloud, and to create efficient and secure implementations of those techniques on a broad range of platforms. ECRYPT-NET is funded by a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN (Integrated Training Network) grant. The network will educate a group of 15 PhD students with a set of interdisciplinary skills in the areas of mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. The training will be provided in an international context that include Summer Schools, workshops and internships. Participants are expected to spend at least six months abroad in a network partner or in one of the seven associated companies. We are looking for highly motivated candidates, ideally with background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.

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

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

    (2) Secure outsourcing of computation.

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-17



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-09-01



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

    ECRYPT-NET is a research network of 6 universities and 2 companies that intends to develop advanced cryptographic techniques for the Internet of Things and the Cloud and to create efficient and secure implementations of those techniques on a broad range of platforms. ECRYPT-NET is funded by a prestigious Marie Sk?odowska-Curie ITN (Integrated Training Network) grant. The network will educate a group of 15 PhD students with a set of interdisciplinary skills in the areas of mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. The training will be provided in an international context,that includes Summer Schools, workshops, internships, and complementary skills. Participants are expected to spend at least 6 months abroad in a network partner or in one of the 7 associated companies. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong academic track record, ideally with some background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.

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

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

    1) Leakage Resilience From Lattices:

    2) MPC using FHE and Oblivious Transfer:

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

    Contact: Nigel Smart

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

    nigel (at) cs.bris.ac.uk

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-04-30



    Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati
    Visiting assistant professor

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

    Contact: Jintai Ding

    dingji (at) ucmail.uc.edu

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-15



    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Ph.D. student

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-15



    University of Strathclyde, UK
    One Postdoc and one PhD studentship

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

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

    The RA position (Ref: 15884):

    Application Closing Date: Friday, 1 May 2015

    The candidate must have:

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

    * a strong background in cryptography/security;

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

    * good communication and time management skills.

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

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

    The PhD Studentship:

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

    Application Closing Date: until filled

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

    The candidate must have:

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

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

    * a strong interest in security/cryptography;

    * good communication and time management skills.

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-01



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-06-30



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-07-01



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-31



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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Thomas Peyrin

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-01



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-08-01



    Newcastle University, UK
    Post-Doc

    Applications are invited for one post-doctoral Research Associate post to work on next-generation electronic voting and related topics, supported by the European Research Council Starting Grant. This is a five-year project from 2013 to 2017. The initial appointment will be two years with possible extension towards the end of 2017, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

    The successful applicant will join a vibrant and growing security research team at Newcastle University and have the flexibility of working on a range of topics such as electronic voting, key exchange, NFC payment, BitCoin and so on. Our research work has been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems. Hence, an ideal candidate is one who has 1) a solid theoretical background; 2) good practical skills; 3) and a keen interest to work on real-world problems with aim for practical impact.

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

    How to apply: follow the online application link below. To help speed up the process, please also send your CV and a brief cover letter to feng.hao (at) ncl.ac.uk.

    Contact: feng.hao (at) ncl.ac.uk

    More Information: http://goo.gl/6NbUxz

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-06



    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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