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
Research Fellow position in Secure Systems

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher for up to three years.

The position offers the platform for the research fellow to work within a group and develop skills to become an independent researcher. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with Dr Treharne and Professor Schneider in the development or evaluation of security and safety systems (including IoT based Systems of Systems, distributed ledger technologies, transport systems, cloud architectures and data privacy systems). There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to setting the research direction within this.

The fellowship allows for flexibility in the profile of applicants:

· Practically-minded applicants who have good programming skills, experience in working in embedded systems, trusted execution environments and platforms, networking protocols and security, cloud security architectures and privacy schemes;

· Applicants with a background in formal verification techniques and security/safety analysis.

Experience in both is preferred but in-depth knowledge of only one is expected. Additionally, an enthusiasm to learn about the other area will be required. We are looking for applicants that demonstrate strong research and analytical skills, have strong communication skills and enthusiasm for developing their own research ideas.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject or be close to finishing or equivalent professional experience.

The post is available for 36 months, with some flexibility in the start date.

Salary range: £32600 to £34576

Closing date: 13 September, 2016

Interview Date: 26 September, 2016.

Contact: Dr Helen Treharne (h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk) and Professor Steve Schneider (s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=032116-R

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-13



University of Bergen, Norway
Ph.D. student

The Department of Informatics has a vacancy for a PhD position within cryptography. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, starting in the beginning of 2017, and funded by the project “Modern Methods and Tools for Theoretical and Applied Cryptology” (CryptoWorld), awarded by the Research Council of Norway.

About the Department: The Department has 6 research groups, Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Optimization, Programming Theory, Reliable Communication and Visualization. The Department is ranked first in Norway with respect to the quality of its research by the Research Council of Norway. For more information visit our Web pages: http://www.uib.no/en/ii

About the project/work tasks:

Develop new methods of algebraic cryptanalysis and apply them to modern cryptographic primitives. Analyse how malicious software can affect the authentication in various applications. Improve the security and efficiency of cloud technologies by designing ciphers with special properties.

Closing date for application: 1 October 2016,

Contact: Professor Tor Helleseth, Tor.Helleseth (at) uib.no (Department of Informatics), (+47) 55 58 41 60 or Professor Igor Semaev, Igor.Semaev (at) uib.no (Department of Informatics), (+47) 55 58 42 79.

More Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/128402/stipendiat-i-kryptografi

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01



University College London (UCL)
Ph.D Student

Fully-funded PhD Position Available

Enabling Progress in Genomic Research via Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing

University College London (UCL)

Contact: Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (google me)

More Information: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=196

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-30



Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 PostDoc positions

The Digital Security group from the Radboud University, Nijmegen invites applications for two positions for postdoctoral researchers in the area of cryptography and security of embedded systems. The posts are for 2 years but can be extended upon positive evaluation. Salaries are internationally competitive and candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax free.

A successful candidate is expected to supervise PhD and MSc students, collaborate with the researchers from the DiS group (http://www.ru.nl/ds/) and perform research. He/she should ideally have background in some of the following areas:

1. Proofs of security by reduction

2. Mathematical tools for symmetric-key cryptanalysis

3. Design and analysis of cryptographic protocols

4. Cryptographic implementations and attacks (side-channel and fault attacks)

5. Systems security e.g. Android

Applicants should have already completed (or be close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. We also expect an excellent research track record. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Suitable candidates can be hired immediately.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to the faculty members they would like to work with.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact

Lejla Batina, lejla (at) cs.ru.nl

Joan Daemen, joan (at) cs.ru.nl

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-31



ISARA Corporation, Waterloo, Canada
Security Researcher

Founded in 2015, ISARA Corporation builds quantum resistant cryptographic solutions for today’s computing ecosystems. The ISARA Corporation vision is a world where consumers, enterprises and governments can benefit from the power of quantum computing with protection against quantum attacks. Our team has expertise building high performance cryptographic systems for constrained environments. We’re proud to be part of a collaborative effort with academic and standards institutions to raise awareness of the potential for quantum threats, and design and implement quantum resistant solutions for classical data security systems that will work globally.

We are looking for cryptographic researchers, with a PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science, to join our team. The ISARA Research Department is a group of dedicated individuals who focus on researching the latest advances in cryptography and pushing the envelope of what is possible. They are responsible for understanding the current state of the art and focusing on improvements in security and efficiency.

Contact: info (at) isara (dot) com with your resume.

More Information: http://www.isara.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



Center For Cyber Security in New York University Abu Dhabi
Cryptology Research/Hardware Cryptology Postdoctoral Position (Multiple Positions)

Goals and Responsibilities

The goal of this research project is to provide a wider analysis of the existing cryptologic constructions in order to provide the possibility of new approaches in the designs and analysis of cryptographic components. The conducted research will be in the context of symmetric cryptology and secure hardware implementations. A particular focus will be on the hardware design and analysis of symmetric-key primitives and components.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent experience. Candidates should have a background in symmetric cryptology, hardware cryptology, hardware security or related areas. The following are a list of essential skills for the considered post: Circuit Analysis and Design, Cryptographic Hardware Design (Reconfigurable Hardware, random number generation, lightweight cryptographic design, ALTERA hardware, FPGAs and Verilog VHDL programming), and Cryptographic Design and Cryptanalysis.

Terms of employment

The period of employment is one to two year(s) from the initiation of the contract. The potential start date is November 2016. The main location of the post is Center for Cyber Security in NYU Abu Dhabi.

Application Process

Submissions will be accepted through our online application no later than October 15, 2016. Please fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. This includes a cover letter, research statement, curriculum vitae, diploma (an official translation into English), list of publications and three letters of reference. Applications and enclosures received beyond the stated deadline will not be considered.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Hoda A. Alkhzaimi at Hoda.alkhzaimi (at) nyu.edu.

(All interested candidates regardless of gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply)

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

Contact:

Hoda A.Alkhzaimi

Hoda.Alkhzaimi (at) nyu.edu

More Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/36948

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-15



Cyber Security Consulting - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Theoretical Cryptanalysis Experts

We are a fast-growing cyber-security consulting company based in UAE. With a team of 250+ experts from around the world, we provide services and solutions that are changing the cyber security landscape. Working with us means collaborating with enthusiastic professionals who are passionate about technology and creating next-gen cyber security solutions.

We are looking for an expert who has good familiarity with standards (SPs, CAVP, FIPS 140-2, CMVP, etc.). The incumbent must have expertise in design of end-to-end secure protocols with PFS and validation using mathematical proofs and test vectors. Expertise in existing network protocols (e.g., TLS, OpenSSL) and knowledge of inherent vulnerabilities, cryptographic security analysis and security proofs covering: Symmetric crypto and Modes of Operation (state of art block ciphers , Rijndael variants, stream ciphers, etc.), Public Key Crypto / PKI (RSA, ECC, ECDSA, ECDH, etc.), Hashing Algorithms, Random Number Generation Algorithms, etc. Must have expertise in theoretical cryptanalysis techniques: Based on underlying mathematics of asymmetric ciphers (IF, DL, EC schemes)

We offer a tax-free package and an opportunity to live in an advanced city with easy access to the rest of the world.

For more information on the role and the organisation, please send your resume to itjobsuae16 (at) gmail (dot) com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



University of Passau, Germany
Junior Professor (W1) in Hardware-Oriented Security

The Faculty for Computer Science and Mathematics seeks applications for a Junior Professor position in Hardware-Oriented Security. The professor is expected to work on scientific problems at the interface of IT security and Computer Engineering. Possible research foci include hardware-supported authentication, security properties, and physical cryptography. We are looking for an internationally visible candidate with a strong publication record, interest in joint research within the Faculty, and potential to attract third-party funding. The candidate is expected to strengthen the University-wide focus on IT security and to be open for interdisciplinary research within the Institute for IT Security and Security Law.

The advertised position does not include a tenure track option. The first appointment is for a 3-years period, with an option of an extension for another 3 years upon successful evaluation.

The position is associated with a teaching load of 5 hours per week before evaluation (within the first 3 years) and 7 hours per week after evaluation. Teaching programs in Passau are offered in English and German languages. German language skills sufficient for teaching are desired, but exceptional candidates with a credible commitment to achieve proficiency within the duration of the appointment will be considered.

Please consult the official (German-language) announcement for more details on the position and how to apply. Note that only the official announcement on the University web page is legally binding.

http://www.uni-passau.de/fileadmin/dokumente/beschaeftigte/Stellenangebote/2016-W_1-Juniorprofessur_Hardware_Oriented_Security.pdf

Contact: Prof. Ilia Polian

More Information: http://www.uni-passau.de/universitaet/stellenangebote/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-15



University of Alabama at Birmingham
PhD position in digital money

We invite applications for a PhD position in cryptocurrencies and their applications. The successful candidate will join Dr. Yuliang Zheng and Dr. Jason Teutsch's research group in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB).

We seek a student interested in advancing the security of Bitcoin and related distributed peer-to-peer systems, understanding the theoretical foundations of decentralized networks, and developing disruptive technologies. Work may include big data management, incentive structures and consensus protocols, smart contracts, financial services, Internet of Things, quantum algorithms, decentralized governance, certification, and other forms of distributed trust.

The successful candidate will receive a Graduate Assistanship package with a starting annual stipend of $19,500 plus health insurance benefits and tuition waiver. Birmingham and its surrounding area offers natural beauty and modest cost-of-living. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field prior to commencement of study. Coding and analytic skills will be viewed favorably. Please see the website below for additional information, requirements, and application instructions.

https://cis.uab.edu/academics/graduates/doctoral-degree-program/graduate-program-prerequisites/

Indicate in your application materials your interest in this position.

Contact: Informal inquiries may be sent to either Dr. Zheng (http://cis.uab.edu/yzheng/) or Dr. Teutsch (http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~teutsch/).

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



University of California Santa Barbara
Assistant Project Scientist in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of California invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist to be part of the research team of Dr. Cetin Koc in the areas of analog electronics as applied to random number generators; chaotic circuits analysis and design techniques; design, analysis, and random number generators, cryptographic hardware design; reconfigurable hardware design.

Apply via the UCSB Recruit. The URL is given below.

Contact: Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç

koc (at) cs.ucsb.edu

http://koclab.cs.ucsb.edu

More Information: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00802

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-05



University of São Paulo, Escola Politecnica, São Paulo, Brazil
Post-doctorate in post-quantum cryptography

The Laboratory of Computer Networks and Architecture at the University of São Paulo is currently hiring researchers with background in cryptography for a 2-year post-doc position. The project is the result of a partnership with Intel (see http://www.fapesp.br/en/9719 for the CFP), and is focused on the analysis and design of hardware-friendly post-quantum cryptographic algorithms.

The main requirements for the application are (1) a solid background in cryptography, preferably (but not necessarily) with post-quantum primitives, (2) good design/programming skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in programming languages such as C and/or hardware description languages such as VHDL, (3) a track record of strong R&D capability, with relevant publications on top conferences/journals, and (4) be able to work with little supervision and to work well with other researchers, as well as have good presentation and communication skills in English (ability to speak Portuguese is considered a plus, but it is not mandatory). The candidates are expected to work closely with the industry partners in the project (mainly researchers from Intel) and produce valuable research material in time and with the required quality.

The application requires: an academic curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the contact information of at least 2 people that can provide reference about the candidate’s work. Applicants that have already completed or that are close to complete their PhDs are both welcome.

The post-doc fellowship is granted by FAPESP, following the rules that can be found at http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received, and only selected candidates will be contacted for interview. The process will remain open until the positions are filled or up to October 1st, 2016.

Contact: Prof. Marcos A. Simplicio Jr -- msimplicio (at) larc.usp.br

More Information: http://www.larc.usp.br/en/content/security-group/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01



University of Wollongong, Australia
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security (Permanent Position/Tenure Track)

The School of Computing and Information Technology is seeking a full time permanent Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C) to provide development, teaching within the Bachelor of Computer Science with Cyber Security major and Master of Computer Science/PhD, as well as research in the area of cyber security and related disciplines. The candidate is expected to be a research active in the area of cyber security, and he/she is equipped with sufficient experience for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

UOW is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. It is fundamentally committed to providing our diverse body of students with an engaging world class and internationally oriented learning experience. The University has also established a strong research profile and an outstanding record of achievement in research performance and intensity over the last decade.

The successful candidate will have a national/international reputation in cyber security research field, innovative teaching experience, an established research profile and demonstrable commitment to positive change. You may be required to teach outside of standard business hours, offshore delivery and other locations, such as Liverpool, Sydney.

Candidates must address the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Submissions must be done via the website. No email submission is accepted.

For further enquiries, please contact Head of School, Professor Willy Susilo on wsusilo (at) uow.edu.au.

Contact: Professor Willy Susilo

More Information: http://uow.employment.com.au/jobs/Lecturer--Senior-Lecturer-in-Cyber-Security/2333

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-11



Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientist on Cyber-Physical Security

We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability (at least 2 publications at top security conferences - http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/conference-ranking-history.html, in the past 3 years), be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms, be a good team player and have the potential to be a team leader, and also have good presentation and communication skills. The candidates are expected to work closely with industry partners, create valuable intellectual properties, and produce project deliverables in time.

Interested candidates please send CV to Jianying Zhou. Fresh PhD is welcome to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Dr. Jianying Zhou, Dept Head, Infocomm Security, Institute for Infocomm Research.

More Information: http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-30



École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
One year Post-Doc

Context

Safran Identity and Security and the computer science department of École polytechnique will conduct a study on the manipulation of centrally issued documents on blockchains.

Object of the study

There already exist various protocols designed for manipulating sensitive documents on blockchains, from straightforward ones (hashes), to advanced protocols (ZeroCash).

Objectives

The objective is to sort out the various proposition for anonymising transactions or data on blockchains, and to design a new one relevant to our application domain. Since the application domain is concerned with documents issued by a trusted third party (a government in case of a passport), our application domain may not be well fitted by existing approaches. Some software developments may be conducted.

Profile

The candidate should have either a rather good knowledge of a few advanced cryptographic protocols, or have a very good understanding of bitcoin (or ethereum) and in particular its programmable features (smart contracts, OP_RETURN).

The candidate will spend 20% of his research time within Safran Identity and Security, (Issy-les-Moulineaux), and 40% in the computer science department of École polytechnique (Palaiseau), within INRIA project-team Grace.

Safran Identity and Security

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in security and identity solutions, deploying solutions in more than 100 countries, and employing more than 8,700 people in 57 countries. Its solutions manage identities, secure payments and transactions and safeguard privacy, for an increasingly digital and connected world.

École polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its curriculum promotes a culture of excellence  with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.

Contact: Daniel Augot, INRIA senior researcher, Daniel.Augot (at) inria.fr

More Information: https://team.inria.fr/grace/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
4 Postdocs and 1 PhD

The IMDEA Software Institute (Madrid, Spain) invites applications for one PhD position in the area of Cryptography and four Postdoc positions in the areas of Cryptography, Anonymity, Privacy, Programming Languages, Verification, and Side-channel Attacks.

The positions are based in Madrid, Spain where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. Salaries are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system. The working language at the institute is English.

PhD applicants should have completed, or be close to completing, a Masters degree in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. The successful PhD applicant will do research in cryptography. Knowledge of cryptography (in particular public key cryptography and provable security) is required, and proven experience in the form of theses or published papers will be considered positively. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about you and your work. For further enquiries on the PhD position, please contact Dario Fiore.

Postdoc applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline, and should have an excellent research track record. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a research statement, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about you and your work. The postdoctoral positions are available from September 2016 for the duration of up to two years.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to the faculty members they would like to work with, and submit the application documents at https://careers.imdea.org/software/. Review of applications starts immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact:

Gilles Barthe gilles.barthe (at) imdea.org

Dario Fiore, dario.fiore (at) imdea.org

Boris Koepf, boris.koepf (at) imdea.org

Carmela Troncoso, carmela.troncoso (at) imdea.org

To apply: https://careers.imdea.org/software/

More Information: https://software.imdea.org/open_positions.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



ARM Ltd
Principal Security Engineer

ARM's Internet of Things Business Unit are looking for a talented individual to join the team responsible for development of the mbed TLS library. As an open source project, the mbed TLS library provides support for the TLS/SSL protocol and the necessary cryptographic primitives to provide a complete TLS solution for embedded devices, servers and the emerging field of Internet of Things.

We are open to offer the possibility to work from home internationally.

You will have a strong interest in security and cryptography as well as in helping secure the emerging market for Internet of Things type devices. You will have the opportunity to help us deliver a vital part of future Internet of Things devices, helping to ensure they will stay secure and robust.

The role offers unique challenges working in a new business space where you can help shape the future of Internet of Things and the security of these emerging technologies and devices.

Description of Role:

* Contribute to system and architectural designs, from server to device, providing security input

* Perform risk analysis, as well as vulnerability and security assessments

* Write and develop high assurance software in C and assembly

* Participate in code reviews, testing and architectural planning of new products

* To work with the open source community in the development of the library

* To contribute to project planning of new features, design and implementation

* To mentor and coach others in security best practices

* Provide support to both internal and external customers

* Participate in standards meetings

* To keep pace with the fast moving fields of cryptography and software security

Contact: Applications should be made directly through ARM's online application system.

More Information: http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_arm/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=26010

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-30



Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main , Germany
Ph.D student

The Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt is looking for a committed,creative and flexible PhD candidate in the area of security, privacy and identity management.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Kai Rannenberg

More Information: https://m-chair.de/images/documents/career/The_Deutsche_Telekom_Chair_of_Mobile_Business.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-16



NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan
Post-Doc

Post-Doc Position in Cryptography, NTT Labs, Tokyo, Japan.

A postdoctoral research position in cryptography is available in NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan. The position is initially for one year, and could be extended up to three years on year-by-year basis.

Candidates must hold a PhD in mathematics or computer science, and publications in major conferences related to cryptography. The research topics include foundation and applications in public-key cryptography. Interest in two-party / multi-party computation is an advantage.

Applications (CV, list of publications, and at least two letters of recommendations with contact details) and requests for more information should be directed to all of:

Saho Uchida (Secretary) uchida.saho (at) lab.ntt.co.jp ,

Koutarou Suzuki (Senior Researcher) suzuki.koutarou (at) lab.ntt.co.jp , and

Kazumaro Aoki (Research Group Leader) aoki.kazumaro (at) lab.ntt.co.jp .

Closing date: October 1st, 2016.

Preferred starting date: January-March, 2017.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01



University of Luxembourg
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of Cryptography (M/F)

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a doctoral candidate (PhD student) in the field of cryptography.

The PhD student will be a member of the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC) research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication at the University of Luxembourg.

He/she will work under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jean-Sebastien Coron on one of the following topics :

* Fully Homomorphic encryption and multilinear maps

* Side-channel attacks and countermeasures

The candidate must have a master’s degree or diploma in computer science or mathematics. We offer:

* Personal work space at the University

* Highly competitive salary

* Dynamic and multicultural environment.

For further information please contact:

Jean-Sebastien Coron: jean-sebastien.coron - at - uni.lu

To apply:

http://emea3.mrted.ly/1503l

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-15



Friedrich-Alexander-University, Nuermberg
Postdoc

The chair for cryptography at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Nuremberg has an opening for an excellent and highly motivated Postdocs. Possible research interests of our group include (but are not limited to) Cryptographic protocols, secure two/multi-party computation, verifiable computation, functional signatures, cryptography based on hardware assumptions, cryptocurrencies, and foundations. We investigate these topics both from a theoretical and applied perspective.

Postdocs applicants are expected to have a PhD in cryptography or related areas, excellence in research proven for example by publications in IACR conferences and workshops CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC,... or IT security venues like IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, USENIX Security,….

Postdoc applicants should contact Dominique Schröder at bewerbungen-inf13 (at) lists.cs.fau.de and send the common application material in a single PDF file (i.e., CV, names of three references, a brief statement of research interests and experience.)

Starting date is negotiable. We are offering an internationally competitive salary. Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Dominique Schröder

Old website: www.ca.cs.uni-saarland.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



Yale University, Electrical Engineering
Post-Doc, hardware security

The Computer Architecture and Security Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering department at Yale University has an opening for a researcher to be involved with exciting work on computer architecture and hardware security, focusing on FPGA prototyping. We are looking for motivated candidates with experience in:

* FPGAs and Verilog or VHDL programming

* Altera hardware and IP cores knowledge is desired, but not required

* Cryptography

Contact: Jakub Szefer

More Information: http://caslab.eng.yale.edu/joinourteam

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post doctorate fellow

The Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a 27-month postdoctoral researcher position in the area of post-quantum cryptography under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Stebila, to begin October 2016.

The successful applicant will have strong experience in one or more forms of post-quantum cryptography (lattice-based, code-based, isogenies, multivariate quadratic, or hash-based signatures). Applicants with either theoretical skills or practical implementation skills are welcome. Applicants must be cleared to graduate from their PhD program by the commencement of the position.

This research is part of a project whose overall goal is to develop practical post-quantum cryptography for the Internet and other applications, and is funded by an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement award.

The researcher will be expected to teach one undergraduate course in each of the two years of the contract, and will have the opportunity to participate in the co-supervision of Masters or PhD students. There is also the potential to participate in industry collaborations.

McMaster University is one of Canada's top universities, ranked 4th in Canada and 96th in the world in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Hamilton is Canada's 9th largest city and is located in the Greater Toronto Area, less than an hour to downtown Toronto by public transit. Hamilton is located along the Niagara escarpment, with more than 100 waterfalls in the city limits, and lots of outdoor activities in the many nearby parks and conservation areas.

Applications should include a CV, names of three references, and a brief statement of research interests and experience, and must be submitted online (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/: Job ID # 9483).

Contact: Dr. Douglas Stebila (stebilad (at) mcmaster.ca)

More Information: http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-25



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Two Positions of Full Professorships (W3) Cybersecurity

We are looking for an experienced researcher with excellent scientific credentials, international visibility through publications and projects and substantial experience in the acquisition of external research funding. In particular, we are looking for a person with a distinguished research profile in cybersecurity, e.g. in one of the following research areas: Cryptography, Formal Foundations of IT-Security, Network Security, Security of Complex Software Systems, Security of Embedded Systems.

Contact: Informal enquiries by email may be addressed to Professor Johannes Buchmann: buchmann (at) cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

More Information: https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/karriere_planen/allgemeineausschreibung/stellen_details_201153.en.jsp

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Research Assistants (PhD or Postdoc)

The Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for positions of

Research Assistants in Cryptography and Complexity Theory

both on doctoral and postdoctoral level, in the group of Professor Marc Fischlin. The positions are funded through various research projects, all in the area of complexity-based cryptography. These are: SecOBig for secure computation on Big Data, CROSSING about signature schemes supporting special operations, and CRISP about secure channels. More information about the projects and our research is available under www.cryptoplexity.de.

The starting date is immediate. The initial funding for the positions is for approximately two years, but the contract should be renewable, based upon availability of funding. Candidates are expected to perform scientific research in the areas of the projects, and to contribute to the teaching, research, and administrative tasks of the group.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a similar discipline; extensive knowledge in the areas of cryptography and IT security, for postdoctoral candidates proven in the form of publications in these areas; fluent English language skills; experience in IT system administration is welcome

Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, including references; copies of relevant diplomas and certificates; copies of 3 selected publications (for postdoctoral candidates) or, alternatively, a research statement.

The application data should be bundled into a single PDF file. Applications and enquires should be sent to: jobs (at) cryptoplexity.de. Applications should be received no later than September 30th, 2016, but review of applications will begin immediately on a rolling basis, and the positions may be filled earlier.

Contact: jobs (at) cryptoplexity.de

More Information: http://www.cryptoplexity.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-30



University of Barcelona
Tenure-track associate professor in Computer Science

Tenure-track associate professor position in Computer Science, offered by the University of Barcelona (Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science) within the Serra Húnter Programme (http://serrahunter.gencat.cat/en/index.html).

Description

The Serra Húnter Programme (SHP) will offer 71 contracts in Catalan public universities (Spain). Tenure-track associate professor: this is the introductory category to a teaching career, and a fixed-term contract is given. The contract is full-time and for a period of up to no more than five years. In order to be hired as such, one must hold a doctoral qualification and have a favourable report from the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields: Computer science

Career Stage: Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles:

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Benefits:

Successful candidates will be hired by a Catalan university, and they are expected to cooperate with existing research groups or to develop new lines of research, complementary to those already in place. Salaries will be set according to Catalan university regulations. However, subject to negotiation, a salary supplement may be considered for those candidates with outstanding scientific experience, or start-up grants may be awarded in those cases where it is deemed appropriate.

Type of Contract: Temporary

Status: Full-time

Working Hours (hours per week: 37,5

Company/Institute: University of Barcelona

Country: SPAIN

State/Province: Barcelona

Postal Code: 08007

Street: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585

Contact: Serra Húnter Programme

Via Laietana, 2

08005 - Barcelona

Barcelona - SPAIN

email serrahunter (at) gencat.cat

http://serrahunter.gencat.cat/en/index.html

More Information: http://serrahunter.gencat.cat/en

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-15



Rovira i Virgili University
Associate Professor in Computer Security

Associate professor position in the field of Computer Security, offered by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Dept. Computer Engineering and Mathematics) within the Serra Húnter Programme (http://serrahunter.gencat.cat/en/index.html)

Description:

The Serra Húnter Programme (SHP) will offer 71 contracts in Catalan public universities (Spain). Associate professor: Implies proven ability to teach and undertake research. This is the first of the upper-level categories under permanent contract. In order to be hired as such, one must hold a doctoral qualification, three years of accredited teaching and research activity, and an accreditation in research from the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields: Computer science - Other

Career Stage: Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)

Research Profiles: Established Researcher (R3)and Leading Researcher (R4)

Benefits: Successful candidates will be hired by a Catalan university, and they are expected to cooperate with existing research groups or to develop new lines of research, complementary to those already in place. Salaries will be set according to Catalan university regulations. However, subject to negotiation, a salary supplement may be considered for those candidates with outstanding scientific experience, or start-up grants may be awarded in those cases where it is deemed appropriate.

Other job details

Type of Contract: Permanent

Status: Full-time

Working Hours (hours per week or free text): 37,5

Company/Institute: Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Country: SPAIN

City: Tarragona

Postal Code: 43003

Street: C. de l'Escorxador, s/n

Contact: Serra Húnter Programme

Via Laietana, 2

08005 - Barcelona

SPAIN

More Information: http://serrahunter.gencat.cat/en

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-15



University College London
PhD studentship in Privacy Preserving Continuous Authentication

Funded studentship for an EU or UK student in Privacy Preserving Continuous Authentication. Supervised Dr Steven Murdoch in the Information Security Group at University College London, in collaboration with VASCO Data Security.

Authentication technology plays a critical role in securing access to online services, such as banking, email and social networking. Session authentication schemes establish the identity of the user only at the beginning of the session so are vulnerable to attacks which tamper with communications after the authenticated session has been established. Transaction authentication schemes defend against such attacks by performing an additional authentication step at critical parts of the session, but are unpopular with users due to repeated authentication. Continuous authentication schemes, in contrast, verify user identity and intent throughout the session. So far, such schemes have had limited use in practice due to two primary weaknesses of existing approaches: privacy concerns and risk of false positives/false negatives.

This project aims to address these limitations by designing and evaluating new approaches for continuous authentication, based on a solid theoretical underpinning so as to give a high degree of confidence that the resulting decisions match expectations and requirements. Furthermore the project will focus on ways to preserve user privacy by processing behavioural measurements on the user’s computer such that sensitive information is not sent to the online service. The evaluation to be performed will consider the false-positive/false-negative rates, privacy impact, user acceptance and costs of deployment and operation.

The successful applicant will have their fees paid in full at the home/EU rate at UCL and receive a tax-free stipend at standard EPSRC rates. The project is to start in January 2017.

Please note that due to the funding provider of this project we are unable to offer this studentship to applicants who are categorised as overseas fee status.

Contact: Submit applications online using the PRiSM (the UCL application system). Contact Dr Steven Murdoch (s.murdoch (at) ucl.ac.uk) for queries about the position

More Information: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=185

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-22



Ministry of Justice -Digital & Technology - London
Senior Security Engineer

We are seeking experienced security engineers for penetration-testing and consulting on digital products in an agile environment.

A successful candidate will work within several multi-disciplinary agile teams to deliver a high-quality product.

Everyone in this team will be responsible for quality, however this role will have a stronger focus on continuously improving and applying security vulnerability and penetration testing in line with continues integration:

https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/operations/penetration-testing.html

You will be required to challenge and propose changes to existing processes where they do not contribute to the rapid delivery of a secure service.

Essential Skills:

• Ability to work closely with development teams to ensure secure coding is baked in to web applications and architecture

• Ability to carry application and infrastructure vulnerability and penetration testing

• Understanding of virtualisation and cloud technologies

• Ability to build automated testing to align with continuous integration

• Understanding of open source technologies, including web development frameworks and infrastructure.

• Security Testing Tools, both manual and automated

• Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

Desirable skills

• CREST or CHECK certifications (team leader or team member)

• Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

• CISSP or similar familiarity with security architecture

• Worked in Agile environments

• Physical Security

• Social Engineering

• Static program analysis

• Fuzz testing/fuzzing

Key Focus Areas:

• Applying security vulnerability and penetration testing on Digital products developed with Agile methodologies and continuous integration

• Consult with teams to ensure security is built in at all stages of a product's lifecycle.

Contact: Dom Tomkins, Head of Specialist Recruitment recruitment (at) digital.justice.gov.uk

More Information: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi?SID=c2VhcmNoX3NsaWNlX2N1cnJlbnQ9MSZjc291cmNlPWNzcXNlYXJjaCZ1c2

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-15



Cyber Security Practice - United Arab Emirates
Crypto Developer

This is an excellent opportunity to join a Cyber Security practice based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who is experiencing enormous growth.

They are currently recruiting some of the world’s top Cyber experts and are seeking candidates for the following roles:

Crypto Developer (Multiple roles) - Must have experience in Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and ideally some experience in commercial cryptography. PhD Mathematics is preferred.

Please note these are permanent roles which require the successful candidates to be based in the United Arab Emirates. Assistance with relocation will be provided.

On offer is an attractive TAX FREE expatriate package, the opportunity to learn from some of the most highly qualified, well renowned Cyber figures in the business and genuine career opportunities.

To apply for this role please forward a copy of your CV in English to hilary (at) talentboutique.ae.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-29



New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), metro New York City, USA
Two positions: Post-Doc and Research Professor (Lattice Crypto Implementation and Application)

The Cybersecurity Research Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position and a Research Professor position in the areas of Lattice Encryption Implementation, Encrypted Program Obfuscation and Application.

Successful applicants are expected to pursue research towards developing open-source implementations of lattice encryption. Strong software engineering skills and C++11 expertise are required. Demonstrated success writing high quality software is essential. Experience with lattice encryption is required. Experience with industry-standard software engineering methods, including unit testing is very helpful. Experience with hardware design, noise sampling, secure communication systems and related technologies are helpful but not required. The candidates are expected to have excellent verbal and written skills in English

We expect the position to be available immediately for one year and to be renewable, based on mutual interest and availability of funding. Interested applicants should submit their CV and the names of at least three references by applying as soon as possible at:

njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=54616

njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55268

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

The Department of Computer Science at NJIT includes 27 tenured/tenure track professors and is rapidly expanding, supported by the university`s `2020 Vision` strategic plan. Sources of research funding include DARPA, IARPA, NSA, NSF, NIH, DHS, DOE, ARL, and ONR to name a few. Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.

Contact: Kurt Rohloff

Director, Cybersecurity Research Center

rohloff (at) njit.edu

More Information: http://centers.njit.edu/cybersecurity/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-01



Graz University of Technology
1 Postdoc and 1 PhD student

The postdoc and PhD position will be funded by the ERC project SOPHIA, which starts September 1st, 2016. The project focuses on securing software execution on IoT devices not only against network attacks, but also against physical side-channel and fault attacks. The project combines research on system security architectures (hardware and software), side-channel/fault attacks, cryptography, fault tolerant design as well as formal methods. For the open positions we are in particular looking for postdocs with experience and PhD students with interest in at least one of the following fields:

  • Side-channel and fault attacks
  • Operating system security
  • Software isolation techniques
  • Control-flow integrity
  • Memory security
  • Software testing
  • Formal methods
  • Code analysis and compilers

In case you are interested in joining our team, please send your application by email to Stefan Mangard.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of motivation, a transcript of records as well as names and email addresses of two persons that can provide references. Please send all attachments as PDFs. We are looking forward to your application.

The open postions are available in the Secure Systems Group, which is a team of about 10 researches. In total, Graz University of Technology employs about 60 researchers in the area of information security. More information on our research topics and our team can be found at http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/sesys.

Contact: Stefan Mangard

More Information: http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/research/sesys/jobs/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



Aarhus University, Denmark
PhD Student

The Cryptography and Security group of Aarhus University has an opening for a PhD student in the area of cryptographic protocols (secure two/multi party computation, zero-knowledge, advanced encryption schemes, etc.) under the supervision of Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi. The PhD position is financed by a "Sapere Aude" starting grant (Danish Council for Independent Research).

Applicants with (or about to complete) a master in computer science, computer engineering, or math are welcome to apply by contacting me asap.

All applications will be processed by the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Aarhus University (follow the link for more information).

The next deadlines for application are

- August 1st (start after November 1st).

- November 1st (start after February 1st).

Contact: Claudio Orlandi, orlandi AT cs au dk

More Information: http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-01



Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute
Staff Scientist/Post-Doctoral Scholar

The Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar or research staff scientist with expertise in cybersecurity.

The individual will be an integral part of the highly interdisciplinary team of more than fifteen tenure and tenure- track faculty across the Drexel University campus actively engaged in cybersecurity research. S/he will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars in areas such as i) malware detection, classification, and mitigation, ii) anomaly detection, iii) active user authentication, iv) wireless channel and wireless network security, v) media forensics and anti-?forensics, vi) privacy, anonymity, and stylometry, vii) hardware and electronic security, viii) social networking threat analysis, and others. The successful candidate will have a publication record in cybersecurity and related fields, and a demonstrated ability to lead the submission of interdisciplinary cybersecurity research proposals to government funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the various agencies of the Department of Defense (DoD).

Recent Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science or other closely related discipline. Strong background in any research area of cyber security. Experience in proposal authoring and capture of new business and research opportunities.

The researcher will conduct high quality research in cybersecurity, prepare and submit related grant proposals, and have the opportunity to teach in related areas.

Enter requisition # 7507 at DrexelJobs.com

Contact: Steven Weber, Ph.D.

Director

Drexel Cybersecurity Institute

More Information: https://www.drexeljobs.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-01



iTrust@SUTD
Research Assistant

Research Assistant in iTrust@SUTD

One research assistant position to work on the system implementation smart-grid, and fog computing security.

Qualification and skills:

  • Candidates should have a B.S/B-Tech or M.S/ M.Tech or M.E degree

  • Android and Java programming

  • Matlab programming

  • Sound knowledge in Networking (especially in wireless communication)

  • Strong programming experience

  • Background on some networking simulators (like NS2).

  • Background on Wireless Security and Cryptography is preferable

  • The initial appointment will be for 1 year but it can be extended depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance. These positions come with attractive salary and benefits.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Prosanta Gope (gope_prosanta (at) sutd.edu.sg) or Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-31



    Singapore University of Technology and Design
    Research Assistant

    Research Assistant in iTrust@SUTD

    One research assistant position to work on the system implementation of D2D communication Security.

    Qualification and skills:

    - Candidates should have a B.S. or M.E. degree

    - Android and Java programming

    - Networking programming, i.e., device-to-device (D2D) or peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols

    - Strong programming experience

    - Device or service discovery protocols programming is preferable

    - Background on Wireless Security and Cryptography is prefereable

    The initial appointment will be for 1 year but it can be extended depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance. These positions come with attractive salary and benefits.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

    About iTrust@SUTD

    iTrust is a multidisciplinary research centre located at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), established collaboratively by SUTD and the Ministry of Defence, Singapore (MINDEF). iTrust researchers focus on the development of advanced tools and methodologies to ensure security and safety of current and future Cyber Physical Systems, Enterprise security and Internet of Things. The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve social needs.

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



    University of Glasgow, Republic Polytechnic Singapore
    Research Staff (Cyber Security)

    Responsibilities:

    We are looking for a capable and responsible individual to work on a R&D project in cyber security.

    The successful candidate will be placed on a two-year contract and will play an active role in designing and developing a security solution that provides protection at the communication layer against tampering of energy usage in the smart metering infrastructure. The candidate will also work closely with our collaborators in developing the security libraries for end-to-end communication security.

    Requirements:

    • Relevant qualifications Computer Science, Engineering or Applied Mathematics, with strong interest in applied cryptography, secure efficient cryptographic implementations. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

    • Knowledge in hashing, discrete logarithm and elliptic curve cryptography is a plus.

    • Experience in networking, embedded system development and integration.

    • Ability to conduct high-quality research with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.

    • Possess good oral, technical writing, presentation skills along with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

    Contact: david_leong (at) rp.edu.sg.

    More Information: http://www.rp.edu.sg/careers.aspx

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-25



    Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships & Post-Doctoral Researcher Positions

    Description: Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. 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

      https://crypto.ku.edu.tr

    • For applying online, and questions about the application-process for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions, visit

      https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/application-process/

      Note that we do NOT accept Ph.D./M.Sc. applications via email. All applications must be completed online with all the required documents.

      For Ph.D. applicants from China and Hong Kong, we have the prestigious Fung scholarship:

      https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/fung_phd_scholarship_for_china_hong_kong

    • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü directly, including full CV, sample publications, a research proposal, and 3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.

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

    Late applications will be accepted, though early applications will be given precedence. Ph.D. / M.Sc. application deadline is June 12, 2016. Post-doctoral researcher application deadline is end of summer.

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

    More Information: https://gradapp.ku.edu.tr/login.php

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



    Cyber Security Practice - United Arab Emirates
    Crypto Expert

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a Cyber Security practice experiencing rapid growth in the United Arab Emirates.

    They are currently seeking experienced Crypto Experts with the following knowledge to join their team:

    - Proficient in AES algorithm design.

    - Expert in block and stream cipher, key management, hybrid approach, hashing.

    - Knowledge in substitution, permutation, confusion & diffusion mechanism.

    - Cryptanalysis: Differential, Linear, Side channel attack, Plain & Cipher text etc,.

    - Knowledge in crypto events, such as, Caesar competition.

    - History of different symmetric key algorithms.

    - Mathematics degree is preferred.

    - Should be ready to start design algorithm as soon as join.

    On offer is an attractive TAX FREE expatriate package, the opportunity to learn from some of the most highly qualified in the business and genuine career opportunities.

    Contact: Hilary (at) talentboutique.ae

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-19



    Florida Atlantic University
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cryptology

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, starting in January 2017. FAU is home to The Center for Cryptology and Information Security, which is dedicated to original, cutting-edge research in cryptology and information security and to education and training of research students and information technology professionals. FAU is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) for academic years 2014-2019.

    Research areas of particular interest for this position include, but are not limited to, mathematical foundations of public key cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, computational algebra, and algorithmic number theory.

    Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field. Candidates in all areas of cryptology and information security will be considered.

    For additional information, please contact us by email to mathsearch (at) fau.edu. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 13, 2016. To be considered for the position, all applicants must apply and complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application form available online through the Office of Human Resources at: https://jobs.fau.edu. Please submit a cover letter, vita, copy of your transcript, research statement and a teaching statement through this website.

    In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by first class mail to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 or by email to mathsearch (at) fau.edu.

    A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

    Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities, requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057, 711.

    Contact: Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 777 Glades RD, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Email: mathsearch (at) fau.edu

    Phone: (561) 297-3340

    Fax: (561) 297-2436

    More Information: https://jobs.fau.edu

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-13



    Gran Sasso Science Institute
    10 Ph.D. students

    The Gran Sasso Science Institute, a recently established international PhD School and a Center for Advanced Studies in L'Aquila (ITALY), offers 10 fully funded PhD positions in Computer Science (CS) in the area of Distributed Systems and Computing including Cryptography and Security.

    For more info, see http://www.gssi.infn.it/phd/

    Contact: Giuseppe Persiano (giuper (at) gmail.com) or any member of the Institute

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-01



    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA
    Postdoctoral opening (security of cloud storage systems)

    The Cybersecurity Research Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of Security of Storage Systems and Applied Cryptography.

    The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to pursue research towards establishing a framework that provides strong integrity, availability and reliability guarantees for data outsourced at cloud storage providers. Familiarity with cloud storage systems and applied cryptography is preferred.

    The candidates are expected to:

    - have completed their PhD degree in Computer Science or closely related areas,

    - have adequate cybersecurity/applied cryptography research experience demonstrated through a good publication record, and

    - have excellent verbal and written skills in English

    We expect the position to be available immediately for one year and to be renewable, based on mutual interest and availability of funding.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and the names of at least two references by applying as soon as possible at https://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55066. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Work environment and location:

    Details about the center's research activities can be found at:

    http://centers.njit.edu/cybersecurity/.

    The Department of Computer Science at NJIT includes 27 tenured/tenure track professors and is rapidly expanding, supported by the university's "2020 Vision" strategic plan. Sources of research funding include DARPA, NSF, NIH, DHS, DOE, ARL, and ONR to name a few. Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.

    Contact: Prof. Reza Curtmola

    More Information: https://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55066

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    University of Bergen, Norway
    Ph.D. student

    The Department of Informatics (www.uib.no/en/ii) has a vacancy for a PhD position within cryptography. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, starting as soon as possible in 2016, and funded by the project “Modern Methods and Tools for Theoretical and Applied Cryptology” (CryptoWorld), awarded by the Research Council of Norway.

    About the Department:

    The Department has 6 research groups, Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Optimization, Programming Theory, Reliable Communication and Visualization. The Department is ranked first in Norway with respect to the quality of its research by the Research Council of Norway. For more information visit our Web pages: http://www.uib.no/en/ii

    About the project/work tasks:

    • Focus is on mathematical methods of cryptography, in particular Elliptic Curve Cryptography and algebraic attacks.

    • Develop new methods of algebraic cryptanalysis and apply them to modern cryptographic primitives.

    • Advance theoretical understanding of the complexity of Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem.

    The fellowship position is for a fixed term of 3 years. Closing date for application: 30 June 2016

    Contact: Professor Tor Helleseth, Tor.Helleseth (at) uib.no / phone (+47) 55 58 41 60,

    Professor Igor Semaev, igor (at) uib.no / phone (+47) 55 58 4279

    More Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/126236/phd-position-in-cryptography?p=1&reset=1

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
    Post-Docs and PhD Students

    The cryptography and privacy group of IBM Research - Zurich in Switzerland is looking for highly motivated Post-Docs and PhD students in the area of provably secure cryptography, in particular privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols and public key cryptography.

    Candidates will perform scientific research in the areas mentioned above under the direct guidance of the permanent researchers in our team. Their main task will consist of publishing at respected academic conferences and journals. They will occasionally implement prototypes of cryptographic schemes developped.

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

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

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

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

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

    More Information: http://www.zurich.ibm.com/security/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01



    University of Surrey, UK
    PhD Studentship in IoT Security & Privacy

    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the exciting area of Internet of things (IoT) security and privacy focusing on developing new, smarter, and more agile security approaches. The PhD student will join the Secure Systems group (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cs/research/) for three years, working in the area of secure and privacy-preserving communication and execution of the core IoT end-points including resource-constrained embedded devices, mobile phones (in the context of mobile sensing applications) and vehicles.

    The PhD student is expected to hold at least an upper second class honours degree and preferably a Master's degree in CS, EE, Information Security or similar discipline. Basic knowledge of computer networking, network and embedded systems security is required, with some background in cryptography and native code based systems.

    The position is funded for three years and is intended to start in July 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Contact: Thanassis Giannetsos

    Lecturer in Secure Systems

    Department of Computer Science

    University of Surrey

    GU2 7XH

    Email:a.giannetsos (at) surrey.ac.uk

    More Information: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/projects/phd-student-position-iot-security-and-privacy

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-20



    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Fully Funded PhD Student position in 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 Katerina Mitrokotsa’s group and will be funded by a project funded by the Swedish research council focusing on security and privacy issues in resource constrained devices.

    The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science, with some background in cryptography.

    The position is fully funded for up to five years. The call for expressions of interest will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

    Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate cryptographically reliable and privacy-preserving authentication protocols.

    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa

    Associate Professor

    Chalmers University of Technology

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    Chalmers University of Technology

    More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=4044

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-31



    Input Output HK (IOHK), Japan and Remote
    Cryptographic Researcher

    About IOHK

    IOHK is a company developing new cryptocurrencies and related applications. The goals of IOHK Research, our research division, are to advance the science behind cryptocurrencies and to attest the security of our products by careful analysis of their underlying protocols. Our team at IOHK Research focuses on the analysis of protocol specifications and on theoretical research while programming and implementation are handled by a separate team. At IOHK Research you will be responsible for investigating current cryptocurrencies, formalising security models, proposing new techniques, constructing new schemes and analysing their security.

    We want the results of our research to impact both our products and the community, so we highly encourage our researchers to collaborate with other institutions and to publish papers in top conferences and journals. Moreover, we intend to open source most of our software, which will be developed based on techniques investigated by the IOHK Research team. We offer a flexible work style with a chance to work in a very dynamic team with talented people from all around the world, including partners from academia and the open source community.

    Full-time Positions in Japan and Remote Part-time Positions

    We are currently looking for talented cryptographers to join our team in Japan in full-time positions. We also offer part-time positions to outstanding students who are interested in joining our team while working remotely from their current locations. Knowledge specific to cryptocurrencies is not mandatory at the start, as the candidate is expected to spend 1-2 months developing it.

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree or above with a focus on cryptography.
  • Strong background in theoretical or practical aspects of cryptographic protocols.
  • A good record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant conferences and journals.
  • This call does not have a definite closing date. You are welcome to apply at any moment.

    Contact: Please send your CV to recruitment (at) iohk.io

    More Information: https://iohk.io/careers/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



    ENS de Lyon, France
    Post-Doc

    At least one and maybe several post-doc positions on lattices (e.g., lattice-based crypto, cryptanalysis, algorithms), for up to 2.5 years.

    Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume and references.

    Contact: Damien Stehle (damien.stehle (at) ens-lyon.fr)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    AET Europe, Netherlands
    Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer

    Passionate about PKI, algorithms, ciphers and security systems to encrypt sensitive information? We have a vacancy for a code maker/breaker, the professional who ensures that data regarding finance, health, national security and other important worlds are hidden from hungry hackers...

    You will be working on software for mobile platforms, mobile devices like iOS, Android, Windows and connected devices. Your projects are designing and implementing cryptography in our software solutions that are resilient against real world attacks. This will include the analysis of cryptographic implementations embedded in AET’s solutions under evaluation. You will also provide technical expertise in applied cryptography.

    What you bring

    We’re looking for an Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer who is passionate (like us) about software development and not afraid to pioneer new approaches, techniques and technologies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for implementing solutions to complex security problems with a keen understanding of information security challenges and an up-to-date awareness of information security threats.

    You will need to have the following qualifications and experience:

    • Has a Bachelor or Master degree in IT, Math or other related degree,
    • Deep knowledge of applied cryptography and PKI,
    • Ability to combine market and technology topics to find technical solutions in complex environments.

    Other areas of knowledge and experience that would be considered key assets:

    • Programming languages: C/C++, Java,
    • An understanding of modern computer architectures and information technology architectures including cloud computing,
    • Platforms like iOS, Android, Windows or Linux,
    • Smart cards, sims and/or HSMs,

    If you are interested in this opportunity and feel that you have the relevant skills, qualifications and experience as a Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer please send your resume to hrm (at) aeteurope.com

    Contact: We can understand you want to know more about the job, your colleagues or the company of AET. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at +31 26 365 3350. Ask for Bert Smit, Development Manager.

    We are looking forward to getting to know you!

    More Information: https://www.aeteurope.com

    Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



    University of Bristol
    Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Cryptography

    Applications are invited for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate position in the Cryptography group within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. The group has significant funding and we are usually looking to recruit research staff in the following areas:

    • Practical aspects of Multi-Party Computation and other areas related to computing on encrypted data.

    • Theoretical aspects of Multi-Party Computation.

    • Areas related to the evaluation of the security of cryptographic implementations.

    • Designing and implementing cryptography that is resilient against real world attacks.

    • Design and implementation of tools, including compilation techniques, that help improve security of cryptographic implementations.

    This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal close date only. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received.

    Contact: Nigel Smart (nigel (at) cs.bris.ac.uk)

    More Information: http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/find/list.html?keywords=cryptography

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



    Newcastle University
    Post-Doc

    Applications are invited for a Post-Doc post at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK. The post is funded by European Research Council (ERC), until end of Dec 2017. The project is on investigating "self-enforcing e-voting", but the candidate has the flexibility to work with a team of researchers on a diversified range of topics that concern real-world security, e.g., authenticated key exchange, BitCoin, NFC payment security, e-auction, e-passport and mobile sensor security.

    The successful applicant will join a vibrant and growing Secure and Resilient Systems (SRS) research group at the School of computing Science, Newcastle University. So far research works in the group have been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems, with some of the research outcomes adopted by international standards and deployed in large-scale commercial applications.

    About us: The School of Computing Science at Newcastle University is recognised as one of the fourteen Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) in the UK. In the latest 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment which included all UK universities, Newcastle University CS was ranked the 1st in the UK 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.

    More Information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUE162/d35883r-research-assistant-associate-e-voting/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-10



    Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
    Post Doc, Embedded System Security Group

    The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs. More information on http://laboratoirehubertcurien.fr/spip.php?article213.

    For a new project which addresses the problem of secure and privacy in MPSoC architectures, we proposes a Post Doc position to work on security evaluation of heterogeneous MPSoC. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. Strong knowledge in side channel attacks and countermeasures, digital system (VHDL, FPGA) design would be appreciated. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

    The Post-Doc position will start in 2016 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 24 month.

    To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

    Contact:

    Dr. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-15



    Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China; The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Post-Doc

    The security group in Guangzhou University, is looking for 4-5 excellent Postdoc researchers and visiting scholars. The researchers will work on a security project with another research group in The University of Hong Kong. The research topics currently investigated in our group include

    • Security and Privacy in Big Data
    • Security in Cloud Computing
    • Applied Cryptography
    • Biometric security
    Applicants are expected to have a good publication record in security. For any interested applicants, please contact and send your CV to Jin Li directly (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7GDV2vUAAAAJ) and Siuming Yiu (http://www.cs.hku.hk/people/profile.jsp?teacher=smyiu). The postdoctoral position is for 2 years with possibilities of renewal. The applicant with faculty positions are also welcome. The starting date is immediate starting from June 1, 2016.

    Successful candidate(s) will receive a competitive salary (around 50,000 USD-60,000 USD/per year) as well as research funding around 25,000USD.

    Contact: Jin Li, jinli71 (at) gmail.com
    Siuming Yiu, smyiu (at) cs.hku.hk

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-20



    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Cryptographic Researcher

    The Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks cryptographic researchers to join the team. We will consider candidates at various stages of their career, including new PhD graduates and experienced researchers.

    Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, security proofs of cryptosystems, cryptanalysis, secure protocols, hardware/software implementations, and cryptographic applications.

    For employment with NIST, the candidates must be US citizens. We also host guest researchers through the NIST Foreign Guest Researcher Program.

    Contact: Dr. Lily Chen (Lily dot Chen at NIST dot gov)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



    Qualcomm Incorporated - San, Diego, CA, USA
    Systems Security Architect - Standards Team

    Job Overview Systems Security Architect is responsible for working with R&D projects within QUALCOMM to research, design and develop the right security architecture and protocols for these projects and standardize them as needed. Ability to perform systems security or vulnerability analysis and design is a must. This position requires a strong understanding of the mobile systems architecture and protocols as defined by standards such as 3GPP, ETSI, IEEE, IETF. The successful candidate will demonstrate prior experience in one or more of these areas and a passion for architecting secure systems.

    Ability to work in groups as well as independently with minimal supervision is a must.

    This position requires some travel (up to 20% of the time). Travel may involve participating in standards meetings and/or interacting with QUALCOMM's customers/partners in the industry.

    Minimum Qualifications

    5+ years experience in one or more of the following areas :

    - Embedded platforms security (e.g., ARM TrustZone, TPM, smartcards)

    - Wireless communication systems and protocols (CDMA/UMTS/LTE, Bluetooth, 802.11)

    - Hardware / SoC security

    - Cryptography

    - Participation in standards organizations like IETF/3GPP/3GPP2

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Prior software development experience (C, C++, C#, Java, Windows, Linux) and knowledge of software vulnerabilities

    - OS architectures (e.g., Android, Linux, iOS)

    - IP security protocols (IPsec, SSL/TLS)/ Packet data network security

    - Multimedia systems security design (e.g.VoIP/IMS)

    - Web technologies or applications (e.g., HTTP, HTML5, XML)

    Education Requirements Required:

    Master's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Networks & Systems and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

    Preferred:

    Doctorate, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Networks & Systems and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

    Contact: Vivian Smith, Staffing Specialist

    More Information: https://jobs.qualcomm.com/public/jobDetails.xhtml?requisitionId=1940091

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-21



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

    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. 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 https://crypto.ku.edu.tr
    • For applying online, and questions about the application-process for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions, visit https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/phd-computer-science-and-engineering

      Note that we do NOT accept Ph.D./M.Sc. applications via email. All applications must be completed online with all the required documents.

      For applicants from China and Hong Kong, we have the prestigious Fung scholarship https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/fung_phd_scholarship_for_china_hong_kong
    • For summer internship opportunities (at both undergraduate and graduate level), visit http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr
    • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü direcly, including full CV, sample publications, and a research proposal. http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu
    Late applications will be accepted, though early applications will be given precedence.

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr
    https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/phd-computer-science-and-engineering

    More Information: https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/phd-computer-science-and-engineering

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-01



    University of Luxembourg
    PhD Student

    Ph.D. positions in information security (M/F)
    Ref: R-STR-5014-00B
    Fixed Term Contract 3 year (CDD) full-time (40 hrs/week)
    Probation: 6 months
    Number of positions: 2

    Your Role: The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the APSIA research group (http://apsia.uni.lu/) led by Prof. P. Y. A. Ryan. The group specializes in the mathematical foundations of information assurance.

    Research Context: The positions are within a national partnership project about the design and the analysis of security of communication protocols for the encrypted exchange and storage of information. Such activities are meant to make it possible to assess rigorously the security of the protocols developed as components of a 'Privacy by Default' product, and to instil security in the engineering processes from the design of the communication logic down to the implementation of the running code obtained by automatic translation. The analysis can be extended to ensure security to upper layers, including those interacting with the users.

    Duties: Under the direction of a senior scientist research and a professor, the candidates will carry research, write scientific papers, present research results at conferences, collaborate with research partners, and write and defend a Ph.D. thesis.

    Contact: Gabriele Lenzini, Peter Y A Ryan

    More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/z3hn

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-31



    Nanyang Technological University
    Research Scientists/Senior Research Scientists

    The cryptography group at Temasek Laboratories@Nanyang Technological University is looking for researchers on symmetric key cryptography and lightweight cryptography to fill up to 3 positions of (senior) research scientists from fresh postdocs to senior researchers. Supported by government research fundings, we concentrate on cutting-edge research, candidates are expected to have good publication record, especially those with conferences/workshops of IACR. Besides an active cryptography research group to work with, we also offer globally competitive salaries, including basic monthly salary and performance-based bonus, besides other allowances.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



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