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.

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City University London, London, United Kingdom
Research Associate

The successful candidate will work as part of the Information Security Research group led by Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan in the School and with other project collaborators from Intelligent Voice and University of Reading. He/she will participate in the development of searchable encryption techniques to extract keywords from encrypted data stored in the Cloud.

Person Specification: The candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science or Engineering with interest in cryptography and Cloud Security and should have strong mathematical and C++ programming skills. In addition the person is expected to show excellent verbal and written communication skills and also a good track record of publications in IEEE Security & Privacy journals and conferences.

Contact: Professor M Rajarajan

More Information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUC165/research-associate/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-25



University of Oxford
Departmental Lecturer in Theoretical Computer Science

This is a full-time position is for up to 5 years, starting from April 1st 2016. The responsibilities include research and teaching. Successful applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science, or a related field,with post-qualification teaching and research experience. A research track record in Theoretical Computer Science, in the areas of Automated Verification, Computational Algebra, Computational Number Theory, or Logic is preferred.

Contact: James Worrell (jbw (at) cs.ox.ac.uk)

More Information: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/1048-full.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-05



itrust consulting sàrl
Security expert and cryptographer for IoT (m/f) (ideally Post-Doc)

For the recently started EU funded project bIoTope and for assisting our customers on risk management and security audit related to EDAS, PKI, e-money, microbilling, itrust consulting would like to hire a Security expert and cryptographer for IoT.

Requirements:

  • Theoretical knowledge in cryptography, e-money, microbilling and security protocols
  • Working experience in the area of open data, Internet of Things, big data.
  • Knowledge on data protocol, data formats such as O-MI (Open Messaging Interface) and O-DF (Open Data Format)
  • Experience in development and on project management methods such as SCRUM, PRINCE2.
Profile of the candidate
  • Fluency in English, French (Luxembourgish could be considered as an advantage);
  • Hold a Doctor’s degree in computer science OR experience in the above mentioned areas or at least scientific publications in these areas;
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft tools Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Latex (any other tool will be considered as an advantage).
Thank you for sending your most recently obtained diploma and ratings for the last two academic years, your updated CV, a letter of motivation and two articles, written by you (PDF) to Ms Marieta Dimitrova (see contact below).

Contact: DIMITROVA, Marieta
Administrative assistant
itrust consulting sarl
55, rue Gabriel Lippmann
L-6947 Niederanven
LUXEMBOURG
tel: +352 26176212
e-mail: inf?@itrust.lu

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-08



University of Mannheim, Germany
Postdoc in Security Analytics [Capability of Speaking German Required]

Am Institut für Enterprise Systems (InES) der Universität Mannheim ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Stelle zu besetzen für einen Post-Doc als Leiter des Kompetenzbereichs Security Analytics

Wir suchen Kandidaten mit abgeschlossener Promotion und nachgewiesenen Kompetenzen in mindestens einen der Bereiche „Angewandte IT-Sicherheit“ und „Datenanalyse“ und die Bereitschaft, sich gegebenenfalls in den anderen einzuarbeiten. Zu den Aufgaben gehören die eigenständige Beantragung und Durchführung von Forschungsprojekten sowie die fachliche Betreuung der entsprechenden Projektmitarbeiter. Erfahrungen in der Kooperation mit der Wirtschaft sind ein Vorteil. Die Position ist zunächst auf ein Jahr befristet. Es besteht die Option auf eine Verlängerung im Rahmen der üblichen Befristungsregelungen.

Aussagekräftige Bewerbungen sind möglichst in elektronischer Form zu richten an stuckenschmidt (at) uni-mannheim.de. Für Rückfragen stehen Prof. Stuckenschmidt und Prof. Armknecht zur Verfügung. Weitere Informationen zum InES finden sich im Web (http://www.ines.uni-mannheim.de).

Contact: Prof. Heiner Stuckenschmidt - stuckenschmidt (at) uni-mannheim.de



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

The Cryptography Research group at Microsoft Research in Redmond seeks outstanding applicants for Post-doctoral Researcher and Researcher positions in all areas of cryptography. Post-doctoral positions start in summer 2016 and are for a term of 2 years. Required qualifications include a PhD in computer science or mathematics and experience in cryptography research.

Particular areas of interest include: Secure Multi-party Computation, Searchable Encryption, and Homomorphic Encryption. Areas of interest in mathematics include lattice-based cryptography, cyclotomic number fields, code-based cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, factoring, discrete log, algorithmic number theory. Interest in practical protocols, and implementation and coding experience are required.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Contact: Kristin Lauter, Research Manager
E-Mail: klauter (at) microsoft.com

More Information: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/klauter/default.aspx

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-01



CipherQ, Toronto, Canada
Principle Cryptographer

This position requires a sound academic background in both analytical and theoretical fields. The positions will primarily focus on work such as characterizing secure data communications in terms of encryption, encoding and other signal modifications and then providing the necessary technical elaboration to help engineering teams develop and implement techniques to efficiently handle these signals.

In this position, it would be a requirement to develop mathematical techniques to find solutions and then implement the solutions as efficiently as possible in both computer hardware and software. These techniques will also be used to evaluate cryptographic algorithms and protocols as well as provide guidance on the design and development of cryptographic systems. Areas of mathematics particularly applicable to this position at CipherQ include:

  • Abstract algebra (especially finite field theory)
  • Computational number theory
  • Linear algebra and numerical methods
  • Statistics
  • Combinatorics
  • Cryptography and Applied Cryptanalysis
  • Theoretical computer science
Expertise and applied knowledge of modern cryptographic algorithms and protocols is a mandatory requirement. Additional capabilities in cryptography that will be an asset include but are not limited to:
  • Lattice-based
  • Multivariate
  • Hash-based
  • Code-based
  • Discrete Finite Fields and Elliptic Curves
  • Quantum key distribution
Other areas of knowledge that would be considered key assets:
  • Strong knowledge of computer programming languages: C/C++, Java, Python, Octave/Mathematica/Maple/Matlab environments.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and networking principles
  • An understanding of modern computer architectures and information technology architectures including cloud computing
Education: Doctoral degree in Mathematics, or equivalent degree in other mathematical sciences or engineering fields with a strong mathematical background.

Contact: Dr. Christian Weedbrook: info@CipherQ.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-04-30



NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
IT Security Researcher

This position involves research and development in the areas of Cloud Security, IoT Security, and Software Security. Our work ranges from foundational research and IPR creation to prototype development for transfer to NEC products and services. We are looking for individuals with a passion to develop and transform innovative ideas into working prototypes.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a deep technical background in:

  • Security protocols, applied cryptography, and privacy enhancing technologies
  • Software development including proven experience with programming languages, such as Java or C/C++
  • Excellent understanding of Linux as a development platform; Experience with OpenStack is a plus.
Candidates with a recent Ph.D. Degree in System Security, Computer Science or a closely related field, and with a proven record of publications and software development are preferred.

NEC Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany, provides an excellent working environment supporting individual creativity as well as strong teamwork. English is the working language in the Laboratories. The position is initially limited to two years. Please send your CV and preferably two recommendation letters and a sample code from a past project that you have been involved in electronically via the applications web system http://www.neclab.eu/staffapplication/ with reference to [1512-190-SEC].

Contact: Amardeo Sarma, General Manager. Phone +49 6221 4342-0

More Information: http://www.neclab.eu/jobs.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-29



Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan
Assistant Professor

1.Laboratory, Job Title and Position Description: Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (Full-Time): 1

The positions will primarily focus on JST CREST Project on "The Security Infrastructure Technology for Integrated Utilization of Big Data" at Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University (Research Director, Prof. Atsuko Miyaji. Launch from October, 2014.)

2. Qualification:

  1. Ph.D. in cryptography, network and system security or data science is required.
  2. Specialized knowledge in information security area is required.
  3. English language ability sufficient to fulfill one’s work duties.
3. Research Topics:

A primary objective of this position is to promote to establish a platform for big data collection, analysis and utilization in a secure and privacy-preserving manner such as secure data management, privacy-preserving data mining and secure data utility.

4. Period of Employment:

As early as possible (no later than April 1, 2016) – March 31, 2017
(Renewal of the contract might be possible. At longest, up to March 31, 2019.)

5. Application Documents Required:

Applicants must submit the following items:
  1. CV (photograph attached).
  2. A list of candidate’s experienced research activities and accomplishments in reversed chronological order according to the following categories: international journal publications, reviewed international conference papers, domestic journal and conference publications, and others such as editorship for international journals and membership of conference program committees.
  3. Statement of your previous research and future plans for research and education activities.
  4. A list of names and contact information (mailing address, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers) from three referees.
  5. Recommendation letters from three referees above.
  6. Hard copies of at most 5 most significant publications.
  7. Other supporting documents if you think they are necessary.

Contact: (By postal mail EMS) Atsuko Miyaji, Professor
Department of Information and Communications Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka Prefecture 565-0871, JAPAN
*Write "Application Forms for CREST Research fellow" on the envelope in red ink.
(By e-mail) crest-inf (at) crypto-cybersec.comm.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

(Phone) +81-6-6879-7714

More Information: http://bigdata.comm.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/index.en.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-25



Ruhr University Bochum
Ph.D. student in Side-Channel Analysis

The chair of Embedded Security at Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) has openings for Ph.D. positions. We are looking for outstanding candidates with strong background in Electrical/Computer Engineering, and/or Cryptography.

The vacancy is within the Nano-Scale Side-Channel Analysis project funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation. The available Ph.D. position is fully funded for three years.

The focus of the project is on practical as well as theoretical side-channel analysis of CMOS ASIC cryptographic devices. Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master or Diploma with excellent grades in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related areas. In addition to the usual computer and electrical engineering background, the candidate is expected to be able to deal with hardware designs, e.g., VHDL/verilog, which is essential for the project.

Please send your application via e-mail as a single pdf containing a CV, copies of transcripts and certificates, and (if possible) names of references. Review of the applications will start immediately until the position has been filled.

Send your applications to emsec+apply (at) rub (dot) de

Starting date: earliest possible

Founded in 2001, the Horst Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst Görtz Institute has 15 professors and over 80 PhD students.

Contact: Amir Moradi, amir (dot) moradi (at) rub (dot) de

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-15



Ruhr University Bochum
Ph.D. students

The applied cryptography group at Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr-University Bochum has openings for Ph.D. positions. We are looking for outstanding candidates with strong background in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering.

Our research focus is on practice-oriented provable security. Topics of interest may include (but are not limited to):

  • Provable security of cryptographic implementations
  • Randomness generation
  • Cryptographic protocols (e.g. MPC, cryptocurrencies)
Starting date: earliest possible

Send your documents to sebastian (dot) faust (at) rub (dot) de

Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master or Diploma with excellent 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.

Please send your application to Sebastian Faust via e-mail. Applications should contain a CV, a 1-page 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.

Founded in 2001, the Horst-Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst-Görtz Institute has 15 professors and over 80 PhD students.

Contact: Sebastian Faust, sebastian (dot) faust (at) rub (dot) de

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-15



University of Westminster, Computer Science Department, London, UK
PhD Postion in Cloud Security and Privacy

We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven PhD student to work in the area of privacy and security in cloud computing. The position is fully funded for three years and the main aim of the PhD project is to design and develop privacy-preserving protocols for cloud environments.

The successful candidate is expected to perform research on the aforementioned areas 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 security related conferences and journals. Although all applications will be carefully evaluated, candidates with prior publications as well as research experience in the following areas are specifically encouraged to apply: cloud computing, security and privacy in cloud environments, trusted computing, applied cryptography, privacy in participatory sensing applications, and privacy in eHealth, secure e-Voting schemes and reputation systems.

Candidates should fulfil the following requirements:

  • A Master degree in Computer Science or mathematics;
  • Knowledge of Cryptographic Protocols;
  • Cloud Computing Architecture;
  • Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills;
  • Good Social and Organizational Skills;
Publications in security and privacy will be regarded as an additional merit.

The Cybersecurity group at the University of Westminster intends to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Therefore women are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Please note only HOME and EU students can apply for this position.

Starting Date: September 2016
Salary: £16,000/year

Contact: Informal project enquiries to Dr Antonis Michalas (a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk); www.amichalas.com

General enquiries to Dr Stephen Getting (s.getting (at) westminster.ac.uk) or Professor Taj Keshavarz (t.keshavarz (at) westminster.ac.uk)

More Information: http://www.amichalas.com/blog/sharing-in-the-rain-towards-security-privacy-in-mobile-cloud-sensing/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-15



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 August 2016. 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 January 31, 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: 2016-01-31



Department of Computer Science: University of Bristol
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint 2 Lecturers or Senior-Lecturers in up to two of the following areas:

  • Human-computer interaction and interaction design.
  • Programming languages (language design and implementation).
  • Software verification and validation.
  • Algorithms in the context of large-scale data.
At least one of the two successful candidates will have significant expertise in cyber-security aspects of one of the above areas and will be expected to help shape the development of cyber-security teaching in our degree programmes.

More Information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=4087&nPostingTargetID=14995&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-24



Aalto University, Department of Computer Science, Helsinki, Finland
professor, tenure track or tenured position

The vacancy at the Department of Computer Science is open to outstanding individuals who hold a doctorate and have excellent potential for a successful scientific career. On the basis of their experience and competence, applicants will be placed at one of the four levels of the tenure track system: Assistant Professor (first-term), Assistant Professor (second-term), Associate Professor, and (Full) Professor. Successful candidates at the two first-mentioned levels will be appointed for a fixed term whereas appointments at the Associate Professor level are either permanent (tenured) or for a fixed term. The position of Full Professor is always tenured.

The call is targeted particularly to the field of algorithms, logic and complexity. The current research directions of the department within this field include combinatorial algorithms, computational logic, cryptography, distributed algorithms, formal methods and verification, and natural computation. The department is looking for a person to strengthen these directions or complement them with new ones.

Contact: Kaisa Nyberg, Professor, email: kaisa.nyberg (at) aalto.fi

More Information: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/652

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-14



Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Fully Funded PhD Student position

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 five years. The call for expressions of interest will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

For any inquiries or to apply for the positions, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa (aikmitr@ chalmers.se) clearly indicating the position sought.

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
Göteborg, Sweden

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-31



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 August 2016. 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 January 31, 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/Equal Access Institution.

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: 2016-01-31



University of Passau, Germany
Doctoral / Post-doctoral Fellow in Hardware Security (with teaching load)

The Chair of Computer Engineering (Lehrstuhl für Technische Informatik) of the University of Passau’s Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics seeks applications for the post of a research fellow in the broad area of hardware security. The position is suitable both for candidates with a University Master’s degree who wish to work towards a doctorate, and for post-doctoral researchers. The position comes with a teaching load of 5 hours per week. Since the language of instruction in our Bachelor’s program is German, sufficient German-language skills are a prerequisite for this position.

The successful candidate must be interested in highest-level fundamental research, conducted cooperatively with academic and industrial partners in Germany and abroad. He or she holds an outstanding university degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related discipline. She or he must be fluent in oral and written English and German. Advanced knowledge of C/C++ is required, ideally with experience in cross-site software development. Prior experiences in either cryptography/cryptanalysis or in integrated circuit design are strongly desired.

When you join us, you will conduct world-class research in collaboration with the leading scientists in Germany and elsewhere; you will enjoy excellent work conditions in a publication-friendly environment, a competitive salary (TV-L E13) accompanied by the German public-service benefit package and attractive living conditions in Passau, a city of 50,000, located between Munich, Nuremberg and Vienna. The post is suitable for part-time employment upon request. Please check the official job description (in German) under http://www.uni-passau.de/fileadmin/dokumente/beschaeftigte/Stellenangebote/2016_01_WM_Prof_Polian.pdf for details how to apply. Please note that we expect a cover letter formulated in German, for an initial assessment of your language skills. Apply before February 1, 2016, for full consideration.

Contact: Professor Ilia Polian: ilia.polian (at) uni-passau.de

More Information: http://www.uni-passau.de/fileadmin/dokumente/beschaeftigte/Stellenangebote/2016_01_WM_Prof_Polian.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-01



Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Post-Doc in Cryptography

The ENS Crypto Group is looking for Post-Docs on Privacy-Preserving Cryptographic Protocols.

The candidate should have strong experience in provable security, in order to be involved in one of the ongoing research projects (see the web page of the group: https://crypto.di.ens.fr).

Possible topics are (but not limited to):

  • Functional Encryption
  • Lattice-based Cryptography
  • Secure Multi-Party Computation
  • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
To apply, please send by e-mail the following documents:
  • Curriculum vitae with publication list
  • Reference letters
  • Research statement

Contact: David Pointcheval, david(dot)pointcheval(at)ens(dot)fr

More Information: https://crypto.di.ens.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-31



University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Tenure-track Faculty Position

The School of Computing at the University of Utah seeks applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2016. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Applications in all areas of computer science are encouraged, but the School is particularly interested (for one of the positions) in candidates with experience in security, and particularly in cryptography and applications.

The University of Utah is a Carnegie Research I Institution, and the School of Computing is an exciting, growing school with a 50-year history of excellence in computer science education, innovation, and research. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, the hub of a large metropolitan area with excellent cultural and recreational opportunities. Additional information about the school and our current faculty can be found at http://www.cs.utah.edu.

Candidates may apply through the following URL: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/45876

Review of applications will begin after November 15 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Contact: Suresh Venkatasubramanian, Associate Professor (suresh (at) cs.utah.edu)

More Information: http://www.cs.utah.edu/people/faculty-hiring/#SoC

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-30



Oregon State University, Corvallis OR, USA
Tenure-track Position in Data Science and Engineering

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more full time nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in the area of data science and engineering broadly construed. Subareas of interest include (but are not limited to) databases and data management, visualization and visual analytics, security, data mining, and signal processing for big data. The appointments are anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but exceptionally strong candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

For full consideration, apply online by February 15, 2016.

Contact: Brenda Langley, Brenda.Langley (at) oregonstate.edu

More Information: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=68792

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-15



Newcastle University
Ph.D Scholarship

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship on cybersecurity, in particular, Internet of Things (IoT) security, at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK. This studentship involves close collaboration with I2R, Singapore, and includes annual return air tickets to Singapore during the 4 years study. Any nationality can apply.

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 (Look for project title: Secure IoT Platform for A Smart Nation, School: Computing Science, Ref: NSS16). 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://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/study/postgrad/singapore/index.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-26



University of Nebraska Lincoln
Ph.D. student, RA, TA

CSE PhD Openings at University of Nebraska Lincoln

Dr. Qiben Yan’s lab in University of Nebraska Lincoln has multiple Ph.D. TA/RA openings starting from Fall 2016. The successful candidates are expected to work on exciting research areas in Cyber Security, including: Internet and web security, mobile/wireless networks and security, spectrum and cognitive radio security, applied cryptography, network monitoring and intrusion detection, botnet and mobile malware defense. Preferred candidates should be self-motivated, responsible, and have the curiosity and determination to explore the path to develop himself/herself into an outstanding security researcher. Candidates with CS, EE or other relevant backgrounds will be considered, and an earned Master degree is a plus. A solid background in either of the following will be a plus: wireless communications & networking, security/cryptography, data mining/machine learning, optimization, game theory/control, or strong system implementation skills. If you are interested, please send your CV/resume, transcripts, GRE and TOEFL scores, and any other information that you believe is helpful for your application in one email to Prof. Yan at yan (at) unl.edu. For more information, please visit http://cse.unl.edu/~qyan.

Contact: Dr. Qiben Yan

More Information: http://cse.unl.edu/~qyan

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-28



CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Post-Doc in Lattice-Based Cryptography

The CWI Cryptology Group is looking for a post-doc with a very strong research record in the area of lattice-based cryptography (design and/or cryptanalysis). The position is opened in connection with a fundamental, practise-oriented research project that will start early 2016 and that is carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner. The duration of the initial contract is one year, with possible extension. To apply, submit a CV with a cover-letter by email to the addresses listed below.

Contact:

Ronald Cramer (Head of the CWI Cryptology Group & Professor, Math Inst, Leiden U.) and Leo Ducas (Scientific Staff Member, CWI Cryptology Group).

Email: {cramer,ducas}@cwi.nl

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-29



CipherQ, Toronto, Canada
Principle Cryptographer

This position requires a sound academic background in both analytical and theoretical fields. The positions will primarily focus on work such as characterizing secure data communications in terms of encryption, encoding and other signal modifications and then providing the necessary technical elaboration to help engineering teams develop and implement techniques to efficiently handle these signals.

In this position, it would be a requirement to develop mathematical techniques to find solutions and then implement the solutions as efficiently as possible in both computer hardware and software. These techniques will also be used to evaluate cryptographic algorithms and protocols as well as provide guidance on the design and development of cryptographic systems. Areas of mathematics particularly applicable to this position at CipherQ include:

  • Abstract algebra (especially finite field theory)
  • Computational number theory
  • Linear algebra and numerical methods
  • Statistics
  • Combinatorics
  • Cryptography and Applied Cryptanalysis
  • Theoretical computer science

Expertise and applied knowledge of modern cryptographic algorithms and protocols is a mandatory requirement. Additional capabilities in cryptography that will be an asset include but are not limited to:

  • Lattice-based
  • Multivariate
  • Hash-based
  • Code-based
  • Discrete Finite Fields and Elliptic Curves
  • Quantum key distribution

Other areas of knowledge that would be considered key assets:

  • Strong knowledge of computer programming languages: C/C++, Java, Python, Octave/Mathematica/Maple/Matlab environments.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and networking principles
  • An understanding of modern computer architectures and information technology architectures including cloud computing

Education: Doctoral degree in Mathematics, or equivalent degree in other mathematical sciences or engineering fields with a strong mathematical background.

Contact: Dr. Christian Weedbrook

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-31



Oregon State University, Computer Science, Corvallis, OR, USA
Multiple Ph.D. Positions in Applied Cryptography and Network Security (Fully funded)

We are looking for excellent, highly motivated and self-driven PhD students to work in the areas of applied cryptography and network security. We have (fully funded) 2 or 3 Ph.D. positions, starting from Spring 2016 (i.e., March 2016) or Fall 2016 (September 2016).

OSU offers a competitive salary, an excellent work environment, all within a close proximity of high-tech industry and natural beauties of Oregon, USA. The excellent candidates will have opportunities for research internship, collaborations and joint-projects with lead-industrial and academic organizations.

The candidates will work on the design, analysis, realization and deployment of new cryptographic schemes and protocols in various practical application domains. Research topics include but not limited to:

  • Secure and Trustworthy Cloud Computing
    • Highly efficient searchable encryption and oblivious RAM
    • Distributed cloud security
  • Secure and Reliable Inter-Intra Vehicular Networks
    • Time-critical authentication and integrity in inter-vehicular networks
    • Privacy for autonomous driving
  • Secure and reliable smart-infrastructures (e.g., smart-grid IoTs)
  • Trusted-hardware and hardware-acceleration techniques to enhance cryptographic methods
Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:
  • MS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics; BS with high-GPA and research experience also considered.
  • Knowledge of cryptographic protocols and primitives;
  • Excellent programming skills (e.g., C, C++),
  • Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills;
To apply please send by e-mail the following documents:
  • Transcripts (BS and MS)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reference letters
  • Previous publications
  • Research statement>

Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz: attila.yavuz (at) oregonstate.edu

More Information: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~yavuza/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-01



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
PhD/MSc Scholarships, Post-Doctoral Positions, and Summer Internship

Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. level applications, as well as Post-Doctoral positions. 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

Spring 2016 MSC/PHD/POSTDOC deadline: 14 December 2015.

Summer 2016 Internship deadline: 31 January 2016 (may have a later deadline if quota remains).

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

http://gsse.ku.edu.tr

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-31



Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Post-doc

Protecting against physical attacks through the use of secure codes

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Physical attacks exploit the real-life characteristics of a security device, for example (passively) monitoring its power consumption or (actively) triggering computational errors during processing, in order to recover its embedded secret keys. These attacks are particularly damaging against embedded devices.

Error-correcting codes aim at preventing errors in data by adding redundant information in data encoding in a way allowing detecting and - ideally - correcting errors. Error-correcting codes were initially designed as a protection against non-malicious errors, but might represent an interesting opportunity against malicious faults as well, and can possibly be extended in order to offer resistance against passive attacks as well.

The objective of this project is to investigate this research lead, designing codes offering resistance against physical attacks and assessing their effectiveness, in a context of smart grid/smart sensor applications.

The research will take place in the framework of a European project involving high-level academic and industrial experts. The researcher will also benefit from the dynamic research environment of the UCL Crypto Group (Université catholique de Louvain), with strong interactions with researchers working on related subjects.

The candidate should hold a PhD in mathematics, computer science or electronics, with strong interests in coding theory and cryptographic algorithms. A preliminary background in side-channel attacks is useful, but not mandatory.

Note that, due to the nature of the funding, this position is only available for a non-Belgian citizen in a situation of international mobility, i.e. the candidate should not have spent more than 24 months in Belgium over the last 3 years.

Contact: Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert -- fstandae at uclouvain.be

More Information: http://www.uclouvain.be/crypto

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-04-01



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
PhD Position on Privacy

The Security in Information Technology (SIT) Research Group at TU Darmstadt, Germany, headed by Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner is offering a full-time PhD position on Consent Management in Emerging Mobile and Pervasive Computing Systems.

The vacancy is within the newly established research training group "Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users" funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation.

We are looking for a candidate interested in working at the intersection of privacy engineering, identity management, applied cryptography, and machine learning, starting as soon as possible.

Further information: https://www.sit.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/de/security-in-information-technology/open-positions/pre-doc-in-consent-management/

Contact: Mrs. Birgit Blume

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-15



UConn, Storrs
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track)

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Departments at the University of Connecticut invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one at the assistant, associate or full professor level and the other at the assistant professor level. Both positions have an expected start date of August 23, 2016. The research specialties of interest are Cryptography, Computer Security, and Security Engineering.

For full job description please visit our website at http://www.cse.uconn.edu/current-job-listings/. UConn is an EEO/AA Employer.

More Information: http://www.cse.uconn.edu/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-04-16



Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Fully Funded PhD Student position

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

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

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology.

More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=3333

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-11-30



University of Luxembourg
Post-Doc

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire an outstanding post-doctoral researcher at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw. The SaToSS group is working on formalising and applying formal reasoning to real-world security problems and trust issues. The research topics of the group include: security protocols, security modeling, formal methods for security, socio-technical aspects of security, risk management, privacy, verification, etc.

The university offers a one year employment that may be extended up to five years. The successful candidates will be working in an exciting, international and multicultural environment. The university offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from candidates who have completed a Ph. D. degree in Mathematics or Computer Science by March, 2016. Preference will be given to applicants with proven interest in security and graph theory.

Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

For further information and to submit your application please visit:

http://emea3.mrted.ly/ved5

Deadline for applications:

7 Dec, 2015

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw (sjouke.mauw (at) uni.lu) or

Dr. Rolando Trujillo Rasua (rolando.trujillo (at) uni.lu)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-07



Indiana University Bloomington
a tenured or tenure track faculty position

We are hiring a tenured or tenure track faculty in Security Informatics at Indiana!!! Security informatics is interdisciplinary computer security. Research which connects with other Informatics groups is highly desirable (e.g., HCI, data science, social informatics, complex systems, or health informatics). We are a college town with a great security group. Bloomington punches above its weight, with an opera season, a ballet season, an off-Broadway season, four symphonic orchestras, four university stand-alone museums, and an annual world-class music festival.

****** Official Announcement **********

The School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a faculty position in Security Informatics. The position is open at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor). Duties include teaching, research, and service.

Applications are welcome from information and computer scientists in a wide range of areas including but not limited to usable security, human-centered design, identity, social informatics of security, and design for privacy.

Applicants should have an established record (for senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence (for junior level) in research and teaching, and a PhD in a relevant area or (for junior level) expected before 8/2016.

The SoIC is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating the full breadth of computing and information technology. It includes Computer Science, Informatics, and Information and Library Science, with over 100 faculty, 900 graduate students, and 1500 undergraduate majors on the Bloomington Campus. It offers PhDs in Computer Science, Informatics, and Information Science.

Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle. Indiana University is renowned for its top-ranked music school, high-performance computing and networking facilities, and performing and fine arts.

Contact: hiring (at) soic.indiana.edu

More Information: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1695

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-01



The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Faculty positions in cybersecurity

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST (http://www.cse.ust.hk/) will have substantiation-track faculty openings in the area of cyber security at all levels of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental benefits and annual leave. Housing will also be provided where applicable.

Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of at least three referees), a research statement and a teaching statement (all in PDF format) should be sent through e-mail to csrecruit (at) cse.ust.hk. Priority will be given to applications received by 15 December 2015. Applicants will be promptly acknowledged through e-mail upon receiving the electronic application material.

Contact: Prof. Dit-Yan Yeung, dyyeung (at) cse.ust.hk

More Information: http://www.cse.ust.hk/admin/recruitment/faculty/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-31



University of Trier, Germany
Post-Doc in Cryptography/E-Voting

The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at University of Trier, Germany, offers a full-time Post-Doc position in the area of e-voting, with a focus on cryptographic aspects.

The position is available immediately and is fully funded with an internationally competitive salary.

Contracts are initially offered for one year.

The deadline for applications is November 30th, 2015. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

See http://infsec.uni-trier.de/jobopenings for the official job announcement.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuesters
kuesters (at) uni-trier.de
http://infsec.uni-trier.de/

More Information: http://infsec.uni-trier.de/jobopenings

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-11-30



Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington
PhD Internship

The Cryptography Research Group seeks qualified PhD students for an immediate internship opening working on applied MPC projects. Successful candidate will have experience with implementing optimized garbled circuits and oblivious transfer protocols and a strong desire to have real-world impact. Projects in collaboration with industry partners will have an interdisciplinary focus. Start date for suitable candidate will be as soon as possible and last for 3 months.

Contact: Kristin Lauter

More Information: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/klauter/

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-12-15



MSCA Privacy&Us ITN
13 PhD Studentships

http://privacyus.cs.ucl.ac.uk/

Funded by the EU H2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie program, the Privacy & Us Innovative Training Network will train thirteen creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers (ESRs) to be able to reason, design and develop innovative solutions to questions related to the protection of citizens’ privacy, considering the multidisciplinary and intersectoral aspects of the issue. ESRs will be trained to face both current and future challenges in the area of privacy and usability.

The studentships have a duration of 36 months, starting August 2016. Students will be recruited and primarily based at the host institutions but will spend a minimum of six months in secondment to another member of the consortium or a partner organization.

All details (including consortium, positions, and application details) are available from the project website at

http://privacyus.cs.ucl.ac.uk/

Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, privacyus (at) emilianodc.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-01-15



Kiwi Ki GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Embedded Cryptography Engineer

KIWI is a young hardware startup based in Berlin, developing a keyless entry system “KIWI” which allows users to open doors securely using their cellphones or active RFID tokens. We are building a city-scale wireless sensor network to enable our vision of completely hands-free access for everyone. We build our own technology, from hardware, firmware through to our infrastructure and applications. At the moment, we need a great EMBEDDED ENGINEER to augment our existing team of embedded and RF specialists.

YOUR TASKS

* Design and implement firmware on embedded devices (ARM Cortex M0-M3-M4)

* Design, develop, code, test, verify and debug system software

* Review code and design

* Provide production and post-production support

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for an experienced engineer with

* Degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience-surprise us!

* Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting with embedded devices, including design and manufacture verification and board bring-up

* Solid programming experience with C

* Familiarity with ticket tracking tools, code review, unit testing, continuous integration, source control, and other tools for modern software development (except for GCC and GNU Make).

NICE TO HAVES

* Experience with ISM band communications/networking

* Bare-metal microcontroller development, including ARM Assembly

* Strong background in Cryptography

* Desire for strong coffee and stronger discussions

Come be a part of our diverse team! English and German are the main languages spoken in the office, however you will also be exposed to Spanish, French, and Polish.

WE OFFER

Our startup has a young international team, and you will be working with them in the heart of Berlin (no remotes, please). You will have the opportunity to collect a large amount of experience working on projects that have an immediate effect on the growth and success of the company.

Contact: Be part of the Internet of Things revolution and join our team! Please send your application to Charlotte at jobs (at) kiwi.ki.

More Information: http://kiwi.ki/en/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-01



Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Post-doctoral researcher in Cryptography

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

The post-doctoral researcher will join Katerina Mitrokotsa's research group, working in the area of information and communication security with a focus on authentication protocols, verifiable delegation of computation, and secure multi-party computation.

The post-doc position is available for one year which will be extended for one more year after a successful review.

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to have a PhD degree and strong background in theoretical computer science and cryptography.

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

More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=3362

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-31

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa

Assistant Professor

Chalmers University of Technology,

Department of CSE, 41296, Gothenburg, Sweden

aikmitr (at) chalmers.se

More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=3362

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-31



Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
PhD Student in Cryptography - Fully funded

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

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

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

More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=3333

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-15



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Ph.D. student

The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols (ENCRYPTO) Group at TU Darmstadt is looking for a doctoral student in Engineering Scalable Cryptographic Protocols.

Our group was established within the two main research centers for IT security in Darmstadt, the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE) and the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED). We develop new methods and tools to optimize and automatically generate cryptographic protocols. See http://encrypto.de for details.

The candidate will do cutting-edge research on privacy-preserving protocols that scale to real-world problem sizes, in particular for protocols such as secure multi-party computation, private set intersection or private information retrieval.

The candidate is expected to have a completed Master (or equivalent) degree with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a closely related field. Solid knowledge in IT security, applied cryptography, efficient algorithms and programming skills are required. Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols, parallel computing, compiler construction, programming languages, and software engineering is a plus.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Please consult the webpage given below for more details and how to apply.

Contact: Thomas Schneider

More Information: http://encrypto.de/jobs/ENCRYPTO2015.pdf



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: 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, the School was ranked the 1st in the UK for 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: https://goo.gl/3pelOE

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-10-22



University of Alabama at Birmingham
Post-Doc in Cryptocurrency

We invite applications for a post-doctoral position in cryptographic currency. The successful candidate will join Dr. Yuliang Zheng’s research group in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to investigate fundamental theories and technologies that underpin new generations of digital currencies including Bitcoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrencies.

Applicants must have recently completed or be about to complete their PhD degrees in computer science or a related field, and should have a solid understanding of modern cryptography and distributed computing as well as excellent skills in programming for various computing platforms ranging from smartphones and laptop computers to modern servers.

Contact: Yuliang Zheng, Professor and Chair, postdoc-app (at) cis.uab.edu

More Information: http://www.uab.edu/postdocs/post-doc-openings/postdocs-in-social-sciences/299-i15140

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-01



Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Assistant Professors in Cybersecurity and/or Data Privacy

The Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for two tenure track (Assistant Professor) faculty positions; one in cybersecurity and the other in data privacy. We seek outstanding applicants with appropriate expertise, established records, and exceptional potential for research in the area of cybersecurity or data privacy. In cybersecurity, our focus is toward candidates whose work is in applied areas such as information security, networked system security, secure systems, trustworthy computing, and infrastructure and IoT security. In data privacy, we have a preference for candiates who have expertise in information privacy, privacy in data science, and tools and systems for ensuring data privacy. The successful candidates are expected to develop a research program, advise graduate students in their research area, obtain external funding, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and perform university and professional service. The candidate must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Contact: Apply online.

More Information: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00315

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



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: 2015-12-31



Northern Arizona University
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at Northern Arizona University invites applications from exceptional candidates for multiple tenured and tenure-track positions at all levels. These faculty positions will support a multi-year hiring initiative with a focus on the application of computing to key areas of national need. These positions are research-centric with a long-term institutional commitment to ensuring low teaching loads.

Exceptional candidates or coordinated group applications for highly desirable cluster hires in all SICCS areas are encouraged to apply. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Cybersecurity, including trustworthy systems, data provenance, attack awareness, next generation defensive measures, mobile and cloud security, and usable security.
  • Heterogeneous and reconfigurable systems, including software engineering methodologies, self-* systems and frameworks, machine learning and inference, and distributed and decentralized systems.
  • Cyber-physical systems, including large-scale wireless and sensor networks, decentralized architectures, and ubiquitous computing.
  • Big Data and data science, including data mining and machine learning, high-performance and cloud computing, natural language processing, and data visualization.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD or equivalent degree in an area of interest by August 22, 2016. See details at nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings under Job ID 602174 (direct link: https://goo.gl/r3mxR6)

Contact: John C. Georgas, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Informatics and Computing

Northern Arizona University

john.georgas (at) nau.edu

Phone: (928) 523-9984

More Information: http://nau.edu/informatics

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01



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