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.

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Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
Research Associate

The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX) at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton Campus invites application for a Research Associate in the field of Cyber Security. The successful candidate will work with the members of ISCX to conduct original research, design, and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. This project will be carried out in collaboration with IBM Security Division and is mainly funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation (AIF) program. For more information on the project and ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.

To be considered for the position the applicant should have a PhD degree in Computer Science. Some postdoctoral research experience is an asset. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.

This is a full-time position, available as of October 1, 2014 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three more years. Salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, along with a resume, and the name, address, phone and e-email addresses of three academic references. Review of applications will begin in August 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Dean and

Director of Information Security Centre of Excellence

Faculty of Computer Science

University of New Brunswick

P.O. Box 4400

Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

Email: ghorbani (at) unb.ca (with subject line marked as “ISCX Research Associate Position”)

More Information: http://iscx.ca

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-01



HASLab, INESC TEC, Braga, Portugal
Post-Doc

The High Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab) at INESC TEC has an opening for a 2 year Post-Doc position.

The position is within the cryptography and information security group in the HASLab.

The group is actively working on: provable security, domain-specific languages and software development tools for cryptography, efficient implementation of cryptographic software, and formal verification of cryptographic proofs and implementations.

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a recent Ph.D. and background in at least one of the following fields:

provable security,

efficient implementation of cryptography,

programming languages and verification,

and an interest in carrying out research at their intersection.

The position starts from November 2014. The salary is around 18K euros per year after tax. The working language is English.

Applications should arrive no later than September 19, 2014 and should include a CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact details for two references.

Contact:

Manuel Barbosa

INESC TEC and Universidade do Minho

mbb AT di.uminho.pt

http://haslab.uminho.pt/mbb

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-19



University of Washington, Tacoma
Tenure Track Positions in Computer Eng, CS and IT

We are seeking six (6) highly motivated faculty members to join the Institute starting September 2015. Applications are being accepted for two assistant professors in Computer Engineering, two assistant professors in Information Technology, one assistant professor in Cyber Security, and one associate professor in Computer Science. These are all full-time tenure-track/tenure-eligible positions with a nine-month service period. Each position requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in one of the following domains: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field. For the Computer Engineering program, we seek candidates whose research focuses on hardware aspects of big data or cyber security (architecture, embedded systems). For Information Technology, we seek candidates with research foci in HCI, cyber security or systems integration, preferably mobile systems. We seek one assistant professor whose research focuses on cyber security and is applicable to all our programs. In Computer Science, we seek applicants with research strength in software engineering, distributed computing or operating systems, as well as experience in professional accreditation activities and assessment. Please see http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/institute-technology/ for more details. Questions related to these positions are to be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Bryan Goda, at 253 692 4581 or godab (at) uw.edu; or Dr. Ankur Teredesai, at 253 692 4806 or ankurt (at) uw.edu. Although these positions are contingent on available funding and will remain open until filled, applications received before October 1, 2014 will receive priority review.

Contact: Dr. Bryan Goda

godab (at) uw.edu

845-551-3873

More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4205

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-10



NXP Semiconductors
30+ Open Positions in Crypto & Security

Make the world smart and secure – join NXP!

NXP is the trusted partner to authenticate identities, secure transactions and provide convenient interactions by delivering Identification Solutions.

The business area Security & Connectivity develops secure solutions that connect people and objects. Its strong portfolio of advanced semiconductor technology, unmatched device performance, world-class security and complete answers approach is used worldwide for protecting personal information in bank cards, passports, and more.

You can be part of an ambitious team of professionals operating in an incredibly exciting industry to help the world be more connected and more secure.

We are looking for passionate, talented experts in the field of Crypto & Security. Examplary roles include:

  • Advanced security experts
  • Firmware security engineers
  • Vulnerability analysts
  • Certification managers

  • Currently we are hiring in Eindhoven (NL), Glasgow (UK), Gratkorn (AT), Hamburg (DE) and Leuven (BE). There are more than 30 Crypto & Security positions for all sort of experience levels!

    We are looking forward to your application via our Crypto & Security career website on LinkedIn.

    Contact: Alexander Herbst, Human Resources, NXP Semiconductors

    More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?jobs=&gid=8137804



    The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Lecturer and Reader (2 positions); PhD positions

    The University of Edinburgh is looking for a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Reader (Associate Professor, close to Professor) in areas related to Cyber Security and Privacy.

    Areas of particular interest are applied cryptography, systems/network security, human factors for security and privacy, and information Assurance.

    Both positions are full-time and permanent. The start date is 1st October 2014, or a later date by negotiation.

    We also have PhD positions, which are recruited continually.

    The School of Informatics at Edinburgh is the largest informatics School in the UK, enjoying a city centre location in a modern building in the beautiful capital city of Scotland.

    Please visit the web page for full details.

    Contact: David Aspinall, email David.Aspinall (at) ed.ac.uk

    More Information: http://secpriv.inf.ed.ac.uk/jobs

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-22



    IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
    PhD Student and Post-Doc

    The cryptography and privacy group of the IBM Research - Zurich research laboratory in Switzerland is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students and Post-Docs in the area of provably secure cryptography, in particular the design of privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols.

    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 also collaborate with international partners in EU research projects and occasionally implement prototypes of cryptographic protocols.

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

    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.

    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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-01



    University of Twente, The Netherlands
    Full-Time PhD Position in Cryptographic Protocol Design

    The Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-year PhD position in cryptographic protocol design.

    In the course of the PhD project, the PhD student will deal with cryptographic concepts such as Homomorphic Encryption, Functional Encryption, and Secure Multiparty Computation. The research focus of the project is on the design and evaluation of new cryptographic protocols for specific application scenarios.

    The PhD candidate will be expected to do active and internationally visible research which will be supervised by Dr. Andreas Peter from the Services, Cybersecurity and Safety Group of the University of Twente. The PhD candidate will be appointed for a period of four years, at the end of which he/she must have completed a PhD thesis. During this period, the PhD student has the opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge by joining international exchange programs, to participate in national and international conferences and workshops, and to visit other research institutes and universities worldwide.

    Successful candidates must hold an outstanding M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from the university study of Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar, obtained within the last two years. The topic of the master thesis should ideally have relevance to cryptography. Applications from students that are about to finish their master thesis will be accepted as well. Further requirements include excellent skills in the English language, firm knowledge in cryptography and basic programming skills. Early experiences with scientific publications are of advantage.

    The position will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Applications must include:

    • CV and academic transcript (with grades)
    • motivation letter (including a description of prior activities with relevance to cryptography)
    • two references or letters of recommendation

    Contact: Dr. Andreas Peter, Assistant Professor at the University of Twente

    More Information: http://wwwhome.ewi.utwente.nl/~petera/positions/phd-position-criptim.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-01



    University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
    Research Associate

    The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX) at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton Campus invites application for a Research Associate in the field of Cyber Security. The successful candidate will work with the members of ISCX to conduct original research, design, and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. This project will be carried out in collaboration with IBM Security Division and is mainly funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation (AIF) program. For more information on the project and ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.

    To be considered for the position the applicant should have a PhD degree in Computer Science. Some postdoctoral research experience is an asset. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.

    This is a full-time position, available as of October 1, 2014 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three more years. Salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

    Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, along with a resume, and the name, address, phone and e-email addresses of three academic references. Review of applications will begin in August 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Contact: Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Dean and

    Director of Information Security Centre of Excellence

    Faculty of Computer Science

    University of New Brunswick

    P.O. Box 4400

    Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

    Email: ghorbani (at) unb.ca (with subject line marked as “ISCX Research Associate Position”)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-01



    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Doctoral Researcher in the collaborative research center CROSSING

    Collaborative Research Centers are institutions funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and are established at universities to pursue a scientifically ambitious, complex, long?term research program. The goal of the center CROSSING is to provide cryptography-based security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments. In the center researchers from different areas such as Cryptography, IT-Security, Quantum Physics, and Software Engineering will collaborate. The available doctoral positions are distributed over the aforementioned areas, and will be affiliated with the research training school of the center.


    As part of its research program CROSSING will develop an open-source software called OpenCCE which will allow users to deploy the developed solutions in a secure and easy way.


    Applicants should upload their applications on www.crossing.tu-darmstadt.de/de/crossing/jobs/application/ including the usual documents and indicating the applicant’s area of interest. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.


    For more information about CROSSING and the application process please visit www.crossing.tu-darmstadt.de.


    TU Darmstadt has a large interest in increasing the number of female researchers, and hence particularly encourages female candidates to apply. Applicants with a degree of disability of 50% or more will be preferred in case they are otherwise equally qualified to the other candidates. It is generally possible to work part time.

    Contact: info (at) crossing.tu-darmstadt.de

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-30



    Cryptolux, University of Luxembourg
    Post-Doc

    The Cryptolux team of the Computer Science and Communications research unit of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a postdoc in Cryptography and Information Security. In particular we are interested in candidates who are experts in one of the following topics:

    • Symmetric Cryptography
    • Privacy and Anonymity (Tor,I2P, etc.)
    • Digital Currencies
    • Reverse engineering, code obfuscation
    • Network Security

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to lacs.application AT gmail.com. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's expertise, motivation and research interests, a CV (including photo, information about the obtained degrees, overall GPA in B.Sc. and M.Sc., transcript of grades for relevant courses). We expect proven expertise in your area of research by publications at top conferences, successful participation in competitions and challenges, etc.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov,

    lacs.application AT gmail.com

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-05



    CloudFlare Inc.
    Software Security Engineer

    CloudFlare is looking for a talented software engineer to join our security team. We are working on a number of ambitious projects to secure the web and protect our customers from threats of all sorts. The role of security engineer at CloudFlare is more that of a builder than a breaker. You will have to approach problems with creativity and flexibility and be able to identify and use the best tools for the job or build better ones from scratch. At CloudFlare, we are serious about protecting our customers and advancing the state of the art in computer security.


    We are looking for experienced engineers (5+ years of experience preferred) with practical expertise in the areas of:

  • Web Security (web application firewall, authentication, anti-crawler technology, penetration testing)

  • Security Intelligence (IP reputation, machine learning techniques using security data)

  • Systems Security and Trusted Computing (application sandboxing, secure boot, remote attestation, TPMs)

  • Secure Computation and Storage (encrypted databases, data anonymization, secure multi-party computation)

  • Network Security Protocols (DNSSEC, SSL/TLS, SPDY, QUIC, etc.)

  • Applied Cryptography (white-box cryptography, side-channel attacks)


    Requirements:

  • Proficiency in C, Go and/or Lua or willingness to learn

  • Experience working on large scale distributed systems and performance-critical applications

  • Desire to create well-crafted software

  • Bonus Points:

  • Contributions to the open source community

  • Understanding of Linux internals

  • Familiarity with compilers or code generation tools

  • Healthy sense of paranoia

    Contact: HR Manager (https://www.cloudflare.com/join-our-team)

    More Information: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/cloudflare/software-security-engineer/aVkD18r2ir450riGakhP3Q?ref=rss&sid=68

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-01



  • ID Quantique SA, Geneva, Swiss, Europe
    Applied Cryptographer

    ID Quantique SA is a dynamic company specialising in quantum-safe network encryption solutions as well as hardware random number generators. Its products are used by customers in the financial and government sector worldwide. The company is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Main Responsabilities:

    •Provide internal expertise on cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

    •Participation in internal as well as collaborative interdisciplinary R&D projects in the field of quantum-safe cryptography primitives, protocols and solutions.

    •Implementation of cryptographic protocols.

    •Monitoring of vulnerabilities and attacks relevant to the company’s products and services.

    •Engagement with customers in the context of pre-sales activities.

    Contact: To apply, please send a full dossier including a motivation letter to rh (at) idquantique.com

    More Information: http://idquantique.com/company/careers.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15



    University of New Brunswick, Canada, North America
    Postdoctoral fellow

    The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work with the Centre to carry out research, design and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security

    Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. The proposed toolset will incorporate a set of techniques for automated risk identification, security assessment and mitigation planning. Within this toolset a risk management methodology will be provided to

    support a process of identifying system threats and assessing the corresponding risks. The risk management toolset will also be equipped with means to trace and analyze roots of these threats for proper selection of follow-up mitigation strategies. This project is funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation program. For more information about ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. and expertise in one or both of following research areas:

    • Information and Network Security, and network technologies and tools.

    • Machine learning and data mining techniques and tools.

    The following skills and experiences are very helpful:

    • Development under Linux operating system

    • Malware detection and analysis concepts and tools

    Successful applicants will assist in one or more of following tasks:

    • Developing novel learning and mining techniques for malware detection and analysis

    • Develop security data-mining approaches for risk mitigation, automated understanding and predictive analytics.

    • Preparing technical documents and writing and submitting the research results for publication.

    The post-doc appointment is for two years and can be extended for two more year depending upon the availability of funding.

    Applications will be considered until the available position is filled. To apply send your curriculum vita that includes: 1) Research experience; two representative publications; proof of language proficiency (international applicants); and, contact information (email, address, phone) of three references.

    Contact: Ali Ghorbani

    Professor and Dean

    Faculty of Computer Science

    University of New Brunswick

    Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3

    Tel: (506) 458- 7265 Fax: (506) 453-3566

    Email: ghorbani (at) unb.ca

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-07-31



    Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France
    Laboratoire de l’Informatique du Parallélisme


    Post-Doc positions

    Post-doctoral positions are available in the AriC team, on functional cryptography and/or lattice-based cryptography.

    An emerging group on cryptography is looking for excellent researchers to participate to projects on functional encryption and/or lattice-based cryptography, from the algorithmic foundations to the design and implementation of advanced cryptographic primitives.

    Candidates must hold (or be close to holding) a PhD thesis related to cryptology, with an emphasis on its mathematical aspects. A strong research record is expected (i.e., publications in first-tier conferences or journals).

    Applications should include a CV and recommendation letters. They should be sent before July 31, 2014 but will be considered until the positions are filled. Post-doc duration is negotiable. Salary can be adjusted for senior post-docs.

    Contact:

    Fabien Laguillaumie (fabien.laguillaumie at ens-lyon.fr)

    Benoît Libert (benoit.libert at ens-lyon.fr)

    Damien Stehlé (damien.stehle at ens-lyon.fr)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-07-31



    University of New Brunswick, Canada, North America
    PhD / MSc. Scholarships

    The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada has several openings for fully funded PhD/MS positions to work with the Centre to carry out research, design and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. The proposed toolset will incorporate a set of techniques for automated risk identification, security assessment (e.g., intrusion/malware detection & analysis) and mitigation planning. This project is funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation program. For more information about ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.

    Candidates are expected to be proficient in networking, have basic knowledge of computer security, to demonstrate interest in network security.

    To apply send your CV.

    Contact: Ali Ghorbani
    Professor and Dean
    Faculty of Computer Science
    University of New Brunswick
    Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3
    Tel: (506) 458- 7265 Fax: (506) 453-3566
    Email: ghorbani (at) unb.ca

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31



    Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
    Post-Doctoral Researcher (junior or senior, depending on record)

    What we offer:

    We offer a post-doctoral research contract at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, for up to three years. The selected candidate will work in a new generously funded research project at the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy/CRISES research group within the Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics.

    What we require:

    Candidates should have provable research expertise in game theory (specifically mechanism design and/or implementation theory) and also be familiar with cryptographic protocols. Suitable backgrounds include but are not limited to computer science, mathematics, economics and engineering.

    Where we are:

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is based in Tarragona (Catalonia), which is a coastal city 90 km south of Barcelona. URV has been ranked by Times Higher Education 2014 as the world´s 66th best university under 50 years of age. Also, according to the CWTS Leiden 2014 ranking, URV has the second highest research impact on ``Math., Comp. Sci. and Engineering´´ among European universities.

    What candidates should send:

    Send your CV and publication record, plus two recommendation letters to Prof. Josep Domingo-Ferrer ( josep.domingo (at) urv.cat ).

    Contact: Prof. Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Dept. of Computer Engineering and Maths, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, Tarragona, Catalonia.

    http://crises-deim.urv.cat/jdomingo, josep.domingo (at) urv.cat

    More Information: http://crises-deim.urv.cat

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-31



    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Faculty

    The Informatics Institute at Istanbul Technical University

    (ITU) invites applications from accomplished scholars for several

    temporary/permanent open rank faculty positions in Cyber Security

    related areas:

    • wireless and network security,

    • secure software,

    • cyber supply chain security,

    • cybersecurity policy,

    • cryptography,

    • multimedia forensics.

    Applicants should have a well-established record of research. Duties of these positions include mainly research and teaching at graduate level. The salaries for these positions are internationally competitive and commensurate with candidates’ qualifications and academic ranks. “Information Security and Cryptography” department is a newly opening division at ITU and the prospective candidates for these positions are supposed to assume duties as early as September, 2015.

    Istanbul Technical University, located at the heart of Istanbul, is one of the most prominent research universities of Turkey. Admission to ITU is highly competitive and the student body is from top scorers of the nationwide university entrance exam. With its well-qualified departments and institutions, ITU provides an excellent research environment for engineers and scientists. As a state university, ITU provides a free of charge health and dental insurance for its faculty members and their families.

    About the application procedure:

    To apply please send your application package including a cover letter, CV, research plan, and the names of 3 or 4 references to:

    hiring (at) be.itu.edu.tr

    Contact: HR Manager

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-30



    University of Birmingham, UK
    PhD studentship

    Applications are invited for a fully funded, four year PhD studentship in the area of embedded security/cryptography for next generation vehicles at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham. The studentship is jointly sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC and covers the university fees (UK/EU) and a tax-free annual stipend of £18,0000. The project will additionally provision for a laptop, equipment and travel to attend conferences and workshops.

    Research Project:

    Modern automotive vehicles have several wireless interfaces, are interconnected with various devices and with the internet. This connectivity adds great functionality but it also introduces a number of security and privacy threats.

    This PhD studentship will be focused on improving the security of the next generation electronic vehicle architecture. Develop optimized implementations of cryptographic primitives and protocols for time critical automotive applications.

    Requirements:

  • The successful applicant will have at least a strong 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related MSc course as well as excellent programming skills (especially C).
  • A demonstrable interest/background in security, cryptography and/or embedded devices is desirable.
  • International students are encouraged to apply, but the studentship only fully covers UK/EU fees.
  • For non-native English speakers, the university requires IELTS of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) or equivalent qualification.
  • The student is expected to collaborate with and visit Jaguar Land Rover on a regular basis.
  • Contact: Flavio Garcia (www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~garciaf)

    More Information: https://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~garciaf/projects/JLR.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-01



    Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Research Scientist

    Temasek Laboratories at National University of Singapore, Singapore is seeking highly motivated professionals interested in conducting research in the area of cryptography.

    Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering and experience in analysis/design of symmetric ciphers.

    Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in C/C++ language, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

    Review of applications will start immediately and continue until position is filled.

    Interested candidates can contact Dr Tan Chik How tsltch (at) nus.edu.sg.

    Closing Date for applications : 10 July 2014

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-07-10



    University College London, the Greater Britain, Europe
    Research Associate (Post-Doc)

    The Computer Science Department at University College London have two openings for postdoctoral researchers in cryptography. The posts are under the supervision of Dr Jens Groth with a duration of up to 2 years and a flexible starting date. Candidates must have a PhD with a strong publication record in cryptography or theoretical computer science.

    UCL is one of Europe's highest ranked universities, has a large and active Information Security group and has recently been recognized by the EPSRC and GCHQ as one of UK's Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. The Computer Science Department is one of the largest in the UK and is located at UCL's main campus in the centre of London.

    Contact: Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Jens Groth j.groth AT ucl.ac.uk

    More Information: http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/J.Groth/openings.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-12



    Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security
    (equiv. to Assistant/Associate Professor)

    Department of Computing at University of Surrey is currently seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer (equiv. to Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer (equiv. to Associate Professor) level in Cyber Security to support the Department’s continued growth by complementing our existing research strengths and contributing to the research leadership within the Department, to play a leading role in the recently established interdisciplinary Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and to contribute to the new MSc Information Security programme.

    Applications are welcome particularly in the areas of Software Security, Web and Network Security, System Security, Applied Cryptography and Protocols, Privacy and Data Protection, Multimedia Security, Digital Forensics, and Human-Centred Security.

    The Department is research-led with around 70 RAs and PhD students, and is attracting growing research support from funding bodies such as the UK Research Councils, UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the EU-IST, and also private foundations e.g. The Leverhulme Trust. Major IT, telecommunication, defence and security organisations are sponsoring research in the Department.

    Applicants at the Lecturer level should have a relevant PhD, a developing track record in publication with demonstrable high potential in high-quality research and teaching. Applicants at the Senior Lecturer level will have an international research profile, a significant track record of high-quality publications in leading journals and conference proceedings, and experience in a leadership or development role in high quality teaching. A record in attracting research funding would be an advantage.

    Closing date for applications is 30 June 2014. The post is to start in September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Contact: Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Anthony TS Ho, Head of the Department of Computing (a.ho (at) surrey.ac.uk) or Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk).

    More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=037614

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-30



    Cryptology Group, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Post-Doc

    The CWI Cryptology Group is opening a position for a research staff member (post-doc). We encourage candidates with an excellent research track-record in (theoretical) cryptology, preferably with substantial emphasis on its mathematical aspects, to apply.

    Excellent candidates whose research has emphasized the interface between theory of computation and discrete mathematics (e.g., (algorithmic) coding theory) may also consider to apply if active interests in pursuing cryptologic research can be shown.

    The initial appointment is for 1 year, with a possible extension of (at least) 1 year. Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable.

    Contact: Ronald Cramer

    Head of the CWI Cryptology Group and Professor, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University

    Contact: cramer (at) cwi.nl

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-31



    University of Bristol, United Kingdom of Greater Britan and Norther Ireland, EU
    Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor equivalent)

    Four positions in Computer Science

    • Two in any area of CS

    • One in theory and algorithms

    • One in HCI

    You will have demonstrated that you are on track to become an outstanding researcher, carrying out innovative research to complement that currently being pursued in the Department. You will have already achieved international recognition and have a significant number of high quality publications in top venues. Our strategy is to grow our research portfolio and you will be expected to take a major role in achieving that goal.

    In addition, you will be expected to take an active role in providing high quality and innovative teaching in areas of Computer Science according to your experience. We are looking to enhance our teaching in core computer science; both theoretical aspects (such as formal methods, complexity, information theory, theory of programming languages, automated theorem proving/protocol analysis), as well as engineering aspects (such as programming languages, operating systems, distributed computing and software engineering). Interest in developing innovative ways of integrating teaching and research, and linking our teaching with the general computing industry, is particularly welcomed. The Department operates a reduced teaching load policy for new staff to enable their research activities to be established.

    Please include in your CV and covering letter two one page statements; One on your research plans and how they will impact on the research profile of the Department and one on the contributions that you can make to teaching in the Department, especially in respect of innovation in delivery and content.

    Contact: Nigel Smart

    More Information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-22



    Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships and Summer Internship

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

    For more information about our group and projects, visit

    http://crypto.ku.edu.tr

    For questions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü

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

    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

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

    http://gsse.ku.edu.tr

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-13



    CEA SAS (Secure Architectures & Systems) Lab, France
    Ph. D student

    Pairing Based Cryptography (PBC) has recently been studied and developed to satisfy emerging industrial and societal needs such as user privacy, identity based encryption or efficient key establishment protocols. Research on PBC has mainly been focusing on the mathematical robustness of the proposed algorithms or on the latter's calculation times. Latest published results have shown that PBC is also vulnerable to physical attacks: research work carried by the Secure Architectures & Systems (SAS) lab of the CEA has shown that all the parts of a Pairing algorithm can be attacked using fault injections. The first objective of this thesis is to study, in the same way as the work done using fault attacks, the vulnerability of PBC to side channel analysis. Then efficient countermeasures shall be studied and tested in order to make PBC implementations immune against physical attacks (fault injections and side channel analysis).

    Contact: Dr Jacques Fournier

    Researcher

    CEA/DRT/CT-Reg/DPACA/LSAS

    CMPGC

    880 Route de Mimet

    13541 Gardanne, France.

    e-mail: jacques.fournier (at) cea.fr

    More Information: http://www-instn.cea.fr/spip.php?page=Publication_Sujetuk&idSujet=10251&lang=en&langue=uk&id_rubrique=140

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-30



    University of Luxembourg
    Ph.D. student

    The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a doctoral researcher in the field of security modeling. The position is within the project Attack-Defense Trees: Theory Meets Practice. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw, the head of the SaToSS research group (http://satoss.uni.lu). We offer a fully-funded 3-year contract with a possibility of one-year extension.

    The candidate for the Ph.D. position is expected to have:

    - A Master degree in computer science or mathematics,

    - Background in theoretical computer science (logic, game theory, formal methods, etc.)

    - A proven interest in security,

    - Good written and oral English skills.

    Contact: Sjouke Mauw, Rolando Trujillo Rasua

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-22



    USMobile, Inc., North America
    Cryptographer

    USMobile products secure mobile communications for businesses, government and individuals. More specifically, USMobile products represent a major advance towards the protection of information (voice, video & data) as it travels over the Internet between mobile phones and the Cloud (i.e.- Data Centers).

    The Company will release Scrambl3, its first product, in July 2014 that represents the first commercial implementation of the NSA's 'Fishbowl' project. Two independent layers of Suite B encryption algorithms and Internet protocols are employed to create a "Private Mobile Network." Visit www.USMobile-Inc.com. The site is password protected at this time, so use the following credentials: Name: testuser Password: testpasswd

    Contact: Jon Hanour, CEO

    More Information: http://USMobile-inc.com

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-07-31



    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    PhD scholarship

    The Inaugural Sir Vaughan F.R. Jones PhD Scholarship

    This prestigious scholarship will fund the research in any area of mathematics of a PhD student supervised by a member of the Department of Mathematics. Selection is based purely on the record and research promise of the candidate. The Jones Scholarship offers an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax free), plus fees, for three years of PhD study.

    New Zealand mathematician Vaughan Jones, KNZM FRS FRSNZ FAAAS, was awarded the Fields Medal in 1990. He is Distinguished Professor at both the University of Auckland and Vanderbilt University. He is best known for his work on knot (Jones) polynomials and von Neumann algebras.

    Interested candidates are encouraged to contact members of the Department informally concerning possible research projects. For public key cryptography or number theory, please contact Steven Galbraith.

    Full applications must be received by August 30, 2014.

    Contact: Steven Galbraith

    More Information: http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/en/for/future-postgraduates/phd-scholarships.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-30



    University of Trier, Germany
    Post-Doc in Applied Cryptography

    The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at the University of Trier, Germany, offers

    a full-time position for a postdoctoral researcher

    in a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The goal of the project is to develop methods for the modular analysis of real-world cryptographic protocols.

    The position is available immediately, with an internationally competitive salary. The starting date is negotiable. Contracts can initially be offered for up to three years, with the perspective of an extension.

    There are no teaching obligations.

    The successful candidate must have a Master`s degree (or an equivalent degree) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline, and have completed, or be near completion of a PhD degree relevant to the research area of the project. You should have a proven high level of analytical capability and mathematical skills. Good English skills are expected; knowledge of German is not required.

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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

    More Information: http://infsec.uni-trier.de/job-openings.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-02



    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Doctoral Student

    The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols Group at TU Darmstadt is looking for a doctoral student in Engineering Cryptographic Protocols for Cloud Computing.

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

    The candidate will work in the EU FP 7 research project PRACTICE (Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud), http://www.practice-project.eu, with the goal of developing, optimizing, and automatically generating secure computation protocols for cloud computing.

    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, and programming skills is 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: Dr. Thomas Schneider

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-01



    LIASD, University Paris 8, France
    Post-Doc

    The ANR "SIMPATIC: SIM and PAiring Theory for Information and Communications security" will recruit one post-doc position for the academic year 2014-2015.

    The successful applicant will be a member of the Computer Science (LIASD) laboratory at Paris 8 University, France.

    The position is open for one year, and may exceptionnally be renewed for a second year. If necessary, the starting date can be arranged as convenient.

    The partners involved in the SIMPATIC project are the crypto teams of the Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'ENS Paris, of IMB (Bordeaux), of University Paris 8 (LAGA and LIASD), of University of Caen, Oberthur, INVIA, ST (Le Mans) and Orange Labs (Caen). Further information about the SIMPATIC project can be found on its webpage http://simpatic.orange-labs.fr/ .

    Preference will be given to condidates whose profile is adapted to one of the following priorities of the project:

    (i) The study of suitable pairing-friendly curves, both theoretical and algorithmic aspects. Candidates should therefore have a good background in relevant number theory and algebraic geometry. Some experience in software implementation (for example in Pari, Magma, Sage, ...) would be useful.

    (ii) The secure implementation of efficient arithmetic suitable for SIMs and other small supports. Candidates are expected to have a good potential in theoretical cryptography.

    (iii) The study of side channel attack in pairing based cryptography, both theoretical and practical. Candidates are expected to have a good potential in theoretical cryptography. He/she will be expected to interact with members of Oberthur.

    Candidates must hold a PhD thesis or equivalent in mathematics or computer science, together with a strong research record.

    Contact: Applications and requests for further information should be directed to Nadia El Mrabet (elmrabet AT ai.univ-paris8.fr) and Claude Carlet (claude.carlet AT univ-paris8.fr). Applicants should send detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, and arrange for letters of recommandation to arrive not later than Monday 28th April 2014.

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-01



    TELECOM-ParisTech
    Ph.D. students

    TELECOM-ParisTech crypto group seeks 4 PhD students

    TELECOM-ParisTech crypto group develops prototype solutions to fight against cyber and physical penetration of embedded devices.

    Our contributions in this field of research are:

    • Security building blocks:

      • with security / cost tradeoffs (quantifiable), e.g. "Low Entropy Masking Schemes" (LEMS), where security and cost are tunable by the amount of injected randomness,

      • resistance against invasive attacks (e.g., circuit editing, backside probing),

      • processor aware of malware usual attack strategies

    • Security policies:

      How to implement a responsive "security driver" that collects all the alarms and take adequate actions?

      Such piece of software is critical: it must be functionally validated and tamper resistant

    • Formal proofs:

      • Both security-oriented hardware and software codes must be proven, as compliant with their specification and implementing indeed the properties they are assumed to have

      • Mathematical analysis of proposed countermeasures (e.g. LEMS)

    We seek four PhD candidates on those subjects:

    1. "Calculer dans les codes comme contremesure aux attaques physiques", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10213751

    2. "Native Protection of Processors against Cyber-Attacks", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10253861

    3. "Insertion automatique de contre-mesures dans des circuits de sécurité", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10213779

    4. "Attaques FIRE : Rétroconception de cryptographie secrète", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10166999

    Working language is French or English.

    Positions are open until Aug 2014.

    To apply, please send a resume and a motivation letter to Sylvain Guilley,

    Contact: Prof. Sylvain GUILLEY, sylvain.guilley@TELECOM-ParisTech.fr

    http://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/guilley/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-31



    University of and CWI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Europe
    Ph.D. student in Quantum Cryptography

    The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography under the supervision of Dr. Christian Schaffner.

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

    Full-time appointment is on a temporary basis for a period of four years. For the first two years the PhD candidate will be appointed at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, initially for a period of 18 months and then, on positive evaluation, for a further six months. During the final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI). On the basis of a full-time appointment (38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,083 during the first year, rising to €2,664 during the fourth year.

    Requirements:

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

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

    • good academic writing and presentation skills;

    • good social and organisational skills.

    Preferred starting date is 1 September 2014 (or earlier if possible).

    Contact: Christian Schaffner, Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam

    More Information: http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-055.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-30



    Hangzhou Normal University, China, Pacific Area
    Lecturer/Associate Professor/Researcher in Cryptology and Security

    The group for Cryptography and Network Security at Hangzhou Normal University, China chaired by Prof. Dr. Qi Xie is looking for two faculty members with strong crypto/security background. Candidates should have a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, or related disciplines, be highly motivated with strong R&D capability and also a good team player, have good presentation and communication skills, be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms. The candidates are expected to publish high-quality papers OR develop security-related projects. Any prior experience in e-health or WSN/VANETs security is certainly an asset..

    Interested candidates please send CV to Shengbao Wang {shengbaowang (at) hznu.edu.cn}. The positions offer a competitive salary. All candidates will be contacted for further infomation.

    Contact: Shengbao Wang

    More Information: http://rsc.hznu.edu.cn/Col/Col27/Index.aspx

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-31



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