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Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
PhD interns on cyber-physical system security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT. Cyber security is one of its most important areas and grows very fast with rich research funding. SUTD is the proud host of world-class testbeds in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

I am looking for PhD interns on cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, power grid, and water treatment etc.), especially on the topics such as 1) Lightweight and low-latency crypto algorithms for CPS devices, 2) Resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 3) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 4) Big data based threat analytics for detection of both known and unknown threats, 5) Attack mitigation to increase the resilience of CPS. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



University of Wollongong, Australia
Lecturer in Cyber Security (3 years term)

School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is one of six Schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong. It delivers a full range of quality courses, both onshore and offshore (Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong), ranging from undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees, through Coursework and Research Masters to PhD programs. Current research foci are Computer Security, Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, Big Data, Multimedia Information Processing, Information Technology and Information Systems. SCIT has strong R&D links with industry, actively participates in several Co-operative Research Centres.

 

This position will be expected to provide development, teaching and research within the Bachelor of Computer Science with Cyber Security major. As well as to teach and coordinate subjects within the School at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and contribute to research in the areas of Cyber Security, information security and cryptology.

 

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

 

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Willy Susilo on + 61 2 4221 5535.

 

Contact: Professor Willy Susilo (wsusilo at uow dot edu dot au)

More Information: https://uowjobs.taleo.net/careersection/in/jobdetail.ftl?job=170476&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-09



University of Wollongong, Australia
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Security (tenure track)

School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is one of six Schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong. It delivers a full range of quality courses, both onshore and offshore (Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong), ranging from undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees, through Coursework and Research Masters to PhD programs. Current research foci are Computer Security, Cyber Security, Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, Big Data, Multimedia Information Processing, and Information Systems. SCIT has strong R&D links with industry, actively participates in several Co-operative Research Centres.

 

This position is expected to provide development, teaching and research within the Bachelor of Computer Science with Digital Systems Security and Master in Computer Science with major in Network and Information Security. As well as teach and coordinate subjects within the School at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and contribute to research in the areas of Digital Systems Security. In particular, the position will require the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to predominantly teach and be located at the Liverpool campus.

 

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

 

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Willy Susilo on + 61 2 4221 5535.

Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo

More Information: https://uowjobs.taleo.net/careersection/in/jobdetail.ftl?job=170477&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-30



Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Post Doc in Hardware Security

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

More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of TRNG against fault injection attack. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. Strong knowledge in fault injection attacks with laser, and VLSI design would be appreciated. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in September or October 2017, it is funded for 34 month.

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

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



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

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

More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

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

The Post-Doc position will start in September or October 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 13 month.

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

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



Singapore University of Technology and Design, established in collaboration with MIT, USA
Post-Doc in Information and Network Security

We are looking for a Post-Doc, to join our group.

Candidates for Post-Doc should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline with solid publication record. He/she should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. Public Key/Private key Cryptography and Provable Security.

2. Information and Network Security.

3.Privacy and Authentication

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- Security in Decentralized application

- IoT Security

- network security

The candidate must have strong publication list (At least one top journal paper with high impact factor in IEEE/ACM Transactions)

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: How to apply:

Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org) and cc Dr. Prosanta Gope (email: gope_prosanta (at) sutd.edu.sg). Initial screening of applications

will begin immediately and the position will remain open until

filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-31



University of Surrey, UK
Post-Doc

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

University of Surrey

Guildford

Surrey GU2 7XH

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=034017

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-06



Imperial College London
PhD. student, postdoc

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among U.K. Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher Education), and was rated as Excellent in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD student broadly interested in the topics of security, privacy, and compilers. Dr. Livshits’ research involves a broad range of topics in application security, privacy, program analysis, general software reliability, and bug finding. Some of the prior work in recent years was in areas as diverse as malware detection and building augmented reality systems. A wide range of specific projects is available, although prospective students are expected to come up with some of the topics they are excited about.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: security, privacy, compilers, program analysis, programming languages, or operating systems. You will also need some experience in building and working with large software systems and tools. This experience can come from either your academic projects or through working in the industry; candidates with a strong industrial background are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Distinction/First class grade Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, and good communication and technical writing skills. The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to both EU and overseas students.

Contact: Dr. Ben Livshits (livshits (at) ic.ac.uk)

https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~livshits/

More Information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/phd/scholarships/security-privacy-compilers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Asssitant, PhD student (several positions)

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant, PhD student (several positions) to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Research assistant are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification. Applicants should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. public key cryptography and provable security.

2. system and network security

3. software engineering

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- applications of blockchain technology

- lattice-based cryptography

- mobile security

- network security

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Applicants for PhD studentship should possess:

- a bachelor degree in computer science with good programming skills; or

- a bachelor degree in mathematics with strong interest in cryptography.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: Contact: Daniel Xiapu Luo (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csxluo) (csxluo at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Man Ho Allen Au (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen/) (csallen at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-01



Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique, LIST, Université Paris-Saclay
Ph. D. student

Over the last few years, a new breed of machines have appeared in the quantum computing landscape, the so-called analog quantum computers of which the machines presently sold by the Canadian company D-Wave are the first instances. From an abstract point of view, such a machine may be seen as an oracle specialized in the resolution of an NP-hard optimization problem (of the spin-glass type) with an algorithm analogous to the well-known simulated annealing but with a quantum speedup (the precise characterization of which still being an open question). If the theory of quantum annealing is now relatively well understood by the physics community, the extent to which D-Wave machines implements it properly is still the subject of some controversy within that community. Still, quantum annealing machines do exists today at a non-trivial scale (between 500 and 1000 bits of internal state) and their technological path towards larger scales is much clearer than for their digital cousins. Furthermore, it is presently considered that a quantum annealing machines with an internal state between 6 to 10 kbits would be competitive with the most powerful classical computers for solving optimization problems. In this context, the present thesis aims at investigating polynomial transformation paths from some NP problems (not necessarily NP-hard and which selection will be done as part of the thesis work) towards the reference problem of the annealing machine. Thus, the main objective of this thesis is to develop a better understanding of the theoretical performances of these machines, as well as a first return on experience if access to a D-Wave machine (via an institution owning such a machine) is possible. Depending on the candidate profile, the subject will bend more towards either physical aspects, computational complexity theory aspects or more applicative aspects (operations research, cryptanalysis notably).

Contact: Renaud Sirdey

More Information: http://www-instn.cea.fr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science, Saarbrücken, Germany
PhD positions

The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) is a graduate program jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and Saarland University.

The IMPRS-CS offers a PhD program upon successful completion of which students receive a Doctoral Degree in Computer Science from Saarland University. The program is open to students who hold or are about to receive a research-oriented Masters degree in Computer Science (or an equivalent degree). Successful candidates will typically have ranked at or near the top of their classes, have already engaged in research and published their results, and be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Admitted students receive a support contract that covers all living expenses and tuition fees. They enjoy a research-oriented education with close supervision by world-renowned scientists in a competitive, yet collaborative, environment rich in interaction with other students, post-docs, and scientists.

Applications are accepted all year round; the current round closes on July 15th, 2017.

Further information, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here: http://www.imprs-cs.de

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Contact: Jennifer Gerling, IMPRS-CS Coordinator

E-Mail: imprs (at) mpi-inf.mpg.de

Phone: +49 681 9325 1800

More Information: http://www.imprs-cs.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-15



Eciotify GmbH, Berlin & Flensburg
Blockchain Expert in IoT Environment

WHO?
We are eciotify, a new venture supported by NBT AG. We envision a world whereby IoT devices are enabled to freely participate in an economy; buying, selling and trading their digital assets by our secure, low cost and inter-operable technologies.
As our Blockchain Expert you will be responsible for the developments of our Blockchain Technology.

WHAT?
Take an active role in decisions on designing new systems and architectures based on Blockchain technologies


MUST HAVES: 

  • Significant experience in blockchain technologies (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger)
  • In-depth knowledge in smart contract programming, ideally proven by some previous projects

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

People matter for us!
Our employees are the foundation of everything we accomplish.
The only way to realize our full potential is by providing an inspiring work environment, by enabling our employees to grow and provide them with everything they need to become thought leaders in their field.

Be in the driver seat of your personal and professional development
We offer you responsible and versatile tasks in a highly motivated international team. You will find minimal hierarchies, quick decision-making, a great work environment atmosphere. If you are a self motivated thinker and doer, we will provide you with astonishing opportunities to grow on a personal and professional level! In collaboration with Professor Gajek, eciotify is providing a great R&D environment for the most curious minds! We also offer the possibility to make your PhD and are able to connect you with the international research community.

 

To sum it all up in one sentence:

Build cool stuff with us!

Contact: Dennis Wegener

Head of HR

buildcoolstuff (at) eciotify.io

More Information: http://eciotify.io

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-15



Onboard Security, Wilmington, MA, USA
Automotive security researcher

Do you have a PhD degree in Computer Science with specialization in Network / Cybersecurity? Are you interested in breaking into the rapidly-growing automotive security market?

OnBoard Security, formerly the Embedded Security division of Security Innovation, is the leader in automotive cybersecurity and we are looking for a Researcher to work on exciting projects.

Position Overview

OnBoard Security delivers world-class research and consulting services in secure communications, network security architecture, PKI, and security for connected vehicles. You will support research projects on a variety of security and privacy topics relating to connected and automated vehicles. You will also help us out in our Connected Vehicle Security consulting business.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Computer Science (specialization in network security is a plus) or 5 years in industry, including work in a research-aligned environment

  • Publications in top-tier conferences (please attach your best publication to your application)

  • Experience with simulation tools (e.g. VEINS)

  • Good communication skills

About us

We can’t name all the customers we’ve worked with, but recent specific projects have included being technical editor of IEEE Std 1609.2, the standard for all communications security for connected vehicle; and serving as security lead for the New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot, shaping all aspects of application, communication and configuration security for an upcoming 8,000 vehicle deployment on the streets of New York. Our security middleware was selected by GM for inclusion in the MY 2017 Cadillac CTS, the first car to have DSRC installed for sale to the general public. On the research side, we are working on topics ranging from cryptography (e.g. Garbled Circuits) to network and system security (e.g. misbehavior detection) and privacy (e.g. pseudonym system).

OnBoard Security is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Jonathan Petit, Senior Director of Research

jobs (at) onboardsecurity.com

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-01



Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden
PhD student (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 up to five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the group of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa who is doing research in cryptographic protocols that guarantee reliable authentication, privacy-preservation and verifiable delegation of computation. The topic of this project is focusing on investigating security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the PhD position will be to design and evaluate cryptographically reliable and privacy-preserving authentication and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients outsource jointly computations to untrusted cloud servers. Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial. Mathematical maturity is essential.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/

Full-time temporary employment. PhD student positions are limited to five years. Starting salary is 27,835 SEK a month before tax. The position is intended to start in Sept 2017.

Submit your applications here: http://goo.gl/PfyRzY

Attention! You need to select project C4 in your application.

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Associate Professor, Chalmers Univ. of Technology

More Information: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/PhD-Cryptography-Cloud.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



Cloudflare
Cryptography Engineer

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest distributed networks that powers more than 1.5 trillion pageviews each month across 5 million Internet properties. More than 10 percent of all global Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.

About the Department

We are looking for a seasoned cryptography engineer for a development role in the Technology group. This role focuses on the implementation of cutting-edge cryptographic protocols for use at web scale in CloudFlare’s systems.

Candidates will have extensive experience in implementing real-world cryptographic protocols such as TLS. Substantial contributions to cryptographic software such as OpenSSL are preferred. Experience in Go, C, and assembly are required. Cryptography Engineers are expected to be familiar with the nuances of implementing public-key cryptography (PKI), side-channel attacks, padding oracles, constant-time implementations, and have deep domain knowledge.

Requirements

B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

Experience building security in a fast-paced, web-scale environment

Advance knowledge of networking protocols - TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP etc.

In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols, applied cryptography, PKI and SSL/TLS

Proficiency in these languages - Go, C, and x86/amd64 assembly

Knowledge of the latest attack trends, tools and the threat landscape

Proven track record of independently driving security projects in a fast-paced environment

Excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues

Bonus Points

Substantial contributions to cryptography software such as OpenSSL

Experience with high throughput/low latency real-time systems and/or content delivery networks

Contact: Ed Burns

ed (at) cloudflare.com

More Information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/cloudflare/jobs/634967#.WQuUsVPyumk

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-01



The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Lecturer in Digital Security

We are looking for a top early career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer in Digital Security. The position is part of an appealing environment of existing competencies within digital security which include undergraduate courses and a postgraduate programme and an internationally respected group of academics undertaking pure and applied research in this domain.

The successful appointee will have a PhD, demonstrated excellence in research, and a commitment to high quality research-informed teaching. The ideal candidate would have a research program that complements and builds on existing areas of strength within the department (http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz).

The scope of the search is digital security, broadly defined. We will be particularly interested in candidates who have developed techniques for digital forensics, security testing, or software obfuscation; or who have demonstrated expertise in security or privacy for mobile devices, cyber-physical systems (esp. Internet of Things), machine-to-machine systems, and big data systems.

The appointee will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in their specialist area, at introductory levels more widely, and to engage in research and publication both personally and through the supervision of research students. The appointee would also be expected to seek research funding, to engage with the profession, and to contribute to departmental service.

This is a full time, permanent position based on the University of Auckland's city campus.

Apply

Please apply online at www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz job code: 18586.

Applications close Thursday 25 May 2017.

Contact: Robert Amor

More Information: https://www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpen

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-25



Institute of Information Security, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ph.D. and Post-Doc Positions

The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers several

Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions

in the fields

- System and Web Security,

- Services and Cloud Computing Security,

- Cryptography, e.g., in the context of electronic voting, and

- Formal Methods in Security.

The positions are available immediately and paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14, depending on the candidate’s qualification. Appointment periods follow the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVg).

The Institute for Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international and creative research in Germany’s high-tech region.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field. We value strong analytical skills. Knowledge in one of the mentioned fields is an asset. Since some teaching is done in German, knowledge of German is required for positions that involve teaching.

The deadline for applications is

May 28th, 2017.

However, late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact: Prof. Ralf Küsters

ralf.kuesters (at) sec.uni-stuttgart.de

https://sec.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

More Information: https://sec.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/jobopenings

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-28



Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden
Ph.D. student

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 up to five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the group of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa who is doing research in cryptographic protocols that guarantee reliable authentication, privacy-preservation and verifiable delegation of computation. The topic of this project is focusing on investigating security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the PhD position will be to design and evaluate cryptographically reliable and privacy-preserving authentication and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients outsource jointly computations to untrusted cloud servers. Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial. Mathematical maturity is essential.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/

Full-time temporary employment. PhD student positions are limited to five years. Starting salary is 27,835 SEK a month before tax. The position is intended to start in Sept 2017.

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Associate Professor, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, aikmitr (at) chalmers.se

More Information: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/PhD-Cryptography-Cloud.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



University College London
Research Associate in Privacy-Preserving Techniques for Web-based Infectious Disease Surveillance

A Research Associate position is available within UCL’s Computer Science Department. This position is part of an £11M (total investment £16M) EPSRC funded Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases. The purpose of this post is to investigate (i) how to design and develop novel privacy-enhancing protocols capable of supporting user data aggregation, for purposes of statistics extraction and training of machine learning models for infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology; (ii) meaningful user interfaces and appropriate incentives to maximize user adoption and retention.


The post-holder will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team and will be responsible for tasks that include designing and implementing software to collect data for various sources on the web, such as Google searches and browser activity, develop privacy-preserving protocols for data aggregation, designing experiments to analyze the data and compare the results to existing surveillance information, designing real-time visualization tools to display the information, designing and implementing databases to store information and documenting and publishing the results.


This position is funded until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro

https://emilianodc.com

More Information: https://tinyurl.com/isense-privacy-position

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-06



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
PhD interns on cyber-physical system security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT. Cyber security is one of its most important areas and grows very fast with rich research funding. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

I am looking for PhD interns on cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, and power grid etc.), especially on the topics such as 1) Lightweight and low-latency crypto algorithms for CPS devices, 2) Resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 3) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 4) Big data based threat analytics for detection of both known and unknown threats, 5) Attack mitigation to increase the resilience of CPS. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-30



CEA Tech
Post-Doc: Security analysis of automatically inserted software protections against physical attacks

Organisation

CEA Tech is the CEA’s technology research unit. In 2013, CEA Tech opened regional branch offices with one in South of France close to the Cadarache center. Based in Provence, the Secure Systems and Architectures (SAS) research team is located at Gardanne within the campus of the CMP (Center of Microelectronic of Provence) near a cluster of academic and industrial partners. Its research interest is mostly in the design and test of secure integrated circuits.

Job

The post-doctoral position (12 months) is financed by the PROSECCO project (ANR) that aims at developing tools that will automatically insert protections against side-channel and fault attacks in the compilation flow and formally prove the functional equivalence and the robustness of the protected software. The consortium is composed of the LIP6 (Univ. Paris 6) and the CEA.

The post-doc work will be focus on the security analysis of the code generated with the Prosecco flow according to different use cases (verify pin, AES, bootloader) and different threats (SCA, FA). This analysis will be conducted with state-of-the-art side channel and fault injection benches. Some intermediate security evaluations will also be conducted with "low cost" equipment setups. This work will imply a close interaction with the other teams. The retained candidate will bring to other tasks of the project a central expertise about physical attacks and countermeasures.

Applicant Profile

PhD in microelectronic, computer science or a related field with a focus on hardware security and physical attacks (SCA and/or FA).

Knowledges and experiences in some or all of the following fields will be an asset during the position: Hardware security, Physical attacks and countermeasures, Cryptography, Microprocessors, Software and compilation

Good programming practice. Written and spoken English.

A brief description of the PhD thesis, a publication list and some recommendations should be included to your application.

Job location : Gardanne (Fr)

Start date : 01/09/2017, (to be discussed)

Contact:

Pierre-Alain Moellic

pierre-alain.moellic (at) cea.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-01



University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science
Research Associate in Cloud Security (PostDoc)

The Cyber Security (CSec) research group and the Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster are looking for one Research Associate in Cloud Security to carry out research within the EU funded H2020 COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application) project. COLA will define and provide a reference implementation of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. The successful candidate will carry out tasks in relation to the design and development of novel secure and privacy-preserving cloud orchestration solutions, specifically targeting and supporting application developers. In addition to that, the successful candidate will be also expected to contribute in writing project deliverables and research papers related to the project.

We expect candidates to have a strong research background in network security and/or applied cryptography. Proven research in areas such as trusted computing, cloud security, safety verification, security verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security and cloud or mobile security will be considered as a plus.

The primary objective of the Cyber Security Research Group at the University of Westminster is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and privacy. The group members conduct research in areas spanning from the theoretical foundations of cryptography to the design and implementation of leading edge efficient and secure communication protocols. To this end, we welcome applications from candidates whose research areas complement the existing research of the group.

  • Job reference number: 50046999
  • Salary: £33,387 to £38,489 per annum
  • Contract: Fixed Term until June 2019
  • Closing date: 16th May 2017
  • Interviews are likely to be held on: 31st of May 2017

Contact: For an informal discussion contact Dr Antonis Michalas (a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk) or Dr Tamas Kiss (T.Kiss (at) westminster.ac.uk).

More Information: http://tinyurl.com/hdawr6e

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-16



University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Ph.D. student in Cryptographic Engineering

This is an urgent call for interested applicants. A funded Ph.D. student position is available starting August 2017 to work on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering in the CSE department at USF.

USF is an R1 university and among the leading institutions in Florida. We are looking for motivated, talented, and hardworking applicants who have background and are interested in working on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering with emphasis on:

- Cryptographic hardware systems

- Side-channel attacks, particularly fault and power analysis attacks

The required expertise includes:

- Masters (or Bachelors with outstanding background) in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid background in digital design, VLSI, computer arithmetic, and ASIC/FPGA implementations

- Solid HDL expertise

- Outstanding English (if English tests are taken) to be eligible for department funding

- Motivation to work beyond the expectations from an average Ph.D. student and publish in top tier venues

Please closely observe the admission requirement details here before emailing:

http://www.usf.edu/engineering/cse/graduate/phd-program.aspx

Please send me your updated CV (including list of publications, language test marks, and references), transcripts for B.Sc. (and M.Sc.), and a statement of interest at usfcrypto2017 (at) gmail.com as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time, I consider only the applicants who have already taken TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exams with excellent marks. The successful candidate will be asked to apply formally very soon to the USF CSE department, so all the material has to be already ready.



University of Tartu
Researcher positions (postdoc) in Verification of Quantum Cryptography

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we have two open postdoc positions on Verification of Quantum Cryptography.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in:

  • Semantics
  • Theorem proving
  • Verification of classical cryptography
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum computation / communication

Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!

Please contact Dominique Unruh if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

The salary range is 30000-36000 Euro per year (depending on experience), which is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living and low income tax rate (20%), pension contributions and health insurance are covered by the employer.

The position is for three years, September 1, 2017 till August 31, 2020. The starting date and duration can be negotiated (in both directions).

For application instructions, see the link below.

Contact: Dominique Unruh
Professor of Information Security
Department of Computer Science
University of Tartu
unruh (at) ut.ee

More Information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PostdocInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



Evernym, Utah
Cryptographic Engineer

Role

Use elliptic curve cryptography, digital signatures, and commitments in an established codebase to help the world securely interact in a way that preserves privacy.

Write code in python and possibly a system language or two (C, Rust, Go) that invokes c-callable crypto libraries to exchange anonymous credentials (see http://www.research.ibm.com/labs/zurich/idemix/ and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/u-prove/) and build zero-knowledge proofs. Integrate with technologies like zkSNARKS and Ethereum.

Build byzantine fault tolerant protocols for distributed consensus.

Work on specific federal government contracts.*

Requirements

Master’s degree or PhD in cryptography or a closely related field--or active enrollment in such a program.

At least 5 years of experience with software engineering

Familiarity with applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, and similar topics; the stronger the math background, the better. Familiarity with networking and cryptocurrencies. Good competence as a coder (python preferred, but strengths in other languages may be considered). Comfort on Linux (though we also work on Mac and Windows).

Flexibility to work with remote colleagues in different time zones.

Strongly preferred: Ability to work in our Utah office (Lehi/American Fork). Some remote work possible.

This is a regular full-time position.

*Federal Government project requires US Citizenship.

Contact: Steve Tolman

careers (at) evernym.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-04



Hongik University, Korea
Post-Doc

Post-doctoral fellow position in Department of Computer and Information Communications Engineering at Hongik University in the field of cryptography or information security. Applicants should have their Ph.D degrees within four years as of March 31, 2017. Please email with subject ‘Postdoc position’ by attaching statement of research, CV, recommendation letters, and copies of 3 most significant publications to sohwang (at) hongik.ac.kr

Contact: Professor Seong Oun Hwang at sohwang (at) hongik.ac.kr

More Information: http://shinan.hongik.ac.kr/~sohwang/index_e.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-25



University College London
PhD studentship

The rise of decentralized networks, such as Tor and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, has enabled numerous applications, and these technologies offer the potential to enable many more. One could also argue, however, that they have enabled new types of crime. For example, the number of underground markets selling drugs and other illicit goods, such as Silk Road, has grown enormously after the introduction of Bitcoin (and they also rely on the use of Tor). Attacks such as ransomware also seem to some extent impossible to carry out without the use of these technologies.

In order to remove any regulatory obstacles to the adoption of the positive applications of these technologies, it is therefore important to address these negative applications and convince regulators they can be dealt with appropriately. To achieve this, we will develop (1) new heuristics for identifying relationships in a cryptocurrency ecosystem; (2) tools for collecting and analyzing data from underground markets; and (3) new techniques to ensure that honest users continue to maintain their privacy. Eventually, these will all be incorporated into a microservice architecture that provides a forensic tool.

This project is funded by an EU H2020 grant, and will be carried out with partners across Europe. The ideal candidate will have a strong degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related MSc course, and some proficiency with cryptography, machine learning, and/or data analytics.

Contact: Sarah Meiklejohn

More Information: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=229

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



University of Luxembourg
Post-Doc in a project FDISC on Applied Crypto

Fixed Term Contract 2 years (CDD), full-time 40 hrs/week Start day: July 2017 or later upon agreement.

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in symmetric cryptography in the areas of:

  • Lightweight block ciphers and hash functions
  • Side-channel attacks on symmetric cryptosystems and countermeasures
  • Design and security analysis of blockchain technologies
  • Proof-of-work schemes for use in digital currencies or denial-of-service prevention

The University offers a two-year employment contract which may be extended up to five years.

Contact: Alex Biryukov

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Postdoc

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical cryptography. The research focus will be the development and analysis of classical and new cryptographic building blocks (such as public-key encryption or obfuscation).

The research will take place in the cryptography and security group at KIT. The research position will be multi-year and fully funded, with a starting date as soon as possible (negotiable). There is no closing date; applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, contact Dennis (dot) Hofheinz (at) kit (dot) edu. Your application should include a CV, and at least two references.



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
PhD student

We are looking for a PhD student in theoretical cryptography. The research focus will be the development and analysis of classical and new cryptographic building blocks (such as public-key encryption and obfuscation).

The research will take place in the cryptography and security group at KIT. The research position will be multi-year and fully funded, with a starting date as soon as possible (negotiable). There is no closing date; applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, contact Dennis (dot) Hofheinz (at) kit (dot) edu. Your application should include a CV, and a letter of motivation.



University of Surrey, UK
2 posts of Assistant/Associate Professor in Secure Systems

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

Further details and instructions for applying are at https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=083116-R

Salary range: ?39324 to ?57674

We aim to attract outstanding candidates to the Secure Systems group who have strong visions for research, a growing international research profile, a passion for teaching, and who value collaborative research and working in a team.

The first post is in the area of ‘security through hardware and applied cryptography’, an area that we are growing, with the recent appointment of Professor Liqun Chen.

The second post is in ‘secure systems and applications’, to enhance or complement one or more of the following areas: trusted computing, security through hardware, verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security, cloud or mobile security, machine learning and data analytics applied to security, human factors, formal methods and applied cryptography.

Applicants to both posts should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. An ability to produce high quality outputs is also required. The appointed candidates will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the Department’s activities.

We are looking for individuals academics that can inspire students through their curiosity for leading-edge aspects of technology. The Department runs a GCHQ-certified MSc in Information Security, which is the flagship programme of the Secure Systems group.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The Department shares the Athena SWAN ideals with respect to the equality and diversity agenda.

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

+44 1483 689637

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=083116-R

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-25



Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen\'s University Belfast
PhD Studentship

Multi-Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) Designs & Architectures -

This research will investigate the design of novel Physical Unclonable Functions, which exploit random variations found in the silicon used in the manufacture of electronic chips as an inherently lightweight means to uniquely identify and authenticate IoT devices.The main aims of the proposed research are:

• To investigate novel software-based PUF designs for an embedded micro-controller (MCU) in addition to a multi-PUF design based on combining software and/or hardware PUFs.

• To investigate methods to accurately evaluate the entropy offered by a PUF primitive, as current metrics vary widely and can depend on how the PUF is to be subsequently used.

• To study the use of PUFs in higher level protocols.

This is a GCHQ-sponsored PhD studentship; therefore, only UK nationals are eligible for this funding.

More Information: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/Research/PhDStudy/NewBatch-Dec2016/PhD2017-52/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



NEC Laboratories Europe
Security Researcher

NEC Laboratories Europe is the European research center of NEC Corporation, a world leader in the computer and communications markets with a large world-wide base of R&D Laboratories. Top researchers from more than 20 countries develop, pilot and bring to reality technologies through open innovation.

We are looking for a Research Scientist / Senior Researcher to contribute to research and development in the areas of security and privacy with a special focus on applied cryptography, access control, cloud security, and distributed systems security. Our work ranges from foundational research and IPR creation to prototype development for NEC products and services. We support individual creativity, strong teamwork as well as scientific publications. English is the working language in the Laboratories. Initially, this position is limited to two years.

Applicants are sought with experience and skills in these areas:

- Excellent publication track record in security or applied cryptography.

- Strong experience in system security, distributed systems security, or software security.

- Strong experience in applied cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and security models.

- Proven experience in handling and managing large scale projects.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English. Knowledge of Japanese is a plus.

- Experience in software development including experience with programming languages, such as Golang, Java, or C/C++.

Candidates with a fresh Ph.D. in Security, Cryptography, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with a hands-on approach and proven skills in real-world problem solving are preferred.

Contact: Dr. Ghassan Karame, ghassan.karame (at) neclab.eu

Amardeo Sarma, amardeo.sarma (at) neclab.eu

More Information: http://www.neclab.eu/jobs/openings/staff/NEC-NLE-1703-229-SEC-2-Security_Researcher.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-01



Microsoft Research
Cryptography Research Intern

The Cryptography Research group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington seeks outstanding students for 2017 summer internship projects on Homomorphic Encryption and Post-Quantum Cryptography. Developer skills or a background or interest in Machine Learning or Bioinformatics applications are desirable. PhD students in both mathematics and computer science are welcome to apply. Please submit resume, cover letter and reference(s).

Contact: Kristin Lauter, Research Manager

msrcryptointerns (at) outlook.com

More Information: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/homomorphic-encryption/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



Radboud University Nijmegen
post-doc - decentralised idm using attribute-based credentials and distributed ledgers

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will join the European research project DECODE (DEcentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem) that aims to develop distributed architectures for decentralised data governance. You will conduct research on decentralised identity and reputation management using attribute-based credentials and distributed ledgers. You will communicate your findings through papers in peer-reviewed research journals and at international conferences. You will also be involved in training and teaching PhD and BSc/MSc students.

Contact: Jaap-Henk Hoepman (associate professor), jhh (at) cs.ru.nl

More Information: http://www.ru.nl/werken/details/details_vacature_0/?recid=596939

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-02



Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
PhD studentships

PhD studentships in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway is now recruiting for the 2017/18 cohort, with a number of fully-funded PhD studentships to be awarded to qualified and eligible candidates, to start their post-graduate studies in cyber security in October 2017.

The four-year CDT programme is a mix of training and research activities, leading to a PhD thesis in cyber security. Possible research topics include the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols; the design of security services for embedded systems; business information systems, telecommunication networks and critical infrastructure security; detection and analysis of malware; geopolitics of security; and the study of economics, psychology, design theory and sociology in the context of cyber security.

The CDT studentships provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding candidates to undertake research and training in a discipline that is both intellectually demanding and of wide applicability.

The CDT in Cyber Security, established in 2013, has currently 37 PhD students divided into four cohorts, working on topics ranging from embedded security to cybercrime, from cryptography to geopolitics of security, from software security to cyber economics.

CDT studentships cover college fees plus an annual stipend of £20,296, for four years. We welcome applications from candidates with undergraduate and masters' qualifications in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, mathematics, computer science, engineering, geography, economics and sociology. Funding is provided by the EPSRC, so full studentships are available to UK residents only. Closing date for receiving applications is 30 April 2017.

Please visit Royal Holloway's CDT in Cyber Security webpage (https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/isg/cybersecuritycdt/home.aspx) to learn more about its PhD programme, funding eligibility, and how to apply.

Contact: Professor Carlos Cid

Director, CDT in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London

cybersecuritycdt (at) royalholloway.ac.uk

More Information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/isg/prospectivestudents/cdtstudentships/cdt-studentships-in-cyber-security.aspx

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science
Research Associate in Cloud Security

The Cyber Security (CSec) research group and the Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster are looking for one Research Associate in Cloud Security to carry out research within the EU funded H2020 COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application) project. COLA will define and provide a reference implementation of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. The successful candidate will carry out tasks in relation to the design and development of novel secure and privacy-preserving cloud orchestration solutions, specifically targeting and supporting application developers. In addition to that, the successful candidate will be also expected to contribute in writing project deliverables and research papers related to the project.

We expect candidates to have a strong research background in network security and/or applied cryptography. Proven research in areas such as trusted computing, cloud security, safety verification, security verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security and cloud or mobile security will be considered as a plus.

The primary objective of the Cyber Security Research Group at the University of Westminster is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and privacy. The group members conduct research in areas spanning from the theoretical foundations of cryptography to the design and implementation of leading edge efficient and secure communication protocols. To this end, we welcome applications from candidates whose research areas complement the existing research of the group.

  • Job reference number: 50046999
  • Salary: £33,387 to £38,489 per annum
  • Contract: Fixed Term until June 2019
  • Closing date: 10th March 2017
  • Interviews are likely to be held on: 22nd March 2017

Contact: For an informal discussion contact Dr Antonis Michalas (a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk) or Dr Tamas Kiss (T.Kiss (at) westminster.ac.uk).

More Information: https://tinyurl.com/hdawr6e

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-10



NEC Laboratories Europe
Blockchain Researcher

This position in the Laboratories’ Security Group as a research scientist / senior researcher involves research and development in the area of Blockchain security and privacy. 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 blockchain ideas into working prototypes.

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. This position is (initially) limited to two years.

Applicants are sought with experiences /skills in these areas:

- Strong experience in blockchain security, system security, and applied cryptography.

- Strong experience with distributed systems and consensus protocols.

- Experience in software development including proven experience with programming languages, such as Golang, Java, or C/C++.

Candidates with a fresh Ph.D. in Security, Computer Science or a closely related field, and with an excellent publication track record are preferred

Contact: - Dr. Ghassan Karame, Manager & Chief of Security group at NEC Labs Europe. Email: ghassan.karame (at) neclab.eu

- Amardeo Sarma, General Manager at NEC Labs Europe. Email: amardeo.sarma (at) neclab.eu

More Information: http://www.neclab.eu/jobs/openings/staff/NEC-NLE-1701-223-SEC-1-Blockchain_Researcher.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-01



University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science
Ph.D Student in Cloud and SDN Security and Privacy

The Cyber Security (CSec) research group at the University of Westminster is looking for a PhD student to join the group and conduct research in the area of Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing and Software Defined Networks (SDN).

We expect candidates to have a strong background in computer science and/or mathematics and sufficient knowledge in applied cryptography. Proven research in areas such as trusted computing, cloud security, safety verification, security verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security and cloud or mobile security will be considered as a plus.

Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science or mathematics;
  • Knowledge of Cryptographic Protocols;
  • Familiar with existing threat models;
  • Experience in analyzing existing schemes and/or security protocols in order to identify possible flaws;
  • Good programming skills;
  • Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills;
  • Good Social and Organizational Skills;

The succesfull candidate will join an established research environment comprising of several PhD students and research associates that will provide student with a suitable and stimulating working environment.

The primary objective of CSec is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and privacy. The group members conduct research in areas spanning from the theoretical foundations of cryptography to the design and implementation of leading edge efficient and secure communication protocols.

  • Who Can Apply: Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
  • Salary: £16,000 annual stipend and fee waiver - Full Studentship
  • Contact: For an informal discussion contact Dr Antonis Michalas (a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk)

Contact: Head of CSec, Dr Antonis Michalas: a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk

More Information: http://tinyurl.com/hvydl4x

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-24



Singapore University of Technology and Design
Post-Doc in Information and Network Security

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline with solid publication record. He/she should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. Public Key/Private key Cryptography and Provable Security.

2. Information and Network Security.

3.Privacy and Authentication

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- Security in Decentralized application

- IoT Security

- network security

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: How to apply:

Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Prosanta Gope (email: gope_prosanta (at) sutd.edu.sg) or Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org). Initial screening of applications

will begin immediately and the position will remain open until

filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-25

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-25



ISARA Corporation - Waterloo, Canada
Security Researcher

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

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, PhD student (several positions)

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, PhD student (several positions) to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. He/she should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. public key cryptography and provable security.

2. system and network security

3. software engineering

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- applications of blockchain technology

- lattice-based cryptography

- mobile security

- network security

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Applicants for PhD studentship should possess:

- a bachelor degree in computer science with good programming skills; or

- a bachelor degree in mathematics with strong interest in cryptography.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: Daniel Xiapu Luo (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csxluo) (csxluo at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Man Ho Allen Au (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen/) (csallen at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



University of Bristol
PostDoc Positions in Multi-Party Computation (University of Bristol)

Description: We are looking for Post-Docs to work on theory, implementation and applications of MPC. We are looking for different individuals to contribute to each of these three areas. The positions are multi-year, and you will be working in a vibrant group working on trying to make MPC a reality; with strong links with both other research groups, and industrial applications.

Contact: Nigel Smart

More Information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=5521&nPostingTargetID=20779&option=28&sort=DESC

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



University of Luxembourg
Post-Doc in Real World Cryptography

The Cryptolux team of the University of Luxembourg is offering a 30 months Post-doc position in Applied aka Real World Cryptography. The candidate should have expertise and a strong publication record in one (or several) of the following areas:

- Applied symmetric cryptography

- Crypto-currencies, blockchains, financial cryptography

- Privacy enhancing technologies

The position is available from the 1-February 2017. Applications (CV+motivation)will be considered upon receipt, therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged. We offer exciting international research environment and competitive salary.

Contact: Alex Biryukov

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



NXP Semiconductors, Hamburg, Germany
PhD student

NXP Semiconductors is looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of side-channel evaluation on embedded devices.

The PhD position is for three years and will be located in Hamburg (Germany) within the Innovation Center for Cryptography and Security of NXP and it will be supervised at the academic level by Pr. François-Xavier Standaert (Université Catholique de Louvain). It will be funded by the REASSURE European research project focusing on improving the efficiency of security evaluations with respect to side-channel analysis.

Education and Requirements

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- A Master degree in computer science, security or mathematics

- A proven interest in cryptography and side-channel analysis

- Excellent communication and presentation skills on tactical as well as executive level (internally and externally)

- Strong analytical skills

- Team player

- Fluent in spoken and written English

Background in cryptography and embedded security will be a plus. Knowledge of German is not required.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Contact: Vincent Verneuil

More Information: https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Hamburg/PhD-student-in-Side-Channel-Analysis--m-f-_R-10001468-1



AET Europe, Netherlands
Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer

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

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

What you bring

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

You will need to have the following qualifications and experience:

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

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

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

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

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

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



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