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 To advertise a job opportunities, please submit your job here.

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University College Cork, Ireland
Postdoctoral Researcher (Drone Security)

The Computer Security Group in the Department of Computer Science conducts basic and applied research in computer security. The group is supported externally by national funding agencies and Irish and international companies.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position (Drone System Security). The selected applicant will be supported in making a submission to the Irish Research Council for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship award. Recipients of this award receive funding of approximately Euro31,000 per annum for two years. The offer is conditional on obtaining this award from the Irish Research Council. The position is open to applicants of any nationality or residency.

The project will consider system security issues in Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAV). The research will focus on platform vulnerabilities and the development of new security mechanisms.

Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline with research interests in computer security, preferably at systems and/or networking level. Candidates are expected to have a high-quality publication record in the related field. Experience with embedded systems development will be an advantage.

The deadline for submitting an application to the Irish Research Council is November 27, 2014, with the successful applicant starting work at UCC in October 2015. Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae and the name of two referees to Dr. Simon Foley (s.foley (at) and Dr. Jonathan Petit (j.petit (at), not later than November 1, 2014.

Contact: Dr. Simon Foley (s.foley (at) and Dr. Jonathan Petit (j.petit (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-01

University of Warsaw
PhD student

A PhD position in the area of cryptography in the Cryptography and Data Security Group at the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at University of Warsaw is available. The position is supported by the EU FNP Welcome Grant "Cryptographic Protocols Provably-Secure Against Physical Attacks". This project is about the design of cryptographic schemes that are provably-secure against physical attacks, such as side-channel leakages, tampering, or malware intrusion. We offer excellent networking and training opportunities, including participation in international workshops and conferences.

All candidates with background in theoretical computer science and mathematics are encouraged to apply and will be carefully considered. Knowledge of Polish is not required, but a good knowledge of English is essential.

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-30

University of Warsaw
MSc student

An MSc position in the area of cryptography in the Cryptography and Data Security Group at the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at University of Warsaw is available. The position is supported by the EU FNP Welcome Grant "Cryptographic Protocols Provably-Secure Against Physical Attacks". This project is about the design of cryptographic schemes that are provably-secure against physical attacks, such as side-channel leakages, tampering, or malware intrusion. We offer excellent networking and training opportunities, including participation in international workshops and conferences.

All candidates with background in theoretical computer science and mathematics are encouraged to apply and will be carefully considered. Knowledge of Polish is not required, but a good knowledge of English is essential.

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-30

Commissariat à l\'Energie Atomique (French DoE), Paris area, France

Following recent advances in high throughput sequencing, it can be expected that, in the near future, more and more individuals will have their whole genome extracted, stored and analyzed in a routine fashion. Although this perspective is full of promises in terms of personalized preventive and curative medicine as well as medical research, it should also be acknowledged that the genome of an individual is in essence extremely sensitive data from (at least) a privacy standpoint. Thus, for such personalized medicine-oriented platforms to reliably exist, it is necessary to develop specific counter-measures providing intrinsic protection of the genomic data when manipulated by an IT infrastructure.

In this context, a very promising approach is grounded in homomorphic encryption as a means of computing directly over encrypted data.

The purpose of the present postdoctoral offer is thus to investigate the practical relevance of using homomorphic encryption techniques for privacy-preserving genetic data processing. The main use case will consist in performing requests on a database of genomes represented by their variants. Several scenarios will be investigated in particular with respect to the privacy of the request itself on top of the privacy of the genetic data. In this various scenarios, the candidate is expected to identify the most suitable homomorphic encryption techniques ranging from additive-only (e.g. suitable for private requests on unencrypted data) and multiplicative-only (e.g. suitable for disjunctive public requests on encrypted genetic data) homomorphic encryption systems to the use of the more recent (and more costly) fully homomorphic encryption techniques. The candidate will also be expected to build prototypes for one or more of the above scenarios in order to experimentally demonstrate the practical viability of the solutions, in particular with respect to performances.

Contact: Dr Renaud Sirdey, Head of the Embedded Real-Time & Security Lab

Postal address: DRT/LIST/DACLE/LASTRE - CEA Saclay - 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

E-mail: renaud.sirdey (at)

Phone: +33 (0)1 69 08 45 42

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Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-31

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
PhD Student

Recently, there has been increasing interest in the paradigm of data mining-as-a-service, where a company lacking of expertise of computation resources outsources its mining needs to the cloud. However, privacy concerns have become a major barrier to the widespread growth of data mining-as-a-service.

We offer one PhD scholarship to support a PhD student to work on a project which aims to explore practical privacy-preserving solutions for cloud data mining-as-a-service. The candidate is expected to submit a PhD thesis based on the research.

Candidates should have a Master degree in Computer Science, Knowledge of cryptographic protocols, data mining algorithms and cloud computing architecture. Publications in database security and privacy will be regarded as an additional merit.

Send your CV and publication record to xun.yi (at)

Contact: Professor Xun Yi, School of CS and IT, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia. Email: xun.yi (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-30

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Post Doc

Applications are invited a post-doctoral position in pairing-based cryptography at Caen University. The successful applicant will participate in the project SIMPATIC (SIM and PAiring Theory for Information and Communications security) financed by the French governemental research funding agency ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) and organized by Orange Labs, Caen. He/she will be a member of one of the research teams in the Computer Science (GREYC) or Mathematics (LMNO) laboratories at Caen University, France.

The position is open for one year. The starting date can be arranged as convenient, but in any case not later than 1st July 2015.

The partners involved in the SIMPATIC project are the crypto teams of the Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'ENS Paris, IMB (Bordeaux), University Paris 8, University Rennes 1, Oberthur, INVIA, STmicroelectronics (Le Mans) and Orange Labs (Caen).

The successful applicant will work on one of the following priorities of the project:

(i) The conception of cryptographic primitives suitable for SIMs and other small supports. Candidates are expected to have a high quality potential in theoretical cryptography. He/she will be expected to interact with members of the Applied Crypto Group (ACG) at Orange Labs (OL) in Caen.

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

Preference will be given to candidates working on priority (i), but all applications related to the project themes will be examined.

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

Contact: John Boxall john.boxall (at)

Denis Simon denis.simon (at)

Fabien Laguillaumie fabien.laguillaumie (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-01

University of Bristol
Post-Doc Fully Homomorphic Encryption

We are looking for Post-Docs for a new project on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). The goal is to implement, test and improve a number of homomorphic encryption schemes. Previous experience with FHE would be a bonus, but not a necessity. However, the ability to pick up and implement advanced mathematical concepts is a must.

Contact: Nigel Smart nigel (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Laboratory of Cryptology and Computer Security (LoCCS) at the CS Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions in the area of cryptology, in particular (but not limited to), authenticated encryptions, leakage-resilient cryptography, side-channel attacks, obfuscation. Candidates are expected to have the following: (1) a PhD in a relevant area; (2) a proven track record (especially publications at top venues); (3) preferably a postdoctoral training for two years or more. Salaries will be globally competitive and commensurate with candidates' accomplishments and experience. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a member of China's C9 League and she has one of the country's best CS schools.

Contact: To apply, please send your CV (with names of 4 references) to Prof. Dawu Gu (dwgu(at) and Dr. Yu Yu (yyuu(at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31

University of Birmingham, UK
Associate professor (lecturer) in Computer Security.

This is a permanent research and teaching position in one of UK's top research-led universities. The Security and Privacy group undertakes research in all fields related to information and cyber security, privacy, cryptography, etc.

Contact: Informal enquires are welcome, to Mark Ryan m.d.ryan at

Applications must be made through the web portal (not by email).

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-21

Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
4 Research Scientists

Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking candidates for 4 research scientist positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research scientists) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and lightweight cryptography, supported by a government funded project of duration 2 years.

Salaries are globally competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants are encouraged to send early their detailed CVs, cover letter and reference letters.

Review process starts immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Contact: Dr. Jian Guo, guojian (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31

Universität Mannheim (Germany) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Two full-time PhD or Postdoc positions in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Security

The positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the project WSNSec (Wireless Sensor Network Security). The project is a collaboration between the Universität Mannheim (Germany) and the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) where the two positions are located, respectively.


Position 1 at the Working Group for Theoretical Computer Science and IT-Security at Universität Mannheim (Germany) focuses on the theoretical aspects of WSNSec:

- Formalization of attacker models and security goals

- Cryptanalysis of existing cryptographic protocols

- Development of provably secure cryptographic protocols


Position 2 at the Chair for IT-Security Infrastructures (Informatik 1) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) focuses on the practical aspects of WSNSec:

- Investigation of security strengths and weaknesses of the real WSNs at both the hardware and the software levels

- Implementation of cryptographic protocols for WSNs in simulation environments and on the real sensor nodes


Contact: Frederik Armknecht, armknecht (at)

Zinaida Benenson, zinaida.benenson (at)

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University of Strathclyde, UK
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Chancellor's Fellowship)

The University of Strathclyde recently announced another round of the Chancellor's Fellowship Scheme. This round aims to appoint up to 20 new early career academic staff members in areas of strategic priority (including computer security). The appointment will be made at lecturer or senior lecturer level. Candidates from all areas of computer security are welcome.

The benefits of the Chancellor's Fellowship include:

* Access to start up research funding, as appropriate for the discipline.

* A reduced teaching and administration load for the first stages of the Fellowship to allow you to concentrate on building your research portfolio.

* The Strathclyde Fellow will benefit from the normal academic probationary process, including completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Academic Studies (Academic Practice).

* Bespoke learning and development events tailored for the Fellowship.

* Where appropriate, there will be the opportunity to gain experience working with external partner organisations through secondments and joint projects.

* Where appropriate, there will be an opportunity to participate in funded visits to international partners to further collaborative initiatives.

Contact: Enquiries can be sent to: chancellors-fellowships AT (general enquiries)

or Prof Ian Ruthven: ian.ruthven AT (HoD of CIS department).

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-27

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia
Ph.D. student (3 positions)

What we offer:

We offer three predoctoral grants motivated by the start of two large research projects related to security, privacy, cryptography and the economics of privacy.

The candidates' primary job will be to do research within the project. Additionally, they are expected to submit a PhD thesis based on the research carried out.

What we require:

Candidates should have a Master's degree in Computer Science. Also acceptable is a Master's degree in Economics or Social Sciences, as long as the candidate's skills in mathematics and computer science are demonstrably good. Knowledge of cryptographic protocols, game theory and/or behavioural economics will be regarded as an additional merit.

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. According to the Shanghai ARWU ranking, URV is one of the world's top 200 universities in computer science.

What candidates should send:

Send your CV and publication record, plus two recommendation letters to

Prof. Josep Domingo-Ferrer ( josep.domingo (at) ).

Contact: Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Distinguished Professor, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, josep.domingo at

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-30

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
postdoc and PhD student

A postdoc position is available at the laboratory for cryptologic algorithms at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. The position is for at most 4 years.

Candidates with an interest and proven track record in computational aspects of asymmetric cryptosystems (such as RSA and (EC)DSA) and of the mathematical problems underlying their security are encouraged to apply.

We are also looking for PhD students interested in the same topics (see also

Contact: Arjen K. Lenstra, contact information as on

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
PhD Positions

The Interdisciplinary Research (IR) Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) is looking for talented and highly motivated PhD students.

The IR Lab explores interesting and exciting research areas on the intersection of computer and social sciences ranging from computer security and privacy, applied cryptography, game theory, big data analysis and software development to economics, psychology and cognitive science. Our interdisciplinary setting provides attractive and flexible research environment for brilliant and creative PhD candidates.

Currently, there are many active projects in the IR lab among which are: computational models of trust and influence mimicking human reasoning, securely computable economic model, game theory and economic aspects of security and privacy, design and analysis of sealed-bid auction protocols, and computational models of collaboration by social networks analysis and mining.

The successful candidates perform research on the aforementioned projects based on their experience and research interests. They must have strong background in Computer Science and/or Mathematics. They are expected to publish articles in well-known conferences and journals. Although all applications will be carefully evaluated, candidates with prior publications as well as research experience in the following areas are specifically encouraged to apply: secret sharing, secure multiparty computation, rational cryptography, game theory and computational or mathematical modeling.

Financial support and tuition waiver are provided for these positions and they will remain open until filled.

Contact: A potential candidate should send his/her complete CV to the attention of Mehrdad Nojoumian through `nojoumian (at)` with PhD Applicant in the subject line as soon as possible. For more information, you can visit

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of “Multilinear Maps in Cryptography”. The position is available immediately and will run until January 30th 2017.

The PDRA will work alongside Prof. Kenny Paterson and the Visiting Researcher Prof. Dennis Hofheinz (TU Karlsruhe) on the development of cryptographic schemes making use of multilinear maps, and formal security analyses of these schemes.

The PDRA will also work with Prof. Paterson, a second Visiting Researcher Prof. Steven Galbraith (University of Auckland) and Dr. Martin Albrecht (who will also be a PDRA on the project) on the problem of developing sound abstractions of current and future proposals for multilinear maps that are suitable for use by cryptographers.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in Cryptography, ideally with significant experience in the analysis of cryptographic schemes using provable security techniques. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

Contact: For informal enquiries please contact Kenny Paterson at kenny.paterson (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-08

CWI / University of Amsterdam
Ph.D. student in Theoretical Computer Science

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.

The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research 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.


  • 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 are preferred;
  • demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate) research project;
  • good academic writing and presentation skills;
  • good social and organisational skills.

Contact: Christian Schaffner, c(dot)schaffner(at)uva(dot)nl

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31

University of Trier, Germany
Ph.D. student or Post-Doc (cryptographic protocols and/or electronic voting)

The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at University of Trier, Germany, offers a full-time PhD/Postdoc position.

The position involves both research and teaching in the area of cryptography/information security. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research in cryptographic protocols and/or electronic voting.

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

Contracts are initially offered for two years. An extension to a total duration of up to six years is possible.

He or she is given the possibility to carry out a Ph.D. or, for Postdocs, a Habilitation.

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, with strong analytical and mathematical skills. Knowledge in cryptography is an asset. Since teaching is mostly done in German, sufficient knowledge of German is required.

The deadline for applications is October 5th, 2014. However, late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

See for the official job announcement (in German).

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuesters
kuesters (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-05

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientists

We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security and mobile security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability, be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms, be a good team player and have the potential to be a team leader, and also have good presentation and communication skills. The candidates are expected to create valuable intellectual properties, publish papers at top security conferences, and produce project deliverables in time.

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

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31

CloudFlare Inc.
Cryptography Engineer

CloudFlare is looking for a talented cryptography engineer to join our team. We are working on a number of ambitious projects to secure the web and protect our customers from threats of all sorts. At CloudFlare we deal with cryptography at scale, and tackle projects that shape the future of the Web.

The role of cryptography 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.


  • Expertise in theory and implementation of white-box cryptography

  • Experience building code obfuscation tools

  • Experience writing cryptographic libraries and APIs

  • Experience implementing production-grade cryptographic algorithms

  • Expert in C/C++/Go and performance analysis

  • Familiarity with compilers or code generation tools

    Bonus Points:

  • Contributions to the open source community

  • Experience with cryptographic hardware (TPM, HSM, etc.)

  • Healthy sense of paranoia

    Contact: HR Manager

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    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15

  • Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PhD and PostDoc positions in applied cryptography

    The Digital Security group at the Radboud University Nijmegen invites applications for PhD and PostDoc positions in applied cryptography and embedded security.

    The research envisioned is on side-channel cryptanalysis, fault attacks and countermeasures and/or lightweight cryptography (protocols, crypto primitives and implementations).

    The project has sufficient funds to support career development, conference visits, summer schools, and similar scientific activities.


    For PhD students:

    Successful candidates must hold an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from the university study of Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering. Applications from students that are expected to finish their master thesis within 1 year will also be considered. Prior background/experience in cryptography and/or computer security is an asset.

    For PostDocs:

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. and expertise in at least one of the following research areas:

    - applied cryptography

    - embedded security

    - hardware design for cryptography/cryptanalysis

    - side-channel analysis and countermeasures

    - machine learning and data mining

    We expect proven expertise in your area of research by publications at top conferences and journals, some experience with EU projects, student supervision etc.

    Conditions of employment

    PhD positions are for 4 years, PostDoc positions are for up to 2 years, the expected starting dates are flexible.

    Candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax-free.

    For additional information, see, and for the positions contact:

    Lejla Batina (,

    Closing date for applications: until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Lejla Batina

    Radboud University Nijmegen


    P.O. Box 9010

    6500 GL Nijmegen

    The Netherlands

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-30

    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 San Jose (US), 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

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    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)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-01

    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)

    More Information:

    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

    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)

    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.


    Fabien Laguillaumie (fabien.laguillaumie at

    Benoît Libert (benoit.libert at

    Damien Stehlé (damien.stehle at

    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

    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)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31

    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

    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)

    Contact: HR Manager

    Closing Date for Applications: 2015-05-30

    Cryptology Group, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    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)

    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:

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-22

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