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We are looking for two Post-Docs (Research Fellows) on symmetric key cryptography and computer security. The positions are for 2 years.
We encourage candidates with an excellent track-record in cryptography and computer security to apply. Please send your application with a CV, a cover letter and two reference letters.
Review starts immediately until suitable candidates have been hired.
Contact: Hongjun Wu, wuhj (at) ntu.edu.sg
Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31
Serve as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) advising SafeNet customers, partners and prospects on SafeNet Data Protection solutions to secure data while at rest (storage, file and database encryption), in use (hardware security modules, encryption technologies), and in transit (wide area network encryption).
This focused expertise will drive increased revenue for SafeNet StorageSecure, Hardware Security Modules, KeySecure and ProtectV products.
• Experienced in the concepts of Cryptography, Security and PKI
• Experience with Hardware Security Modules (HSM)
• Experience with the concept and practice of Key Management
• Experience with virtualisation products such as VMWare, XEN and HyperV is beneficial, as well as prior involvement with Amazon Web Services
• Strong familiarity with Windows and Linux based systems
• Familiarity with a range of enterprise security solutions would be beneficial as they relate to the wider SafeNet portfolio. These include database encryption, data tokenization, storage encryption, wide area network encryption, and authentication.
The position will require significant travel throughout the EMEA region.
For further information, please contact julia.robson (at) safenet-inc.com
Contact: Julia Robson
EMEA Talent Management
+44 1276 608 000
julia.robson (at) safenet-inc.com
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15
i_SW is looking for a Staff Scientist with a background in mathematics and cryptography to support a DARPA program focused on program obfuscation to protect DoD assets. Candidate will provide Scientific, Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support to assist in the management and evaluation of the research underlying this effort. Candidate should have experience planning and developing technical projects of a research and development (R&D) nature, concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major Department of Defense programs.
This work will be collaborative with DARPA and i_SW corporation located in Arlington, VA
• Demonstrated skill in successfully performing technical assignments including conducting research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques, risk analysis and resolution, tracking technical milestones, and report preparations
• Research focus on the theoretical sides of cryptography
• Demonstrated skill in conceiving, planning, and conducting research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques.
• Demonstrated the ability to independently conduct the appropriate analyses to offer recommendations, solutions, and alternatives to resolve R&D issues, concerns, problems, or methods.
Applicants must be US Citizens in order to obtain security clearances.
BS/MS Math or Computer Science
Some post-graduate work in mathematics and cryptography preferred.
Contact: Robert Lunsford
More Information: http://www.iswcorp.com
Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-01
PhD position in Secure and Private Machine Learning and Decision Making
at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
Application deadline: November 21, 2014
Expected starting date: January 2015
We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of machine learning and decision theory with a focus on security and privacy. The position is for five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the division of Computing Science and the group of Algorithms, Learning and Computational Biology (http://www.cse.chalmers.se/research/lab/), who are doing research on fields ranging from machine learning, statistics, algorithms, optimisation, reinforcement learning to computational biology, text and massive data analysis.
The student will be expected to develop and analyse state-of-the-art algorithms for distributed machine learning and decision making that provide users with strong privacy guarantees. In particular, the research will be focused on machine learning and differential privacy for distributed systems, but some aspects of the work will involve recent advances in cryptography. The student will be supervised by Dr. Christos Dimitrakakis (Machine learning, decision theory and differential privacy - see http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~chrdimi/ ) and co-supervised by Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa (Cryptography and security - see http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/ ).
Employment will be in the scope of the Swiss Sense Synergy project, whose aim is to develop intelligent location-based networking protocols and crowdsourcing applications, in collaboration with three Swiss universities. Further info about the Swiss Sense Synergy project can be found here http://goo.gl/tmQ9NJ
Details about Employment
PhD student positions are limited to five years and normally include 20 per cent departmental work, mostly teaching duties. Currently the starting salary is 26,250 SEK a month before tax.
Contact: Christos Dimitrakakis , http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~chrdimi/
Katerina Mitrokotsa , http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-21
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) cs.ucc.ie) and Dr. Jonathan Petit (j.petit (at) cs.ucc.ie), not later than November 1, 2014.
Contact: Dr. Simon Foley (s.foley (at) cs.ucc.ie) and Dr. Jonathan Petit (j.petit (at) cs.ucc.ie)
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-01
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) cea.fr
Phone: +33 (0)1 69 08 45 42
More Information: http://en.drt-cea.com/index.php?module=default&group=offrespostdocs
Closing Date for Applications: 2015-03-31
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) rmit.edu.au.
Contact: Professor Xun Yi, School of CS and IT, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia. Email: xun.yi (at) rmit.edu.au
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/compsci/research
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-30
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) unicaen.fr
Denis Simon denis.simon (at) unicaen.fr
Fabien Laguillaumie fabien.laguillaumie (at) ens-lyon.fr
More Information: http://simpatic.orange-labs.fr/
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-01
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) cs.bris.ac.uk
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31
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)sjtu.edu.cn) and Dr. Yu Yu (yyuu(at)sjtu.edu.cn).
Closing Date for Applications: 2015-01-31
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) ntu.edu.sg
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31
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) uni-mannheim.de
Zinaida Benenson, zinaida.benenson (at) informatik.uni-erlangen.de
More Information: http://ls.wim.uni-mannheim.de/de/ths/arbeitsgruppe/offene-stellen/
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) urv.cat ).
Contact: Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Distinguished Professor, UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, josep.domingo at urv.cat
More Information: http://crises2-deim.urv.cat
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-11-30
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 phd.epfl.ch/edic).
Contact: Arjen K. Lenstra, contact information as on http://people.epfl.ch/arjen.lenstra
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-31
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) cs.siu.edu` with PhD Applicant in the subject line as soon as possible. For more information, you can visit http://www.cs.siu.edu/~nojoumian/
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15
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.
Contact: Christian Schaffner, c(dot)schaffner(at)uva(dot)nl
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-31
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 http://infsec.uni-trier.de/job-openings.html for the official job announcement (in German).
Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuesters
kuesters (at) uni-trier.de
More Information: http://infsec.uni-trier.de/job-openings.htm
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-10-05
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.
Contact: HR Manager
More Information: https://www.jobscore.com/employer/jobs/view_job/aVkD18r2ir450riGakhP3Q
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15
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:
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
More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?jobs=&gid=8137804
The cryptography and privacy group of the IBM Research - Zurich research laboratory in Switzerland is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students and Post-Docs in the area of provably secure cryptography, in particular the design of privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols.
Candidates will perform scientific research in the areas mentioned above under the direct guidance of the permanent researchers in our team. Their main task will consist of publishing at respected academic conferences and journals. They will also collaborate with international partners in EU research projects and occasionally implement prototypes of cryptographic protocols.
PhD student candidates must have a Master degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related disciplines. Knowledge of basic cryptography is required, proven experience in the form of theses or published papers is a strong asset.
Post-Doc candidates must have a PhD degree in cryptography. All candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English; knowledge of German is not required.
IBM Research - Zurich offers a stimulating international research environment among experts in computer science, physics, and mathematics. The laboratory is located in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, at 10km from the city of Zurich and on the coast of Lake Zurich. A competitive salary will be offered, adjusted to the high local living standards.
The positions will remain open until suitable candidates have been hired.
Contact: Interested candidates should send a CV and motivation letter to Jan Camenisch jca(at)zurich.ibm.com
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-01
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.
•Provide internal expertise on cryptographic algorithms and protocols.
•Participation in internal as well as collaborative interdisciplinary R&D projects in the field of quantum-safe cryptography primitives, protocols and solutions.
•Implementation of cryptographic protocols.
•Monitoring of vulnerabilities and attacks relevant to the company’s products and services.
•Engagement with customers in the context of pre-sales activities.
Contact: To apply, please send a full dossier including a motivation letter to rh (at) idquantique.com
More Information: http://idquantique.com/company/careers.html
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-15
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 ens-lyon.fr)
Benoît Libert (benoit.libert at ens-lyon.fr)
Damien Stehlé (damien.stehle at ens-lyon.fr)
Closing Date for Applications: 2014-07-31