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.

Submissions should include the organization, title, description, a URL for further information, contact information, and a closing date (which may be "continuous"). The job will be posted for six months or until the closing date. Submissions in other formats than text will not be posted. There can be no attachments.

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University of Helsinki, Finland
Postdoctoral researcher / doctoral student

The Secure Systems group of the Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki is looking for an excellent postdoctoral researcher or doctoral student in cryptography. The topics of this position are related to cryptographic solutions that ensure security and privacy of positioning services. The exact topic will be decided together with the candidate based on his/her background and research interests.

Candidates for the doctoral student position should have completed a Master (or equivalent) degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or other related field. We expect at least some experience and prior knowledge on cryptography, cryptographic protocols, or systems security. Candidates for the postdoctoral position should have completed their doctoral degree from a topic related to cryptography or information security and they are expected to have a good publication record. A candidate must be motivated, capable to take initiative, work independently, and be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Applications should be sent via email and should include a motivation letter, a full CV, a copy of the diploma with the grade transcript, a list of publications (for the postdoctoral position), and contact information for one or two persons who are willing to give references.

The applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found.

Contact: Kimmo Järvinen, kimmo.jarvinen.crypto (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-31

Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut, USA
Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in fall, 2017. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching.

We seek strong candidates whose research interests are in applied mathematics, broadly construed, and which are compatible with the existing research interests of the department. Relevant areas include, but are very much not limited to, algebraic statistics, applied topology, coding theory, discrete and computational geometry, cryptography, optimization, and stochastic processes. Exceptional candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are also encouraged to apply.

Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester, typically including a graduate-level course. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2016, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which evaluates teaching. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted online at

For a full version of our job description, please visit

Contact: Adam Fieldsteel, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459,

email: afieldsteel (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15

Security Lab, SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden

The Security lab at SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden, invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral researcher position in the area of either Cloud infrastructure, Software Defined Networking (SDN) or Internet of Things (IoT), to begin in November 2016 or later (latest starting date January 1, 2017). The position can be in Stockholm or Lund depending on the qualified applicant preference.

The successful applicant will have a solid background in one or more of the following topics:

• Network virtualization security

• Secure cloud orchestration

• Platform virtualization security

• Secure and robust communication in the IoT

• Secure and efficient key management for the IoT

• Security and privacy for authorization in the IoT

Applicants with either theoretical skills or practical implementation skills are welcome. The successful applicants are expected to take an active role in the scientific research projects conducted in the lab and will have the opportunity to participate in the co-supervision of Masters or PhD students. There is also the potential to participate in industry collaborations. In order to increase gender equality, we especially welcome female applicants.


• Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a similar discipline

• Extensive knowledge in the areas of IT security, proven in the form of publications in these areas.

• Excellent English language skills

• Applicants must be cleared to graduate from their PhD program by the commencement of the position.

Monthly salary: 35.000 SEK

Contact: Christian Gehrmann

Lab Manager, SICS Security

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-15

School of Computer Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia
Associate Professor / Professor in Cyber Security, Ref. 56904

The purpose of this role is to conduct high impact research and deliver outstanding teaching and student experience in the area of cyber security, and to play a significant leadership role in supporting the achievement of the teaching and service missions of the School and Faculty.

The appointment would be:

• at level D ($143k – $157k per annum) or level E ($183k per annum), plus 17% superannuation and leave loading, commensurate with academic qualifications and experience,

• full time,

• to a Convertible Tenure Track Employment Contract for an initial fixed term period, with conversion to continuing appointment based on satisfactory performance and there being sufficient productive work available.

The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to provide academic leadership and foster excellence in research, innovative teaching and professional activities. Applicants with industry experience are especially welcome.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

• A PhD in Cyber Security or a related field

• A significant track record of high impact international research

• Demonstrated leadership in building engagement and partnerships with the profession and industry

• Record of outstanding delivery of high quality teaching and student experience

UNSW desires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.

Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives and generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.

Contact: Any enquiries can be forwarded to Professor Maurice Pagnucco, Head of School:

E: morri (at)

T: +61 9385 5518

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-09

Ulm University, Germany
PostDoc researcher in Applied IT-Security

You are expected to support and strengthen our research activities in the area of security and privacy. You will contribute to ongoing projects, as well as new project proposals. You will be involved in project management and support the supervision of PhD candidates.

The ideal candidate brings expertise in one or more of the topics listed below, documented by high-quality publications, a Ph.D. degree in computer science, or a closely related discipline, from an internationally-renowned university, and a strong motivation to become part of our team. Proficient knowledge of written and spoken English is required. Conversational German skills are an advantage.

Topics of interest include:

• System security of cyber-physical-systems, Internet-of-Things, and vehicular networks

• Machine learning in security & privacy

• Applied cryptography

Our group has a broad range of activities and projects in security and privacy of cyber-physical-systems. Please check our website for details and address in your application, how your research can complement our expertise. We offer a unique environment for your research with excellent facilities and highly competitive salary.

If you are interested, please send us your application including your CV with publication list, a list of up to three references, and a motivational letter that specifically addresses this job offer. If you have a public Google Scholar author profile, please also provide the URL.

Please submit your application immediately but not later than 31. October 2016. The position is available immediately. The appointment will be for an initial duration of two years with the option of being extended.

Ulm University is committed to increasing the share of women in research and teaching positions and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. Job sharing is always possible for full time positions. Physically disabled applicants receive favourable consideration when equally qualified. The appointment to this position is made by the central university administration.

Contact: Candidates are invited to submit their application via email to vs-jobs (at) Please start your subject line with “[VS-PD]”. In case of questions on this position, feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Frank Kargl (frank.kargl (at) and Dr. Christoph Bösch (christoph.boesch (at) 

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-31

University of Westminster, Faculty of Science and Technology, Computer Science Department
Lecturer in Cyber Security

This is a full-time, permanent post and the successful candidate will join a Department with a widely recognised reputation for teaching Computer Science in the heart of London. The Department hosts several well-established undergraduate and postgraduate courses for both full-time and part-time students.

The appointee will be expected to join an energetic and innovative team of academic staff who deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In collaboration with our current team in cyber security, the applicant will contribute to teaching in our postgraduate courses and embed cyber security in all levels of our undergraduate courses. The cyber security curriculum in our programmes was recently redesigned around the CISSP themes so they are kept aligned with (ICS)2 both in current state and in the way our modules get updated. Supervision of student projects forms an important component of our staff’s professional practice.

Staff are also encouraged to develop their external research profile and the appointee to this post will be expected to contribute to one or more of the Faculty of Science and Technology’s multidisciplinary Research Groups that include the Cyber Security research group, the Centre for Parallel Computing, Distributed and Intelligent Systems, Software Systems Engineering.


For an informal discussion on the post please contact: Dr Aleka Psarrou, Head of Department of Computer Science at psarroa (at) or telephone 020 7911 4846.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-02

EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE
Assistant Professor in Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing

The Digital Security Department of EURECOM invites applications for a tenured position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing.

EURECOM hosts one of the most established academic research activities in the field of security and privacy in Europe since more than 20 years. This activity takes place in three dedicated research groups as part of the digital security department. The new faculty is expected to join forces with the Applied Cryptography and Security Protocols Group with his/her expertise in the following fields:

- applied cryptography

- security protocols

- privacy enhancing technologies

geared towards the following application areas:

- security and privacy in cloud computing

- security and privacy in Big Data.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or electrical engineering and a proven track record of postdoctoral research in one or several of these areas.

While actively leading research with his/her team, the new faculty is also expected to enhance the resources of the department by raising additional funding. Besides excellence in academic research, he/she must tackle with real life security and privacy problems raised by industrial applications.

The new faculty is also expected to carry out fundamental research and to develop new graduate courses in the aforementioned domains.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with a resume including a publication list emphasizing the three most important publications, a statement of proposed research and teaching activities and the names and addresses of three references by e-mail under reference MDCAC2016 to recruitment-mdcsec (at) The screening will start on November 1st, 2016 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: recruitment-mdcsec (at)

subject: MDCAC2016

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of South Florida
Ph.D. student in mathematical cryptography

The department of mathematics of the University of South Florida has funding for a PhD student working on mathematical cryptography and computational number theory under the supervision of Jean-François Biasse (personal page:

Potential research topics include:

1) Algorithms for ideal lattices.

2) Post quantum cryptography.

3) Fully homomorphic encryption.

The deadline for applications for a January 2017 start date is October 1rst (US citizens and green card holders only).

The deadline for an August 2017 start date is February 1rst 2017 (no residency restrictions).

General instructions for applying to the maths graduate program of the USF can be found here:

The conditions are:

a) 3 years of funding.

b) Stipend of $16,000 per year.

c) Teaching duties 5h/week.

d) Tuition waiver.

Please contact me if you are interested.

Contact: Jean-François Biasse ( (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

1 year postdoc to work in cryptography at Royal Holloway, alongside Kenny Paterson and the team there. All areas of research in cryptography will be considered.

Contact: Kenny Paterson

Information Security Group

Royal Holloway, University of London

kenny.paterson (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-10

University of Edinburgh

Postdoctoral research position in blockchain technology at the University of Edinburgh

Applications for the post of a postdoctoral research associate are sought in applied cryptography and computer security with emphasis on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. 

The post is full time and is available from March 1st, 2017, or a mutually agreed start date, for a 24 month fixed contract.  An earlier start might be available.

The position is funded by EPSRC project OXCHAIN. The OXCHAIN project seeks to use distributed ledger technology to provide a secure platform for the emerging circular economy and demonstrate it through addressing specific challenges in the operation of the UK-based charity Oxfam.

The position to be filled will be a critical one in the project and will be tasked with the design, analysis and implementation of a novel blockchain system with suitable characteristics to support the development of an internal token economy. The researcher will also maintain a strong connection with other OXCHAIN team members that focus on design aspects and are tasked with the user experience dimension of the project.

Essential qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a good understanding of both theoretical and applied concepts in computer security, cryptography, software engineering, distributed systems, peer to peer networks. Desired qualifications include familiarity with cryptocurrencies.

Contact: Aggelos Kiayias, Chair in Cyber Security and Privacy University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, Office 5.16, 10 Crichton St, Edinburgh Midlothian EH8 9AB, United Kingdom Tel. +44 (0) 131 6505129, akiayias (at)

(please put OXCHAIN position in the e-mail subject)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
PhD position in Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Implementations

Vernam Lab at WPI is looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill PhD positions for research in embedded system security and applied cryptography.

Specific topics include:

* Cache-based side-channel attacks; analysis and countermeasures

* Physical fault and side channel analysis and countermeasures

* Secure embedded system design

Candidates should have a strong background in electronics, computer science or applied mathematics with interest in algorithms, computer architecture, and signal processing. Prior experience in software or hardware development, code analysis and code generation and/or signal processing is an asset.

We offer a competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research program in an attractive working environment. WPI is a highly-ranked research university in the Boston area, and offers the opportunity to collaborate with world-class faculty and students in a collegial environment. We maintain close connections with surrounding universities and companies.

Candidates can start as early as January.

Contact: Thomas Eisenbarth

teisenbarth (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01

Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
Research Scientist

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

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering and a strong background in algebra or number theory.

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

Interested candidates will kindly email their CV to Dr Chik How Tan tsltch (at)

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-15

University of Luxembourg

The research will be conducted within the VoteVerif project (Verification of Voter-Verifiable Voting Protocols), in collaboration with Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. The project aims to develop novel concepts, methodologies, and tools for specification, analysis, and assessment of information security properties. The focus is on voting procedures and protocols, and in particular on their essential features like confidentiality, coercion-resistance, and voter-verifiability. The approach of the project is holistic, in the sense that we plan to develop theoretical concepts (such as strategy- based metrics of information security) not for their own sake, but in order to apply them to an important domain of social life, and come up with guidance on the conduct of elections and novel designs for secure, usable voting systems. To this end, we are going to develop algorithmic tools that help to analyze the level of security and usability. Note also that, while we focus on voting procedures in the project, the concepts and tools being developed can be also applied to other domains where information security is important.

Contact: Prof Dr Peter Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at); or

Prof Dr Wojtek Jamroga w.jamroga (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-31

University of Luxembourg

The researchers will be working under the supervision of Prof P Y A Ryan, head of the APSIA (Applied Security and Information Assurance) research group,

Research Associate in Information Assurance (M/F)

Ref: R-STR-5004-00-B

Fixed Term Contract 24 months (CDD), full-time (40 hrs/week), extendable to 36 months

Number of positions: 1

The research will be conducted within the VoteVerif project (Verification of Voter-Verifiable Voting Protocols), in collaboration with Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. The project aims to develop novel concepts, methodologies, and tools for specification, analysis, and assessment of information security properties. The focus is on voting procedures and protocols, and in particular on their essential features like confidentiality, coercion-resistance, and voter-verifiability. The approach of the project is holistic, in the sense that we plan to develop theoretical concepts (such as strategy- based metrics of information security) not for their own sake, but in order to apply them to an important domain of social life, and come up with guidance on the conduct of elections and novel designs for secure, usable voting systems. To this end, we are going to develop algorithmic tools that help to analyze the level of security and usability. Note also that, while we focus on voting procedures in the project, the concepts and tools being developed can be also applied to other domains where information security is important.

Contact: Prof Dr Peter Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at);

or Prof Dr Wojtek Jamroga: w.jamroga (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-07

University of Bristol
Three open positions (2 x postdoc + 1 x PhD): theory and practice of side-channels

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral researchers and 1 PhD student in the theory and practice of side-channels. Each post is initially for 3 years, with flexibility for the starting date and any options to extend (depending on funds). Although a background in applied cryptography is a pre-requisite, we are interested in applicants who can demonstrate some experience with one or more of the following:

- side-channel attacks, with particular emphasis on practical aspects (e.g., acquisition and signal processing),

- use, low-level (e.g., processor architecture) understanding and reverse engineering of (e.g., ARM-based) embedded systems,

- the design and implementation of compilers (e.g., LLVM),

- hardware (e.g., FPGA) and software implementation of cryptography,

- use of HPC, experience in developing large scale (research focused) software.

Although a nominal closing date is listed below, this is a rolling advert: we will select applicants until all vacancies are filled.

Contact: Prof. Elisabeth Oswald, Elisabeth.Oswald (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Visa Research
Research Scientist

The security research team at Visa research has openings for research scientists at all levels with expertise in areas such as, cryptography and cryptanalysis, user and data privacy, payments and cryptocurrencies, and distributed systems/cloud computing security. For more information visit our website:

Interested candidates should kindly email their CV to research (at) visa (dot) com with the subject line Security Research Position.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-30

University of Bergen, Norway
Ph.D. student

The Department of Informatics has a vacancy for a PhD position within cryptography. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, starting in the beginning of 2017, and funded by the project “Modern Methods and Tools for Theoretical and Applied Cryptology” (CryptoWorld), awarded by the Research Council of Norway.

About the Department: The Department has 6 research groups, Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Optimization, Programming Theory, Reliable Communication and Visualization. The Department is ranked first in Norway with respect to the quality of its research by the Research Council of Norway. For more information visit our Web pages:

About the project/work tasks:

Develop new methods of algebraic cryptanalysis and apply them to modern cryptographic primitives. Analyse how malicious software can affect the authentication in various applications. Improve the security and efficiency of cloud technologies by designing ciphers with special properties.

Closing date for application: 1 October 2016,

Contact: Professor Tor Helleseth, Tor.Helleseth (at) (Department of Informatics), (+47) 55 58 41 60 or Professor Igor Semaev, Igor.Semaev (at) (Department of Informatics), (+47) 55 58 42 79.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01

University College London (UCL)
Ph.D Student

Fully-funded PhD Position Available

Enabling Progress in Genomic Research via Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing

University College London (UCL)

Contact: Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (google me)

More Information:!/?project=196

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-30

Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 PostDoc positions

The Digital Security group from the Radboud University, Nijmegen invites applications for two positions for postdoctoral researchers in the area of cryptography and security of embedded systems. The posts are for 2 years but can be extended upon positive evaluation. Salaries are internationally competitive and candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax free.

A successful candidate is expected to supervise PhD and MSc students, collaborate with the researchers from the DiS group ( and perform research. He/she should ideally have background in some of the following areas:

1. Proofs of security by reduction

2. Mathematical tools for symmetric-key cryptanalysis

3. Design and analysis of cryptographic protocols

4. Cryptographic implementations and attacks (side-channel and fault attacks)

5. Systems security e.g. Android

Applicants should have already completed (or be close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. We also expect an excellent research track record. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Suitable candidates can be hired immediately.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to the faculty members they would like to work with.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact

Lejla Batina, lejla (at)

Joan Daemen, joan (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-31

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.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Center For Cyber Security in New York University Abu Dhabi
Cryptology Research/Hardware Cryptology Postdoctoral Position (Multiple Positions)

Goals and Responsibilities

The goal of this research project is to provide a wider analysis of the existing cryptologic constructions in order to provide the possibility of new approaches in the designs and analysis of cryptographic components. The conducted research will be in the context of symmetric cryptology and secure hardware implementations. A particular focus will be on the hardware design and analysis of symmetric-key primitives and components.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent experience. Candidates should have a background in symmetric cryptology, hardware cryptology, hardware security or related areas. The following are a list of essential skills for the considered post: Circuit Analysis and Design, Cryptographic Hardware Design (Reconfigurable Hardware, random number generation, lightweight cryptographic design, ALTERA hardware, FPGAs and Verilog VHDL programming), and Cryptographic Design and Cryptanalysis.

Terms of employment

The period of employment is one to two year(s) from the initiation of the contract. The potential start date is November 2016. The main location of the post is Center for Cyber Security in NYU Abu Dhabi.

Application Process

Submissions will be accepted through our online application no later than October 15, 2016. Please fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. This includes a cover letter, research statement, curriculum vitae, diploma (an official translation into English), list of publications and three letters of reference. Applications and enclosures received beyond the stated deadline will not be considered.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Hoda A. Alkhzaimi at Hoda.alkhzaimi (at)

(All interested candidates regardless of gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply)

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer


Hoda A.Alkhzaimi

Hoda.Alkhzaimi (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-15

Cyber Security Consulting - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Theoretical Cryptanalysis Experts

We are a fast-growing cyber-security consulting company based in UAE. With a team of 250+ experts from around the world, we provide services and solutions that are changing the cyber security landscape. Working with us means collaborating with enthusiastic professionals who are passionate about technology and creating next-gen cyber security solutions.

We are looking for an expert who has good familiarity with standards (SPs, CAVP, FIPS 140-2, CMVP, etc.). The incumbent must have expertise in design of end-to-end secure protocols with PFS and validation using mathematical proofs and test vectors. Expertise in existing network protocols (e.g., TLS, OpenSSL) and knowledge of inherent vulnerabilities, cryptographic security analysis and security proofs covering: Symmetric crypto and Modes of Operation (state of art block ciphers , Rijndael variants, stream ciphers, etc.), Public Key Crypto / PKI (RSA, ECC, ECDSA, ECDH, etc.), Hashing Algorithms, Random Number Generation Algorithms, etc. Must have expertise in theoretical cryptanalysis techniques: Based on underlying mathematics of asymmetric ciphers (IF, DL, EC schemes)

We offer a tax-free package and an opportunity to live in an advanced city with easy access to the rest of the world.

For more information on the role and the organisation, please send your resume to itjobsuae16 (at) gmail (dot) com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of Alabama at Birmingham
PhD position in digital money

We invite applications for a PhD position in cryptocurrencies and their applications. The successful candidate will join Dr. Yuliang Zheng and Dr. Jason Teutsch's research group in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB).

We seek a student interested in advancing the security of Bitcoin and related distributed peer-to-peer systems, understanding the theoretical foundations of decentralized networks, and developing disruptive technologies. Work may include big data management, incentive structures and consensus protocols, smart contracts, financial services, Internet of Things, quantum algorithms, decentralized governance, certification, and other forms of distributed trust.

The successful candidate will receive a Graduate Assistanship package with a starting annual stipend of $19,500 plus health insurance benefits and tuition waiver. Birmingham and its surrounding area offers natural beauty and modest cost-of-living. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field prior to commencement of study. Coding and analytic skills will be viewed favorably. Please see the website below for additional information, requirements, and application instructions.

Indicate in your application materials your interest in this position.

Contact: Informal inquiries may be sent to either Dr. Zheng ( or Dr. Teutsch (

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of São Paulo, Escola Politecnica, São Paulo, Brazil
Post-doctorate in post-quantum cryptography

The Laboratory of Computer Networks and Architecture at the University of São Paulo is currently hiring researchers with background in cryptography for a 2-year post-doc position. The project is the result of a partnership with Intel (see for the CFP), and is focused on the analysis and design of hardware-friendly post-quantum cryptographic algorithms.

The main requirements for the application are (1) a solid background in cryptography, preferably (but not necessarily) with post-quantum primitives, (2) good design/programming skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in programming languages such as C and/or hardware description languages such as VHDL, (3) a track record of strong R&D capability, with relevant publications on top conferences/journals, and (4) be able to work with little supervision and to work well with other researchers, as well as have good presentation and communication skills in English (ability to speak Portuguese is considered a plus, but it is not mandatory). The candidates are expected to work closely with the industry partners in the project (mainly researchers from Intel) and produce valuable research material in time and with the required quality.

The application requires: an academic curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the contact information of at least 2 people that can provide reference about the candidate’s work. Applicants that have already completed or that are close to complete their PhDs are both welcome.

The post-doc fellowship is granted by FAPESP, following the rules that can be found at Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received, and only selected candidates will be contacted for interview. The process will remain open until the positions are filled or up to October 1st, 2016.

Contact: Prof. Marcos A. Simplicio Jr -- msimplicio (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01

University of Wollongong, Australia
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security (Permanent Position/Tenure Track)

The School of Computing and Information Technology is seeking a full time permanent Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C) to provide development, teaching within the Bachelor of Computer Science with Cyber Security major and Master of Computer Science/PhD, as well as research in the area of cyber security and related disciplines. The candidate is expected to be a research active in the area of cyber security, and he/she is equipped with sufficient experience for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

UOW is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. It is fundamentally committed to providing our diverse body of students with an engaging world class and internationally oriented learning experience. The University has also established a strong research profile and an outstanding record of achievement in research performance and intensity over the last decade.

The successful candidate will have a national/international reputation in cyber security research field, innovative teaching experience, an established research profile and demonstrable commitment to positive change. You may be required to teach outside of standard business hours, offshore delivery and other locations, such as Liverpool, Sydney.

Candidates must address the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Submissions must be done via the website. No email submission is accepted.

For further enquiries, please contact Head of School, Professor Willy Susilo on wsusilo (at)

Contact: Professor Willy Susilo

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-11

Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientist on Cyber-Physical Security

We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability (at least 2 publications at top security conferences -, in the past 3 years), 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 work closely with industry partners, create valuable intellectual properties, 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.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-30

École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
One year Post-Doc


Safran Identity and Security and the computer science department of École polytechnique will conduct a study on the manipulation of centrally issued documents on blockchains.

Object of the study

There already exist various protocols designed for manipulating sensitive documents on blockchains, from straightforward ones (hashes), to advanced protocols (ZeroCash).


The objective is to sort out the various proposition for anonymising transactions or data on blockchains, and to design a new one relevant to our application domain. Since the application domain is concerned with documents issued by a trusted third party (a government in case of a passport), our application domain may not be well fitted by existing approaches. Some software developments may be conducted.


The candidate should have either a rather good knowledge of a few advanced cryptographic protocols, or have a very good understanding of bitcoin (or ethereum) and in particular its programmable features (smart contracts, OP_RETURN).

The candidate will spend 20% of his research time within Safran Identity and Security, (Issy-les-Moulineaux), and 40% in the computer science department of École polytechnique (Palaiseau), within INRIA project-team Grace.

Safran Identity and Security

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in security and identity solutions, deploying solutions in more than 100 countries, and employing more than 8,700 people in 57 countries. Its solutions manage identities, secure payments and transactions and safeguard privacy, for an increasingly digital and connected world.

École polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its curriculum promotes a culture of excellence  with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.

Contact: Daniel Augot, INRIA senior researcher, Daniel.Augot (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
4 Postdocs and 1 PhD

The IMDEA Software Institute (Madrid, Spain) invites applications for one PhD position in the area of Cryptography and four Postdoc positions in the areas of Cryptography, Anonymity, Privacy, Programming Languages, Verification, and Side-channel Attacks.

The positions are based in Madrid, Spain where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. Salaries are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system. The working language at the institute is English.

PhD applicants should have completed, or be close to completing, a Masters degree in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. The successful PhD applicant will do research in cryptography. Knowledge of cryptography (in particular public key cryptography and provable security) is required, and proven experience in the form of theses or published papers will be considered positively. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about you and your work. For further enquiries on the PhD position, please contact Dario Fiore.

Postdoc applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline, and should have an excellent research track record. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a research statement, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about you and your work. The postdoctoral positions are available from September 2016 for the duration of up to two years.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to the faculty members they would like to work with, and submit the application documents at Review of applications starts immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact:

Gilles Barthe gilles.barthe (at)

Dario Fiore, dario.fiore (at)

Boris Koepf, boris.koepf (at)

Carmela Troncoso, carmela.troncoso (at)

To apply:

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Principal Security Engineer

ARM's Internet of Things Business Unit are looking for a talented individual to join the team responsible for development of the mbed TLS library. As an open source project, the mbed TLS library provides support for the TLS/SSL protocol and the necessary cryptographic primitives to provide a complete TLS solution for embedded devices, servers and the emerging field of Internet of Things.

We are open to offer the possibility to work from home internationally.

You will have a strong interest in security and cryptography as well as in helping secure the emerging market for Internet of Things type devices. You will have the opportunity to help us deliver a vital part of future Internet of Things devices, helping to ensure they will stay secure and robust.

The role offers unique challenges working in a new business space where you can help shape the future of Internet of Things and the security of these emerging technologies and devices.

Description of Role:

* Contribute to system and architectural designs, from server to device, providing security input

* Perform risk analysis, as well as vulnerability and security assessments

* Write and develop high assurance software in C and assembly

* Participate in code reviews, testing and architectural planning of new products

* To work with the open source community in the development of the library

* To contribute to project planning of new features, design and implementation

* To mentor and coach others in security best practices

* Provide support to both internal and external customers

* Participate in standards meetings

* To keep pace with the fast moving fields of cryptography and software security

Contact: Applications should be made directly through ARM's online application system.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-30

Yale University, Electrical Engineering
Post-Doc, hardware security

The Computer Architecture and Security Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering department at Yale University has an opening for a researcher to be involved with exciting work on computer architecture and hardware security, focusing on FPGA prototyping. We are looking for motivated candidates with experience in:

* FPGAs and Verilog or VHDL programming

* Altera hardware and IP cores knowledge is desired, but not required

* Cryptography

Contact: Jakub Szefer

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Two Positions of Full Professorships (W3) Cybersecurity

We are looking for an experienced researcher with excellent scientific credentials, international visibility through publications and projects and substantial experience in the acquisition of external research funding. In particular, we are looking for a person with a distinguished research profile in cybersecurity, e.g. in one of the following research areas: Cryptography, Formal Foundations of IT-Security, Network Security, Security of Complex Software Systems, Security of Embedded Systems.

Contact: Informal enquiries by email may be addressed to Professor Johannes Buchmann: buchmann (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Research Assistants (PhD or Postdoc)

The Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for positions of

Research Assistants in Cryptography and Complexity Theory

both on doctoral and postdoctoral level, in the group of Professor Marc Fischlin. The positions are funded through various research projects, all in the area of complexity-based cryptography. These are: SecOBig for secure computation on Big Data, CROSSING about signature schemes supporting special operations, and CRISP about secure channels. More information about the projects and our research is available under

The starting date is immediate. The initial funding for the positions is for approximately two years, but the contract should be renewable, based upon availability of funding. Candidates are expected to perform scientific research in the areas of the projects, and to contribute to the teaching, research, and administrative tasks of the group.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a similar discipline; extensive knowledge in the areas of cryptography and IT security, for postdoctoral candidates proven in the form of publications in these areas; fluent English language skills; experience in IT system administration is welcome

Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, including references; copies of relevant diplomas and certificates; copies of 3 selected publications (for postdoctoral candidates) or, alternatively, a research statement.

The application data should be bundled into a single PDF file. Applications and enquires should be sent to: jobs (at) Applications should be received no later than September 30th, 2016, but review of applications will begin immediately on a rolling basis, and the positions may be filled earlier.

Contact: jobs (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-30

Aarhus University, Denmark
PhD Student

The Cryptography and Security group of Aarhus University has an opening for a PhD student in the area of cryptographic protocols (secure two/multi party computation, zero-knowledge, advanced encryption schemes, etc.) under the supervision of Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi. The PhD position is financed by a "Sapere Aude" starting grant (Danish Council for Independent Research).

Applicants with (or about to complete) a master in computer science, computer engineering, or math are welcome to apply by contacting me asap.

All applications will be processed by the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Aarhus University (follow the link for more information).

The next deadlines for application are

- August 1st (start after November 1st).

- November 1st (start after February 1st).

Contact: Claudio Orlandi, orlandi AT cs au dk

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-01

Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute
Staff Scientist/Post-Doctoral Scholar

The Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar or research staff scientist with expertise in cybersecurity.

The individual will be an integral part of the highly interdisciplinary team of more than fifteen tenure and tenure- track faculty across the Drexel University campus actively engaged in cybersecurity research. S/he will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars in areas such as i) malware detection, classification, and mitigation, ii) anomaly detection, iii) active user authentication, iv) wireless channel and wireless network security, v) media forensics and anti-?forensics, vi) privacy, anonymity, and stylometry, vii) hardware and electronic security, viii) social networking threat analysis, and others. The successful candidate will have a publication record in cybersecurity and related fields, and a demonstrated ability to lead the submission of interdisciplinary cybersecurity research proposals to government funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the various agencies of the Department of Defense (DoD).

Recent Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science or other closely related discipline. Strong background in any research area of cyber security. Experience in proposal authoring and capture of new business and research opportunities.

The researcher will conduct high quality research in cybersecurity, prepare and submit related grant proposals, and have the opportunity to teach in related areas.

Enter requisition # 7507 at

Contact: Steven Weber, Ph.D.


Drexel Cybersecurity Institute

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-01

Research Assistant

Research Assistant in iTrust@SUTD

One research assistant position to work on the system implementation smart-grid, and fog computing security.

Qualification and skills:

  • Candidates should have a B.S/B-Tech or M.S/ M.Tech or M.E degree

  • Android and Java programming

  • Matlab programming

  • Sound knowledge in Networking (especially in wireless communication)

  • Strong programming experience

  • Background on some networking simulators (like NS2).

  • Background on Wireless Security and Cryptography is preferable

  • The initial appointment will be for 1 year but it can be extended depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance. These positions come with attractive salary and benefits.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Prosanta Gope (gope_prosanta (at) or Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-31

    Cyber Security Practice - United Arab Emirates
    Crypto Expert

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a Cyber Security practice experiencing rapid growth in the United Arab Emirates.

    They are currently seeking experienced Crypto Experts with the following knowledge to join their team:

    - Proficient in AES algorithm design.

    - Expert in block and stream cipher, key management, hybrid approach, hashing.

    - Knowledge in substitution, permutation, confusion & diffusion mechanism.

    - Cryptanalysis: Differential, Linear, Side channel attack, Plain & Cipher text etc,.

    - Knowledge in crypto events, such as, Caesar competition.

    - History of different symmetric key algorithms.

    - Mathematics degree is preferred.

    - Should be ready to start design algorithm as soon as join.

    On offer is an attractive TAX FREE expatriate package, the opportunity to learn from some of the most highly qualified in the business and genuine career opportunities.

    Contact: Hilary (at)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-19

    Florida Atlantic University
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cryptology

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, starting in January 2017. FAU is home to The Center for Cryptology and Information Security, which is dedicated to original, cutting-edge research in cryptology and information security and to education and training of research students and information technology professionals. FAU is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) for academic years 2014-2019.

    Research areas of particular interest for this position include, but are not limited to, mathematical foundations of public key cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, computational algebra, and algorithmic number theory.

    Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field. Candidates in all areas of cryptology and information security will be considered.

    For additional information, please contact us by email to mathsearch (at) This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 13, 2016. To be considered for the position, all applicants must apply and complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application form available online through the Office of Human Resources at: Please submit a cover letter, vita, copy of your transcript, research statement and a teaching statement through this website.

    In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by first class mail to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 or by email to mathsearch (at)

    A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

    Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities, requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057, 711.

    Contact: Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 777 Glades RD, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Email: mathsearch (at)

    Phone: (561) 297-3340

    Fax: (561) 297-2436

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    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-13

    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA
    Postdoctoral opening (security of cloud storage systems)

    The Cybersecurity Research Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of Security of Storage Systems and Applied Cryptography.

    The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to pursue research towards establishing a framework that provides strong integrity, availability and reliability guarantees for data outsourced at cloud storage providers. Familiarity with cloud storage systems and applied cryptography is preferred.

    The candidates are expected to:

    - have completed their PhD degree in Computer Science or closely related areas,

    - have adequate cybersecurity/applied cryptography research experience demonstrated through a good publication record, and

    - have excellent verbal and written skills in English

    We expect the position to be available immediately for one year and to be renewable, based on mutual interest and availability of funding.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and the names of at least two references by applying as soon as possible at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Work environment and location:

    Details about the center's research activities can be found at:

    The Department of Computer Science at NJIT includes 27 tenured/tenure track professors and is rapidly expanding, supported by the university's "2020 Vision" strategic plan. Sources of research funding include DARPA, NSF, NIH, DHS, DOE, ARL, and ONR to name a few. Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.

    Contact: Prof. Reza Curtmola

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    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30

    Input Output HK (IOHK), Japan and Remote
    Cryptographic Researcher

    About IOHK

    IOHK is a company developing new cryptocurrencies and related applications. The goals of IOHK Research, our research division, are to advance the science behind cryptocurrencies and to attest the security of our products by careful analysis of their underlying protocols. Our team at IOHK Research focuses on the analysis of protocol specifications and on theoretical research while programming and implementation are handled by a separate team. At IOHK Research you will be responsible for investigating current cryptocurrencies, formalising security models, proposing new techniques, constructing new schemes and analysing their security.

    We want the results of our research to impact both our products and the community, so we highly encourage our researchers to collaborate with other institutions and to publish papers in top conferences and journals. Moreover, we intend to open source most of our software, which will be developed based on techniques investigated by the IOHK Research team. We offer a flexible work style with a chance to work in a very dynamic team with talented people from all around the world, including partners from academia and the open source community.

    Full-time Positions in Japan and Remote Part-time Positions

    We are currently looking for talented cryptographers to join our team in Japan in full-time positions. We also offer part-time positions to outstanding students who are interested in joining our team while working remotely from their current locations. Knowledge specific to cryptocurrencies is not mandatory at the start, as the candidate is expected to spend 1-2 months developing it.


  • Master’s degree or above with a focus on cryptography.
  • Strong background in theoretical or practical aspects of cryptographic protocols.
  • A good record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant conferences and journals.
  • This call does not have a definite closing date. You are welcome to apply at any moment.

    Contact: Please send your CV to recruitment (at)

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    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

    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)

    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!

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    Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

    Newcastle University

    Applications are invited for a Post-Doc post at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK. The post is funded by European Research Council (ERC), until end of Dec 2017. The project is on investigating "self-enforcing e-voting", but the candidate has the flexibility to work with a team of researchers on a diversified range of topics that concern real-world security, e.g., authenticated key exchange, BitCoin, NFC payment security, e-auction, e-passport and mobile sensor security.

    The successful applicant will join a vibrant and growing Secure and Resilient Systems (SRS) research group at the School of computing Science, Newcastle University. So far research works in the group have been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems, with some of the research outcomes adopted by international standards and deployed in large-scale commercial applications.

    About us: The School of Computing Science at Newcastle University is recognised as one of the fourteen Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) in the UK. In the latest 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment which included all UK universities, Newcastle University CS was ranked the 1st in the UK for its Research Impact.

    How to apply: follow the online application link below. To help speed up the process, please also send your CV and a brief cover letter to feng.hao (at)

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    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-10

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