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23 June 2017
Job Posting Post Doc in Applied Mathematics Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in applied mathematics and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on stochastic modeling of TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in September or October 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 12 month.

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

Closing date for applications: 14 July 2017

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

Job Posting Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Cryptography. The successful candidate will join the cryptography group to do research in the analysis and design of provably-secure cryptographic protocols (in particular, possible subjects are zero-knowledge proofs, electronic voting protocols, secure outsourcing).

The position is 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.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues, and should have significant experience in the design of cryptographic protocols and provable security. The application requires, among other document, a CV, a research statement, and the names of 3 persons that can provide references about you and your work.

The postdoctoral position is for one year. The starting date is negotiable but not later than January 2018.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to Dario Fiore and submit the application documents at https://careers.imdea.org/software/. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017

Contact: For enquiries about the position, please contact:

Dario Fiore dario.fiore (at) imdea.org

Job Posting Post-Doc Université de Rennes 1/IRISA Rennes
The EMSEC research team (https://www.irisa.fr/emsec/) and Pierre-Alain Fouque (http://www.di.ens.fr/~fouque/) are looking for a post-doc on real-world security and cryptography, in particular applied to TLS 1.3. This research is funded by the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) for the SafeTLS project (safetls.gforge.inria.fr).

We are looking for a motivated researcher with a good publication record and an interest in real-world cryptography. More particularly we require:

  • a basic knowledge of Authenticated Key-Exchange protocols (AKE)

  • an understanding of the TLS protocol
  • expertise in computational security models and proofs
  • knowledge of TLS 1.3 (optional, but a strong plus)
  • knowledge of TLS implementations (a strong plus)

The successful candidate is expected to contribute in high-level research, and to work together with the SafeTLS partners (http://safetls.gforge.inria.fr/consortium.html) towards attaining the ambitious goals of the SafeTLS project (http://safetls.gforge.inria.fr/aims.html). We are an international team and will require no knowledge of French.

A successful candidate will be hired for a two-year research contract, hosted by the Université de Rennes 1 (https://international.univ-rennes1.fr/) at the IRISA research center in Rennes, France (https://www.irisa.fr/en). Situated at 2 hours (by express train) from Paris, Rennes is an important research center in cryptography and security, and a strong partner in the Pôle d’Excellence Cybersécurité (PEC) in France -- which attracts competitive and very-high level research in all areas of security and cryptography.

Candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and until the position is filled. For any additional information, please contact Pierre-Alain Fouque pa.fouque (at) gmail.com or Cristina Onete, cristina.onete (at) gmail.com

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2017

Contact: Pierre-Alain Fouque, pa.fouque (at) gmail.com

Cristina Onete, cristina.onete (at) gmail.com

More information: https://www.irisa.fr/emsec

16 June 2017
The Hardware Security group at Virginia Tech has an open position for a post-doctoral scholar in energy-efficient cryptography, in support of recent new projects. The Internet of Things needs a huge amount of tiny computers, and many of them will be powered in a sustainable manner, such as through harvested energy sources. The project objective is to investigate and demonstrate how such energy-constrained devices can support secure and full Internet connectivity.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications.

  • Solid background in cryptographic engineering, covering protocols and algorithms.
  • Experience with development of embedded software and/or hardware, including toolchain and design methodology.
  • Effective communicator and team leader for a group of PhD students.
  • Experience with energy harvesting technologies, intermittently powered computers and design across the hardware/software interface is a plus.

The Hardware Security group at Virginia Tech covers design, optimization and tamper-resistant implementation of cryptographic protocols and related applications. Recent projects include a fault-resistant microprocessor ASIC, side-channel resistant software synthesis, and novel primitives for hardware security.

To apply send your CV to the contact below. Include your publication list, a statement of research interest and objectives, and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2017

Contact: Prof. Patrick Schaumont (schaum (at) vt.edu)

More information: http://rijndael.ece.vt.edu/schaum

Job Posting Ph. D. students Unviversity of Bergen
The University of Bergen in Norway is currently seeking candidates for four open positions as Ph.D. students. The advertised field of research for the positions is computer security, but we are particularly interested in good candidates in cryptography.

Closing date for applications: 1 July 2017

Contact: Håvard Raddum, Section Leader, Simula@UiB, email: haavardr (at) simula.no

or

Tor Helleseth, Professor, Dept. of Informatics, email: Tor.Helleseth (at) ii.uib.no

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/139151/phd-position-in-computer-security-4-positions

Job Posting Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships, PostDoc Positions Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, ?stanbul, Turkey
Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. All accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, etc.

  • For more information about joining our group and scholarship opportunities, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/join

  • For applying online, and questions about the application-process for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions, visit

    https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/application-requirements/

    All applications must be completed online with all the required documents. Deadline is end of June.

  • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü directly, including full CV, sample publications, a research proposal, and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees. Application and starting dates are flexible.

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

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2017

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

More information: https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/

14 June 2017
Goals and Responsibilities

The goal of this research project is to provide a wider analysis of the existing cryptologic designs and their constructions in order to provide the possibility of new approaches to 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 design and analysis of symmetric-key primitives and components.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience. Candidates should have a background in symmetric cryptology, hardware cryptology, hardware security or related areas. The following is 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 years from the initiation of the contract. This is extendable to additional year based on performance. The potential start date is August 2017. The 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 July 15, 2017. Please visit our website at https://apply.interfolio.com/37893 for instructions and information on how to apply. 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), a list of publications and three letters of reference. Applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload his or her reference letter. Applications and enclosures received beyond the stated deadline will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 15 August 2017

Contact: Hoda A.Alkhezaimi

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/37893

13 June 2017
Do you have a PhD/Master in Cryptography, Security, Software Engineering, Electronics, or Mathematics? We are currently looking for both a software and hardware security architect to extend our growing crypto and security teams for our office in Leuven (Belgium), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) or Gratkorn (Austria).

Software Security Engineer is responsible for

• Design of embedded software security architectures

• Risk and threats analysis of security systems

• Support the various HW and SW development teams of NXP with security reference designs

• End-to-end security architecture

• Root cause analysis of security defects and creation of counter measures

• Specification and design of innovative security concepts (whitebox cryptography, secure virtual machines, code obfuscators)

Hardware Security Engineer is responsible for

• Detailed implementation reviews

• Definition of security mechanisms in hardware, firmware, protocols, etc.

• Security requirements management by definition and linking of security mechanisms to functional requirements

• Detailed attack modeling and security mechanism specification for hardware and software blocks

• Root cause analysis of security defects

• Planning coordination and execution of pre-silicon vulnerability analysis

See for more information:

https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Hamburg/Hardware-Security-Architect--m-f-_R-10002704

https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Hamburg/Software-Security-Architect--m-f-_R-10002703

About us

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Joppe Bos, Cryptographer, joppe.bos (at) nxp.com

8 June 2017
A new H2020 MSCA ITN project RESCUE has 15 Early-Stage Researcher / PhD Student positions open at eight partner institutions.

An innovative European training network RESCUE is to take on the key interdependent challenges in nanoelectronic systems design - reliability, security and quality.

• Application deadline: June 30, 2017

• Recruitment starts in September/October 2017

• Full-time employment contracts at the selected RESCUE host institution for 36 month.

More details http://rescue-etn.eu/

RESCUE Consortium

- Tallinn University of Technology, EE (Maksim Jenihhin)

- BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, DE (H.T. Vierhaus)

- Delft University of Technology, NL (Said Hamdioui)

- Politecnico di Torino, IT (Matteo Sonza Reorda)

- Cadence Design Systems GmbH, DE (Anton Klotz)

- IROC Technologies, FR (Dan Alexandrescu)

- Intrinsic-ID B.V., NL (Georgios Selimis)

- IHP - Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics GmbH, DE (Milos Krstic)

- Robert Bosch GmbH, DE - Partner Organization (Herve Seudie)

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

More information: http://rescue-etn.eu/vacancies

Abertay University

Abertay was the first university in the world to offer degrees Ethical Hacking, and the University continues to be recognised as an international leader in its field. The University has long-established professional links with the United Kingdom thriving cybersecurity community. Abertay University is also home to the largest Student run Cyber-Security Conference in the United-Kingdom

Project Description

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to become a transformative technology that offers end-users the capability of sensing, actuating and improved communications. This will lead to significant improvements for Vehicular technologies, Health, Manufacturing (Industry 3.0), Farming, Energy Management, etc.

Computational intelligence approaches, examples of which include evolutionary computation, immune-inspired approaches, and swarm intelligence, are employed to develop scalable machine learning Intrusion Detection Systems.

In this project we will build and expand on existing research activities on Intrusion Detection within the Security Research Group and the Machine Learning Group at Abertay University and would aim to identify security risks in IoT networks and develop a machine learning (Deep Learning, Generative Adversarial Networks) methods for their mitigation.

The ideal student would have an interest in Wireless communications protocols, Linux configuration, and GPU Programming (CUDA) as well as

* A strong background in computing and mathematics (an understanding of machine learning is highly desirable).

* An ability to programme in a high-level computing language (such as Python, C or C++) and/or experience with Matlab (or similar).

*An interest in Security and Privacy applications and research (a background in Security is desirable, but not essential).

*Good numerical and verbal communication skills.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Xavier Bellekens for advice on developing a proposal prior to submitting it.

Closing date for applications: 10 July 2017

Contact: Dr Xavier Bellekens (x.bellekens [AT] abertay.ac.uk )

More information: http://www.xavierbellekens.com/PhDApplication

7 June 2017
Applications are invited for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in all areas related to cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography.

A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research track record are required. Applicants are expected to pursue an internationally visible research agenda and to build up their research team. Candidates for senior positions must be internationally accomplished scientists.

The cybersecurity research center CISPA, currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member, provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike: Faculty will be offered highly competitive research salaries and institutional funding; they enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of PhD students and postdocs; they attract additional third-party funds, supervise doctoral theses, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. CISPA moreover offers outstanding technical infrastructure and administrative support.

CISPA is located in Saarbrücken, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by June 30, 2017 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until July 15, 2017. For more information and details on how to apply, please see here:

https://www.cispa.saarland/jobs/faculty/

CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special support for dual-career couples. Female researchers are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2017

Contact: Prof. Michael Backes

eMail: backes (at) cispa.saarland

More information: https://www.cispa.saarland/jobs/faculty/

Job Posting Post-Doc IRISA, Rennes, France
We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group.

The applicants should have background and be interested in working on different aspects of lattice based cryptography, in particular on:

- security proofs for lattice-based schemes,

- building and implementing lattice-based constructions,

- fully homomorphic encryption,

- cryptanalysis.

The research will take place in the Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC) team, within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France.

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

The positions has flexible starting date. Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois, Adeline.Roux-Langlois (at) irisa.fr and Pierre-Alain Fouque, Pierre-Alain.Fouque (at) irisa.fr

1 June 2017
The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire three outstanding PhD candidates at the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. The positions are part of the FNR PRIDE doctoral training programme on Security and Privacy for System Protection. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre.

Successful candidates will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw. The group is focused on formalising and applying formal reasoning to real-world security problems and trust issues. We offer three different research projects:

- Multi-party Authentication Protocols. Further information and submission guidelines can be found at: https://goo.gl/yqPo6q

- Adaptive Cyber-defenses. Further information and submission guidelines can be found at: https://goo.gl/FlMo5E

- Security and Privacy in Social Networks. Further information and submission guidelines can be found at: https://goo.gl/TpZ3S7

Applicants can apply to more than one research project. Each application will be considered on receipt, therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2017

Contact: Prof. Sjouke Mauw

Université du Luxembourg

Faculté des Sciences, de la Technologie et de la Communication (FSTC)

Maison du Nombre

6, avenue de la Fonte

L-4364 Esch-sur-Alzette

Telephone: (+352) 466 644 5480

Email: sjouke.mauw (at) uni.lu

30 May 2017
Job Posting Ph.D. student University of Luxembourg
The successful candidate will join the CRYPTOLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He/she will contribute to a research project on future directions in symmetric cryptography, cryptanalysis and in particular on ultra-lightweight encryption schemes for the Internet of Things.

Closing date for applications: 30 July 2017

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov

More information: https://www.cryptolux.org/index.php/Home#PhD_in_Applied_Cryptography.2C_the_PRIDE_project

Job Posting Ph.D. student University of Oxford
Applications are invited for a 3.5 year D Phil (PhD) Studentships in Post-Quantum Cryptography, funded by the UK Government.

The D.Phil. studentship will start on 1 October 2017, and will be based at the Mathematical Institute. The studentship is fully funded, and includes standard stipends and College and University fees at the Home rate. The studentship is attached to St Hughs College (http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/).

Many cryptographic protocols that are used today rely on the difficulty of either factoring or some discrete logarithm problem. However due to Shor’s algorithms, these protocols will become completely unsecure once a large-scale quantum computer is built. Given recent advances in that direction, the UK government is supporting research on new cryptographic protocols that can resist attacks by quantum computers, and the DPhil student will work in this context.

The project will aim at developing post-quantum cryptographic protocols and at studying their security with respect to both classical and quantum computers. The D Phil student will be part of the Oxford Cryptography Group and they will work under the supervision of Dr Christophe Petit (http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/petit/) and of Professor Cas Cremers (https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/cas.cremers/). Information on the Cryptography Group can be found at www.maths.ox.ac.uk/groups/cryptography.

Candidates must have an excellent background in mathematics, computer science or physics and the ability and willingness to work on inter-disciplinary research projects. Acquaintance with cryptography concepts and/or quantum algorithms as well as some programming skills will be considered as strong assets. The students will also be expected to spend a few weeks at Cheltenham every year. Candidates must therefore be able to obtain a DV security clearance prior to starting their D Phil; in particular they must be UK citizens.

Applications should be made online following the link below. They will be reviewed as they arrive, until the position is filled with a suitable candidate.

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2017

Contact: christophe.petit (at) maths.ox.ac.uk

More information: https://evision.ox.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app_crs

Job Posting Security/Privacy Software Engineer EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe
The engineer will work on subjects such as

- Next generation blockchain and distributed ledger technologies with applications - to cryptocurrencies and beyond.

- Large-scale, low-latency anonymous messaging and blogging.

- Tracking-resistant WiFi and peer-to-peer ad-hoc networking.

- User-friendly, privacy- and security-hardened operating systems.

- Systematic defenses against side-channel and fingerprinting attacks.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2017

Contact: Bryan Ford, Associate Professor, bryan.ford (at) epfl.ch

Angela Devenoge, Secretary, angela.devenoge (at) epfl.ch

Linus Gasser, Computer Scientist, linus.gasser (at) epfl.ch

More information: http://dedis.epfl.ch

27 May 2017
Job Posting PhD interns on cyber-physical system security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT. Cyber security is one of its most important areas and grows very fast with rich research funding. SUTD is the proud host of world-class testbeds in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

Contact: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More information: http://jianying.space/

26 May 2017
Job Posting Lecturer in Cyber Security (3 years term) University of Wollongong, Australia
School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is one of six Schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong. It delivers a full range of quality courses, both onshore and offshore (Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong), ranging from undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees, through Coursework and Research Masters to PhD programs. Current research foci are Computer Security, Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, Big Data, Multimedia Information Processing, Information Technology and Information Systems. SCIT has strong R&D links with industry, actively participates in several Co-operative Research Centres.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Closing date for applications: 9 July 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Closing date for applications: 30 July 2017

Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo

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

23 May 2017
Job Posting Post Doc in Embedded System Security Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs.

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

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

Job Posting Post Doc in Hardware Security Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs.

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

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

19 May 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc in Information and Network Security Singapore University of Technology and Design, established in collaboration with MIT, USA
We are looking for a Post-Doc, to join our group.

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

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

2. Information and Network Security.

3.Privacy and Authentication

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

- Security in Decentralized application

- IoT Security

- network security

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

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

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

Contact: How to apply:

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

will begin immediately and the position will remain open until

filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2017

14 May 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc University of Surrey, UK

Closing date for applications: 6 June 2017

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

University of Surrey

Guildford

Surrey GU2 7XH

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

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

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

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

9 May 2017
The PhD subject we offer consists in studying how hardware attacks may be used as an entry point to attack IoT devices. It will involve an assessment of the threats in the context of IoT with both analysis and experimental validation of the attack paths. One objective is to design and test countermeasures and mitigation techniques that fit the constraints of IoT device (e.g. power and cost constraints, use of non-secure microcontrollers).

A focus will be put on fault injection techniques which consists in injecting faults into the computations of the targeted circuit for the purpose of either recovering a secret key or bypassing security checks (algorithm modification).

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

Contact: For further questions regarding the position or details on the research project, please contact:

- Dr. Jean-Max DUTERTRE from Mines Saint-Etienne:

- or Pr. Jean-Luc DANGER from Télécom ParisTech.

More information: http://www.emse.fr/~dutertre/doc_recherche/annonce_these_EDSIS_2017_SAS.pdf

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

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Renaud Sirdey

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

Job Posting Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Asssitant, PhD student (several positions) Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant, PhD student (several positions) to join our group.

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

1. public key cryptography and provable security.

2. system and network security

3. software engineering

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

- applications of blockchain technology

- lattice-based cryptography

- mobile security

- network security

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

Applicants for PhD studentship should possess:

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

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

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

Job Posting Automotive security researcher Onboard Security, Wilmington, MA, USA
Do you have a PhD degree in Computer Science with specialization in Network / Cybersecurity? Are you interested in breaking into the rapidly-growing automotive security market?

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

Position Overview

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

Required Qualifications

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

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

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

  • Good communication skills

About us

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

OnBoard Security is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date for applications: 1 August 2017

Contact: Jonathan Petit, Senior Director of Research

jobs (at) onboardsecurity.com

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

Job Posting Blockchain Expert in IoT Environment Eciotify GmbH, Berlin & Flensburg

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

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


MUST HAVES: 

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

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

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

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

 

To sum it all up in one sentence:

Build cool stuff with us!

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2017

Contact: Dennis Wegener

Head of HR

buildcoolstuff (at) eciotify.io

More information: http://eciotify.io

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