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Quantum Key Distribution is a technology that exploits the laws of quantum physics to guarantee the security of communications across optical networks. ID Quantique played a prominent role in the development of this technology and was the first vendor to bring a product to market. It is now carrying out an EU funded research project to conduct a rigorous and in-depth analysis of the security of Quantum Key Distribution technology in view of achieving standardized information assurance.
ID Quantique is seeking to hire a Postdoc who will carry out research on methods for the design and analysis of security of quantum key distribution systems.
Candidates must hold a PhD in computer science, electrical engineering or related areas, and must have a demonstrated record of top-quality research in theoretical cryptography or related areas.
If you are interested, please send an email with a copy of your CV, a short research statement, and the name of at least two candidates for reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, the starting date is flexible.
The three open positions are:
Applications are invited for one PhD studentship in the Security Group at the Computer Laboratory to work with Dr Steven Murdoch. Funding for this position is provided by Microsoft Research Cambridge and Research Councils UK through the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards scheme. As such, applicants must be nationals from India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Russia or countries in the developing world as defined by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/40/43540882.pdf
The successful candidate will undertake research in the field of anonymous communications and privacy enhancing technologies. This broad research area provides considerable scope for the PhD candidate to find his or her own research direction.
The objective is to explore how we can make mobile payment systems dependable despite the presence of malware. Research topics include the design of next-generation secure element hardware, trustworthy user interfaces, and mechanisms to detect and recover from compromise. Relevant skills include Android, payment protocols, human-computer interaction, hardware and software security, and cryptography.