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 https://www.iacr.org/jobs/. 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.

This is intended to be a free service from an IACR member to the IACR membership. The content of the job posting is the responsibility of the person requesting the posting and not the IACR. Commercial enterprises who want to advertise their openings should identify at least one of their employees who is a member of IACR.


Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Post-Doc

The cryptography group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) seeks two postdoctoral researchers, supported by an EU H2020 project (ERC-CoG TOCNeT) on provable security. IST Austria is a recently established basic research institute in the woods of Vienna.

The candidates should have a strong record in cryptography, witnessed by publications at top cryptography (Crypto,Eurocrypt,TCC,...) and/or security conferences (CCS,S&P,...). Current topics investigated in our group include

  • Sustainable Blockchains
  • Memory-Hard Functions
  • Leakage-Resilient Cryptography
  • Lattice-Based Cryptography
  • Adaptive Security
  • Pseudoentropy

The post-doctoral position is provided for up to four years with very competitive salary. The starting dates are flexible. There is no fixed deadline, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should include CV and a statement of research experience and interests. Please send applications to Krzysztof Pietrzak.

Contact: Krzysztof Pietrzak pietrzak (at) ist.ac.at

More Information: http://pub.ist.ac.at/crypto/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Post-Doc Researcher

Postdoc research fellow positions available at CMU. Sample research topics include: secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proofs, blockchains and cryptocurrencies, and, non-malleable cryptography. However working in any topic within cryptography is possible. Must have a strong publication record in Crypto/Eurocrypt/TCC/STOC/FOCS. Dates are open.

Contact: Please contact Vipul Goyal at vipul (at) cmu.edu

More Information: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~goyal/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-01



Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Associate Professor in Cryptography

In order to strengthen research and teaching in cryptography at NTNU we are opening a position at the associate professor level (either permanent or tenure track) at the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The current cryptography group at NTNU works mostly in cryptographic protocol analysis and cryptographic primitives design, with significant applied work in electronic voting. The goal is either to strengthen existing research activities in cryptographic protocol analysis or contribute to complementary areas, such as secure multiparty computation or cryptographic applications of computational number theory/algebraic geometry.

This position is one out of nine strategic professorships announced simultaneously at NTNU. There is also a position in Secure Systems Engineering for which cryptographers may apply.

Contact: Kristian Gjøsteen, kristian.gjosteen (at) ntnu.no, +47 73 55 02 42

More Information: https://www.ntnu.edu/positions-ie

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-01



University of Edinburgh
Multiple Postdoc and PhD positions

Postdoc and PhD in cryptographic currencies and anti-surveillance at University of Edinburgh

Worried about surveillance? Imagining a world in which all data is encrypted? Concerned about mistakes in security proofs and bugs in software? Curious about what blockchain technology will look like after the crypto-currency bubble?

At the University of Edinburgh we design distributed cryptographic techniques to protect user's online privacy, based on scientific principles using mathematical proofs. A core enabling component is IOHK‘s Cardano blockchain.

Join as a Postdoc or PhD to work on privacy and anonymity, zero-knowledge and multi-party computation. Multiple positions are available. To apply, send your CV with a cover letter and two letters of recommendation. The positions are available until filled.

Contact: Markulf Kohlweiss, mkohlwei (at) ed.ac.uk, https://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mkohlwei/

More Information:

* University of Edinburgh: http://web.inf.ed.ac.uk/security-privacy

* IOHK: https://iohk.io/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



Intuit Inc., Mountain View, CA and Hod Hasharon, Israel
Principal Cryptography Researcher

Intuit is seeking an experienced cryptographer to help us secure the financial information of millions of customers and small businesses. Intuit Security R&D develops services where security and cryptography are used in industry-unique ways to protect our customers' data at the highest security standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in driving internal key management and encryption services, providing the business units with the best cryptography while keeping a complex and widespread system secure
  • Use the latest research and conduct original research to allow operations over encrypted data, where the data is highly sensitive and solutions need to scale to a very high volume of concurrent transactions
  • Validate newly developed cryptographic protocols using both manual proofs and automated formal verification
  • Publish regularly as an active participant in the academic cryptographic community, and ensure Intuit is up to date on the latest cryptographic research
  • Cooperate with engineering teams to ensure quality implementation of cryptographic protocols
  • Work across a diverse and geographically distributed team, maintaining excellent communication and trust

Qualifications

  • PhD from a credible institution with a focus on cryptography
  • At least 3 years of experience working with industry in the cryptography domain
  • At least 2 years of experience designing and developing software
  • Proven experience with security issues outside of cryptography is highly desired
  • Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with developing partnerships to influence across organizational boundaries

The preferred location for this position is either Hod Hasharon, Israel or Mountain View, CA, however we are willing to consider other locations.

Contact: Yaron Sheffer, Director, Security Technologies Product Development, yaron_sheffer at intuit.com.

More Information: https://careers.intuit.com/job-category/1/software-engineering/job/00132574/principal-cryptography-researcher

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-15



CEA Leti
PhD positions

Several PhD positions currently open on hardware security at the CEA Leti (please note that for the first three subjects, nationality restrictions might apply):

- "On the use of wavelets for side-channel analysis"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/ondelettes-pour-le-traitement-des-signaux-compromettants,18-0769.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/wavelets-applied-to-side-channel-analysis,18-0769/pdf.html

- "Integrated circuit modification with focalized X-Ray beams and a FIB"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/modification-de-circuits-electroniques-avec-lutilisation-de-rayons-x-et-dun-fib,18-0633.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/integrated-circuit-modification-with-focalized-xrays-beam-and-fib,18-0633/pdf.html

- "Symbolic execution methods on binary codes to detect perturbations attacks vulnerabilities"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/methodes-d-execution-symbolique-de-code-binaire-pour-detections-de-vulnerabilites-contre-les,18-0767.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/symbolic-execution-methods-on-binary-codes-to-detect-perturbations-attacks-vulnerabilities,18-0767/pdf.html

- "Secure implementation of stream ciphers"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/securisation-de-l-implementation-des-mecanismes-de-chiffrements-par-flot,18-0762.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/secure-implementation-of-stream-ciphers,18-0762/pdf.html

Contact: Jacques Fournier, PhD, HDR

Senior Scientist

jacques.fournier (at) cea.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



CEA Leti
PhD position in hardware security

"Backside shieldings and protections for integrated ciruits against physical attacks"

Summary : Secure chip manufacturers must ensure the protection of the confidential information contained in their component. This involves software countermeasures (data encryption by a crypto-processor) as well as hardware protections since attackers are now able to access information by attacking the chip with physical methods. Unlike the active side which already includes countermeasures, the back side of the chips remains a preferred target because it is more vulnerable and closer to the active layers of the circuit.

CEA-Leti is working on the development of an efficient, low cost and low power protection using technologies derived from 3D integration. An innovative backside shield, designed and patented by the Leti / DCOS packaging laboratory, was fabricated and showed its effectiveness against fault injection and other typical attacks. Some improvements in the design and structure of the shield have been identified to make it even more difficult to attack. Finally, an extension of the concept to a whole system has been considered in order to collectively protect the back side of several chips.

As part of this thesis, the improvement of the structure and its extension to a system will be studied, in order to propose an optimized design and to lead the technological developments necessary to its implementation on a demonstrator. The PhD student will conduct thermo-mechanical simulation work to size the protection elements for optimal efficiency, then he will participate in the design of the masks necessary for their realization. He will follow the process developments in the clean room and will take part in the physical and / or electrical characterizations. Throughout these processes, he will interact with Leti's security experts to ensure that the developments are consistent with the state of the art in terms of attacks and countermeasures.

Contact: Dr Stefan Borel

stephan.borel (at) cea.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



University of Luxembourg
Research Associate (Postdoc) in Privacy for Social Networks

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire an outstanding post-doctoral researcher at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group (http://satoss.uni.lu/), led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw.

The position is within the national project PrivDA, whose goal is to develop models and techniques for privacy-preserving data publication from dynamic social networks, accounting for the presence of active adversaries (adversaries with the ability to alter the network structure).

We welcome applications from candidates who have completed a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science or Mathematics by May 2018.

Preference will be given to applicants with proven interest in graph theory and/or data privacy and/or social network analysis.

The intended start day is June 1st, 2018.

The University offers a two-year employment contract, which may be extended up to five years.

Contact: Yunior Ramirez-Cruz, e-mail: yunior.ramirez (at) uni.lu


Sjouke Mauw, e-mail: sjouke.mauw (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1rxbi

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-30



Graz University of Technology
Tenure Track Professorship in Cybersecurity

At Graz University of Technology one position with tenure track to a position as Associate Professor in the area of Cybersecurity is open to be filled.

The position, initially restricted to six years and offering the possibility of a qualification agreement for a tenured position, is 40 hours per week and the successful candidate is expected to start on September 1, 2018, at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications. Upon agreement on a qualification agreement, the candidate will be appointed as assistant professor. As soon as the qualification agreement has been fulfilled, the position will be converted into a tenured position as associate professor.

Required academic qualification:

PhD or equivalent in computer science

The successful candidate should also possess the following qualifications:

  • Research focus on an area of cybersecurity that fits and strengthens the existing research at the institute
  • Excellent scientific track record with publications at international top conferences/journals
  • Motivation, experience and didactic skills for teaching in English
  • Experience in the acquisition of research projects
  • Network in the international scientific community

The position will involve the following duties:

  • Research on cybersecurity
  • Scientific publications at international top conferences/journals
  • Acquisition and management of third party funding for research (EU, FFG, FWF, industrial projects)
  • Supervision of students
  • Independent teaching in the bachelor and master programs
  • Service in the academic administration
  • Contact: Stefan Mangard

    More Information: https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/tenure_track/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-30



University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing
Open Quantum Safe (libOQS), Cryptographic Research Architect position

This position is available immediately in Professor Mosca’s Research group. You will be working with a team of researchers and developers from academia and industry on the Open Quantum Safe project You will help integrate new post-quantum cryptographic algorithms into the libOQS open-source library, and design and implement techniques for evaluating and benchmarking these cryptographic algorithms in a variety of contexts. You will be required to participate in weekly sprint meetings and perform software development tasks assigned by the project team lead, ensuring that all code contributions developed by self or integrated from 3rd party contribution sources adhere to a cohesive design and framework. In addition to algorithm research, tasks cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle and include design, programming cryptographic algorithms, integrating other cryptographic implementations into the libOQS framework, integrating libOQS into 3rd party opensource projects, testing, benchmarking and documentation.

Qualifications:

• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering

• Essential: C and C++ programming experience, at least 3 years.

• Essential: Familiarity with cryptographic algorithms including public key and symmetric key cryptography, digital signatures, message digest and hashing algorithms

• Essential: Familiarity with version control systems (Git & Github workflow)

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo.

The appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility of extension, pending on research funding. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

Contact: Michele Mosca

michele.mosca (at) uwaterloo.ca

More Information: https://services.iqc.uwaterloo.ca/applications/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographi-x9y4/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-24



National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

[Postdoc Fellow Position@NSYSU]

Postdoctoral research fellow position to work on Applied Cryptography, 5G, Wireless, and IoT Security is available in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University. Welcome the fresh Ph.D., who is going to build strong publication for pursuing the faculty position.

The publication of research works will focus on the prestigious international journals and security conferences as the following shortlists.

Journals:

IEEE or ACM Transactions journals with top ranking or high impact factor.

Conferences:

IEEE S&P, Usenix Sec, ACM CCS, Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, NDSS, FC, PETS, FSE, ESORICS, PKC, ACNS, AsiaCCS, TCC, CT-RSA, ACM WiSec, IEEE CSF, etc.

Qualification:

- Candidates should have a Ph.D. Degree (CS or EE), and strong background in applied cryptography, wireless and 5G security, IoT security, and authentication protocol.

- Strong publication record (major journals or top security conference papers).

- Good written and oral communication skills.

- Work experience in relevant research projects is preferable.

KPI: The number of submissions to the shortlisted journals and conferencesper year.

The initial appointment will be until the end of this year(2018) but renewable depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance(at most 2 to 3years). The travel support will also be provided to attend international conferences or to visit overseas universities. The candidate will have the chance to work together with the most active and strong security research team at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU, one of seven top research universities in Taiwan).

How to apply:

Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Prof. Chun-I Fan(email: cifan (at) mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Contact: Prof. Chun-I Fan, Email: cifan (at) mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw

More Information: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324202444_Call_for_Postdoc_Position

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



University of Tartu, Estonia
Postdoc Position(s) in Cryptography

The cryptography group at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu seeks 1-2 postdoctoral researchers in cryptography. The positions will be supporting an EU H2020 project on privacy-enhancing cryptography for distributed ledgers (PRIViILEDGE). The candidate(s) should have a strong track record in cryptography, and in particular in the design of efficient privacy-preserving protocols (e.g., zero-knowledge proofs) and/or blockchain.

We expect candidates to be able to develop and devote significant time to their own research agenda around the theme of the project. Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques for blockchains (e.g., SNARKs) and perform other research duties to help with the project, collaborate with partners and ensure the smooth administration of the project including the timely delivery of research output.

The EU H2020 project PRIViLEDGE requires travel to and collaboration with colleagues throughout the European Union. Full travel and equipment budget is available to support the activities of the project.

For any inquiries or to apply for the positions, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof Helger Lipmaa (firstname.lastname (at) ut.ee) clearly indicating the position sought. This is crucial since we have several open positions.

The project started from January 1, 2018, and will last for three years. In the case of interest, the candidates may later seek further employment but this is not necessarily guaranteed. The position will stay open until we find a suitable candidate; please apply early.

Contact: Helger Lipmaa

More Information: https://crypto.cs.ut.ee/index.php/Projects/PRIViLEDGE

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
PhD interns on cyber-physical system security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 inter-disciplinary faculty members from SUTD. It has the world's best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/.)

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, water, power grid, transportation, and autonomous vehicle etc.). 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.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: jianying_Zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-30



King Khaled University. Abha, Saudi Arabia
Post-Doc, Lecturer (Assistant professor), Associate Professor and Professor

The College of Computer Science at King Khalid University is seeking applicants for full

time positions of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the following

fields:

Network Security

Information security

Computer Security

Hardware Security

Salary:

The University offers a competitive salary based on qualification, professional

experience, and the position offered, as follows:

Professor: $52,500 - $88,500 per annum.

Associate professor: $43,000- $73,000 per annum.

Assistant professor: $35,500 - $60,000 per annum.

Common Benefits:

? Free visa.

? Tax-free salary.

? Around 2-week vacation on each Islamic Eid.

? 60-days annually paid vacation.

? Annual air tickets for up to 4 family members to home country.

? Free Medical Services for all family members at all government hospitals.

? Children Education Allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Annual housing allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Furniture allowance upon arrival (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Weekends (Thursday and Friday) are off.

Contact: Sarah Abu Ghazalah sabugazalah (at) kku.edu.sa

Also, all the documents should be sent via email to: ccs (at) kku.edu.sa

More Information: http://www.cs.kku.edu.sa/en



TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators (Tenure-Track Professorship + 1.6M funding)

The Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology is looking for outstanding young researchers from abroad to set up and manage an independent research group as part of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund’s (WWTF) Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators (VRG) Call 2018 - Information and Communication Technologies.

Expressions of interest are sought from researchers who have recently completed their PhD (2 – 8 years ago) with an excellent research track record. Selected candidates will, together with an experienced researcher of the Faculty of Informatics as a proponent, prepare a proposal to be submitted to the WWTF. Should this proposal be successful, the proposed project will be funded to the amount of 1.6 million euro by the WWTF for a period of 6 – 8 years. The Vienna University of Technology will also contribute to the funding of the project: during this time the successful candidate(s) will set up and manage his or her own research group as a group leader, and she or he will receive a tenure-track position (assistant professor), which will be later transformed into a tenured position (associate professor) subject to a positive overall assessment, with subsequent possibility of promotion to full professor.

Expressions of interest from researchers working in any area of Security and Privacy are welcome. These should be sent in digital format (a single pdf file) to Univ. Prof. Matteo Maffei (matteo.maffei (at) tuwien.ac.at) by May 1st, 2018. The expression of interest should include

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Short abstract of the envisioned research project (about 1 page)

Important Dates:

  • May 1st, 2018: deadline for expressions of interest
  • Mid of May: notification of the first screening phase
  • July 12th, 2018: deadline for the final proposal

Contact: Univ. Prof. Matteo Maffei (matteo.maffei (at) tuwien.ac.at)

More Information: https://www.wwtf.at/programmes/vienna_research_groups/#VRG18

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh PA, USA
Research Engineer: Security and Privacy

Company Description

The Bosch Group operates in most countries in the world. With over 390,000 associates, a career at Bosch offers a chance to grow an exceptional career in an environment that values diversity, initiative and a drive for results.

Job Description

Ideal candidates for this position should have experience in at least one, preferably two or more of the following:

-(Distributed) system security and cloud computing, with emphasis on fault-tolerance, secure computation, secure function evaluation, implementation aspects of the above, knowledge of the blockchain and crypto currency architectures and applications thereof.

-System Security, network security, embedded security, trusted computing, hardware security

-Applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies

-Security and machine learning, applications of data miniing to security, intrusion detection, anomaly detection,

network security, applications of data mining to constrained environments (e.g., automotive networks)

-Software security, static and dynamic program analysis, automated vulnerability detection and patching, reverse engineering of software binaries, hardening techniques to protect software against reverse engineering, formal modelling, etc.

The candidate should have expert knowledge (evidenced by significant contributions in the form of publications and/or patents or patent applications) in at least one of the listed areas and be familiar with at least one other area (should be able to understand and contribute in deep technical discussions in the area). The candidate will be expected to be an active contributor, should have good written and oral communication skills, cross-team collaboration skills, and should be open to acquiring and applying new skills.

Contact: Contact: Dr. Jorge Guajardo Merchan (jorge DOT guajardomerchan AT us DOT bosch DOT com)

More Information: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/BoschGroup/743999666848005-research-engineer?trid=eaeb2bda-02a4-4e9f-b357-957d3b6da7d7

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



DarkMatter, Abu Dhabi
Embedded Security Engineer - Blockchain and Identity Management

A role that operates in a fast-paced and demanding environment, you?ll draw extensively on your creativity. There?s no room for individuals happy to simply follow orders, as you use clean coding practices to test, refactor, and iteratively and incrementally develop constantly improved software.

Be encouraged to monitor and actively participate in external communities and forums in order to keep abreast of the latest developments, follow the constantly evolving requirements for Blockchain and permissioned ledgers within and across various market sectors, and expand DarkMatter?s positive presence in these communities.

Have a careful and critical eye to peer review and debug others code, and also to participate in automated deployments.

With many of our customers committed to putting all the resources necessary into developing and deploying the latest, most advanced Blockchain, cryptographic and other cyber security technologies, at DarkMatter you?ll have a chance to test your abilities, build your skills, and expand your horizons by designing for ‘impossible?, next-generation projects.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

PhD or Master’s degree in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

5+ years of experience working on large software projects (preferably including open-source projects)

Embedded Linux, baremetal / RTOS development and deployment

Ability to work with remote developers, leveraging git and other command-line based collaboration technologies

Comfortable developing with standard *nix toolchains (gcc, clang, perf, make, cmake, ASAN, TSAN, UBSAN)

Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic principles, hierarchical key management and identity management schemes

Familiarity with Financial Technology (FinTech) or related field is an added advantage

Deep understanding of Hyperledger, Ethereum or other Blockchain community technical issues

Contact: Sheila Morjaria - sheila.morjaria (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://grnh.se/uvwx8qo61

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-19



Department of computer science, Aarhus University
Full professor

The department of Computer Science at Aarhus University has an opening for a full professorship. All areas of CS are interesting for us, including of course cryptography, privacy, system security and related areas.

The department is one of the strongest CS departments in Europe, with world class research groups in cryptography, algorithms, programming languages and verification, and HCI.

Contact: Ivan Damgård

More Information: http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/965870/5283/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-03



Indian Institute of Technology Jammu
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Visiting Professor

IIT Jammu, established as an Institute of national importance by the government of India, invites applications from Indian Nationals, Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Foreign Nationals with proven academic credentials and having passion for teaching and research for faculty positions at the level of Associate Professor, Assistant Professor (Grade I & II) and Visiting Professor in the various disciplines including Cryptography and Systems Information Security

This is a rolling advertisement and there is no last date. However, the applications received by the 15 March 2018 will be considered in the present round of selection process.

Contact: faculty.recruitment (at) iitjammu.ac.in

More Information: http://www.iitjammu.ac.in/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-15



University of Tartu
Researcher positions (postdoc) in Verification of Quantum Cryptography

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we have two open postdoc positions on Verification of Quantum Cryptography.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in:

  • Semantics

  • Theorem proving

  • Verification of classical cryptography

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Quantum computation / communication

Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!

Please contact Dominique Unruh if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

The salary range is 30000-36000 Euro per year (depending on experience), which is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living and low income tax rate (20%), pension contributions and health insurance are covered by the employer.

The position is for three years, as soon as possible till August 31, 2020. The starting date and duration can be negotiated (in both directions).

To apply, please send the following documents to unruh (at) ut.ee:

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)

  • List of publications

  • Research plan (i.e., how do you think you could contribute to the topic)

  • At least two letters of reference (please ask for the letters to be sent directly to us)

  • Phd degree

Contact: Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee)

More Information: https://crypto.cs.ut.ee/index.php/Main/PostdocInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-31



Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Trondheim
Post-Doc in Applied Cryptology

NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab (https://www.ntnu.edu/iik/nacl-lab)

seek to host new ERCIM postdoctoral researchers that can contribute to our research activities. In particular, we are seeking candidates working within the area of real-world cryptographic protocol problems applied to wireless and mobile technologies, including interests for experimental open-source software-defined radio.

We refer you to the general Call for ERCIM Post-Doc Fellowship, with deadline 30 April 2018. You apply at the web site https://fellowship.ercim.eu/ and indicate NTNU as your preferred host institution. Contract extension opportunities with NTNU may be sought.

Contact: Professor Stig F. Mjølsnes, Dep.Information Security and Communications, for further inquiries. sfm(at)ntnu.no

More Information: https://fellowship.ercim.eu/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-30



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships, PostDoc Positions, and Summer Internships

Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, etc.

  • 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. Deadline is 1 June 2018.

  • For summer research opportunities (at both undergraduate and graduate level), visit

    http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr

    All applications must be completed online. Deadline is 30 March 2018.

  • 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.

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

    Dates are flexible.

Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-01



University of Salerno, ITALY
Post-Doc Positions in Cryptography and DLT

The cryptography group at University of Salerno (ITALY) invites expressions of interest for post-doc positions in the field of privacy-preserving cryptography and distributed ledger technology, to be supervised by Ivan Visconti.

Candidates are expected to have a strong publication record (e.g., IACR conferences, CCS, IEEE S&P,....). The positions will be available soon.

Contact: Ivan Visconti, ivan.visconti (at) gmail.com

More Information: https://sites.google.com/site/ivanvisconti/post-doc

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-30



Duality Technologies, Newark NJ, USA
Cryptographic Researcher / Engineer

Are you interested in joining a dynamic, inclusive, and growing applied cryptography start-up? Duality Technologies is an established funded start-up co-founded by experienced technology professionals including MIT professors, a Turing award winner, an experienced entrepreneur, members of the DARPA community and former technical leadership at RSA. We are commercializing encrypted computing technologies that address pressing unmet needs in the market, using techniques including homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation and more.

Duality Technologies is hiring a cryptographic engineer who has interest in developing and applying encrypted computing technologies. Implementation or prototyping experience is a plus, but not critical. The ideal candidate is a team player who is looking to grow with the company.

We are interested in candidates who have had exposure to a mixture of homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, set intersection, functional encryption, cryptographic obfuscation and related techniques, but we don’t expect a successful candidate to have expertise in all of these areas.

We are interested in candidates at all levels from a fresh PhD graduate to experienced researchers / scientists / engineers. The candidate is expected to work some of the time from our office in Newark NJ. Occasional travel to other offices in Cambridge MA or Tel Aviv Israel is expected.

Requirements:

• A PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a related field.

• Experience with modern encrypted computing technologies.

• An ability and willingness to work on a team.

Desired Skills:

• Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, secure multiparty computation or other encrypted computing technologies

• Experience implementing lattice cryptography in software or hardware

• Familiarity with C/C++, Java, Python

• Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Contact: Kurt Rohloff, PhD.

CTO, Duality Technologies

krohloff (at) duality.cloud

More Information: https://www.duality.cloud

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Ph.D. Student Position - Hardware Security and Deep Learing

The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group of Laboratoire Hubert Curien is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography 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 hardware implementation of symmetric cipher face to side channel analysis exploited deep learning techniques, we are looking for candidates with an outstanding Master in security or electrical engineering (with applied cryptography/hardware security) skills or computer science (with Deep Laerning skills). Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Ph.D. position will start in September 2018, it is funded for 36 months.

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-20



University of Bristol, United Kingdom
PhD Studentship in Cryptology and Cybersecurity

The Cryptography Group and Cybersecurity Group work on a diverse range of topics, spanning from theoretical cryptography, protocols, and implementations/architecture/leakage, to large scale infrastructures and human aspects of security. Jointly the groups have 10 associated academics, nearly as many postdoctoral researchers, and 15 doctoral students. And we are expanding!

This advert is for:

S1: Usable Abstractions for Secure Programming - A Mental Models Approach: Cryptographic application programming interfaces (APIs) are currently widely used to provide security of communication and information flows in contemporary applications.  Existing research has highlighted that vulnerabilities arise in software due to misunderstanding about the guarantees provided by API functions or unintentional misconfiguration of relevant security parameters. However, little is understood about developers’ mental models that lead to such issues and the misalignment between these  models and the actual functionality the API as intended by developers. The aim of the studentship is to study developers’ mental models of security APIs and to understand any misalignment with correct API usage.  The ideal candidate will have a background in computer science (in particular programming languages) or software engineering and a strong interest in usable security.

Supervisors: Awais Rashid and Bogdan Warinschi

The studentship S1 supports UK nationals, who need to pass DV clearance, with a tax-free stipend of around 22k GBP. The latest starting date for students is September 30th 2018.

You may apply for one, some, or all four studentships simultaneously (please explain your choice in your application). Your application needs to be filed via: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/.

This advert has a nominal end date of 1.5.2018, but we will make appointments as soon as we have identified candidates with the right background.

Contact: Prof. Awais Rashid, Awais.Rashid (at) bristol.ac.uk

Prof. Bogdan Warinschi, Bogdan.Warinschi (at) bristol.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



University of Bristol, United Kingdom
PhD studentships in Cryptology and Cybersecurity

The Cryptography Group and Cybersecurity Group work on a diverse range of topics, spanning from theoretical cryptography, protocols, and implementations/architecture/leakage, to large scale infrastructures and human aspects of security. Jointly the groups have 10 associated academics, nearly as many postdoctoral researchers, and 15 doctoral students. And we are expanding!

This advert is for:

S2 Ranking Distinguishers: Modern side channel attack vectors offer increasingly sophisticated trade-offs between the trace complexity of distinguishers and the computational complexity of some associated key ranking procedure. The aim of the studentship is to determine how much computation is required to effectively recover a key using DPA by exploring computationally intensive distinguishers that reduce the cost of the enumeration phase. The ideal candidate will have a background in high performance computing, statistics, or cryptography.

Supervisors: Martijn Stam and Elisabeth Oswald

The studentship S2 supports UK nationals, who need to pass DV clearance, with a tax-free stipend of around 22k GBP. The latest starting date for students is September 30th 2018.

You may apply for one, some, or all advertised studentships simultaneously (please explain your choice in your application). Your application needs to be filed via: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/.

This advert has a nominal end date of 1.5.2018, but we will make appointments as soon as we have identified candidates with the right background.

Contact: Martijn Stam, Martijn.Stam (at) bristol.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



University of Bristol, United Kingdom
PhD Studentships in Cryptology and Cybersecurity

The Cryptography Group and Cybersecurity Group work on a diverse range of topics, spanning from theoretical cryptography, protocols, and implementations/architecture/leakage, to large scale infrastructures and human aspects of security. Jointly the groups have 10 associated academics, nearly as many postdoctoral researchers, and 15 doctoral students. And we are expanding!

This advert is for:

S3 Advancing Leakage Attacks: the aim of the studentship is to experiment with new and advanced techniques to utilise leakage, by e.g. blending it with traditional cryptanalysis, merging it with key ranking strategies, making it less dependent on statistical assumptions via investigation of non-parametric techniques etc. The ideal candidate will have a background in mathematics, or statistics, and cryptography.

Supervisor: Elisabeth Oswald

The studentship S3 supports EU/UK nationals with a tax-free stipend of around 22k GBP. The latest starting date for students is September 30th 2018.

You may apply for one, some, or all advertised studentships simultaneously (please explain your choice in your application). Your application needs to be filed via: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/.

This advert has a nominal end date of 1.5.2018, but we will make appointments as soon as we have identified candidates with the right background.

Contact: Prof. Elisabeth Oswald, Elisabeth.Oswald (at) bristol.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



University of Bristol, United Kingdom
PhD Studentships in Cryptology and Cybersecurity

The Cryptography Group and Cybersecurity Group work on a diverse range of topics, spanning from theoretical cryptography, protocols, and implementations/architecture/leakage, to large scale infrastructures and human aspects of security. Jointly the groups have 10 associated academics, nearly as many postdoctoral researchers, and 15 doctoral students. And we are expanding!

This advert is for:

S4 Compiler and Language based Leakage Mitigation: the aim of the studentship is to explore techniques by which programs written in standard C, or Assembly, can be augmented to include information about leakage sensitive variables with the aim of feeding this information down into the various compilation steps such that tools can insert mitigation strategies with minimal user interaction. The ideal candidate will have a strong background (or at least interest) in computer science (in particular languages and compilers), and some familiarity with side channel attacks.

Supervisor: Elisabeth Oswald

The studentship S4 supports EU/UK nationals with a tax-free stipend of around 22k GBP. The latest starting date for students is September 30th 2018.

You may apply for one, some, or all advertised studentships simultaneously (please explain your choice in your application). Your application needs to be filed via: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/.

This advert has a nominal end date of 1.5.2018, but we will make appointments as soon as we have identified candidates with the right background.

Contact: Prof. Elisabeth Oswald, Elisabeth.Oswald (at) bristol.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi
SVP Cryptographic Algorithms and Systems

As Senior Vice President of Cryptographic Algorithms and Systems, realisation of your dream will secure the businesses of today from the threats of tomorrow. Whether leading security efforts on our own secure communications suite and blockchain ecosystem, or for outside clients, it pays to keep your guard up at DarkMatter

As SVP Cryptographic Algorithms and Systems, you will:

Manage research and development of crypto-dependent systems for authentication and authorization platforms that leverage blockchain technology designed for constrained devices and critical infrastructure

Anticipate threats and client needs to design and combine algorithms that solve emerging cyber security problems and defend against attack vectors of the future

Lead, develop and inspire a dedicated team of research scientists and engineers to consistently produce high-quality results

Work with potential clients to gather requirements towards commercialization and productizing of our research output

You will lead clients to the cryptographic solutions they’ll need in the future while leading your team in developing libraries and services for their existing algorithms. Our commitment to end-to-end solutions gives you the freedom to make your dreams come to life. Create your own algorithms for enhanced security in each area of our business. Our Test & Validation Labs and Innovation Center are being built to provide both depth of knowledge and a collaborative approach to research and development.

To guard against the threats of the future, you’ll need:

20+ years of technical and leadership experience, including extensive industry experience managing teams of cybersecurity researchers and engineers

Eagerness to oversee the development of cryptographic algorithms, protocols and systems for enterprise-grade cyber security products in mobile, cloud and web

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics, with a Masters or Ph.D. preferred

Contact: Sheila Morjaria

More Information: https://grnh.se/2wr6cqjn1

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-18



IoTeX
Cryptography Engineer

IoTeX is a young blockchain startup located at Silicon Valley, USA. IoTeX is building the next generation blockchain platform for IoT (Internet-of-Things) with focus on scalability, privacy and enabling of autonomous device coordination. IoTeX, while still in stealth mode, is a well-funded company in blockchain sector and has partnered with leading players in IoT space.

We are looking for a talent cryptography and distributed systems engineer to work on various aspects of the core IoTeX blockchain technologies, with emphasis on the design, analysis and implementation of innovative and efficient cryptographic algorithms and protocols that improve on the scalability, security and privacy of existing blockchain methodologies and pave the way for securing a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications with IoTex blockchains.

Requirements

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Master’s or PhD in cryptography, mathematics, computer science, or related fields
  • Solid background in cryptographic algorithms and protocols such as elliptic curve cryptography, digital signature, commitment scheme, zero-knowledge proof, secure multiparty computation, etc.
  • Experience designing novel cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Experience drafting and validating security specification and proofs
  • Experience implementing cryptographic primitives and protocols in various platforms using C/C++, Golang or Python

Bonus

  • Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
  • Smart contracts
  • Security and privacy for distributed systems
  • Experience designing novel cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Security and privacy for various IoT systems (e.g., wireless sensor networks, RFID systems, smart grid, vehicular ad-hoc networks, etc.)

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Contact: To apply, please send your CV and in English to hello (at) iotex.io

More Information: https://www.iotex.io/article/careers

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



Karlstad University, Sweden
PhD student

Karlstad University, Sweden, has an opening for a full-time PhD position in Computer Science in the fields of computer security, privacy, and computer networking on secure and privacy-preserving networked systems.

The PhD student will work on secure and privacy-preserving networked systems within the research profile High Quality Networked Services in a Mobile World (HITS), funded by the Knowledge Foundation of Sweden, and a recently accepted EU H2020 innovation action. Duties include applied cryptography, reasoning about security and privacy properties of cryptographic systems, and to construct provably secure systems. Experience with secure logging, Certificate Transparency, or blockchain-related systems are of particular relevance. Further, the PhD student is expected to contribute to research across research areas at the Computer Science subject to analyse and engineer networked systems. The networked systems relate to technologies such as software defined networking, programmable data planes, and network middleboxes that analyse network traffic.

The duties will be performed within both national and international research projects with collaborating academic and industry partners. A successful candidate needs to have excellent written and spoken English, a solid background in the previously mentioned technologies and research areas, good programming experience, be strongly motivated to deconstruct highly complex networked systems, and the ability to develop into an independent researcher.

A PhD student in Sweden is employed, pays no fees related to the PhD position, and has a decent monthly salary. The position is limited to four years. If the PhD student takes other research, teaching or administrative tasks besides her/his PhD research, it can be prolonged for up to one more year. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.

Contact: Tobias Pulls, senior lecturer +46 (0) 54-700 24 75, tobias.pulls (at) kau.se

More Information: https://kau.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:193337/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-11



University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
PhD (3 years, UK/EU Students)

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) is the heart of the cyber security activities across the University of Surrey.It is one of the 14 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) recognised by the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The student will be based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey, UK. The PhD project aims at exploring post-quantum cryptography into blockchain technology. The candidate may need to do research on the following areas (but not limited to): blockchain (cryptocurrencies, smart-contracts), distributed consensus protocols, and post-quantum cryptography (signature, encryption). We expect the candidate to undertake not only theoretical-centre research but also some level of implementation.

The candidate should be passionate about applied research and development of cutting-edge security technologies. With a strong desire to work on problems with real-world impact and commercial value, the candidate is expected to conduct high-quality applied research by working closely with a team of security domain experts. (Highly motivated, independent and resourceful team player, strong analytical thinking, interpersonal and problem solving skills)

Entry Requirements

Essential:

1. Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field (UK equivalent of 2:1 classification or above)

2. Interest in cryptography and information security

3. Adequate programming skills in Java, C/C++, Python

4. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

Desirable:

1. Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field (UK equivalent of Merit classification or above)

2. Knowledge of post-quantum cryptography and block-chain

3. Strong programming skills in Java, C/C++, Python

Contact: Dr. Kaitai Liang, email: k.liang (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BHD180/phd-opportunity-in-exploring-post-quantum-cryptography-into-block-chain-technology/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-31



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Ph.D. student

The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols (ENCRYPTO) Group at TU Darmstadt is looking for a research assistant (doctoral researcher / PhD student) in Scalable Cryptographic Protocols.

The ENCRYPTO group is member of the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) and the profile area Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt (CYSEC). We develop methods and tools to optimize and automatically generate cryptographic protocols. See http://encrypto.de for details.

The candidate will do cutting-edge research on cryptographic protocols that scale to real-world problem sizes, including secure multi-party computation and private information retrieval.

The candidate is expected to have a completed Master (or equivalent) degree with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a closely related field. Solid knowledge in IT security, applied cryptography, efficient algorithms, circuit design, and excellent programming skills are required. Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols, parallel computing, compiler construction, programming languages, and software engineering is a plus.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

More details and info on how to apply: http://encrypto.de/jobs/CRISP2018

Contact: Thomas Schneider, thomas.schneider (at) crisp-da.de

More Information: http://encrypto.de/jobs/CRISP2018



Apple Inc, Santa Clara Valley, California, USA
Cryptographic Engineer

Exciting position in Cryptographic Engineering at Apple Inc!

For the details and applications, please use the URL below.

More Information: https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?job=86523637&openJobId=86523637

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Ph.D. position in Hardware Security, VLSI Testing and VLSI

Ph.D. student positions are available starting Fall 2018 in the fields of hardware security, VLSI Testing and VLSI in the CSEE Department of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

UMBC is ranked 55 in Computer Engineering according to US News, and places 7th in the ranking of Most Innovative national universities.

Our group has a strong background in hardware security, hardware testing, reliability, and trust, and in particular in side-channel analysis and fault analysis attacks, IC Counterfeiting, Trojan detection, IP/IC protection, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and Crypto devices as well as testing and reliability of secure devices.

Requirements:

- M.Sc./B.Sc. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid knowledge in Hardware Description Languages (HDL)

- Solid Knowledge in VLSI and digital design

Please contact me with your CV, Statement of Purpose, your transcripts, and detailed TOEFL (if applicable) and GRE scores. Please send your complete documents by the end of February.

Contact: Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

More Information: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~nkarimi/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-04



Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
2 x NCSC-sponsored PhD Studentships

Applications are invited for 2x PhD studentships sponsored by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the areas of: (1) Applying Deep Learning to Enhance Physical Unclonable Functions; and (2) Deep Learning for Total Network Defence.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics or closely related discipline is required. This is an NCSC-sponsored PhD studentship; therefore, only UK nationals are eligible for this funding. NCSC will be offering the student an opportunity to work more closely with them – e.g., via a short internship or attendance at technical meetings. As such, the recipient of this studentship will have to be appropriately security cleared by NCSC before they start their doctoral studies.

GENERAL INFORMATION: These NCSC-sponsored PhD studentships provide funding for 3.5 years and commence Oct 2018. They cover approved tuition fees and a maintenance grant of approx. £22,500 each year (tax-free). A further £5k of funding will also be available per annum for travel to conferences, collaborative partners, NCSC visits, etc.

To apply, use the online application system available at:

    https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/

Contact: Prof Maire O'Neill: m.oneill AT ecit.qub.ac.uk

More Information: http://www.csit.qub.ac.uk/PhD-in-Cyber-Security-Centre-for-Doctoral-Training/PhDResearchProjects2018/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



University of South Florida and Florida Atlantic University
Postdoctoral fellow

As part of a joint project between the University of South Florida (USF, based in Tampa) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU, based in Boca Raton), we expect to hire two postdocs for 12 months each, starting during the Summer 2018.

The areas of interest are

  • Lattice based cryptography.
  • Isogeny-based cryptography.
  • Cryptocurrencies.
  • Classical and quantum cryptanalysis.

The person recruited at USF will report to Dr. Jean-Francois Biasse. They will work on fundamental aspects of the aforementioned topics and be hired by the Mathematics department. The annual salary will be $47,659

The person recruited at FAU will report to Dr Reza Azarderakhsh. They will work on efficient implementations related to the topics of interests, with an emphasis on hardware solutions. They will be hired by the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The annual salary will be $50,000.

If you are interested in either position, please send a CV and a 1 page research statement to usf.fau.crypto.postdoc (at) gmail.com.

To ensure full consideration, please send your application material by March 12th 2018. However, we will consider applications until the positions are filled.

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-01



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Assistant Professor in Coding Theory and Cryptography

Young and research intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world's best young universities.

The Division of Mathematical Sciences at NTU invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mathematics. We are looking for expertise in Coding Theory and Cryptography. Candidates should have an outstanding research record as well as extensive teaching experience.

Application Procedure

See http://www1.spms.ntu.edu.sg/~maths/Career/FacultyOpening.html

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications and materials submitted will be held in strict confidence.

Contact: Bernhard Schmidt, bernhard (at) ntu.edu.sg

More Information: http://www1.spms.ntu.edu.sg/~maths/Career/FacultyOpening.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-30



TU Wien, Security and Privacy Group
Multiple Ph.D. and Posdoc Positions

The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien is currently looking for

outstanding Ph.D. and postdoc applicants, with a particular focus on

  • web security
  • formal methods for security and privacy
  • cryptocurrencies
  • applied cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies

Outstanding candidates in other disciplines are also encouraged to apply. These positions are supported by ERC, FWF, FFG grants and internal funding.

The employment is full-time (40 hrs/week) and the salary is internationally competitive (the entry-level gross salary per year is approx. 39K for PhD students and 52K per postdoc).

Interested candidates should send

  • a motivation letter
  • transcript of records (for Ph.D. applicants)
  • a research statement (for postdoc applicants)
  • a publication list
  • a curriculum vitae

  • contact information for two referees

to matteo.maffei (at) tuwien.ac.at.

The first application deadline is March 1, 2018: applications received by then will receive full consideration but positions will be filled continuously also later on.

Postdoc applicants are expected to have an outstanding publication record, while Ph.D. applicants should have an excellent transcript of records.

The working language in the group is English, knowledge of German is not required.

TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked

among the best in Europe. Ph.D. students have the possibility to join the LogiCS doctoral school. Vienna features a vibrant and excellence-driven research landscape, with several leading research institutes (e.g., IST, AIT, SBA, RIAT) and universities continuously establishing collaborations in various fields, including cybersecurity. Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years the best city for quality of life worldwide.

Contact: Matteo Maffei

More Information: https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/thesis_and_job_opportunities/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-01



DarkMatter
Cryptography Hardware Engineer

As a Cryptography Hardware Engineer, you will:

• Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms on hardware covering symmetric and asymmetric crypto covering but not limited to: post-quantum cryptosystems, block and stream ciphers.

• Conduct research and development in hardware implementation and optimization and side-channel countermeasures.

• Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level.

• Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization to design end-to-end secure communication protocols using state-of-the art and customized cryptographic algorithms and primitives.

• Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

Contact: Sheila Morjaria OR Mehdi Messaoudi

More Information: http://grnh.se/cb1a0l1

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-30



DarkMatter
Post-Quantum Crypto Researcher

As a Post-Quantum Crypto Researcher, you will:

• Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms covering asymmetric quantum-safe crypto covering both but not limited to: key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes.

• Conduct research and development in lattice-based, code-based or hash-based cryptosystems.

• Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level.

• Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization to design end-to-end secure communication protocols using state-of-the art and customized cryptographic algorithms and primitives.

• Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products

Contact: Sheila Morjaria OR Mehdi Messaoudi

More Information: http://grnh.se/ur3ywb1

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-30



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Funded Ph.D. Student Positions in Hardware Security and Reliability

Ph.D. student positions are available starting Fall 2018 in the field of hardware security and reliability in the CSEE Department of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

UMBC is ranked 55 in Computer Engineering according to US News, and places 7th in the ranking of Most Innovative national universities.

Our group has a strong background in hardware security, reliability, and trust, and in particular in side-channel analysis and fault analysis attacks, IC Counterfeiting, Trojan detection, IP/IC protection, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and Crypto devices as well as testing and reliability of secure devices.

Requirements:

- M.Sc./B.Sc. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid knowledge in Hardware Description Languages (HDL)

- Solid Knowledge in VLSI and digital design

Please contact me with your CV and Statement of Purpose by February 15th.

Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

E-mail: nkarimi (at) umbc.edu

Web: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~nkarimi/

Contact: Naghmeh Karimi

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-02-28



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
PhD student in Multi-Factor Authentication (UK citizenship required)

This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal closing date of 31 March 2018. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received.

Disclaimer: This position is funded by HM Government and is available only to UK citizens.

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the University of Surrey invites applications for a fully-funded PhD position in Cryptography to work on a research project focusing on the design, analysis and development of multi-factor authentication protocols.

The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Dr Mark Manulis (Principal Supervisor, http://www.manulis.eu) and Dr Thanassis Giannetsos (Co-Supervisor).

Successful applicants are expected to hold Bachelor degree or Master degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline accomplished with at least 2:1 honours and have strong background knowledge and technical skills (incl. programming skills) in cryptography and/or information/cyber security. A related research-oriented BSc final year project or MSc dissertation will strengthen the profile of the candidate. We particularly welcome applications from ongoing students who are projected to fulfil the above criteria and complete their degree in 2018.

The appointed candidate will receive a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 22,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies within which the candidate is expected to submit their PhD thesis. This stipend is significantly higher than an average PhD stipend in the UK. Additional funding is available to support presentation of research results at international conferences, participation in PhD summer schools and other scientific events, and engagement with industry.

Prior to submitting your application please contact us by email.

Contact: Mark Manulis
m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=007418

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



University of Oxford
Post-Doc in Cryptography

We invite applications for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research position to join the Cryptography Group at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a fixed-term position available from 1st Feb 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates should possess (or about to) a PhD in computer science or a mathematical science-related subject, with a strong cryptography/security background (experience in any area of cryptography is welcome, i.e., public key/symmetric key, post-quantum cryptography, etc.), a good publication record and motivation to explore (and partially work on) new subjects, namely, distributed ledger/blockchain technology/financial cryptography.

Contact: For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Ali El Kaafarani (ali.elkaafarani (at) maths.ox.ac.uk)

More Information: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/27252

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-02-15



Onboard Security
Lattice-based Cryptography Intern

LOCATION: WILMINGTON, MA, U.S.

Position Overview

OnBoard Security delivers world-class research and consulting services in secure communications, network security architecture, PKI, and security for connected vehicles and the Internet of Things. During your paid 3-month internship, you will support research projects on a variety of cryptography topics.

Required Qualifications

Course studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field with a strong record of academic performance. Master and Ph.D. students are welcomed to apply.

The intern will be conducting innovative research in at least one of the following areas:

  • Homomorphic encryption
  • Lattice based signatures
  • Group signatures and ring signatures
  • Efficient cryptographic implementations
  • Lattice-based cryptanalysis

Knowledge of the following area are considered as a strong plus:

  • NTRU and other lattice-based cryptography
  • Sage, Magma, Pari/GP, NTL, or a similar software.
  • Lattice algorithms such as BKZ, Sieving, Enumeration, etc.
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and trusted computing.

Salary

  • Up to $4500/month.
  • Starting date is flexible.

Contact us

If you can picture yourself diving into lattice-based cryptography research projects as part of a great team, contact us immediately at HR@onboardsecurity.com

OnBoard Security is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-18



University College London
PhD Studentship: Understanding, Measuring and Improving the Security of Collaboration Tools

Whenever you communicate with someone electronically there are intermediaries that process and carry your communication, helping it reliably get to the intended destination, or storing it until the recipient goes online to collect it. We hope that these intermediaries behave properly, but sometimes they get hacked, or the people running them act maliciously, and your communications can then be tampered with and eavesdropped, with potentially severe consequences.

End-to-end encryption is designed to protect against such threats and has been available for decades, but it’s still rarely used because it interferes with modern ways of working. For example, if the company that provides your email service can’t read it, you can’t search it without downloading it all; with collaboration applications, like Google Docs or chat applications, current end-to-end encryption approaches won't even work. Even if data is encrypted end-to-end, analysis of the meta-data can still violate privacy, for example disclosing who is working with whom. Anonymous communication systems like Tor can help protect meta-data but the delay that the most secure systems (e.g. Loopix) introduce would prevent standard collaboration technologies from working properly.

This project will develop techniques to build collaboration applications that are end-to-end secure, and protect privacy. We will quantify how secure and effective they are, working with investigative journalists who need high levels of security in their collaboration applications.

Funding is available for a 4-year PhD studentship working on this project, providing a standard stipend and fees (at UK/EU rate). The project will be supervised by Dr Steven Murdoch and will start in October 2018 (unless agreed otherwise).

Contact: Steven Murdoch (s.murdoch (at) ucl.ac.uk)

More Information: http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/prospective_students/phd_programme/funded_scholarships/#c31028

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-27



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Fellow, Research Associate, Research Assistant, Research Administrative Assistant

We are looking for Research Fellow (PostDoc), Research Associate, Research Assistant, PhD student (several positions) to join our group to work on applications of blockchain technology.

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. Post-secondary students will be considered for the position of research administrative assistant.

Applicants should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

- Public key cryptography and provable security.

- Software engineering

- Cloud computing

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the research or development blockchain applications

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

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

Contact: Allen Au

http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen

csallen at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk

More Information: http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



University of South Florida
PhD student in cryptology

The mathematics department of USF invites applications to its PhD program in mathematics. Students who plan to specialize in cryptology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Topics of interest are:

  • Computational number theory
  • Lattice and ring-based cryptosystems
  • Isogeny-based cryptosystems
  • Quantum cryptanalysis
  • Fully homomorphic encryption
  • Crytocurrencies

Information on how to apply can be found here: http://math.usf.edu/grad/apply/

Important remark: for full consideration, both domestic and international applicants should submit their application by February 15th 2018.

Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Jean-François Biasse. Contact usf.crypto.phd.2018 (at) gmail.com prior to sending the application to assess eligibility (provide a CV and a brief description of your research interests).

More Information: http://math.usf.edu/grad/apply/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-01



The NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Corporate Lab
Research Assistant

The NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Corporate Lab (http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/) is hiring a Research Assistant. The candidate should be passionate about applied research and development of cutting-edge security technologies. With a strong desire to work on problems with real-world impact and commercial value, the candidate is expected to conduct high-quality applied research by working closely with a team of security domain experts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- Evaluation of current-state-of-the-art security products and technologies

- Formulate security research problems based on real-world requirements and industry needs

- Assist and support the NUS-Singtel Corp Lab R&D team in conducting high-quality applied research and development of innovative solutions that results in new intellectual properties

- Design, develop and test research prototypes

Requirements:

- M.Sc/B.Sc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field, preferably with at least 1-2 years of experience in security research and development

- Strong interest and familiar with one or more of the following areas: data encryption, data privacy protection, cloud security, key management, applied cryptography

- Strong software development skills in Java, C/C++, Python

- Excellent written and verbal communications skills

- Highly motivated, independent and resourceful team player

- Strong analytical thinking, interpersonal and problem solving skills

Contact: Dr Xu Jia (comxj (at) nus.edu.sg)

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-01



Cloudflare Inc. (San Francisco, USA and London, UK)
Cryptography Engineer Internship

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest distributed networks that powers more than 1.5 trillion page views each month across 5 million Internet properties. More than 10 percent of all global Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.

Responsibilities

The Cryptography team is focused on solving difficult problems in security, performance, and privacy at scale using cryptographic tools. This involves systems engineering, open source software development, protocol design, the implementation of cryptographic primitives, contributions to cutting-edge research in collaboration with academia, participation in Internet standards organizations like the IETF, and more.

We are looking for systems engineers, programmers and researchers with a broad background and a specialization in cryptography to work on our team. Experience in Go, C and/or Lua is required, experience with x86/amd64 assembly is preferred.

Requirements

Currently in a M.S. or Ph.D. Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.

Advance knowledge of networking protocols - TCP/IP, DNS, BGP, QUIC etc.

In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols, applied cryptography, PKI and SSL/TLS

Proficiency in the following languages - Go, C and/or Lua

Proven track record of independently driving projects in a fast-paced environment

Excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues

Bonus Points:

Substantial contributions to cryptography software such as OpenSSL or Go's crypto/tls

Experience with high throughput/low latency real-time systems and/or content delivery networks

More Information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/cloudflare/jobs/608495#.Wjw-yBNSwws

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



University of Limoges, France
Post-Doc

For the French research project PACLIDO (Protocoles et Algorithmes Cryptographiques Légers pour l’Internet des Objets) the University of Limoges recruits a post-doc for 18 to 24 months.

His main role will be to design and evaluate lightweight cryptographic algorithms (dedicated to IoT) secured against side channel analysis.

Skills in design of block ciphers and in side channel analysis will be favourably considered.

Contact: Christophe Clavier (christophe.clavier at unilim.fr)



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
1 Postdoc

The CSEE department of UMBC is seeking one or two postdocs/scientists to work on either 1) cloud computing, cloud storage, and cloud security, focusing on OpenStack re-design and implementation, and/or 2) ANY distributed systems design and implementation, e.g., blockchains, software-defined networking. The salary will be highly competitive. The title is negotiable.

Our group has a strong background in building permissioned blockchains (BChain, ByzID, CBFT, CPBFT) and building OpenStack systems (Nova, Neutron, Swift, Keystone).

Contact: Haibin Zhang: hbzhang (at) umbc.edu

More Information: https://www.csee.umbc.edu/~hbzhang/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-15



Nanyang Technological University
Ph.D. students on symmetric key cryptography and machine learning

SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 2 Ph.D. student positions in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg) preferably as soon as possible and before end of March 2018 (the 4-year PhD scholarships are to start in August 2018).

Candidates are expected to have a strong backgroung in computer science and mathematics, with some experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python. Experience with machine learning software libraries is a plus.

More information about graduate admissions at NTU can be found here: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/home.aspx

Contact: Thomas Peyrin - thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-31



Temasek Laboratories @ Nanyang Technological University
Research Fellows / Post-Docs on symmetric key cryptography and machine learning

SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 2 research fellow positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. The research team will be supported by a Temasek Laboratories funding from Singapore. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

Candidates are expected to have a strong backgroung in symmetric-key cryptography and/or machine learning, with good experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python.

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled (ideally, the positions would start early 2018).

Contact: Thomas Peyrin - thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-31



Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
Research Scientist in Post-Quantum Cryptography

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

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

A preferred candidate is expected to be proficient in Magma or SAGE package, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

Interested candidates kindly email their CV to Dr Chik How Tan tsltch (at) nus.edu.sg.

Contact: Dr Tan Chik How tsltch (at) nus.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-02-28



IMDEA Software Institute
Tenure-track Faculty

The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for multiple tenure-track (Assistant Professor) faculty positions. We are primarily interested in recruiting excellent candidates in the areas of Data Science, including machine learning; Privacy; and Systems, including parallel and distributed systems, embedded systems, hybrid and heterogeneous architectures, etc. However, we are open to other areas within the general research focus of the Institute. Tenured-level applications will also be considered.

The primary mission of the IMDEA Software Institute is to perform research of excellence at the highest international level in the area of software development technologies. It is one of the highest ranked institutions worldwide in its main topic areas.

All positions require a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related area, earned by the expected start date. Candidates for tenure-track positions will have shown exceptional promise in research and will have displayed an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Candidates for tenured positions must possess an outstanding research record, have recognized international stature, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Experience in graduate student supervision is also valued at this level.

Working at the IMDEA Software Institute

The institute is located in the vibrant area of Madrid, Spain. It offers an ideal working environment, combining the best aspects of a research center and a university department. The institute offers institutional funding and also encourages its members to participate in national and international research projects. The working language at the institute is English.

Salaries at the Institute are internationally competitive and established on an individual basis. They include social security provisions in accordance with existing national Spanish legislation, and in particular access to an excellent public health care system.

Further information about the Institute's current faculty and research can be found at

http://www.software.imdea.org

Contact: Applications should be completed using the application form at

https://careers.imdea.org/software/

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by January 15, 2018 but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

More Information: https://software.imdea.org/open_positions/call_for_faculty.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-01-15



Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China
4 PhD/PostDoc Positions

We have several open positions for PhD/PostDoc at School of Computer Science, Guangzhou University. The university is located at Guangzhou, which is the third biggest city in China. Our attractive openings are suitable for PhD candidates and PostDoc researchers who seek to work in the field of information security. The research topics include but are not limited to: cloud computing security, big data security, privacy protection in machine learning, IoT security, and public-key cryptography.

PhD candidates will be provided full research scholarship, allowances, free single dorm room, and round-trip tickets (twice a year). PostDoc researchers will be offered competitive salary package plus other benefits.

Interested candidates please send your CV, reference letters, and copies of certificates to Prof. Jin Li. PostDocs please add your publication list.

More information about Prof. Jin Li:

http://www.scholat.com/jinli71

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7GDV2vUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Contact: Prof. Jin Li

Email: jinli71 (at) gmail.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Scientists for Fully Homomorphic Encryption

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead government agency for economic-oriented Research and Development (R&D). We advance science and develop innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. For more information about A*STAR, please visit: www.a-star.edu.sg

JOB DESCRIPTION

This security project is related to “Computing on Encrypted Data” and address how to efficiently outsource computation with fully homomorphic encryption, leakage-resilient cryptography, lattice-based cryptography and secure multi-party computation. The project is to address data security problems and develop new security technologies by focusing on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). The applicant will need to develop optimise and implement FHE schemes in field level. Furthermore, an in depth security analysis of the proposed systems will be required. Highly motivated candidates interested in this research area are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to have thorough understanding of the state-of-the-art research in this field and with breadth of knowledge of the current issues and recent technology advancements. An in depth security analysis of the proposed systems will be required. Specific skills required strong background in mathematics and preferably experience with implementing advanced mathematical structures.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

PhD in Applied Mathematics or equivalent

Strong interest in secure and efficient cryptographic implementations

Experience in developing prototypes in a research environment

Highly self-motivated and willing to learn new technology

Demonstrated potential to excel in collaborative research spanning multiple research areas

Prior experience in embedded software or hardware design is a plus point

Contact:

  • Khin Mi Mi Aung
  • Senior Scientist
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • More Information: http://www.a-star.edu.sg/dsi

    Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Continental Automotive Singapore
Principal/Senior Automotive Security & Privacy Engineer - Location: Singapore

Continental, the Security Competence Center is part of the unit Cross Divisional Systems leading by CTO, which is a cross-divisional organization within Corporate System & Technology, reporting directly to the board of Continental and supporting all automotive business units of Continental.

Your task is to define, implement and execute Security and Privacy attack methods and their countermeasures for in-vehicle networks, Car2X and Backend services.

Responsibilities:

• Define security tests for embedded systems, backend, Smartphone & Connectivity

• Develop countermeasures for detected vulnerabilities

• Develop tools to demonstrate the efficiency of the security mechanisms

• Develop and refine the Security and Privacy concept for connected services between vehicle and backend services

• Implementation of novel Security & Privacy mechanisms

Requirements:

• University degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics with a deep focus on security, privacy, cryptology, or similar

• In-depth Experiences with projects related to cloud security, smartphone security and backend security

• Knowledge of Security Risk Analysis methods (e.g. STRIDE)

• Knowledge of Security Source Code Analysis methods

• Knowledge of Quantum cryptography is preferred

• An application with several years of experience in the field of Automotive Security and Privacy is preferred

• Good & open communication

• Mobility to collaborate creatively in international teams

Please apply as soon as possible.

Link:

http://bit.ly/2zMRsGf

Contact: Estelle Wang

Estelle.wang (at) continental-corporation.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-01



ENS Paris, FUAS, HU, ATOS, WALLIX
PhD, Post-Docs, and Software Engineers in Functional Encryption

Functional encryption technology (FENTEC) is a project within the H2020 RIA starting January 2018. The project aims to advance the state of art of functional encryption. The consortium members seek to fill following positions:

  • ENS Paris seeks 1 PostDoc to work on the design of new functional encryption schemes, both in the single-input and multi-input settings. The candidate will be joining the ENS Crypto Team (https://crypto.di.ens.fr) and is expected to have a strong academic record with demonstrated experience in the design of cryptographic schemes. Contact: Michel Abdalla (michel.abdalla (at) ens.fr)
  • Flensburg University seeks 2 PhD/PostDocs to research novel lattice and pairing-based functional encryption schemes. Your host will be Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gajek, chair of the ITSC group (https://www.itsc.inf.hs-flensburg.de/). Contact: Sebastian Gajek (sebastian.gajek (at) hs-flensburg.de)
  • University of Helsinki seeks a PhD student or a PostDoc to research optimisations of functional encryption schemes for efficient hardware based implementations. Your host will be Dr. Kimmo Järvinen, Senior Researcher in Secure Systems group in Department of Computer Science. Contact: Dr. Kimmo Järvinen (kimmo.u.jarvinen (at) helsinki.fi)
  • Atos seeks a software developer with experience in cryptography to participate in the implementation of functional encryption systems, in addition to participating in other e-identity and cybersecurity research projects. This position is based in Spain, in the Atos Research & Innovation division Contact: Pedro Soria-Rodriguez (pedro.soria (at) atos.net)
  • Wallix seeks a researcher with relevant experience in cryptography, that is interested both in research and proper implementation of primitives and applied cryptography. The position within the Innovation Department is based in Paris, France. Contact: Henri Binsztok (hbinsztok at wallix.com)
Please send your CV with a covering letter. PostDocs are asked to add two letters of recommendation. The positions are vacant until they are filled.

Contact:

  • ENS: Michel Abdalla (michel.abdalla (at) ens.fr)
  • FUAS: Sebastian Gajek (sebastian.gajek (at) hs-flensburg.de)
  • HU: Dr. Kimmo Järvinen (kimmo.u.jarvinen (at) helsinki.fi)
  • ATOS: Pedro Soria-Rodriguez (pedro.soria (at) atos.net)
  • WALLIX: Henri Binsztok (hbinsztok at wallix.com)

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-02-01



COSIC KU Leuven
PhD /PostDoc Positions in Secure Computation

We have a number of positions due to the appointment of Prof. Smart to KU Leuven in the area of secure computation based on multi-party computation (MPC). The positions are funded by two projects; an ERC grant called IMPaCT and a DARPA grant called Brandeis. The goal of the research is to develop innovative MPC solutions which solve real world problems. We are looking for applicants who can work on practice inspired theoretical work in MPC, applicants who can work on implementation research in MPC, and applicants who can bring domain knowledge in application areas (such as machine learning) to the arena of secure computation. Applicants will be expected to build demonstrators of their research within our existing MPC system.

Strong background in mathematics and preferably experience with implementing advanced mathematical structures in C or C++. For the postdoc researcher experience or interests in working on MPC or machine learning on private data would be an advantage.

Contact: For enquries contact nigel.paul.smart (at) gmail.com

To apply email jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be with the documents detailed in the link below

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Open_Position_secure_computation.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-30



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