International Association for Cryptologic Research

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PhD scholarship for UK/EU/International student
University of Warwick

This is a fully-funded Ph.D. position for a UK/EU/International student (tuition fees plus stipend) to pursue a Ph.D. research degree in the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. Note that for international students, the overseas tuition gap will be covered as well.

The project is in the area of security and cryptography, in particular, investigating next-generation cryptocurrency that is more scalable, privacy-preserving, and usable than what we have today.

An ideal candidate should have excellent undergraduate and master degrees (equivalent to at least a UK 2.1) in Computer Science or relevant disciplines such as Mathematics and Engineering; a solid mathematical background as well as strong programming skills; experience in security research.

The closing date for application is 30 April 2020.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. First, express your interest by sending your CV to Prof Feng Hao (feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk). If your background is found suitable, you will be directed to make a formal application. All formal applications will need to be made online through https://warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/research/.

Further information about the research environment: The Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick is one of the leading CS departments in the UK. In the latest 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) assessment participated by all UK universities, Warwick Computer Science is ranked the 1st for research output, 2nd for research impact, and 2nd overall among 89 CS departments in the UK. The University of Warwick is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK. It is also known for its beautiful campus, friendly social environment, vivid student lives, and easy transport links to all major cities in the UK including London.

Contact: Professor Feng Hao
Last updated: 2020-03-29 posted on 2020-03-27

Research Fellow / Postdoc
Nanyang Technological University / Temasek Labs @ NTU
We are looking for candidates for 1 Research Fellow / postdoc position (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows, flexible contract duration) on symmetric-key cryptography and/or side-channel analysis. Candidates are expected to have a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security venues. 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@ntu.edu.sg). Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Contact: Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin@ntu.edu.sg)
Last updated: 2020-03-27 posted on 2020-03-26

PhD Student Position on Application-Driven Cryptographic Protocols
University of Luxembourg
The Security and Networking Lab (SECAN-Lab, https://secan-lab.uni.lu/) at the University of Luxembourg offers a full-time position for a PhD candidate (3 years, with a possible extension of 1 year) in the area of Application-Driven Cryptographic Protocols, in particular Privacy-Preserving Protocols. Potential application domains include Mobile Payments, Vehicular Networks, Autonomous Driving, etc. We are looking for an ambitious candidate with an excellent Master’s degree (top 10%) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Electrical Engineering and a specialization in IT-Security and Cryptography. The position is embedded in an excellent international working environment comprising domain as well as cryptography experts, and comes with a competitive salary.
Contact: Thomas Engel (thomas.engel@uni.lu), Andy Rupp (andy.rupp@uni.lu)
Last updated: 2020-03-27 posted on 2020-03-24

FULL PROFESSOR FOR DATA-DRIVEN SECURITY
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
In the context of the Cluster of Excellence CASA (Cyber-Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries), the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a Full Professor (W3) for Data-Driven Security to start as soon as possible. The candidate is expected to establish an excellent research program, to conduct and publish innovative research, be an effective lecturer and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in institutional and professional processes. We are looking for scientists with an internationally visible research profile in Quantum Information, in at least one of the following subfields:
  • Computer security and machine learning
  • Security in distributed systems
  • Secure and dependable software systems
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies

  • The successful applicant is expected to cooperate with the Horst Görtz IT Security Research Department (HGI) and especially with the recently granted Cluster of Excellence CASA. The recently founded Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy offers additional possibilities for collaboration.

    International visibility through publications and projects and above-average third-party funding are expected, as well as the willingness and ability to lead and participate in large collaborative projects. Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. Habilitation) or significant post-doctoral research contributions and teaching experience is as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB. Furthermore, a strong commitment to academic teaching, the readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research and the proven experience in successful acquisition of third-party funds are expected. Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer and offers a dual career program (see https://www.dcnruhr.de/en for details).
    Contact: Applications including a CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of self-raised third-party funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests should be sent by email to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Musch
    Bewerbung-dds@ei.rub.de

    Last updated: 2020-03-24 posted on 2020-03-23

    W1 - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FOR SOFTWARE SECURITY (TENURE TRACK)
    Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities.
    In the context of the Cluster of Excellence CASA (Cyber-Security in the Age of Large-ScaleAdversaries), the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of an Assistant Professor (W1) for Software Security with Tenure Track to start as soon as possible.
    The candidate is expected to establish an excellent research program, to conduct and publish innovative research, be an effective lecturer and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and have an interest to participate in institutional and professional processes. We are looking for scientists with an internationally visible research profile in computer security, in at least one of the following subfields:
  • Software-based side channel and micro-architectural attacks
  • Software aspects of network and Internet security
  • Security and Privacy
  • Security in new application domains

  • The successful applicant is expected to cooperate with the Horst Görtz IT Security Research Department (HGI) and especially with the recently granted Cluster of Excellence CASA. The recently founded Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy offers additional possibilities for collaboration.

    We expect:
  • Excellent scientific qualifications, usually proven by a Ph.D. thesis of outstanding quality and first-class international publications
  • strong commitment to academic teaching at graduate and undergraduate level
  • willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research
  • willingness and ability to attract external funding
  • readiness to contribute to joint research projects

  • The position includes a tenure track option, after a positive evaluation the position will be turned into a tenured professorship (W2). Complete applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of self-raised third-party funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests should be sent by email to the
    Contact: Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Musch
    Bewerbung-sosi@ei.rub.de

    Last updated: 2020-03-24 posted on 2020-03-23

    Researcher in remote electronic voting
    Cybernetica AS, Information Security Research Institute, Tartu, Estonia

    Due to expanding our research domain in electronic voting, we are looking to recruit a new researcher in this field.

    Possible more specific topics include:
    • security and cryptography in the post-quantum era,
    • mobile platform security,
    • human and social aspects of voting security,
    • cryptographic protocols,
    • verifiability aspects of electronic voting,
    • security of electronic identity solutions.
    Successful applicant has a
    • PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, software engineering or in a closely related field, or an equivalent qualification,
    • proven track record showing academic and/or industrial performance in the field of security or cryptography.
    We offer
    • opportunity to make a research contribution to the World’s leading digital society with 44% of the votes being cast online,
    • opportunity to integrate new research activities into Cybernetica’s R&D portfolio, as well as to contribute to existing themes;
    • to work with, learn from, and teach highly qualified professionals, both in research and development;
    • to be part of, and improve e-society in Estonia and internationally;
    • being part of a growing team either in our Tallinn or Tartu office;
    • flexible working hours.
    Contact:

    Jan Willemson, PhD, jan.willemson@cyber.ee. To apply for the Researcher position in Cybernetica, please send your resume to job@cyber.ee

    The information security research activities in Cybernetica are summarized at https://cyber.ee/en/research/.


    Last updated: 2020-03-27 posted on 2020-03-23

    2 PhD Positions in the Safety and Security of Advanced Systems Group
    University of Exeter, UK

    Two fully funded PhD scholarships for EU/UK applicants are available in the Security and Trust of Advanced Systems Group (Prof. Achim Brucker and Dr. Diego Marmsoler) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Exeter, UK.

    We are looking for enthusiastic and outstanding Computer Science or Mathematics students with a strong background in some of the following topics:

    • safety or security of (software) systems,
    • formal modelling or formal reasoning/verification,
    • program analysis or program verification,
    • language-based security
    • semantics of programming languages,
    • theorem proving, model checking,
    • cryptographic protocols,
    • distributed systems (e.g., blockchain),
    • specification-based testing, and
    • design and implementation of security architectures.

    This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,009 per year tax-free stipend. The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 3.5 years of full-time study.

    For more details, please consult the official advertisement. The closing date for applications is midnight on 1 May 2020.

    Contact: Achim Brucker (http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/computer-science/staff/ab1185)
    Last updated: 2020-03-24 posted on 2020-03-20

    Lecturer in Computer Science (Cyber Security)
    University of Exeter, UK

    As part of the expansion of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Exeter [1], we are recruiting for a Lecturer in Cybersecurity. The lecturer will be part of the newly formed Security and Trust of Advanced Systems Group [2].

    We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding research record in any area related to cyber security (information security) such as (but not limited to):

    • access control
    • usable security
    • software/application security
    • formal methods for security
    • language-based security/privacy
    • secure programming
    • information flow
    • security protocols
    • network security
    • security of distributes systems
    • human aspects of security
    • hardware security
    • security economics
    • security-by-design
    • applied cryptography
    • privacy-enhancing technologies
    • threat hunting, security analytics
    • threat modelling
    • forensics, reverse engineering
    • trustworthy AI/ML
    • security/penetration testing

    You will have a PhD or equivalent in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related area. Please refer to the job description for full details.

    We understand security and safety entangled concepts: in most modern systems one cannot be achieved without the other. Hence, we encourage also candidates working in related domains such as safety, dependability, resilience, or reliability to apply.

    Please apply by 8th of April 2020! See the full announcement and application details at

    https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=803965SHQd&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA

    We are happy to do online/remote interviews. Feel free to contact me for informal inquiries about the post.

    Contact: Achim Brucker (http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/computer-science/staff/ab1185)
    Last updated: 2020-03-24 posted on 2020-03-20

    Post-Doc in Secure Multi-Party Computation
    UC Berkeley
    The Security & Crypto Group in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley welcomes inquiries for postdoctoral fellowships in the area of secure multi-party computation. Please send a CV to raluca.popa@berkeley.edu, and list at least three letter writers in the CV.
    Contact: raluca.popa@berkeley.edu
    Last updated: 2020-03-19 posted on 2020-03-19

    Two Full-Time Positions in Location Privacy (one Postdoc, one Research Associate)
    Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster

    The Institut for Geoinformatics (ifgi) at the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster is seeking candidates for these posts subject to the release of the project funds by the funding agency. The three-year position is part of a joint project on the “sovereign and intuitive management of personal location information (SIMPORT)”. The project aims to develop approaches, guidelines and software components that enable users to reclaim sovereignty over their personal location information.

    Detailed information about the positions is available at the following pages:

    • https://www.uni-muenster.de/Rektorat/Stellen/ausschreibungen/st_20201303_sk6.html for the postdoc position
    • https://www.uni-muenster.de/Rektorat/Stellen/ausschreibungen/st_20201303_sk2.html for the Research Associate position
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Kray
    Last updated: 2020-03-23 posted on 2020-03-18

    Cryptographer
    SHIELD Crypto Systems, Toronto, Canada
    Responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting research in the areas of homomorphic encryption, post-quantum cryptography, privacy-preserving mechanisms applied to machine learning, and security proofs, and building software prototypes to demonstrate the feasibility of technical solutions. The ideal candidate will initiate and organize the design, development, execution, implementation, documentation and feasibility studies of scientific research projects to fuel SHIELD’s growth in secure computing and cloud product concepts and new business opportunities. They will also pioneer substantial new knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, contribute to scientific literature and conferences, and participate in the development of intellectual property. Required Abilities: 1) Highly competent in interpersonal communication. 2) A self-starter with initiative and a strong drive to identify and resolve technical issues. 3) Able to clearly explain complex concepts and take the lead in team decision-making. Qualifications: 1) PhD in cryptography. 2) One or more publications on cryptography in a top-tier, peer-reviewed conference/journal. 3) Deep expertise in the state-of-the-art of partially-, somewhat-, and fully homomorphic encryption; experience implementing prototypes is a strong asset. 4) Thorough understanding of lattice-based cryptography, including the underlying security problems, parameter selection, implementation, and side-channel resistance. 5) Skill in developing software prototypes in any of the following programming languages: C++, C, Python, Go or Rust. Preferred Qualifications: 1) Familiarity with other post-quantum cryptography families (e.g. hash-based signatures, code-based, isogeny or multivariate quadratic cryptography). 2) Familiarity with the application of privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to machine learning. 3) Familiarity with highly regulated industries, such as banking, government, and/or health care. For immediate consideration, please submit your CV/resume and transcripts to careers(at)shieldcrypto.com and include “Cryptographer” in the subject line.
    Contact: Alhassan Khedr (CTO)
    Last updated: 2020-03-18 posted on 2020-03-17

    Post-Doc in Hardware Security
    Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    The chair of Security Engineering at Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) has openings for a post-doc position. We are looking for outstanding candidate with strong background in Electrical/Computer Engineering, and/or Cryptography. The available position is fully funded for two years with possible extensions depending on the candidate's performance. In addition to the usual computer and electrical engineering background, the candidate is expected to be familiar with side-channel analysis attacks, and be able to deal with FPGAs & hardware designs, e.g., VHDL/verilog, which is essential for the project. The candidate should show strong publication records, at least a publication in venues like CHES, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, CRYPTO, DATE & DAC.
    Please send your application via e-mail as a single pdf containing a CV, list of publications, and copies of transcripts and certificates.
    Contact: amir (dot) moradi (at) rub (dot) de
    Last updated: 2020-03-18 posted on 2020-03-12

    Senior Cryptographic Researcher - Single assignment
    Australian Payments Network, Sydney, Australia
    The PCI Standards Council (PCI SCSC) was founded in 2006 by American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard and Visa Inc. who share equally in governance and execution of the organisation’s work. Its stated aim is to bring payments industry stakeholders together to develop and drive adoption of data security standards and resources for safe payments worldwide. PCI SSC mandates in the PIN Security Requirements and Testing Procedures: V3 2018 that to achieve “Control Objective 5: Keys are used in a manner that prevents or detects their unauthorised usage”, that “Encrypted symmetric keys must be managed in structures called key blocks. The key usage must be cryptographically bound to the key using accepted methods.” This is PIN Security Requirement 18-3, which further details three acceptable methods of implementing this requirement but also states that these methods are not an exhaustive list. The Australian payments industry does not use key blocks to manage the symmetric keys used as PIN Encrypting Keys (PEK). The question of which other methods are acceptable has been raised, which has resulted in a PCI FAQ. The latest version of which is in the publicly available document PCI PTS PIN Security Requirements, Technical FQAs V3, February 2020, FAQ 27, and requires an independent expert to assess the equivalency of other methods. PCI has also produced several blogs on the case for key blocks and two Informational Supplements, PCI PTS PIN: Cryptographic Key Blocks June 2017 and PCI PIN Security Requirement: PIN Security Requirement 18-3 Key Blocks: June 2019. AusPayNet is seeking to engage an independent expert, who meets the requirements set out by PCI in the PIN Security FAQ 27. This expert must assess the Australian PEK key management methodologies and determine if they provide equivalent levels of protection that prevent or detect their unauthorised usage, as compared to key blocks. AusPayNet is seeking to have the work completed in Q2 2020. For more information or to provide a copy of your CV and some indicative costs.
    Contact: Arthur Van Der Merwe - avande22@myune.edu.au
    Last updated: 2020-03-18 posted on 2020-03-11

    Three Ph.D. positions (post-quantum cryptography hardware, fault detection, and cryptanalysis)
    Villanova University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    1. Overall introduction. There are three Ph.D. position openings (full scholarship, tuition & very competitive stipend) at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's Security & Cryptography (SAC) Lab for the Fall of 2020, located at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University (PA, USA).

    2. Research area. Post quantum cryptography hardware, fault detection/attack, and cryptanalysis.

    3. Qualification. Preferred to have research experience in the areas of cryptographic engineering, fault detection, cryptanalysis, and VLSI design. Students from electrical/computer engineering, computer science, and cryptography (applied mathematics) or other related majors are WARMLY welcome! Programming skills such as HDL, C++, Python will be more favorable.

    4. Application process. Interested students can directly send the CV/resume to Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu.

    5. Application information. The detailed application requirement is available at https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/departmentalRequirements.html

    6. Additional information. Villanova University is a private research university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 46th best National University in the U.S. for 2020.

    7. PI introduction. Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design. He is the Best Paper Awardee of IEEE HOST 2019. He is also the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II.

    Contact: Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie, email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu
    Last updated: 2020-03-18 posted on 2020-03-10

    Post-Doc in Applied Cryptography / Provable Security
    Tampere University

    The Network and Information Security Group is currently looking for up to 2 motivated and talented researchers (Postdoctoral Researchers) to contribute to research projects related to applied cryptography, security and privacy. The successful candidates will be working on the following topics (but not limited to):

    • Searchable Encryption and data structures enabling efficient search operations on encrypted data;
    • Restricting the type of access given when granting access to search over one's data;
    • Processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments;
    • Applying encrypted search techniques to SGX environments;
    • Revocable Attribute-Based Encryption schemes and their application to cloud services;
    • Functional Encryption;
    • Privacy-Preserving Analytics;
    • IoT Security.
    • Programming skills is a must.

      The positions are strongly research-focused. Activities include conducting both theoretical and applied research, design of secure and/or privacy-preserving protocols, software development and validation, reading and writing scientific articles, presentation of the research results at seminars and conferences in Finland and abroad, acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) further funding.

    Contact: Antonis Michalas
    Last updated: 2020-03-18 posted on 2020-03-10

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    The School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs such as “1000 Youth Talents Program”, Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”,etc. We will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.
    Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2020-03-10 posted on 2020-03-09

    Lead Engineer
    NuCypher; San Francisco, CA (remote possible)

    NuCypher is a cryptography company that builds privacy-preserving infrastructure and protocols. We are backed by Y Combinator and Polychain Capital.

    A successful candidate will lead engineering for the new open-source cryptographic product from the ground up. They will work on problems at the forefront of cryptography and have a leadership role in design decisions of the system. As such, competency in algorithms and low-level design is a must. An interest in compilers and/or optimization would be nice to have.

    Given the nature of an early stage product, a successful candidate should work in a fast and iterative style when it comes to prototyping. They will be be motivated by solving tough open-ended problems. Additionally, they should be highly comfortable working in a system programming language such as C or Rust (whether through work experience or side projects).

    We offer extremely competitive compensation and a highly flexible working environment (remote-first, headquartered in San Francisco).

    Contact: Ravital Solomon (ravital@nucypher.com)
    Last updated: 2020-03-12 posted on 2020-03-05

    PhD position in Cryptography and Machine Learning
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    The PhD student will join the Prof. Mitrokotsa's group, working in the area of information and communication security and machine learning with a focus on mechanisms and protocols for secure and private machine learning. More precisely, we envision secure and privacy-preserving machine learning algorithms for artificial intelligence applications in everyday life that can provide confidentiality and integrity guarantees. In particular the main aims of the project are to: (i) Safeguard the privacy of individuals that participate by either providing their data to build the AI system or being end-users of the system, (ii) safeguard the integrity of the system by ensuring its robustness to adversarial inputs and cryptographically limiting the possible points of adversarial manipulation.
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, aikmitr@chalmers.se
    Last updated: 2020-03-04 posted on 2020-03-04

    Cryptography Intern
    Algorand Inc
    Algorand is looking for a Cryptography Intern to join our Team. This is an opportunity for someone who is genuinely excited by new technologies to influence the design and implementation of Algorand’s consensus infrastructure. You will be working on a fast-paced, rapidly growing, high-profile project with a significant opportunity for industry-level impact on emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. Core Responsibilities: Design and build cryptographic protocols and schemes for privacy preserving assets Design and build cryptographic protocols for cross-chain transfers Partner with the larger organization (including Product and Engineering) regarding the implementation of designs at scale Be a key part of an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration and creativity both internally and externally Requirements & Qualifications: Masters in Computer Science or related technical field is required; PhD (either earned or in progress) preferred Expertise in distributed computation, probabilistic analysis, data structure, algorithm design and analysis required Experience with zero-knowledge proofs and proof systems Solid mathematics training, highly capable of abstract thinking and modeling Good written communication and ability to communicate technical information with wide variety of audiences Exposure to game theory, cryptography, or distributed systems preferred Experience in driving the implementation of complex theoretical designs or as a technical participant for highly scalable distributed system designs preferred Enjoyment for working in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and dynamic environment Internships at Algorand, Inc. are non-exempt temporary positions, with hourly rates set to market standards. You must be a matriculated university student, scheduled to return in the Fall.
    Contact: Makena Stone
    Last updated: 2020-03-04 posted on 2020-03-04

    Postdoc
    University of Edinburgh
    A postdoctoral positions related to privacy-enhancing cryptography in distributed ledgers. Strong applicants in other areas of cryptography, or security & privacy might also be considered. Candidates should have a PhD in cryptography, or a security & privacy related field.
    Contact: Please apply with a cover letter and updated curriculum vitae to Markulf Kohlweiss, mkohlwei@ed.uk.ac. The position will be available until filled; only short-listed candidates will be notified.
    Last updated: 2020-03-10 posted on 2020-03-04

    Two Phd Positions in Privacy-preserving Biometric Authentication
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    The PhD students will join Prof. Mitrokotsa's group focusing on security and cryptography, working in the area of privacy-preserving biometric authentication and within the Marie Curie ITN project: "TRESPASS-ETN: Training in Secure and Privacy-preserving biometrics". Privacy-preserving biometric authentication focuses on guaranteeing accurate biometric authentication, while at the same time providing strong privacy guarantees (e.g., avoid tracking, profiling of users and leakage of sensitive information). The focus of one of the PhD positions would be to examine how to guarantee privacy-preservation in biometric authentication systems by employing advanced cryptographic methods such as secure multiparty computation (SMPC) primitives (e.g., homomorphic encryption) and verifiable computation (when biometric authentication is applied in a distributed setting). The second PhD position will focus on employing differentially private mechanisms in the biometric authentication process. The goal is to achieve high accuracy in the authentication process, while at the same time avoid any leakage of information.
    Please apply:
    https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=p8404
    Contact: Professor Aikaterini Mitrokotsa (Networks and Systems), aikmitr@chalmers.se
    Last updated: 2020-03-04 posted on 2020-03-04

    Postdoc in applied cryptology at the University of Bergen
    University of Bergen
    We are looking for postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record in one of the following fields of applied cryptography:

    • symmetric-key cryptology such as block ciphers, stream ciphers, hash functions, message authentication codes, authenticated encryption schemes, etc.
    • post-quantum cryptology
    • cryptology for emerging technologies such as IoT and public ledger/blockchain
    • side-channel analysis, whitebox cryptography, countermeasures
    • implementation aspects of cryptography in software or hardware
    • provable security of symmetric cryptographic primitives and modes of operation
    The appointment is for 3 years with a flexible starting date in 2020. We offer a competitive salary, a team of other postdocs as well as PhD students within the field to work with, a dynamic and highly international work environment as well as possibilities to conduct top-notch research in any subdomain of applied cryptology.

    More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/183156/postdoctoral-research-fellow-position-in-informatics-applied-cryptology

    Contact: Prof. Andrey Bogdanov, andrey.bogdanov@uib.no
    Last updated: 2020-03-04 posted on 2020-03-02

    4 Ph.D Students SafeSecLab
    TU Wien, Vienna Austria
    Call for 3 Years Funded Doctoral Positions

    Safety and Security in Industry Research Lab (SafeSecLab)

    https://karriere.tuwien.ac.at/Job/126869?culture=en

    Deadline: 19.03.2020

    Cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) need suitable networked architectures that take into account and combine safety (operation of the system must not pose any danger) and security (protection against unauthorized manipulation). As part of the newly founded "TÜV AUSTRIA Safety and Security in Industry Research Lab" (SafeSecLab), several related research questions are addressed within the framework of dissertation projects (3 years funding) at TU Wien.

    Open PhD topics:

    • Safety and Security Modelling
    • Safe and Secure System Architectures
    • Automated Risk Management
    • Secure Hardware Design

    More details can be found on the application website: https://karriere.tuwien.ac.at/Job/126869?culture=en

    Contact: Wolfgang Kastner
    Last updated: 2020-03-04 posted on 2020-03-02

    Ph.D student
    Simula UiB, Bergen, Norway
    Simula UiB (http://simula-uib.com) in Bergen, Norway, has one three-year Ph.D positions available in the field of cryptography. Ph.D students at Simula UiB enjoy a startup-like international working environment with good salaries and work-life balance, with very few obligations on top of doing research. Project/Job description: The Ph.D candidate will be supervised by Helger Lipmaa (https://sites.google.com/view/helgerlipmaa) on topics related to zk-SNARKs and zero-knowledge and their various applications (cryptocurrencies, verifiable computation, e-voting, to name a few). Zk-SNARKs have been become excessively popular during the last few years due to the application in privacy-preserving cryptocurrencies, leading the MIT technology review to name them one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018” (https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2018/). Candidate Profile: a completed MSc degree in cryptography, or related areas (in particular, theoretical computer science, including algorithms and/or complexity theory, and mathematics). We will also consider applicants who are in the final phase of their Master studies. We expect an excellent academic track record, including top grades. The student is expected to be at home both in theory and in practice. Simula UiB is an equal opportunity employer, and women are particularly encouraged to apply. Simula UiB Offers: Modern office facilities located in downtown Bergen ("the gateway to the fjords"). A competitive salary starting from NOK 479.600 (approx 48000 euros). Special emphasis on wellness and work-life balance. Numerous additional benefits. About Simula UiB: Simula UiB AS is a research centre owned by Simula Research Laboratory AS and the University of Bergen (UiB). The goal of Simula UiB is to increase the security expertise in Norway through research and education in cryptography and information theory. The student will officially defend at UiB.
    Contact: Helger Lipmaa
    Last updated: 2020-03-01 posted on 2020-02-28

    PhD student
    University of Canterbury, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Funded position for PhD in the Mathematics of Post-Quantum Cryptography, to work on theoretical questions. The research will be on some or all of the following: isogenies, algebraic geometry, codes, lattices. The ideal candidate will have a strong undergraduate mathematics knowledge including abstract algebra, number theory and geometry. An MSc is a plus. Experience with computer programming and cryptography is also desirable. This is part of a collaboration with the group of Prof. Steven Galbraith at the University of Auckland and interaction with this group is expected.
    Contact: Prof. Felipe Voloch
    Last updated: 2020-02-27 posted on 2020-02-27

    20 Research Positions in Cryptography and Blockchain (all levels)
    Beijing Intitute of Mathematical Sciences and Aplications, Beijing, China
    BIMSA

    Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA) is a new research institution to be established and lead by Professor Shing-Tung Yau, a Fields medalist of 1982. Its location is in the Yanqi Lake area of Beijing where APEC 2014 was hosted. It was expected to launch by the end of March 2020.

    Program

    Advanced Cryptography and Blockchain Program will be one of the many research groups of BIMSA. It will be focused on:

    • zero knowledge proofs (zk-SNARKs etc.)
    • fully homomorphic encryption
    • secure multiparty computation
    • related cryptographic schemes
    • blockchain

    with a combination of theoretical studies and practical implementations.

    Positions

    We have 20 open positions on all levels, with competitive compensation packages:

    • Distinguished Research Professor
    • Research Professor
    • Associate Research Professor
    • Assistant Research Professor (tenure-track)
    • Visiting Research Professor
    • Research Fellowship (postdoc)

    We intend to build a strong and highly international team, participating in the mainstream of academic studies and industrial innovations worldwide.

    For further information, please check the following links:

    http://ymsc.tsinghua.edu.cn/en/content/show/91-275.html

    https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14633

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6634985279591718912/

    Contact: Prof. Kevin Mo, cryptogroup.bimsa@outlook.com
    Last updated: 2020-03-05 posted on 2020-02-26

    PhD & Postdoc Positions in Cryptography and Privacy
    Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany

    The Cybersecurity - Identity Management group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam is seeking to fill several PhD and PostDoc positions in the area of cryptography and privacy.

    Your future tasks
    • Development of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
      • Distributed identity management
      • Privacy-enhancing technologies
      • Foundations and solutions for real-world cryptography
    • Publish and present results at top-tier international conferences
    • Participate in teaching activities
    Your skills
    • Master's degree (or PhD for postdoctoral position) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment
    • Profound knowledge in the areas of cryptography and IT security (for postdoctoral candidates proven in the form of publications in these areas)
    • Excellent English language skills
    What we offer
    • Collaborative work environment in a newly established research group
    • Outstanding setting to conduct top academic research with strong connections to industry
    • Working at the HPI campus in Potsdam-Babelsberg (S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee) near to Berlin

    We look forward to your application including two references, motivation letter and copies of relevant diplomas and certificates. Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email.

    Contact: Anja Lehman, email: anja.lehmann (at) hpi.de
    Last updated: 2020-02-21 posted on 2020-02-21

    Research Internship
    Telecom SudParis, RST Department CNRS UMR 5157, SAMOVAR/R3S and IRT SytemX
    The cryptographic protocols mainly comprise functionalities such as public-key encryption, digital signatures, and key exchange. These cryptographic protocols are based on the difficulty of certain mathematical operations, such as finding the prime factors of a very large integer. However, recent advances in quantum computing mean that these difficult math problems might soon be solved efficiently, with a potentially serious impact upon our security. Realizing the availability of quantum computers from research labs to general purpose use in the near future, the preparation against such a threat has taken shape recently, and happening to be a fast growing topic of research referred as post-quantum cryptography (PQC). Nowadays, certain candidate families of post-quantum schemes have been realized including code-based, hash-based, multivariate, lattice-based and supersingular isogeny-based. Security of all these primitives are based on different mathematical problems which are believed to be hard even with respect to quantum computation and quantum communications. In this project, we aim to achieve the following goals: • To study the existing PQC schemes and demonstrate state of the art PQC following an extensive review. • To propose post-quantum schemes taking in account their possible application to IoT security or Blockchain.
    Contact: joaquin.garcia_alfaro@telecom-sudparis.eu and Kalpana.SINGH@irt-systemx.fr
    Last updated: 2020-02-21 posted on 2020-02-20

    Post-Doc
    University of Clermont-Auvergne, France
    Constraint Programming for Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Encryption Schemes
    • Location: LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France
    • Salary: 2000€
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Keywords: Cryptanalysis symmetric, constraint programming, SAT solving, ILP.
    • Starting date: As soon as possible, when we have a good candidate; at least before October 2020.
    Your Profile
    • A PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Cryptography or related field.
    • Competitive research record in symmetric cryptography or in constraint programming.
    • Commitment, team working and a critical mind.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills in English are essential.

    This post-doc is founded by the ANR project Decrypt started in January 2019.

    Transforming a theoretical cryptanalysis into a SAT problem or into a set of linear constraints could be a hard and time-consuming task. Our aim is to use constraint programming (CP) to simplify the way the symmetric key attacks are modeled and thus to overpass existing cryptanalytic results. Preliminary studies are really encouraging.

    Goal

    The main goal is to identify schemes and attacks for which it is possible to use off-the-shelf CP, SAT or ILP approaches. To achieve this goal, the work will be divided into the following tasks.

    1. Study symmetric encryption schemes and identify for several schemes the different components that are used in the scheme design.
    2. Design CP, SAT, and ILP models for cryptanalytic problems on selected schemes. We will mainly focus on the following attacks: cube attacks, conditional cube attacks with division property, (related-key) differential and linear cryptanalysis, word-based division property / integral distinguisher.
    3. Experimentally evaluate CP, SAT, and ILP solvers on the models designed in previous tasks, and compare these solvers with existing dedicated cryptanalysis approaches. Design of a tool to automate this task is one of the goals of the project.
    Contact: Pascal Lafourcade pascal.Lafourcade@uca.fr
    Last updated: 2020-02-21 posted on 2020-02-20

    Post-Doc/Research Scientist
    PQSecure Technologies, Boca Raton, FL, USA
    PQSecure Technologies, LLC is a growing startup company active in the area of post-quantum cryptographic engineering with focus on embedded and IoT devices. PQSecure is currently funded by National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II fund and is an active participant of National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST) for post-quantum cryptography. We are looking for a postdoc/research scientist with post-quantum cryptography and implementations experience and relevant publication records. Candidates should hold a PhD in Computer science/engineering, or electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with excellent programming skills and cryptographic protocol design. PQSecure offers a competitive hiring package including, 401k, health insurance, stock option, 3 weeks of PTO, travel reimbursement for relevant conferences, and etc.). The position is for one year with possibility of renewal based on the performance of the candidate. The salary will be $87,000 per year. PQSecure is located in the beautiful city Boca Raton, FL. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2020. The position will be open until filled.
    Contact: Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh razarder[a/t]pqsecurity.com
    Last updated: 2020-02-21 posted on 2020-02-18

    PhD in Cybersecurity
    The University of Sheffield
    We are living in an era where everything is connected, thus continuously generating, acquiring and processing a huge amount of data. Users may enjoy a diversity of assisted services, personalised applications and targeted recommendations. However, spread concerns about users' privacy are arising.

    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to work in privacy-preserving algorithms and protocols. The proposed topics include (but are not limited to):

    - Post-quantum privacy-enhancing techniques

    - Privacy-preserving machine learning/deep learning modelling for IoT personalised applications

    - Privacy-preserving computation for distributed learning.

    We look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate a knowledge of cryptography, machine learning, information security and who have strong programming and mathematical skills. Within your statement, please make sure to discuss which area of research you are interested in and your academic background to support this. In the first instance, candidates can discuss applications with Dr Nesrine Kaaniche via email (n.kaaniche@sheffield.ac.uk).

    Required Qualifications: Good first degree in Computer Science If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

    Funding Details: The studentship will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provide an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rates for three and a half years.

    Contact: Dr. Nesrine Kaaniche (n.kaaniche@sheffield.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2020-02-18 posted on 2020-02-18

    Ph.D. student
    Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China

    2 PhD positions are provided in College of Big Data, Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China. The research topics include but not limited to: blockchain, IoT security, data security, and applied cryptography.

    Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), which was one of the first three national universities in China, was established in 1902. TYUT now has 30960 undergraduates, 7017 postgraduates and 762 doctoral students.

    Scholarship for graduates from TYUT: tuition fees will be waived, and the monthly living allowance will be provided. Scholarship and admission details can be found in the pdf file from this link: http://ciee.tyut.edu.cn/info/1016/3205.htm

    Application deadline: open until the positions are filled. All successful candidates are expected to start in September 2020.

    Interested applicants are advised to email the following documents to huangxin@tyut.edu.cn. (1) CV, (2) Reference letters, (3) Personal statement, (4) School transcripts, (5) Publications if possible.

    Contact: Prof. Xin Huang, Email: huangxin@tyut.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2020-02-18 posted on 2020-02-17

    PhD interns on cybersecurity
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    PhD internship with research interest in cybersecurity is available in SUTD, especially on the topics of cyber-physical and IoT system security, applied cryptography and blockchain security. 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: Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-02-18 posted on 2020-02-17

    Postdoc / Research Fellow on Cyber-Physical System Security
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    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 10+ multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS).

    I am looking for postdocs & research fellows with expertise on cyber-physical system security. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, be a good team player, and also have good written/oral communication skills. The positions are available immediately, and will provide an excellent opportunity to perform both basic and translational research in close collaboration with industry. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration, and enjoy high-quality living and low tax rates in Singapore.

    Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-02-17 posted on 2020-02-14

    Professor of Cryptography
    Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris

    Télécom Paris, one of the top four engineering schools in France for training general engineers and PhDs, invites application for a tenured position of Professor in Cryptography. The successful candidate will join the Computer Science and Networks department of the school and will be at the center of a unique innovation ecosystem on the Paris-Saclay Campus.

    Details about this job offer can be found on :

      https://www.telecom-paris.fr/job-offer-professor-cryptography

    The closing date for applications is April 12, 2020.

    Informal enquiries may be made to Bertrand Meyer (bertrand.meyer@telecom-paris.fr)

    Contact: Bertrand Meyer bertrand.meyer@telecom-paris.fr
    Last updated: 2020-02-17 posted on 2020-02-12

    Post-Doc
    Cispa, Helmholtz center for Cybersecurity
    In the context of the Almacrypt ERC, CISPA has several postdoctoral positions related to the study of cryptographic hard problems.
    The proposed topics are discrete logarithms and factoring, lattice reduction, multivariate equation systems, elliptic curves and combinatorial problems of cryptographic relevance.
    Strong applicants in symmetric cryptography might also be considered.
    Candidates should have a PhD in Cryptology, Number theory or theoretical Computer Science.
    The application should contain a research program for the desired length of the position (up to three years).
    All applications should be through the provided web-interface.
    Contact: Antoine Joux
    Last updated: 2020-02-07 posted on 2020-02-07

    PhD Student
    Cispa, Helmholtz center for Cybersecurity
    In the context of the Almacrypt ERC, CISPA has several phD positions related to the study of cryptographic hard problems. The proposed topics are discrete logarithms and factoring, lattice reduction, multivariate equation systems, elliptic curves and combinarial problems of cryptographic relevance.
    Candidates should have a strong background in Mathematics or theoretical Computer Science. Knowledge of cryptology would be a plus.
    The application should specify (and justify) the specific domain of interest of the candidate.
    All applications should be through the provided web-interface.
    Contact: Antoine Joux
    Last updated: 2020-02-07 posted on 2020-02-07

    Post-Doc and Research Assistant
    ST Engineering-SUTD Cyber Security Laboratory -- Singapore University of Technology and Design

    The ST Engineering-SUTD Cyber Security Laboratory @ SUTD looks for one Postdoctoral Fellow position and one Research Assistant position, for a project on the security of avionics systems with emphases on the aircraft data bus and network technologies.

     

    Post-Doc

    Requirements:
    • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related areas;
    • Background in Security, Software Engineering, and/or Data Science;
    • Track record of publications in high-quality journals and/or conferences;
    • Good written/oral communication skills in English, and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team;
    • Skills and experience in both analytical and empirical research;
    • Programming skills in one or more of the following: Python, Java, C++;
    • Interest to work in:
      1. Avionics data bus and network technologies
      2. Computer and network security
      3. Attack emulation
      4. Machine learning with application to intrusion detection

     

    Research Assistant

    Requirements:
    • Master degree in Computer Science or related areas;
    • Strong programming skills in one or more of the following: Python, Java, C++;
    • Familiarity with (i) applied software and/or systems security, and (ii) machine learning;
    • Good written/oral communication skills in English, and ability to work effectively in a collaborative team;
    • Interest to work in:
      1. Avionics data bus and network technologies
      2. Computer and network security
      3. Attack emulation
      4. Machine learning with application to intrusion detection

     

    A full-time appointment will be offered for one year renewable. SUTD offers an internationally competitive salary that will be determined based on the applicant's experience and qualifications.

    Contact: Interested persons please email with a cover letter and updated curriculum vitae to cyberlab@sutd.edu.sg . Positions will be available until filled; only short-listed candidates will be notified.
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-02-02

    Researcher - Homomorphic Encryption
    Zama - Paris, France

    About

    Our mission at Zama is to protect people’s privacy by preventing data breaches and surveillance.

    Our first product is a deep learning framework that enables fast and accurate inference over encrypted data, without any changes to the neural network architecture.

    We believe privacy-enabling technologies should benefit the widest possible community of developers and security researchers, which is why everything we create will be published and open-sourced.

    Zama is founded by Pascal Paillier and Rand Hindi


    Responsibilities

  • discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data
  • working with the engineering and product teams to implement your research into our products
  • design robust benchmarks to test your research and its implementation
  • review the latest published research, and inform the team on potential new applications or changes to our approach
  • work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps
  • publishing papers, filing patents and presenting your work at academic conferences

  • Requirements

  • PhD in cryptography or equivalent
  • deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption
  • optionally knowledge of machine learning
  • be based in or willing to relocate to Paris, France
  • passionate about privacy and open science
  • Contact: hello@zama.ai
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-02-02

    Research Fellow
    Nanyang Technological University
    We are looking for candidates for 2 - 3 Research Fellow positions on cryptography for the following topics: • Post-quantum cryptography • Homomorphic encryption • Secure multiparty computation • Verifiable Computation We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with applicant's research experience. The contract will be for 1 year initially with the possibility to be extended up to 3 years. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and name two references to Prof Wang Huaxiong. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled.
    Contact: Wang Huaxiong (hxwang@ntu.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-31

    Intern
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research seeks outstanding graduate students for summer internships in Redmond in the areas of Homomorphic Encryption, Post-Quantum Cryptography, Zero-knowledge Proofs, Private Set Intersection, Privacy for ML, Blockchain-based applications, Compilers, Verifiable Computation, Oblivious RAM, Privacy-preserving systems, applied Secure Multi Party Computation, Differential Privacy, and other areas of applied cryptography.

    Responsibilities: Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.

    Qualifications In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

    Required Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related STEM field.

    Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to engage in research. Must be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers and product development teams. Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group, and cross-cultural collaboration. Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.

    Contact: Please apply through https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/724755/Research-Intern-Cryptography-and-Privacy-Research?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-29

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research seeks researchers working on cutting-edge cryptography techniques and their applications, specifically in the areas of Homomorphic Encryption, Post-Quantum Cryptography, Compilers, Verifiable Computation, Oblivious RAM, Zero-knowledge Proofs, Private Set Intersection, Privacy for Machine Learning and AI, Adversarial Machine Learning, Blockchain-based applications, Privacy-preserving systems, Applied Secure Multi Party Computation, Differential Privacy, and other areas of applied cryptography.

    Qualifications Required: A Ph.D. degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or other related fields. Preferred: Demonstrated ability to develop original research agendas. Must be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers and product development teams. Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group, and cross-cultural collaboration. As part of your application please upload: A current CV; An academic research statement (approximately 2-4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda, and your service and outreach activities and plans; 3 letters of recommendation. This role is not to exceed 2 years.

    Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country wh

    Contact: Please apply online through https://careers.microsoft.com/students/us/en/job/732256/Post-Doc-Researcher-Cryptography-Privacy
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-29

    Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Cryptography
    Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    Applications are invited for a full time permanent post of Lecturer in the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London. This post carries the responsibility to conduct research and to contribute to the teaching in the department. The post is equivalent to an assistant professor in the US system, or a Juniorprofessor in Germany. The applicant should have a good research profile that fits within the wide range of research undertaken by the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants who will be able to drive forward research related to all fields of cryptography: theory, applied, primitives, protocols, symmetric, asymmetric. However, strong social scientists working on information security and researchers working on software and systems security or any other field of information security are also encouraged to apply. The post holder will contribute to the research and teaching of the Information Security Group which is a full department within the University that hosts a dynamic inter-disciplinary group of academics and researchers focused on information security research and teaching. The ISG is amongst the largest departments dedicated to information security in the world with circa 20 academic staff in the department, as well as research and support staff. We work with many research partners in other departments and have circa 70 PhD students working on a wide range of security research, many of whom are fully funded through our Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday, funding 10 PhD positions per annum for the next four years.
    Contact: Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-27

    Post Doc in Harware Security
    University of Lyon, CNRS, Saint-Etienne, France - Laboratoire Hubert Curien
    The Hubert Curien laboratory is a joint research unit of the University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, the National Research Centre "CNRS". Its Secure Embedded Systems & Hardware Architectures (SESAM) Group is one of the leading European research groups in the areas of hardware security. The SESAM group of the Hubert Curien Lab explores three main aspects of hardware security: - the random number generation and physical unclonable function implementation in logic devices, including design, characterization, test and security evaluation - the design of hardware architectures resistant to passive and active physical attacks, - the security of systems on chip (SoC) This group offer a post-doc research position to work on one of these three aspects of hardware security. We are looking for an excellent candidate with PhD and track record in hardware security. The Post-Doc position will start as soon as possible to finish at the end of March 2021 (no-flexible ending date), it could extend for one more year in function of the scientific work produced during the first year.
    Contact: To apply please send to Prof. L. Bossuet your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).
    Last updated: 2020-01-27 posted on 2020-01-23

    Post-Doc in Applied Cryptography/Cryptographic Protocols
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the project “Privacy-preserving Services on The Internet” (PSOTI) funded via an ERC Starting Grant. We develop techniques and tools for protecting privacy in applications.

    Job Description
    The fully funded position is for up to 2.5 years with starting date as soon as possible. In our project, we will build privacy-preserving services on the Internet. This includes protocols for privately outsourcing, searching and processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation, and building a scalable secure multi-party computation framework. You will co-advise PhD students, be involved in the project management, do research, build prototype implementations, and publish the results at top venues in IT security / applied cryptography. We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt.

    Your Profile
    • You have a completed PhD degree (or equivalent) from a top university in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area.
    • Publications at top venues for IT security/applied cryptography (e.g., S&P, CCS, NDSS, USENIX SEC, EUROCRYPT), ideally on cryptographic protocols and secure computation, are required.
    • Experience in software development, project management, and supervising students is needed.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and can conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    Application deadline: None; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2020-01-20 posted on 2020-01-20

    Ph.D. Student in Applied Cryptography/Cryptographic Protocols
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a position for a Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in the project “Privacy-preserving Services on The Internet” (PSOTI) funded via an ERC Starting Grant. We develop techniques and tools for protecting privacy in applications.

    Job Description
    The fully funded position is for up to 4.5 years with starting date latest on August 1, 2020. In our project, we will build privacy-preserving services on the Internet. This includes protocols for privately outsourcing, searching and processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation, and building a scalable secure multi-party computation framework. You will do research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top conferences and journals. We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team and give the opportunity for further qualification (doctoral/PhD degree). TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt.

    Your Profile
    • You have a completed Master degree (or equivalent) from a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar field.
    • Extensive knowledge in IT security/applied cryptography and excellent software development skills are required.
    • Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally secure multi-party computation) is a plus.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and able to conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    Application deadline: June 1, 2020; later applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2020-01-20 posted on 2020-01-20

    Post-Doc
    University of California, Berkeley
    The UC Berkeley EECS Department Theory Group welcomes inquiries for postdoctoral fellowships hosted by faculty members in our group. Inquiries will be viewable by all faculty in our group as listed on our website. Individual faculty may then reach out in the case of matched interests. Please send a cover letter, CV, and research statement to tcs-postdoc-inquiries@lists.eecs.berkeley.edu, and in your CV please list at least three writers of letters of reference. In the cover letter, please identify faculty of interest. Please then have your references submit letters to the same e-mail address, with your name in the subject line. Faculty may reach out on a rolling basis, though we encourage inquiries be made as soon as possible.
    Contact: tcs-postdoc-inquiries@lists.eecs.berkeley.edu
    Last updated: 2020-01-17 posted on 2020-01-17

    Senior Cryptographer in Symmetric Key
    CYBERCRYPT: Copenhagen, Zurich or Munich

    We are an international company with branches in Copenhagen, Zurich and Munich. We are looking to strengthen our team of in-house cryptographic experts in either of our locations.

    The right person will work on internal and external high-end projects in the area of cryptology. This will involve cutting-edge cryptographic design, cryptanalysis, software development, contributions to product development, customer trainings, security evaluations, etc.

    A PhD degree in symmetric-key cryptology (block ciphers, stream ciphers, MACs or hash functions) or a closely related area is a requirement. Proficiency in the efficient software implementations of cryptographic algorithms for such platforms as modern Intel or ARM CPUs is a plus. Postdoctoral research experience in symmetric-key cryptology as well as teaching experience is also an advantage.

    We expect that our new Senior Cryptographer can generate value for the company and for our customers. An important part of your job is to take technical responsibility for projects and to be a great team player who is a pleasure to work with. You take the initiative, provide high quality and always deliver on time.

    We offer a highly attractive compensation, a permanent contract, a dynamic international working environment, a conference travel package, relocation benefits, an employee success participation plan, as well as significant time and budget to conduct cryptologic research.

    Applications will be reviewed on the ongoing basis. Planned target date for employment is 1 April 2020 or sooner.

    Please send your CV incl. the list of publications and a motivational letter to jobs@cyber-crypt.com. You can also use this email address if you have any questions about the position.

    Contact: Dr. Andrey Bogdanov
    Last updated: 2020-01-16 posted on 2020-01-16

    Post-Doc or research engineer
    CNRS, IRISA, Rennes, France
    We are looking for a motivated Post-Doc or research engineer to work on malware classification on IoT devices through side-channel information.

    Research topic While malware detection and mitigation research are now trending, a lot of challenges and unsolved problems still remain. Recently, sophisticated malware designers invented techniques to circumvent software detection techniques. A new direction consists in using unintentionally emitted hardware side-channel information. The big advantage of this information is the non-detection by malware designers. Still, those approaches have to be established in real-world scenarios and efficient analysis techniques developed and implemented. We are currently building up a realistic IoT malware side-channel analysis platform which gives us first interesting new insights.

    Joining our team you will

    • infect IoT devices with malware samples,
    • be responsible for the maintenance of the side-channel workbench,
    • derive and develop efficient implementations of analysis algorithms,
    • drive top-quality research and publish in A*/A-class security and malware conferences.

    Prerequisites We are looking for team players who are motivated and able to drive top-quality research. The area of research lies between several fields and we expect at least competences in one of them:

    • embedded devices/side-channel analysis, and/or
    • statistics, machine learning, deep learning, and/or
    • malware analysis.

    Additionally, an ideal candidate should have:

    • Research engineer: MS degree in a related field, with 1-3 years of work experience,
    • PostDoc: Ph.D. in a related field
    • good programming skills,
    • good level in written and spoken English,
    • motivation to save the world.
    Duration/Starting date The position is initially limited to one year but can be extended (up to two years) in case of good performance. The starting date is as soon as possible (given our security clearances).
    Contact: Annelie Heuser (annelie.heuser@irisa.fr) with a CV, cover letter, and references.
    Last updated: 2020-01-15 posted on 2020-01-13

    Cryptographic Researcher
    Stealth Software Technologies, Inc. Los Angeles CA and Boulder CO
    Stealth Software Technologies is looking for recent graduates in theoretical and applied cryptography, coding theory, combinatorics, and programming languages. We perform cutting-edge research and software development in multiple areas of cryptography, including Zero-Knowledge, Multi-Party Computation, Private Set Intersection, Searchable Encryption, Distributed Consensus and other cryptographic algorithms and tool chains. Our team consists of several IACR Fellows and numerous research faculty members across the U.S. and the world, and we are deeply connected with the crypto community. As such, working for Stealth will provide you with the opportunity to continue working on challenging academic problems at the forefront of crypto and security research, as well as helping design novel software prototypes that leverage the latest cryptographic techniques to optimize security and performance.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics or a related field
    • Active track record of relevant publications
    • Proficiency in programming, especially C, C++ or Java
    Work Authorization:
    United States, US Citizen strongly preferred

    Benefits:
    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • Flexible workspace (offices in West L.A. and Boulder, remote commuting available)
    • Paid Vacation and Holidays
    • Retirement plan (401K)
    • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance reimbursement coverage
    • Equity in the form of Stock Options
    • Opportunity for growth and advancement
    • Collaboration with world-class cryptographers with publication opportunities

    To Apply:

    Send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae with at least two references to careers@stealthsoftwareinc.com

    As part of a successful hiring process, the applicant agrees to submit to a background check.
    Contact:
    Job Search Committee
    careers@stealthsoftwareinc.com

    Last updated: 2020-01-08 posted on 2020-01-07

    Research Fellow
    NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R & D Lab
    NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R&D Lab is a joint project between Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), National University of Singapore (NUS), and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The R&D Lab conduct research in four broad areas of cyber security having strategic relevance to Singtel business: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security; (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems; (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems.

    The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator and lab members on at least one of the following areas: (1) machine learning, (2) anomaly detection, (3) data privacy and (4) cryptography.

    We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with applicant's research experience. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications. Interested candidates should send their CV to Geong-Sen Poh.
    Contact: Dr. Geong-Sen Poh (pohgs@comp.nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-01-08 posted on 2020-01-05

    2 Post-doctoral researchers / Research fellows / Research associates
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
    The Crypto-System Laboratory (CSL) at the Department of Computer Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University is looking for candidates for 2 postdoctoral positions and 2 research fellows/associates on cryptography, including but not limited to the following:
    • privacy-preserving computation (MPC, FHE, ZKP, etc.)
    • lattice-based cryptography
    • side-channel attacks and leakage-resilient cryptography
    • blockchain technologies (consensus, security and integration with IoT)
    • cryptographic implementations and optimizations
    We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with applicant's research experience. The contract will be for 2 years initially with the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV and name two references to Dr. Yu Yu. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled.
    Contact: Dr. Yu Yu ( yyuu@sjtu.edu.cn )
    Last updated: 2020-01-05 posted on 2020-01-05

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow x3
    Cryptanalysis Taskforce @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill 3 postdoctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-3 and AES
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group dedicated for research in symmetric-key cryptography. Since then, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3, and is expanding its interests to the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university and government agencies in Singapore. We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax, as well as excellent environment dedicating for research in Singapore. The contract will be initially for 2 years, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via http://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Asst Prof. Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2020-01-05 posted on 2020-01-01

    Post-Docs
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Multiple Post-Docs in Post-Quantum Cryptography Academia Sinica, at the very edge of Taipei, is the national research institute of Taiwan. Here we have an active group of cryptography researchers, including Dr. Bo-Yin Yang, Dr. Kai-Min Chung, and Dr. Tung Chou (joining soon), covering wide research topics in cryptography and actively collaborating with researchers from related research areas such as program verification. We are looking for Post-Docs in PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography). Here PQC is broadly defined. Starting date is early 2020, for terms of 1 year, renewable. Potential PQC research topics include cryptanalysis, implementation, and theory. Bo-Yin is in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST\'s post-quantum standardization project, and Kai-Min is looking for people interested in theoretical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography, such as security in the QROM model and novel (post-)quantum primitives and protocols. We are also particularly interested in people with diverse background to facilitate collaboration among our group members. Requires background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography. We desire a research track record in some aspects of post-quantum cryptography, but are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum going from mathematical aspects to the practical side such as implementation aspects. We offer about 2200 USD (~2000 EUR) per month (commensurate with what a starting assistant professor makes locally) in salary and include a 5000 USD per year personal academic travel budget.
    Contact:

    Bo-Yin Yang by at crypto dot tw

    Kai-Min Chung at kmchung at iis dot sinica dot edu dot tw
    Last updated: 2019-12-26 posted on 2019-12-26


    Research Scientist and Post-Doc
    Information Security and Machine Learning Lab (Korea)
    We are seeking research scientists and post-doctoral fellows with high impact journal publications. Research scientists are required to have been awarded a doctoral degree for more than five years and work in Korea for 6 months - 3 years. Post-doctoral fellows are required to have been awarded a doctoral degree within the past five years as of May 31, 2020 and work in Korea for 3-5 years. Please email with subject ‘Research fellow position’ statement of research and CV with publication list to Prof. Hwang.
    Contact: Prof. Seong Oun Hwang (seongoun.hwang@gmail.com)
    Last updated: 2019-12-26 posted on 2019-12-23

    2+3+20 PhD studentships in Cyber Security at the University of Kent, UK
    University of Kent, Canterbury
    The Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) at the University of Kent is a UK government recognised ACE-CSR (Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research). The soon-to-be-established Institute of Advanced Studies in Cyber Security and Conflict (SoCyETAL) will further extend the excellent research in cyber security at KirCCS to more inter-disciplinary areas.

    KirCCS is calling for applications for three batches of PhD studentships (2+3+20). Five of these studentships for KirCCS academics will be funded by the University of Kent. There are up to 20 more studentships for all academics of the University of Kent, to be funded jointly by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Kent.

    The 5 University of Kent funded studentships provide full funding for 3 years with an annual stipend at the EPSRC rate (£15,009 p.a. for 2019-20), and a waiver of the home student fees (£4,327 p.a. for 2019-20), totaling £19,336 p.a. (based on 2019-20 figures). The full funding is for "home" students only (eligibility and detailed fees regulations in the UK can be found at https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/England-fee-status). Candidates who do not meet the "home student" criteria are still eligible to apply, but will need to bring additional funding to cover the difference between the overseas fees (£19,000 p.a. for 2019-20) and the home fees.

    The 20 CSC funded studentships provide full funding for (Chinese) applicants who are eligible for PhD studentships from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) only. The full funding for CSC funded (Chinese) students include a stipend of £1,200 per month (£14,400 p.a. for 2019-20) provided by CSC and a waiver of full overseas fees (£19,000 p.a. for 2019-20) by the University of Kent, totaling £33,400 p.a. (based on 2019-20 figures). The CSC will also cover a return flight ticket from China to the UK, medical insurance, and one-off UK visa costs.

    All successful candidates are expected to start in September 2020.

    Contact: For academic queries (like identifying research topics or supervisors) please contact Prof Shujun Li (s.j.li@kent.ac.uk). For queries on the admission procedure, please contact Dr Laura Bocchi, L.Bocchi@kent.ac.uk).
    Last updated: 2019-12-14 posted on 2019-12-11

    Post-Doc/Ph.D. Students
    Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China
    Prof. Jin Li has several open positions for PostDoc/PhD at School of Computer Science, Guangzhou University, which is located in Guangzhou, China. Guangzhou is the third largest city with very convenient traffic to the world. Our Information security research ranking is top 10 in China. Our attractive openings are suitable for PhD candidates and PostDoc researchers who seek to work in the field of AI security, data security, and applied cryptography. The research topics include but not limited to: Security and Privacy in Artificial Intelligence, AI, Blockchain, network security, data security, IoT security, and public-key cryptography. PostDoc researchers will be offered competitive salary package plus other benefits, which is around 50,000-60,000 USD per year (salary and bonus before tax) and 30,000 USD research funding. PhD candidates will be provided full research scholarship, allowances, free single dorm room, and round-trip tickets (Once a year). Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jin Li. PostDocs please add your publication list. We will evaluate, confirm and reply your application in one week after receiving your CV. If you have one top conference or journal publication, the salary can be discussed to be more. Look forward to your application.
    Contact: Prof. Jin Li: E-mail: jinli71 (at) gmail.com
    Last updated: 2019-11-22 posted on 2019-11-21

    PhD Studentship
    Cardiff University, UK
    "Monitoring Critical Infrastructure Situational Awareness" - This PhD project aims to develop novel techniques that can be embedded into a tool for improving the situational awareness around cyber incidents in an industrial context (physical and cyber operations) of critical national infrastructure (CNI) by applying intuitive intelligence and incident detection and response. The practical objectives of the work include threat modelling, creation of cyber incident metrics, system and log file analysis, and development of techniques and a tool. The research questions include: (i) what can we learn about the nature of cyber-attacks? (ii) can we detect cyber-incidents in real-time?, and (iii) can we measure the impact of risks and attacks on the system to improve situational awareness? The student will have the opportunity to be a part of the Cyber Security Research Group at Cardiff University and contribute to high-quality research. The student will also spend time at Toshiba Research Laboratory, Bristol and will work on control system and IoT security within the given context. This academic and industrial research synthesis makes this project ideal for the cutting-edge research work. Indicative Deliverable: • Surveys on risk, impact and state of the art: CNI situational awareness • Threat modelling and implementation • Creation of cyber incident metrics and analysis • Development of detection and monitoring techniques and integration into a tool • Testing of the security solution(s) • Academic technical publications For application process please follow here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/monitoring-critical-infrastructure-situational-awareness-funded-at-uk-tuition-fee-level-international-students-must-self-fund-the-difference/?p115360 START DATE: 2 January 2020 (may be extended to 1 April 2020, if no offer is made)
    Contact: Dr Neetesh Saxena
    Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-19

    Post-Doc/Research Scientist
    PQSecure Technologies, Boca Raton, FL, USA
    PQSecure Technologies, LLC is a growing startup company active in the area of post-quantum cryptographic engineering with focus on embedded and IoT devices. PQSecure is currently funded by National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II fund and is an active participant of National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST) for post-quantum cryptography. We are looking for a postdoc/research scientist with post-quantum cryptography and implementations experience and relevant publication records. Candidates should hold a PhD in Computer science/engineering, or electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with excellent programming skills and cryptographic protocol design. PQSecure offers a competitive hiring package including, 401k, health insurance, stock option, 3 weeks of PTO, travel reimbursement for relevant conferences, and etc.). The position is for one year with possibility of renewal based on the performance of the candidate. The salary will be $87,000 per year. PQSecure is located in the beautiful city Boca Raton, FL. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2020. The position will be open until filled.
    Contact: Reza Azarderakhsh, razarder[at]pqsecure.com
    Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-12

    Lecturer Computer Science
    University of Washington Tacoma
    The School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for a full-time Lecturer for the Computer Science program. This position is a non-tenure track, 9-month renewable position with an initial appointment term up to three years beginning September 2020. Reappointments after the initial term are from 3-5 years. Lecturers in the department have voting rights and serve on department committees. Teaching responsibilities for lecturers include courses throughout the computer science curriculum, based on preference and expertise, with a typical teaching load of two courses per quarter. Priority areas are: computer architecture, distributed/operating systems, and computer ethics, although qualified applicants in any area of computer science are encouraged to apply. To read more about the position and to apply, please visit: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=54330 . This position will remain open until filled, however applications received before December 15, 2019 will receive priority review.
    Contact: Dr. Josh Tenenberg, at jtenenbg@uw.edu.
    Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-11

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    The School of Cyber Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000 and is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. In order to dock the international academic frontiers and national development strategies, the key research areas of school's planning include: 1) Theory of Cryptography and Algorithms, 2) Quantum Computing and Post-quantum Cryptography, 3) Software and System Security, 4) Hardware and Embedded System Security, 5) Security Architecture, 6) Information Content Security, 7) Artificial Intelligence Security, 8) Cloud Security and Big Data Privacy Protection, 9) Industrial Internet, Wireless Network and Internet of Things Security, 10) Blockchain and Financial Security. The school is in great demand of a number of world renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics closely related to cyberspace security; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the above-mentioned 10 strategic research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages. The school will assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs such as “1000 Youth Talents Program”, Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”, etc. We will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.
    Contact: Chaoping Xing
    Last updated: 2019-10-28 posted on 2019-10-26

    Head of Research
    Web3 Foundation

    The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for a privacy preserving and decentralised web. We work on a range of cryptographic and consensus protocols that have emerged as crucial building blocks of decentralized systems in general, and the Web3 ecosystem in particular. We are the opposite of a big data company. We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure.

    Responsibilities

    • Set the research agenda in alignment with development collaborators
    • Ensure alignment and productivity of the research team members
    • Keep an overview of research topics and participate in research when needed
    • Initiate and manage research collaborations
    • Manage composition of the research team including identifying hiring needs
    • Coordinate efforts to deliver high quality research papers along with good internal documentation
    • Represent the Web3 Foundation at conferences and share technical information with the community

    Requirements

    • Postdoc or professor level experience in Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent background
    • Experience contributing to research communities that require mathematical rigor, preferably including proofs of security and correctness
    • Experience designing cryptographic protocols or distributed algorithms
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    A plus

    • Demonstrated innovation in cryptography or distributed algorithms
    • Experience with blockchain technology
    • Experience mentoring, creating technical documentation or blog posts
    • Experience and proficiency in programming, especially in Rust or related languages, e.g. C, C++, OCaml, Haskell, or JavaScript
    • Demonstrated ability to set and execute a research agenda
    • Experience developing research collaborations and managing contractors

    To apply to this position, please click on the link provided and submit

    Contact: François-Ferdinand Bozso Recruitment join@web3.foundation
    Last updated: 2019-10-24 posted on 2019-10-24

    Research Scientist in Economics
    Web3 Foundation

    The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for a privacy preserving and decentralized web.  We work on a range of cryptographic and consensus protocols that have emerged as crucial building blocks of decentralized systems in general, and the Web3 ecosystem in particular.  We are the opposite of a big data company.We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure. 

    Requirements

    You should have a PhD in an area closely related to mathematical economics or macroeconomics, or equivalent background. In addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills, the candidate should have experience in the following areas:

    • Mathematical modeling of complex systems.
    • Experience in rigorous economic analysis, i.e. computer simulations, ideally of markets or customer behaviors. 
    • Collaborations in research teams that require mathematical rigor.

    Plus to have:

    • Background in quantitative analysis and derivatives modeling.
    • Background in game theory. 

    Role

    • Build simulations of a complex decentralized system, and use real-life data to model its interaction with markets and users. 
    • Design macroeconomic indicators for the system, and create automated regulatory mechanisms.
    • Provide continued economic advice.
    • Maintain clear technical documentation, and execute a research agenda. 
    • Collaborate and produce publications within a multi-disciplinary research team.

    To apply to this position, please click on the link provided and submit your CV and a cover letter.

    Contact: François-Ferdinand Bozso Recruitment join@web3.foundation
    Last updated: 2019-10-24 posted on 2019-10-24

    Research Scientist
    Web3 Foundation

    The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for a privacy preserving and decentralized web.  We work on a range of cryptographic and consensus protocols that have emerged as crucial building blocks of decentralized systems in general, and the Web3 ecosystem in particular.  We are the opposite of a big data company. We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure. 

    Responsibilities

    • Deliver formal proofs of security guarantees and correctness  
    • Conduct innovative research into new distributed algorithms and cryptographic protocols 
    • Remain pragmatic through evaluation of alternatives and optimisations
    • Work with and consult development teams to support the implementation of research results
    • Deliver quality research papers along with good internal documentation 
    • Represent the Web3 Foundation at conferences and share technical information with the community

    Requirements

    • PhD or Masters degree in Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent background
    • Experience contributing to research communities that require mathematical rigor, preferably including proofs of security and correctness
    • Experience designing cryptographic protocols or distributed algorithms
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    A Plus

    • Demonstrated innovation in cryptography or distributed algorithms
    • Experience with blockchain technology 
    • Experience mentoring or creating technical documentation or blog posts 
    • Experience and proficiency in programming, especially in Rust or related languages, e.g., C, C++, OCaml, Haskell, or JavaScript
    • Demonstrated ability to set and execute a research agenda 
    • Experience developing research collaborations and managing contractors

    To apply to this position, please click on the link provided and submit y

    Contact: François-Ferdinand Bozso Recruitment join@web3.foundation
    Last updated: 2019-10-24 posted on 2019-10-24

    Ph.D. - Cryptographic Primitives for Secure Decentralized Protocols
    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Cryptographic Primitives for Secure Decentralized Protocols.

    Job Description
    The Candidate is expected to perform scientific research in the area of cryptography and to contribute to the teaching, research, and administrative tasks of the group. The research focus associated to the position is primarily in (but not limited to) the area of Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design for Decentralized Protocols, such as IoT protocols. Specifically, the design of provably-secure Authenticated Encryption schemes (AEAD) that are lightweight and resist side channel attacks, and the security analysis of IoT protocols. This includes theoretical and foundational aspects of symmetric-key cryptographic primitives. The position is based in Darmstadt and will involve international travel to conduct and present research. We provide an optimal working environment and support the researcher to publish results at leading international conferences and journals. The position is initially offered for a duration of three years with the possibility of extending it further. The starting date is as soon as possible.

    Your Profile
    • Completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with good grades in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.
    • Solid mathematical background and good problem-solving skills.
    • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, and good communication skills.
    • Motivated to conduct research work and able to work independently.
    • Proficiency in computer programming, computer networks, Latex, and system administration are considered beneficial but not necessary.
    How To Apply
    Please submit your application in English consisting of a motivation letter stating why you are interested and qualify for the position, your current curriculum vitae including two references, and copies of relevant certificates and detailed transcripts with grades.

    Contact: Jean Paul Degabriele
    Last updated: 2019-10-17 posted on 2019-10-16