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Senior MPC Researcher
Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

Cryptography Research Centre

In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

Position: Senior MPC Researcher

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art MPC protocols
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications
  • Propose new projects and research directions

    Skills required for the job

  • 4+ years of work experience
  • Knowledge of MPC protocols
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust or Go relevant as well. Solid software engineering skills, such as agile methodologies, versioning, and best practices
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Experience with MPC frameworks (e.g. Scale-Mamba, MP-SPDZ, Obliv-C) is a plus
  • Familiarity with HE and ZK, and other advance cryptographic primitives, is a plus

    Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science

  • Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Last updated: 2021-05-06 posted on 2021-05-06

    Senior FHE Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Cryptography Research Centre

    In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    Position: Senior FHE Researcher

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art FHE schemes
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Supervise the design and implementation of FHE building blocks to machine learning applications
  • Propose new projects and research directions

    Skills required for the job

  • 4+ years of work experience in the field
  • Knowledge of partially-, somewhat-, and fully homomorphic encryption schemes
  • Deep understanding of lattice-based cryptography
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation
  • Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Strong track record of publishing in top tier conferences
  • Experience in C, C++, Rust or Go is a plus. Software engineering skills, such as agile methodologies, versioning, and knowledge with hardware languages is also a plus

    Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager

    Last updated: 2021-05-06 posted on 2021-05-06

    Postdoc position on distributed computing aspects of blockchains
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
    Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Alexey Gotsman (https://software.imdea.org/~gotsman/) on distributed computing aspects of blockchains, including algorithms, abstractions, correctness proofs and lower bounds. Concrete research topics will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor. Candidates should have, or expect shortly to obtain, a PhD in Computer Science, with expertise in distributed computing theory, applied cryptography or distributed systems. The position is initially for one year, with possibilities for extension. The starting date can be flexible, given the current public health situation. IMDEA provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive salary. The working language at the institute is English. Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2021-05-postdoc-blockchains. The deadline for applications is June 25, 2021.
    Contact: Alexey Gotsman (https://software.imdea.org/~gotsman/)
    Last updated: 2021-05-06 posted on 2021-05-06

    RTG Postdoctoral Fellow in Coding Theory, Cryptography or Number Theory
    Clemson University
    The Clemson School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (SMSS) seeks to fill a Postdoctoral position in their Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory group. This is a 9-month position (August 15 2021-May 15 2022) with job duties consisting of teaching two courses per year and conducting research. Additionally, the postdoc will be expected to participate in some of the other activities associated with the RTG grant that can be found on the grant webpage (http://www.math.clemson.edu/ccnt). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, unofficial transcript, and four letters of reference at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching. The cover letter should indicate how the applicant's work relates to the research areas of the grant and a statement that the applicant is "eligible for positions which require US citizenship or US permanent residency" (please use this exact wording). Applications must be completed through http://apply.interfolio.com/87198 and will be accepted until the position has been filled. Completed applications for the postdoctoral position received before May 15th, 2021 will receive full consideration. The appointment is initially for one academic year but may be renewable for two additional years contingent upon funding and performance. The potential second and third years of the postdoc would carry a teaching load of two courses per semester as well as some light service duties. The SMSS contains two divisions: Mathematics and Statistics & Operations Research, and includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics, data science, computational mathematics, operations research, probability and mathematical statistics, and pure and applied analysis. The school offers the full range of Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. For further information regarding the school, its research areas and programs, please visit the web site (http://www.math.clemson.edu).
    Contact: Felice Manganiello
    Last updated: 2021-05-06 posted on 2021-05-05

    Post-Doc
    Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea
    Cryptography and Information Security Laboratory is currently looking for a Post-doctoral researcher. Our laboratory is conducting the latest research on the development of cyber threat prediction and response technologies, lightweight cryptography for IoT environment, field-oriented digital forensic, design and development of encryption technologies, etc. We are highly recognized externally for excellent research results. The applicant will have the opportunity to work on our ongoing projects with a team of scientists in the lab and collaborators. We offer an excellent research environment and a highly competitive salary.

    Current Research Directions:

  • Analysis of malware and malicious traffic based on machine learning
  • Cyber threat prediction and threat intelligence analysis
  • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric-key cryptosystems
  • Fast and efficient implementation of ciphers
  • Mobile, memory, AI forensics
  • IoT and Convergence security

    Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have recently received (or expect soon) Ph.D. degree in or related to Information Security, Computer Science fields.
  • Good publication record and prior development experience are highly desirable.

    Appointment term: 1 year commitment to postdoctoral training is expected (can be extended depending on performance).

    Appointment start date: 2021.09.01 (if possible, is it advisable to start in June or July).

    Required Application Materials:
  • CV
  • Statement of research interests
  • Contact information
  • Contact: Interested candidates should email their application materials to professor Changhoon Lee (chlee@seoultech.ac.kr) before May 31.
    Last updated: 2021-05-04 posted on 2021-05-04

    Applied Researcher - Cryptography
    Rabdan Academy (Government Sector) - Abu Dhabi - UAE
    Rabdan Academy is a government-owned world class university specialising in defence and security.

    We are seeking applied researchers in cryptography to support a new project that is focused on cryptographic research and product development in a small team.

    Key performance indicators will be:

  • Completion of cryptographic product development projects
  • Number of patents filed per year
  • Academic publications in Scopus Q1 journals

    We are interested in researchers with experience working on product development in industry and/or applied research in a university or think tank.

    Required Qualifications:

  • PHD in related field with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in cryptography applied research and/or industry.

    For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Mr Amir Adel through aadel@ra.ac.ae or recruitment@ra.ac.ae

  • Contact: Mr. Amir Adel - Recruitment Specialist
    Last updated: 2021-05-03 posted on 2021-05-02

    Post-doc in cryptography
    Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
    The GOC group at MIS, University of Picardie Jules Verne is hiring a two-year postdoctoral researcher to work on the POSTCRYPTUM project, funded by the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) and AID/DGA. This is a three-years project focused on algebraic cryptanalysis of public key cryptosystems, focused mainly on post-quantum schemes. For more details on the project, please check here: https://home.mis.u-picardie.fr/~ionica/postcryptum/Welcome.html The ideal candidate should hold a Phd degree in Computer Science or Mathematics, with a taste for cryptography, experimental mathematics and computation. He or she should have experience in one or several of the following areas: multivariate cryptography, coding theory, elliptic curves, polynomial system solving, Gröbner basis, linearization algorithms, linear algebra, exhaustive search, SAT solvers, hybrid methods for polynomial system solving. The starting date is flexible, but preferably around October 2021. For more information, please contact us (sorina.ionica@u-picardie.fr) before sending in your application.
    Contact: Sorina Ionica
    Last updated: 2021-05-02 posted on 2021-04-30

    Senior Security Test Engineer - Hardware/Cryptography
    Seconize Technologies
    Seconize is an award winning Cyber Risk and Compliance Management Product Startup. We are currently looking to hire a seasoned Security Tester with below skills and requirements. 1. Security Testing of Telecom Products (3G/4G/GSM/5G) or related 2. Security Testing of IOT products, Proprietary Hardware , Networking Products 3. Thorough understanding of Cryptography protocols, techniques 4. Hands on Testing of PKI, Key Management, Cryptography Libraries and Implementations 5. Hands on experience with Standards such FIPS, NIST Security (SP 800-175b) OR ISO19790 or relevant 6. Ability to understand the business context of target applications and doing business logic testing 7. Ability to interact with Customers in a professional way 8. Minimum of 5 - 8 years of experience 8. Certifications like OSCP, CEH or relavant are mandatory The position is currently Remote (India-only), candidate should be ready to move to Bengaluru when needed.
    Contact: Sashank Dara
    Last updated: 2021-05-02 posted on 2021-04-29

    Ph.D. Student and/or Postdoc
    IBM Research, Zurich
    The IBM cryptography research group in Zurich is looking for a Ph.D. student and/or a post-doctoral scholar to work in the area of lattice-based zero-knowledge proofs.

    The ideal candidate should have:

  • Very good implementation skills – preferably in C or C++
  • A solid mathematical background – e.g. abstract algebra and some basic familiarity with algebraic number theory is a plus
  • High motivation for creating efficient theoretical cryptographic designs and turning them into prototypes and high-quality optimized implementations
  • Papers in top cryptography conferences (for the post-doc position)
  • Prior experience working with ZK proofs (not necessarily lattice-based) is a plus

    This position is funded by a European ERC project, and all its output will be open source and patent-free. So a positive attitude towards contributing to the open source community is also a requirement.

    The IBM research lab is located in Ruschlikon, a lakeside town that is reachable in 10 minutes by direct public transport from central Zurich. English is the working language at the lab, and it is also widely understood and spoken in Zurich and its surrounding regions.

    The group offers very good working conditions, with the majority of our time being spent purely on research activities. It is also currently one of the leading research groups in quantum-safe cryptography, with some of its members (Luca de Feo, Vadim Lyubashevsky, and Gregor Seiler) significantly contributing to the invention, design, and implementation of several finalists in the ongoing NIST post-quantum standardization effort.

    To apply, please include a C.V., a brief motivation letter, and the names and email addresses of two references. If you have contributed to open source projects, please include a link to the repository and a brief explanation of your role. The starting date is flexible, but the sooner the better.

  • Contact: If interested, please send the application to: Vadim Lyubashevsky; vad@zurich.ibm.com; with "ZK APPLICATION" as the subject line
    Last updated: 2021-04-29 posted on 2021-04-29

    Head of school computing
    The Knowledge Hub Universities
    The Knowledge Hub Universities (TKH) is a multidisciplinary educational hub in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital. In its state-of-the-art campus, TKH hosts branches of world-class universities, each participating with programmes in their areas of strength, providing an intellectually stimulating, enriching, and global educational experience. The School of Computing within the Coventry University Branch of the TKH* is looking to recruit Head of School (Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing) to be part of this innovative and forward thinking partnership. Heads of School are expected to have academic credibility and maintain their academic standing and authority through teaching, research and scholarly activities. They will be expected to develop and build a national and international profile for the School and its subjects, furthering growth whilst enhancing the quality of provision. As Head of School, the post holder is responsible for the strategic direction, academic and discipline/subject leadership and also for the continued development and growth of the School’s portfolio and the responsibilities of the post are inherently of a management nature and therefore the post holder will be an active and engaged member of the Faculty’s leadership team. TKH offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages (this includes fully furnished accommodation, international health insurance, children’s tuition, transportation from/to work with TKH buses, and home flights). If you are interested in applying please click on this link https://careers.tkh.edu.eg/en/egypt/jobs/head-of-school-computing-4286023/ and send your updated CV along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the person specifications and job description to talents.ac@tkh.edu.eg, mentioning the source and position in the subject field. *Please note: Successful candidates will be employed by The Knowledge Hub Universities (TKH) and not by Coventry University.
    Contact: Karim.ghaleb@elsewedyedu.com
    Last updated: 2021-05-04 posted on 2021-04-29

    Post doc and PhD student in the areas of side channels (including machine/deep learning)
    University of Klagenfurt, Austria

    The Cybersecurity research group, headed by Elisabeth Oswald, is a relatively new group established in Austria's sunny south. The group currently features a diverse range of members (from France, Iran, India, and China). Current members work on topics such as leakage profiling, advanced leakage simulators, attacks (utilising deep learning), statistical foundations, and hardware aspects of side channels. The group receives funding from the ERC, as well as local funding, and thus offers a supportive research environment (both financially as well as from a human perspective).

    The group is looking to grow by two more members: one post doc and one doctoral student. The group is particularly keen to expand their existing coverage of topics and seeks researchers with an interest in

    • compilers/languages to support the secure implementation of cryptographic primitives
    • machine/deep learning
    • secure implementations w.r.t. the RISC-V instruction set

    A good candidate for the Post-doc position will have some existing publications in relevant venues (IACR conferences or workshops, journals, or system security venues), enjoy working with people in an international context, and love water, sun, and mountains.

    A good candidate for the PhD position will have a background in either computer science, maths, or statistics (an MSc level degree is required), will ideally have done some project in a crypto/security related topic, enjoy working with people in an international context, and love water, sun, and mountains.

    The funding for the Post-Doc Position is available until 31.08.2023. The funding for the PhD position is for 40 months. Rates are set according to a standard collective agreement for such positions (Kollektivvertrag), but the salary for the Post-Doc position can be adjusted depending on previous experience.

    Don't hesitate to get in touch with Elisabeth Oswald for informal enquiries, or to apply!
    Contact: Please contact Elisabeth . Oswald @ aau . at
    Last updated: 2021-04-28 posted on 2021-04-28

    Postdoc Position in Cybersecurity and Machine Learning
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    The Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is the largest university institute in Austria for research and education in security and privacy. It has been active in this field for more than 30 years and currently employs more than 60 researchers. In order to complement our team, we are looking for a fulltime postdoctoral researcher in cybersecurity and machine learning.

    The postdoc position is part the research group of Stefan Mangard. The position is dedicated to basic research in the context of the TU Graz-SAL Dependable Embedded Systems Lab (DES Lab) that aims for new methods for zero-bug software and dependable AI. In the DES Lab she/he will collaborate with SAL (https://silicon-austria-labs.com) and a team TU Graz researchers in the field of cybersecurity, machine learning, formal methods, and embedded systems.

    The position offers:
  • An initial duration of two years with an option for extension
  • Considerable freedom in selecting specific problems to work on in the context of cybersecurity and machine learning
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Highly interdisciplinary work environment

    Required Qualifications:
  • Completed doctoral studies in computer science, computer engineering or a comparable subject
  • Track record of publications at top tier conferences
  • Background in cybersecurity and machine learning (the main focus can be in either area)

    Please send your applications to applications.csbme@tugraz.at while adding the reference: 7050/21/005.

    Deadline for the application: May 27th 2021

  • Contact: In case of questions, feel free to contact Stefan Mangard via email Stefan.Mangard@iaik.tugraz.at.

    More information on the DES Lab: https://research-network.silicon-austria.com/des-lab/

    Last updated: 2021-04-26 posted on 2021-04-26

    Post-doc positions in cryptography
    University of Luxembourg
    The Applied Crypto group of the University of Luxembourg is offering multiple post-doc positions in cryptography, funded by the H2020 ERC programme. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, multilinear maps, public-key cryptanalysis, side-channel attacks and countermeasures, white-box cryptography, and blockchain applications.

    The post-docs will be members of the Security and Trust (SnT) research center from the university of Luxembourg (>200 researchers in all aspects of IT security). We offer a competitive salary (about 60,000 euro/year gros). The duration of the position is 2.5 years.

    Profile: a PhD in cryptography, with publications in competitive cryptographic conferences

    Closing date for applications: June 30th, 2021. We encourage early applications.

    Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu
    Last updated: 2021-04-26 posted on 2021-04-26

    PhD Position in Cryptography
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    We are looking for a motivated, bright, and hard-working student that wishes to pursue a PhD in Cryptography. The candidate will work in cryptographic research topics such as zero-knowledge arguments, oblivious algorithms, trusted-hardware-assisted cryptography, verifiable computation, homomorphic commitments, searchable encryption, secure blockchain protocols, and more. The specific research topic will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor.

    Applicants’ profile
    • MSc or BSc degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Excellent programming skills, preferably in C++.
    • Very good understanding of CS fundamentals: algorithm analysis, data structures, etc.
    • Good understanding of basic cryptographic primitives: hashing, encryption, commitments, etc.
    • Strong enthusiasm about research.
    Ideal candidates have prior knowledge in implementing cryptographic primitives or a relevant project. Solid background in theoretical computer science (complexity analysis, reduction proofs, etc.), or experience in programming for trusted-hardware environments (Intel SGX, ARM TrustZone, etc.) is also a big plus.

    Work environment
    HKUST offers guaranteed funding for the PhD duration with competitive stipends. Our CSE department was ranked 17th in the world in 2020 by THE World University Rankings. Our graduates typically produce research output of the highest quality and consistently staff world-class institutions. The lab offers a creative work environment that is ideal for excellent research.

    Contact: Dimitrios Papadopoulos
    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-20

    Ph.D. Student
    IAI, TCG CREST
    We are offering Ph.D. programs in Computer Science and Mathematics, in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), India.

    Research Area: Our current Research focus includes Cryptography, Quantum Computing, Cyber Security, Mathematics and its Applications, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

    Eligibility: All students passed or in their final semester pursuing M.Tech / M.E / M.Stat / M.Math / M.Sc or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics, Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics or other areas of quantitative sciences may apply.

    Fellowship: All successful candidates will be offered a TCG CREST fellowship of Rupees Sixty Thousand (60,000.00 INR) per month. Also, a contingency grant of up to Two Lacs (2,00,000.00 INR) will be awarded per annum.

    Admission Process: The online application process for Ph.D. admission is open and will be valid up to 17th May 2021. Interested candidates are requested to apply online by filling up the application form provided on the admission page (the link is given below). All other necessary details are also available therein.

    Admission Page: https://www.tcgcrest.org/announcements/iai-phd-programme-2021/

    Contact: Nilanjan Datta
    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-20

    FG IV – PROJECT OFFICER - CRYPTOGRAPHY RESEARCHER
    Joint Research Centre; Cyber and Digital Citizens' Security Unit; Ispra, Italy
    WE PROPOSE:

    A Contractual Agent position FG IV in Ispra, Italy. 36 months initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 6 years. The successful candidate will contribute to the activities of the unit aiming at strengthening the citizen’ security and privacy by exploring innovative forensic technologies to support the fight against organised crimes.

    He/she will conduct scientific and technical studies in the area of cybersecurity and fight against cyber-dependent crime domains to support the new strategic agenda 2019-2024 and its first priority: Protecting citizens and freedoms.

    ELIGIBILITY:

    To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be on a valid EPSO reserve list for Function Group IV contract staff.

    Candidates who are on a valid EPSO reserve list or have applied to an EPSO selection procedure can apply to this specific position through http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?type=AX.

    WE LOOK FOR:

    The candidate shall have a PhD degree - or a minimum of 5 years of full-time research or working experience after the first University degree giving access to PhD studies in the field of applied mathematics, cryptography, computer science, or machine learning and deep learning techniques, or similar.

    Solid knowledge and experience are required in:

    • Mathematics and more particularly cryptography or multi-linear algebra;
    • Machine learning and deep learning;
    • Ability to work in a multilingual and multicultural environment;
    • English language, at least C1 level both oral and written.

    The following knowledge or experience are an asset:

    • Experience with digital forensic techniques;
    • Experience with High-Performance Computing platform;
    • Good knowledge of programming languages such as C/C++/C#, Python, MATLAB;
    • Knowledge of quantum programming and simulation;
    • Knowledge of machine learning libraries such as OpenCV, libSVM, Tenfosorflow/Theano/Keras;
    • Relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals and international security conferences;

    Contact:

    How to apply to an EPSO selection procedure? Apply either to the permanent EPSO call https://epso.europa.eu/documents/2240_en or a specialised call for researchers https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/working-with-us/jobs/vacancies/function-group-IV-researchers

    laurent.beslay@ec.europa.eu


    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-18

    Post-doc in Applied Cryptography
    Northwestern University
    We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to fill a post-doctoral researcher position at Northwestern University in applied cryptography. Topics include:
    • Secure multi-party computation
    • Zero-knowledge proof
    • Post-quantum security
    • Differential privacy
    • Other related/non-related topics of mutual interests
    Experience in implementation is preferred.

    Apply: please send your CV (and other material if available) to the PoC.

    Contact: Xiao Wang (wangxiao1254@gmail.com)
    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-17

    Core Protocol Engineer
    Subspace Labs | SFBA & Remote
    We are seeking a core protocol engineer to help implement the Subspace Network (https://subspace.network), a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

    Responsibilities

    • Become a leading contributor and core maintainer of the Subspace Network
    • Implement a series of novel consensus, execution, and scalability proposals
    • Maintain the highest standards of distributed open-source software development including modular design, comprehensive testing, proper documentation, and responsive support.
    Requirements

    • Experience with current blockchain technologies and landscape
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, such as consensus algorithms, as well as cryptographic fundamentals
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.
    • Experience working with large open-source codebases
    Nice to Have

    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • Experience implementing blockchain consensus protocols
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies
    Benefits

    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • Salary and options befitting an early hire at a venture-backed startup
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-04-15 posted on 2021-04-14

    Post-doc and Ph.D. in Timing Side-Channel attacks
    National University of Singapore

    Micro-architectural timing channels are one of the most popular side channels in modern processors exploited by attackers. The presence of such timing channels enables attackers to recover sensitive information by exploiting dynamic software properties (e.g. time, cache misses, and memory access statistics). In the recent decade, the security research community has identified numerous shreds of evidence of practical timing attacks, with more recent and critical attacks reflected in Spectre, and Meltdown. In this project, we will design a secure processor against timing side channels. Our goal is to use a set of ML and computer architecture techniques to propose a countermeasure to deal with realistic timing-channel attacks.

    SOC group at the National University of Singapore(NUS) opens a few positions for post-doc researchers and Ph.D. on the topic of Timing side channels.

    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 in some of the following fields:

    • Micro-architecture
    • Side-channel analysis
    • Machine learning
    • Security

    We will look for applications until the positions are filled. However, prospective applicants are highly encouraged to submit their applications by 31st May 2021.

    As one of the top universities in the world for computer science (Ranked number 4), NUS provides excellent future career training and opportunities, research environment, and facilities to international and national academic researchers. Competitive salary, tax benefit, and welfare package will be provided. Note the start date of the post-doc and Ph.D. could be flexible but no later than the end of this year (2021).

    Applicants should prepare and send their CV and cover letter to the following contact email.

    Contact: Arash Pashrashid (pashrashid.arash@u.nus.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-04-06 posted on 2021-04-04

    Post-doc
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
    The Applied Cryptography Lab at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a Post-doc position. We are interested in the theory and application of provably secure cryptography. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • privacy-enhancing-technologies
    • cryptocurrencies
    • password-based cryptography
    • proof systems

    Work Environment: The Applied Cryptography Lab is part of FAU, which is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers a scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering. FAU’s mission statement “Advance through Networks” reflects the close collaboration between the single disciplines. FAU has been ranked the third year in a row the most innovative University in Germany.

    Requirements: Candidates for this position should hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a related discipline (mathematics, ...). The ideal candidate shows strong enthusiasm about research, publishes at leading venues in cryptography or IT security, and has excellent teamworking abilities.

    Program details and contact for application/questions: Funding is available for at least 36 months; the salary range is between 32.671 - 78.136 EUR year, depending on your background and experience. Prospective applicants should apply with a cover letter, a research statement, and an academic CV that includes the contact information for two references. Please send a single PDF file and include [PostDoc] in the subject. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Contact: Dominique Schroeder
    Last updated: 2021-04-05 posted on 2021-04-02

    Fully funded Ph.D.
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
    The Applied Cryptography Lab at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a Ph.D. position in Computer Science. We are interested in the theory and application of provably secure cryptography. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • privacy-enhancing-technologies
    • cryptocurrencies
    • password-based cryptography
    • proof systems

    Work Environment: The Applied Cryptography Lab is part of FAU, which is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers a scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering. FAU’s mission statement “Advance through Networks” reflects the close collaboration between the single disciplines. FAU has been ranked the third year in a row the most innovative University in Germany.

    Requirements: Candidates for this position should have a master or comparable degree in Computer Science or a related discipline (mathematics, ...). Knowledge of one or several of the areas cryptography, IT security, complexity theory, privacy,... is desired. The ideal candidate shows strong enthusiasm about research and has excellent teamworking abilities.

    Program details and contact for application/questions: The project start date is as soon as possible. Funding is available for at least 36 months; an extension is possible. Prospective applicants should apply with a cover letter, a list of attended (Master) courses, and an academic CV. Please send a single PDF file and include [PhD] in the subject. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Contact: Dominique Schröder
    Last updated: 2021-04-05 posted on 2021-04-02

    Post-Doc
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
    The objective of this project is to address the challenges to enable high capacity IoT networks with low energy consumption and highly secure communication. For this, we aim to develop and demonstrate efficient algorithms for the maximization of the capacity of IoT networks. At the same time, we envision to alleviate the battery issue by developing intelligent methods for energy harvesting and power control. We will also investigate the robustness capabilities of the IoT network to maintain high security levels against different kind of attacks and vulnerabilities. -The candidate must hold (or about to complete) a PhD in the related fields. The candidate will take part in the EXAF-JFD Project is expected to have hands-on experience in fields related to wireless communications. The main duties are: -Publish in high impact journals in the field. -Supervise graduate and undergraduate students. -Contribute to teaching or other training activities (if applicable) The successful candidate will be employed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) based at Benguerir (50 km north of Marrakech), Morocco. The net salary per month is 2000 USD.
    Contact: For more information an application , please visit: https://www.abg.asso.fr/fr/recruteurOffres/show/id_offre/97229
    Last updated: 2021-04-05 posted on 2021-04-02

    Researcher
    Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Sunnyvale, CA
    The cryptography research group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America is looking for a security researcher to help us broaden the scope of our lab's work. We are looking for a researcher who can both help support our business and do fundamental research across a number of areas including applied cryptography, blockchain, and systems security. A broad overview of our recent research interests can be found here: https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/businesspolicy/tech/rd/research/computer-security/cryptography-and-privacy/.

    We are looking for someone who will accelerate our security research around our business interests in the area and establish our presence in systems security academic venues. We offer competitive salary, benefits package, and flexible work schedule. This is a full-time permanent position based on Sunnyvale, CA. Candidates should have (or should soon have) a PhD degree in computer security or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with strong publication records in top tier crypto/security conferences. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their CV to Arnab Roy by email.

    Contact: Arnab Roy (aroy at fujitsu dot com)
    Last updated: 2021-04-03 posted on 2021-04-01

    PhD Candidate in Embedded Security
    CSEM, Neuchâtel / EPFL, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

    CSEM is a private, non-profit research, technology and innovation center. Our division of Integrated and Wireless Systems, in collaboration with the HexHive lab, EPFL, is looking for a PhD Candidate in Embedded security.

    We have a multidisciplinary competence in the area of embedded, low-power embedded systems, spanning the full stack from HW, through firmware, to communication technologies, embedded intelligence, and security.
    This offers an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in HW design, cryptography, and security to address research questions that are relevant to practical applications in the domain of low-power embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to the immediate feedback and guidance from CSEM's researchers and engineers.

    Your mission will contribute to applied research and development in one or more of these of these research directions of interest:
    • Side channel-resistant implementations of cryptographic HW accelerators, with an emphasis on minimization of overhead and trade-offs between overhead and security level.
    • HW-accelerated implementations of post-quantum cryptography for constrained platforms. Investigation of alternative cryptographic primitives to PQC key encapsulation and signature schemes with lower implementation overheads, suited for IoT.
    • Identification, design, and implementation of HW (cyber)security features for constrained embedded platforms for practically relevant security profiles, with an emphasis on design minimalism.
    • Research on tools automatizing the design of side-channel- secure processor instructions and/or HW accelerators.
    Your profile.
    • A Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science
    • Good background in applied cryptography and security
    • Solid background in HW design and resource trade-offs
    • Solid background with programming in C
    • Familiarity with embedded development is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage
    Contact:

    For more information please contact Damian Vizar damian[dot]vizar [at]csem[dot]ch

    You need to apply to the EPFL, IC faculty's doctoral school by April 15th: https://www.epfl.ch/education/phd/edic-computer-and-communication-sciences/edic-computer-and-communication-sciences/edic-how-to-apply/

    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-31

    PhD Students with Scholarship
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies and Systems (SCRIPTS) of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is looking for candidates to fill several PhD student positions on the topic of privacy preserving technologies and machine learning. Interested candidates are expected to have a honors degree (second upper classes or above, or equivalence) in Computer Science/Engineering, or Mathematics. Knowledge/research experience in cryptography or machine learning will be a plus. We offer scholarships covering tuition fee and attractive living allowances. Interested candidates can send their CV and degree transcripts to Asst Prof Jian Guo through guojian@ntu.edu.sg.
    Contact: Asst Prof Jian Guo
    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-31

    Ph.D. student in Symmetric cryptography
    Loria; Nancy, France
    We would like to announce one open (3-year) PhD position in Symmetric cryptography in the Caramba team in Nancy, France. The aim of this PhD research project is to build new symmetric primitives which designs are based on strong security proofs while the proposed concrete instances are justified by careful security analyses.
    The highly motivated candidate should have a master degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Mathematics and at least basic knowledge in symmetric key cryptology.
    The application deadline is May 10th 2021 and the candidates must apply via http://doctorat.univ-lorraine.fr/fr/les-ecoles-doctorales/iaem/offres-de-these/design-et-cryptanalyses-de-nouveaux-schemas-de. Further details on the project and on the requirements are also available on this page.
    Contact: Marine Minier (marine dot minier at loria dot fr) and Virginie Lallemand (virginie dot lallemand at loria dot fr)
    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-31

    Full-Time Ph.D. Position in IoT Security
    University of Twente, The Netherlands

    The Services and Cybersecurity (SCS) chair at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) invites applications for a 4-years Ph.D. position on the topic of ‘modeling IoT device behavior for threat detection and response’.

    More information:
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/2021-308/phd-position-on-modeling-iot-device-behavior-for-threat-detection-and-response

    Deadline for applications: 23 April 2021, 23:59 CET

    Contact: Dr. Andrea Continella (a.continella@utwente.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-31

    Cryptography Researcher — Lattice-Based Cryptography
    Ethereum Foundation (remote)

    About the Role: The candidate is expected to research cryptographic protocols that will be useful in blockchain applications or more generally. They will additionally dedicate some fraction of their time to projects that more directly benefit Ethereum. There is a lot of flexibility to work on topics they find interesting and also to collaborate with other teams for example in academia. We have a culture of open source and no patents will be put on any work they produce. The role is remote. The position is permanent however the details of the contract will depend on the location and personal circumstances of the candidate.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in either cryptography, consensus, or a closely related field. They will have a strong track record of publishing in top tier conferences and a clear vision of how they wish to continue their research for the benefit of blockchain and other communities. They will be comfortable working both independently and as part of a larger team. The candidate should be able to prototype their protocols/algorithms in a programming language of their choice or else be open to learning.

    The focus of this position is on lattice-based cryptography. The candidate should have good experience in one of the following areas and be familiar with others:

  • Design and analysis of lattice-based signature schemes;
  • Design and analysis of lattice-based encryption schemes (including FHE);
  • Lattice-based MPC tools;
  • Parameter selection for lattice-based schemes, both already deployed and perspective (e.g. NIST PQ candidates);
  • Implementation of lattice-based schemes in software or hardware.

    Interested candidates that have more diverse skills but do not fit the above requirements should also consider applying as there may be other roles within the foundation.

    If you have contributed to any open source projects then please additionally discuss this in a short document or provide links to your contributions.

  • Contact: Please email cryptography@ethereum.org with a CV and a short document (either 1 or 2 pages) detailing how you have personally contributed to the most interesting of your publications.
    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-30

    PhD Researcher in Security and Privacy
    University of Hamburg, Germany
    University of Hamburg is a University of Excellence and one of the most research-focused universities in Germany. The research group “Security in Distributed Systems” is working on the intersection of security and privacy research, with a focus on distributed systems, data protection, anonymity, and cryptography.

    Your Profile
    We are looking for a new member of our team that will be working as a full-time PhD candidate in research and teaching. Your tasks will include:
    • Development, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of complex and secure IT-systems
    • Working with bleeding-edge technology and research literature from security, cryptography, and privacy
    • Publication of research results in national/international venues
    • Support for teaching
    Required Qualifications
    Completed MSc degree (or equivalent) in IT-Security, computer science or a strongly related field. You are highly motivated, curious, reliable, and creative. You must be interested in system security, applied cryptography and/or privacy research. You must have experience in security in open and distributed communication systems and fundamental knowledge in cryptography and IT-Security. Experience with machine-learning and advanced software engineering skills, especially with a focus on application security and cryptography are a bonus. Programming skills in higher languages like C/C++ and Python are required.
    Languages: German and English

    We offer great and flexible working conditions in a highly motivated team of researchers with many opportunities for collaboration. The university supports their employees with many interesting opportunities for personal development.

    Contact: Prof. Hannes Federrath
    https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/inst/ab/snp/team/federrath.html

    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-30

    Ph.D. Student in the area of Privacy-Preserving Computing Technologies
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research; Stuttgart, Germany
    Do you want beneficial technologies being shaped by your ideas? Whether in the areas of mobility solutions, consumer goods, industrial technology or energy and building technology – with us, you will have the chance to improve quality of life all across the globe. Welcome to Bosch.

    The Robert Bosch GmbH is looking forward to your application!

    Job Description

    • As a PhD in our research group you are contributing to research and development projects in an open source context.
    • This includes understanding, evaluating and applying Privacy-Preserving Computing Technologies (PPCTs) including Computing On Encrypted Data techniques, Trusted Execution Environments, and methods for Statistical Disclosure Control.
    • Embedded into a team of security and cloud technology experts, you apply your knowledge on PPCTs to design, implement and evaluate PPCT-based solutions in the context of the Franco-German BMBF/MESRI-funded CRYPTECS research project.
    • Thanks to your insights, you help combine PPCTs and Cloud Native technologies to make PPCTs ready for use in an industrial context.
    • Your responsibility includes the design, development and prototypical implementation of PPCT solutions. You push the state of the art in the field of PPCTs and publish your results together with renowned researchers from the international CRYPTECS consortium.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Very good master’s degree in computer science or related discipline, ideally combined with initial experience in the area of Cloud Native technologies
    • Personality: Positive team player, who is highly motivated, has an innovative mindset, is eager to learn new things, and is passionate about applied research
    • Working Practice: Initial hands-on experience with software development, ideally in an open source context
    • Experience and Knowledge: Knowledge in the area of cryptography, ideally experience in PPCTs and modern Cloud Native technologies
    • Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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    Contact:
    Need support during your application?
    Kevin Heiner (Human Resources), Phone: +49 711 811 12223
    Need further information about the job?
    Dr. Sven Trieflinger (Functional Department), Phone: +49 711 811 24801

    Last updated: 2021-03-29 posted on 2021-03-26

    PhD Researcher in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    The Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is the largest university institute in Austria for research and education in security and privacy. It has been active in this field for more than 30 years and currently employs more than 60 researchers. Within the "Secure Systems" area of our institute Sujoy Sinha Roy is establishing the new research group "Cryptographic Engineering”.

    In order to complement our team, we are looking for a fulltime PhD researcher in Post-Quantum Cryptography.

    Responsibilities:
    The PhD researcher will be working on the implementation and side-channel security aspects of post-quantum cryptography within the “Cyroptografic Engineering” group within the “Secure Systems” area at IAIK.
    The PhD candidate will have to start by May/June 2021.

    Required Qualifications:
    • MSc degree (or close to completion) in computer science, information and computer engineering, software development, mathematics, or a related field.
    • Research experience from MSc/BSc projects.
    • Outstanding candidates with BSc degree and publications in related research area are also welcome.
    • Experience with cryptography, programming, and digital circuit design (ASIC or FPGA) design

    How to apply:
    Applications, curriculum vitae and other documents should preferably be uploaded here https://free.formcloud.de/formcycle/form/provide/7780/. Please select „7050 – PhD 2021 – crypteng" as a reference number. The application deadline is April 20th 2021.
    Contact: For more detailed information please conctact Sujoy Sinha Roy - sujoy.sinharoy@iaik.tugraz.at.
    Last updated: 2021-03-25 posted on 2021-03-23

    Funded Ph.D. Student in Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
    Imperial College London
    Dear fellow researchers,

    As part of a wider effort on Blockchain Security and Finance research, we are offering funded Ph.D. positions related to the field of Decentralized Finance for stellar candidates.

    We offer a striving research group with:
    • Over 15 combined years of full-time research experience in the blockchain domain.
    • Very consistent publications in highly competitive venues. So far, in the year 2021 alone: 2x IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland), 2x Financial Cryptography and Datasecurity (FC) and 1x IEEE EuroS&P paper.
    • Hands-on supervision and collaboration among senior and junior Ph.D. students.
    • Interdisciplinary challenges covering information security, cryptography, game theoretic incentives, economics, finance, systems, etc.
    • Practical, real-world applicable research.
    • Regular Zoom/Slack/iPad calls/chats/whiteboard sessions.
    • Fun group events, such as game evenings etc.

    Your profile ideally matches with the following:
    • You enjoy to communicate transparently and openly, e.g. through regular/daily Zoom calls and slack.
    • You are self-motivated, outcome drive and productive, especially during the current pandemic.
    • You have a strong analytical background coupled with a solid ability to write clean and simple code.
    • You prefer simplicity over complexity. You first strive towards a quick and non-perfect solution, and don't prematurely optimise something that shouldn't exist.
    • While you may not yet like writing, you want to learn being able to write the perfect English text.
    • You want to produce world-leading research, which you'd like to get challenged by reviewers from only the best conferences.
    When applying, please familiarize yourself with the group's publications which can be found in reverse chronological order here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=jLr_xi4AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
    Contact: arthur@gervais.cc
    Last updated: 2021-03-25 posted on 2021-03-22

    Post-Doctoral Researcher Position at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has one opening at the post-doctoral researcher level. Accepted applicants may receive competitive salary, housing (accommodation) support, health insurance, computer, travel support, and lunch meal card.

    Your duties include performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, as well as directing graduate and undergraduate students in their research and teaching. The project funding is related to cryptography, game theory and mechanism design, and blockchain technologies.

    Applicants are expected to have already obtained their Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science or related discipline with a thesis topic related to the duties above.

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    Submit your application via email including
    • full CV,
    • 1-3 sample publications where you are the main author,
    • a detailed research proposal,
    • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.
    Application and start dates are flexible.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü
    https://member.acm.org/~kupcu

    Last updated: 2021-03-16 posted on 2021-03-16

    Ph.D. and M.Sc. Scholarships at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted Computer Science and Engineering applicants may receive competitive scholarships including monthly stipend, tuition waiver, housing (accommodation) support, health insurance, computer, travel support, and lunch meal card.

    Your duties include performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, assist teaching, as well as collaborating with other graduate and undergraduate students. Computer Science, Mathematics, Cryptography, or related background is necessary.

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

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

    All applications must be completed online. Applications with missing documents will not be considered. Applications via e-mail will not be considered. Application Requirements:
    1. CV
    2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for PhD)
    3. TOEFL (for everyone whose native language is not English, Internet Based: Minimum Score 80)
    4. GRE scores (required from non-Turkish nationals)
    5. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
    6. Statement of Purpose
    7. Area of Interest Form filled online
    https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/how-to-apply/

    We also have non-thesis Cyber Security M.Sc. program:

    https://cybersecurity.ku.edu.tr/tuition/

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/
    Contact: https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/how-to-apply/
    Last updated: 2021-03-16 posted on 2021-03-16

    Summer Internships on Cryptography, Security, and Privacy
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings for summer research interns (at both undergraduate and graduate level). Apply via:

    http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    All applications must be completed online. Applications with missing documents will not be considered. Applications via e-mail will not be considered. Application Requirements:
    1. CV
    2. 2 Recommendation Letters
    3. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Application Form filled online
    Deadline is 11 April 2021.
    Contact: http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr
    Last updated: 2021-03-16 posted on 2021-03-16

    Instructor or Assistant Professor
    Nazarbayev University
    The Department of Mathematics in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University invites applications for several positions in applied mathematics at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The department currently has 23 members. Faculty specializations include statistics, numerical analysis, applied mathematics, analysis, and algebra/number theory, including cryptography. Appointments are for three years with the possibility of renewal.

    Responsibilities of these positions:

    • Teach undergraduate courses in mathematics;
    • Advise students in academic matters;
    • Administrative and service work at the departmental, school, and university level;
    • Faculty appointed at the Assistant Professor level will also be expected to teach graduate courses in mathematics, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research and capstone projects, apply for grants, and develop new courses.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and contact information for at least three references, who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters of recommendation should address the candidate's teaching.

    Contact: Daniel Oliveira da Silva at daniel.dasilva@nu.edu.kz
    Last updated: 2021-03-14 posted on 2021-03-13

    Early Career Fellowship in Cyber Security (Lecturer A)
    University of Surrey, Department of Computer Science, United Kingdom
    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey, UK seeks to recruit Early Career Fellows (Lecturer A), on a full-time basis, for a period of up to five years. There are 3 positions with one being in cyber security, which includes cryptography. These positions are particularly well suited for recent PhD graduates or post-docs who want to develop their independent research agenda. The Department will seek to establish a long-term career planning for these post holders, with appropriate mentoring in place. Deadline for applications: 26th March 2021 Applicants will need to submit a research concept. Please follow the link for more information and application guidelines.
    Contact: Informal inquiries can be sent to Mark Manulis (m dot manulis at surrey dot uc dot uk)
    Last updated: 2021-03-14 posted on 2021-03-12

    Postdoc
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
    LIST is looking for a highly motivated candidate with proven skills in network traffic anomaly detection to work on a research project funded by Luxembourg government under the RDI law program. The project will be carried out in a collaboration between POST Luxembourg (i.e. the biggest telecom service provider in Luxembourg) and LIST. The objective of the project is to measure and secure the 5G services from a telecom operator perspective. Purpose is to develop a 5G telecom security platform (a comprehensive Telecom Intrusion Detection System) over three years to protect the POST network and its users from exploits at infrastructure level against Telecom attacks such as SMS spoofing, call and SMS interception, signaling intrusion. The objective of the platform is to bring both explicit protection towards known exploits and implicit based on machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
    Contact: Dr. Qiang Tang
    Last updated: 2021-03-11 posted on 2021-03-10

    Research Fellows / Postdocs
    SUTD, Singapore
    Multiple Postdoc/RF positions on cybersecurity are immediately available at SUTD, Singapore. Candidates with expertise of applied crypto, blockchain, or CPS/IoT security are most welcome.
    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2021-03-11 posted on 2021-03-10

    Research Intern
    Fujitsu Laboratories of America
    Cryptography and Blockchain research group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America is looking for research interns to work in cutting edge research problems of theoretical and practical interest in the areas of cryptography, security, and privacy. Potential research topics include (but not limited to) homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, zero knowledge proofs, memory hard functions, consensus algorithms, etc. A broad overview of our current research efforts is available in the link below.

    This is a remote position; we are accepting applications from exceptional graduate students based in USA, Canada, UK, EU or Japan. The selected candidate will closely work with researchers based in Sunnyvale, California. We offer attractive remuneration and typical length of internship is 12 weeks. Start date is flexible.

    Contact: Avradip Mandal (amandal at fujitsu dot com)
    Last updated: 2021-03-05 posted on 2021-03-02

    Post-Doctoral Researcher in Symmetric Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg

    The CryptoLux group of the University of Luxembourg has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of symmetric cryptography. The successful candidate will contribute to a research project entitled Analysis and Protection of Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms (APLICA), which is funded by the Luxembourgish Fonds National de la Recherche and the German Research Foundation. Starting in 2021, APLICA will run over a period of 3 years as a joint research project between the CryptoLux group and the Workgroup for Symmetric Cryptography of Ruhr-University Bochum. The mission of the APLICA project is to develop new cryptanalytic techniques for lightweight authenticated encryption algorithms and hash functions, and to design and implement new countermeasures against side-channel attacks that are suitable for constrained devices.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in symmetric cryptography or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record that includes at least one paper at an IACR conference/workshop or one of the top-4 security conferences. Experience in software development for embedded systems or mounting side-channel attacks is a plus. Candidates with an interest to conduct research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

    • Cryptanalysis of authenticated encryption algorithms or hash functions
    • Leakage resilience or leakage reduction by design (e.g. modes of operation)
    • Security evaluation of leakage-resilient primitives or constructions

    The position is initially offered for 2 years, but an extension is possible. The University of Luxembourg offers excellent working conditions and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to send their application by email to Alex Biryukov before Apr. 1, 2021 (early submission is strongly encouraged, applications will be processed upon receipt). The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's research interests, a CV (incl. photo), a list of publications, scans of diploma certificates, and contact details of 3 references.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2021-03-07 posted on 2021-03-02

    Postdoc in cryptography and security
    University of Bern

    Postdoc positions are available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin.

    Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics.

    Candidates should have a strong background in computer science. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building innovative systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or blockchain technology is a plus. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., with contributions in the relevant research topics.

    Positions are available starting immediately and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that “Knowledge generates value”. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

    If you are interested, please apply be sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Postdoc addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at crypto (at) inf.unibe.ch.

    Contact: For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/).
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-03-01

    PhD Student / Postdoc in Cryptography & Privacy
    Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam (Potsdam/Berlin, Germany)

    The Cybersecurity - Identity Management group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam is looking for a motivated PhD student or Postdoc in the area of cryptography and privacy.

    Your future tasks
    • Development and analysis of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
      • Privacy-enhancing technologies
      • Password-based cryptography
      • 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

    We look forward to your application including a CV and motivation letter. Applications for the PhD position should also include a list of attended Master courses and grades, whereas applications for the Postdoc position should include contact information for two references. Please submit your application documents in a single PDF file via email.

    Contact: Anja Lehmann (anja.lehmann [at] hpi.de)
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-03-01

    Post-Doc
    University of Luxembourg

    The APSIA group led by Peter Y.A. Ryan is offering a post-doc position in a research project on future-proofing privacy of secure electronic voting led by Johannes Müller. The position is fully funded for 2 years and may be extended up to 5 years.

    Your Role

    The candidate will shape research directions and produce results in one or more of the following topics:

    • Protocol security
    • Post-quantum cryptography
    • Information-theoretic security
    • Implementation of security protocols

    Your Profile
    • A PhD degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
    • Competitive research record in (applied) cryptography or protocol security
    • Experience with secure e-voting or protocol security proofs is a plus
    • Experience with post-quantum cryptography or information-theoretic security is a plus
    • Experience with implementation of security protocols is a plus

    Please apply online formally through the HR system (see link). Applications by email will not be considered.
    Contact: Johannes Müller
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-03-01

    Cryptographic Researcher
    X-Logos LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

    Company's mission: Original solutions for the security and economic demands of data and data owners.

    Seniority level: Open to discussion. Lack of industry experience can be compensated by academic achievements.

    Industry: Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Science.

    Available employment types: full-time, part-time, in-person, remote.

    Responsibilities:

    • Stay current with advances in cryptography, related areas, and the underlying mathematical subjects.
    • Understand and implement existing cryptographic constructions in the literature and industry.
    • Help to design and to evaluate new cryptographic schemes and protocols.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or another related field.
    • Fluency in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++, Python, Ruby, Go, Java.
    • Reasonable proficiency in several topics in discrete mathematics (in particular, logic, group theory, probability, number theory, and linear algebra).

    Preferred:

    • Track record of peer-reviewed publications related to cryptography and mathematics in general.
    • Experience with cryptanalysis.

    Benefits:

    • Work with challenging problems for deploying real-world applications of significant impact in the industry.
    • Direct contact with crypto experts in in-depth discussions and analysis of ongoing projects.
    • Learn from veterans from the industry of new technologies.
    • Incentives for writing scientific papers, patents, and participating in academic conferences and other related events.
    • Budget for investing in continued education (books, courses, seminars, certifications, among others).
    • Visa sponsorship (when applicable).
    • Dental, vision, and health insurance (for full-time employees).
    • Salary to be defined according to the seniority and employment level.
    Contact: David Silva, david@x-logos.com
    Last updated: 2021-02-28 posted on 2021-02-28

    Research Scientists in security at all seniority levels
    DFINITY, Zurich and Bay Area
    DFINITY has a world-class team of computer science researchers that is experiencing rapid growth as we approach the Internet Computer’s public launch. We have multiple openings across a broad range of seniority and fields with a focus on security and practical performance. Below are some examples of relevant research areas - but unique combinations or variations are ok.
    • Cryptography
    • Distributed systems
    • Formal verification
    • Networking
    • Computer
    • Operating systems
    • Embedded system
    • Pen testing
    Please see our careers page for more information.
    Contact: Brandon Cohen: brandon AT dfinity.org
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-02-26

    Senior Software Engineer - Cryptography
    DFINITY, Zurich and Bay Area
    Do you like designing and implementing secure systems? Are you passionate about code simplicity, quality, and performance? Do you think that cryptographic tools such as zero-knowledge proofs and threshold crypto are heavily under-utilized? This is a unique opportunity to work with exceptional engineering teams creating the Internet Computer and bring advanced cryptographic algorithms to practical use. For more information about the position, please refer to our careers page.
    Contact: Brandon Cohen: brandon AT dfinity.org
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-02-26

    Postdocs / phd students in ERC project Certified Quantum Security
    University of Tartu, Estonia
    We would like to announce open postdoc and (fully-funded) phd positions.

    We are searching for candidates who are enthusiastic about driving forward the field of quantum cryptography (including post-quantum crypto), especially provable quantum security. The research takes place in the context of an ERC project that targets formally verified quantum cryptographic proofs.

    For more information, see the link below. Please forward this to anyone potentially interested, and do not hesitate to contact me.

    Contact: Dominique Unruh, unruh@ut.ee
    Last updated: 2021-02-28 posted on 2021-02-25

    Two Ph.D. Positions in Applied Cryptography
    National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, Yunlin County, Taiwan

    Keywords: Post-quantum cryptography, multivariate cryptography, multi-party computation, cryptographic protocols.

    National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, Yunlin County, Taiwan. YUNTECH is looking forward to recruiting young, talented and self-motivated students on two Ph.D. positions at PhD program of “Electrical Engineering and Computer Science” and “Information Management” to work on any of the following areas of applied cryptography under the supervision of Dr. Saru Kumari. Dr. Saru Kumari will join YUNTECH on 1st August 2021.

      Design of post-quantum cryptographic protocols
      Software and hardware implementation of post-quantum cryptographic protocols
      Multi-party computation
      Cryptographic protocols and their implementation
      Privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols for cloud/edge/fog computing
      Multivariate cryptographic protocols
    Requisites for Ph.D. students:
      A bachelor & master degree in Computer Science/Information Security
      Strong mathematical background
      Proficient written and verbal communication skills in English
      Basic knowledge of blockchain technology
      Elementary knowledge of crypto-currencies and their security

    What we provide: As one of the best engineering and technology universities, YUNTECH provides students with excellent academic and practical training, an excellent research environment, and strong supervision by world-class scholars. We help graduates to develop their career in information and telecommunication industry and semiconductor industry, the outstanding industry of Taiwan in the world. Students recommended by Dr Kumari will get a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend.

    How to apply:
      CV (highlighting their interests and strengths)
      Transcripts
      via email with the subject line:- “Application for Ph.D. in applied cryptography at YUNTECH”, to Dr Saru Kumari at saryusiirohi@gmail.com keeping cc Hsin-I Huang (Sandy) at hsinyier@yuntech.edu.tw

          Application guide: https://reurl.cc/qmLgbg

          Application deadline: May 21, 2021.
    Contact: Dr Saru Kumari at saryusiirohi@gmail.com keeping cc Hsin-I Huang (Sandy) at hsinyier@yuntech.edu.tw
    Last updated: 2021-02-26 posted on 2021-02-23

    Ph.D. Scholarship (Cryptanalysis on Post-Quantum Cryptography)
    Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    There is one Ph.D. position opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on cryptanalysis of the post-quantum cryptosystems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Cryptography, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with cryptanalysis and fault attack/detection will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ etc. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply. Start date: Fall 2021. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

    The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S (Famous Alumni includes the Current First Lady of the United States, etc.).

    Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: 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 has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor.

    Contact: Jiafeng Xie
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

    Post-Doc: Towards Secure Implementation of Post-Quantum Schemes
    IRISA, Rennes, France
    We aim to analyze and protect post-quantum schemes against side-channel attacks (starting with code-based cryptosystems), in particular implementations submitted to NIST. Having found flaws in these implementations, we will design countermeasures at the compilation (assembly language) level, to appropriately harden the code while preserving the algorithm. During the project, the candidate will work on countermeasures specific to post-quantum schemes and their actual implementation at the compilation level. More than the binaries, the methodology, the tools, and the solutions to various faced practical issues will be of great interest to the community. Depending on the background and interests of the candidate, we are open to adjustments to the research strategies.

    Requirements:

  • PhD in related research areas
  • integration into the research environment
  • willingness to supervise Ph.D. student(s)
  • motivation to publish in A/A∗conferences

  • Contact: Annelie Heuser, annelie.heuser@irisa.fr
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

    Lattice Post-Doc
    Inria and ENS, Paris, France

    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC Advanced Grant project PARQ: Lattices in a Parallel and Quantum World. The project aims at studying the best parallel and quantum algorithms for lattice problems, and proposing automated tools to select safe parameters for lattice-based cryptography. It is hosted by the Inria cryptography team Cascade, located at ENS in downtown Paris. (see https://crypto.di.ens.fr/web2py )

    The ideal candidates should have a PhD degree from a leading university, and a proven record of lattice-related publications in top venues. We offer a competitive salary and a budget for conference travel and research visits. Positions can be filled from April 1st, 2021. If you're interested, please send as soon as possible (and before June 1st, 2021):

    • Your curriculum vitae
    • Your two best publications
    • Research statement
    • Reference letters if possible

    To apply: https://jobs.inria.fr/public/classic/fr/offres/2021-03340

    Contact: Phong Q. Nguyen ( Phong.Nguyen at inria.fr )
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-22

    (Senior) Security Research Engineer
    Huawei, Munich Research Center; Munich, Germany
    Overview

    Huawei’s Munich Research Center (MRC) in Munich is responsible for advanced technical research, architecture evolution design and strategic technical planning. For the Trustworthy Technology and Engineering Lab in Munich, we are looking for a (Senior) Security Research Engineer.

    Responsibilities

    • Research and analyze state of the art system security technologies for trusted computing and platform cyber resilience
    • Design and implement technology prototypes for validating and demonstrating their feasibility, as well as support their integration into the products
    • Write design documentation and publish the research results
    • Participate in the industry analysis, strategic planning of new features and standardization

    Requirements

    • PhD in computer science or system security, with publications at top security conferences
    • Solid understanding of computer architecture, from hardware to operating system
    • Proven experience in designing and implementing system security technologies such as hardware-assisted security, trusted computing, TEEs, enclaves, runtime integrity
    • Experience in programming with security protocols and crypto libraries
    • Hands-on software development skills in some or all of
      • Linux kernel and KVM hypervisor (e.g. security subsystem, memory management etc.)
      • Microkernels and microvisors
      • Embedded firmware development
    • Active contributions to open-source projects are a big plus
    • Excellent communication skills, teamwork spirit, initiative and autonomous working are required
    • Proficiency in English and interest to work in a truly diverse cultural environment

    Benefits

    • Chance to work together with domain experts on cutting edge technologies
    • Unique environment for bringing research concepts into actual products
    • Position to influence and drive technology adoption across the entire company

    If you want to have a high level of impact on future Huawei products and to design novel solutions together with a multicultural team of researchers and engineers in Huawei’s Munich Research Center in M

    Contact: Silviu Vlasceanu (first.last @ huawei.com)
    Last updated: 2021-02-16 posted on 2021-02-15

    PhD students (two) Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
    Ph.D. Scholarship (Post-Quantum Cryptographic Hardware & AI Security )
    There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on hardware implementation and security issues related to the post-quantum cryptosystems and AI systems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with fault attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs (FPGA development skills and experience are big plus). Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member. Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply. Start date: Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 are both ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled. The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S (Famous Alumni includes the First Lady of the United States, etc.). Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: 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 has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor. Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu) Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie

    Contact: Dr. Jiafeng Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-02-11 posted on 2021-02-08

    Ph.D. Openings in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    I am looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill Ph.D. positions for research in applied cryptography. Topics include:
    • Design of extended features for lattice based post-quantum schemes.
    • Attacks / countermeasures for post-quantum schemes.
    • Efficient software and hardware implementation of post-quantum schemes.
    Candidates should have a degree in computer science, electronics, or applied mathematics with a strong interest in systems security, algorithms. Prior experience in software or hardware development, code analysis, and/or signal processing is an asset. We offer a competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research program in an attractive working environment. WPI is a highly-ranked research university in the Boston area and offers the opportunity to collaborate with world-class faculty and students in a collegial environment. We maintain close connections with surrounding universities and private companies.
    Contact: Berk Sunar, sunar@wpi.edu
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Vernam Applied Crypto and Cybersecurity Lab
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute USA

    Last updated: 2021-02-11 posted on 2021-02-08

    Post-doc and PhD positions
    TU Delft, Netherlands
    Cybersecurity group at TU Delft opens a few positions for post-doc researchers and PhD on the topic of cryptographic protocols and implementation. The positions will be supported by H2020 projects. We are looking for candidates with: for PhD (i) strong math or computer science background, (ii) adequate programming ability, (iii) good communication skills, and sufficient English qualification, e.g., IELTS; as for post-doc: (i) strong cryptographic background, (ii) high-quality publications in cryptography, information security and privacy enhancing technology fields - conferences (e.g., NDSS, CCS, S&P, etc.) or/and journals; (iii) excellent communication skills; (iv) previous project experiences will be an extra bonus.

    As one of the best engineering universities, TU Delft provides excellent future career training and opportunities, research environment and facilities to international and national academic researchers. Competitive salary, tax benefit and welfare package will be provided. Note the start date of the post-doc and PhD could be flexible but no later than the end of this year (2021).

    Applicants should prepare and send their CVs, certificates, and transcripts to the following contact email.

    Contact: Dr. R. Wang (R.Wang-8@tudelft.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-02-09 posted on 2021-02-07

    Staff Research Scientist
    Visa Research
    We are currently focused on building world-class research teams in three key areas: Security, Data Analytics, and Future of Payment, and we are looking for outstanding and innovative researchers at all levels of experience as part of the Advanced Cryptography Research team.

    Working on Cryptography research at Visa is a unique opportunity at a time when the payments industry is undergoing a digital transformation, and with security technologies as the critical enabler for a growing number of emerging payment models and usage scenarios. We offer you the opportunity to be at the center of innovation in the payments industry and set the security direction for Visa and the future payment ecosystem.

    As a Research Scientist you will work with a team to conduct world-class security research and contribute to the long-term research agenda for digital payments, as well as deliver innovative technologies and insights to Visa's strategic products and business. As an integral team member of the extended Research team, you will work on research and development activities with fellow researchers, and work closely with product and technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

    More information: https://usa.visa.com/careers/job-details.jobid.743999733735539.deptid.868588.html

    Contact: Apply online at: https://usa.visa.com/careers/job-details.jobid.743999733735539.deptid.868588.html
    Last updated: 2021-02-08 posted on 2021-02-05

    Embedded Cryptography Expert
    Qualcomm, Sophia Antipolis (France)
    Job Title Embedded Cryptography Expert- QUALCOMM (France) Post Date October 2020 Company - Division Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. - CDMA Technology Job Area Engineering - Security Location France – Sophia Antipolis Job Overview: In this position you will perform tasks like these: • Define HW crypto security requirements (Functional, Performance, Security level) • Define HW/SW partitioning to address next challenge in cryptography (PQC, Crypto Agility) • Define and architect Crypto HW IP blocks that contributes to the overall SoC Security ArchitectureArchitecture and design of state-of-the-art mechanisms thwarting physical attacks • Monitor evaluation of crypto IP resistance and robustness • Competitive analysis of security IPs and features • Investigate future/roadmap security related technologies • Participation to academic conference and industrial/research security working group
    Contact: avial@qti.qualcomm.com
    Last updated: 2021-01-27 posted on 2021-01-26

    Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security, focus on distributed protocols and blockchain
    Cryptology and Data Security Group, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Ph.D. positions are available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin.

    Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics.

    Candidates should have a strong background in computer science. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building innovative systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or blockchain technology is a plus. Applicants must hold a master degree in the relevant research fields.

    Positions are available immediately and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that “Knowledge generates value”. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

    If you are interested, please apply be sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Ph.D., addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at crypto (at) inf.unibe.ch.

    Since we receive many applications, we encourage you to include material that demonstrates your interests and strengths and sets you apart from others.

    For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/).

    Contact: Christian Cachin < crypto (at) inf.unibe.ch >
    Last updated: 2021-01-22 posted on 2021-01-22

    Applied Scientist
    Amazon Web Services
    The AWS Cryptography Group is looking for an Applied Scientist with knowledge of cryptographic computing technologies such as privacy preserving machine learning, fully and partially homomorphic encryption, secure multiparty computation, private information retrieval, and related technologies. You will use this knowledge to conceptualize how this technology can be integrated into internal infrastructure and public AWS services, develop prototypes, and provide customers with world-class security. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of cryptography, the ability to prototype solutions, and a passion to realize these technologies in AWS products and services. We encourage research and publication of results that apply to our customers most complex initiatives.

    We are seeking a candidates who are innovative, look for new ideas everywhere, and are not limited by “not invented here”. They should think big, and have bold ideas for new ways to serve customers.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field
    • Expert knowledge of cryptography and, in particular, cryptographic-computing techniques (homomorphic encryption, secure multiparty computation, etc.)
    • Practical knowledge in one or more common development languages (C/C++, Java, Go, Rust, Python, etc.)
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Basic knowledge of machine learning
    • 5+ years of industry experience

    Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

    Contact: Bill Horne
    Last updated: 2021-01-22 posted on 2021-01-21

    Decentralized Digital Identity and Data Management Researcher
    Huawei International, Singapore
    We are looking for a researcher specializing in decentralized identity and data management, self-sovereign identity, authentication and authorization, applied cryptography or network security. The candidate should have solid knowledge in one or several of the following areas:
  • Decentralized Identities: Self-sovereign identity, Anonymous credentials, etc.
  • Decentralized data protection: Copyright protection, Trusted data transaction, etc.
  • Blockchain technologies: Consensus algorithms, Privacy protection protocols, etc.
  • Applied cryptography: Zero-knowledge proofs, Homomorphic encryption, etc.
  • Authentication protocols: OAuth, SAML, EAP-TLS, EAP-AKA, etc. The candidate should have passion on doing research, and should be able to conduct research on trust and identity management for various scenarios.


    Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • Solid knowledge in network security, authentication protocols, cryptography or blockchain technologies.
  • Contact: Dr. Cheng-Kang Chu (chu.cheng.kang@huawei.com)
    Last updated: 2021-01-19 posted on 2021-01-18

    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, 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 2021, 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: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-14


    Post-Doc, Hardware Cryptography and FPGAs
    Yale University, Electrical Engineering
    We have an opening for a post-doctoral researcher for our projects on hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms, focusing on post-quantum crypto. Expected start date in spring or summer 2021.
    Contact: Prof. Jakub Szefer
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-12

    Protocol and Backend Engineer
    Manta network
    We are hiring protocol and backend engineers to help us to build privacy preserving payment and decentralized exchange on Polkadot. The engineer will be working with world class cryptographers to bring privacy preserving solutions to blockchains using zero-knowledge proof.

    Below are good to have skills:
    • System level programming using Rust or C/C++
    • Familiar with low level system internals and network stack
    • Basic knowledge of Cryptographic primitives, such as public key encryption
    • Knowledge on distributed system and consensus algorithms
    • Familiar with database and storage system
    Location
    • Boston
    • remote
    For more information, please contact: Shumo@manta.network
    Contact: Shumo Chu
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-10

    Lecturer opening at New Jersey Institute of Technology (applied cybersecurity)
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer position. Candidates are expected to teach courses under the umbrella of Cybersecurity, in support of our graduate and undergraduate programs. Applicants must have at least an MS degree in Computer Science or in a related computing area. A PhD degree and prior university teaching experience are an advantage.

    Successful candidates must have an expert grasp of knowledge of Cybersecurity at all levels, with an emphasis on hands-on applied cybersecurity skills, either through a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, or through industrial experience. The successful candidate will also be involved in creating course content and materials with a focus on hands-on experiential and project-based learning. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate effectively with students in person and online. The formal education and experience prerequisites may be waived at the university’s discretion if the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and at least two references by applying as soon as possible at: https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2600

    Work environment and location: The Computer Science department, part of the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences, is the largest at NJIT, comprising one tenth of the student population. It is also the largest computer science department among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area.​ Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.
    Contact: reza.curtmola@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2020-12-21 posted on 2020-12-21

    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Oregon State University; Corvallis, OR, USA
    The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for several full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions. As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. In support of this mission, the College of Engineering recently updated its strategic plan to advance its achievement in high impact research, excellent preparation of all our students, and developing a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly more inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. Faculty candidates are sought in areas that include the following: Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Systems and Theoretical Computer Science. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to initiate new funded research as well as to expand and complement existing research programs in the OSU College of Engineering and beyond. Furthermore, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; some successful candidates may also have opportunity to teach in the school’s highly ranked online computer science program. Applicants are expected to mentor students and promote equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups. Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
    Contact: Mike Rosulek <rosulekm at eecs.oregonstate.edu>
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-18

    Research Internships
    Max Plank Institutes in Computer Science, Germany

    The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbruecken), Software Systems (Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum) offer research internships in all areas of Computer Science. An internship at a Max Planck Institute is a way to pursue world-class research in computer science! Our internships are also an excellent way to explore research or new research areas for the first time.

    Internships are open to exceptional Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral students worldwide, as well as exceptional individuals from industry interested in gaining academic research experience in computer science. Intern positions are limited and admissions are very competitive

    We welcome interns all year round, but most interns prefer the summer months. Every intern works directly with an assigned faculty mentor at one of the participating institutes. Internship projects are based on the intern’s academic interests, maturity and prior experience.

    All interns receive a monthly stipend, free (shared) housing, and travel to- and from- the institute hosting the internship. A typical internship lasts 12 to 14 weeks, but longer internships are possible.

    Application Deadlines for Summer Internships:

    • Early Deadline: 31 December (for internships starting in May or June)
    • Late Deadline: 31 January (for internships starting in July or August)
    For an internship starting at any other time, please apply at least 4 months before your intended started date.

    More information can be obtained at https://www.cis.mpg.de/internships

    We understand that travel restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may prevent interns from traveling to host institutes right now. In such a case, the intern and the mentor may agree mutually to complete the internship remotely. The intern will still be paid the monthly stipend.

    Contact: Catalin Hritcu
    Last updated: 2020-12-15 posted on 2020-12-11

    PhD Student (funded)
    The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University,Egham
    Project Title: Social and Societal Foundations of Cryptography: The Case of Large-Scale Protests. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday at Royal Holloway seeks to recruit PhD students who will explore the social and societal foundations of cryptography. Cryptography is a field that actively interrogates its foundations. These foundations are, unsurprisingly and sensibly, understood to be of the complexity-theoretic and mathematical variety. However, cryptographic security notions -- and everything that depends on them -- do not exist in a vacuum, they have reasons to be. While the immediate objects of cryptography are not social relations, it presumes and models them. This fact is readily acknowledged in the introductions of cryptographic papers which illustrate the utility of the work by reference to some social situation where several parties have conflicting ends but a need or desire to interact. Yet, this part of the definitional work has not received the same rigour from the cryptographic community as complexity-theoretic and mathematical questions. This project aims to take first steps towards remedying this situation by grounding cryptographic security notions in findings emerging from ethnographic fieldwork in adversarial situations. In particular, it considers protesters in large-scale protests and aims to understand their security needs, practices and the technologies they rely upon. The project then also analyses these technologies, i.e. attempts to break their security, and proposes new solutions based on the findings from fieldwork. By bringing cryptographic security notions to *the field*, the project provokes a series of security questions about, for example, confidentiality and anonymity in online and offline networks, trust relations and how to establish them, onboarding and authentication practices. We seek applicants with either a background in mathematics and/or computer science or related disciplines or a background in ethnography or experience using related qualitative social science methods
    Contact: The studentship includes * Tuition fees: * Maintenance: £21,285 for each academic year. The CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday can offer up to ten studentships per year, three of which can be awarded to international students (which includes EU and EEA.) contact Prof Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2020-12-11 posted on 2020-12-10

    Security/Cryptography Engineer
    Axelar

    Axelar is building a decentralized network that connects dApp builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users for frictionless cross-chain communication. Our team consists of experienced engineers and researchers in distributed systems, cryptography, and consensus. We’re growing our team and looking for engineers who’re interested in building the new financial stack from the ground up.

    • Understanding of public and secret key: encryption, signatures (Ed25519, ECDSA, etc.).
    • Knowledge of networking technologies, specifically TCP/IP, RPC and the related protocols.
    • Knowledge of operating systems, file systems, and memory on macOS and Linux.
    • Experience with engineering security practices.
    • Ability to find, exploit and fix bugs, security vulnerabilities in software.
    • General knowledge of blockchain technologies.
    • Experience with Go and/or Rust.
    • Bonus: understanding of elliptic curve cryptography, multi-party computation and threshold schemes.
    More info at: https://axelar.network
    Contact: Sergey Gorbunov: sergey [at] axelar [dot] network
    Last updated: 2020-12-11 posted on 2020-12-09

    Post-Doc , Senior Researcher, Ph.D. student
    DingLab, Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications; Beijing, China

    Multiple positions on all levels at the Ding Lab in Privacy Protection and Blockchain Security at the Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications(BIMSA)

    The BIMSA is a Mathematics research institution co-sponsored by Beijing Municipal Government and Tsinghua University. The BIMSA is located in the Huairou District of Beijing, and is part of Beijing’s strategic plans to build world-class new-style research & development institutions and national innovation center for science and technology. The BIMSA aims to develop fundamental scientific research and build a bridge between mathematics and industry applications. The director of BIMSA is the renowned mathematician, Prof. Shing-Tung Yau.

    The Ding Lab in Privacy Protection and Blockchain Security will be led by Professor Jintai Ding and the lab currently has multiple open positions on all levels from full tenured professor to postdoc and research associate (without PhD) Anyone who works in related areas including (but not restricted to) computational algebra, computational algebraic geometry, number theory, mathematical optimization, quantum algorithms, post-quantum cryptography, multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof, fully homomorphic encryption, privacy preserving algorithms, block chain, high performance computing, and algorithm implementations are welcome to apply. BIMSA offers internationally competitive salary packages and salary will be determined by applicant's qualification. Recent PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. A typical appointment for postdoc of BIMSA is for two-years, renewable for the third year with annual salary ranges from 300,000 RMB to 500,000 RMB depending on experience and qualifications. Ding Lab is an open lab with English as a working language. Interested applicants, please send email with CV to DingLab@bimsa.cn.

    Contact: Jintai Ding
    Last updated: 2020-12-01 posted on 2020-11-26

    Two Fully Funded PhD Positions in Cybersecurity
    Cyber Science Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
    The Cyber Science Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada, has two fully funded PhD positions in Cybersecurity. The Cyber Science Lab is a research lab focused on advancing knowledge and practice in AI for Security and Security of AI systems. There are also many opportunities to work on industry projects in the lab. Normally PhD students work on two industry projects during their study and can make an additional 30,000 CAD/year through industry projects. For more details see https://cybersciencelab.org/open-phd-positions
    Contact: Ali Dehghantanha (ali@cybersciencelab.org) or Khodakhast Bibak (bibakk@miamioh.edu).
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-21

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Cyber Science Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
    The Cyber Science Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada, is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Security of AI/ML systems. Strong applicants in other areas of Cybersecurity may also be considered. The initial appointment would be for one year and can be extended for another year. Salary will be in the range of $60,000 to $75,000 a year commensurate with experience, and extended health coverage is also provided. Candidates with strong track of publication or previous postdoc experience are normally receiving higher salaries. For more details see https://cybersciencelab.org/open-positions.
    Contact: Ali Dehghantanha (ali@cybersciencelab.org) or Khodakhast Bibak (bibakk@miamioh.edu).
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-21

    Ph.D. Scholarship (AI Security and Post-Quantum Cryptographic Hardware)
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
    There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on fault attack/detection related to the AI system and post-quantum cryptosystems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with fault attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Start date: Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 are both ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

    The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S.

    Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: 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 has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor.

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-20

    Postdoc Fellow in Security/Crypto+AI/ML
    Monash University, Malaysia campus
    Monash University is ranked 55 in the QS 2021 world rankings and 64 in the Times HE 2021 world rankings. Monash University, Malaysia campus is recruiting 20 postdoc fellows in key areas including security/crypto+AI/ML: https://sites.google.com/monash.edu/postdoc/home High quality candidates who have a PhD, or are completing their PhD, are encouraged to apply. The candidate will join a team of security/AI researchers in collaboration with colleagues from the Australia campus. Current research directions including generative adversarial networks, adversarial machine learning, deepfakes, AI/ML for security. We also welcome crypto/security researchers looking to focus on crypto/security for/with AI/ML. Contact Professor Raphaël Phan for more details.
    Contact: Professor Raphaël Phan
    Last updated: 2020-11-19 posted on 2020-11-18