International Association for Cryptologic Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goal

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

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

Ph.D. student
Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
A Ph.D. position is open in université Jean Monnet. This Ph.D project aims to develop novel techniques that can protect cryptographic implementations against side-channel attacks and fault attacks. The protection studied will be mainly algorithmic protection, with experimental evaluation of their effectiveness and efficiency. Various directions can be explored with respect to the candidate background.
Contact: Vincent Grosso
Last updated: 2020-02-21 posted on 2020-02-19

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

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

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

- Post-quantum privacy-enhancing techniques

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

- Privacy-preserving computation for distributed learning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PhD interns on cybersecurity
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
PhD internship with research interest in cybersecurity is available in SUTD, especially on the topics of cyber-physical and IoT system security, applied cryptography and blockchain security. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

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

Contact: Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
Last updated: 2020-02-18 posted on 2020-02-17

Research Assistant / PhD Student
Paderborn University
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics has two full-time research assistant positions in the area of System Security.

Our group provides a relaxed and inspiring working atmosphere allowing you to address challenging research problems or to develop new cool attacks on well-used cryptographic implementations.

Your profile:

  • Academic degree in Informatics, Mathematics, or a related area; ideally (but not mandatory) with a specialization in the area of IT security or cryptography
  • High interest in research in IT security or applied cryptography
  • Solid know-how in at least one of these areas:
    • Applied cryptography (e. g., protocols like TLS or SSH)
    • System security (e. g., fuzzing, reverse engineering or microarchitectural attacks)
    • Web security

Deadline: 2nd March 2020. More information at: https://www.uni-paderborn.de/fileadmin/zv/4-4/stellenangebote/Kennziffer4190Englisch.pdf

Contact: For further details about the position, you can contact Juraj Somorovsky.
Last updated: 2020-02-17 posted on 2020-02-17

Postdoc / Research Fellow on Cyber-Physical System Security
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with 10+ multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS).

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

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

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

Professor of Cryptography
Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris

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

Details about this job offer can be found on :

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

The closing date for applications is April 12, 2020.

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

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

Ph.D. student
University of Tartu, Estonia
The Cryptography, Coding and Information Transmission Group at the University of Tartu, Estonia, is looking for a doctorate student for a project on coding for flash memories. The ideal candidate will have strength in one or more of the following areas:
• Any area related to coding theory
• Combinatorics
• Algebra
• Probability theory
• Algorithms and programming.
The income is at least 1060 euro per month (net) plus social benefits. Some travel money will also be available. Cost of living in Estonia is relatively low, see e.g. https://www.ut.ee/en/welcome/international-students and http://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living . A successful candidate should:
• Hold a Master’s degree or equivalent before the start of studies (Fall 2020)
• Have a strong background in mathematics, computer science or a related field.
To apply, please submit the following documents (by email):
• Application letter
• Research statement (preliminary plan)
• Curriculum vitae
• Publication list or example publication / thesis (optional)
• Copies of documents about academic degrees
• Two letters of reference (make sure they reach us by the application deadline).
Deadline for applications: 24th February 2020. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions. Contact: Ago-Erik Riet, e-mail agoerik at ut.ee, see https://www.etis.ee/Portal/Persons/Display/fa2b849b-a7cb-4463-aefd-01603d27ebc6?tabId=CV_ENG , https://www.ut.ee/en/kontakt/matemaatika-statistika-instituut and http://cit.cs.ut.ee/ . For a formal advertisement please also see: https://www.ut.ee/en/phd-mathematics .
Contact: Ago-Erik Riet
Last updated: 2020-02-10 posted on 2020-02-10

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

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

Tenure-track Assistant Professor
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
As part of a special measure towards increasing female employment in scientific positions and promoting young researchers, the Faculty of Informatics at the TU Wien invites applications for two full time Assistant Professor positions (tenure track) for women.
The candidates should have an excellent research record, experience in working with industry, relevant postdoctoral experience, and a compelling research vision.
Applications are welcome from any field of computer science. We are particularly interested in candidates working in areas that will complement our existing expertise and lead to fruitful collaborations with other members of the faculty and TU Wien in general. In particular, researchers in security, privacy, and cryptography are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications is March 8, 2020. More information (including a dedicated brochure) is available at https://informatics.tuwien.ac.at/job-01201
Contact: Matteo Maffei
Last updated: 2020-02-05 posted on 2020-02-05

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

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

 

Post-Doc

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

 

Research Assistant

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

 

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

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

Researcher - Homomorphic Encryption
Zama - Paris, France

About

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

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

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

Zama is founded by Pascal Paillier and Rand Hindi


Responsibilities

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

  • Requirements

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

    Postdoc for blue-sky research
    Linköping University, Sweden

    We are hiring one more junior postdoc, for two years, to work on blue-sky research, real world crypto, cryptanalysis, side channels, or interdisciplinary studies of crypto-system failures. Positions available immediately with internationally competitive salaries and first-rate research support, but start dates are negotiable.

    Our track records include award-winning papers at Usenix Security, ACM CCS, ACSAC and SOUPS; making a finalist for the Pwnie Award for most innovative research; and trailblazing a number of subjects such as usable security and differential imaging forensics.

    Our research philosophy: have fun; write papers that matter; and make an impact.

    Contact: Prof Jeff.Yan@liu.se
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-02-02

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

    Research Scientist
    OneSpan
    OneSpan is seeking applications for highly motivated and self-driven research scientists to complement its Innovation Centre team currently working on cutting-edge research in security, privacy, machine learning and digital identity. The Innovation Centre was established to research and prototype the next generation of digital technologies to improve online security. The centre is characterised by a collaborative and entrepreneurial mind-set and brings together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds. We seek to make technological advances in areas ranging from OneSpan’s core business of strong authentication, to areas of growing importance such as fraud detection, privacy and digital identity. Our work aims to generate new scientific knowledge, prototypes, and intellectual property that can be transferred into products. We also aspire to be a leading academic-industry partner of choice on emerging technologies related to online security. Our driving ambition is to create novel technologies that carefully consider the user experience and exhibit the strong security that our customers have come to expect. Job Duties and Responsibilities The objective of the research scientist is to conduct applied research linked to OneSpan’s product range with the aim of enhancing OneSpan’s offering in the short and mid-term. Your key tasks are: Propose research agenda; Perform first-class research; Create research software prototypes that could lead to new products; Show leadership in your field of expertise; Work collaboratively in a team that spans international borders and departments; Responsibilities Must haves A PhD degree or equivalent experience in information engineering, mathematics, computer science. Candidates expected to finish their PhD before summer 2020 will also be considered. Strong proven interest and knowledge of one or more of these research areas: security, privacy, digital identity, biometrics, and machine learning; A willingness to learn and the ability to quickly understand unfamiliar areas of technology;
    Contact: Talent Acquisition (Julie Tinel). Thank you for applying via our website.
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-30

    Tenure-track & postdocs in applied crypto & cybersecurity
    Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatic - Brno, Czechia
    The Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, invites applications for one position of Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, with the Department of Computer Systems and Communications.

    Applications due: March 1, 2020

    Employment start date: By mutual agreement

    This position is aimed to strengthen the work of the Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security (CRoCS - https://crocs.fi.muni.cz/) at the Faculty of Informatics. CRoCS works to improve security and privacy of real-world solutions through applied research (often in cooperation with industry) and advanced education of future security professionals. System security or network security focus are most desired, yet the abilities to work with a team of graduate students and faculty on research targeting top security/crypto conferences and to engage both undergraduate and graduate students in both educational and research exercises are most critical.

    Masaryk University, the second largest university in Czech Republic, is one of the most respected institutions of higher education in Central Europe, with more than 30 000 students. Its Faculty of Informatics (FI) provides Computer Science education for 2 000 students and hosts almost 20 labs where researchers and students perform leading-edge research, often in cooperation with companies located in the science and technology park directly in the FI area.

    Brno is a great place to live. As an international student city (1/5 of the population are students), there is always something to do and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. Brno, as one of the top student cities of the world, according to Quacquarelli Symonds, provides a great student experience: “The city gets extremely strong ratings for tolerance and inclusivity, and ease of getting around, while also scoring very well for both affordability and nightlife. Respondents praised the attractiveness of the city, as well as the large and friendly student community.”

    Note - and if looking for a postdoc position, please consider https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/52171.
    Contact: Vashek Matyas
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-30

    Intern
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

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

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

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

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

    PostDoc in Applied Cryptography / Provable Security
    Tampere University

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

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

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

    Contact: Antonis Michalas antonios.michalas (at) tuni.fi
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-27

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

    Ph.D. student
    Lund University (Sweden)
    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, and self-driven doctoral student wishing to work in the area of cryptography, secure protocols or information security. The PhD student will join the cryptography group at the Department of Engineering at Lund University (LTH - Lunds tekniska högskola). The position is linked to a project funded by the Swedish research council focusing on security and privacy issues in communication protocols and it is fully funded five years with possible extension for parental or sick leave.

    Applicants are expected to hold a MSc degree or equivalent, have a solid background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science. Knowledge of cryptographic primitives and formal security definitions is preferable, but not mandatory. All students wishing to do a PhD degree in secure cryptographic protocols are invited to apply for this position.

    Contact: For more details or to apply to the call use the link https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:311518/
    Last updated: 2020-02-03 posted on 2020-01-27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Joining our team you will

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

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

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

    Additionally, an ideal candidate should have:

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

    Postdoc and PhD Student on Cryptographic Protocols
    IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)

    The Center for Information Security and Trust and the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is hiring one Postdoc and one PhD Student to work on cryptographic protocols for Multiparty Computation (MPC) and Blockchain Consensus/Applications. Both positions are fully funded by DFF (Danish funding agency) for a period of 3 years and start around April 2020. Successful candidates will be hired at ITU with standard wages according to union agreements in Denmark and access to public health/education.

    Both the successful Postdoc and PhD student will work on projects related to theoretical aspects of MPC and blockchain protocols, as well as the interplay between these two fields. One line of work will focus on obtaining new theoretical insights and better constructions of MPC protocols with public verifiability, cheater identification and similar properties. Another line of work will focus on establishing foundations of protocols forauditable privacy preserving blockchain applications as well as employing MPC techniques to build such protocols.

    The successful applicant to the PhD Student position should be motivated and enthusiastic about theoretical research in cryptography. The application should have a strong background in computer science or mathematics (with a focus on number theory, algebra and probability theory). Previous research experience in security and cryptography (specially in cryptographic protocols) is not necessary but most welcome.

    The successful applicant to the Postdoc position should hold (or be about to complete) a PhD degree in Computer Science (and related areas) with a focus on cryptographic protocols. Applicants should have an excellent academic track record with publications in relevant venues (e.g. IACR conferences). Previous experience in all aspects of Multiparty Computation protocols and theoretical aspects of blockchain protocols (both consensus and applications) is an advantage.

    Contact: Associate Professor Bernardo David
    Last updated: 2020-01-08 posted on 2020-01-08

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

    Required Qualifications:

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

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

    To Apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post-Doc
    Spanish National Research Council (CSIC -Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)
    Juan de la Cierva Grants 2019 for Young Doctors – Call for Expression of Interest The Research group on Cryptology and Information Security (GiCSI) of the Spanish National Research Council is seeking highly motivated professionals in conducting research in the area of blockchain-based protocols, security protocols, cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, data curation protocols and fake news detection. There are two types of Juan de la Cierva grants: Juan de la Cierva Training Grants (Juan de la Cierva-Formación) are aimed at candidates that have been awarded their PhD between 01/01/2018 and 31/12/2019. These grants are aimed to complete their postdoctoral research training in Spanish R&D centers other than those in which they carried out their predoctoral training. Juan de la Cierva Incorporation Grants (Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación) are aimed at those who were awarded their PhD between 01/01/2015 and 31/12/2017. These grants are intended to strengthen the grantee’s acquired skills during a first stage of postdoctoral training. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. Deadline: 18/12/2019-15/01/2020 Contact: David Arroyo, david.arroyo (at) cscic.es
    Contact: David Arroyo Guardeño, email: david.arroyo (at) csic.es
    Last updated: 2020-01-02 posted on 2019-12-31

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

    Bo-Yin Yang by at crypto dot tw

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


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

    Crypto Expert
    Qualcomm, Sophia Antipolis (France)

    Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G, ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities.

    In this position you will join the team responsible for the security architecture of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The team works at a system level spanning across hardware, software and infrastructure while striving for industry-leading solutions.

    In this position you will perform tasks like these:

    • Architecture of Security and Cryptographic HW/SW IP blocks that contribute to the overall SoC Security Architecture
    • Design of countermeasures to state of the art physical attacks
    • Competitive analysis of security systems and features

    Minimum Qualifications:

    MS degree preferred with 5+ years industry experience required in one or more of the following areas

    • Design of HW/SW security blocks and modules such as HW cryptographic engines
    • HW/SW threat analysis, security analysis, risk analysis
    • Cryptography and protocols using cryptography
    • Smart Card HW/SW Security Technologies

    Preferred Qualifications Additional skills in the following areas are a plus:

    • Security Certification Process and Requirements
    • Research background (Publications, Conference)
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills required
    • Leadership & management background is required

     

    Education Requirements Required: Bachelor's, Computer Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering

    Preferred: Master's, Computer Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering

    Contact: Aymeric Vial
    Last updated: 2019-12-14 posted on 2019-12-13

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

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

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

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

    All successful candidates are expected to start in September 2020.

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

    Full-time academic position
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
    The Faculty of Sciences of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) invites applications for a full-time academic position in Computer Science to begin October 1st, 2020. All areas of Computer Science will be considered, with a focus on cybersecurity and cryptography, including their possible connections with other areas such as artificial intelligence and data science.
    Contact: Prof. Tom Lenaerts
    Last updated: 2019-11-28 posted on 2019-11-28

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

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

    Specialist Cyber Security (f/m/d)
    MAN Truck & Bus SE, Munich, Germany
    Your work environment
    The world is changing and also our trucks and buses are part of this change. Connected functions, digitalization and autonomous driving are important features of our future vehicles. In addition to all benefits this new characteristics increase the risk of cyber attacks. Join our team and support us to make our vehicles secure against attacks and misuse.

    Job Purpose/Role
    We are offering a challenging position as a Security Specialist to improve and develop our security development processes and our in-vehicle security architecture. Our security concepts are developed together with the truck brands within the VW group.

    As a member of our team you will:
    • Adapt development processes to integrate security in all our processes.
    • Implement and foster threat and risk analysis processes for all our development projects.
    • Perform threat and risk analyses for our vehicle functions.
    • Derive functional security concepts based on the performed analyses.
    • Manage and supervise internal and external project team members.
    • Organization, prioritization and delegation of tasks.
    Your qualifications
    • University degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field of study.
    • Experience with the implementation of secure development processes and security operations processes.
    • Experience with threat and risk analyses.
    • Expertise in developing typical security controls used in a functional security concept for vehicle functions.
    • A security-driven mindset to deliver secure solutions for our vehicles.
    • Implementation experience of cryptography and security controls is a plus.
    • A background in the automotive industry is a plus.
    • At least C1 level in English and German.
    Job information This position is located at the MAN Truck & Bus in Munich.

    Integrität und Compliance sind wesentliche Elemente unserer Unternehmenskultur. Wir fördern Vielfalt und Chancengleichheit und freuen uns über vielfältige Bewerbungen.
    Contact: Frau Stefania-Katerina Hilke, please apply via https://job.man.eu, Reference code: 55444253
    Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-13

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

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

    Post-Doc - Privacy in embedding-based neural networks by means of homomorphic encryption
    Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, LIST, Paris-Saclay, France
    AI presently emerges as the killer application of homomorphic encryption or FHE. Indeed, this kind of cryptography, which allows to perform general calculations directly over encrypted data, has the potential of bringing privacy-by-construction for either or both user or model data, depending on the application scenario. In the longer term, FHE may also help protect training data, unleashing new usages in training data sharing and collaborative AI model building. In this context, the present postdoctoral offer aims at investigating the practical relevance of homomorphic encryption in the case of a specific kind of neural networks, the so-called embedding-based networks, which, for intrinsic reasons, both are favorable to good homomorphic execution performances and enjoy a wide spectrum of applications. Thus, this postdoctorate will study the theoretical and practical aspects cropping up in several FHE integration scenarios with this kind of neural nets and will also lead to prototyping work on a best-in-class open-source speech recognition system which ifself uses an embedding-based network.
    Contact: Renaud Sirdey, Cédric Gouy-Pailler (name.surname@cea.fr)
    Last updated: 2019-11-08 posted on 2019-11-08

    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Blockchain
    Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    The Faculty of IT at Monash University strives to undertake high quality, high impact research. The applicant will be expected to have a very strong research background in blockchain.

    Lecturer (Level B) in Australia is equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US system. Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Australia is in-between Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the US System. All positions are continuing (tenured).

    Interested candidates please contact the Lead of Monash Cybersecurity Subgroup and Director of the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, Associate Professor Joseph Liu for more information.

    Direct appointment for excellent candidate is possible at any time.

    We particular welcome female candidates to apply.

    Monash University is located at Melbourne, Australia. It is a university of transformation, progress and optimism. Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world and our professional staff revolutionising the way we operated as an organisation. It is currently ranked 58 from the QS World University Ranking and 75 from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

    To learn more about the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, please visit our website at:

      monash.edu/blockchain
    Contact: Joseph Liu ( email: joseph.liu (at) monash.edu )
    Last updated: 2019-11-08 posted on 2019-11-07

    Assistant Professor
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
    NC State ECE Department has a tenure-track faculty position opening on computer architecture security. We recommend to apply early. More information can be found in the job posting link.
    Contact: Aydin Aysu
    Last updated: 2019-11-06 posted on 2019-11-04

    Ph.D student in Quantum Cryptography
    Technical University Berlin
    Applications are open for a PhD position at the Technical University Berlin, starting from January 2020 or shortly after. The position will be available as part of a new 'Quantum Cryptography & Communication' group, funded by the DFG Emmy Noether program for Junior Independent Group Leaders, led by Dr. Anna Pappa.

    Working Field:
    - Research in quantum computing and cryptography
    - Design of novel cryptographic and delegated quantum computation protocols
    - Implementation of protocols on simulation platforms or remote quantum processors
    - Collaboration with experimental groups

    Requirements:
    - Successfully completed university studies (master, diploma or equivalent) in the field of computer science or physics
    - Good knowledge of cryptography, algorithms and complexity
    - Desired knowledge of quantum mechanics, quantum cryptography, graph theory, information theory, error correction
    - Experience in Python
    - Knowledge of LaTeX
    - Willingness to travel abroad for workshops and conferences
    - Fluent English, spoken and written, knowledge of the German language is desired
    - Teamwork

    The PhD candidate will be part of the Institute for Software and Theoretical Computer Science, and closely affiliated to the Chair of Security in Telecommunications, where relevant research is conducted on hardware security, quantum computation and quantum machine learning. Berlin is a very vibrant city, culturally and scientifically, and the PhD candidate will profit from the group's involvement in several projects and collaborations, both national and international.
    Contact: Anna Pappa (annapappa@gmail.com)
    Last updated: 2019-10-31 posted on 2019-10-30

    Assistant Professor
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is inviting applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the broad area of Cybersecurity, with expertise in subdomains including hardware/software security, side-channel analysis and microarchitectural security, design and design automation of secure systems, CAD for security, security in machine learning systems, adversarial learning, verification and test of secure systems, and security in the cloud, embedded, cyberphysical systems and IoT devices.
    Contact: Berk Sunar
    Last updated: 2019-10-28 posted on 2019-10-28

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

    Head of Research
    Web3 Foundation

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Requirements

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

    A plus

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

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

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

    Research Scientist in Economics
    Web3 Foundation

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

    Requirements

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

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

    Plus to have:

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

    Role

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

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

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

    Research Scientist
    Web3 Foundation

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Requirements

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

    A Plus

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

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

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

    Cryptographer (Full-time and Intern)
    Calibra Research (Blockchain)

    Calibra is building a hub of financial services, products and solutions that connect everyone, everywhere, creating greater opportunity for all. Its technical foundation is the open-sourced Libra blockchain network. Libra’s mission is to create a simple, borderless global currency and financial ecosystem that empowers billions of people. Calibra Research is the research arm of Calibra, and is of great importance due to the cutting-edge nature of the technical challenges and Calibra’s openness to scrutiny.

    The cryptography team at Calibra Research is seeking research scientists/engineers and PhD interns (summer 2020) with expertise in all aspects of cryptography including but not limited to public-key cryptography, secure multiparty computation, zero-knowledge proofs, authenticated data structures, and privacy-enhancing technologies. The ideal candidates will have a keen interest in producing new science to advance this interdisciplinary fields, as well as supporting the productization of their results.
    Contact: Paymanm@fb.com
    Last updated: 2019-10-18 posted on 2019-10-18

    Ph.D. studentship - Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography
    University of York, Department of Computer Science, York, UK
    Applications are open for a PhD studentship looking at Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography.

    Research supervision

    If successful, you will conduct your research under the supervision of the Director of the York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and the Chair of Cyber Security Professor Delaram Kahrobaei: https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/people/?search=kahrobaei& http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

    Award funding

    If successful, you will be supported for three years. Funding includes: ● £15,009 (2019/20 rate) per year stipend ● Home/EU tuition fees ● RTSG (training/consumables/travel) provision

    Funding requirements

    To be considered for this funding you must: ● meet the entrance requirements for a PhD in Computer Science ● be eligible to pay home/EU fees

    We will look favourably on applicants that can demonstrate knowledge of cryptography, algebra, quantum computation, artificial intelligence, computational complexity, and who have strong programming and mathematical skills.

    Apply for this studentship

    1. Apply to study ● You must apply online for a full-time PhD in Computer Science. ● You must quote the project title Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography in your application. ● There is no need to write a full formal research proposal (2,000-3,000 words) in your application to study as this studentship is for a specific project.

    2. Provide a personal statement. As part of your application please provide a personal statement of 500-1,000 words with your initial thoughts on the research topic.

    Deadlines

    Applications are accepted all year round. The start date for the studentship will October 2020.

    Contact:

    Project enquiries

    Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security (delaram.kahrobaei@york.ac.uk): the Director of the York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security

    Application enquiries

    cs-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2019-10-20 posted on 2019-10-18


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

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

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

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

    Hardware Security Engineer
    Rambus Cryptography Research

    Rambus is seeking for a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Senior Security Engineer. The ideal candidate will be team oriented, highly skilled on side-channel analysis, fault analysis, and digital design relating on security ICs in deep nanometer technology nodes. In addition, She/he possesses an in-depth knowledge of front-end digital design process and related design flows.

    Responsibilities
    • Design and implement secure cryptographic hardware IP blocks as part of cryptography research’s security IP portfolio.
    • Implement fault and side-channel analysis countermeasures and verify resistance to state-of-the-art attack techniques
    • Invent, patent and publish new techniques in the fields of DPA countermeasures, fault resistance and efficient hardware designs
    • Support FAEs, customers, and Rambus sales and marketing team in Europe and Asia and work closely with our offices in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and Bangalore
    • Collaborate with different teams to support all technical aspects of the sales cycle
    • Represent Rambus CRD at international workshops, conferences and trade shows.
    • Author technical collateral and whitepapers on CRD’s cryptographic hardware technologies

    Please see the link for the list of qualifications and application

    Contact: Begul Bilgin (bbilgin [at] rambus.com) for informal inquiries
    Last updated: 2019-09-02 posted on 2019-08-28

    Distributed Systems Researcher with Strong Mathemtical Background
    ConsenSys (PegaSys)
    The Role
    We are seeking applied researchers from a variety of backgrounds who are able to think deeply and creatively about protocol-level blockchain challenges and translate that work into practical outputs for PegaSys, enterprises seeking to use Ethereum and the wider blockchain community. Areas in which we are working include, but are by no means limited to:
    • Consensus protocols
    • Scalability techniques
    • Formal methods
    • Gossip protocols and peer-to-peer protocols more in general
    • Applications of Cryptography
    • Zero-knowledge-proofs
    • Blockchain privacy protocols and permissioning
    • Game theory and cryptoeconomic design
    The Profile We’re Seeking
    • Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics Master degree. PhD is a bonus.
    • Strong familiarity with advanced computer science and mathematical concepts
    • Expertise in using formal methods especially in the context of analysing distributed systems
    • Capable of articulating theories and related proof in a language suitable for scientific publication. Track record of previous scientific publications is a bonus.
    • Well versed in analysing existing code in a number of languages including Java, Go, Rust, etc.
    • Capable of deep and creative thinking.
    • Have a drive for excellence and quality
    • Passionate about blockchain consensus protocol research and blockchain technology in general
    • Previous experience either in leading small/me
    About ConsenSys
    ConsenSys is focused on building and scaling tools and software products for the Ethereum blockchain. Our mission is to use these solutions to empower decentralized networks for social, political, and business related use cases.
    About PegaSys:
    The Protocol Engineering Group (PegaSys) team within ConsenSys creates and contributes to the software which operates Ethereum networks from the public chain to
    Contact: Please apply at https://consensys.net/open-roles/1522894/
    Last updated: 2019-08-26 posted on 2019-08-23