International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

IACR provides a listing of open positions with a focus on cryptology. The listing is available on the Web at https://www.iacr.org/jobs/. To advertise a job opportunities, please submit your job here.

Submissions should include the organization, title, description, a URL for further information, contact information, and a closing date (which may be "continuous"). The job will be posted for six months or until the closing date. Submissions in other formats than text will not be posted. There can be no attachments.

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


Information Security Group (ISG), Royal Holloway University of London
Lecturer (permanent)

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The post holder will contribute to the research and teaching of the ISG and will be expected to work as part of the Smart Card and IoT Security Centre (see https://scc.rhul.ac.uk). The applicant will have a research profile that fits the wide range of research undertaken within the ISG (https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/research-and-teaching/departments-and-schools/information-security/research/our-research-areas/) but we are particularly interested in applicants who will be able to drive forward research related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber physical system security. The applicant should ideally have experience in the creation and/or revision, delivery and assessment of postgraduate (MSc) and undergraduate teaching modules across a range of topics in information/cyber security.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and research in the discipline and have a sound knowledge of information/cyber security. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for research as well as teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as a good awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

This is a full time permanent post, with a preferred start date as soon as possible, although there is some flexibility. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the head of department, Peter Komisarczuk peter.komisarczuk (at) rhul.ac.uk or the director of the Smart Card and IoT Centre, Kostas Markantonakis K.Markantonakis (at) rhul.ac.uk.

Contact:

Peter Komisarczuk, Head of Department, Information Security Group, School of Mathematics and Information Security, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK. Email: peter.komisarczuk (at) rhul.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)784443089.

More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0818-357

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at George Mason University, U.S.A
Ph.D. student / Graduate Research Assistant in the area of Lightweight Cryptography

Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at George Mason University, U.S.A., is seeking qualified candidates for a Ph.D. student / Graduate Research Assistant in the area of efficient and secure implementations of Lightweight Cryptography.

The desired qualifications include experience in

  • embedded systems,
  • knowledge of C, assembly, and scripting languages,
  • hardware design using hardware description languages,
  • Linux operating system, and
  • strong experimental skills.

Additional experience in

  • side-channel and/or fault attacks,
  • countermeasures against these attacks,
  • ASIC or FPGA design,
  • software/hardware codesign,
  • embedded software development, and/or
  • circuit/PCB design

is a plus.

Contact: Dr. Jens-Peter Kaps, Associate Professor, jkaps (at) gmu.edu and/or Dr. Kris Gaj, Professor, kgaj (at) gmu.edu, ECE Department, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, U.S.A.

More Information: https://cryptography.gmu.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-15



Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at George Mason University, U.S.A
Ph.D. students / Graduate Research Assistants in the area of Post-Quantum Cryptography

Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at George Mason University, U.S.A., is seeking qualified candidates for multiple Ph.D. students / Graduate Research Assistants in the area of efficient implementations of Post-Quantum Cryptosystems, side-channel attacks targeting these cryptosystems, and countermeasures against such attacks.

The desired qualifications include

  • strong mathematical background in algebra and number theory,
  • experience in hardware design using hardware description languages, and
  • knowledge of C and scripting languages, such as Python.

Additional experience in

  • Magma or SageMath,
  • ASIC or FPGA design,
  • software/hardware codesign,
  • High-Level Synthesis,
  • embedded software development, and/or
  • Linux operating system

is a plus.

The position is open starting in January 2019. Qualified candidates should apply to the ECE Ph.D. program at George Mason University by October 15, 2018. In parallel, an earlier e-mail contact with Dr. Gaj and/or Dr. Kaps is highly recommended.

Contact: Dr. Kris Gaj, Professor, kgaj (at) gmu.edu, and/or Dr. Jens-Peter Kaps, Associate Professor, jkaps (at) gmu.edu, ECE Department, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, U.S.A.

More Information: https://cryptography.gmu.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-15



University of Texas at San Antonio
Department Chair, Department of Computer Science

Department Chair, Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a dynamic Department Chair that can lead a department of preeminence in an extraordinary diverse University that is focused on a significant expansion of its research mission. The Department seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high quality scholarship and competitive research with federal, state, and industry funding, (2) experience and leadership in institutions of higher education, industry, or professional organizations, (3) an understanding of pedagogies that will lead to student success and excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, (4) experience leading interdisciplinary teams, and (5) mentorship experience and a commitment to inclusion and diversity. The University of Texas at San Antonio is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and has just been approved for $70 million in funding to construct two new facilities – A National Security Collaboration Center and a proposed School of Data Science. The Computer Science Department has 23 full-time faculty, 8 full-time lecturers, 1,300 undergraduate students, 70 M.S., and 60 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate must have a doctorate in computer science or closely related field, with outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

See http://apptrkr.com/1295217 for information on the Department and application instructions. Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. The search will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

More Information: http://apptrkr.com/1295217



ENS de Lyon
Post-doc

The AriC team at ENS de Lyon is seeking to recruit a post-doc in the area of cryptography. The position is available now and the term is two years.

The post-doc will work with the cryptography researchers of ENS de Lyon on topics in lattice-based cryptography. This post is part of the EU H2020 PROMETHEUS project for building quantum-safe privacy-preserving systems. Our focus within this project is on primitive/protocol design. Applicants with a background in other areas are also welcome to apply but some familiarity with zero-knowledge proofs is expected.

Applicants should have already completed a PhD in a relevant area. They should have an outstanding research track record in cryptography. They should demonstrate scientific creativity and research independence.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position based in Lyon.

Applications should be sent by email to benoit[dot]libert[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr, damien[dot]stehle[at]gmail[dot]com and fabien[dot]laguillaumie[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr. They should include a CV, a list of publications (with the top 3 ones highlighted) and contact information of two persons who are willing to give references.

Contact: Benoît Libert (benoit[dot]libert[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr)

More Information: http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-28



University of Wollongong, Australia
PhD Studentship

The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) at University of Wollongong, Australia is searching for highly motivated PhD candidates to conduct research in the area of applied cryptography in the topic of dynamic access control in the cloud.

This PhD studentship is partly funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project. The successful candidate will be awarded a PhD scholarship and stipend for the duration of 3 years, with a possible extension for an additional 6 months to complete the PhD thesis.

A successful candidate will be supervised by the Chief Investigators of this project: Prof. Willy Susilo and Dr. Joonsang Baek.

Interested candidates should provide a complete CV highlighting research experience, complete transcript (in English) for Bachelor and Master degrees and a research proposal. The successful candidate is expected to start in March 2019.

Application should be submitted to Dr. Joonsang Baek via email: baek (at) uow.edu.au

More Information on ic2 can be obtained from: https://eis.uow.edu.au/scit/institute-cybersecurity-cryptology/index.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-20



Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
Post-Doc in Lattice-based cryptographic protocols

The candidate will do both theoretical and practical research in the framework of the European project PROMETHEUS:

http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr/

Specifically, to design/analyze/implement better lattice-based cryptographic protocols that may be needed in electronic voting applications; this includes encryption, (group, blind) signatures and zero-knowledge proofs of knowledge.

The candidate (with a phD. completed or close to be completed) should therefore have experience in the area of lattice-based cryptography.

The expected salary will be around 43.000 euros per year, before taxes are applied (which may mean around 30.000 euros per year, at the end). The work place will be in UPC Campus Nord (Barcelona). The contract would start at some point in 2019, and could last 1-2 years.

Contact: Interested candidates can send an e-mail to Javier Herranz (javier.herranz (at) upc.edu) with a CV.

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-30



Graz University of Technology
Tenure Track Female Professorship in Cryptography

We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a research focus on cryptography. The position is open for all aspects of cryptography ranging from the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives/protocols to application and implementation aspects. We offer an interesting research environment, research questions with practical relevance, and integration in a motivated team of researchers and developers.

To increase the proportion of female academic personnel in the position of professor at Graz University of Technology, the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering is seeking to fill a tenure track professorship for the field of Cryptography for women.

The position, is initially restricted to six years as a University Assistant with Doctorate, 40 hours per week and the successful candidate is expected to start on 01.04.2019, at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications.

Upon agreement on a qualification agreement, the candidate will be appointed as assistant professor. As soon as the qualification agreement has been fulfilled, the position will be converted into a tenured position as associate professor.

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Email: Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More Information: https://www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/infbio/news/vacancies/tenure-track-professor-in-cryptography-women-only/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-03



QUADRAC Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Software Engineer/Tech Lead in cryptography-based technology

QUADRAC is serving job opportunities of software engineer, technical lead and technical manager for those who are enthusiastic about application technology with cryptographic communication and security protocol.

Their roles include own products’ R&D, technical lead, support et al., with the followings: implementation of security protocol with cryptography and authentication, its evaluation and tests, and software developments of security management technologies.

If you are interested in work in Japan with us in our office (in Nogizaka, Tokyo), please contact.

Japanese fluency (incl. your target) is welcome.

Step forward to work together with our skillful colleagues to new innovative product development.

QUADRAC’s business includes self-development and sales of retail transaction server, and R&D about closed-coupled communication technology.

FeliCa(NFC) core developer and skillful colleagues started a business together in 2009.

We are eager to serve people globally a happy, pleasant, convenient new life style with technology innovation, as it has been, from now on.

http://www.quadrac.co.jp/en-index

Contact: Please contact: send CV to hirohisa.iijima [at] quadrac.co.jp

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-18



King Khaled University. Abha, Saudi Arabia
Assistant professor, Associate Professor and Professor

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

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

fields:

Network Security

IoT Security

cloud Security

Cryptography

Hardware Security

Salary:

The University offers a competitive salary based on qualification, professional

experience, and the position offered, as follows:

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

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

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

Common Benefits:

Free visa.

Around 1-week vacation on each Islamic Eid.

60-days annually paid vacation.

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

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

Children Education Allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

Annual housing allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

Furniture allowance upon arrival (Terms and Conditions apply).

Weekends (Friday and Saturday) are off.

Contact: ccs (at) kku.edu.sa

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK
Lecturer (Assistant Prof) / Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof)

As part of our continued strategy for growth, the Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint one Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof) and one Lecturer (Assistant Prof).

The Department has a large secure systems research group, led by Professor Steve Schneider, with expertise in security by design, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems and cloud security.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an appointment in the Secure Systems group. Suitable areas of expertise that complement and extend strengths of the group include (but are not limited to): practical system security, trusted systems, verification, distributed systems, complex systems and networks, and the interface between security and machine learning.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female, minority candidates and industry experts.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Head of Department of Computer Science, Dr Helen Treharne on h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk, Professor Steve Schneider or Professor Liqun Chen (s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk, liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk).

Contact:
Dr Helen Treharne, Head of Department of Computer Science, h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk

Prof Steve Schneider, Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

Prof Liqun Chen, Professor of Secure Systems, liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=5405

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-21



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Research Fellow / Postdoc

We are looking for three research fellows / postdocs for the Future-proof Public Distributed Ledger project. We offer a competitive salary (S$5.5k-7k+/month) with benefits, very low income tax (3-4%), and a collaboration on other security and blockchain-related projects. Preferable starting date: January 2019 (negotiable).

Candidates should have a strong interest in the blockchain technology and an excellent background in at least one of the following fields: cryptography, security protocol analysis, network or system security, distributed systems, networking, or related. If you are interested, please send your CV to Pawel Szalachowski.

Contact: Pawel Szalachowski

pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-01



ING Netherlands
Distributed Ledger Technology Development Engineer (Cryptography)

Dear Aplicant,

At ING, increasing the pace of innovation is a strategic priority of the Think Forward strategy. We need to get faster and better at innovating so we can stay abreast of the pace of change around us. Blockchain technology is one of the innovation enablers at ING and the Blockchain program encompasses all of our efforts to explore and unlock its business value. As such, the Blockchain program at ING is directly responsible for all DLT related initiatives at ING globally.

The Blockchain program is also responsible for identifying and piloting the most promising use cases. To do so, we constantly scope the environment for relevant opportunities, actively engage with and educate the organization about the technology’s potential as well as researching trends within the industry. This allows us to have a comprehensive approach in our delivery of business value.

We are looking for a cryptographer to strengthen the team. Your main tasks that you will be performing are:

Research:

- Follow the developments in cryptography, with a focus on subjects important to DLT, such as zero-knowledge protocols, secret sharing, ring signatures, homomorphic encryption, etc.

- Implement interesting protocols in a proof-of-concept fashion

- Present interesting advances/protocols to the DLT team

Experimenting:

Participate in projects that experiment with DLT solutions, with a focus on cryptography, security and privacy components

- Advise on the cryptographic solutions to be used and how these should be used

Analysis:

- Analyse solutions and implementations thereof to verify if the implementation is correct and the privacy and/or security requirements ING has are met

Relevant stakeholders: you will be working with the DLT team, and reporting to the Chapter Lead and squad’s Customer Journey Expert / Product Owner.

You will be fully part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team that has a willingness to help you grow and learn as much as possible throughout your position.

Contact: Mariana Gómez de la Villa

Global Program Manager Distributed Ledger Technology

ING Wholesale Banking Innovation

AMP G.04, Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG Amsterdam Zuidoost

P.O. Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

M +31649420406

E mariana.gomez.de.la.villa (at) ing.nl

More Information: https://www.ing.jobs/Global/Careers/Job-opportunities/Vacancy/DLT-Blockchain-Engineer-4.htm?org=searchresult

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-22



New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi
Computer Science Professor - Tenure Track

New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi’s Program in Computer Science invites applications for a faculty position in computer science at the rank of assistant professor, tenure track. All areas of computer science are welcome to apply. However, one specific area of research interest is cyber-security, with experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world that focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods.

Contact: Christina Pöpper

More Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/52873

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-15



New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi
Computer Science Professor - Tenured

New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi’s Program in Computer Science invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of associate professor or professor, each with tenure. Applicants from all areas of computer science are welcome to apply. One specific research areas of interest is cyber-security, with experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world that focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods.

More Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/47185

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-15



New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi
PhD Student Fellowship in Computer Science

The fellowship provides full financial cover to get a doctorate in Computer Science at New York University (at the Courant Institute or at the Tandon School of Engineering). The first year is spent in New York taking classes; the rest of the degree in the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. One possible focus area is cyber security and privacy.

Deadline coming up soon: Dec 12 (through Courant) and Dec 15 (through Tandon).

Contact: Christina Pöpper

More Information: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/graduate/global-phd-student-fellowship-in-computer-science.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-12



Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Post-Doc

The Chair of Applied Cryptography at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Nuremberg is offering a postdoctoral researcher position. Applicants are expected to have research interests in both foundational and applied research topics. Application should demonstrate their ability to perform excellent research through publications in venues like CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, CCS, S&P, USENIX, NDSS, PKC,… The salary is based on state tariff A 13 (“Akademischer Rat auf Zeit”), 100% position, according to the current tariff in the German state Bavaria (around 4000 EUR - 4700 EUR net per month, depending on family status, experience etc.).

The city of Nuremberg is very international with over 20% of foreigners and the teaching language for our MSc courses is English. Therefore, there is no need to speak/learn German.

The position is initially offered for one year, with the option of an extension to two or more years (up to six years). The starting date is December 1st or later. There is no closing date for applications, the position remains open until filled.

To apply for this position, please send a single pdf document with the following content:

- Cover letter

- research and teaching statement

- CV and a list of publications

- Optional: one or two letter(s) of recommendation

- Optional: further supporting material

Incomplete applications or obvious mass applications that do not specifically address the offered position can not be considered.

Please submit applications by e-mail to Dominique Schröder and using the tag [POSTDOC] in the subject.

Contact: Dominique Schröder

dominique.schroeder (at) fau.de

More Information: http://chaac.tf.fau.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-01



Charles University in Prague
PostDoc

The Computer Science Institute of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic invites applications for a postdoctoral position in cryptography hosted by Pavel Hubacek (https://iuuk.mff.cuni.cz/~hubacek).

Potential research topics may include (but are not limited to):

- cryptographic hardness of total search problems,

- verifiable delegation of computation,

- applications of game theory in cryptography.

The position is funded by the Primus Research Programme of Charles University. The funding is available for one year with a flexible starting date from October 2018, a competitive salary and a possibility of extension. The applicants should hold a PhD degree (or be near its completion) in computer science, mathematics or a related field.

Applications should include a CV and a research statement and may be sent directly to Pavel Hubacek (informal inquiries are welcome).

The applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: Pavel Hubacek, hubacek (at) iuuk.mff.cuni.cz

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-30



University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Secure Systems

As part of our continued strategy for growth, the Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint one Senior Lecturer(Associate Prof) and one Lecturer (Assistant Prof).

The Department has a large secure systems research group, led by Professor Steve Schneider, with expertise in security by design, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems and cloud security.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an appointment in the Secure Systems group. Suitable areas of expertise that complement and extend strengths of the group include (but are not limited to): practical system security, trusted systems, verification, distributed systems, complex systems and networks, and the interface between security and machine learning.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female, minority candidates and industry experts.

Interested candidates will find details of these posts at: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=5405&forced=1

Closing date 21 October 2018.

Interviews 5 and 6 November 2018.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Head of Department of Computer Science, Dr Helen Treharne on h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk, Professor Steve Schneider or Professor Liqun Chen ( s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk, liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk ).

Contact:

  • Dr Helen Treharne (h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk),
  • Professor Steve Schneider (s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk), or
  • Professor Liqun Chen (liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=5405&forced=1

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-21



Alibaba Group
Cryptography Engineer

Overview

ALIBABA GROUP’S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and innovation initiatives. An ecosystem has developed around our platforms and businesses that consists of consumers, merchants, brands, retailers, other businesses, third-party service providers and strategic alliance partners.

The Group

We are a cryptography research group that aim to secure data sharing in Alibaba. We do research in state-of-the-art cryptographic techniques, and integrate them in Alibaba’s daily business. Our group is looking for talented developers to join our team as (senior) cryptography engineers. The job involves studying advanced cryptography techniques and developing libraries and applications based on them.

Requirement and responsibilities:

  1. Good knowledge of C/C++/Java/Python (at least one of them)
  2. Solid cryptography background, e.g., good knowledge of symmetric/asymmetric encryption, hash algorithms, etc.
  3. Enthusiastic in learning advanced crypto schemes, and able to apply them in practice.
  4. Strong interest in information security, and willingness to devote into the business of data privacy protection in the big data era.

Any knowledge below is a strong plus (but not required):

  1. Publication in top-tier security conferences
  2. Experience in secure processing of big data
  3. Knowledge of machine learning
  4. Knowledge and practice in state-of-the-art crypto techniques: homomorphic encryption, multiparty computation, post-quantum cryptography, differential privacy, etc.

Location:

Hangzhou or Beijing in China (strong applicants can be based in US depending on the interviews)

Contact: Cheng Hong (Email: vince.hc (at) alibaba-inc.com)

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is inviting applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in the broad area of Cybersecurity and privacy, with expertise subdomains including Blockchains and decentralized trust, secure computation, hardware security and side-channel analysis, adversarial learning, and security in the cloud and IoT devices.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related areas with outstanding academic credentials that clearly demonstrate their ability to conduct independent and successful research in their areas of expertise and to build cross-disciplinary research programs. Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. WPI expects faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching and service activities, including mentoring student project and thesis work at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Contact: Berk Sunar, sunar'at'wpi.edu

More Information: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/6131

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
PostDoc and PhD Students in Cyber Security

The Information Security Group is currently looking for up to 3 motivated and talented researchers (Postdoctoral Researchers and/or Doctoral Students) 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):

  • Analysis and design of Searchable Encryption schemes 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;
  • Privacy-Preserving Analytics;
  • IoT Security.

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: For more information please contact: Antonis Michalas antonios.michalas (at) tut.fi

More Information: https://tut.rekrytointi.com/paikat/?o=A_A&jid=42

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-11



University of Warsaw
Post-Doc

We are offering postdoc positions in the Cryptography and Data Security Group at the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw, Poland. More information about our group can be found at http://www.crypto.edu.pl/.

Successful candidates can work on several projects related to cryptography, in particular on smart contracts, blockchain, leakage-resilient and tamper-resilient algorithms, and on countermeasures against hardware Trojans.

The salary will depend on qualifications and will be in the range of approximately PLN 7000 - 8,500 (net/month).

Successful candidates can start from October 2018 or later.

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski

More Information: http://www.crypto.edu.pl/positions

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-01



Algorand
Cryptography Research Engineer

Overview

Algorand is the next generation blockchain platform and digital currency. Possessing a thorough and thoughtfully constructed decentralized economy where all transactions are safe, fast and uncensored while scalable to billions of users, Algorand will help unleash the economic potential of people across the globe as we democratize access to financial instruments.

The Team

The Algorand team combines technological luminaries and proven business leaders. Algorand is founded by Silvio Micali, MIT Ford Professor of Engineering and recipient of the Turing Award in Computer Science.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Boston. All positions are in this location, though remote work is possible for exceptional candidates.

The Role

This is a senior level role where you will have the opportunity to influence the design and implementation of Algorand’s core cryptographic protocols and schemes.

You’ll be working closely with senior cryptographers at the company to research and prototype new cryptographic schemes and protocols. This involves contribution to cutting-edge research, and industry standards.

Cryptography research engineers are expected to have deep domain knowledge or cryptography, math, algorithms, and be comfortable studying research papers and prototyping.

Responsibilities

You will join a small, extremely capable, and enthusiastic Boston-based team. Your ideas and your innovation will help shape the new blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem of tomorrow. The current suite of projects are implemented in primarily Go and C++.

The core product will be open sourced.

Contact: Sergey Gorbunov, sergey (at) algorand.com

More Information: https://www.algorand.com/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



IBM Research - Zurich
Research Staff Member and Post-Doc Positions

We are seeking to fill several Research Staff Member (RSM) and Post-Doc positions at IBM Research – Zurich in the area of cryptography and privacy.

Candidates for both types of openings are required to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record, demonstrated in the form of publications at top cryptography or security conferences (Crypto, Eurocrypt, CCS, S&P, ...).

The ideal applicant for an RSM position is someone with demonstrated ability to perform top notch independent work, who is also keen on pursuing joint research directions with the current members of the group. The possibility of establishing one's own research team, including Ph.D. students and post-docs, would also be supported.

Particular topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Verifiable computing and zero-knowledge proofs
  • Foundations & solutions for real-world cryptography
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies

The cryptography and privacy group at IBM Research - Zurich offers an exciting research environment with the ability to cooperate with researchers working on various aspects of security and cryptography, including lattice-based cryptography, provably secure protocol design, blockchain, and system security.

Cooperation with other academic and industry researchers outside IBM, as well as acquisition of external research funding, e.g., European grants (including the ERC) is also possible and encouraged.

The positions offer a very competitive salary and the opportunity to live in the Zurich area, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 cities with the best quality of life.

Review of applications will begin mid-September and continue until the positions are filled. Ideally, the successful applicants would start in the beginning of 2019, but other possibilities can be negotiated.

Contact: For informal enquiries please contact:

? Anja Lehmann (anj (at) zurich.ibm.com) and/or

? Vadim Lyubashevsky (vad (at) zurich.ibm.com).

To apply, please send your CV, including contact information for three references, to cryptojobs (at) zurich.ibm.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-30



University of South Florida and Florida Atlantic University
Postdoctoral fellow

As part of a joint project between the University of South Florida (USF, based in Tampa) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU, based in Boca Raton), we expect to hire two postdocs for 2 years each. The starting date is negotiable (immediate start is possible).

The areas of interest are

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Algorand
Cryptography Engineer

Overview

Algorand is the next generation blockchain platform and digital currency. Possessing a thorough and thoughtfully constructed decentralized economy where all transactions are safe, fast and uncensored while scalable to billions of users, Algorand will help unleash the economic potential of people across the globe as we democratize access to financial instruments.

The Team

The Algorand team combines technological luminaries and proven business leaders. Algorand is founded by Silvio Micali, MIT Ford Professor of Engineering and recipient of the Turing Award in Computer Science.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Boston. All positions are in this location, though remote work is possible for exceptional candidates.

The Role

This is a senior level role where you will have the opportunity to influence the design and implementation of Algorand’s core cryptographic protocols and schemes. You’ll be working closely with senior cryptographers at the company to engineer new schemes and constructions, implement and deploy them at scale. This involves open source development, contribution to cutting-edge research, and industry standards.

Cryptography engineers are expected to have deep domain knowledge, be familiar with the nuances of implementing public-key cryptography, side-channel attacks, padding oracles, constant-time implementations.

Responsibilities

You will join a small, extremely capable, and enthusiastic Boston-based team. Your ideas and your innovation will help shape the new blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem of tomorrow. The current suite of projects are implemented in primarily Go and C++.

The core product will be open sourced. Significant open source contribution experience will be considered very favorably.

Contact: Sergey Gorbunov, sergey (at) algorand.com

More Information: https://www.algorand.com/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professors

The Computer Science Department at National Chengchi University invites applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculties from outstanding candidates at all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) to begin at Spring 2019 or Fall 2019.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

We seek candidates in research areas related to all fields in Computer Science. Candidates from the following research areas are especially welcome:

• Artificial Intelligence

• Information Security

• Interdisciplinary fields of computer science and social science (eg., CS and Digital Content, CS and Communication, CS and Finance, etc. )

At a minimum, candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and have demonstrated strong research ability.

Applicants must send curriculum vitae, transcripts, diploma certificate, a copy of Ph.D. dissertation or abstract, recent publications, and at least two recommendation letters to recruit (at) cs.nccu.edu.tw or

Faculty Recruit Committee Department of Computer Science

National Chengchi University

64, Sec. 2, ZhiNan Rd. Wenshan District

Taipei, Taiwan, 11605

R.O.C.

Applicants are invited to visit our web page at https://www.cs.nccu.edu.tw .

Contact: Raylin Tso

Chairman of the Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University

eMail: raylin (at) cs.nccu.edu.tw

More Information: https://www.cs.nccu.edu.tw

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-01



University of Salerno (Italy)
Post-doc and PhD positions

Are You Interested in Cryptography And/Or Blockchain Technology?

Post-Doc Positions.

Professor Ivan Visconti is the scientific coordinator for University of Salerno of the project Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography in Distributed Ledgers (PRIViLEDGE) and is involved in several other research activities related to Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Blockchain Technology. Expressions of interest for post-doc positions in the field of privacy-preserving cryptography and distributed ledger technology, to be supervised by professor Ivan Visconti are welcome. Candidates are expected to have a solid publication record (e.g., IACR conferences, CCS, IEEE S&P,....). The positions are available immediately. The net salary can be even higher than the average net salary of an associate professor in Italy. There is also some travel budget to attend conferences, project meetings and research visits. In case you are interested, please send your CV and 2 names for letters of reference to Ivan Visconti (ivan DOT visconti AT gmail DOT com).

PhD Positions.

There are up to 14 PhD positions at the computer engineering department of University of Salerno (Italy). The deadline for applications is September 19, 2018, and the master degree must be obtained by November 6, 2018.

Contact: Ivan Visconti (ivan DOT visconti AT gmail DOT com)

More Information: https://goo.gl/DmFgGM

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-19



InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland or Toronto, Canada
Security Engineer

InfoSec GLobal(ISG) secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. Our Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Security Engineer who will be responsible for

• Implementation of cryptographic primitives (optimizations, countermeasures)

• Implementation of security protocols

• Side-channel analysis of implementations

• C programming proficiency

• Applied research in cryptography and security

• Patent and standards development

You have a Master in Computer Science with 5 years of experience in Security Engineering or a PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Security and a profound knowledge in cryptography and embedded devices

Skills:

• Software development in C and Java

• Development on embedded devices

• Experience with development on Android and iOS

• Experience with ARM processors

• Experience with side-channel analysis and attacks

• Experience with implementation of cryptographic primitives

• Experience with Latex

• Experience with applied research

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

ISG

jennifer.quaid (at) infosecglobal.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-19



InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland or Toronto, Canada
Security Architect

InfoSec Global (ISG) is a next-generation cryptography company that secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. ISG’s Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Security Architect who will be responsible for:

• Writing and publishing and public speaking

• Design and analysis of IT security systems

• Prototype, proof of concept development

• Consultancy in the field of secure systems

• Applied research in cryptography and security

• Patent and standards development

Education and Experience: You have a Master in Computer Science with 5 years of experience in Security Engineering or a PhD in Computer Science with focus on Security, and a profound knowledge in cryptography, network security, systems engineering, security design, cloud security and security protocols.

Skills: Software development in C, Java and Python, Experience with security in Windows, Linux, Android and iOS, Experience with cloud infrastructure, Experience with IoT environment, Experience with Latex, Experience with applied research

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

InfoSec Global

jennifer.quaid (at) infosecglobal.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-31



InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland
Post-Quantum Cryptography Expert

InfoSec Global (ISG) is a next-generation cryptography company that secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. ISG’s Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Post Quantum Cryptography Expert who will be responsible for:

• Writing and publishing and public speaking

• Prototyping, proof of concept development

• Consultancy in the field of asymmetric cryptography

• Applied research in post quantum cryptography

• Patent and standards development

Education Required:

• PhD in Cryptography

• Profound knowledge in cryptography

• Profound knowledge in lattice-based cryptography

• Profound knowledge in code-based cryptography

• Profound knowledge in isogeny-based cryptography

Skills:

• Software development in C, Java or Python

• Experience with implementation of cryptographic primitives

• Experience with development on Windows, Linux, Android and iOS

• Experience with Latex

• Experience with applied research

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

InfoSec Global

jennifer.quaid (at) infosecglobal.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-31



National University of Singapore
Senior Research fellow, or Research fellow

Applications are invited for several Research fellow or senior research fellow positions at the National Satellite of Excellence on Trustworthy Systems at the National University of Singapore. Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline with research focus on security, or programming languages, or embedded systems. Please email your CV to abhik (at) comp.nus.edu.sg for inquiries.

Contact: Prof. Abhik Roychoudhury

School of Computing

National University of Singapore

abhik (at) comp.nus.edu.sg

More Information: https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~abhik

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



Simula UiB
Senior Cryptographers

Simula UiB has open positions for senior researchers in cryptography.

About us: Simula UiB is a research organization located in Bergen, Norway. We currently employ 17 people researching cryptography and information theory and supervising master and Ph.D. students. Due to increased base funding from the Norwegian government, we are now looking to expand our activity and hire two senior researchers in permanent positions.

What we want: We are looking for someone who is an active researcher in cryptography, with an excellent publication record. The successful candidate is expected to attract and supervise students. We envision the ideal candidate to be someone who has 10–15 years of experience since obtaining his/her Ph.D. degree. Candidates with less experience should also apply.

What we offer:

Competitive salary and a fast hiring process.

Two Ph.D. positions and one postdoc position are associated with each researcher.

Funding for travel and hosting visitors.

A good working environment in modern offices located centrally in Bergen.

Contact: Website: www.simula-uib.com

If you want to learn more about this opportunity please email Kjell Jørgen Hole (CEO) at hole (at) simula.no, Håvard Raddum (leader of the crypto section) at haavardr (at) simula.no or Øyvind Ytrehus (chief scientist) at oyvindy (at) simula.no.



University of South Florida
Funded PhD position in Cryptographic Engineering at USF, Tampa, FL

This is an urgent call for interested applicants. A funded Ph.D. student position is available starting January 2019 (all documents submitted by Sep. 15th, 2018 for International students) to work on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering in the CSE department with Dr. Mehran Mozaffari Kermani (CSE department of University of South Florida, Tampa, FL).

The required expertise includes:

- Master’s in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid background in digital design, VLSI, computer arithmetic, and ASIC/FPGA implementations

- Solid HDL expertise

- Outstanding English (if English tests are taken) to be eligible for department funding

- Motivation to work beyond the expectations from an average Ph.D. student and publish in top tier venues

Please closely observe the admission requirement details before emailing,

We are looking for motivated, talented, and hardworking applicants who have background and are interested in working on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering with emphasis on:

- Cryptographic hardware systems

- Side-channel attacks, particularly fault and power analysis attacks

Please send me your updated CV (including list of publications, language test marks, and references), transcripts for B.Sc. (and/or M.Sc.), and a statement of interest to mehran2 (at) usf.edu as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time, I consider only the applicants who have already taken TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exams with excellent marks. The successful candidate will be asked to apply formally very soon to the department, so all the material has to be ready.

Mehran Mozaffari Kermani

More Information: http://www.csee.usf.edu/~mehran2/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-30



Ruhr University Bochum
PhD Position

We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated PhD students to work on topics related to hardware security, including:

• Side-channel analysis attacks

• Fault-injection attacks

• Countermeasures against physical attacks

• Physically unclonable functions

• Symmetric cryptography, design and analysis

• Low-power design

The group offers excellent working environment as a part of Horst Görtz Institut for IT Security (HGI hgi.rub.de/en/home/ ) including more than 200 scientists active in several different aspects of IT security and cryptography.

The candidate should have an M.Sc. degree in IT-security, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or applied mathematics with excellent grades. Being familiar with cryptography concepts and low-level programming is a must. Knowing a hardware design language, e.g., VHDL/verilog, is a plus.

In order to apply, please send your resume, transcripts, and a list of at least two professional references in a single pdf file to

emsec+apply (at) rub.de

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Amir Moradi

www.emsec.rub.de/moradi

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Promise Protocols
Senior Cryptography Engineer

Who we are?

Promise Protocols is one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in Silicon Valley. Promise delivers cash analytics and cash access to thousands of small businesses, that operate with volatile cash balances. We are a platform company whose aim is to automate the hardest parts of small business financial management. We are sometimes the last company many small business merchants come to when no one else will help their businesses stay alive.

Why work at Promise?

We are a high-energy, innovation-focused team of engineers and technologists who want to make running a small business less painful for owners all over the world. Promise’s environment is highly collaborative, and the ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and be a team player who enjoys working with others to find cutting-edge solutions to tricky problems. Come join us!

What we are looking for in the Senior Software Engineer?

Promise Protocols is looking for a passionate and experienced developer with cryptography experience to help develop, build and deploy a distributed, fault-tolerant P2P payments and exchange platform.

This role is ideal for cryptography scientists or software engineers with deep experience and familiarity with evolving and established cryptographic protocols and their implementation.

What you will be responsible doing?

1. Develop, build and deploy crypto protocols in distributed p2p systems

2. Work with core internal team and external open source community

3. Collaborate with teammates to produce protocol specifications

4. Collaborate and support other teams in developing crypto economic consensus protocol

5. Develop and maintain interfaces for platform API

6. Identify and recommend technologies to solve technical challenges

Contact: Please send a request to jobs (at) promiseprotocols.com

More Information: https://aquila-1.workable.com/jobs/772792



Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW), University of Waikato, New Zealand
Research Fellow

The Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) - the first cyber security lab in NZ - created the NZ Cyber Security Challenge, and leads the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funded STRATUS project (NZD12.2 mil). CROW collaborates with 58 other local and international organisations, including STRATUS end-user partners Interpol and NZ Police.

We are seeking to appoint a full time fixed term Research Fellow to contribute to our research objectives associated with cybercrime, computer security and cloud computing. This position has responsibilities to achieve research objectives associated with the STRATUS industry partners.

A PhD in cyber security, cybercrime, computer science or a related field is essential as is having demonstrated research ability in cyber security and cybercrime. A requirement of this position is the ability to commercialise research prototypes into products/services and the demonstrated ability to publish in high quality academic journals, work collaboratively with others and undertake some teaching if required.

Preference will be given to candidates who have work experience with cybercrime, security, intelligence, or law enforcement agencies including work experience in the cybercrime, security digital forensics, machine learning, applied cryptography, etc.

Salary will be in the range of NZ$74,034 to $89,163 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

This position is fixed-term until October 2020, and will be opened until filled.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Associate Professor Ryan Ko – Director, NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science, email: ryan.ko AT waikato.ac.nz

Contact: Associate Professor Ryan Ko, ryan.ko AT waikato.ac.nz

More Information: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/vacancies/current-vacancies

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-04



Indian Statistical Institute, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Kolkata
Assistant Professors and Associate Professors

Indian Statistical Institute invites applications from duly qualified Indian nationals, including Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), for full-time permanent faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professors and Associate Professors, to be placed at the R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security of the Institute, in Kolkata.

This is a rolling advertisement, and there is no last date. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the positions throughout the year. The recruitment committee(s) will meet regularly to consider the applications and arrange for seminars and/or interviews as the need arises.

For eligibility criteria, kindly visit the link below in "More information"

Interested candidates may send a copy of their current Curriculum Vitæ that clearly mentions the marks/grades/dissertations/honors at all academic levels (Grade 10, Grade 12, Bachelors, Masters, PhD), as applicable, and includes a complete list of peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in cryptology and security, to be considered for the positions.

The Curriculum Vitæ, as mentioned, should be sent to “Head, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute” at rcbose (at) isical.ac.in as a consolidated PDF file.

Contact: Head, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute

rcbose (at) isical.ac.in

More Information: https://goo.gl/8dp3wY

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Helger Lipmaa

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
PhD scholarships on cyber security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 inter-disciplinary faculty members from SUTD.

I am looking for promising PhD students who are interested in working in the area of cyber security. The position is fully funded up to 4 years with very competitive scholarship. Candidates should have an excellent background (with Bachelor or Master degree and CGPA>80%) in mathematics or computer science/engineering and the ability to work on inter-disciplinary research projects. Acquaintance with cryptography and network/system security concepts as well as some programming skills will be considered as strong assets.

For the Jan 2019 intake, the application deadline is 30th September 2018. More information of the PhD program is available at https://istd.sutd.edu.sg/phd/phd-overview/.

Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Paderborn University, Germany
Postdoc Position in Foundations of Real-World Cryptography

The IT Security Group of Paderborn University, Germany, is offering a postdoctoral researcher position.

The group has a strongly research-oriented focus and sufficient funds at disposal to buy necessary equipment, enable the attendance of scientific conferences, etc. The competitive salary is based on state tariff TV-L E13/14, 100% position, according to the current tariff in the German state North-Rhine Westphalia.

Applicants are expected to have a strong background and good publication record in modern cryptography, preferably in "provable security", a strong interest in theoretical foundations of real-world cryptography, and a strong motivation and ability to perform excellent research. The successful applicant is expected to actively contribute to the research agenda of an ERC-funded project on theoretically-sound real-world cryptography.

Knowledge of the German language is not mandatory. The language spoken within the group and large parts of the institute is English. All students and many people in the city speak good English, and the MSc study courses at the Institute of Computer Science are taught in English.

The position is initially offered for one year, with the option of an extension to two or more years. The starting date is November 1st or later. There is no closing date for applications, the position remains open until filled.

Applications should consist of a single pdf document, containing:

- Cover letter with a brief introduction of the applicant and a short personal statement on the applicant's interest in this particular position

- CV and a list of publications

- Optional: one or two letter(s) of recommendation

- Optional: further supporting material

Incomplete applications or obvious mass applications that do not specifically address the offered position can not be considered.

Please submit applications by e-mail to Tibor Jager (e-mail address below). If you need further information or have any questions, then please feel free to contact Tibor.

Contact: Tibor Jager, tibor.jager (at) upb.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



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

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

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, water, power grid, transportation, and autonomous vehicle etc.). The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

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

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: jianying_Zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



JP Morgan - ROAR Data
Cryptography - Multi Party Computation

Here’s something to ponder. Each of three people possess an integer modulo seven. They must determine the sum of their integers modulo seven without use of a trusted third party, and ensuring that the Bayesian posterior for all participants is precisely the prior conditioned on the new information only.

We’re guessing you know that one. If you enjoy privacy preserving computation and recognize the potential, you might want to join a team of top tier engineers, data scientists, mathematicians and cryptographers working on the ROAR platform. You will collaborate across engineering and business units to help build a next-generation prediction platform used by the bank, the bank’s clients, and eventually - we hope - the entire world.

You will:

• Design, implement and improve techniques for privacy preserving Machine Learning using whatever techniques are most appropriate (cryptographic, statistical and a combination of the two).

• Design, implement and improve partial structure preserving data obfuscation methodologies

• Design and analyze hypothetical statistical attacks, real and hypothetical

• Design and build into our contest framework new primitives, and combinations of the same, to expand the possibilities for crowd-sourcing data, predictions and models.

• Work with leading experts in secure multiparty computation.

• Collaborate with researchers and students as part of the JP Morgan/ ROAR partnership with MIT, which involves Sloan CIDL and MIT CSAIL.

• Adapt privacy methods to real-time data streams.

Contact: send CV to marc.gammon (at) jpmchase.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-25



Paderborn University
Associate Professor (W 2) in Systems Security with Tenure-Track (W 2)

Successful applicants should be well established in at least one specialisation of computer security and should bring new expertise to the department. Possible areas of expertise are:

- Security Engineering

- Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

- Securing Long Term & Long Lived Systems

- Computer Architecture Security

- Language-based Security

A successful applicant should demonstrate experience in the application and execution of third party funding projects, such as DFG Projects. Candidates must be ready and willing to participate in collaborative applications of interdisciplinary research projects, and to actively integrate into existing projects. Paderborn University offers several possibilities for crossdisciplinary research, such as the CRC 901 “On-the-fly Computing”, as well as institutions such as the Software Innovation Campus Project (SICP), the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) and the Heinz-Nixdorf Institute (HNI). Another vital criterion is the willingness to work with other professors in the department.

Please see the referenced .pdf document for further information.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Holger Karl (eim-i-prodekan@uni[at]uni-paderborn.de) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tibor Jager (tibor.jager[at]upb.de).

More Information: https://www.uni-paderborn.de/fileadmin/zv/4-4/stellenangebote/Kennziffer3427Englisch.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Kings College London
PhD Candidate

The PhD candidate will be based in the Department of Informatics and the Cyber Security group at Kings College London. They will explore cryptocurrencies (and the blockchain) from a system security and applied cryptography perspective.

Some topics explored in the past by this research group include smart contract security, so-called layer 2 protocols, undermining the incentive structure of nakamoto-style consensus, etc.

The candidate is expected to have at least a bachelors degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field. They should have an interest in applied cryptography, information security and privacy enhancing technologies. Prior knowledge on the blockchain is not necessary, but desirable.

Funding is available (including a stipend) for a 4-year PhD at UK/EU rates. Start date will be agreed between candidate and Patrick McCorry.

Contact: Patrick McCorry, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Kings College London.

Please e-mail stonecoldpat (at) gmail.com for further enquiries.



Ryerson University
Postdoctoral Researcher in Cybersecurity

School of Information Technology Management of Ryerson University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in Cybersecurity for an initial appointment of one year, renewable for two more years based on performance. Preferred areas of research interest would be secure cryptographic implementation, IoT security, blockchain technology, and post-quantum cryptography.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, ECE or a related area, by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record. Solid background in cryptography, network security, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in informations system security, publishing in leading conferences and journals, and participation in proposal development. The incumbent is expected to take part in the activities of the Cybersecurity Research Lab at the Ryerson University.

Required application materials include: a curriculum vita; a three-page research statement; and copies of three recent publications. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until both positions are filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who submit their application materials by September 1st, 2018.

For further information, you may contact Dr. Atefeh Mashatan at amashatan @ ryerson.ca

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-01



EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Post-Doctoral Researcher

The Digital Security Department at EURECOM is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of Big Data privacy. The position is available immediately and is for one year. The contract is renewable (at least for one more year) based on availability of funding and mutual interest. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in applied cryptography or in a related area and have an adequate experience demonstrated through a strong publication record Some background in machine learning is appreciated. The working language in the group is English. The position will be funded by an EU-H2020 project.

Applications should be sent via email to melek[dot]onen[at]eurecom[dot]fr and should include a CV, a list of publications (with the top 3 ones highlighted), a short research proposal, and contact information for one or two persons who are willing to give references.

Contact: Melek Önen

Address: EURECOM,

Campus SophiaTech

450 Route des Chappes, Sophia-Antipolis France

Email: melek[dot]onen[at]eurecom[dot]fr

More Information: http://www.eurecom.fr/~onen/EURECOM_PostDoc_privacy_onen.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-01



Galois, Inc.
Cryptography and Secure Computation Researcher

Skills & Requirements

Education– Minimum of a MS in computer science or mathematics. PhD in CS or mathematics desired but optional.

Required Technical Expertise

Significant fundamental or applied research focus in cryptography, and in particular, secure computation.

Demonstrated capability to take theoretical constructions and turn them into working implementations, and then optimize them toward practical use.

A pragmatic understanding of building practical, performant systems that incorporate such advanced cryptosystems into a smoothly integrated whole that meets the needs of our clients.

Required General Skills– Must work well with customers, including building rapport, identifying needs, and communicating with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. Must be highly motivated and able to self-manage to deadlines and quality goals expected by those customers.

We’re looking for people who can invent, learn, think, and inspire. We reward creativity and thrive on collaboration. If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to us.

More About Galois

At Galois, we maintain a unique organizational structure tailored to the needs of the innovative projects we deliver. Our organizational structure is collaborative, one-level flat, and based on principles of well-defined accountabilities and authorities, transparency, and stewardship. We aspire to provide employees with something that matters to them beyond just a paycheck — whether it be opportunities to learn, career growth, a sense of community, or whatever else brings them value as a person.

We believe in individual freedom in the roles we choose, and in the projects we pursue — our research focus areas are the intersection of staff interests and corporate strategy. We choose practices that best suit the project, team, and leaders, with company-wide standards kept to a minimum to ensure we are making the right choices for the situation rather than just business-as-usual choices.

Contact: Please apply online via:

https://galois-inc.hiringthing.com/job/76985/cryptography-and-secure-computation-researcher-portland

More Information: https://galois-inc.hiringthing.com/job/76985/cryptography-and-secure-computation-researcher-portland

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Ruhr University Bochum
PhD Position

The Chair for Security Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum is searching for highly motivated and qualified PhD candidates in system security engineering and applied cryptography. Specific topics include:

• Implementation of security architectures in hardware and software

• Technologies and countermeasures against microarchitectural attacks

• Security-oriented software compilation

• Tools and frameworks for secure hardware implementations

• Applied and Post-Quantum Cryptography

If you would describe yourself highly motivated, knowledgeable in security and willing to perform creative and deep research, please consider this job opening. You have a degree in IT-security, computer science, electronics or applied mathematics. Prior experience in low-level programming, code analysis, cryptography and/or machine learning are an asset. Publications at relevant conferences such as USENIX Security, CCS, S&P, CHES, CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT are expected.

Please provide a resume, transcripts, a motivational statement and contact information of at least two references.

Contact: Tim Güneysu tim.gueneysu (at) rub.de

More Information: https://www.stellenwerk-bochum.de/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-10



Kanazawa University, Japan
Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (only for Female)

Kanazawa University, Japan, invites applications for an associate professor position or a tenure-track assistant professor position in advanced research area of information security, such as IT Security and Cryptography:

For example, IoT security, AI security, cybersecurity, privacy protection, software protection, blockchain, usable security, cryptography, implementation of cryptographic techniques, quantum security, and so on.

In order to actively improve our considerably low percentage of women researchers, applicants are limited to female researchers.

An appointee is expected on duty on December 1st, 2018 or at an early possible time after that.

Contact: Masahiro Mambo

More Information: http://www.t.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/collegeschool/20_se/en/position/20180912_is_tt_en.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-12



Information Assurance Platform (IAP)
Senior Cryptography Writer

The Information Assurance Platform (IAP) is a platform that provides tools for building and enhancing cybersecurity applications. The company has raised investment capital.

This position is available full time or part time, on a work remotely basis (telecommuting).

The successful applicant is requested to support the written documentation of the project. The project aims to establish an open standard for the use of the platform (the IAP standard). Where applicable, cryptographic terms, algorithms, diagrams and other items will be required to be written to the current standards of the industry and to the standards of peer review.

The position will be responsible for the project documentation as it pertains to cryptography; to rewrite existing documentation in an expert manner, and to ensure that additional information is correct, useful, up to date and appropriate. Therefore, the position will be required to understand the goals and designs of the project intimately. Full support in gaining this understanding will be provided.

The cryptography in question is focused on computational integrity and privacy research, including zero knowledge proofs and succinct non interactive arguments of knowledge.

The position is not expected to create, invent, redesign or develop cryptography or cryptographic systems. Rather, to understand current research, explain, interpret and ultimately document the relevant cryptography as it pertains (or does nor pertain) to the design of systems of the platform.

All applicants are welcome.

Contact: Please contact team [at] iap.network. All information held in strictest confidence.

More Information: https://iap.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Information Assurance Platform (IAP)
Cryptographic Research and Development

The Information Assurance Platform (IAP) is distributed ledger technology enabled platform that provides tools for building and enhancing cybersecurity applications. The company has raised investment capital.

This position is available full time or part time, on a work remotely basis (telecommuting).

The position is focused on computational integrity and privacy systems for providing tools to enhance corporate and organisational transparency with data privacy and confidentiality.

Applicants should be familiar with cutting edge scalable computational integrity and privacy research and other systems of CIP such as PCP, LPCP, MPC, KOE based systems, CLP, pairing based systems (KOE or otherwise), IP, IVC, and the state of the art including zero knowledge proofs as applicable.

The position is not required to invent, recreate or improve existing cryptography; rather, to research, understand, explain and translate, and knowledge transfer to other positions within the company for practical use in applications.

All applicants are welcome.

Contact: Please share your professional details to team [at] iap.network. All information held in strictest confidence.

More Information: https://iap.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-30



IBM Global Security Services
Associate Partner - Cryptography/Encryption

The Associate Partner (AP) in the Global Security Services (GSS) Practice helps to lead the growth and management of all facets of the business, primarily by using this global position and perspective to assist the local geographies. This requires demonstrating thought leadership, sales leadership and delivery leadership in the core domain of Data Security and governance.

Position is located in the United States. Must be willing to travel 75% annually, including international travel.

Marketing and Sales:

•Work with global solutions teams and across local geographies to provide content and drive deals to successful closing

•Provide demonstration of IBM credentials in the core domain of Data Security, especially cryptography

•Work closely with the global and local solution design teams to develop client presentations and Statements Of Work (SOWs)

•Provide a focal point for geographies to help understand capabilities, offerings, client references

•Become a recognized thought leader in the core domain, utilizing conferences, white papers, client presentations to build awareness of IBM credentials

•Be accountable for driving signings in the geographies

Delivery:

•Work with global and local teams to help organize project approaches and teams for client delivery

•Participate in project delivery to varying degrees depending on project complexity and geography needs

•Help resolve project issues as they arise

•Establish demonstrated client relationships in key accounts to help progress the Security Services portfolio

Practice:

•Provide global practice leadership by facilitating a community of like-minded practitioners to share and exchange ideas for practice growth and improvement

•Contribute content and advice to the offering development process

•Help shape the emerging model of the Global Security Practice

People:

•Help establish capability and skills models for the core domain• Become a role model for global practitioners in the core domain

Contact: Harry Dougherty

Senior Recruiter - Talent Acquisition

IBM Security Services

https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrydougherty1/

More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/associate-partner-cryptography-encryption-at-ibm-742561074/



The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Funded PhD Position on Applied Cryptography

The research conducted by the University of Auckland’s team will focus on applied cryptography for retrieval and processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments. We are looking to apply encrypted search techniques to SGX environments and blockchain technologies. This involves a substantial program of research to develop, implement and apply to industrial case studies.

Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master degree (or equivalent) with outstanding grades in Computer Science, Mathematics, or closely related areas. Additional knowledge in related disciplines such as, e.g., complexity theory or IT security is welcome.

The candidate should be able not only to design but also implement working prototypes of the crypto scheme developed during the research period. Good knowledge of C/C++ and Linux is a must.

The STRATUS project will provide a stipend of 27,000 NZD p.a. and cover the costs of the tuition fee for 3 years.

Contact: Dr. Giovanni Russello

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Technische Universität Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany
Doctoral Researcher Positions on Privacy-Preserving Access and Verifiable Utilization

Applications are invited for two full-time Pre-doc positions in the Security in Information Technology (SIT) Research Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner.

We are looking for candidates interested in working at the intersection of privacy engineering, and applied cryptography. This project addresses two central challenges in the provision of cloud services: (1) client privacy, and (2) verifiable metering and billing. For challenge (1), we design and develop anonymous communication mechanisms for the cloud. For challenge (2), we build techniques for service verification and design an infrastructure for verifiable metering and billing, enabling clients to verify in real-time their service consumption and corresponding charges. By solving and combining both challenges we obtain privacy-preserving verifiable metering and billing. Further details on the project can be found here.

The vacancy is within the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING, funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation. Collaborative Research Centers are institutions funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and are established at universities to pursue a scientifically ambitious, complex, longterm research program. The goal of the center CROSSING is to provide cryptography-based security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments. For more information about CROSSING please visit www.crossing.tu-darmstadt.de.

As part of its research program CROSSING will develop an opensource software called OpenCCE which will allow users to deploy the developed solutions in a secure and easy way.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact: Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications to staff-sit (at) crisp-da.de with the subject “Funded PhD position in CRC CROSSING” and a single pdf (< 10MB).

More Information: https://www.sit.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Post-doc

Applications are invited for a one-year Post-Doc position in the Quality and Computer Security Research Lab and the Algorithmic Group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The successful applicant will work on the analysis and design of searchable encryption schemes and on data structures enabling efficient search operations on encrypted data.

Candidates shall hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or related field, should have experience in the research field of the position and should be fluent in English.

Applications must include:

- A Curriculum Vitae

- A motivation letter

- The list of publications and a copy of three selected publications

- The copies of diplomas and certificates

- Two (or more) reference letters

- The date from which the applicant will be available

Applications must be sent to olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be and stefan.langerman (at) ulb.ac.be

Contact: Olivier Markowitch, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Computer Science Department, olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be

More Information: https://qualsec.ulb.ac.be/about-2/post-doc-position/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-01



PQShield Ltd., Oxford, UK.
Cryptographic Researchers

PQShield Ltd. is a spin-out company of the University of Oxford, specialised in Post-Quantum Cryptography.

We invite experts in PQ cryptography to join our team as (Senior) Cryptographic Researchers. Candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in any PQ cryptography field or the equivalent in industrial experience with a solid publication record.

The company is offering competitive packages in addition to the chance to be affiliated with the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.

Contact: Interested candidates, please send your CVs to Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com or elkaafarani (at) maths.ox.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-15



National University of Singapore
Research Fellow

(For NUS SoC CS Dept)

Research Fellow

National University of Singapore

Description:

“NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R&D Lab” (http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/) is a 5 years joint project with about SGD 43 mil (approximately USD 31 mil) of funds contributed by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), National University of Singapore (NUS), and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The R&D Lab will conduct research in four broad areas of cyber security having strategic relevance to Singtel’s 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.

NUS-SingTel Lab currently has one research fellow position with competitive pay. It is available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator and lab members on a new 3-year research project which just starts in June 2018. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

• Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

• Trusted computing (e.g. TPM, Intel SGX)

• Post-quantum cryptography

Job requirements:

• A PhD degree in a relevant area (Computer Science/Engineer, mathematics, etc);

• Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

o Publication in Rank 1 Cyber Security or Crypto Conference, or AsiaCrypt, ESORICS, ACSAC, TCC, Euro S&P, etc;

• Good communication skills (English), self-motivated and good team players;

• Some experience in programming is a plus;

• Willing to perform practical research which may eventually lead to products

To apply for the above position, please send a copy of your recent CV to comxj (at) nus.edu.sg with an email subject “Application for RF”.

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

More Information: https://www.nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Deparment of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Positions for Ph.D. candidates and Postdocs in Information-Flow Security and Side-Channel Analysis

The chair MAIS at TU Darmstadt, led by Prof. Dr. Heiko Mantel, is offering multiple positions. We are looking for researchers who are interested in addressing foundational problems that will be of practical relevance or in addressing practical problems based on solid foundations. The research focus shall be on software security (information-flow security or side-channel analysis) using formal methods or systematic experiments.

We are offering three positions for Ph.D. candidates and Postdocs in the following areas:

  1. information-flow analysis techniques for object-oriented programs at the level of source code and bytecode based on compositional and precise verification techniques
  2. experimental analysis of side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and generation of attacks exploiting such vulnerabilities
  3. program analysis techniques for detecting side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and for assessing the seriousness of such vulnerabilities

The overall goal of our research at MAIS is to make software-based systems more trustworthy (i.e. secure, safe, and correct) than they are today. As software engineering is a complex and error-prone task,

we employ formal methods in combination with experiments for reasoning about software and critical system properties. We investigate software systems on the level of source code, bytecode, and machine code as well as on the level of more abstract system specifications. This allows us to provide support for security at different stages of software

development. At MAIS we are offering a productive and collaborative research environment in which you can discuss ideas with other team members working on related topics.

The positions are available immediately and applications will be considered until the positions are taken. These are positions with regular salary and social benefits based on TV-TUD. For more information and how to apply, see http://www.mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/Positions.html.



EPFL / Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab

A position is available for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab at EPFL led by Prof. Bryan Ford. The DEDIS lab focuses on building secure, scalable, and privacy-preserving decentralized systems, with a strong emphasis on building and deploying fully functional and usable systems. DEDIS is currently developing next-generation blockchain or distributed ledger technology, already available as an open-source prototype and in use by industry partners and within EPFL’s campus-wide infrastructure. DEDIS is the only academic research lab globally to have both built a next-generation blockchain system from the ground up and regularly published its design elements in top-tier peer-reviewed security/privacy conferences such as IEEE S&P ‘16, ‘17, ‘18 and USENIX Security ‘16, ‘17.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work closely with Prof. Ford, PhD and undergraduate students, senior researchers, and software engineers within the DEDIS lab, along with multiple external research and development partners from industry and academia. Some participation in teaching activities is also expected. Research activities will include notably the design, implementation, and experimental validation of state-of-the-art decentralized systems, including playing a core role in the ongoing design and development of DEDIS’s next-generation blockchain architecture and software infrastructure.

Contact: dedis (at) epfl.ch

More Information: https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/568/Description/2

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-31



Abertay University (Dundee Scotland)
2 Full-Time Permanent posts in Cyber-Security and Computing

Abertay University, in Dundee, Scotland, is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. In 2013 we marked the 125th anniversary of our foundation as an institution dedicated to supporting science, industry and the professions with a distinctive interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

The University now seeks to appoint two Lecturers in Computing and Cybersecurity within the Division of Cybersecurity, part of the School of Design and Informatics.

The School of Design and Informatics is the home of Abertay’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in games, digital arts, cybersecurity and applied computer science. Abertay was the first university to offer degrees in Computer Games Technology and Ethical Hacking, and the School continues to be recognised as an international leader in its fields. The School has long-established professional links with Dundee’s thriving computer games community and the UK's cybersecurity community.

The Division of Cybersecurity is Abertay's centre for teaching and research in applied computing and cybersecurity, with particular interests in ethical hacking, digital forensics, IoT and secure software development. Reporting to the Head of Division, you will provide high-quality, research-informed teaching across all of our degree programmes, with a particular focus on specialist content within our Ethical Hacking and Computing degrees, and conduct internationally-recognised research that contributes to Abertay's strategic interests within the cybersecurity industries and wider digital sector.

The Lecturer in Computing and Cybersecurity will demonstrate relevant knowledge and practical ability in one or more of the following areas:, IoT, secure software development, Big Data for cybersecurity or AI for cybersecurity, ethical hacking or network security.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system.

More Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKB796/lecturer-in-computing-and-cybersecurity/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-29



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
Post-doc/Research fellow in Wireless Security

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the University of Surrey invites applications for a full-time one-year Post-doc/Research fellow position in Wireless Security. The post is part of the funded Innovate UK project “SAFRON: Safe Operational Radio Network for mixed-priority communications to trains using a shared architecture”. SAFRON will create a prototype to demonstrate how wireless networks (e.g. WiFi, LTE, and 5G) can be used for train to trackside communications for mixed applications including safety-related and mission critical.

Successful applicants will have core skills in key management and network authentication standards (e.g. IPSEC) and wireless communications. Experience in tunnelling techniques is advantageous (e.g. L2TP or GRE). A PhD and/or industrial experience would be desirable since the project is research oriented and in collaboration with industry. A graduate with an appropriate background would also be considered.

The successful applicant will be working under supervision of Dr Helen Treharne and Dr Mark Manulis and will benefit from the environment provided by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognized by the British Government.

Salary: 31604 GBP – 34520 GBP depending on qualifications

Expected start date: 1 August 2018

Applicants should submit their applications through the University portal via: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

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

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-20



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security & Surrey Space Centre, UK
PhD student in Satellite Systems Security

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey invite applications for a fully-funded PhD position in Satellite System Security to work on an industry-funded research project TargetSat: Security of COTS-based Satellite Systems.

The project is funded by the NCC Group and aims to develop understanding of security risks and requirements associated with the use of commercial off-the-shelf components (incl. operating systems and software) in satellites and ground control systems, identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in existing single and multi-satellite architectures and communication protocols, and propose mitigating countermeasures. An appropriate test-bed facility will be developed as part of this project.

Successful applicants are expected to be familiar with:

• Linux-based OS systems, incl. kernel programming

• System- / network-level attacks (e.g. buffer overflows, command injection), penetration testing

• Programming languages: C/C++, Assembly, or Python

We particularly welcome applications from ongoing students who are projected to complete their degree in 2018.

This PhD studentship includes a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies. This stipend is significantly higher than an average PhD stipend in the UK. Additional funding is available to support conference travel, etc.

Closing and starting dates: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal closing date. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Planned start date is October 2018.

Applications should be sent via https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

Contact: Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



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

Funded Ph.D. Student Positions in Hardware Security and Reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI

Ph.D. student positions are available (start date: Fall 2018) in the field of hardware security, reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI in the CSEE Department of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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

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

Requirements:

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

- Solid knowledge in Hardware Description Languages (HDL)

- Solid Knowledge in digital design

Please contact me with your CV and Statement of Purpose by June 30th.

Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30

Contact: Naghmeh Karimi, Ph.D.

E-mail: nkarimi (at) umbc.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Claude Shannon Fellow (Independent Research Group Leader)

The Department of Computer Science and the profile area CYSEC-Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt seek a Lead for an independent junior research group in the field of cybersecurity and privacy research, to be the recipient of a

Claude Shannon Fellowship

The Claude Shannon Fellowship is part of the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt and simultaneously anchored in the cybersecurity profile area (CYSEC) of TU Darmstadt. The position is initially limited to three years with a possible maximum of six years.

Fellows are given the opportunity to teach and to conduct independent research, and receive additional resources to establish a research group with 1-2 PhD students. The Claude-Shannon Fellowship program is based upon the DFG's Emmy Noether program and provides competitive personal compensation and access to resources comparable to those at the W1/W2 assistant professorship level. TU Darmstadt offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community, embedded in the outstanding living and research environment of the Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

For more information about the application procedure please consult the link below.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Contact

Please send your application in a single pdf file to: Melanie Schöyen, Management Assistant CYSEC, E-mail: personal (at) cysec.de

Code. No. 184

Application deadline: May 20, 2018

Contact: Melanie Schöyen, Management Assistant CYSEC, E-mail: personal (at) cysec.de

More Information: https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/karriere_planen/allgemeineausschreibung/stellen_details_267904.en.jsp

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-20



Nanyang Technological University
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Research Group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, led by Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay is seeking skilled and motivated candidates for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellows to participate in multiple ongoing projects focusing on system/architecture/hardware security. The research team is currently funded by several large and strategic research grants in the aforementioned areas. Salaries are highly competitive and are decided according to the successful applicants’ accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants are encouraged send their detailed CV, cover letter and two letters of references to Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay (anupam at ntu.edu.sg).

We are soliciting candidates to have an introductory knowledge in cryptography and strong background in digital/system design, including relevant experience in managing large-scale programming projects in C/C++/VHDL/Verilog. Candidates with prior industrial experience and familiarity with state-of-the-art tools in these domains are preferred.

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

Contact: Asst. Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), anupam at ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



NuCypher
Homomorphic Encryption Researcher

NuCypher is a data privacy layer for blockchain, decentralized applications, and other distributed systems. We're back by Y Combinator, Polychain Capital, and many other leading investors.

We're looking for a scientist with expertise in fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) to assist with our research efforts on performance improvements and potential applications for smart contracts. Familiarity with related technologies like proxy re-encryption (PRE) and multi-party computation (MPC) is helpful.

Ideally, candidates have an understanding of the surrounding issues and problems and have an interest in identifying potential solutions. Due to the unproven and highly theoretical nature of these schemes, candidates should be willing to pivot research when practical solutions cannot be found. Qualified candidates are likely (but not required) to have a PhD or similarly extensive experience in cryptography.

Contact: Please email founders (at) nucypher.com with your CV and any previous research/publications you're able to share.

More Information: http://www.nucypher.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Fellows / Post-Docs in symmetric key cryptography and machine learning

SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 1 research fellow position (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. The research team is supported by a Temasek Laboratories funding from Singapore. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

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

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

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Peyrin, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey, UK
PhD Studentship in Modelling and Verification of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

A fully-funded (22,000 GBP plus fees) PhD position in Cyber Security to work on a research project focusing on modelling and verification of distributed ledger technologies with respect to threat models and security analysis. The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Professor Steve Schneider(Principal Supervisor, http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cs/people/Steve_Schneider) and Dr David Williams (Co-Supervisor).

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider: s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=029018

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ph.D. Students with Scholarship

The Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is offering scholarship for Ph.D students on the field of cryptography, inclusive of symmetric-key cryptography, cryptanalysis, lightweight cryptography etc.

The Ph.D. program at NTU is usually for 4 years, which comprises some coursework in the first year and intensive research for all years. The research scholarship offers full coverage of tuition fees, support of conference trips, tax-free living allowance of 2000 SGD/month for the first year, and 2500 SGD/month for the subsequence years after passing the Ph.D candidate qualification examination, further top-up is possible for exceptional good candidates, Singapore citizens and permanent residents. For more information about the requirements of admission and application procedure, refer to here: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/home.aspx

These positions will be available until filled. For the Jan 2019 intake, submit by 30th September 2018, and by 31st March 2019 for the August 2019 intake. More information about the CATF research team can be found here: http://catf.crypto.sg

Contact: Jian Guo, Assistant Professor, guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg for more information.

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Post-Doc Researcher

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-01



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