International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Faculty Positions in Quantum Information Sciences, Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is a dynamic and growing graduate university in Japan. We are inviting applications for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in the areas of Quantum Information Science and Quantum Technology, Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security.

Successful candidates will have an opportunity to join our vibrant, collaborative, interdisciplinary research community. They will:

  • establish and run an active independent Research Unit with generous internal funding, including funds for several research staff;
  • supervise and mentor PhD students, develop and teach graduate courses, and actively contribute to university services;
  • receive access to cutting-edge core research facilities, including imaging, sequencing, instrumentation, nanofabrication, and high-performance computing, with dedicated support staff;
  • enjoy a competitive remuneration package with additional benefits, such as housing allowance.

OIST is actively seeking applications from women and underrepresented groups.

Deadline for applications: 30 Nov 2022 at 12:59 PM JST.

About OIST

OIST is a dynamic and growing graduate university in Japan, offering a world-class research environment and opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. We have no departments, and we currently have 89 Research Units. English is the official language of the university, and the research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. The campus is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shorelines and coral reefs in subtropical Okinawa, Japan. To learn more about OIST, visit www.oist.jp

Contact: Dr. Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs (faculty-recruiting at oist.jp)
Last updated: 2022-09-24 posted on 2022-09-22

Faculty Positions in Cryptography (Computer Science)
National University of Singapore
The Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cryptography, both applied and theoretical. The Department enjoys ample research funding, moderate teaching loads, excellent facilities, and extensive international collaborations. We have a full range of faculty covering all major research areas in computer science, as well as excellent centres in allied scientific areas such as in quantum computing. NUS Computing is home to a thriving PhD program that attracts the brightest students from the region and beyond. The CS department highlights can be found in the URL below. NUS is an equal opportunity employer that offers highly competitive salaries, and is situated in Singapore, an English-speaking cosmopolitan city that is a melting pot of many cultures, both the east and the west. Singapore offers high-quality education and healthcare at all levels, as well as very low tax rates. We seek tenure-track faculty candidates at all levels. Candidates for Assistant Professor positions should demonstrate excellent research potential and a strong commitment to teaching. Truly outstanding Assistant Professor applicants will also be considered for the Presidential Young Professorship. Candidates for tenured Associate Professor or full Professor should demonstrate excellent track records in research, teaching, and thought leadership. Application Details: • Submit the following documents (in a single PDF) online via: https://faces.comp.nus.edu.sg • A cover letter that indicates the position applied for and the main research interests • Curriculum Vitae • A teaching statement • A research statement Please reach out to the faculty search committee chair Prof. Joxan Jaffar (joxan@comp.nus.edu.sg) or to the head, Prof. Lee Wee Sun (leews@comp.nus.edu.sg). Provide the contact information of 3 referees when submitting your online application, or, arrange for at least 3 references to be sent directly to csrec@comp.nus.edu.sg. Job requirement: A PhD degree in Computer Science or related areas.
Contact: Faculty search committee chair Prof. Joxan Jaffar (joxan@comp.nus.edu.sg) Head, Prof. Lee Wee Sun (leews@comp.nus.edu.sg)
Last updated: 2022-09-24 posted on 2022-09-22

Postdoctoral position in Information security
Lund University
The development of computer security has come a long way but several hard challenges remains to be solved. There is an urgent need to research new robust systems which are able to withstand advanced network or hardware based attacks. The technology trends pointing at even more interconnected systems require new thinking regarding models and principles for data protection. At the same time the systems must offer good usability and performance. The research opportunities are rather broad within communication and computer security with respect to IoT systems. Especially, we welcome candidates interested in the combination of AI and security for these applications. The research project is developing a large demonstrator showing how the new security mechanisms work in practice
Contact: Prof. Christian Gehrmann
Last updated: 2022-09-24 posted on 2022-09-21

Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
We have (fully funded) multiple Ph.D. positions in the areas of network security and applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2023 (August 2023) or Spring 2023 (January 2023) at University of South Florida (USF). Students receive a yearly package worth approximately $60,000, which covers all the tuition, health insurance, fringe benefits, and a competitive monthly salary.

USF is a Rank-1 Research University, and USF CSE is top 15% among Computer Science departments in public universities based on Academic Analytics data based on Scholarly Research Index (and top 8th for patents in the USA). USF offers an excellent working environment, all within proximity to high-tech industry and the beautiful beaches of sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is in Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internships in lead-industrial companies. Topics include:

Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
  • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
  • Secure multi-party computation for TML
Trustworthy Blockchains
  • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
  • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains
Secure Internet of Things and Systems (IoT) and Next Generation Wireless Networks
  • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
  • Efficient cryptography for vehicular and unmanned aerial systems
Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
  • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
Requirements:
  • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
  • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
  • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications will be regarded as a plus but not required.
Contact: Associate Prof. Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
Email: attila.yavuz@gmail.com
Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

Last updated: 2022-09-24 posted on 2022-09-18

Research Fellows & Research Assistants
SUTD, Singapore
iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds for water treatment (SWaT), water distribution (WADI) and power grid (EPIC). iTrust will build a new maritime testbed of shipboard OT systems (MariOT) for cybersecurity research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

We are looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cybersecurity in general and CPS security, applied cryptography, or applied ML in particular. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, with publications at leading security conferences (http://jianying.space/conference-ranking.html).

We are also looking for research assistants / software engineers with strong programming skills and good knowledge of cybersecurity, computer networks and applied ML.

Only **short-listed** candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration.

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

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou (Email: jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
Last updated: 2022-09-18 posted on 2022-09-18

Cryptography Engineer
Input Output Global - remote work opportunity
Description

IO Global is searching for a Cryptographic Engineer to join their Core Technology team. As Cryptographic Engineer you will have the exciting challenge of working on cutting-edge research and technology focusing on the market’s needs. You will be working with the Cardano-related projects, such as Cardano Core Cryptographic Primitives, Hydra, Mithril or Sidechains.

The Cryptography Engineering team is growing with the goal of bringing recent academic papers into production. In this team, you will work closely with researchers and engineers, being the bridge between both teams. As Cryptography Engineer you are responsible for writing high-quality code. To support you, our products have software architects, product managers, project managers, formal methods specialists, and QA test engineers, with whom you must communicate professionally, effectively, and efficiently.

Your mission

Working with teams across time zones

  • Working independently on software development tasks
  • Being proactive and requiring minimal supervision or mentoring to complete tasks
  • Reviewing specifications produced by architects and formal methods specialists
  • Contributing to the design of algorithms
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, and upgrading software
  • Writing documentation for the code
  • Writing technical user manuals
  • Understanding complex cryptographic concepts from academic papers
  • Bridging ideas from academic papers to production ready systems.

Requirements

Your expertise

  • Degree in computer science or mathematics is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience with systems programming (C/C++/Rust)
  • Skilled in software development methods such as agile programming and test-driven development
  • Experience in developing cryptography protocols would be a bonus, as would blockchain experience.

Location

IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution we are ideally searching for someone in an European timezone.

Contact: marios.nicolaides@iohk.io
Last updated: 2022-09-18 posted on 2022-09-16

Cryptography Hardware Engineer
Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

Cryptography Research Center

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

Position: Cryptography Hardware Engineer

  • Designing, implementing and verifying/validating cryptographic hardware cores for FPGAs and/or ASICs
  • Designing, implementing and verifying/validating cryptographic hardware cores for FPGAs and/or ASICs
  • Participating in cutting edge research projects

    Skills required for the job

  • Experience with architecture and design of hardware cryptographic accelerators
  • Strong knowledge of RTL coding, logic design principles along with timing and power implications
  • Good understanding of a wide range of (synchronous/asynchronous) digital and/or analog circuit design techniques
  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art CAD tools (for FPGAs and/or ASICs)
  • Experience with advanced CMOS designs - (nice to have)
  • Knowledge of Verification techniques like Tcl scripts, makefile testing, Cosimulation (UVM flow good to have) - (nice to have)
  • Understanding of implementation attacks (e.g., side-channel analysis and/or fault injection) and the corresponding countermeasures - (nice to have)
  • Proven experience (i.e., papers and/or patents) doing academic and/or industrial research

    Qualifications

  • PhD degree in hardware/cryptography engineering (preferred) or BS/MS degree in electrical/electronic/computer engineering or 5+ years of relevant experience in the industry

  • Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-09-18 posted on 2022-09-16

    Rust Cryptography Engineer for Lurk
    Protocol Labs, Remote
    Lurk is an in-development, Turing-complete programming language for recursive zk-SNARKs. It is a statically scoped dialect of Lisp, implemented in Rust to support evaluation, proving, and verification in zero-knowledge. Since Lurk is Turing-complete, it can be used (within resource limits) to make and prove arbitrary computational claims without the constraints of traditional fixed-circuit SNARKs. A Rust Cryptography Engineer for Lurk will help drive the development of the Lurk programming language. The ideal candidate for this job will have deep knowledge of zero-knowledge cryptography and experience writing zk-proofs or zk-proof adjacent software in Rust. You can learn more about Lurk at https://github.com/lurk-lang and the Rust implementation at https://github.com/lurk-lang/lurk-rs.
    Contact: Luke Sandquist
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-16

    Two fully funded PhD scholarships in Post Quantum Cryptography
    UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    We have two PhD positions in Post Quantum Cryptography at UNSW, Sydney funded by the Sydney Quantum Academy (SQA).

    1. Post Quantum Cryptography for Blockchains
    2. Towards a Quantum-Safe Internet
    The scholarships are for a maximum period of 4 years.

    Prospective students are expected to have strong mathematical inclination and strong background in data structures, discrete mathematics and algorithms. Candidates with knowledge of cryptography (such as completion of undergraduate/graduate course or research project) will be preferred.

    Open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. Candidates in their final year of study are welcome to apply.

    SQA Deadline: September 26, 2022.
    UNSW Deadline: September 30, 2022.

    Contact: Please contact Dr. Sushmita Ruj (Email: Sushmita.ruj@unsw.edu.au) with your CV and transcripts if you are interested.
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-15

    Post-doc
    Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
    Topic: Remote attack on a quantum key distribution system. Modern-era cryptography is threatened by recent developments in quantum computing. One way of mitigating this threat is quantum cryptography, or more specifically quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol. A QKD system consists in hardware to create and transport quantum states, as well as software to interface quantum hardware with classical communication infrastructure. Literature on attacks is still limited in this field. Examples are Makarov et al., Nature Photon. 2010 and Alléaume et al., Phys. Rev. A 2016. These works mainly concern physical vulnerabilities on the hardware hence they require to gain physical access to the network in order to perform the attack. In an objective of certification and standardisation of future QKD systems, the whole spectrum of vulnerabilities must be studied, including remote attacks. The subject of this post-doc offer aims at finding attacks on a QKD system without physical access to the hardware, as well as suggesting countermeasures. In the target attack scenario, the attacker has no physical access to hardware, but he can leave a third-party software on one of the machines of the QKD system. How the attacker gains access to the machine to drop the software file is out of scope. The objective of this work is to make the third-party software modify the behaviour of physical systems in order to cause a leak of sensitive information or a denial of service. Fully software oriented attacks, such as memory scrapping or random generation weakening, are thus excluded from this work. An example of acceptable attack would be a modification of the clock by the third-party, see Jouguet et al., Phys. Rev. A 2020 (the difference being that clock modification is caused by software instead of hardware). Another possibility would be to change the physical parameters of the QKD system, e.g. by using the API of the pilot component of the system. the post-doc will focus on a specific operational QKD system. Ideal profile: PhD in quantum physics with interest for computer security or the opposite. Useful skills: cryptography; reverse engineering; software development.
    Contact: Eleni Diamanti, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Sorbonne Université (LIP6)
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-14

    Post-Doc
    Inria of the University of Rennes
    Private and Secure Computation on Personal Data The recruited postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on the design of a distributed data vault that can (i) store personal data while keeping it safe from third parties, (ii) support computation on encrypted or otherwise protected personal data to obtain aggregate statistics while respecting the privacy of the individual data items, (iii) provide means to remunerate users that enable computation on their personal data. In particular, we aim to address this challenge by relying on a byzantine-fault tolerant [1,2] decentralized storage platform that can store data reliably in encrypted form. We plan to combine techniques like multiparty computation [3] and homomorphic encryption [4] with technologies like trusted execution environments [5] to enable computation on such encrypted data. This will allow us to address a variety of use cases, such as decentralized [6] and federated machine learning algorithms [7]. The system should also keep track of the usage of personal data to support remuneration schemes. To this end, we plan to leverage our recent theoretical work on lightweight distributed ledgers [8, 9]. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute by performing original research on these topics, and will also participate in the supervision of Masters and PhD students. In doing so, he or she will collaborate with Davide Frey and other members of the WIDE team, as well as with international partners within the SOTERIA project and other related projects. Although teaching is not a requirement, the candidate can also choose to teach relevant courses at the University of Rennes 1 and affiliated institutions.
    Contact: Davide Frey
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-14

    PhD Position in (post-)Quantum Cryptography
    QuSoft / University of Amsterdam

    The Theory of Computer Science (TCS) group at the Informatics Institute (IvI) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is looking for an excellent candidate for a fully funded PhD position as part of QSI (Quantum-Safe Internet), a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The QSI network involves top-ranking partner universities from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, the UK, and Switzerland, as well as industrial partners.

    You will conduct research at the intersection of quantum and post-quantum cryptography and publish/ present the results at top venues for research in crypto/ IT Security. You will be supervised by Prof. Christian Schaffner and Dr. Florian Speelman.

    We are looking for a candidate with:
    • a MSc in computer science, mathematics, or a related field;
    • strong academic performance in university-level courses related to cryptography, IT security, theoretical CS, or mathematics;
    • professional command of English and good presentation skills;
    • compliance with the MSCA-ITN mobility rule: you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before your recruitment date.
    Familiarity with provable security and/ or a strong mathematical background are a plus.

    We offer:
    • Full-time employment for the duration of the PhD
    • A well-rounded training offered by the QSI network, covering a range of topics related to secure communications in the quantum era, as well as complementary training intended to enhance your personal development.
    • Generous travel budget that allows for, e.g., exposure to different sectors via planned placements and attendance to summer schools.
    Contact: Prof. Christian Schaffner
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-13

    Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow
    George Mason University
    Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow

    The George Mason University and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for an Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow position. GMU has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    About the Position:

    The incumbent will conduct research at GMU and as part of the Northern Virginia Node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, and in partnership with researchers from the Coastal Node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and Old Dominion University. Successful candidates will have access to the faculty and facilities of both GMU and Old Dominion University to enable their success.

    Responsibilities:

    Serve as the director of the interdisciplinary research effort between GMU, Old Dominion University and the Northern Virginia and Coastal Nodes of the CCI;

    Leverage university-level strategic priorities in cybersecurity research to lead transformative growth and impact the research portfolio, and to further encourage and foster new and existing collaborations with academic, industrial, and governmental institutions in Northern Virginia, Coastal Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., area;

    Accelerate the growth of high-quality academic programs, facilitate interdisciplinary research initiatives, and broaden the scope and focus areas of research in Mason with significant potential for commercialization.

    Required Qualifications:

    Doctorate in CS, ECE, IT, or a related field;

    Eligible for a tenured appointment as associate or full professor;

    Outstanding cybersecurity research and publication record;

    Commitment to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate education

    significant leadership experience

    US citizen

    Contact: More information: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37290398/associatefull-professor-of-cybersecurity-and-commonwealth-cyber-initiative-fellow?
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-13

    Ph.D. student
    University College Dublin
    Doctoral student Position at School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland, focusing on Blockchain and Federated Learning for CONFIDENTIAL6G Project. We are looking for a candidate for a four-year direct Ph.D. position at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland, focusing on Blockchain uses for radio spectrum sharing and learning data integrity assurance for AI/ML approaches. This PhD position is attached to the project CONFIDENTIAL6G; a HORIZON EUROPE project funded by the EU commission. This project emphasizes privacy preservation and security of sensitive data focusing on the protection of data in use, in transit, and processed or stored at the edge. The selected student will work on a topic related to the CONFIDENTIAL6G project. #Funding The student will receive a four-year scholarship (where university tuition fees are fully covered along with living allowances of 18,500 Euros per annum) for the total duration of the Ph.D. program. Start Date By January 2023 Requirements for the doctoral student - Candidates should have a B.Sc (with a first-class) or a M.Sc. in one of the following fields: computer science, software engineering, or any other relevant subject by the time of the start date; - Proven DLT software (e.g., Blockchain, Ethereum, hyperledger…etc.) development skills with at least one relevant programming language such as Python, or Java; - Proven ability to document and publish the research findings in top conference proceedings and journals; - Motivation and dedication to pursue doctoral degree studies and research work that has the potential to be published in high-ranking publications; - Formidable communication skills to enable networking and knowledge dissemination plausible. Applying If you are interested, please contact me with the following documen
    Contact: The position is supervised by Asst. Prof. Dr. Madhusanka Liyanage (https://scholar.google.fi/citations?user=p1n0ioUAAAAJ&hl=en) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Shen Wang (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rPAOzIwAAAAJ&h).
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-11

    Postdoctoral researcher
    The University of Adelaide, Australia
    This is an opportunity for a high-achieving postdoctoral researcher to join a world-leading research group within the area of computer security and cryptography. In this role you will design, develop, implement, and assess tools and procedures for secure implementation of cryptographic primitives. The position will support our research program to improve hardware and software security and promote secure designs.

    This is a fixed term (18 months) position with a flexible start date up to January 2023.

    Apply at: https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/510702

    Contact: Yuval Yarom yval(at)cs.adelaide.edu.au
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-10

    Cryptography Architect
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
    Job Description
    The Cryptography Architect will be responsible for guiding how advanced and innovative cryptography is leveraged at JPMorgan Chase. As an experienced member of the Emerging Technologies Security group within the Cybersecurity & Technology Controls organization, you will interact with like-minded cryptographers and a group of passionate security engineers to work on concrete applications of advanced cryptography schemes. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other cryptographers on research projects.
    The position requires strong academic knowledge as well as some industry experience in vetting and applying advanced cryptography schemes to secure complex IT infrastructure, customer-facing services, and sensitive customer and enterprise data.
    Knowledge, experience, and capability required for the role include:
    • Expertise in both mainstream encryption schemes and key exchange protocols as well as quantum-safe cryptography
    • Strong familiarity with NIST post-quantum cryptography standardization & migration efforts
    • Hands-on experience with implementing, testing and deploying advanced cryptographic schemes
    • Familiarity with NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines
    • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, e.g., Java, C#, JavaScript, C/C++
    • Ability to convey complex concepts in a clear & concise manner to a wide range of audience
    • Proven track record in publishing papers (academia, whitepaper, position paper etc.)
    • Proven track record in working with diverse teams to achieve goals
    • Driving enterprise-wide transformative security technology initiatives
    • PhD (preferred) or MS in computer science
    Contact: Hubert Le Van Gong, Ph.D. | Managing Director | Cybersecurity & Technology Controls
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-10

    Applied Cryptography Architect
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
    Job Description

    The Applied Cryptography Architect will be responsible for leveraging innovative cryptography at JPMorgan Chase. As a member of the Emerging Technologies Security group within the Cybersecurity & Technology Controls organization, you will work alongside cryptographers and a group of passionate security engineers to solve complex security problems and support the deployment of cryptography-based solutions.

    The position requires extensive knowledge and industry experience in combining cryptography and security best-practices to secure complex IT infrastructure, customer-facing services, and sensitive customer and enterprise data.

    Knowledge, experience, and capability required for the role include:

    • Expertise in applying mainstream cryptographic primitives, including digital signatures, public-key ciphers, block ciphers Good understanding and hands-on experience of network security protocols (TLS etc.)
    • Familiarity with NIST post-quantum cryptography standardization & migration efforts
    • Security solution development utilizing cryptographic agility principles and elements
    • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, e.g., Java, C#, JavaScript, C/C++
    • Hands-on data protection solution development utilizing industry standard security protocol and best-practices
    • Application knowledge of public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificates (e.g., X.509)
    • Ability to convey complex concepts and ideas in a clear and concise manner to a wide range of audience
    • Proven track record in working with diverse teams to achieve goals
    • Driving enterprise-wide transformative security technology initiatives
    • MS (preferred) or BS in computer science

    Contact: Hubert Le Van Gong, Ph.D. | Managing Director | Cybersecurity & Technology Controls
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-10

    Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Professor
    University of Oxford, Department of Computer Science; Oxford, UK
    Oxford University’s Computer Science Department is hiring four new faculty. The positions are open to all areas of computer science and the closing date is 12 noon on 14 December 2022. For more information, see https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/aboutus/vacancies/vacancy-faculty-hiring.html
    Contact: James Worrell
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-09

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Cryptography
    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    We have a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

    The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council in the project: “OffPAD - Optimizing balance between high security and usability. An innovative approach to endpoint security”.

    The NIST Post Quantum Cryptography Standardization is expected to end in 2024, and post-quantum cryptography will be required to secure all sensitive information in the years to come shortly after, e.g., in protocols such as TLS, SSH, FIDO and other systems. Additionally, NIST have announced a new call for quantum secure digital signature algorithms.

    The goal of this project is to conduct research on post-quantum authentication protocols and improve upon the frameworks used today when it comes to long-term security.

    The postdoc will be part of the NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab, a multidisciplinary research group consisting of members from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology.

    A list of possible, but not limited, research topics for the postdoctoral position are:
  • Post-quantum cryptography
  • Key-exchange
  • Digital signatures
  • Zero-knowledge proofs
  • Multi-party computation
  • Homomorphic encryption
  • Provable security

    Your main supervisor will be Associate Professor Tjerand Silde at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology.
  • Contact: Tjerand Silde (tjerand.silde@ntnu.no)
    Last updated: 2022-09-09 posted on 2022-09-08

    Cryptography Engineer
    Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, Munich, Germany
    In a fast changing world, it takes pioneering spirit to create trustworthy technology. We enable secure connectivity and payment solutions for billions of people around the globe. At Giesecke+Devrient, you will play a key role in realizing the digital transformation.

    Giesecke+Devrient is looking for a Cryptography Engineer (m/f/d) for its Cryptology department at its Munich Headquarters as soon as possible

    Job Description:

    • Secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms and security relevant OS components for smart cards in assembler
    • Optimization regarding run time and memory consumption
    • Design and implementation of countermeasures to defend against hardware related attacks against smart cards
    • Analysis of the results of side-channel attacks and derivation of effective countermeasures
    Your Profile:
    • Background in mathematics, computer science or electronic engineering
    • Ideally PhD in cryptography or 3+ years experience in cryptography or related area
    • Programming skills in assembler for embedded microcontrollers
    • Ideally experience in embedded security and side-channel-attacks
    Your Benefits:
    • High level of responsibility and exciting projects
    • Working in an international security technology company
    • Very flexible working hours and home office possibilities
    • Wide range of training and further education opportunities
    • Attractive family benefits such as a summer holiday camp for children
    • Other benefits such as an own sports club and a canteen subsidized by the employer
    We are looking forward to receiving your application!

    https://careers.gi-de.com/job/Munich-Kryptologen-%28mfd%29-81677/723297801/

    Contact: Dr. Harald Vater (Harald.Vater (at) gi-de.com)
    Last updated: 2022-09-09 posted on 2022-09-08

    Founding Cryptographic Software Engineer
    Sovereign Systems, Santa Monica/Remote

    We’re a small team with a big mission and we’re looking for our Founding Cryptographic Software Engineer. Sovereign Systems was founded on the premise that personal data is valuable, and so are privacy and security. Historically, this premise has represented a paradox, as users and organizations have been forced to trade one for the other. Sovereign Systems is providing a solution to this paradox.

    This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and shape the technical vision and strategy. You’ll work directly alongside the CEO and Chief Data Scientist with the support of an all-star team of A-list and highly active advisors. You’ll start by doing, rolling your sleeves up, and cranking out code. As we grow, you’ll help to build our technical team and collaborate with key stakeholders on the processes and frameworks that will allow the company to run both joyfully and efficiently.

    In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

    • You will have the chance to craft solutions and develop software for millions of users around the world.
    • You'll be part of a company whose commitment to user privacy is at the heart of everything.
    • You'll be surrounded by the most creative, passionate, and talented engineers in the industry, constantly being challenged to go beyond the norm to find new, innovative ways of solving problems and to make software safer, easier, and more fun to use.

    Key qualifications :

    • Passion for creating effective and pragmatic cryptographic schemes.
    • MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science or CSE or equivalent experience. 5+ years building cloud-based and distributed systems.
    • Understanding of fundamental cryptographic algorithms and the underlying mathematics, such as finite field arithmetic.
    • Experience implementing privacy-preserving cryptographic primitives and protocols like fully homomorphic and oblivious encryption, and garbled circuits, and using libraries such as Zama, Microsoft SEAL, HELayers.
    • Experience implementing high-performance cryptographic protocols in languages like Rust, Java, Go, Python, or C/C++.
    Contact: Jackie Peters
    Last updated: 2022-09-09 posted on 2022-09-07

    PhD (4 years) and Postdocs (2-3 years) in applied cryptogrpahy
    Cybersecurity Group, TU Delft, The Netherlands
    The Cybersecurity Group at TU Delft now opens a 4-year PhD position and two 2/3-year Post-doc positions within the Horizon Europe projects. The successful candidates are expected to do cutting-edge research on the topic of applied cryptography (in particular UC, lattice-based crypto) with renowned international researchers. They will be provided excellent research environment, international visiting/collaborations, and competitive salary and allowance packages.

    For PhD: candidates are required to hold a MSc in math, computer science or related subject (preferably with some related backgrounds on cryptography). Further, they should provide sufficient English skills, e.g., International English test certificate.
    For Post-doc: candidates must hold a PhD in mathematics or computer science with expertise on cryptography, and they are expected to have great backgrounds on UC or lattice-base crypto, and/or cryptography in general. Candidates must have a strong track record, academic writing and communication ability.

    All the positions may have flexible starting date. Please prepare a detailed resume (including a list of publications if have), bachelor and MSc transcripts (for the PhD position), 1 page motivation letter, International English certificate (if have), and two references (names and contact emails).

    Please contact shihui.fu@tudelft.nl for further questions.
    Contact: Dr. S. Fu (shihui.fu@tudelft.nl)
    Last updated: 2022-09-09 posted on 2022-09-06

    MS and PhD Positions in Applied Cryptography
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the MS and PhD positions in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Arijit Karati on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology. Candidates must comprehend formal security analysis, secure coding, and effective security integration in the application domains.

    Responsibilities: Apart from academic work, student must involve in several activities in a group or individually, such as (not limited to):
  • Design and implementation of security protocol.
  • Assesment of the security and performance metric.
  • Research meeting with the supervisor.

    Requirements: Apart from the university's basic admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en), students are desired to have following key requirements:
  • Strong motivation on information security.
  • Knowledge of modern technology.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

    Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on availability for master's Ph.D. students).

    What students can expect:
  • Cooperation from the supervisor and labmates.
  • The rich culture in research and related activities.
  • Flexibility in communication, e.g., English.

    What the supervisor can expect: Apart from academic and research works, students are expected to have
  • Good moral character.
  • Hardworking and dedication.

    Deadline: Until September 2022 (for spring semester) and March 2023 (for fall semester)

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2022-09-04 posted on 2022-09-03

    Sr. Applied Cryptographer
    Amazon (any US Location)
    Devices and Services Trust and Security (DSTS) group at Amazon is looking for a senior cryptographer with cryptography implementation experience. Candidate is expected to be a primary contributor to the development and execution of a post-quantum transition strategy within DSTS with impacts Amazon wide. In addition, candidate will identify security and cryptography concerns in devices/web services/applications at all stages of development (from concept to in-production). Candidate will lead or participate in the development of proof-of-concept implementations and guidance/training material regarding secure/proper use of cryptography. Key job responsibilities * Develop strategy, plans, and collateral to transition to PQ cryptographic algorithms * Develop and productize software implementations for PQ algorithms capable of running on Amazon devices and low-cost MCUs * Write collateral and training material to aid development teams in use of cryptography and transition to PQ algorithms * Perform trade-offs between cryptography, business-needs and security requirements to recommend best algorithm solutions and timings for algorithm transitions, taking into account software, hardware, backend services and market acceptance * Participate in development of requirements and hardware/software implementations for performant implementations of new cryptographic algorithms * Asses and resolve trouble tickets from development teams regarding use of crypto in design, implementation and/or production * Develop tools to assess use of cryptography across DSTS teams
    Contact: Apply through link above
    Last updated: 2022-09-04 posted on 2022-09-01

    Postdocs and PhD Students
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill some positions of post-doctoral research fellows and PhD students with full scholarship support on symmetric-key cryptography. Topics include but are not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • theory and proof
    • threshold cryptography
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-2, SHA-3 and AES
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group dedicated for research in symmetric-key cryptography, it currently comprises more than 15 members of Postdocs, (exchange) PhD students, and visiting professors. Since establishment, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3 and AES, and is expanding its interests to the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university and government agencies in Singapore. We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax (around 5%), as well as excellent environment dedicating for top-venues publication orientated research in Singapore. The contract for postdocs will be initially for one and half years, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. Details on requirements of PhD admission to NTU and financial supports provided by the scholarships can be found here: https://guo.crypto.sg/students More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via https://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg, with subject [IACR-CATF]
    Last updated: 2022-09-04 posted on 2022-09-01

    Multiple PhD Student and PostDoc Positions in Privacy-Preserving Crypto
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    The KASTEL Institute of Information Security and Dependability is looking for multiple PhD students and PostDocs committed to privacy-preserving cryptography. Experiences with secure multi-party computation or UC-based security are a plus. For PostDocs a track record in this field is expected, including publications at reputable conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, ACM CCS, PETS, etc.

    You will be a member of the KASTEL Security Research Labs (https://zentrum.kastel.kit.edu). Your research will be dealing with privacy-preserving cryptographic building blocks and protocols for important application scenarios and result in both theoretical security concepts (protocol designs, security proofs, etc.) and their efficient implementation (e.g., a demonstrator). The contract will initially be limited to 1 year, but can be extended to several years (particularly for PhD candidates).

    If you are interested, please send an email including your CV and a list of publications (for PostDocs) to andy.rupp@partner.kit.edu.

    Contact: Andy Rupp (PI at KASTEL)
    Last updated: 2022-08-31 posted on 2022-08-26

    Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Professor positions in Computer Science
    Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)

    ISTA invites applications for several open positions in all areas of computer science including cryptography, systems security and privacy.

    We offer:

    • A highly international and interdisciplinary research environment with English as working language on campus
    • State-of-the-art facilities and scientific support services
    • Substantial start-up package and attractive salary
    • Guaranteed annual base funding including funding for PhD students and postdocs
    • An international Graduate School with high admissions criteria and a rigorous training program
    • Leadership program
    • Employee Assistance program
    • Dual Career support packages
    • Child-care facilities on campus (for children aged 3 months till school age)

    ISTA is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations.

    Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor.

    Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and typically have at least six year of experience in leading a research group.

    ISTA values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities. We strive to increase the number of women, particularly in fields where they are underrepresented, and therefore we strongly encourage female researchers.

    Please apply online at: www.ista.ac.at/jobs/faculty

    The closing date for applications is October 27, 2022.

    Contact:

    Prof. Krzysztof Pietrzak (pietrzak@ista.ac.at) or Prof. Lefteris Kokoris Kogias (ekokoris@ista.ac.at)


    Last updated: 2022-08-31 posted on 2022-08-26

    Ph.D. Position in Asymmetric Cryptography
    Eindhoven Technical University
    I am searching for an outstanding Ph.D. candidate to start on 1st November 2022 (negotiable) in the Coding Theory and Cryptology group at Eindhoven Technical University (TU/e).

    Possible topics fall into the field of provable security with a focus on the construction of efficient cryptographic building blocks and protocols, including
    -(post-quantum) secure key exchange and messaging protocols and
    -efficient digital signatures and public key encryption in realistic security models.

    The fully-funded position offers exciting research in a highly international research environment. Candidates from outside of the Netherlands can be eligible for an additional tax reduction scheme.

    Requirements:
    -a Master's degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics, or IT security.
    -strong mathematical and/or algorithmic/theoretical CS background.
    -good knowledge of cryptography and provable security.
    -good written and verbal communication skills in English (Dutch is not required).

    TU/e embraces diversity and inclusion. Therefore, people from all backgrounds are invited to apply, without regard to sex, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, socio-economic status, identity, visible or invisible disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

    To apply, prepare a single PDF file that includes a CV with a course list and grades. Applications received until 9th September 2022 receive full consideration. After that, the position is filled as soon as possible.

    Applications and questions can be directed at s.schage@tue.nl.
    Contact: Sven Schäge
    Last updated: 2022-08-31 posted on 2022-08-25

    Research Fellow (Post-Doc)
    University of Surrey

    We would like to invite applications for an up to 3 years fully funded postdoctoral position within the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey. The expected start is October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to two EU-funded research projects “CONNECT: Continuous and Efficient Cooperative Trust Management for Resilient CCAM” and “REWIRE: Rewiring the Compositional Security Verification and Assurance of Systems of Systems Lifecycle”. The main responsibility of the post holder will be in the design and development of new cryptographic protocols for trusted computing and secure systems, including attribute-based encryption and signatures, anonymous signatures, remote attestation, and distributed ledger technologies. Applicants should have a PhD (or close to completing a PhD degree) in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.

    The position offers the platform for the research fellow to develop skills to become an independent researcher. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Professor Liqun Chen and Dr Catalin Dragan. The research fellow will also work with the other colleagues of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security and collaborate with the other partners of the CONNECT project consortium and the REWIRE project consortium.

    Requirements:
    We are looking for applicants that demonstrate strong research and protocol design skills, have strong communication skills, and have enthusiasm for developing their own research ideas. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in the design of cryptographic protocols for trusted computing and secure systems, and a good understanding of distributed ledger technologies. Skills in software engineering would be an advantage but being willing to learn how to develop a software prototype for demonstration is acceptable. Applicants should have a PhD (or close to completing a PhD degree) in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.

    Information on how to apply is available here: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=058222
    Contact: Professor Liqun Chen (liqun.chen@surrey.ac.uk) or Dr Catalin Dragan (c.dragan@surrey.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2022-08-25 posted on 2022-08-23

    Ph.D. position in (Quantum) Cryptanalysis
    Ruhr-University Bochum
    The groups of Cryptology and Quantum Information (Alexander May and Michael Walter) are looking for an excellent candidate for a fully funded Ph.D. position as part of Quantum-Safe Internet (QSI), a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The QSI network involves top-ranking partner universities from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, the UK, and Switzerland, as well as industrial partners.

    You will conduct research in algorithms for classical and quantum cryptanalysis and publish/present the results at top venues for research in crypto/IT Security. This is a joint doctorate, supervised by Alexander May and Michael Walter.

    Your Profile:
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, theoretical physics, or a related field.
    • Outstanding grades in classes related to cryptography, (quantum) algorithms, theoretical CS, or mathematics. (Familiarity with provable security and/or a strong mathematical background are a plus.)
    • Excellent communication/writing skills in English. (No German required.)
    • Compliance with the MSCA-ITN mobility rule: You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before your recruitment date.
    We offer:
    • Full-time employment for the duration of the PhD (four years at Ruhr-University Bochum).
    • A well-rounded training offered by the QSI network, covering a range of topics related to secure communications in the quantum era, as well as complementary training intended to enhance your personal development.
    • Generous travel budget that allows for, e.g., exposure to different sectors via planned placements and attendance to summer schools.
    The position is to be filled as soon as possible, deadline for application is Sep 28. We strongly encourage applications from members of any underrepresented group in our research area.

    Contact: To apply or for questions, contact alex.may@rub.de. Applications should contain the following in a single PDF:
    • Cover letter describing your background and research interests.
    • CV, including transcripts.
    • A link to your MSc thesis (draft), if available.
      Last updated: 2022-08-24 posted on 2022-08-23

    Post-Doc / Research Fellow positions on various topics
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University is looking for candidates for 2 Research Fellow / postdoc positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows, flexible contract duration) on:
    • symmetric-key cryptography,
    • lightweight cryptography,
    • side-channel analysis,
    • optimized software and/or hardware implementations,
    • fully-homomorphic encryption,
    • machine learning.
    Candidates are expected to have a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/ML venues.

    Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin@ntu.edu.sg).

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

    Contact: Thomas Peyrin
    Last updated: 2022-08-24 posted on 2022-08-23

    PhD positions in Information Security and Applied Cryptography (Fully funded)
    University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
    We are looking for bright and motivated PhD students to work in the topics of information security and cryptography. The students will join the Cybersecurity and applied Cryptography group led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa (https://cybersecurity.unisg.ch/). The students are expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The positions are funded with a competitive salary and the workplace is in beautiful St. Gallen in Switzerland.
    Research areas: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    • Privacy-preserving biometric authentication
    Your Profile:
    • A MSc degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
    Final Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022
    Starting date: By mutual agreement
    Contact: Eriane Breu
    Last updated: 2022-08-24 posted on 2022-08-23

    Tenure-Track Faculty in all areas related to Security, Privacy, and Cryptography
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    CISPA is a world-leading research center that focuses on Information Security and Machine Learning at large. To expand and further strengthen our center, we are looking for Tenure-Track Faculty in all areas related to Security, Privacy, and Cryptography (f/m/d) All applicants are expected to grow a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda. To aid you in achieving this, CISPA provides institutional base funding for three full-time researcher positions and a generous budget for expenditures. Upon successful tenure evaluation, you will hold a position that is equivalent to an endowed full professorship at a top research university. We invite applications of candidates with excellent track records in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography, especially in (but not limited to) the fields of
  • Applied and Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Autonomous Systems Security
  • Cybercrime, Misinformation, and Fake News
  • Hardware Security and Secure Hardware Designs
  • Human-Centered Security and Privacy
  • Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
  • Security of Critical Infrastructures and Embedded Systems
  • Software Security, Analysis, and Engineering
  • The CISPA Tenure-Track in a nutshell:
  • Tenure-track of five years towards the equivalent of an Endowed Full Professorship
  • Three fully funded full-time research staff positions for your entire tenure-track
  • Generous budget for research expenses
  • Low teaching load of only one course (of your choice) per semester
  • World-renowned colleagues in (almost) all areas of Security and Machine Learning
  • Young and dynamic environment, with an average faculty age below 40 years
  • CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special dual-career support. We explicitly encourage female and diverse researchers to apply.

    Application

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by November 1, 2022 with interviews starting in December 2022. However, applications will continue to be accepted until December 8, 2022 with interviews in 2023.

    Contact: scientific-recruiting@cispa.de
    Last updated: 2022-08-25 posted on 2022-08-22

    Masters, PhD, Post-Doc Vacancies in Cloud Cryptography
    Multimedia University, Faculty of Information Science & Technology; Melaka, Malaysia

    Responsibilities:
    • Conduct research based on state-of-the-art cloud cryptography.
    • Enroll in MSc (IT)/PhD (IT) in MMU.
    • Publications in indexed journals.
    Requirements:
    • A relevant degree with good grades.
    • Good knowledge in Cryptography, Mathematics, and Cloud Computing will be an added advantage.
    Contact: Interested candidates may submit their CV to Swee-Huay Heng (shheng@mmu.edu.my). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
    Last updated: 2022-08-31 posted on 2022-08-21

    Ph.D. Scholarships - Post-Quantum Cryptography and Blockchain Applications
    Monash University, Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity; Melbourne, Australia

    The post-quantum cryptography research group at the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia, has Ph.D. student scholarship openings for research projects, including in particular the following areas:

    1. Post-quantum cryptographic primitives and their practical applications in blockchain consensus protocols.

    2. Post-quantum Zero Knowledge Proof and SNARK protocols and their applications for privacy preserving blockchain transactions and smart contracts.

    3. Post-quantum cryptographic primitives and protocols for scalable and accountable blockchain transactions, including layer 2 payment channel protocols.

    Students will have the opportunity to work in an excellent research environment and collaborate with experts in cryptography and blockchain systems in the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, and with industry partners.

    Monash University is among the leading universities in Australia and is located in Melbourne, ranked as Australia's most liveable city and among the most liveable cities in the world.

    Applicants should have a strong background and skills in preferably all of the following: mathematics, cryptography, and programming, especially in Sagemath/python and/or C/C++. They should have (or expected to complete in the next 12 months) a Masters or Honours equivalent qualification with a research thesis.

    To apply, please contact ron.steinfeld@monash.edu and include your CV, copies of undergraduate and postgraduate academic result transcripts, and any relevant publications.

    Contact: To apply, please contact ron.steinfeld@monash.edu and send your CV, copies of undergraduate and postgraduate academic result transcripts, and any relevant publications.
    Last updated: 2022-08-24 posted on 2022-08-19

    Fully funded Ph.D. position in (post-)quantum cryptography
    TU Eindhoven
    The Coding Theory and Cryptology group is looking for an excellent candidate for a fully funded Ph.D. position as part of QSI (Quantum-Safe Internet), a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The QSI network involves top-ranking partner universities from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, the UK, and Switzerland, as well as industrial partners.

    You will conduct research at the intersection of quantum and post-quantum cryptography and publish/present the results at top venues for research in crypto/IT Security. This is a joint doctorate, supervised by A. Hülsing, K. Hövelmanns and B. Škorić.

    You must meet the following requirements:
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, or a related field.
    • Outstanding grades in classes related to cryptography, IT security, theoretical CS, or mathematics. (Familiarity with provable security and/or a strong mathematical background are a plus.)
    • Excellent communication/writing skills in English. (No Dutch required.)
    • Compliance with the MSCA-ITN mobility rule: You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before your recruitment date.
    We offer:
    • Full-time employment for the duration of the PhD (four years at TU/e).
    • A well-rounded training offered by the QSI network, covering a range of topics related to secure communications in the quantum era, as well as complementary training intended to enhance your personal development.
    • Generous travel budget that allows for, e.g., exposure to different sectors via planned placements and attendance to summer schools.
    • Salary and benefits in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities. Candidates from abroad can be eligible to an additional tax reduction scheme.
    The positions is to be filled as soon as possible. We strongly encourage applications from members of any underrepresented group in our research area.
    Contact: To apply or for questions, use itn-applications@huelsing.net. Applications should contain (in a single PDF):
    • Cover letter describing your research interests
    • CV, including transcripts
    • Contact details of 2-3 potential references

    Last updated: 2022-08-16 posted on 2022-08-16

    PhD position in cryptographic security, post-quantum codes and signatures
    Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Computer Science, Germany

    The Cybersecurity and AI Group led by Prof. Gerhard Wunder (https://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/en/inf/groups/ag-comm/index.html/) and the Information Security Group led by Prof. Marian Margraf (https://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/inf/groups/ag-idm/index.html/) at Freie Universität Berlin are looking for one PhD student in the area of cryptographic security, post-quantum codes and signatures.

    The position is connected to UltraSec, which is a research project focusing on the immensely potential Ultra Wide Band (UWB) wireless technology. The collaborative project consists of partners from leading academia, IoT and security centric startup, research institute, and industry. The PhD candidate contributes to the theoretical foundations, design, and implementation of security architecture for UWB based IoT-development platform thereby closely collaborating with the partners in the consortium. Candidates are expected to co-author articles published in high-quality academic venues such as IEEE/ACM conferences and journals. Within the framework of the externally funded research project, the opportunity for writing a doctoral-thesis is granted.

    Your profile

    • Applicants must possess a master degree in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering or similar.
    • Solid mathematical background in classical cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, and good coding skills in C/Go/Rust/Python/MATLAB is desirable.
    • General understanding of coding quality and solid practice of source code and project management tools (Git, Travis-CI etc) is a plus.
    • Moreover, the candidate should be able and willing to work and cooperate with the members of group and the project consortium.

    Starting Date: October/ November 2022.

    Further information can be found here: https://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/en/inf/groups/ag-comm/open-positions/wimis/index.html

    Contact: Applications including all the relevant documents should be sent electronically by e-mail to g.wunder@fu-berlin.de (cc: stefanie.bahe@fu-berlin.de), preferably as a single pdf-document.
    Last updated: 2022-08-11 posted on 2022-08-11

    PhD student in Symmetric-key Cryptography
    Simula UiB, Bergen, Norway
    Simula UiB is a research centre in Cryptography and Information Theory located in Bergen, Norway. We are currently looking for an outstanding candidate for a 4-year PhD researcher position in the area of symmetric-key cryptography. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof Carlos Cid, towards a PhD degree from the University of Bergen. The research topic will be one of the following:
    • Design and analysis of dedicated symmetric-key ciphers for privacy-preserving mechanisms (e.g. MPC, FHE, ZKP schemes); or,
    • Quantum cryptanalysis of symmetric-key primitives.

    We are looking for a candidate who has recently completed, or is about to complete, a master’s degree in cryptography, mathematics, or a closely related field. The master’s degree must have been awarded, with good results, before their start in the PhD position – in particular the candidate must satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen. The candidate must be highly motivated and be able to demonstrate their potential for conducting original research in cryptography. Simula UiB currently has 13 Early Career Researchers working on a range of research problems in cryptography and information theory and can offer a vibrant, stimulating and inclusive working environment to the successful candidate.

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply at https://www.simula.no/about/job/phd-student-symmetric-key-cryptography
    Deadline for application is 31 October 2022; however applications will be screened continuously, and we may conclude recruitment as soon as we find the right candidate. The starting date is negotiable.

    Contact: For additional enquiries about this position, please contact Carlos Cid (carlos@simula.no)
    Last updated: 2022-08-11 posted on 2022-08-11

    Cryptography engineer
    University of St. Gallen
    We are looking for a motivated research engineer to join the cybersecurity and applied cryptography group at the university of St. Gallen.
    More specifically, the job includes:
    • Development and implementation of concepts and research results, both individually and in collaboration with researchers and PhD students;
    • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test the performance of developed algorithms and protocols;
    • Development, maintenance and organization of software;
    • Support to BSc, MSc and PhD students, postdocs and researchers who use the lab;
    • Responsibility for day routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory;

    Your profile:
  • We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • You should have a good academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent programming skills and familiarity with cryptographic libraries.
  • Previous experience in implementation projects with C++, Matlab, Python is desired.
  • Deadline: 31 August 2022 Apply online: https://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/cryptography-engineer-m-w-d/ccfd1b3a-e89c-4918-81e7-478348b0c48d
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2022-08-11 posted on 2022-08-11

    PhD student (fully funded)
    Technical University of Denmark

    We are looking for a bright and motivated PhD student for a 3-year fully funded PhD position starting 1 November 2022 (negotiable). The project is financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, and it is a collaboration between DTU, the University of Cambridge, the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and Telenor Denmark. It is an excellent opportunity to be involved in advanced research on cyber-security, with important practical applications.

    The project’s emphasis will be on digital ghost ships (DGS). A DGS is defined as any online resource (e.g. an IoT device) that has been connected to the Internet and has been subsequently abandoned (in terms of management, updates, or security patches). Hence, DGS may include systems with default usernames and passwords as well as systems that lack important security updates. We aim at proposing novel ways for identifying such DGS, which is the first step into making them secure or taking them down. To do this, the project will not only research novel network detection techniques but also examine how human psychology plays a role in creating DGS.

    Contact: Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis
    Last updated: 2022-08-11 posted on 2022-08-11

    03 PostDoc position
    Dalian university of technology
    The Department of software theory and mathematics at Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is home to a diverse community of leading international scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers. In the current digital era, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. In our department, we address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, blockchain, fully homomorphic encryption, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies, and cryptanalysis.
    Open Positions: 03 Post-doctoral research fellows for three years contract. The salary is $50,000 -- $70,000 per year plus Superannuation. Housing/renting is covered.
    Responsibilities:
    • Conduct research on state-of-the-art cryptography and cyber-security research fields.
    • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations.
    • Implement cryptographic libraries and security frameworks.
    • Propose new projects and research directions.
    Required Skills:
    • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, or Mathematics.
    • Knowledge of cryptography and cybersecurity.
    • Familiar with C, C++, Python, or JAVA
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently and want to do excellent research.
    Contact: kumar.abdal@protonmail.com
    Last updated: 2022-08-09 posted on 2022-08-09

    Postdoc (3 years) in Post-quantum Cryptography
    Cryptology Group, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Cryptology Group at CWI in Amsterdam invites applications for a 3-year postdoc position within the NWO NWA consortium project HAPKIDO. The successful candidate is expected to do cutting edge research on the topic of post-quantum cryptography, but ideally has also some interest in practical aspects of the migration to post-quantum secure schemes.

    Candidates are required to hold a PhD in mathematics or computer science, with a specialization in cryptology, and they are expected to have a good knowledge of post-quantum cryptography and/or of quantum information science in general. Candidates must have a strong track record (ideally with publications at IACR conferences) and good academic writing and presentation skills.

    The position is with a flexible starting date, available as of immediately. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.

    All applications should include a motivation letter, a detailed resume (including a list of publications), a research statement (max 2 pages) discussing prior, current and future research, and the names of at least three references.

    Questions and applications should be sent to serge.fehr@cwi.nl.

    Contact: Serge Fehr
    Last updated: 2022-08-09 posted on 2022-08-08

    PhD position in privacy-preserving machine learning
    Monash University
    A PhD position to work on privacy-preserving machine learning is available at Monash University, Australia. Interested candidates please send your CV/information to Rafael Dowsley rafael.dowsley@monash.edu

    More information about Monash's cybersecurity group can be found at https://www.monash.edu/it/ssc/cybersecurity, and about our PPML work on https://dowsley.net

    Monash is one of the leading universities in Australia and is located in Melbourne (which is consistently ranked as one of the top cities in the world to live in).

    Contact: Rafael Dowsley
    Last updated: 2022-08-08 posted on 2022-08-05

    Principal Engineer
    Qrypt
    Qrypt is a post quantum cryptography company building quantum-secure software and hardware in partnership with world-class national laboratories and academic institutions. The foundation of Qrypt technology is published by our experts in peer-reviewed scientific journals and supported by a growing portfolio of international patents. These provably quantum assets produce our Everlasting Security protocol for enduring data security in the quantum age. The Qrypt Principal Engineer will provide technical leadership to deliver advanced cryptographic solutions based on distributed entropy, impervious to even quantum-based attacks. They will guide the Qrypt software engineering team to build, deploy and operate these services on behalf of our customers. Preferred location is New York City but will consider alternate remote locations: Bay Area-CA, Seattle-WA, Austin-TX, RTP-NC, Boston-MA or other remote Responsibilities Be the technical leader for the Qrypt software development team composed of software engineers, mathematicians, physicists and cryptographers Work collaboratively with the Qrypt Cloud Architect to ensure we deliver cryptographic services to our worldwide customers which meets customer SLAs for: Security, Scalability, Availability, Reliability and Usability Cascade the high-level architecture to component teams to ensure every component meets our requirements Mentor software engineers to share your experience designing/building applications and leading others Qualifications 15+ years of design and coding experience of highly-scalable distributed systems using C/C++ and Python 5+ years delivering major public cloud services, preferably Azure, to a global customer base Demonstrated expertise in designing microservices environments Demonstrated expertise in modern security design patterns Demonstrated expertise in Linux, Ubuntu and macOS Experience integrating open-source software, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, real-time monitoring, ML-driven data analytics, etc.
    Contact: Jay Sierra
    Last updated: 2022-08-05 posted on 2022-08-03

    Applied Cryptography Research Engineer
    Silence Laboratories, Singapore
    Silence Laboratories is a cybersecurity company that focuses on the fusion of cryptography, sensing, and design to support a seamless authentication experience and infrastructure. We have built unique web3-native decentralized MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) frameworks and MPC-based threshold signature integrations for solving fundamental authentication and signature-related pains faced by businesses. Our libraries are heavily based on proofs-based ecosystem.

    We are looking for self-motivated and talented individuals to design best and ready to be deployed cryptographic protocols for decentralized authentication. You will work with a team of engineers, product managers, marketing managers, and salespeople from different backgrounds who are challenging the future of authentication in web3. You will play a crucial role in the code algorithm design team.

    Join us to reinvent the future of cybersecurity through innovative mindset.

    Responsibilities:
    • Design and implement cryptographic protocols
    • Optimize threshold signature schemes acorss platforms
    Qualifications:
    • PhD or Masters in Applied Cryptography
    • Familiarity with elliptic curve cryptography, signature schemes, zero-knowledge proofs, encryption, etc.
    • Ability to understand and build new cryptographic primitives
    • Proficient in a modern high level language Python, Ruby, or Go.
    • Self-motivated & self-organized
    Advantageous Skills:
    • Experience with distributed systems and large scale engineering challenges.
    • Experience in securing digital assets and cryptocurrencies
    Contact: Jay Prakash
    Last updated: 2022-08-05 posted on 2022-08-03

    FHE Researcher (Post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    As a FHE Researcher, you will:

    • Conduct research on state-of-the-art FHE schemes.
    • Conduct Research on new Verifiable Computation (VC) schemes applied to FHE
    • Design and implementation of new FHE and VC schemes.

    Skills required for the job

    • Knowledge of fully homomorphic encryption
    • Deep understanding of lattice-based cryptography
    • Knowledge on Verifiable Computation schemes is advisable
    • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust or Go relevant as well
    • Familiarity with hardware languages is a plus
    • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation
    • Quick learner, geared towards implementation
    • Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
    Qualifications:

    Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering

    Contact: Dr. Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    MPC Researcher (Post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    As a MPC Researcher, you will:

    • Conduct research on state-of-the-art secure Multi Party Computation.
    • Work on MPC building blocks such as,
      • Secret Sharing schemes
      • FHE
      • Garbled Circuits
    • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications.

    Skills required for the job

    • Knowledge on secure Multi Party Computation.
    • Knowledge in some of the following is valuable:
      • Secret Sharing schemes
      • Garbled Circuits
      • FHE schemes
      • Zero-Knowledge proofs
    • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust and Python relevant as well.
    • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation.
    • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects.
    • Knowledge on machine learning would be valuable.
    Qualifications:

    Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering

    Contact: Dr. Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    Post-Quantum Protocol expert (post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    As a Post-Quantum Protocol expert, you will
    • Work on security protocols based on post-quantum primitives such as Public Key Encryption, Key Encapsulation Mechanism, Key Exchange, and Digital Signatures schemes
    • Analyze existing and propose new protocol designs, with special focus on post-quantum IPSec, VPNs, SSL, TLS, etc.
    • Focus on protocols for lightweight environment
    • Test and benchmark optimized and secure implementations of different protocols and study the impact on real life applications
    • Investigate security properties and performance-security trade-offs
    • Conduct research on new and/or state-of-the-art attacks
    • Design and implementation of hybrid (post quantum – classical) solutions
    Skills required for the job
    • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity, in particular a solid background in network security, especially protocol design and evaluation
    • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
    • Hard and organized worker, quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
    Qualifications
    • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering
    Contact: Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.Princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    Post-quantum Cryptography Expert (Post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

    As a Post-Quantum Cryptography expert, you will

    • Work on all aspects of post-quantum primitives such as Public Key Encryption, Key Encapsulation Mechanism, Key Exchange, and Digital Signatures schemes
    • Analyze existing designs
    • Propose new designs
    • Work on optimized and secure implementations in software and/or hardware platforms
    • Investigate security properties and performance-security trade-offs
    • Study the impact on lightweight environment
    • Conduct research on new and/or state-of-the-art attacks
    • Participate to the review and evaluation of post-quantum schemes that are under NIST scrutiny for standardization
    • Design and implementation of hybrid (post-quantum – classical) solutions
    • Contribute to the development of cryptographic libraries and security frameworks

    Skills required for the job

    • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity, in particular at least one among
      • Solid mathematical background on either lattices, codes, or multivariate systems
      • Solid programming skills either in software or hardware
      • Solid background in network security, especially protocol design and evaluation
    • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
    • Hard and organized worker, quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering
    Contact: Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    R&D Engineer (Cryptography)
    SupraOracles
    Our research team is looking for a talented R&D Engineer who can implement cryptographic primitives and protocols. The candidate will have an opportunity in interacting with the brightest Cryptography researchers and work with highly talented engineers in building a robust blockchain platform from scratch. The candidate will get to apply the cryptography ideas and concepts in challenging real-world settings.

    Required

    - Masters in Computer Science with specialisation in Cryptography from a reputed university or Bachelors with extensive crypto experience - Software Development experience - Proficiency in programming languages especially in Rust

    Desired

    - Working experience with Elliptic curve cryptography / bilinear pairings / ZK proofs

    For more information, please visit our website: https://supraoracles.com/

    Contact: Phu Le - Executive Assistant
    Last updated: 2022-07-29 posted on 2022-07-27

    Research Fellows & Research Assistants
    SUTD, Singapore
    iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds for water treatment (SWaT), water distribution (WADI) and power grid (EPIC). iTrust will build a new maritime shipboard OT testbed (MariOT), to be used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

    We are looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cybersecurity in general and CPS security in particular. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, with publications at leading security conferences. The candidates familiar with shipboard OT systems will be considered with the priority. Candidate working in the current position less than one year will not be considered (unless due to the end of contract). Fresh PhD graduates are welcome.

    We are also looking for research assistants who should be 1) familiar with scripting languages like Python; 2) with knowledge on threat modelling and vulnerability assessment - to conduct vulnerability scan of the systems and analyse the threats; 3) familiar with tools like Wireshark, Metasploit, Ettercap, Nmap - to monitor network traffic, launch MITM attacks, scan for ports; 4) with hands on experience of Linux OS to execute commands and run scripts.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration.

    Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou (http://jianying.space/).

    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2022-07-29 posted on 2022-07-26

    Ph.D. Position in Cryptography
    TU Darmstadt
    The Applied Cryptography Group at Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as PhD student in Cryptography. The positions is to be filled as soon as possible for 3 years with the possibility of extension. You will conduct research and publish/present the results at top venues for research in cryptography and IT Security.

    Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography
    • Cryptography for blockchains and cryptocurrencies
    • Multiparty computation & threshold cryptography
    Your profile is ideally:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics or a similar area.
    • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic/theoretical CS background
    • Good knowledge of cryptography. Knowledge in concepts of provable security is a plus.
    • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
    TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT Security, Cryptography and Computer Science in Europe. We offer excellent working environment in the heart of the Frankfurt Metropolitan Area, which is internationally well-known for a high quality of life.

    Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled. For further information please visit: https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/cac/cac/index.en.jsp
    Contact: Sebastian Faust (office.cac@cysec.de)
    Last updated: 2022-07-24 posted on 2022-07-22

    PhD positions in Applied Cryptography and Information Security (Fully funded)
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    We are looking for bright and motivated PhD students to work in the topics of information security and cryptography. The students will join the Cybersecurity and applied Cryptography group led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa (https://cybersecurity.unisg.ch/). The students are expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The positions are funded with a competitive salary and the workplace is in beautiful St. Gallen in Switzerland.
    Research areas: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    • Privacy-preserving biometric authentication
    Your Profile:
    • A MSc degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
    Final Deadline for applications: 15 August 2022
    Starting date: By mutual agreement
    Apply online: Submit your application online here: https://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/funded-phd-student-in-applied-cryptography-privacy-preserving-biometric-authentication-m-w-d/c4a38453-d472-4ca0-b975-1b1f9d517dc0
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2022-08-11 posted on 2022-07-16

    Postdoctoral positions at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
    There are three postdoctoral positions open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    The applicant is expected to have completed a PhD degree (recently) in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records. A background in theoretical aspects of secure multiparty computation and/or experience in coding for practical aspects of secure computation is expected. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively interact with PhD students and contribute to the lab's projects. The tenure of the position is for one year and can be extended further.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here - https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Professor Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

    Research Assistantship (RA) position at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
    The position for a research assistant is open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    This position is open for post-graduate (BTech/MSc/MS/MTech/Dual degree/Integrated Mtech) students interested in getting more research experience. Applicants who have credited a cryptography course in their home institute and/or who have worked on a related topic for their master's thesis are preferred.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here - https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Professor Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

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

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

    Cryptography Research Centre

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

    Position: Senior MPC Researcher

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

    Skills required for the job

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

  • Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-07-06 posted on 2022-07-06

    Research Positions on Zero-Knowledge, Blockchain and MPC protocols
    University of Edinburgh
    The ZK and Blockchain Technology Laboratory at Edinburgh University has several open Ph.D. and postdoc positions to work on zero-knowledge proofs, succinct arguments, and multi-party computation protocols with applications to decentralization and privacy protection. You will work in a dynamic collaborative environment with a focus on conceptual and foundational problems of practical relevance. To express interest, send an email including a CV to markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk. Positions are open until filled, but we give priority to applications received by Aug 10. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Contact: Markulf Kohlweiss (markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2022-07-06 posted on 2022-07-04

    Ph.D. student
    Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
    Ph.D. student

    Université de Lyon, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France The Embedded System Security Group at University Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is looking for motivated PhD students. We are looking for candidates to work on protection of implementation against physical attacks. This project aims to develop side-channel attacks and fault attacks against lightweight block-cipher and propose tailored countermeasures.

    Your tasks:

  • Research in the field of physical attacks
  • Possible teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week

    Your profile:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, electronics, or a related area by the time of appointment.
  • Interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

    If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV to vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.
  • Contact: Vincent Grosso: vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2022-07-01 posted on 2022-07-01

    Cryptanalyst - Constraint Solving
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

    Cryptography Research Centre

    Position: Cryptanalyst - Constraint Solving

  • Tweak your favorite constraint solving tools to perform cryptanalysis tasks
  • Study how to leverage machine learning techniques in the context of constraint solvers
  • Analyze, evaluate and target any weaknesses security systems which range from single crypto-primitives to entire protocols, from classical ciphers to the newest lightweight or post-quantum schemes
  • Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems
  • Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers
  • Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices
  • Conduct research in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops

    Skills required for the job

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree
  • Extensive experience in constraint programming (SAT, SMT, Linear Programming, Constraint Programming)
  • Experience in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis
  • Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis and/or constraint programming (SAT, SMT, Linear Programming, Constraint Programming)
  • Extensive experience developing in various programming languages, and use of high-performance devices (CPU, GPU, TPU

  • Contact:

    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-28


    Code-based Cryptanalysis Expert
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

    Cryptography Research Centre

    The position is in the asymmetric cryptanalysis team. The team currently consists of five senior researchers (post docs) and one PhD student. We cover a broad range of expertise in post-quantum cryptanalysis with experts on multivariate-, lattice-, and code-based systems. We are currently looking to support the team particularly on the coding side by a Code-based Cryptanalysis Expert.

  • Conduct research in the field of asymmetric cryptanalysis, especially regarding post quantum secure systems with strong focus on code-based systems
  • Contribute to the NIST standardization process
  • Publish in top tier conferences and journals
  • Participate in practical cryptanalysis projects and public cryptographic challenges
  • Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems
  • Collaborate with a skillful team of software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers
  • Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops

    Skills required for the job

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree
  • Strong background in coding theory and/or code-based cryptography
  • Extensive experience in theoretical and/or practical cryptanalysis
  • Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis
  • Extensive experience in performing side-channel attacks
  • Extensive experience developing in various programming languages (preferably C / C++, CUDA, python)
  • A passion for solving complex puzzles

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-28

    1 year post-doc position offer
    CRAN, LORIA, Nancy, France
    The CRAN, with LORIA as a scientific partner, offers a one-year PostDoctoral position to work in Nancy, France, under the supervision of Gilles Millerioux (CRAN) and Marine Minier (LORIA). The selected candidate will work on topics related to the security of stream ciphers. A special emphasis of self-synchronizing stream ciphers would be welcome. The expected skills are general background on symmetric cryptography and security analysis. An hardware implementation would be considered with the help of an engineer whenever necessary. The research will be conducted in the context of the Lorraine Universite d'Excellence Digitrust project (https://www.univ-lorraine.fr/lue/les-projets-impact/digitrust/). Research work can be done in either English or French.
    Contact: To apply for the position or get further information, you must write to gilles.millerioux@univ-lorraine.fr and marine.minier@loria.fr with copies of your CV and motivation letter. Deadline for application: As Soon As Possible Start of contract: September 1st, 2022 (negotiable)
    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-27

    Postdoctoral in Quantum Cryptography
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir. Morroco

    Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech.

    The School of Computer and Communication Sciences at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco is currently looking for motivated and talented Postdoctoral researchers in the area of Pos-Quantum Cryptography. The successful candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to):

    • Quantum primitives such as PKE, KEM, KEX, and Digital Signatures
    • Post quantum Zero Knowledge Proofs
    • Design and implementation of hybrid solutions
    • Attack on existing proposals

    The ideal candidates should have a PhD degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues.

    We offer competitive salary (the net salary per month is 2000 USD), a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: https://www.um6p.ma/en).

    Submit your application via email including

    • full CV,
    • sample publications,
    • a detailed research proposal,
    • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma) https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1339&company=ump
    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-16

    Postdoc on blockchain consensus
    Monash University
    Two postdoc positions available at Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (MBTC), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The salary is $92,792 -- $120,093 per year (Australian dollars) plus 17% Superannuation. More can be found at https://www.jiangshanyu.com/doc/postdoc.html Interested candidates, please feel free to contact me directly via E-mail (jiangshan.yu@monash.edu).
    Contact: Jiangshan Yu
    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-15

    Cryptography / Cybersecurity Engineer
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

    Cryptography Research Centre

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

    Position: Cryptography / Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Implement cryptographic libraries and security frameworks
  • Design and implement building blocks for cloud computing and machine learning applications

    Skills required for the job

  • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity
  • 2+ years of work experience. (Senior Position also available for 5+ years experience)
  • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
  • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation (experience with tools Git, JIRA, SonarQube is valuable)
  • Excellent with multi-tasking
  • Knowledge in some of the following topics will be valuable: Edge / Cloud computing - Machine learning - Identity Management - Secure protocols
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects

    Qualifications

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

  • Contact:

    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2022-06-22 posted on 2022-06-13


    Young Researcher/PhD Student (fully funded)
    University of Primorska
    University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering one fully-funded PhD scholarship at the Center of Cryptography under the supervision of Prof. Enes Pasalic, PhD. Research topics include Boolean functions with high nonlinearity (bent functions, AB functions, planar functions,…), linear codes, and cryptanalysis (classical and quantum).
    Contact: enes.pasalic@famnit.upr.si and nastja.cepak@iam.upr.si
    Last updated: 2022-06-13 posted on 2022-06-12

    Post Quantum Cryptography Expert
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

    Cryptography Research Center

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

    Position: Post Quantum Cryptography Expert

  • Study and design post quantum primitives such as PKE, KEM, KEX, and Digital Signatures
  • Conduct research, with particular focus on how to improve or attack existing proposals
  • Design new and/or more efficient post quantum Zero Knowledge Proofs
  • Collaboration and possible participation in NIST proposals
  • Design and implementation of hybrid (post quantum – classical) solutions
  • We welcome candidates specializing in lattices and codes. Exceptional candidates with expertise in other areas of PQC are also encouraged
  • Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops

    Skills required for the job

  • A strong publication record in post quantum cryptography
  • Extensive knowledge on post quantum cryptography
  • Extensive experience in secure software development
  • Extensive experience developing in C, C++, or RUST
  • Willingness to continue learning and push the limits of knowledge

    Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-06-07 posted on 2022-06-07

    PhD Scholarship in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The cryptography research group at the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia, is recruiting a PhD candidate for a joint research project between UOW and CSIRO/Data61. The candidate will be granted a full scholarship, including full tuition fee (AUD $32K/year) and attractive stipends (up to AUD $32K/year). The candidate will be supervised by Prof Willy Susilo, Dr Khoa Nguyen and a Data61 scientist. The candidate’s research will be closely related to Post-Quantum Cryptography, an important and trendy research area aiming to build robust cryptographic systems that remain secure in the long-term future. The research group at iC2, UOW is one of the largest research hubs in cryptography in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The group regularly publishes cutting-edge results at top conferences and journals on cryptography and cybersecurity. Applicants need to have a Master’s degree and English proficiency (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). Solid knowledge of mathematics, computer science and cryptography will be encouraged. Female candidates are preferred.
    Contact: For more information and/or to submit CVs, please contact Prof Willy Susilo (wsusilo@uow.edu.au, https://sites.google.com/view/willy-susilo/) and Dr Khoa Nguyen (khoa@uow.edu.au, https://sites.google.com/view/khoantt/).
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-02

    Cryptography Engineer
    JP Morgan Chase, various locations in US

    We are looking for a cryptography engineer who will be part of the Blockchain Technology Security Group to build foundational services for JP Morgan distributed ledger technology initiatives. In this role, you will be designing and coding security components and applications. You will have the exciting challenge of working on cutting-edge technology and building enterprise solutions that cater to all the lines of business. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally

     

    Qualifications

    • Experience as applied cryptographer
    • Experience with OpenSSL /TLS API; threading and socket programming in Linux, HSMs, and PKCS #11
    • Solid understanding of Linux OS with strong knowledge of object oriented programming; specifically high-level languages such as Java, Python, Go, and node.js, C, C++ and Bash
    • Familiar/Experience building solutions for digital assets and distributed ledger technology (blockchain) with focus on algorithms and data structures
    • Desirable: Experience with multi-party computation (MPC) & HSMs and custody crypto assets
    Contact: France Law (france.law@jpmchase.com)
    Last updated: 2022-05-29 posted on 2022-05-27

    Research Cryptographer, FHE
    Heliax (Anoma)
    Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents. Heliax is looking for a research cryptographer interested in fully-homomorphic encryption protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement FHE constructions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.
    Contact: Heliax HR Team
    Last updated: 2022-05-25 posted on 2022-05-20

    Multiple academic teaching positions (Lecturer/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor)
    Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Malaysia

    Xiamen University Malaysia is now seeking highly motivated, committed and qualified individuals for academic teaching positions in computer science and cyber security.

    Candidates in any areas of computer science and cyber security are welcome to apply. Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise in, but not limited to, cyber security, mathematics, cryptology, network security, digital forensics. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in a related discipline.

    Applicants with specific teaching and research interests in TWO OR MORE of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

    • Calculus
    • Linear Algebra
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Design & Analysis of Algorithms
    • Computer Composition
    • Operating Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Modern Cryptography
    • Digital Forensics and Investigation
    • Network Attack and Defence Technology
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Malware Analysis
    • Cryptanalysis
    • ARM Assembly Language

    HOW TO APPLY
    Applicants are invited to submit a digital application packet to: iftekhar.salam@xmu.edu.my

    The subject line of your email must include: your name, relevant academic discipline, and the specific position for which you are applying for. All application packets must include the following attachments:

    1. Your detailed and current CV with publication (*Asterisk to indicate corresponding author, include Indexing & Quartile);
    2. Cover letter;
    3. Evidence of academic qualifications (Bachelor, Master & PhD Certificate; Bachelor, Master & PhD Transcripts and Professional Certificates);
    4. 3-5 Full-Text publications (if applicable);
    5. Teaching evaluation (if applicable);
    6. Two academic references (at least one of them is the applicant’s current/most recent employer).
    The positions will remain open until filled.

    Contact: iftekhar.salam@xmu.edu.my
    Last updated: 2022-05-20 posted on 2022-05-19

    Applied Cryptographer
    Mysten Labs (mystenlabs.com)
    Mysten is looking for a remote applied cryptographer & researcher interested in cryptographic protocols & their application to blockchains. You would work with us to design, check & implement mission-critical algorithms a range of areas, including primitives such as pairing-based crypto, signature aggregation & distributed key generation, random beacons, efficient accumulators & zero-knowledge proofs.

    This role gives the opportunity to work closely with a senior team of experts in theoretical computer science, cryptography, language & systems design, while enjoying a high degree of ownership & autonomy in working conditions & task prioritization. We regularly publish to conferences like CCS, S&P, CRYPTO, NDSS, FC, AsicCCS, PETS, CT-RSA, ESORICS, ACNS etc.

    While the following guidelines reflect some of our thinking about a background we would like to see in a candidate, we are committed to diversity, & more surprising profiles with a good argument to fit & capability are encouraged to apply.

    Our ideal candidate would have:
    - 2+ years of experience in hands-on software engineering for cryptographic operations, such as signature schemes, accumulators, key management, data encryption & compression.

    - Understanding of fundamental cryptographic algorithms & underlying math for any of the following: hash functions, finite field arithmetic, polynomials (FFT) & elliptic curves.

    - Experience implementing high-performance & parallelizable protocols in languages such as Rust, Go, Java, or C/C++.

    - Experience implementing ZKP circuits or proof systems (Groth16, Halo, Plonk, STARKs, Marlin) is considered a plus.

    Our team is 100% remote & we are hiring across the world. Here at Mysten Labs, you’ll be joining a world class team with tremendous growth potential. We raised our 1st funding round ($36m series A) from top Silicon Valley VCs led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from Redpoint, Lightspeed, Coinbase Ventures, Electric Capital, Standard Crypto, NFX, Slow Ventures, Scribble Ventures, Samsung Next, Lux Capital & many other great funds & angels!
    Contact: Kostas Chalkias (Chief Cryptographer) kostas {at} mystenlabs.com
    Last updated: 2022-05-10 posted on 2022-05-10

    Cryptography Architect
    PQShield

    We are looking for a Cryptography Architect to join our team to help define the next generation of secure Hardware and Software implementations of Post Quantum Cryptography.

    Responsibilities:

    Design, implement and analyse post quantum cryptographic algorithms including key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes

    • Investigate new and future algorithms, research potential implementations and optimisation for efficient implementation.
    • Develop Architectural descriptions and models of PQ Cryptographic Algorithms
    • Interface with the Engineering team, provide specifications for Micro-Architectural planning and implementation.
    • Perform security analysis of Post Quantum and Classical Cryptography implementations
    • Research and propose secure attack resistant (SCA, Fault) implementations of Post Quantum Algorithms.
    Preferred Skills and Qualifications
    • PhD or degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Mathematics or Computer Science
    • 2+ years of work experience or research in the field of Post-Quantum Cryptography
    • Knowledge of Secure Implementations of cryptography
    • Knowledge of Side-channel analysis of cryptographic primitives
    • Theoretical understanding of common side-channel countermeasures
    • Programming skills , C/C++, Python, Mathematics tools
    Contact: Graeme Hickey
    Last updated: 2022-05-09 posted on 2022-05-09

    Cryptography Software Engineer at Apple
    Apple
    Passionate about cryptography? Want to work on designing, reviewing and implementing cryptography to solve impactful security and privacy problems? Follow the link or contact me directly!
    Contact: ysierra (at) apple.com
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-03

    QPQ Applied Cryptologist
    QPQ Global
    Are you an Applied Cryptologist that has a track record in the implementation of products with fundamental cryptology features? Do you have a relevant Master and coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology? Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols? At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 3 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Good salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!

    Responsibilities:
    • implement and embed in products cryptographic protocols in the privacy space.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on zero knowledge schemes which provide privacy and compliance.

    Requirements:
    • MSc or multi-year experience in cryptography or a closely related field.
    • Knowledge of modern cryptographic primitives.
    • Be able to productize protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language (C++ or Rust desirable).
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output. Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    - Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

    Contact: opportunities@qpq.io
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-03

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw
    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts. The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer a competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl). A successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.
    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-02

    PhD Student Positions - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain-based Systems
    University of Connecticut, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
    Several, fully-funded, PhD student openings (for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Computer Science and Engineering department, led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh.

    Scope: The positions provide a great opportunity to work on timely topics in cryptography (both theory and applied), systems security, and privacy. A large part of our lab research is around security and privacy for blockchains. We target real-world problems and aim to provide secure and practical solutions backed by rigorous foundations and efficient implementations/thorough performance testing. We are also interested in conceptual projects that contribute in bridging the gap between theory and practice of Cryptography. Students will gain experience in topics around multiparty computation, FHE, zero-knowledge proofs, cryptography from physical assumptions, and distributed systems security (mainly blockchain-based systems and privacy-preserving machine learning).

    More information: For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/

    About UConn: UConn is R1 Research University in Storrs, CT. It is well connected to New York, Boston, and Providence areas, offering easy access to other top research institutions and lead-industrial companies for research, collaborations, and internship opportunities. The CSE department at UConn has a large and strong cybersecurity group, and it is ranked 18 among all USA computer science programs in Cryptography (based on csranking.org).

    Get in touch: For interested students, please send your CV, an overview of current/previous research experiences and skills/related background, and transcripts to ghada@uconn.edu
    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-23

    Cryptography Software Engineer at Apple
    Apple
    Passionate about cryptography? Want to work on designing, reviewing and implementing cryptography to solve impactful security and privacy problems? Follow the link or contact me directly!
    Contact: Yannick Sierra at apple.com
    Last updated: 2022-04-22 posted on 2022-04-18

    PhD student
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
    Multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions in the area of databases, secure data processing, IoT, cloud/edge computing, blockchain, and secure model learning.
    Details: NJIT is a Rank 1 Research University, situated in New York Metropolitan area, and is about 7 miles away from the beautiful New York City. New York Metropolitan area is a key part of the US and is the hub of several major tech and research companies. The qualified candidates will have opportunities for research internships and joint projects with lead-industrial companies. The position is looking for highly motivated graduate students to explore, design, and implement algorithms for databases, secure computing, IoT, and blockchain.
    Topics are as follows:
  • Multi-party computation (MPC) or secret-sharing based database systems
    • Design and implementation of an end-to-end-secure database system using MPC or secret-sharing
    • Algorithm development for side-channel attacks on MPC
    Outcome: The work will expose the student to novel data management algorithms, advanced secure computing using cryptographic techniques, programming with secure hardware (Intel SGX), and cluster computing frameworks.
    Requirements: 1. Adequate knowledge of cryptographic techniques/algorithms, programming, and relational database systems 2. Knowledge of Java, SQL, and C/C++ 3. Familiarity with development tools for managing and building software projects, version control systems (Git), and testing tools (JUnit) 4. You must be an Undergraduate/Master student in computer science or a related field
    Additional Information:
    1. Starting date: As soon as possible 2. Please send your CV and other information (e.g., github account, sample projects, etc.) to: Shantanu Sharma (shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu) 3. Please write a few sentences in the email to introduce yourself and your interest in the position
    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
    Contact: Shantanu Sharma (shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu)
    Last updated: 2022-04-11 posted on 2022-04-10

    Cryptography Engineer
    Sunscreen; San Francisco, USA or remote
    Sunscreen is building the privacy engine of the new web. We're bringing private computation to all by making advanced cryptographic primitives (e.g. fully homomorphic encryption, zero-knowledge proofs) easy to use.

    What you'll accomplish your 1st year here...
  • You'll help build the core infrastructure of a new cryptographic system
  • You’ll implement cryptographic primitives (e.g. zero-knowledge proof systems) and write robust, security-first code that will run in high-risk, adversarial environments
  • You'll become familiar with the latest advances in cryptography and determine their applicability to Sunscreen’s system
  • You'll have opportunities to present your work at conferences

  • You...
  • Think technology should be frictionless (documentation is important to you!)
  • Have experience implementing cryptographic primitives (ideally efficient ZKP systems) in a performant and modular way
  • Are comfortable working with multiple programming languages
  • Are excited to get your hands dirty learning new math and cryptography

  • We offer...
  • A highly flexible, remote-first working environment
  • Competitive compensation + significant equity
  • Homecomings where we gather in one spot to meet each other and work together
  • Annual health and wellness budget
  • Opportunity to travel to and present at conferences if desired (we hope you do!)
  • Contact: Ravital Solomon (ravital@sunscreen.tech)
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-04

    Postdoc
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Quantum Delta Netherlands has started a large national project in support of quantum technologies. The Catalyst-2 (CAT2) subproject concentrates on the development of quantum key distribution and "Quantum Internet" applications.
    The department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Eindhoven has a postdoc vacancy for theoretical work in CAT2. The research will concentrate on
    • theory related to the Quantum Key Distribution testbed under development in Eindhoven;
    • quantum cryptography beyond QKD, e.g. key recycling, unclonable encryption, unclonable credentials, quantum PUFs etc.
    The project has good opportunities for collaboration with other departments at TU Eindhoven and with other Dutch universities. Job requirements We are looking for candidates with a PhD in cryptography, theoretical physics, or mathematics, and preferably a background in quantum cryptography or post-quantum cryptography.
    Contact: Boris Skoric
    Last updated: 2022-03-31 posted on 2022-03-30

    Permanent Researcher Positions in Cryptographic Protocols
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a recently-established publicly-funded research institute in Abu Dhabi (UAE). It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists and engineers from across the globe.

    Job Description

    We are looking for permanent researchers to join the Cryptographic Protocols team within the Cryptography Research Center (CRC) at TII. The main aim of the team is to conduct applied academic research in areas relating to cryptographic protocols, such as: TLS, QUIC, Tor, Key Exchange, Secure Channels, Cryptographic Primitives, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, MLS and Secure Messaging, Probabilistic Data Structures in Adversarial Environments, and Blockchain-Related Technologies. The nature of the research spans both theory and practice, covering aspects such as provable security, security models, efficient designs, implementation aspects, and attacks.

    Applicants should have completed (or be close to completing) their PhD in a related area and preferably have postdoctoral research experience. Preference will be given to applicants with publications in top-tier venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, and USENIX.

    Required Skills:
    • Fluency in English (verbal and written) and an ability to communicate research effectively.
    • Good problem-solving skills and an ability to conduct research independently.
    • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills.
    • Solid knowledge in cryptography.
    Valuable Skills:
    • Strong background in Mathematics and/or Computer Science.
    • Programming, Software Engineering, experience in implementing cryptographic primitives and attacks on real-world cryptosystems, reverse engineering of closed-source protocols.
    • Experience in analyzing protocol standards and specifications.
    What we offer:
    • Vibrant working environment, flexible working conditions, and travel funding.
    • Industry-competitive tax-free salary.
    • Family-wide health insurance and children’s education allowance.
    • Sunshine all year round.
    Contact:
    • Contact Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul.degabriele@tii.ae) for information relating to research and work environment.
    • To apply send your CV to Mehdi Messaoudi (mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae) - Talent Acquisition Manager.

    Last updated: 2022-03-31 posted on 2022-03-29