International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

IACR provides a listing of open positions with a focus on cryptology. The listing is available on the Web at To advertise a job opportunities, please submit your job here.

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Polyas GmbH, Germany
Researcher, Cryptography and Electronic Voting

Software engineers and researches at Polyas develop the next-generation electronic voting technologies to change the way people can participate in democracy. Electronic voting is an exciting and challenging technology and to address the challenges of this field we use a combination of techniques from modern cryptography and advanced software engineering.

As a researcher at Polyas, you will help us apply modern cryptographic techniques and transform them into viable e-voting solution. You will explore approaches to open problems, validate them and find ways to transform them into useful products.


  • Keep track on new development in academic research on cryptography, e-voting, and the block-chain technology.

  • Validate techniques and methods related to electronic voting.

  • Conduct and publish research on electronic voting.

  • Develop technical solution based on the results of the research and integrate them into our product portfolio.


Minimum qualifications:

  • MS degree in Computer Science or Mathematics.

  • Familiarity with modern cryptography.

  • Familiarity with one or more general purpose programming languages and with Java in particular.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in research on cryptography confirmed by original publications.

  • Knowledge of the techniques used in electronic voting is a plus.

  • Strong programming skills. Knowledge of Scala (or other functional languages) is a plus.

  • PhD degree in Computer Science or Mathematics is a plus.

Contact: Tomasz Truderung, t.truderung (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
PhD Research Fellowship in Secure Networking Technologies

The researcher will work on a project entitled “Securing emerging network technologies with homomorphic encryption”. The overall aim of the project is to design methods for secure processing of network data in emerging networks using practical variants of homomorphic encryption. Recent advances in cryptography will be applied to secure the virtualization of the ICT infrastructure (such as cloud processing and storage) and new flexible networking technologies such as software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Work tasks will include: analysis of suitable network functions for homomorphic processing; analysis of practical homomorphic encryption algorithms; secure protocol design and analysis; and experimental implementations.

Contact: Prof Colin Boyd, colin.boyd (at)

Applications must be made through the jobbnorge site (URL below)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-01

The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Lecturer in Digital Security

We are looking for a top early career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer in Digital Security. The position is part of an appealing environment of existing competencies within digital security which include undergraduate courses and a postgraduate programme and an internationally respected group of academics undertaking pure and applied research in this domain.

The successful appointee will have a PhD, demonstrated excellence in research, and a commitment to high quality research-informed teaching. The ideal candidate would have a research program that complements and builds on existing areas of strength within the department (

The scope of the search encompasses candidates conducting research in the field of digital security broadly defined (e.g. including but not limited to Cloud Computing (with emphasis on privacy and confidentiality); Digital forensics, Security Testing; Mobile devices; Cyber-physical systems focusing on Internet of Things; Machine-to-Machine systems; Software Obfuscation; and Big Data).

The main criteria for candidates are excellence in research as well as the ability to be a highly effective teacher of both undergraduate and graduate students.

The appointee will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in their specialist area, at introductory levels more widely, and to engage in research and publication both personally and through the supervision of research students. The appointee would also be expected to seek research funding, to engage with the profession, to engage with industry, and to contribute to departmental service.

This is a full-time, permanent position based on the University of Auckland's city campus. The start date for this position will be mid-2017.

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

Contact: recruitment (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-15

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company
Senior Software Engineer, Applied Cryptography

Job Responsibilities:

1. To design and develop cryptographic protocols and schemes

2. To design, analyze and implement cryptographic systems and related systems such as blockchain

3. To study the latest cryptographic algorithms and protocols


- Master degree in computer science, electronic engineering or other relevant disciplines with 3+ years experience; less experience for PhD holders.

- Experience on cryptographic system design and cryptanalysis

- Deep knowledge on number theory and security proofs

- Hands-on experience with C/C++ and Java

- Preferably having experiences on using cryptographic libraries such as OpenSSL, MIRACL, PBC, etc.

- Experience on developing cloud computing systems an advantage, but not a must

- Strong interpersonal and communications skills

- Good command of both written and spoken English

Contact: charlenechoo (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science
Research Associate in Cloud Security

The Cyber Security (CSec) research group and the Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster are looking for one Research Associate in Cloud Security to carry out research within the EU funded H2020 COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application) project. COLA will define and provide a reference implementation of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. The successful candidate will carry out tasks in relation to the design and development of novel secure and privacy-preserving cloud orchestration solutions, specifically targeting and supporting application developers. In addition to that, the successful candidate will be also expected to contribute in writing project deliverables and research papers related to the project.

We expect candidates to have a strong research background in network security and/or applied cryptography. Proven research in areas such as trusted computing, cloud security, safety verification, security verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security and cloud or mobile security will be considered as a plus.

The primary objective of the Cyber Security Research Group at the University of Westminster is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and privacy. The group members conduct research in areas spanning from the theoretical foundations of cryptography to the design and implementation of leading edge efficient and secure communication protocols. To this end, we welcome applications from candidates whose research areas complement the existing research of the group.

  • Job reference number: 5004699
  • Salary: £33,387 to £38,489 per annum
  • Contract: Fixed Term until June 2019
  • Closing date: 9th January 2017

Contact: For an informal discussion contact Dr Antonis Michalas (a.michalas (at) or Dr Tamas Kiss (T.Kiss (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-09

Mid Sweden University

To conduct original research in the area of distributed acquisition, estimation, and adaptive learning for security and privacy in the context of networked embedded cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-Things which are engineering systems with integrated computational and communication capabilities that interact with humans through cyber space. One important aspect of CPS is the real-time processing and monitoring of the underlying system in a secure and privacy preserving manner while avoiding degradation of the processing performance and preserving the valuable resources. The job includes theoretical analysis, algorithm design and implementation via software based simulations, as well as documentation in the form of technical papers and reports. Teaching and writing research applications may be included at a level not exceeding 20%. Requirements: To qualify for employment as a post-doctor, applicants must hold a PhD degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; however, periods of, for example, sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period. A requirement for this position is a PhD in Computer Engineering, Signal Processing or Wireless Communications with applications to networked systems or a closely related subject with high quality publications in the related area of security, computer networks, distributed systems, wireless communications and signal processing. Particular emphasis will be placed on a strong mathematical background and documented research experience in security and privacy for distributed systems.

Contact: Prof. Mikael Gidlund

Mid Sweden University

Dept. of Information and Communication Systems

SE-851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-17

NewYork Univeristy Abu Dhabi
PhD Scholarship: Global Ph.D. Student Fellowship in Engineering- Cryptology

The candidate will work on areas of research that include mathematical cryptology including hardware and software implementations of cryptographic primitives, analysis of certain cryptographic structures and designing new constructions under the supervision of Hoda A.alkhzaimi.

The PhD project will be conducted in the department of engineering in NYUAD in collaboration with Tendon School of engineering in NYU. The position is fully funded by NYUAD global fellowship program.

The deadline of application is on 15th December 2015 start date is in Q1 of 2017. Candidates should provide pre-application documents to the contact email provided below this include

1. CV

2. Cover letter and research statement

3. Two recommendation letter

An interview is expected pre-applying to the program.

The main features of this fellowship are:

1. NYU Tandon School of Engineering Ph.D. upon graduation

2. Graduate coursework at the School of Engineering in New York

3. Cutting edge research opportunities in one of NYU Abu Dhabi's research labs

4. Tuition, fees, and health insurance provided throughout doctoral studies

5. Competitive salary and allowances

6. Degree-related travel between Abu Dhabi and New York

7. Career development opportunities

A separate application will be provided by chosen candidate to NYUAD graduate program in Department of Engineering

(All interested candidates regardless of gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply)

Contact: Director for Center for Cyber Security NYUAD and assistant professor in NYUAD.

hoda.alkhzaimi (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Ph.D. student

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of cryptography at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, to be co-supervised by Dr. Vanesa Daza and Dr. Carla Ràfols. Research in cryptographic protocols for blockchain technologies, with a special focus on Zero-Knowledge Proofs. The starting date will be around September 2017.

The successful candidate will be funded by the INPhINIT  “la Caixa” Marie Curie PhD Fellowships Programme. Only outstanding candidates which satisfy international mobility criteria will be considered (i.e. the applicant should not have resided or carried out their main

activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date).

The contract will be for 3 years with a gross salary of €34,800, plus other advantages.

The candidate should hold or be about to receive a master's degree by September 2017 in computer science, mathematics or a related area. Specialization in cryptography (demonstrated by a relevant MSc) will be positively evaluated.

Further enquiries about the project and conditions should be sent to cryptophdapplications (at) Applicants are required to fill the application form in the link below.

Contact: Dr. Vanesa Daza and Dr. Carla Ràfols

Department of Information and Communication Technologies

Pompeu Fabra University

cryptophdapplications (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-31

Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Secure Information Technologies

We seek to recruit candidates for the post of Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, or Reader, or Professor in Secure Information Technologies to commence 2017. We are seeking candidates that can demonstrate an excellent track record of achievements and significant potential for future academic leadership in any of the following areas: hardware and embedded systems security, post-quantum cryptography, multi-factor authentication technologies, cloud and virtualised datacentre security, software defined network security, IoT security and secure industrial control systems - including SCADA, Smart Grid and automotive systems. Candidates should also demonstrate ability to inspire students and facilitate motivational learning within core undergraduate and specialist postgraduate curricula.

The post holder will be a member of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). CSIT is a UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) established in 2009 with initial 5 year funding of £30M from EPSRC/Innovate UK, industry, Invest NI and QUB. CSIT has a proven track record of success and in 2015 was awarded a further 5 years of funding from EPSRC/InnovateUK and £9M from Queen’s to build on its achievements to date as part of a package potentially worth over £38M. CSIT focuses on the electronic security of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. In 2012 it was recognised by GCHQ and EPSRC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and in 2015 CSIT was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is a biennial award scheme within the UK’s national honours system and is UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution. Over 20 industrial partners, large global companies as well as SMEs, have committed to supporting the centre through the provision of funding and market intelligence. CSIT has also established strong relationships with similar international centres in cyber security.

Contact: Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Head of School, email: eeecs-hos (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-12

CISPA-Stanford Center (Saarbruecken, Germany & Stanford, USA)
Postdoctoral & Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity is inviting applications for its

Postdoctoral & Faculty Positions (m/f) in Cybersecurity within a unique Elite Research Career Program.

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity was established as a joint program by CISPA - the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability at Saarland University - and Stanford University in 2016 and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The Elite Research Career Program intends to offer the very best postdoctoral cybersecurity researchers a unique career path at two of the leading cybersecurity institutes in the world. The program consists of three consecutive phases:

• a preparatory 1-2-year postdoctoral phase (Phase P) at CISPA, followed by

• a 2-year appointment at Stanford University (Phase I) as a visiting assistant professor, followed by

• a 3-year position at CISPA as a junior research group leader (Phase II).

Applicants to the program must have completed an outstanding PhD and demonstrated their potential to become future leaders in their field of research.

Applicants should submit their CV, copies of their school and university reports, a list of publications highlighting their five most relevant ones, names of 3-5 references, a brief description of their previous research, and a research proposal outlining their research vision. Please send them as a single PDF file to: application (at)

Application deadline: January 30, 2017.

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority. We intend to arrange future rounds of application periodically.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Michael Backes

Saarland University

Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability

Campus E 9 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Email: application (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-30

Schibsted ASA
Software engineer

Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6800 employees in 31 countries. From Mexico to Malaysia, from Brazil to Norway – millions of people interact with Schibsted companies every day.

We’re reinventing ourselves. We’re completely rethinking our publishing products and global components in order to better engage with our users and provide amazing experiences across different Schibsted applications and across any device. We have access to the biggest and best brands in publishing in Scandinavia, a dynamic user base that numbers in the millions, and the freedom to break away from any and all technical legacy. There’s a blank page in front of us. We want you to come help us fill it.

Users are expecting more personalized services and we need to collect users data in order to provide those services, and we need to do this in a way that the user is in control. In order to accelerate and pave the way for new privacy functionality we are building a set of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs). We aim to build these technologies in conjunction with our privacy goal of maximizing the information utility while minimizing the privacy risks and being compliant with data protection laws.

As a member of the privacy engineering team, you will design, implement, test and launch PETs that can be reused or integrated across various components and Schibsted sites. These PETs are built in collaboration with other engineering, legal and privacy product teams. Examples of these PETs include privacy policy engine, user managed access, automated data inventories, automated privacy reviews and differential privacy as well as anonymization processes.

Contact: Rafik Laatiaoui

Technical Recruiter at SPT

rafik.laatiaoui (at)

Mobile: 0047 413 71 266

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-15

University of Warsaw

We are offering two postdoc positions in the area of cryptography in the Cryptography and Data Security Group at the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at University of Warsaw. The position is supported by a grant "Cryptographic Defence Against Malicious Hardware Manufacturers".

The goal of this project is to design methods for preventing attacks by malicious hardware manufacturers. Such attacks are possible because manufacturing of integrated circuits is frequently outsourced to external companies. Due to the complexity of these devices it is practically impossible to inspect them in order to check that they were manufactured correctly. Hence, a malicious manufacturer can alter the device's design, by introducing the so-called "hardware Trojan horses". Such devices can later cause significant damage to their users by malfunctioning, or leaking users' secrets to the adversary. This is very worrying, especially given a tremendous dependence of modern society on the electronic devices. Another threat associated with the third-party manufacturing is the intellectual property theft and piracy, as the manufacturer gets full access to the device's specification. In this project we address these problems by applying state-of-the-art cryptographic techniques.


All candidates with a PhD degree and a publication record in cryptography or data security are encouraged to apply and will be carefully considered.

We offer excellent networking and training opportunities, including participation in international workshops and conferences.

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

Successful candidates can start from January 2017. Funding is available for 3 years.

There is no official deadline for this call. We will start looking at the applications from Dec 15, 2016.

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski

stefan.dziembowski (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

Temasek Laboratories, NTU, Singapore

The Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE), Temasek Laboratories (TL) @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking one motivated researcher, in the area of hardware security.

Candidates should ideally have already completed, or be close to completing a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in R&D (publications in international journals and conferences). Master degree with relevant research experience can be considered.

You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security, specific to physical attacks. This position is available from February 2017. The initial contract will be one year. There are strong possibilities for extensions upon successful performance. TL offers competitive salary package plus other benefits.

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references

Contact: Shivam Bhasin, Co-Principle Investigator: sbhasin (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-30

Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
Four tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor

The Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for four tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2017.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research focuses on system aspects in areas of Computer Science that include but are not limited to:

Machine learning and AI,

Formal software verification,

Security for systems including operating systems, networking and data management,

Pervasive computing and HCI.

We are also interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the department, to support collaborative research efforts in topics such as data science, mobile health, computer vision, programming languages and cybersecurity. However, exceptional candidates and in all areas of Computer Science will be considered.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31

University of Bristol, UK
(Senior) Research Associates and PhD students

The side channel lab, which is part of the Bristol crypto group, is expanding. With several new grants coming through we are looking to substantially increase our team. We are looking for a variety of people on different levels of experience and interest. In particular we are looking for people who have (or would like to develop) expertise in

- practical attacks (i.e. the hands on aspects of physical attacks),

- developing efficient attacks (based on parallel implementations building on our existing HPC framework)

- utilising compilers to detect and mitigate side channel leaks (timing, cache, as well as physical leaks)

- working with open source processors and hardware implementations

- statistical aspects of side channel analysis

The lab has state-of-the-art equipment, access to a high performance computing platform, and is integrated in the vibrant Crypto group. You are encouraged to engage with the wider group (and indeed Computer Science department) and, assuming sufficient seniority, take responsibility for your research direction. There are opportunities to contribute to teaching and to network in the context of the project with industrial partners and so to move more towards industry.

There are multiple positions available and we will recruit until all positions are filled. Posts are on either the Research associate level (typically this is for people who are close to finishing their PhD), or, on Senior Research Associate level. The salary for Research associates is between £31656-35609 (Grade I), and for Senior Research Associates it is between £35609-40082 (Grade J). PhD students will benefit from an enhanced stipend (fees will be covered, and the stipend is just under 20000 on which no tax is payable). All grants have ample resources for trips, professional training, and internships.

We consider all applicants that have a background in either computer science, electrical engineering, or mathematics (or any combination thereof). We do not require you to have prior experience in side channel attacks, but expect you are keen to learn and explore.

Contact: Please contact Prof. Elisabeth Oswald ( for further information.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-31

University of Edinburgh
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer or Reader in Security and Privacy

The Security and Privacy group at the University of Edinburgh, seeks a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader, (equivalent to Assistant / Associate Professor). Multiple positions may be available. The Security and Privacy group carries out research on all aspects of security and privacy, including applied and theoretical cryptography, software security, human factors, protocol analysis, verification and quantum/post-quantum cryptography. The group is part of the School of Informatics, a vibrant world-class research environment in central Edinburgh with a community of over 600 research, teaching and support staff and postgraduate research students. Since the first UK Research Assessment Exercise in 1986 and until the most recent (REF 2014), Informatics at Edinburgh has consistently been assessed to have more internationally excellent and world-class research than any other UK University. See also

Contact: Aggelos Kiayias

Chair in Cyber Security and Privacy

University of Edinburgh

Informatics Forum, Office 5.16

10 Crichton St, Edinburgh

Midlothian EH8 9AB, United Kingdom

Tel. +44 (0) 131 6505129

E-mail. akiayias (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-15

Paderborn University, Germany
Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryptography

The IT Security Group of Paderborn University announces an opening to be filled as soon as possible for a

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryptography

The position is full-time (100 %, pay scale 13 TV-L).


- Research in applied and theoretical cryptography and IT security, both independent and in cooperation with other members of the IT security working group

- Collaboration in a foundational research project on time-based cryptography, blockchain technology, and the development and security analysis of public-key encryption and witness encryption schemes

- Appropriate support in the fulfillment of the research and teaching tasks of the working group, e.g., by instruction of doctoral students in applied and theoretical cryptography


- Excellent doctoral degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related subject

- Strong background and publications in applied and theoretical cryptography

- Willingness and ability to perform excellent research and work independently and in a team

Applications from women and disabled people (in the sense of the German social law SGB IX) are particularly welcome and, in case of equal qualifications and experience, will receive preferential treatment according to state law (LGG).

Please note that only electronic applications can be considered.

Please send the usual application documents (CV, list of publications, list of references, earliest date available) with the index number ITS-0103 by 15.12.2016 to Ms. Carmen Buschmeyer (carmen (at)

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tibor Jager (tibor.jager (at)

Contact: tibor.jager (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor - A&S Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The job duties include maintaining an active research program in Cryptography or a related area, to constantly seek external funding, to advise & mentor students, help support related co-curricular activities and projects, and to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in a broad range of areas of mathematics.

The University of Cincinnati is one of the leading research centers in post-quantum cryptography, and due to recent national initiatives, this program has great potential for continued growth and development.

The Department is dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching. We seek candidates with a doctorate (or equivalent foreign degree) in mathematics who will pursue an active research program that strengthens/complements the research activities in the Department, especially in the areas related to the research in post-quantum cryptography including multivariate/lattice-based public key cryptography, computational algebra/number theory, and interdisciplinary applied algebra/number theory in cryptography.

The Department has particular research strength and a record of external funding in post-quantum cryptography, and maintains a strong graduate program leading to MS and PhD degrees in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The normal teaching load for research-active faculty is six credit hours per semester with a three credit hour reduction for new faculty in each of the first two years and a reduced service role.

Applications should be submitted via & per the instructions in the ads there. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin on August 15, 2017.

The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity.

Contact: Dr. Jintai Ding, Chair of the Search Committee, or Dr. Shuang Zhang, Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of South Florida
Ph.D. student in mathematical cryptography

The department of mathematics of the University of South Florida has funding for a PhD student working on mathematical cryptography and computational number theory under the supervision of Jean-François Biasse (personal page:

Potential research topics include:

1) Algorithms for ideal lattices.

2) Post quantum cryptography.

3) Fully homomorphic encryption.

All applicants (US and international) are welcome. The deadline for an August 2017 start date is February 1rst 2017. Applicants should send their application material (CV and a 1 page research statement) through the email provided in this ad.

The successful candidate will have to submit a separate application to the maths department graduate program by Feb. 1rst 2017. General instructions for applying to the maths graduate program of the USF can be found here:

The conditions are:

a) 3 years of funding.

b) Stipend of $16,000 per year.

c) Teaching duties 5h/week.

d) Tuition waiver.

Please contact me if you are interested.

Contact: Jean-François Biasse ( (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-20

University of South Florida
Postdoc in Algebra/Number Theory/Cryptography

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of South Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Mathematics beginning August 7, 2017. This position carries a nine-month (two-semester) appointment with a teaching load of two courses, and may be renewed for an additional academic year depending on satisfactory performance. The annual salary is $45,000, and the department will provide an additional $1,000 stipend for travel. Preference will be given to candidates who have received their Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field within the last three years and whose research area is in either Number Theory, Algebra, or Cryptography. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, an outstanding research record, and demonstrated success in teaching. Information about the department can be found at our website.

Required application materials include: a cover letter indicating the name(s) of potential postdoctoral mentor(s) from our existing faculty; a curriculum vita; a research statement; and at least three letters of recommendation, one of which should address the applicant' s effectiveness as a teacher.

Applications must be submitted through the AMS MathJobs website Review of applications will continue until position is filled. However, preference will be given to those candidates who submit their application materials by January 8, 2017.

Questions about the application procedure may be sent to usf.postdoc.nt (at) Candidates are welcome to indicate if they are attending the 2017 joint mathematics meetings in Atlanta (Jan. 4th to Jan. 7th) where pre-interviews can be held. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Denise Marks at (813/974-9747), a minimum of five working days in advance.

Contact: Hiring committee (usf.postdoc.nt (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-08

University of South Florida
Assistant Professor in Discrete Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics of the University of South Florida invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek applicants whose area of specialization is in Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Theoretical Computer Science, or other areas of discrete mathematics which support current faculty interests.

To learn more about the position and its application procedure, use the following link

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-01

Ruhr University Bochum

We are looking for post doctoral researcher working on topics related to applied cryptography. Applicants should be able to show solid expertise in applied cryptography/security illustrated in form of scientific publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, HOST, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, etc. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to secure cryptographic implementations (both in hardware and software), side-channel countermeasures, leakage/tamper resilient cryptography, automated security analysis, multiparty computation, cryptocurrencies and verifiable computation. Implementation knowledge of cryptographic schemes in software and/or hardware is an advantage.

The position is initially for 2 years, and you will be working in a vibrant group at the Horst-Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum. Founded in 2001, the Horst-Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst-Görtz Institute has 15 professors and over 80 PhD students.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work. Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Sebastian Faust, sebastian.faust (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-15

New York University Abu Dhabi
Professor, all ranks

The NYU Abu Dhabi Program in Computer Science has several open tenure and tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants are expected to be outstanding scholars with excellent track records in their field and participate in teaching at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral. New appointees will be offered competitive salaries and startup packages.

One focus area is Cyber Security. We are looking for excellent researchers with a strong experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world with a focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods.

Appointments can begin as soon as September 1, 2017, but candidates may elect to start as late as September 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016.

Contact: (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

Cyber Security Practice - United Arab Emirates
Head of Cryptanalysis Lab

This is an excellent opportunity to join an innovative international Cyber Security practice based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who are providing cutting edge services and solutions across the Cyber Security space.

The organisation is currently experiencing rapid growth and has been successful in recruiting the world’s elite Cyber experts.

They are seeking applications for high calibre candidates to head their Cryptanalysis lab.

Successful candidates will be PhD qualified with experience in leading and developing teams coupled with experience in training/teaching others.

Please note this is a permanent opportunity which requires the successful candidate to be based in the United Arab Emirates. Assistance with relocation will be provided.

On offer is an attractive tax free expatriate package (with family benefits), the opportunity to learn from some of the most highly qualified, well renowned Cyber figures in the business and genuine career opportunities.

To apply for this role please forward a copy of your CV in English to hilary (at)

Contact: Hilary Watson

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-29

DarkMatter LLC, US & UAE
Blockchain Developer

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your expertise and explore the full potential that Blockchain technology has to offer across all types of environments and industries? At DarkMatter, you’ll be working at the bleeding edge of this emerging technology, building exceptionally performing products for important, high-impact real world applications.

You will be developing software in an environment where governments have made strategic commitments to widespread Blockchain implementation across government services, smart-city and other critical infrastructure and the wider economy.

You will help design and implement distributed software systems, including decentralized protocols such as consensus.

You’ll have the opportunity to work across DarkMatter peer groups that include some of the world’s best cryptographers, cryptanalysts and other experts. There’s no room for individuals happy to simply follow orders, as you use clean coding practices to test, refactor, and iteratively and incrementally develop constantly improved software.

With many of our customers committed to putting all the resources necessary into developing and deploying the latest, most advanced Blockchain, cryptographic and other cyber security technologies, at DarkMatter you’ll have a chance to test your abilities, build your skills, and expand your horizons by designing for ‘impossible’, next-generation projects.

Technical Skills

- Minimum 5 years of experience working on large software projects (preferably including open-source projects)

- Experience with programming languages such as C, C++ or Go, and with RDBMS or NoSQL databases

- Proven expertise in implementing Blockchain frameworks and business applications, as well as cryptographic protocols and crypto libraries

- Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic principles, hierarchical key management and identity management schemes, FinTech

- Deep understanding of Hyperledger, Ethereum or other Blockchain community technical issues

Contact: If you are interested to work with us on exciting projects then please click on the link below -

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31

University of Waterloo, Canada
Professor, all ranks

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O) at the University of Waterloo is inviting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and in special cases that enhances the research and teaching needs of the Department, Associate or Full Professor with tenure. Applicants with research interests in cryptography will be given full consideration.

The University of Waterloo is home to the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-01

Temasek Laboratories, Nanyang Technological University
Research Fellow (postdoc)

Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is seeking highly motivated candidates for one research fellow position (from fresh post-doc to senior research fellow) in the area of symmetric-key cryptography.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering and a strong background in cryptography.

Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicant accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at)

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Contact: Prof. Thomas Peyrin, thomas.peyrin (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
RTG Postdoctoral Position in Coding Theory, Cryptography and Number Theory

The Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory group at Clemson University has an RTG postdoctoral position in areas of mathematics related to interests of the members of the RTG group. To be eligible applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident and no more than two years past completion of the doctoral degree. This position is renewable annually to a maximum of three years and carries a two course per year teaching load. This position also includes summer support for two summers and a research allowance. Along with teaching duties, RTG postdocs will also be expected to participate in some of the other activities associated to the grant that can be found on the grant webpage ( Applications should include an AMS cover sheet, cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and four letters of reference at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching. The cover letter should indicate how the applicant's work relates to the research of one or more members of the RTG group. Applications must be completed through the website, and will be accepted until the position(s) have been filled. Completed applications for the postdoctoral position received before November 1 will receive full consideration. The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, computational mathematics, operations research, statistics and probability, and applied statistics. For further information regarding the department and its programs, please visit the website Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15

TU Eindhoven

Post-Doc in the H2020 SODA (Scalable Oblivious Data Analytics) project.

The SODA project aims at enabling practical privacy-preserving analytics on Big Data. Our focus is on making the performance of multi-party computation techniques for privacy-preserving shared Big Data processing practical for real-world use cases, moving beyond the traditional privacy-utility trade-off. One of the central themes is combining privacy-preserving processing with rigorous bounds on the privacy leakage of aggregated data analytics results. A range of Big Data processing challenges needs to be addressed in this context. The successful Post-Doc candidate will be appointed with the Data Mining group and Ph.D. student with the Coding and Crypto group.


  • solid background in Computer Science with specialization in data mining, machine learning or related areas (demonstrated

    by a relevant PhD);

  • strong interest in privacy-preserving analytics and secure multi-party computation;

  • being enthusiastic about collaboration between data mining and crypto;

  • experience with distributed data mining and streaming algorithms is a plus;

  • hands on experience with development of efficient data mining techniques in a plus.

Contact: prof.dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy

TU Eindhoven

Department Mathematics and Computer Science

e-mail: m.pechenizkiy (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-11

TU Eindhoven
Ph.D. student

Ph.D. student in the H2020 SODA (Scalable Oblivious Data Analytics) project.

The SODA project aims at enabling practical privacy-preserving analytics on Big Data. Our focus is on making the performance of multi-party computation techniques for privacy-preserving shared Big Data processing practical for real-world use cases, moving beyond the traditional privacy-utility trade-off. One of the central themes is combining privacy-preserving processing with rigorous bounds on the privacy leakage of aggregated data analytics results. A range of Big Data processing challenges needs to be addressed in this context. The successful Post-Doc candidate will be appointed with the Data Mining group and Ph.D. student with the Coding and Crypto group.


  • solid background in Mathematics and/or Computer Science with specialization in cryptography (demonstrated by a relevant MSc)

  • strong interest in cryptographic protocols and secure multi-party computation;

  • experience with secure multiparty computation is a plus;

  • experience with development of efficient data mining techniques is a plus.

Accepting applications until position is filled.

Contact: Berry Schoenmakers

TU Eindhoven

Department Mathematics and Computer Science

e-mail: berry (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-18

Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Associate/Research Fellow (Post-Doc)

We are looking for post-docs (2 positions) to join our group. Candidates should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. He/she should have solid experience in public key cryptography and provable security.

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- accountable anonymous credentials

- applications of blockchain technology

- searchable encryption

- lattice-based cryptography

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: Man Ho Allen Au (

Email: csallen (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Post-Doc in Post-quantum Cryptography

There is an open position for a Post-Doc in the area of post-quantum cryptography and implementations. Interested applicants with PhD need to demonstrate prior work and related publications. Please send your CV for consideration. The position is for one year with the possibility of extension for another year.

Contact: Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh at razarderakhsh (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-01

Radboud University
Postdoc (3 years) Decentralised Identity and Reputation Management


As a postdoctoral researcher, you will join the European research project DECODE (DEcentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem) that aims to develop distributed architectures for decentralised data governance. You will conduct research on decentralised identity and reputation management using attribute-based credentials and distributed ledgers. You will communicate your findings through papers in peer-reviewed research journals and at international conferences. You will also be involved in training and teaching PhD and BSc/MSc students.

Work environment

You will join the Digital Security section, headed by Prof. Bart Jacobs. The group works on a broad range of topics in computer security and privacy, including applied cryptography, security protocols, smartcards and RFID, and software security and correctness. We are also interested in societal aspects of digital security, such as privacy and e-voting, and interaction with disciplines outside computer science such as cryptography and law.

The Digital Security section is part of the vibrant and growing Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS). iCIS is consistently ranked as one of the top Computer Science departments in the Netherlands (National Research Review Computer Science 2002-2008 and 2009-2014).

You will work with Jaap-Henk Hoepman (scientific director of the Privacy & Identity Lab) on the DECODE project. Other partners in this project are Nesta (UK), Institut Municipal d'Informatica de Barcelona (Spain), Arduino Verkstad (Sweden), University College London (UK), Waag Society (Netherlands), Eurecat (Spain) and CNRS (France).

Contact: Name: Jaap-Henk Hoepman

Email: jhh (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-20

Aarhus University

One or more postdoc positions are vacant at the Cryptography and Security Group of Aarhus University (

Applicants should be able to show solid expertise (in the form of scientific publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, etc.) in the design and/or implementation of cryptographic protocols. Topics of particular interest include: secure multiparty computation, zero-knowledge, homomorphic encryption, oblivious RAM, differential-privacy, cryptocurrencies, etc.

The closing date is nominal only. Write to Claudio Orlandi (orlandi AT cs au dk) for more information.

(PhD positions are available too, see earlier posting).

Contact: Claudio Orlandi, Associate Professor,

orlandi AT cs au dk

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of Luxembourg
Ph.D. student

The candidate will have the opportunity of carrying out her/his Ph.D. program around the study and development of new advanced cryptographic mechanisms with a view to applications to secure cloud systems and data privacy.

We welcome candidates with an MSc degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering and related areas. Good analytical skills and familiarity with mathematical reasoning are mandatory. Strong background in theoretical computer science and principles of modern cryptography are an advantage.

The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Vincenzo Iovino and Prof. Peter Ryan, head of the APSIA, a very active and large research group aimed to conduct research in several aspects of information assurance from the mathematical foundations to socio-technical and usability aspects.

The University offers highly competitive salaries, excellent working conditions and may assist in finding accommodation.


Dr. Vincenzo Iovino, vincenzo.iovino (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of Limoges, Limoges, France
Ph.D. student and/or Post-Doc

Fully funded positions for PhD student (3 years) and/or Post-Doc (1 or 2 years) on ID-based Crypto and Advanced Primitives (Broadcast Encryption, Functional Encryption) at XLIM, University of Limoges.

Applicants who have a Master degree (for the PhD position) and a PhD degree (for the post-doc position) in Computer Science / Mathematics or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Further skills in complexity, coding theory and/or software development will also be very appreciated.

The successful applicant will participate in the project ALAMBIC (AppLicAtions of MalleaBIlity in Cryptography) and IDFIX (IDentity-based cryptography For Identification and eXchange) financed by the French governmental research funding agency ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche).

International applicants are welcome but need to be eligible to a proper visa before starting their position.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled, ideally the positions would start in September October 2017.

Contact: Applications and questions should be directed as soon as possible to:

  • Olivier Blazy

    olivier.blazy (at)

  • Duong Hieu Phan

    duong-hieu.phan (at)

University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security
Research Fellow (Post-Doc) in Security and Privacy

We have an open position for a post-doctoral researcher (contract duration 2.5 years, salary GBP 31,076.- per annum, starting March/April 2017) at Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) within the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey to work on a new EPSRC-funded project called TAPESTRY that will investigate, develop and demonstrate new cryptographic protocols to enable people, businesses and services to connect safely online.

The successful candidate will be working on the design, security analysis and implementation of privacy-oriented cryptographic protocols that use zero-knowledge proofs, distributed ledger technologies and authentication mechanisms.

More information about the position and the application process is available at

The candidate will be working with Dr Mark Manulis, Deputy Director of SCCS. Applications must be made through the online portal. Questions can be sent to m.manulis AT surrey DOT ac DOT uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-18

University of Illinois
Professor, all ranks

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for several faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of Computer Science. Applicants from both traditional as well as non-traditional and interdisciplinary areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers.

Contact: Carl A. Gunter

More Information:

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-06

University of Bristol
PostDoc Positions in Multi-Party Computation

We are looking for Post-Docs to work on theory, implementation and applications of MPC. We are looking for different individuals to contribute to each of these three areas. The positions are multi-year, and you will be working in a vibrant group working on trying to make MPC a reality; with strong links with both other research groups, and industrial applications.

Contact: Nigel Smart

More Information:

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-01

ENS de Lyon, France

Several post-doc positions, for up to 2 years.

Expertise in at least one of the following topics is expected:

* computing on encrypted data

* cryptographic protocols

* lattice-based cryptography

* lattice algorithms and/or hardness of lattice problems

* implementation of cryptographic primitives

Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume and two references.

Contact: Benoit Libert and Damien Stehle

benoit.libert (at), damien.stehle (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Ph.D. Students

The department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (CEECS) has opening for 2 Ph.D. students (fully funded and tuition waived).

Specific topics includes:

*Cryptographic Computations

*Post-quantum cryptography

*Fully Homomorphic Encryption

*Implementations on Software (Intel, AMD, ARM CPUs) using C/ASM and Hardware (FPGAs, ASIC) using VHDL/Verilog.

*Side-channel analysis and countermeasures

Please submit your CV, Transcripts and interest statement for consideration.

Contact: Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh, razarderakhsh*at-sign*

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Laboratory for Security and Cryptography (LASEC) at EPFL is hiring a post doctoral researcher. Applicants are encouraged to apply to job_lasec (at) by sending a detailed CV and a research plan.

We are specifically looking for a senior researcher to work on a project related to private authentication of people.

LASEC is active in research on cryptography and security. More specifically, our main interests span (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Cryptographic analysis

  • Design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols

  • Lightweight cryptography

  • Secure communication

  • Postquantum cryptography

  • Privacy preservation

  • Payment

  • Number theory and cryptography.

The selection of applicants will be made on a competitive basis.

Besides conducting top-quality research, postdocs are required to participate the the lab activities such as training students at all levels, running projects, fund raising, etc.

EPFL is a top-ranked research and teaching institution that attracts some of the best intellects in the world. EPFL offers excellent facilities, environment, and salaries. The EPFL campus is a multi cultural, idyllic spot overlooking Lake Geneva and facing the Alps.

Contact: Serge Vaudenay, job_lasec (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01

Eastern Michigan University, Department of Mathematics, Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for two tenure track positions at the level of assistant professor beginning in August 2017. A Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences (or scheduled completion by August, 2017) is required. The positions are in (1) applied probability and (2) number theory/cryptology. To apply or for more information go to Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. EMU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to faculty, staff and student diversity.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-01

Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main , Germany
doctoral position

The Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt offers a position of a Scientific Assistant(m/f,E13 TV-G-U).

To strengthen our team we are looking for a committed,creative and flexible PhD candidate(male/female) with advanced professional knowledge in Information Technology and interest in the current development in business informatics.The environment of mobile systems and applications will give you valuable work experience in interdisciplinary and multinational projects with travel and project responsibility.Beside your project work and other activities at the chair, the preparation of your PhD thesis is in key.Our interdisciplinary environment with computer scientists and economists leads to synergies in our research and teaching,especially in IT Security, Identity Management and secure infrastructures in mobile environments.Our cooperation with our benefactor Deutsche Telekom provides extraordinary strategic and infrastructural opportunities.

Contact: Prof Dr. Kai Rannenberg

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 460629

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

bewerbungen (at)

Tel. +49-69-798-34701

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-31

CEA, Grenoble, France
post-doc position

Learning for Security in IoT

This Post-Doc position is located in Grenoble, France, at the CEA-LETI institute. Its context is the realization of a lightweight Security Audit Module capable of making low-cost, pervasive IoT nodes tolerant to attacks.

The goal of this project is to propose machine learning methods to identify and react to security attacks in IoT nodes. The first part of the work consists of modelling normal and attack behavior starting with a set of hardware and software probes. These models will be used to design low-cost attack classifiers, suitable for typical IoT nodes consisting of a processor, a radio interface, and a set of sensors/actuators.

We are looking for applicants with expertise in machine learning, data analysis, with focus on clustering and classification. Prior knowledge on security, e.g., physical attacks and countermeasures, are preferred but not essential. The candidate should be at ease with classical software programming environments, e.g., Python, C/C++, and simulation tools, e.g., Matlab, Scilab, and should understand conventional computer architecture concepts, e.g., processor, bus, memory, registers.

The main tasks of the Postdoctoral researcher are as follows:

- Define the attack scenarios and security reactions, given the specifications of an IoT node.

- Define software and hardware probes that can be used to determine attack cases.

- Construct of normal/attack behavior models.

- Investigate of low-cost classifiers for on-line attack detection, and their cost evaluation in terms of performance, algorithm complexity and overhead.

- Propose the specification of the Security Audit Module.

The final outcome of the work is a lightweight Security Audit Module capable of making low-cost, pervasive embedded devices tolerant to attacks. The candidate will work with a pool of experts coming from different research teams of the Leti, namely the embedded system’s design team and the security teams.

Contact: Anca Molnos, anca.molnos (at)

Damien Couroussé, damien.courousse (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-20

Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut, USA
Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in fall, 2017. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching.

We seek strong candidates whose research interests are in applied mathematics, broadly construed, and which are compatible with the existing research interests of the department. Relevant areas include, but are very much not limited to, algebraic statistics, applied topology, coding theory, discrete and computational geometry, cryptography, optimization, and stochastic processes. Exceptional candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are also encouraged to apply.

Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester, typically including a graduate-level course. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2016, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which evaluates teaching. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted online at

For a full version of our job description, please visit

Contact: Adam Fieldsteel, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459,

email: afieldsteel (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15

School of Computer Science & Engineering, UNSW Australia
Associate Professor / Professor in Cyber Security, Ref. 56904

The purpose of this role is to conduct high impact research and deliver outstanding teaching and student experience in the area of cyber security, and to play a significant leadership role in supporting the achievement of the teaching and service missions of the School and Faculty.

The appointment would be:

• at level D ($143k – $157k per annum) or level E ($183k per annum), plus 17% superannuation and leave loading, commensurate with academic qualifications and experience,

• full time,

• to a Convertible Tenure Track Employment Contract for an initial fixed term period, with conversion to continuing appointment based on satisfactory performance and there being sufficient productive work available.

The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to provide academic leadership and foster excellence in research, innovative teaching and professional activities. Applicants with industry experience are especially welcome.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

• A PhD in Cyber Security or a related field

• A significant track record of high impact international research

• Demonstrated leadership in building engagement and partnerships with the profession and industry

• Record of outstanding delivery of high quality teaching and student experience

UNSW desires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.

Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives and generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.

Contact: Any enquiries can be forwarded to Professor Maurice Pagnucco, Head of School:

E: morri (at)

T: +61 9385 5518

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-09

EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE
Assistant Professor in Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing

The Digital Security Department of EURECOM invites applications for a tenured position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing.

EURECOM hosts one of the most established academic research activities in the field of security and privacy in Europe since more than 20 years. This activity takes place in three dedicated research groups as part of the digital security department. The new faculty is expected to join forces with the Applied Cryptography and Security Protocols Group with his/her expertise in the following fields:

- applied cryptography

- security protocols

- privacy enhancing technologies

geared towards the following application areas:

- security and privacy in cloud computing

- security and privacy in Big Data.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or electrical engineering and a proven track record of postdoctoral research in one or several of these areas.

While actively leading research with his/her team, the new faculty is also expected to enhance the resources of the department by raising additional funding. Besides excellence in academic research, he/she must tackle with real life security and privacy problems raised by industrial applications.

The new faculty is also expected to carry out fundamental research and to develop new graduate courses in the aforementioned domains.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with a resume including a publication list emphasizing the three most important publications, a statement of proposed research and teaching activities and the names and addresses of three references by e-mail under reference MDCAC2016 to recruitment-mdcsec (at) The screening will start on November 1st, 2016 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: recruitment-mdcsec (at)

subject: MDCAC2016

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of Edinburgh

Postdoctoral research position in blockchain technology at the University of Edinburgh

Applications for the post of a postdoctoral research associate are sought in applied cryptography and computer security with emphasis on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. 

The post is full time and is available from March 1st, 2017, or a mutually agreed start date, for a 24 month fixed contract.  An earlier start might be available.

The position is funded by EPSRC project OXCHAIN. The OXCHAIN project seeks to use distributed ledger technology to provide a secure platform for the emerging circular economy and demonstrate it through addressing specific challenges in the operation of the UK-based charity Oxfam.

The position to be filled will be a critical one in the project and will be tasked with the design, analysis and implementation of a novel blockchain system with suitable characteristics to support the development of an internal token economy. The researcher will also maintain a strong connection with other OXCHAIN team members that focus on design aspects and are tasked with the user experience dimension of the project.

Essential qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a good understanding of both theoretical and applied concepts in computer security, cryptography, software engineering, distributed systems, peer to peer networks. Desired qualifications include familiarity with cryptocurrencies.

Contact: Aggelos Kiayias, Chair in Cyber Security and Privacy University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, Office 5.16, 10 Crichton St, Edinburgh Midlothian EH8 9AB, United Kingdom Tel. +44 (0) 131 6505129, akiayias (at)

(please put OXCHAIN position in the e-mail subject)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
Research Scientist

Temasek Laboratories at National University of Singapore, Singapore is seeking highly motivated professionals interested in conducting research in the area of post-quantum cryptography.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering and a strong background in algebra or number theory.

Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in C/C++ language, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

Interested candidates will kindly email their CV to Dr Chik How Tan tsltch (at)

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-15

Visa Research
Research Scientist

The security research team at Visa research has openings for research scientists at all levels with expertise in areas such as, cryptography and cryptanalysis, user and data privacy, payments and cryptocurrencies, and distributed systems/cloud computing security. For more information visit our website:

Interested candidates should kindly email their CV to research (at) visa (dot) com with the subject line Security Research Position.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-30

University College London (UCL)
Ph.D Student

Fully-funded PhD Position Available

Enabling Progress in Genomic Research via Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing

University College London (UCL)

Contact: Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (google me)

More Information:!/?project=196

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-30

Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 PostDoc positions

The Digital Security group from the Radboud University, Nijmegen invites applications for two positions for postdoctoral researchers in the area of cryptography and security of embedded systems. The posts are for 2 years but can be extended upon positive evaluation. Salaries are internationally competitive and candidates moving to the Netherlands from abroad may qualify for a tax incentive scheme, where 30% of your income is tax free.

A successful candidate is expected to supervise PhD and MSc students, collaborate with the researchers from the DiS group ( and perform research. He/she should ideally have background in some of the following areas:

1. Proofs of security by reduction

2. Mathematical tools for symmetric-key cryptanalysis

3. Design and analysis of cryptographic protocols

4. Cryptographic implementations and attacks (side-channel and fault attacks)

5. Systems security e.g. Android

Applicants should have already completed (or be close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. We also expect an excellent research track record. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Suitable candidates can be hired immediately.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to the faculty members they would like to work with.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact

Lejla Batina, lejla (at)

Joan Daemen, joan (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-31

ISARA Corporation, Waterloo, Canada
Security Researcher

Founded in 2015, ISARA Corporation builds quantum resistant cryptographic solutions for today’s computing ecosystems. The ISARA Corporation vision is a world where consumers, enterprises and governments can benefit from the power of quantum computing with protection against quantum attacks. Our team has expertise building high performance cryptographic systems for constrained environments. We’re proud to be part of a collaborative effort with academic and standards institutions to raise awareness of the potential for quantum threats, and design and implement quantum resistant solutions for classical data security systems that will work globally.

We are looking for cryptographic researchers, with a PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science, to join our team. The ISARA Research Department is a group of dedicated individuals who focus on researching the latest advances in cryptography and pushing the envelope of what is possible. They are responsible for understanding the current state of the art and focusing on improvements in security and efficiency.

Contact: info (at) isara (dot) com with your resume.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Center For Cyber Security in New York University Abu Dhabi
Cryptology Research/Hardware Cryptology Postdoctoral Position (Multiple Positions)

Goals and Responsibilities

The goal of this research project is to provide a wider analysis of the existing cryptologic constructions in order to provide the possibility of new approaches in the designs and analysis of cryptographic components. The conducted research will be in the context of symmetric cryptology and secure hardware implementations. A particular focus will be on the hardware design and analysis of symmetric-key primitives and components.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent experience. Candidates should have a background in symmetric cryptology, hardware cryptology, hardware security or related areas. The following are a list of essential skills for the considered post: Circuit Analysis and Design, Cryptographic Hardware Design (Reconfigurable Hardware, random number generation, lightweight cryptographic design, ALTERA hardware, FPGAs and Verilog VHDL programming), and Cryptographic Design and Cryptanalysis.

Terms of employment

The period of employment is one to two year(s) from the initiation of the contract. The potential start date is November 2016. The main location of the post is Center for Cyber Security in NYU Abu Dhabi.

Application Process

Submissions will be accepted through our online application no later than October 15, 2016. Please fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. This includes a cover letter, research statement, curriculum vitae, diploma (an official translation into English), list of publications and three letters of reference. Applications and enclosures received beyond the stated deadline will not be considered.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Hoda A. Alkhzaimi at Hoda.alkhzaimi (at)

(All interested candidates regardless of gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply)

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer


Hoda A.Alkhzaimi

Hoda.Alkhzaimi (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15

Cyber Security Consulting - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Theoretical Cryptanalysis Experts

We are a fast-growing cyber-security consulting company based in UAE. With a team of 250+ experts from around the world, we provide services and solutions that are changing the cyber security landscape. Working with us means collaborating with enthusiastic professionals who are passionate about technology and creating next-gen cyber security solutions.

We are looking for an expert who has good familiarity with standards (SPs, CAVP, FIPS 140-2, CMVP, etc.). The incumbent must have expertise in design of end-to-end secure protocols with PFS and validation using mathematical proofs and test vectors. Expertise in existing network protocols (e.g., TLS, OpenSSL) and knowledge of inherent vulnerabilities, cryptographic security analysis and security proofs covering: Symmetric crypto and Modes of Operation (state of art block ciphers , Rijndael variants, stream ciphers, etc.), Public Key Crypto / PKI (RSA, ECC, ECDSA, ECDH, etc.), Hashing Algorithms, Random Number Generation Algorithms, etc. Must have expertise in theoretical cryptanalysis techniques: Based on underlying mathematics of asymmetric ciphers (IF, DL, EC schemes)

We offer a tax-free package and an opportunity to live in an advanced city with easy access to the rest of the world.

For more information on the role and the organisation, please send your resume to itjobsuae16 (at) gmail (dot) com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

University of Alabama at Birmingham
PhD position in digital money

We invite applications for a PhD position in cryptocurrencies and their applications. The successful candidate will join Dr. Yuliang Zheng and Dr. Jason Teutsch's research group in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB).

We seek a student interested in advancing the security of Bitcoin and related distributed peer-to-peer systems, understanding the theoretical foundations of decentralized networks, and developing disruptive technologies. Work may include big data management, incentive structures and consensus protocols, smart contracts, financial services, Internet of Things, quantum algorithms, decentralized governance, certification, and other forms of distributed trust.

The successful candidate will receive a Graduate Assistanship package with a starting annual stipend of $19,500 plus health insurance benefits and tuition waiver. Birmingham and its surrounding area offers natural beauty and modest cost-of-living. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field prior to commencement of study. Coding and analytic skills will be viewed favorably. Please see the website below for additional information, requirements, and application instructions.

Indicate in your application materials your interest in this position.

Contact: Informal inquiries may be sent to either Dr. Zheng ( or Dr. Teutsch (

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
One year Post-Doc


Safran Identity and Security and the computer science department of École polytechnique will conduct a study on the manipulation of centrally issued documents on blockchains.

Object of the study

There already exist various protocols designed for manipulating sensitive documents on blockchains, from straightforward ones (hashes), to advanced protocols (ZeroCash).


The objective is to sort out the various proposition for anonymising transactions or data on blockchains, and to design a new one relevant to our application domain. Since the application domain is concerned with documents issued by a trusted third party (a government in case of a passport), our application domain may not be well fitted by existing approaches. Some software developments may be conducted.


The candidate should have either a rather good knowledge of a few advanced cryptographic protocols, or have a very good understanding of bitcoin (or ethereum) and in particular its programmable features (smart contracts, OP_RETURN).

The candidate will spend 20% of his research time within Safran Identity and Security, (Issy-les-Moulineaux), and 40% in the computer science department of École polytechnique (Palaiseau), within INRIA project-team Grace.

Safran Identity and Security

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in security and identity solutions, deploying solutions in more than 100 countries, and employing more than 8,700 people in 57 countries. Its solutions manage identities, secure payments and transactions and safeguard privacy, for an increasingly digital and connected world.

École polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its curriculum promotes a culture of excellence  with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions.

Contact: Daniel Augot, INRIA senior researcher, Daniel.Augot (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
4 Postdocs and 1 PhD

The IMDEA Software Institute (Madrid, Spain) invites applications for one PhD position in the area of Cryptography and four Postdoc positions in the areas of Cryptography, Anonymity, Privacy, Programming Languages, Verification, and Side-channel Attacks.

The positions are based in Madrid, Spain where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. Salaries are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system. The working language at the institute is English.

PhD applicants should have completed, or be close to completing, a Masters degree in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. The successful PhD applicant will do research in cryptography. Knowledge of cryptography (in particular public key cryptography and provable security) is required, and proven experience in the form of theses or published papers will be considered positively. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about you and your work. For further enquiries on the PhD position, please contact Dario Fiore.

Postdoc applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline, and should have an excellent research track record. The application requires: curriculum vitae, a research statement, and names of 3 persons that can provide reference about you and your work. The postdoctoral positions are available from September 2016 for the duration of up to two years.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to the faculty members they would like to work with, and submit the application documents at Review of applications starts immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact:

Gilles Barthe gilles.barthe (at)

Dario Fiore, dario.fiore (at)

Boris Koepf, boris.koepf (at)

Carmela Troncoso, carmela.troncoso (at)

To apply:

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Yale University, Electrical Engineering
Post-Doc, hardware security

The Computer Architecture and Security Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering department at Yale University has an opening for a researcher to be involved with exciting work on computer architecture and hardware security, focusing on FPGA prototyping. We are looking for motivated candidates with experience in:

* FPGAs and Verilog or VHDL programming

* Altera hardware and IP cores knowledge is desired, but not required

* Cryptography

Contact: Jakub Szefer

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Research Assistants (PhD or Postdoc)

The Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for positions of

Research Assistants in Cryptography and Complexity Theory

both on doctoral and postdoctoral level, in the group of Professor Marc Fischlin. The positions are funded through various research projects, all in the area of complexity-based cryptography. These are: SecOBig for secure computation on Big Data, CROSSING about signature schemes supporting special operations, and CRISP about secure channels. More information about the projects and our research is available under

The starting date is immediate. The initial funding for the positions is for approximately two years, but the contract should be renewable, based upon availability of funding. Candidates are expected to perform scientific research in the areas of the projects, and to contribute to the teaching, research, and administrative tasks of the group.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a similar discipline; extensive knowledge in the areas of cryptography and IT security, for postdoctoral candidates proven in the form of publications in these areas; fluent English language skills; experience in IT system administration is welcome

Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, including references; copies of relevant diplomas and certificates; copies of 3 selected publications (for postdoctoral candidates) or, alternatively, a research statement.

The application data should be bundled into a single PDF file. Applications and enquires should be sent to: jobs (at) Applications should be received no later than September 30th, 2016, but review of applications will begin immediately on a rolling basis, and the positions may be filled earlier.

Contact: jobs (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-30

AET Europe, Netherlands
Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer

Passionate about PKI, algorithms, ciphers and security systems to encrypt sensitive information? We have a vacancy for a code maker/breaker, the professional who ensures that data regarding finance, health, national security and other important worlds are hidden from hungry hackers...

You will be working on software for mobile platforms, mobile devices like iOS, Android, Windows and connected devices. Your projects are designing and implementing cryptography in our software solutions that are resilient against real world attacks. This will include the analysis of cryptographic implementations embedded in AET’s solutions under evaluation. You will also provide technical expertise in applied cryptography.

What you bring

We’re looking for an Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer who is passionate (like us) about software development and not afraid to pioneer new approaches, techniques and technologies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for implementing solutions to complex security problems with a keen understanding of information security challenges and an up-to-date awareness of information security threats.

You will need to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Has a Bachelor or Master degree in IT, Math or other related degree,
  • Deep knowledge of applied cryptography and PKI,
  • Ability to combine market and technology topics to find technical solutions in complex environments.

Other areas of knowledge and experience that would be considered key assets:

  • Programming languages: C/C++, Java,
  • An understanding of modern computer architectures and information technology architectures including cloud computing,
  • Platforms like iOS, Android, Windows or Linux,
  • Smart cards, sims and/or HSMs,

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel that you have the relevant skills, qualifications and experience as a Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer please send your resume to hrm (at)

Contact: We can understand you want to know more about the job, your colleagues or the company of AET. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at +31 26 365 3350. Ask for Bert Smit, Development Manager.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

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