International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

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

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

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


Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Post Doc in Hardware Security

The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on laser fault injection on TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in December 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for at least 24 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Post Doc in Applied Mathematics

The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in applied mathematics and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on stochastic modeling of TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in December 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 24 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



Virginia Tech
Assistant/Associate Professor in Secure Hardware/Software Systems

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in Computer Engineering, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, specifically in the area of Secure Hardware/Software Systems, including (but not limited to) Cryptographic Engineering, Security and Privacy Design, Cross-disciplinary Secure Systems for the Internet of Things and the Cloud, Secure and Ultra-low Power Computer Architectures, Design Automation and Formal Verification of Cryptography for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. This position is based in Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus.

The successful candidate would be expected to collaborate with existing Virginia Tech ECE faculty with expertise covering hardware security, tamper-resistant secure implementations, secure embedded systems design, VLSI and System-on-Chip design, computer security, low-power and energy-efficient implementation of hardware and software, wireless systems, and RF IC design. Beyond the ECE department, the university has world-class research activities in machine learning, robotics, data analytics, integrated security, intelligent infrastructure, transportation, advanced manufacturing, and medical sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally-recognized funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in department, college, and/or university service and outreach activities.

More Information: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79966

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-15



Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Multiple postdoc positions in blockchain security

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks to fill six post-doctoral positions in the area of cyber security for the Project BCS-T: Testing for Block Chain Security by Design. Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the developers of Ethereum and an international team of researchers located in Singapore and the Netherlands (TNO and TU Delft). The primary focus of BCS-T is to develop foundations for a systematic approach to identify and mitigate the security risks of block chain technology in general, and smart contracts in particular.

The project results will be validated using case studies, where block chain technologies, such as HyperLedger and Ethereum, are deployed in IoT and FinTech applications. This offers researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and validate it in a realistic setting. Collaboration with several private and Government agencies in Singapore and abroad increases the chances of technology transfer and hence the research impact.

The project has been awarded funding, and selected candidates will be expected to join ASAP. Later joining dates could be negotiated.

We seek for postdocs with a background in:

- mathematics, economics, or game theory.

- software engineering, distributed systems, networking, financial engineering, or additive manufacturing.

- software engineering, formal methods, programming languages, software security, or software testing.

Strong candidates with background in other (related) areas will also be considered.

Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the developers of Ethereum and an international team of researchers located in Singapore and the Netherlands (TNO and TU Delft). SUTD offers internationally competitive salaries, medical and other benefits. All positions are for up to two years and could be negotiated.

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Pawel Szalachowski, email: pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg



RWTH Aachen University, Germany
PhD student

The research group IT-Security focuses security in wireless networks, cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, and (mobile) malware defense. We are currently looking for PhD students to work on one of the following topics:

* Serious gaming in rising security awareness

* Privacy-enhancing technologies

* Machine Learning and anomolie detection

Contact: Ulrike Meyer, professor, Mies-van-der-Rohe Strasse 15, meyer (at) itsec.rwth-aachen.de

More Information: http://www.itsec.rwth-aachen.de/job-offers

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-17



University of Surrey, UK
Research Fellow (Post-Doc) in Security and Privacy

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey seeks to recruit an outstanding post-doctoral researcher in the fields of Security and Privacy for a full-time position, starting in November/December 2017. The initial contract is for 24 months.

The research fellow will be working under supervision of Dr Mark Manulis in the interdisciplinary EPSRC funded project “TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry” that develops and demonstrates new cryptographic protocols to enable people, businesses and services to connect safely online.

Successful applicants will have core skills in the design, analysis and implementation of privacy-oriented cryptographic protocols (e.g. zero-knowledge protocols) and experience in the implementation of distributed/web-based applications (incl. browser plugins). They are expected to hold a PhD, be able to drive their own research direction within the scope of the project and engage with project partners. Funding for conference travel and other dissemination activities will be provided through the project.

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognized by the British Government. More information about SCCS can be found at http://sccs.surrey.ac.uk/

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

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=079116-R

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-07



Learnrnd
Software Development Engineer-Cryptography

LearnRnD is the highly scientific research firm based on collaborative R&D knowledge findings, among the major universities, R&D organizations of the Asia, Africa and Europe regions. LearnRnD is the purely scientific firm to enhance the Research culture without financial constraints and geographical boundaries. Our main focus is to enhance the visibility of latest cutting edge research. Moreover, our all research contents are peer review and authentic material. Researchers make proper review before uploading the contents. On other hand, we also collaborate with different institutions and research labs like Stanford University, Cornel University, Seoul University, and National university of Singapore on different levels such as academic research publishers like Springer, Nature, IEEE, ACM, Taylor and Francis. So, LearnRnD is the unique multi-disciplinary R&D Company with latest research of Natural science, Engineering and Information Technology, Future innovations, Medical Science, Biohacking Economic Development,Bio warefares, English Literal and Social Science.

Contact: Software Development Engineer-Cryptography

Your responsibilities include:

- owning the complete software development life-cycle; defining, prioritizing, designing, implementing, and testing new features for Cryptography.

Skills require in Java or C++

Contact:admin (at) learnrnd.com

More Information: http://learnrnd.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-19



University of York, UK
10 Lecturer (Assistant Professor) positions

York's Computer Science Department is building for the future. We wish to attract early career academics with the potential to shape the discipline, and the broader community, over the next ten to twenty years. We want your strengths to become our strengths!

Ten posts are available over the next two years and will be phased according to the quality of applications. The posts are at the lecturer (Research and Teaching) grade, equivalent to Assistant Professor.

We are looking to the new staff to reinforce our existing strengths, e.g. in Human Computer Interaction and Real-Time Systems, to expand in areas such as Cybersecurity, and to enable us to build up our range of interdisciplinary themes and research centres.

Contact: Candidates are invited to email cs-lectureships (at) york.ac.uk for confidential informal enquiries.

More Information: https://www.york.ac.uk/professorial-jobs/computer-science

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-01



University of York, UK
Chair (Professor) or Reader (Associate Professor) in Cybersecurity

The University of York is one of the UK's leading higher education institutions and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. The Department is renowned internationally for its high impact research, combined with a dedication to high-quality teaching and excellent student satisfaction, as well as strong industrial links, making us one of the UK's top Computer Science departments.

We welcome applications from researchers with a track record as an international leader in Cybersecurity, with some emphasis on pragmatic aspects of Cybersecurity. You will actively engage and collaborate with colleagues leading the development of Cybersecurity research and teaching. You’ll develop relationships across the wider University and beyond, to help build a distinctive and positive working environment that emphasises excellence.

To support this appointment we are appointing up to 10 lectureships within the department to further grow Cybersecurity research and our other core themes. Our intentions is to build our Cybersecurity research into an accredited centre. We would offer the appointed candidate support through these additional appointment and reduced teaching load in the first instance.

Contact: Professor Neil Audsley

Head of Department - Computer Science

neil.audsley (at) york.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=325060

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-08



CipherCloud India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India
Cryptographic Architect

Job Description

Cryptography Architect will lead and contribute to our core technology. This senior engineering position requires demonstrated capabilities in cryptography, encryption, programming, and the associated computational sciences, while also serving the role of cryptography lead for the product teams. The position also requires leading associated research and patent activities and staging of foundational cryptographic technologies for security products.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• MS or PhD with at least few credits in advanced cryptography, mathematics and computer science combined with at least 2 years of software development experience in a related discipline is required

• In-depth hands-on implementation experience of at least few cryptography algorithms from scratch is required

• A very good understanding of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, key management techniques, PKI, SSL, X.509 Certificates and all the related technologies is needed

• Strong theoretical bend and academic connections is a plus

• Understanding of latest cryptographic techniques such as as Homomorphic and Split Key Encryption, Function and Format preserving Encryption techniques is a big plus

• Experience with various character sets and character encoding techniques is required

• Hands-on programming experience in C or Java. Java development experience is a plus

• Entrepreneurial drive and work ethic, self-motivated, results oriented and demonstrated ability to add value and succeed in a fast paced environment.

• Team player with strong communications and writing skills.

Contact: Harshiika Upadhyay Sahu

Mananger - Recruitment

husahu (at) ciphercloud.com

More Information: https://ciphercloud.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-01



University of Tartu
Researcher positions (postdoc) in

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we have two open postdoc positions on Verification of Quantum Cryptography.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in:

  • Semantics

  • Theorem proving

  • Verification of classical cryptography

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Quantum computation / communication

Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!

Please contact Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee) if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

The salary range is 30000-36000 Euro per year (depending on experience), which is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living and low income tax rate (20%), pension contributions and health insurance are covered by the employer.

The position is for three years, as soon as possible till August 31, 2020. The starting date and duration can be negotiated (in both directions).

To apply, please send the following documents to unruh (at) ut.ee:

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)

  • List of publications

  • Research plan (i.e., how do you think you could contribute to the topic)

  • At least two letters of reference (please ask for the letters to be sent directly to us)

  • Phd degree

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dominique Unruh

More Information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PostdocInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography



University of Tartu
Phd positions in Verification of Quantum Cryptography

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we are looking for phd students on Verification of Quantum Cryptography. Full funding is available.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in one or more of the following topics:

  • Semantics

  • Theorem proving

  • Verification of classical cryptography

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Quantum computation / communication

Students who are enthusiastic about those topics, and have some background related to (some) of these, are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee) if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

PhD students will have to pay no tuition fees and will be funded with 1000 Euro net (after taxes). This is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living. Healthcare is covered.

To apply, please send the following documents to unruh (at) ut.ee:

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)

  • List of publications

  • Research plan (i.e., how do you think you could contribute to the topic)

  • At least two letters of reference (please ask for the letters to be sent directly to us)

  • Masters degree (if you do not have it yet, provide whatever confirmation you can get)

  • Grade transcript

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee)

More Information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PhdInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography



STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy (close to Milan)
Cryptograhic Software Engineer

The AST Security team, an R&D group focusing on supporting ST product divisions for security-related solutions, is looking for a cryptographic software engineer for a position based in the Milan area of Italy.

Your mission will be to:

  • Deploy security expertise and help ST product divisions shape the right security solutions for their products (ICs).

  • Develop cryptographic and security software IPs.
  • Stay on top of security needs and state-of-the-art evolution, anticipating/identifying solutions and partners, developing or making available the security competences and IPs that will be needed by the Company in a 3-5 years time frame.

The candidate should have:

  • Software development skills (in particular C). Experience on embedded devices (i.e. microcontrollers) is particularly appreciated
  • A theoretical background in cryptography (symmetric and asymmetric) and side-channel attacks
  • Teamwork, networking, customer-orientation & communication skills
  • Motivation for bridging research outcomes and product design

Contact: Ruggero Susella - ruggero.susella (at) st.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



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

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, and power grid etc.), especially on the topics such as 1) Lightweight and low-latency crypto algorithms for CPS devices, 2) Resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 3) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 4) Big data based threat analytics for detection of both known and unknown threats, 5) Attack mitigation to increase the resilience of CPS. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

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

Contact: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-30



Applied science and technology research institute, security lab, Hong Kong
Cryptography Engineer

Hong Kong Applied science and technology research institute Security Lab (ASL) research team is currently looking for talented cryptography engineers. The ASL lab focuses on building privacy-preserving, scalable and usable blockchain/distributed ledger technology. ASL provides great opportunities to work with researchers and engineers from world-renowned research institutes and companies to revolutionize the FinTech industry.

The main duties and responsibilities of cryptography engineers are:

• Work with cryptographers in our team to design and implement novel cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

• Design, build and deploy blockchain/distributed ledger technologies with application to cryptocurrencies, micropayments and beyond.

• Design, develop and deploy innovative yet high-quality application software for FinTech initiatives.

Desired skills and experience:

• Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science or related disciplines with at least 4+ years’ experience.

• Knowledge in Blockchain technologies and a good understanding of applied cryptography. A good understanding of distributed consensus protocol is a big plus.

• Experience in implementing and integrating cryptographic protocols (such as Elliptical Curve cryptography or Lattice-based cryptography) in a real-world distributed system is a plus. Experience in open-source project related to cryptocurrency is a huge plus. Experience in ethical hacking or attacking a real-world cryptosystem is also a big plus.

• Must possess extensive hands-on experience in one or more system programming languages: C/C++, Go, Rust, C#, etc.

• Team-based code and project management using revision control (e.g., Git), open-source workflows (e.g., GitHub).

• Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, detail-oriented, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills.

• Self-motivated fast learning and willing to work under pressure. Team player and keen to share knowledge but can work independently.

Contact: The candidates should submit a full CV to Dr. Huang Lin (linhuang (at) astri.org) with “Application: cryptography engineer” in the subject line (PDF attachments only). Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2017, but the positions will remain open until filled.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-15



Intelligent Voice Ltd
Cryptography Research Scientist

Intelligent Voice makes the world’s fastest speech to text software based in the heart of the financial district in London. Traditionally by leveraging GPGPU technology deployed on on-premise servers we have preserved privacy of customer data by placing it behind firewalls. The cloud offers an ideal opportunity for storing large volumes of data in a low-cost efficient way. However, the storage of sensitive data such as speech in plain text format on the cloud is not permitted in many industry sectors such as finance, health care etc. Hence speech data should be encrypted before storage on the cloud, and because it contains biometric identifiers it must remain encrypted. The challenge then is to search over large amounts of encrypted speech and return encrypted search results that can be decrypted by the user only.

Building on existing research within the company we seek a talented cyber security expert to assist with the challenge of merging privacy-preserving cloud technology with our speech recognition software. Knowledge of searchable and fully homomorphic encryption protocols is desired.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues, and should have significant experience in the design and deployment of cryptographic protocols.

To apply please send your CV (with publication list), a 1-page cover letter, and the names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

See for more information:

https://www.slideshare.net/cholletge/ppsp-icassp17v10-72961572

Contact: Dr. Neil Glackin

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-15



Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Faculty positions

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at the assistant and associate professor ranks to join its rapidly growing Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology. All areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to applied mathematics and statistics (broadly interpreted).

Successful candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, statistics or in a related field and have excellent English-language communication skills and experience with Western higher education. Applicants for associate professor positions should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate level, possess strong teaching skills and experience, and a demonstrated rank-appropriate research accomplishment and service. Applicants for assistant professor level should demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Position responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate level of courses (2-2 teaching load), supervision of graduate students, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in professional and research activities, general program guidance and leadership, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • competitive compensation;
  • free housing based on family size and rank;
  • relocation allowance;
  • no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
  • educational allowance for children;
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year

Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst (at) nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than September 15, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin on January 1st, 2018.

More Information: http://sst.nu.edu.kz

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-15



University of Wollongong, Australia
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenure track) in Cryptography/Security

School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is one of six Schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong.

This position is expected to provide development, teaching and research within the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology in the school.

For further information about this position, please contact the Head of School and Director of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology, Professor Willy Susilo on + 61 2 4221 5535.

Contact: Professor Willy Susilo

More Information: https://jobs.uow.edu.au/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=170477&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-09



University of Wollongong, Australia
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is seeking for an excellent postdoctoral research fellow (associate research fellow) for 3 years position.

This position will conduct research in the project of “Internet of Things and Blockchain Security”. It is expected that you will be research active in the area of cyber security, and are equipped with sufficient experience in publishing research outcomes in the top forums.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description available at the link below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position.

 

For further information about this position, please contact Head of School and the Director of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology, Professor Willy Susilo on +61 2 4221 5535 or wsusilo at uow dot edu dot au

Contact: Professor Willy Susilo

More Information: https://jobs.uow.edu.au/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=170831&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-14



University of Lübeck, Germany
PhD and Post-Doc Position

We are looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill PhD or PostDoc positions for research in system security and applied cryptography. Specific topics include:

  • Side channel attacks and mitigations
  • System security for IoT, mobile and Cloud systems
  • Trusted computing and trusted execution environments
  • Applied cryptography
  • Secure microarchitectures

As ideal candidate, you are highly motivated, independent and able to perform creative and deep research. You have a degree in computer science, electronics or applied mathematics with strong interest in systems security, algorithms and machine learning. Prior experience in low-level programming, code analysis, cryptography and/or signal processing are an asset. Positions remain open until filled.

The brand-new Institute for IT Security at University of Luebeck offers excellent research conditions, close to the most gorgeous beaches of the Baltic sea. We offer a competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research team in an attractive working environment.

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

Contact: Thomas Eisenbarth thomas.eisenbarth (at) uni-luebeck.de

More Information: https://www.its.uni-luebeck.de/en/jobs.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-15



TU Darmstadt
Ph.D. and Post-Doc positions

We are looking for outstanding PhD candidates and Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- Distributed cryptography

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of 1 person (2 in case of PostDocs) that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work. In case of PostDoc applications, the candidate shall be able to show solid expertise in cryptography/IT Security illustrated in form of publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

The positions are available immediately and paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14, depending on the candidate’s qualification. TU Darmstadt offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main area, and is one of the leading institutes for research on IT security with more than 200 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity.

Review of applications starts immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: Prof. Sebastian Faust

Contact: sebastian.faust (at) gmail.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-05



Monash University (Faculty of Information Technology), Melbourne, Australia
Research Fellow in post-quantum cryptography and/or Blockchain

We are looking for research fellows (2 positions) to work on post-quantum cryptography and blockchain. The positions are 3-year contract, with salary ranging from A$84,338 to A$113,166 before tax.

Applicants should have a PhD and strong background in applied cryptography, especially in post-quantum cryptography. Knowledge in blockchain is an advantage. Applicants with very strong background in blockchain only will also be considered.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a research statement to Joseph Liu at joseph.liu(at)monash.edu

Selection of applications will start immediately.

Contact: Joseph Liu

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Monash University (Faculty of Information Technology), Melbourne, Australia
PhD scholarship

There are multiple 3-year (maximum 3.5 years) PhD scholarships (A$26k-36k per annual, tax free) in cyber security at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University (Clayton Campus), Melbourne. Australia.

Candidates must have good English (e.g. IELTS 6.5 with all bands at least 6.0) PLUS an excellent background in at least one of the following areas:

- Applied Cryptography

- Database

- Blockchain

Applicants please send your CV AND publication record to Joseph Liu at joseph.liu(at)monash.edu

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact: Joseph Liu

More Information: http://users.monash.edu.au/~kailiu/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



NXP Semiconductors
Security Expert

NXP is hiring 13 security experts in various domains (security architecture, vulnerability analysis, innovation, evaluation & certification, assessment, business development, ...) in various locations, such as Gratkorn, Hamburg, Glasgow, Eindhoven, Mougins, San Jose, San Diego, Austin or Shanghai.

Please go to https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers and browse through the various positions which you find under keyword ‘security’.

Contact: Marc Joye, NXP Fellow: marc.joye (at) nxp.com

More Information: https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Fellow in Cyber Security

“NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R&D Lab” (http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/) is a 5 years joint project with about SGD 43 mil (approximately USD 31 mil) of funds contributed by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), National University of Singapore (NUS), and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The R&D Lab will conduct research in four broad areas of cyber security having strategic relevance to Singtel’s business: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security; (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems; (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems.

NUS currently has two research fellow positions with competitive pay and available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

Position 1: To conduct R&D work in cloud and data security. Design and implement secure cloud computing services, including practical privacy-preserving computation (e.g. for healthcare and finance related use cases) in a cloud environment. Topics like practical partially homomorphic encryption or practical secure multi-party computation are within our key focus.

Position 2: To conduct R&D work in key management, authentication, and trusted computing, using cryptography and secure hardware (e.g. Intel SGX, TPM, PUF).

Applicants should have strong background in applied cryptography or trusted computing. Applicants are also expected to be self-motivated and good team players. To apply for any of the above positions, please send a copy of your recent CV to comxj (at) nus.edu.sg with an email subject “Application for RF”.

Contact: comxj (at) nus.edu.sg

More Information: http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



University of Bristol
PostDoc Positions in Multi-Party Computation (University of Bristol)

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: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=5521&nPostingTargetID=25254

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Graz University of Technology
Tenured Professorship in Information Security

The faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is seeking applicants for a tenured Professorship in Information Security.

We are looking for a scientifically excellent candidate who will represent the field Information Security in research and teaching. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK) and be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level. Graz University of Technology offers excellent possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and with other universities.

TU Graz is committed to increase the number of female employees, especially in executive and research positions. We therefore explicitly encourage qualified women to apply. Preference is given to female applicants with equivalent qualifications until the balanced proportion between men and women is achieved. We explicitly invite qualified applicants with disabilities to apply.

Candidates should submit an application by 31 October 2017. For details, refer to https://www.tugraz.at/go/professorships-vacancies/.

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

More Information: https://www.tugraz.at/go/professorships-vacancies/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-31



STMicroelectonics, Rousset, France (close to Aix-en-Provence)
Crypto and security Hardware engineer

ST"'"s Advanced System Technology security R&D team is looking for a crypto and security hardware engineer.

As a member of an R&D team supporting product groups throughout ST making integrated circuits for a very broad spectrum of end-applications, your mission will be to

  • Deploy security expertise and help ST product divisions shape the right security solutions for their products (ICs)
  • Develop hardware security IPs

  • Stay on top of security needs and state-of-the-art evolution, anticipating/identifying, developing or making available the security competences, IPs or partners that will be needed by the Company 3-5 years down the road>/il>

The candidate should have

  • A solid cryptography, mathematics and statistics theoretical background
  • Hardware design (VHDL/Verilog, ASIC, FPGA, etc.) skills
  • Teamwork, networking, customer-orientation & communication skills
  • Motivation for bridging research outcomes and product design

Contact: Bernard Kasser

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



CipherCloud Inc, San Jose
Cryptographic Architect

Job Description

Cryptography Architect will lead and contribute to our core technology. This senior engineering position requires demonstrated capabilities in cryptography, encryption, programming, and the associated computational sciences, while also serving the role of cryptography lead for the product teams. The position also requires leading associated research and patent activities and staging of foundational cryptographic technologies for security products.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• MS or PhD with at least few credits in advanced cryptography, mathematics and computer science combined with at least 2 years of software development experience in a related discipline is required

• In-depth hands-on implementation experience of at least few cryptography algorithms from scratch is required

• A very good understanding of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, key management techniques, PKI, SSL, X.509 Certificates and all the related technologies is needed

• Strong theoretical bend and academic connections is a plus

• Understanding of latest cryptographic techniques such as as Homomorphic and Split Key Encryption, Function and Format preserving Encryption techniques is a big plus

• Experience with various character sets and character encoding techniques is required

• Hands-on programming experience in C or Java. Java development experience is a plus

• Entrepreneurial drive and work ethic, self-motivated, results oriented and demonstrated ability to add value and succeed in a fast paced environment.

• Team player with strong communications and writing skills.

Contact: Harshiika Upadhyay Sahu

Mananger - Recruitment

husahu (at) ciphercloud.com

More Information: https://ciphercloud.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-30



Royal Holloway, University of London
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cryptography (Hardware)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant position in the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London, to work in the area of post-quantum cryptography The goal of this industry-funded two-year project is to investigate and propose novel methods and techniques for hardware implementation of popular and promising post-quantum cryptographic schemes.

The post is based at Royal Holloway’s main campus in Egham, Surrey, within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will work with Prof Carlos Cid, Dr Martin Albrecht and other members of the ISG, in the research of efficient and secure hardware implementations of post-quantum cryptographic schemes. The researcher will consider the specific mathematical structure and features of these schemes, and will investigate the most suitable algorithmic and parameter choices for FPGA implementations. Moreover, potential trade-offs involving implementation costs, speed and scalability will be evaluated, considering for example the deployment in particular environments.

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong background and experience in FPGA implementation, ideally of cryptographic algorithms. The post will last for two years and the ideal candidate should be able to start on or near the 1st of October 2017.

Established in 1990, the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway was one of the first dedicated academic groups in the world to conduct research and teaching in information security. The ISG is today a world-leading interdisciplinary research group with 20 full-time members of staff, 10 post-doctoral research assistants and over 50 PhD students working on a range of subjects in cyber security, in particular cryptography.

Contact: Carlos Cid (carlos.cid (at) rhul.ac.uk), Martin Albrecht (martin.albrecht (at) rhul.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0817-306

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-03



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Embedded Security Researcher

About us

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

About the Job

You will be responsible for research and analysis of new system attacks/threats, zero-day vulnerability discovery and, where appropriate, provide valuable research findings with vendors, bug bounty programs or publish them on our GitHub / website or through our publications, conference talks and white papers. This research also feeds into DarkMatter’s own product development, as well as the services and solutions we provide across the entire cyber security value chain.

About you

The ideal candidate will be passionate about security, vulnerabilities, and exploits.

You possess the aptitude to analyze, find and exploit vulnerabilities, researching exploit techniques and mitigations, and build systems / tools to streamline reverse engineering analysis tasks. You are expected to be an expert in the wide field of hardware security, in particular in any one of the following domains: side-channel analysis (DPA/DEMA/cache-timing), glitching (voltage/clock), fault injection (laser/EM), hardware reverse engineering, chip-off forensics, micro-probing.

Essential requirements:

- PhD or a Master's degree in Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

- 5+ years of experience in Security Research.

- Deep understanding of various Embedded / hardware security vulnerabilities and threats, reverse engineering and exploitation of test features.

- Research experience in security products (vulnerability detection, side-channel and fault countermeasures, etc.)

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=749972

Contact: Talent Acquisition

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hardware Security Researcher

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

About the Job

You will be responsible for research and analysis of new system attacks/threats, zero-day vulnerability discovery and, where appropriate, provide valuable research findings with vendors, bug bounty programs or publish them on our GitHub / website or through our publications, conference talks and white papers. This research also feeds into DarkMatter’s own product development, as well as the services and solutions we provide across the entire cyber security value chain.

About you

The ideal candidate will be passionate about security, vulnerabilities, and exploits. You possess the aptitude to analyze, find and exploit vulnerabilities, researching exploit techniques and mitigations, and build systems / tools to streamline reverse engineering analysis tasks. You are expected to be an expert in any one of the following domains: failure analysis, hardware reverse engineering, micro-probing, circuit editing.

Essential requirements:

- PhD or a Master's degree in Physics, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

- 5+ years of experience in Hardware Security Research or Semiconductor Failure Analysis

- Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats, reverse engineering, circuit editing, and exploitation of test features

- Research experience in failure analysis and/or security products (access controls, application security, data security, anti-tampering mechanisms)

- Strong foundations in semiconductors, computer architecture and embedded systems

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=754026

Contact: Talent Acquisition

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Crypto Developer

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

As a Crypto Developer, you will:

- Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization to design end-to-end secure communication protocols using state-of-the art and customized cryptographic algorithms and primitives

- Design, implement and deploy customized cryptographic algorithms covering symmetric and asymmetric key crypto, covering but not limited to: key exchange algorithms, digital signature schemes, symmetric and asymmetric block and stream ciphers, Key Generation Functions.

- Implement cryptographic protocols and parameters and their integration within DarkMatter products

- Conduct research and development in emerging areas such as quantum-based cryptography and homomorphic encryption

- Develop and update methods for efficient handling of cryptic processes

Essential Requirements:

- PhD or Master’s degree in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

- Five to eight years of specialized experience in the following areas: Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, End-to-end secure protocols design, PKI Management, Application Security, etc

- Extensive experience in Data Protection, Cryptography and Application Security Management

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=761240

Contact: Talent Acquisition Team @ DarkMatter

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Vice President - Cryptography

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

As a Vice President of Cryptography, you will:

- Spearhead the creation of new crypto algorithms to protect our clients, our company and our Secure Communication Suite

- Anticipate threats and client needs to develop algorithms that solve the cyber security problems of the future.

- Lead, develop and inspire a team of research scientists to consistently produce high-quality results

- Have the freedom to develop and prove crypto algorithms in-house for a cyber security leader in a dynamic region

Essential Requirements -

- PhD in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

- Minimum 5-8 years of experience managing cryptography teams in a university research or corporate setting

- Experience in overseeing the development of cryptographic algorithms for enterprise-grade cyber security products in mobile, cloud and web

- Ability to set clear, deliverable goals and to motivate and inspire teams to accomplish them

- Deep understanding and experience with symmetric, asymmetric and post-quantum cryptography

- Tenacity, accountability and commitment to anticipate problems and deliver new solutions

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=748951

Contact: Talent Acquisition Team at DarkMatter

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Intelligent Voice Ltd, London City, UK
Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography

In the framework of a H2020 program of the European Commission, Intelligent Voice Ltd is receiving financial support to hire a postdoctoral researcher for one year on the following topic :

The cloud offers an ideal opportunity for storing large volumes of data. However, the storage of sensitive data such as speech in plain text format on the cloud is not permitted in many industry sectors such as finance, health care etc. Hence speech data should be encrypted before storage on the cloud, and because it contains biometric identifiers it must remain encrypted. The challenge then is to search over large amounts of encrypted speech and return encrypted search results that can be decrypted by the user only. Intelligent Voice are providers of the world's fastest speech to text engine, and we are looking for a talented researcher in semantic security and searchable encryption to join our research team. This post builds on existing research within Intelligent Voice on Searchable and Homomorphic cryptographic protocols for speech processing.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues, and should have significant experience in the design and deployment of cryptographic protocols.

To apply please send your CV (with publication list), a 1-page cover letter, and the names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Contact: Gérard Chollet, Head of Research, Intelligent Voice Ltd

St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1BP

gerard.chollet(at)intelligentvoice.com

Phone: +44 20 3627 2670

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-31



Graz University of Technology
Two Postdoc Positions

The secure systems group at Graz University of Technology is analyzing the security of IoT devices and researching algorithms, architectures, tools and design methods for securing such devices. The focus of the research is on side-channel attacks (from hardware fault attacks to cache attacks in the cloud) and corresponding countermeasures.

In order to extend our interdisciplinary team we are looking for two postdoctoral researchers with experience/interest in at least one of the following fields:

  • Side Channels
  • Operating system security
  • Software isolation techniques
  • Cryptography
  • Formal methods
  • Code analysis and compilers

As a postdoctoral researcher in our team you will have the opportunity to conduct ERC-funded basic research as well as to work on applied topics with one of our many industry partners. We offer a vibrant working environment that in total comprises more than 60 researchers in the area of information security at Graz University of Technology.

The position is for at least one year.

In case you are interested in joining our team, please apply by submitting your application at https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/vacant_jobs/.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of motivation, a transcript of records as well as names and email addresses of two persons that can provide references. We are looking forward to your application.

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

More Information: https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/vacant_jobs/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-30



Visa Research, Palo Alto, California, USA
Security 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 security/privacy, payments and cryptocurrencies, and distributed systems/cloud computing security. For more information about our team visit our website:  http://research.visa.com/

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



University of São Paulo, Escola Politecnica, São Paulo, Brazil
Post-doctorate in post-quantum cryptography

The Laboratory of Computer Networks and Architecture at the University of São Paulo is currently hiring researchers with background in cryptography for a 1-year post-doc position. The project is the result of a partnership with Intel (see http://www.fapesp.br/en/9719 for the CFP), and is focused on the analysis and design of hardware-friendly post-quantum cryptographic algorithms.

The main requirements for the application are (1) a solid background in cryptography, preferably (but not necessarily) with post-quantum primitives, (2) good design/programming skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in programming languages such as C and/or hardware description languages such as VHDL, (3) a track record of strong R&D capability, with relevant publications on top conferences/journals, and (4) be able to work with little supervision and to work well with other researchers, as well as have good presentation and communication skills in English (ability to speak Portuguese is considered a plus, but it is not mandatory). The candidates are expected to work closely with the industry partners in the project (mainly researchers from Intel) and produce valuable research material in time and with the required quality.

The application requires: an academic curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the contact information of at least 2 people that can provide reference about the candidate’s work. Applicants that have already completed or that are close to complete their PhDs are both welcome.

The post-doc fellowship is granted by FAPESP, following the rules that can be found at http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received, and only selected candidates will be contacted for interview. The process will remain open until the positions are filled or up to July 31st, 2017.

Contact: Prof. Marcos A. Simplicio Jr -- msimplicio (at) larc.usp.br

More Information: http://www.larc.usp.br/en/content/security-group/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-31



Indian Institute of Technology
Post Doctoral Fellow

The Cryptography Research group at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur invites strong PostDoc applications from highly motivated candidates working in the field of Cryptography. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Cryptography and/or related areas from a reputed institute. The candidate will work in the "Secured Embedded Architecture Laboratory" (SEAL), with focus in the area of secured system design. The research will be aimed at developing efficient cryptographic protocols with applications in emerging fields such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT). Knowledge in public key cryptography, cryptographic pairings, functional encryption, multi-party computation, and post-quantum cryptography topics is desirable. The candidate should have excellent publication track record in IACR conferences/workshops, as well as top journals (such as IEEE/ACM Transactions or IACR journals). The candidate will be expected to collaborate with and lead a team of excellent and highly motivated Ph.D. candidates for implementation of the protocols. The protocols designed would be tested w.r.t. robustness against side-channel attacks and other implementation-specific attacks by a separate team of research associates. The candidate is expected to work in conjunction with them and also disseminate the necessary knowledge among the group via suitable course material, tutorials and regular group talks. Good communication skills in English are hence desirable. The position is available to both Indian and foreign candidates. More Information about the SEAL research group activities are available at: http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/resgrp/seal.

Remuneration: Up to INR 50,000 per month (consolidated), based on experience and expertise. Other perks include: furnished office space, subsidized in-campus housing, subsidized food in IIT cafeteria, free healthcare at IIT hospital, travel funding to present research papers accepted in top international conferences, etc.

Contact: Debdeep Mukhopadhyay

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-31



IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography

The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Cryptography. The successful candidate will join the cryptography group to do research in the analysis and design of provably-secure cryptographic protocols (in particular, possible subjects are zero-knowledge proofs, electronic voting protocols, secure outsourcing).

The position is 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.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues, and should have significant experience in the design of cryptographic protocols and provable security. The application requires, among other document, a CV, a research statement, and the names of 3 persons that can provide references about you and your work.

The postdoctoral position is for one year. The starting date is negotiable but not later than January 2018.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to Dario Fiore and submit the application documents at https://careers.imdea.org/software/. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: For enquiries about the position, please contact:

Dario Fiore dario.fiore (at) imdea.org

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Post Doc in Applied Mathematics

The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in applied mathematics and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on stochastic modeling of TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in September or October 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 12 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Contact: Dr. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-14



Université de Rennes 1/IRISA Rennes
Post-Doc

The EMSEC research team (https://www.irisa.fr/emsec/) and Pierre-Alain Fouque (http://www.di.ens.fr/~fouque/) are looking for a post-doc on real-world security and cryptography, in particular applied to TLS 1.3. This research is funded by the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) for the SafeTLS project (safetls.gforge.inria.fr).

We are looking for a motivated researcher with a good publication record and an interest in real-world cryptography. More particularly we require:

  • a basic knowledge of Authenticated Key-Exchange protocols (AKE)

  • an understanding of the TLS protocol
  • expertise in computational security models and proofs
  • knowledge of TLS 1.3 (optional, but a strong plus)
  • knowledge of TLS implementations (a strong plus)

The successful candidate is expected to contribute in high-level research, and to work together with the SafeTLS partners (http://safetls.gforge.inria.fr/consortium.html) towards attaining the ambitious goals of the SafeTLS project (http://safetls.gforge.inria.fr/aims.html). We are an international team and will require no knowledge of French.

A successful candidate will be hired for a two-year research contract, hosted by the Université de Rennes 1 (https://international.univ-rennes1.fr/) at the IRISA research center in Rennes, France (https://www.irisa.fr/en). Situated at 2 hours (by express train) from Paris, Rennes is an important research center in cryptography and security, and a strong partner in the Pôle d’Excellence Cybersécurité (PEC) in France -- which attracts competitive and very-high level research in all areas of security and cryptography.

Candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and until the position is filled. For any additional information, please contact Pierre-Alain Fouque pa.fouque (at) gmail.com or Cristina Onete, cristina.onete (at) gmail.com

Contact: Pierre-Alain Fouque, pa.fouque (at) gmail.com

Cristina Onete, cristina.onete (at) gmail.com

More Information: https://www.irisa.fr/emsec

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-01



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships, PostDoc Positions

Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. All accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, etc.

  • For more information about joining our group and scholarship opportunities, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/join

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

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

    All applications must be completed online with all the required documents. Deadline is end of June.

  • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü directly, including full CV, sample publications, a research proposal, and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees. Application and starting dates are flexible.

    http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

More Information: https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-31



NXP Semiconductors
Cryptography / Security Architect

Do you have a PhD/Master in Cryptography, Security, Software Engineering, Electronics, or Mathematics? We are currently looking for both a software and hardware security architect to extend our growing crypto and security teams for our office in Leuven (Belgium), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) or Gratkorn (Austria).

Software Security Engineer is responsible for

• Design of embedded software security architectures

• Risk and threats analysis of security systems

• Support the various HW and SW development teams of NXP with security reference designs

• End-to-end security architecture

• Root cause analysis of security defects and creation of counter measures

• Specification and design of innovative security concepts (whitebox cryptography, secure virtual machines, code obfuscators)

Hardware Security Engineer is responsible for

• Detailed implementation reviews

• Definition of security mechanisms in hardware, firmware, protocols, etc.

• Security requirements management by definition and linking of security mechanisms to functional requirements

• Detailed attack modeling and security mechanism specification for hardware and software blocks

• Root cause analysis of security defects

• Planning coordination and execution of pre-silicon vulnerability analysis

See for more information:

https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Hamburg/Hardware-Security-Architect--m-f-_R-10002704

https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Hamburg/Software-Security-Architect--m-f-_R-10002703

About us

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

Contact: Joppe Bos, Cryptographer, joppe.bos (at) nxp.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



NYUAD-Center for Cyber Security
Post Doctoral Position in Cryptography ( Hardware & Software)-Multiple Positions

Goals and Responsibilities

The goal of this research project is to provide a wider analysis of the existing cryptologic designs and their constructions in order to provide the possibility of new approaches to 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 design and analysis of symmetric-key primitives and components.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience. Candidates should have a background in symmetric cryptology, hardware cryptology, hardware security or related areas. The following is 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 years from the initiation of the contract. This is extendable to additional year based on performance. The potential start date is August 2017. The 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 July 15, 2017. Please visit our website at https://apply.interfolio.com/37893 for instructions and information on how to apply. 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), a list of publications and three letters of reference. Applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload his or her reference letter. Applications and enclosures received beyond the stated deadline will not be considered.

Contact: Hoda A.Alkhezaimi

More Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/37893

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-15



CISPA, Saarbrücken, Germany
Tenure-track and tenured faculty positions

Applications are invited for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in all areas related to cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography.

A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research track record are required. Applicants are expected to pursue an internationally visible research agenda and to build up their research team. Candidates for senior positions must be internationally accomplished scientists.

The cybersecurity research center CISPA, currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member, provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike: Faculty will be offered highly competitive research salaries and institutional funding; they enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of PhD students and postdocs; they attract additional third-party funds, supervise doctoral theses, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. CISPA moreover offers outstanding technical infrastructure and administrative support.

CISPA is located in Saarbrücken, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by June 30, 2017 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until July 15, 2017. For more information and details on how to apply, please see here:

https://www.cispa.saarland/jobs/faculty/

CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special support for dual-career couples. Female researchers are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Prof. Michael Backes

eMail: backes (at) cispa.saarland

More Information: https://www.cispa.saarland/jobs/faculty/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-15



University of Luxembourg
Three PhD positions in Security and Privacy

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire three outstanding PhD candidates at the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. The positions are part of the FNR PRIDE doctoral training programme on Security and Privacy for System Protection. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre.

Successful candidates will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw. The group is focused on formalising and applying formal reasoning to real-world security problems and trust issues. We offer three different research projects:

- Multi-party Authentication Protocols. Further information and submission guidelines can be found at: https://goo.gl/yqPo6q

- Adaptive Cyber-defenses. Further information and submission guidelines can be found at: https://goo.gl/FlMo5E

- Security and Privacy in Social Networks. Further information and submission guidelines can be found at: https://goo.gl/TpZ3S7

Applicants can apply to more than one research project. Each application will be considered on receipt, therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

Contact: Prof. Sjouke Mauw

Université du Luxembourg

Faculté des Sciences, de la Technologie et de la Communication (FSTC)

Maison du Nombre

6, avenue de la Fonte

L-4364 Esch-sur-Alzette

Telephone: (+352) 466 644 5480

Email: sjouke.mauw (at) uni.lu

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-31



University of Oxford
Ph.D. student

Applications are invited for a 3.5 year D Phil (PhD) Studentships in Post-Quantum Cryptography, funded by the UK Government.

The D.Phil. studentship will start on 1 October 2017, and will be based at the Mathematical Institute. The studentship is fully funded, and includes standard stipends and College and University fees at the Home rate. The studentship is attached to St Hughs College (http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/).

Many cryptographic protocols that are used today rely on the difficulty of either factoring or some discrete logarithm problem. However due to Shor’s algorithms, these protocols will become completely unsecure once a large-scale quantum computer is built. Given recent advances in that direction, the UK government is supporting research on new cryptographic protocols that can resist attacks by quantum computers, and the DPhil student will work in this context.

The project will aim at developing post-quantum cryptographic protocols and at studying their security with respect to both classical and quantum computers. The D Phil student will be part of the Oxford Cryptography Group and they will work under the supervision of Dr Christophe Petit (http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/petit/) and of Professor Cas Cremers (https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/cas.cremers/). Information on the Cryptography Group can be found at www.maths.ox.ac.uk/groups/cryptography.

Candidates must have an excellent background in mathematics, computer science or physics and the ability and willingness to work on inter-disciplinary research projects. Acquaintance with cryptography concepts and/or quantum algorithms as well as some programming skills will be considered as strong assets. The students will also be expected to spend a few weeks at Cheltenham every year. Candidates must therefore be able to obtain a DV security clearance prior to starting their D Phil; in particular they must be UK citizens.

Applications should be made online following the link below. They will be reviewed as they arrive, until the position is filled with a suitable candidate.

Contact: christophe.petit (at) maths.ox.ac.uk

More Information: https://evision.ox.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app_crs

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-01



Imperial College London
PhD. student, postdoc

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among U.K. Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher Education), and was rated as Excellent in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD student broadly interested in the topics of security, privacy, and compilers. Dr. Livshits’ research involves a broad range of topics in application security, privacy, program analysis, general software reliability, and bug finding. Some of the prior work in recent years was in areas as diverse as malware detection and building augmented reality systems. A wide range of specific projects is available, although prospective students are expected to come up with some of the topics they are excited about.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: security, privacy, compilers, program analysis, programming languages, or operating systems. You will also need some experience in building and working with large software systems and tools. This experience can come from either your academic projects or through working in the industry; candidates with a strong industrial background are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Distinction/First class grade Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, and good communication and technical writing skills. The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to both EU and overseas students.

Contact: Dr. Ben Livshits (livshits (at) ic.ac.uk)

https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~livshits/

More Information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/phd/scholarships/security-privacy-compilers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Asssitant, PhD student (several positions)

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant, PhD student (several positions) to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Research assistant are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification. Applicants should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. public key cryptography and provable security.

2. system and network security

3. software engineering

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

- applications of blockchain technology

- lattice-based cryptography

- mobile security

- network security

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

Applicants for PhD studentship should possess:

- a bachelor degree in computer science with good programming skills; or

- a bachelor degree in mathematics with strong interest in cryptography.

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

Contact: Contact: Daniel Xiapu Luo (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csxluo) (csxluo at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Man Ho Allen Au (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen/) (csallen at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-01



Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique, LIST, Université Paris-Saclay
Ph. D. student

Over the last few years, a new breed of machines have appeared in the quantum computing landscape, the so-called analog quantum computers of which the machines presently sold by the Canadian company D-Wave are the first instances. From an abstract point of view, such a machine may be seen as an oracle specialized in the resolution of an NP-hard optimization problem (of the spin-glass type) with an algorithm analogous to the well-known simulated annealing but with a quantum speedup (the precise characterization of which still being an open question). If the theory of quantum annealing is now relatively well understood by the physics community, the extent to which D-Wave machines implements it properly is still the subject of some controversy within that community. Still, quantum annealing machines do exists today at a non-trivial scale (between 500 and 1000 bits of internal state) and their technological path towards larger scales is much clearer than for their digital cousins. Furthermore, it is presently considered that a quantum annealing machines with an internal state between 6 to 10 kbits would be competitive with the most powerful classical computers for solving optimization problems. In this context, the present thesis aims at investigating polynomial transformation paths from some NP problems (not necessarily NP-hard and which selection will be done as part of the thesis work) towards the reference problem of the annealing machine. Thus, the main objective of this thesis is to develop a better understanding of the theoretical performances of these machines, as well as a first return on experience if access to a D-Wave machine (via an institution owning such a machine) is possible. Depending on the candidate profile, the subject will bend more towards either physical aspects, computational complexity theory aspects or more applicative aspects (operations research, cryptanalysis notably).

Contact: Renaud Sirdey

More Information: http://www-instn.cea.fr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Cloudflare
Cryptography Engineer

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest distributed networks that powers more than 1.5 trillion pageviews each month across 5 million Internet properties. More than 10 percent of all global Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.

About the Department

We are looking for a seasoned cryptography engineer for a development role in the Technology group. This role focuses on the implementation of cutting-edge cryptographic protocols for use at web scale in CloudFlare’s systems.

Candidates will have extensive experience in implementing real-world cryptographic protocols such as TLS. Substantial contributions to cryptographic software such as OpenSSL are preferred. Experience in Go, C, and assembly are required. Cryptography Engineers are expected to be familiar with the nuances of implementing public-key cryptography (PKI), side-channel attacks, padding oracles, constant-time implementations, and have deep domain knowledge.

Requirements

B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

Experience building security in a fast-paced, web-scale environment

Advance knowledge of networking protocols - TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP etc.

In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols, applied cryptography, PKI and SSL/TLS

Proficiency in these languages - Go, C, and x86/amd64 assembly

Knowledge of the latest attack trends, tools and the threat landscape

Proven track record of independently driving security projects in a fast-paced environment

Excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues

Bonus Points

Substantial contributions to cryptography software such as OpenSSL

Experience with high throughput/low latency real-time systems and/or content delivery networks

Contact: Ed Burns

ed (at) cloudflare.com

More Information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/cloudflare/jobs/634967#.WQuUsVPyumk

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-01



Institute of Information Security, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ph.D. and Post-Doc Positions

The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers several

Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions

in the fields

- System and Web Security,

- Services and Cloud Computing Security,

- Cryptography, e.g., in the context of electronic voting, and

- Formal Methods in Security.

The positions are available immediately and paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14, depending on the candidate’s qualification. Appointment periods follow the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVg).

The Institute for Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international and creative research in Germany’s high-tech region.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field. We value strong analytical skills. Knowledge in one of the mentioned fields is an asset. Since some teaching is done in German, knowledge of German is required for positions that involve teaching.

The deadline for applications is

May 28th, 2017.

However, late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact: Prof. Ralf Küsters

ralf.kuesters (at) sec.uni-stuttgart.de

https://sec.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

More Information: https://sec.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/jobopenings

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-28



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