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.


University of Wollongong, Australia
Ph.D. Scholarship in Computer Science (3 years full time)

The Centre for Computer and Information Security Research (CCISR) at the University of Wollongong, Australia, is looking for a high caliber PhD student to work in the topic of "Post-quantum Cryptography".

The topic includes the following sub-topics:

- lattice-based cryptography,

- multivariate cryptography,

- code-based cryptography,

- quantum computing.

Candidates are required to have a good background in mathematics.

All the decisions made will be final and there is no appeal procedure.

Ideally, it is expected that the candidate will start the PhD candidature by August 2014.

Interested candidates should send their complete CV, which includes their research experience and publication to Dr. Thomas Plantard (thomaspl (at) uow.edu.au).

Any questions regarding this position should be directed to

Prof. Willy Susilo (wsusilo (at) uow.edu.au) or Dr. Thomas Plantard (thomaspl (at) uow.edu.au).

Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo (wsusilo (at) uow.edu.au)

Dr. Thomas Plantard (thomaspl (at) uow.edu.au)

More Information: http://www.uow.edu.au

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-30



PhD positions at CTIC, Aarhus University, Denmark, Northern Europe
PhD Student

A number of attractive PhD grants is available at Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation (CTIC), which is a Sino-Danish research center. The center is a collaboration between the Computer Science Department at Aarhus University, Denmark and IIIS, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and is led by Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua University, and Professor Peter Bro Miltersen, Aarhus University. The positions are within the focus areas of the center which are computational complexity theory, cryptography, quantum informatics, and algorithmic game theory. See also http://ctic.au.dk/.

The successful candidates will obtain their degrees from Aarhus University and are expected to do most of their studies there, but also do stays at IIIS.

To be admitted as a PhD student at Aarhus University Graduate School of Science and Technology PhD program requires between 3 and 5 years of study, depending on the background of the candidate. The minimum requirement for applying is a Bachelor's degree. Applications should be entered at the Aarhus Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST) web interface, where PhD applicants will also find detailed and relevant information about the application process, deadlines, financing etc.: http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/.

To obtain further information before applying, please email ctic (at) cs.au.dk. The next application deadline is May 1st, 2014.

Contact: ctic (at) cs.au.dk

More Information: http://ctic.au.dk/

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-01



University of Auckland, New Zealand
PhD scholarship

The Inaugural Sir Vaughan F.R. Jones PhD Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship will fund the research in any area of mathematics of a PhD student supervised by a member of the Department of Mathematics. Selection is based purely on the record and research promise of the candidate. The Jones Scholarship offers an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 (tax free), plus fees, for three years of PhD study.

New Zealand mathematician Vaughan Jones, KNZM FRS FRSNZ FAAAS, was awarded the Fields Medal in 1990. He is Distinguished Professor at both the University of Auckland and Vanderbilt University. He is best known for his work on knot (Jones) polynomials and von Neumann algebras.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact members of the Department informally concerning possible research projects. For public key cryptography or number theory, please contact Steven Galbraith.

Full applications must be received by August 30, 2014.

Contact: Steven Galbraith

More Information: http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/en/for/future-postgraduates/phd-scholarships.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-30



Reliable Communication Group, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway
Researcher in Boolean Functions

The Reliable Communication Group at the University of Bergen invites applications for a 3-year researcher position in Boolean functions. The position is supposed to start in October 2014.

The candidate is expected to have PhD degree in mathematics or computer science or related disciplines, and have considerable publications in discrete functions.

We are seeking an active researcher with expertise in Boolean functions, discrete mathematics and symmetric cryptography to work within the recently funded project “Discrete functions and their applications in cryptography and mathematics”. The prime objectives of this project are Boolean functions with optimal resistance to various cryptographic attacks (differential, linear, algebraic et al.) and their applications in discrete mathematics (such as commutative semifields, o-polynomials, difference sets, dual hyperovals, regular graphs, m-sequences, codes et al.).

Contact: Dr. Habil. Lilya Budaghyan, e-mail: lilya.budaghyan (at) ii.uib.no

More Information: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/101832/researcher-in-boolean-functions-temporary-position

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-15



University of Trier, Germany
Post-Doc in Applied Cryptography

The Chair for Information Security and Cryptography at the University of Trier, Germany, offers

a full-time position for a postdoctoral researcher

in a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The goal of the project is to develop methods for the modular analysis of real-world cryptographic protocols.

The position is available immediately, with an internationally competitive salary. The starting date is negotiable. Contracts can initially be offered for up to three years, with the perspective of an extension.

There are no teaching obligations.

The successful candidate must have a Master`s degree (or an equivalent degree) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline, and have completed, or be near completion of a PhD degree relevant to the research area of the project. You should have a proven high level of analytical capability and mathematical skills. Good English skills are expected; knowledge of German is not required.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Kuesters
kuesters (at) uni-trier.de
http://infsec.uni-trier.de/

More Information: http://infsec.uni-trier.de/job-openings.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-02



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Doctoral Student

The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols Group at TU Darmstadt is looking for a doctoral student in Engineering Cryptographic Protocols for Cloud Computing.

Our group is involved in the two main research centers for IT security in Darmstadt, the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) and the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE). We develop new methods and tools to optimize and automatically generate cryptographic protocols. See http://encrypto.de for details.

The candidate will work in the EU FP 7 research project PRACTICE (Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud), http://www.practice-project.eu, with the goal of developing, optimizing, and automatically generating secure computation protocols for cloud computing.

The candidate is expected to have a completed Master (or equivalent) degree with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a closely related field. Solid knowledge in IT security, applied cryptography, and programming skills is required. Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols, parallel computing, compiler construction, programming languages, and software engineering is a plus.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Please consult the webpage given below for more details and how to apply.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Schneider

More Information: http://encrypto.de/jobs/PRACTICE.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-09-01



Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Research Scientists

We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security and mobile security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability, be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms, be a good team player and have the potential to be a team leader, and also have good presentation and communication skills. The candidates are expected to create valuable intellectual properties, publish papers at top security conferences, and produce project deliverables in time.

Interested candidates please send CV to Jianying Zhou. Fresh PhD is welcome to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Dr. Jianying Zhou, Dept Head, Infocomm Security, Institute for Infocomm Research. Email: jyzhou@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

More Information: http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-31



IBM Research – Almaden, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, CA 95120-6099, USA
Summer Intern – Master\'s / Ph.D. student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Applied Math

Design and develop security solutions utilizing vetted cryptographic primitives. Application areas include Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, cyber-physical systems, and cloud and cognitive computing. Architectures must meet security and privacy requirements that involve, in particular, device and/or user authentication/authorization under various constraints on connectivity, communications bandwidth, processing complexity, and power consumption.

An important aspect of this position entails porting [our] existing algorithms and code into ARM TrustZone and/or hardware so as to conform to design principles of conventional standardized APIs. 3+ years of coding experience in C/C++ is required. Proficiency in programming FPGAs is a definite plus, as is experience in JNI.

This is a 3-month position with flexible start/end dates during May - September 2014 time frame.

Contact: Please email resume/CV to David W. Kravitz, Research Scientist, IBM Research – Almaden, at dwkravit (at) us.ibm.com

More Information: http://research.ibm.com/labs/almaden/

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-30



Security in Telecommunications, TU Berlin, Germany
Internship

If you enjoy getting your hands dirty hacking Android code-base, this project is for you. The goal of the project is to extend an existing prototype implementation of a mobile honeypot running on a Samsung Galaxy SII Android phone with auditing capabilities to enable logging facilities for Android apps.

You will be working with a SGSII phone, coding mostly in C/C++. Knowledge of Java is beneficial. Since the prototype is running on top of a microkernel (Fiasco.OC), prior knowledge of virtualization architectures will be useful but can also be picked up during the course of the project. To apply, please email an updated CV/Resume to the email address below indicating in the body of the email why the project interests you. The internship will cover living costs for a student in Berlin.

Contact: Bhargava Shastry, bshastry (at) sec.t-labs.tu-berlin.de

More Information: http://www.user.tu-berlin.de/bshastry/links/internship.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-30



RSA Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, USA
Research Scientist

RSA Laboratories invites applications for a full staff position in the area of systems security, preferably by candidates demonstrating some expertise in data analysis for security. Both well-established scientists with strong research records and graduating PhDs of exceptional caliber are encouraged to apply.

Staff scientists will have an opportunity to blend academic research with leadership in architecting next-generation security systems together with RSA Engineering. Applicants should possess enthusiasm for both cutting-edge research and real-world deployment; also valuable are either implementation skills or a desire to work with development staff to create prototypes. A PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field is required, as is residence in or relocation to the Boston, MA area. To apply, please send a resume to labs_hiring (at) rsa.com. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

RSA is the security division of EMC, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions. RSA Laboratories’ charter is to produce research with practical impact on the products and strategy of RSA and its parent company EMC and scholarly influence in the larger research community.

Contact: Nikos Triandopoulos, Principal Research Scientist

nikolaos.triandopoulos (at) rsa.com

More Information: http://www.emc.com/emc-plus/rsa-labs/index.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-30



University of Versailles-St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Post-Doc

The UVSQ-Continental "High Tech Low Cost" Industrial Chair (http://www.continental.uvsq.fr) offers a full-time position for a postdoctoral researcher in Applied Cryptography

The project is related to automotive cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risk mitigation/countermeasures. More specifically, the overall goal will be to analyze, develop and improve cryptographic algorithms and protocols for in-vehicle embedded device.

The position is available immediately, with an internationally competitive salary. The starting date is negotiable. The initial contract can be offered until December 31st, 2014, with the perspective of an extension.

There are no teaching obligations.

The successful candidate must have a Master's degree (or an equivalent degree) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline, and have completed, or be near completion of a PhD degree in cryptography. Good English skills are expected; knowledge of French is not required.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: Contact: Prof. Louis Goubin

louis.goubin (at) uvsq.fr

More Information: http://www.prism.uvsq.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=366

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-28



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Doctoral Students (and Post-Doc)

The research group Computer Algebra and Cryptography at TU Darmstadt headed by Prof. Buchmann is looking for doctoral students. TU Darmstadt is a partner in the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt CASED, one of the internationally leading research institutions in cyber security. The successful candidate will greatly benefit from the excellent CASED research environment.

The applicants are expected to hold a master degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related area and to have a background in cryptography.

(1) We look for a doctoral student in the area of lattice-based cryptography at the earliest possible date. Lattice-based cryptography is a very promising direction in cryptography offering both (presumably) quantum immunity and additional features, e.g., fully homomorphic encryption. We are interested in both cryptanalysis (the concrete hardness of lattice problems) and the construction of provably secure and practical lattice-based schemes.

Previous experience in algebra, number theory, the geometry of numbers, and/or lattice-based cryptography is advantageous. The successful candidate will work in a research team of several doctoral students led by Dr. Özgür Dagdelen.

Please send your application to lattice-position (at) cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de.

(2) We offer a three-year position (doctoral student or postdoc) in a research project funded by the German Science Foundation DFG. The goal of this project is to integrate the hash-based signature scheme XMSS, invented in Darmstadt, into crypto-based security solutions such as SSL/TLS, HTTPS, S/MIME in collaboration with the company Genua mbH in Kirchheim.

Postdocs are also encouraged to apply here. Previous experience in the area of the project is advantageous. The successful candidate will work in a research team dealing with cryptography and crypto-based security solutions.

Please send your application to hash-position (at) cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de.

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-15



Graz University of Technology, Austria, Europe
Professor in Cryptography (tenured)

The Institute of Applied Information Processing, Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is inviting applications for a tenured professor position in Cryptography.

We are looking for an excellent researcher and teacher who advances the design and analysis of modern cryptographic methods for security and privacy in relevant application areas. The applicant should reinforce or complement existing research strengths at Graz University of Technology.

The Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications researches information security in a broad context. More than 50 researchers work in fields such as cryptography, e-identity, trusted computing, secure system architectures, RFID security, secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms, side-channel analysis, network security, privacy and formal methods for design and verification.

Graz University of Technology is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists in teaching and research. Given applicants with equal qualifications, we give priority to women.

Contact: roderick.bloem (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More Information: http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/crypto

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-28



LIASD, University Paris 8, France
Post-Doc

The ANR "SIMPATIC: SIM and PAiring Theory for Information and Communications security" will recruit one post-doc position for the academic year 2014-2015.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Computer Science (LIASD) laboratory at Paris 8 University, France.

The position is open for one year, and may exceptionnally be renewed for a second year. If necessary, the starting date can be arranged as convenient.

The partners involved in the SIMPATIC project are the crypto teams of the Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'ENS Paris, of IMB (Bordeaux), of University Paris 8 (LAGA and LIASD), of University of Caen, Oberthur, INVIA, ST (Le Mans) and Orange Labs (Caen). Further information about the SIMPATIC project can be found on its webpage http://simpatic.orange-labs.fr/ .

Preference will be given to condidates whose profile is adapted to one of the following priorities of the project:

(i) The study of suitable pairing-friendly curves, both theoretical and algorithmic aspects. Candidates should therefore have a good background in relevant number theory and algebraic geometry. Some experience in software implementation (for example in Pari, Magma, Sage, ...) would be useful.

(ii) The secure implementation of efficient arithmetic suitable for SIMs and other small supports. Candidates are expected to have a good potential in theoretical cryptography.

(iii) The study of side channel attack in pairing based cryptography, both theoretical and practical. Candidates are expected to have a good potential in theoretical cryptography. He/she will be expected to interact with members of Oberthur.

Candidates must hold a PhD thesis or equivalent in mathematics or computer science, together with a strong research record.

Contact: Applications and requests for further information should be directed to Nadia El Mrabet (elmrabet AT ai.univ-paris8.fr) and Claude Carlet (claude.carlet AT univ-paris8.fr). Applicants should send detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, and arrange for letters of recommandation to arrive not later than Monday 28th April 2014.

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-05-01



TELECOM-ParisTech
Ph.D. students

TELECOM-ParisTech crypto group seeks 4 PhD students

TELECOM-ParisTech crypto group develops prototype solutions to fight against cyber and physical penetration of embedded devices.

Our contributions in this field of research are:

  • Security building blocks:

    • with security / cost tradeoffs (quantifiable), e.g. "Low Entropy Masking Schemes" (LEMS), where security and cost are tunable by the amount of injected randomness,

    • resistance against invasive attacks (e.g., circuit editing, backside probing),

    • processor aware of malware usual attack strategies

  • Security policies:

    How to implement a responsive "security driver" that collects all the alarms and take adequate actions?

    Such piece of software is critical: it must be functionally validated and tamper resistant

  • Formal proofs:

    • Both security-oriented hardware and software codes must be proven, as compliant with their specification and implementing indeed the properties they are assumed to have

    • Mathematical analysis of proposed countermeasures (e.g. LEMS)

We seek four PhD candidates on those subjects:

  1. "Calculer dans les codes comme contremesure aux attaques physiques", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10213751

  2. "Native Protection of Processors against Cyber-Attacks", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10253861

  3. "Insertion automatique de contre-mesures dans des circuits de sécurité", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10213779

  4. "Attaques FIRE : Rétroconception de cryptographie secrète", https://edite-de-paris.fr/spip/spip.php?page=phdproposal&id=10166999

Working language is French or English.

Positions are open until Aug 2014.

To apply, please send a resume and a motivation letter to Sylvain Guilley,

Contact: Prof. Sylvain GUILLEY, sylvain.guilley@TELECOM-ParisTech.fr

http://perso.telecom-paristech.fr/guilley/

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-31



University of and CWI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Europe
Ph.D. student in Quantum Cryptography

The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography under the supervision of Dr. Christian Schaffner.

The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their possibilities and limitations. An example of an active research topic is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).

Full-time appointment is on a temporary basis for a period of four years. For the first two years the PhD candidate will be appointed at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, initially for a period of 18 months and then, on positive evaluation, for a further six months. During the final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI). On the basis of a full-time appointment (38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,083 during the first year, rising to €2,664 during the fourth year.

Requirements:

  • A Master's degree with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics or physics with outstanding results or a comparable degree;

  • candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum information processing are preferred;

  • good academic writing and presentation skills;

  • good social and organisational skills.

Preferred starting date is 1 September 2014 (or earlier if possible).

Contact: Christian Schaffner, Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam

More Information: http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-055.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-30



University of Washington, Tacoma Washington USA
Lecturer, Computer Engineering and Systems

The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma has been undergoing unprecedented growth due to the high demand for its programs. We are seeking a highly motivated, full-time lecturer for its Computer Engineering and Systems program. This position requires a Master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Computer Engineering or a closely related field. Commitment to high-quality teaching and excellent communication skills are also required. This is a 9-month renewable position with appointment terms of 1-5 years and begins on September 16, 2014. Candidates with experience in the industry, especially with embedded systems design are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated capabilities teaching embedded and real-time systems, digital system design, or VLSI design. We seek individuals who have a balance of hardware and software teaching experience (MATLAB, Verilog, VHDL, C/C++). Currently the emphasis of the program is on embedded systems; however we anticipate developing additional tracks in the near future to accommodate the breadth of demand for our graduates.Applicants should include (1) a cover letter describing academic qualifications and professional experiences and how they specifically relate to the Computer Engineering and Systems curriculum, and previous activities mentoring minorities and/or advancing minorities, women, or members of other under-represented groups, (2) a description of teaching philosophy (including a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach, refer to http://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tces.html#tces103), (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) contact information for three references.

Contact: Dr. George Mobus at gmobus (at) u.washington.edu or by phone at (253) 692-5894.

More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3912

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-15



University of Washington, Tacoma Washington USA
Full Time Lecturer

The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer position for the Information Technology and Systems (ITS) program, with emphasis on (Server-Side) Web and Database Systems & Administration, Network and System Administration, or Network and System Security for the 2014-2015 academic year, September 16, 2014 through June 15, 2015. The initial appointment is for one academic year with the possibility for renewal. This position requires an MS or higher or foreign equivalent in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field at the time of appointment and industry experience in ITS-related areas. The successful candidate will be teaching undergraduate fundamental and advanced courses in areas such as Programming, Server-Side Web Programming, Database Systems Design and Administration, Network Administration, System Administration, Network Security, and System Security at the undergraduate level. Candidates with experience in multi-tier web-based database application design, deployment, and administration are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should include (1) a cover letter describing academic qualifications and professional experiences, and how they specifically relate to the Information Technology and Systems curriculum, and previous activities mentoring minorities and/or advancing minorities, women, or members of other under-represented groups, (2) a description of teaching philosophy (including a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach, refer to http://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tinfo.html), (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted electronically to http://academicjobsonline.org.

Screening of applications will begin on March 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact: Dr. Bryan Goda

godab (at) uw.edu

(253) 692-4581

More Information: http://academicjobsonline.org.

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-15



TECHNA, Kolkata India
cryptologic product development team members and leads

TECHNA, an American company is collaborating with ISI faculty to create a range of cybersecurity products using cryptology/cryptography

Contact: Dr. Alo Ghosh

www.linkedin.com/in/draloghosh/

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-04-30



Hangzhou Normal University, China, Pacific Area
Lecturer/Associate Professor/Researcher in Cryptology and Security

The group for Cryptography and Network Security at Hangzhou Normal University, China chaired by Prof. Dr. Qi Xie is looking for two faculty members with strong crypto/security background. Candidates should have a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, or related disciplines, be highly motivated with strong R&D capability and also a good team player, have good presentation and communication skills, be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms. The candidates are expected to publish high-quality papers OR develop security-related projects. Any prior experience in e-health or WSN/VANETs security is certainly an asset..

Interested candidates please send CV to Shengbao Wang {shengbaowang (at) hznu.edu.cn}. The positions offer a competitive salary. All candidates will be contacted for further infomation.

Contact: Shengbao Wang

More Information: http://rsc.hznu.edu.cn/Col/Col27/Index.aspx

Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-31



CloudFlare Inc. (San Francisco, USA and London, UK)
Security Engineer

Responsibilities:

CloudFlare is looking for a talented security engineer to join our team. We are working on a number of ambitious projects to secure the web and protect our customers from threats of all sorts. The role of security engineer at CloudFlare is more that of a builder than a breaker. You will have to approach problems with creativity and flexibility and be able to identify and use the best tools for the job or build better ones from scratch. At CloudFlare, we are serious about protecting our customers and advancing the state of the art in computer security.


Requirements:

  • Strong systems-level programming skills
  • Deep understanding of networking protocols (TCP/IP, SSL/TLS, DNS)

  • Experience with cryptographic libraries and APIs

  • Expert in C/C++ and performance analysis

  • Proficiency in Go and/or Lua or willingness to learn

  • Strong understanding of security concepts (key management, access control, authentication)

  • Understanding of Linux internals

  • Interest in advancements in security and cryptography


    Bonus Points:

  • Contributions to the open source community

  • Experience implementing production-grade cryptographic algorithms

  • Knowledge or expertise in White-box cryptography

  • Experience with DNSSEC

  • Familiarity with compilers or code generation tools (e.g. o-llvm.org)

  • Experience with cryptographic hardware (TPM, HSM, etc.)

  • Healthy sense of paranoia

    Contact: HR Manager

    More Information: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/cloudflare/security-engineer/aVkD18r2ir450riGakhP3Q

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-08-01



  • Ariel University, Israel, Mediterranean
    Computer Engineering

    The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Ariel University (Israel) invites applications for a tenure-track Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) position to begin in 2014.

    The position is full-time, tenure-track, with eligible benefits. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the computer engineering track, including required courses such as Introduction to programming in C, Introduction to microprocessors, and elective courses such as Computer networking laboratory and Assembly language.

    The candidate's areas of research should be in one of the following areas:

    Coding, cryptography, information protection, cyber security

    Computer network design and analysis

    Computer architecture and parallel distributed processing

    Data storage

    Compilers and operating systems

    Wireless sensor networks

    Cloud computing

    Quantum computers

    Contact: Search Committee Chair

    eee.ariel (at) gmail.com

    More Information: http://www.ariel.ac.il/ee/job-opportunities

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-06-13



    Ecole normale supérieure (Paris Area, France)
    Fully funded Ph.D.

    The objective of this thesis is the forensic reconstruction of partially erased data of various types. The problem that we will tackle is formalized as follows: We consider a data object instance as the result of a function F(t,r) where t encodes the objet type and r is a random number. The OS can create objects, erase them or update them. Erasure is done by forgetting the object’s reference and hence implicitly recycling the space on which it was written. The problem consists in reconstructing algorithmically erased data objects of various types and modeling the conditions under which various assortments of types subject to a given number of rewriting cycles can still be recovered. The methods that will be developed will subsequently be applied to iOS and Android.

    The candidate should have solid programming and algorithmic skills. Prior knowledge of reverse engineering tools such as IDA Pro is a plus. The candidate will interact with zero-day exploit hunters and physical reverse engineering experts and will have access to very advanced computing and forensic facilities. This proposal is reserved to French nationals only and is fully funded.

    Interested candidates should contact directly david.naccache (at) ens.fr

    Contact: David Naccache

    david.naccache (at) ens.fr

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-12-01



    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Post-Doctoral Position in Systems Security, Network Security, Cryptography or Tech Policy

    A university-funded post-doc position is available in the RISCS center and the BU Security Group (BUsec), in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. The successful candidates will have an established research track record in one or more of the following areas: systems security, network security, applied cryptography, or cybersecurity technology policy or law. The position is funded for one year, with an option to extend to two years based on performance and availability of funds. Tentative start date is September 2014, but earlier start dates are also possible.

    The BU Security Group does research in cryptography and security within the Department of Computer Science. The BU Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS) takes a multidisciplinary approach to security by bring together experts across several discipline. Both the group and the Center also benefit from collaboration with the vibrant cryptography, security, and tech policy community in the Boston area.

    Contact:

    To apply, please send a CV, research statement, links to three relevant peer-reviewed publications, and the names of two or more references to Ran Canetti (canetti||bu||edu), Sharon Goldberg (goldbe||cs||bu||edu), and Leo Reyzin (reyzin||cs||bu||edu). We will begin acting on applications after February 1, 2014.

    More Information: http://www.bu.edu/cs/busec/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2014-03-31



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