International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Research Fellows / Postdocs
SUTD, Singapore
iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds which are used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

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

Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg. Home: http://jianying.space/
Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou
Last updated: 2021-09-13 posted on 2021-09-12

Blockchain Software Engineer (Remote Intern)
Fujitsu Research of America
The Security and Cryptography team in Fujitsu Research of America has an internship position for contributing to opensource blockchain projects. You will work closely with a team of cryptographers and security researchers located in Sunnyvale, California and Tokyo, Japan. Your main task will be secure software development in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript as part of Fujitsu Research's OSS activity in Hyperledger.

Profile Description:
  • Proven experience in production quality software development. Previous experience and code contributions to open-source projects is a plus.
  • Experience in design and implementation of large software systems and writing secure code in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of basic crypto concepts such as secure MPC and ZKP. Previous software development experience with MPC/ZKP frameworks is a plus.
  • Familiarity with blockchain systems such as Hyperledger Fabric, Cactus and/or Ethereum.
  • Ability to meet deliverables and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

    Working hours and start dates are flexible. Internship duration will be 3 to 6 months, it can be either full time or part time. The position is open to candidates based on USA, Canada, UK, EU or Japan.

  • Contact: Avradip Mandal (amandalATfujitsuDOTcom)
    Last updated: 2021-09-11 posted on 2021-09-10

    2x Postdocs in Blockchain
    Monash University
    Two postdoctoral positions in blockchain systems are available at the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, Monash University, Australia.


    ## Requirements:
    * Ph.D. in Computer Science or Mathematics
    * Strong academic background in one of the following areas:
    - Blockchain
    - Cryptography
    - Dependability
    - Fault tolerance
    - Reliable broadcast
    - distributed and parallel computing
    - Concurrency

    ## Starting date: ASAP

    ## Salary: Approx. $92,792 --$120,093 per year (Australian dollars) plus 17% Superannuation

    ## Location: Monash University, Clayton, Australia.

    ## Eligibility: We can only consider Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents, or those in Australia with working rights. Chinese / Malaysian citizens can also be considered to work in Monash Suzhou campus in China / Monash Malaysia campus in Selangor.

    ## Applications (first-come, first-served): Please send a copy of
    1. your detailed CV
    2. research statement, and
    3. a copy of 2 selected publications/preprints/thesis.

    Contact: Joseph Liu
    Last updated: 2021-09-11 posted on 2021-09-08

    Cryptography Engineer (London, Remote)
    Clearmatics Technologies

    Clearmatics is a protocol engineering company. We are building a new financial market architecture that is more open, fair, and resilient than the legacy systems that are in use today. We develop protocols and software that create new markets for risk and more efficient infrastructure for trading, backed by a robust and scalable blockchain network, and secured with modern cryptographic techniques and economic mechanism design.

    The Research group at Clearmatics is dedicated to developing solutions to the hard problems needed to advance our mission. We are academics and protocol engineers collaborating with teams inside and outside the company to translate theoretical results into running software implementations.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Assist in the design of cryptographic protocols

    - Collaborate with your colleagues on the implementation of cryptographic primitives and protocols

    - Produce technical design specifications

    - Produce externally facing artefacts (e.g. blog posts, papers, documentation excerpts etc.)

    - Support research colleagues in conducting their research

    - Interface with the Engineering team to ease the transition of the research pieces of code into robust production software fully integrated with our stack

    - Keep up with new research in the space

    REQUIREMENTS​

    - Fluency in English (written and spoken)

    - Background in applied Computer Science

    - Experience with system programming (C/C++/Rust)

    - Strong applied cryptography skills (experience implementing robust elliptic curve cryptography)

    - Outstanding algorithmic thinking

    - Strong focus on code quality/documentation and simplicity

    Nice to haves​

    - Knowledge of Unix and bash

    - Experience with constant time cryptography

    - Experience with cryptography on embedded systems

    - Experience with Ethereum or other blockchain projects

    - Experience contributing to open-source cryptography libraries

    - Experience with Python/SageMath

    Contact: https://boards.greenhouse.io/clearmatics/jobs/5326634002
    Last updated: 2021-09-08 posted on 2021-09-08

    Post-doctoral researcher
    Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
    Cryptography and Information Security Laboratory is currently looking for a Post-doctoral researcher. Our laboratory is conducting the latest research on the development of cyber threat prediction and response technologies, lightweight cryptography for IoT environment, field-oriented digital forensic, design and development of encryption technologies, etc. We are highly recognized externally for excellent research results. The applicant will have the opportunity to work on our ongoing projects with a team of scientists in the lab and collaborators. We offer an excellent research environment and a highly competitive salary.

    Current Research Directions:
  • Analysis of malware and malicious traffic based on machine learning
  • Cyber threat prediction and threat intelligence analysis
  • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric-key cryptosystems
  • Fast and efficient implementation of ciphers
  • Mobile, memory, AI forensics
  • IoT and Convergence security
    Current Research Directions:
  • Candidate must have recently received (or expect soon) PhD degree in or related to Information Security, Computer Science fields.
  • Good publication record and prior development experience are highly desirable.
    Appointment term: 1 year commitment to postdoctoral training is expected (can be extended depending on performance).
    Appointment start date: September 2021
    Required Application Materials:
  • CV
  • Statement of research interests
  • Contact information
  • Contact: Interested candidates should email their application materials to professor Changhoon Lee (chlee@seoultech.ac.kr).
    Last updated: 2021-09-08 posted on 2021-09-05

    Blockchain Research Engineer
    Advanced Blockchain
    The successful candidate for this position will participate in developing cutting edge blockchain methods and tools to provide for world-class new product introduction (NPI), new-to-industry (NTI), and services/support capabilities throughout the company. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team contributing to the applications of designing new better blockchain-based systems, to improve existing designs, and to disseminate knowledge into the community to stand out as thought leaders in the space. Applications include web3, decentralized finance, layer 2 technology, cryptography, proof of work, distributed ledger technology, lending and borrowing, incentivization, with more.
    Contact: Martina Burghi (martina@advancedblockchain.com)
    Last updated: 2021-09-08 posted on 2021-09-03

    Post-Doc or Researcher
    PQShield SAS
    Who We Are

    PQShield is a cybersecurity startup that specialises in post-quantum cryptography. Based in Paris, PQShield SAS concentrates the research activities of PQShield. Our mission is to come up with innovative algorithmic and/or protocol-level solutions to real-world cryptographic problems. Besides post-quantum cryptographic primitives, our research interests include advanced cryptosystems/protocols such as secure messaging, threshold schemes, and multiparty computation.

    Who We Are Looking For

    We are looking for cryptographers with expertise in fields pertaining, but not limited, to post-quantum cryptography. Recruits will work with the team and provide new insights on research topics such as advanced cryptographic primitives, improvements to state-of-the-art practical cryptographic schemes, or constructions and proofs of security in models such as the QROM.

    Skills we are interested in:
    • Deep knowledge of a relevant cryptographic field. We want future recruits to impulse new directions for our research and expand the spectrum of expertise of PQShield.
    • Adaptability. You will be expected to work with a diverse team on projects that can cover various cryptographic fields.
    • Dissemination of results. Working at PQShield entails publishing new research in top cryptographic conferences, and advertising our team’s work through invited talks, workshops, or blog articles.
    What We Offer
    • Competitive salaries. Yearly salaries start at 45,000 € for post-docs, and 65,000 € for full-fledged researchers.
    • Stimulating environment. You will work with some of the best researchers in theoretical and practical aspects of post-quantum cryptography.
    • Flexible work conditions. PQShield SAS has spacious and fully equipped offices in the heart of Paris. In addition, remote working and more specific arrangements (e.g. academic mobility programmes) are possible.
    How To Apply
    Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs (at) pqshield.com.
    Contact: jobs(at)pqshield.com
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-02

    Ph.D. student
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the Ph.D. position in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Arijit Karati on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology.

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

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

    Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on students' performance).

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

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

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-01

    Protocol Research Engineer
    Status.im
    We are the Vac team (https://vac.dev/), and we are building a communications tool with security, censorship resistance and privacy in mind; Vac, Waku v2 and Ethereum Messaging for more.

    Can you help us research and develop new and existing technologies in secure messaging?

    Key Responsibilities:
    - Research and develop open protocols for secure messaging. Think zkSNARKs based spam protection/settlement, data consistency in distributed open and hostile environments, incentivized running of nodes, and similar {example a, b, c….}
    - Use a layered protocol approach that is mindful and explicit about what it requires, what it provides, under what threat models, and with what trade-offs.
    -Combine cryptoeconomics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable distributed and fault-tolerant system.
    - Write and maintain Nim code.
    - Research and design core functionality.
    - Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in code reviews.
    - Use libp2p to build application-level protocols.
    - Build incentivized, distributed systems.
    - Interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.

    Skills Knowledge and Expertise
    [Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!]
    - A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization ; a strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles
    - Very strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience
    - Experience with Zero Knowledge proofs and related technologies.
    - Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
    - Experience with Open Source software.
    - Experience designing incentive systems and writing/deploying smart contracts in Ethereum.

    Bonus points if:
    - Contributed to a blockchain or privacy-preserving-related, open source project.
    - Experience with Nim.
    - Experience with libp2p / devp2p, networking, cryptography.

    Contact: Angel via discord @ LilChiChi#0021
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-01

    Open PhD position in Secure Hardware for Postquantum Cryptography
    University of Stuttgart in cooperation with Thales
    The Institute for Computer Architecture and Computer Engineering (Institut für Technische Informatik, ITI) at the University of Stuttgart seeks applications for a research position in the field of secure hardware for postquantum cryptography. The position is associated with the BMBF project QuantumQAP, which aims at developing hybrid quantum-classical optimization methods for improving secure FPGA implementations of postquantum algorithms. The work will involve Thales Germany and three further partners; regular visits to project partners’ sites will be expected. The position is foreseen for PhD candidates.

    Located in Stuttgart, one of Europe’s main economic hubs, the Institute offers you an inspiring working atmosphere in a successful international team. The remuneration is according to the German public-service salary grade TV-L E13.

    To qualify for this position, you need an above-average Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline. Moreover, we expect proven skills or experiences in at least one of the three areas listed below (and credible interest in the other two):

    1. Design of digital circuits on FPGA platforms, including their specification in VHDL, synthesis, simulation on different levels of abstraction.
    2. Hardware-oriented security, ideally with a focus on resilience of cryptographic implementations against physical attacks (side-channel analysis, fault-injections).
    3. Applied post-quantum cryptography, with an in-depth knowledge of the NIST finalists CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM, FALCON, Classic McElliece, and SIKE KEM.
    To apply, please send, by email, your cover letter (explicitly explaining your interest in the topic and pointing out which of the three above-mentioned areas you feel competent in), CV and scans of your Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates including the transcripts with all grades. You can add, optionally, reference letters, existing publications, or other supplementary materials you consider relevant, or links to such materials. We will not answer applications which do not discuss qualifications for this project.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Ilia Polian Institut für Technische Informatik Pfaffenwaldring 47 D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany ilia.polian@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
    Last updated: 2021-09-01 posted on 2021-09-01

    Research Assistant/Associate in Security of Digital Twins in Manufacturing
    University of Sheffield, UK
    Research Associate in Security of Digital Twins in Manufacturing (Advanced Security Techniques Researcher - Grade 7) This post is available at Grade 7. It requires more specific and advanced skills, qualifications and experience in public key encryption technologies and security modelling aspects such as access control. You will be expected to have successfully completed a PhD or be close to doing so. You should have a track record of producing high quality research. This is a full-time research position for 30-months if starting on or before the 7 October 2021. If starting after the 7 October 2021, the post will have a fixed-end date of 6 April 2024. Candidates for both posts should expect to work in a collaborative way. How to apply ? 1. Visit https://jobs.shef.ac.uk/sa 2. Apply now by clicking on the Apply button located near the top left of your screen
    Contact: Dr. Prosanta Gope Email: p.gope@sheffield.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2021-08-30 posted on 2021-08-29

    Post-Doc Positions in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography
    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    EPFL invites applications for postdoctoral positions in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography. Applications are reviewed by the faculty listed on our group's website (linked in this ad's title). The application must include the following materials:
    • cover letter (identify one or more faculty of interest and provide availability)
    • CV (including a ranked list of at least three writers for letters of reference)
    • research statement (covering research interests, past research focus, and future research directions)
    Please send your application materials to secpriv-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch and have your writers submit letters to the same email (with your name in the subject line). Faculty may reach out to applicants on a rolling basis, though we encourage inquiries to be made as soon as possible.

    EPFL is located in Lausanne (Switzerland) and ranks among the world’s top scientific universities. In French-speaking Lausanne, English is generally well spoken and is the main language at EPFL. Postdoctoral positions come with a competitive salary for 1 year (83'600 CHF with yearly increments), renewable up to a maximum of 4 years. Postdoctoral scholars will work in a collaborative environment where they can further develop their research skills and expand their professional network.

    Contact: secpriv-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch
    Last updated: 2021-08-30 posted on 2021-08-27

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

    IST Austria invites applications in all areas of computer science including cryptography, systems security and privacy.

    We offer

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

    IST Austria (www.ist.ac.at) is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups, and we hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds.

    Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor.
    Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and typically have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.

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

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

    The closing date for applications is October 29, 2021.

    Contact: Prof. Krzysztof Pietrzak (krzysztof.pietrzak@ist.ac.at)
    Last updated: 2021-08-27 posted on 2021-08-27

    PERSEUS - PhD Candidate in Cryptography
    NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technoogy; Dep. of Inf. Sec. and Comm. Tech.
    At the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology we have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate in Cryptography. The candidate will work on cryptographic algorithms and protocols in the general areas of privacy-preserving computation, post-quantum cryptography or lightweight cryptography. This will be under the supervision of a professor in the cryptography team at NTNU. The cryptography team is heavily involved in research in these areas, and so the successful candidate will benefit from a good research support system. This PhD project is a part of the PERSEUS doctoral programme: A collaboration between NTNU- Norway’s largest university, 11 top-level academic partners in 8 European countries, and 8 industrial partners within sectors of high societal relevance.
    Contact: Prof. Colin Boyd, email: colin.boyd@ntnu.no, or Prof. Danilo Gligoroski, email: danilo.gligoroski@ntnu.no
    Last updated: 2021-08-27 posted on 2021-08-27

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    he School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world-renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows, and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in the theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial, and ministerial level talent programs such as Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”, etc. We will also assist in the employment of spouses, schooling for children, and medical care.
    Contact: Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-08-27 posted on 2021-08-27

    Lecturer - 4 years Fixed Term
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is looking to recruit two enthusiastic staff members to support teaching and research within SCIT, particularly in the cybersecurity domain, which includes flexible delivery, online degrees and micro-credentials. SCIT aims to maintain its position as a world class Research School and this position is expected to contribute towards that aim.
    Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo
    Last updated: 2021-08-26 posted on 2021-08-25

    Full-time Ph.D. Position in Evidence-Based Security Response
    University of Twente, Computer Science Department; The Netherlands

    The Services and Cybersecurity (SCS) group at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-years PhD position on the topic of 'evidence-based security response'.

    We are looking for candidates with a solid background in network and system security.

    More information and the link to apply:
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/147/

    Deadline for applications: 20 September 2021, 23:59 CET

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter (a.peter@utwente.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-08-26 posted on 2021-08-25

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    TalTech, Centre for HW Security; Tallinn, Estonia
    The Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position. The Centre conducts research in the area of Hardware Security focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, hardware trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, and crypto hardware. The position that is currently open is for research on hardware implementation of post-quantum cryptography (PQC) algorithms. The Centre has two separate funded and ongoing efforts to demonstrate best-in-class architectures for PQC for which the candidate will be expected to contribute to: a preliminary case study has been taped out in September 2021 and the candidate is expected to lead a more mature implementation to be later taped out in 2022.

    Requirements: We are looking for motivated candidates with a strong background in circuit design. Candidates must have completed a PhD program (or be about to complete). Previous expertise on Hardware Security is highly desirable but experience in other related areas (IC design, test, verification, etc.) can also be considered. The candidates are expected to have the following core skills:
  • Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog)
  • Familiarity with PQC algorithms
  • Ability to write C++/python scripts for automation of design process and validation
  • Familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, etc.)
  • Strong writing skills (English)

    Other skills are considered a plus:
  • FPGA prototyping
  • Familiarity with EDA tools from other vendors (Calibre, ICC, DC, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of conventional crypto algorithms and their hardware implementations

    How to apply: Please submit your CV and a cover letter to Prof. Samuel Pagliarini by email (name.lastname@taltech.ee) using the subject ‘PostDoc in Hardware Security’.
  • Contact: Prof. Samuel Pagliarini
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-24

    Professorship in Information Security
    University of Kassel, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    The University of Kassel has an opening of a professorship in IT-/cyber security. The position is full-time, tenured, available as soon as possible, and paid according to the pay grade W2 HBesO. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and lead a research group working on any aspect of information security (including cryptology), and preferably to integrate into the university's Research Centre for Information Technology Design. Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite but the successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach in German after a short while. For further details please consult the official announcement on the university's webpages.
    Contact: Prof. Martin Lange
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-23

    Tenure Track Professor of Security & Privacy
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    We are looking for a candidate with proven scientific expertise in the field of Security & Privacy. The following areas are of particular interest:

    • Formal Methods and Security
    • Privacy Technologies
    • Systems Security
    • Usable Security & Privacy
    The successful candidate will cover one of these fields or any other field in security & privacy that complements the existing strengths in the department.

    The professorship will be part of the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, which is an internationally visible research environment with more than 60 researchers in information security. The institute collaborates closely with research groups and industry partners around the globe. It is a central part of the recently established Cybersecurity Campus Graz, which unites basic research, education, technology transfer, and industry partners in cybersecurity all under one roof.

    The new professor will build an internationally visible group, and will be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level. At Graz University of Technology, undergraduate courses are taught in German or English and graduate courses are taught in English.

    The full description for this professorship can be found here: https://www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/csbme/news/jobs-grants-calls/tenure-track-professor-in-security-and-privacy/

    Contact: For further questions, please contact Stefan Mangard - stefan.mangard@iaik.tugraz.at

    The application should be filed online via https://survey.tugraz.at/index.php/264524 until 30.11.2021 referencing 7050/21/008.
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-23


    Post-Doc
    Durham University, UK

    The Department of Computer Science at Durham University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher from 1 Jan 2022 to work on an EPSRC project on topics related to password-hashing algorithms and idealized models of computation for a period of two years. We would be interested in applicants holding (or nearing the completion of) a PhD in Cryptography (or related fields) who have strong interests in the foundational aspects of crypto, proof techniques, and definitional work. Publications at competitive venues and ability to work independently are a plus. Applicants with backgrounds in Algorithms and Complexity are also very welcome to apply.

    Durham is one of the top (and oldest) universities in the UK, and the CS department hosts one of the strongest Theory groups in the UK across the ACiD and NESTiD groups. The annual salary for the position is ​​£42,149.

    Contact: Pooya Farshim. Please submit a CV containing publications and references.
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-23

    PhD position: Privacy-Preserving Attentive User Interfaces
    University of Stuttgart, Institute of Information Security
    The Institute of Information Security and the Perceptual User Interfaces Group at University of Stuttgart, Germany invite applications for a PhD position on "Privacy-Preserving Attentive User Interfaces" at the intersection of Security/Privacy/Cryptography, Machine Learning, and Human-Computer Interaction.

    Apply if you belong to the top 5% of students in your peer group, are highly motivated and capable of addressing and solving scientifically challenging problems, and if you are interested in doing research in an internationally oriented, interdisciplinary, and highly successful team. We value strong analytical skills. Knowledge of cryptography, in particular, privacy enhancing technologies such as Multi Party Computation and Differential Privacy, is an asset. Knowledge of German is not required.

    The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

    To apply, please send email with subject "PhD position: Privacy-Preserving Attentive User Interfaces" and a single PDF file containing the following documents to ralf.kuesters@sec.uni-stuttgart.de:

    • Cover letter (explaining your scientific background and your motivation to apply)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • List of publications (if any)
    • Copies of transcripts and certificates (Bachelor and Master)
    • Names and contact addresses of at least two references
    The deadline for applications is

    September 12th, 2021.

    Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    See https://sec.uni-stuttgart.de/ for more information about the Institute of Information Security (Prof. Küsters) and http://www.perceptualui.org/ for the Perceptual User Interfaces Group (Prof. Bulling).

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Küsters

    ralf.kuesters@sec.uni-stuttgart.de
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18


    Postdoc in Decentralised Systems
    IST Austria, Vienna
    Join https://ist.ac.at/en/research/kokoris-group/ and work on decentralized systems. This position is in support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and is intended to support candidates in order to either strengthen their academic profile or pivot their career towards entrepreneurship or social impact. More info at https://ist.ac.at/en/education/postdocs/ist-bridge/ Deadlines: 05/11/21 – 05/05/22 – 05/11/22 – 05/05/23 – 05/11/23 Competitive salary and full social coverage.
    Contact: Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Research and Software Development Engineer
    Microsoft Research India, Bangalore
    Microsoft Research India is looking for an experienced Research Software Development Engineer to work on building and deploying next generation systems. The engineer should have expertise in computer systems with a passion for deploying solutions at scale.  You will be working closely with a team of researchers and engineers to design and deploy new innovative solutions that significantly improve the state of the art. Responsibilities: We are looking for an engineer with proven skills to deliver on the ambitious goals of the team. Qualifications Required Skills & Qualifications: •Strong technical skills involving design and coding •Strong programming skills in C/C++/C# or a similar language •Effective communication and collaboration •5+ years of industry experience in software development Desired Skills & Qualifications: •BS or MS in Computer Science •Familiarity with privacy-preserving technologies, such as multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption, or differential privacy is a plus Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
    Contact: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1129518/Research-SDE
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

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

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

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

    Contact: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

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

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

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

    Contact: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Cryptographic Engineer
    InfoSec Global
    InfoSec Global is a company that works on creating Cryptographic Lifecycle Management. This includes Crypto Analytics Tools, adaptation our Crypto Agility Platform, preparing for and migrating to Post-Quantum Cryptography, implementing Cryptographic Libraries. We work on innovative cryptography and crypto management tools, bringing them to life and moving it from static to dynamic. For more information, please visit our website infosecglobal.com We are looking to hire a Cryptographic Engineer to our core cryptographic team, whose work will be focused around our innovative product AgileSec platform and cryptographic development in general. As a Cryptographic Engineer in our team, your responsibilities will include: • Working on cryptographic SDKs • Working on cryptographic library implementation • Deriving and encoding cryptographic policies • Crypto Automation • Implementing cryptographic algorithms Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree • Experience working with Git • Experience working with SDKs • Knowledge of C and other programming languages • Extensive software development experience Preferred Qualifications: • Knowledge and experience working with cryptographic engines • Knowledge and experience working with TLS stack • Ability to write clear technical documentation This is a full-time role at the Toronto (HQ) office. Currently, the work would be performed remotely for the time being. The employee will be eligible for health benefits after the probation period. Also, the employee should have a Canadian PR or Citizenship status.
    Contact: Vladimir Soukharev
    Last updated: 2021-08-16 posted on 2021-08-16

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw
    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts. The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer a competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl). A successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.
    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2021-08-15 posted on 2021-08-13

    Post-Doc
    EPFL
    The Security and Cryptography Lab of EPFL has postdoc positions to fill. We welcome the application of researchers with a recent PhD. The position is for one year, renewable.

    Postdocs run their own research and are expected to interact with PhD students and to contribute to the lab projects. Our lab is active in cryptographic designs and analysis. fundamental and applied cryptography, security and privacy, and biometric systems.

    EPFL is a top-ranked academic institute. It is located in beautiful Switzerland. We offer good environment and conditions.

    Contact: Serge Vaudenay <job_lasec@epfl.ch>

    Please submit your detailed cv, list of publications, motivation, references, and availability.
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-06


    Research Engineer in Blockchain
    Fujitsu Research, Sunnyvale CA

    Fujitsu is hiring research engineers for our research lab based out of Sunnyvale, CA. We are looking for skilled developers with a research background who enjoy building systems and helping to write academic papers about them. This job will have a large open-source component, so someone who is comfortable working in the open-source space would be an ideal candidate. The role offers flexible office time with the potential to work from home for a large fraction of your time.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Design and develop secure blockchain and blockchain-based systems, and write academic papers about them when possible.
    • Assist in the creation and maintenance of blockchain open-source projects, and help with research projects based on them. Engage and participate in the open-source blockchain community.
    • Help developers build your research systems into production-ready systems.
    • Collaborate with researchers both within and outside of Fujitsu to work towards building cutting-edge systems.
    Requirements:
    • A master’s degree in computer science or a related field, or relevant experience in research and development
    • Some track record of research publications. We don’t expect you to publish every year in top venues, but we do want evidence of familiarity with research.
    • Experience in open-source development, or a willingness to learn.
    Contact: Hart Montgomery (hmontgomery@fujitsu.com)
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-05

    Research Scientist in Cryptography
    Fujitsu Research, Sunnyvale CA

    Fujitsu is hiring strong cryptographic researchers for our research lab based out of Sunnyvale, CA. We are looking for researchers who can successfully publish in top venues, collaborate with others in industry and academia, and evangelize cryptography and security within Fujitsu. The role offers flexible office time (including the potential to mostly work from home) and could be fully remote for exceptionally strong candidates.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Conduct research in cryptography and related fields (i.e. distributed systems, security, and general theory) and publish it in top conferences. While researchers have wide latitude to work on whatever problems they deem interesting in the field, we do expect that at least some portion of research time will be spent on problems that are more relevant to Fujitsu’s business.
    • Collaborate with others in both academia and industry on exciting research problems. Promote Fujitsu as a leader in the field of cryptography and computer security.
    • Contribute to new Fujitsu technologies and IP, and help research engineers and developers shepherd the “practical” portion of your research into new business offerings.
    Requirements:
    • Ph.D. in computer science or a related field.
    • A strong track record of publishing in top conferences in cryptography and related fields.
    • A vision for the future direction of your research and ideas for how it can be impactful both academically and on Fujitsu’s business.
    Contact: Hart Montgomery (hmontgomery@fujitsu.com)
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-05

    Lectureship (Above the Bar) in Computer Science (Cybersecurity)
    University College Cork, Ireland
    The School of Computer Science & Information Technology (CSIT) seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Computer Science (Cybersecurity) to complement and strengthen the Schools’ research and teaching interests. Computer security has been a topic of research and teaching in the School for over thirty years. The school continues to grow with the appointment of new staff with cyber security expertise, introduction of new courses, and significant development of our cybersecurity research portfolio.
    The school strategy is to expand its research and teaching in the area of Cybersecurity and candidates with such expertise are encouraged to apply. The School seeks to appoint a committed computer science academic, a dynamic and thoughtful individual who will contribute to its research-led teaching ethos and research agenda.
    The School of CSIT has 32 full-time academic staff and offers degrees at bachelors, masters and doctoral level. It offers a welcoming and open working environment, with excellent administrative and technical support, and an inclusive collegiate experience. Academic staff in the school have leadership roles in major national and international research initiatives, including the SFI funded research centers CONNECT (Future Networks and Communications), CONFIRM (Smart Manufacturing), Insight (Data Analytics), LERO (Irish Software Research Centre), and the SFI research spokes BAV (Blended Autonomous Vehicles) and ENABLE (Smart Communities). In addition, school academics lead and host the SFI Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies and the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence. The Cork area is home to a cybersecurity cluster of about 25 companies, including multinationals that are well-known for their security products and services, many of whom the School engages with for student internships, research sponsorship and collaboration.
    Appointment may be made on the internationally competitive Lectureship (Above the Bar) Salary Scale: €67,073 - €86,241. The position is permanent, with tenure subject to successful completion of the probation and establishment periods.
    Contact: Informal enquiries can be made, in confidence, to the Head of School, Prof. Cormac J. Sreenan, head@cs.ucc.ie
    Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/) before 16-Sep-2021 12:00 (noon) Irish time.

    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-05

    Professor in Secure and Dependable Software Systems and Services
    KU Leuven
    In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Computer Science, there is a full-time academic vacancy for a professor in the area of secure and dependable software systems and services. This area is interpreted broadly, and includes for example the resilience, reliability and security of digital services, of software products and of Internet-based systems.
    We are looking for an internationally orientated candidate with both educational competence and excellent research experience in computer science, and with extensive expertise in the field of secure and robust software systems and services. The new faculty member will become a member of the DistriNet unit, an internationally leading research group with recognized expertise in the areas of security, distributed systems and software engineering.
    Candidates will be expected to develop an ambitious research programme that integrates well with the current research activities of the research group. Candidates should also be prepared to provide scientific services both within and outside the university, and to contribute to education at bachelor and master level.
    DistrNet is the "sister" organization of COSIC, it deals with general security research whereas COSIC deals with cryptographic research. The two organizations are part of the CyberSecurity Flanders initiative, which supports their work.
    Contact: For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Wouter Joosen, tel.: +32 16 32 76 53, mail: wouter.joosen@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. ir. Stefan Vandewalle, tel.: +32 16 32 76 54, mail: stefan.vandewalle@kuleuven.be.
    Last updated: 2021-08-05 posted on 2021-08-04

    Assistant/Associate Professor
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    Telecom Paris is hiring an Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science, with a preference for Cryptography and Cybersecurity. Application deadline: September, 24th 2021 Link: https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/maitre-de-conferences-en-informatique-fh-a-telecom-paris-cdi
    Contact: Phan Duong Hieu (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr)
    Last updated: 2021-08-05 posted on 2021-08-03

    Research Scientist - Cryptography
    Cambridge Quantum, London, UK

    Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is a quantum computing software and algorithms company aiming to allow our customers to get the most out of quantum computers both now and in the future. Our cybersecurity division is developing quantum-related technologies including the world’s only quantum random number generator (QRNG) that uses quantum computers to produce verifiably high-quality entropy.

    In this role will work in our quantum cryptography team and bring your expertise in computer science and/or classical cryptography to find solutions to the different problems faced both by classical cryptography in a post-quantum world but also the ones faced by quantum cryptography.

    Role overview
    • Research and design new cryptography applications with a quantum advantage, together with their security proofs.
    • Find innovative solutions to the problems faced by classical cryptography in a quantum world and to the challenges faced in quantum cryptography.
    Key Requirements
    • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field (or equivalent experience).
    • Expertise in one or more of the following: post-quantum cryptography (E.g. lattice-based crypto), multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proofs, formal verification tools, information-theoretic security, cryptanalysis.
    • Track record of publications in relevant fields.
    Desirable
    • Job experience in research either as a postdoc or with a company.
    • Familiarity with quantum-based cryptography.
    • An interest in the discussions and issues surrounding the transition to post-quantum cryptography.
    • Good programming skills (E.g. Python, C/C++ and/or other).
    • Ability to mentor and coach colleagues.
    Full details including information on our current projects, benefits, and how to apply available via main link.
    Contact: Ela Lee (ela dot lee at cambridgequantum dot com)
    Last updated: 2021-07-23 posted on 2021-07-19

    Blockchain Researcher
    Zilliqa Research Pte. Ltd., Remote position
    Zilliqa Research Pte. Ltd. is the creator of Zilliqa – a scalable blockchain platform to run distributed applications. The company maintains the platform as well as develops tools and services around it.

    The research team at Zilliqa consists of senior researchers and research engineers working on distributed systems, programming languages, system security and formal verification. Since starting in late 2017, the team has produced several scientific and engineering work ranging from distributed systems, e.g., the sharding design for scaling blockchains that is now being adopted by several other platforms; to programming languages, e.g., a new principled smart contract language amenable to formal verification called Scilla among others.

    We firmly believe in conducting research with practical significance in the blockchain space and particularly research that can go into production systems like Zilliqa, Ethereum or Bitcoin.

    Role Overview: As a blockchain researcher, you will be responsible for conducting impactful research that can improve the state of the art blockchain infrastructures and in particular the Zilliqa blockchain. In this role, you will be working very closely with the research team as well as system engineers. We offer a competitive salary, a creative work environment and an opportunity to push a research contribution into a production system.

    Scope of Role: We are looking for a researcher with experience in blockchains, distributed systems and applied cryptography. The role will require the researcher to identify key research problems in the blockchain space and the Zilliqa platform in particular and conduct impactful research.

    Experience:
  • Research experience either as a PhD or as research assistant.
  • Must have published at least 2 papers in top-tier conferences.
  • Must have a good engineering background.
  • Must have conducted research in distributed systems, applied cryptography, system security, and blockchains in general.


  • Applying for this Role: Contact us by sending your updated CV.
    Contact: amrit@zilliqa.com
    Last updated: 2021-07-19 posted on 2021-07-16

    Ph.D. Student in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @CS Department @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications, ideally starting from Oct 1, 2021 for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.
    Job description: You'll work in the research training group/doctoral college Privacy & Trust for Mobile Users funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In our sub-project, we build cryptography-based private machine learning services for mobile applications and investigate their legal applicability (data protection) and economic feasibility in interdisciplinary collaborations. You conduct research, implement prototypes, and publish&present the results at top venues. You'll participate in teaching and supervise thesis students & student assistants.
    We offer: We demonstrate that privacy is efficiently protectable in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols. Our open and international working environment facilitates excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and CS in Europe. Darmstadt is a very international, livable and well-connected city in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.
    Your profile:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and very good software development skills. Knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally MPC) is a plus.
    • Experience with/motivation for working with other disciplines, e.g., law or economics.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want to do excellent research.
    • Our working language is English: able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English. German is beneficial but not required.
    Application deadline: Aug 21, 2021. Later applications are considered.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2021-07-19 posted on 2021-07-16

    QPQ JUNIOR CRYPTOLOGIST
    QPQ
    Did you recently gain a Master/PhD in the area of Applied Cryptology?

    Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols?

    At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure.

    Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment.
    • As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people so they can push the horizons even further.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!
    Responsibilities:
    • Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols applied in a DeFi context.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting in a DeFi environment and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on modern zero knowledge protocols that guarantee privacy and compliance.
    Requirements:
    • Master or Ph.D. in cryptography or a closely related field.
    • Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language.
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output.
    • Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    • A proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset.
    Contact: Emanuele Ragnoli at opportunities at qpq.io
    Last updated: 2021-07-15 posted on 2021-07-13

    QPQ SENIOR CRYPTOLOGIST
    QPQ
    Do you have a Master/PhD, research or coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology?
    Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols?
    At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people so they can push the horizons even further.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!
    Responsibilities:
    • Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols in a DS context.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of DLT-based privacy protocols interacting in a DeFi environment and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on modern zero knowledge protocols that guarantee privacy and compliance.
    Requirements:
    • 3+ years of experience in software development.
    • Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language.
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
    • A proactive, self-driven approach and problem.
    Contact: Emanuele Ragnoli at opportunities at qpq.io
    Last updated: 2021-07-15 posted on 2021-07-13

    PhD Positions in Cryptography & Privacy
    Hasso-Plattner-Institute (Potsdam/Berlin, Germany)

    The Cybersecurity - Identity Management group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam is looking for motivated PhD students in the area of cryptography and privacy.

    Your future tasks
    • Development and analysis of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
      • Privacy-enhancing technologies
      • Password-based cryptography
      • Foundations and solutions for real-world cryptography
    • Publish and present results at top-tier international conferences
    • Participate in teaching activities (depends on position)
    Your skills
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment
    • Profound knowledge and interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken)

    There are two types for the PhD positions: One position comes with a teaching obligation for which also sufficient German language skills are required. Review of applicants will start immediately until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible. The other is through the scholarship program of the HPI. Deadline for scholarship applications is August 15, and the positions usually start around October.

    We look forward to your application including a CV, motivation letter and a list of attended Master courses and grades. Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email, and indicate the position you are interested in (teaching/scholarship).

    Contact: Anja Lehmann (anja . lehmann - at - hpi . de)
    Last updated: 2021-07-09 posted on 2021-07-08

    Post-Doc position in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning using MPC
    KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
    We have an open postdoc position in the domain of Scalable and Secure Data Sharing funded FWO SBO (strategic basic research) project MOZAIK. The prospective candidate is expected to design and develop efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving data analytics. The work includes, but not limited to, investigating machine learning algorithms that best suit MPC and that can be efficiently implemented over MPC. You will be working closely with tools such as https://github.com/KULeuven-COSIC/SCALE-MAMBA The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records in crypto/security venues. In addition to a strong background in both public and symmetric cryptography, good knowledge in MPC, machine learning algorithms, and cryptographic protocols are expected. The candidate should also have coding experience in C/C++ and Python, experience in practical aspects of secure computation is a must.
    Contact: For inquiries send an email to jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-07-09 posted on 2021-07-08

    Postdoctoral Position in Cryptography
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position in applied cryptography in topics related, but not limited, to the following:

    • Zero-knowledge proofs
    • Polynomial/vector commitments
    • Searchable/structured encryption
    • Oblivious algorithms
    • TEE-assisted cryptography
    Applicants are expected to have a PhD in computer science or related field and published papers in cryptography (IACR venues) and/or top-tier security conferences (Big-4). Experience with hands-on implementation is a plus. The specific research topic will be determined based on the interests of the applicant.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and a single-page research statement. The position is available immediately and on a rolling basis until filled. It will initially be for one year and can be extended given satisfactory performance.

    Work environment: The HKUST CSE department was ranked 17th in the world in 2020 by THE World University Rankings. Our graduates typically produce research output of the highest quality and consistently staff world-class institutions. The lab offers a creative work environment that is ideal for excellent research.

    Contact: Prof. Papadopoulos Dimitrios, dipapado at cse dot ust dot hk
    Last updated: 2021-07-09 posted on 2021-07-07

    Ph.D. Student Cloud Native Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    Robert Bosch GmbH - Corporate Research
    Job Description
    • As a PhD student in our research group, you will actively contribute to research and engineering projects at the intersection of cloud computing and privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).
    • Embedded in an international team of cloud and security experts, you will apply your knowledge of distributed systems and cloud technologies to design, implement and validate cloud native PET solutions as part of the Franco-German BMBF/MESRI-funded research project CRYPTECS.
    • Your work consists of integrating state-of-the-art PETs (such as Secure Multiparty Computation, Trusted Execution Environments, and Differential Privacy) with distributed systems / computing concepts (such as distributed ledgers and parallel programming models) and cloud-native technologies (such as container orchestrators and serverless computing frameworks) at a conceptual and technical level.
    • Thanks to your implementation skills, you will contribute to building a PET cloud stack that can be deployed in an industrial context. Through experimental use for real-world use cases in different domains such as Automotive AI and Internet of Things, you will close the feedback loop and gain valuable insights to improve your solutions. You will advance the state of the art in cloud-based PETs research and publish your results together with renowned researchers from the international CRYPTECS consortium.
    Your Profile
    • Education: Excellent Master's degree in computer science or related discipline with specialization in distributed systems, ideally combined with knowledge of security and privacy
    • Personality: Positive team player, who is highly motivated, has an innovative mindset, is eager to learn new things, and is passionate about applied research and engineering
    • Working Practice: Hands-on experience with software development beyond scientific prototypes, ideally in an open source context
    • Experience: Knowledge in the area of cloud native technologies, ideally experience in PETs
    • Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken)
    Contact: Dr. Sven Trieflinger via Smart Recruiters (see https://smrtr.io/5YBmQ)
    Last updated: 2021-07-03 posted on 2021-07-02

    Principal Cryptographer (m/f/d)
    NXP Semiconductors
    Your Tasks: • Specification of innovative and disruptive crypto & security solutions • Definition of crypto & security algorithms and related IP architectures • Definition of advanced crypto protocols • Definition of crypto & security mechanisms in hardware, firmware, etc. • Specification and review of crypto & security architectures • Detailed attack modeling and security mechanism specification for hardware and software blocks • Advising and training the product and IP teams on design, implementation and test • Root cause analysis of security defects • Technical interface to customers, evaluation labs and to the product development team • Certification support and technical interface with evaluator and certifier Your Profile: • Have a PhD/Master in Cryptography, Security or Mathematics • Very good knowledge of cryptography (incl. symmetric and asymmetric crypto) • Very good knowledge of discrete mathematics, algebra and number theory • Good knowledge of SoCs and/or Secure Element products • Good knowledge of crypto hardware implementation • Strong security background • Have >5 years of experience in embedded security • Used to an independent working style • Be willing to listen and to adapt • Very good communication skills • Be willing to travel
    Contact: Ulrich Althen
    Last updated: 2021-06-28 posted on 2021-06-28

    Research Scientist
    Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    A few research scientist positions are available at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. We are looking for capable and responsible scientists to work on and contribute to collaborative/federated/split/multi-party learning (data valuation, privacy, black-box and white-box models, etc.), machine learning, etc. Candidates with experience in privacy-preserving technologies (homomorphic encryption, MPC, differential privacy, etc.) in machine learning, particularly on secure algorithm/protocol design, are preferred. Successful candidates will work with a team to conduct R&D on applications and domains using a secure collaboration learning framework and time-series data. They will also have opportunities to work with local and international collaborators in academia. To apply for the position, please click on the link https://careers.a-star.edu.sg/jobdetails.aspx?ID=4147
    Contact: Singee
    Last updated: 2021-06-28 posted on 2021-06-24

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in PLS
    Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

    The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is seeking to recruit a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to work in the area of Physical Layer Security (PLS). The position is available for 2-3 years (minimum), renewable every year based on performance.

    Post description
    The PDRF will work with a member of the CSE faculty on topics related to PLS. In particular, the PDRF will join international academic and industry teams as part of 3 externally funded projects focusing on PLS in IOT, Satellite Communication and Underwater Communication (with collective fund of 1.5M USD). The PDRF will have the opportunity to work with other faculty and postdocs within CSE on related areas within or outside the scope of the projects above, but still in PLS.

    Duration
    Initially, the post is for 12 months, then based on satisfactory performance, the contract can be renewed for several years. Although the resource will work on externally funded projects, this is an internally funded position and is not bound to a fixed-term external fund.

    Qualifications
    Candidates are expected to have a PhD in relevant disciplines with excellent research track record and to have published on reputable venues.

    Remuneration
    HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and benefits (up to 85,000 USD per annum + benefits)

    Deadline
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. However, successful applicant should expect around 3-4 months hiring process.

    Apply and further information
    For further information and to apply, please send your CV, research statement and cover letter to Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa. The personal statement should include information about the candidate’s qualification and relevant research experience (highlighting research directly related to PLS in IOT, Satellite, Underwater communication).

    Contact: Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari, smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa
    Last updated: 2021-06-23 posted on 2021-06-22

    Doctoral Researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
    University of Luxembourg
    The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in. Your Role... Cryptolux is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov, we are affiliated to the Departement of Computer Science (DCS) and to the Security and Trust center (SnT). You will perform the following tasks: Prepare a doctoral thesis in Cryptography and IT Security Publish research papers and give talks at the top international venues Provide guidance to MSc students and TA for classes, depending on the needs of the team Organize science outreach activities, e.g. science for kids, … Area / Potential topics of the thesis Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes Financial Cryptography (security of distributed ledgers, smart contracts) Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies, blockchains) Design of proofs of work, resource-hard functions, commitment schemes Side-channel attacks and countermeasures White-box cryptography What we expect from you. MSc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering with outstanding grades (GPA > 85%) Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background (Olympiads, CTFs a plus) Backg
    Contact: Alex Biryukov (alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2021-06-16 posted on 2021-06-16

    Software Engineer
    Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

    We are seeking one to two software engineers who can contribute to implementing a software system for privacy-preserving DNA synthesis screening in the Secure DNA project. We are a group of researchers from Tsinghua University, MIT, Aarhus University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and other world-leading academic institutions. Our goal is to develop an automatic and accurate screening system that can effectively block hazardous DNA sequences from being produced, while at the same time providing superior levels of security guarantees, in terms of not disclosing the submitted DNA orders or the potential hazards that are not yet public. To learn more visit our website or read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Develop and implement the software system that realizes secure DNA synthesis.
    • Develop the frontend that integrates the system into the production environments of our DNA vendor partners.
    Basic Requirements
    • Strong software development experience, especially large-scale systems and/or security-critical software.
    • Strong knowledge and experience in software programming, such as C++, Rust, or Go.
    • Familiarity with common cryptographic software libraries and implementations.
    Nice to Have
    • Experience in distributed systems.
    • Basic theoretical background in cryptography and system security.
    • English communication and reading/writing capabilities.
    • Passion for modern cryptography-based secure computing.
    Benefits
    • Involved in world-leading research projects and teamed up with top scientists around the world, including Turing award winners.
    • Competitive salary and other benefits from Tsinghua University.
    • Future opportunities in long-term collaboration with other research projects at Tsinghua.
    Contact: Mingyu Gao, gaomy@tsinghua.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-09

    Principal Software Architect
    Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

    We are seeking a principal software architect who can contribute to implementing a software system for privacy-preserving DNA synthesis screening in the Secure DNA project. We are a group of researchers from Tsinghua University, MIT, Aarhus University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and other world-leading academic institutions. Our goal is to develop an automatic and accurate screening system that can effectively block hazardous DNA sequences from being produced, while at the same time providing superior levels of security guarantees, in terms of not disclosing the submitted DNA orders or the potential hazards that are not yet public. To learn more visit our website or read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Design and propose the system architecture for the software system that realizes the proposed algorithm based on distributed oblivious pseudo-random functions.
    • Assemble and lead the engineer team to implement the proposed software system.
    • Deploy the system into the production environments of our DNA vendor partners.
    Basic Requirements
    • 5+ years of experience working with secure software system development and deployment.
    • Strong knowledge and experience in software programming, such as C++, Rust, or Go.
    • Familiarity with common cryptographic software libraries and implementations.
    • Fluent in English communication and reading/writing.
    Nice to Have
    • Experience in team management.
    • Familiarity with modern cryptography-based securing computing algorithms.
    • Some familiarity with basic biological knowledge and DNA synthesis.
    Benefits
    • Flexible work hours and arrangement; remote and/or part-time are both acceptable.
    • Involved in world-leading research projects with Turing award winners.
    • A critical role in implementing the important bio-security system that will be deployed world-wide.
    • Competitive salary and other benefits from Tsinghua University.
    • Future opportunities in long-term collaboration with other research projects at Tsingh
    Contact: Mingyu Gao, gaomy@tsinghua.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-09

    Embedded Intrusion Detection in IOT
    CSEM, Neuchâtel / AAU, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Klagenfurt, Austria

    You will conduct research towards a distributed intrusion detection system for constrained devices in real-world IoT applications. The intrusion detection system (IDS) you will develop will facilitate detection and containment of a security breach in the Edge, making the IoT applications of tomorrow more secure and reliable.

    Your activity will be at an exciting intersection of the following fields:
    • Embedded development. The constrained nature of low-power embedded world will present you with stimulating research challenges. You will implement and test your results on real-world, low-power embedded HW platforms, maintaining a steady link between your research and practice and ensuring a real-world impact.
    • Applied security. To defend from attacks, you will get intimately familiar with them. You will acquire knowledge of different types of intrusion, how they manage to penetrate a system, and how they can be recognized.
    • Artificial intelligence. Modern IDS systems rely on AI. You will review the state of the art, select the most viable AI algorithms for an IDS in the constrained setting of IoT Edge, and carefully tweak them for the job.
    • Distributed computing. A swarm of Things in the Edge can, collaboratively monitor itself much more effectively than a single device. You will combine all the above and deploy a distributed IDS on a group of constrained embedded devices, identifying the tradeoffs between efficiency and overhead.
    The result of your work will be an IDS system, which will be able to make a difference in the security and reliability of real-world IoT applications.

    We are looking for a student who has a Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science with background and passion in (most of):

    • Solid understanding of machine learning concepts and some practice
    • Proficiency with programming in C
    • Experience with embedded development is an advantage
    • Background in applied cryptography and security is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    Contact: To apply visit https://www.csem.ch/page.aspx?pid=47528&jobid=122842.

    You will be based in part at CSEM (Switzerland), and in part at the Cybersecurity Research Group at AAU (Austria); you need to be eligible to work in Europe, and you need to be flexible as you will travel regularly.


    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-08

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Distributed Cryptography
    Purdue University and Texas A&M University
    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in “distributed cryptography,” a term we broadly use to encompass areas such as secure multiparty computation, cryptographic protocols, foundational aspects of blockchains, and their relation thereof. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in computer science or related field, and must have published papers in cryptography and/or distributed computing venues. The position will be available starting in the Fall 2021, and remain open until filled. The postdoctoral researcher will have a joint appointment at Purdue University and Texas A&M University.
    Contact: To apply, please send an email, including your CV, to Juan Garay (garay@tamu.edu) and Vassilis Zikas (vzikas@cs.purdue.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-06-03 posted on 2021-06-02

    Applied Cryptographer - Rust
    Ockam
    Ockam is designing open source protocols and libraries for end-to-end encrypted communication within IoT and other connected systems. In this role, you will be responsible for the architecture and design of cryptographic protocols within Ockam. Our goal is to make our cryptographic libraries easy to use correctly and hard to misuse, you will lead the design of these library APIs in Rust. This is an applied cryptography role which will involve researching and applying robust, peer reviewed, cryptographic primitives to the design of our protocols. The role will also involve implementing cryptographic primitives and protocols in Rust. You will also get to work with Rust FFI and our C and Elixir libraries. You'll have the chance to design protocols for - Secure Channels, Authenticated Key-Exchange, Anonymous Credentials, Key lifecycle, Authentication, Authorization etc. Interesting cryptographic building blocks that you would get to dive deep into and apply to real-world problems will include - Bi-linear parings, Zero knowledge proofs, Noise Framework, Sigma Protocols, Signature schemes like BBS+, Secure Multi Party Computation etc. Ockam is a small and extremely senior team. This role involves architecture, interface design, writing code, responsibility for testing, and publishing documentation.
    Contact: Ockam.io
    Last updated: 2021-06-03 posted on 2021-06-01

    Research Scientists in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    A candidate will work in the area of post-quantum cryptography. A candidate will conduct research on code-based, lattice-based cryptography in term of design, its security and performance analysis; and possibly its applications, etc. The work requires to carry out some simulations.

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

    Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in Magma software or SAGEMATH software, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

    Interested candidates will kindly include their full CV and transcripts in their applications and send to Dr Chik How Tan, tsltch@nus.edu.sg.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Review of applicants will start immediately.

    Contact: Dr Chik How Tan (tsltch@nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2021-06-01 posted on 2021-05-31

    MS in Information Security
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the MS position in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Arijit Karati (https://sites.google.com/site/oryjyt/home?authuser=0) on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-05-30 posted on 2021-05-30

    Junior or Senior Cryptographer
    NXP Semiconductors (Gratkorn, Hamburg, Leuven or Eindhoven)
    Your Tasks:
    • Specification of innovative and disruptive crypto & security solutions
    • Definition of crypto & security algorithms and related IP architectures
    • Definition of advanced crypto protocols
    • Definition of crypto & security mechanisms in hardware, firmware, etc.
    • Specification and review of crypto & security architectures
    • Detailed attack modeling and security mechanism specification for hardware and software blocks
    • Advising and training the product and IP teams on design, implementation and test
    • Root cause analysis of security defects
    • Technical interface to customers, evaluation labs and to the product development team
    • Certification support and technical interface with evaluator and certifier

    Your Profile:
    • Have a PhD/Master in Cryptography, Security or Mathematics
    • Very good knowledge of cryptography (incl. symmetric and asymmetric crypto)
    • Very good knowledge of discrete mathematics, algebra and number theory
    • Good knowledge of SoCs and/or Secure Element products
    • Good knowledge of crypto hardware implementation
    • Strong security background
    • Have >5 years of experience in embedded security
    • Used to an independent working style
    • Be willing to listen and to adapt
    • Very good communication skills
    • Be willing to travel
    Contact: Sebastian Stappert (sebastian.stappert@nxp.com) or Joppe Bos (joppe.bos@nxp.com)
    Last updated: 2021-05-30 posted on 2021-05-27

    PhD student
    Univ. Grenoble Alpes, TIMA Laboratory, Grenoble, France
    The search for new attack techniques is a very active field: the use of X-ray illumination has been recently proved feasible to alter the content of memory cells. In this context, the French national project MITIX (Noninvasive modification of integrated circuits by X-Rays) aims at proving that X-Rays can effectively constitute a serious threat for secure implementations, even when more affordable equipment is used. Within the project, several experimental campaigns will be the basis for modelling the interaction between RX beam and the transistors, and hence propose design guidelines and/or solutions in order to protect against this novel attack technique.

    The candidate is expected to analyze the sensitivity of MITIX circuits under X-ray beams thanks to simulation models and compare them with experimental results. The goal will be to reproduce the experimental conditions, possibly extending the analyses on the circuit, and extract sensitivity maps extended to a larger area of the topology.
    The candidate will then be able to use the developed models and flow in order to evaluate hardening techniques or fault attack countermeasures. This subtask will consist in using the multi-physics and multi-level methodology to study and optimize the layout/routing of the cells, and extract high-level models of the injected faults. This will be essential in order to evaluate techniques from the state of the art, and propose novel solutions against fault attacks.
    Contact: Paolo Maistri (paolo.maistri at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)
    Guillaume Hubert (guillaume.hubert at onera.fr)
    Alain Zergainoh (Alain.Zergainoh at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)

    Last updated: 2021-05-27 posted on 2021-05-26

    Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors
    IIT Jodhpur, India
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Jodhpur invites applications for faculty positions at all levels. Candidates should have a PhD degree in CSE, or a related field. The candidates are expected to have excellent research track record and commitment towards teaching. Although we are looking for strong candidates from all areas of CSE, we emphasize some areas relevant to IACR research community: Algorithms, Quantum Computation, Information Security (including hardware security), Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. About IIT Jodhpur: IITJ has a sprawling campus of over 850+ acres with 2600 students and 220+ faculty members. The department of CSE coordinates the BTech, MTech and MTech-PhD programs in CSE and AI, along with PhD in CSE. More details about the department can be found at https://cse.iitj.ac.in/. The institute also houses the Technology and Innovation Hub on CV, AR and VR and recently launched AIDE school (http://aide.iitj.ac.in/). We offer salary and benefits as per the norms of the central government. Benefits include relocation expenses, maternity/paternity leaves, a generous initiation grant, PhD student support, on campus housing (if available), access to on-campus medical facilities, access to on-campus sports facilities etc. In case of any clarification, candidates may reach out to head-cse@iitj.ac.in. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via https://oa.iitj.ac.in/OA_REC_Faculty/.
    Contact: head-cse@iitj.ac.in
    Last updated: 2021-05-27 posted on 2021-05-25

    EVM Execution Engineer
    Subspace Labs | Remote (based in SFBA)
    We are seeking an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) execution engineer to help implement Subspace, a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website or read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Implement a decoupling of consensus and computation for an EVM style blockchain as described in our technical white paper.
    • Develop a system of non-interactive fraud proofs based on an execution trace of incremental commitments to the global state root.
    • Develop a VRF-based stake-weighted election mechanism for executors, distinct from the PoR-based space-weighted farmer election.

    Basic Requirements
    • Experience working with the internals of the EVM, ideally with Geth, Parity/OpenEthereum, or a Substrate based derivative.
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, such as consensus mechanisms, as well as cryptographic fundamentals.
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.

    Nice to Have
    • Familiarity with proof-of-stake consensus, finality gadgets, stateless blockchains, super light clients, and leading blockchain scalability proposals.
    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies

    Benefits
    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • A competitive salary with generous token and equity grants.
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-05-21 posted on 2021-05-20

    P2P Network Engineer
    Subspace Labs | Remote (based in SFBA)
    We are seeking a peer-to-peer network engineer to help implement the Subspace Network, a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Implement a fault-tolerant, load-balanced, and efficiently-retrievable distributed file-system based on the specifications in our white paper.
    • Implement a simplified and streamlined Kademlia Distributed Hash Table (K-DHT) to serve as an indexing layer for the Subspace Network.
    • Develop a torrent-style synchronization service for new farmers and a tit-for-tat bandwidth sharing mechanism for existing farmers.

    Basic Requirements
    • Experience employing or implementing peer-to-peer protocols including gossip networks, distributed hash tables, or distributed file systems.
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, such as peer-to-peer networking, as well as cryptographic fundamentals.
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.

    Nice to Have
    • Familiarity with the LibP2P networking stack.
    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies

    Benefits
    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • A competitive salary with generous token and equity grants.
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-05-21 posted on 2021-05-20

    Blockchain Consensus Engineer
    Subspace Labs | Remote (based in SFBA)
    We are seeking a consensus protocol engineer to help implement the Subspace Network, a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website (subspace.network) and read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Implement a new Nakamoto style consensus algorithm based on a proof-of-useful-storage of the history of the blockchain itself.
    • Decouple consensus and computation between two distinct classes of nodes, storage farmers and staked executors, through a system of fraud proofs.
    • Implement a series of novel scalability proposals to increase throughput, decrease latency, and achieve fast finality in a permissionless setting.

    Basic Requirements
    • Experience implementing blockchain consensus protocols, especially Nakamoto style protocols based on proofs of work, stake, or space.
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, consensus algorithms, and cryptographic fundamentals with a focus on Nakamoto style consensus.
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.

    Nice to Have
    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • Familiarity with proofs of space, storage, replication or space-time.
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies

    Benefits
    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • A competitive salary with generous token and equity grants.
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-05-21 posted on 2021-05-20

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Fully Homomorphic Encryption
    University of Florida, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Gainesville, Florida
    The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or the Department of Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE). Candidates are sought whose research focuses on fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) and who are interested in collaborative research with the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research, housed within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. FICS Research is the nation’s premier multidisciplinary research institute focused on the advancement of cybersecurity with major partnerships and collaborations among industry, academe, and government. FICS Research covers all aspects of cybersecurity and assurance including hardware, network, mobile, big data, Internet of Things, applied crypto, social sciences, law, and more. The institute’s direct support of industry and government partners also enhances the educational experience and outcome for a diverse set of top-quality graduate and undergraduate students. Engineers and scientists interested in emerging FHE cryptographic applications and implementation will find a wealth of opportunities for supportive and multi-disciplinary collaboration in this position. The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #6 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. Of particular relevance to this new faculty position, the HWCOE is in the process of creating the programmatic backbone to UF’s efforts to change the future of education and workforce development through university-wide AI training and experiential learning efforts. The Department of ECE in the HWCOE is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highly collaborative environment, consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate progr
    Contact: tehranipoor@ufl.edu
    Last updated: 2021-05-14 posted on 2021-05-11

    Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography
    Chaincode Labs

    Chaincode Labs is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with a passion for ensuring privacy and security within Bitcoin and related technologies.

    Chaincode Labs is a NYC research and development center focused on open-source contributions, original research, training new engineers, and building implementations of new systems and ideas. Past research efforts have contributed to faster block relay, more reliable fee estimation, more bandwidth-efficient transaction relay, and more (1, 2). Candidates joining Chaincode should expect to make similarly significant contributions.

    The person in this role will be expected to focus their research on applied cryptography and their applications in relation to the variety of challenges facing Bitcoin. This individual will disseminate, both internally and externally, the results of research activities through publications, seminar participation, internal documentation, etc. They will be encouraged to publish their findings in top conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

    We are a well funded and staffed organization and have the resources to write software and provide critical infrastructure support.

    Applicants Can Expect
    • Competitive compensation
    • Excellent health care benefits
    • Paid time off
    • Retirement savings plans, generous parental leave, and commuter benefits
    A beautifully designed and centrally located Manhattan workspace Chaincode Labs is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring process with applicants, whether internal or external, because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class per local, state or federal law.
    Contact: Caralie Chrisco
    caralie@chaincode.com

    Last updated: 2021-05-07 posted on 2021-05-07

    PhD Position in Cryptography
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    We are looking for a motivated, bright, and hard-working student that wishes to pursue a PhD in Cryptography. The candidate will work in cryptographic research topics such as zero-knowledge arguments, oblivious algorithms, trusted-hardware-assisted cryptography, verifiable computation, homomorphic commitments, searchable encryption, secure blockchain protocols, and more. The specific research topic will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor.

    Applicants’ profile
    • MSc or BSc degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Excellent programming skills, preferably in C++.
    • Very good understanding of CS fundamentals: algorithm analysis, data structures, etc.
    • Good understanding of basic cryptographic primitives: hashing, encryption, commitments, etc.
    • Strong enthusiasm about research.
    Ideal candidates have prior knowledge in implementing cryptographic primitives or a relevant project. Solid background in theoretical computer science (complexity analysis, reduction proofs, etc.), or experience in programming for trusted-hardware environments (Intel SGX, ARM TrustZone, etc.) is also a big plus.

    Work environment
    HKUST offers guaranteed funding for the PhD duration with competitive stipends. Our CSE department was ranked 17th in the world in 2020 by THE World University Rankings. Our graduates typically produce research output of the highest quality and consistently staff world-class institutions. The lab offers a creative work environment that is ideal for excellent research.

    Contact: Dimitrios Papadopoulos
    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-20

    Post-doc in Applied Cryptography
    Northwestern University
    We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to fill a post-doctoral researcher position at Northwestern University in applied cryptography. Topics include:
    • Secure multi-party computation
    • Zero-knowledge proof
    • Post-quantum security
    • Differential privacy
    • Other related/non-related topics of mutual interests
    Experience in implementation is preferred.

    Apply: please send your CV (and other material if available) to the PoC.

    Contact: Xiao Wang (wangxiao1254@gmail.com)
    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-17

    Core Protocol Engineer
    Subspace Labs | SFBA & Remote
    We are seeking a core protocol engineer to help implement the Subspace Network (https://subspace.network), a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

    Responsibilities

    • Become a leading contributor and core maintainer of the Subspace Network
    • Implement a series of novel consensus, execution, and scalability proposals
    • Maintain the highest standards of distributed open-source software development including modular design, comprehensive testing, proper documentation, and responsive support.
    Requirements

    • Experience with current blockchain technologies and landscape
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, such as consensus algorithms, as well as cryptographic fundamentals
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.
    • Experience working with large open-source codebases
    Nice to Have

    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • Experience implementing blockchain consensus protocols
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies
    Benefits

    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • Salary and options befitting an early hire at a venture-backed startup
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-04-15 posted on 2021-04-14

    Researcher
    Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Sunnyvale, CA
    The cryptography research group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America is looking for a security researcher to help us broaden the scope of our lab's work. We are looking for a researcher who can both help support our business and do fundamental research across a number of areas including applied cryptography, blockchain, and systems security. A broad overview of our recent research interests can be found here: https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/businesspolicy/tech/rd/research/computer-security/cryptography-and-privacy/.

    We are looking for someone who will accelerate our security research around our business interests in the area and establish our presence in systems security academic venues. We offer competitive salary, benefits package, and flexible work schedule. This is a full-time permanent position based on Sunnyvale, CA. Candidates should have (or should soon have) a PhD degree in computer security or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with strong publication records in top tier crypto/security conferences. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their CV to Arnab Roy by email.

    Contact: Arnab Roy (aroy at fujitsu dot com)
    Last updated: 2021-04-03 posted on 2021-04-01

    PhD Candidate in Embedded Security
    CSEM, Neuchâtel / EPFL, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

    CSEM is a private, non-profit research, technology and innovation center. Our division of Integrated and Wireless Systems, in collaboration with the HexHive lab, EPFL, is looking for a PhD Candidate in Embedded security.

    We have a multidisciplinary competence in the area of embedded, low-power embedded systems, spanning the full stack from HW, through firmware, to communication technologies, embedded intelligence, and security.
    This offers an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in HW design, cryptography, and security to address research questions that are relevant to practical applications in the domain of low-power embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to the immediate feedback and guidance from CSEM's researchers and engineers.

    Your mission will contribute to applied research and development in one or more of these of these research directions of interest:
    • Side channel-resistant implementations of cryptographic HW accelerators, with an emphasis on minimization of overhead and trade-offs between overhead and security level.
    • HW-accelerated implementations of post-quantum cryptography for constrained platforms. Investigation of alternative cryptographic primitives to PQC key encapsulation and signature schemes with lower implementation overheads, suited for IoT.
    • Identification, design, and implementation of HW (cyber)security features for constrained embedded platforms for practically relevant security profiles, with an emphasis on design minimalism.
    • Research on tools automatizing the design of side-channel- secure processor instructions and/or HW accelerators.
    Your profile.
    • A Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science
    • Good background in applied cryptography and security
    • Solid background in HW design and resource trade-offs
    • Solid background with programming in C
    • Familiarity with embedded development is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage
    Contact:

    For more information please contact Damian Vizar damian[dot]vizar [at]csem[dot]ch

    You need to apply to the EPFL, IC faculty's doctoral school by April 15th: https://www.epfl.ch/education/phd/edic-computer-and-communication-sciences/edic-computer-and-communication-sciences/edic-how-to-apply/

    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-31

    Ph.D. Student in the area of Privacy-Preserving Computing Technologies
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research; Stuttgart, Germany
    Do you want beneficial technologies being shaped by your ideas? Whether in the areas of mobility solutions, consumer goods, industrial technology or energy and building technology – with us, you will have the chance to improve quality of life all across the globe. Welcome to Bosch.

    The Robert Bosch GmbH is looking forward to your application!

    Job Description

    • As a PhD in our research group you are contributing to research and development projects in an open source context.
    • This includes understanding, evaluating and applying Privacy-Preserving Computing Technologies (PPCTs) including Computing On Encrypted Data techniques, Trusted Execution Environments, and methods for Statistical Disclosure Control.
    • Embedded into a team of security and cloud technology experts, you apply your knowledge on PPCTs to design, implement and evaluate PPCT-based solutions in the context of the Franco-German BMBF/MESRI-funded CRYPTECS research project.
    • Thanks to your insights, you help combine PPCTs and Cloud Native technologies to make PPCTs ready for use in an industrial context.
    • Your responsibility includes the design, development and prototypical implementation of PPCT solutions. You push the state of the art in the field of PPCTs and publish your results together with renowned researchers from the international CRYPTECS consortium.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Very good master’s degree in computer science or related discipline, ideally combined with initial experience in the area of Cloud Native technologies
    • Personality: Positive team player, who is highly motivated, has an innovative mindset, is eager to learn new things, and is passionate about applied research
    • Working Practice: Initial hands-on experience with software development, ideally in an open source context
    • Experience and Knowledge: Knowledge in the area of cryptography, ideally experience in PPCTs and modern Cloud Native technologies
    • Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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    Contact:
    Need support during your application?
    Kevin Heiner (Human Resources), Phone: +49 711 811 12223
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    Dr. Sven Trieflinger (Functional Department), Phone: +49 711 811 24801

    Last updated: 2021-03-29 posted on 2021-03-26

    Funded Ph.D. Student in Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
    Imperial College London
    Dear fellow researchers,

    As part of a wider effort on Blockchain Security and Finance research, we are offering funded Ph.D. positions related to the field of Decentralized Finance for stellar candidates.

    We offer a striving research group with:
    • Over 15 combined years of full-time research experience in the blockchain domain.
    • Very consistent publications in highly competitive venues. So far, in the year 2021 alone: 2x IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland), 2x Financial Cryptography and Datasecurity (FC) and 1x IEEE EuroS&P paper.
    • Hands-on supervision and collaboration among senior and junior Ph.D. students.
    • Interdisciplinary challenges covering information security, cryptography, game theoretic incentives, economics, finance, systems, etc.
    • Practical, real-world applicable research.
    • Regular Zoom/Slack/iPad calls/chats/whiteboard sessions.
    • Fun group events, such as game evenings etc.

    Your profile ideally matches with the following:
    • You enjoy to communicate transparently and openly, e.g. through regular/daily Zoom calls and slack.
    • You are self-motivated, outcome drive and productive, especially during the current pandemic.
    • You have a strong analytical background coupled with a solid ability to write clean and simple code.
    • You prefer simplicity over complexity. You first strive towards a quick and non-perfect solution, and don't prematurely optimise something that shouldn't exist.
    • While you may not yet like writing, you want to learn being able to write the perfect English text.
    • You want to produce world-leading research, which you'd like to get challenged by reviewers from only the best conferences.
    When applying, please familiarize yourself with the group's publications which can be found in reverse chronological order here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=jLr_xi4AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
    Contact: arthur@gervais.cc
    Last updated: 2021-03-25 posted on 2021-03-22

    Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security
    University of Bern, Switzerland

    Ph.D. positions are available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin.

    Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics.

    Candidates should have a strong background in computer science. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building innovative systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or blockchain technology is a plus. Applicants must hold a master degree in the relevant research fields.

    Positions are available starting immediately and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that “Knowledge generates value”. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

    If you are interested, please apply be sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Ph.D. addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at crypto (at) inf.unibe.ch.

    Contact: For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/).
    Last updated: 2021-06-17 posted on 2021-03-01