International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

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

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

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


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
PhD position in Statistical Disclosure Control -- Data Privacy

The NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab at NTNU has an open PhD position (4 years) in statistical disclosure control. Of particular interest are development of differentially private response mechanisms for distributed data, longitudinal data, and theory around privacy as an only partially renewable resource.

Contact: Staal A. Vinterbo, Staal.Vinterbo (at) ntnu.no

More Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/163521/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark
Ph.D. student

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark. The position is available from 1 August 2019 or later.

Title: Verifiable cryptographic software

Zero-knowledge proofs are integral for deploying privacy-preserving cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications, as they represent a fundamental building block for proving statements about confidential data. The most popular framework for such proofs is based on cryptographic pairings defined over elliptic curves, where pairing-based zero-knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Arguments of Knowledge (zk-SNARKs) underlie private transactions.

The PhD candidate will investigate techniques to develop a formally verified efficient software library for pairing-based cryptography, as means to support current blockchain projects relying on zero-knowledge proofs. The PhD candidate will also be involved in other educational activities, such as serving as teaching assistant in courses related to his/her expertise.

The project is a collaboration between researchers from the Departments of Engineering and Computer Science; the DIGIT Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics; and the recently opened Concordium Blockchain Research Center.

Qualifications:

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic applicants, preferably with a Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline. A theoretical background with cryptography or formal verification will be important for the project. Practical experience with software development and the Coq proof assistant will be seen as a plus. Analytical and critical thinking are naturally essential to pursuing a PhD degree. Further requirements are fluency in English, good reporting/organization skills and being able to work independently.

Contact: Diego F. Aranha, Assistant Professor, dfaranha (at) eng.au.dk; or Bas Spitters, Associate Professor, spitters (at) cs.au.dk

More Information: https://phd.scitech.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/may-2019/verifiable-cryptographic-software/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



University of Warwick
PhD Scholarship

Excellent candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in security/cryptography are invited to apply for this PhD studentship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. This scholarship covers full UK/EU fees and a stipend payable at current UK Research Council rates for 3.5 years. Outstanding overseas students are also encouraged to apply, however a gap in the tuition fee will need to be filled. There is no formal closing date for this scholarship as it will be closed when it's filled. Therefore, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Feng Hao, feng.hao (at) warwick.ac.uk, enclosing a CV and a short description of your relevant background and interests.

The Computer Science Department at Warwick is a leading department in the UK. In the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework (REF) which all UK universities participated in, Warwick computer science was ranked the 1st in terms of research output, 2nd in terms of impact and 2nd overall. It is also highly regarded for its research culture, informal environment, excellent students, and beautiful campus.

More Information: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/postgraduateresearch/researchstudentships/?newsItem=8a1785d769003af00169015

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-01



HP Labs, Bristol, UK
Security Lab Intern

We are looking for highly-skilled, motivated, and driven students for multiple research internships at the HP Inc. Security Lab in Bristol, UK. As an intern you will help us advance the state-of-the-art in system security. We’re looking for people to work on a range of topics: from researching cyber-resilient hardware and software security architectures, designing security for next generation cyber-physical infrastructures, to security analytics, machine learning for security, and emerging 3D printing ecosystems.

Our industrial research lab is a unique environment at the intersection between academic research and real-world innovation in partnership with HP global business units. We provide interns with a unique opportunity to learn about the realities of both worlds, and to contribute research that may eventually impact the HP products and solutions used by millions of people across the globe.

Internships will start between February and July 2019, for a preferred duration of 5-6 months.

We welcome applications from full time students with the relevant skills and experience at Masters and PhD level.

Contact: Philippa Bayley

Security Lab Operations Manager

philippa.bayley (at) hp.com

More Information: https://h30631.www3.hp.com/job/bristol/hp-security-lab-intern/3544/10307305

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



Ulm University, Germany
Professor (full, tenured) of Construction and Analysis of Secure Software Systems

We search a candidate who is internationally highly recognized for research on the foundations and methods of software engineering, specifically, the construction and analysis of large-scale software systems with a focus on security and privacy properties. This includes topics like static and dynamic program analysis for programming languages and their ecosystems, test-based quality assurance techniques to identify security vulnerabilities, e.g., test case generation, test optimization, fuzzing, program transformations, e.g., automatic program repair, constructive or interactive approaches to support developers in the engineering of secure systems.

For more details and application portal, see URL below

Contact: Prof. Dr. Frank Kargl, https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/vs/inst/team/frank-kargl/

More Information: https://stellenangebote.uni-ulm.de/jobposting/95503659d66923316e3b202e35ce7405db5365d1

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-14



University of Bergen, Bergen
Ph.D

There is a vacancy for a Ph.D. position in cryptography and data security at the Secure and Reliable Communication group (https://www.uib.no/rg/selmer) in the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period.

We are particularly interested in applicants who are highly motivated to contribute to cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, blockchain technology, lattice/code-based cryptography, and coding theory.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to the length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits (https://www.uib.no/en/foremployees/30808/welfare)

Contact: Chunlei Li (chunlei.li (at) uib.no)

More Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/165213/phd-position-in-cryptography-and-data-security

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-10



Royal Holloway University of London
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cryptography - Protocol Design

The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research assistant (PDRA) to work in the area of cryptography. The position is available for immediate start, for up to 26 months (until 31 March 2021).

The PDRA will work alongside Prof. Carlos Cid, Dr. Martin Albrecht and other cryptographic researchers at Royal Holloway on topics connected to the design and analysis of cryptographic key exchange protocols that support incorporating key material from diverse sources. This post is part of the AQuaSec project, a Innovate UK-funded research project with 17 partners from industry and academia, aiming to develop technologies for quantum-safe communications by integrating post-quantum cryptography with techniques from quantum cryptography.

Applicants for this role should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline, with an outstanding research track record in cryptography. Experience in cryptographic protocol design is a plus.

Established in 1990, the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway was one of the first dedicated academic groups in the world to conduct research and teaching in information security. The ISG is today a world-leading interdisciplinary research group with 20 full-time members of staff, several postdoctoral research assistants and over 50 PhD students working on a range of subjects in cyber security, in particular cryptography. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where Royal Holloway is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Contact: Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Prof. Carlos Cid (carlos.cid AT rhul.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0219-048

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-12



CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Ph.D. student

Dr. Yang Zhang at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is looking for multiple fully-funded Ph.D. students working on machine learning security and privacy and biomedical privacy.

Yang (https://yangzhangalmo.github.io/) is a research group leader at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Previously, he was a postdoc working with Michael Backes at CISPA from January 2017 to December 2018. CISPA located at Saarbruecken, Germany, is the newest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest scientific organization in Germany fully committed to scientific excellence and to tackling the grand research challenges in their respective fields. CISPA as the first investment of Helmholtz in computer science is one of the top research centers in information security, it is constantly ranked top-3 in the field worldwide, see csrankings.org.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor/master degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics with excellent grades
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Excellent English
  • Good knowledge about machine learning

What we offer:

  • Full-time working contract (E13 level salary)
  • Excellent research environment
  • Strong supervision

To apply, please send your CV to yang.zhang (at) cispa.saarland

Contact: Yang Zhang, research group leader, yang.zhang (at) cispa.saarland

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



TU Wien
Post-Doc

The Security and Privacy research division (https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is seeking a candidate for a postdoc position of two years, ideally starting in Spring 2019. The successful applicant will enjoy full research independence and further contribute to the teaching activities in security and privacy at TU Wien.

Candidates with a research background in the following areas are particularly invited to apply:

- Formal methods for security and privacy;

- Intersection between Machine Learning and security and privacy;

- Blockchain technologies;

- Web security.

TU Wien has about 20,000 students and a heavy emphasis on research. The Faculty of Informatics comprises about 3,000 students and is the largest one in Austria. Vienna hosts several outstanding research institutes (including IST Austria, AIT, SBA, RIAT) with a strong focus on security and privacy and a long-standing collaboration track.

The postdoctoral researcher salary is highly competitive and ruled by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for the university staff, currently amounting to EUR 3.711,10 per/month/gross (14 times a year).

Finally, Vienna has repeatedly been ranked number 1 worldwide in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

TU Wien is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply, and preference will be given to female applications when scientifically equally qualified.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by e-mail to christopher.vomastek (at) tuwien.ac.at and include in a single pdf

• A cover letter stating the candidate's motivation to apply, and the reason(s) why they should be selected for the position;

• A CV;

• A short research statement;

• Three most significant publications;

• The contact details of two referees.

Expressions of interest submitted by February 25, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matteo Maffei, matteo.maffei (at) tuwien.ac.at

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-25



ConsenSys (PegaSys)
Distributed Systems Applied Researcher

The work of the Protocol Engineering Groups and Systems R&D team spans all layers of the tech stack for the Ethereum blockchain. Our work covers both public chain and enterprise, including crypto-economics, consensus, networking, storage, cryptography and virtual machine operations. Some of the challenges we have been focusing on include scalability, privacy, permissioning, and robustness — and there are plenty of other areas we’d like to be working on.

The Role

We are seeking applied researchers from a variety of backgrounds who are able to think deeply and creatively about protocol-level blockchain challenges and translate that work into practical outputs for PegaSys, enterprises seeking to use Ethereum and the wider blockchain community.

The Profile We are Seeking

  • Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics Master degree. PhD is a bonus.

  • Strong familiarity with advanced computer science and mathematical concepts

  • Expertise in using formal verification tools especially in the context of analysing distributed systems

  • Capable of articulating theories and related proof in a language suitable for scientific publication. Track record of previous scientific publications is a bonus.

  • Well versed in analysing existing code in a number of languages including Java, Go, Rust, etc.

  • Capable of deep and creative thinking.

  • Have a drive for excellence and quality

  • Passionate about blockchain consensus protocol research and blockchain technology in general

  • Previous experience either in leading small/medium teams or as member of well-functioning self-organising teams

  • Willing collaborator: swift to seek support and advice; equally ready to give support and advice to others.

  • Comfortable with working remotely, and will make progress without supervision while proactively keeping in contact with other remote collaborators.

Contact: Roberto Saltini

More Information: https://consensys.net/open-roles/1522894/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
PhD Studentships

Applications are invited for PhD studentships in areas such as: (1) Post-quantum cryptography; (2) Physical attacks of IoT devices; (3) Privacy-aware cybercrime tracking; (4) Edge-based solutions to IoT attacks; (5) Activity Recognition in Social Media videos; (5) Defending ML-based Network Security Systems from Adversarial Attacks.

Students will be based in the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), Queens University Belfast. CSIT is recognised by the UK National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Cyber Security Research. It is also host to the UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE).

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:

A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics or closely related discipline is required.

Available to eligible UK and EU citizens only.

Applicants should apply electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at: https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/

Contact: Professor Maire O'Neill,Email: m.oneill AT ecit.qub.ac.uk

More Information: https://www.qub.ac.uk/csit/PhD-in-Cyber-Security-Centre-for-Doctoral-Training/PhDResearchProjects2019/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-08



DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security
Postdoc in Symmetric Cryptology

DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security invites applications for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher within the area of symmetric cryptology. The position is available from 1 May 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the Section’s research in symmetric cryptology and align it with potential novel threats.

The research field of this new Postdoc position is within analysis and design of symmetric cryptographic algorithms, both basic primitives and modes of operation. Correspondingly, we aim to hire a postdoc with a track record in symmetric cryptography and cryptanalysis.

Responsibilities and tasks

The main tasks of the postdoc position are to analyze existing symmetric cryptographic primitives as well as to design and evaluate new primitives to address novel challenges. In this position, you will actively engage in our ongoing and prospective research activities on analysis and design of block ciphers, hash functions, authentication schemes and authentication encryption.

External stays are planned at our research partners in Europe.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) within mathematics, computer science or electric engineering with a focus on cryptology or a closely related field. If you are close to completing your PhD studies, your application will also be considered. You must have contributed with high-quality research to the area of cryptology or a closely related field.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2019 (local time). Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk

Read the full job description at

https://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/vacant-positions/job?id=1804831b-d132-4570-b6e6-46324b1a14c7

Contact: Further information can be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Andrey Bogdanov (anbog (at) dtu.dk). Please do not send applications to this e-mail address.

More Information: https://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/vacant-positions/job?id=1804831b-d132-4570-b6e6-46324b1a14c7

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-01



IBM Research GmbH Zurich, Switzerland
Post-Doc/Software Engineer, Research Staff Member (multiple positions)

Distributed systems and Blockchain

Project description

We research and develop scalable, fault-tolerant and secure distributed and blockchain systems that drive a new generation of financial and digital transactions.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic software engineers and distributed systems researchers to join the Industry Platforms and Blockchain Group at IBM Research – Zurich. You will be expected to contribute to the architecture definition and implementation in our blockchain projects, notably their aspects pertaining to distributed systems. You will be able to directly contribute and make impact not only on IBM products, but also on the Hyperledger Fabric open source project. The researchers in the group have deep expertise and knowledge in scalable, fault-tolerant and secure distributed systems. Software to be developed will be included in critical production system and is expected to be of high quality, modularity, maintainability, scalability, and resilience.

Contact: Judith Blanc

HR Business Partner

Säumerstrasse 4

8803 Rüschlikon

Switzerland

jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

More Information: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



IBM Research GmbH Zurich, Switzerland
Software Engineer Position in our Industry Solutions and Blockchain team

The group is active both in developing key technologies that ship with IBM products and in maintaining a strong academic research profile and has a dual focus on blockchain and on system security. In particular, the group is part of the core team that designs and develops Hyperledger Fabric, the popular open source blockchain platform.

This is an excellent opportunity for highly qualified and creative candidates with an ambition to work with an international team of researchers in a world-class industrial research organization.

Requirements

Candidates are expected to have the following background and interests

· A Master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline

· strong knowledge of programming languages (in particular C/C++, and optionally golang, bash, python)

· strong skills and experience in system-level programming, large distributed systems, and optionally blockchain

· experience with open source projects and a strong understanding of DevOps

· ability to manage multiple and changing priorities

· fluency in English

The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will enjoy an internationally competitive salary and work in a collaborative and creative group in an exclusive research environment.

Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. We offer a diverse, independent professional activity, with experienced colleagues in a friendly atmosphere on our campus.

You will find a dynamic, multi-cultural environment, and flexible work conditions.

How to apply

Please send your CV including contact information for references and Ref No. 2019_001

to:

Judith Blanc

HR Business Partner

IBM Research — Zurich

Säumerstrasse 4

8803 Rüschlikon

Switzerland

email: jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

For technical information, please contact:

Dr. Andreas Kind, Manager Industry Solutions and Blockchain

email:ank (at) zurich.ibm.com.

More Information: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



University College London
Multiple PhD and Post-Doc Positions on Privacy Technologies

PhD and Post-Doc Positions on Privacy Technologies at UCL

I have funding for 2-3 PhD studentships and 1 post-doctoral positions (24 months) in my group at UCL Computer Science to work on research problems at the intersection of privacy and machine learning.

For an overview of my work in this area, please visithttps://emilianodc.com/privacyML/


FUNDING

These positions are funded by a mix of industry grants, thanks to the generous support of Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft Research, and the UK Government.


UCL DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE IN CYBERSECURITY

Moreover, we have recently been awarded funding for a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Cybersecurity (see https://epsrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/seventy-five-centres-for-doctoral-training-announced-by-ukri-to-develop-the-skills-needed-for-uk-prosperity/) so *additional* positions will be funded through the centre.

Other researchers working on security and privacy at UCL include: Nicolas Courtois, George Danezis, Sarah Meiklejohn, Steven Murdoch, Angela Sasse, plus a couple more faculty that we are in the process of recruiting. The Centre will have a strongly interdisciplinary focus, and will involve colleagues in the Crime Science (e.g., Shane Johnson) and Public Policy (e.g., Madeline Carr).


DATES AND ELIGIBILITY

The PhD students will start in September/October 2019. Alas, some of the funding is limited to people who have lived in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the PhD.

The post-doctoral research should start in the summer and have already completed their PhD or about to.


APPLICATION

For both the PhD and the post-doc positions, please send an email to jobs (at) emilianodc.com if you are interested.
For the PhD positions, you will also have to apply through http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/prospective_students/phd_programme/applying/ (even though the next deadline is April 17th, please apply ASAP).

 

Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, Associate Professor at UCL

jobs (at) emilianodc.com

More Information: https://emilianodc.com/positions.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
PhD Student

The Research Group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, led by Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay is seeking skilled and motivated PhD candidates to participate in an upcoming project focusing on System-on-Chip (SoC) security. The research team is currently funded by several large and strategic research grants in different domains ranging from microprocessor to system security. Interested applicants are encouraged send their detailed CV, cover letter and two letters of references to Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay (anupam at ntu.edu.sg).

We are soliciting candidates to have an introductory knowledge in cryptography and strong background in digital/system design, including relevant experience in managing large-scale programming projects in C/C++/VHDL/Verilog. Candidates with prior industrial experience and familiarity with commercial processor architectures are preferred.

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



TU Wien, Security & Privacy Group
PhD Student

The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien (https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at) in Vienna, Austria, is currently looking for outstanding PhD students in the area of applied security. The successful applicant should have recently completed (or is close to complete) a Master or Bachelor with Honors degree, and should have a strong background and interest in at least one of the following areas:

• systems security and privacy

• distributed systems

• malware and mobile app analysis

Research topics may cover (but are not limited to):

• detection and prevention of novel attacks against smartphones and users’ privacy

• large-scale static and dynamic analysis of mobile apps

For our previous research in this area see https://martina.lindorfer.in.

The employment is a full-time position (40 hrs/week) with an internationally competitive salary. The working language is English, knowledge of German is not required.

Interested candidates should provide:

• a motivation letter

• a transcript of records

• a curriculum vitae

• a publication list (if applicable)

• contact information for two referees

TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics is the largest of its kind in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. The city of Vienna features a vibrant and excellence-driven research landscape. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with several other leading research institutes (e.g., IST, AIT, SBA Research, ABC). Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years as the best city for quality of life worldwide.

Review of expressions of interest will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Martina Lindorfer (martina.lindorfer (at) tuwien.ac.at)

More Information: https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/thesis_and_job_opportunities

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Ph.D. Positions, Post-Doc Positions

From 2019 on, the DFG (German Research Foundation) will establish the Cluster of Excellence 2092 "CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. With the support of approximately 30 million euros over the funding period 2019 - 2025, Bochum will become one of the leading international locations for IT security. The cluster pursues the goal of enabling sustainable security against large-scale adversaries, in particular nation-state attackers. The research is characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary approach which, in addition to technical questions, also investigates the interaction of human behavior and IT security. Researchers from the fields of computer science, cryptography, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology work together in a constellation that is unique in Europe. This unparalleled holistic approach of CASA holds the potential for scientific breakthroughs. CASA is based at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, one of the top research institutions, which has Europe's largest IT security training programs, maintains extensive networks with the scientific communication and industry, and has produced numerous successful cyber security start-ups. The Max Planck Society plans to establish the "Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Protection of Privacy " in the immediate vicinity of the cluster with a particularly stimulating effect on the CASA research. This environment offers excellent working conditions in an extremely topical and exciting field. In addition, CASA offers a friendly working atmosphere in a young and internationally highly respected research institution. We are looking for excellent M.Sc. graduates with outstanding grades and degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology (preferably with a relationship to technology) or related disciplines. In addition, we are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates from these fields.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Schulte

RUHR-UNIVERSITÄT BOCHUM

Exzellenzcluster CASA / Horst Görtz Institut für IT-Sicherheit

Geschäftsführer / General Manager

ID 2 / 142

Universitätsstr. 150

44780 Bochum, Germany

Tel: +49-(0)234-32-27722

Email: patrick.schulte (at) rub.de

More Information: https://twitter.com/HGI_Bochum/status/1087703387343331329

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-28



Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Three Positions in Lightweight Cryptography at either PhD or Postdoctoral Level

The researchers will work on a project entitled Lightweight Cryptography for Future Smart Networks funded by the Norwegian Research Council. This project will address the challenge of securing the next generation of communications infrastructure against digital vulnerabilities. It will develop new primitives and protocols for lightweight cryptography fitting the needs of the two critical and strongly related future network architectures, IoT and 5G. The research will give advanced knowledge in cryptographic theory, provide new primitives and protocols for the needs of the emerging networks, and demonstrate that the new security schemes are practical.

Contact: Colin Boyd: colin.boyd (at) ntnu.no or Danilo Gligoroski: danilo.gligoroski (at) ntnu.no or Stig Frode Mjølsnes: stig.mjolsnes (at) ntnu.no

More Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/163765/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-01



Microsoft Redmond, WA USA
Research Intern, MSR Security and Cryptography Group

The Security and Cryptography Group at Microsoft Research, led by Brian LaMacchia, is looking for research interns.

The researchers and engineers in the MSR Security and Cryptography team pursue both theoretical and applied research in our field that will have impact for Microsoft, Microsoft’s customers, and the industry at large. Our current projects include the design and development of quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms and protocols, high-performance post-quantum cryptographic libraries, quantum cryptanalysis, and end-to-end verifiable election technology.

We are interested in applicants with expertise in one or more of the following: isogeny-based cryptography, lattice-based cryptography, classical and quantum cryptanalysis, and the design of key exchange and digital signature primitives with post-quantum security.

Contact: Dr. Brian LaMacchia, CryptoIntern (at) microsoft.com

More Information: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/573172/Research-Intern-MSR-Security-and-Cryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



DEDIS Lab at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Security/Privacy Software Engineer

Positions are available for talented and passionate software engineers in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab at EPFL led by Prof. Bryan Ford in Lausanne, Switzerland. The DEDIS lab focuses on building secure, scalable, and privacy-preserving decentralized systems, including next-generation blockchain or distributed ledger technology.

The ideal candidate is ready to scale their code from proof-of-concept to production, likes to build real software for real people to use, and believes their code can change the world for the better. A deep understanding of distributed systems, networking, and applied cryptography is a major bonus.

Contact: Jeff R. Allen

More Information: https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/232489/security-privacy-software-engineer-dedis-lab-at-epfl

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-28



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
PhD interns on Blockchain and PKC

We are looking for PhD interns with interest on blockchain and PKC. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



ETH Zurich
PhD Studentships and Postdocs in Applied Cryptography

PhD and Postdoc positions are available in the new research group in Applied Cryptography being set up by Kenny Paterson in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Candidates for PhD positions should already have, or be near to completing, a Masters in Computer Science and/or Mathematics. They should have a demonstrable interest in Applied Cryptography.

Candidates for Postdoc positions should additionally be able to demonstrate creativity, independence and excellence in Applied Cryptography research. Applications from people with interests in all areas of the field are welcome.

Positions are available from Spring 2019. The selection process will run until suitable candidates have been found.

Initial enquiries should be sent by email, with subject line *Application for Postdoc* or *Application for PhD*, and addressed directly to Prof. Kenny Paterson.

Contact: Kenny Paterson - kenny.paterson (at) inf.ethz.ch

More Information: https://www.inf.ethz.ch/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-01



University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Postdoc Research Fellow/Research Assistants

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong is looking for Postdoc Research Fellow/Research Assistants. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

• Public Key Cryptography

• Privacy-enhancing technologies

• Blockchain security and privacy

• Applied cryptography, especially in the area of Fintech

Job requirements:

• Strong publication record in cryptography and cyber security area

• Good communication skills, self-motivated and good team players

• Some experience in programming is a plus

The funding is available for one year with a flexible starting date, a very competitive salary and a possibility of extension upon successful performance. Doing research in Hong Kong, an international financial center, allows you to have more collaboration opportunities with the industry and to apply your knowledge in the real world.

To apply for the above position, please send a copy of your recent CV to “thyuen at cs dot hku dot hk” with an email subject “Application for PDF/RA”.

Contact: Name: John Yuen

Email: thyuen at cs dot hku dot hk

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Ph.D. student and Post-Doc in symmetric crypto

The symmetric crypto group at the Ruhr University Bochum is looking for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers in the area of symmetric crypto.

The group is part of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security. It is regarded as one of the top research institutions, has Europe's largest IT security training programs, maintains extensive networks with the scientific communication and industry, and has produced numerous successful cyber security start-ups. This outstanding environment offers excellent working conditions in an extremely topical and exciting field.

The symmetric crypto group is looking for excellent M.Sc. graduates with outstanding grades and degrees in computer science, mathematics, or related disciplines.

In addition, we are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates with a strong track record in symmetric cryptography.

We offer three-year positions for M.Sc. graduates. Postdoctoral positions are limited to two years. The salary will be according to the remuneration group E 13 TV-L (full-time).

Are you interested?

Please send your complete application documents in one single pdf file (max. 10 MB) by January 31, 2019 to: gregor.leander (at) rub.de

Required documents are:

- Letter of motivation

- Curriculum vitae,

- Master's certificate,

- Doctoral certificate, if applicable.

At Ruhr University Bochum, we seek to promote the careers of women particularly in those areas in which they are underrepresented, and we are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from female candidates. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-31



Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
(Tenure Track) Assistant Professor Coding Theory

The Coding Theory and Cryptology (CC) group of the Discrete Mathematics (DM) section of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (M&CS) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) intends to fill a full-time position for a (tenure-track) assistant professor in Coding Theory.

Contact: Tanja Lange, TU/e, t.lange (at) tue.nl

More Information: https://jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/tt-assistant-professor-coding-theory-449061.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-14



TU Wien, Security & Privacy group
Ph.D. student

The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien and the blockchain R&D lab CoBloX are currently looking for outstanding Ph.D. candidates, with a particular focus on:

• security and privacy

• cryptography

• distributed systems

Outstanding candidates in other disciplines are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will conduct research in the area of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Research topics may cover (but are not limited to):

• formal cryptographic models for security and privacy in blockchain

• cryptographic protocols for blockchain applications

• implementation and evaluation of off-chain protocols in the COMIT network

The employment is a full-time position (40 hrs/week) and the salary is internationally competitive. The working language will be English, knowledge of German is not required.

Interested candidates should send

• a motivation letter

• a transcript of records

• a curriculum vitae

• a publication list

• contact information for two referees

to pedro.sanchez (at) tuwien.ac.at.

TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. Vienna features a vibrant and excellence-driven research landscape, with a special focus on blockchain technologies. Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years the best city for quality of life worldwide.

CoBloX is a research and development (R&D) lab with a goal to make cryptocurrencies instantly spendable anytime anywhere. The mission of CoBloX is to connect anyone and anything to decentralized services in order to build the very fabric of the decentralized future. CoBloX is the creator of the COMIT network which is a completely open source and free to use the network. It is powered by unique cryptographic protocols which allow seamless and trustless cross-blockchain transactions.

Contact: Pedro Moreno-Sanchez

More Information: https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/thesis_and_job_opportunities

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-17



TU Darmstadt
Post-Doc position

We are looking for outstanding Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security.

Current topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- Distributed cryptography

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

The position can be partially funded by the Ethereum Foundation and hence offers an internationally competitive salary including social benefits, and the opportunity for close collaboration with one of the leading cryptocurrencies.

TU Darmstadt offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main area, and has a strong institute for research on IT security with more than 300 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Prof. Sebastian Faust, Contact: sebastian.faust(at)cs(dot)tu-darmstadt(dot)de

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-20



Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China
Post-Doc/Ph.D. Students

We have several open positions for PhD/PostDoc at School of Computer Science, Guangzhou University, which is located in Guangzhou, China. Our attractive openings are suitable for PhD candidates and PostDoc researchers who seek to work in the field of information security. The research topics include but not limited to: Security and Privacy in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, cloud computing security, big data security, IoT security, and public-key cryptography.

PostDoc researchers will be offered competitive salary package plus other benefits, which is around 50,000 USD per year (salary and bonus before tax) and 30,000 USD research funding.

PhD candidates will be provided full research scholarship, allowances, free single dorm room, and round-trip tickets (Once a year).

Interested candidates please send your CV, reference letters, and copies of certificates to Prof. Jin Li. PostDocs please add your publication list.

More information about Prof. Jin Li:

http://www.scholat.com/jinli71

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7GDV2vUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Closing date for applications: 30 July 2019

Contact: Prof. Jin Li:

E-mail: jinli71 (at) gmail.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-30



Gemalto Pte Ltd, Singapore
Software Engineer (Cryptography)

Integrated in Gemalto Zero Footprint Security (ZFS) Team, he/she will study and develop software protection techniques related to White Box Cryptography in the Mobile ecosystem Android and iOS.

A week in the life of a Cryptography Software Engineer:

•Create and develop new IP in the domain

•Respect milestones

•Ensure good quality of delivered software

•Keep knowledge of state of the art in the domain

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

•Bachelor/Masters in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent technical domain

•Experience in cryptography in particular White Box Cryptography

•Design, develop and test using C/C++ for execution on Linux, Mac OSX and Windows

•Document research, specifications and design results clearly, with an emphasis on explaining why decisions were made

•Flair for Mathematics topics

•Good to have experience in Android and/or iOS security

•Good to have experience in side channel attacks

•Not afraid by technical challenge

•Be driven and self-motivated

•Communicate clearly and respectfully with local and remote team members

•Collaborate with the team to meet and exceed the team goals

•Display attention to detail

•Find novel solutions to identified needs

•Focus on customer needs

•Learn rapidly advancing technologies

•Embrace changing needs and priorities

•Travelling might be required

Contact: For interested applicants, please submit your resume to se-asia.recruit (at) gemalto.com with the following information:

Subject/Email Title: IACR: [applicable position title]: [your name]

More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1017741340/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-01



Subspace Labs, Menlo Park, CA
Cryptographic Research Engineer

Subspace Labs is building the future of decentralized cloud-based services. The subspace protocol and ecosystem enables developers to easily build web and mobile apps that give end users full ownership and control over their data. We are venture backed and have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant to fund this position. We are seeking a Cryptographer who has familiarity with the blockchain space and existing decentralized protocols to help us develop and implement a new set of cryptographic primitives while ensuring the protocol is secure across a public network of untrusted nodes.

Requirements

• An MS or Ph.D. in cryptography or computer security

• Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: C,Python, Rust or Javascript. Proficiency in NodeJS and Typescript is a plus.

• Previous work and contribution to open-source projects, especially those dealing with blockchains or decentralized protocols.

• Experience with Proof-of-Space, Proof-of-Storage and Proof-of-Time cryptographic primitives

• Experience with the OpenPGP protocol, specifically OpenPGP-JS

• Experience with a canonical signature scheme such as BLS

• Local to the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to relocate

• Must be based in the United States for grant compliance purposes.

Responsibilities

• Develop and implement a hybrid proof-of-space that allows for both blockchain consensus and validation of storage pledges

• Select and implement a lightweight proof-of-replication, possibly based on Verifiable Delay Functions (VDFs)

• Take over primary responsibility for the Subspace Credit Leger, a modular component of the Subspace Protocol that is an early implementation of a Proof of Space-Time blockchain

• Optimize the existing usage of OpenPGP JS, explore replacement with another cryptosystem, and implement a canonical signature scheme for immutable records.

• Conduct a full security analysis of the protocol before developing and implementing necessary countermeasures

Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff

Cofounder & CEO

jeremiah (at) subspace.network

More Information: https://www.subspace.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-31



NUS-SingTel Cyber Security R&D Lab
Research Fellow

Open Position for Research Fellow in National University of Singapore

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

NUS-SingTel Lab currently has one research fellow position with competitive pay. It is available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator and lab members on a new 3-year research project which just started in June 2018. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

• Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

• Trusted computing (e.g. TPM, Intel SGX)

• Post-quantum cryptography

Job requirements:

• A PhD degree in a relevant area (Computer Science/Engineer, mathematics, etc);

• Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

• Publication in Rank 1 Cyber Security or Crypto Conference, or AsiaCrypt, ESORICS, ACSAC, TCC, Euro S&P, etc;

• Good communication skills, self-motivated and good team players;

• Some experience in programming is a plus;

• Willing to perform practical research which may eventually lead to products

To apply for the above position, please send a copy of your recent CV to "comxj at nus.edu.sg" with an email subject “Application for RF”.

Contact: Dr Xu,

comxj at nus.edu.sg

More Information: https://www.nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Post-doc position in Cryptography

We are looking for a bright post-doctoral researcher focusing in theoretical cryptography and more precisely verifiable delegation of computation to work on a collaborative project on cloud-assisted computing.

The position is fully funded for 2 years. The post-doc will be hired at the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers and will be working under the supervision of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. The preferred starting date is in April 2019.

To Apply use the online form at: https://goo.gl/HqgGqM

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden, aikmitr (at) chalmer.se

More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=6985

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-26



Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Full-time positions in Applied Mathematics

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

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

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

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

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

Contact: Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst.cv (at) nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than February 28th, 2019. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1st, 2019.

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



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

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center which has the world's best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/.)

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, power grid, water, transportation, and autonomous vehicle etc.). The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



IMDEA Software Institute
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS AT THE IMDEA SOFTWARE INSTITUTE

The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) faculty positions. We are primarily interested in recruiting excellent candidates in the areas of Data Science, including machine learning; Security and Privacy; Cyber-Physical Systems; Software Engineering; and Systems, including parallel and distributed systems, embedded systems, hybrid systems, heterogeneous architectures, etc. Exceptional candidates in other areas within the general research areas of the Institute will also be considered. Tenured-level (Associate and Full Professor) applications are also welcome.

The primary mission of the IMDEA Software Institute is to perform research of excellence at the highest international level in software development technologies. It is one of the highest ranked institutions worldwide in its main topic areas.

Information about the Institute's current faculty and research can be found at http://www.software.imdea.org .

Contact: Applications should be completed at:

https://careers.imdea.org/software/

Please include reference FAC-1-2019 at the beginning of the form. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by February 6, 2018, although applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Pending final approval, we expect to fill two positions.

More Information: http://www.software.imdea.org

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-06



Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
Research Scientist

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

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

A preferred candidate is to have experience in lattice-based cryptography and is expected to be proficient in C/C++ language, Magma Software, SAGEMATH Software, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

Contact: Dr Tan Chik How, Principal Research Scientist, tsltch (at) nus.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-15



University of Bern, Switzerland
Ph.D. and Postdoc positions

Ph.D. and Postdoc positions are available in the new research group in cryptology and data security, established by Christian Cachin, at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern.

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 or mathematics. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building concrete systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in blockchain technology, cryptography, or distributed computing is a plus.

Positions are available from Spring 2019 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.

Applicants should hold a master degree (for Ph.D. positions) or a Ph.D. (for postdoc positions), with expertise in the relevant research topics.

Applications should be sent by email, with subject line *Application for Postdoc* or *Application for Ph.D.*, as one single PDF file, addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin by email.

For more information, please contact Christian Cachin ( https://cachin.com/cc/ ).

Contact: Christian Cachin, cachin (at) inf.unibe.ch

More Information: https://cachin.com/cc/positions.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-30



Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam
Tenure-Track and Senior Researcher Positions in Secure Software Systems

CWI is looking for candidates to initiate and develop new research directions in Secure Software Systems, addressing major challenges in software systems relating to security and privacy.

The challenges concern the modelling, analysis, and design of software systems that satisfy a range of security and privacy requirements related to, but not confined to, secure information flow, static and dynamic security guarantees, security testing, intrusion detection, differential privacy, security games, authentication, authorization, anonymous communication, and cryptography.

We are looking for researchers with excellent track records in computer science, with a focus on privacy and security in software systems and their scientific foundations. The tenure-track candidates are expected to develop a research program that addresses current societal demands on secure software systems, whereas senior candidates are expected to develop and lead a new group in this area. The candidates are expected to utilise synergies with other CWI research groups, like the cryptology group of prof. Ronald Cramer.

For more detailed descriptions of the individual positions and the required profiles, we refer to the link below.

Applicants should send:

  • a motivation letter;

  • a curriculum vitae with a list of publications;

  • a copy of their thesis or of their three most prominent publications;

  • the names of at least three prominent scientists who can provide letters of recommendation;

  • a research statement and a well-founded, innovative research plan for a period of 5 years, including plans on how to acquire additional funding and a challenging outlook for the future, which takes into account the international research landscape.

The candidates are asked to indicate in their application which position has their preference. We especially invite qualified women to apply.

Contact: Angelique Schilder (apply (at) cwi.nl)

More Information: https://www.cwi.nl/jobs/vacancies/tenure-track-and-senior-researcher-positions-in-secure-software-systems-in-amsterdam

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-11



Transparent Systems, Seattle WA
Senior Applied Cryptographer

A little bit about us…(Seattle Washington).

We're in near ‘stealth’ mode and we're a well-financed, financial technology start-up located in Seattle. We're growing (currently 13 employees) and need a senior level Security Software Engineer to help us deliver our game changing platform. We’re moving past the old way of thinking and are creating a seamless universal platform to bring the exchange of funds up to the speed of the Internet.

What you’ll be doing:

Be our security SME.

Design, implement, and optimize core cryptographic libraries and secure systems (protocols and mechanisms).

Perform technical security assessments, code audits and design reviews.

Develop technical solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.

Conduct research to identify new attack avenues and product enhancements.

What you likely bring to us:

You have start-up experience and you really want to work on v1. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field.

Experience implementing cryptographic primitives/algorithms and cryptographic protocols.

Experience with any of the following is a plus: Go, Rust, C, C++. Significant experience building secure applications and strong knowledge of authentication protocols and applied cryptography. Must be able to identify and defend against protocol/network-level attacks.

Strong experience with security-oriented system design with applied cryptography at the forefront.

What we offer:

Competitive start-up salary.

Full benefits package and equity.

Fun place to work with smart people!

Collaborative environment and a small team, make a big impact immediately.

Contact: Karl Augustine, Director of Recruiting, kaugust (at) transparentinc.co, 111 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104

More Information: https://jobs.lever.co/transparentinc

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur
ICPS - DST Funded Research Project - Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - Cryptography

Applications are invited from the Indian nationals for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work in the Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) - DST funded research project entitled “FPGA prototype of non-recursive key based cryptosystem for secure transmission of real time privacy signal”. Selected candidate will also be encouraged for the registration in Ph.D. program as per Institute rules.

Post: Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Number of Posts: 1

Project Duration: 3 years or till the completion of the project, whichever is earlier (the position is purely temporary in nature and performance will be reviewed periodically) extendable on approval of ICPS, DST as per ICPS guidelines.

Stipend: 25,000 per month and HRA as admissible depending upon merits, suitability, qualifications and as per the ICPS, DST guidelines.

Essential Qualifications:

BE/B.Tech/ME/M.Tech in Electronics and Communication / VLSI / Computer Science / Information Technology or any other related subject with minimum CPI of 5.5 or 55% marks aggregate in the last degree.

Candidates having good academic and research background with GATE Qualification will be given preference.

Desirables: Candidates having knowledge of Communication/ FPGA (VHDL/Verilog) / Xilinx / Cryptography will be preferred.

Selection Procedure: Written Test (if found desirable by the selection committee) and Interview

How to Apply?

Completely filled application form along with detailed Biodata may be sent by e-mail to soundra.pandiankk (at) gmail.com and the hard copy to be brought on the date of interview. Please note that no TA/DA will be given to the candidates called for the interview.

Incomplete application or only CV shall not be entertained.

Last date for receipt of applications by email: January 31, 2019. Please note that the list of shortlisted candidates and date of interview shall be notified on the web portal after January 31, 2019.

Contact: Contact: Principal Investigator (PI)

Dr. K.K. Soundra Pandian

Department of Electronics and Communication, VLSI - Cryptography

Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing (IIITDM) Jabalpur

Dumna Airport Road, P.O. Khamaria,

Jabalpur-482005, Madhya Pradesh

Tel: (O): +91-0761-2794473

(M): +91-94446-08310

More Information: https://www.iiitdmj.ac.in

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-31



Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
PhD student position/Early Stage Researcher

The positions are offered within the A-WEAR European Joint Doctorate action of the highly appreciated EU-funded Marie Sk?odowska Curie grants. We offer high-class training and the possibility of PhD graduation with double or joint PhD certificate. The positions are fully funded for a 36-month period.

Tasks and objectives: Design and evaluate novel cryptographic technologies for the protection of privacy and digital identity of electronic users, in particular those providing attribute-based authentication in electronic systems; Ensure the user authenticity in dynamic wireless wearable architectures; Find solutions to solve the inefficient revocation of invalid users, the missing identification of malicious users and low performance on constrained devices, such as wearables; Test and benchmark the developed algorithms on existing wearable hardware devices, such as personal tags, smart watch, smart cards.

Contact: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/364125

More Information: http://www.tut.fi/a-wear/recruitment/ESR13.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-28



Transparent Systems, Seattle WA
Senior Applied Cryptographer

A little bit about us…(Seattle Washington).

We're in near ‘stealth’ mode and we're a well-financed, financial technology start-up located in Seattle. We're growing (currently 13 employees) and need a senior level Security Software Engineer to help us deliver our game changing platform. We’re moving past the old way of thinking and are creating a seamless universal platform to bring the exchange of funds up to the speed of the Internet.

What you’ll be doing:

Be our security SME.

Design, implement, and optimize core cryptographic libraries and secure systems (protocols and mechanisms).

Perform technical security assessments, code audits and design reviews.

Develop technical solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.

Conduct research to identify new attack avenues and product enhancements.

What you likely bring to us:

You have start-up experience and you really want to work on v1. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field.

Experience implementing cryptographic primitives/algorithms and cryptographic protocols.

Experience with any of the following is a plus: Go, Rust, C, C++. Significant experience building secure applications and strong knowledge of authentication protocols and applied cryptography. Must be able to identify and defend against protocol/network-level attacks.

Strong experience with security-oriented system design with applied cryptography at the forefront.

What we offer:

Competitive start-up salary.

Full benefits package and equity.

Fun place to work with smart people!

Collaborative environment and a small team, make a big impact immediately.

Contact: Karl Augustine, Director of Recruiting, kaugust (at) transparentinc.co, 111 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104

More Information: https://jobs.lever.co/transparentinc

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Postdoc Research Fellow

The Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is seeking for candidates to fill one (senior) research fellow position (from fresh postdoc to senior researchers). The team focuses its research on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to provable security, cryptanalysis, and design.

NTU Singapore offers globally competitive salary package with extremely low income tax and an excellent environment for research. The contract will be initially for one-year, and has the possibility to be extended subject to the performance and availability of funding. The position will be open until filled, interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Prof. Jian Guo. Further information about the research group can be found here: http://catf.crypto.sg

Contact: Jian Guo, Assistant Professor, guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-31



COSIC, KU Leuven
Phd and Post-Doc Positions in Secure Computation

We have a number of positions in the area of secure computation based on multi-party computation (MPC) and Homomorphic Encryption. The positions are funded by three projects; an FWO grant under the Odysseus programme, a DARPA grant under the RACE programme and an IARPA grant under the Hector programme.

The goal of the research is to develop new methods for efficient MPC, methods to apply MPC to large numbers of parties, methods to build automated tools to support development of applications based on MPC and FHE, as well as innovative new MPC solutions which solve real world problems.

We are looking for applicants who can work on practice inspired theoretical work in MPC, applicants who can work on implementation research in MPC and FHE, applicants with previous experience in programming language research, as well as applicants working in theoretical aspects of the MPC and FHE.

Strong background in mathematics/computer science and/or cryptography.

PhD applicants we would prefer to have experience in C or C++.

For PostDoc researchers experience in theoretical or practical aspects of secure computation is a must.

Please apply as soon as possible (we will not wait until the closing date to make decisions, but will make them as applications come in).

Contact: Nigel Smart (nigel.smart (at) kuleuven.be)

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/PhD-PostDoc-positions-in-secure-computation.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-31



University of Warwick, UK
Assistant Professor of Systems and Security (Permanent Position)

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick is seeking to recruit an assistant professor in the broad areas of systems and security. Preferably the candidate should have expertise in at least one of the following: system security, applied cryptography, computational science and engineering, real-time and embedded systems. Candidates with interest and a track record in solving real-world problems and/or experience of working with industry are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department is one of the UK’s most prominent and research-active Computer Science departments, and is an international leader in research and teaching. Ranked 2nd in the most recent Research Excellence Framework out of all UK departments in the CS subject, and ranked top in the 2018 National Student Survey within the Russell Group of research intensive UK universities, the Department is 3rd in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 league table for Computer Science.

Contact: Informal enquires can be addressed to Professor Ranko Lazic (R.S.Lazic (at) warwick.ac.uk), Professor Stephen Jarvis (Stephen.Jarvis (at) warwick.ac.uk), or Professor Feng Hao (Feng.Hao (at) warwick.ac.uk).

More Information: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1786691&vt_template=1457&adminview=1

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-10



University of Connecticut
Professor and Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity

The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the Synchrony-Financial Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity, a tenure-track faculty position at the associate or full professor level. The position has an expected start date of August 23, 2019. This position seeks to advance education and research in Computer Science with a particular emphasis in Cybersecurity or related specialties.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally-recognized and externally-funded research program in at least one established or emerging cybersecurity field. The position offers the successful candidate the Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity, an endowed chair in cybersecurity. The individual appointed to the Chair will be a nationally or internationally recognized researcher, scholar, and teacher, and will have made significant contributions to security fields.

The successful candidate must also share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. It is the expectation that the candidate will broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position. Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12084

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-21



Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Temasek Labs, Singapore
Postdoc / Research Fellow

Postdoc / Research Fellow position at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and Temasek Labs@NTU is seeking candidates for one research fellow positions (from fresh post-doc to senior research fellow, flexible contract duration) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and/or machine learning.

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

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

Contact: thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-15



Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
Post-Doc

The Secure embedded system & hardware security team (https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html) at Université Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is seeking one motivated post-doctoral researcher in the area of hardware security.

The post-doctoral researcher will work with researcher of the group on topic of side-channel analysis and/or random numbers generation. The project aims to scale down randomness requirement for side-channel protected implementations.

Candidates should ideally have already completed, or close to completing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, or related disciplines, with strong research track record in relevant area.

This is a full-time, 1-year fixed-term position based in Saint-Etienne; starting date is negotiable from March 2019.

Since the laboratory is located in a restricted area, background of the successful candidate need to be checked by authorities, this step can last 3 months, please consider applying well in advance. There are no nationality restrictions for candidates.

Review of application will start immediately until position is filed.

Please send a CV, a list of publications and contact information for two references.

Contact: Vincent Grosso, vincent.grosso (at) univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-30



Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Ph.D. (industry funding) in security and blockchain

Three industrial funded PhD studentships (3-3.5 years) are available at Department of Computer Science, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey. These studentships are related to industrial blockchain projects. The ideal PhD candidates (holding MSc. degree of Math, Computer Science, Engineering) should be equipped with (at least be interested in) adequate knowledge of programming (e.g., Python, C++, Java), basic knowledge of applied cryptography(e.g., signature, encryption, zero-knowledge proof)/machine learning/formal method, have good communication skill, teamwork awareness, and be willing to work with industries.

The start date of these PhDs will be in January or April 2019.

About SCCS: SCCS was established by the University of Surrey to consolidate and organise its cyber security activities across the University. SCCS is one of the 17 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) recognised by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Contact: Dr. Kaitai Liang

k.liang (at) surrey.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland
Post-Quantum Crypto Researcher

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

You have the experience, education and drive to lead. What you’re missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you’ll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

As a Post-Quantum Crypto Researcher, you will:

- Design, implement and deploy quantum-safe cryptographic algorithms covering both but not limited to: key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes.

- Conduct research and development in lattice-based, code-based or hash-based cryptosystems.

- Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level.

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

- Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

- Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

- PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics or Computer Science.

- Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

- A desire to innovate in the UAE

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/post-quantum-crypto-researcher-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-12



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland
Cryptography Hardware Engineer

You have the experience, education and drive to lead. What you're missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you'll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

As a Cryptography Hardware Engineer, you will:

- Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms on hardware covering but not limited to: post-quantum cryptosystems and stream ciphers.

- Conduct research and development in hardware implementation and optimization and side-channel analysis and countermeasures.

- Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level.

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

- Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

- Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

- Your personal dream could be the world's reality

To bring your dream to life, you'll need:

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

- Extensive experience developing in FPGA and/or ASIC.

- Strong foundations in semiconductors, computer architecture and embedded systems.

- Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats.

- A desire to innovate in the UAE

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/cryptography-hardware-engineer-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-12



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland
Cryptography Embedded Systems Engineer

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

As a Cryptography Embedded Systems Engineer, you will:

- Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms tailored for resource-constrained devices.

- Conduct research and development in lightweight cryptography.

- Perform security assessments of crypto-primitives and cryptosystems suitable for resource-constrained devices at the theoretical and implementation level.

- Work closely with the other teams in the organization to deploy secure embedded systems.

- Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

- Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

- MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cryptography or related field.

- Development experience within embedded systems, RFID and sensor networks.

- Knowledge of Unix/Linux environments and kernel development.

- Knowledge of one or more of the following: Microcontrollers, SoC, TrustZone, ARM processors, performance optimization, bootloading, firmware, x86 assembly, system BIOS or hardware/software integration.

- Knowledge of side-channel attacks and countermeasures.

- Experience coding in C/C++.

- A desire to innovate in the UAE

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/cryptography-embedded-systems-engineer-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-8f4ed143-57d6-4

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-12



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland
Cryptanalyst

You have the experience, education and drive to lead. What you're missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you'll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

As a Cryptanalyst, you will:

- Analyze, evaluate and target any weaknesses security systems which range from single crypto-primitives to entire protocols, from classical ciphers to the newest lightweight or post-quantum schemes.

- Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems.

- Be involved in the analysis of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

- Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers.

- Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization.

- Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices.

- Conduct research in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis.

- Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops.

- Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

- Your personal dream could be the world's reality

To bring your dream to life, you'll need some of the followings:

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

- Extensive experience in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis

Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis

- Extensive experience in performing side-channel attacks.

- Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats.

- Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

- A passion for solving complex puzzles

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/cryptanalyst-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-12



DarkMatter Abu Dhabi
Senior Cryptography Engineer - Cloud

At DarkMatter, we are building an organization of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

As a Senior Cryptography Engineer - Cloud Engineer, you will:

-Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms tailored for a cloud environment.

-Conduct research and development in differential privacy, secret sharing, multi-party secure computation and fully homomorphic encryption.

-Perform security assessments of crypto-primitives, cryptosystems and cloud security solutions at the theoretical and implementation level.

-Work closely with the other teams in the organization to design and deploy safe cloud-based solutions .

-Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

-PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics or Computer Science.

-Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

-A desire to innovate in the UAE

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Sourcing Specialist

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/senior-cryptography-engineer-cloud-engineer-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates



TU Darmstadt, Germany
Ph.D. student in Applied Cryptography and Network Security

Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Applied Cryptography and Network Security. The position is funded through CRISP, the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (https://www.crisp-da.de).

Job Description

The Candidate is expected to perform scientific research in the areas of cryptography and network security. The position is based in Darmstadt and will involve international travel to conduct and present research. We provide an optimal working environment and support the researcher to publish results at leading international conferences and journals.

The position is initially offered for three years but can be extended to a longer duration. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Your Profile

  • Completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with good grades in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.

  • Solid background in information security, cryptography, discrete mathematics, and algorithms.

  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, and good communication skills.

  • Motivated to conduct research work and ability to work independently.

  • Proficiency in computer programming, computer networks, Latex, and system administration are considered beneficial but not necessary.

How To Apply

Please submit your application in English consisting of a motivation letter stating why you are interested and qualify for the position, your current curriculum vitae including two references, and copies of relevant certificates and detailed transcripts with grades. Please send your application in a single PDF file to Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul [dot] degabriele [at] crisp-da [dot] de) with the subject line “PhD Application”. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.



Yeshiva University
Data Science Program Director

Data Science Program Director

Yeshiva University’s Katz School seeks a dynamic director to serve as academic and administrative lead for its graduate initiatives in Data Science and related programs.

Position Responsibilities:

• Provide transformative direction and oversight in teaching, research and community

• Oversee curriculum development, academic policies, and assessment

• Ensure student academic and professional success

• Lead faculty recruitment, hiring, development, and evaluation

• Recruit highly qualified students, with an expectation of significant program growth

• Obtain relevant industry affiliations and designations

• Raise the visibility of the Katz School and University

• Establish partnerships with local, regional, national, and international organizations

• Develop grants, contracts, philanthropy, and research development

• Manage budgets and resources

Required Experience & Educational Background:

• Master’s degree in data science, computer science, or related field

• Professional experience in data science or related fields

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1336277

About Us:

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

More Information: http://apptrkr.com/1336277



Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC)
PhD and Post-Doc

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) is a comprehensive multidisciplinary training, research and development, and entrepreneurial unit that draws on the expertise of researchers in the social sciences, business, computer science, engineering, law and science.

Position Description:

We are currently looking for PhD and Post-doc researchers to fill various roles within our cyber security research and projects.

Required skills and experience:

- A computer science degree (Master for PhD candidates, PhD for Post-doc candidates) with expertise in network and information security, networking, and other relevant research area. (completed by the start of appointment)

- Strong communication and writing skills.

- Ability to do independent research, as well as to work collaboratively with other team members.

Helpful skills and experience:

- Application development using Java and Python

- Technical abilities in systems design, coding, testing, debugging, and maintenance.

- Demonstrated experience with the design and implementation of large networked and security systems.

Applications will be considered until the available positions are filled. To apply please include your curriculum vitae and the following:

- Research experience (projects, publications, etc.)

- Two representative publications (post-doc candidates)

- Proof of language proficiency (international applicants)

- Contact information (email, address, phone) of three references

Contact:

Arash Habibi Lashkari, PhD

Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator

Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC)

University of New Brunswick (UNB)

Fredericton, NB, Canada

A.habibi.l (at) unb.ca

More Information: http://www.unb.ca/cic

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



University of Birmingham
Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Isogeny-based Cryptography

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on isogeny-based cryptography.

Previous work in this field would be a plus but is not required. Generally, a strong background in algorithmic number theory, cryptographic protocols, cryptanalysis and/or applied cryptography is sought.

The position is for up to 30 months.

Informal inquiries are welcome.

Contact: Christophe Petit christophe.f.petit (at) gmail.com

More Information: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTc2OTA5NiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT03Njcmb3duZXI9NTAzMjUyMSZvd25lcnR5c

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-03



University of Birmingham
PhD student in isogeny-based cryptography

A PhD position is available to work on isogeny-based cryptography.

The ideal candidate will have a master in Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. Previous knowledge in cryptography and/or number theory is a plus.

Informal inquiries welcome.

Contact: Christophe Petit christophe.f.petit (at) gmail.com

More Information: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/findaphd.aspx

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-14



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Project Intern, Research Assistants, Research Associate, Post-Doc

We are looking for research fellow (post-doc), research associate, research assistant, research assistant, project interns, phd students to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. Research assistants/project interns are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification.

Research Fellow/Associates are expected to have solid experience in Public Key Cryptography and Provable Security. Research assistants and project interns should have respectable academic record and an interest in the above area. Specific topic of interest:

- Lattice-Based Anonymous Credentials

- Empirical Analysis on Strength of Ideal Lattice

- Ring Signatures & Linkable Ring Signatures

- Different kinds of zero-knowledge proof/argument systems

- Transaction Privacy in Public and Consortium Blockchain

These positions have flexible starting dates. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Contact: Dr. Man Ho Au (csallen (at) comp.polyu.edu.hk)

More Information: http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



Rambus Security Division, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
SMTS II, Security Engineer

Rambus is seeking for a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Senior Security Engineer. The ideal candidate will be team oriented, and have a strong knowledge of the HW security including side-channel analysis and fault analysis. In addition, She/he possesses an in-depth knowledge of front end digital design process and related design flows.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement secure cryptographic hardware IP blocks as part of cryptography research’s security IP portfolio.
  • Implement fault and side-channel analysis countermeasures and verify resistance to state-of-the-art attack techniques
  • Invent, patent and publish new techniques in the fields of DPA countermeasures, fault resistance and efficient hardware designs
  • Supports FAEs, customers, and Rambus sales and marketing team in Europe and Asia and work closely with our offices in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and Bangalore
  • Collaborates with different teams to support all technical aspects of the sales cycle
  • Represent Rambus CRD at international workshops, conferences and trade shows.
  • Author technical collateral and whitepapers on CRD’s cryptographic hardware technologies

More Information: https://careers.rambus.com/jobs/smts-ii-security-engineering-rotterdam-netherlands



University Clermont Auvergne, LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Post-doc

We have 1 year Post-doc Position on Constraint Programming for Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Encryption Schemes in LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Your Profile:

A PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Cryptography or related field.

Competitive research record in symmetric cryptography or in constraint programming.

Commitment, team working and a critical mind.

Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential

Contact: email your cover letter, your CV, your PhD, reports of the reviewers of your PhD, a selection of your best papers related to the post-doc offer, some recommandation

letters, contact information for 3 referees and any information that might help us to choose you.

More Information: http://sancy.univ-bpclermont.fr/~lafourcade/post-doc-LIMOS.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-01



Mathematics Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Research Fellow in Post-Quantum Crypto

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Post-Quantum Cryptography, Mathematics Department, University of Auckland.

Two years duration

The aim of this role is to conduct research at an international level on post-quantum cryptography and related mathematics. The successful applicant will be working in collaboration with Professor Steven Galbraith, his students, and other collaborators. The ability to work as part of a team and independently is essential. PhD in Mathematics or a related discipline (eg Computer Science) desired.

The Mathematics department at the University of Auckland was ranked 45th worldwide in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. Professor Galbraith's research group contains approx 6 post-grad students working in mathematical crypto.

The minimum salary for a research fellow at the University of Auckland in 2019 is NZD 81963.00.

Contact: Steven Galbraith

Professor of Pure Mathematics

s.galbraith (at) auckland.ac.nz

More Information: https://opportunities.auckland.ac.nz/jobid/20285/1/1

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-15



CNRS, IRISA, Rennes, France
Ph.D student and research engineer

TAMIS research group at IRISA (Rennes, France) is seeking two motivated researchers (1 Ph.D. and 1 research engineer) in the area of side-channel analysis for malware detection.

The project targets to build a malware detection framework using side-channel information.

We are looking for team players who are motivated to drive top-quality research and save the world. The area of research lies between two fields and we expect at least competences in one of them: security on embedded devices and/or malware analysis.

The positions are available from March 2019, but starting dates are negotiable.

The Ph.D. position is estimated for 3 years. The initial contract for the research engineer will be one year, but extendable for 3 years in case of successful performance.

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Interested candidates should contact us asap and send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references.

Contact: Annelie Heuser, annelie.heuser (at) irisa.fr

More Information: http://www.annelieheuser.com/AH/AHMA.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-01



CryptoExperts, Paris
Cryptographic Engineer / Researcher

CryptoExperts is looking for highly motivated engineers / researchers to work on applied cryptographic topics.

The job would include

  • conducting missions of {design, development, evaluation} of crypto {primitives, protocols, applications} for CryptoExperts customers,

  • managing your own research and taking part to collaborative research projects,

  • developing innovative crypto technologies and products.

CryptoExperts office is located in the center of Paris.

A PhD degree (preferably in crypto) and a previous experience in development are a strong plus.

To apply, please send your resume and a short statement (background and what you would like to achieve next) at jobs (at) cryptoexperts.com

Contact: jobs (at) cryptoexperts.com

More Information: https://www.cryptoexperts.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Ph.D. Position (Fully Funded)

Project

The cryptography group at AIT is looking for a Ph.D. student to work on the PROFET (Cryptographic Foundations for Future-proof Internet Security) project, led by Dr. Daniel Slamanig (AIT) in cooperation with the Security and Privacy group at TU Wien (Prof. Matteo Maffei). The project is planned to start in Q1 2019 and has a duration of 3 years.

The project targets at designing public-key cryptography capable to secure tomorrow's Internet which will encompass paradigms such as cloud computing, the IoT or distributed ledgers as essential ingredients. It specifically puts a focus on: (1) designing security models and schemes that are surveillance and subversion resilient by design (forward and post-compromise security), and 2) designing cryptographic schemes that provide post-quantum security (either via generic or direct constructions). The project covers foundational as well as applied aspects.

Research group

The applicant will have a 30h/week employment at AIT in Vienna working in close collaboration with other members of the cryptography group. There will also be a strong interaction with the Security and Privacy group at TU Wien (and in particular with another PhD student ).

Profile

Eligible candidates will hold a Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Security or similar discipline. Students who are expected to receive their MSc degree by the end of 2018 are also encouraged to apply. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate that they have developed their research skills during their studies. Adequate English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions is required.

Skills

  • High motivation for research work and ability to work independently.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at top-tier conferences.

Contact:

Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Daniel Slamanig, daniel.slamanig (at) ait.ac.at

More Information: https://profet.at/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-28



Microsoft Redmond, WA
Internship with The Cryptography Research Group

The Cryptography Research Group at Microsoft Research seeks outstanding graduate students for summer internships in Redmond in the areas of Homomorphic Encryption, Compilers, Verifiable Computation, Oblivious RAM, Zero-knowledge Proofs, Private Set Intersection, Privacy for ML, Blockchain based applications, privacy preserving systems, applied Secure Multi Party Computation, Differential Privacy, and other areas of applied cryptography.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to CryptIntCV@microsoft.com. Applications will be considered through the spring until all positions are filled, but for full consideration please apply by January 15, 2019.

Contact: CryptIntCV@microsoft.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Ph.D. student

The Information Security & Cryptography Group led by Prof. Michael Backes at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is looking for multiple fully-funded Ph.D. students working on machine learning privacy and/or biomedical privacy.

The Information Security & Cryptography group is one of the world-leading research groups concentrating on cutting-edge research in security and privacy. As part of CISPA, the group is located at Saarbruecken, Germany. CISPA is the newest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest scientific organization in Germany fully committed to scientific excellence and to tackling the grand research challenges in their respective fields. CISPA as the first investment of Helmholtz in computer science is one of the top research centers in information security, it is constantly ranked top-3 in the field worldwide, see, e.g., CSrankings.org (http://csrankings.org/#/index?sec&world).

Requirements:

  • A bachelor/master degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics with excellent grades
  • Excellent English
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Good knowledge about machine learning and/or cryptography

What we offer:

  • Full-time working contract
  • Excellent research environment
  • Strong supervision
  • World-class collaborations

To apply, please send your

  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Motivation letter
  • Contact information of two references

to yang.zhang (at) cispa.saarland

Contact: Yang Zhang, yang.zhang (at) cispa.saarland

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-01



Promise Software Inc.
Post Quantum Cryptography Researcher

Why work at Promise?

We are a high-energy, innovation-focused team of engineers and technologists passionate about leveraging advanced cryptographic primitives. Promise’s environment is highly collaborative, and the ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and be a team player who enjoys working with others to find cutting-edge solutions to tricky problems. Come join us!

What we are looking for in the Senior Cryptography Engineer?

This role is ideal for cryptography scientists who have deep research experience and familiarity with evolving and established post quantum cryptographic protocols and their implementation.

Preferred areas of research interest would be post-quantum cryptography. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, ECE or a related area, by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record. Solid background in cryptography, network security, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

What you will be responsible doing?

1. Design and architect post quantum cryptography protocols in distributed p2p systems

2. Work with core internal team and external open source community

3. Collaborate with engineering and product teammates to produce protocol specification that help serve Promise customer objectives

4. Collaborate and support other teams in developing crypto economic consensus protocol

5. Identify and recommend technologies to solve technical challenges such as proof sizes

6. Interest in working in startup environments with a brisk pace and constantly changing challenges

Salary and Benefits:

Please get more information and apply here: https://aquila-1.workable.com/jobs/860808

Contact: Head of Recruiting

jobs (at) promiseprotocols.com

More Information: https://aquila-1.workable.com/jobs/860808



ING Bank
DLT Development Engineer

At ING, increasing the pace of innovation is a strategic priority of the Think Forward strategy. We need to get faster and better at innovating so we can stay abreast of the pace of change around us. Blockchain technology is one of the innovation enablers at ING and the Blockchain program encompasses all of our efforts to explore and unlock its business value. As such, the Blockchain program at ING is directly responsible for all DLT related initiatives at ING globally.

The Blockchain program is also responsible for identifying and piloting the most promising use cases. To do so, we constantly scope the environment for relevant opportunities, actively engage with and educate the organization about the technology’s potential as well as researching trends within the industry. This allows us to have a comprehensive approach in our delivery of business value.

We are looking for an eager collaborator to support the management of the program. Your main tasks that you will be performing are:

•Produce software solutions based on Distributed Ledger technology;

•Research actively latest development in the cryptography and DLT space;

•Implementing improvements to existing DL technologies;

•Assess and deep dive on various ledger technologies.

Relevant stakeholders: you will be working with the DLT team, and reporting to the Chapter lead.

Your personal profile:

•Master’s degree in Computer Science.

•Curious by nature, willing to experiment.

•Ability to think from a business perspective when considering alternatives.

•Excellent team player.

•Intrinsic motivation for blockchain (i.e. some prior knowledge).

•Fast learner

•Knowledge of Kotlin / Solidity / Go is a plus

Must be proficient in at least one of the skills below (and motivation and basic-knowledge in the other).

You will be fully part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team that has a willingness to help you grow and learn as much as possible throughout your position.

Contact: Stanley Waccary

Business manager Innovation

Stanley.Waccary (at) ing.com

More Information: https://www.ing.jobs/Nederland/Vacatures/Vacature/DLT-Development-Engineer-Cryptography-1.htm?org=searchresult

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-30



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Ph.D. student

The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols (ENCRYPTO) Group at TU Darmstadt, Germany is looking for a research assistant (doctoral researcher / PhD student) in Techniques for Protecting Privacy in Applications.

The ENCRYPTO group is member of the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) and the profile area Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt (CYSEC). We develop methods and tools for protecting privacy in applications. See https://encrypto.de for details.

The candidate will do cutting-edge research on techniques for protecting privacy in applications such as cryptographic protocols that scale to real-world problem sizes, including secure multi-party computation and private information retrieval.

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

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

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

Contact: Prof. Thomas Schneider

More Information: https://encrypto.de/jobs/CRISP2



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Fellows and Senior Research Scientists

The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS) of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is the one-stop centre for knowledge, technologies, and solutions for privacy-preserving problems. We seek highly motivated researchers to fill several R&D positions ranging from fresh postdoc research fellows to senior research scientists in the areas including but not limited to Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), Multi-Party Computation (MPC), Searchable Encryptions (SE), and Differential Privacy (DP). The successful applicants are expected to have either proven record of top publications (IACR conferences, S&P, CCS, Usenix, NDSS) or strong systems research experiences and software development skills in these areas.

We offer a globally competitive salary package and low income tax, plus an excellent research environment in Singapore. The initial contract will be for 2 years, and renewable for up to 5 years subject to the performance. Interested candidates are to send their CV, and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of application will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: Asst Prof. Jian Guo, guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



Linköping University, Sweden
Postdocs

We are hiring two postdocs to work on (acoustic) side channels, automotive security or cybercrime at Linköping University, Sweden.

Candidates with solid backgrounds in security or applied crypto are welcome to apply.

PI google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=rYhiAEUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Contact: Prof Jeff Yan (jeff.yan (at) liu.se)

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-10



ENS de Lyon, France
One or several post-doc positions

The AriC team at ENS de Lyon is seeking to recruit one or several post-docs in the area of cryptography. One position is available now, and another is likely.

The post-doc will work with the cryptography researchers of ENS de Lyon. Topics covered by the group cover: protocols, functional encryption, foundations of lattice-based cryptography, lattice algorithms, cryptanalysis, pseudo-random functions.

Applicants should have already completed a PhD in a relevant area (or be very near PhD completion). They should have an outstanding research track record in cryptography or a relevant area (typically results published in top tier venues). They should demonstrate scientific creativity and research independence.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position based in Lyon. Duration is negotiable. Salary can be adapted based on experience.

Applications should be sent by email to benoit[dot]libert[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr, alain[dot]passelegue[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr, damien[dot]stehle[at]gmail[dot]com, fabien[dot]laguillaumie[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr. They should include a CV, a list of publications (with the top 3 ones highlighted) and contact information of two persons who are willing to give references.

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-01



QED-it Systems Ltd
Cryptography Software Engineer

QED-it, a funded Tel-Aviv based startup, is looking for experienced software engineers to join its core team. We are tackling the hardest and most interesting problems in the Blockchain space - solving the consensus/privacy paradox, using zero-knowledge-proofs. ZKP is a new technology, that up until recently was solely explored in academia.

We are funded by smart money from top tier angels, and have assembled a team of experts in cryptography, computer science, security and distributed systems.

QED-it is building a unique product combining cutting-edge technology, design and implementation of cryptographic protocols and user/developer-facing APIs. We’re looking to expand our team with more great individuals!

As a Software Engineer working on Protocol, you will:

  1. Apply zkSNARKs and design protocols in a variety of use-cases
  2. Collaborate with research scientists to implement cutting-edge cryptography efficiently
  3. Develop tools to make cryptographic constructions deployable in a multitude of environments

About you

  1. You have a few years of work experience in software engineering roles, preferably with some experience in using experimental technologies, cutting-edge environments, languages and algorithms
  2. Have a strong sense of long-term/delivery trade-off
  3. Looking to be a part of a product bridging multiple levels of complexity in its first stages
  4. Good communication skills and able to quickly adapt to new challenges when needed
  5. You enjoy work in a fluctuating environment, dealing with (some) uncertainty
  6. Without using Google, you know what Q.E.D. means, possibly even 2 different meanings

What you get

  1. Competitive full-time compensation
  2. A driver seat at an expanding, global technology company in an exciting, emerging industry
  3. Sharp, motivated peers who can’t wait to meet you :)


Contact: Emilie NOEL

Head of recruiting

emilie (at) spike.partners

+33668285589

More Information: https://qed-it.breezy.hr/p/cc072d5f4fda-software-engineer-cryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is inviting applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in the broad area of Cybersecurity and privacy, with expertise subdomains including Blockchains and decentralized trust, secure computation, hardware security and side-channel analysis, adversarial learning, and security in the cloud and IoT devices.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related areas with outstanding academic credentials that clearly demonstrate their ability to conduct independent and successful research in their areas of expertise and to build cross-disciplinary research programs. Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. WPI expects faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching and service activities, including mentoring student project and thesis work at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Contact: Berk Sunar, Professor.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

sunar'at'wpi.edu

More Information: https://bit.ly/2NOUIEE

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



DarkMatter, Abu Dhabi
Cryptography Embedded Systems Engineer

As a Cryptography Embedded Systems Engineer, you will:

• Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms tailored for resource-constrained devices.

• Conduct research and development in lightweight cryptography.

• Perform security assessments of crypto-primitives and cryptosystems suitable for resource-constrained devices at the theoretical and implementation level.

• Work closely with the other teams in the organization to deploy secure embedded systems.

• Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

• Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

• MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cryptography or related field.

• Development experience within embedded systems, RFID and sensor networks.

• Knowledge of Unix/Linux environments and kernel development.

• Knowledge of one or more of the following: Microcontrollers, SoC, TrustZone, ARM processors, performance optimization, bootloading, firmware, x86 assembly, system BIOS or hardware/software integration.

• Knowledge of side-channel attacks and countermeasures.

• Experience coding in C/C++.

• A desire to innovate in the UAE

Contact: Sheila Morjaria

Mehdi Messaoudi

More Information: https://grnh.se/fb5c073f1

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-03



DarkMatter, Abu Dhabi
Senior Cryptography Engineer - Cloud Engineer

As a Senior Cryptography Engineer - Cloud Engineer, you will:

Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms tailored for a cloud environment.

Conduct research and development in differential privacy, secret sharing, multi-party secure computation and fully homomorphic encryption.

Perform security assessments of crypto-primitives, cryptosystems and cloud security solutions at the theoretical and implementation level.

Work closely with the other teams in the organization to design and deploy safe cloud-based solutions .

Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics or Computer Science.

Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

A desire to innovate in the UAE

 

Contact: Sheila Morjaria

Mehdi Messaoudi

More Information: https://grnh.se/d694fd601

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-03



Cloudflare
Ph.D. Internship

About the Department

Cloudflare’s Technology team is working on building the future of Cloudflare by tackling strategic projects that have a large impact on the way Cloudflare systems, and the Internet at large, work. Engineers in the Technology team are expected to research new ideas and technologies, dive into existing codebases to make meaningful changes, work independently on greenfield projects, and collaborate closely with the engineering organization to achieve common goals.

The Cryptography team is a sub-team of the Technology team focused on solving difficult problems in security, performance, and privacy at scale using cryptographic tools. This involves systems engineering, open source software development, protocol design, the implementation of cryptographic primitives, contributions to cutting-edge research in collaboration with academia, participation in Internet standards organizations like the IETF, and more.

Contact: Nick Sullivan

More Information: https://www.cloudflare.com/careers/departments/technology-research/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



University of Texas at San Antonio
Department Chair, Department of Computer Science

Department Chair, Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking a dynamic Department Chair that can lead a department of preeminence in an extraordinary diverse University that is focused on a significant expansion of its research mission. The Department seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high quality scholarship and competitive research with federal, state, and industry funding, (2) experience and leadership in institutions of higher education, industry, or professional organizations, (3) an understanding of pedagogies that will lead to student success and excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, (4) experience leading interdisciplinary teams, and (5) mentorship experience and a commitment to inclusion and diversity. The University of Texas at San Antonio is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and has just been approved for $70 million in funding to construct two new facilities – A National Security Collaboration Center and a proposed School of Data Science. The Computer Science Department has 23 full-time faculty, 8 full-time lecturers, 1,300 undergraduate students, 70 M.S., and 60 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate must have a doctorate in computer science or closely related field, with outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

See http://apptrkr.com/1295217 for information on the Department and application instructions. Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. The search will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

More Information: http://apptrkr.com/1295217



ENS de Lyon
Post-doc

The AriC team at ENS de Lyon is seeking to recruit a post-doc in the area of cryptography. The position is available now and the term is two years.

The post-doc will work with the cryptography researchers of ENS de Lyon on topics in lattice-based cryptography. This post is part of the EU H2020 PROMETHEUS project for building quantum-safe privacy-preserving systems. Our focus within this project is on primitive/protocol design. Applicants with a background in other areas are also welcome to apply but some familiarity with zero-knowledge proofs is expected.

Applicants should have already completed a PhD in a relevant area. They should have an outstanding research track record in cryptography. They should demonstrate scientific creativity and research independence.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position based in Lyon.

Applications should be sent by email to benoit[dot]libert[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr, damien[dot]stehle[at]gmail[dot]com and fabien[dot]laguillaumie[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr. They should include a CV, a list of publications (with the top 3 ones highlighted) and contact information of two persons who are willing to give references.

Contact: Benoît Libert (benoit[dot]libert[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr)

More Information: http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-28



QUADRAC Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Software Engineer/Tech Lead in cryptography-based technology

QUADRAC is serving job opportunities of software engineer, technical lead and technical manager for those who are enthusiastic about application technology with cryptographic communication and security protocol.

Their roles include own products’ R&D, technical lead, support et al., with the followings: implementation of security protocol with cryptography and authentication, its evaluation and tests, and software developments of security management technologies.

If you are interested in work in Japan with us in our office (in Nogizaka, Tokyo), please contact.

Japanese fluency (incl. your target) is welcome.

Step forward to work together with our skillful colleagues to new innovative product development.

QUADRAC’s business includes self-development and sales of retail transaction server, and R&D about closed-coupled communication technology.

FeliCa(NFC) core developer and skillful colleagues started a business together in 2009.

We are eager to serve people globally a happy, pleasant, convenient new life style with technology innovation, as it has been, from now on.

http://www.quadrac.co.jp/en-index

Contact: Please contact: send CV to hirohisa.iijima [at] quadrac.co.jp

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-18



ING Netherlands
Distributed Ledger Technology Development Engineer (Cryptography)

Dear Aplicant,

At ING, increasing the pace of innovation is a strategic priority of the Think Forward strategy. We need to get faster and better at innovating so we can stay abreast of the pace of change around us. Blockchain technology is one of the innovation enablers at ING and the Blockchain program encompasses all of our efforts to explore and unlock its business value. As such, the Blockchain program at ING is directly responsible for all DLT related initiatives at ING globally.

The Blockchain program is also responsible for identifying and piloting the most promising use cases. To do so, we constantly scope the environment for relevant opportunities, actively engage with and educate the organization about the technology’s potential as well as researching trends within the industry. This allows us to have a comprehensive approach in our delivery of business value.

We are looking for a cryptographer to strengthen the team. Your main tasks that you will be performing are:

Research:

- Follow the developments in cryptography, with a focus on subjects important to DLT, such as zero-knowledge protocols, secret sharing, ring signatures, homomorphic encryption, etc.

- Implement interesting protocols in a proof-of-concept fashion

- Present interesting advances/protocols to the DLT team

Experimenting:

Participate in projects that experiment with DLT solutions, with a focus on cryptography, security and privacy components

- Advise on the cryptographic solutions to be used and how these should be used

Analysis:

- Analyse solutions and implementations thereof to verify if the implementation is correct and the privacy and/or security requirements ING has are met

Relevant stakeholders: you will be working with the DLT team, and reporting to the Chapter Lead and squad’s Customer Journey Expert / Product Owner.

You will be fully part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team that has a willingness to help you grow and learn as much as possible throughout your position.

Contact: Mariana Gómez de la Villa

Global Program Manager Distributed Ledger Technology

ING Wholesale Banking Innovation

AMP G.04, Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG Amsterdam Zuidoost

P.O. Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

M +31649420406

E mariana.gomez.de.la.villa (at) ing.nl

More Information: https://www.ing.jobs/Global/Careers/Job-opportunities/Vacancy/DLT-Blockchain-Engineer-4.htm?org=searchresult

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-30



Charles University in Prague
PostDoc

The Computer Science Institute of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic invites applications for a postdoctoral position in cryptography hosted by Pavel Hubacek (https://iuuk.mff.cuni.cz/~hubacek).

Potential research topics may include (but are not limited to):

- cryptographic hardness of total search problems,

- verifiable delegation of computation,

- applications of game theory in cryptography.

The position is funded by the Primus Research Programme of Charles University. The funding is available for one year with a flexible starting date from October 2018, a competitive salary and a possibility of extension. The applicants should hold a PhD degree (or be near its completion) in computer science, mathematics or a related field.

Applications should include a CV and a research statement and may be sent directly to Pavel Hubacek (informal inquiries are welcome).

The applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact: Pavel Hubacek, hubacek (at) iuuk.mff.cuni.cz

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-30



Alibaba Group
Cryptography Engineer

Overview

ALIBABA GROUP’S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and innovation initiatives. An ecosystem has developed around our platforms and businesses that consists of consumers, merchants, brands, retailers, other businesses, third-party service providers and strategic alliance partners.

The Group

We are a cryptography research group that aim to secure data sharing in Alibaba. We do research in state-of-the-art cryptographic techniques, and integrate them in Alibaba’s daily business. Our group is looking for talented developers to join our team as (senior) cryptography engineers. The job involves studying advanced cryptography techniques and developing libraries and applications based on them.

Requirement and responsibilities:

  1. Good knowledge of C/C++/Java/Python (at least one of them)
  2. Solid cryptography background, e.g., good knowledge of symmetric/asymmetric encryption, hash algorithms, etc.
  3. Enthusiastic in learning advanced crypto schemes, and able to apply them in practice.
  4. Strong interest in information security, and willingness to devote into the business of data privacy protection in the big data era.

Any knowledge below is a strong plus (but not required):

  1. Publication in top-tier security conferences
  2. Experience in secure processing of big data
  3. Knowledge of machine learning
  4. Knowledge and practice in state-of-the-art crypto techniques: homomorphic encryption, multiparty computation, post-quantum cryptography, differential privacy, etc.

Location:

Hangzhou or Beijing in China (strong applicants can be based in US depending on the interviews)

Contact: Cheng Hong (Email: vince.hc (at) alibaba-inc.com)

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



Ruhr University Bochum
PhD Position

We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated PhD students to work on topics related to hardware security, including:

• Side-channel analysis attacks

• Fault-injection attacks

• Countermeasures against physical attacks

• Physically unclonable functions

• Symmetric cryptography, design and analysis

• Low-power design

The group offers excellent working environment as a part of Horst Görtz Institut for IT Security (HGI hgi.rub.de/en/home/ ) including more than 200 scientists active in several different aspects of IT security and cryptography.

The candidate should have an M.Sc. degree in IT-security, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or applied mathematics with excellent grades. Being familiar with cryptography concepts and low-level programming is a must. Knowing a hardware design language, e.g., VHDL/verilog, is a plus.

In order to apply, please send your resume, transcripts, and a list of at least two professional references in a single pdf file to

emsec+apply (at) rub.de

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Amir Moradi

www.emsec.rub.de/moradi

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



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