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Crypto Intern
NCC Group
Cryptography Services @ NCC Group | NYC, SF, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, Waterloo (Ontario) | ONSITE | INTERNS

NCC Group Crypto Services is hiring interns for summer 2020! We're a small team auditing applied crypto and doing research in the field. If you like cryptography and security, and would like to pursue a research project in any of the applied crypto areas, such as (but not limited to):

- cryptographic implementations (cryptographic protocols or primitives, post-quantum crypto)

- cryptocurrencies (payment channel security, audit of novel consensus algorithms, privacy preserving coin implementations)

- audits of existing cryptographic software

Some previous work done by our crypto interns:

- Implementing Optimized Cryptography for Embedded Systems https://cryptoservices.github.io/post-quantum/cryptography/2...

- nQUIC: Noise-Based QUIC Packet Protection https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/028.pdf

- Confidential Transactions from Basic Principles https://cryptoservices.github.io/cryptography/2017/07/21/Sig...

Contact: aleksandar.kircanski_at_nccgroup_com
Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-20

PHD position in Data Privacy and Disclosure Control
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Gjøvik, Norway

The appointment is for a term of 3 years, or 4 years including 25% duty work.

The position will be concerned with analyzing and designing secure mechanisms for data and information access that allow control of the privacy – utility trade-off. Of particular interest is development of new differentially private response mechanisms for distributed and longitudinal data. Depending on the skills of the candidate, different aspects may be emphasized, for instance by focusing on

  • secure multi-party computation with shared randomness
  • statistical modeling of longitudinal data
  • information retrieval and machine learning

The research will be carried out as an integrated part of the NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab.

Contact: Staal A. Vinterbo, Staal.Vinterbo@ntnu.no
Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-20

PhD Studentship
Cardiff University, UK
"Monitoring Critical Infrastructure Situational Awareness" - This PhD project aims to develop novel techniques that can be embedded into a tool for improving the situational awareness around cyber incidents in an industrial context (physical and cyber operations) of critical national infrastructure (CNI) by applying intuitive intelligence and incident detection and response. The practical objectives of the work include threat modelling, creation of cyber incident metrics, system and log file analysis, and development of techniques and a tool. The research questions include: (i) what can we learn about the nature of cyber-attacks? (ii) can we detect cyber-incidents in real-time?, and (iii) can we measure the impact of risks and attacks on the system to improve situational awareness? The student will have the opportunity to be a part of the Cyber Security Research Group at Cardiff University and contribute to high-quality research. The student will also spend time at Toshiba Research Laboratory, Bristol and will work on control system and IoT security within the given context. This academic and industrial research synthesis makes this project ideal for the cutting-edge research work. Indicative Deliverable: • Surveys on risk, impact and state of the art: CNI situational awareness • Threat modelling and implementation • Creation of cyber incident metrics and analysis • Development of detection and monitoring techniques and integration into a tool • Testing of the security solution(s) • Academic technical publications For application process please follow here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/monitoring-critical-infrastructure-situational-awareness-funded-at-uk-tuition-fee-level-international-students-must-self-fund-the-difference/?p115360 START DATE: 2 January 2020 (may be extended to 1 April 2020, if no offer is made)
Contact: Dr Neetesh Saxena
Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-19

Two PhD Projects in Postquantum Cryptology
Technical University of Denmark
DTU Compute’s Sections for Cyber Security, would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting January 1, 2020 (or according to mutual agreement). The project is financed by Danish Armed Forces and Dencrypt A/S.
Contact: Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen, DTU.
Last updated: 2019-11-18 posted on 2019-11-18

PhD Student
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Hardware security research group at North Carolina State University is seeking multiple PhD students in the field of embedded and hardware security. These positions are available starting Fall 2020. Interested applicants can email aaysu@ncsu.edu. The deadline for applications is Dec 31st. Please include your CV, publication list, and a statement of research interests. Candidates having one or more of the following research expertise are preferred:

    • Cryptographic implementations: FPGA/ASIC design for post-quantum / lightweight crypto, homomorphic encryption, or multi-party computation

    • Implementation attacks: side-channel analysis and fault attacks

    • Machine learning: theoretical analysis or application experience with an emphasis on neural networks security and their implementation.

    • Computer architectures and embedded software: RISC-V ISA and assembly programming

    • Design automation and high-level (C-to-RTL) synthesis for security

Contact: Aydin Aysu
Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-16

PhDs, Postdocs, Assistant Prof.s (TT), Associate Prof.s
Aarhus University
We are looking for:
  • PhD students
  • Postdocs
  • Assistant Professors (Tenure Track)
  • Associate Professors
We are hiring within the following topics:
    Algorithmic game theory / Mechanism design / Tokenomics
  • Anonymous credentials
  • Blockchain technology
  • Consensus protocols for blockchains
  • Cryptographic security models
  • Distributed databases
  • Distributed systems
  • Efficient Implementation of Cryptography
  • Formally verified cryptographic primitives
  • Formal verification of cryptographic protocols, including blockchain and secure multiparty computation
  • Game theoretic analysis of cryptographic protocols and blockchains
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Robust peer-to-peer systems
  • Secure multiparty computation for blockchains
  • Smart contract analysis
  • Smart contract language design
  • Smart contract semantics
  • Smart contract verification
  • Zero-knowledge protocols / zkSNARKs
If you are interested in a PhD or postdoc position contact us as soon as possible. Positions will stay open until suitable candidates are found. Please send applications to COBRA Research Coordinator Malene Bisgaard Blaabjerg Andersen.

Please use the following Subject line:
“COBRACBM Apply FIRST NAME + SECOND NAME”
Please:
  • Include CV.
  • Include grade records for PhD positions.
  • Include a list of publications for postdoc positions.
Interesting PhD candidates will be invited to apply at the next available deadline at Aarhus University Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST). Follow the below link for formal rules and regulations about doing a PhD at Aarhus University.

Candidates applying for an Ass. Professor position are to use the link below for more information on the positions and how to apply.

COBRA: [https://cs.au.dk/research/centers/concordium/]
GSST: [https://phd.scitech.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here/]
CBM: [https://bcm.ku.dk/]
Call for Ass. Professors: [https://cs.au.dk/about-us/vacancies/job/aarhus-university-is-looking-for-excellent-and-visionary-assistant-and-associate-p
Contact: Malene Bisgaard Blaabjerg Andersen: malene.andersen@cs.au.dk.
Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-16

Senior Researcher
Concordium Foundation, Place of work: Zurich or Aarhus
Concordium Foundation is hiring researchers for R&D positions in Aarhus and Zurich.

Would you like to help design a science-based blockchain which is perpetually leading edge? Do you thrive in a science team working in close collaboration with internal researchers and external researchers at Aarhus University and ETH Zurich?

We are looking for researchers with a PhD to do work on all research aspects of blockchain technology. You will also work closely with the Tech team in developing design documents, in scientific quality assurance, and as internal consultancy to the Tech team and Management team. We are looking to hire in both Aarhus, Denmark and in Zurich, Switzerland. The ideal candidate has a research background in one or more of:
  • Algorithmic game theory/Mechanism design/Tokenomics.
  • Anonymous Credentials.
  • Cryptographic primitives
  • Cryptographic Protocol Theory
  • Distributed Database
  • Distributed System
  • Robust Peer to Peer Systems
  • Secure Multiparty Computation
  • Smart contract language design
  • Analysis and verification Zero-knowledge protocols / zkSNARKs
However, candidates with other relevant research backgrounds are also very welcome to apply. Documented independent research is an advantage, e.g., a postdoc in a relevant field or work in R&D in industry.

An important part of the job is the close collaboration with the Tech team. You should, therefore, be interested in technology development and have an understanding and respect for programming and software development methodologies. Experience with programming in for example Haskell and Rust is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. We offer a challenging job in an international environment with highly educated and skilled colleagues. Being part of the Science team, you will be involved in both fundamental research and more applied R&D work.

As part of the job, you will be given the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the leading researchers in the field by attending conferences, surveying the state-of-the-art research, and do active research in the field.
Contact: See https://concordium.com/careers/.
Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-14

Specialist Cyber Security (f/m/d)
MAN Truck & Bus SE, Munich, Germany
Your work environment
The world is changing and also our trucks and buses are part of this change. Connected functions, digitalization and autonomous driving are important features of our future vehicles. In addition to all benefits this new characteristics increase the risk of cyber attacks. Join our team and support us to make our vehicles secure against attacks and misuse.

Job Purpose/Role
We are offering a challenging position as a Security Specialist to improve and develop our security development processes and our in-vehicle security architecture. Our security concepts are developed together with the truck brands within the VW group.

As a member of our team you will:
  • Adapt development processes to integrate security in all our processes.
  • Implement and foster threat and risk analysis processes for all our development projects.
  • Perform threat and risk analyses for our vehicle functions.
  • Derive functional security concepts based on the performed analyses.
  • Manage and supervise internal and external project team members.
  • Organization, prioritization and delegation of tasks.
Your qualifications
  • University degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field of study.
  • Experience with the implementation of secure development processes and security operations processes.
  • Experience with threat and risk analyses.
  • Expertise in developing typical security controls used in a functional security concept for vehicle functions.
  • A security-driven mindset to deliver secure solutions for our vehicles.
  • Implementation experience of cryptography and security controls is a plus.
  • A background in the automotive industry is a plus.
  • At least C1 level in English and German.
Job information This position is located at the MAN Truck & Bus in Munich.

Integrität und Compliance sind wesentliche Elemente unserer Unternehmenskultur. Wir fördern Vielfalt und Chancengleichheit und freuen uns über vielfältige Bewerbungen.
Contact: Frau Stefania-Katerina Hilke, please apply via https://job.man.eu, Reference code: 55444253
Last updated: 2019-11-20 posted on 2019-11-13

PhD position in Security for IoT
Mid Sweden University, Sweden
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. The project aims to provide society with a secure environment in which the next generation of digital services can be safely deployed. The candidates will be concerned with design and analysis of different cryptographic primitives and protocols. Examples may include lightweight identification and authentication protocols, key management protocols providing long-term security, incremental cryptographic primitives, and quantum-secure protocols based on different post-quantum primitives.
Contact: Prof Mikael Gidlund, email: mikael.gidlund@miun.se
Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-13

Post-Doc/Research Scientist
PQSecure Technologies, Boca Raton, FL, USA
PQSecure Technologies, LLC is a growing startup company active in the area of post-quantum cryptographic engineering with focus on embedded and IoT devices. PQSecure is currently funded by National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II fund and is an active participant of National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST) for post-quantum cryptography. We are looking for a postdoc/research scientist with post-quantum cryptography and implementations experience and relevant publication records. Candidates should hold a PhD in Computer science/engineering, or electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with excellent programming skills and cryptographic protocol design. PQSecure offers a competitive hiring package including, 401k, health insurance, stock option, 3 weeks of PTO, travel reimbursement for relevant conferences, and etc.). The position is for one year with possibility of renewal based on the performance of the candidate. The salary will be $87,000 per year. PQSecure is located in the beautiful city Boca Raton, FL. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2020. The position will be open until filled.
Contact: Reza Azarderakhsh, razarder[at]pqsecure.com
Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-12

PhD position in Formal Analysis of Cryptographic Protocols
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
The appointment is for a term of 3 years, or 4 years including 25% duty work. The position will be concerned with design and analysis of cryptographic protocols using either formal reductionist techniques or sound software analysis tools, or a combination of both. Techniques used may be experimental or theoretical, but the emphasis will be on real-world protocols. Depending on the skills of the candidate, different aspects may be emphasized, for instance by focusing on:
  • machine-aided analysis of protocols using suitable software tools
  • application areas in the current research focus areas of the research group, such as cryptographic voting protocols and lightweight protocols for authentication and key exchange
  • formal security models and associated proof techniques for real-world cryptographic protocols.
The research will be carried out as an integrated member of the very active NTNU Applied Cryptology Laboratory.

Contact: Prof Colin Boyd: colin.boyd@ntnu.no
Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-11

Ph.D. students
Simula UiB, Bergen, Norway
Simula UiB (http://simula-uib.com) in Bergen, Norway, has two three-year Ph.D. positions available in the field of cryptography. Ph.D. students at Simula UiB enjoy a startup-like international working environment with good salaries and work-life balance, with very few obligations on top of doing research.

Project/Job description: The Ph. candidates will be supervised by Helger Lipmaa (https://sites.google.com/view/helgerlipmaa) on topics related to zk-SNARKs and zero-knowledge and their various applications (cryptocurrencies, verifiable computation, e-voting, to name a few). Zk-SNARKs have been become excessively popular during the last few years due to the application in privacy-preserving cryptocurrencies, leading the MIT technology review to name them one of the “10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018” (https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2018/).

Candidate Profile: a completed MSc degree in cryptography, or related areas (in particular, theoretical computer science, including algorithms and/or complexity theory, and mathematics). We will also consider applicants who are in the final phase of their Master studies. We expect an excellent academic track record, including top grades. The student is expected to be at home both in theory and in practice. Simula UiB is an equal opportunity employer, and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Simula UiB Offers: Modern office facilities located in downtown Bergen ("the gateway to the fjords"). A competitive salary starting from NOK 479.600 (approx 48000 euros). Special emphasis on wellness and work-life balance. Numerous additional benefits.

About Simula UiB: Simula UiB AS is a research center owned by Simula Research Laboratory AS and the University of Bergen (UiB). The goal of Simula UiB is to increase the security expertise in Norway through research and education in cryptography and information theory. The student will officially defend at UiB.

Application deadline: December 21st 2019.

More information and applying: https://www.simula.no/about/job/call-phd-students-cryptography

Contact: Helger Lipmaa (firstname.lastname@gmail.com)
Last updated: 2019-11-21 posted on 2019-11-11

Lecturer Computer Science
University of Washington Tacoma
The School of Engineering & Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for a full-time Lecturer for the Computer Science program. This position is a non-tenure track, 9-month renewable position with an initial appointment term up to three years beginning September 2020. Reappointments after the initial term are from 3-5 years. Lecturers in the department have voting rights and serve on department committees. Teaching responsibilities for lecturers include courses throughout the computer science curriculum, based on preference and expertise, with a typical teaching load of two courses per quarter. Priority areas are: computer architecture, distributed/operating systems, and computer ethics, although qualified applicants in any area of computer science are encouraged to apply. To read more about the position and to apply, please visit: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=54330 . This position will remain open until filled, however applications received before December 15, 2019 will receive priority review.
Contact: Dr. Josh Tenenberg, at jtenenbg@uw.edu.
Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-11

Crypto Team Lead / Manager
Duality Technologies, Metro NYC / Newark NJ

Duality Technologies is an established funded start-up developing encrypted computing technologies built on lattice-based homomorphic encryption. Our co-founders are experienced technology professionals including MIT professors, a Turing award winner, an experienced entrepreneur, members of the DARPA community and former technical leadership at RSA.

Duality Technologies is hiring a crypto team leader/manager who is interested in developing and commercializing advanced encrypted computing technologies.  5+ years experience leading the development and deployment of encryption technologies is critical.

The ideal candidate will be able to lead/manage software engineering activities and help grow the team. Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice crypto, secure multi-party computation and related techniques is useful, but not critical.

The candidate is expected to work primarily from our office in metro-NYC / Newark NJ. Occasional travel to other offices in Boston MA or Tel Aviv Israel is expected.

Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Duality Technologies is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled/LGBT

Requirements:

  • 5+ experience developing/deploying encryption technologies
  • Experience running software projects.
  • An ability and willingness to manage, mentor and grow a team.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, secure multiparty computation or other encrypted computing technologies.
  • Experience implementing lattice cryptography in software or hardware.
  • Familiarity with C, Java, Python or hardware acceleration.

For more information or to apply, please send an inquiry email to jobs@duality.cloud.

Contact: Kurt Rohloff, krohloff@duality.cloud
Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-10

Tenure-track Faculty Positions
IMDEA Software Institute

The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for multiple 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; and Systems, including Distributed Systems, Embedded Systems, etc. However, we are open to other areas within the general research focus of the Institute. Tenured-level applications will also be considered.

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

All positions require a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related area, earned by the expected start date. Candidates for tenure-track positions will have shown exceptional promise in research and will have displayed an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Candidates for tenured positions must possess an outstanding research record, have recognized international stature, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Experience in graduate student supervision is also valued at this level.

Working at the IMDEA Software Institute

The institute is located in the vibrant area of Madrid, Spain. It offers an ideal working environment, combining the best aspects of a research center and a university department. The institute offers institutional funding and also encourages its members to participate in national and international research projects. The working language at the institute is English.

Salaries at the Institute are internationally competitive and established on an individual basis. They include social security provisions in accordance with existing national Spanish legislation, and in particular access to an excellent public health care system.

Contact: hiring@software.imdea.org
Last updated: 2019-11-13 posted on 2019-11-10

Post-Doc - Privacy in embedding-based neural networks by means of homomorphic encryption
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, LIST, Paris-Saclay, France
AI presently emerges as the killer application of homomorphic encryption or FHE. Indeed, this kind of cryptography, which allows to perform general calculations directly over encrypted data, has the potential of bringing privacy-by-construction for either or both user or model data, depending on the application scenario. In the longer term, FHE may also help protect training data, unleashing new usages in training data sharing and collaborative AI model building. In this context, the present postdoctoral offer aims at investigating the practical relevance of homomorphic encryption in the case of a specific kind of neural networks, the so-called embedding-based networks, which, for intrinsic reasons, both are favorable to good homomorphic execution performances and enjoy a wide spectrum of applications. Thus, this postdoctorate will study the theoretical and practical aspects cropping up in several FHE integration scenarios with this kind of neural nets and will also lead to prototyping work on a best-in-class open-source speech recognition system which ifself uses an embedding-based network.
Contact: Renaud Sirdey, Cédric Gouy-Pailler (name.surname@cea.fr)
Last updated: 2019-11-08 posted on 2019-11-08

Intern
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
Applications are invited for a research intern position at the IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Ignacio Cascudo in a project in the area of cryptography, where the topic will be related to mathematical aspects of privacy-preserving protocols such as secure multiparty computation protocols, secret sharing or zero knowledge proofs.

Who should apply?: Applicants should be MSc students in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. The applicants should in particular have strong background in mathematics and some background and interest in cryptography. Good teamwork and communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English are also required.

Working at IMDEA Software: The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English.

Dates: The internship duration is intended to be for 4-6 months (with some flexibility). The ideal starting period is around March 2020.

How to apply? Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2019-11-intern-mpc. Deadline for applications is December 20th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.

For enquiries about the position, please contact Ignacio directly (ignacio dot cascudo at imdea dot org).
Contact: Ignacio Cascudo
Last updated: 2019-11-08 posted on 2019-11-08

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Blockchain
Monash University, Faculty of Information Technology, Melbourne, Australia
The Faculty of IT at Monash University strives to undertake high quality, high impact research. The applicant will be expected to have a very strong research background in blockchain.

Lecturer (Level B) in Australia is equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US system. Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Australia is in-between Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the US System. All positions are continuing (tenured).

Interested candidates please contact the Lead of Monash Cybersecurity Subgroup and Director of the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, Associate Professor Joseph Liu for more information.

Direct appointment for excellent candidate is possible at any time.

We particular welcome female candidates to apply.

Monash University is located at Melbourne, Australia. It is a university of transformation, progress and optimism. Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world and our professional staff revolutionising the way we operated as an organisation. It is currently ranked 58 from the QS World University Ranking and 75 from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

To learn more about the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, please visit our website at:

    monash.edu/blockchain
Contact: Joseph Liu ( email: joseph.liu (at) monash.edu )
Last updated: 2019-11-08 posted on 2019-11-07

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Northern Arizona University, School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS); Flagstaff

Job Description

SICCS is seeking an open rank Assist/Assoc/Professor at the interface between Cybersecurity Engineering and security-related Electrical Engineering. Exceptional candidates from all relevant areas will be considered, but specific topics of research interest include micro/nanoelectronics, hardware security and cryptographic systems. The position will begin the start of the Fall semester 2020.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Min. qualifications for the rank of tenure track Assist. Professor include an earned doctoral (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or closely related area by Aug 18, 2020

  • Min. qualifications for the rank of Assoc. Professor include all of the above, and Assoc. Prof. rank, or experience as Assist. Prof. meriting promotion to the rank of Assoc. Professor, and at least 6 years of research and teaching experience in a university setting

  • Min. qualifications for the rank of Professor include all of the above, and Professor rank, or experience as Assoc. Prof. meriting promotion to the rank of Professor, and at least 12 years of research and teaching experience in a university setting

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of micro/nano electronics, hardware security and cryptographic systems

  • Strong record of scholarly productivity and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by scholarly publications appropriate to the rank sought

  • Established record of an independently-funded research program and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by participation and leadership in securing extramural funding appropriate to the rank sought

  • Demonstrated interest in engaging with and leading collaborative multi- and inter-disciplinary teams; university-level teaching and mentorship experience, particularly at the graduate level and including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, appropriate to the rank sought

  • Excellent communication skills and experience effectively working with people from a variety of culturally d
  • Contact: Marco A. Gerosa
    Last updated: 2019-11-06 posted on 2019-11-06

    Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography
    University of Luxembourg (SnT and CS)
    A large (300+) research center (SnT) and Computer Science Department of the University of Luxembourg invite applications from Ph.D. holders interested in applied cryptography. Cryptolux is a team of researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov.
    The successful candidate will contribute to a research project on the future directions in cryptography and IT security and is expected to work on one of the following topics:
    • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
    • Cryptocurrencies, ZK proofs, blockchain
    • Privacy enhancing technologies
    • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
    • White-box cryptography
    University offers highly competitive salaries. We are looking for outstanding applicants with strong mathematical and algorithmic skills and at least one publication in top-ranked IT security conferences.
    Application deadline: 31-Dec-2019
    Start day: 1-Feb-2020, earlier or later upon agreement.
    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2019-11-06 posted on 2019-11-05

    Assistant Professor
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
    NC State ECE Department has a tenure-track faculty position opening on computer architecture security. We recommend to apply early. More information can be found in the job posting link.
    Contact: Aydin Aysu
    Last updated: 2019-11-06 posted on 2019-11-04

    Assistant professor (2) and full professor
    Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    The Digital Security Group at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands is currently seeking applications for 3 open positions; specifically:
    - a Full-Professor position in Computer Security, https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1065384&pad=%2fenglish&doel=embed&taal=uk
    - an Assistant-Professor position in Cryptographic Engineering https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1066665&pad=%2fenglish&doel=embed&taal=uk
    - An Assistant-Professor position in Privacy Enhancing Technologies https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1066608&pad=%2fenglish&doel=embed&taal=uk

    The Digital Security Group has currently about 50 researchers; the main focus areas of research at the moment are applied cryptography (Lejla Batina, Joan Daemen, Bart Mennink, Simona Samardjiska, Peter Schwabe), systems security and vulnerability analysis (Erik Poll, Marko van Eekelen, and Veelasha Moonsamy), privacy and data protection (Bart Jacobs, Eric Verheul, Jaap-Henk Hoepman and Eelco Herder), and ICT and law (Mireille Hildebrandt and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius). The group is strongly connected with the Radboud Interdisciplinary Hub for Privacy, Security, and Data Governance (iHub); see https://www.ru.nl/ihub/

    With the authorship of both AES and SHA-3 and many candidates in the 2nd round of ongoing NIST competitions (8 in post-quantum and 6 in lightweight), our group is one of the world leaders in cryptographic design. We focus on research with relevance to the real world and are leading in that area also in side-channel and fault analysis, software security and privacy.'

    The application deadline for the Full-Professor position is November 15; the application deadline for both Assistant-Professor positions is December 1.
    Contact: Lejla Batina, lejla@cs.ru.nl
    Last updated: 2019-11-04 posted on 2019-11-04

    Lecturer in Cyber Security
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    The School of Computer Science at the University of Auckland is currently looking for an early career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned school as a Lecturer in Cyber Security. Our school values diversity, passion about teaching, and research. We are seeking top candidates from subfields of Cyber Security, with a preference for candidates with strengths in any of the following areas: system security, cryptography, blockchain, IoT security, adversarial machine learning, and AI/ML applied to cyber security. Research collaborations with industry or industrial experience would be a significant advantage. To be successful, you should have a PhD, have demonstrated excellence in research and a commitment to high-quality research-informed teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students. Ideally, you should have a research program that complements and builds on existing areas of strength within the school.
    Contact: Giovanni Russello (Head of School of Computer Science)
    Last updated: 2019-11-04 posted on 2019-11-03

    Ph.D student in Quantum Cryptography
    Technical University Berlin
    Applications are open for a PhD position at the Technical University Berlin, starting from January 2020 or shortly after. The position will be available as part of a new 'Quantum Cryptography & Communication' group, funded by the DFG Emmy Noether program for Junior Independent Group Leaders, led by Dr. Anna Pappa.

    Working Field:
    - Research in quantum computing and cryptography
    - Design of novel cryptographic and delegated quantum computation protocols
    - Implementation of protocols on simulation platforms or remote quantum processors
    - Collaboration with experimental groups

    Requirements:
    - Successfully completed university studies (master, diploma or equivalent) in the field of computer science or physics
    - Good knowledge of cryptography, algorithms and complexity
    - Desired knowledge of quantum mechanics, quantum cryptography, graph theory, information theory, error correction
    - Experience in Python
    - Knowledge of LaTeX
    - Willingness to travel abroad for workshops and conferences
    - Fluent English, spoken and written, knowledge of the German language is desired
    - Teamwork

    The PhD candidate will be part of the Institute for Software and Theoretical Computer Science, and closely affiliated to the Chair of Security in Telecommunications, where relevant research is conducted on hardware security, quantum computation and quantum machine learning. Berlin is a very vibrant city, culturally and scientifically, and the PhD candidate will profit from the group's involvement in several projects and collaborations, both national and international.
    Contact: Anna Pappa (annapappa@gmail.com)
    Last updated: 2019-10-31 posted on 2019-10-30

    PhD student/Post Doc in Cryptography and Complexity Theory
    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Cryptoplexity
    The Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt invites applications for the position of Research Assistant in Cryptography and Complexity Theory on doctoral and postdoctoral degrees, in the group of Professor Marc Fischlin. The position is funded through CROSSING DFG project. More information about the projects and our research is available under www.cryptoplexity.de. The starting date is 01.01.2020. The initial funding for the position is for three years, but the contract should be renewable, based upon availability of funding.
    Job Description:
    Candidates are expected to perform scientific research in the areas of the projects, and to contribute to the teaching, research, and administrative tasks of the group. The research focus associated to the position is primarily in (but not limited to) the area of Strongly Secure Connection Establishment. The project considers the question how to build and use quantum-resistant key exchange protocols, both based on quantum-resistant primitives but also involving quantum technology. Known functional features will be transferred from classical scenarios such as low-latency connections to this quantum-resistant setting. Concerning connections in general, the project will also devise secure bilateral channel protocols based on streaming architectures.
    Your Profile:
    • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a similar discipline, • Extensive knowledge in the areas of cryptography and IT security, for postdoctoral candidates proven in the form of publications in these areas, • fluent English language skills, • experience in IT system administration is welcome.
    How to Apply
    • a curriculum vitae, including references, • copies of relevant diplomas and certificates, • copies of 3 selected publications (for postdoctoral candidates) or, alternatively, a research statement. The application data should be bundled into a single PDF file and sent to: Prof. Dr. Marc Fischlin, E-Mail: jobs@cryptoplexity.de (Technische Universität Darmstadt | FB Informatik | Kryptographie und Komplexitätstheorie | Mornewegstr. 32 | 64293
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Marc Fischlin
    Last updated: 2019-10-31 posted on 2019-10-30

    Assistant Professor
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is inviting applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the broad area of Cybersecurity, with expertise in subdomains including hardware/software security, side-channel analysis and microarchitectural security, design and design automation of secure systems, CAD for security, security in machine learning systems, adversarial learning, verification and test of secure systems, and security in the cloud, embedded, cyberphysical systems and IoT devices.
    Contact: Berk Sunar
    Last updated: 2019-10-28 posted on 2019-10-28

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    The School of Cyber Science and Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000 and is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. In order to dock the international academic frontiers and national development strategies, the key research areas of school's planning include: 1) Theory of Cryptography and Algorithms, 2) Quantum Computing and Post-quantum Cryptography, 3) Software and System Security, 4) Hardware and Embedded System Security, 5) Security Architecture, 6) Information Content Security, 7) Artificial Intelligence Security, 8) Cloud Security and Big Data Privacy Protection, 9) Industrial Internet, Wireless Network and Internet of Things Security, 10) Blockchain and Financial Security. The school is in great demand of a number of world renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics closely related to cyberspace security; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the above-mentioned 10 strategic research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages. The school will assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs such as “1000 Youth Talents Program”, Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”, etc. We will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.
    Contact: Chaoping Xing
    Last updated: 2019-10-28 posted on 2019-10-26

    Head of Research
    Web3 Foundation

    The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for a privacy preserving and decentralised web. We work on a range of cryptographic and consensus protocols that have emerged as crucial building blocks of decentralized systems in general, and the Web3 ecosystem in particular. We are the opposite of a big data company. We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure.

    Responsibilities

    • Set the research agenda in alignment with development collaborators
    • Ensure alignment and productivity of the research team members
    • Keep an overview of research topics and participate in research when needed
    • Initiate and manage research collaborations
    • Manage composition of the research team including identifying hiring needs
    • Coordinate efforts to deliver high quality research papers along with good internal documentation
    • Represent the Web3 Foundation at conferences and share technical information with the community

    Requirements

    • Postdoc or professor level experience in Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent background
    • Experience contributing to research communities that require mathematical rigor, preferably including proofs of security and correctness
    • Experience designing cryptographic protocols or distributed algorithms
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    A plus

    • Demonstrated innovation in cryptography or distributed algorithms
    • Experience with blockchain technology
    • Experience mentoring, creating technical documentation or blog posts
    • Experience and proficiency in programming, especially in Rust or related languages, e.g. C, C++, OCaml, Haskell, or JavaScript
    • Demonstrated ability to set and execute a research agenda
    • Experience developing research collaborations and managing contractors

    To apply to this position, please click on the link provided and submit

    Contact: François-Ferdinand Bozso Recruitment join@web3.foundation
    Last updated: 2019-10-24 posted on 2019-10-24

    Research Scientist in Economics
    Web3 Foundation

    The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for a privacy preserving and decentralized web.  We work on a range of cryptographic and consensus protocols that have emerged as crucial building blocks of decentralized systems in general, and the Web3 ecosystem in particular.  We are the opposite of a big data company.We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure. 

    Requirements

    You should have a PhD in an area closely related to mathematical economics or macroeconomics, or equivalent background. In addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills, the candidate should have experience in the following areas:

    • Mathematical modeling of complex systems.
    • Experience in rigorous economic analysis, i.e. computer simulations, ideally of markets or customer behaviors. 
    • Collaborations in research teams that require mathematical rigor.

    Plus to have:

    • Background in quantitative analysis and derivatives modeling.
    • Background in game theory. 

    Role

    • Build simulations of a complex decentralized system, and use real-life data to model its interaction with markets and users. 
    • Design macroeconomic indicators for the system, and create automated regulatory mechanisms.
    • Provide continued economic advice.
    • Maintain clear technical documentation, and execute a research agenda. 
    • Collaborate and produce publications within a multi-disciplinary research team.

    To apply to this position, please click on the link provided and submit your CV and a cover letter.

    Contact: François-Ferdinand Bozso Recruitment join@web3.foundation
    Last updated: 2019-10-24 posted on 2019-10-24

    Research Scientist
    Web3 Foundation

    The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for a privacy preserving and decentralized web.  We work on a range of cryptographic and consensus protocols that have emerged as crucial building blocks of decentralized systems in general, and the Web3 ecosystem in particular.  We are the opposite of a big data company. We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure. 

    Responsibilities

    • Deliver formal proofs of security guarantees and correctness  
    • Conduct innovative research into new distributed algorithms and cryptographic protocols 
    • Remain pragmatic through evaluation of alternatives and optimisations
    • Work with and consult development teams to support the implementation of research results
    • Deliver quality research papers along with good internal documentation 
    • Represent the Web3 Foundation at conferences and share technical information with the community

    Requirements

    • PhD or Masters degree in Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent background
    • Experience contributing to research communities that require mathematical rigor, preferably including proofs of security and correctness
    • Experience designing cryptographic protocols or distributed algorithms
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    A Plus

    • Demonstrated innovation in cryptography or distributed algorithms
    • Experience with blockchain technology 
    • Experience mentoring or creating technical documentation or blog posts 
    • Experience and proficiency in programming, especially in Rust or related languages, e.g., C, C++, OCaml, Haskell, or JavaScript
    • Demonstrated ability to set and execute a research agenda 
    • Experience developing research collaborations and managing contractors

    To apply to this position, please click on the link provided and submit y

    Contact: François-Ferdinand Bozso Recruitment join@web3.foundation
    Last updated: 2019-10-24 posted on 2019-10-24

    Two PhD positions on system security and formal verification of low-level systems
    CISPA − Helmholtz Center for Information Security

    Project Description: Modern computing devices involve a wealth of features like hardware caches and speculative execution that, while invisible to system-software executing on the platform, can affect their behavior in many aspects. Designing a system-software that can securely interact with the underlying hardware and fully exploit its capabilities is a challenging task within the computer security. This is the goal we set ourselves in this project. Our approach is to combine system-level solutions with rigorous analysis techniques to identify vulnerabilities and develop countermeasures and prototypes with provable security guarantees.

    What we offer:

  • An internationally competitive contract, according to the remuneration group, 13 TV-L 100%.
  • A collaborative environment with the provision of required devices.
  • A family-friendly working environment for parents with kids.
  • Working at a reputable institute.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must hold or be about to receive a master's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent, exceptions can be made for outstanding Bachelor students). A strong background in computer science in general, and some previous exposure to formal methods and system software security is essential for these positions.
    Contact:
  • Hamed Nemati : hamed.nemati@cispa.saarland
  • Hamid Reza Ghaeini : hamid.ghaeini@cispa.saarland

  • Last updated: 2019-11-07 posted on 2019-10-24

    Senior C++ Engineer
    Duality Technologies, Metro NYC

    Duality Technologies is an established funded developing encrypted computing technologies built on lattice-based homomorphic encryption.  Our co-founders are experienced technology professionals including MIT professors, a Turing award winner, an experienced entrepreneur, members of the DARPA community and former technical leadership at RSA.  

    Duality Technologies is hiring a senior C++ engineer who has interest in developing advanced encrypted computing technologies.  10+ years professional C++ experience is critical.  The ideal candidate will be able to lead software engineering activities and aid the technical mentorship.

    Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice crypto, secure multi-party computation and related techniques is useful, but not critical.  The candidate is expected to work primarily from our office in Newark NJ.  Occasional travel to other offices in Boston MA or Tel Aviv Israel is expected.

    Pay will be commensurate with experience. 

    Duality Technologies is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled/LGBT

    Requirements:

    • 10+ years professional C++ software engineering experience.
    • Experience with modern encrypted computing technologies.
    • An ability and willingness to work on a team.

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, secure multiparty computation or other encrypted computing technologies.
    • Experience implementing lattice cryptography in software or hardware.
    • Familiarity with C, Java, Python or hardware acceleration.

    For more information or to apply, please send an inquiry email to jobs@duality.cloud.

    https://www.duality.cloud

    Contact: Kurt Rohloff (CTO), krohloff@duality.cloud
    Last updated: 2019-10-23 posted on 2019-10-23

    Scientist / Post-doc
    Duality Technologies

    Duality Technologies is a technology startup commercializing encrypted computing technologies, such as homomorphic encryption.  Duality Technologies is a technology startup commercializing encrypted computing technologies, such as homomorphic encryption.  

    Duality is hiring a scientist / post-doc to aid in developing and applying encrypted computing technologies.  Implementation or prototyping experience is important.  The ideal candidate is a team player who is looking to grow with the company.

    Typical responsibilities include designing and implementing efficient solutions to our customers’ emerging encrypted computing needs and working with our team’s software engineers as they implement these solutions.  We are interested in candidates who have experience with homomorphic encryption implementations and related techniques.  Experience software engineering, such as implementing C/C++, Java or Python is beneficial but not critical.

    We are interested in candidates at all levels from a fresh PhD graduate to experienced researchers / scientists / engineers.  The candidate is expected to work from our office in metro New York City.  Occasional travel to other offices in Boston MA or Tel Aviv Israel is expected.  Pay will be commensurate with experience.  Duality Technologies is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled/LGBT

    Requirements:

    • A PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a related field.
    • Experience with modern encrypted computing technologies.
    • An ability and willingness to work on a team.

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography or other encrypted computing technologies
    • Experience implementing lattice cryptography in software or hardware
    • Familiarity with C/C++, Java, Python
    • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

    For more information or to apply, please send an inquiry email to jobs@duality.cloud.https://www.duality.cloud

    Contact: Kurt Rohloff (CTO), krohloff@duality.cloud
    Last updated: 2019-10-23 posted on 2019-10-23

    Assistant Professor
    University of Vermont, Department of Computer Science; Burlington VT, USA

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in cybersecurity, data privacy, programming languages and/or systems. Duties will start in the fall semester of 2020.

    For a complete job listing and application submission see https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/38080. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Asim Zia (azia@uvm.edu). The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Contact: Dr. Asim Zia (azia@uvm.edu)
    Last updated: 2019-10-23 posted on 2019-10-23

    Lecturer of Information and Cyber Security (70% - 100%)
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Information Technology, Rotkreuz
    Duties and responsibilities:
    • To professionally and effectively contribute to the education of students at Bachelor’s level as well as technical and professional specialists in the field of IT Security
    • To supervise students’ projects as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s theses
    • To set up, manage and lead your own research project
    • To contribute actively to the ongoing development of the University and its programmes

    Profile:
    • You are in possession of a Master’s degree as well as relevant experience and expertise in IT & IT Security; an academic title is desirable.
    • You have proven, in-depth knowledge and expertise in at least two of the following subject areas: Identity & Access Management; Crypto Mechanisms and Protocols; Secure Programming; OS Security; Forensics and Forensic Readiness; IoT and IoT Security; Networks, including Network Security and Architecture; Cloud Security; Cyber Physical Systems; Critical Infrastructures; Data Protection; Application of Security Measures in accordance with COBOT / ISO 2700X / GSHB; Governance and Compliance; Web Technology and Security ; Mobile Security; Adversarial Behaviour; Security Modeling; Simulation and Gaming.
    • You are able to explain and teach these subjects to your audience in a clear and easy to understand manner.
    • You have a wide network within the IT Security Community.
    • You are able to professionally and effectively develop research and/or business projects.
    • You are open, friendly and ready to participate in interdisciplinary teamwork.

    Offer:
    • Teamwork with other experts in an innovative and growing IT Faculty
    • Further development and positioning in research at national and international level as well as close cooperation with industry in the field
    • A position as lecturer with the possibility to attain a professorship and title
    • Up to date and current employment and working conditions
    • Attractive and modern workplace at our new campus in Rotkreuz, located very near the train station

    Please send your full CV incl. the list of publications and a motivational letter to bernhard.haemmerli@hslu.ch.

    Contact: Professor Dr Martin Zimmermann, Vice Dean, Phone +41 41 757 68 40, martin.zimmermann@hslu.ch, or Professor Dr Bernhard M Hämmerli, Head of Programme for BSc Information and Cyber Security, Phone +41 41 757 68 43, bernhard.haemmerli@hslu.ch
    Last updated: 2019-10-23 posted on 2019-10-23

    Research Fellow in Cyber Security (Critical Infrastructure)
    The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    UQ ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent ranking, including the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (43), the US News Best Global Universities Rankings (52), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (60).

    The primary purpose of this position will be to undertake research in cyber security, engage in postgraduate and honours theses supervision, and support contract work and grant application development, industry research collaborations and other activities associated with ITEE and its Cyber Security Research Group. The research fellow will gain access to state-of-the-art industrial control systems equipment through the UQ Energy TestLab, and specific domain expertise through collaboration with healthcare and energy research groups at ITEE.

    Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of cyber security, computer science, software or electrical engineering, mechatronics, information technology, mathematics or applied cryptography. You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of cyber security, technical knowledge of critical infrastructures, industrial control systems, healthcare systems or applications of machine learning into cyber security research. In addition you will have a strong track record of publications, demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

    This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years at Academic Research Level B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $95,771 - $113,728 per annum plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,061.

    Contact: Prof Ryan Ko (ryan.ko AT uq.edu.au), Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security
    Last updated: 2019-10-23 posted on 2019-10-22

    Multiple PhD and Postdoc Positions in different areas of Cryptography
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KU Leuven, COSIC, Belgium
    The Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) group belongs to the Electrical Engineering Department at the KU Leuven. The COSIC team has about 90 researchers including 7 professors, 20postdoctoral researchers, 50 PhD students, 5 visitors and 5 support staff.

    The COSIC research group provides a broad expertise in digital security and strives for innovative security solutions. Our research is applied in a broad range of application domains, such as electronic payments, identity cards, e-voting, protection of e-documents, intelligent home appliances, telematics for the automobile industry and trusted systems. Our research focus lays in the design, evaluation and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, the development of security architectures for information and communication systems, the development of security mechanisms for embedded systems and the design and analysis of privacy preserving systems. The group has as goal to cover the whole range from mathematical theory towards industrial applications.

    COSIC is looking for motivated researchers who fit into the following profiles

  • Postdoc Position: Cryptography secured against physical attacks
  • PhD Position: Mobile web privacy and security
  • PhD/postdoc position on access control and data protection in health care applications (EU H2020 – ProTego)
  • Postdoctoral researcher in post-quantum cryptography
  • PhD/postdoc position in Applied Multi-Party Computation
  • PhD/postdoc positions in secure computation (FWO Odysseus, DARPA RACE, IARPA Hector)
  • PhD position in secure hardware roots of trust
  • PhD/postdoc position in Protocol Design and Analysis

    Please check https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/ for all details on the different positions. You also find a profile and skills requirements here.

  • Contact: jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2019-10-22 posted on 2019-10-22

    Senior Cryptographer in Symmetric Key
    CYBERCRYPT: Copenhagen, Zurich or Munich

    We are an international start-up company founded in 2016 with branches in Copenhagen, Zurich and Munich. We are looking to strengthen our team of in-house cryptographic experts in either of our locations.

    The right person will work on internal and external high-end projects in the area of cryptography. This will involve cutting-edge cryptographic design, cryptanalysis, software development, contributions to product development, customer trainings, security evaluations, etc.

    PhD degree in symmetric-key cryptology (block ciphers, stream ciphers, MACs or hash functions) or a closely related area is a requirement as well as proficiency in the efficient software implementations of cryptographic algorithms for such platforms as modern Intel or ARM CPUs. Postdoctoral research experience in symmetric-key cryptology as well as teaching experience is a plus.

    We expect that our new Senior Cryptographer can generate value for the company and for our customers. An important part of your job is to take technical responsibility for projects and to be a great team player who is fun to work with. You take the initiative, provide high quality and always deliver on time.

    We offer a permanent contract, a dynamic international working environment, a conference travel package, opportunities to conduct cryptologic research as well as an attractive compensation.

    Applications will be reviewed on the ongoing basis until mid December 2019.

    Please send your full CV incl. the list of publications and a motivational letter to jobs@cyber-crypt.com. You can also use this email address if you have any questions about the position.

    Contact: Dr. Andrey Bogdanov
    Last updated: 2019-10-23 posted on 2019-10-21

    RTG Postdoctoral fellow in Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory
    Clemson University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; Clemson, SC, USA
    The Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory group has an RTG postdoctoral position in any one of the focus areas of the group: coding theory, cryptography or number theory. The position is renewable for a year, and it also includes some summer support. It comes with a research allowance and carries a two course per year teaching load. Along with teaching duties, the RTG postdoc will also be expected to participate in some of the other activities associated with the grant.
    Contact: Shuhong Gao and Felice Manganiello
    Last updated: 2019-10-20 posted on 2019-10-19

    Tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor - Cybersecurity
    Clemson University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; Clemson, SC, USA
    The position is targeted toward individuals with research applications in cybersecurity with a focus on coding theory, cryptography and computational number theory.
    Contact: Shuhong Gao and Felice Manganiello
    Last updated: 2019-10-20 posted on 2019-10-19

    Cryptographer (Full-time and Intern)
    Calibra Research (Blockchain)

    Calibra is building a hub of financial services, products and solutions that connect everyone, everywhere, creating greater opportunity for all. Its technical foundation is the open-sourced Libra blockchain network. Libra’s mission is to create a simple, borderless global currency and financial ecosystem that empowers billions of people. Calibra Research is the research arm of Calibra, and is of great importance due to the cutting-edge nature of the technical challenges and Calibra’s openness to scrutiny.

    The cryptography team at Calibra Research is seeking research scientists/engineers and PhD interns (summer 2020) with expertise in all aspects of cryptography including but not limited to public-key cryptography, secure multiparty computation, zero-knowledge proofs, authenticated data structures, and privacy-enhancing technologies. The ideal candidates will have a keen interest in producing new science to advance this interdisciplinary fields, as well as supporting the productization of their results.
    Contact: Paymanm@fb.com
    Last updated: 2019-10-18 posted on 2019-10-18

    Ph.D. studentship - Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography
    University of York, Department of Computer Science, York, UK
    Applications are open for a PhD studentship looking at Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography.

    Research supervision

    If successful, you will conduct your research under the supervision of the Director of the York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security and the Chair of Cyber Security Professor Delaram Kahrobaei: https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/people/?search=kahrobaei& http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

    Award funding

    If successful, you will be supported for three years. Funding includes: ● £15,009 (2019/20 rate) per year stipend ● Home/EU tuition fees ● RTSG (training/consumables/travel) provision

    Funding requirements

    To be considered for this funding you must: ● meet the entrance requirements for a PhD in Computer Science ● be eligible to pay home/EU fees

    We will look favourably on applicants that can demonstrate knowledge of cryptography, algebra, quantum computation, artificial intelligence, computational complexity, and who have strong programming and mathematical skills.

    Apply for this studentship

    1. Apply to study ● You must apply online for a full-time PhD in Computer Science. ● You must quote the project title Post-quantum Algebraic Cryptography in your application. ● There is no need to write a full formal research proposal (2,000-3,000 words) in your application to study as this studentship is for a specific project.

    2. Provide a personal statement. As part of your application please provide a personal statement of 500-1,000 words with your initial thoughts on the research topic.

    Deadlines

    Applications are accepted all year round. The start date for the studentship will October 2020.

    Contact:

    Project enquiries

    Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security (delaram.kahrobaei@york.ac.uk): the Director of the York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security

    Application enquiries

    cs-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2019-10-20 posted on 2019-10-18


    Faculty positions in all areas related to cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    Applications are invited for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in all areas related to cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography:

    The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike. As the latest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organization in Germany, CISPA has embarked on a mission: to rethink the digitalized world of the future from the ground up and make it safer through innovative cutting-edge research. In the medium term, the center will grow to more than 800 employees with not less than 60 Faculty and research group leaders. Faculty receive extremely competitive institutional funding, enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of young researchers, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

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

    CISPA offers two main types of faculty positions.

    Tenure track: these positions are intended for candidates with excellent research credentials and the potential to pursue a program of innovative research. The positions are comparable to tenure-track positions at a leading university, and come with two full time research staff positions and generous support for other expenses.

    Tenured: these positions are intended for established leading researchers with an outstanding scientific track record, and can be compared to an endowed chair at a leading university.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by November 15, 2019 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until December 10, 2019. Qualified candidates should apply using the secure application form (https://faculty.jobs.cispa.saarland).

    Contact: scientific-recruiting@cispa.saarland
    Last updated: 2019-10-17 posted on 2019-10-16

    Ph.D. - Cryptographic Primitives for Secure Decentralized Protocols
    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Cryptographic Primitives for Secure Decentralized Protocols.

    Job Description
    The Candidate is expected to perform scientific research in the area of cryptography and to contribute to the teaching, research, and administrative tasks of the group. The research focus associated to the position is primarily in (but not limited to) the area of Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design for Decentralized Protocols, such as IoT protocols. Specifically, the design of provably-secure Authenticated Encryption schemes (AEAD) that are lightweight and resist side channel attacks, and the security analysis of IoT protocols. This includes theoretical and foundational aspects of symmetric-key cryptographic primitives. 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 a duration of three years with the possibility of extending it further. 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 mathematical background and good problem-solving skills.
    • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, and good communication skills.
    • Motivated to conduct research work and able 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.

    Contact: Jean Paul Degabriele
    Last updated: 2019-10-17 posted on 2019-10-16

    Tenure-Track Faculty Position
    Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy
    The Max Planck Institutes for Security and Privacy (Bochum), Informatics (Saarbruecken) and Software Systems (Saarbruecken, Kaiserslautern) invite applications for tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science. Pending final approval, we expect to fill several positions.

    A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research record are required. Successful candidates are expected to build a team and pursue a highly visible research agenda, both independently and in collaboration with other groups.

    Germany's 80+ Max Planck Institutes have an established record of world-class, foundational research in the sciences, technology, and the humanities. The institutes offer a unique environment that combines the best aspects of a university department and a research laboratory: Faculty enjoy full academic freedom, lead a team of doctoral students and post-docs, and have the opportunity to teach university courses; at the same time, they enjoy ongoing institutional funding in addition to third-party funds, a technical infrastructure unrivaled for an academic institution, as well as internationally competitive compensation.

    We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required for a successful career at the institutes.

    Qualified candidates should apply on our application website (apply.cis.mpg.de). To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15th, 2019. The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is also committed to increasing the number of employees with severe disabilities in its workforce. Applications from persons with severe disabilities are expressly desired. The initial tenure-track appointment is for five years; it can be extended to seven years based on a midterm evaluation in the fourth year. A permanent contract can be awarded upon a successful tenure evaluation in the

    Contact: Christof Paar
    Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-16

    Post-doctoral fellow
    University of Waterloo
    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) position in one or more of these areas- cryptographic engineering/applied cryptography as it relates to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and digital payments. The successful candidate will join Professor Anwar Hasan’s research group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Applicants with a recent Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline, and publications at premium venues are encouraged to send pdf copies of their CVs and cover letters via email to Professor Anwar Hasan (ahasan at uwaterloo.ca). Application deadline: November 18, 2019 for full consideration. After this deadline, applications will be processed as they arrive.
    Contact: Anwar Hasan - ahasan@uwaterloo.ca
    Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-15

    Software Engineer in Cryptography
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
    The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a Software Engineer with a specialization in Cryptography.

    The successful candidate will collaborate closely with researchers to work on developing and experimenting novel cryptographic protocols with applications to blockchains and decentralized systems. The candidates should have keen interest in: learning about cutting-edge cryptographic results (e.g., zero-knowledge proofs, computation on encrypted data) and integrating them into real software; tackling the challenges of scalability related to implementing advanced cryptographic protocols.

    Requirements
    • A MS in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline
    • In-depth knowledge of cryptography (e.g., has taken a university course)
    • Strong skills in math (number theory, algebra) and algorithms
    • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Rust
    • Previous experience with implementation of cryptographic protocols
    • Familiarity with the UNIX command line and developer tools (e.g., git, svn)
    • Familiarity with reading cryptography research papers will be considered positively.

    The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English. For this position, there is some flexibility in having this position full-time or part-time. The starting date is flexible, ideally at the beginning of 2020.

    How to apply? The application requires a CV and possibly the names of 2-3 persons that can provide references about you and your work. Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2019-10-programmer-crypto. Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.
    Contact: For enquiries about the position, please contact Dario Fiore (dario dot fiore at imdea dot org).
    Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-14

    Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

    The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Cryptography.

    The successful candidate will work on the analysis and design of provably-secure cryptographic protocols. Topics of particular interest for this position include: zero-knowledge proofs (and zkSNARKs more specifically), blockchains and decentralized systems.

    Who should apply?

    Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have solid expertise in cryptography and an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues. Programming experience will be also highly valued.

    Working at IMDEA Software

    The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English.

    Dates

    The starting date is flexible, ideally at the beginning of 2020.

    How to apply?

    Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2019-10-postdoc-crypto. Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.

    Contact: For enquiries about the position, contact: Dario Fiore (dario dot fiore at imdea dot org)
    Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-14

    Computer Science - Lecturer
    NYU Abu Dhabi
    The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for a rising scholar to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

    You are invited to apply for a faculty position in Computer Science as a lecturer, non-tenure track, with the rank open, depending on experience. Candidates are expected to be inspirational teachers and mentors to undergraduate students, which is a hallmark of the University’s mission. The successful candidate will instruct introductory undergraduate courses. A demonstrable ability to think creatively about teaching and to work as an effective member of a teaching team are required. Opportunities for professional development are available.

    Faculty in the Computer Science Program, who have strong ties to NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and its faculty, have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include next-generation DNA sequencing, robotics, advanced microscopy and high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. Get further information about research and core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects.html

    This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

    We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

    Applications close December 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi and New York early Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2020-2021.

    To apply for this position, please submit your application here: http://apply.interfolio.com/68241
    Contact: nyuad.science@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-14

    Computer Science - Visiting Professor
    NYU Abu Dhabi
    The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for accomplished faculty to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

    You are invited to apply for a visiting professor position in Computer Science. Applicants with teaching experience in all areas of computer science are welcome to apply. However, specific teaching areas of interest include (1) introduction to computer science and programming in Python; (2) discrete mathematics; (3) data structures; and (4) algorithms. Candidates are expected to be excellent teachers of undergraduate courses. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester (four courses per academic year). The classes are relatively small and typically have at most 24 students.

    Faculty in the Computer Science Program, who have strong ties to NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and its faculty, have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include next-generation DNA sequencing, robotics, advanced microscopy and high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. Get further information about research and core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects.html

    This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

    We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

    Applications close December 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi early Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2020-2021.

    To apply for this position, please submit your application here: http://apply.interfolio.com/69248
    Contact: nyuad.science@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-14

    Computer Science Professor - Open Rank
    NYU Abu Dhabi
    The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi is searching for accomplished faculty to conduct important research and teach the next generation of global leaders.

    You are invited to apply for an open-rank faculty position in Computer Science. Available openings are at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor rank. As part of a major multi-year growth plan, the following broadly defined areas are of particular interest to us now: (1) artificial intelligence, with experience in machine learning research agendas applicable to natural language processing, robotics and/or imaging; (2) data science, with interest in interactive data analytics, big data systems and distributed systems, and database systems; (3) cyber-security, with experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world that focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods; and (4) bioinformatics and synthetic biology.

    Faculty in the Computer Science Program, who have strong ties to NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and its faculty, have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include next-generation DNA sequencing, robotics, advanced microscopy and high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a peak performance of 70 TFLOPS. Get further information about research and core facilities at NYU Abu Dhabi: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/centers-labs-and-projects.html

    This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

    We seek individuals who have, or have the potential to develop, a strong record of scholarship and have the ability to develop and lead high-quality research.

    Applications close December 1, 2019. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for campus visits in Abu Dhabi and New York early Spring 2020. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2020-2021.

    To apply for this position, please submit your application here: http://apply.interfolio.com/68239
    Contact: nyuad.science@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2019-10-16 posted on 2019-10-14

    Computer Science, Tenured/Tenure-track Professor
    NYU Shanghai; Shanghai, China


    NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for two tenured/tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Computer Science.

    The first position is in theoretical computer science, with a special focus on cryptography and algorithms.

    The second position is open to all subfields of computer science including but not limited to systems, networking, graphics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and visualization.

    Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.

    Applicants may apply via Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/68669.

    Contact: NYU Shanghai Faculty Recruitment (shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu).
    Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-14

    Tenure-Track Professorship
    IAIK, TU Graz, Austria
    With 30 years of research in information security, the IAIK is a well-established player in the field. More than 60 researchers work on topics like security architectures, side channels, cryptography, formal methods, identity management, and e-government.

    For a new tenure-track opening, we are broadly looking for candidates with an excellent track record in security, privacy, or cryptology.

    Salary is internationally competitive. Depending on the candidate there is flexibility for fast-tracking, dual-career hiring, etc. The formal text of the current opening incl. instructions to apply can be found here:
    https://www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/infbio/news/jobs-grants-calls/tenure-track-professor-in-information-security/
    Contact: christian.rechberger@iaik.tugraz.at or stefan.mangard@iaik.tugraz.at, for informal inquiries.
    Last updated: 2019-10-14 posted on 2019-10-11

    Full professor of Computer Security
    Radboud University, The Netherlands
    We ask The ideal candidate: • Is a leading expert in computer security, with a substantial track record of independent, original research, evidenced by, for example, publications at conferences and in journals that are leading in the field, invitations to speak at renowned conferences, and memberships of steering committees and editorial boards. • Has the ability to inspire and motivate others and is excited by the opportunity to set up a new research activity in the department • Has an engaging and open-minded attitude and is ready to contribute actively to a scientifically vibrant, productive and interactive workplace • Has experience in managing and leading research groups, including a proven record in successfully supervising PhD candidates • Has successfully acquired substantial research funding. • Has proven teaching qualities as a teacher and supervisor and wishes to help broaden and further develop our educational programme. Since we are looking for a broad spectrum of possible candidates, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the listed qualifications. We are aiming for a more diverse staff in the department. We strongly encourage qualified women to apply. We are You will be appointed in the Digital Security Group of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) of the Faculty of Science. The Digital Security Group is one of the leading groups in computer security in the Netherlands and Europe, with, for example, 4 ERC grants in the last decade and strong involvement in European projects. To further strengthen our group, we are looking for an outstanding researcher and teacher in the field of computer security. Possible focus areas include, but are not limited to, systems security, network security, hardware security, security analysis, applied cryptography, formal methods in security, and privacy-enhancing technologies. We offer • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week. • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 8.127 based on a 38-hour working week
    Contact: Peter Schwabe, peter@cryptojedi.org
    Last updated: 2019-10-09 posted on 2019-10-08

    Postdoc / Research Fellow on Cyber-Physical System Security
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with 10+ multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS).

    I am looking for postdocs & research fellows with expertise on cyber-physical system security. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, be a good team player, and also have good written/oral communication skills. The positions are available immediately, and will provide an excellent opportunity to perform both basic and translational research in close collaboration with industry. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration, and enjoy high-quality living and low tax rates in Singapore.

    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 (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2019-10-09 posted on 2019-10-07

    Scholarship for PhD Position on Cybersecurity
    Hamad Bin Khalifa University
    The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is offering a scholarship for a PhD position.

    Post description. The PhD student will work under the supervision of a member of the CSE faculty on topics related to applied cybersecurity. Areas include, but not limited to: applied cryptography, malware analysis, intrusion detection, privacy-preserving machine learning and security in quantum computing. The student will have the opportunity to work interdisciplinary environment and get involved in external collaborations with other academic institutions and industry partners.

    Duration. The scholarship is for 3 years, and can be extended for one extra year.

    Requirements. Candidates are expected to have completed a Master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent). English proficiency test and GRE are also required.

    Scholarship. HBKU PhD scholarships provide the following: 80% fees waiver, accommodation, monthly stipends (approx. 23,000 USD per annum)

    Deadline. 8 Nov. 2019, applications received after the closing date will be considered until the position is filled.

    Apply and further information. For further information and to apply, please send CV, transcripts, research statement and cover letter to: smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa

    About HBKU . Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is an emerging research University that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact. The information and Computing Technology (ICT) division within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) has 20 full-time faculty, 17 post-doctoral researchers and over 50 PhD students working mainly on areas related to cybersecurity and data science.

    Contact: Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari: smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa
    Last updated: 2019-10-06 posted on 2019-10-04

    Tenure(-Track) Position in the CWI Cryptology Group
    CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    We are looking for an excellent scientist with a successful track record showing research of high-quality, as evidenced by a body of publications in leading international conferences/journals, and of substantial relevance to cryptology.

    You find inspiration in collaborations within related areas of interest, specifically in mathematics, computer science and physics. In particular, you demonstrate a clear interest in cryptographic security in the presence of quantum computing. Most importantly, you will display the ability and capacity to develop an independent research program of funded research.

    This position is established as part of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC), a 10-year grant for fundamental research awarded in 2017 and funded through the Gravitation programme of NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). QSC is a project of University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The project is carried out in collaboration with QuTech (Delft) and with QuSoft (Amsterdam).

    Therefore, apart from the general requirements listed earlier, you are expected to contribute to the general aims of the QSC program (http://www.quantumsc.nl/ABOUT-QSC2/About-QSC/) for the duration of the grant, research-wise in so far as they pertain to cryptology.

    You will also find synergy with the QSC-research (and other research) ongoing within the Cryptology Group at CWI. There is substantial collaboration on QSC research between the Cryptology Group and the Mathematical Institute at Leiden University.

    The position is initially for three or five years depending on knowledge and experience. Consideration for a tenured position at the start may be given to exceptionally well-qualified individuals.

    The submission deadline is December 15, 2019.

    For full information and application instructions, please refer to https://www.cwi.nl/jobs/vacancies/tenure-track-position-in-the-cryptology-group

    Contact: Prof. dr. Ronald Cramer (CWI & Math. Inst., Leiden U). Email: cramer@cwi.nl, cramer@math.leidenuniv.nl
    Last updated: 2019-10-03 posted on 2019-10-03

    Ph.D. and M.Sc. Scholarships at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted applicants may receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, lunch meal card, etc.

    Your duties include performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, assist teaching, and collaborate with other graduate and undergraduate students.

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

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

    All applications must be completed online. Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    Admission Requirements:
    1. CV
    2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D)
    3. TOEFL (for those whose native language is not English, Internet Based: Minimum Score 80)
    4. GRE scores (required from non-Turkish nationals)
    5. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
    6. Statement of Purpose
    7. Area of Interest Form filled online
    Contact: https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/how-to-apply/
    Last updated: 2019-10-03 posted on 2019-10-03

    Postdoctoral & Research Group LeaderPositions(m/f) in Cybersecurity
    CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity
    The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity was established as a joint program by the Helmholtz Center for Information Security CISPA and Stanford University in 2016 and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Elite Research Career Program intends to offer the very best postdoctoral cybersecurity researchers a unique career path at two of the leading cybersecurity institutes in the world.

    The program consists of three consecutive phases:

  • a preparatory 1-2-year postdoctoralphase (Phase P) at CISPA, followed by
  • a 2-year appointment at Stanford University (Phase I) as a visiting assistant professor, followed by
  • a 3-year position at CISPA as an independent research group leader (Phase II).

    Applicants to the program must have completed a distinguished PhD and demonstrated their potential to become future leaders in their field of research. After their return from Stanford candidates are invited to apply for CISPA Tenure Track Faculty-Positions and will be considered for fast track.

    Applicants should submit their CV, copies of their school and university reports, a list of publications highlighting their five most relevant ones, names of 3-5 references, a brief description of their previous research, and a research proposal outlining their research vision.

    Please apply via our application website: https://jobs.cispa.saarland/de_DE/jobs/department/cispa-stanford-center-13

    Application period: The call is open from August to December 2019. Please note: If we receive your applications after the end of the indicated period, we cannot guarantee that it will be considered during the selection process.

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

    More information: https://www.cispa-stanford.org

  • Contact: In case of any questions, please contact Sandra Strohbach strohbach (at) cispa.saarland or Stephanie Boecker at boecker (at) cispa.saarland
    Last updated: 2019-10-31 posted on 2019-10-01

    Four PhD positions in Cyber Security
    Deakin University, Melbourne

    Deakin University seeks to hire four outstanding PhD candidates at the School of Information Technology. The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) and the Security and Privacy Research in IoT (SPYRIT) lab. The lab focuses on theoretical advances for cyberspace, network and systems security for the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes research topics such as: security protocols, IoT security, cyber physical systems, Blockchain security, privacy-preserving techniques, etc.

    Offer
  • The University offers a 3-year PhD scholarship of AU$27,596 per annum (tax exempt). Top-up scholarships for an amount of $10K to $23K per annum will be available for exceptional applicants.
  • You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre
  • Profile
  • A First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or Master degree (with research component) in computer science or mathematics
  • A proven interest in computer security and/or related topics
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Commitment, team worker, self-motivated and a critical mind
  • Strong academic performance, programming and mathematical skills
  • Applications should be written in English and include the following documents:
  • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, list of publications)
  • Transcript of grades from all university-level courses taken
  • Contact information for 3 referees
  • Contact: Dr. Rolando Trujillo-Rasua
    Last updated: 2019-10-01 posted on 2019-09-30

    Post-Doctoral Researcher Position at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has one opening at the post-doctoral researcher level. Accepted applicants may receive competitive salary, housing (accommodation), health insurance, and lunch meal card.

    Your duties are performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, and direct graduate and undergraduate students in their research and teaching. The project funding is related to cryptography, game theory and mechanism design, and blockchain technologies.

    Applicants are expected to have already obtained their Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science or related discipline with a thesis topic related to the duties above.

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    Submit you application via email including
    • full CV,
    • sample publications,
    • a research proposal,
    • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.
    Application and start dates are flexible.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü
    https://mysite.ku.edu.tr/akupcu/

    Last updated: 2019-10-01 posted on 2019-09-29

    Post-Doc in Applied Cryptography/Secure Computation
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the project “Privacy-preserving Services on The Internet” (PSOTI) funded via an ERC Starting Grant. We are part of the profile area CYSEC at TU Darmstadt and develop techniques and tools for protecting privacy in applications.

    Job Description
    The fully funded position is for 2.5 years with starting date latest on February 1, 2020. In our project, we will build privacy-preserving services on the Internet. This includes protocols for privately outsourcing, searching and processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation, and building a scalable secure multi-party computation framework. You will co-advise PhD students, be involved in the project management, do research, build prototype implementations, and publish the results at top venues in IT security / applied cryptography. We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt.

    Your Profile
    • You have a completed PhD degree (or equivalent) from a top university in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area.
    • You have published in top venues for IT security / applied cryptography (such as S&P, CCS, NDSS, USENIX SEC, EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO), ideally on cryptographic protocols and secure computation.
    • Experience in software development, project management, and supervising students is required.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and can conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    Application deadline: Nov 1, 2019; later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2019-09-27 posted on 2019-09-27

    Ph.D. Student in Applied Cryptography/Secure Computation
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at Technische Universität Darmstadt offers a position for a Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in the project “Privacy-preserving Services on The Internet” (PSOTI) funded via an ERC Starting Grant. We are part of the profile area CYSEC at TU Darmstadt and develop techniques and tools for protecting privacy in applications.

    Job Description
    The fully funded position is for 4.5 years with starting date latest on Feb 1, 2020. In our project, we will build privacy-preserving services on the Internet. This includes protocols for privately outsourcing, searching and processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation, and building a scalable secure multi-party computation framework. You will do research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top conferences and journals. We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team and give the opportunity for further qualification (doctoral/PhD degree). TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt

    Your Profile
    • You have a completed Master degree (or equivalent) from a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar field.
    • Extensive knowledge in IT security/applied cryptography and excellent software development skills are required.
    • Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally secure multi-party computation) is a plus.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and able to conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    Application deadline: Nov 1, 2019; later applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2019-09-27 posted on 2019-09-27

    Post-doc (2 years renewable 2 years) at École polytechnique
    École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
    Post-doctoral position on blockchains at École polytechnique

    Cap Gemini funds a chair « blockchains and B2B platforms » fostering research and teaching at École polytechnique. The Department of Computer Science at École Polytechnique thus welcomes applications for a post-doctoral research position (possibly completed with teaching) in the blockchain domain.

    The chosen candidate will become a member of the cryptography teamteam «Grace», joint with INRIA, within the Department of Computer Science of École polytechnique. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in computer science and have demonstrated great ability in research and teaching. Candidates must present a scientific research project in relation to blockchains.

    The mission of the accepted candidate will be to develop research, coordinate with PhD students and researchers of the team «Grace», and also support the activities of the chair, by outreaching to the blockchain network in Paris area, but also worldwide, and by supporting communication, PR, etc, of the chair « blockchains and B2B platform ». On his or her will, he can complement his activity by doing lectures, labs and student projects about blockchain platforms.

    Through a fast and lightweight process the candidate will be hired for two years (which can be extended two more years) starting January 2020. The complementary teaching activity will complement the base salary.

    Successful candidates will work at Ecole Polytechnique located in Palaiseau, Paris area, France.

    Applicants must send to the contact address below a CV, their list of publications and a research project in blockchains.

    Deadline for applications: November 4, 2019
    Contact: Daniel.Augot@inria.fr
    Last updated: 2019-10-05 posted on 2019-09-27

    Assistant Professor
    University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization

    The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (https://math.uwaterloo.ca/co) in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that enhance the research and teaching needs of the Department. We welcome candidates in the research areas of algebraic combinatorics, continuous optimization, cryptography, discrete optimization, and graph theory, with algebraic combinatorics and algebraic graph theory being focus areas for at least one of the positions.

    A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The salary range for the position is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of appointment is July 1 2020.

    Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14594). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters should be submitted. Closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2019.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

    Contact:

    Questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo.
    Last updated: 2019-09-27 posted on 2019-09-26


    Applied Cryptographer
    Horizen Labs, Milan (Italy)
    Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops and delivers powerful, scalable and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business. Our Core Engineering Team is based in Milan, Italy. It’s an innovative and collaborative group of technical developers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products.
    We are now looking for a cryptography scientist or an applied cryptographer, who can help the team with the mathematics needed to develop world-class Zero Knowledge software.

    The Role
    • Help the team to develop practical applications using both advanced Zero Knowledge Proof protocols and conventional cryptographic tools
    • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in the fast-growing Zero-Knowledge area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied
    • Identify and recommend technologies and cryptographic solutions to solve technical challenges
    • Participate in standards setting, perform collaborative research into open source solutions and assist technical colleagues in their development work
    Requirements
    • MS/Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Computer Engineering
    • Core understanding of cryptography, public/private key, hash functions, encryption/signatures
    • Strong understanding of Elliptic Curve Cryptography
    • Experience developing in Rust, and/or C/C++
    Contact: Maurizio Binello, maurizio AT horizenlabs DOT io
    Last updated: 2019-09-25 posted on 2019-09-23

    Research Fellows
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS) of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is the one-stop center 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. The successful applicant is expected to have strong system and privacy research experiences and software development skills in the areas including but not limited to Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), Multi-Party Computation (MPC), Searchable Encryptions (SE), and Differential Privacy (DP). Knowledge or experience in machine learning/deep learning is an additional plus. The applicant is also expected to have a proven record of top publications (IACR conferences, S&P, CCS, Usenix, NDSS, etc). 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 subject to the performance. Interested candidates are to send their CV, and 2 reference letters to Dr. Le Su. Review of the application will start immediately until the positions are filled.
    Contact: Dr. Le Su, le.su (at) ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2019-09-19 posted on 2019-09-18

    Two Ph.D. students (post-quantum cryptography and hardware security)
    Villanova University
    PhD positions with full scholarship support (tuition & stipend) at Prof. Jiafeng Xie's research group @ Villanova University (spring 2020/fall 2020, the earlier the better) 1. Research area. Cryptographic hardware (post quantum cryptography), hardware security, and VLSI deep neural network systems 2. Qualification. Preferred to have research experience in the areas of cryptographic engineering, VLSI design, and machine learning (deep neural network systems). Students from electrical engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics or other related majors are WARMLY welcome! Programming skills such as HDL, C++, Python will be more favorable. 3. Application process. Interested students can directly send the CV/resume to Dr. Jiafeng Xie's email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu. 4. Application information. The detailed application requirement is available at https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/departmentalRequirements.html 5. Additional information. Villanova University is a private research university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 46th best National University in the U.S. for 2020.
    Contact: Dr. Jiafeng Xie Email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu
    Last updated: 2019-09-19 posted on 2019-09-18

    Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow
    National University of Singapore (NUS)
    The NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R & D Lab invites applications for a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing (SoC), National University of Singapore. The lab is a 5 years joint project between Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), National University of Singapore, and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The lab conducts research in four broad areas: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security; (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems; (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems.

    The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator, lab members and industrial partners on one or more research projects. You will devise, implement and evaluate (both analytically and empirically) algorithms for machine learning and anomaly detection in database systems. You should possess experience or interest in both theory and applications in one or more of the following research areas:
    • Database security
    • Anomaly detection
    • User behaviour analytics
    • Machine learning
    • Data Privacy

    Candidate holding a PhD degree in a relevant area (e.g. information security, computer science or mathematics) are welcome to apply. The candidates should have a good publication record and experience in conducting research. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Dr. Poh Geong Sen (pohgs@comp.nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2019-09-14 posted on 2019-09-12

    Post-Doc position
    TU Darmstadt
    We are looking for outstanding Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security.

    Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

    - Secure cryptographic implementations

    - Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

    - Distributed cryptography

    - Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

    The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of references 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 top crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

    The positions are available immediately and salary is internationally competitive based on the TU Darmstadt’s wage agreement (TV-TUD) and includes social benefits. 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 positions are filled.

    Contact: Sebastian Faust (sebastian.faust@cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2019-09-12 posted on 2019-09-11

    Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
    University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
    We have (fully funded) multiple PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2020 (August 2020) or Spring 2020 (January 2020) at University of South Florida (USF). USF is a Rank 1 Research University and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internship and joint-projects with lead-industrial companies. Topics include:

    Trustworthy and Scalable Blockchains in the Post-Quantum Era
    • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
    • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains
    Secure and Reliable Internet of Things and Systems (IoT)
    • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
    • Efficient cryptography for unmanned aerial systems
    Breach-Resilient Cyber-Infrastructures
    • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
    Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Adversarial Machine Learning
    Emerging Areas in Quantum-Safe Cryptography
    • Practical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Requirements:
    • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
    • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable
    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three reference letters (send by referees)
    • Research statement
    • GRE and TOEFL
    Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
    Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
    Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

    Last updated: 2019-09-05 posted on 2019-09-02

    Hardware Security Engineer
    Rambus Cryptography Research

    Rambus is seeking for a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Senior Security Engineer. The ideal candidate will be team oriented, highly skilled on side-channel analysis, fault analysis, and digital design relating on security ICs in deep nanometer technology nodes. 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
    • Support FAEs, customers, and Rambus sales and marketing team in Europe and Asia and work closely with our offices in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and Bangalore
    • Collaborate 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

    Please see the link for the list of qualifications and application

    Contact: Begul Bilgin (bbilgin [at] rambus.com) for informal inquiries
    Last updated: 2019-09-02 posted on 2019-08-28

    Associate Professor and Professor
    King Khaled University. Abha, Saudi Arabia
    The Information Security and Cyber Security Unit at King Khalid University is seeking applicants for full time positions of Professor, and Associate Professor in all areas of information security.

    Salary:

    The University offers a competitive salary based on qualification, professional experience, and the position offered.

    Common Benefits:

      Free visa.
      Tax-free salary
      60-days annually paid vacation.
      Annual air tickets for up to 4 family members to home country.
      Free Medical Services for all family members at all government hospitals.
      Children Education Allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).
      Annual housing allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).
      Furniture allowance upon arrival (Terms and Conditions apply).
      Weekends (Friday and Saturday) are off.
    Contact: Dr. Sarah abu Ghazalah iscsu@kku.edu.sa
    Last updated: 2019-08-26 posted on 2019-08-26

    Distributed Systems Researcher with Strong Mathemtical Background
    ConsenSys (PegaSys)
    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. Areas in which we are working include, but are by no means limited to:
    • Consensus protocols
    • Scalability techniques
    • Formal methods
    • Gossip protocols and peer-to-peer protocols more in general
    • Applications of Cryptography
    • Zero-knowledge-proofs
    • Blockchain privacy protocols and permissioning
    • Game theory and cryptoeconomic design
    The Profile We’re 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 methods 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/me
    About ConsenSys
    ConsenSys is focused on building and scaling tools and software products for the Ethereum blockchain. Our mission is to use these solutions to empower decentralized networks for social, political, and business related use cases.
    About PegaSys:
    The Protocol Engineering Group (PegaSys) team within ConsenSys creates and contributes to the software which operates Ethereum networks from the public chain to
    Contact: Please apply at https://consensys.net/open-roles/1522894/
    Last updated: 2019-08-26 posted on 2019-08-23

    PhD Students and PostDocs in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning and Data Analytics
    IAIK, TU-Graz, Austria
    With 30 years of research in information security, the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is a well-established player in the field. More than 60 researchers work on topics like security architectures, side channels, cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies, formal methods, identity management, and e-government.

    We are looking for PhD students and PostDocs to support our growth in the areas of privacy-preserving machine learning and data analytics.

    For PhD students we expect a strong background in math, computer science or related areas. Background in machine learning, data science, security, cryptography or privacy is a plus.

    For PostDocs, demonstrating a track record related to privacy-preserving machine learning or data analytics, or the underlying techniques, is expected.

    We offer competitive salaries and an environment with motivated researchers and lots of professional development opportunities. Applications are considered until positions are filled.

    Contact: Use ppml-jobs@iaik.tugraz.at to contact Christian Rechberger for further information or submitting application material.
    Last updated: 2019-08-22 posted on 2019-08-19

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow x2
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, led by Prof. Jian Guo, is seeking for candidates to fill 2 postdoctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving orientated designs
    • quantum attacks
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-3 and AES
    We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax, as well as excellent research environment in Singapore. The contract will be initially for 2 years, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Prof. Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found here: http://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Prof. Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2019-08-15 posted on 2019-08-14

    Research Scientist
    NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Job description:

    Temasek Laboratories @ NTU is seeking to appoint a Research Scientist in Hardware Assurance. Research areas of interest include failure analysis of digital devices, hardware security analysis and digital forensic science. The successful candidate will:

      • Carry out hardware security analysis using failure analysis tools
      • Develop new hardware security analysis techniques or approach using existing equipment
      • Collaborate with local and international partners
      • Literature survey and article publications in Internationally reputed Journals/Conferences
      • Write progress report and make presentation to funding agency
      • Provide technical support to the team.
    Job requirements:

      • Possess a Ph.D. degree in Electrical/ Electronics/Computer Engineering or related field
      • Have experience in hardware security analysis
      • Strong background in semiconductor materials and device physics is preferred
      • Experience in circuit design, prototyping and testing of mobile devices is preferred
      • Programming experience is preferred
      • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
      • Able to contribute to Journal/Conference papers with good presentation skills.
      • Possess skills in design of experiments for quick trouble shooting.
      • Able to plan and organize well and adhere to deadlines.
      • Good teamwork
    Contact: Dr Liu Qing
      liuqing@ntu.edu.sg

      Nanyang Technological University
      Last updated: 2019-08-14 posted on 2019-08-13


    Tenure-Track Professor in Cybersecurity
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
    The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for two or more full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions in any area of cybersecurity including but not limited to systems security (operating systems, distributed systems, networked systems, embedded systems, real-time systems, cyber-physical systems, and energy delivery systems), hardware security, software security, privacy, cryptography and usable security. Appointment will start in Fall 2020 and is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline, and should demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to initiate new funded research as well as to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the OSU College of Engineering and beyond. Furthermore, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including developing new courses related to their research expertise. Applicants are also expected to mentor students and promote equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups.
    Contact: Mike Rosulek: rosulekm@eecs.oregonstate.edu
    Last updated: 2019-08-11 posted on 2019-08-11

    PhD Student in Cybersecurity
    The University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
    With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, people today are living in the era where everything is connected, thus continuously generating, acquiring and processing a huge amount of data.

    Users may enjoy a diversity of assisted services, personalised applications and targeted recommendations. However, spread concerns about user’s privacy are arising, mainly due to this massive collection of data.

    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to work in one of the following areas of cybersecurity:

  • Post-quantum privacy enhancing techniques
  • Privacy preserving machine learning/deep learning modelling for IoT personalised applications
  • Privacy preserving computation for distributed learning.

    We look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate a knowledge of cryptography, machines learning, information security and who have strong programming and mathematical skills.

    Within your statement, please make sure to discuss which area of research you are interested in and your academic background to support this. In the first instance candidates can discuss applications with Dr Nesrine Kaaniche via email (n.kaaniche@sheffield.ac.uk).

    Required Qualifications:

    Good first degree in Computer Science If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component.

    Funding Details:

    The studentship will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provide an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rates for three and a half years. The studentship is available from September 2019

  • Contact: To apply for the studentship, applicants need to apply directly to the University of Sheffield using the online application system. Please name Dr Nesrine Kaaniche as your proposed supervisor.
    Last updated: 2019-08-11 posted on 2019-08-09

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Hardware Security
    TalTech, Department of Computer System; Tallinn, Estonia
    The new Hardware Security lab at TalTech (https://www.taltech.ee/en/), led by Prof. Samuel Pagliarini (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Pagliarini), invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The lab will conduct research in the area of Hardware Security focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, Hardware Trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, crypto implementation in hardware and other related topics.

    Requirements: We are looking for motivated individuals with a strong background in circuit design. Having a PhD degree is mandatory for this position, but candidates close to the completion of a PhD are also encouraged to apply. Previous expertise on Hardware Security is desirable. The candidates are expected to have the following core skills: Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog), Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools, Familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, Tempus, Virtuoso, etc.), Strong writing and communicating skills (English) that are compatible with an entry-level research position.

    Other skills are considered a plus: Familiarity with EDA tools from other vendors (Calibre, ICC, DC, etc.), Hands-on experience with tapeouts of digital ICs, In-depth understanding of hardware/software boundaries and security implications, In-depth understanding of crypto algorithms and their hardware implementations, Publication(s) in topics related to IC design and security, Experience on writing grant proposals and managing research projects

    Contact: Please submit your CV to Prof. Pagliarini by email (sanasc@ttu.ee) using the subject ‘Postdoc in Hardware Security’. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype. This position has an immediate start date. 
    Last updated: 2019-08-05 posted on 2019-08-02

    PhD in Hardware Security
    TalTech, Department of Computer System; Tallinn, Estonia
    The new Hardware Security lab at TalTech (https://www.taltech.ee/en/), led by Prof. Samuel Pagliarini (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Pagliarini), invites applications for several fully-funded PhD positions. The lab will conduct research in the area of Hardware Security, focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, Hardware Trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, crypto implementation in hardware and other similar topics. Requirements: We are looking for motivated PhD students with a strong background in circuit design. Previous expertise on Hardware Security is not required but is desirable. The candidates are expected to hold a master's degree and have the following core skills: - Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog) - Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools - Some familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, Tempus, Virtuoso, etc.) - Strong writing skills (English) that are compatible with doctoral-level requirements, i.e., writing academic papers and articles. - In-depth understanding of hardware/software boundaries and security implications - In-depth understanding of crypto algorithms and their hardware implementations All positions have an immediate start date. The nominal duration of a PhD degree is 4 years at TalTech. Salaries are competitive for European PhD scholarships standards.
    Contact: Please submit your CV and transcripts to Prof. Pagliarini by email (sanasc@ttu.ee) using the subject ‘PhD in Hardware Security’. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype.
    Last updated: 2019-08-01 posted on 2019-07-31

    Researcher of Applied Cryptography
    Shield Lab of Huawei International
    Location: One European capital (to be determined shortly) Available positions: - Team Leader (1): Lead a small cryptography team in the local European office and contribute to research activities as part of the team. The team leader is an established researcher with rich experience in research-related management. - Team Members (6-10): Well-motivated researchers to contribute to research activities performed by the research team. Duties & Responsibilities: - For these positions, the candidates should be prepared to research at the cutting-edge, in areas including but not limited to: Post-quantum cryptography Multi-party computation Fully homomorphic encryption Functional encryption Zero-knowledge proofs Threshold schemes for cryptographic primitives Custom protocol & solutions based on security hardware and cryptography for specific use cases - Publish research results in the top conferences and professional journals. - Formulate research problems based on real-world security requirements and independently conduct high-quality research. Design innovative solutions according to requirements from Huawei’s product lines, while fulfilling various constraints imposed by aspects such as compliance, manufacturing process, hardware capability, performance, cost, etc. Design and develop prototypes; deliver research results and provide a competitive solution to the product lines. - Work on Intellectual Property (i.e. patents) and in standardization activities. - Develop collaborations with industry peers and academia. - Participate and contribute in corporate direction and strategy planning for security technologies. Skills / Qualifications: - Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cryptography, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with more than 5 years of experience in information security and applied cryptography. - Solid skills in at least one programming language: C, C++, Java, GO, etc. - Good written and verbal communication skills, including fluency in English and/or Chinese languages. - Self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility. - Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skill
    Contact: Dr. Wu Shuang email: wu.shuang@huawei.com
    Last updated: 2019-07-23 posted on 2019-07-23

    Two Research Assistants (Ph. D. students)
    University of Mannheim, Germany and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics at the University of Mannheim and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, at the University of Duisburg-Essen are in total looking for

    Two Research Assistants

    for a collaboration project on

    Privacy-Preserving Record Linkage.

    Your key responsibilities: Scientific collaboration within the project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Development of realistic attack scenarios for the combination of personal data and algorithms to prevent such attacks. In this interdisciplinary project between the two universities, methods for privacy-preserving linkage of sensitive personal data, such as patient data, are investigated and improved. The opportunity for further scientific qualification with the possibility of acquiring a PhD is offered.

    Your profile: University degree in Computer Science, Computational Social Science or Statistics of at least 8 semesters. Required are programming skills, interest in the development of algorithms and discrete mathematics. In-depth knowledge of cryptography, computer security or mathematical game theory is of advantage.

    • Occupation date: As soon as possible
    • Duration of contract: 36 months
    • Working time: Full-time position
    • Payment: Pay group E 13 TV-L (min. 3800€/month)

    The University of Mannheim and the University of Duisburg-Essen pursue the goal of promoting the diversity of their members. They aim to increase the proportion of women in scientific staff and therefore invite women with relevant qualifications to apply. Women with the same qualifications will be given preferential treatment in accordance with the state equality laws. Applications from suitable severely disabled and similar persons within the meaning of § 2 Para. 3 SGB IX are welcome.

    Contact: Please send your application with the usual documents by e-mail to:

    Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell, e-mail: sekretariat.schnell (at) uni-due.de


    Last updated: 2019-07-18 posted on 2019-07-16


    Cryptography Engineer (Multiple Positions)
    PQShield Ltd.
    PQShield Ltd. is a University of Oxford spin-out specialising in Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC). As an active participant in the NIST PQC standardisation process, our mission is to provide industry-leading implementations and solutions for transition from current standard cryptography to quantum-resistant algorithms.

    We invite established Cryptography Engineers to join our development team. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in designing, implementing (production quality code), evaluating, and benchmarking various types of cryptosystems (i.e. public and symmetric key algorithms and cryptographic protocols).

    You are not afraid to learn new mathematical concepts and have instincts for solid security engineering and elegant architectural design. Since our work is groundbreaking in many ways, our engineering roles require an inquisitive and creative mind (textbooks on post-quantum cryptographic engineering are yet to be written). Enthusiastic and skilful computer programmers are welcome and we encourage new research.

    Experience with cryptographic libraries (e.g. OpenSSL and derivatives) is essential. Skills related to systems programming (Rust, C), network programming, mobile and embedded systems (ARM, RISC-V), hardware-software codesign (Verilog, VHDL), and even web application frameworks are beneficial.

    The company is offering very competitive packages (including share option scheme, relocation, private health insurance, etc.).

    To apply, please send your CV to jobs (at) pqshield.com

    Deadline for applications is 15th of August 2019.

    Contact: For informal enquiries, please contact Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com
    Last updated: 2019-07-18 posted on 2019-07-15

    Cryptography Engineer (Multiple positions)
    PQShield Ltd.
    PQShield Ltd. is a University of Oxford spin-out specialising in Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC). As an active participant in NIST PQC standardisation process, our mission is to provide industry-leading implementations and solutions for transition from current standard cryptography to quantum-resistant algorithms.

    We invite established Cryptography Engineers to join our development team. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in designing, implementing (production quality code), evaluating, and benchmarking various types of cryptosystems (i.e. public and symmetric key algorithms and cryptographic protocols).

    You are not afraid to learn new mathematical concepts and have instincts for solid security engineering and elegant architectural design. Since our work is groundbreaking in many ways, our engineering roles require an inquisitive and creative mind (textbooks on post-quantum cryptographic engineering are yet to be written). Enthusiastic and skilful computer programmers are welcome and we encourage new research.

    Experience with cryptographic libraries (e.g. OpenSSL and derivatives) is essential. Skills related to systems programming (Rust, C), network programming, mobile and embedded systems (ARM, RISC-V), hardware-software codesign (Verilog, VHDL), and even web application frameworks are beneficial.

    The company is offering very competitive packages (including share option scheme, relocation, private health insurance, etc.).

    To apply, please send your CV to jobs (at) pqshield.com

    Multiple vacancies are available and deadline for applications is 7th of August 2019.

    Contact: For informal enquiries, contact Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com


    Last updated: 2019-07-18 posted on 2019-07-13


    Ph.D. Student (EU/UK) in Symmetric-key Cryptography
    University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, Security and Privacy Group
    One fully funded PhD position in symmetric-key cryptography on the topic of “Cryptanalysis of Lightweight Symmetric-key Algorithms”.

    Overview of the Project

    In this project the candidate will analyse the security of lightweight symmetric-key algorithms such as block ciphers, stream ciphers and hash functions. The targets for analysis will be selected from the following groups: candidates for standardization submitted to the NIST lightweight cryptography (LC) competition, LC algorithms used in existing IoT applications, algorithms based on modular addition.

    Candidate’s profile

    • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, mathematics or related area
    • Proficiency in English (both oral and written)
    • Strong algorithmic skills and programming experience (C/C++, Python)
    • Experience in competitive programming (IOI, CodeForces) and/or Capture-the-Flag competitions is a definite advantage

    Studentship and eligibility

    The studentship starting in 2019/20 covers:

    • Full time PhD tuition fees for a student with UK/EU nationality (£4,327 per annum, subject to annual increment).
    • A tax free stipend of GBP £15,009 per year for 3 years.
    • Additional programme costs of £1000 per year.

    Application Information

    Applicants should apply via the University’s admissions portal (EUCLID) by 26 July 2019. After that date applications will be considered until the position is filled. Detailed application instructions including a list of required documents and a link to EUCLID are available on the university website:

    https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate/fees/research-scholarships/research-grant-funding/phd-in-cryptanalysis-of-lightweight-symmetric-key

    Contact: Dr. Vesselin Velichkov, vvelichk (at) ed.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2019-07-08 posted on 2019-07-05

    Post-Doc - Symmetric cryptography for the post-quantum world
    Inria - Paris, France
    The ERC project QUASYModo, started in 2017, has as aim preparing symmetric cryptology for a quantum world.

    Our main topics are classical and quantum cryptanalysis of symmetric primitives, quantum algorithms for cryptanalysis and design of quantum-safe symmetric primitives.

    QUASYModo is currently formed by 6 members, with regular visits of collaborators.

    We have an available Post-doc position for 2 or 3 years for working on the project (the exact subject can be discussed and is flexible). Previous knowledge of cryptanalysis or of quantum algorithms is a requirement (the knowledge of both would be much appreciated, but it is not necessary).

    Please, contact María for more information if interested.

    Contact: María Naya-Plasencia,

    maria.naya_plasencia at inria.fr
    Last updated: 2019-07-04 posted on 2019-07-04


    PhD Student in Applied Cryptography
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    The Department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

    Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design and/or Network Protocol Analysis. 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 Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design and/or Network Protocol Analysis. Specifically the design of Authenticated Encryption schemes (AEAD) that are lightweight or that offer resistance to side channels, and the analysis of cryptographic network protocols like Tor and Signal. 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 mathematical background and good problem-solving skills.

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

    • Motivated to conduct research work and able 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.

    Contact: 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.
    Last updated: 2019-07-04 posted on 2019-07-04

    Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) (two positions)
    www.forth.gr
    The positions are for three (3) years, starting in early-mid 2019.

    The first position is for Mitigation of Cyberattacks in Wearable Devices and the second position is for Decentralized Privacy-preserving Data Sharing.

    The positions are funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) program RAIS, which focuses on the design of decentralized, scalable and secure collective awareness platforms for real-time data analytics and machine learning, which preserve end-user privacy and information ownership.

    Contact: Prof. Evangelos Markatos
    Last updated: 2019-06-21 posted on 2019-06-21

    Post-Docs
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Multiple Post-Docs in Post-Quantum Cryptography

    Academia Sinica, at the very edge of Taipei, is the national research institute of Taiwan.

    Here we have an active group of cryptography researchers, including Dr. Bo-Yin Yang, Dr. Kai-Min Chung, Dr. Tung Chou (joining soon), and Prof. Chen-Mou Cheng (adjunct with National Taiwan University), covering wide research topics in cryptography and actively collaborating with researchers from related research areas such as program verification.

    We are looking for Post-Docs in PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography). Here PQC is broadly defined. Starting date is late 2019 to early 2020, for terms of 1 year, renewable.

    Potential PQC research topics include cryptanalysis, implementation, and theory. Bo-Yin is in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST\'s post-quantum standardization project, and Kai-Min is looking for people interested in theoretical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography, such as security in the QROM model and novel (post-)quantum primitives and protocols. We are also particularly interested in people with diverse background to facilitate collaboration among our group members.

    Requires background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography. We desire a research track record in some aspects of post-quantum cryptography, but are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum going from mathematical aspects to the practical side such as implementation aspects.

    We offer about 2200 USD (~2000 EUR) per month (commensurate with what a starting assistant professor makes locally) in salary and include a 5000 USD per year personal academic travel budget.

    Contact: Bo-Yin Yang by at crypto dot tw

    Kai-Min Chung at kmchung at iis dot sinica dot edu dot tw
    Last updated: 2019-06-13 posted on 2019-06-13


    Post-Doc
    Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
    The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is seeking to recruit a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to work in the area of applied cryptography. The position is available for immediate start with a 12 months renewable contract.

    Post description

    The PDRF will work with a member of the CSE faculty on topics related to applied cryptography, such as Secure Multiparty Computation, Post-quantum Cryptography, and Fully Homomorphic Encryption. The PDRF will have the opportunity to work with other faculty and postdocs within CSE on related areas, as well as getting involved in other external collaborations and industry projects.

    Duration

    Initially, the post is for 12 months, then based on satisfactory performance, the contract can be renewed for several years. This is an internally funded position and is not bound to a fixed-term externally funded project.

    Qualifications

    Candidates are expected to have a PhD in relevant disciplines with excellent research track record and to have published on reputable venues, such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt and CCS.

    Remuneration

    HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary of 76,000 EUR per annum (which includes housing and transport allowances), and additional benefits such as an annual paid leave, air tickets and medical insurance, as well as sponsored business trips (e.g., ta present at conferences)

    Apply and further information

    For further information and to apply, please send CV, research statement and cover letter to Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari smalkuwari (at) hbku.edu.qa

    About HBKU

    Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is an emerging research University that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact. The information and Computing Technology (ICT) division within the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) has 20 full-time faculty, 17 post-doctoral researchers and over 50 PhD students working mainly on areas related to cybersecurity and data science.

    Contact: Saif Al-Kuwari: smalkuwari (at) hbku.edu.qa
    Last updated: 2019-06-13 posted on 2019-06-12