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Senior Cryptanalyst - Public Key Cryptography
Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Cryptography Research Centre


In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

As a Cryptanalyst - Public Key Cryptography, you will:

  • Analyze, evaluate and target any weaknesses security systems which range from single asymmetric crypto-primitives to entire protocols, from classical to post-quantum schemes.
  • Conduct research, with particular focus on how to use automated tools such as algebraic and constraint solvers and machine learning to perform theoretical and practical cryptanalysis of asymmetric schemes.
  • Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems.
  • Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers.
  • Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices.
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops.
  • Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

    - Your personal dream could be the world's reality -

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

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree.
  • Extensive experience in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis
  • Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis
  • Extensive knowledge of side-channel attacks.
  • Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.
  • A passion for solving complex puzzles

    Duration: Permanent position

  • Contact:

    Mehdi Messaoudi
    Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-14


    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, and Dr. Tung Chou, 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 early 2021, 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: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-14


    Research Fellow
    Queen’s University Belfast, UK
    Applications are invited for a 2 year Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position to conduct research into the design and implementation of practical, robust and physically secure post-quantum cryptographic architectures. The research will contribute to projects being undertaken on hybrid quantum/post-quantum cryptographic solutions. This research is part of the £24M Quantum Communications Hub project.
    Contact: For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk .
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-13

    Academic Staff: Reader/Senior Lecturer
    The Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London
    Applications are invited for the post of Reader/Senior Lecturer in the Information Security Group
    Applications are invited from researchers whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants with outstanding research achievements and/or potential in the area of Systems and Software Security; and who are able to teach and help manage, computer, network and software security subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, be a self-motivated researcher, and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.
    In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:
    Generous annual leave entitlement Training and Development opportunities Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. Free parking
    The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.
    To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk
    Please quote the reference: 1220-277 Closing Date: Midnight, 28 February 2021 Interview Date: March 2021 (date TBC)
    Contact: Informal enquiries to Keith Mayes keith.mayes@rhul.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-13

    Post-Doc, Hardware Cryptography and FPGAs
    Yale University, Electrical Engineering
    We have an opening for a post-doctoral researcher for our projects on hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms, focusing on post-quantum crypto. Expected start date in spring or summer 2021.
    Contact: Prof. Jakub Szefer
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-12

    Postdoctoral researcher: IT-Security
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    The position is fully funded with the German salary level TV-L 13/14 (100%), should be filled at the soonest possible date, and is limited to two years. Extending the contract beyond the initial duration is possible.

    Application up to: January 17th 2021
    https://intellisec.de/jobs/postdoc-2021-en.html

    Research

    The "Intelligent System Security" research group works on the application of machine learning in the area of computer security. In particular, we develop methods in the area of application security and system security, as for instance, attack detection or vulnerability discovery in software and embedded devices. Also, the robustness, security, and interpretability of machine learning methods are central to our research.

    Your Profile

    You have an exceptional doctorate degree, do nationally and internationally visible research (via respective publications), and strive for distinguishing yourself in a leading role. Next to research in IT-Security (e.g., network security, web security, vulnerability discovery, malware analysis, ...) you are required to have an interest in learning-based systems. Above all, however, you need to show enthusiasm for conducting research on cutting-edge topics in IT-Security and be willing to collaborate within the "Competence Center for Applied Security Technology" (KASTEL).

    Field of Work

    Area of responsibility:

    • Coordination of research efforts in the "Competence Center for Applied Security Technology" (KASTEL)
    • Independent research in the field of IT-Security germane/complementary to the research profile of the "Intelligent System Security" research group.
    Application

    Details on the application process can be found at https://intellisec.de/jobs/postdoc-2021-en.html

    We strive for a diverse research team and ask people from all nations to join us. Moreover, qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

    Contact: Christian Wressnegger (https://intellisec.de/jobs/)
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-12

    PhD student: Security and Robustness of Machine Learning
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    The position is fully funded with the German salary level TV-L 13 (100%) and should be filled at the soonest possible date. In the beginning, the position is limited to 18 months, but we offer the possibility of funding the entire duration of the PhD.

    Application up to: January 17th 2021
    https://intellisec.de/jobs/phd-2021b-en.html

    Research

    The "Intelligent System Security" research group works on the application of machine learning in the area of computer security. We develop learning-based methods for attack detection on different levels or the discovery of vulnerabilities in software and embedded devices. Another central and very important subject of our research is the robustness and security of machine learning methods themselves. Here, we are particularly looking for reinforcement.

    Your Profile

    You have a Diploma or Master's degree in computer science or any related field. You also require very good knowledge in machine learning and ideally computer security. Above all, however, you need to show enthusiasm for conducting research on cutting-edge topics in machine learning and computer security.

    Field of Work

    Possible research topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Secure and robust learning methods
    • Attacks against learning-based systems
    • Robust learning on limited hardware (e.g., embedded systems, IoT)
    • Explainability of machine learning in computer security
    Application

    Details on the application process can be found at https://intellisec.de/jobs/phd-2021b-en.html

    We strive for a diverse research team and ask people from all nations to join us. Moreover, qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

    Contact: Christian Wressnegger (https://intellisec.de/jobs/)
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-12

    PhD student: Computer Security and Machine Learning
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    The position is fully funded with the German salary level TV-L 13 (100%) and should be filled at the soonest possible date. In the beginning, the position is limited to 18 months, but we offer the possibility of funding the entire duration of the PhD.

    Application up to: January 17th 2021
    https://intellisec.de/jobs/phd-2021a-en.html

    Research

    The "Intelligent System Security" research group works on the application of machine learning in the area of computer security. In particular, we develop methods in the area of application security and system security, as for instance, attack detection or vulnerability discovery in software and embedded devices. Also, the robustness, security, and interpretability of machine learning methods are central to our research.

    Your Profile

    You have a Diploma or Master's degree in computer science or any related field. You also require very good knowledge in computer security and/or machine learning. Above all, however, you need to show enthusiasm for conducting research on cutting-edge topics in machine learning and computer security.

    Field of Work

    Possible research topics include, but are not limited to:

    • The analysis of attacks and malware using machine learning
    • Assisted discovery of vulnerabilities
    • Fuzz Testing (Fuzzing) using machine learning
    • Attacks against learning-based systems
    • Explainability of machine learning in computer security
    Application

    Details on the application process can be found at https://intellisec.de/jobs/phd-2021a-en.html

    We strive for a diverse research team and ask people from all nations to join us. Moreover, qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

    Contact: Christian Wressnegger (https://intellisec.de/jobs/)
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-12

    Ph.D. student
    University of Surrey, UK

    University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom This PhD position is funded for EU and UK students, and the application deadline is on the 24th of January 2021. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply but will have to cover the difference in Overseas Tuition Fees.

    The aim of the PhD is to design and analyse electronic-voting systems that can be deployed in real-life, by looking at combinations between desirable e-voting guarantees (e.g. privacy, receipt-freeness, collusion resistance, verifiability, accountability, etc) and techniques of executing protocols on untrusted platforms. A secondary aim is to certify the security of these systems using formal-analysis tools. The position is under the supervision of Dr. Catalin Dragan and Prof. Steve Schneider.

    This position is fully funded, with a stipend of 16 000 GBP per year, and successful applicants are expected to start in April 2021.

    Contact: Catalin Dragan c.dragan@surrey.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-11

    Protocol and Backend Engineer
    Manta network
    We are hiring protocol and backend engineers to help us to build privacy preserving payment and decentralized exchange on Polkadot. The engineer will be working with world class cryptographers to bring privacy preserving solutions to blockchains using zero-knowledge proof.

    Below are good to have skills:
    • System level programming using Rust or C/C++
    • Familiar with low level system internals and network stack
    • Basic knowledge of Cryptographic primitives, such as public key encryption
    • Knowledge on distributed system and consensus algorithms
    • Familiar with database and storage system
    Location
    • Boston
    • remote
    For more information, please contact: Shumo@manta.network
    Contact: Shumo Chu
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-10

    Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography
    Algorand

    Founded by cryptography pioneer Silvio Micali, Algorand fulfills the promise of blockchain through a first-of-its-kind transaction platform that solves the “blockchain trilemma” by offering true decentralization, scalability, and security.

    We are looking for a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher. This is an opportunity for someone who is excited by new technologies to influence the design and implementation of advanced cryptographic systems and protocols.The Researcher will design cryptographic protocols and partner with the team to develop prototypes. Researchers are also internal subject matter experts, providing guidance to our extended staff, and are also responsible for publishing meaningful research.

    Overseen by Chris Peikert, this opportunity is for one (1) year with the possibility for extension.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Theoretical Focus: Design advanced cryptographic systems and protocols
    • Applied Focus: Prototype/build and optimize cryptographic systems and protocols
    • Partner with the larger organization on implementations
    • Publish meaningful research, both individually and with staff members
    • Be part of an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration and creativity both internally and externally

    Requirements

    • PhD in Cryptography, Computer Science, or related field
    • Experience in the following: cryptographic primitives, protocols, and proof systems; post-quantum cryptography preferred
    • Publication in top cryptography or security venues
    • Open source library contribution or cutting edge implementation experience for applied-focused applicants
    • Appreciation for considerations beyond cryptography, such as networking, systems, and performance
    • Good written communication and ability to communicate technical information with wide variety of audiences
    • Experience in participating in the implementation of complex systems designs preferred
    • Enthusiasm for working in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and dynamic environment

    Postdocs receive competitive salary and benefits, as well as a WFH technology package (computer and home

    Contact: Regina OBrien
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-08

    Assistant Professor
    University of Warsaw
    The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at University of Warsaw (MIM UW) invites applications for positions of an assistant professor (“adiunkt” in Polish) in Computer Science, starting on 1st October 2021 (or 1st Feb 2022).

    MIM UW is one of the strongest computer science faculties in Europe. It is known for talented students (e.g., two wins and 14 times in top ten at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) and strong research teams, especially in algorithms, logic and automata and computational biology. There is also a growing number of successful smaller groups in areas like cryptography, game theory, distributed systems, machine learning and others. There are five ERC grants in computer science running at MIM UW at the moment.

    In the current call, the position is offered in two variants (follow the links for details):

    1. a standard position
    2. a position with reduced teaching load (120hrs/year) and increased salary

    Deadline for applications: 12th February, 2021.

    More details, including application procedure can be found under the following links:

    1. https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/sites/default/files/konkursy/wmim_1210_ek_03_2021_en.pdf
    2. https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/sites/default/files/konkursy/wmim_1210_ek_01_2021_en.pdf
    Contact: Prof. Łukasz Kowalik (kowalik@mimuw.edu.pl)
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-08

    Researcher
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, is looking for candidates for Researcher positions.

    Topics of particular interest to us include (but are not limited to) secure computing (FHE, MPC, TEE), ML privacy, end-to-end encryption, web privacy and security, post-quantum cryptography, and zero-knowledge proofs. Our work ranges from protocol design and security analysis to cryptography and privacy engineering, so we encourage people with any relevant experiences to apply.

    Responsibilities: Working with other researchers and multi-disciplinary teams to create and build practical solutions to real-world privacy problems. Publishing papers in academic conferences.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A PhD (or close to completion) in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field
    • Publications in top conferences, or submitted/accepted papers in top journals.

    Apply: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/953748/Researcher-Cryptography-and-Privacy-Microsoft-Research

    Contact: Kim Laine, Melissa Chase, or Esha Ghosh
    Last updated: 2021-01-07 posted on 2021-01-05

    Post-doc researcher
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, is looking for candidates for Post-Doc Researcher positions.

    Topics of particular interest to us include (but are not limited to) secure computing (FHE, MPC, TEE), ML privacy, end-to-end encryption, web privacy and security, post-quantum cryptography, and zero-knowledge proofs. Our work ranges from protocol design and security analysis to cryptography and privacy engineering, so we encourage people with any relevant experiences to apply.

    Responsibilities: Working with other researchers and multi-disciplinary teams to create and build practical solutions to real-world privacy problems. Publishing papers in academic conferences.

    Required Qualifications: A PhD (or close to completion) in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field Publications in top conferences, or submitted/accepted papers in top journals.

    Apply: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/953746/Post-Doc-Researcher-Cryptography-and-Privacy-Microsoft-Research

    Contact: Kim Laine, Melissa Chase, or Esha Ghosh
    Last updated: 2021-01-07 posted on 2021-01-05

    PhD student position in the context of Lightweight MPC-friendly Symmetric Ciphers(MOZAIK Project)
    KU Leuven COSIC, Belgium
    We have an open PhD position in the domain of Scalable and Secure Data Sharing funded FWO SBO (strategic basic research) project MOZAIK. The prospective candidate is expected to investigate how conventional lightweight symmetric ciphers perform over MPC, as well as benchmark their performance over MPC. The work also entails provable security in this context. The candidate must hold a Master's degree in mathematics / computer science / electrical engineering / cryptography. Strong background in mathematics / computer science / cryptography is expected. Any prior publications and experience in C/C++ and Python are merited. Please visit our website to find out more details as well as the exact application procedure.
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-01-07 posted on 2021-01-05

    Postdoc position in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning using MPC (MOZAIK Project)
    KU Leuven COSIC
    COSIC is hiring a motivated researcher who fit into the following profile: Postdoc researcher to work on efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving machine learning Job description: We have an open postdoc position in the domain of Scalable and Secure Data Sharing funded FWO SBO (strategic basic research) project MOZAIK. The prospective candidate is expected to design and develop efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving data analytics. The work includes, but not limited to, investigating machine learning algorithms that best suit MPC and that can be efficiently implemented over MPC. You will be working closely with tools such as https://github.com/KULeuven-COSIC/SCALE-MAMBA. Specific skills required:The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records in crypto/security venues. In addition to a strong background in both public and symmetric cryptography, good knowledge in MPC, machine learning algorithms, and cryptographic protocols are expected.
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-01-07 posted on 2021-01-05

    Post-Doc in side-channel leakage modeling
    IRISA, Rennes, France
    Context: This position is funded by the French ANR project IDROMEL, which aims at investigating and preventing power side-channel leakages induced by micro-architectural design choices. (Partners: Arm France, CEA, IRISA, LAAS, Sorbonne University),
    Group: EMSEC (https://www.irisa.fr/emsec/)
    Duration: 20 month
    Starting: Beginning of 2021.

    Main Objectives:

  • Understanding and modeling power leakages due to micro-architectural features.
  • Test vector definition to trigger side-channel leakage caused by some micro-architectural features.
  • Side-channel measurements on different Arm platforms using our lab equipment.
  • Side-channel exploitation analysis.
  • Exchange and collaborate with other partners in the project.
  • Publications in top-rated conferences/journal.

    Prerequisites:
    We are looking for team players who are motivated and able to drive top-quality research. The area of research lies between several fields and we expect at least competences in one of them:

  • embedded devices / micro-architecture, and/or
  • side-channel analysis, and/or
  • statistics, machine learning, deep learning.
  • Contact: Annelie Heuser, annelie.heuser@irisa.fr
    Last updated: 2021-01-05 posted on 2021-01-05

    Postdoc
    University of Erlangen
    We have an opening for an excellent, motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of password-based cryptography. The University of Erlangen Nürnberg is the most innovative university in Germany and ranks 14th worldwide according to Reuters "The World's Most Innovative Universities". We are an international group; working and teaching language is English. Roughly 20% of the people in Erlangen are foreigners, and learning German is not necessary. We offer an internationally competitive salary. The position is initially for one year with the possibility for extension to two additional years.

    What we expect:
    • A PhD degree in Cryptography
    • Strong publication record
    • Research statement
    • Ideally two reference letters
    • High motivation
    Contact: Dominique Schröder
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-28

    Tenured/Tenure-track faculty toward mathematics of communication
    Clemson University
    The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting with the Fall 2021 semester. The position will be targeted toward mathematics of communication, that is, mathematics with applications in areas such as cybersecurity, coding theory, computational number theory, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and/or machine learning.
    Contact: Felice Manganiello
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-26

    Tenure-track faculty position
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    FACULTY POSITIONS AT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for tenure-track positions from August 2021. Applicants in areas of information security, network security, communication security, hardware security, and artificial intelligence are sought. Applicants for assistant professorship must demonstrate strong research potential, in addition to good teaching ability. Applicants for associate professorship and professorship must have an exceptional record of research achievement. All successful candidates are expected to conduct both research and teaching activities. The department offers BS, MS and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. The official language of teaching is Chinese, and English teaching is encouraged by the university. For more information, please visit our website: https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en Applications should include a curriculum vitae, recent publications, and reference letters from at least three people who can comment on the applicant's professional qualification. Other supporting material is welcome. Applications should be sent to: Faculty Recruiting Committee Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424 Email:srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301 The deadline for applications is February 28, 2021.
    Contact: Prof. S.R. Kuang, Email: srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw, TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340, FAX:+886-7-5254301
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-24

    Computer Science Professor, (Tenured / Tenure Track - Open Rank)
    New York University Abu Dhabi
    The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for tenured / tenure-track open-rank faculty positions within its Computer Science Program. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission. Faculty within the Program of Computer Science at NYUAD are highly collaborative and pursue cutting edge research that is highly interdisciplinary. The internationally renowned research projects in fields that include, but are not limited to: artificial intelligence; bioinformatics; cybersecurity; computational geometry; computer social science; human data interaction; information and communication technologies for development; natural language processing; and theoretical computer science.
    Contact: Christina Poepper, christina.poepper@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-23

    Crypto Intern
    NCC Group North America
    Cryptography Services @ NCC Group | NYC, SF, Chicago and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    NCC Group Crypto Services is hiring interns for summer 2021! We're a small-ish 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 block ciphers, elliptic cures, hash functions, lightweight crypto, post-quantum crypto)
    - cryptocurrencies (audits of novel consensus algorithms, privacy preserving technologies in this space, etc.)
    - audits of existing cryptographic software

    The position will possibly be fully remote. The intern will get a feel of what crypto consulting looks like and do a research project with the help of a member of NCC Group CS team. Only candidates with legal permission to work in US or Canada would be considered due to short-term nature of the job.
    Contact: cs-intern-jobs@nccgroup.com
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-23

    Ph.D. studentship: Optimization for cryptanalysis
    University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

    This Ph.D. position is funded for EU and UK students, and the application deadline is on the 24th of January 2021.

    In recent years, the use of solvers (SAT, MILP, CP...) to solve cryptanalysis problems has become prominent. The aim of this Ph.D. is to develop a fully automated framework based on these solvers for the cryptanalysis of block ciphers, starting with differential cryptanalysis. In particular, non-trivial modeling strategies are sometimes necessary to improve the resolution and scale up[1]. An important part of the task will be to derive efficient ways to model different types of ciphers, and compare which method (among MILP, CP, SAT) works best for each types of building blocks.

    This position is fully funded, with a stipend of 16 000 GBP per year, and successful applicants are expected to start in April 2021.

    [1] David Gerault, Pascal Lafourcade, Marine Minier, Christine Solnon: Computing AES related-key differential characteristics with constraint programming. Artificial Intelligence 278 (2020)
    Contact: David Gerault (david.gerault@surrey.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2020-12-22 posted on 2020-12-22

    Lecturer opening at New Jersey Institute of Technology (applied cybersecurity)
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer position. Candidates are expected to teach courses under the umbrella of Cybersecurity, in support of our graduate and undergraduate programs. Applicants must have at least an MS degree in Computer Science or in a related computing area. A PhD degree and prior university teaching experience are an advantage.

    Successful candidates must have an expert grasp of knowledge of Cybersecurity at all levels, with an emphasis on hands-on applied cybersecurity skills, either through a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, or through industrial experience. The successful candidate will also be involved in creating course content and materials with a focus on hands-on experiential and project-based learning. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate effectively with students in person and online. The formal education and experience prerequisites may be waived at the university’s discretion if the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and at least two references by applying as soon as possible at: https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2600

    Work environment and location: The Computer Science department, part of the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences, is the largest at NJIT, comprising one tenth of the student population. It is also the largest computer science department among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area.​ Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.
    Contact: reza.curtmola@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2020-12-21 posted on 2020-12-21

    Assistant professor in cryptology deadline 16 Feb 2021
    Eindhoven University of Technology,, Eindhoven, the Netherlands,

    The position will be part of the Coding Theory and Cryptology (CC) group, within the Discrete Mathematics (DM) cluster. The other group in DM is Discrete Algebra and Geometry. The CC group consists of one full professor (Lange), two associate professors (Schoenmakers and de Weger), and three assistant professors (Ashur, Hülsing and Ravagnani). CC provides undergraduate and graduate courses in cryptology, coding theory, algebra and number theory, as well as service teaching.

    CC and the Security (SEC) group of Etalle form the Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information (Ei/ Ψ) which covers the whole technical spectrum of information security. Ei/ Ψ organizes the master's track Information Security Technology within the Computer Science program at TU/e.

    The ideal candidate has research experience complementing the existing strengths in CC and SEC but candidates from all areas of cryptology including neighboring fields such as software security, side-channel attacks, reverse engineering, etc. are encouraged to apply.

    The assistant professor is expected to

    • perform outstanding research in the area of cryptology and security;
    • establish research collaborations within the department and nternationally;
    • take responsibility in coordinating and updating courses; advise BSc, MSc, and PhD students;
    • initiate, acquire and coordinate research projects;
    • perform managerial and/or administrative tasks for the cluster or department.
    Applications need to be submitted via the URL below. Deadline is 16 Feb 2021.

    Contact: Tanja Lange tanja@hyperelliptic.org
    Last updated: 2020-12-21 posted on 2020-12-20

    Ph.D. student
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
    Prof. Taeho Jung is recruiting Ph.D. students for admission in Fall 2021. If you like doing research in applied cryptography, please take a look at this page. Preferred areas include, but not limited to: 1. Somewhat/Fully homomorphic encryption 2. Secure aggregation / Private stream aggregation 3. Lattice-based cryptography If you are interested, please take a look at his website: https://sites.nd.edu/taeho-jung/
    Contact: Taeho Jung
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-20

    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Oregon State University; Corvallis, OR, USA
    The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for several full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions. As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. In support of this mission, the College of Engineering recently updated its strategic plan to advance its achievement in high impact research, excellent preparation of all our students, and developing a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly more inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. Faculty candidates are sought in areas that include the following: Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Systems and Theoretical Computer Science. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to initiate new funded research as well as to expand and complement existing research programs in the OSU College of Engineering and beyond. Furthermore, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; some successful candidates may also have opportunity to teach in the school’s highly ranked online computer science program. Applicants are expected to mentor students and promote equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups. Appointment 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 a closely related discipline.
    Contact: Mike Rosulek <rosulekm at eecs.oregonstate.edu>
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-18

    Post-doctoral researcher in Secure and Private Cloud-assisted computing
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of information security and cryptography with a focus on secure and private cloud assisted computing. More precisely, the postdoctoral researcher shall be working on investigating efficient verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the postdoctoral position will be to design and evaluate provably secure cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients jointly outsource computations to untrusted cloud servers. Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Your Profile:
    • A PhD degree in Cryptography;
    • Strong publication record;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Final Deadline for applications: 8 January 2021. Starting date: Beginning of 2021 or by mutual agreement.
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-18

    Post Doc position in Secure and Private Machine Learning Mechanisms
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of information security and cryptography. More precisely, we envision secure and privacy-preserving machine learning algorithms for artificial intelligence applications in everyday life that can provide confidentiality and integrity guarantees. In particular the main aims of the project are to: (i) Safeguard the privacy of individuals that participate by either providing their data to build the AI system or being end-users of the system, (ii) safeguard the integrity of the system by ensuring its robustness to adversarial inputs and cryptographically limiting the possible points of adversarial manipulation. You will be working with Prof. Mitrokotsa and Prof. Dimitrakakis. Full-time employment for three years.
    Your Profile:
    • A PhD degree in Cryptography with connections to Machine learning;
    • Publications
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Final Deadline for applications: 31 January 2021 Starting date: Beginning of 2021 or by mutual agreement.
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2021-01-05 posted on 2020-12-18

    Assistant Professor
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Computing, Tokyo, Japan
    [Number of Openings]: 1 [Area of Specialization]: Theoretical Computer Science, Theory and Practice of Cybersecurity, Theory of Cryptography, Theory of Algorithms, Theory of Computational Complexity, Programming Theory, Software Verification Theory, Blockchain Technology, Network Security, etc. [Job Description]: Research and education at Department of Mathematical and Computing Science. Assigned tasks on the management of the department. [Qualifications]: - Applicants must have a PhD degree or be expected to obtain the degree by the start of the employment in the specialized area given above or related areas. - Applicants must have ability to be in charge of exercises of undergraduate courses in computer science. - Applicants must be highly motivated on research and education. [Location]: Ookayama Campus (Nearest station: Ookayama Station (Tokyu Line)) [Term]: Fixed-term appointments will be for up to 5 years. Reappointment may be possible for one additional term of up to 5 years. The total term is limited to a maximum of 10 years from the original date of employment. [Proposed Start Date]: April 1st, 2021, or the earliest possible date thereafter [Closing Date for Application]: Applications must be received by January 17th, 2021 [Selection Process]: Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and interviews. Interviews will be done remotely. Selected applicants may be asked to have interviews and/or give presentations and lectures. [How to Submit an Application]: Combine all of the required documents into a single PDF file, and send it via JREC-IN Portal Web application system. (https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?id=D120120992&ln_jor=1)
    Contact: Keisuke Tanaka, Professor, Chair of Department of Mathematical and Computing Science, School of Computing (Email: keisuke@is.titech.ac.jp)
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-15

    Associate Professor
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Computing, Tokyo, Japan
    [Number of Openings]: 1 [Area of Specialization]: Theoretical Computer Science, Theory and Practice of Cybersecurity, Theory of Computational Complexity, Theory of Algorithms, Theory of Cryptography, Programming Theory, Software Verification Theory, Blockchain Technology, Network Security, etc. [Job Description]: - Designing and conducting graduate and undergraduate courses related to mathematical and computing science. - Managing a laboratory (research group) and supervising graduate and undergraduate students. - Research activities leading international research communities of the specialized area given above or related areas. - Tasks related to the management of the department and the institute. [Qualifications]: Applicants must have a PhD degree in the specialized area given above or related areas. [Location]: Ookayama Campus (Nearest station: Ookayama Station (Tokyu Line)) [Term]: Permanent Position (The Institute has mandatory retirement, requiring employees to retire at age 65.) [Proposed Start Date]: April 1st, 2021, or the earliest possible date thereafter [Closing Date for Application]: Applications must be received by January 17th, 2021 [Selection Process]: Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and interviews. Interviews will be done remotely. Selected applicants may be asked to have interviews and to give presentations and lectures. [How to Submit an Application]: Combine all of the required documents into a single PDF file, and send it via JREC-IN Portal Web application system. (https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?id=D120120988&ln_jor=1)
    Contact: Keisuke Tanaka, Professor, Chair of Department of Mathematical and Computing Science, School of Computing (Email: keisuke@is.titech.ac.jp)
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-15

    Postdoctoral Researcher - computer network security and blockchain technology
    POLE LEONARD DE VINCI, Paris La Défense
    ABOUT POLE LEONARD DE VINCI : The Leonard de Vinci Pole is made up of three higher education institutions offering recognized degree programs that cover complementary academic fields, particularly in the digital sector: a business school, EMLV (Leonard de Vinci Business School); an engineering school, ESILV (Leonard de Vinci Engineering School), and a digital/multimedia school, IIM (Institute of Internet and Multimedia). The schools share a common research laboratory: De Vinci Research Center (DVRC). The "De Vinci Research Center - DVRC" includes all the researchers from the two schools of the Leonard De Vinci Association: the School of Management (EMLV) and the School of Engineering (ESILV). The research, focused on innovation and digital technology, is structured within four research groups and a partnership research unit. CONTEXT: Through the Pôle Léonard de Vinci, DVRC is a member of the “Moneytrack” project on blockchain scalability, together with INRIA and Truffle Capital. Topic: The ambition of the Lightning Network is to provide a second layer to the Bitcoin network to enable transactions confirmed instantly, securely and anonymously with a world scale capacity using a decentralized protocol. However, some of the current propositions and implementations present some difficulties in anonymity, scaling and decentralization. The Ant Routing algorithm for the Lightning Network solves several problems such as channel information update and centralization by beacon nodes. It requires no landmark, no knowledge on the topology. The decentralization of the algorithm is achieved by making every node play exactly the same role in the routing process and using only knowledge about its neighbors. Routing tables are not required and transactions are completed instantaneously and anonymously. The algorithm is inspired by the behavior of ants. Although each ant individually seems to follow a random motion, their collective behavior finds efficiently the shortest path from their nest to a food source. This is achieved through a “stygmergic” communication of the ants with their environment through pheromones. See https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.0
    Contact: APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please provide your CV and a cover letter describing your research activities. Qualified candidates need to send their application package by email to recrutement@devinci.fr. Contacts: - Cyril Grunspan (cyril.grunspan@devinci.fr) - Jean Rohmer (jean.rohmer@devinci.fr)
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-15

    Master Internship on SCA attacks to DNN FPGA accelerators
    CentraleSupélec, IETR Lab; Rennes, France

    The IETR Lab in Rennes (FR) is looking for a motivated master student on the last year of their degree for a 5-6 month internship, which can serve as the mandatory internship to finish your degree.

    CentraleSupélec is a top Engineering school in France with a established tradition of excellence in Cybersecurity. It is a great place for an internship at the IETR CNRS-affiliated laboratory in Rennes, a world-class research and innovation pole in cybersecurity.

    Topic
    To protect critical infrastructures and sensitive data managed by CPS running Machine Learning algorithms, we need robust implementations able to resist attacks. To this end, we are studying the vulnerabilities that physical SCA attacks pose to DNN/CNN accelerators in FPGAs. In this internship you will: (1) review the literature on power attacks to ML implementations and (2) build an experimental set-up to reverse engineer DNN accelerators using (power/EM) side-channel leakage from heterogeneous devices like Zynq SoC/MPSoC.

    Profile
    Master student in Computer/Electrical Eng, Electronics or Computer Science with strong background in one or various of the following topics

    • HW security, SCA attacks
    • HDL/HLS design for FPGAs (pref. Vivado), experience with actual implementations, use of lab. instruments as oscilloscopes
    • DNN/CNN implementation in FPGAs
    • Familiarity with C/C++/Python programming, Linux/Git as dev. environment

    French is not required.

    There might be options to continue working towards a PhD after the internship.

    Information

    • Location: CentraleSupélec, IETR Lab, Rennes (FR)
    • Starting date: flexible, anytime from Feb/March
    • Duration: 5-6 months
    • Stipend: according to regulations, 550-600€/month

    Deadline: mid January (interviews running now)

    To apply: https://www.ietr.fr/spip.php?article2150

    Contact for more info. regarding COVID-19 situation.

    Contact: Rubén Salvador: ruben.salvador@centralesupelec.org
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-15

    Ph.D. student
    NTNU, Norway
    We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate at NTNU, in the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK), in the area of cryptography. The candidate will work in the general areas of privacy-preserving computation, lattice-based cryptography and post-quantum cryptography. This will be under the supervision of Dr. Anamaria Costache, in the cryptography team at NTNU. The cryptography team at NTNU is heavily involved in research in these areas, and so the successful candidate will benefit from a good research support system. A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Anamaria Costache, Anamaria.costache@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR officer Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, stine.t.r.nymoen@ntnu.no. For a detailed description of the requirements, please go the link below. Application deadline 25/01/2021.
    Contact: Dr. Anamaria Costache, anamaria.costache@ntnu.no
    Last updated: 2020-12-15 posted on 2020-12-15

    Intern
    IMDEA Software Institute
    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 starting period would be March 2021 or later.

    How to apply?
    Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2020-12-intern-mpc. Deadline for applications is January 25th, 2021.

    For enquiries about the position, please contact: Ignacio Cascudo, ignacio.cascudo (at) imdea.org
    Contact: Ignacio Cascudo
    Last updated: 2020-12-15 posted on 2020-12-15

    Cryptography engineer / researcher (all levels)
    Ant Group
    The cryptography team at Ant Group (formerly known as Ant Finance and Alipay) is looking for multiple applied cryptographers or engineers at all levels. We are a team to bridge the academia world and the industry; to promote new crypto solutions via solving real world problems.

    Candidates are expected to be developing cryptographic libraries and/or conducting related researches with a growing team of researchers and engineers. Candidates are likely to be working in one of the following directions:
    • homomorphic encryptions
    • multiparty computations
    • zero-knowledge proofs
    Knowledge of at least one of the above fields is desirable. Please highlight in your CV your previous publications or open-source projects in those domains.

    Bonus points:
    • experience in developing cryptographic libraries
    • top tier publications in cryptography or security
    • experience with Rust
    Location:
    • Beijing
    • Hangzhou
    How to apply: please send your CV to zhenfeizhang.zz@antgroup.com
    Contact: Zhenfei Zhang
    Last updated: 2020-12-22 posted on 2020-12-11

    Research Internships
    Max Plank Institutes in Computer Science, Germany

    The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbruecken), Software Systems (Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum) offer research internships in all areas of Computer Science. An internship at a Max Planck Institute is a way to pursue world-class research in computer science! Our internships are also an excellent way to explore research or new research areas for the first time.

    Internships are open to exceptional Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral students worldwide, as well as exceptional individuals from industry interested in gaining academic research experience in computer science. Intern positions are limited and admissions are very competitive

    We welcome interns all year round, but most interns prefer the summer months. Every intern works directly with an assigned faculty mentor at one of the participating institutes. Internship projects are based on the intern’s academic interests, maturity and prior experience.

    All interns receive a monthly stipend, free (shared) housing, and travel to- and from- the institute hosting the internship. A typical internship lasts 12 to 14 weeks, but longer internships are possible.

    Application Deadlines for Summer Internships:

    • Early Deadline: 31 December (for internships starting in May or June)
    • Late Deadline: 31 January (for internships starting in July or August)
    For an internship starting at any other time, please apply at least 4 months before your intended started date.

    More information can be obtained at https://www.cis.mpg.de/internships

    We understand that travel restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may prevent interns from traveling to host institutes right now. In such a case, the intern and the mentor may agree mutually to complete the internship remotely. The intern will still be paid the monthly stipend.

    Contact: Catalin Hritcu
    Last updated: 2020-12-15 posted on 2020-12-11

    PhD Student (funded)
    The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University,Egham
    Project Title: Social and Societal Foundations of Cryptography: The Case of Large-Scale Protests. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday at Royal Holloway seeks to recruit PhD students who will explore the social and societal foundations of cryptography. Cryptography is a field that actively interrogates its foundations. These foundations are, unsurprisingly and sensibly, understood to be of the complexity-theoretic and mathematical variety. However, cryptographic security notions -- and everything that depends on them -- do not exist in a vacuum, they have reasons to be. While the immediate objects of cryptography are not social relations, it presumes and models them. This fact is readily acknowledged in the introductions of cryptographic papers which illustrate the utility of the work by reference to some social situation where several parties have conflicting ends but a need or desire to interact. Yet, this part of the definitional work has not received the same rigour from the cryptographic community as complexity-theoretic and mathematical questions. This project aims to take first steps towards remedying this situation by grounding cryptographic security notions in findings emerging from ethnographic fieldwork in adversarial situations. In particular, it considers protesters in large-scale protests and aims to understand their security needs, practices and the technologies they rely upon. The project then also analyses these technologies, i.e. attempts to break their security, and proposes new solutions based on the findings from fieldwork. By bringing cryptographic security notions to *the field*, the project provokes a series of security questions about, for example, confidentiality and anonymity in online and offline networks, trust relations and how to establish them, onboarding and authentication practices. We seek applicants with either a background in mathematics and/or computer science or related disciplines or a background in ethnography or experience using related qualitative social science methods
    Contact: The studentship includes * Tuition fees: * Maintenance: £21,285 for each academic year. The CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday can offer up to ten studentships per year, three of which can be awarded to international students (which includes EU and EEA.) contact Prof Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2020-12-11 posted on 2020-12-10

    Security/Cryptography Engineer
    Axelar

    Axelar is building a decentralized network that connects dApp builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users for frictionless cross-chain communication. Our team consists of experienced engineers and researchers in distributed systems, cryptography, and consensus. We’re growing our team and looking for engineers who’re interested in building the new financial stack from the ground up.

    • Understanding of public and secret key: encryption, signatures (Ed25519, ECDSA, etc.).
    • Knowledge of networking technologies, specifically TCP/IP, RPC and the related protocols.
    • Knowledge of operating systems, file systems, and memory on macOS and Linux.
    • Experience with engineering security practices.
    • Ability to find, exploit and fix bugs, security vulnerabilities in software.
    • General knowledge of blockchain technologies.
    • Experience with Go and/or Rust.
    • Bonus: understanding of elliptic curve cryptography, multi-party computation and threshold schemes.
    More info at: https://axelar.network
    Contact: Sergey Gorbunov: sergey [at] axelar [dot] network
    Last updated: 2020-12-11 posted on 2020-12-09

    Professor (All Ranks) in Distributed Systems and Blockchain Security
    Arizona State University - Tempe Campus
    The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) seek applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the intersection of Distributed Systems / Blockchain / Security in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE). Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: the robustness, security, and resilience of distributed systems; secure distributed consensus algorithms; internet-scale distributed security; distributed cybersecurity approaches; theory and applications of blockchains and cryptography; secure distributed learning; game-theoretic approaches to cybersecurity; secure multiparty computation, data management, and cryptography; the distributed Internet of Things; and other emerging areas covering various intersections of distributed systems, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Application deadline is January 15, 2021.

    More details at https://apply.interfolio.com/81408. For further information or questions about this position please contact Professor Yan Shoshitaishvili at (yans@asu.edu)
    Contact: Yan Shoshitaishvili (yans@asu.edu); Ni Trieu (nitrieu@asu.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-12-08 posted on 2020-12-08

    Cryptographer (2021 summer intern)
    Facebook’s Novi Research (Blockchain)
    Novi 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 Diem (formerly known as Libra) blockchain network. Diem’s mission is to create a simple, borderless global currency and financial ecosystem that empowers billions of people. 

Novi Research is the research arm of Novi, and is of great importance due to the cutting-edge nature of the technical challenges and Novi’s openness to scrutiny.

    The cryptography team at Facebook’s Novi Research is seeking research scientists/engineers and PhD interns (summer 2021) with expertise in all aspects of cryptography including but not limited to public-key cryptography, secure multiparty computation, zero knowledge proofs, authenticated data structures, accumulators, blockchain compression, auditability and privacy-enhancing technologies. The ideal candidates will have a keen interest in producing new science to advance these interdisciplinary fields, as well as supporting the productization of their results.

    To apply please use the following email title: "FB Novi 2021 intern" followed by your full name.
    Contact: Kostas Chalkias, kostascrypto {at} fb DOT com
    Last updated: 2020-12-08 posted on 2020-12-07

    Research Intern
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

    Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research seeks graduate students in applied cryptography and privacy for spring and summer internships. Topics of particular interest to us include (but are not limited to) secure computing (FHE, MPC, TEE), ML privacy, end-to-end encryption, web privacy and security, post-quantum cryptography, and zero-knowledge proofs.

    We offer internship projects ranging from protocol design and security analysis to crypto and privacy engineering, so we encourage PhD students with any relevant experience to apply.

    Please apply at: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/945055/Research-Intern-Privacy-and-Cryptography

    Contact: Kim Laine, Melissa Chase, or Esha Ghosh
    Last updated: 2020-12-06 posted on 2020-12-06

    Research Fellow
    University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    The Coding and Information Transmission Group at the Institute of Computer Science, the University of Tartu, Estonia, is looking for a Research Fellow (post-doc). The position is available almost immediately (subject to necessary paperwork), and could last until 31 December 2022. The ideal candidate will have strength in one or more of the following areas:

    • algebraic/combinatorial coding theory;
    • coding techniques/coded modulations/practical LDPC and LDPC-like codes;
    • coding for distributed data storage/PIR/load balancing;
    • code-based cryptography.

    University of Tartu offers internationally-competitive salary packages. Cost of living in Estonia is quite low, see e.g. http://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living. During the COVID pandemic, it is possible to start working remotely, and then to move to Estonia once the situation normalizes.

    A successful candidate should:
    • hold a Ph.D. degree;
    • have a strong publication record at outstanding venues.

    To apply, please submit the following documents (by email):
    • Application letter
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Publication list

    Deadline for applications: 15th December 2020

    Contact: Vitaly Skachek, e-mail vitaly.skachek at ut.ee, see http://www.cs.ut.ee/~vitaly/ . Do not hesitate to contact us in the case of questions.
    Last updated: 2020-12-03 posted on 2020-12-02

    PhD positions in symmetric cryptographic design and engineering
    Radboud University, Nijmegen
    We have 3 open positions for PhD students in the area of symmetric cryptography in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in Nijmegen. One position is on the study of provable security of modes of use, one on design of primitives supported by cryptanalysis, and one on protection against implementation attacks based on power, electromagnetic side channel analysis, and fault attacks. We focus hereby on cryptography based on permutations as in the sponge, duplex and farfalle constructions, especially suited for low energy consumption.

    The Digital Security Group of Radboud University is one of the leading groups in computer security in the Netherlands and Europe, and one of the pioneers in permutation-based crypto and corresponding leakage-resilient modes.

    The successful candidate should ideally have a master in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    To apply, please send the following documents to dis-secr (at) cs.ru.nl, with the subject "PhD position in symmetric crypto":
    - a motivation letter
    - your cv
    - your master diploma certificate (scanned)
    - transcript of the courses you took (including grades)
    - up to 3 references
    Contact: To enquire about the positions you can contact: Joan Daemen, joan (at) cs.ru.nl, Lejla Batina, lejla (at) cs.ru.nl, and Bart Mennink, b.mennink (at) cs.ru.nl
    Last updated: 2020-12-01 posted on 2020-11-30

    PhD Stipend in Cybersecurity and IoT
    Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems; Copenhagen, Denmark
    The stipend is open for appointment from April 1, 2021, or soon as possible thereafter.

    We seek a PhD in Security in thing-to-cloud IoTalentum (http://www.iotalentum.eu) architectures for IoT ecosystems. The objective of the research is to identify and describe new models mapping, quantifying, forecasting and ensuring adequate levels of privacy and security within the distributed computing centers the IoTalentum cloud-to-thing continuum. To develop and testing of a hardware-free identification tool for computing centers to increase the level of security and privacy of collected data in IoT virtual environments.

    The PhD is part of the opening of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions within the IoTalentum project (www.iotalentum.eu). IoTalentum is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA). The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions.

    Eligibility Criteria
    The applicants must, at the date of the call deadline, comply with the following eligibility criteria:
    • To hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.
    • To have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
    • At the time of recruitment by the host organization, candidates should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career.
    • Candidates must comply with the European Commission’s mobility rule, meaning at the time of recruitment by the host organization, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the starting employment contract date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. The positions are open to all nationalities.
    • To be proficient in English language
    Contact: Prof. Knud Erik Skouby (skouby@cmi.aau.dk) and Assoc. Prof. Sokol Kosta (sok@cmi.aau.dk)
    Last updated: 2020-12-01 posted on 2020-11-30

    Post-Doc , Senior Researcher, Ph.D. student
    DingLab, Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications; Beijing, China

    Multiple positions on all levels at the Ding Lab in Privacy Protection and Blockchain Security at the Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications(BIMSA)

    The BIMSA is a Mathematics research institution co-sponsored by Beijing Municipal Government and Tsinghua University. The BIMSA is located in the Huairou District of Beijing, and is part of Beijing’s strategic plans to build world-class new-style research & development institutions and national innovation center for science and technology. The BIMSA aims to develop fundamental scientific research and build a bridge between mathematics and industry applications. The director of BIMSA is the renowned mathematician, Prof. Shing-Tung Yau.

    The Ding Lab in Privacy Protection and Blockchain Security will be led by Professor Jintai Ding and the lab currently has multiple open positions on all levels from full tenured professor to postdoc and research associate (without PhD) Anyone who works in related areas including (but not restricted to) computational algebra, computational algebraic geometry, number theory, mathematical optimization, quantum algorithms, post-quantum cryptography, multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof, fully homomorphic encryption, privacy preserving algorithms, block chain, high performance computing, and algorithm implementations are welcome to apply. BIMSA offers internationally competitive salary packages and salary will be determined by applicant's qualification. Recent PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. A typical appointment for postdoc of BIMSA is for two-years, renewable for the third year with annual salary ranges from 300,000 RMB to 500,000 RMB depending on experience and qualifications. Ding Lab is an open lab with English as a working language. Interested applicants, please send email with CV to DingLab@bimsa.cn.

    Contact: Jintai Ding
    Last updated: 2020-12-01 posted on 2020-11-26

    Funded PhD students in Applied Cryptography & Information Security
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    We are looking for a bright and motivated PhD student to work in the topics of information security and cryptography. The student is expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The position is funded with a competitive salary.
    Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Your Profile:
    • A MsC degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Final Deadline for applications: 15 January 2021
    Starting date: Beginning of 2021 or by mutual agreement
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2021-01-05 posted on 2020-11-26

    Post-Doc on Codes and Lattices in Cryptography
    CWI, Amsterdam
    The CWI Cryptology group is looking for a young postdoc researcher interested in both codes and lattices in the context of cryptography. The goal is to make major progress in both research areas, by comparing them, by transferring techniques back and forth, or even by developing a unifying theory. All angles relevant to cryptography are considered, from construction to cryptanalysis, and from theory to practice.
    The successful candidate will be working with Dr. Léo Ducas, within his ERC Starting Grant project ARTICULATE.

    More details at : https://www.cwi.nl/jobs/vacancies/866541

    Contact: Léo Ducas : ducas AT cwi DOT nl
    Last updated: 2020-11-26 posted on 2020-11-23

    Two Fully Funded PhD Positions in Cybersecurity
    Cyber Science Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
    The Cyber Science Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada, has two fully funded PhD positions in Cybersecurity. The Cyber Science Lab is a research lab focused on advancing knowledge and practice in AI for Security and Security of AI systems. There are also many opportunities to work on industry projects in the lab. Normally PhD students work on two industry projects during their study and can make an additional 30,000 CAD/year through industry projects. For more details see https://cybersciencelab.org/open-phd-positions
    Contact: Ali Dehghantanha (ali@cybersciencelab.org) or Khodakhast Bibak (bibakk@miamioh.edu).
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-21

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Cyber Science Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
    The Cyber Science Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada, is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Security of AI/ML systems. Strong applicants in other areas of Cybersecurity may also be considered. The initial appointment would be for one year and can be extended for another year. Salary will be in the range of $60,000 to $75,000 a year commensurate with experience, and extended health coverage is also provided. Candidates with strong track of publication or previous postdoc experience are normally receiving higher salaries. For more details see https://cybersciencelab.org/open-positions.
    Contact: Ali Dehghantanha (ali@cybersciencelab.org) or Khodakhast Bibak (bibakk@miamioh.edu).
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-21

    Ph.D. Scholarship (AI Security and Post-Quantum Cryptographic Hardware)
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
    There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on fault attack/detection related to the AI system and post-quantum cryptosystems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with fault attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Start date: Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 are both ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

    The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S.

    Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design. He is the Best Paper Awardee of IEEE HOST 2019. He has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor.

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-20

    Multiple Engineer Positions in Embedded Systems Security
    Intrinsic ID, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Intrinsic ID is an embedded security company, specializing in authentication technologies that protect Internet of Things devices and payment transactions; ensure safe connectivity; authenticate sensors and semiconductor chips; and protect sensitive military data & systems. Our approach is based on patented techniques in SRAM PUF.

    Intrinsic ID currently has four open positions to expand its R&D team in Eindhoven and support the development of Intrinsic ID’s security solutions and products.

    Positions:
    • Hardware Design Engineer
    • Hardware Verification Engineer
    • Embedded Security Engineer
    • Sr. Embedded Software Engineer / Architect
    What we offer at Intrinsic ID:
    • Competitive salary and benefits
    • Career development opportunities in a fast-growing company
    • Diverse and challenging problem-solving opportunities in a dynamic workplace
    • An excellent working atmosphere
    • The opportunity to be a part of a team with unparalleled experience in hardware and software security
    Applications can be done directly on our website: https://www.intrinsic-id.com/company/careers

    Contact: Geert-Jan Schrijen, CTO (Geert.Jan.Schrijen@intrinsic-id.com)
    Last updated: 2020-11-19 posted on 2020-11-18

    Postdoc Fellow in Security/Crypto+AI/ML
    Monash University, Malaysia campus
    Monash University is ranked 55 in the QS 2021 world rankings and 64 in the Times HE 2021 world rankings. Monash University, Malaysia campus is recruiting 20 postdoc fellows in key areas including security/crypto+AI/ML: https://sites.google.com/monash.edu/postdoc/home High quality candidates who have a PhD, or are completing their PhD, are encouraged to apply. The candidate will join a team of security/AI researchers in collaboration with colleagues from the Australia campus. Current research directions including generative adversarial networks, adversarial machine learning, deepfakes, AI/ML for security. We also welcome crypto/security researchers looking to focus on crypto/security for/with AI/ML. Contact Professor Raphaël Phan for more details.
    Contact: Professor Raphaël Phan
    Last updated: 2020-11-19 posted on 2020-11-18

    Post-Doc in Cryptography & Blockchain
    George Mason University, USA
    A Postdoc position is available on the areas Cryptography and/or Blockchain. Candidates with interests in one or both areas are encouraged to apply.

    The starting date can be anytime in Spring or Summer of 2021.

    For more information and to apply please contact Prof. Foteini Baldimtsi at foteini@gmu.edu

    Contact: Foteini Baldimtsi
    Last updated: 2020-11-17 posted on 2020-11-15

    Funded Post-doctoral fellowship in Cryptography
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the chair of Cyber Security invites applications from PhD holders in the area of cryptography and information security. The researcher will join a group of researchers focusing in applied and theoretical cryptography, network and information security and privacy-preservation led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Institute of Computer Science. The postdoctoral fellowship is available for three years and a project proposal needs to be submitted that will be evaluated by the research committee.
    Topics of research interest include:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Requirements:
    • Publications in top venues in Cryptography and Information Security
    • Young researchers who hold a doctorate (PhD) or will complete their doctorate within the next six months
    • Young researchers with a completed doctorate (PhD) have been awarded the degree at most two years before 15th of Jan 2021.
    Deadline for applicants to be considered: 7th of Dec. 2020
    Deadline for project proposal: 15th of Jan. 2021
    To Apply:
    Send your cv and research statement to aikaterini.mitrokotsa@unisg.ch with subject ''Post-doc Fellowship'' by the 9th of Dec. 2020
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2020-11-13 posted on 2020-11-13

    Post-Doctoral Researcher in Symmetric Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg

    The CryptoLux group of the University of Luxembourg has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of symmetric cryptography. The successful candidate will contribute to a research project entitled Analysis and Protection of Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms (APLICA), which is funded by the Luxembourgish Fonds National de la Recherche and the German Research Foundation. Starting in 2021, APLICA will run over a period of 3 years as a joint research project between the CryptoLux group and the Workgroup for Symmetric Cryptography of Ruhr-University Bochum. The mission of the APLICA project is to develop new cryptanalytic techniques for lightweight authenticated encryption algorithms and hash functions, and to design and implement new countermeasures against side-channel attacks that are suitable for constrained devices.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in symmetric cryptography or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record that includes at least one paper at an IACR conference/workshop or one of the top-4 security conferences. Experience in software development for embedded systems or mounting side-channel attacks is a plus. Candidates with an interest to conduct research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

    • Cryptanalysis of authenticated encryption algorithms or hash functions
    • Leakage resilience or leakage reduction by design (e.g. modes of operation)
    • Security evaluation of leakage-resilient primitives or constructions

    The position is available from Jan. 2021 on basis of a fixed-term contract for 3 years. The University of Luxembourg offers excellent working conditions and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to send their application by email to Alex Biryukov before Dec. 15, 2020 (early submission is strongly encouraged, applications will be processed upon receipt). The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's research interests, a CV (incl. photo), a list of publications, scans of diploma certificates, and contact details of 3 references

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2020-11-13 posted on 2020-11-13

    PhD Student Positions (fully funded) - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain-based Systems
    UConn, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
    Several fully funded, PhD student openings in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Computer Science and Engineering department, led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh.

    The positions provide a great opportunity for students with interest in interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields towards the design of secure systems and protocols. We target real-world timely problems and aim to provide secure and practical solutions backed by rigorous foundations and efficient implementations/thorough performance testing. We are also interested in conceptual projects that contribute in bridging the gap between theory and practice of Cryptography. For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/.

    For interested students, please send your CV to ghada.almashaqbeh@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.

    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2020-11-17 posted on 2020-11-11

    Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    The Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester (http://www.cs.rochester.edu) seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions. We are particularly eager to hire in theory, security/privacy/cryptography, quantum computing, data management, natural language processing, and machine learning, but candidates in all areas of computer science and at any level of seniority are encouraged to apply: we are always on the lookout for unique opportunities and synergies.

    Candidates must have (or be about to receive) a doctorate in computer science or a related discipline. Applications should be submitted online (at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/login) no later than January 1, 2021, for full consideration; submissions beyond this date risk being overlooked due to limited interview slots.
    Contact: Muthu Venkitasubramaniam
    Last updated: 2020-11-06 posted on 2020-11-03

    Researcher/Senior Researcher
    Temasek Labs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE) is research group under Temasek Laboratories, NTU, Singapore. As a group of dynamic researchers, the main focus of PACE is to explore advanced aspects of embedded security.

    PACE group is seeking applications for a motivated researcher in the area of embedded and mobile security. The successful candidate will work with experienced researchers to explore new security vulnerabilities in commercial products like smartphones and IoT, with a focus on secure boot.

    We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:

    • Have already completed, or be close to completing a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in research and development (publications in international journals and conferences). Master degree with relevant research experience can be considered.
    • Experienced in security evaluation and have understanding of crypto- graphic algorithms (symmetric and asymmetric). Coding background in C/Java/Assembly/Python/VHDL for analysis is required.
    • Has experience in working with embedded/IoT devices or android devices for vulnerability assessment.
    • Has previous lab experience in developing prototypes, FPGA design, manipulating oscilloscopes, writing device drivers and communication interfaces, which are used in analysis of implemented designs.
    • Knowledge of side-channel or fault attacks is a plus.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Creative, curious, self-motivated and a team player with good analyti- cal and problem-solving skills.

    You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security, specific to physical attacks. This position is available from December 2020. The initial contract will be one year. There are strong possibilities for extensions upon successful performance. TL offers competitive salary package plus other benefits.

    Contact:

    Dr. Shivam Bhasin

    Programme Manager

    sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg


    Last updated: 2020-11-02 posted on 2020-11-01

    Post-Doc / Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow
    Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
    Symmetric Key and Lightweight Cryptography Lab (SyLLab) at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) is looking for candidates for 2 Research Fellow / Post-Doc positions (from fresh Post-Docs to Senior Research Fellow, flexible contract duration) on various topics, such as symmetric-key design/cryptanalysis, lightweight cryptography, cryptography for automotive industry, side-channel analysis, machine learning aided cryptanalysis. Candidates are expected to have a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security venues. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants' accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin@ntu.edu.sg). Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
    Contact: Thomas Peyrin: thomas.peyrin@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2020-10-29 posted on 2020-10-26

    PhD positions on privacy, security, and impact of algorithms on society (fully funded)
    Imperial College London

    Our Computational Privacy Group at Imperial College London is offering fully funded PhD positions for 2021 to study privacy, data protection, and the impact of algorithms on society.

    Topics of current interests include, for instance, individual privacy in large-scale behavioral datasets; re-identification attacks against privacy-preserving data systems or aggregates, privacy of machine learning models, privacy engineering solutions such as differential privacy and query-based systems, ethics and fairness in AI, and computational social science.

    For full details, please consult https://cpg.doc.ic.ac.uk/openings/

    Deadline: Nov 1th 2020 (first deadline)

    Recommended prerequisites. MSc or MEng (4y BEng will be considered) in computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, or a related field. Experience in data science, statistics and/or machine learning is a plus.

    We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, in particular women, disabled, BAME, and LGBTQIA+ candidates.

    About Imperial. Imperial College London, ranked 9th globally, is one of the top universities in the world. A full-time PhD at the South Kensington Campus takes 3-4 years, is fully funded and usually starts in October or January.

    Contact:
    demontjoye@imperial.ac.uk
    - Using as subject: “PhD Application 2020: YOUR NAME”
    - Including a link (e.g. Imperial’s Filedrop system or Dropbox) to your CV and transcripts for each degree

    Last updated: 2020-10-29 posted on 2020-10-25

    PhD Student
    University Jean Monnet, Laboratory Hubert Curien, SESAM team, Saint-Etienne, France
    We are looking for candidates for a PhD position in the field of design and modeling phase-locked loops (PLL) as a source of randomness in logic devices, implementation of true random number generators (TRNG) based on PLLs in FPGAs and ASICs, analysis of statistical properties of the generated numbers, statistical modeling of the proposed TRNGs and construction of efficient embedded tests dedicated to the proposed generators and based on their stochastic models. Desired profile: Master degree is required. Required skills: a) good knowledge of digital electronics and embedded systems; b) knowledge of FPGA design tools (Intel, Xilinx or Microsemi) as well as simulation tools (Modelsim); c) good level of English. Other useful skills: d) data acquisition and data analysis (use of tcl and python languages in particular); e) signal processing, mathematical modeling, statistics; f) basic knowledge in information security.
    Contact: fischer(at)univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-22

    Post-Doc
    Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    We are looking for outstanding Post-Doc to work on physical (hardware) security.

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

    The candidate should have a PhD in IT-security, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science with excellent publication records.

    Since the position is funded by a national project, having the ability to fluently talk, write, and read in German is a must. The position is for two years, with an option to extend.

    Send your application in a single pdf file to amir.moradi (at) rub.de

    Contact: Amir Moradi
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-22

    Shanghai, China
    NYU Shanghai
    NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a Tenured or Tenure-track position in Computer Science Theory. The search is not restricted to any rank and outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who have completed a PhD in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. We invite candidates with a strong research record in CS theory to apply, including research in algorithms, data structures, computational complexity, cryptography, learning theory, and so on. NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live. Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and a statement of teaching interests. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio. Applications may be received until February 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021.
    Contact: shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-22

    Ph.D. students
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    Dr. Yang Zhang (https://yangzhangalmo.github.io/) at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security (Germany) is looking for several fully-funded Ph.D. students working on the following topics:
    • Machine learning security and privacy
    • Biomedical privacy
    • Misinformation detection
    Requirements for Ph.D. students:
    • A bachelor/master degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or Mathematics
    • Excellent English (knowledge of German is not required)
    • Good knowledge about machine learning/data mining
    • Excellent programming skills
    What we offer:
    • Full-time working contract (12-month E13-level salary, ~2,400 euros per month)
    • Excellent research environment
    • Strong supervision
    To apply, please send your:
    • CV
    • Transcript
    to zhang@cispa.de

    We also have positions for postdocs, if you are interested, please send an email with your CV to zhang@cispa.de as well.
    Contact: Yang Zhang
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-17

    PhD positions
    UConn, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.

    Several PhD positions in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Computer Science and Engineering department, led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh.

    The positions provide a great opportunity for students with interest in interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields towards the design of secure systems and protocols. We target real-world timely problems and aim to provide secure and practical solutions backed by rigorous foundations and efficient implementations/thorough performance testing. We are also interested in conceptual projects that contribute in bridging the gap between theory and practice of Cryptography. For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/.

    For interested students, please send your CV to ghada.almashaqbeh@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.

    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh (ghada.almashaqbeh@uconn.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-15

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    The School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs such as “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, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2020-10-12 posted on 2020-10-10

    Ph.D. position: Data privacy-preserving mechanisms for autonomous and connected vehicles
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris & Thalès Group
    Context and funding: Chair C3S (Connected Cars and Cyber Security), https://chairec3s.wp.imt.fr/
    Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security, with focus on distributed protocols, cryptology and Secure Multi-party Computation. Secure “multi-party computation” (MPC) is a type of cryptographic protocol that allows a set of parties to compute a function of each of their individual inputs, without having to reveal their inputs. It would be interesting to explore the use of this approach in the context of the autonomous connected vehicles to define protocols that preserve privacy and integrity, and ensure secure communications in a highly distributed context.
    Position is available in the INFRES (Computer Science and Network) Department at Telecom Paris of the Institute of Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), France.
    The expected Ph.D research takes part of research activities carried out in the Axis 2 of the Chair C3S and especially related to topic 2 – Protection of data and data flow in real time, cryptography and agility focusing on light and robust cryptography, real-time cryptography and crypto-agility. Candidates should have a strong background in computer science and cryptography. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or multi-party computation is a plus. Applicants must hold a master degree in the relevant research fields. Positions are available and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates are found. If you are interested, please apply by sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Ph.D., addressed directly to Prof. Duong Hieu Phan and Prof. Houda Labiod from Infres Department, Institute Polytecnique de Paris and Dr. Aurélien Dupin from Thalès Group. Since we receive many applications, we encourage you to include necessary materials that demonstrate your motivation and strengths.
    Contact: Hieu Phan (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr) and Houda Labiod (houda.labiod@telecom-paris.fr).
    Last updated: 2020-10-05 posted on 2020-10-05

    Ph.D. Scholarship (Side-Channel Attack)
    Ph.D. position (full scholarship) on Side-Channel Attack at Villanova University (USA)
    There is one Ph.D. position opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia). The research topics of this position primarily focused on side-channel attack related analysis related to the post-quantum cryptosystems.

    Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Familiar with FPGA board related side-channel attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Deadline: better to start at Spring 2021, though Fall 2021 is also ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Position is open until it is filled.

    The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S.

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-10-06 posted on 2020-10-04

    Ph.D Student - Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) Scholarships
    Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia
    We are looking for a PhD student in the domain of Scalable Privacy-preserving Data Sharing. The PhD position is available in Charles Sturt University's Wagga Wagga campus, led by Prof. Zia. The potential candidate is expected to investigate and devise efficient functional encrytion that is compatible with privacy risk metrics according to different types of data. The research requires theoretical encryption scheme construction as well as experimental implementation with industry collaboration.

    This PhD position will be supported by the CSCRC with excellent scholarship. The CSCRC aims to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals through working with some of the best cyber security researchers in Australia, and engagement with the CSCRC Industry & Government Participants. Further details of the CSCRC Government and Industry Participants may be found at: https://www.cybersecuritycrc.org.au (Cyber Security Research Scholarships of up to AU$50,000 a year for outstanding PhD students; these scholarships are limited to Australian nationals or candidates from other 5-Eyes countries (US, UK, Canada, New Zealand); candidates from NATO countries will be considered on a case by case basis. Successful candidates must be eligible to obtain Australian Government Cyber Security Clearance (where appropriate).)

    In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must:
    • Hold a Master's degree in mathematics, computer science, cryptography or related fields with strong grades;
    • Show strong background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography;
    • Demonstrate experience in C/C++ or Java.
    Having prior publications in security and privacy is highly desirable.

    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts,
    • Curriculum vitae,
    • Statement of Purpose, and
    • Academic IELTS Test Report (or equivlent qualification).
    In addition, three reference letters are required by e-mail from referees.

    Contact: Prof. Tanveer Zia (tzia@csu.edu.au)
    Last updated: 2020-10-06 posted on 2020-10-01

    Tenure-track Faculty Positions
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

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

    The primary mission of the IMDEA Software Institute is to perform research of excellence at the highest international level in 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 CS or closely related area, earned by the expected start date. Candidates for tenure-track positions will have shown exceptional promise in research and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Candidates for tenured positions must have an outstanding research record, recognized international stature, and demonstrated leadership. Experience in graduate student supervision is also valued at this level.

    For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2020 but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

    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 participation in national and international research projects. The working language at the institute is English.

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

    COVID Note: The Institute continues working and hiring, while strictly adopting all recommended

    Contact: hiring@software.imdea.org
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-27

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw

    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts.

    The ideal candidates should have a PhD degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues.

    We offer competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl).

    A successful candidate will be given a substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.

    There is no specific deadline for this call, but we will start looking at the applications from Oct 15th, 2020.

    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-25

    Post-doc position
    EMSEC, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
    We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group. The applicants should have background and be interested in working on different aspects of lattice based cryptography, in particular on:
    • security proofs for lattice-based schemes,
    • building and implementing lattice-based constructions,
    • cryptanalysis and side channels attacks.
    The research will take place in the Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC) team, within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France.
    To apply please send us by email your detailed CV (with publication list). The positions has flexible starting date. Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.
    Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois / adeline.roux-langlois@irisa.fr
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-24

    Post-doc
    Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne, Hubert Curien Laboratory, Saint-Etienne, France
    We are looking for candidates for a free Post-Doc position in the field of design and modeling of self-timed rings (STR) as a source of randomness in logic devices, implementation of true random number generators (TRNG) based on STRs in FPGAs and ASICs, analysis of statistical properties of the generated numbers, statistical modeling of the proposed TRNGs and construction of efficient embedded tests dedicated to the proposed generators and based on their stochastic models. Desired profile: Ph.D. degree is required. Required skills: a) good knowledge of digital electronics and embedded systems; b) knowledge of CAD tools and FPGA design (Intel, Xilinx or Microsemi) as well as simulation tools (Modelsim); c) ASIC design using Cadence tools (design, simulation, verification); d) good level of English. Other useful skills: e) data acquisition and data analysis (use of tcl and python languages in particular); f) signal processing, mathematical modeling, statistics; g) basic knowledge in information security.
    Contact: fischer(at)univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2020-09-23 posted on 2020-09-22

    Ph.D. students (Cryptographic Engineering)
    Villanova University
    Three Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia, USA). The research topics of these positions are focused on cryptographic engineering and fault detection related security analysis. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to apply and send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Majoring in Mathematics are also ok. Proficiency in programming languages such as C, C++, Python, and so on is needed. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team worker.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Deadline: better to start at Spring 2021 (Fall 2021 is also ok). It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-09-16 posted on 2020-09-15

    PhD Students and Post-Docs (Available Immediately)
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
    We are seeking multiple Ph.D. students and Post-Doc scholars on architectural and hardware security for a joint funded project of Prof. Amro Awad and Prof. Aydin Aysu at NC State University. The positions are in the broad area of computer architecture and hardware security. The candidates will be part of a project that is collaborative between two research groups (led by Prof. Awad and Prof. Aysu) at NC State and are expected to work on the intersection between hardware security and emerging computing architectures.

    The project will explore the security aspects of hardware accelerators. The goal of this project is to identify efficient solutions for defending against a wide set of attacks (e.g., side-channel attacks) targeting hardware accelerators. We will also investigate different challenges and security concerns related to the programming models and run-time environments of particular interest to our funding agency. More information will be shared with the applicants.

    PhD Applicants: Following are the minimum requirements for PhD applicants:

  • GPA >= 3.8 -- among top 10% of your graduating class.
  • Strong background in computer architecture (experience in GPUs/FPGAs is preferred)
  • Familiarity with Linux environment, and background in OS (experience in device drivers is preferred)
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • US citizenship is preferred due to the nature of the project, but exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Post-Doc Applicants:

    We are also hiring post-doctoral scholars to lead some of the efforts in this project. Post-Doc candidates should have PhD with focus on computer architecture or systems with familiarity with hardware accelerators (e.g., FPGA and GPUs). The positions are available immediately and thus candidates who are already in the US are preferred.

    Links to research groups:

    Prof. Awad: https://sacagroup.github.io/

    Prof. Aysu: https://research.ece.ncsu.edu/aaysu/

  • Contact: Amro Awad (ajawad@ncsu.edu) and Aydin Aysu (aaysu@ncsu.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-09-02 posted on 2020-09-02

    Research Engineer
    HashCloak Inc, Toronto Canada

    HashCloak Inc is a R&D lab and consultancy focused on privacy, anonymity and scalability for blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Our team is well-known for working on state of the art Ethereum projects such as Ethereum 2.0, Shyft Network and Althea, for pioneering optimistic rollups and bringing forth the first empirical analysis of Ethereum's privacy guarantees and applications.

    We are hiring our very first research engineer that will help us bring our internal research projects to the world. As a research engineer at HashCloak, you will have the opportunity to work on anonymous networking, private information retrieval, zero-knowledge proofs and many more exciting areas at the intersection pf cryptography, game theory and finance!

    You will be working with a small, young and international team based in different time zones around the world. We are a remote-only company and have a very flexible and relaxed culture.

    As our first research engineer, you will have many of the following qualifications:

    • Master's degree or above in cryptography, computer science, mathematics or related fields
    • 3+ years programming experience in a systems programming language such as C/C++, Go (Preferred), Rust (Preferred).
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following: anonymous networking, zero-knowledge proofs, PIR, MPC
    • Knowledge of secure software practices
    • Experience in deploying production-ready applications
    At HashCloak, you will have the following responsibilities:
    • Implement PoCs and prototypes for our internal research projects
    • Conducting research in one of the previously mentioned fields
    • Collaborate with our clients and research partners
    • Write papers targeted at top conferences as well as blog posts targeted at general audiences
    • Contribute to open source projects that we use in our research
    • Stay up to date on research and development in the blockchain and cryptography ecosystems
    For consideration, please send a CV/Resume with a link to Github or any other website that showcases code you have written to careers@hashcloak.com with the subject line "Rese
    Contact: Mikerah Quintyne-Collins - CEO and Founder
    Last updated: 2020-09-07 posted on 2020-08-27

    Cryptographic Protocols Researcher
    DFINITY Foundation
    DFINITY is reimagining the Internet as a public network that hosts secure software and services. The Internet Computer is a new technology stack that is unhackable, fast, scales to billions of users around the world, and supports a new kind of autonomous software that promises to reverse Big Tech’s monopolization of the internet.

    DFINITY is looking for a full-time Cryptography Researcher, specialized in practical and provably secure cryptographic protocols for blockchains. The main task will be to design, develop, and prove secure, efficient cryptographic protocols for a distributed system and you will contribute in creating a high-performance blockchain computer. We offer a flexible work environment and an opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic and talented team of researchers and developers from around the world.

    Requirements:
  • PhD in Cryptography, emphasis on efficient and provably secure protocols
  • Excellent record of peer-reviewed publications, in particular at IACR, ACM, and IEEE conferences
  • Experience in the implementation of cryptographic protocols in C or Rust
  • Good understanding of practical systems and their security
  • Responsibilities:
  • Identify functional and security requirements of cryptographic protocols for the DFINITY platform
  • Design provably secure, scalable and practical cryptographic protocols
  • Design security models, capturing requirements and adversarial models
  • Provide full implementation specification of cryptographic protocols
  • Collaborate with a team of Researchers and Developers across our global research centers
  • Participate in software architecture decisions, providing necessary information in a clear fashion
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement cryptographic protocols
  • Write high-quality research papers targeted at top conferences and journals
  • Represent the company in academic and industry conferences and share technical information with the public
  • Contact: Jan Camenisch - please submit via https://dfinity.org/careers/
    Last updated: 2020-08-19 posted on 2020-08-19

    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 2021 (August 2021) or Spring 2021 (January 2021) at University of South Florida (USF). USF is a Rank-1 Research University (rank 31 of CS departments at US public universities per according Academic Analytics on Scholarly Research Index) 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
    • 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 vehicular and unmanned aerial systems
    • Efficient digital signatures
    Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
    Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Adversarial Machine Learning
    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: 2020-08-20 posted on 2020-08-15

    Post-Doc in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering
    Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @Department of Computer Science @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a full position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryptography & Privacy Engineering, available immediately and for initially up to 2.5 years.

    Our mission is to demonstrate that privacy can be efficiently protected in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols.

    TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and computer science in Europe. The position is based in the City of Science Darmstadt, which is very international, livable and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Initially, no knowledge of German is necessary and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.

    Job description

    As postdoc @ENCRYPTO, you conduct research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top venues. You are involved in project management, teaching, co-advise PhD students and supervise thesis students & student research assistants. The position is co-funded by the ERC Starting Grant “Privacy-preserving Services on the Internet” (PSOTI), where we build privacy-preserving services on the Internet, which includes designing protocols for privately processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation and implementing a scalable framework.

    Your profile
    • Completed PhD degree (or equivalent) at a top university in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area
    • Publications at top venues (CORE rank A*/A) for IT security/applied cryptography (e.g., S&P, CCS, NDSS, USENIX SEC, EUROCRYPT), ideally on cryptographic protocols and secure computation
    • Experience in software development, project management and supervising students
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work in a team, and want to do excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance
    • The working language at ENCRYPTO is English, so you must be able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, whereas German is not required.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2020-08-17 posted on 2020-08-13