International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

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

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

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


University of Queensland
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Cryptography/Automation

The position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security is responsible for undertaking research; teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including course coordination; research higher degree student supervision; and professional activities in the field of Cyber Security with a focus on cryptography and cyber security automation.

1. Cryptography position:–

We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in applied cryptography including but not limited to threshold cryptography, lightweight cryptography, post quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution and management, practical homomorphic encryption, cryptanalysis, data privacy-preserving techniques, and engineering of cryptographic applications according to international standards. Experts in other emerging cryptography research areas are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cryptographic solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in cryptographic and coding technologies.

2. Automation position:-

We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in cyber security autonomy and automation, covering areas including but not limited to exploit generation, reverse engineering, symbolic execution, program testing, fuzzing, vulnerability detection and mitigation, security information and event management. Experts with experience and interest in applying machine learning and AI planning to cyber security are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cyber security solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in vulnerability discovery and exploitation technologies.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University.

Contact: ryan.ko AT uq.edu.au

More Information: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/507415/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-cyber-security-cryptographyautomation

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-19



Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
2 x NCSC-sponsored PhD Studentships

Applications are invited for 2x PhD studentships sponsored by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the areas of: (1) Applying Deep Learning to Enhance Physical Unclonable Functions; and (2) Deep Learning for Total Network Defence.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics or closely related discipline is required. This is an NCSC-sponsored PhD studentship; therefore, only UK nationals are eligible for this funding. NCSC will be offering the student an opportunity to work more closely with them – e.g., via a short internship or attendance at technical meetings. As such, the recipient of this studentship will have to be appropriately security cleared by NCSC before they start their doctoral studies.

GENERAL INFORMATION: A GCHQ-sponsored PhD studentship provides funding for 3.5 years and commences Oct 2019. It covers approved tuition fees and a maintenance grant of approx.. £22,500 each year (tax-free). A further £5k of funding will also be available per annum for travel to conferences, collaborative partners, NCSC visits, etc.

To Apply, use the online application system available at: https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/

Contact: m.oneill AT ecit.qub.ac.uk

More Information: https://www.qub.ac.uk/ecit/Education/PhDProjects/PhDResearchProjects2019/CSITCluster/

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-31



Information Security group, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Professor/Reader x 1 and lecturer positions x 3 in information/cyber security

The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway University of London are looking for a full time permanent Professor/Reader (Chair/Distinguished or Full Professor) and three full time permanent lecturers (assistant professors).

The ISG is a full department within the university specialising in information/cyber security research and teaching and is one of the biggest specialist research and teaching groups in the UK. Details of the positions and more information about the ISG and Royal Holloway can be found at:

  • Professor/Reader: https://andersonquigley.com/digitalleaders/"
  • Lecturers: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0419-139
  • Additionally Royal Holloway is also looking for a head of Department for Computer Science and Head of Department in Media Arts (see https://andersonquigley.com/digitalleaders/ ).

    Contact: Peter Komisarczuk

    Head of Department/Director Information Security Group

    Royal Holloway, University of London

    Tel: +44 (0)1784443089

    peter.komisarczuk (at) rhul.ac.uk

    More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0419-139

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-07



    University of York (UK)
    PhD studentship

    Applications are open for a PhD studentship looking at Post-Quantum Cryptography.

    Research supervision

    If successful, you will conduct your research under the supervision of the Chair of Cyber Security Professor Delaram Kahrobaei: https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/ at University of York; and Director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

    Award funding

    If successful, you will be supported for three years. Funding includes:

    - £14,777 (2018/19 rate) per year stipend

    - Home/EU tuition fees

    - RTSG (training/consumables/travel) provision

    Funding requirements

    To be considered for this funding you must:

    - meet the entrance requirements for a PhD in Computer Science

    - be eligible to pay home/EU fees

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

    Apply for this studentship

    1. Apply to study

    - You must apply online for a full-time PhD in Computer Science.

    - You must quote the project title Post-Quantum Cryptography in your application.

    - There is no need to write a full formal research proposal (2,000-3,000 words) in your application to study as this studentship is for a specific project.

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

    Deadlines

    Applications are accepted all year round.

    The start date for the studentship is flexible.

    Project enquiries

    Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security (delaram.kahrobaei (at) york.ac.uk):

    https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/

    Application enquiries

    cs-pg-admissions (at) york.ac.uk

    +44 (0)1904 325404

    Contact: Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security

    https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/

    Director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

    More Information: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/post-quantum-cryptography/?p104181

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-24



    Ecole centrale of Lyon, INL laboratory, Ecully, France
    Ph.D

    The aim of the thesis is to explore how to modify a low power processor architecture in order to include a security dedicated non-volatile operator inside its execution flow. In addition, computation paradigm using this new types of operators will be investigated in order to provide automatic compilation, normally off computation possibilities and a new concept of near sensor cryptography.

    In particular, problematic sub-operations (non-linear operations leading to side channel leakage for example) of cryptographic algorithm will be implemented using the new operator in order to evaluate either its security and the energy consumption of the resulting change in the computation paradigm.

    Contact: Cédric Marchand

    More Information: http://inl.cnrs.fr/files/Th%C3%A8ses20192020/INL04_EDEEA_Navarro_Marchand_2019.pdf

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-10



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Research Fellows and Senior Research Scientists

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

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

    Contact: Dr. Le Su, le.su (at) ntu.edu.sg

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-10-07



    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Department of Informatics
    Tenure Track Professorship for in AI Methods in IT Security / IT Security of AI-based Systems (W1)

    Job description:

    The professorship will be dedicated to the combination of artificial intelligence and IT security. We seek a broad range of applicants with experience and focus in at least one of the following domains:

    AI methods that improve the security of IT systems

    IT security methods for AI-based systems.

    KIT has research competence in various fields of IT security and artificial intelligence. In particular, the candidate is planned to be affiliated with the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL) as well as IT security research at KIT within the framework of the Helmholtz Association. In addition, it is expected that the candidate strengthens a strategic focus of secure and dependable systems at the Faculty of Informatics.

    The new professor is expected to teach courses in the core curriculum of the department of Informatics, in both mandatory and elective areas. During the first three years, the teaching can be performed in English language.

    The candidate is expected to actively shape research at KIT, to advance the personal development of her/himself and independently supervise doctoral researchers as well as graduate and undergraduate students. The new professor shall successfully combine collaborative work attitude with strong communication skills.

    The initial appointment is for six years as a temporary civil servant or as an employee. An interim evaluation is carried out in the third year of service. If the final tenure evaluation is positive, the successful candidate will be promoted to a tenured full professorship (W3) in accordance with §15 (2) KITG.

    Starting date:as soon as possible

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Beckert, email: bernhard.beckert (at) kit.edu

    More Information: https://www.pse.kit.edu/karriere/567.php

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-08



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Post-Doc

    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, led by Prof. Jian Guo, is seeking for candidates to fill one (senior) research fellow position (from fresh postdoc to senior researchers). The team focuses its research on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to provable security, cryptanalysis, and design. It has done significant amount of work on cryptanalysis of SHA-3, Sboxes, security evaluation of AES, etc. Candidates are expected to dedicate their time on research, and have track-record of publications in IACR conferences/workshops.

    NTU Singapore offers globally competitive salary package with extremely low income tax and an excellent environment for research. The contract will be initially for 2 years, and has the possibility to be extended subject to the availability of funding. The position will be open until filled, interested candidates are to send their CV and the contact information of 2 referees to Prof. Jian Guo.

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

    More Information: http://catf.crypto.sg

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Post-doc in Blockchain

    Requirements:

    - PhD degree in Computer Science

    - Good track record in top conferences

    - With system background (e.g., Linux)

    - Experience in blockchain (e.g., Ethereum, Hyperledger)

    Contact: Send your CV to ericlo (at) cse.cuhk.edu.hk using the email subject "Post-doc applicant: [Your Name]" (e.g., "Post-doc applicant: Harry Porter").

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-01



    Yeshiva University
    Program Director/Tenure Track Faculty Member of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Tenure

    The Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University seeks a dynamic leader to serve as academic and administrative head of its graduate initiatives in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This is a tenure eligible position depending on experience and qualifications.

    Given the multidisciplinary mission of the Katz School, there will be opportunities to collaborate on research and initiatives with colleagues from other fields and schools; for example, Biotech, Mathematics, Economics, CyberSecurity, Data and Privacy Law (at Cardozo School of Law), and YU’s Innovation Lab. In particular, this is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to take advantage of the University’s extensive connections to Israel’s startup community and groundbreaking work in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Biotech and Cybersecurity.

    We offer an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefits, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Compensation commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be provided.

    More Information: https://apptrkr.com/1418515

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-11



    Yeshiva University
    Tenure-track Faculty in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Open Rank)

    The Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University invites applications for tenure-track faculty in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computer Science for its graduate programs. Given the multidisciplinary mission of the School, there will be opportunities to collaborate on research and initiatives with other fields and schools; for example, Biotech, Mathematics, Economics, CyberSecurity, Data and Privacy Law (at Cardozo School of Law), and YU’s Innovation Lab. This is an opportunity to take advantage of the University’s deep connections to Israel’s startup nation and groundbreaking work in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Biotech and Cybersecurity.

    This is a tenure eligible position depending on experience and qualifications. We offer an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefits, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Compensation commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be provided.

    More Information: https://apptrkr.com/1418527

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-11



    Imperial College London
    PhD student

    Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in lattice-based cryptography, with a start date of October 2019. The work will be based within the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London.

    This position is funded by HM Government and is available only to UK citizens unfortunately. The studentship will last for 3.5 years and include tuition fees as a Home student and an attractive stipend of £24,000/year, plus a generous allowance for travel and subsistence.

    Contact: Cong Ling (c.ling (at) imperial.ac.uk)

    More Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BQT906/phd-studentship-in-post-quantum-cryptography

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



    Society for Electronic Transactions and Security [SETS], Chennai, India
    Two Project Associate Positions in Hardware Security (Physically Unclonable Functions)

    Applications are invited from the Indian nationals for the position of Project Associate to work in the field of Hardware Security in the project entitled “Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) based Application Specific IC (ASIC) by Technology-Circuit-System Co-Development for Strategic Applications” funded by the office of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India.

    Post: Project Associate (Number of Posts: 2)

    Project Duration: 3 years (the positions as proposed are purely temporary and would be filled on Contract basis with consolidated salary under the project). The appointment will be made initially for a period of two years and extendable upto further one more year or the closing date of the project whichever is earlier.

    Salary: Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 per month commensurate to relevant experience

    Essential Qualifications: M.E/M.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Computer Science and Engineering/ Applied Electronics/ Embedded Systems/ VLSI Design from a recognized university in First Class with 60% or above marks or equivalent.

    Areas of Skill sets/ Knowledge required:

    a) Knowledge in cryptology and strong background in digital system design, including project development experience in C, MATLAB, VHDL/Verilog programming. b) In-depth knowledge of front-end digital design process and related design flows (Xilinx FPGA /ASIC digital IC design). c) Candidates with prior industrial/research experience in the field of Hardware Security including Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) and Side Channel Attacks (SCA) are preferred.

    Selection Procedure: Written Test and/or Interview

    How to Apply?

    1) Applications received via email will ONLY be considered. Candidate should write “Application for Project Associate Position” in the subject line of his/her E-mail. 2) The candidate is required to attach the Personal Particulars Form in pdf format duly filled and signed. 3) The email should be sent to hrpuf2019 (at) setsindia.net

    Contact: N. Nalla Anandakumar, Scientist, SETS (Co-Principal Investigator)

    More Information: https://setsindia.in/careers

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-10



    University of Luxembourg, Cryptolux (SnT)
    Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography

    Research area

    The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. Candidates with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

    • Design/analysis of lightweight crypto (with the goal to evaluate NIST competition submissions)
    • Financial cryptography (cryptocurrencies, blockchain tech)
    • Privacy enhancing technologies

    Your Profile

    A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field; Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences; or several papers at ToSC(FSE), CHES, PETs or TCC); Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background; Good skills in programming and scripting languages; Commitment, team working and a critical mind; Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.

    The University offers a one years employment contract (with extension possibility). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment of a large IT security-focused research center (SnT/CSC), developing technologies which will have direct impact on the future.

    Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:

    • A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
    • Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
    • Information on participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs is a plus
    • Contact information of 2-3 references

    Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov

    More Information: https://www.cryptolux.org/index.php/Vacancies

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



    University of Warsaw
    Assitant Professor (Pol.: adiunkt)

    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 2019. The position is addressed to candidates working in computer systems, in particular operating systems, computer networks, web applications, security and cryptography

    MIM UW is one of the strongest computer science faculties in Europe. It is known for talented students (e.g., two wins and 13 times in top ten at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) and strong research teams, especially in theoretical aspects of computer science like algorithms, logic and automata, cryptography (e.g., 8 ERC grants in these fields, 4 of them running at the moment). For an overview of research areas represented in the Faculty, see http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/en/dziedziny-badan

    Requirements:

    - PhD degree in computer science or mathematics achieved during the last 10 years

    - Strong publication record in international computer science journals or conferences

    - Teaching experience

    - Mobility record (participation in conferences, research visits, postdoc positions, etc.)

    The position is for 4 years, with the possibility of extending for an indefinite period of time after a positive result of employee evaluation. The position comes with teaching load of 210 hrs/year.

    Deadline for applications: 25th April 2019.

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

    https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/rozne/konkursy-pliki/2019/assistant-professor-comp-systems-2019-04-25.pdf

    For more information about the procedure, requirements, conditions, etc. please contact a vice-director of Institute of Informatics, Lukasz Kowalik (kowalik (at) mimuw.edu.pl).

    Contact: Lukasz Kowalik (kowalik (at) mimuw.edu.pl)

    More Information: https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/rozne/konkursy-pliki/2019/assistant-professor-comp-systems-2019-04-25.pdf

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-25



    University of Manchester, UK
    PhD in Blockchain-based Local Energy Markets

    Full-time PhD EPSRC iCASE Studentship in collabration with UrbanChain

    Project Description

    Since the privatisation of the energy market in the UK, the inefficiency of its structures have resulted in unaffordable energy for micro consumers such as households and SMEs. Similar market structures distributed worldwide have also experienced the same issue. A few contributing factors leading to this issue are complicated switching process between suppliers, current high-cost technical infrastructure for administration and billing purposes and fixed rate supply system. With the use of blockchain as an infrastructure, there is a significant opportunity to disrupt the current energy market with automation and integration of services, provide savings in the energy provision process and reduce energy bills for end users. However, little scientific information is available regarding the costs associated with running a blockchain-based energy market and the best methods for scaling up such a platform.

    eChain is a blockchain-based energy trading platform developed by UrbanChain, which uses hyperledger as a building block. The embedded features of the platform are real-time switching, automated billing and administration, P2P trading between energy generators and consumers, and demand side management.

    Funding note

    The candidate must be a UK/EU national as required by the funding agency.

    Person Specification

    Candidates must hold a minimum of an upper Second Class UK Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

    Skills and Qualifications

    - A passion for blockchain technology, preferably concerning the energy sector

    - Enthusiasm for working with cloud services and virtual machines

    - Capable of producing highly original work and an enquiring mind with well-developed analytical and investigative skills

    - A track record in software and/or electronic engineering, distributed ledger systems and/or system security

    Contact: Candidates are encouraged to send their CV, a transcript with a list of courses and grades, and a description of their research interests to Dr Mustafa A. Mustafa as soon as possible for informal discussion about their suitability.

    https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/mustafa.mustafa.html

    More Information: http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/projects/description/?projectid=20154

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-15



    University of Birmingham
    PhD in Hardware Implementations of Isogeny-based Protocols

    Isogeny-based cryptography offers one of the most promising approach for post-quantum cryptography and achieves forward secrecy in communications, a highly desirable feature currently available in TLS protocol suite. Protocols based on isogeny problems enjoy very small public keys compared to all other post-quantum candidates, a very useful feature since those keys are routinely transmitted as part of public key certificates. While all these properties make isogeny-based cryptography very appealing, it is also a relatively new field. As a result, it is less mature than other post-quantum candidates, and arguably not ready yet to meet the requirements of real-life security applications. In particular, there is very little work on hardware implementations of isogeny-based protocols.

    The main goal of this studentship is to develop optimized, side-channel protected hardware implementations of isogeny-based protocols.

    The student will be integrated within the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy and they will collaborate with more experienced researchers on this research program. They will be supervised by Dr. Sujoy Sinha Roy, Dr. Christophe Petit and Dr. Flavio Garcia. All three are members of Birmingham’s Academic Center of Excellence in Cyber security.

    Person specification:

    2:1 Honours undergraduate degree and/or postgraduate degree with Distinction (or an international equivalent) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Engineering or closely related discipline. The ideal candidate for this position will be familiar with low-level programming, hardware architecture design and cryptography, but other candidates with a strong academic record will also be considered.

    Funding Notes: The candidate must be a UK national as required by the funding agency.

    Total stipend to student: £22,000 (year1), £22,500 (year2), £23,000 (year3), £11,750 (6 months of year4). The stipend is tax free. This is a research position with limited or no teaching requirements.

    Application link: https://sits.bham.ac.uk/lpages/EPS003.htm

    Contact: Candidates are encouraged to send their CV, a transcript with a list of courses and grades, and a description of their research interests to Sujoy Sinha Roy and Christophe Petit and Flavio Garcia as soon as possible for informal discussion about their suitability.

    https://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~sinharos/

    https://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~petitcz/

    http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~garciaf/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-15



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Multiple Post-Doc positions

    Multiple Postdoc Positions available in areas ranging from Malware and Attack Analysis, to Security Analysis of Machine Learning, 3D Object Model Analysis, and Image processing for Circuit Board analysis, at Nanyang Technological University

    NTU and HP have announced the creation of a new HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab located at NTU, representing an $84 million push towards industry transformation in the areas of digital manufacturing and 3D printing technologies.

    Within this collaboration, we have several exciting research projects within HP Security Lab, based in Bristol, UK:

    1. Malware and Attack Analysis

    2. Security Analysis of Machine Learning

    3. 3D Object Model Analysis

    4. Image processing for Circuit Board analysis

    There are multiple Postdoc positions available in each of the areas. The postdoc will work in the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The position involves conducting basic research, developing tools, working as part of a large research team, traveling, and giving presentations. The working language is English.

    Apart from specific requirement to the topic, general requirements for a candidate are:

    - A PhD in Computer Science/Mathematics or related areas is required.

    - Some of the positions (not all) will require a strong background in cybersecurity.

    - Strong programming and algorithmic skills.

    - An established research record.

    Candidates must be experienced in one or more of the following areas:

    - Malware and attack analysis

    - Software testing and verification

    - Machine Learning (Random Forests, Ensemble Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and other algorithms)

    - 3D Object Modelling (matching, recognition, classification, analysis and computer graphics)

    - 2D Image Analysis and pattern recognition

    The term is currently one to three years starting immediately. The salary is 5.5k to 10k SGD per month with up to 3 month performance bonus. (Singapore Tax is around 5%)

    Contact: Prof. Yang Liu at yangliu AT ntu.edu.sg

    More Information: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/yangliu

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    PhD student

    Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE) lab and Symmetric and Lightweight Cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, are seeking a skilled and motivated PhD candidate to explore the potential of machine learning in the field of side-channel attacks and cryptanalysis in general. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in either cryptography or side-channel attacks or machine learning.

    Interested applicants are encouraged to send their detailed CV and cover letter to Shivam Bhasin (sbhasin at ntu.edu.sg) and Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin at ntu.edu.sg).

    Deadline: end of April 2019 (but preferably before the 4th of April 2019)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



    University College London
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Privacy and Machine Learning

    The Information Security Research Group at UCL’s Computer Science Department invites applications for a post as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning.


    We seek candidates with expertise and experience in both machine learning and information security. We expect the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to lead cutting-edge research in this area, and more specifically, produce and present academic publications in top-tier conferences/journals, liaise with academic and industrial partners, and work with other researchers in the field.


    UCL is one of the top-rated research institutions in the world, and currently the top recipient of Horizon 2020 funding in Europe. As of 2018, 30 Nobel Laureates and 3 Fields Medalists were UCL affiliates. UCL’s Computer Science Department is recognized as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation, UCL was ranked first in the UK for Computer Science: 61% of its research submission are rated as world-leading and 96% as internationally excellent. For more information about our group, please visit http://sec.cs.ucl.ac.uk.


    This post is funded for 24 months in the first instance.

    Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, Head of Information Security Research, jobs (at) emilianodc.com

    More Information: http://bit.ly/ucl-privacyml-postdoc

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-30



    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
    PhD student, Post-Doc, and Short-term Intern in Cryptography

    The HKUST Computer Science and Engineering department invites applications for PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows, and short-term visiting interns in the topic of theory and applications of cryptography. Applicants should have a background/interest in the topics of: zero-knowledge arguments, secure multi-party computation, searchable encryption, oblivious algorithms, or homomorphic encryption.

    PhD applicants should have a bachelor/master degree in computer science or engineering, information security, mathematics, or a relevant area. Excellent analytical and mathematical skills are necessary, as well as good organization skills and the ability to work independently. A strong background in coding and software engineering is a great plus for successful applicants.

    Short-term internship positions are available for undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in the above topics.

    HKUST offers competitive stipends and a creative environment that is ideal for excellent research. Our CSE department was ranked 14th in the world in 2018 by QS World University Rankings and our graduates consistently staff world-class institutions.

    Interested applicants please send your CV and a short research statement to Prof. Dimitrios Papadopoulos.

    Contact: dipapado (at) cse.ust.hk

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
    Tenured Full Professor, Tenure-Track Associate Professor, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Post-Doc

    The School of Cyber Science and 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. In order to dock the international academic frontiers and national development strategies, the key research areas of school's planning include: 1) Theory of Cryptography and Algorithms, 2) Quantum Computing and Post-quantum Cryptography, 3) Software and System Security, 4) Hardware and Embedded System Security, 5) Security Architecture, 6) Information Content Security, 7) Artificial Intelligence Security, 8) Cloud Security and Big Data Privacy Protection, 9) Industrial Internet, Wireless Network and Internet of Things Security, 10) Blockchain and Financial Security.

    The school now has 20 open positions on the cyberspace security including 1) tenured full professors, 2) tenure-track associate professors, 3) tenure-track assistants professors, 4) full-time research fellows and postdoctoral. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics closely related to cyberspace security; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the abovementioned 10 strategic research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. We sincerely invite academic talents engaged in research related to cyberspace security from both abroad and domestic to join us. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages, superior research conditions and high-quality graduate students. We will assist to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs. The university will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.

    Please refer to the link: http://english.seiee.sjtu.edu.cn/english/info/14810.htm

    Contact: Dawu GU, Professor/Head of School of the CSE

    Email: dwgu (at) sjtu.edu.cn

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-15



    Purdue University
    Post-doctoral Researchers / Extended Visitors

    At Purdue University, we are looking for one or more outstanding post-doctoral researchers (or an extended visitor) working on topics at the intersection of applied cryptography, multi-party computation (MPC), and secure distributed systems. The researchers will have the exciting opportunity of working closely with our young and energetic team consisting of Jeremiah Blocki, Christina Garman, Aniket Kate, Hemanta K. Maji, and their Ph.D. students as they design and implement high-performance MPC and other distributed cryptographic libraries. There will be considerable freedom in actively shaping the research agenda and taking leadership roles within the project. This research position shall provide an ideal exposure to foundational research in cryptography as well as experience in implementing end-to-end cryptographic solutions that are real-world deployable.

    The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of (at least) two contacts who can provide a reference about the applicant and their work. The candidate should be able to demonstrate substantial expertise in cryptography/distributed systems illustrated in the form of publications at top crypto/security/systems venues. For full consideration, applications are expected by April 05, 2019. However, we shall accept applications until all the positions are filled. Applications may be submitted by email to crypto-postdoc (at) purdue.edu.

    Contact:
    Contact Email: crypto-postdoc (at) purdue.edu

    Purdue Faculty Team

    • Jeremiah Blocki
    • Christina Garman
    • Aniket Kate
    • Hemanta K. Maji

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-05



    Telecom ParisTech and Telecom SudParis (campus of Saclay, Paris area)
    Post-Doc

    In a joined project Telecom ParisTech and Telecom SudParis are proposing a 1 year renewable PostDoc on the topic hereunder.

    Blockchain, security and privacy issues

    The first 6 months consist in delivering a state of the art, plus refining on research objectives. Here are three examples of further specific topics:

    A. Anonymization and micropayment channels

    Such transactions appear only in a consolidated form in the blockchain. They can be managed by smart contracts, or payment providers, which have a privileged view on these transactions. A point of interest is anonymization and description of possible attacks on anonymity. A long term goal could be designing tools for monitoring and de-anonymisation.

    B. Security analysis of the network layer of blockchain

    The underlying network of can leak information on the identity of the users/participants. Such analysis was done on the Bitcoin network, but cannot be generalized. The research would consist in selecting another relevant example then analyzing in depth availability / performance / anonymization. Possible tools are tomography of networks, topology analysis or e.g. addresses links.

    C. Fully anonymous blockchains

    Contrary to Bitcoin [ACM18], Zcash and Monero enable fully anonymous paiments [OM18]. Ethereum on its side makes possible multiparty pooling of transactions [Meiklejohn & Mercer PETS18]. It could be interesting to quantify the practical usage and weaknesses of these tools [Usx18]. Getting used to monitoring tools will be usefull, as well as technological watch (including social media: reddit, discord, medium, telegram or blogs).

    [ACM18] S. Meiklejohn and al. A Fistful of Bitcoins: Characterizing Payments Among Men with No Names. Communications ACM.

    [OM18] C Orlandi and S Meiklejohn. QuisQuis: A New Design for Anonymous Cryptocurrencies.

    [Usx18] G. Kappos and al. An Empirical Analysis of Anonymity in Zcash. 27th USENIX Security Symposium.

    Contact: Please send your resume and/or questions to Gerard Memmi : gerard.memmi 'at' telecom-paristech.fr

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-31



    Department of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Senior Project Fellow / Project Fellow

    We are recruiting a project fellow/senior project fellow to work on applications of blockchain technology in ensuring food and drug safety.

    Candidates are expected to have completed a PhD in computer science or a related discipline (in particular, candidates with a background from biotech or chemical engineering will also be considered); or with significant experience in applied research and knowledge transfer activities.

    The appointee is expected to take charge of the development of the system. He/she will assume senior level of responsibility, including project management, supervising of project personnels, communicate with relevant academia staff members and meeting regularly with our industry partners.

    The position is funded by the project titled "Blockchain-Based Food and Drug Counterfeit Detection and Regulatory System" funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of Hong Kong.

    Contact: Man Ho Allen Au

    More Information: http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



    IT University of Copenhagen
    Ph.D. Student

    Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship at the Computer Science Department in the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PhD fellowship includes a salary and tuition for the duration of PhD studies, as well as access to the Danish public education and healthcare systems.

    Project: Cryptographic Protocols for Scalable Privacy Preserving Blockchains

    Current blockchain consensus protocols underpinning the security of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts suffer from a number of bottlenecks that severely limit the transaction throughput of such systems. Moreover, the few cryptocurrencies that offer strong privacy guarantees are not compatible with the current techniques for achieving higher throughputs. Besides scalability concerns, current privacy preserving cryptocurrencies and smart contracts are also incompatible with legal financial regulations since they do not allow for lawful audits.

    The successful candidate will work on a project aiming at solving these issues by means of more efficient consensus protocols and multiparty computation techniques. We will investigate efficient cryptographic protocols for two main tasks: (1) scalable blockchain based consensus compatible with privacy preserving cryptocurrencies and (2) accountable privacy preserving cryptocurrency and smart contract systems that adhere to financial regulations. The research will be focused on developing new provably secure frameworks for building such protocols with high concrete efficiency.

    This project will be carried out in cooperation with the Concordium Foundation.

    Qualifications:

    We are looking for motivated candidates with a background in discrete mathematics and/or theoretical computer science. Experience with distributed systems or cryptography will be considered an advantage. Candidates should have an MsC degree (or equivalent) or a BsC degree plus one year of Master level studies (equivalent to 4 years of studies).

    Contact: Bernardo David, Associate Professor, beda (at) itu.dk

    More Information: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=119&ProjectId=181022&DepartmentId=3439&MediaId=5

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-25



    IBM Research - Zurich
    Post-doctoral Researcher

    We are seeking to fill a post-doctoral researcher position at IBM Research – Zurich in the field of cryptography. The position is part of the EU H2020 project PRIViLEDGE, which focuses on privacy in distributed ledgers.

    Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to

    Blockchains and distributed-ledger technologies

    Verifiable computing and zero-knowledge proofs

    Foundations & solutions for real-world cryptography.

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

    The Industry Platforms and Blockchain group at IBM Research – Zurich offers an exciting research environment with the opportunity to collaborate with researchers working on various aspects of security and cryptography, including blockchain, lattice-based cryptography, provably secure protocol design and system security.

    Cooperation with other academic and industry researchers within IBM as well as acquisition of external research funding, such as European grants (including ERC), is also possible and encouraged.

    The positions offer the opportunity to live in the Zurich area, which is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top five cities with the highest quality of life.

    Requirements

    Candidates are required to have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record, demonstrated in the form of publications at top cryptography or security conferences (Crypto, Eurocrypt, CCS, S&P etc.).

    Diversity

    IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

    Contact: Please send your application including Ref No. 2019_10 to:

    Judith Blanc

    jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

    HR Business Partner

    IBM Research – Zurich

    Säumerstrasse 4

    8803 Rüschlikon

    Switzerland

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-20



    Identiq
    Lead Cryptography Researcher

    Identiq is introducing a new paradigm in the Identity verification market, offering strong identity verification, while preserving privacy and meeting strict regulation, such as GDPR. It is set to take over this market, and capture a significant market share in the near future.

    The company is developing a unique solution, based on cryptographic protocols and multi-party computation techniques, which allows users to be validated without compromising their privacy.

    The company was founded by Itay Levy, a serial entrepreneur with multiple exits in his past, Ido Shilon the general manager of Nielsen Exelate, and Uri Arad PayPal Israel’s Chief Technologist. The company closed its first financing round, with participation by strong Israeli and US investors.

    Responsibilities

    The job responsibilities include the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives and a full protocol involving multi-party-computation techniques, as well as bringing the protocol from design to implementation. You will be collaborating with our world-renown cryptography advisors and our top-tier technology teams. You will be inventing new encryption schemes, design computationally, and communication efficient protocols, and will be writing proofs of security and privacy under various adversary models.

    This is a full-time position, reporting directly to the company’s head of research.

    Qualifications

    - Strong background in multi-party computation and homomorphic encryption

    - Theoretical and applied experience in cryptographic protocols design

    - Cryptographic protocol design and analysis

    - M.Sc. in mathematics, computer science, or similar field, with specialization in cryptography and security. PhD an advantage

    - Programming in C/C++/Java/C#/Go or similar languages

    - Experience in protocol simulation and verification tools an advantage

    Interested candidates should submit their resumes to jobs (at) identiq.com

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



    Simula UiB
    PhD Students

    Simula UiB has up to four three-year PhD positions available in the field of cryptography. The following specific topics are of particular interest:

    - algorithmic and theoretical aspects of side-channel security

    - cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving applications

    - privacy-preserving pairing-based and lattice-based protocols for applications like blockchain

    The PhD students will enter the PhD program of the Department of informatics at the University of Bergen. Applications must be submitted via https://www.simula.no/about/job/call-phd-students-cryptography-simula-uib

    Contact: For questions and inquiries, please contact

    Martijn Stam, email: martijn (at) simula.no

    or

    Helger Lipmaa, email: helger.lipmaa (at) gmail.com

    More Information: https://www.simula.no/about/job/call-phd-students-cryptography-simula-uib

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



    Institute for Quantum Computing at University of Waterloo
    Open Quantum Safe (libOQS), Cryptographic Research Architect position

    This position is available immediately in Professor Mosca’s Research group. You will be working with a team of researchers and developers from academia and industry on the Open Quantum Safe project (openquantumsafe.org). You will help integrate new post-quantum cryptographic algorithms into the libOQS open-source library, and design and implement techniques for evaluating and benchmarking these cryptographic algorithms in a variety of contexts. You will be required to participate in weekly sprint meetings and perform software development tasks assigned by the project team lead, ensuring that all code contributions developed by self or integrated from 3rd party contribution sources adhere to a cohesive design and framework. The field of post-quantum cryptography is rapidly evolving, and you will need to track ongoing changes to algorithms due to peer review and advances by researchers via the the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography project forum. Any significant findings relating to a particular PQ algorithm’s effectiveness or efficiency should be brought to the attention of team lead, and may be disclosed to other researchers in forum. In addition to algorithm research, tasks cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle and include design, programming cryptographic algorithms, integrating other cryptographic implementations into the libOQS framework, integrating libOQS into 3rd party opensource projects, testing, benchmarking and documentation. You may be required to take an ownership role in coordinating the development of a sub-component of the Open Quantum Safe project.

    https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographic-research-architect

    Contact: Michele Mosca: michele.mosca (at) uwaterloo.ca

    Douglas Stebila: dstebila (at) uwaterloo.ca

    More Information: https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographic-research-architect

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-30



    Mines Saint-Etienne, CEA-Tech, Centre CMP, Departement SAS, F - 13541 Gardanne France
    Ph.D. student in Hardware security for post-quantum cryptography based on elliptic curve isogenies

    Applications are invited for a 3 years PhD fellowship/scholarship at Mines Saint-Etienne, CEA-Tech, Centre CMP, Departement SAS, Gardanne France. The position is available from 1 October 2019 or later.

    The main objective of this PhD thesis is to design protections to improve the security of SIKE (Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation) implementations against side-channel and fault attacks.

    Walks in elliptic curve isogeny graphs can be used to establish a shared secret with a Diffie-Hellman like protocol. SIKE is a key encapsulation suite based on this asymmetric cryptography. It is executed on conventional computer and is thought to be secure against an attack by a quantum computer. NIST has initiated a competitive "post-quantum" cryptography standardisation. These algorithms were built to avoid cryptanalysis. But, attackers may explore alternative attack methods that exploit physical access to implementation.

    Electromagnetic radiation analysis of deciphering or fault injection are examples of such attacks. There exist protections to hide secrets which are used by implementations of classical cryptography. But, there are only few counter-measures to protect SIKE implementations and the threat of physical attacks against isogeny-based cryptography is not well known, up to now. This thesis will address these two problems.

    The PhD student will begin by studying the SIKE protocol and existing implementations. He/She will have to identify existing physical attack propositions and to provide new attack methods. To refine the threat characterisation, he/she will build attack demonstrators based on side-channel analysis and/or fault injection. He/She will propose counter-measures that could be algorithmic, software or hardware methods to protect SIKE implementations.

    The SAS "Secure Architectures and Systems" research group is located in Gardanne (FRANCE). It is a joint CEA and EMSE team with state-of-art equipment to perform side-channel and fault attacks. PhD student supervisors are Nadia El-Mrabet (EMSE/SAS), Luca De Feo (UVSQ/CRYPTO) and Simon Pontié (CEA/SAS).

    Contact: Simon PONTIE, Simon.PONTIE (at) cea.fr

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-25



    Institute of Information Security, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    Ph.D. and Post-Doc Positions

    The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers several

    Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions

    in applied cryptography, with a focus on

    - Multi-Party Computation,

    - Zero-Knowledge Proofs,

    - Fully Homomorphic Encryption,

    and applications thereof.

    The positions are available immediately with an internationally competitive salary, paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14 (depending on the candidate's qualification). Appointment periods follow the German science appointment regulations, ranging from one year to up to six years.

    The Institute of Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international research in Germany's high-tech region.

    The successful candidate should have a Master's degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cyber Security, or a related field. We value excellent analytical and mathematical skills. Knowledge in cryptography, and in particular, one of the mentioned fields, is an asset. Knowledge of German is not required. We can offer positions with and without teaching obligations.

    The deadline for applications is

    March 24th, 2019.

    Late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Prof. Ralf Kuesters

    ralf.kuesters (at) sec.uni-stuttgart.de

    https://sec.uni-stuttgart.de

    More Information: https://sec.uni-stuttgart.de/jobopenings

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-24



    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    PhD scholarships on cyber security

    PhD scholarship on cyber security is available in SUTD. Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

    jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

    More Information: http://jianying.space/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



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

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

    Title: Verifiable cryptographic software

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

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

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

    Qualifications:

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-01



    University of Warwick
    PhD Scholarship

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-08-01



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-12



    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    Ph.D. student

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

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

    Requirements:

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

    What we offer:

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



    ConsenSys (PegaSys)
    Distributed Systems Applied Researcher

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

    The Role

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

    The Profile We are Seeking

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

    • Strong familiarity with advanced computer science and mathematical concepts

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

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

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

    • Capable of deep and creative thinking.

    • Have a drive for excellence and quality

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Roberto Saltini

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



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

    Distributed systems and Blockchain

    Project description

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

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

    Contact: Judith Blanc

    HR Business Partner

    Säumerstrasse 4

    8803 Rüschlikon

    Switzerland

    jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



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

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

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

    Requirements

    Candidates are expected to have the following background and interests

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

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

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

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

    · ability to manage multiple and changing priorities

    · fluency in English

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

    Diversity

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

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

    How to apply

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

    to:

    Judith Blanc

    HR Business Partner

    IBM Research — Zurich

    Säumerstrasse 4

    8803 Rüschlikon

    Switzerland

    email: jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

    For technical information, please contact:

    Dr. Andreas Kind, Manager Industry Solutions and Blockchain

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-31



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

    PhD and Post-Doc Positions on Privacy Technologies at UCL

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

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


    FUNDING

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


    UCL DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE IN CYBERSECURITY

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

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


    DATES AND ELIGIBILITY

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

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


    APPLICATION

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

     

    Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, Associate Professor at UCL

    jobs (at) emilianodc.com

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    PhD Student

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



    ETH Zurich
    PhD Studentships and Postdocs in Applied Cryptography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-01



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

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

    • Public Key Cryptography

    • Privacy-enhancing technologies

    • Blockchain security and privacy

    • Applied cryptography, especially in the area of Fintech

    Job requirements:

    • Strong publication record in cryptography and cyber security area

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

    • Some experience in programming is a plus

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

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

    Contact: Name: John Yuen

    Email: thyuen at cs dot hku dot hk

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



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

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

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

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

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

    More information about Prof. Jin Li:

    http://www.scholat.com/jinli71

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

    Closing date for applications: 30 July 2019

    Contact: Prof. Jin Li:

    E-mail: jinli71 (at) gmail.com

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-30



    Subspace Labs, Menlo Park, CA
    Cryptographic Research Engineer

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

    Requirements

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

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

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

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

    • Experience with the OpenPGP protocol, specifically OpenPGP-JS

    • Experience with a canonical signature scheme such as BLS

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff

    Cofounder & CEO

    jeremiah (at) subspace.network

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-31



    NUS-SingTel Cyber Security R&D Lab
    Research Fellow

    Open Position for Research Fellow in National University of Singapore

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

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

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

    • Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

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

    • Post-quantum cryptography

    Job requirements:

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

    • Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

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

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

    • Some experience in programming is a plus;

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

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

    Contact: Dr Xu,

    comxj at nus.edu.sg

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



    Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
    Full-time positions in Applied Mathematics

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

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

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

    Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-31



    Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
    Research Scientist

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-15



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

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

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

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

    Positions are available from Spring 2019 and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that 'Knowledge generates value'. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-03-30



    Transparent Systems, Seattle WA
    Senior Applied Cryptographer

    A little bit about us…(Seattle Washington).

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

    What you’ll be doing:

    Be our security SME.

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

    Perform technical security assessments, code audits and design reviews.

    Develop technical solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.

    Conduct research to identify new attack avenues and product enhancements.

    What you likely bring to us:

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

    Experience implementing cryptographic primitives/algorithms and cryptographic protocols.

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

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

    What we offer:

    Competitive start-up salary.

    Full benefits package and equity.

    Fun place to work with smart people!

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



    Transparent Systems, Seattle WA
    Senior Applied Cryptographer

    A little bit about us…(Seattle Washington).

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

    What you’ll be doing:

    Be our security SME.

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

    Perform technical security assessments, code audits and design reviews.

    Develop technical solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.

    Conduct research to identify new attack avenues and product enhancements.

    What you likely bring to us:

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

    Experience implementing cryptographic primitives/algorithms and cryptographic protocols.

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

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

    What we offer:

    Competitive start-up salary.

    Full benefits package and equity.

    Fun place to work with smart people!

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-01



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-05-31



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

    Postdoc / Research Fellow position at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-15



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

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

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

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

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

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

    Review of application will start immediately until position is filed.

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-30



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

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

    Job Description

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

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

    Your Profile

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

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

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

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

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

    How To Apply

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



    Yeshiva University
    Data Science Program Director

    Data Science Program Director

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

    Position Responsibilities:

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

    • Oversee curriculum development, academic policies, and assessment

    • Ensure student academic and professional success

    • Lead faculty recruitment, hiring, development, and evaluation

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

    • Obtain relevant industry affiliations and designations

    • Raise the visibility of the Katz School and University

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

    • Develop grants, contracts, philanthropy, and research development

    • Manage budgets and resources

    Required Experience & Educational Background:

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

    • Professional experience in data science or related fields

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

    About Us:

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

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

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



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

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

    Position Description:

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

    Required skills and experience:

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

    - Strong communication and writing skills.

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

    Helpful skills and experience:

    - Application development using Java and Python

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

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

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

    - Research experience (projects, publications, etc.)

    - Two representative publications (post-doc candidates)

    - Proof of language proficiency (international applicants)

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

    Contact:

    Arash Habibi Lashkari, PhD

    Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator

    Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC)

    University of New Brunswick (UNB)

    Fredericton, NB, Canada

    A.habibi.l (at) unb.ca

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-04-30



    University of Birmingham
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Isogeny-based Cryptography

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

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

    The position is for up to 30 months.

    Informal inquiries are welcome.

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-03



    University of Birmingham
    PhD student in isogeny-based cryptography

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

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

    Informal inquiries welcome.

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-14



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

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

    Your Profile:

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

    Competitive research record in symmetric cryptography or in constraint programming.

    Commitment, team working and a critical mind.

    Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential

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

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

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-09-01



    Promise Software Inc.
    Post Quantum Cryptography Researcher

    Why work at Promise?

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

    What we are looking for in the Senior Cryptography Engineer?

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

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

    What you will be responsible doing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Salary and Benefits:

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

    Contact: Head of Recruiting

    jobs (at) promiseprotocols.com

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



    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Ph.D. student

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

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

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

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

    Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

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

    Contact: Prof. Thomas Schneider

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



    National University of Singapore
    Research Fellow

    (For NUS SoC CS Dept)

    Research Fellow

    National University of Singapore

    Description:

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

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

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

    • Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

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

    • Post-quantum cryptography

    Job requirements:

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

    • Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

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

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

    • Some experience in programming is a plus;

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

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

    Contact: Dr Xu (comxj (at) nus.edu.sg)

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



    [ IACR home page ] © IACR