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.


Imperial College London
3x Ph.D. Student Scholarship (Blockchain Security, Privacy, Scalability)

Imperial College London is providing three PhD studentship at Imperial College Computing Department in the area of ‘security and privacy, with a potential focus on blockchain security, privacy and scalability

  • To start: as soon as possible.

  • Studentship: Three untaxed stipend of £17K per annum and respectively 2 home/EU fees (at the UK/EU student rate only) provided by Imperial College London and 1 overseas fees provided by Nimiq.com.

With over 5 years of full-time blockchain expertise, a PhD degree and PostDoc from ETH Zurich, in the area of blockchain security, privacy and scalability, Dr. Arthur Gervais (www.arthurgervais.com) will be supervising the students directly. Arthur has authored 8+ influential peer-reviewed scientific articles on blockchain published at top-tier security conferences. Arthur has also shown how to convert scientific research into real-world products by providing the first automated formal verification tool for Ethereum based smart contracts (www.securify.ch).

The qualified candidate is encouraged to team up with other researchers at Imperial (e.g. researchers from Imperial business school) to collaborate on interdisciplinary research topics.

Applicants should have knowledge in one or more of:

  • Security and Privacy

  • Machine learning

  • Data analysis and modelling

  • Economics/finance (especially data economy)

  • Mathematical finance, etc.

      Contact: Applicants should send by email to Dr. Arthur Gervais (a.gervais (at) imperial.ac.uk) their CV, details of academic qualifications and a short statement of your motivation and experience.

      More Information: http://arthurgervais.com/BlockchainPhDAdvert.pdf

      Closing Date for Applications: 2018-04-01



Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Post Doc in Embedded System Security

The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of secure and privacy in MPSoC architectures, we proposes a Post Doc position to work on security evaluation of heterogeneous MPSoC with ARM core. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware/software security and a strong publication record in this field. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start at the beginning of 2018 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 14 months.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-18



Temasek Laboratories, NTU, Singapore
Research Scientist

The Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE), Temasek Laboratories (TL) @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking one motivated researcher, in the area of hardware security.

Candidates should ideally have already completed, or be close to completing a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in R&D (publications in international journals and conferences). Master degree with relevant research experience can be considered.

You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security, specific to physical attacks. This position is available from December 2017. The initial contract will be one year. There are strong possibilities for extensions upon successful performance. TL offers competitive salary package plus other benefits.

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references ,

Contact: Shivam Bhasin, Co-Principle Investigator: sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-02-28



Aarhus University, Denmark
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor in Computer Science

A number of positions as tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor are available at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (www.cs.au.dk)

The department has research groups within "Algorithms and Data Structures" Data-Intensive Systems","Cryptography and Security", "Mathematical Computer Science", "Logic and Semantics", "Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction", "Computer-Mediated Activity", "Use, Design and Innovation", and "Programming Languages”. Moreover, we wish to build competencies within Machine Learning and Systems Security.

Applicants within all areas of computer science are welcome.

Applicants for tenure-track positions are expected to have a PhD and research experience corresponding to a couple of years as postdoc or similar. Applicants must document a promising record of original research and an aptitude for teaching.

Applicants for associate professor positions are expected to have research experience from several years as assistant professor or similar. Applicants must document a strong record of original research and have teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level.

All applicants are requested to include a link to their Google Scholar profile in their application.

Recommendation letters can be uploaded together with your other application material; however, you can also ask referees to submit letters directly to the e-mail address shradras (at) jobsys.au.dk no later than 5 January 2018. The subject of the e-mail should include the phrase "Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor in Computer Science, name of applicant”.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by: 5/1/2018

More Information: http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/934877/5283/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-01-05



University of Luxembourg, CryptoLux team
PhD in Applied Cryptography

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding PhD candidate at the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. The positions are part of the FNR PRIDE doctoral training program on Security and Privacy for System Protection. CryptoLUX/SnT team is an established leading European team in the area of applied cryptography, information security and privacy.

He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in one or more of the following topics:

o Design and Cryptanalysis of lightweight block ciphers, authenticated encryption schemes

o Side-channel attacks on symmetric cryptosystems and countermeasures

o Design and security analysis of IoT and blockchain security protocols

o Strong whitebox-cryptography

Your Profile

• M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

• Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background (complexity of algorithms; probability/statistics; discrete math; basic cryptography, algebra)

• Background in cryptography or information security or ethical hacking - a plus

• Good skills in programming, scripting languages . Math tools a plus.

• Commitment, team working and a critical mind

• Participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs - a big plus

• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

We offer

Duration of Ph.D. is typically between 3-4 years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created research center.

Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:

• Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, photo, work experience, publications)

• A research statement indicating your interest, prior research (if any) and your motivation (max 1 page)

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)

More Information: https://www.cryptolux.org

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



University of Vermont
Assistant Professor

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with duties to start in late August of 2018. Preference will be given to researchers in the areas of computer security and privacy. We interpret these areas broadly, and areas of particular interest include: network security, embedded device security including IoT and medical devices, and critical infrastructure security including health and energy systems.

Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To that end candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their research, teaching and/or service at the University.

The applicant must submit a current curriculum vitae identifying their specific area of expertise, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching diversity impact statement, and names of at least three people who can provide letters of reference, at least one of which can comment on teaching. All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.uvmjobs.com, posting number [F923PO]. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Christian Skalka, Search Committee Chairperson (ceskalka (at) uvm.edu). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:

Christian Skalka, Associate Professor, Search Committee Chairperson, ceskalka (at) uvm.edu

More Information: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/26888

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
PhD/MSc Interns in Blockchain and Network Security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT and security is one of its major focuses. SUTD hosts the iTrust and STE-SUTD centres for research in cyber security.

I am looking for highly motivated PhD interns (strong MSc students will also be considered) who are interested in conducting research in at least one of the following fields:

- blockchain security (Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, ...)

- network and systems security (Internet, SSL/TLS, PKI, ...)

Candidates should have an excellent background in computer science (or related), ability to work on inter-disciplinary research projects, good design and programming skills, and a strong interest in at least one of the listed fields.

The attachment should be between 3 and 6 months, and an allowance will be provided for local expenses.

If you are interested please send your CV to Pawel Szalachowski.

Contact: pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg



Indra Sistemas (Madrid, Spain)
Senior Research Engineer

Our Cybersecurity Technology Area conducts cutting-edge innovation in several areas of cybersecurity, including: cyber situational awareness, digital identity, predictive intelligence for cybersecurity, cyber range, and applied cryptography. Its main objective is to produce innovative solutions that help our customers to effectively counter advanced and emerging cyberthreats. We actively collaborate with renowned Research Centres and Universities across Europe, maximising the expert knowledge and scientific advances in cybersecurity and related fields.

We are looking for a senior research engineer for the cyber situational awareness research line. The candidate must prove the ability to undertake applied research and innovation, from exploratory thinking to prototyping and demonstration. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to generate new ideas, develop novel conceptual models and architectures and validate them with proof-of-concepts and functional prototypes. The candidate must have strong programming skills, in different languages and environments.

Minimum:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or similar, cybersecurity topic.
  • +5 years of experience in cybersecurity, having participated in projects in/for the private sector.
  • Experience in complex systems modelling and design.
  • Knowledge in vulnerability assessment, attack detection techniques, risk management, threat intelligence.
  • Good track of scientific publications.
  • Be eligible to obtain NATO/EU Security Clearance.
  • English: C1 (CEFR). Fluent in Spanish is a plus, but not required.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge in cyber situational awareness or related field, such as dynamic risk management, cyber mission impact assessment, predictive intelligence, visual analytics.
  • Knowledge in big data, data mining, machine learning.

If you are interested, please submit your CV in PDF format to the contact person.

Contact: Dr. Jorge Lopez Hernandez-Ardieta

Head of Cybersecurity Product Innovation

jlhardieta at minsait.com

More Information: http://www.indracompany.com/en

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, USA
Faculty Positions at all levels and in all areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ECE ILLINOIS) invites applications for full-time faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, broadly defined, with particular emphasis in the areas of bio-electronics, bio-computation, bio-imaging including MRI, and health; machine learning, control, and optimization for dynamic complex systems; robotics; machine vision; power electronics and electric machines; quantum computing; cybersecurity and reliability; embedded computing systems and the internet of things; networked and distributed computing; data-centric computer systems and storage. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs are in core as well as broad interdisciplinary areas of electrical and computer engineering.

More Information: https://jobs.illinois.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-15



Cybernetica, Information Security Institute
Senior Researcher

Cybernetica's Information Security Institute has an open position for a

SENIOR RESEARCHER

We are looking for applicants that complement our existing competencies and at the same time have necessary abilities to lead an independent industrial research group.

The list of potential topics of interest includes but is not limited to

• new directions in cryptography (especially post-quantum cryptography),

• cryptanalysis,

• formal methods (sociotechnical risk models, protocol analysis),

• privacy-preserving computations,

• data mining and/or machine learning for security,

• secure software and systems development,

• hardware-level and embedded systems security (Internet-of-Things, smart cards, side channel attacks).

We stress once more that the previous list is not exhaustive. We a looking for a candidate who creates synergies with our existing senior researchers.

Successful applicant has a

• PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, software engineering or in a closely related field, together with a

• proven track record showing academic and/or industrial performance in the field of computer security or cryptography.

We offer

• opportunity to integrate new research activities into Cybernetica's R&D portfolio, as well as to contribute to existing themes;

• to work with, learn from, and teach highly qualified professionals, both in research and development;

• to be part of, and improve the Estonian e-society;

• (reasonable) funds to set up your research environment, should your research topics require the purchase or rent of specialized hardware, high-performance computing resources, etc;

• funds to hire a junior researcher working on your research topics;

• being part of a growing team either in our Tallinn or Tartu office;

• flexible working hours.

Contact: Helena Sarapuu

Head of HR

Cybernetica AS

E-mail: job (at) cyber.ee

Address: Mäealuse 2/1, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia

More Information: https://cyber.ee/en/research/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-15



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Postdoc / Research Fellow on Cyber-Physical System Security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/)

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

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email:  jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

Home:  http://jianying.space/  

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-31



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

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/)

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, and power grid etc.), especially on the topics such as 1) Lightweight and low-latency crypto algorithms for CPS devices, 2) Resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 3) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 4) Big data based threat analytics for detection of both known and unknown threats, 5) Attack mitigation to increase the resilience of CPS. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email:  jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

Home:  http://jianying.space/  

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-31



Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Assistant Professor in Cryptography

The Department of Mathematics at Ruhr-University Bochum, invites applications for the position of a Junior-Professor for Cryptography (salary scale W1) to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for a junior scientist with a visible research profile in Cryptography, in particular in theoretical cryptography, provable security, protocols, or secure multiparty computation. The successful applicant is expected to get actively involved in the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security. Teaching responsibilities will include service teaching duties of the Department of Mathematics.

The initial appointment will be for three years; upon successful evaluation, the position will be extended for further three years.

We expect:

• strong commitment to academic teaching;

• readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research;

• willingness and ability to attract external funding;

• readiness to contribute to joint research projects of the department.

Application deadline: November 12th 2017

Contact: Eike Kiltz

More Information: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ffm/pdf/W1_Kryptographie_en.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-12



McMaster University
Assistant Professor

The School of Engineering Practice and Technology is seeking to hire in the following area:

DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, IOT AND/OR CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

Candidates must have a Doctorate in Engineering and must possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability in classroom and lab instruction at the university level. Experience in developing state-of-the-art experimental set-ups, supervision of open-ended design projects and demonstrated interest in pedagogy are essential. Familiarity with electronic learning platforms and experiential learning methodologies is required. Experience with C++ and VB.Net programming, MATLAB, LabVIEW, and web technologies/programming are definite assets. Postdoctoral or industrial experience will be considered favorably. Professional engineering license, or eligibility for registration, is crucial. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is valued.

While the primary role for this position is teaching (24 credit hours per year), the School expects faculty to engage in committee assignments and to participate in student and school events, as well as other service tasks, as assigned.

The appointment will be contractually limited for a period of up to 3 years in length commencing July 1, 2017 with the possibility of extension. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

More Information: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/wbooth/index.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-29



Université catholique de Louvain
Full-time professor in Software Security

The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of Software Security, with a particular focus on design, test and validation techniques, privacy and anonymization aspects, secure software engineering, security analytics or cybersecurity. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application their contributions to open-source software.

She/he will teach Computer Science classes in the various degree programs organised by the Louvain School of Engineering. Bachelor level courses are mostly taught in French, master courses in English.

Within the Sector of Sciences and Technologies (SST) of UCL, the faculty position is attached to the Louvain School of Engineering (Ecole polytechnique de Louvain, EPL) and the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM).

UCL is a comprehensive university that provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. The Louvain school of engineering (EPL) is committed to excellence and innovation in education, as witnessed by the constant growth of enrolments in its engineering, computer science and doctoral degrees since 10 years. The Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) is a dynamic, highly collaborative, and inter-disciplinary research institute involving 41 faculty members and more than 200 researchers. Louvain-la-Neuve offers a unique living environment in a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently located at the heart of Europe.

Contact: Professor Michel Verleysen, Dean of the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL), doyen-epl (at) uclouvain.be, tel : +32 10 47 2491 - Secr. : +32 10 47 2465

Professor Jean-Didier Legat, President of the Institute of Informationand Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), president-ictm (at) uclouvain.be, tel : +32 10 47 8036 - Secr. : +32 10 47 2597

More Information: http://www.informatics-europe.org/services/informatics-job-platform/item/full-time-professor-in-software-security.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-15



University of Washington, Tacoma
Assistant Professor

The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions for the Computer Science and Systems program. These are full-time positions with a nine-month service period, beginning September 2018. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science or related field is required. We look for candidates with demonstrated skill in teaching, who can pursue a vigorous research agenda and are familiar with industry practices. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates with evidence of effectiveness in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory programming courses; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems; and computer ethics. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered. Further information is available at: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25483/

Contact: Anderson C A Nascimento

email: andclay (at) uw.edu

More Information: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25483/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-15



Florida Atlantic University
Multiple PhD Student Positions in Post-Quantum Cryptography and Engineering

At post-quantum cryptography group in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University, we have multiple positions for PhD students in the following areas:

--Post-Quantum Cryptography and Implementations

--Fully Homomorphic Encryption and Implementations

--Blockchain Security

--Information Quantum Computing (from Cryptography aspects)

--Authenticated Key exchange and TLS

We offer very competitive and generous packages. To apply, please send an email with your CV, transcripts, and IELTS/TOEFL and GRE scores. Students with strong Mathematics background are more than welcome to apply. Applicants with solid knowledge of operating systems, hardware/software implementations (FPGA, CPUs, ARM) skills will be given priority.

For more information please visit: https://faculty.eng.fau.edu/azarderakhsh/

Contact: Dr. Reza azarderakhsh, razarderakhsh{-a-t-}fau.edu

More Information: https://faculty.eng.fau.edu/azarderakhsh/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



TU Wien
Assistant Professor Position (Tenure Track) for a Female Researcher

As part of a special measure towards increasing female employment in scientific positions and promoting young researchers, the Faculty of Informatics at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) for women expected to begin on May 2, 2018.

Candidates can apply in any of the Faculty’s main research areas: Computer Engineering, Distributed and Parallel Systems, Logic & Computation, Media Informatics & Visual Computing, as well as Business Informatics (http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/research).

The work contract is initially limited to six years. The candidate and TU Wien can agree upon a tenure evaluation, which when positive, opens the possibility to change the position to Associate Professor with an unlimited contract.

Duties include research in one of the Faculty’s main research areas (see above) as well as graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and it is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), has an excellent reputation and plays an active role in national and international research.

Application deadline: November 5, 2017

More Information: http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/vacancies

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-05



Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Post Doc in Hardware Security

The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on laser fault injection on TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in December 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for at least 24 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
Post Doc in Applied Mathematics

The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in applied mathematics and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on stochastic modeling of TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in December 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 24 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



Virginia Tech
Assistant/Associate Professor in Secure Hardware/Software Systems

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in Computer Engineering, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, specifically in the area of Secure Hardware/Software Systems, including (but not limited to) Cryptographic Engineering, Security and Privacy Design, Cross-disciplinary Secure Systems for the Internet of Things and the Cloud, Secure and Ultra-low Power Computer Architectures, Design Automation and Formal Verification of Cryptography for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. This position is based in Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus.

The successful candidate would be expected to collaborate with existing Virginia Tech ECE faculty with expertise covering hardware security, tamper-resistant secure implementations, secure embedded systems design, VLSI and System-on-Chip design, computer security, low-power and energy-efficient implementation of hardware and software, wireless systems, and RF IC design. Beyond the ECE department, the university has world-class research activities in machine learning, robotics, data analytics, integrated security, intelligent infrastructure, transportation, advanced manufacturing, and medical sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally-recognized funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in department, college, and/or university service and outreach activities.

More Information: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79966

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-15



Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Multiple postdoc positions in blockchain security

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks to fill six post-doctoral positions in the area of cyber security for the Project BCS-T: Testing for Block Chain Security by Design. Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the developers of Ethereum and an international team of researchers located in Singapore and the Netherlands (TNO and TU Delft). The primary focus of BCS-T is to develop foundations for a systematic approach to identify and mitigate the security risks of block chain technology in general, and smart contracts in particular.

The project results will be validated using case studies, where block chain technologies, such as HyperLedger and Ethereum, are deployed in IoT and FinTech applications. This offers researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and validate it in a realistic setting. Collaboration with several private and Government agencies in Singapore and abroad increases the chances of technology transfer and hence the research impact.

The project has been awarded funding, and selected candidates will be expected to join ASAP. Later joining dates could be negotiated.

We seek for postdocs with a background in:

- mathematics, economics, or game theory.

- software engineering, distributed systems, networking, financial engineering, or additive manufacturing.

- software engineering, formal methods, programming languages, software security, or software testing.

Strong candidates with background in other (related) areas will also be considered.

Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the developers of Ethereum and an international team of researchers located in Singapore and the Netherlands (TNO and TU Delft). SUTD offers internationally competitive salaries, medical and other benefits. All positions are for up to two years and could be negotiated.

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Pawel Szalachowski, email: pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg



RWTH Aachen University, Germany
PhD student

The research group IT-Security focuses security in wireless networks, cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, and (mobile) malware defense. We are currently looking for PhD students to work on one of the following topics:

* Serious gaming in rising security awareness

* Privacy-enhancing technologies

* Machine Learning and anomolie detection

Contact: Ulrike Meyer, professor, Mies-van-der-Rohe Strasse 15, meyer (at) itsec.rwth-aachen.de

More Information: http://www.itsec.rwth-aachen.de/job-offers

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-17



University of Surrey, UK
Research Fellow (Post-Doc) in Security and Privacy

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey seeks to recruit an outstanding post-doctoral researcher in the fields of Security and Privacy for a full-time position, starting in November/December 2017. The initial contract is for 24 months.

The research fellow will be working under supervision of Dr Mark Manulis in the interdisciplinary EPSRC funded project “TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry” that develops and demonstrates new cryptographic protocols to enable people, businesses and services to connect safely online.

Successful applicants will have core skills in the design, analysis and implementation of privacy-oriented cryptographic protocols (e.g. zero-knowledge protocols) and experience in the implementation of distributed/web-based applications (incl. browser plugins). They are expected to hold a PhD, be able to drive their own research direction within the scope of the project and engage with project partners. Funding for conference travel and other dissemination activities will be provided through the project.

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognized by the British Government. More information about SCCS can be found at http://sccs.surrey.ac.uk/

Contact: Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=079116-R

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-07



Learnrnd
Software Development Engineer-Cryptography

LearnRnD is the highly scientific research firm based on collaborative R&D knowledge findings, among the major universities, R&D organizations of the Asia, Africa and Europe regions. LearnRnD is the purely scientific firm to enhance the Research culture without financial constraints and geographical boundaries. Our main focus is to enhance the visibility of latest cutting edge research. Moreover, our all research contents are peer review and authentic material. Researchers make proper review before uploading the contents. On other hand, we also collaborate with different institutions and research labs like Stanford University, Cornel University, Seoul University, and National university of Singapore on different levels such as academic research publishers like Springer, Nature, IEEE, ACM, Taylor and Francis. So, LearnRnD is the unique multi-disciplinary R&D Company with latest research of Natural science, Engineering and Information Technology, Future innovations, Medical Science, Biohacking Economic Development,Bio warefares, English Literal and Social Science.

Contact: Software Development Engineer-Cryptography

Your responsibilities include:

- owning the complete software development life-cycle; defining, prioritizing, designing, implementing, and testing new features for Cryptography.

Skills require in Java or C++

Contact:admin (at) learnrnd.com

More Information: http://learnrnd.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-19



CipherCloud India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India
Cryptographic Architect

Job Description

Cryptography Architect will lead and contribute to our core technology. This senior engineering position requires demonstrated capabilities in cryptography, encryption, programming, and the associated computational sciences, while also serving the role of cryptography lead for the product teams. The position also requires leading associated research and patent activities and staging of foundational cryptographic technologies for security products.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• MS or PhD with at least few credits in advanced cryptography, mathematics and computer science combined with at least 2 years of software development experience in a related discipline is required

• In-depth hands-on implementation experience of at least few cryptography algorithms from scratch is required

• A very good understanding of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, key management techniques, PKI, SSL, X.509 Certificates and all the related technologies is needed

• Strong theoretical bend and academic connections is a plus

• Understanding of latest cryptographic techniques such as as Homomorphic and Split Key Encryption, Function and Format preserving Encryption techniques is a big plus

• Experience with various character sets and character encoding techniques is required

• Hands-on programming experience in C or Java. Java development experience is a plus

• Entrepreneurial drive and work ethic, self-motivated, results oriented and demonstrated ability to add value and succeed in a fast paced environment.

• Team player with strong communications and writing skills.

Contact: Harshiika Upadhyay Sahu

Mananger - Recruitment

husahu (at) ciphercloud.com

More Information: https://ciphercloud.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-01



University of Tartu
Researcher positions (postdoc) in

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we have two open postdoc positions on Verification of Quantum Cryptography.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in:

  • Semantics

  • Theorem proving

  • Verification of classical cryptography

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Quantum computation / communication

Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!

Please contact Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee) if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

The salary range is 30000-36000 Euro per year (depending on experience), which is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living and low income tax rate (20%), pension contributions and health insurance are covered by the employer.

The position is for three years, as soon as possible till August 31, 2020. The starting date and duration can be negotiated (in both directions).

To apply, please send the following documents to unruh (at) ut.ee:

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)

  • List of publications

  • Research plan (i.e., how do you think you could contribute to the topic)

  • At least two letters of reference (please ask for the letters to be sent directly to us)

  • Phd degree

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dominique Unruh

More Information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PostdocInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography



University of Tartu
Phd positions in Verification of Quantum Cryptography

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we are looking for phd students on Verification of Quantum Cryptography. Full funding is available.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in one or more of the following topics:

  • Semantics

  • Theorem proving

  • Verification of classical cryptography

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Quantum computation / communication

Students who are enthusiastic about those topics, and have some background related to (some) of these, are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee) if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

PhD students will have to pay no tuition fees and will be funded with 1000 Euro net (after taxes). This is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living. Healthcare is covered.

To apply, please send the following documents to unruh (at) ut.ee:

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)

  • List of publications

  • Research plan (i.e., how do you think you could contribute to the topic)

  • At least two letters of reference (please ask for the letters to be sent directly to us)

  • Masters degree (if you do not have it yet, provide whatever confirmation you can get)

  • Grade transcript

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee)

More Information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PhdInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography



STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy (close to Milan)
Cryptograhic Software Engineer

The AST Security team, an R&D group focusing on supporting ST product divisions for security-related solutions, is looking for a cryptographic software engineer for a position based in the Milan area of Italy.

Your mission will be to:

  • Deploy security expertise and help ST product divisions shape the right security solutions for their products (ICs).

  • Develop cryptographic and security software IPs.
  • Stay on top of security needs and state-of-the-art evolution, anticipating/identifying solutions and partners, developing or making available the security competences and IPs that will be needed by the Company in a 3-5 years time frame.

The candidate should have:

  • Software development skills (in particular C). Experience on embedded devices (i.e. microcontrollers) is particularly appreciated
  • A theoretical background in cryptography (symmetric and asymmetric) and side-channel attacks
  • Teamwork, networking, customer-orientation & communication skills
  • Motivation for bridging research outcomes and product design

Contact: Ruggero Susella - ruggero.susella (at) st.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-30



Applied science and technology research institute, security lab, Hong Kong
Cryptography Engineer

Hong Kong Applied science and technology research institute Security Lab (ASL) research team is currently looking for talented cryptography engineers. The ASL lab focuses on building privacy-preserving, scalable and usable blockchain/distributed ledger technology. ASL provides great opportunities to work with researchers and engineers from world-renowned research institutes and companies to revolutionize the FinTech industry.

The main duties and responsibilities of cryptography engineers are:

• Work with cryptographers in our team to design and implement novel cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

• Design, build and deploy blockchain/distributed ledger technologies with application to cryptocurrencies, micropayments and beyond.

• Design, develop and deploy innovative yet high-quality application software for FinTech initiatives.

Desired skills and experience:

• Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science or related disciplines with at least 4+ years’ experience.

• Knowledge in Blockchain technologies and a good understanding of applied cryptography. A good understanding of distributed consensus protocol is a big plus.

• Experience in implementing and integrating cryptographic protocols (such as Elliptical Curve cryptography or Lattice-based cryptography) in a real-world distributed system is a plus. Experience in open-source project related to cryptocurrency is a huge plus. Experience in ethical hacking or attacking a real-world cryptosystem is also a big plus.

• Must possess extensive hands-on experience in one or more system programming languages: C/C++, Go, Rust, C#, etc.

• Team-based code and project management using revision control (e.g., Git), open-source workflows (e.g., GitHub).

• Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, detail-oriented, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills.

• Self-motivated fast learning and willing to work under pressure. Team player and keen to share knowledge but can work independently.

Contact: The candidates should submit a full CV to Dr. Huang Lin (linhuang (at) astri.org) with “Application: cryptography engineer” in the subject line (PDF attachments only). Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2017, but the positions will remain open until filled.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-15



University of Lübeck, Germany
PhD and Post-Doc Position

We are looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill PhD or PostDoc positions for research in system security and applied cryptography. Specific topics include:

  • Side channel attacks and mitigations
  • System security for IoT, mobile and Cloud systems
  • Trusted computing and trusted execution environments
  • Applied cryptography
  • Secure microarchitectures

As ideal candidate, you are highly motivated, independent and able to perform creative and deep research. You have a degree in computer science, electronics or applied mathematics with strong interest in systems security, algorithms and machine learning. Prior experience in low-level programming, code analysis, cryptography and/or signal processing are an asset. Positions remain open until filled.

The brand-new Institute for IT Security at University of Luebeck offers excellent research conditions, close to the most gorgeous beaches of the Baltic sea. We offer a competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research team in an attractive working environment.

Please provide a resume, transcripts, a motivational statement and contact information of at least two references.

Contact: Thomas Eisenbarth thomas.eisenbarth (at) uni-luebeck.de

More Information: https://www.its.uni-luebeck.de/en/jobs.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-15



Monash University (Faculty of Information Technology), Melbourne, Australia
Research Fellow in post-quantum cryptography and/or Blockchain

We are looking for research fellows (2 positions) to work on post-quantum cryptography and blockchain. The positions are 3-year contract, with salary ranging from A$84,338 to A$113,166 before tax.

Applicants should have a PhD and strong background in applied cryptography, especially in post-quantum cryptography. Knowledge in blockchain is an advantage. Applicants with very strong background in blockchain only will also be considered.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a research statement to Joseph Liu at joseph.liu(at)monash.edu

Selection of applications will start immediately.

Contact: Joseph Liu

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Monash University (Faculty of Information Technology), Melbourne, Australia
PhD scholarship

There are multiple 3-year (maximum 3.5 years) PhD scholarships (A$26k-36k per annual, tax free) in cyber security at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University (Clayton Campus), Melbourne. Australia.

Candidates must have good English (e.g. IELTS 6.5 with all bands at least 6.0) PLUS an excellent background in at least one of the following areas:

- Applied Cryptography

- Database

- Blockchain

Applicants please send your CV AND publication record to Joseph Liu at joseph.liu(at)monash.edu

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact: Joseph Liu

More Information: http://users.monash.edu.au/~kailiu/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



NXP Semiconductors
Security Expert

NXP is hiring 13 security experts in various domains (security architecture, vulnerability analysis, innovation, evaluation & certification, assessment, business development, ...) in various locations, such as Gratkorn, Hamburg, Glasgow, Eindhoven, Mougins, San Jose, San Diego, Austin or Shanghai.

Please go to https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers and browse through the various positions which you find under keyword ‘security’.

Contact: Marc Joye, NXP Fellow: marc.joye (at) nxp.com

More Information: https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Fellow in Cyber Security

“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 currently has two research fellow positions with competitive pay and available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

Position 1: To conduct R&D work in cloud and data security. Design and implement secure cloud computing services, including practical privacy-preserving computation (e.g. for healthcare and finance related use cases) in a cloud environment. Topics like practical partially homomorphic encryption or practical secure multi-party computation are within our key focus.

Position 2: To conduct R&D work in key management, authentication, and trusted computing, using cryptography and secure hardware (e.g. Intel SGX, TPM, PUF).

Applicants should have strong background in applied cryptography or trusted computing. Applicants are also expected to be self-motivated and good team players. To apply for any of the above positions, please send a copy of your recent CV to comxj (at) nus.edu.sg with an email subject “Application for RF”.

Contact: comxj (at) nus.edu.sg

More Information: http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



University of Bristol
PostDoc Positions in Multi-Party Computation (University of Bristol)

We are looking for Post-Docs to work on theory, implementation and applications of MPC. We are looking for different individuals to contribute to each of these three areas. The positions are multi-year, and you will be working in a vibrant group working on trying to make MPC a reality; with strong links with both other research groups, and industrial applications.

Contact: Nigel Smart

More Information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=5521&nPostingTargetID=25254

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Graz University of Technology
Tenured Professorship in Information Security

The faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is seeking applicants for a tenured Professorship in Information Security.

We are looking for a scientifically excellent candidate who will represent the field Information Security in research and teaching. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK) and be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level. Graz University of Technology offers excellent possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and with other universities.

TU Graz is committed to increase the number of female employees, especially in executive and research positions. We therefore explicitly encourage qualified women to apply. Preference is given to female applicants with equivalent qualifications until the balanced proportion between men and women is achieved. We explicitly invite qualified applicants with disabilities to apply.

Candidates should submit an application by 31 October 2017. For details, refer to https://www.tugraz.at/go/professorships-vacancies/.

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More Information: https://www.tugraz.at/go/professorships-vacancies/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-10-31



CipherCloud Inc, San Jose
Cryptographic Architect

Job Description

Cryptography Architect will lead and contribute to our core technology. This senior engineering position requires demonstrated capabilities in cryptography, encryption, programming, and the associated computational sciences, while also serving the role of cryptography lead for the product teams. The position also requires leading associated research and patent activities and staging of foundational cryptographic technologies for security products.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• MS or PhD with at least few credits in advanced cryptography, mathematics and computer science combined with at least 2 years of software development experience in a related discipline is required

• In-depth hands-on implementation experience of at least few cryptography algorithms from scratch is required

• A very good understanding of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, key management techniques, PKI, SSL, X.509 Certificates and all the related technologies is needed

• Strong theoretical bend and academic connections is a plus

• Understanding of latest cryptographic techniques such as as Homomorphic and Split Key Encryption, Function and Format preserving Encryption techniques is a big plus

• Experience with various character sets and character encoding techniques is required

• Hands-on programming experience in C or Java. Java development experience is a plus

• Entrepreneurial drive and work ethic, self-motivated, results oriented and demonstrated ability to add value and succeed in a fast paced environment.

• Team player with strong communications and writing skills.

Contact: Harshiika Upadhyay Sahu

Mananger - Recruitment

husahu (at) ciphercloud.com

More Information: https://ciphercloud.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-30



Royal Holloway, University of London
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cryptography (Hardware)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant position in the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London, to work in the area of post-quantum cryptography The goal of this industry-funded two-year project is to investigate and propose novel methods and techniques for hardware implementation of popular and promising post-quantum cryptographic schemes.

The post is based at Royal Holloway’s main campus in Egham, Surrey, within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will work with Prof Carlos Cid, Dr Martin Albrecht and other members of the ISG, in the research of efficient and secure hardware implementations of post-quantum cryptographic schemes. The researcher will consider the specific mathematical structure and features of these schemes, and will investigate the most suitable algorithmic and parameter choices for FPGA implementations. Moreover, potential trade-offs involving implementation costs, speed and scalability will be evaluated, considering for example the deployment in particular environments.

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong background and experience in FPGA implementation, ideally of cryptographic algorithms. The post will last for two years and the ideal candidate should be able to start on or near the 1st of October 2017.

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, 10 post-doctoral research assistants and over 50 PhD students working on a range of subjects in cyber security, in particular cryptography.

Contact: Carlos Cid (carlos.cid (at) rhul.ac.uk), Martin Albrecht (martin.albrecht (at) rhul.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0817-306

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-03



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Embedded Security Researcher

About us

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

About the Job

You will be responsible for research and analysis of new system attacks/threats, zero-day vulnerability discovery and, where appropriate, provide valuable research findings with vendors, bug bounty programs or publish them on our GitHub / website or through our publications, conference talks and white papers. This research also feeds into DarkMatter’s own product development, as well as the services and solutions we provide across the entire cyber security value chain.

About you

The ideal candidate will be passionate about security, vulnerabilities, and exploits.

You possess the aptitude to analyze, find and exploit vulnerabilities, researching exploit techniques and mitigations, and build systems / tools to streamline reverse engineering analysis tasks. You are expected to be an expert in the wide field of hardware security, in particular in any one of the following domains: side-channel analysis (DPA/DEMA/cache-timing), glitching (voltage/clock), fault injection (laser/EM), hardware reverse engineering, chip-off forensics, micro-probing.

Essential requirements:

- PhD or a Master's degree in Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

- 5+ years of experience in Security Research.

- Deep understanding of various Embedded / hardware security vulnerabilities and threats, reverse engineering and exploitation of test features.

- Research experience in security products (vulnerability detection, side-channel and fault countermeasures, etc.)

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=749972

Contact: Talent Acquisition

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hardware Security Researcher

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

About the Job

You will be responsible for research and analysis of new system attacks/threats, zero-day vulnerability discovery and, where appropriate, provide valuable research findings with vendors, bug bounty programs or publish them on our GitHub / website or through our publications, conference talks and white papers. This research also feeds into DarkMatter’s own product development, as well as the services and solutions we provide across the entire cyber security value chain.

About you

The ideal candidate will be passionate about security, vulnerabilities, and exploits. You possess the aptitude to analyze, find and exploit vulnerabilities, researching exploit techniques and mitigations, and build systems / tools to streamline reverse engineering analysis tasks. You are expected to be an expert in any one of the following domains: failure analysis, hardware reverse engineering, micro-probing, circuit editing.

Essential requirements:

- PhD or a Master's degree in Physics, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

- 5+ years of experience in Hardware Security Research or Semiconductor Failure Analysis

- Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats, reverse engineering, circuit editing, and exploitation of test features

- Research experience in failure analysis and/or security products (access controls, application security, data security, anti-tampering mechanisms)

- Strong foundations in semiconductors, computer architecture and embedded systems

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=754026

Contact: Talent Acquisition

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Crypto Developer

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

As a Crypto Developer, you will:

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

- Design, implement and deploy customized cryptographic algorithms covering symmetric and asymmetric key crypto, covering but not limited to: key exchange algorithms, digital signature schemes, symmetric and asymmetric block and stream ciphers, Key Generation Functions.

- Implement cryptographic protocols and parameters and their integration within DarkMatter products

- Conduct research and development in emerging areas such as quantum-based cryptography and homomorphic encryption

- Develop and update methods for efficient handling of cryptic processes

Essential Requirements:

- PhD or Master’s degree in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

- Five to eight years of specialized experience in the following areas: Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, End-to-end secure protocols design, PKI Management, Application Security, etc

- Extensive experience in Data Protection, Cryptography and Application Security Management

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=761240

Contact: Talent Acquisition Team @ DarkMatter

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



DarkMatter LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Vice President - Cryptography

Working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defense, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration, as well as Secure Communications.

As a Vice President of Cryptography, you will:

- Spearhead the creation of new crypto algorithms to protect our clients, our company and our Secure Communication Suite

- Anticipate threats and client needs to develop algorithms that solve the cyber security problems of the future.

- Lead, develop and inspire a team of research scientists to consistently produce high-quality results

- Have the freedom to develop and prove crypto algorithms in-house for a cyber security leader in a dynamic region

Essential Requirements -

- PhD in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

- Minimum 5-8 years of experience managing cryptography teams in a university research or corporate setting

- Experience in overseeing the development of cryptographic algorithms for enterprise-grade cyber security products in mobile, cloud and web

- Ability to set clear, deliverable goals and to motivate and inspire teams to accomplish them

- Deep understanding and experience with symmetric, asymmetric and post-quantum cryptography

- Tenacity, accountability and commitment to anticipate problems and deliver new solutions

Please click on this link to apply - https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers?gh_jid=748951

Contact: Talent Acquisition Team at DarkMatter

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Graz University of Technology
Two Postdoc Positions

The secure systems group at Graz University of Technology is analyzing the security of IoT devices and researching algorithms, architectures, tools and design methods for securing such devices. The focus of the research is on side-channel attacks (from hardware fault attacks to cache attacks in the cloud) and corresponding countermeasures.

In order to extend our interdisciplinary team we are looking for two postdoctoral researchers with experience/interest in at least one of the following fields:

  • Side Channels
  • Operating system security
  • Software isolation techniques
  • Cryptography
  • Formal methods
  • Code analysis and compilers

As a postdoctoral researcher in our team you will have the opportunity to conduct ERC-funded basic research as well as to work on applied topics with one of our many industry partners. We offer a vibrant working environment that in total comprises more than 60 researchers in the area of information security at Graz University of Technology.

The position is for at least one year.

In case you are interested in joining our team, please apply by submitting your application at https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/vacant_jobs/.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of motivation, a transcript of records as well as names and email addresses of two persons that can provide references. We are looking forward to your application.

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More Information: https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/vacant_jobs/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-30



Visa Research, Palo Alto, California, USA
Security Research Scientist

The security research team at Visa Research has openings for research scientists at all levels with expertise in areas such as, cryptography and cryptanalysis, user and data security/privacy, payments and cryptocurrencies, and distributed systems/cloud computing security. For more information about our team visit our website:  http://research.visa.com/

Interested candidates should kindly email their CV to research (at) visa (dot) com with the subject line Security Research Position.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



University of São Paulo, Escola Politecnica, São Paulo, Brazil
Post-doctorate in post-quantum cryptography

The Laboratory of Computer Networks and Architecture at the University of São Paulo is currently hiring researchers with background in cryptography for a 1-year post-doc position. The project is the result of a partnership with Intel (see http://www.fapesp.br/en/9719 for the CFP), and is focused on the analysis and design of hardware-friendly post-quantum cryptographic algorithms.

The main requirements for the application are (1) a solid background in cryptography, preferably (but not necessarily) with post-quantum primitives, (2) good design/programming skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in programming languages such as C and/or hardware description languages such as VHDL, (3) a track record of strong R&D capability, with relevant publications on top conferences/journals, and (4) be able to work with little supervision and to work well with other researchers, as well as have good presentation and communication skills in English (ability to speak Portuguese is considered a plus, but it is not mandatory). The candidates are expected to work closely with the industry partners in the project (mainly researchers from Intel) and produce valuable research material in time and with the required quality.

The application requires: an academic curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the contact information of at least 2 people that can provide reference about the candidate’s work. Applicants that have already completed or that are close to complete their PhDs are both welcome.

The post-doc fellowship is granted by FAPESP, following the rules that can be found at http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received, and only selected candidates will be contacted for interview. The process will remain open until the positions are filled or up to July 31st, 2017.

Contact: Prof. Marcos A. Simplicio Jr -- msimplicio (at) larc.usp.br

More Information: http://www.larc.usp.br/en/content/security-group/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-31



Indian Institute of Technology
Post Doctoral Fellow

The Cryptography Research group at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur invites strong PostDoc applications from highly motivated candidates working in the field of Cryptography. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Cryptography and/or related areas from a reputed institute. The candidate will work in the "Secured Embedded Architecture Laboratory" (SEAL), with focus in the area of secured system design. The research will be aimed at developing efficient cryptographic protocols with applications in emerging fields such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT). Knowledge in public key cryptography, cryptographic pairings, functional encryption, multi-party computation, and post-quantum cryptography topics is desirable. The candidate should have excellent publication track record in IACR conferences/workshops, as well as top journals (such as IEEE/ACM Transactions or IACR journals). The candidate will be expected to collaborate with and lead a team of excellent and highly motivated Ph.D. candidates for implementation of the protocols. The protocols designed would be tested w.r.t. robustness against side-channel attacks and other implementation-specific attacks by a separate team of research associates. The candidate is expected to work in conjunction with them and also disseminate the necessary knowledge among the group via suitable course material, tutorials and regular group talks. Good communication skills in English are hence desirable. The position is available to both Indian and foreign candidates. More Information about the SEAL research group activities are available at: http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/resgrp/seal.

Remuneration: Up to INR 50,000 per month (consolidated), based on experience and expertise. Other perks include: furnished office space, subsidized in-campus housing, subsidized food in IIT cafeteria, free healthcare at IIT hospital, travel funding to present research papers accepted in top international conferences, etc.

Contact: Debdeep Mukhopadhyay

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-31



Université de Rennes 1/IRISA Rennes
Post-Doc

The EMSEC research team (https://www.irisa.fr/emsec/) and Pierre-Alain Fouque (http://www.di.ens.fr/~fouque/) are looking for a post-doc on real-world security and cryptography, in particular applied to TLS 1.3. This research is funded by the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) for the SafeTLS project (safetls.gforge.inria.fr).

We are looking for a motivated researcher with a good publication record and an interest in real-world cryptography. More particularly we require:

  • a basic knowledge of Authenticated Key-Exchange protocols (AKE)

  • an understanding of the TLS protocol
  • expertise in computational security models and proofs
  • knowledge of TLS 1.3 (optional, but a strong plus)
  • knowledge of TLS implementations (a strong plus)

The successful candidate is expected to contribute in high-level research, and to work together with the SafeTLS partners (http://safetls.gforge.inria.fr/consortium.html) towards attaining the ambitious goals of the SafeTLS project (http://safetls.gforge.inria.fr/aims.html). We are an international team and will require no knowledge of French.

A successful candidate will be hired for a two-year research contract, hosted by the Université de Rennes 1 (https://international.univ-rennes1.fr/) at the IRISA research center in Rennes, France (https://www.irisa.fr/en). Situated at 2 hours (by express train) from Paris, Rennes is an important research center in cryptography and security, and a strong partner in the Pôle d’Excellence Cybersécurité (PEC) in France -- which attracts competitive and very-high level research in all areas of security and cryptography.

Candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and until the position is filled. For any additional information, please contact Pierre-Alain Fouque pa.fouque (at) gmail.com or Cristina Onete, cristina.onete (at) gmail.com

Contact: Pierre-Alain Fouque, pa.fouque (at) gmail.com

Cristina Onete, cristina.onete (at) gmail.com

More Information: https://www.irisa.fr/emsec

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-01



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships, PostDoc Positions

Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. All accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, etc.

  • For more information about joining our group and scholarship opportunities, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/join

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

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

    All applications must be completed online with all the required documents. Deadline is end of June.

  • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü directly, including full CV, sample publications, a research proposal, and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees. Application and starting dates are flexible.

    http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

More Information: https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-31



NXP Semiconductors
Cryptography / Security Architect

Do you have a PhD/Master in Cryptography, Security, Software Engineering, Electronics, or Mathematics? We are currently looking for both a software and hardware security architect to extend our growing crypto and security teams for our office in Leuven (Belgium), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) or Gratkorn (Austria).

Software Security Engineer is responsible for

• Design of embedded software security architectures

• Risk and threats analysis of security systems

• Support the various HW and SW development teams of NXP with security reference designs

• End-to-end security architecture

• Root cause analysis of security defects and creation of counter measures

• Specification and design of innovative security concepts (whitebox cryptography, secure virtual machines, code obfuscators)

Hardware Security Engineer is responsible for

• Detailed implementation reviews

• Definition of security mechanisms in hardware, firmware, protocols, etc.

• Security requirements management by definition and linking of security mechanisms to functional requirements

• Detailed attack modeling and security mechanism specification for hardware and software blocks

• Root cause analysis of security defects

• Planning coordination and execution of pre-silicon vulnerability analysis

See for more information:

https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Hamburg/Hardware-Security-Architect--m-f-_R-10002704

https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Hamburg/Software-Security-Architect--m-f-_R-10002703

About us

NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

Contact: Joppe Bos, Cryptographer, joppe.bos (at) nxp.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



NYUAD-Center for Cyber Security
Post Doctoral Position in Cryptography ( Hardware & Software)-Multiple Positions

Goals and Responsibilities

The goal of this research project is to provide a wider analysis of the existing cryptologic designs and their constructions in order to provide the possibility of new approaches to the designs and analysis of cryptographic components. The conducted research will be in the context of symmetric cryptology and secure hardware implementations. A particular focus will be on the design and analysis of symmetric-key primitives and components.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience. Candidates should have a background in symmetric cryptology, hardware cryptology, hardware security or related areas. The following is a list of essential skills for the considered post: Circuit Analysis and Design, Cryptographic Hardware Design (Reconfigurable Hardware, random number generation, lightweight cryptographic design, ALTERA hardware, FPGAs and Verilog VHDL programming), and Cryptographic Design and Cryptanalysis

Terms of employment

The period of employment is one to two years from the initiation of the contract. This is extendable to additional year based on performance. The potential start date is August 2017. The location of the post is Center for Cyber Security in NYU Abu Dhabi.

Application Process

Submissions will be accepted through our online application no later than July 15, 2017. Please visit our website at https://apply.interfolio.com/37893 for instructions and information on how to apply. Please fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. This includes a cover letter, research statement, curriculum vitae, diploma (an official translation into English), a list of publications and three letters of reference. Applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload his or her reference letter. Applications and enclosures received beyond the stated deadline will not be considered.

Contact: Hoda A.Alkhezaimi

More Information: https://apply.interfolio.com/37893

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-15



CISPA, Saarbrücken, Germany
Tenure-track and tenured faculty positions

Applications are invited for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in all areas related to cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography.

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

The cybersecurity research center CISPA, currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member, provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike: Faculty will be offered highly competitive research salaries and institutional funding; they enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of PhD students and postdocs; they attract additional third-party funds, supervise doctoral theses, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. CISPA moreover offers outstanding technical infrastructure and administrative support.

CISPA is located in Saarbrücken, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by June 30, 2017 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until July 15, 2017. For more information and details on how to apply, please see here:

https://www.cispa.saarland/jobs/faculty/

CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special support for dual-career couples. Female researchers are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Prof. Michael Backes

eMail: backes (at) cispa.saarland

More Information: https://www.cispa.saarland/jobs/faculty/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-07-15



Imperial College London
PhD. student, postdoc

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among U.K. Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher Education), and was rated as Excellent in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD student broadly interested in the topics of security, privacy, and compilers. Dr. Livshits’ research involves a broad range of topics in application security, privacy, program analysis, general software reliability, and bug finding. Some of the prior work in recent years was in areas as diverse as malware detection and building augmented reality systems. A wide range of specific projects is available, although prospective students are expected to come up with some of the topics they are excited about.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: security, privacy, compilers, program analysis, programming languages, or operating systems. You will also need some experience in building and working with large software systems and tools. This experience can come from either your academic projects or through working in the industry; candidates with a strong industrial background are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Distinction/First class grade Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, and good communication and technical writing skills. The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to both EU and overseas students.

Contact: Dr. Ben Livshits (livshits (at) ic.ac.uk)

https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~livshits/

More Information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/phd/scholarships/security-privacy-compilers/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Asssitant, PhD student (several positions)

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant, PhD student (several positions) to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Research assistant are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification. Applicants should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. public key cryptography and provable security.

2. system and network security

3. software engineering

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- applications of blockchain technology

- lattice-based cryptography

- mobile security

- network security

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Applicants for PhD studentship should possess:

- a bachelor degree in computer science with good programming skills; or

- a bachelor degree in mathematics with strong interest in cryptography.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: Contact: Daniel Xiapu Luo (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csxluo) (csxluo at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Man Ho Allen Au (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen/) (csallen at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-11-01



Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique, LIST, Université Paris-Saclay
Ph. D. student

Over the last few years, a new breed of machines have appeared in the quantum computing landscape, the so-called analog quantum computers of which the machines presently sold by the Canadian company D-Wave are the first instances. From an abstract point of view, such a machine may be seen as an oracle specialized in the resolution of an NP-hard optimization problem (of the spin-glass type) with an algorithm analogous to the well-known simulated annealing but with a quantum speedup (the precise characterization of which still being an open question). If the theory of quantum annealing is now relatively well understood by the physics community, the extent to which D-Wave machines implements it properly is still the subject of some controversy within that community. Still, quantum annealing machines do exists today at a non-trivial scale (between 500 and 1000 bits of internal state) and their technological path towards larger scales is much clearer than for their digital cousins. Furthermore, it is presently considered that a quantum annealing machines with an internal state between 6 to 10 kbits would be competitive with the most powerful classical computers for solving optimization problems. In this context, the present thesis aims at investigating polynomial transformation paths from some NP problems (not necessarily NP-hard and which selection will be done as part of the thesis work) towards the reference problem of the annealing machine. Thus, the main objective of this thesis is to develop a better understanding of the theoretical performances of these machines, as well as a first return on experience if access to a D-Wave machine (via an institution owning such a machine) is possible. Depending on the candidate profile, the subject will bend more towards either physical aspects, computational complexity theory aspects or more applicative aspects (operations research, cryptanalysis notably).

Contact: Renaud Sirdey

More Information: http://www-instn.cea.fr/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



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 the fields

- System and Web Security,

- Services and Cloud Computing Security,

- Cryptography, e.g., in the context of electronic voting, and

- Formal Methods in Security.

The positions are available immediately and paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14, depending on the candidate’s qualification. Appointment periods follow the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVg).

The Institute for Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international and creative 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, Information Security, or a related field. We value strong analytical skills. Knowledge in one of the mentioned fields is an asset. Since some teaching is done in German, knowledge of German is required for positions that involve teaching.

The deadline for applications is

May 28th, 2017.

However, late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact: Prof. Ralf Küsters

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

https://sec.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-28



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