International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Assistant and Associate Professor
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Indian Statistical Institute invites applications from duly qualified for full-time faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professors and Associate Professor, to be placed at the R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security of the Institute, in Kolkata. Candidates with a strong research background in Cryptology and Security (preferably in Cybersecurity or IoT). For details please visit https://www.isical.ac.in/sites/default/files/jobs/rcbccs_advt_2022.pdf
Contact: rcbose@isical.ac.in
Last updated: 2021-11-27 posted on 2021-11-25

PhD students/Postdocs - System Security
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
The newly established Chair of Information Security at RUB has multiple open positions for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the area of system security, particularly (but not limited to) those specializing in:

- Blockchain security and privacy: we explore how to improve the security and privacy of cryptocurrencies and modern blockchain platforms while enhancing their performance and scalability.
- Platform security: we explore how to make use of hardware support to improve the security and privacy of platforms.
- ML security and privacy: we investigate how we can improve the security of machine learning algorithms and how to securely use machine learning to secure existing platforms.

Are you excited by opportunities to work in any of those topics? Do you have a solid background in blockchain technologies, machine learning techniques, or security/privacy concepts? Are you excited about building highly performant secure systems? If so, we'd like to hear from you. If you are interested in applying, please send an email to Prof. Dr. Karame (ghassan.karame@rub.de) with your current CV and a description of why you think you are a good fit.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Ghassan Karame
Last updated: 2021-11-27 posted on 2021-11-25

Post-Doc Research Fellow (Multiple Positions)
SCRIPTS @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has several open positions on Post-Doc Research Fellow, supported by a Post-Quantum Cryptography research project in both public-key and symmetric-key led by Prof Huaxiong Wang and Prof Jian Guo.

Your role:
  • To work, both independently and collaboratively, on a research-orientated post-quantum project including cryptanalysis and design of post-quantum public-key and symmetric-key cryptography primitives.
  • To publish in top conferences
Requirements:
  • PhD in cryptography
  • Track-record publications in Tier-1 conferences (Asiacrypt, Eurocrypt, Crypto, CCS, Usenix, IEEE S&P, NDSS)
We offer:
  • globally competitive salary package
  • a team with strong capability in development and research to work with
  • various opportunities to work with our industry partners
Duration: 2 years

Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters. Review of applicants will start immediately until all positions are filled. More information about SCRIPTS centre can be found in https://www.ntu.edu.sg/scripts
Contact: scripts@ntu.edu.sg with subject [IACR-PQC]
Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-24

Post-Doc
Lund University
The CRYSPY Lab (CRyptography, Security and PrivacY) at Lund University is looking for a Post Doctoral researcher to work on the design of post-quantum secure cryptographic solutions. We welcome applications from Ph.D. holders, the ideal candidate is expected to be motivated, able to carry research tasks in an independent way, open to collaborate in on-going projects in a team-work fashion, and willing to perform some teaching duties. There is also time for independent research, no restrictions on collaboration with other researchers. The application will be open until we find a suitable candidate.
Main requirements: a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. Competitive research record in cryptography or information security. Strong mathematical or algorithmic background. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.
About the CRYSPY lab: we are about 20 researchers (counting PhD students and seniors) passionate about solving real world security issues as well as posing and addressing security challenges of a theoretical taste. We have a long history of design and cryptanalisys of symmetric ciphers and lattice-based constructions, as well as network-security. More recently, we are moving towards post-quantum cryptosystems, homomorphic authenticators, privacy-aware data storage and sharing solutions.
For more info: https://www.eit.lth.se/index.php?gpuid=508&L=1 and https://epagnin.github.io
Contact: elena.pagnin@eit.lth.se
Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-24

Post-doc
CNRS / University of Rennes 1, France
We are looking for a Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group. The applicants should have background and be interested in working on different aspects of lattice based cryptography, and a strong publication record, in particular on:
    - security proofs for lattice-based schemes,
    - building and implementing lattice-based constructions.
The research will take place in the CAPSULE team (formerly called EMSEC team), within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France. To apply please send us by email your detailed CV (with publication list) and a research statment. The position has flexible starting date, with possibility to start in January / February 2022 or later.
Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.
Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois / adeline.roux-langlois@irisa.fr and Alexandre Wallet / alexandre.wallet@inria.fr
Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-23

PhD scholarships for UK/EU/International students
Unversity of Warwick, Department of Computer Science
There are fully funded PhD scholarships available to the UK, EU and international students at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. Students who are interested to pursue a PhD in security and applied cryptography are encouraged to contact feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk with a CV.
Contact: feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk
Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-23

Embedded Intrusion Detection in IOT
CSEM, Neuchâtel / AAU, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Klagenfurt, Austria

You will conduct research towards a distributed intrusion detection system for constrained devices in real-world IoT applications. The intrusion detection system (IDS) you will develop will facilitate detection and containment of a security breach in the Edge, making the IoT applications of tomorrow more secure and reliable.

Your activity will be at an exciting intersection of the following fields:
  • Embedded development. The constrained nature of low-power embedded world will present you with stimulating research challenges. You will implement and test your results on real-world, low-power embedded HW platforms, maintaining a steady link between your research and practice and ensuring a real-world impact.
  • Applied security. To defend from attacks, you will get intimately familiar with them. You will acquire knowledge of different types of intrusion, how they manage to penetrate a system, and how they can be recognized.
  • Artificial intelligence. Modern IDS systems rely on AI. You will review the state of the art, select the most viable AI algorithms for an IDS in the constrained setting of IoT Edge, and carefully tweak them for the job.
  • Distributed computing. A swarm of Things in the Edge can, collaboratively monitor itself much more effectively than a single device. You will combine all the above and deploy a distributed IDS on a group of constrained embedded devices, identifying the tradeoffs between efficiency and overhead.
The result of your work will be an IDS system, which will be able to make a difference in the security and reliability of real-world IoT applications.
We are looking for a student who has a Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science with background and passion in (most of):
  • Solid understanding of machine learning concepts and some practice
  • Proficiency with programming in C
  • Experience with embedded development is an advantage
  • Background in applied cryptography and security is an advantage
  • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Contact: To apply visit https://www.csem.ch/page.aspx?pid=47528&jobid=122842.
You will be based in part at CSEM (Switzerland), and in part at the Cybersecurity Research Group at AAU (Austria); you need to be eligible to work in Europe, and you need to be flexible as you will travel regularly.

Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-23

Postdoctoral fellowship
University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding qualified candidates for two, 2-year, prestigious postdoctoral fellowship positions. Applications are solicited from any of the research areas of the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization: Algebraic Combinatorics, Discrete Optimization, Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Graph Theory, and Quantum Computing.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $75,000. In addition, a travel fund of $15,000 per year is provided. The anticipated start date is fall 2022.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/19031). Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and names of faculty members with whom the applicant would like to interact, a curriculum vitae and research statement, and at least three reference letters.

Inquiries may be addressed to Jochen Koenemann, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. The deadline for application is December 31, 2021.

Contact: Jochen Koenemann (jochen@uwaterloo.ca)
Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-22

Postdoc position in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning using MPC
University of Leuven (KU LEUVEN)
The Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group belongs to the Electrical Engineering Department at the KU Leuven. Research group COSIC is looking for a Postdoc researcher to work on efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving machine learning.
The prospective candidate will design and develop efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving data analytics for medical diagnostics and predictive maintenance applications. The work includes, but is not limited to, investigating machine learning algorithms that best suit MPC and that have efficient implementations over MPC. You will be working closely with tools such as SCALE-MAMBA and/or MP-SPDZ. The candidate will be part of a team in a project on Secure and Scalable Data Sharing, which will run until mid-2025.
Specific skills required:
The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records in crypto/security venues. In addition to a strong background in both public and symmetric cryptography, good knowledge in MPC, machine learning algorithms, and cryptographic protocols are expected. Hands on experience with an MPC framework will be considered as a merit. The candidate should also have coding experience in C/C++ and Python, experience in practical aspects of secure computation is a must.
Contact: Please check the application procedure at https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/ and send all requested documents to jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-22

Postdoc and Ph.D. student
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
A postdoctoral position and a PhD position are open in the faculty of engineering at Bar-Ilan University, hosted by Prof. Carmit Hazay and Dr. Ran Gelles. The positions involve performing theoretical research in cryptography. In particular, researching topics on secure computation over unreliable channels and over networks where the adversary controls the communication channels.

This project is in collaboration with Purdue University and participant will be offered several all expenses paid visits to Purdue University, USA.

The postdoctoral position is offered for 1 year and can be extended by an additional year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The PhD position spans an entire course of a PhD degree, with an expected duration of 4 years.

Applicants should ideally have background in information-theoretic secure computation as well as general background in cryptography. Knowledge in coding theory and information theory is an advantage. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated and mathematically capable.

Applications should include (1) a CV including a list of publications, (2) a short research statement, (3) names and contact information of 2-3 potential references.

Contact: carmit.hazay@biu.ac.il and ran.gelles@biu.ac.il
Last updated: 2021-11-22 posted on 2021-11-19

Tenure-track position in Mathematics of Quantum Algorithms, Coding, or Cryptography
Virginia Tech
The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech (http://www.math.vt.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mathematics of Quantum Algorithms, Coding, or Cryptography with a start date of August 10, 2022, at its Blacksburg, VA, campus. The successful candidate will have a strong background in post-quantum cryptography, cryptanalysis of post-quantum cryptosystems, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms, or related topics in quantum information theory. Possible specialties include but are not limited to applied algebra, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, number theory, coding theory, cryptography, or a closely related area. Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics is anticipated, but exceptional senior candidates will be considered for Associate Professor of Mathematics or Professor of Mathematics positions.
Contact: qacc21@math.vt.edu
Last updated: 2021-11-22 posted on 2021-11-18

Postdoc in Algebraic Coding Theory & Cryptography
Virginia Tech
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate position with the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. The position involves research in algebraic coding theory and cryptography, especially code-based cryptography, and teaching one class per semester. Applications received by 11:59 pm EST on December 16, 2021, will receive full consideration.
Contact: Gretchen Matthews gmatthews@vt.edu
Last updated: 2021-11-22 posted on 2021-11-18

PhD candidate
University of Luxembourg, interdisciplinary centre for security reliability and trust, Luxembourg
The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team lead to carry out research to pursue a PhD on the

Security of Decentralized Finance in Ethereum blockchain.

The successful candidate will closely work with industry, specifically with Quantstamp. The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:
  • Contribute to the project “Securing DeFi Implementations” in collaboration with Quantstamp as industrial partner
  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Present results in well-known international conferences and workshops
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
  • Join the team activities and meetings
  • Contact: Antonio Ken Iannillo
    Last updated: 2021-11-22 posted on 2021-11-18

    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (TT/T)
    Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
    The Department of Computer Science in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites applications for tenure-track and tenured positions in all areas of computer science at the assistant, associate, and full professor ranks. We encourage applicants with expertise in our existing core areas of research including computer vision, cyber security, and AI/ML, in addition to candidates who can expand our research program significantly in HCI and algorithmic bias/fairness. Stevens offers an intellectually vibrant, diverse, highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial community and is a great place to work.

    Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students from underrepresented groups. Successful candidates will have the potential to develop an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students in research, and contribute to the highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, diverse, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture at Stevens. Candidates applying at the rank of Associate or Full should have a track record of success in scholarship, funded research, teaching, mentoring, and contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Contact: Search Committee Chairs, Samantha Kleinberg (samantha.kleinberg@stevens.edu) and Yue Ning (yue.ning@stevens.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-17

    Cryptographic Engineer @ Apple
    Apple Inc, Santa Clara Valley, California, USA
    Passionate about cryptography? Want to work on impactful projects and amazing features?

    Apply to join the team!

    You can find details about the position and how to apply in the linked page.

    Contact: Yannick Sierra
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-17

    Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science
    University of Houston - Downtown, Houston, Texas
    Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science - (FAC002130) Department Name: D0019 Computer Sci & Engr Technology The Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology at the University of Houston – Downtown (UHD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Computer Science. We are looking for outstanding candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas of: artificial intelligence, machine learning or cybersecurity. The appointment will start in August 2022.
    Contact: -
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-16

    Postdoc in cryptography (threshold implementations and Boolean functions)
    University of Bergen
    The postdoc position is for 3 years (with potential possibility for extension for one more year) within a project "Cryptographic Boolean Functions for Threshold Implementations" that aims to study Boolean functions used as building blocks in cryptographic ciphers and their Threshold Implementations in order to find efficient ways of preventing Side Channel Attacks. This position is to start as soon as possible (approx. February-March 2022). We are seeking excellent candidates in cryptography in the direction of Threshold Implementations and Boolean functions. We are particularly interested in applicants who excel both at mathematics and programming.
    Contact: Prof. Lilya Budaghyan
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-16

    PhD position on Secure Localisation Technologies
    KU LEUVEN
    The Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group belongs to the Electrical Engineering Department at the KU Leuven.
    Research group COSIC is looking for a PhD position on Secure Localisation Technologies
    The goal of this PhD research is twofold.
  • First, the PhD candidate will evaluate the security strength of (future) emerging ranging and localisation technologies that are being deployed by industry. Experiments will be carried out to discover new security vulnerabilities and assess their impact.
  • Second, the PhD candidate will study and design novel secure ranging and localisation solutions. The focus of this second line of research is particularly on the realisation of secure distance bounding protocols, which are cryptographic primitives used to mitigate a set of ranging attacks.
    Candidates must hold a master’s degree in electronics engineering or computer science, have good grades and have a keen interest in cryptography and system security. Prior expertise in physical layer security or radio propagation is a bonus.
  • Contact: Please check the application procedure at https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/ and send all requested documents to jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-16

    Multiple PhD Positions in Security/Applied Cryptography
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    The research group of Karl Wüst (https://karlwuest.github.io) at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is looking for talented people with a background in computer science or closely related fields and an interest in information security and applied cryptography to join the group as PhD students. The main research focus of the group is on security and privacy aspects of digital currency and smart contract systems as well as some aspects of trustworthy computing.

    The positions are fully funded and located at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Germany, one of the world’s top research institutions in the area of information security. The start dates for the positions are flexible and applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    For additional details and information on how to apply see https://karlwuest.github.io/positions
    Contact: Karl Wüst
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-16

    Homomorphic Encryption Researcher
    Zama, Paris, France
    Job description. We are looking for a researcher in Homomorphic Encryption to start working with us in 2022. The candidate and his/her/their team will be responsible for:
    • discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data
    • working with the engineering and product teams to implement his/her/their research into our products
    • design robust tests and benchmarks to validate his/her/their research and its implementation
    • review the latest published research, and inform the team on potential new applications
    • work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps
    • publishing papers, filing patents and presenting his/her/their work at academic conferences
    Experience. He/she/they should:
    • have a PhD in cryptography or equivalent
    • have deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption
    • have (optionally) knowledge of LWE hardness and security
    • have (optionally) knowledge of machine learning
    • be passionate about privacy and open source software
    • have good written and oral communication skills
    Full remote is possible, with a willingness to come to Paris quarterly.
    Contact: Ilaria Chillotti (ilaria.chillotti(at)zama.ai)
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-15

    Postdoc Research Fellow (Multiple Positions)
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill several post-doctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography. Topics include but are not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • provable security
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-2, SHA-3, and AES
    • threshold cryptography
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group dedicated for research in symmetric-key cryptography, it is currently comprised by 4 (senior) PostDoc Research Fellows, 3 PhD students, and several long-term visitors. Since establishment, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3 and AES, and is expanding its interests to the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university and government agencies in Singapore. We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax (around 5%), as well as excellent environment dedicating for top-venues publication orientated research in Singapore. The contract will be initially for one year, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via https://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Asst Prof Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-15

    PhD student in Differential Privacy, Fairness
    University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

    We are oferring a fully funded PhD scholarship for a student to join our group on reinforcement learning and decision making under uncertainty more generally, at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong mathematical and research interest in the following fields e

    1. Theory of differential privacy.
    2. Algorithms for differentially private machine learning.
    3. Algorithms for fairness in machine learning.
    4. Interactions between machine learning and game theory.
    5. Inference of human models of fairness or privacy.

    Overall, our group works on reinforcement learning, decision making under uncertainty, fairness and differential privacy. The student will also have the opportunity to visit and work with other group members at the University of Oslo, Norway and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

    • Starting date 1 Februrary 2022 or soon afterwards.
    • Application deadline 30 November 2021.
    Contact: Christos Dimitrakakis
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-15

    Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in the area of cryptology, starting in August 2022.   We will consider applicants knowledgeable in the general area of cryptology. Preferences will be given to candidates with several broad areas of interest including, but not limited to, mathematical foundations of public-key cryptography, post-quantum cryptography (e.g., based on error-correcting codes, lattice problems, or polynomial systems of equations), and algorithmic number theory. In general, we will give higher priority to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work rather than to the sub-area specialization.   Responsibilities for this position will be teaching, scholarly research, and professional service.   The successful candidate is expected to apply for and secure external research funding, and actively participate in interdisciplinary programs. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and candidates who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields are encouraged to apply.   We seek candidates who through their research (working with both undergraduate and graduate students), teaching, and/or service can contribute to the diversity and academic excellence of our department, and who is committed to working with diverse faculty, students, staff, and the broader community.   Minimum Qualification:    Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field.   Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and candidates who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields are encouraged to apply.  EOE
    Contact: For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ11778.
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-12

    Post-doc
    Dept. of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
    The Cryptography & Security Group at Aarhus University invites applications from Ph.D. holders in areas of Cryptography & Distributed Ledger technology.

    The Cryptography & Security group is focused on the design of cryptographic protocols, distributed ledger technology as well as the development of fundamental cryptographic techniques. Note that this call is open ended, please send your application as soon as possible.

    We currently have two open Postdoc positions. The successful candidate will work either with Prof. Ivan Damgård on the SecureDNA project or Prof. Jesper Buus Nielsen as part of the Cobra Research center. He or she will contribute to either of these research projects, as described in more detail here:

    SecureDNA: improve efficiency and security of the SecureDNA system by conducting fundamental research in areas such as adaptive protocol security as well as the design of post-quantum cryptographic primitives, e.g., design of threshold PRF and OPRF. Work with the SecureDNA developers towards implementation of these improvements.

    Cobra: Design and analysis of blockchain consensus protocols. Design and analysis of cryptographic tools for blockchains, e.g., zero-knowledge, MPC for blockchain, anonymous payments. Design and analysis of layer 2 protocols for blockchains.

    The candidate is expected to spend part of the research time collaborating with Concordium Research on blockchain related research topics and can expect to coordinate part of the daily collaboration between COBRA and Concordium Research. There is also time for independent research and no restrictions on collaboration with other researchers.

    Requirements: a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. Competitive research record in cryptography or information security. Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

    We offer a one-year employment contract, which is extendable based on performance, and highly competitive salaries.

    Send your application with all material collected in a single pdf file to the contact person below.

    Contact: Malene Andersen, malene.andersen@cs.au.dk
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-12

    Lecturer in Cybersecurity - Tenure Track (Continuing position) - Women only
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) at the University of Wollongong is looking to recruit an enthusiastic staff member to support teaching and research within SCIT, particularly in the cybersecurity domain, which includes flexible delivery, online degrees and micro-credentials. SCIT aims to maintain its position as a world class Research School and this position is expected to contribute towards that aim.
    Contact: Prof Willy Susilo
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-11

    Ph.D. Student
    TU Wien
    The Security and Privacy Research Unit at TU Wien (https://secpriv.wien) is offering a fully funded PhD position within the Christian Doppler Laboratory on Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT, https:// www.cdl-bot.at/en) under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matteo Maffei.

    The successful candidate will conduct world-class research on the formal verification of security properties in cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and DeFi applications.

    The Security and Privacy group at TU Wien is internationally renowned, regularly publishes in top security and privacy venues, and consists of an international and diverse team with various expertise in the field of cryptography, security, and privacy.

    We offer:
    • An international environment: the working language is English, knowledge of German is not required.
    • Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours
    • Central location of workplace with very good accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)
    • A creative environment in one of the most liveable cities in the world
    • A highly competitive salary
    Interested candidates should send the application material to matteo.maffei@tuwien.ac.at. The application material should include:
    • a motivation letter
    • Bachelor and Master transcripts of records
    • a publication list
    • a curriculum vitae
    • contact information for two referees
    Applications received by November 19th will receive full consideration, but they will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Additional details on the call are available at https://secpriv.wien/work/Bot.pdf
    Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matteo Maffei (matteo.maffei@tuwien.ac.at)
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-11

    Post-Doc in Privacy-Preserving Crypto Protocols
    Institute of Information Security and Dependability at KIT, Germany
    The Institute of Information Security and Dependability at KIT is looking for a Post-Doc with expertise in privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols with a focus on secure multi-party computation, ideally, having hands-on experiences with MPC-compilers. A track record in this field is expected, including publications at reputable conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, ACM CCS, PETS, etc.

    You will be a member of the KASTEL Security Research Labs (https://zentrum.kastel.kit.edu) and the Topic "Engineering Secure Systems" of the Helmholtz Association. KASTEL brings together security researchers belonging to various disciplines and offers excellent funding opportunities for your research projects.

    Your research will be dealing with cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving computations, e.g., applied to mobility systems. It will result in both theoretical security concepts (protocol designs, security proofs, etc.) and their practical implementation (e.g., a demonstrator) for some application domain. The contract will initially be limited to 1 year, but can be extended by several years (depending on the candidates performance).

    If you are interested, please send me an email and formally apply using the link: ogy.de/cryptojob. Besides your CV including a list of your publications, please also include the names of three references.

    Contact: Andy Rupp (andy.rupp@rub.de)
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-11

    Multiple PhD Positions
    Australian National University, School of Computing, Canberra, Australia

    Based in the School of Computing at the Australian National University several fully funded PhD positions are available in on a project called “Efficient privacy-persevering proofs for secure e-government and e-voting.” The positions are for 3 years.

    You will work on applying formal methods, particularly interactive theorem provers, to cryptography. The main focus of the project is verifying zero-knowledge proof systems.

    The PhD student is expected to have a master's degree or equivalent, and a strong background in one or more of cryptography, formal methods, and mathematics.

    Contact: Thomas Haines
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-10

    Assistant / Full Professorship in Privacy
    Ruhr-Universitaet, Faculty of Computer Science, Bochum, Germany

    TENURE TRACK AND FULL PROFESSORSHIP FOR PRIVACY

    The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) in Bochum, Germany is one of the most renowned institutes in the field of IT Security in Europe. The HGI currently hosts 26 faculty members, maintains extensive networks and has produced numerous successful start-ups. HGI is home to the Cluster of Excellence "CASA: Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries", funded with approximately 30 million euros. This outstanding environment offers excellent working conditions in a highly topical and exciting field. In addition, there is a very good working atmosphere in a young and diverse group of researchers.

    The Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for an Assistant Professorship with tenure track and a tenured Full Professorship for Privacy. Applicants should have an excellent track record in research and teaching in at least one of the following areas:

  • Cryptographic tools for privacy
  • Differential privacy and private data analysis
  • Machine learning and privacy
  • Anonymous communication and censorship resistance
  • Game theory approaches for privacy
  • Data protection technologies.

    We are looking for a scientist with an internationally visible research profile, who complements already existing focus areas. We expect a willingness to cooperate with the HGI as well as an active role in current and planned projects, especially in the Cluster of Excellence "CASA: Cyber Security in the Age of Large Scale Adversaries". The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy offers additional possibilities for collaboration.

    Official job adds can be found here https://www.stellenwerk-bochum.de/en/node/407452 . Applications are requested by December 15, 2021 to the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Alexander May, e-mail: career-casa@rub.de. Further information can be found on our homepages at https://informatik.rub.de/en/ https://casa.rub.de/en/

  • Contact: Alexander May, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-10

    PhD student
    University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
    We are looking for a PhD student to join our group on reinforcement learning and decision making under uncertainty more generally, at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. We expect the candidate to perform research in one the following domains. Theory of differntial privacy. Algorithms for differentially private machine learning. Algorithms for fairness in machine learning. Interactions between machine learning and game theory. Inference of human models of fairness or privacy. Mechanism design and incentives.
    Contact: Christos Dimitrakakis
    Last updated: 2021-11-10 posted on 2021-11-10

    Doctoral student in Information Security
    Lund University, Sweden
    Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering with focus on security for production systems and principles for protected data analytics on cloud resources. The research project will be in the field of protected cloud based data analytics in online production systems. The research is system oriented and we will work with combinations between well established computer/communication security solutions and novel data protection. Especially, the research is directed towards principles utilizing state replication for protected sharing of data among multiple stakeholders as well as using machine learning for advanced access protection profile generation.
    Contact: Prof. Christian Gehrmann
    Last updated: 2021-11-10 posted on 2021-11-08

    Cryptographic Hardware Engineer
    Zama, Paris, France
    Job Description. You and your team will be responsible for:
    • implementing state-of-the-art algorithms for homomorphic encryption
    • continually improving their performance and reliability through timing optimisation and verification
    • documenting and benchmarking the implemented cryptographic operations
    You will be working with us on the cutting edge of fully homomorphic encryption (FHE), designing and implementing hardware that will enable privacy by default. FHE is an exciting field in cryptography with many opportunities for filing patents, publishing papers, and presenting your work at conferences.

    Preferred Experience. You should have:
    • a PhD in cryptography, or a Master’s degree in Engineering with more than four (4) years of industry experience
    • be well versed in VHDL and/or Verilog
    • a strong knowledge of FPGA tool flows, familiarity with cutting-edge FPGA devices, and be comfortable with debugging and reaching timing closure
    • a strong interest in cryptography and a passion for privacy
    • good analytical skills
    • good written and oral communication skills
    • experience implementing lattice-based cryptography on FPGA/ASIC is a plus
    Full remote is possible, with a willingness to come to Paris quarterly.
    Contact: Thomas De Cnudde (thomas.decnudde(at)zama.ai)
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-04

    Visiting Scholar, Post-Doc, Senior Researcher, Research Associate
    DingLab, Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications; Beijing, China

    Multiple fully funded positions on the Ding Lab in Cryptography and its applications at the Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA).

    Ding Lab

    The Ding Lab in Public Key Cryptography will be led by Prof. Jintai Ding. It is an international open laboratory with English as the working language. Anyone who works in related areas including (but not restricted to) computational algebra, computational algebraic geometry, number theory, mathematical optimization, quantum algorithms, post-quantum cryptography, multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof, fully homomorphic encryption, privacy preserving algorithms, block chain, high performance computing, and algorithm implementations are welcome to apply.

    Positions
    • Visiting Scholar : including short term(less than 3 months) and long term(6 months to 1 year) for persons who has been granted with PhD degree
    • Post-Doc
    • Senior Researcher
    • Research Associate (master)

    All positions require you having a master or PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cryptography, or equivalent practical experience.

    Salary

    BIMSA offers internationally competitive salary packages and salary will be determined by applicant's qualification. Recent PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. A typical appointment for postdoc of BIMSA is for two-years, renewable for the third year with annual salary ranges from 300,000 RMB to 500,000 RMB depending on experience and qualifications.

    BIMSA

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

    Contact: Jintai Ding(DingLab@bimsa.cn)
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-03

    Ph.D. Student in Cryptography
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

    The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike. As the latest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organization in Germany, CISPA has embarked on a mission: to rethink the digitalized world of the future from the ground up and make it safer through innovative, cutting-edge research. The center will grow to more than 800 employees in the medium term with not less than 60 Faculty and research group leaders.

    CISPA maintains an open, international and diverse work environment. Every Ph.D. student is a member of a research group led by his or her supervisor. Admitted students are, as a rule, paid employees of CISPA with a full-time contract. The working language is English.

    Job Description. The group of Kamil Kluczniak is looking for Ph.D. students broadly interested in theoretical and/or practical aspects of Cryptography. Although the group is currently focused on homomorphic encryption and public-key cryptography, candidates will be encouraged to find and pursue their own research interests.

    How to apply: All applications have to be done through the Odoo system:

      https://jobs.cispa.saarland/de_DE/jobs/detail/phd-students-1
    Candidates are encouraged to send ``Hello CISPA!!!'' to the email address that is under the variable m from the following Python code:

    >>> c = m**e % N

    >>> print(str(c) + ", " + str(e) + ", " + str(N))

    >>> 3016, 19, 10403

    >>> m = str(c**d % N) + "@cispa.de"

    Contact:
      https://jobs.cispa.saarland/de_DE/jobs/detail/phd-students-1

    If you have any questions regarding your application please contact our Onboarding Team via otm@cispa.de.


    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-03

    Research Associate (Postdoc) in symmetric cryptography
    University of Luxembourg

    Your Role...

    In 2018, the NIST announced an initiative to standardize lightweight authenticated encryption schemes and hash functions in an open process with public evaluation. The mission of the APLICA project is to contribute to the evaluation of the third-round candidates and the eventually standardized algorithms by analyzing their theoretical and practical security properties. More concretely, APLICA will contribute to the development of new cryptanalytic techniques that can be applied to lightweight authenticated encryption algorithms and hash functions, and to the design and implementation of new countermeasures against side-channel attacks, in particular differential power analysis, that are suitable for resource-constrained IoT devices.

    Your Profile...

    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or obtain a Ph.D. degree before September 2020) in symmetric cryptography or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record that includes at least one paper at an IACR-sponsored conference/workshop or one of the top-4 security conferences. Experience in software development for embedded systems and/or side-channel attacks is a plus. Candidates with an interest to conduct research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Cryptanalysis of authenticated encryption algorithms or hash functions
  • Leakage resilience or leakage reduction by design (e.g. modes of operation)
  • Side-channel analysis and countermeasures
  • Contact: leonard.pireaux@uni.lu
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-03

    20 PhD Positions at LogiCS@TUWien, Austria
    Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)

    The novel interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND doctoral training programme

    LogiCS@TUWien - Logics for Computer Science http://www.vcla.at/msca

    co-funded by the European Commission, will offer 20 full-time PhD positions.The program is hosted by TU Wien, one of the most successful technical universities in Europe and the largest one in Austria. The Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien is a leading research and teaching institution which consistently ranks among the top 100 computer science faculties in the global Times Higher Education ranking. In the heart of Europe, Vienna has a distinguished history in mathematics, computer science, and logic research and offers one of the highest living standards in the world.

    The doctoral positions are open to international high-potential early-stage researchers working on Logical Methods in Computer Science and their applications, including:

    * Artificial Intelligence * Databases * Verification * Algorithms * Security * Cyber-Physical Systems

    The programme provides a 4-year long doctoral training for international PhD candidates within an English-language curriculum. LogiCS@TUWien will run for 60 months and foresees the recruitment of 20 PhD candidates. The PhD candidates will be supervised by:

    * Ezio Bartocci * Pavol Cerny * Agata Ciabattoni * Thomas Eiter * Robert Ganian * Georg Gottlob * Laura Kovács * Matteo Maffei * Magdalena Ortiz * Stefan Szeider * Georg Weissenbacher * Stefan Woltran * Florian Zuleger

    Two calls will accomplish the recruitment of the 20 positions. The first call is now open, with an application deadline of December 30, 2021.

    For details on how to apply, see http://www.vcla.at/msca/apply or watch the video at https://youtu.be/Aq0JGJ9eqzQ

    Contact: If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact us under: msca@vcla.at
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-03

    Applied Cryptographer
    IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY
    You will be working with the newly established Cryptography Algorithm Development Group to develop and validate algorithm implementations across IBM platforms.

    Job Duties:

    • Develop and support the Testing and Emulation of IBM Cryptographic Library in C (CLiC) code on various IBM platforms
    • Safely implement cryptographic algorithms and optimize them for the various IBM systems
    • Develop optimized code once and reuse in various software and firmware components
    • Rapidly address customer demands for new or faster cryptographic capabilities
    • Drive innovation in cryptographic development
    • Consult hardware development teams on where to provide hardware acceleration

    As a core member of the Cryptography Algorithm Development Group, you will

    • Successfully deliver technical solutions
    • Work and collaborate as part of one team with worldwide collaborators
    • Understand the requirements and goals of the customer
    • Participate in customer reviews and internal technical solution reviews
    • Ensure feedback to all teams
      • Customer(s)
      • Chief Architect
      • Crypto Firmware Team(s)
      • Offering Management
    Please see the online job posting for full qualifications and to apply online.

    Apply online: https://careers.ibm.com/job/14168444/applied-cryptographer-poughkeepsie-ny/?codes=IBM_CareerWebSite

    Contact: Baaba Kyerewaa Forster-Forson
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-02

    Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography
    University of Luxembourg

    Your Role...

    The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security and is expected to perform the following tasks:

    • Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics: o Applied Cryptography (symmetric, lightweight, AE, White-box etc.); o Financial cryptography, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies; o Privacy enhancing technologies (Tor, zero-knowledge, eID, etc.); • Disseminating results through scientific publications; • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.

    Your Profile...

    • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field; • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security conferences); • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background; • Good skills in C /or C++ or scripting languages; • Commitment, team working and a critical mind; • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.
    Contact: alex.biryukov@uni.lu
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-02

    Tenure-track faculty position
    University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization

    The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that enhance the research and teaching profile of the department. We welcome candidates in the research areas of algebraic combinatorics, continuous optimization, cryptography, discrete optimization, and graph theory. Emphasis will be given to candidates in the areas of continuous optimization, discrete optimization, and cryptography.

    A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

    The salary range for the position is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of appointment is July, 1 2022.

    Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18454). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters should be submitted.

    If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Jochen Koenemann, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2021.

    Contact: Jochen Koenemann, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (jochen@uwaterloo.ca)
    Last updated: 2021-11-02 posted on 2021-11-01

    PhD Position in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @CS Department @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications to be filled as soon as possible for 3 years with the possibility of extension.
    Job description: You'll work in the research training group/doctoral college Privacy&Trust for Mobile Users funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In our subproject, we build cryptography-based private machine learning services for mobile applications and investigate their legal applicability (data protection) and economic feasibility in interdisciplinary collaborations. You conduct research, implement prototypes, and publish&present the results at top venues. You'll participate in teaching and supervise thesis students & student assistants.
    We offer: We demonstrate that privacy is efficiently protectable in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols. Our open and international working environment facilitates excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and CS in Europe. Darmstadt is a very international, livable and well-connected city in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.
    Your profile:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and very good software development skills. Knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally MPC) is a plus.
    • Experience with/motivation for working with other disciplines, e.g., law or economics.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want to do excellent research.
    • Our working language is English: able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English. German is beneficial but not required.
    Application deadline: Nov 17, 2021 (Extended). Later applications are considered.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2021-11-02 posted on 2021-11-01

    Privacy and Cryptography Engineer
    Apheris, Berlin, Germany

    As a Privacy and Cryptography Engineer at Apheris, your primary focus will be driving development of privacy and cryptographic modules in our product core and push it to customers together with a team of great software engineers and data scientists. You will be working on challenging deep tech projects closely together with customers from various industries with a focus on Healthcare, Pharma and Sustainability. With your engineering expertise, you will be responsible for meeting project and product goals and act accordingly to upcoming bottlenecks. You will design and build new features and enhance our product core with innovative technologies, participate in code reviews, and promote engineering best practices in our tech team. We empower you to be a major contributor to the success of projects, customer’s satisfaction, and the advancement of our product core.

    What you will do
    • Implement privacy and cryptographic modules into our product in a secure, robust and scalable way
    • Be a hands-on engineering contributor and promote best practices in our tech team
    • Contribute to the writing of scientific whitepapers, Jupyter Notebook tutorials and blog posts about privacy and cryptographic algorithms and their usage in our product
    • Contribute to team deliverables following an agile methodology and participate in retrospective sessions to continuously improve the teams’ way of working
    You should apply if
    • Master or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or Cryptography, or equivalent practical experience
    • 3 or more years of relevant work experience
    • Expert coding skills in Python, including common data science and ML libraries. Further languages are a plus (e.g.,R, C, C++, Go, Rust)
    • Solid understanding of privacy technologies and machine learning
    • ...
    Contact: See link to full text of the job description
    Last updated: 2021-10-29 posted on 2021-10-29

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

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group is hiring interns for the summer of 2022. We are seeking strong candidates to work with our renowned researchers on various topics. We are particularly interested in privacy-preserving ML, privacy and transparency techniques for digital identity systems and public key infrastructures, account/identity/password recovery, and web privacy/security, including fraud detection and prevention. We encourage all PhD students with relevant technical background in any of these topics to apply as soon as possible, as we will start interviewing immediately.

    For summer internships, we typically work closely with Microsoft product groups (Teams, Edge, to name a few) to bring research ideas to real life. The internships often involve prototyping the research results, so a strong candidate is expected to have some proficiency in programming and interest in working alongside our engineers.

    More information and application at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1195145/Research-Intern-Privacy-and-Cryptography

    Contact: Kim Laine (kim.laine@microsoft.com)
    Last updated: 2021-10-29 posted on 2021-10-28

    PhD position ML privacy
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
    We have a fully funded position to pursue a PhD (or join us as a postdoc) as part of our French-German project Propolis on Smart City Privacy, in a consortium with Eurecom, SAP, and The Urban Institute: https://propolis-project.eu/ . We will primarily work on publishing location trajectories with DP guarantees and differentially private ML on location data (for instance for traffic management, public security, and risk management in smart cities).

    We can hire MSc graduates from CS, math and related fields who would like to pursue a PhD, or PostDocs to prepare them for academic/industry careers -- or to keep them with us for a while (including co-supervision of MSc/PhD students, if applicable). We are and will remain a small, international, diverse team with close interaction. Good command of the English language is necessary (no German needed), and we recruit based on qualification and commitment. We focus on positive working environments and the quality of results.
    Contact: Thorsten Strufe and Javier Parra-Arnau
    Last updated: 2021-10-29 posted on 2021-10-28

    PhD/Post-Doc
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Four fully funded positions to do a PhD or Post-Doc (co-supervision of PhD students, in case of interest) on 6G security and privacy (location privacy, availability, security architectures, practical quantum key generation) at KIT/KASTEL and Excellence Cluster CeTI.
    Contact: Thorsten Strufe
    Last updated: 2021-10-29 posted on 2021-10-28

    Cryptography Engineer
    Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security GmbH, Munich, Germany
    In a fast changing world, it takes pioneering spirit to create trustworthy technology. We enable secure connectivity and payment solutions for billions of people around the globe. At G+D Mobile Security, you will play a key role in realizing the digital transformation.

    G+D Mobile Security is looking for a Cryptography Engineer (m/f/d) for its Cryptology department at its Munich Headquarters as soon as possible

    Job description:

    • Secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms and security relevant OS components for smart cards in assembler
    • Optimization regarding run time and memory consumption
    • Design and implementation of countermeasures to defend against hardware related attacks against smart cards
    • Analysis of the results of side-channel attacks and derivation of effective countermeasures
    Your Profile:
    • Background in mathematics, computer science or electronic engineering
    • Ideally PhD in cryptography or 3+ years experience in cryptography or related area
    • Programming skills in assembler for 8/16/32 bit embedded microcontrollers
    • Ideally experience in embedded security and side-channel-attacks
    Your benefits:
    • High level of responsibility and exciting projects
    • Working in an international security technology company
    • Very flexible working hours and home office possibilities
    • Wide range of training and further education opportunities
    • Attractive family benefits such as a summer holiday camp for children
    • Other benefits such as an own sports club and a canteen subsidized by the employer
    We are looking forward to receiving your application!

    https://careers.gi-de.com/job/Munich-Kryptologen-%28mfd%29-81677/723297801/

    Contact: Dr. Harald Vater (Harald.Vater (at) gi-de.com)
    Last updated: 2021-10-27 posted on 2021-10-27

    Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in all areas related to IT-Security, Privacy and Cryptography (f/m/d)
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike. As the latest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organization in Germany, CISPA has embarked on a mission: to rethink the digitalized world of the future from the ground up and make it safer through innovative cutting-edge research. In the medium term, the center will grow to more than 800 employees with 60 Faculty and research group leaders. Faculty receive extremely competitive institutional funding, enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of young researchers, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

    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. A command of German is not required for a successful career at CISPA.

    CISPA is looking for candidates that hold a doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and have an outstanding research track record in all areas related to IT-Security, Privacy and Cryptography, especially in, but not limited to the fields of

  • software security,
  • security of critical infrastructure,
  • embedded systems,
  • network and distributed system (incl. blockchains) security,
  • hardware security,
  • privacy-enhancing technologies,
  • usable security and privacy,
  • applied cryptography,
  • quantum cryptography,
  • cryptanalysis.

    All applicants are expected to build up a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda.

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

  • Contact: scientific-recruiting@cispa.saarland
    Last updated: 2021-10-27 posted on 2021-10-25

    Director of NJIT's Institute for Cybersecurity
    New jersey Institute of Technology
    The Ying Wu College of Computing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a senior faculty member to serve as the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline with a demonstrated track record of scholarly accomplishments in security/cryptography commensurate with the appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or above (Full, Distinguished).

    The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and is expected to lead the creation of the Institute for Cybersecurity, which builds on top of existing research and educational strengths in the area of cybersecurity and will span multiple departments across NJIT. As the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity, the successful candidate must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry.

    NJIT is designated a Carnegie R1 Research University, with $161M research expenditures in FY20. The Computer Science Department is ranked 77 nationally by csrankings.org, and has 29 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator recipient, and a research expenditure of 12 Million dollars in FY20. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many companies through student Capstone projects, internships, co-ops and joint R&D projects.

    To formally apply for the position, please submit your application (including CV and Cover letter) to NJIT’s career site: https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3409?c=njit
    You must also submit additional candidate materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19436
    the additional candidate materials include a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and the contact information for at least three references. Applications received by December 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. However, applications are reviewed until all the positions are filled. Contact address for inquiries: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu.
    Contact: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2021-10-24 posted on 2021-10-23

    Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Security/Cryptography at NJIT
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Computer Science Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions starting in Fall 2022. While our area of special interest is security/cryptography, exceptional candidates will be considered in any area of mainstream computer science. While we are interested in hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered.

    NJIT is designated a Carnegie R1 Research University, with $161M research expenditures in FY20. The Computer Science Department is ranked 77 nationally by csrankings.org, and has 29 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator award, and a research expenditure of 12 Million dollars in FY20. The Computer Science Department enrolls approximately 1,900 students at all levels across eleven programs of study and takes part, alongside the Department of Informatics and the Department of Data Science, in the Ying Wu College of Computing. The College has an enrollment of more than 3,300 students in computing disciplines, and graduates more than 900 computing professionals every year; as such, it is the largest purveyor of computing talent in the tri­state (NY, NJ, CT) area.

    To formally apply for the position, please submit your application (including CV and Cover letter) to NJIT’s career site: https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3343?c=njit
    You must also submit additional candidate materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19180
    The additional candidate materials include a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and the contact information for at least three references.

    Applications received by December 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. However, applications are reviewed until all the positions are filled. Contact address for inquiries: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu.
    Contact: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2021-10-24 posted on 2021-10-23

    Consensus - Distributed Systems Researcher - Architect
    5ire.org

    5ireChain is a fifth-generation blockchain that aims to bring a paradigm shift from a for-profit to a for-benefit economy. 5ire's mission is to accelerate the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    “We’re building 5ireChain to eliminate intermediaries and bring all the impact makers onto a level playing field where they can use the shared language of the UN SDGs. We want businesses to act as a force for good and help move the world from a for-profit paradigm to a for-benefit paradigm, facilitating the transition from the fourth industrial revolution to the fifth industrial revolution and building for-benefit incentive and reward distribution mechanisms.

    We are currently in a research phase, working with models and simulations. In the near future, we will start implementing the research. You will have the opportunity to participate in developing -and improving- the state of the art of blockchain technologies, as well as turning them into a reality. You’ll be working directly with the existing research and development team.

    Areas of interest:

    Complexity theory, approximation algorithms, algorithmic game theory, mechanism design, computational social choice, crypto-economics, and governance. Consensus protocols, finality gadgets, inter-operability across blockchains, zero-knowledge proofs.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Designing and analyzing incentive mechanisms (rewards, slashings, handling of reports) of decentralized protocols.

    Primarily, ensuring that solutions are sound and diving deeper into their formal definition.

    What will help you get there:

    Familiarity with the application of formal method techniques. (Provable security, Security proofs … would be a plus.)

    Publications in Consensus engines, system security, applied cryptography, distributed systems, or privacy are highly desirable.

    Experience in multi-agent decision-making mechanisms such as committee elections, referenda, auctions, and general on-chain governance is not required but would be a significant advantage.

    Contact:

    Zakaria Salek

    zakaria@5ire.org
    Last updated: 2021-10-24 posted on 2021-10-21


    Research Internship
    Visa Research, Palo Alto, CA
    Visa Research is a team of world-class research scientists. Our mission is to conduct applied research on the most challenging problems in the payment industry and provides technical thought leadership for the company’s future. Visa Research engages with internal and external partners to identify and research critical ideas and issues that may have an impact to the payment’s ecosystem.  Our research agenda focuses on three key areas: Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Future of Payments.

    The Visa Research Advanced Cryptography team is seeking research interns in areas including Post-Quantum Cryptography, Multi-Party Computation and Zero-Knowledge Proofs. As an integral member of the extended Research team, interns will contact world-class research activities with fellow researchers, and work closely with product and technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

    To apply and for further details see https://smrtr.io/6zLhF

    Contact: Gaven Watson (gawatson@visa.com)
    Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-20

    Cryptography Engineer
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    As a research engineer in the Cyber Security chair you will establish and work in a state-of-the-art IoT (Internet of Things) lab with smart devices ranging from Raspberry Pi's, sensors, smart microphones, toy cars, RFID tags, RFID readers, smart phones, biometric sensors and you will work with world-leading researchers to implement, test, and showcase secure and privacy-preserving protocols and algorithms. Many projects are done in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners. More specifically, the job includes:
    • Development and implementation of concepts and research results, both individually and in collaboration with researchers and PhD students,
    • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test the performance of developed algorithms and protocols,
    • Development, maintenance and organization of software,
    • Support to BSc, MSc and PhD students, postdocs and researchers who use the lab,
    • Responsibility for day routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory,
    • Demonstrations and lab tours for external visitors,
    • Producing media content for our group web page and social media platforms.
    Your profile:
    • The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar fields, preferably with a focus in Security and Privacy for Computer Science Systems.
    • We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently.
    • Good command of English is required.
    • You should have a good academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent programming skills and familiarity with cryptographic libraries.
    • Previous experience in implementation projects with C++, Matlab/Simulink, Python is desired.
    Deadline: 30 October 2021
    Apply onlinehttps://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/cryptography-engineer-m-w-d/634aea27-37d2-4f1f-ab25-2d3c0a622fc0
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-19

    Funded PhD student in Cryptography & Information Security
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    We are looking for a bright and motivated PhD student to work in the topics of information security and cryptography The student is expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the PhD position will be to design and evaluate provably secure cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving authentication and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients outsource jointly computations to untrusted cloud servers. Key Responsibilities: Perform exciting and challenging research in the domain of information security and cryptography. Support and assist in teaching computer security and cryptography courses.

    Your profile
    • The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in cryptography, network security and mathematics.
    • Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial.
    Deadline for applications: 30 October 2021
    Apply online: https://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/phd-position-in-applied-cryptography-and-information-security-m-w-d/09f75f22-649c-48a6-9aa4-659bbd686a84
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-19

    Senior Cryptographic Engineer
    KETS Quantum Security
    We’re looking for a Cryptographic subject matter expert to join our newly established Applications team and be responsible for developing algorithms for the development of core crypto primitives. We are looking to develop our expertise in this area and our aspiration is to develop a world-class internal team over the next couple of years so we are interested in applications from people looking for permanent, fixed term and contract positions. Our head office is located in Bristol but we can consider remote working for the right person. We can also sponsor work visas for those who are not currently UK based but are looking to relocate. Reporting to the Chief Applications Officer, the Senior Cryptographic Engineer’s main responsibilities will be: Work with the applications team to design and evaluate modification of existing communications protocols to provide robust security against the threat of quantum computers. Support the team to develop proof of concept implementations that can be evaluated with KETS’ trusted client base. Contribute to the wider cyber security culture within KETS. Design and evaluate modifications to common layer 2/3 communication protocols (e.g. MACsec, MPLS) to incorporate quantum-safe cryptographic primitives. Collaborating with your team to develop prototype implementations of quantum-safe communications protocols. Produce technical design specifications and documentation. Deliver research papers & patents where appropriate. Engage with the wider community (conferences, industry seminars, standards bodies) where appropriate. Supporting the wider team in implementing best practice for secure software development.
    Contact: careers@kets-quantum.com
    Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-15

    Post-Doc: Code-based or isogeny-based post-quantum cryptography
    IRMAR (Institute of Research in Maths in Rennes - France)
    The mathematical department IRMAR, part of Rennes 1 University in the west of France, is advertising a 2-year post-doctoral position in the area of computational number theory and algebraic geometry for code-based or isogeny-based post-quantum cryptography.
    See link for further information.
    Contact: David Lubicz (DGA) or Jade Nardi (IRMAR)
    Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-14

    Post-doc positions in Lyon, France
    ENS Lyon

    The ENS Lyon crypto group is opening several post-doc positions. Duration and starting dates are flexible. Salary takes seniority into account.

    Topics of interest:
    Applicants should have expertise in at least one of the following topics:
    • Cryptographic protocols
    • Lattice-based cryptography
    • Lattice algorithms or hardness of lattice problems (quantum/classical)
    • Foundational aspects of cryptography
    • Computing on encrypted data
    • Implementation of cryptographic primitives
    Applicants are expected to have already published in top-tier venues in the relevant areas.

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume and two references. Applications should be sent directly to {benoit.libert,alain.passelegue, damien.stehle}@ens-lyon.fr by Dec. 31, 2021.

    Contact: Benoît Libert, Alain Passelègue, and Damien Stehlé
    {benoit.libert, alain.passelegue, damien.stehle}@ens-lyon.fr

    Last updated: 2021-10-14 posted on 2021-10-13

    Research Cryptographer, FHE
    Heliax, Anoma
    Overview Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents. Heliax is looking for a research cryptographer interested in fully-homomorphic encryption protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement FHE constructions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization. Responsibilities Evaluate and analyze existing FHE protocols for security, expressivity, and performance, monitor the state of the research field for compelling new theoretical advances, and conduct original exploratory research into new constructions Update & alter existing protocols and implementations (such as nuFHE), customize them for specific proof-of-concept and production use-cases Produce technical specifications for designs & instantiations of said protocols and assist with implementation in coordination with team members Qualifications Academic research background in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography Prior experience with fully-homomorphic encryption in a research context Self-motivated & self-organized Bonus Qualifications Experience with (fully) homomorphic encryption libraries (e.g. SEAL, HElib) Prior experience in low-level systems programming, ideally in Rust Prior experience with distributed ledger (blockchain) technology Misc Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. North America is fine. Ideally someone who enjoys travel, nature and hiking. Often we find that protocols are best designed not in a meeting room but rather on a trail ????️.
    Contact: jobs@heliax.dev
    Last updated: 2021-10-14 posted on 2021-10-12

    PhD Students - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain Systems
    University of Connecticut, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
    Several PhD student openings in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems, are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), CSE dept., led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh. Start date can be as early as Spring 2022 or later for Fall 2022.

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

    For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/. For interested students, please send your CV to ghada@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.
    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-10-12

    Post-Doctoral position : Side-channel attacks against Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Campus George Charpak Provence, Mines Saint Etienne, Gardanne, France
    Job role: One year-Post-doctoral position as a product Security Engineer

    Department:
    R&D – Product Security Location / Working place Meyreuil, France
    SAS Campus George Charpak Provence, Gardanne, France

    Mission:
    Participate in security certifications: hardware and software platforms
    Porting post-quantum cryptographic libraries to Wisekey’s components
    Implement side channel / deep learning attacks in Wisekey’s security lab
    Maintain Wisekey’s attack benches

    Main responsabilities:
    Standardization follow-up on post-quantum algorithms
    Implement an attack bench on component using post-quantum cryptographic libraries
    Keep abreast of new attacks (conferences, fairs, scientific articles)

    Requirements:
    Educational background / diplomas: PhD
    Skills: Cryptography, Safety of embedded systems, Security certifications (CC, EMVCo, FIPS), Development on embedded systems
    Starting date: ASAP
    To apply please send your CV, a cover letter, and contact information of 2 references

    Contact: Nadia EL Mrabet (EMSE Gardanne), nadia.el-mrabet@emse.fr
    Jean-Pierre Enguent (VP-R&D Wisekey), jpenguent@WISEKEY.COM

    Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-10-12

    Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
    The University of Luxembourg invites applications from M.Sc. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. Cryptolux.org is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and to the interdisciplinary Security and Trust center (SnT).

    Area (potential topics of the thesis)

    • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, ex. Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
    • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies)
    • Cryptography for blockchains
    • White-box cryptography
    The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will participate in the development of a large information security research center.

    Starting date 1-Jan-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
    Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-10-12

    PhD positions in cryptographic design and engineering
    Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    We have multiple open positions for PhD students in the area of symmetric and post-quantum cryptography in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The positions cover different topics, ranging from the provable security of modes of use, design of primitives supported by cryptanalysis, post-quantum algorithms and implementations, and protection against implementation attacks based on power, electromagnetic side channel analysis, and fault attacks. For the symmetric crypto topic, we focus on cryptography based on permutations as in the sponge, duplex and farfalle constructions, especially suited for low energy consumption. For the post-quantum cryptography position, a suggestion is to work on isogeny-based crypto but this can be discussed based on a candidate’s background.

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

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

    To apply, please send the following documents to dis-secr (at) cs.ru.nl, with the subject "PhD position in cryptography":
    - a motivation letter
    - your cv
    - your master diploma certificate (scanned)
    - transcript of the courses you took (including grades)
    - up to 3 references

    To enquire about the positions you can contact: Joan Daemen, joan (at) cs.ru.nl, Lejla Batina, lejla (at) cs.ru.nl, and Bart Mennink, b.mennink (at) cs.ru.nl
    Contact: dis-secr (at) cs.ru.nl
    Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-11

    Post-doctoral fellow
    University of Waterloo
    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position in one or more of these areas- cryptographic engineering/applied cryptography as it relates to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and digital payments. The successful candidate will join Professor Anwar Hasan’s research group at the University of Waterloo. Applicants with a recent Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline, and publications at premium venues are encouraged to send pdf copies of their CVs and cover letters via email to Professor Anwar Hasan (ahasan at uwaterloo.ca). Application deadline: November 8, 2021 for full consideration. After this deadline, applications will be processed as they arrive.
    Contact: Anwar Hasan
    Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-08

    Ph.D. student
    Arizona State University
    I (Ni Trieu) am looking for 2 Ph.D. students to join my group. An ideal candidate should be interested in security, privacy, applied cryptography. No prior experience in cryptography or security is required. Experience in other areas, including theory, math, database, machine learning, bioinformatics is a plus. If you are interested, please send your CV, transcripts, and everything that you believe will help your application in PDF format to nitrieu@asu.edu. Thank you.
    Please see more information at https://nitrieu.github.io/position/.
    Contact: Ni Trieu
    Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-07

    Research Team Leader
    IDEAS NCBR Ltd. (https://ideas-ncbr.pl/en)
    Place of work: Warsaw, Poland. The newly established IDEAS NCBR center is looking for a position of Research Team Leader dealing with formal modeling and proving the security of cryptographic protocols used in blockchain technology. The research will be carried out in cooperation with the cryptography and blockchain laboratory headed by prof. Stefan Dziembowski at the University of Warsaw. Requirements: • very good knowledge of at least one of the following theorem proving systems: Coq, Easycrypt, Why3, and Isabelle/HOL, • PhD in computer science/mathematics or comparable professional experience, • significant experience in communicating scientific results in English both orally and in writing, • ability to understand scientific papers in English, • experience in working in an international scientific environment. Desirable qualifications: • scientific achievements in the field of automated theorem proving documented by publications, • knowledge of scientific aspects of cryptography and blockchain technology. We offer: • work on very interesting scientific projects with the possibility of implementing the obtained results in practice, • frequent interaction with Prof. S. Dziembowski's scientific team implementing ERC (European Research Council) and NSC (National Science Centre) projects, • opportunity to co-create a scientific team, • form of employment: work contract, • remuneration: PLN 15 000 gross, • the Innovation Bonus - a share in the benefits of future commercialization of the results of a Research Project, constituting an additional remuneration in relation to the basic remuneration. The Innovation Bonus, depending on the adopted model of commercialization of the results of the Research Project, may take the form of: - the right to participate in our income from their commercialization (in particular in the form of a license or disposal of intellectual property rights), or - the right of acquisition of shares or stocks in a spin-out company commercializing such solutions. • medical care • multisport card • group insurance • lunch cards • benefits from the Company Social Benefit Fund • work tools: mobile phone, laptop
    Contact: Prof. Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-07

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

    Digital identities are foundational to the modern web and to the many services enabled by various cloud providers. The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, is creating new privacy and transparency technologies for the digital identity ecosystem, with the goal of giving users more control over their identity and visibility into its usage. We are looking for a research intern for the spring of 2022 to work with us on privacy-preserving and auditable data structures and applications to future digital identity ecosystems.

    More information and application at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1177611/Research-Intern-Privacy-and-Cryptography

    Contact: Kim Laine (kim.laine@microsoft.com) or Esha Ghosh (esha.ghosh@microsoft.com)
    Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

    Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer & Protocol Developer
    Heliax, Anoma Protocol, Remote
    Heliax is looking for a cryptographer & researcher interested in zero-knowledge cryptographic protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement zero-knowledge proof constructions such as zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs, distributed cryptographic protocols such as threshold encryption and distributed key generation, and cryptographic primitives such as elliptic curves and hash functions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.
    Contact: jobs@heliax.dev
    Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

    PhD student
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
    Shantanu Sharma, Assistant Professor @ Computer Science at NJIT, has multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions in the area of databases, secure data processing, IoT, cloud/edge computing, blockchain, and secure model learning. Webpage: https://web.njit.edu/~ss797/

    Details: NJIT is a Rank 1 Research University, situated in New York Metropolitan area, and is about 7 miles away from the beautiful New York City. New York Metropolitan area is a key part of the US and is the hub of several major tech and research companies. The qualified candidates will have opportunities for research internships and joint projects with lead-industrial companies.
    The position is looking for highly motivated graduate as well as undergraduate students to explore, design, and implement algorithms for databases, secure computing, IoT, blockchain, and machine learning. Topics are as follows:
    1. GDPR compliance trustworthy database systems
    a. The implication of privacy laws in database systems
    b. Design of new modules for GDPR compliance secure databases
    2. Trustworthy data-driven systems
    a. Application of blockchains in data-driven systems
    b. Applications of security techniques in data-driven system pipeline
    3. Scalable and trustworthy database processing
    a. Use of encryption and secret-sharing techniques
    b. Use of secure hardware
    Outcome: The work will expose the student to novel data management algorithms, programming with secure hardware (Intel SGX), cluster computing frameworks such as MapReduce and Spark, and the basics of secure computing using cryptographic techniques.

    Requirements:
    1. You will need to be highly enthusiastic, learner, and also be interested in coding/prototyping algorithms and systems
    2. Adequate knowledge of algorithms, programming, and relational database systems
    3. Knowledge of Java, SQL, and C/C++
    4. You must be an Undergraduate/Master student in computer science or a related field

    Contact: Shantanu Sharma shantanu[DOT]sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu Please send your CV and other information (e.g., GitHub account, sample projects, etc.) to: Shantanu Sharma
    Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

    Cryptographer and Protocol Designer
    Arcana Technologies Ltd
    We at Arcana(arcana.network) are looking for someone well versed with applied math and cryptography to help design our protocol and allied systems. Specifically, we are looking for knowledge in a significant subset of the following: (1) Verifiable Delay Function(VDF) implementation. (2)Distributed key generation(DKG) and management(DKMS). (3)Encryption schemes. (4)Game theoretical (dis)incentivisation on a decentralized network. (5)Distributed Random Number generation. (6)End to End Encryption schemes . (7)Zero Knowledge proofs. (8)Verifiable computation. Academics and part time consultants also welcome to apply.
    Contact: admin@arcana.network
    Last updated: 2021-09-29 posted on 2021-09-28

    Distributed Systems Researcher
    Status.im
    We are the Blockchain Infrastructure Team, and we are building the foundation used by other projects at the Status Network. We are researching consensus algorithms, Multi-Party Computation techniques, ZKPs and other cutting-edge solutions with the aim to take the blockchain technology to the next level of security, decentralization and scalability for a wide range of use cases. We are currently in a research phase, working with models and simulations. In the near future, we will start implementing the research. You will have the opportunity to participate in developing -and improving- the state of the art of blockchain technologies, as well as turning it into a reality

    Key Responsibilities:

  • This role is dedicated to pure research
  • Primarily, ensuring that solutions are sound and diving deeper into their formal definition.
  • Additionally, he/she would be regularly going through papers, bringing new ideas and staying up-to-date.
  • Designing, specifying and verifying distributed systems by leveraging formal and experimental techniques.
  • Conducting theoretical and practical analysis of the performance of distributed systems.
  • Designing and analysing incentive systems.
  • Researching new techniques for designing, analysing and implementing dependable distributed systems.
  • Publishing and presenting research results both internally and externally.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong background in Computer Science and Math, or a related area.
  • Academic background (The ability to analyze, digest and improve the State of the Art in our fields of interest. Specifically, familiarity with formal proofs and/or the scientific method.)
  • Distributed Systems with a focus on Blockchain
  • Analysis of algorithms Familiarity with Python and/or complex systems modeling software
  • Deep knowledge of algorithms (much more academic, such as have dealt with papers, moving from research to pragmatic implementation)
  • Experience in analysing the correctness and security of distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with the application of formal method techniques.
  • Comfortable with “reverse engineering” code
  • Contact: Angel via discord @ LilChiChi#0021 Or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelrgutierrez/
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-27

    PhD scholarship available
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) at the University of Wollongong is looking for outstanding PhD students who are interested in digital finance, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. We offer scholarships, including living expenses for up to $50,000/annum AUD (tax free) plus a tuition waiver. There are 12 positions in total. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Willy Susilo at (wsusilo@uow.edu.au). Or else, please send your cover letter and CV to Dr. Yannan Li (yannan@uow.edu.au) asap to secure your spot. Applications will be assessed immediately. Join us in this exciting journey! #UOW
    Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo and Dr. Yannan Li
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-26

    Privacy Research Engineer
    Cape Privacy, North America, Fully Remote
    Cape Privacy is looking for a Machine Learning Privacy Researcher/Engineer to help build Cape Privacy's innovative SaaS-based encrypted learning platform. This product sits at the intersection of data science, machine learning, privacy, and cryptography; allowing organizations to enhance ML models through privacy-preserving collaboration. Responsibilities include working with our Product team and other researchers & engineers to bring the product vision to reality. Ideal candidates will have an MS or higher in machine learning, data science, privacy or cryptography; and academic or commercial experience in privacy-preserving technologies.
    Contact: David Besemer, VP Engineering
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-23

    Research Assistant (predoc)
    Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    The Research group on Cryptology and Information Security (GiCSI) of the Spanish National Research Council is seeking highly motivated professionals in conducting research in the area of cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, blockchain-based protocols and security protocols. The selected candidate will part of GiCSI’s team in the context of the H2020 SPIRS (Secure Platform for Ict systems Rooted at the Silicon manufacturing process) project. This project encompasses the complete design of a platform, so-called SPIRS platform, which integrates a hardware dedicated Root of Trust (RoT) and a processor core with the capability of offering a full suite of security services. Furthermore, the SPIRS platform will be able to leverage this capability to support privacy-respectful attestation mechanisms and enable trusted communication channels across 5G infrastructures. RoT is implemented in hardware with a dedicated circuitry to extract a unique digital identifier for the SPIRS platform during its entire lifetime. To build a complete solution, the project also features a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), secure boot, and runtime integrity. Furthermore, resilience and privacy protection are major concerns in this project, and it endeavors to the design of a decentralized trust management framework targeted to minimize the impact of Single Point of Failure (SPOF) risks and achieve adequate security and privacy tradeoffs. To facilitate the tasks of validation and testing, SPIRS platform is conceived as an open platform that can easily integrate other building blocks and facilities upgrades. The project goes beyond the construction of the SPIRS platform and it provides solutions to integrate it in the deployment of cryptographic protocols and network infrastructures in a trustworthy way, leveraging the RoT provided by the platform. To validate SPIRS results, the project considers two different scenarios: Industry 4.0 and 5G Technologies.
    Contact: David Arroyo Guardeño, Ph. D. Research group on Cryptology and Information Security (GiCSI) Institute of Physical and Information Technologies (ITEFI) Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) https://dargcsic.github.io/
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-23

    PhD student, Post-Doc
    Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

    The chair for Security Engineering at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, is seeking for PhD students and Post-Docs in the areas of cryptographic hardware/software, side-channel analysis, FPGA security, etc.

    For PhD positions, candidates must hold an MSc (or equivalent) in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science. The candidates are required to have outstanding grades.

    For Post-Doc positions, candidates must hold a PhD in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science. Furthermore, they must have a demonstrated record of top-quality research in foundations of cryptographic hardware and embedded systems. This is usually proved by publications in IACR conferences, particularly CHES.

    Please send your application per email (as a single PDF) to Amir Moradi (amir.moradi at rub.de). The application should include a full CV, a cover letter motivating you application, a short description of your two best research articles (for Post-Doc positions). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled, the starting date is flexible.

    Contact: Amir Moradi
    Last updated: 2021-09-23 posted on 2021-09-21

    Director, Center for Cyber Security
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking candidates for a tenured faculty position who will assume the role of the Director of the Center for Cyber Security. Highly qualified candidates at both Associate Professor and Professor rank will be considered.

    Further information on the position and how to apply can be found at:
    https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9605

    Contact: Yuliang Zheng, Professor & Chair (yzheng at uab.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-16

    Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
    University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
    We have (fully funded) PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2022 (August 2022) at University of South Florida (USF). The students receive a yearly package worth approximately $60,000, which covers the tuition, health insurance, and competitive monthly salary (with low taxes). Summer teaching and internships are also possible.

    USF is a Rank-1 Research University (rank 31 of CS departments at US public universities per according to Academic Analytics on Scholarly Research Index) and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. Topics include:

    Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Secure multi-party computation for TML
    Trustworthy Blockchains
    • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
    • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains
    Secure Internet of Things and Systems (IoT) and Next Generation Wireless Networks
    • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
    • Efficient cryptography for vehicular and unmanned aerial systems
    • Efficient digital signatures
    Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
    Requirements:
    • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
    • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable
    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three reference letters (send by referees)
    • Research statement
    Contact: Person to Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
    Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
    Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

    Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-09-15

    Cryptanalyst
    IIT Kanpur, India
    Responsibilities include analyzing various crypto algorithms and protocols to detect vulnerabilities. It is preferable to have an undergraduate degree in mathematics/statistics/computer science with a good understanding of cryptography. Salary starting at Rs 12 lakhs pa based on experience.
    Contact: Manindra Agrawal
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-15

    PhD Student
    University of Hamburg, Germany
    Research Associate for the project „Laboratory of energy transition in Northern Germany: Resilient operation management and ICT security of decentralised control concepts”
    University of Hamburg is a University of Excellence and one of the most research-focused universities in Germany. The research group “Security in Distributed Systems” is working on the intersection of security and privacy research, with a focus on distributed systems, data protection, anonymity, and cryptography.
    Your Profile
    We are looking for a new member of our team that will be working as a full-time PhD student in research and teaching. Your tasks will include:
    • Development, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of complex and secure IT-systems
    • Academic services in a third-party funded project
    • Working with bleeding-edge technology and research literature from security, cryptography, and privacy
    • Publication of research results in national/international venues
    • Support for teaching
    Required Qualifications
    Completed MSc degree (or equivalent) in IT-Security, computer science or a strongly related field. You are highly motivated, curious, reliable, and creative. You must be interested in system security, applied cryptography and/or privacy research. You must have experience in security in open and distributed communication systems and fundamental knowledge in cryptography and IT-Security. Experience with machine learning and advanced software engineering skills, especially with a focus on application security and cryptography are a bonus. Programming skills in higher languages like C/C++ and Python are required. Fluent English, spoken and written, and good communication skills are mandatory. Knowledge of German is helpful; we expect the willingness to learn German for non-native German speakers.
    We offer great and flexible working conditions in a highly motivated team of researchers with many opportunities for collaboration. The university supports their employees with many interesting opportunities for personal development.
    Contact: Prof. Hannes Federrath
    hannes.federrath@uni-hamburg.de
    https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/inst/ab/snp/team/federrath.html

    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-14

    Tenured/Tenure-track Positions in Computer Science
    NYU Shanghai, Engineering and Computer Science Faculty, Shanghai, China
    NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for Tenured or Tenure-Track positions in Computer Science. The search is not restricted to any rank and outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. We seek candidates in all sub-fields of Computer Science, with particular interest in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Operating and Distributed Systems, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, and Deep Learning. Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and a statement of teaching interests. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and will continue until the . To apply, please follow this link apply.interfolio.com/93616. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may in certain cases have the opportunity to spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching. NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
    Contact: NYU Shanghai Office of Faculty Recruitment
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-13

    Research Fellows / Postdocs
    SUTD, Singapore
    iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds which are used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

    We are looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cybersecurity in general and CPS security in particular. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, with publications at leading security conferences. The candidates familiar with shipboard OT systems or autonomous vehicles will be considered with the priority. Candidate working in the current position less than one year will not be considered (unless due to the end of contract). Fresh PhD graduates are welcome. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration.

    Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg. Home: http://jianying.space/
    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou
    Last updated: 2021-09-13 posted on 2021-09-12

    Blockchain Software Engineer (Remote Intern)
    Fujitsu Research of America
    The Security and Cryptography team in Fujitsu Research of America has an internship position for contributing to opensource blockchain projects. You will work closely with a team of cryptographers and security researchers located in Sunnyvale, California and Tokyo, Japan. Your main task will be secure software development in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript as part of Fujitsu Research's OSS activity in Hyperledger.

    Profile Description:
  • Proven experience in production quality software development. Previous experience and code contributions to open-source projects is a plus.
  • Experience in design and implementation of large software systems and writing secure code in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of basic crypto concepts such as secure MPC and ZKP. Previous software development experience with MPC/ZKP frameworks is a plus.
  • Familiarity with blockchain systems such as Hyperledger Fabric, Cactus and/or Ethereum.
  • Ability to meet deliverables and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

    Working hours and start dates are flexible. Internship duration will be 3 to 6 months, it can be either full time or part time. The position is open to candidates based on USA, Canada, UK, EU or Japan.

  • Contact: Avradip Mandal (amandalATfujitsuDOTcom)
    Last updated: 2021-09-11 posted on 2021-09-10

    2x Postdocs in Blockchain
    Monash University
    Two postdoctoral positions in blockchain systems are available at the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, Monash University, Australia.


    ## Requirements:
    * Ph.D. in Computer Science or Mathematics
    * Strong academic background in one of the following areas:
    - Blockchain
    - Cryptography
    - Dependability
    - Fault tolerance
    - Reliable broadcast
    - distributed and parallel computing
    - Concurrency

    ## Starting date: ASAP

    ## Salary: Approx. $92,792 --$120,093 per year (Australian dollars) plus 17% Superannuation

    ## Location: Monash University, Clayton, Australia.

    ## Eligibility: We can only consider Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents, or those in Australia with working rights. Chinese / Malaysian citizens can also be considered to work in Monash Suzhou campus in China / Monash Malaysia campus in Selangor.

    ## Applications (first-come, first-served): Please send a copy of
    1. your detailed CV
    2. research statement, and
    3. a copy of 2 selected publications/preprints/thesis.

    Contact: Joseph Liu
    Last updated: 2021-09-11 posted on 2021-09-08

    Cryptography Engineer (London, Remote)
    Clearmatics Technologies

    Clearmatics is a protocol engineering company. We are building a new financial market architecture that is more open, fair, and resilient than the legacy systems that are in use today. We develop protocols and software that create new markets for risk and more efficient infrastructure for trading, backed by a robust and scalable blockchain network, and secured with modern cryptographic techniques and economic mechanism design.

    The Research group at Clearmatics is dedicated to developing solutions to the hard problems needed to advance our mission. We are academics and protocol engineers collaborating with teams inside and outside the company to translate theoretical results into running software implementations.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Assist in the design of cryptographic protocols

    - Collaborate with your colleagues on the implementation of cryptographic primitives and protocols

    - Produce technical design specifications

    - Produce externally facing artefacts (e.g. blog posts, papers, documentation excerpts etc.)

    - Support research colleagues in conducting their research

    - Interface with the Engineering team to ease the transition of the research pieces of code into robust production software fully integrated with our stack

    - Keep up with new research in the space

    REQUIREMENTS​

    - Fluency in English (written and spoken)

    - Background in applied Computer Science

    - Experience with system programming (C/C++/Rust)

    - Strong applied cryptography skills (experience implementing robust elliptic curve cryptography)

    - Outstanding algorithmic thinking

    - Strong focus on code quality/documentation and simplicity

    Nice to haves​

    - Knowledge of Unix and bash

    - Experience with constant time cryptography

    - Experience with cryptography on embedded systems

    - Experience with Ethereum or other blockchain projects

    - Experience contributing to open-source cryptography libraries

    - Experience with Python/SageMath

    Contact: https://boards.greenhouse.io/clearmatics/jobs/5326634002
    Last updated: 2021-09-08 posted on 2021-09-08

    Post-Doc or Researcher
    PQShield SAS
    Who We Are

    PQShield is a cybersecurity startup that specialises in post-quantum cryptography. Based in Paris, PQShield SAS concentrates the research activities of PQShield. Our mission is to come up with innovative algorithmic and/or protocol-level solutions to real-world cryptographic problems. Besides post-quantum cryptographic primitives, our research interests include advanced cryptosystems/protocols such as secure messaging, threshold schemes, and multiparty computation.

    Who We Are Looking For

    We are looking for cryptographers with expertise in fields pertaining, but not limited, to post-quantum cryptography. Recruits will work with the team and provide new insights on research topics such as advanced cryptographic primitives, improvements to state-of-the-art practical cryptographic schemes, or constructions and proofs of security in models such as the QROM.

    Skills we are interested in:
    • Deep knowledge of a relevant cryptographic field. We want future recruits to impulse new directions for our research and expand the spectrum of expertise of PQShield.
    • Adaptability. You will be expected to work with a diverse team on projects that can cover various cryptographic fields.
    • Dissemination of results. Working at PQShield entails publishing new research in top cryptographic conferences, and advertising our team’s work through invited talks, workshops, or blog articles.
    What We Offer
    • Competitive salaries. Yearly salaries start at 45,000 € for post-docs, and 65,000 € for full-fledged researchers.
    • Stimulating environment. You will work with some of the best researchers in theoretical and practical aspects of post-quantum cryptography.
    • Flexible work conditions. PQShield SAS has spacious and fully equipped offices in the heart of Paris. In addition, remote working and more specific arrangements (e.g. academic mobility programmes) are possible.
    How To Apply
    Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs (at) pqshield.com.
    Contact: jobs(at)pqshield.com
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-02

    Ph.D. student
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the Ph.D. position in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Arijit Karati on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology.

    Responsibilities:
    Apart from academic work, student must involve in several activities in a group or individually, such as (not limited to):
  • Design and implementation of security protocol.
  • Assesment of the security and performance metric.
  • Meeting with the supervisor.

    Requirements:
    Apart from the university's basic admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en), students are desired to have following key requirements:
  • Strong motivation on information security.
  • Knowledge of modern technology.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

    Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on students' performance).

    What students can expect:
  • Cooperation from the supervisor and labmates.
  • The rich culture in research and related activities.
  • Flexibility in communication, e.g., English.

    What the supervisor can expect:
  • Apart from academic and research works, students are expected to have good moral character.
  • Hardworking and dedication.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-01

    Protocol Research Engineer
    Status.im
    We are the Vac team (https://vac.dev/), and we are building a communications tool with security, censorship resistance and privacy in mind; Vac, Waku v2 and Ethereum Messaging for more.

    Can you help us research and develop new and existing technologies in secure messaging?

    Key Responsibilities:
    - Research and develop open protocols for secure messaging. Think zkSNARKs based spam protection/settlement, data consistency in distributed open and hostile environments, incentivized running of nodes, and similar {example a, b, c….}
    - Use a layered protocol approach that is mindful and explicit about what it requires, what it provides, under what threat models, and with what trade-offs.
    -Combine cryptoeconomics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable distributed and fault-tolerant system.
    - Write and maintain Nim code.
    - Research and design core functionality.
    - Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in code reviews.
    - Use libp2p to build application-level protocols.
    - Build incentivized, distributed systems.
    - Interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.

    Skills Knowledge and Expertise
    [Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!]
    - A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization ; a strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles
    - Very strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience
    - Experience with Zero Knowledge proofs and related technologies.
    - Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
    - Experience with Open Source software.
    - Experience designing incentive systems and writing/deploying smart contracts in Ethereum.

    Bonus points if:
    - Contributed to a blockchain or privacy-preserving-related, open source project.
    - Experience with Nim.
    - Experience with libp2p / devp2p, networking, cryptography.

    Contact: Angel via discord @ LilChiChi#0021
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-01

    Post-Doc Positions in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography
    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    EPFL invites applications for postdoctoral positions in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography. Applications are reviewed by the faculty listed on our group's website (linked in this ad's title). The application must include the following materials:
    • cover letter (identify one or more faculty of interest and provide availability)
    • CV (including a ranked list of at least three writers for letters of reference)
    • research statement (covering research interests, past research focus, and future research directions)
    Please send your application materials to secpriv-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch and have your writers submit letters to the same email (with your name in the subject line). Faculty may reach out to applicants on a rolling basis, though we encourage inquiries to be made as soon as possible.

    EPFL is located in Lausanne (Switzerland) and ranks among the world’s top scientific universities. In French-speaking Lausanne, English is generally well spoken and is the main language at EPFL. Postdoctoral positions come with a competitive salary for 1 year (83'600 CHF with yearly increments), renewable up to a maximum of 4 years. Postdoctoral scholars will work in a collaborative environment where they can further develop their research skills and expand their professional network.

    Contact: secpriv-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch
    Last updated: 2021-08-30 posted on 2021-08-27

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    he School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world-renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows, and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in the theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial, and ministerial level talent programs such as Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”, etc. We will also assist in the employment of spouses, schooling for children, and medical care.
    Contact: Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-08-27 posted on 2021-08-27

    Full-time Ph.D. Position in Evidence-Based Security Response
    University of Twente, Computer Science Department; The Netherlands

    The Services and Cybersecurity (SCS) group at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-years PhD position on the topic of 'evidence-based security response'.

    We are looking for candidates with a solid background in network and system security.

    More information and the link to apply:
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/147/

    Deadline for applications: 20 September 2021, 23:59 CET

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter (a.peter@utwente.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-08-26 posted on 2021-08-25

    Tenure Track Professor of Security & Privacy
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    We are looking for a candidate with proven scientific expertise in the field of Security & Privacy. The following areas are of particular interest:

    • Formal Methods and Security
    • Privacy Technologies
    • Systems Security
    • Usable Security & Privacy
    The successful candidate will cover one of these fields or any other field in security & privacy that complements the existing strengths in the department.

    The professorship will be part of the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, which is an internationally visible research environment with more than 60 researchers in information security. The institute collaborates closely with research groups and industry partners around the globe. It is a central part of the recently established Cybersecurity Campus Graz, which unites basic research, education, technology transfer, and industry partners in cybersecurity all under one roof.

    The new professor will build an internationally visible group, and will be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level. At Graz University of Technology, undergraduate courses are taught in German or English and graduate courses are taught in English.

    The full description for this professorship can be found here: https://www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/csbme/news/jobs-grants-calls/tenure-track-professor-in-security-and-privacy/

    Contact: For further questions, please contact Stefan Mangard - stefan.mangard@iaik.tugraz.at

    The application should be filed online via https://survey.tugraz.at/index.php/264524 until 30.11.2021 referencing 7050/21/008.
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-23


    Post-Doc
    Durham University, UK

    The Department of Computer Science at Durham University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher from 1 Jan 2022 to work on an EPSRC project on topics related to password-hashing algorithms and idealized models of computation for a period of two years. We would be interested in applicants holding (or nearing the completion of) a PhD in Cryptography (or related fields) who have strong interests in the foundational aspects of crypto, proof techniques, and definitional work. Publications at competitive venues and ability to work independently are a plus. Applicants with backgrounds in Algorithms and Complexity are also very welcome to apply.

    Durham is one of the top (and oldest) universities in the UK, and the CS department hosts one of the strongest Theory groups in the UK across the ACiD and NESTiD groups. The annual salary for the position is ​​£42,149.

    Contact: Pooya Farshim. Please submit a CV containing publications and references.
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-23

    Postdoc in Decentralised Systems
    IST Austria, Vienna
    Join https://ist.ac.at/en/research/kokoris-group/ and work on decentralized systems. This position is in support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and is intended to support candidates in order to either strengthen their academic profile or pivot their career towards entrepreneurship or social impact. More info at https://ist.ac.at/en/education/postdocs/ist-bridge/ Deadlines: 05/11/21 – 05/05/22 – 05/11/22 – 05/05/23 – 05/11/23 Competitive salary and full social coverage.
    Contact: Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Research Assistantship (RA) position at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
    The position for a research assistant is open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    This position is open for post-graduate (MSc/MS/MTech/Dual degree/Integrated Mtech) students interested in getting more research experience. Applicants who have credited a cryptography course in their home institute and/or who have worked on a related topic for their master's thesis are preferred.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here -
    https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Postdoctoral positions at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
    There are two postdoctoral positions open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    The applicant is expected to have completed a PhD degree (recently) in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records. A background in theoretical aspects of secure multiparty computation and/or experience in coding for practical aspects of secure computation is expected. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively interact with PhD students and contribute to the lab's projects. The tenure of the position is for one year and can be extended further.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here -
    https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw
    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts. The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer a competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl). A successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.
    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2021-08-15 posted on 2021-08-13

    Post-Doc
    EPFL
    The Security and Cryptography Lab of EPFL has postdoc positions to fill. We welcome the application of researchers with a recent PhD. The position is for one year, renewable.

    Postdocs run their own research and are expected to interact with PhD students and to contribute to the lab projects. Our lab is active in cryptographic designs and analysis. fundamental and applied cryptography, security and privacy, and biometric systems.

    EPFL is a top-ranked academic institute. It is located in beautiful Switzerland. We offer good environment and conditions.

    Contact: Serge Vaudenay <job_lasec@epfl.ch>

    Please submit your detailed cv, list of publications, motivation, references, and availability.
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-06


    Research Engineer in Blockchain
    Fujitsu Research, Sunnyvale CA

    Fujitsu is hiring research engineers for our research lab based out of Sunnyvale, CA. We are looking for skilled developers with a research background who enjoy building systems and helping to write academic papers about them. This job will have a large open-source component, so someone who is comfortable working in the open-source space would be an ideal candidate. The role offers flexible office time with the potential to work from home for a large fraction of your time.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Design and develop secure blockchain and blockchain-based systems, and write academic papers about them when possible.
    • Assist in the creation and maintenance of blockchain open-source projects, and help with research projects based on them. Engage and participate in the open-source blockchain community.
    • Help developers build your research systems into production-ready systems.
    • Collaborate with researchers both within and outside of Fujitsu to work towards building cutting-edge systems.
    Requirements:
    • A master’s degree in computer science or a related field, or relevant experience in research and development
    • Some track record of research publications. We don’t expect you to publish every year in top venues, but we do want evidence of familiarity with research.
    • Experience in open-source development, or a willingness to learn.
    Contact: Hart Montgomery (hmontgomery@fujitsu.com)
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-05

    Research Scientist in Cryptography
    Fujitsu Research, Sunnyvale CA

    Fujitsu is hiring strong cryptographic researchers for our research lab based out of Sunnyvale, CA. We are looking for researchers who can successfully publish in top venues, collaborate with others in industry and academia, and evangelize cryptography and security within Fujitsu. The role offers flexible office time (including the potential to mostly work from home) and could be fully remote for exceptionally strong candidates.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Conduct research in cryptography and related fields (i.e. distributed systems, security, and general theory) and publish it in top conferences. While researchers have wide latitude to work on whatever problems they deem interesting in the field, we do expect that at least some portion of research time will be spent on problems that are more relevant to Fujitsu’s business.
    • Collaborate with others in both academia and industry on exciting research problems. Promote Fujitsu as a leader in the field of cryptography and computer security.
    • Contribute to new Fujitsu technologies and IP, and help research engineers and developers shepherd the “practical” portion of your research into new business offerings.
    Requirements:
    • Ph.D. in computer science or a related field.
    • A strong track record of publishing in top conferences in cryptography and related fields.
    • A vision for the future direction of your research and ideas for how it can be impactful both academically and on Fujitsu’s business.
    Contact: Hart Montgomery (hmontgomery@fujitsu.com)
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-05

    Postdoctoral Position in Cryptography
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position in applied cryptography in topics related, but not limited, to the following:

    • Zero-knowledge proofs
    • Polynomial/vector commitments
    • Searchable/structured encryption
    • Oblivious algorithms
    • TEE-assisted cryptography
    Applicants are expected to have a PhD in computer science or related field and published papers in cryptography (IACR venues) and/or top-tier security conferences (Big-4). Experience with hands-on implementation is a plus. The specific research topic will be determined based on the interests of the applicant.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and a single-page research statement. The position is available immediately and on a rolling basis until filled. It will initially be for one year and can be extended given satisfactory performance.

    Work environment: The HKUST CSE department was ranked 17th in the world in 2020 by THE World University Rankings. Our graduates typically produce research output of the highest quality and consistently staff world-class institutions. The lab offers a creative work environment that is ideal for excellent research.

    Contact: Prof. Papadopoulos Dimitrios, dipapado at cse dot ust dot hk
    Last updated: 2021-07-09 posted on 2021-07-07

    Ph.D. Student Cloud Native Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    Robert Bosch GmbH - Corporate Research
    Job Description
    • As a PhD student in our research group, you will actively contribute to research and engineering projects at the intersection of cloud computing and privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).
    • Embedded in an international team of cloud and security experts, you will apply your knowledge of distributed systems and cloud technologies to design, implement and validate cloud native PET solutions as part of the Franco-German BMBF/MESRI-funded research project CRYPTECS.
    • Your work consists of integrating state-of-the-art PETs (such as Secure Multiparty Computation, Trusted Execution Environments, and Differential Privacy) with distributed systems / computing concepts (such as distributed ledgers and parallel programming models) and cloud-native technologies (such as container orchestrators and serverless computing frameworks) at a conceptual and technical level.
    • Thanks to your implementation skills, you will contribute to building a PET cloud stack that can be deployed in an industrial context. Through experimental use for real-world use cases in different domains such as Automotive AI and Internet of Things, you will close the feedback loop and gain valuable insights to improve your solutions. You will advance the state of the art in cloud-based PETs research and publish your results together with renowned researchers from the international CRYPTECS consortium.
    Your Profile
    • Education: Excellent Master's degree in computer science or related discipline with specialization in distributed systems, ideally combined with knowledge of security and privacy
    • Personality: Positive team player, who is highly motivated, has an innovative mindset, is eager to learn new things, and is passionate about applied research and engineering
    • Working Practice: Hands-on experience with software development beyond scientific prototypes, ideally in an open source context
    • Experience: Knowledge in the area of cloud native technologies, ideally experience in PETs
    • Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken)
    Contact: Dr. Sven Trieflinger via Smart Recruiters (see https://smrtr.io/5YBmQ)
    Last updated: 2021-07-03 posted on 2021-07-02

    Research Scientist
    Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    A few research scientist positions are available at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. We are looking for capable and responsible scientists to work on and contribute to collaborative/federated/split/multi-party learning (data valuation, privacy, black-box and white-box models, etc.), machine learning, etc. Candidates with experience in privacy-preserving technologies (homomorphic encryption, MPC, differential privacy, etc.) in machine learning, particularly on secure algorithm/protocol design, are preferred. Successful candidates will work with a team to conduct R&D on applications and domains using a secure collaboration learning framework and time-series data. They will also have opportunities to work with local and international collaborators in academia. To apply for the position, please click on the link https://careers.a-star.edu.sg/jobdetails.aspx?ID=4147
    Contact: Singee
    Last updated: 2021-06-28 posted on 2021-06-24

    Embedded Intrusion Detection in IOT
    CSEM, Neuchâtel / AAU, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Klagenfurt, Austria

    You will conduct research towards a distributed intrusion detection system for constrained devices in real-world IoT applications. The intrusion detection system (IDS) you will develop will facilitate detection and containment of a security breach in the Edge, making the IoT applications of tomorrow more secure and reliable.

    Your activity will be at an exciting intersection of the following fields:
    • Embedded development. The constrained nature of low-power embedded world will present you with stimulating research challenges. You will implement and test your results on real-world, low-power embedded HW platforms, maintaining a steady link between your research and practice and ensuring a real-world impact.
    • Applied security. To defend from attacks, you will get intimately familiar with them. You will acquire knowledge of different types of intrusion, how they manage to penetrate a system, and how they can be recognized.
    • Artificial intelligence. Modern IDS systems rely on AI. You will review the state of the art, select the most viable AI algorithms for an IDS in the constrained setting of IoT Edge, and carefully tweak them for the job.
    • Distributed computing. A swarm of Things in the Edge can, collaboratively monitor itself much more effectively than a single device. You will combine all the above and deploy a distributed IDS on a group of constrained embedded devices, identifying the tradeoffs between efficiency and overhead.
    The result of your work will be an IDS system, which will be able to make a difference in the security and reliability of real-world IoT applications.

    We are looking for a student who has a Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science with background and passion in (most of):

    • Solid understanding of machine learning concepts and some practice
    • Proficiency with programming in C
    • Experience with embedded development is an advantage
    • Background in applied cryptography and security is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    Contact: To apply visit https://www.csem.ch/page.aspx?pid=47528&jobid=122842.

    You will be based in part at CSEM (Switzerland), and in part at the Cybersecurity Research Group at AAU (Austria); you need to be eligible to work in Europe, and you need to be flexible as you will travel regularly.


    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-08

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Distributed Cryptography
    Purdue University and Texas A&M University
    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in “distributed cryptography,” a term we broadly use to encompass areas such as secure multiparty computation, cryptographic protocols, foundational aspects of blockchains, and their relation thereof. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in computer science or related field, and must have published papers in cryptography and/or distributed computing venues. The position will be available starting in the Fall 2021, and remain open until filled. The postdoctoral researcher will have a joint appointment at Purdue University and Texas A&M University.
    Contact: To apply, please send an email, including your CV, to Juan Garay (garay@tamu.edu) and Vassilis Zikas (vzikas@cs.purdue.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-06-03 posted on 2021-06-02

    Applied Cryptographer - Rust
    Ockam
    Ockam is designing open source protocols and libraries for end-to-end encrypted communication within IoT and other connected systems. In this role, you will be responsible for the architecture and design of cryptographic protocols within Ockam. Our goal is to make our cryptographic libraries easy to use correctly and hard to misuse, you will lead the design of these library APIs in Rust. This is an applied cryptography role which will involve researching and applying robust, peer reviewed, cryptographic primitives to the design of our protocols. The role will also involve implementing cryptographic primitives and protocols in Rust. You will also get to work with Rust FFI and our C and Elixir libraries. You'll have the chance to design protocols for - Secure Channels, Authenticated Key-Exchange, Anonymous Credentials, Key lifecycle, Authentication, Authorization etc. Interesting cryptographic building blocks that you would get to dive deep into and apply to real-world problems will include - Bi-linear parings, Zero knowledge proofs, Noise Framework, Sigma Protocols, Signature schemes like BBS+, Secure Multi Party Computation etc. Ockam is a small and extremely senior team. This role involves architecture, interface design, writing code, responsibility for testing, and publishing documentation.
    Contact: Ockam.io
    Last updated: 2021-06-03 posted on 2021-06-01

    MS in Information Security
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the MS position in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Arijit Karati (https://sites.google.com/site/oryjyt/home?authuser=0) on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology.

    Responsibilities: Apart from academic work, student must involve in several activities in a group or individually, such as (not limited to):
  • Design and implementation of security protocol.
  • Assesment of the security and performance metric.
  • Meeting with the supervisor.

    Requirements: Apart from the university's basic admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en), students are desired to have following key requirements:
  • Strong motivation on information security.
  • Knowledge of modern technology.
  • Knowledge of Basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

    Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on availability for master students).

    What students can expect:
  • Cooperation from the supervisor and labmates.
  • The rich culture in research and related activities.
  • Flexibility in communication, e.g., English.

    What the supervisor can expect: Apart from academic and research works, students are expected to have
  • Good moral character.
  • Hardworking and dedication.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-05-30 posted on 2021-05-30

    Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
    The University of Luxembourg invites applications from M.Sc. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. Cryptolux.org is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and to the interdisciplinary Security and Trust center (SnT).

    Area (potential topics of the thesis)

    • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, ex. Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
    • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies)
    • Cryptography for blockchains
    • White-box cryptography
    The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will participate in the development of a large information security research center.

    Starting date 1-Jan-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.
    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
    Last updated: 2021-10-07 posted on 2020-07-20