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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PhD Student in microarchitectural attacks and defenses
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

Applications are invited for two fully-funded PhD student position at the IMDEA Software Institute (Madrid, Spain).

The selected candidate will work with Marco Guarnieri (https://mguarnieri.github.io) on the design, verification, and implementation of countermeasures against CPU micro-architectural attacks.

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates have earned (or are in their last year of) a Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mathematics, with interest in at least one of the following areas:

  • Computer security
  • Computer architectures
  • Program analysis and verification
  • Formal methods
  • Logics

Solid programming skills will be highly valued. The position requires good teamwork and communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English.

Working at IMDEA Software

The IMDEA Software Institute is ranked among the best European research institutes in the areas of Programming Languages and Computer Security. Located in the Montegancedo Science and Technology Park, it perfectly combines the sunny and vibrant city of Madrid with cutting edge research and inspiring working environment.

The institute provides an internationally competitive stipend, access to an excellent public health care system, unemployment benefits, retirement benefits, and support for research related travel. The working language at the institute is English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Dates

The duration of the position is intended to be for the duration of the doctoral studies. The ideal starting period is from early January 2021

Deadline for applications is December 20th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2020-11-phd-uarchsec.

Questions

For any questions about these positions, please contact Marco Guarnieri directly (marco dot guarnieri at imdea dot org).

Contact: Marco Guarnieri (marco dot guarnieri at imdea dot org)
Last updated: 2020-11-26 posted on 2020-11-23

Postdoc in microarchitectural attacks and defenses
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the IMDEA Software Institute (Madrid, Spain).

The selected candidate will work with Marco Guarnieri (https://mguarnieri.github.io) on the design, verification, and implementation of countermeasures against CPU micro-architectural attacks.

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates have earned (or are close to earning) a PhD in Computer Science or a related area with a promising publication record and experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Computer security
  • Computer architectures
  • Program analysis and verification
  • Formal methods
  • Logics

Solid programming skills will be highly valued. The position requires good teamwork and communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English.

Working at IMDEA Software

The IMDEA Software Institute is ranked among the best European research institutes in the areas of Programming Languages and Computer Security. Located in the Montegancedo Science and Technology Park, it perfectly combines the sunny and vibrant city of Madrid with cutting edge research and inspiring working environment.

The institute provides an internationally competitive stipend, access to an excellent public health care system, unemployment benefits, retirement benefits, and support for research related travel. The working language at the institute is English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Dates

The duration of the position is intended to be for 24 months. The ideal starting period is from early January 2021.

Deadline for applications is December 20th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2020-11-postdoc-uarchsec.

Questions

For any questions about these positions, please contact Marco Guarnieri directly (marco dot guarnieri at imdea dot org).

Contact: Marco Guarnieri (marco dot guarnieri at imdea dot org)
Last updated: 2020-11-26 posted on 2020-11-23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Computer Security (three positions)
Radboud University, The Netherlands

To further strengthen and complement the expertise in our group, we are looking for outstanding researchers and teachers in the area of computer security. We have three faculty openings at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor level (depending on the candidates, different combinations are possible). Possible focus areas for these positions include, but are not limited to, systems security, network security, hardware security, security analysis, usability of security, cryptography, formal methods in security, and privacy-enhancing technologies.

In the Master's programme in Computing Science our group is responsible for the specialisation in cybersecurity, and together with the Data Science group we are setting up a joint specialisation in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). As we seek to broaden our field of expertise, we especially encourage candidates in computer security disciplines outside the field of cryptography and those with expertise in both computer security and AI to apply. In view of our group's current gender balance, we strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

As we have multiple positions at different seniority levels available, the required qualifications for each of the three levels are different.

You will be appointed in the Digital Security Group at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) of the Faculty of Science. The faculty is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Digital Security Group is one of the leading groups in computer security in the Netherlands and Europe, with, for example, 4 ERC grants in the last decade and strong involvement in European projects.

Contact: Prof.dr.ir. Joan Daemen, joan@cs.ru.nl
Last updated: 2020-11-19 posted on 2020-11-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PhD student in Applied Cryptography
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, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov.

Area (potential topics of the thesis)

  • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives
  • Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
  • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies, blockchains)
  • Blockchain Cryptography
  • 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 competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

Starting date 1-Feb-2020 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.
Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
Last updated: 2020-11-13 posted on 2020-11-12

Research Associate (postdoc) in Applied Cryptography
University of Luxembourg
The CryptoLux group of the University of Luxembourg invites applications from Ph.D. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. CryptoLux is a group of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov.
  • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
  • Cryptocurrencies, ZK proofs, blockchain
  • Privacy enhancing technologies, Tor, etc
  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
  • White-box cryptography

Your Profile

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
  • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security conferences or several papers at conferences like ToSC, CHES, PETS, PKC)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
  • Good development skills in C or C++ and/or scripting languages
  • Fluent written and verbal English

We offer

The University offers a two-year employment contract (Ref: F1-070025, OTP code R-STR-8019-00-A), which may be extended up to five years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact: Alex Biryukov
Last updated: 2020-11-12 posted on 2020-11-12

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

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

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

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

Researcher/Senior Researcher
University of Bristol

Within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, the Cryptography research group fosters an internationally leading and inter-disciplinary programme of research; current and previous work spans the full range theoretical and practical aspects relating to cryptography, applied cryptography, and cryptographic engineering.

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join the group as part of the SCARV [1] project, which in turn forms part of the NCSC-supported [2] Research Institute in Hardware Security & Embedded Systems (RISE). You will work at the intersection of computer architecture and cryptography, in collaboration with industrial (i.e., Cerberus Security Labs. and Thales) and academic partners, to deliver more efficient, more secure platforms based on RISC-V. Given the project goals, a strong background in micro-processor design and implementation, and/or implementation (e.g., side-channel) attacks on cryptography is therefore desirable.

[1] https://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R012288/1, http://github.com/scarv
[2] https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/research-institutes

Contact: Dr. Daniel Page (csdsp@bristol.ac.uk): ref. job ID ACAD104784
Last updated: 2020-11-09 posted on 2020-11-06

Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Max Planck Institutes in Computer Science, Germany

The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbruecken), Software Systems (Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum), invite applications for tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science. We expect to fill several positions.

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

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

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

Qualified candidates should apply on our application website (apply.cis.mpg.de). To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15th, 2020.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is also committed to increasing the number of employees with severe disabilities in its workforce. Applications from persons with severe disabilities are expressly desired.

Contact: Catalin Hritcu
Last updated: 2020-11-06 posted on 2020-11-05

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:

Dr. Shivam Bhasin

Programme Manager

sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg


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

Research assistants
University of Warsaw
The positions are available within a recently funded project ERC Advanced Grant “PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications” (see here for more). The project is led by Stefan Dziembowski. ​

We offer:

  • very interesting research problems (ranging from theory of cryptography to more applied topics),
  • membership in an active and vibrant research team with several international collaborators,
  • budget for conference travel and research visits,
  • attractive salary: approximately 6,500 PLN per month (gross), and
  • an employment contract.
The ideal candidates should have an MSc degree in computer science or mathematics from a leading university and have a good background in probability theory, computational complexity, algebra, and number theory. The knowledge of cryptography, information theory, and game theory is a significant plus, but is not a prerequisite. The candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English. ​

Other details:

  • Starting date: January 2021
  • Duration: 2 years

The successful candidates will have to enroll in the PhD program at the University of Warsaw (Poland).

Application deadline: Dec 2nd, 2020.

To apply please follow this link: https://www.crypto.edu.pl/research-assistants.

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
Last updated: 2020-11-02 posted on 2020-10-30

Tenure-track and Tenured faculty related to efficient algorithms & the foundations of theoretical CS
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
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 efficient algorithms and the foundations of theoretical computer science, including theory of cryptography, differential privacy, algorithmic fairness, computational complexity, data structures and the design of efficient algorithms.

CISPA offers two main types of faculty positions.

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

Tenured: these positions are intended for established leading researchers with an outstanding scientific track record, and can be compared to an endowed chair at a leading university. All applicants are expected to build up a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda. Candidates for senior positions must be internationally renowned scientists.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by November 30, 2020 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until December 10, 2020.

CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special support for dual-career couples. We highly encourage female researchers to apply. For more information about CISPA, see https://cispa.saarland

Contact: scientific-recruiting@cispa.saarland
Last updated: 2020-10-29 posted on 2020-10-29

Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty in Information Security and Privacy
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
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 information security and privacy , especially in the fields of software security, security of critical infrastructure and embedded systems.

CISPA offers two main types of faculty positions.

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

Tenured: these positions are intended for established leading researchers with an outstanding scientific track record, and can be compared to an endowed chair at a leading university. All applicants are expected to build up a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda. Candidates for senior positions must be internationally renowned scientists.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by November 30, 2020 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until December 10, 2020.

CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special support for dual-career couples. We highly encourage female researchers to apply. For more information about CISPA, see https://cispa.saarland

Contact: scientific-recruiting@cispa.saarland
Last updated: 2020-10-29 posted on 2020-10-29

Ph.D. student in security/privacy/blockchains
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Prof. Fan Zhang at the Dept. of Computer Science at Duke University, Durham, NC is looking for multiple PhD students to work on related topics in security, privacy, and applied cryptography, including:
  • Blockchain and smart contract security
  • Trusted hardware security
  • Scalable and fair consensus protocols
  • Privacy enhancing technology (e.g., anonymous communication)
The positions start in 2021 Fall. Visit http://fanzhang.me to learn more about Prof. Zhang and his research.
Contact: Fan Zhang
Last updated: 2020-10-29 posted on 2020-10-26

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Nov 1th 2020 (first deadline)

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

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

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

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

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

Postdoctoral positions in Applied Cryptography and Information Security
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir. Morroco

Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech.

The School of Computer and Communication Sciences at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco is currently looking for motivated and talented Postdoctoral researchers in the area of applied cryptography, and Information security. The successful candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
  • Secure Multi Party Computation

The ideal candidates should have a PhD degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer competitive salary (the net salary per month is 2000 USD), a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: https://www.um6p.ma/en).

Submit your application via email including

  • full CV,
  • sample publications,
  • a detailed research proposal,
  • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.
There is no specific deadline for this call, but we will start looking at the applications from Oct 15th, 2020.
Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma) https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1339&company=ump
Last updated: 2020-11-02 posted on 2020-10-24

Research Internship: Security and Privacy in Blockchain
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

The IMDEA Software Institute offers an intern position in the area of security and privacy in blockchain, in the context of the project SLN: Scalability for the Lightning Network. The intern will work under the supervision of Pedro Moreno-Sanchez.

Who should apply?: Applicants should have finished (or be close to finish) a master degree in Computer Science. Experience in cryptography, distributed systems or blockchain is highly valued.

Working at IMDEA Software: The positions are based in Madrid, Spain where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. Salaries are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system. The working language at the institute is English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Dates: The position has guaranteed funding for 6 months. There exists the possibility to stay afterwards as PhD student. The preferred starting date is early 2021.

How to apply?: Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2020-10-intern-blockchain. Deadline for applications is November 30th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact: pedro(dot)moreno(at)imdea(dot)org
Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PhD student in Cryptology
Lund University, Sweden
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö.
  • The research project is in the area of post-quantum cryptography and aims to investigate how the problem "Learning-With-Errors" (LWE) or related problems can be used to develop new cryptographic primitives. This includes examining existing primitives that base their security on the LWE problem as well as trying to find new, more effective primitives. One such primitive is fully homomorphic encryption.
  • Work duties: The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
  • Admission requirements: A second-cycle qualification, or similar, and at least 60 second-cycle credits in subjects of relevance to electrical engineering, or a MSc in computer science or electrical engineering, Also, very good oral and written proficiency in English, and strong knowledge and skills in the following areas: cryptology, coding theory, abstract algebra, number theory, discrete mathematics, programming in C, Java, Python, or other languages.
  • Terms of employment: This is a full-time, fixed-term employment including 4 years research (maximum of 5 years including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral students are employed with competitive salary (about 31kSEK per month before tax).
  • Last application date: 12.Nov.2020
  • Contact: Thomas johansson (thomas@eit.lth.se)
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-21

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

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

    PhD positions
    UConn, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.

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

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

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

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

    Ph.D. student (Computer Architecture Security)
    Iowa State University
    There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Berk Gulmezoglu's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Iowa State University, Ames, IA. The research topics are side-channel attacks, ML-based analysis techniques and countermeasures. Interested students are welcomed to send their resume and unofficial transcript to bgulmez@iastate.edu Requirements: Preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Interested in software-based microarchitectural attacks or deep learning algorithms. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, Python and Javascript. Great enthusiasm of conducting research oriented tasks. Degree: B.S. and M.S. graduates Deadline: preferably starting at Spring 2021. Fall 2021 is also okay. Positions are open until they are filled.
    Contact: Berk Gulmezoglu bgulmez@iastate.edu
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-13

    Post-doctoral position in Crypto and Security Engineering
    Lund University, Sweden
    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö.

  • The topic of the project is the study of the security of software implementations of cryptographic primitives and protocols. You will investigate attacks using side-channel leakage in software implementations, in particular libraries implementing current or future standard security protocols and cryptographic primitives such as OpenSSL. The focus can be on cache-timing attacks of different forms and will include both developing attacks as well as different protection methods, such as guaranteeing a constant-time implementation. It can also be on power analysis attacks on devices executing software and its protected implementations.
  • Work duties: The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
  • Qualification requirements: Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

    Additional requirements: Very good oral and written proficiency in English. Publications in top conferences in the crypto and security community.

  • Terms of employment: This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years with competitive salary (about 42kSEK per month before tax).
  • Last application date: 07.Dec.2020

  • Contact: Thomas johansson (thomas@eit.lth.se)
    Last updated: 2020-11-16 posted on 2020-10-13

    Principal Engineer / Senior Cryptographer
    Intel Corp.
    Job Description As a Principal Engineer/Cryptographer at Intel, you will lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects to advance cutting-edge applied cryptography within Intel's chips. The ideal candidate is comfortable implementing multiple types of cryptographic algorithms and able to research new constructions and guide hardware, firmware and software teams. The candidate should be experienced in cryptographic solution formulation and problem solving.


    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Drive a specific strategic cryptographic initiative across Intel
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to contribute to other strategic objectives of Intel's Cryptography team
    • Influence internal security policies and standards regarding cryptography and security
    • Collaborate with other team members on internal research activities
    • Perform cryptanalytical reviews of algorithms, protocols and implementations
    • Track relevant state-of-the-art academic cryptographic research
    • Guide and mentor the develop of junior engineers in the technical leadership pipeline
    Qualifications
    Minimum work experience requirements:
    10+ years experience in cryptography/cryptographic implementation and an advanced degree in cryptography or related discipline; or 15+ years experience in cryptography/cryptographic implementation
    Preferred qualifications:
    • Experience with industrial security engineering, preferably significant contributions to large projects
    • Knowledge of computer architecture, CPU, SoC, chipsets, BIOS, Firmware, Drivers, and other compute paradigms
    • Very good understanding of side-channel attacks, including architectural and physical attacks
    • Familiarity with hardware design toolsets, including RTL
    • Familiarity and experience with software languages (C, C++, Java, Python, Go, etc.)
    • Strong track record of contributions to the crypto community (papers in well-established conferences, patents, standards)
    • Familiarity with latest developments in the area of post-quantum algorithms
    For more details please see the full job posting link. Contact: Krystian Matusiewicz (krystian.matusiewicz@intel.com)
    Last updated: 2020-11-18 posted on 2020-10-13

    Postdoctoral positions in Applied Cryptography and Information Security
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir. Morroco
    Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech. The School of Computer and Communication Sciences at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco is currently looking for motivated and talented Postdoctoral researchers in applied cryptography, and Information security. The successful candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to): • Threshold Cryptography • Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies • Secure Multi Party Computation • Cloud Computing Security • Lightweight Cryptography for IoT The ideal candidates should have a PhD degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer competitive salary (the net salary per month is 2000 USD), a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: https://www.um6p.ma/en). Submit your application via email including • full CV, • sample publications, • a detailed research proposal, • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees. There is no specific deadline for this call, but we will start looking at the applications from Oct 15th, 2020. Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma) https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1339&company=ump
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma)
    Last updated: 2020-10-12 posted on 2020-10-10

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    The School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs such as “1000 Youth Talents Program”, Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”,etc. We will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.
    Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2020-10-12 posted on 2020-10-10

    Phd Student and Post-Doc
    Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
    We are looking for a PhD student and a Postdoc to work on Security of Beyond 5G networks under INSPIRE-5Gplus and 6G Flagship projects. The PhD student position is open for students with a Masters Degree in EE or CS fields. More info about Projects: INSPIRE-5Gplus: https://www.inspire-5gplus.eu/ 6G Flagship: https://www.oulu.fi/6gflagship/ If you are interested, Please Contact: madhusanka.liyanage@oulu.fi or Pawani.porambage@oulu.fi
    Contact: Madhusanka Liyanage (madhusanka.liyanage@oulu.fi)
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-08

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post-doctoral Fellows
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    I am looking to hire a number of post-doctoral fellows and PhD students with expertise and interests in the area of hardware security, AI hardware security, homomorphic encryption, neuromorphic computing, physical design verification, digital twins, VLSI design, and more. Candidates with strong background on these areas should send me their CV at tehranipoor@ufl.edu .
    Contact: Prof. Mark Tehranipoor tehranipoor@ufl.edu
    Last updated: 2020-10-01 posted on 2020-09-30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ph.D. Student
    CISPA − Helmholtz Center for Information Security

    What we are always looking for?
    CISPA constantly seeks applications from outstanding students regardless of their national origin or citizenship. Currently we are looking for students interested in applied cryptography and topics like:

    • privacy-preserving signatures,
    • anonymous credentials,
    • eID and ePassport security.

    Admission to the Computer Science graduate program is highly competitive. A successful Master’s degree from a top-tier, research-oriented institution of higher education in a subject relevant to our research is required. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, proficiency in spoken and written English, and strong letters of recommendation from their academic advisors.

    What we offer?
    CISPA maintains an open, international and diverse work environment. Every Ph.D. student is a member of a research group lead by his or her supervisor. Admitted students are as a rule paid employees of CISPA with a full time contract (TV-L E 13). The working language is English.

    How to apply?
    https://jobs.cispa.saarland/jobs/detail/phd-students-in-all-areas-related-to-cybersecurity-privacy-cryptography-and-machine-learning-1

    Contact: Lucjan Hanzlik (hanzlik@cispa.saarland)
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-24

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

    ConsensusLab Lead
    Protocol Labs
    We seek a Research Project Manager to support and coordinate our research on problems within the field of consensus while assembling a team of world-class researchers. Research at Protocol Labs We’re not an ordinary Research Lab. We’re working hard to build the core protocols of the decentralized web pursuant to our vision for the future of the Internet. As part of our research team, you’ll be enabling outcomes at the forefront of our mission. Our research team is granted both the freedom to develop knowledge by working on novel applications and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward advancing the flagship projects of Protocol Labs and the research endeavors of leading institutions in the field. You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism enable you to craft creative solutions working around evolving needs. What will the ConsensusLab do The goal of ConsensusLab will be to focus on long-term research problems facing Filecoin and other Protocol Labs projects related to secure, scalable consensus mechanisms. As ConsensusLab Lead you will… Coordinate with teammates across the research and project teams to drive progress against the goals we want ConsensusLab to accomplish, driving consensus research to support multiple autonomous projects within the company Track and coordinate the known problems that must be solved to hit those goals, the proposed solutions to those problems, the interactions and constraints that proposed solutions have on each other, and the effects design requirements have on proposed solutions. Assemble a team of researchers to drive progress against these problems. You may be a fit for this role if you have... Strong organizational and project management skills A familiarity with consensus research, in which you explored security or scalability of a system with byzantine or rational actors A love of supporting others in their efforts to learn and push the boundaries of human knowledge Bonus points... You’ve applied game theory, mechanism design, or agent-based modeling to fault tolerant system You’ve previously managed a team of researchers working on novel consensus algorithms
    Contact: Ed Burns
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-23

    Multiple post-doc positions
    University of Maryland
    Several postdoctoral positions are available in the following areas:
    • Post-quantum (including lattice-based) zero-knowledge proofs.
    • Fast implementation of fully homomorphic encryption and lattice-based cryptography.
    • Adversarial machine learning, broadly defined
    Contact: Jonathan Katz
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-23

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

    Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography
    Algorand, Inc.
    We are looking for a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher to join our Team. This is an opportunity for someone who is genuinely excited by new technologies to influence the design and implementation of bleeding edge advanced cryptographic systems and protocols. Functioning somewhat independently and working within the larger Research Team, the Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher will research and design cryptographic protocols and concepts, partnering with the team to develop prototypes. Our Researchers are also internal subject matter experts, providing guidance and learning opportunities to our extended staff. Researchers are also responsible for publishing meaningful research, independently and with other members of staff.

    You will be working on a fast-paced, rapidly growing, high-profile project with a significant opportunity for industry-level impact on emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

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

    Full role description (including responsibilities and qualifications) and application link is available at the further information link.

    Interested candidates should submit their application at the further information link along with their CV (including list of publications), one (1) recently published paper relevant to the position responsibilities, and two (2) reference letters. You can share your paper and reference letter via the "Portfolio" link when applying, or upload the files with you CV. This position is available immediately and thus candidates who are already in the US are preferred.

    Contact: Regnia O'Brien, Head of People & Talent
    Last updated: 2020-09-23 posted on 2020-09-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post-Doc Applicants:

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

    Links to research groups:

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

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

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

    Research Engineer
    HashCloak Inc, Toronto Canada

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

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

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

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

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

    Cryptography Expert
    Apheris | Deep tech company for privacy-preserving data ecosystems in Berlin, Germany

    We are looking for an Expert in Cryptography and/or Privacy-Preserving Computations with the right skillset to complement our team with practical deep tech and coding expertise.
    Join us putting cutting-edge privacy-preserving technologies and federated computations into production.


    As a domain Expert in Cryptography, you will help us build never-seen-before deep tech products for our high-profile customers. You contribute to the Apheris products, including protocol and architecture and author detailed technical concepts around cryptography. You identify and resolve performance bottlenecks and perform and participate in code reviews. Together with our CTO and other senior engineers you will help us hit product milestones by writing high quality, well tested code.

    Contact: Robin Röhm, career@apheris.com
    Last updated: 2020-08-26 posted on 2020-08-25

    Post-Doc
    Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
    The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Security and Privacy (https://www.mpi-sp.org/) is looking to hire Postdocs in cryptography and computer security. The topic of the position depends on common interests, including (but not limited to):

  • Public-key, lattice-based, and advanced cryptographic primitives.
  • Cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and concurrent systems.
  • Post-quantum cryptography and quantum computing.

    In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must:

  • Have completed (or be close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or related fields.
  • Show a record of excellent publications in leading venues for security (S&P, CCS, Usenix Sec, NDSS) cryptography (CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT) or general theory of computer science (STOC, FOCS, ICALP).

    The MPI for Security and Privacy is co-located with the Ruhr University of Bochum (Germany) and offers a vibrant atmosphere for research that spans across all aspects of computer security. The knowledge of German is not required for a successful career at MPI. To apply for the position, send an email to Giulio Malavolta (address below) including the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae (including list of publications).
  • The names of 2/3 referees for recommendation letters.

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  • Contact: Giulio Malavolta (giulio.malavolta@hotmail.it)
    Last updated: 2020-08-25 posted on 2020-08-25

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

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

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

    Fully funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
    University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
    We have (fully funded) multiple PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2021 (August 2021) or Spring 2021 (January 2021) at University of South Florida (USF). USF is a Rank-1 Research University (rank 31 of CS departments at US public universities per according Academic Analytics on Scholarly Research Index) and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internship and joint-projects with lead-industrial companies. Topics include:

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

    Last updated: 2020-08-20 posted on 2020-08-15

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

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

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

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

    Job description

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

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

    Assistant/Associate Professorship
    FACULTY POSITIONS AT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for tenure-track positions from February 2021 or August 2021. Applicants in areas of information security and artificial intelligence are sought. Applicants for assistant professorship must demonstrate strong research potential, in addition to good teaching ability. Applicants for associate professorship and professorship must have an exceptional record of research achievement. All successful candidates are expected to conduct both research and teaching activities. The department offers BS, MS and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. The official language of teaching is Chinese, and English teaching is encouraged by the university. For more information, please visit our website: https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en Applications should include a curriculum vitae, recent publications, and reference letters from at least three people who can comment on the applicant's professional qualification. Other supporting material is welcome. Applications should be sent to: Faculty Recruiting Committee Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424 Email:srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301 The deadline for applications is October 31, 2020, and will continue to receive documents as appropriate until February 28, 2021.
    Contact: Email: srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301
    Last updated: 2020-08-17 posted on 2020-08-10

    Assistant/Associate Professorship
    FACULTY POSITIONS AT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for tenure-track positions from February 2021 or August 2021. Applicants in areas of information security and artificial intelligence are sought. Applicants for assistant professorship must demonstrate strong research potential, in addition to good teaching ability. Applicants for associate professorship and professorship must have an exceptional record of research achievement. All successful candidates are expected to conduct both research and teaching activities. The department offers BS, MS and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. The official language of teaching is Chinese, and English teaching is encouraged by the university. For more information, please visit our website: https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en Applications should include a curriculum vitae, recent publications, and reference letters from at least three people who can comment on the applicant's professional qualification. Other supporting material is welcome. Applications should be sent to: Faculty Recruiting Committee Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424 Email:srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301 The deadline for applications is October 31, 2020, and will continue to receive documents as appropriate until February 28, 2021.
    Contact: Email: srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301
    Last updated: 2020-08-10 posted on 2020-08-10

    Post-Doc
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Qualification: - Candidates should have a Ph.D. Degree (CS or EE), and strong background on • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Federated Learning, Edge/Fog Computation, Internet-of-Things, Cryptographic Protocols, Applied Cryptography - Strong publication record (major journals or top conference papers). - Good written and oral communication skills. - Work experience in relevant research projects is preferable. The initial appointment will be for 1 year but it can be extended depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance. These positions come with attractive salary and benefits. The travel support will also be provided to attend international conferences or to visit oversea universities. How to apply: Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Prof. Tony Q.S. Quek (email: tonyquek@sutd.edu.sg). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.
    Contact: Prof. Tony Q.S. Quek (email: tonyquek@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-08-10 posted on 2020-08-07

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    TalTech, Centre for HW Security; Tallinn, Estonia
    The Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech (https://www.taltech.ee/en/) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in post quantum cryptography. We are looking for motivated individuals with a strong background in circuit design, especially with experience in ASICs and/or hardware implementation of crypto cores. The end goal of the project is to validate a PQC algorithm in silicon.

    Requirements for postdoctoral research position: Having a PhD degree is mandatory for this position but candidates close to the completion of a PhD are also highly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should have a track record in the topic or in a closely related field, as well as in-depth knowledge of digital IC design tools (genus, innovus, design compiler, ICC, etc.)
    General conditions: Funding for this position is project-based and is already in place. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype. This position has an immediate start date (but a future start date can be arranged given the current situation w/ coronavirus). Salary is commensurate with experience.
    How to apply: Please submit your CV to Prof. Pagliarini by email (samuel.pagliarini@taltech.ee) using the subject ‘PQC postdoc position’.
    Contact: Samuel Pagliarini (samuel.pagliarini@taltech.ee)
    Last updated: 2020-08-04 posted on 2020-08-04

    Embedded Cryptographic Software Engineer
    Secure-IC Pte Ltd
    To support our growth and in order to strengthen our team, we are looking for an Embedded Cryptographic Software Engineer (M/F). You will be based in Singapore and participate in the development of the Secure-IC portfolio of secure solutions. Missions consist in:
    • Ensuring the various phases of specifications for applications embedding cryptography
    • C and C++ programming and testing
    • Integration and validation on target embedded microprocessor. (knowledge of ARM processors is preferable)
    • Developing non-regression tests along with benchmarking tests
    • Bringing innovative ideas to improve our products, the quality of deliveries and development processes
    • Delivery of customers projects (consulting and training)
    Requirements:
    • Embedded software development engineer with 5 years minimum experience in an equivalent position
    • First experience in the field of automotive: CAN bus, automotive Ethernet
    • Master’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field
    • Proficiency in C/C++ language and assembly skills
    • Knowledge of ARM processors, development for security and safety
    • Proficiency in English
    • Knowledge of cryptography
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
    Contact: Sylvain Guilley
    Last updated: 2020-07-18 posted on 2020-07-16

    PhD Student in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @Department of Computer Science @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a full position for a Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Cryptography & Privacy Engineering, available immediately and for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.

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

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

    Job description

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

    Your profile
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and excellent software development skills.
    • Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally secure computation) is a plus.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want to do excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    • The working language at ENCRYPTO is English, so you must be able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, whereas German is not required.
    no application deadline
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2020-07-18 posted on 2020-07-14

    PostDoc and Ph.D.-level researchers in the field of "Vehicular Security & Privacy"
    Ulm University, Germany
    The Institute of Distributed Systems at Ulm University is searching for enthusiastic PostDoc and Ph.D.-level researchers who are expected to support and strengthen our research activities in the area of security and privacy in vehicular networking and automotive systems. You will contribute to ongoing projects, as well as new project proposals. As PostDoc, you will also be involved in project management and support the supervision of PhD candidates.

    The ideal candidate for the PostDoc position has a Ph.D. degree in computer science, or a closely related discipline, from an internationally-renowned university, a strong background in system security with focus on vehicular security and privacy, documented by high-quality publications, and a strong motivation to become part of our team.
    For Ph.D.-level researchers, we require a M.Sc. degree in computer science, or a closely related discipline, from an internationally-renowned university with a visible focus in system security.
    Proficient knowledge of written and spoken English is required for both positions. Conversational German skills are a substantial advantage.
    We are one of the leading research groups in vehicular security and privacy. Our group and university offer a unique environment for automotive-related research with excellent facilities and highly competitive salary. Automotive technologies are a priority area at Ulm University, and many research groups are active in fields like vehicle-driver interaction and automated driving. Being situated in Southern Germany between Stuttgart and Munich, we are located in the right heart of German car industry in one of the strongest economic regions in Europe. We have strong ties with companies like Daimler, Audi, BMW, and Bosch and many of those companies have research or development labs at our campus.

    For more information visit:
    https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/vs/inst/offene-stellen/postdoc-and-phd-level-researchers-vehicular-security-privacy/
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Frank Kargl (vs-jobs@uni-ulm.de)
    Last updated: 2020-07-18 posted on 2020-07-13

    Senior Security Researcher (m/f/d)
    Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf Gmbh (Munich Research Center, Germany)
    Your responsibilities:

    • Research the security properties of 3GPP radio access network technologies including 4G and 5G (NR), identifying possible weaknesses / enhancements • Research mitigations of identified security/privacy issues. • Collaborate with EU universities on 5G security research • Help shape the industry with new innovation via standardization bodies e.g. 3GPP, ETSI, etc. • Work with the world leading researchers on the most advanced technologies including AI, IoT under the scope of 5G security.

    Our requirements:

    • PhD in computer science or advanced PhD with focus on telecommunication security (preferably radio access technologies, the 3GPP air-interface protocol stack). • Several years of experience in network security research, specifically in the domains of protocol analysis, vulnerability detection, protocol correctness, protocol verification, etc. • Several years of experience researching and developing tools/demos/PoCs which demonstrate the impact of such security issues (vulnerabilities) on the network. • Several years of experience researching and implementing mitigation solutions (PoC/Demo level) for protocol vulnerabilities including algorithms development, performance/cost and impact analysis of algorithms implementation. • Openness to work in a diversified work environment with unique work cultures. • Experience in presenting technical information to both technical and non-technical audience. • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

    Must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this position.

    Please apply here: https://apply.workable.com/j/64698ECA7B

    By applying to this position, you agree with our PRIVACY STATEMENT. You can read in full our privacy policy via the link below. https://career.huawei.com/reccampportal/portal5/grcprivacy.html

    Contact: Viet-Duc Benedikt Lai (email: duc.lai.ext[at]huawei.com)
    Last updated: 2020-07-03 posted on 2020-06-29

    Lecturer in Cybersecurity
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer position. Successful candidates must have an MS in Computer Science or a related computing area and will have demonstrated an expert grasp of knowledge of the Cybersecurity field at all levels, either through a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, or through industrial experience.

    Candidates are expected to mainly teach courses under the umbrella of Cybersecurity in support of our graduate and undergraduate programs. The successful candidate will also be involved in creating course content and materials with a focus on experiential and project-based learning.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and the names of at least two references by applying as soon as possible at https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1961. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Work environment and location:
    The Computer Science department, part of the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences, is the largest at NJIT, comprising one tenth of the student population. It is also the largest computer science department among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area.​ Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.
    Contact: Reza Curtmola
    Last updated: 2020-06-23 posted on 2020-06-22

    Fully Funded PhD Position in Privacy-Preserving & Robust Machine Learning
    University of Lübeck, Institute of IT-Security, Privacy & Security Group, Lübeck, Germany
    The Privacy & Security group at University of Luebeck seeks to hire doctoral students for research in the one or more of the following areas:
    • enhancing or attacking training-data-privacy in machine learning algorithms
    • ensuring or attacking the robustness of machine learning algorithms
    • privacy-preserving health applications (including epidemiological applications)
    • privacy-preserving Smart Grid, Smart City applications
    • anonymous communication
    The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and has a strong background and interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • information security, differential privacy, or cryptography
    • mathematical statistics and probability theory
    • machine learning
    Candidates with a strong theoretical background in related areas are also encouraged to apply. Formal requirements for doctoral students are a master's or equivalent degree. The doctoral student will be a paid employee of University of Lübeck according to standard collective labour agreement regulations (TV-L E13, 100%), which compared to the local cost of living provides an attractive salary and attractive working conditions.

    Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, transcripts of grades, 2-3 letters of recommendation from teachers or employers, and, if possible, the Master's or Bachelor's thesis and publications.
    • Application deadline: 30 August 2020 (later applications might also be considered)
    • Starting date: 1 October 2020 (negotiable)
    About our group: The Privacy & Security group at the Institute for IT-security at the University of Lübeck works on researching privacy-preserving and robust methods to perform computations on large datasets such that the system work as expected and privacy of individuals is protected, including privacy-preserving machine learning, and anonymous communication.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Esfandiar Mohammadi
    Privacy & Security group
    University of Lübeck
    https://mohammadi.eu

    Last updated: 2020-06-21 posted on 2020-06-21