International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

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

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TU Darmstadt
Post-Doc position

We are looking for outstanding Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security.

Current topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

- Distributed cryptography

The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of 2 contacts that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work. The candidate shall be able to show solid expertise in cryptography/IT Security illustrated in form of publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

The position can be partially funded by the Ethereum Foundation and hence offers an internationally competitive salary including social benefits, and the opportunity for close collaboration with one of the leading cryptocurrencies.

TU Darmstadt offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main area, and has a strong institute for research on IT security with more than 300 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Prof. Sebastian Faust, Contact: sebastian.faust(at)cs(dot)tu-darmstadt(dot)de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Kanazawa University, Japan
Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (only for Female)

Kanazawa University, Japan, invites applications for an associate professor position or a tenure-track assistant professor position in advanced research area of information security, such as IT Security and Cryptography:

For example, IoT security, AI security, cybersecurity, privacy protection, software protection, blockchain, usable security, cryptography, implementation of cryptographic techniques, quantum security, and so on.

In order to actively improve our considerably low percentage of women researchers, applicants are limited to female researchers.

An appointee is expected on duty on December 1st, 2018 or at an early possible time after that.

Contact: Masahiro Mambo

More Information: http://www.t.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/collegeschool/20_se/en/position/20180912_is_tt_en.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-12



Information Assurance Platform (IAP)
Senior Cryptography Writer

The Information Assurance Platform (IAP) is a platform that provides tools for building and enhancing cybersecurity applications. The company has raised investment capital.

This position is available full time or part time, on a work remotely basis (telecommuting).

The successful applicant is requested to support the written documentation of the project. The project aims to establish an open standard for the use of the platform (the IAP standard). Where applicable, cryptographic terms, algorithms, diagrams and other items will be required to be written to the current standards of the industry and to the standards of peer review.

The position will be responsible for the project documentation as it pertains to cryptography; to rewrite existing documentation in an expert manner, and to ensure that additional information is correct, useful, up to date and appropriate. Therefore, the position will be required to understand the goals and designs of the project intimately. Full support in gaining this understanding will be provided.

The cryptography in question is focused on computational integrity and privacy research, including zero knowledge proofs and succinct non interactive arguments of knowledge.

The position is not expected to create, invent, redesign or develop cryptography or cryptographic systems. Rather, to understand current research, explain, interpret and ultimately document the relevant cryptography as it pertains (or does nor pertain) to the design of systems of the platform.

All applicants are welcome.

Contact: Please contact team [at] iap.network. All information held in strictest confidence.

More Information: https://iap.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Information Assurance Platform (IAP)
Cryptographic Research and Development

The Information Assurance Platform (IAP) is distributed ledger technology enabled platform that provides tools for building and enhancing cybersecurity applications. The company has raised investment capital.

This position is available full time or part time, on a work remotely basis (telecommuting).

The position is focused on computational integrity and privacy systems for providing tools to enhance corporate and organisational transparency with data privacy and confidentiality.

Applicants should be familiar with cutting edge scalable computational integrity and privacy research and other systems of CIP such as PCP, LPCP, MPC, KOE based systems, CLP, pairing based systems (KOE or otherwise), IP, IVC, and the state of the art including zero knowledge proofs as applicable.

The position is not required to invent, recreate or improve existing cryptography; rather, to research, understand, explain and translate, and knowledge transfer to other positions within the company for practical use in applications.

All applicants are welcome.

Contact: Please share your professional details to team [at] iap.network. All information held in strictest confidence.

More Information: https://iap.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-30



IBM Global Security Services
Associate Partner - Cryptography/Encryption

The Associate Partner (AP) in the Global Security Services (GSS) Practice helps to lead the growth and management of all facets of the business, primarily by using this global position and perspective to assist the local geographies. This requires demonstrating thought leadership, sales leadership and delivery leadership in the core domain of Data Security and governance.

Position is located in the United States. Must be willing to travel 75% annually, including international travel.

Marketing and Sales:

•Work with global solutions teams and across local geographies to provide content and drive deals to successful closing

•Provide demonstration of IBM credentials in the core domain of Data Security, especially cryptography

•Work closely with the global and local solution design teams to develop client presentations and Statements Of Work (SOWs)

•Provide a focal point for geographies to help understand capabilities, offerings, client references

•Become a recognized thought leader in the core domain, utilizing conferences, white papers, client presentations to build awareness of IBM credentials

•Be accountable for driving signings in the geographies

Delivery:

•Work with global and local teams to help organize project approaches and teams for client delivery

•Participate in project delivery to varying degrees depending on project complexity and geography needs

•Help resolve project issues as they arise

•Establish demonstrated client relationships in key accounts to help progress the Security Services portfolio

Practice:

•Provide global practice leadership by facilitating a community of like-minded practitioners to share and exchange ideas for practice growth and improvement

•Contribute content and advice to the offering development process

•Help shape the emerging model of the Global Security Practice

People:

•Help establish capability and skills models for the core domain• Become a role model for global practitioners in the core domain

Contact: Harry Dougherty

Senior Recruiter - Talent Acquisition

IBM Security Services

https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrydougherty1/

More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/associate-partner-cryptography-encryption-at-ibm-742561074/



The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Funded PhD Position on Applied Cryptography

The research conducted by the University of Auckland’s team will focus on applied cryptography for retrieval and processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments. We are looking to apply encrypted search techniques to SGX environments and blockchain technologies. This involves a substantial program of research to develop, implement and apply to industrial case studies.

Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master degree (or equivalent) with outstanding grades in Computer Science, Mathematics, or closely related areas. Additional knowledge in related disciplines such as, e.g., complexity theory or IT security is welcome.

The candidate should be able not only to design but also implement working prototypes of the crypto scheme developed during the research period. Good knowledge of C/C++ and Linux is a must.

The STRATUS project will provide a stipend of 27,000 NZD p.a. and cover the costs of the tuition fee for 3 years.

Contact: Dr. Giovanni Russello

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Two Funded PhD Positions on Software Obfuscation

Two, three-year PhD scholarships, covering international tuition fees and a stipend of $27,500 per year.

Project Aim

The aim of the project is to develop practical obfuscation techniques based on a theoretical foundation.

The theoretical work will be led by Prof Steven Galbraith while Associate Prof. Giovanni Russello will lead the practical aspects.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics and have written a master thesis in some topic related to security, cryptography, or the underlying mathematics. We are looking for candidates with experience in some or all of the following:

- Hands-on experience with standard obfuscators and de-obfuscator tools

- Understanding of cryptography and its applications

- Understanding of ARM and/or X86 architecture and respective instruction set

- Experience in coding in C/C++ and assembly

- Understanding of compilers and run-time code optimisations

Application Process:

Please send an email to g.russello (at) auckland.ac.nz with a short CV and an unofficial transcript of grades in your degree.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide further information (such as an IELTS English language test and official transcripts of their degrees) at a later stage of the application process.

Contact: g.russello (at) auckland.ac.nz

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-02



University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Secure and Usable Voting Systems (M/F)

The University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust is seeking to hire two post-docs and two PhDs to perform research in secure, verifiable voting schemes, quantum information assurance and quantum resistant crypto.

The Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) research group, headed by Prof P Y A Ryan, invites applications for two PhD and two post-doc positions, details below. The APSIA team of SnT is a dynamic and growing research group, some 20 strong, conducting research on security-critical systems, information assurance, cryptography, crypto protocols and privacy.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental and international partners.

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group and will be part of the joint Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and Norwegian RCN project “SURCVS” and will conduct research on the design and evaluation of secure yet usable voting systems. The project will be conducted jointly with the NTNU in Oslo. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Peter Roenne.

The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Conducting research on the following topics in verifiable, coercion resistant voting systems:

Formal definitions of relevant properties such verifiability, privacy, receipt-freeness and coercion resistance.

Modelling complex socio-technical systems, taking account of human aspects of security and trust.

Exploring quantum-safe algorithms and everlasting privacy for voting systems.

Providing guidance to M.Sc. students

Disseminating results through scientific publications and talks at conferences

Contact: peter.ryan (at) ui.lu or peter.roenne (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vjtw

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-20



University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust
Research Associate (Postdoc) in Secure and Usable Voting Systems

The University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust is seeking to hire a post-doc to perform research in secure, verifiable voting schemes, quantum information assurance and quantum resistant crypto.

The Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) research group, headed by Prof P Y A Ryan, invites applications for two PhD and two post-doc positions, details below. The APSIA team of SnT is a dynamic and growing research group, some 20 strong, conducting research on security-critical systems, information assurance, cryptography, crypto protocols and privacy.

The position will be for an initial two year, but potentially extendable to five years.

See also: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/apsia/we_are_hiring

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental and international partners.

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the joint Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and Norwegian RCN project “SURCVS” and will conduct research on the design and evaluation of secure yet usable voting systems. The project will be conducted jointly with the NTNU in Oslo. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Conducting research on the following topics in verifiable, coercion resistant voting systems:

Formal definitions of relevant properties such as verifiability, privacy, receipt-freeness and coercion resistance.

Modelling complex socio-technical systems, taking account of human aspects of security and trust.

Exploring quantum-safe algorithms and everlasting privacy for voting systems.

Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs

Collaborating with partners in the SURCVS project

Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students

Disseminating results through scientific publications

Contact: Peter.Ryan (at) uni.lu or Peter.Roenne (at) uni.lu.

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vjs5

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-20



Old Dominion University
Postdoctoral Researcher

A postdoctoral research fellow position in cybersecurity is available in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University , for an initial appointment of one year, renewable based on the performance.

The incumbent is expected to participate in the cybersecurity research lab at VMASC led by Dr. Sachin Shetty

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in IoT security and publishing in leading conferences and journals, participation in proposal development, and some supervision of graduate students. This position is ideally suited for a recent Ph.D. graduate who plans to pursue a future research career. A completed Ph.D. degree in ECE or CS is required by the time of the appointment. Solid background in network security, game theory, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

Contact: Dr. Sachin Shetty (sshetty (at) odu.edu)

More Information: http://ww2.odu.edu/~sshetty/PostDoc_Cyber_2018.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



University of Amsterdam / Leiden University / Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Ph.D. student in Quantum Cryptanalysis

The aim of the PhD project is to carry out quantum cryptanalysis of the most promising schemes in the NIST competition for post-quantum cryptography. The objective ranges from identifying potential vulnerabilities in the design to possibly discovering complete breaks, but also considers the question of finding the right choice of parameters for schemes that (seem to) withstand quantum attacks.

Supervision will be shared between QuSoft and Mathematisch Instituut (MI) Leiden, with Christian Schaffner (University of Amsterdam / QuSoft) and Peter Stevenhagen (MI Leiden) as main supervisors and Serge Fehr (CWI / MI Leiden / QuSoft) and Peter Bruin (MI Leiden) as co-supervisors.

You should hold a Master's degree (or expect to obtain this by the end of the academic year 2017/18) in computer science, mathematics or physics, with excellent grades and outstanding results, or a comparable degree.

Furthermore you should also possess:

  • a strong background in cryptography, quantum algorithms and/or mathematics (relevant to post-quantum cryptography);

  • demonstrated research abilities, e.g. by completion of an (undergraduate) research project;

  • good academic writing and presentation skills;

  • good social and organisational skills;

  • full professional proficiency in spoken and written English.

See the link below for further information and for the application procedure.

Contact: Dr Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner (at) uva.nl)

More Information: http://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2018/06/18-371-phd-candidate-in-quantum-cryptanalysis.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-15



Technische Universität Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany
Doctoral Researcher Positions on Privacy-Preserving Access and Verifiable Utilization

Applications are invited for two full-time Pre-doc positions in the Security in Information Technology (SIT) Research Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner.

We are looking for candidates interested in working at the intersection of privacy engineering, and applied cryptography. This project addresses two central challenges in the provision of cloud services: (1) client privacy, and (2) verifiable metering and billing. For challenge (1), we design and develop anonymous communication mechanisms for the cloud. For challenge (2), we build techniques for service verification and design an infrastructure for verifiable metering and billing, enabling clients to verify in real-time their service consumption and corresponding charges. By solving and combining both challenges we obtain privacy-preserving verifiable metering and billing. Further details on the project can be found here.

The vacancy is within the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING, funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation. Collaborative Research Centers are institutions funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and are established at universities to pursue a scientifically ambitious, complex, longterm research program. The goal of the center CROSSING is to provide cryptography-based security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments. For more information about CROSSING please visit www.crossing.tu-darmstadt.de.

As part of its research program CROSSING will develop an opensource software called OpenCCE which will allow users to deploy the developed solutions in a secure and easy way.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact: Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications to staff-sit (at) crisp-da.de with the subject “Funded PhD position in CRC CROSSING” and a single pdf (< 10MB).

More Information: https://www.sit.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



University of Lübeck, Germany
Professor for Secure Software Systems (W2)

The Institute for IT Security at the University of Lübeck invites applications for an open position as

Professor for Secure Software Systems (W2)

As future holder of the position, you should bring a proven scientific track record in IT Security, especially in at least one of the following areas:

  • Security of Complex and Networked Software Systems
  • Anonymity and Privacy
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Computer Forensics

You bring along a high potential for strengthening the profile of the new Institute for IT Security through research work, project management, and the acquisition of third party funds in the field of IT Security.

Your teaching tasks include participation in the courses of the degree programs of the Department of Computer Science/Engineering, especially in the new Bachelor’s and Master’s program in IT Security.

University of Lübeck offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation in the key areas of Computer Science, Medical Engineering, Robotics, e-Government, Data Science, as well as the Life Sciences and Medicine. In addition, the university supports activities in technology transfer.

For a detailed description of the position as well as necessary templates and further information on the application process, please visit the link below.

Contact: Susanne Markmann,

Büro der MINT-Sektionen

Email: mint.buero (at) uni-luebeck.de

More Information: https://www.uni-luebeck.de/structure/sektionen/sektionen-mint/berufungsverfahren-stellen.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-18



Microsoft Research, Redmond WA, USA
Senior Research Software Design Engineer

Description available at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/391591/SENIOR-RSDE

Contact: Kristin Lauter

Email: klauter (at) microsoft.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-01



University of Luxembourg
PhD

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) funded project “Quantum Communication with Deniability”, which starts 1st July 2018 and will conduct research on enabling “deniability” using both classical and quantum mechanisms. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Peter Roenne. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Research on the following topics in quantum cryptography and information theory:

Exploring formal definitions of the notion of deniability against various threat models.

Exploring the limits of what is achievable in terms of deniability using both classical and quantum mechanisms.

Designing and analysing novel protocols and mechanisms to achieve stronger forms of deniability.

Providing guidance to M.Sc. students

Contact: P Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vblq

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-06



University of Luxembourg
Post-doc (RA)

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Eureopean H2020 project “FutureTPM”, and will conduct research on the design and analysis of quantum-safe Trusted Platform Modules (TPM). The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Alfredo Rial. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:

Develop and analyse quantum-safe algorithms and protocols.

Explore the incorporation of quantum-safe algorithms in a TPM architecture.

Define security properties and models for a TPM against quantum adversaries.

Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs

Collaborating with partners in the FutureTPM project

Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students

Disseminating results through scientific publications

Contact: Peer Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at) uni.lu or Alfredo Rial, alfredo.rial (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vbm4

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-06



Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Post-doc

Applications are invited for a one-year Post-Doc position in the Quality and Computer Security Research Lab and the Algorithmic Group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The successful applicant will work on the analysis and design of searchable encryption schemes and on data structures enabling efficient search operations on encrypted data.

Candidates shall hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or related field, should have experience in the research field of the position and should be fluent in English.

Applications must include:

- A Curriculum Vitae

- A motivation letter

- The list of publications and a copy of three selected publications

- The copies of diplomas and certificates

- Two (or more) reference letters

- The date from which the applicant will be available

Applications must be sent to olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be and stefan.langerman (at) ulb.ac.be

Contact: Olivier Markowitch, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Computer Science Department, olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be

More Information: https://qualsec.ulb.ac.be/about-2/post-doc-position/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-01



weeve GmbH, Berlin, Germany
20+ Blockchain Researchers & Developers

Weeve is a global network of IoT devices autonomously buying and selling device data. Powered by next-generation cryptography, cryptoeconomics, incentive mechanisms, and secured by the blockchain, Weeve is the basis for the Economy of Things – generating high-quality data stream networks. Weeve’s goal is to empower the commercialization of IoT through sharing data in a new era of data economies. We look for applicants with keen interest in at least one of the following topics:

Smart Contracting and Blockchain applications (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger, Cardano),

Blockchain-enabled mechanism design and applications (e.g. graded token-curated registries),

Radically new voting schemes beyond “the richer get richer” (e.g. quadratic voting, token-curated voting),

Scalable consensus protocols ,

Cryptographic algorithms (e.g. NIZKs, SNARGs, STARKs) & privacy-enhancing/GDPR-friendly protocols (e.g. MPC,)

System Security (e.g. ARM Trustzone, Intel SGX)

We solicit applications at various entry levels, from junior to senior, covering the complete spectrum from full-time research to development. We also appreciate and support research internships of PhDs and PostDocs. We offer a competitive salary, an academic environment, and access to Berlin’s vibrant blockchain ecosystem. Weeve leaves much freedom for pursuing one’s own ideas and supports this with condensing research ideas into a PhD and disseminating those to the blockchain community (meetups, conferences, etc.).

Contact: For technical inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gajek: (sebastian.gajek (at) weeve.network)

For recruitment queries, contact NBT Tech Recruiter: Ayca (ayca.kuzuimamlar (at) nbt.ag).

More Information: https://weeve.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-31



PQShield Ltd., Oxford, UK.
Cryptographic Researchers

PQShield Ltd. is a spin-out company of the University of Oxford, specialised in Post-Quantum Cryptography.

We invite experts in PQ cryptography to join our team as (Senior) Cryptographic Researchers. Candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in any PQ cryptography field or the equivalent in industrial experience with a solid publication record.

The company is offering competitive packages in addition to the chance to be affiliated with the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.

Contact: Interested candidates, please send your CVs to Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com or elkaafarani (at) maths.ox.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-15



National University of Singapore
Research Fellow

(For NUS SoC CS Dept)

Research Fellow

National University of Singapore

Description:

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

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

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

• Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

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

• Post-quantum cryptography

Job requirements:

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

• Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

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

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

• Some experience in programming is a plus;

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

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

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Deparment of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Positions for Ph.D. candidates and Postdocs in Information-Flow Security and Side-Channel Analysis

The chair MAIS at TU Darmstadt, led by Prof. Dr. Heiko Mantel, is offering multiple positions. We are looking for researchers who are interested in addressing foundational problems that will be of practical relevance or in addressing practical problems based on solid foundations. The research focus shall be on software security (information-flow security or side-channel analysis) using formal methods or systematic experiments.

We are offering three positions for Ph.D. candidates and Postdocs in the following areas:

  1. information-flow analysis techniques for object-oriented programs at the level of source code and bytecode based on compositional and precise verification techniques
  2. experimental analysis of side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and generation of attacks exploiting such vulnerabilities
  3. program analysis techniques for detecting side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and for assessing the seriousness of such vulnerabilities

The overall goal of our research at MAIS is to make software-based systems more trustworthy (i.e. secure, safe, and correct) than they are today. As software engineering is a complex and error-prone task,

we employ formal methods in combination with experiments for reasoning about software and critical system properties. We investigate software systems on the level of source code, bytecode, and machine code as well as on the level of more abstract system specifications. This allows us to provide support for security at different stages of software

development. At MAIS we are offering a productive and collaborative research environment in which you can discuss ideas with other team members working on related topics.

The positions are available immediately and applications will be considered until the positions are taken. These are positions with regular salary and social benefits based on TV-TUD. For more information and how to apply, see http://www.mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/Positions.html.



EMSEC team, IRISA, Rennes, France
Post-doc

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,
  • fully homomorphic encryption

The research will take place in the Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC) team, within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD in cryptography and with publications in cryptographic conferences.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), a motivation letter, and contact informations of at least two people who can provide reference letters.

The duration of the position is 2 years, it has flexible starting date (ideally between September and December). Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois, adeline.roux-langlois (at) irisa.fr and Pierre-Alain Fouque, pierre-alain.fouque (at) irisa.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-31



EPFL / Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab

A position is available for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab at EPFL led by Prof. Bryan Ford. The DEDIS lab focuses on building secure, scalable, and privacy-preserving decentralized systems, with a strong emphasis on building and deploying fully functional and usable systems. DEDIS is currently developing next-generation blockchain or distributed ledger technology, already available as an open-source prototype and in use by industry partners and within EPFL’s campus-wide infrastructure. DEDIS is the only academic research lab globally to have both built a next-generation blockchain system from the ground up and regularly published its design elements in top-tier peer-reviewed security/privacy conferences such as IEEE S&P ‘16, ‘17, ‘18 and USENIX Security ‘16, ‘17.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work closely with Prof. Ford, PhD and undergraduate students, senior researchers, and software engineers within the DEDIS lab, along with multiple external research and development partners from industry and academia. Some participation in teaching activities is also expected. Research activities will include notably the design, implementation, and experimental validation of state-of-the-art decentralized systems, including playing a core role in the ongoing design and development of DEDIS’s next-generation blockchain architecture and software infrastructure.

Contact: dedis (at) epfl.ch

More Information: https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/568/Description/2

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-31



University of Luxembourg
PhD and post-doc position

The Applied Crypto group of the University of Luxembourg is offering multiple Ph.D. student and post-doc positions in cryptography, funded by the H2020 ERC programme. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, multilinear maps, public-key cryptanalysis, and blockchain applications.

The Ph.D. students and post-docs will be members of the Security and Trust (SnT) research center from the university of Luxembourg (>200 researchers in all aspects of IT security). We offer a competitive salary (about 34,000 euro/year gross for Ph.D, and 60,000 euro/year gros for post-doc). The duration of the position is 3 years (+ 1 year extension) for Ph.D., and 2.5 years for post-doc.

Profile:

  • For Ph.D. position: MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or in Mathematics.

  • For post-doc position: a PhD in cryptography, with publications in competitive cryptographic conferences

Candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter indicating your research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • For Ph.D. position: transcripts of B.Sc. and M.Sc. grades
  • For post-doc position: a short description of your PhD work (max 1 page).
  • Contact information for 3 referees

Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu

More Information: http://www.crypto-uni.lu/vacancies.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-15



Abertay University (Dundee Scotland)
2 Full-Time Permanent posts in Cyber-Security and Computing

Abertay University, in Dundee, Scotland, is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. In 2013 we marked the 125th anniversary of our foundation as an institution dedicated to supporting science, industry and the professions with a distinctive interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

The University now seeks to appoint two Lecturers in Computing and Cybersecurity within the Division of Cybersecurity, part of the School of Design and Informatics.

The School of Design and Informatics is the home of Abertay’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in games, digital arts, cybersecurity and applied computer science. Abertay was the first university to offer degrees in Computer Games Technology and Ethical Hacking, and the School continues to be recognised as an international leader in its fields. The School has long-established professional links with Dundee’s thriving computer games community and the UK's cybersecurity community.

The Division of Cybersecurity is Abertay's centre for teaching and research in applied computing and cybersecurity, with particular interests in ethical hacking, digital forensics, IoT and secure software development. Reporting to the Head of Division, you will provide high-quality, research-informed teaching across all of our degree programmes, with a particular focus on specialist content within our Ethical Hacking and Computing degrees, and conduct internationally-recognised research that contributes to Abertay's strategic interests within the cybersecurity industries and wider digital sector.

The Lecturer in Computing and Cybersecurity will demonstrate relevant knowledge and practical ability in one or more of the following areas:, IoT, secure software development, Big Data for cybersecurity or AI for cybersecurity, ethical hacking or network security.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system.

More Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKB796/lecturer-in-computing-and-cybersecurity/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-29



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP), University of Waterloo
Post -Doc

he Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research group at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of privacy-enhancing technologies. This position will be held in the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a related field, and should have a proven research record, as demonstrated by publications in top security and privacy venues (such as Oakland, CCS, USENIX Security, and NDSS) and/or top venues specific to privacy-enhancing technologies (such as PETS/PoPETs).

The start date of the position is negotiable. The position may be for one or two years.

Applicants should submit a CV, a research plan, two or three selected papers, and the names and contact information of three references.

Contact: Ian Goldberg with "Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Tel: 519-888-4567 x36163

Fax: 519-885-1208

More Information: https://crysp.uwaterloo.ca/prospective/postdoc/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP), University of Waterloo
Post -Doc

The Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research group at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of data security and applied cryptography, preferably on topics related differential privacy and secure computation. This position will be held in the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a related field, and should have a proven research record, as demonstrated by publications in top security and privacy or database venues (such as Oakland, CCS, SIGMOD, VLDB) and/or top venues specific to data security (such as DBSEC).

The start date of the position is negotiable. The position may be for one or two years.

Applicants should submit a CV, a research plan, two or three selected papers, and the names and contact information of three references. For further information about the position, or to apply, please send email to Florian Kerschbaum with "Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Contact: Florian Kerschbaum with "Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Tel: 519-888-4567 x36163

Fax: 519-885-1208

More Information: https://crysp.uwaterloo.ca/prospective/postdoc/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Old Dominion University
Postdoctoral Researcher

A postdoctoral research fellow position in cybersecurity is available in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University, for an initial appointment of one year, renewable based on the performance.

The incumbent is expected to participate in the cybersecurity research lab at VMASC led by Dr. Sachin Shetty

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in Blockchain for IoT security and publishing in leading conferences and journals, participation in proposal development, and some supervision of graduate students. This position is ideally suited for a recent Ph.D. graduate who plans to pursue a future research career. A completed Ph.D. degree in ECE or CS is required by the time of the appointment. Solid background in network security, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

Contact: Sachin Shetty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center

Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research

Dept. of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering

Old Dominion University

1030 University Blvd

Suffolk, VA 23435

Email- sshetty (at) odu.edu

Web: https://www.odu.edu/~sshetty

More Information: https://goo.gl/4vEnwX

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-30



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
Post-doc/Research fellow in Wireless Security

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the University of Surrey invites applications for a full-time one-year Post-doc/Research fellow position in Wireless Security. The post is part of the funded Innovate UK project “SAFRON: Safe Operational Radio Network for mixed-priority communications to trains using a shared architecture”. SAFRON will create a prototype to demonstrate how wireless networks (e.g. WiFi, LTE, and 5G) can be used for train to trackside communications for mixed applications including safety-related and mission critical.

Successful applicants will have core skills in key management and network authentication standards (e.g. IPSEC) and wireless communications. Experience in tunnelling techniques is advantageous (e.g. L2TP or GRE). A PhD and/or industrial experience would be desirable since the project is research oriented and in collaboration with industry. A graduate with an appropriate background would also be considered.

The successful applicant will be working under supervision of Dr Helen Treharne and Dr Mark Manulis and will benefit from the environment provided by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognized by the British Government.

Salary: 31604 GBP – 34520 GBP depending on qualifications

Expected start date: 1 August 2018

Applicants should submit their applications through the University portal via: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

Contact: Dr. Mark Manulis --- m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-20



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security & Surrey Space Centre, UK
PhD student in Satellite Systems Security

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey invite applications for a fully-funded PhD position in Satellite System Security to work on an industry-funded research project TargetSat: Security of COTS-based Satellite Systems.

The project is funded by the NCC Group and aims to develop understanding of security risks and requirements associated with the use of commercial off-the-shelf components (incl. operating systems and software) in satellites and ground control systems, identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in existing single and multi-satellite architectures and communication protocols, and propose mitigating countermeasures. An appropriate test-bed facility will be developed as part of this project.

Successful applicants are expected to be familiar with:

• Linux-based OS systems, incl. kernel programming

• System- / network-level attacks (e.g. buffer overflows, command injection), penetration testing

• Programming languages: C/C++, Assembly, or Python

We particularly welcome applications from ongoing students who are projected to complete their degree in 2018.

This PhD studentship includes a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies. This stipend is significantly higher than an average PhD stipend in the UK. Additional funding is available to support conference travel, etc.

Closing and starting dates: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal closing date. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Planned start date is October 2018.

Applications should be sent via https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

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

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Ph.D. position in Hardware Security, Reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI

Funded Ph.D. Student Positions in Hardware Security and Reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI

Ph.D. student positions are available (start date: Fall 2018) in the field of hardware security, reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI in the CSEE Department of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

UMBC is ranked 55 in Computer Engineering according to US News, and places 7th in the ranking of Most Innovative national universities.

Our group has a strong background in hardware security, reliability, and trust, and in particular in side-channel analysis and fault analysis attacks, IC Counterfeiting, Trojan detection, IP/IC protection, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and Crypto devices as well as testing and reliability of secure devices and VLSI.

Requirements:

- M.Sc./B.Sc. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid knowledge in Hardware Description Languages (HDL)

- Solid Knowledge in digital design

Please contact me with your CV and Statement of Purpose by June 30th.

Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

Web: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~nkarimi/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30

Contact: Naghmeh Karimi, Ph.D.

E-mail: nkarimi (at) umbc.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



Data in Chains, in Finland for the Streamr project
Cryptography / Security Engineer for the Streamr project

Have you heard about the Streamr project? https://www.streamr.com

Have you worked on crypto projects, blockchains, or ICO projects? Do you have skills with decentralized protocols, IPFS, Swarm? Interested in showing your magic in an open source project?

Streamr (based in Zug, Switzerland) is creating an open source platform for the free and fair exchange of the world’s real-time data. Our blockchain-backed data Marketplace and powerful tools put your data back where it belongs – with you!

Data in Chains (based in Helsinki) is the primary development arm for Streamr. We have a dozen highly talented software engineers and blockchain specialists who are hard at work building the Streamr Platform in conjunction with Streamr developers in Switzerland.

So, here is the job:

Participate in planning and implementation of the security aspects and proof/token mechanics on the Streamr Network

Dig deep into end-to-end encryption, multicast encryption, key management and delivery, content signing, security best practices, game theoretical implications of adversarial networks

Work together with the overall Streamr team to make the Network layer work seamlessly with other components of the Streamr system and the companion blockchain (in the beginning, Ethereum)

Requirements:

Working experience in cryptography / security

Highly analytical mind with good math skills and ability to read and understand academic papers

Good programming fluency in JavaScript, Go, Java, or similar

Interest in decentralized technology and blockchains

Excellent English and communication skills

We Appreciate Experience In:

Experience with end-to-end encrypted messaging protocols (Matrix, Signal)

Familiarity with peer-to-peer networking, especially protocols and libraries used in the decentralized/blockchain space (Whisper, PPS (Swarm), libp2p, devp2p)

Code contributions to blockchains or other P2P networks

Ethereum smart contract development in Solidity

Experience with real-time data or messaging

Contact: Gavin Roush

Recruiter

gavin (at) datainchains.com

More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/664561386/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-14



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Claude Shannon Fellow (Independent Research Group Leader)

The Department of Computer Science and the profile area CYSEC-Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt seek a Lead for an independent junior research group in the field of cybersecurity and privacy research, to be the recipient of a

Claude Shannon Fellowship

The Claude Shannon Fellowship is part of the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt and simultaneously anchored in the cybersecurity profile area (CYSEC) of TU Darmstadt. The position is initially limited to three years with a possible maximum of six years.

Fellows are given the opportunity to teach and to conduct independent research, and receive additional resources to establish a research group with 1-2 PhD students. The Claude-Shannon Fellowship program is based upon the DFG's Emmy Noether program and provides competitive personal compensation and access to resources comparable to those at the W1/W2 assistant professorship level. TU Darmstadt offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community, embedded in the outstanding living and research environment of the Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

For more information about the application procedure please consult the link below.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Contact

Please send your application in a single pdf file to: Melanie Schöyen, Management Assistant CYSEC, E-mail: personal (at) cysec.de

Code. No. 184

Application deadline: May 20, 2018

Contact: Melanie Schöyen, Management Assistant CYSEC, E-mail: personal (at) cysec.de

More Information: https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/karriere_planen/allgemeineausschreibung/stellen_details_267904.en.jsp

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-20



Nanyang Technological University
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Research Group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, led by Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay is seeking skilled and motivated candidates for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellows to participate in multiple ongoing projects focusing on system/architecture/hardware security. The research team is currently funded by several large and strategic research grants in the aforementioned areas. Salaries are highly competitive and are decided according to the successful applicants’ accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants are encouraged send their detailed CV, cover letter and two letters of references to Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay (anupam at ntu.edu.sg).

We are soliciting candidates to have an introductory knowledge in cryptography and strong background in digital/system design, including relevant experience in managing large-scale programming projects in C/C++/VHDL/Verilog. Candidates with prior industrial experience and familiarity with state-of-the-art tools in these domains are preferred.

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

Contact: Asst. Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), anupam at ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



NuCypher
Homomorphic Encryption Researcher

NuCypher is a data privacy layer for blockchain, decentralized applications, and other distributed systems. We're back by Y Combinator, Polychain Capital, and many other leading investors.

We're looking for a scientist with expertise in fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) to assist with our research efforts on performance improvements and potential applications for smart contracts. Familiarity with related technologies like proxy re-encryption (PRE) and multi-party computation (MPC) is helpful.

Ideally, candidates have an understanding of the surrounding issues and problems and have an interest in identifying potential solutions. Due to the unproven and highly theoretical nature of these schemes, candidates should be willing to pivot research when practical solutions cannot be found. Qualified candidates are likely (but not required) to have a PhD or similarly extensive experience in cryptography.

Contact: Please email founders (at) nucypher.com with your CV and any previous research/publications you're able to share.

More Information: http://www.nucypher.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Fellows / Post-Docs in symmetric key cryptography and machine learning

SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 1 research fellow position (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. The research team is supported by a Temasek Laboratories funding from Singapore. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

Candidates are expected to have a strong backgroung in symmetric-key cryptography and/or machine learning, with good experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python.

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

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Peyrin, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi
Security Researchers

DarkMatter is currently looking for several Security Researchers to join his Lab in the sunny city of Abu Dhabi (45min from Dubai).

If you are looking for a real technical challenge within a top of the notch Lab, using the most recent technologies, a true work life balance, a tax free salary and the beach all year round, feel free to go on our website to apply for these open postions below:

- Hardware Security Researcher

- Embedded Security Researcher

- Malware Researcher

- Software Security Researcher

- Cryptanalyst

Apply here : https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/search

Have a nice day !

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Acquisition Specialist at DarkMatter

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/search

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-01



Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey, UK
PhD Studentship in Modelling and Verification of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

A fully-funded (22,000 GBP plus fees) PhD position in Cyber Security to work on a research project focusing on modelling and verification of distributed ledger technologies with respect to threat models and security analysis. The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Professor Steve Schneider(Principal Supervisor, http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cs/people/Steve_Schneider) and Dr David Williams (Co-Supervisor).

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider: s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=029018

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



Ant Financial Service Group
Senior Blockchain Researcher

Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world.Ant Financial, officially founded in October 2014, originated from Alipay founded in 2004.

Ant Financial is dedicated to bringing the world more equal opportunities through building a technology-driven open ecosystem and working with other financial institutions to support the future financial needs of society.

We are hiring:

- Applied Cryptography

- Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography

- Privacy enhancing technologies

- Distributed consensus protocols

- Cybersecurity

Requirements:

- M.S. or Ph.D. in Cryptographic, System Security, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.

- Good programming skills - C/C++, Go

- Good knowledge in Blockchain technology

- Chinese Mandarin can be used as work language

Interested candidates kindly contact Email: lewis.ls (at) antfin.com

More Information: https://www.antfin.com/index.htm?locale=en_US

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ph.D. Students with Scholarship

The Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is offering scholarship for Ph.D students on the field of cryptography, inclusive of symmetric-key cryptography, cryptanalysis, lightweight cryptography etc.

The Ph.D. program at NTU is usually for 4 years, which comprises some coursework in the first year and intensive research for all years. The research scholarship offers full coverage of tuition fees, support of conference trips, tax-free living allowance of 2000 SGD/month for the first year, and 2500 SGD/month for the subsequence years after passing the Ph.D candidate qualification examination, further top-up is possible for exceptional good candidates, Singapore citizens and permanent residents. For more information about the requirements of admission and application procedure, refer to here: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/home.aspx

These positions will be available until filled. For the Jan 2019 intake, submit by 30th September 2018, and by 31st March 2019 for the August 2019 intake. More information about the CATF research team can be found here: http://catf.crypto.sg

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Ph.D Students

We are looking for hardworking and self-driven PhD students to work in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from August 2018 or January 2019. University of South Florida is a Rank 1 Research University and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within a close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of 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:

Trustworthy Unmanned Aerial Systems

• New cryptographic frameworks to protect aerial drones

Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)

• Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

• Adversarial Machine Learning

Breach-Resilient Cyber-Infrastructures:

• New searchable encryption and Oblivious RAM schemes

• Augmentation of privacy enhancing technologies with trusted execution environments

Secure and Reliable IoT and Cryptocurrencies

• Post-Quantum public key infrastructure for IoT

• Use of Blockchain for Cyber Security

Requirements:

• A BS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics with a high-GPA.

• Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with OS/Systems.

• Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills.

• MS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable.

Please send (by e-mail): (i) Transcripts, (ii) Curriculum vitae, (iii) Three reference letters, (iv) Research statement, (v) GRE and TOEFL scores

Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz

attila.yavuz (at) gmail.com

More Information: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~yavuza/article/PositionDescrption_at_USF.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-15



Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Post-Doc

The cryptography group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) seeks two postdoctoral researchers, supported by an EU H2020 project (ERC-CoG TOCNeT) on provable security. IST Austria is a recently established basic research institute in the woods of Vienna.

The candidates should have a strong record in cryptography, witnessed by publications at top cryptography (Crypto,Eurocrypt,TCC,...) and/or security conferences (CCS,S&P,...). Current topics investigated in our group include

  • Sustainable Blockchains
  • Memory-Hard Functions
  • Leakage-Resilient Cryptography
  • Lattice-Based Cryptography
  • Adaptive Security
  • Pseudoentropy

The post-doctoral position is provided for up to four years with very competitive salary. The starting dates are flexible. There is no fixed deadline, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should include CV and a statement of research experience and interests. Please send applications to Krzysztof Pietrzak.

Contact: Krzysztof Pietrzak pietrzak (at) ist.ac.at

More Information: http://pub.ist.ac.at/crypto/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Post-Doc Researcher

Postdoc research fellow positions available at CMU. Sample research topics include: secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proofs, blockchains and cryptocurrencies, and, non-malleable cryptography. However working in any topic within cryptography is possible. Must have a strong publication record in Crypto/Eurocrypt/TCC/STOC/FOCS. Dates are open.

Contact: Please contact Vipul Goyal at vipul (at) cmu.edu

More Information: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~goyal/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-01



Intuit Inc., Mountain View, CA and Hod Hasharon, Israel
Principal Cryptography Researcher

Intuit is seeking an experienced cryptographer to help us secure the financial information of millions of customers and small businesses. Intuit Security R&D develops services where security and cryptography are used in industry-unique ways to protect our customers' data at the highest security standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in driving internal key management and encryption services, providing the business units with the best cryptography while keeping a complex and widespread system secure
  • Use the latest research and conduct original research to allow operations over encrypted data, where the data is highly sensitive and solutions need to scale to a very high volume of concurrent transactions
  • Validate newly developed cryptographic protocols using both manual proofs and automated formal verification
  • Publish regularly as an active participant in the academic cryptographic community, and ensure Intuit is up to date on the latest cryptographic research
  • Cooperate with engineering teams to ensure quality implementation of cryptographic protocols
  • Work across a diverse and geographically distributed team, maintaining excellent communication and trust

Qualifications

  • PhD from a credible institution with a focus on cryptography
  • At least 3 years of experience working with industry in the cryptography domain
  • At least 2 years of experience designing and developing software
  • Proven experience with security issues outside of cryptography is highly desired
  • Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with developing partnerships to influence across organizational boundaries

The preferred location for this position is either Hod Hasharon, Israel or Mountain View, CA, however we are willing to consider other locations.

Contact: Yaron Sheffer, Director, Security Technologies Product Development, yaron_sheffer at intuit.com.

More Information: https://careers.intuit.com/job-category/1/software-engineering/job/00132574/principal-cryptography-researcher

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-15



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

This position is available immediately in Professor Mosca’s Research group. You will be working with a team of researchers and developers from academia and industry on the Open Quantum Safe project You will help integrate new post-quantum cryptographic algorithms into the libOQS open-source library, and design and implement techniques for evaluating and benchmarking these cryptographic algorithms in a variety of contexts. You will be required to participate in weekly sprint meetings and perform software development tasks assigned by the project team lead, ensuring that all code contributions developed by self or integrated from 3rd party contribution sources adhere to a cohesive design and framework. In addition to algorithm research, tasks cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle and include design, programming cryptographic algorithms, integrating other cryptographic implementations into the libOQS framework, integrating libOQS into 3rd party opensource projects, testing, benchmarking and documentation.

Qualifications:

• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering

• Essential: C and C++ programming experience, at least 3 years.

• Essential: Familiarity with cryptographic algorithms including public key and symmetric key cryptography, digital signatures, message digest and hashing algorithms

• Essential: Familiarity with version control systems (Git & Github workflow)

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo.

The appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility of extension, pending on research funding. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

Contact: Michele Mosca

michele.mosca (at) uwaterloo.ca

More Information: https://services.iqc.uwaterloo.ca/applications/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographi-x9y4/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-24



King Khaled University. Abha, Saudi Arabia
Post-Doc, Lecturer (Assistant professor), Associate Professor and Professor

The College of Computer Science at King Khalid University is seeking applicants for full

time positions of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the following

fields:

Network Security

Information security

Computer Security

Hardware Security

Salary:

The University offers a competitive salary based on qualification, professional

experience, and the position offered, as follows:

Professor: $52,500 - $88,500 per annum.

Associate professor: $43,000- $73,000 per annum.

Assistant professor: $35,500 - $60,000 per annum.

Common Benefits:

? Free visa.

? Tax-free salary.

? Around 2-week vacation on each Islamic Eid.

? 60-days annually paid vacation.

? Annual air tickets for up to 4 family members to home country.

? Free Medical Services for all family members at all government hospitals.

? Children Education Allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Annual housing allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Furniture allowance upon arrival (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Weekends (Thursday and Friday) are off.

Contact: Sarah Abu Ghazalah sabugazalah (at) kku.edu.sa

Also, all the documents should be sent via email to: ccs (at) kku.edu.sa

More Information: http://www.cs.kku.edu.sa/en



Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh PA, USA
Research Engineer: Security and Privacy

Company Description

The Bosch Group operates in most countries in the world. With over 390,000 associates, a career at Bosch offers a chance to grow an exceptional career in an environment that values diversity, initiative and a drive for results.

Job Description

Ideal candidates for this position should have experience in at least one, preferably two or more of the following:

-(Distributed) system security and cloud computing, with emphasis on fault-tolerance, secure computation, secure function evaluation, implementation aspects of the above, knowledge of the blockchain and crypto currency architectures and applications thereof.

-System Security, network security, embedded security, trusted computing, hardware security

-Applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies

-Security and machine learning, applications of data miniing to security, intrusion detection, anomaly detection,

network security, applications of data mining to constrained environments (e.g., automotive networks)

-Software security, static and dynamic program analysis, automated vulnerability detection and patching, reverse engineering of software binaries, hardening techniques to protect software against reverse engineering, formal modelling, etc.

The candidate should have expert knowledge (evidenced by significant contributions in the form of publications and/or patents or patent applications) in at least one of the listed areas and be familiar with at least one other area (should be able to understand and contribute in deep technical discussions in the area). The candidate will be expected to be an active contributor, should have good written and oral communication skills, cross-team collaboration skills, and should be open to acquiring and applying new skills.

Contact: Contact: Dr. Jorge Guajardo Merchan (jorge DOT guajardomerchan AT us DOT bosch DOT com)

More Information: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/BoschGroup/743999666848005-research-engineer?trid=eaeb2bda-02a4-4e9f-b357-957d3b6da7d7

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



DarkMatter, Abu Dhabi
Embedded Security Engineer - Blockchain and Identity Management

A role that operates in a fast-paced and demanding environment, you?ll draw extensively on your creativity. There?s no room for individuals happy to simply follow orders, as you use clean coding practices to test, refactor, and iteratively and incrementally develop constantly improved software.

Be encouraged to monitor and actively participate in external communities and forums in order to keep abreast of the latest developments, follow the constantly evolving requirements for Blockchain and permissioned ledgers within and across various market sectors, and expand DarkMatter?s positive presence in these communities.

Have a careful and critical eye to peer review and debug others code, and also to participate in automated deployments.

With many of our customers committed to putting all the resources necessary into developing and deploying the latest, most advanced Blockchain, cryptographic and other cyber security technologies, at DarkMatter you?ll have a chance to test your abilities, build your skills, and expand your horizons by designing for ‘impossible?, next-generation projects.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

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

5+ years of experience working on large software projects (preferably including open-source projects)

Embedded Linux, baremetal / RTOS development and deployment

Ability to work with remote developers, leveraging git and other command-line based collaboration technologies

Comfortable developing with standard *nix toolchains (gcc, clang, perf, make, cmake, ASAN, TSAN, UBSAN)

Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic principles, hierarchical key management and identity management schemes

Familiarity with Financial Technology (FinTech) or related field is an added advantage

Deep understanding of Hyperledger, Ethereum or other Blockchain community technical issues

Contact: Sheila Morjaria - sheila.morjaria (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://grnh.se/uvwx8qo61

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-19



Indian Institute of Technology Jammu
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Visiting Professor

IIT Jammu, established as an Institute of national importance by the government of India, invites applications from Indian Nationals, Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Foreign Nationals with proven academic credentials and having passion for teaching and research for faculty positions at the level of Associate Professor, Assistant Professor (Grade I & II) and Visiting Professor in the various disciplines including Cryptography and Systems Information Security

This is a rolling advertisement and there is no last date. However, the applications received by the 15 March 2018 will be considered in the present round of selection process.

Contact: faculty.recruitment (at) iitjammu.ac.in

More Information: http://www.iitjammu.ac.in/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-15



University of Tartu
Researcher positions (postdoc) in Verification of Quantum Cryptography

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

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

The ideal candidate would have experience in:

  • Semantics

  • Theorem proving

  • Verification of classical cryptography

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Quantum computation / communication

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

Please contact Dominique Unruh if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

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

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

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

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)

  • List of publications

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

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

  • Phd degree

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

More Information: https://crypto.cs.ut.ee/index.php/Main/PostdocInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-31



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

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

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

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

    All applications must be completed online. Deadline is 1 June 2018.

  • For summer research opportunities (at both undergraduate and graduate level), visit

    http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr

    All applications must be completed online. Deadline is 30 March 2018.

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

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

    Dates are flexible.

Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-01



University of Salerno, ITALY
Post-Doc Positions in Cryptography and DLT

The cryptography group at University of Salerno (ITALY) invites expressions of interest for post-doc positions in the field of privacy-preserving cryptography and distributed ledger technology, to be supervised by Ivan Visconti.

Candidates are expected to have a strong publication record (e.g., IACR conferences, CCS, IEEE S&P,....). The positions will be available soon.

Contact: Ivan Visconti, ivan.visconti (at) gmail.com

More Information: https://sites.google.com/site/ivanvisconti/post-doc

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-30



Duality Technologies, Newark NJ, USA
Cryptographic Researcher / Engineer

Are you interested in joining a dynamic, inclusive, and growing applied cryptography start-up? Duality Technologies is an established funded start-up co-founded by experienced technology professionals including MIT professors, a Turing award winner, an experienced entrepreneur, members of the DARPA community and former technical leadership at RSA. We are commercializing encrypted computing technologies that address pressing unmet needs in the market, using techniques including homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation and more.

Duality Technologies is hiring a cryptographic engineer who has interest in developing and applying encrypted computing technologies. Implementation or prototyping experience is a plus, but not critical. The ideal candidate is a team player who is looking to grow with the company.

We are interested in candidates who have had exposure to a mixture of homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, set intersection, functional encryption, cryptographic obfuscation and related techniques, but we don’t expect a successful candidate to have expertise in all of these areas.

We are interested in candidates at all levels from a fresh PhD graduate to experienced researchers / scientists / engineers. The candidate is expected to work some of the time from our office in Newark NJ. Occasional travel to other offices in Cambridge MA or Tel Aviv Israel is expected.

Requirements:

• A PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a related field.

• Experience with modern encrypted computing technologies.

• An ability and willingness to work on a team.

Desired Skills:

• Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, secure multiparty computation or other encrypted computing technologies

• Experience implementing lattice cryptography in software or hardware

• Familiarity with C/C++, Java, Python

• Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Contact: Kurt Rohloff, PhD.

CTO, Duality Technologies

krohloff (at) duality.cloud

More Information: https://www.duality.cloud

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi
SVP Cryptographic Algorithms and Systems

As Senior Vice President of Cryptographic Algorithms and Systems, realisation of your dream will secure the businesses of today from the threats of tomorrow. Whether leading security efforts on our own secure communications suite and blockchain ecosystem, or for outside clients, it pays to keep your guard up at DarkMatter

As SVP Cryptographic Algorithms and Systems, you will:

Manage research and development of crypto-dependent systems for authentication and authorization platforms that leverage blockchain technology designed for constrained devices and critical infrastructure

Anticipate threats and client needs to design and combine algorithms that solve emerging cyber security problems and defend against attack vectors of the future

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

Work with potential clients to gather requirements towards commercialization and productizing of our research output

You will lead clients to the cryptographic solutions they’ll need in the future while leading your team in developing libraries and services for their existing algorithms. Our commitment to end-to-end solutions gives you the freedom to make your dreams come to life. Create your own algorithms for enhanced security in each area of our business. Our Test & Validation Labs and Innovation Center are being built to provide both depth of knowledge and a collaborative approach to research and development.

To guard against the threats of the future, you’ll need:

20+ years of technical and leadership experience, including extensive industry experience managing teams of cybersecurity researchers and engineers

Eagerness to oversee the development of cryptographic algorithms, protocols and systems for enterprise-grade cyber security products in mobile, cloud and web

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics, with a Masters or Ph.D. preferred

Contact: Sheila Morjaria

More Information: https://grnh.se/2wr6cqjn1

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-18



IoTeX
Cryptography Engineer

IoTeX is a young blockchain startup located at Silicon Valley, USA. IoTeX is building the next generation blockchain platform for IoT (Internet-of-Things) with focus on scalability, privacy and enabling of autonomous device coordination. IoTeX, while still in stealth mode, is a well-funded company in blockchain sector and has partnered with leading players in IoT space.

We are looking for a talent cryptography and distributed systems engineer to work on various aspects of the core IoTeX blockchain technologies, with emphasis on the design, analysis and implementation of innovative and efficient cryptographic algorithms and protocols that improve on the scalability, security and privacy of existing blockchain methodologies and pave the way for securing a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications with IoTex blockchains.

Requirements

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Master’s or PhD in cryptography, mathematics, computer science, or related fields
  • Solid background in cryptographic algorithms and protocols such as elliptic curve cryptography, digital signature, commitment scheme, zero-knowledge proof, secure multiparty computation, etc.
  • Experience designing novel cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Experience drafting and validating security specification and proofs
  • Experience implementing cryptographic primitives and protocols in various platforms using C/C++, Golang or Python

Bonus

  • Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
  • Smart contracts
  • Security and privacy for distributed systems
  • Experience designing novel cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Security and privacy for various IoT systems (e.g., wireless sensor networks, RFID systems, smart grid, vehicular ad-hoc networks, etc.)

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

Contact: To apply, please send your CV and in English to hello (at) iotex.io

More Information: https://www.iotex.io/article/careers

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
PhD (3 years, UK/EU Students)

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) is the heart of the cyber security activities across the University of Surrey.It is one of the 14 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) recognised by the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The student will be based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey, UK. The PhD project aims at exploring post-quantum cryptography into blockchain technology. The candidate may need to do research on the following areas (but not limited to): blockchain (cryptocurrencies, smart-contracts), distributed consensus protocols, and post-quantum cryptography (signature, encryption). We expect the candidate to undertake not only theoretical-centre research but also some level of implementation.

The candidate should be passionate about applied research and development of cutting-edge security technologies. With a strong desire to work on problems with real-world impact and commercial value, the candidate is expected to conduct high-quality applied research by working closely with a team of security domain experts. (Highly motivated, independent and resourceful team player, strong analytical thinking, interpersonal and problem solving skills)

Entry Requirements

Essential:

1. Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field (UK equivalent of 2:1 classification or above)

2. Interest in cryptography and information security

3. Adequate programming skills in Java, C/C++, Python

4. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

Desirable:

1. Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field (UK equivalent of Merit classification or above)

2. Knowledge of post-quantum cryptography and block-chain

3. Strong programming skills in Java, C/C++, Python

Contact: Dr. Kaitai Liang, email: k.liang (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BHD180/phd-opportunity-in-exploring-post-quantum-cryptography-into-block-chain-technology/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-31



TU Wien, Security and Privacy Group
Multiple Ph.D. and Posdoc Positions

The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien is currently looking for

outstanding Ph.D. and postdoc applicants, with a particular focus on

  • web security
  • formal methods for security and privacy
  • cryptocurrencies
  • applied cryptography and privacy-enhancing technologies

Outstanding candidates in other disciplines are also encouraged to apply. These positions are supported by ERC, FWF, FFG grants and internal funding.

The employment is full-time (40 hrs/week) and the salary is internationally competitive (the entry-level gross salary per year is approx. 39K for PhD students and 52K per postdoc).

Interested candidates should send

  • a motivation letter
  • transcript of records (for Ph.D. applicants)
  • a research statement (for postdoc applicants)
  • a publication list
  • a curriculum vitae

  • contact information for two referees

to matteo.maffei (at) tuwien.ac.at.

The first application deadline is March 1, 2018: applications received by then will receive full consideration but positions will be filled continuously also later on.

Postdoc applicants are expected to have an outstanding publication record, while Ph.D. applicants should have an excellent transcript of records.

The working language in the group is English, knowledge of German is not required.

TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked

among the best in Europe. Ph.D. students have the possibility to join the LogiCS doctoral school. Vienna features a vibrant and excellence-driven research landscape, with several leading research institutes (e.g., IST, AIT, SBA, RIAT) and universities continuously establishing collaborations in various fields, including cybersecurity. Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years the best city for quality of life worldwide.

Contact: Matteo Maffei

More Information: https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/thesis_and_job_opportunities/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-01



DarkMatter
Cryptography Hardware Engineer

As a Cryptography Hardware Engineer, you will:

• Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms on hardware covering symmetric and asymmetric crypto covering but not limited to: post-quantum cryptosystems, block and stream ciphers.

• Conduct research and development in hardware implementation and optimization and side-channel countermeasures.

• Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level.

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

• Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

Contact: Sheila Morjaria OR Mehdi Messaoudi

More Information: http://grnh.se/cb1a0l1

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-30



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Funded Ph.D. Student Positions in Hardware Security and Reliability

Ph.D. student positions are available starting Fall 2018 in the field of hardware security and reliability in the CSEE Department of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

UMBC is ranked 55 in Computer Engineering according to US News, and places 7th in the ranking of Most Innovative national universities.

Our group has a strong background in hardware security, reliability, and trust, and in particular in side-channel analysis and fault analysis attacks, IC Counterfeiting, Trojan detection, IP/IC protection, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and Crypto devices as well as testing and reliability of secure devices.

Requirements:

- M.Sc./B.Sc. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid knowledge in Hardware Description Languages (HDL)

- Solid Knowledge in VLSI and digital design

Please contact me with your CV and Statement of Purpose by February 15th.

Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

E-mail: nkarimi (at) umbc.edu

Web: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~nkarimi/

Contact: Naghmeh Karimi

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-02-28



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
PhD student in Multi-Factor Authentication (UK citizenship required)

This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal closing date of 31 March 2018. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received.

Disclaimer: This position is funded by HM Government and is available only to UK citizens.

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the University of Surrey invites applications for a fully-funded PhD position in Cryptography to work on a research project focusing on the design, analysis and development of multi-factor authentication protocols.

The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Dr Mark Manulis (Principal Supervisor, http://www.manulis.eu) and Dr Thanassis Giannetsos (Co-Supervisor).

Successful applicants are expected to hold Bachelor degree or Master degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline accomplished with at least 2:1 honours and have strong background knowledge and technical skills (incl. programming skills) in cryptography and/or information/cyber security. A related research-oriented BSc final year project or MSc dissertation will strengthen the profile of the candidate. We particularly welcome applications from ongoing students who are projected to fulfil the above criteria and complete their degree in 2018.

The appointed candidate will receive a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 22,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies within which the candidate is expected to submit their PhD thesis. This stipend is significantly higher than an average PhD stipend in the UK. Additional funding is available to support presentation of research results at international conferences, participation in PhD summer schools and other scientific events, and engagement with industry.

Prior to submitting your application please contact us by email.

Contact: Mark Manulis
m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=007418

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



Onboard Security
Lattice-based Cryptography Intern

LOCATION: WILMINGTON, MA, U.S.

Position Overview

OnBoard Security delivers world-class research and consulting services in secure communications, network security architecture, PKI, and security for connected vehicles and the Internet of Things. During your paid 3-month internship, you will support research projects on a variety of cryptography topics.

Required Qualifications

Course studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field with a strong record of academic performance. Master and Ph.D. students are welcomed to apply.

The intern will be conducting innovative research in at least one of the following areas:

  • Homomorphic encryption
  • Lattice based signatures
  • Group signatures and ring signatures
  • Efficient cryptographic implementations
  • Lattice-based cryptanalysis

Knowledge of the following area are considered as a strong plus:

  • NTRU and other lattice-based cryptography
  • Sage, Magma, Pari/GP, NTL, or a similar software.
  • Lattice algorithms such as BKZ, Sieving, Enumeration, etc.
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and trusted computing.

Salary

  • Up to $4500/month.
  • Starting date is flexible.

Contact us

If you can picture yourself diving into lattice-based cryptography research projects as part of a great team, contact us immediately at HR@onboardsecurity.com

OnBoard Security is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-18



COSIC KU Leuven
PhD /PostDoc Positions in Secure Computation

We have a number of positions due to the appointment of Prof. Smart to KU Leuven in the area of secure computation based on multi-party computation (MPC). The positions are funded by two projects; an ERC grant called IMPaCT and a DARPA grant called Brandeis. The goal of the research is to develop innovative MPC solutions which solve real world problems. We are looking for applicants who can work on practice inspired theoretical work in MPC, applicants who can work on implementation research in MPC, and applicants who can bring domain knowledge in application areas (such as machine learning) to the arena of secure computation. Applicants will be expected to build demonstrators of their research within our existing MPC system.

Strong background in mathematics and preferably experience with implementing advanced mathematical structures in C or C++. For the postdoc researcher experience or interests in working on MPC or machine learning on private data would be an advantage.

Contact: For enquries contact nigel.paul.smart (at) gmail.com

To apply email jobs-cosic (at) esat.kuleuven.be with the documents detailed in the link below

More Information: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Open_Position_secure_computation.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-30



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