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Post-doctoral fellowship
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
The University of St. Gallen offers the possibility for international post-doctoral fellowships for very qualified post-doc candidates. The fellowship offers a competitive salary and excellent working environment in beautiful Switzerland. The post-doctoral fellow can be hosted at the group of Cybersecurity and Applied Cryptography headed by Prof. Mitrokotsa and work on topics relevant to verifiable computation, secure multi-party computation, provable security, secure and privacy-preserving authentication as well as the introduction of provably secure cryptographic primitives. To receive the fellowship a detailed research proposal need to be submitted by email by the end of August. Use subject ''post-doc fellowship''
First Deadline: 10th of August. As a first selection stage a cv and research statement need to be sent to Prof. Mitrokotsa.
Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
Last updated: 2022-08-05 posted on 2022-08-03

Principal Engineer
Qrypt
Qrypt is a post quantum cryptography company building quantum-secure software and hardware in partnership with world-class national laboratories and academic institutions. The foundation of Qrypt technology is published by our experts in peer-reviewed scientific journals and supported by a growing portfolio of international patents. These provably quantum assets produce our Everlasting Security protocol for enduring data security in the quantum age. The Qrypt Principal Engineer will provide technical leadership to deliver advanced cryptographic solutions based on distributed entropy, impervious to even quantum-based attacks. They will guide the Qrypt software engineering team to build, deploy and operate these services on behalf of our customers. Preferred location is New York City but will consider alternate remote locations: Bay Area-CA, Seattle-WA, Austin-TX, RTP-NC, Boston-MA or other remote Responsibilities Be the technical leader for the Qrypt software development team composed of software engineers, mathematicians, physicists and cryptographers Work collaboratively with the Qrypt Cloud Architect to ensure we deliver cryptographic services to our worldwide customers which meets customer SLAs for: Security, Scalability, Availability, Reliability and Usability Cascade the high-level architecture to component teams to ensure every component meets our requirements Mentor software engineers to share your experience designing/building applications and leading others Qualifications 15+ years of design and coding experience of highly-scalable distributed systems using C/C++ and Python 5+ years delivering major public cloud services, preferably Azure, to a global customer base Demonstrated expertise in designing microservices environments Demonstrated expertise in modern security design patterns Demonstrated expertise in Linux, Ubuntu and macOS Experience integrating open-source software, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, real-time monitoring, ML-driven data analytics, etc.
Contact: Jay Sierra
Last updated: 2022-08-05 posted on 2022-08-03

Applied Cryptography Research Engineer
Silence Laboratories, Singapore
Silence Laboratories is a cybersecurity company that focuses on the fusion of cryptography, sensing, and design to support a seamless authentication experience and infrastructure. We have built unique web3-native decentralized MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) frameworks and MPC-based threshold signature integrations for solving fundamental authentication and signature-related pains faced by businesses. Our libraries are heavily based on proofs-based ecosystem.

We are looking for self-motivated and talented individuals to design best and ready to be deployed cryptographic protocols for decentralized authentication. You will work with a team of engineers, product managers, marketing managers, and salespeople from different backgrounds who are challenging the future of authentication in web3. You will play a crucial role in the code algorithm design team.

Join us to reinvent the future of cybersecurity through innovative mindset.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement cryptographic protocols
  • Optimize threshold signature schemes acorss platforms
Qualifications:
  • PhD or Masters in Applied Cryptography
  • Familiarity with elliptic curve cryptography, signature schemes, zero-knowledge proofs, encryption, etc.
  • Ability to understand and build new cryptographic primitives
  • Proficient in a modern high level language Python, Ruby, or Go.
  • Self-motivated & self-organized
Advantageous Skills:
  • Experience with distributed systems and large scale engineering challenges.
  • Experience in securing digital assets and cryptocurrencies
Contact: Jay Prakash
Last updated: 2022-08-05 posted on 2022-08-03

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cryptography
University of Wollongong, Australia
The School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is one of six Schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong. The SCIT aims to be a world class Research School, and this position is expected to contribute towards this aim. The Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, Cryptography will provide development, teaching and research within the Bachelor of Computer Science (majoring Cybersecurity and Digital Systems Security). The candidate is expected to be research active in the area of cryptography and other relevant topics, and be equipped with sufficient experience for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The successful candidate will have a national reputation in cryptography and/or cyber security research, innovative teaching experience, an established research profile and a demonstrable commitment to positive change. The candidate should demonstrate research excellence and potential to become an effective teacher in the area of Computer Science and Information Technology. As women are underrepresented in this area, women are strongly encouraged for these positions. You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process.
Contact: Prof Willy Susilo
Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-02

FHE Researcher (Post-doc)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
As a FHE Researcher, you will:

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art FHE schemes.
  • Conduct Research on new Verifiable Computation (VC) schemes applied to FHE
  • Design and implementation of new FHE and VC schemes.

Skills required for the job

  • Knowledge of fully homomorphic encryption
  • Deep understanding of lattice-based cryptography
  • Knowledge on Verifiable Computation schemes is advisable
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust or Go relevant as well
  • Familiarity with hardware languages is a plus
  • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation
  • Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering

Contact: Dr. Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

MPC Researcher (Post-doc)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
As a MPC Researcher, you will:

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art secure Multi Party Computation.
  • Work on MPC building blocks such as,
    • Secret Sharing schemes
    • FHE
    • Garbled Circuits
  • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications.

Skills required for the job

  • Knowledge on secure Multi Party Computation.
  • Knowledge in some of the following is valuable:
    • Secret Sharing schemes
    • Garbled Circuits
    • FHE schemes
    • Zero-Knowledge proofs
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust and Python relevant as well.
  • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation.
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects.
  • Knowledge on machine learning would be valuable.
Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering

Contact: Dr. Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

Post-Quantum Protocol expert (post-doc)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
As a Post-Quantum Protocol expert, you will
  • Work on security protocols based on post-quantum primitives such as Public Key Encryption, Key Encapsulation Mechanism, Key Exchange, and Digital Signatures schemes
  • Analyze existing and propose new protocol designs, with special focus on post-quantum IPSec, VPNs, SSL, TLS, etc.
  • Focus on protocols for lightweight environment
  • Test and benchmark optimized and secure implementations of different protocols and study the impact on real life applications
  • Investigate security properties and performance-security trade-offs
  • Conduct research on new and/or state-of-the-art attacks
  • Design and implementation of hybrid (post quantum – classical) solutions
Skills required for the job
  • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity, in particular a solid background in network security, especially protocol design and evaluation
  • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
  • Hard and organized worker, quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering
Contact: Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.Princeton.edu
Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

Post-quantum Cryptography Expert (Post-doc)
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

As a Post-Quantum Cryptography expert, you will

  • Work on all aspects of post-quantum primitives such as Public Key Encryption, Key Encapsulation Mechanism, Key Exchange, and Digital Signatures schemes
  • Analyze existing designs
  • Propose new designs
  • Work on optimized and secure implementations in software and/or hardware platforms
  • Investigate security properties and performance-security trade-offs
  • Study the impact on lightweight environment
  • Conduct research on new and/or state-of-the-art attacks
  • Participate to the review and evaluation of post-quantum schemes that are under NIST scrutiny for standardization
  • Design and implementation of hybrid (post-quantum – classical) solutions
  • Contribute to the development of cryptographic libraries and security frameworks

Skills required for the job

  • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity, in particular at least one among
    • Solid mathematical background on either lattices, codes, or multivariate systems
    • Solid programming skills either in software or hardware
    • Solid background in network security, especially protocol design and evaluation
  • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
  • Hard and organized worker, quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering
Contact: Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

Lecturer - Tenure Track - Cyber Security
University of Wollongong, Australia
This opportunity is for a Lecturer, Cybersecurity (tenure track), to provide development, coordination of subjects and research within the Bachelor of Computer Science (majoring in Cybersecurity), and the ability to provide an innovative teaching experience in Computer Science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The position requires the successful candidate be research active and have a national reputation in Web Security and/or Cyber Security, and have high quality research skills in Cybersecurity and other relevant topics. The incumbent will have a PhD in the area of cybersecurity blockchain, cryptocurrency or a related area, and have a demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise high degree research students. Please apply online through the website and address the selection criteria accordingly.
Contact: Prof Willy Susilo
Last updated: 2022-07-29 posted on 2022-07-27

R&D Engineer (Cryptography)
SupraOracles
Our research team is looking for a talented R&D Engineer who can implement cryptographic primitives and protocols. The candidate will have an opportunity in interacting with the brightest Cryptography researchers and work with highly talented engineers in building a robust blockchain platform from scratch. The candidate will get to apply the cryptography ideas and concepts in challenging real-world settings.

Required

- Masters in Computer Science with specialisation in Cryptography from a reputed university or Bachelors with extensive crypto experience - Software Development experience - Proficiency in programming languages especially in Rust

Desired

- Working experience with Elliptic curve cryptography / bilinear pairings / ZK proofs

For more information, please visit our website: https://supraoracles.com/

Contact: Phu Le - Executive Assistant
Last updated: 2022-07-29 posted on 2022-07-27

Junior Researcher / PhD Student
Brandenburg University of Technology
Our chair performs research and teaching in the area of IT Security with a strong focus on Network Security and Online Privacy. Our goal is to advance the state of the art in research and to educate qualified computer scientists in the area of IT Security who are able to meet the challenges of the growing demand on securing IT Systems and provide data protection in various areas of our life and society. More information can be found at https://www.b-tu.de/en/fg-it-sicherheit.

Tasks:
  • Active research in the area of intrusion detection systems (IDS) for critical infrastructures, secure cyber-physical systems, and artificial intelligence / machine learning for traffic analysis
  • Implementation and evaluation of new algorithms and methods
  • Cooperation and knowledge transfer with industrial partners
  • Publication of scientific results
  • Assistance with teaching
The employment takes place with the goal of doctoral graduation (obtaining a PhD degree).

Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Strong interest in IT security and/or networking and distributed systems
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Java, etc.) and one scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.) or strong willingness to quickly learn new programming languages
  • Linux/Unix skills
  • Knowledge of data mining, machine learning, statistics and result visualization concepts is of advantage
  • Excellent working knowledge of English; German is of advantage
  • Excellent communication skills

Applications containing the following documents:
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript of records from your Master studies
  • An electronic version of your Master thesis, if possible should be sent in a single PDF file as soon as possible, but not later than 15.08.2022 at itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de
Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andriy Panchenko
itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de

Last updated: 2022-07-29 posted on 2022-07-26

Research Fellows & Research Assistants
SUTD, Singapore
iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds for water treatment (SWaT), water distribution (WADI) and power grid (EPIC). iTrust will build a new maritime shipboard OT testbed (MariOT), to be used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

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

We are also looking for research assistants who should be 1) familiar with scripting languages like Python; 2) with knowledge on threat modelling and vulnerability assessment - to conduct vulnerability scan of the systems and analyse the threats; 3) familiar with tools like Wireshark, Metasploit, Ettercap, Nmap - to monitor network traffic, launch MITM attacks, scan for ports; 4) with hands on experience of Linux OS to execute commands and run scripts.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration.

Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou (http://jianying.space/).

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg
Last updated: 2022-07-29 posted on 2022-07-26

Ph.D. Position in Cryptography
TU Darmstadt
The Applied Cryptography Group at Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as PhD student in Cryptography. The positions is to be filled as soon as possible for 3 years with the possibility of extension. You will conduct research and publish/present the results at top venues for research in cryptography and IT Security.

Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography
  • Cryptography for blockchains and cryptocurrencies
  • Multiparty computation & threshold cryptography
Your profile is ideally:
  • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics or a similar area.
  • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic/theoretical CS background
  • Good knowledge of cryptography. Knowledge in concepts of provable security is a plus.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT Security, Cryptography and Computer Science in Europe. We offer excellent working environment in the heart of the Frankfurt Metropolitan Area, which is internationally well-known for a high quality of life.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled. For further information please visit: https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/cac/cac/index.en.jsp
Contact: Sebastian Faust (office.cac@cysec.de)
Last updated: 2022-07-24 posted on 2022-07-22

PhD student Security & Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility
Huawei German Research Center, Munich
Huawei German Research Center in Munich is looking for a PhD student on Security & Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (m/f/d).

The ideal candidate would have background in probabilistic reasoning and logic or formal methods and understanding of security.

The position is connected to a new EU Project starting in September 2022 on Security and Trust in Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (CCAM). The PhD candidate will be funded by the project and PhD topic will be connected directly to the research inside this project. Goal is to complete it in 3 years.

Research Topic
  • Perform research and develop new solutions for Trust Management in the Next-Generation CCAM technologies.
  • Contribute to new mechanisms for assessing dynamic trust relationship based on Zero Trust and Subjective Logic.
  • Define a trust model and trust reasoning framework based on which involved entities can establish trust for cooperatively executing safety-critical functions.
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the research and development of technologies in the upcoming domain of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM).
  • Being involved in international initiatives including industry groups such as 5GAA, Gaia-X, DIF and Horizon Europe research projects.
Your Profile
  • Completed master studies (or equivalent) in computer science, information technology, electrical engineering, or mathematics;
  • Background in probabilistic reasoning and logic or formal methods
  • Exposure and understanding of data protection and security development technologies;
  • Good programming skill;
  • Fluent in English;
Contact: Ioannis Krontiris (ioannis.krontiris@huawei.com)
Last updated: 2022-07-24 posted on 2022-07-22

Senior research associate and PhD positions in cryptography and quantum Information
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
The application security and cryptography group at the Lucerne School of Information Technology has the following open research positions:
  • Senior Research Associate Cryptography and Quantum Information (https://recruitingapp-2678.umantis.com/Vacancies/2466/Description/1)
  • Senior Research Associate Security Software Engineer (https://recruitingapp-2678.umantis.com/Vacancies/2465/Description/1)
  • Doctoral Position in Cryptography & Quantum Information (https://recruitingapp-2678.umantis.com/Vacancies/2467/Description/1)
    Candidates should have a strong background in IT security and cryptography and/or good software engineering skills; knowledge in quantum information is advantageous. Both junior and more senior candidates are considered. For junior candidates, there exists the possibility to combine the employment with enrollment in a study-programm towards a PhD or a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE).
  • Contact: Please apply online via the links provided above. For any further Information contact Prof. Dr. Esther Hänggi, esther.haenggi@hslu.ch
    Last updated: 2022-07-21 posted on 2022-07-21

    Lecturer in Software Security
    University of Surrey
    The Department of Computer Science within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international reputation for research and teaching. Research in the department is focused on three main areas - Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE), Distributed and Networked Systems, and Secure Systems, with Surrey hosting UK Academic Centres of Excellence both in Research and in Education, both recognised by GCHQ.

    This post offers an exciting opportunity for an appointment in the Secure Systems group. Suitable areas of expertise that complement and extend strengths of the group include (but are not limited to): software security, program analysis, formal verification of software/systems, practical system security, trusted systems, distributed systems, complex systems and networks, as well as the interface between security and machine learning.

    Candidates to the post should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. An ability to secure research funding and produce high quality outputs and manage research projects and supervise research students is also required. It is expected that the post-holder will also contribute to high quality teaching in cyber security and fundamental topics in computer science at undergraduate and post-graduate level and to supervise undergraduate projects and dissertations.

    The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The Department of Computer Science was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity.

    The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

    Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

    s.schneider@surrey.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2022-07-21 posted on 2022-07-18


    PhD positions in Applied Cryptography and Information Security (Fully funded)
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    We are looking for bright and motivated PhD students to work in the topics of information security and cryptography. The students will join the Cybersecurity and applied Cryptography group led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa (https://cybersecurity.unisg.ch/). The students are expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The positions are funded with a competitive salary and the workplace is in beautiful St. Gallen in Switzerland.
    Research areas: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    • Privacy-preserving biometric authentication
    Your Profile:
    • A MSc degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
    Final Deadline for applications: 15 August 2022
    Starting date: By mutual agreement
    Apply online: Send your cv, transcripts, motivation letter and research statement by email to Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2022-08-04 posted on 2022-07-16

    Post-Doc
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Secured Embedded Architecture Lab, CSE, at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (iitkgp.ac.in) invites strong PostDoc applications from highly motivated candidates working in the field of Hardware Security. The candidate should be a PhD holder in VLSI or Hardware Security related areas from a reputed institute with an excellent academic background. The candidate will be working in the Secured Embedded Architecture Laboratory (http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/resgrp/seal) with a group of PhD students and faculty focused in the area of secured system design. The research will be aimed at working on VLSI circuits and investigating both invasive and non-invasive techniques using state-of-the-art instruments, like SEM/FIBs and XRay Microscopes for developing a methodology for assurance of hardware designs. The candidate should have excellent publication track record in IACR conferences/workshops, as well as top journals (such as IEEE/ACM Transactions or IACR journals). The candidate will be expected to collaborate with and lead a team of excellent and highly motivated PhD candidates. The candidate is expected to work in conjunction with them and also disseminate the necessary knowledge among the group via suitable course material, tutorials and regular group talks. Good communication skills are hence desirable. The candidate will be provided with a competitive salary of INR 100,000 per month (~1200 USD), along with highly subsidized housing, subsidized food in cafeteria, free healthcare at IIT hospital, travel support for international conferences, comprehensive funding for papers at top conferences like CHES, DAC, etc. performance based top up grants, and other perks and amenities.

    Lab websites:

    1. http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/resgrp/seal/

    2. https://sites.google.com/view/hardware-and-cyber-physical-se/home?authuser=1

    3. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-343QYYo1bhSGW1JLXDANA

    Contact: Prof Debdeep Mukhopadhyay Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal, 721302, India
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-14

    Doctoral student positions
    Ruhr-University Bochum and Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
    The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP) and the Chair for Information Security (InfSec) at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) are looking for outstanding Ph.D. candidates as part of the CASA cluster of excellence. The successful candidates will conduct research at the intersection of formal verification and system security. Examples of research areas include (but are not limited to):

    • Security of smart contracts
    • Formal verification of smart contracts
    • Security of blockchain consensus protocols
    Eligible candidates must have:
    • A Master’s degree or equivalent (or be close to completing one) in computer science, mathematics, or related fields.
    • Outstanding candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered.
    • Excellent communication/writing skills in English; knowledge of German is not required.
    • An outstanding track record in classes related to IT security, cryptography, or formal methods/mathematics.
    MPI-SP and the RUB are co-located in Bochum (Germany) and offer a vibrant atmosphere for research that spans many areas of IT security, computer science, and mathematics. The successful candidates will be a member of the research groups of Dr. Clara Schneidewind and/or Prof. Dr. Ghassan Karame.

    The positions are fully funded (100%) and paid according to the E-13 pay category. To apply, please send an email to both Dr. Schneidewind and Prof. Dr. Karame with the following documents in a single PDF:

    • CV, including transcripts.
    • A brief cover letter describing your research interests.
    • Contact details of 2-3 potential references
    Applications received before August 15, 2022, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. MPI-SP and InfSec stand for a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture and promote equal opportunities. We strongly encourage applications from members of any underrepresented group in our research area. In particular, we invite and motivate women and individuals with disabilities to apply.
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Ghassan Karame (ghassan.karame@rub.de) and Dr. Clara Schneidewind (clara.schneidewind@mpi-sp.org)
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-13

    Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Fellow positions in ICT (Cybersecurity, Cryptography, and More)
    Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Helsinki, Finland

    The Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) in cooperation with the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) invite applications for Postdoctoral Researchers for a term of two years with the possibility of a one year extension. HIIT offers a HIIT Postdoctoral Fellow position for two years, with the possibility of a one year extension. For more senior candidates, HIIT offers a HIIT Research Fellow position of three years, with the possibility of a two year extension. The length of the contract as well as the starting and ending dates are negotiable.

    All excellent researchers in any area of ICT can be considered, but priority is given to candidates who support one (or more) of the HIIT strategic focus areas:

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computational Health
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Science
    • Foundations of Computing

    Contact: Russell W. F. Lai (russell.lai at aalto dot fi)
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

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

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

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

    Contact: Professor Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

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

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

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

    Contact: Professor Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

    Research Assistant / PhD Student or Postdoctoral Researcher
    Chair of »Media Security« at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
    We have an open position for a research assistant.
    Research topics include:
    • primitives for symmetric cryptosystems (block ciphers, hash functions, ...)
    • algorithms for secret-key encryption, authentication, and authenticated encryption
    • quantum algorithms and their application in attacks on symmetric cryptosystems
    • hash-based signature schemes
    • language-theoretic security methods for the secure communication protocols
    Responsibilities:
    perform research to further the research assistant's own scientific qualification, publish and present results at workshops and conferences, participate in teaching and the university's self-administration, supervise students, and assist with external funding proposals.
    Hiring requirements:
    • successfully completed university studies (diploma, master or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related field
    • an excellent track record in classes related to cryptography or quantum algorithms, or in general excellent results in mathematics and theoretical computer science
    • very good programming skills and very good knowledge of English, written and spoken
    • willingness to imparting specialized knowledge to students, own familiarization with new research areas and to the presentation of scientific results at international conferences
    • good knowledge of German is an advantage for carrying out teaching, but not required; also beneficial is experience with Linux, git, and LaTeX
    The position is also open for recently graduated postdocoral researchers. Such candidates need a publication list with at least three outstanding publications, related to the above research topics.
    Please send us your application with the usual documents (at least: cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant degree certificates/grade overviews, research interests, if available: List of publications) and electronic contact details for at least two references by email (one PDF) or by post.
    Deadline: August 31, 2022
    Contact: Frau Thielken: emmely.kornelia.thielken@uni-weimar.de
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

    PhD Position in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @CS Department @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering to be filled as soon as possible until June 30, 2026 with the possibility of extension.
    Job description: You'll work in the collaborative research center CROSSING funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In our subproject E4 Compiler for Privacy-Preserving Protocols, we build compilers to automatically generate optimized secure multi-party computation protocols for privacy-preserving applications. See https://encrypto.de/CROSSING for details. You conduct research, implement prototypes, and publish&present the results at top venues. You'll participate in teaching and supervise thesis students & student assistants.
    We offer: We demonstrate that privacy is efficiently protectable in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols. Our open and international working environment facilitates excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and CS in Europe. Darmstadt is a very international, livable and well-connected city in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.
    Your profile:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and very good software development skills. Knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally MPC) is a plus.
    • • Experience in hardware synthesis/compiler construction is beneficial.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want to do excellent research.
    • Our working language is English: able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English. German is beneficial but not required.
    Application deadline: Jul 31, 2022. Later applications are considered.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

    Senior MPC Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Cryptography Research Centre

    In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    Position: Senior MPC Researcher

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art MPC protocols
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications
  • Propose new projects and research directions

    Skills required for the job

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science
  • 4+ years of work experience in the field
  • Knowledge of MPC protocols
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust or Go relevant as well. Solid software engineering skills, such as agile methodologies, versioning, and best practices
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Experience with MPC frameworks (e.g. Scale-Mamba, MP-SPDZ, Obliv-C) is a plus
  • Familiarity with HE and ZK, and other advance cryptographic primitives, is a plus

  • Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-07-06 posted on 2022-07-06

    Research Positions on Zero-Knowledge, Blockchain and MPC protocols
    University of Edinburgh
    The ZK and Blockchain Technology Laboratory at Edinburgh University has several open Ph.D. and postdoc positions to work on zero-knowledge proofs, succinct arguments, and multi-party computation protocols with applications to decentralization and privacy protection. You will work in a dynamic collaborative environment with a focus on conceptual and foundational problems of practical relevance. To express interest, send an email including a CV to markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk. Positions are open until filled, but we give priority to applications received by Aug 10. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Contact: Markulf Kohlweiss (markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2022-07-06 posted on 2022-07-04

    Ph.D. student
    Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
    Ph.D. student

    Université de Lyon, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France The Embedded System Security Group at University Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is looking for motivated PhD students. We are looking for candidates to work on protection of implementation against physical attacks. This project aims to develop side-channel attacks and fault attacks against lightweight block-cipher and propose tailored countermeasures.

    Your tasks:

  • Research in the field of physical attacks
  • Possible teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week

    Your profile:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, electronics, or a related area by the time of appointment.
  • Interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

    If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV to vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.
  • Contact: Vincent Grosso: vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2022-07-01 posted on 2022-07-01

    Post-Doc
    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam
    Do you have a PhD and are you interested in researching the law and regulation of cybersecurity, and in combining this with insights from ethics and economics? If you are excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, with a team of friendly and enthusiastic colleagues, and with partners from the financial and governmental sectors, then you may want to join us. The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam are looking for an ambitious postdoctoral candidate. Your research is part of the NWO-funded research project Quantum Impact on Societal Security.
    Contact: s.deharo@uva.nl
    Last updated: 2022-07-01 posted on 2022-06-30

    Cryptanalyst - Constraint Solving
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Cryptography Research Centre

    Position: Cryptanalyst - Constraint Solving

  • Tweak your favorite constraint solving tools to perform cryptanalysis tasks
  • Study how to leverage machine learning techniques in the context of constraint solvers
  • Analyze, evaluate and target any weaknesses security systems which range from single crypto-primitives to entire protocols, from classical ciphers to the newest lightweight or post-quantum schemes
  • Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems
  • Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers
  • Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices
  • Conduct research in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops

    Skills required for the job

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree
  • Extensive experience in constraint programming (SAT, SMT, Linear Programming, Constraint Programming)
  • Experience in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis
  • Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis and/or constraint programming (SAT, SMT, Linear Programming, Constraint Programming)
  • Extensive experience developing in various programming languages, and use of high-performance devices (CPU, GPU, TPU

  • Contact:

    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-28


    Code-based Cryptanalysis Expert
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Cryptography Research Centre

    The position is in the asymmetric cryptanalysis team. The team currently consists of five senior researchers (post docs) and one PhD student. We cover a broad range of expertise in post-quantum cryptanalysis with experts on multivariate-, lattice-, and code-based systems. We are currently looking to support the team particularly on the coding side by a Code-based Cryptanalysis Expert.

  • Conduct research in the field of asymmetric cryptanalysis, especially regarding post quantum secure systems with strong focus on code-based systems
  • Contribute to the NIST standardization process
  • Publish in top tier conferences and journals
  • Participate in practical cryptanalysis projects and public cryptographic challenges
  • Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems
  • Collaborate with a skillful team of software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers
  • Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops

    Skills required for the job

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree
  • Strong background in coding theory and/or code-based cryptography
  • Extensive experience in theoretical and/or practical cryptanalysis
  • Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis
  • Extensive experience in performing side-channel attacks
  • Extensive experience developing in various programming languages (preferably C / C++, CUDA, python)
  • A passion for solving complex puzzles

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-28

    PhD or Postdoc
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    Full-time PhD or postdoctoral researcher in the area of provable security or distributed consensus algorithms. CISPA offers a diverse, world-class research environment with a faculty of more than 30 top scientists in the field of security and machine learning. Requirements: - Background in math or theoretical computer science (MSc or equivalent) - Fluency in English - You enjoy solving puzzles and like to work in a team If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to me directly or apply at: https://jobs.cispa.saarland/jobs/detail/phd-students-1 (you should indicate in your application that you would like to work with me). Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Contact: Julian Loss
    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-27

    PhD Positions
    University of Tübingen, Department of Computer Science; Tübingen, Germany
    MDPPML research group at University of Tübingen is looking for motivated PhD students in the area of cryptography, data privacy and machine learning.

    Research Topics: Development and analysis of provably secure solutions for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): privacy-enhancing technologies, privacy-preserving machine learning, efficient operations on encrypted data, processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments, and TEE security and development.

    Requirements: Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment. Knowledge or interest in the areas of cryptography and machine learning.

    Contact: Mete Akgün
    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-27

    1 year post-doc position offer
    CRAN, LORIA, Nancy, France
    The CRAN, with LORIA as a scientific partner, offers a one-year PostDoctoral position to work in Nancy, France, under the supervision of Gilles Millerioux (CRAN) and Marine Minier (LORIA). The selected candidate will work on topics related to the security of stream ciphers. A special emphasis of self-synchronizing stream ciphers would be welcome. The expected skills are general background on symmetric cryptography and security analysis. An hardware implementation would be considered with the help of an engineer whenever necessary. The research will be conducted in the context of the Lorraine Universite d'Excellence Digitrust project (https://www.univ-lorraine.fr/lue/les-projets-impact/digitrust/). Research work can be done in either English or French.
    Contact: To apply for the position or get further information, you must write to gilles.millerioux@univ-lorraine.fr and marine.minier@loria.fr with copies of your CV and motivation letter. Deadline for application: As Soon As Possible Start of contract: September 1st, 2022 (negotiable)
    Last updated: 2022-06-29 posted on 2022-06-27

    PhD researcher
    Graz University of Technology
    Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be placed at a disadvantage in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, sexual orientation or special needs due to a disability. We aim to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore particularly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event of under-representation, women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

    We are looking for a full-time PhD researcher who will work on cryptographic hardware and software implementations. The researcher will be supervised by Dr. Sujoy Sinha Roy at IAIK, Graz University of Technology, Austria.

    The Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is the largest university institute in Austria for research and education in security and privacy. It has been active in this field for more than 30 years and currently employs more than 60 researchers.

    Responsibilities:
    The PhD researcher will be working on Scientific research in the field of implementation and physical security aspects of novel cryptographic algorithms in the “Cryptographic Engineering” group within the “Secure Systems” area at IAIK.

    Required Qualifications:
  • MSc degree in computer science, information and computer engineering, electrical or electronics engineering, mathematics, or a related field.
  • BSc students with excellent academic records and project experience are also encouraged.
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • The ability to work in an international environment
  • Research experience from projects or publication of scientific papers
  • Excellent skills in programming and/or digital circuit design


    Please submit your application online: https://survey.tugraz.at/index.php/716487?lang=en

  • Contact: If you have any specific questions about the application please contact Sujoy Sinha Roy directly: sujoy.sinharoy@iaik.tugraz.at
    Last updated: 2022-06-22 posted on 2022-06-20

    Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science - (FAC002415)
    University of Houston Downtown
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology at the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science. Depending on the applicant's qualifications, the position can be at Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are looking for outstanding candidates with expertise in area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning or Cybersecurity. The appointment will start in January 2023. Candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish an externally funded research program and provide service and leadership to the campus and the scientific community. UHD values diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who share these values. To be considered, candidates must describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring and research. Financial and in-kind resources will be made available to faculty who promote equity and inclusion at UHD, and their work will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process.
    Contact: jobs@uhd.edu
    Last updated: 2022-06-22 posted on 2022-06-16

    Postdoctoral in Quantum Cryptography
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir. Morroco

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

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

    • Quantum primitives such as PKE, KEM, KEX, and Digital Signatures
    • Post quantum Zero Knowledge Proofs
    • Design and implementation of hybrid solutions
    • Attack on existing proposals

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

    We offer competitive salary (the net salary per month is 2000 USD), a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: https://www.um6p.ma/en).

    Submit your application via email including

    • full CV,
    • sample publications,
    • a detailed research proposal,
    • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma) https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1339&company=ump
    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-16

    Cryptography Post-Doc Positions
    Hebrew University, Israel
    The Cryptography Group at the Hebrew University’s School of Computer Science and Engineering invites applications for post-doc positions. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.gilsegev.net and www.cs.huji.ac.il/~ilank for an overview of the group’s recent activity. To apply please provide us with your CV and research statement.
    Contact: crypto@cs.huji.ac.il
    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-15

    Postdoc on blockchain consensus
    Monash University
    Two postdoc positions available at Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (MBTC), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The salary is $92,792 -- $120,093 per year (Australian dollars) plus 17% Superannuation. More can be found at https://www.jiangshanyu.com/doc/postdoc.html Interested candidates, please feel free to contact me directly via E-mail (jiangshan.yu@monash.edu).
    Contact: Jiangshan Yu
    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-15

    Cryptography / Cybersecurity Engineer
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Cryptography Research Centre

    In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    Position: Cryptography / Cybersecurity Engineer

  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Implement cryptographic libraries and security frameworks
  • Design and implement building blocks for cloud computing and machine learning applications

    Skills required for the job

  • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity
  • 2+ years of work experience. (Senior Position also available for 5+ years experience)
  • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
  • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation (experience with tools Git, JIRA, SonarQube is valuable)
  • Excellent with multi-tasking
  • Knowledge in some of the following topics will be valuable: Edge / Cloud computing - Machine learning - Identity Management - Secure protocols
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects

    Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science

  • Contact:

    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Email: mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2022-06-22 posted on 2022-06-13


    Post-Doc Research Fellows on Symmetric-Key Cryptography (Multiple Positions)
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill several post-doctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography. Topics include but are not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • provable security
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-2, SHA-3, and AES
    • threshold cryptography
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group comprising of about ten PostDoc and PhD student members currently dedicated for research in symmetric-key cryptography. Since establishment, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3 and AES, and is expanding its interests to the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university, industry partners, and government agencies in Singapore. We offer globally competitive salary package with extremely low tax (around 5%), as well as excellent environment dedicating for top-venues publication orientated research in Singapore. The contract will be initially for one year, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences (Asiacrypt, Crypto, Eurocrypt). Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via https://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg, with subject [IACR-CATF]
    Last updated: 2022-06-13 posted on 2022-06-13

    Young Researcher/PhD Student (fully funded)
    University of Primorska
    University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering one fully-funded PhD scholarship at the Center of Cryptography under the supervision of Prof. Enes Pasalic, PhD. Research topics include Boolean functions with high nonlinearity (bent functions, AB functions, planar functions,…), linear codes, and cryptanalysis (classical and quantum).
    Contact: enes.pasalic@famnit.upr.si and nastja.cepak@iam.upr.si
    Last updated: 2022-06-13 posted on 2022-06-12

    Post Quantum Cryptography Expert
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Cryptography Research Center

    In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    Position: Post Quantum Cryptography Expert

  • Study and design post quantum primitives such as PKE, KEM, KEX, and Digital Signatures
  • Conduct research, with particular focus on how to improve or attack existing proposals
  • Design new and/or more efficient post quantum Zero Knowledge Proofs
  • Collaboration and possible participation in NIST proposals
  • Design and implementation of hybrid (post quantum – classical) solutions
  • We welcome candidates specializing in lattices and codes. Exceptional candidates with expertise in other areas of PQC are also encouraged
  • Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops

    Skills required for the job

  • A strong publication record in post quantum cryptography
  • Extensive knowledge on post quantum cryptography
  • Extensive experience in secure software development
  • Extensive experience developing in C, C++, or RUST
  • Willingness to continue learning and push the limits of knowledge

    Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-06-07 posted on 2022-06-07

    PhD Scholarship in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The cryptography research group at the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia, is recruiting a PhD candidate for a joint research project between UOW and CSIRO/Data61. The candidate will be granted a full scholarship, including full tuition fee (AUD $32K/year) and attractive stipends (up to AUD $32K/year). The candidate will be supervised by Prof Willy Susilo, Dr Khoa Nguyen and a Data61 scientist. The candidate’s research will be closely related to Post-Quantum Cryptography, an important and trendy research area aiming to build robust cryptographic systems that remain secure in the long-term future. The research group at iC2, UOW is one of the largest research hubs in cryptography in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The group regularly publishes cutting-edge results at top conferences and journals on cryptography and cybersecurity. Applicants need to have a Master’s degree and English proficiency (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). Solid knowledge of mathematics, computer science and cryptography will be encouraged. Female candidates are preferred.
    Contact: For more information and/or to submit CVs, please contact Prof Willy Susilo (wsusilo@uow.edu.au, https://sites.google.com/view/willy-susilo/) and Dr Khoa Nguyen (khoa@uow.edu.au, https://sites.google.com/view/khoantt/).
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-02

    Senior ASIC Design and Verification Engineer
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Cryptography Research Centre

    Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    Position: Senior ASIC Design and Verification Engineer

  • Working on block and system-level RTL design, simulation and functional/correctness verification
  • Design, development and test of RTL IP blocks for FPGA and ASIC implementations
  • Prototyping and debugging systems on different FPGA platforms (Intel, Xilinx, Microsemi)
  • Testing of FPGA IP blocks through Chipscope/Signal analyzer tools
  • Testing of ASIC implementations through functional and formal verification
  • Defining, developing, and executing verification/coverage plans and test benches
  • Continuously improving the components (e.g., stimulus, assertions, coverage) of our design verification environment

    Skills required for the job

  • BS/MS degree in electrical/electronic/computer engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience in the industry
  • Experience using Verilog/VHDL and SystemVerilog
  • Programming and scripting skills in C/C++, Python/Tcl
  • Hands-on experience with FPGA flows, methodologies and tools
  • Experience writing test plans, portable benches, and verification IPs (transactors, monitors, speed adapters)
  • Experience with verification methods and tools including simulators, coverage collection, and waveform viewers
  • Ability to understand and integrate hardware co
  • Experience with testing of ASIC implementations through KATs, ATPG etc.
  • Knowledge of side-channel and fault-based attacks (either through actual implementations or through design)

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-02

    Cryptography Intern (remote - globally)
    Mysten Labs
    Mysten Labs is looking for 2 interns in blockchain cryptography with a focus in any of the following topics: Private NFTs, Anonymous Transactions, Key Loss Protection, Multi-Signatures and Zero Knowledge Proofs.

    Successful applicants will work closely with experts in both academia and industry including George Danezis, Konstantinos Chalkias, Foteini Baldimtsi, Alberto Sonnino, François Garillot, Sam Blackshear, Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias, while enjoying a high degree of ownership & autonomy in working conditions & task prioritization.

    Ideal candidate expectations:
    - PhD or PostDoc researcher - or - engineer in cryptography, software security or distributed systems.

    - at least one publication in any of the top cryptography, privacy and security conferences, such as: CCS, S&P, CRYPTO, USENIX SECURITY, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, NDSS, FC, AsiaCCS, EUROS&P, PETS, CT-RSA, ESORICS etc.

    - Understanding of fundamental cryptographic schemes & underlying math for any of the following: hash functions, finite field arithmetic, polynomials (FFT) & elliptic curves, bilinear pairings, threshold signatures.

    - Experience implementing high-performance & parallelizable protocols in languages such as Rust, Go, Java, or C/C++, and Github portfolio or productionized implementation will be a plus.

    Our team is 100% remote & we are hiring across the world. Here at Mysten Labs, you’ll be joining a world class team with tremendous growth potential. We raised our 1st funding round ($36m series A) from top Silicon Valley VCs led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from Redpoint, Lightspeed, Coinbase Ventures, Electric Capital, Standard Crypto, NFX, Slow Ventures, Scribble Ventures, Samsung Next, Lux Capital etc.

    HOW TO APPLY: Applicants are invited to e-mail their CV (use title: Summer 2022 Cryptography Internship) to jobs@mystenlabs.com
    Contact: Kostas Chalkias (Chief Cryptographer)
    Last updated: 2022-05-29 posted on 2022-05-29

    Cryptography Engineer
    JP Morgan Chase, various locations in US

    We are looking for a cryptography engineer who will be part of the Blockchain Technology Security Group to build foundational services for JP Morgan distributed ledger technology initiatives. In this role, you will be designing and coding security components and applications. You will have the exciting challenge of working on cutting-edge technology and building enterprise solutions that cater to all the lines of business. You’ll work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally

     

    Qualifications

    • Experience as applied cryptographer
    • Experience with OpenSSL /TLS API; threading and socket programming in Linux, HSMs, and PKCS #11
    • Solid understanding of Linux OS with strong knowledge of object oriented programming; specifically high-level languages such as Java, Python, Go, and node.js, C, C++ and Bash
    • Familiar/Experience building solutions for digital assets and distributed ledger technology (blockchain) with focus on algorithms and data structures
    • Desirable: Experience with multi-party computation (MPC) & HSMs and custody crypto assets
    Contact: France Law (france.law@jpmchase.com)
    Last updated: 2022-05-29 posted on 2022-05-27

    Chair of Junior Professor
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    We have a Chair of Junior Professor at Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the priority themes for this position are cryptography, data protection, network security, and software security. This 5-year contract Chair has several advantages: a maximum teaching load of 64h per year; associated funding of 320 K€ available at the start of the work; competitive salary; no requirement of the French language; after a 5-year contract, the junior professor can be directly appointed as a Full professor (a permanent, tenured position). Application deadline: August 31, 2022. More information on this position: https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/chaire-de-professeur-ou-professeure-junior-en-securite-des-grandes-infrastructures-numeriques-a-telecom-paris
    Contact: Hieu Phan (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr)
    Last updated: 2022-05-29 posted on 2022-05-27

    Post-Doctoral Researcher Position at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has one opening at the post-doctoral researcher level. Accepted applicants may receive competitive salary, housing (accommodation) support, health insurance, computer, travel support, and lunch meal card.

    Your duties include performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, as well as directing graduate and undergraduate students in their research and teaching. The project funding is related to cryptography, game theory and mechanism design, and blockchain technologies.

    Applicants are expected to have already obtained their Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science or related discipline with a thesis topic related to the duties above.

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    Submit your application via email including
    • full CV,
    • transcripts of all universities attended,
    • 1-3 sample publications where you are the main author,
    • a detailed research proposal,
    • 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.
    Application and start dates are flexible.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü
    https://member.acm.org/~kupcu

    Last updated: 2022-05-25 posted on 2022-05-23

    Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer & Protocol Developer
    Heliax (Anoma)
    Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents. Heliax is looking for a cryptographer & researcher interested in zero-knowledge cryptographic protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement zero-knowledge proof constructions such as zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs, distributed cryptographic protocols such as threshold encryption and distributed key generation, and cryptographic primitives such as elliptic curves and hash functions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.
    Contact: Heliax HR
    Last updated: 2022-05-25 posted on 2022-05-23

    Research Cryptographer, FHE
    Heliax (Anoma)
    Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents. Heliax is looking for a research cryptographer interested in fully-homomorphic encryption protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement FHE constructions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.
    Contact: Heliax HR Team
    Last updated: 2022-05-25 posted on 2022-05-20

    Multiple academic teaching positions (Lecturer/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor)
    Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Malaysia

    Xiamen University Malaysia is now seeking highly motivated, committed and qualified individuals for academic teaching positions in computer science and cyber security.

    Candidates in any areas of computer science and cyber security are welcome to apply. Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise in, but not limited to, cyber security, mathematics, cryptology, network security, digital forensics. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in a related discipline.

    Applicants with specific teaching and research interests in TWO OR MORE of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

    • Calculus
    • Linear Algebra
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Design & Analysis of Algorithms
    • Computer Composition
    • Operating Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Modern Cryptography
    • Digital Forensics and Investigation
    • Network Attack and Defence Technology
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Malware Analysis
    • Cryptanalysis
    • ARM Assembly Language

    HOW TO APPLY
    Applicants are invited to submit a digital application packet to: iftekhar.salam@xmu.edu.my

    The subject line of your email must include: your name, relevant academic discipline, and the specific position for which you are applying for. All application packets must include the following attachments:

    1. Your detailed and current CV with publication (*Asterisk to indicate corresponding author, include Indexing & Quartile);
    2. Cover letter;
    3. Evidence of academic qualifications (Bachelor, Master & PhD Certificate; Bachelor, Master & PhD Transcripts and Professional Certificates);
    4. 3-5 Full-Text publications (if applicable);
    5. Teaching evaluation (if applicable);
    6. Two academic references (at least one of them is the applicant’s current/most recent employer).
    The positions will remain open until filled.

    Contact: iftekhar.salam@xmu.edu.my
    Last updated: 2022-05-20 posted on 2022-05-19

    Applied Cryptographer
    Mysten Labs (mystenlabs.com)
    Mysten is looking for a remote applied cryptographer & researcher interested in cryptographic protocols & their application to blockchains. You would work with us to design, check & implement mission-critical algorithms a range of areas, including primitives such as pairing-based crypto, signature aggregation & distributed key generation, random beacons, efficient accumulators & zero-knowledge proofs.

    This role gives the opportunity to work closely with a senior team of experts in theoretical computer science, cryptography, language & systems design, while enjoying a high degree of ownership & autonomy in working conditions & task prioritization. We regularly publish to conferences like CCS, S&P, CRYPTO, NDSS, FC, AsicCCS, PETS, CT-RSA, ESORICS, ACNS etc.

    While the following guidelines reflect some of our thinking about a background we would like to see in a candidate, we are committed to diversity, & more surprising profiles with a good argument to fit & capability are encouraged to apply.

    Our ideal candidate would have:
    - 2+ years of experience in hands-on software engineering for cryptographic operations, such as signature schemes, accumulators, key management, data encryption & compression.

    - Understanding of fundamental cryptographic algorithms & underlying math for any of the following: hash functions, finite field arithmetic, polynomials (FFT) & elliptic curves.

    - Experience implementing high-performance & parallelizable protocols in languages such as Rust, Go, Java, or C/C++.

    - Experience implementing ZKP circuits or proof systems (Groth16, Halo, Plonk, STARKs, Marlin) is considered a plus.

    Our team is 100% remote & we are hiring across the world. Here at Mysten Labs, you’ll be joining a world class team with tremendous growth potential. We raised our 1st funding round ($36m series A) from top Silicon Valley VCs led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from Redpoint, Lightspeed, Coinbase Ventures, Electric Capital, Standard Crypto, NFX, Slow Ventures, Scribble Ventures, Samsung Next, Lux Capital & many other great funds & angels!
    Contact: Kostas Chalkias (Chief Cryptographer) kostas {at} mystenlabs.com
    Last updated: 2022-05-10 posted on 2022-05-10

    Cryptography Architect
    PQShield

    We are looking for a Cryptography Architect to join our team to help define the next generation of secure Hardware and Software implementations of Post Quantum Cryptography.

    Responsibilities:

    Design, implement and analyse post quantum cryptographic algorithms including key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes

    • Investigate new and future algorithms, research potential implementations and optimisation for efficient implementation.
    • Develop Architectural descriptions and models of PQ Cryptographic Algorithms
    • Interface with the Engineering team, provide specifications for Micro-Architectural planning and implementation.
    • Perform security analysis of Post Quantum and Classical Cryptography implementations
    • Research and propose secure attack resistant (SCA, Fault) implementations of Post Quantum Algorithms.
    Preferred Skills and Qualifications
    • PhD or degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Mathematics or Computer Science
    • 2+ years of work experience or research in the field of Post-Quantum Cryptography
    • Knowledge of Secure Implementations of cryptography
    • Knowledge of Side-channel analysis of cryptographic primitives
    • Theoretical understanding of common side-channel countermeasures
    • Programming skills , C/C++, Python, Mathematics tools
    Contact: Graeme Hickey
    Last updated: 2022-05-09 posted on 2022-05-09

    Cryptography Software Engineer at Apple
    Apple
    Passionate about cryptography? Want to work on designing, reviewing and implementing cryptography to solve impactful security and privacy problems? Follow the link or contact me directly!
    Contact: ysierra (at) apple.com
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-03

    QPQ Applied Cryptologist
    QPQ Global
    Are you an Applied Cryptologist that has a track record in the implementation of products with fundamental cryptology features? Do you have a relevant Master and coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology? Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols? At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 3 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Good salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!

    Responsibilities:
    • implement and embed in products cryptographic protocols in the privacy space.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on zero knowledge schemes which provide privacy and compliance.

    Requirements:
    • MSc or multi-year experience in cryptography or a closely related field.
    • Knowledge of modern cryptographic primitives.
    • Be able to productize protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language (C++ or Rust desirable).
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output. Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    - Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

    Contact: opportunities@qpq.io
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-03

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw
    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts. The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer a competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl). A successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.
    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-02

    Postdoc in lattice-based cryptography
    University of Bordeaux, France
    A full-time 2-year postdoctoral position is available at IMB (Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux), supported by the ANR-NSF project CHARM (Cryptographic hardness of module lattices). Potential research topics include:
    • Lattice algorithms and cryptanalysis (shortest or closest vector problems, LWE, for rings, modules or lattices)
    • Algebraic number theory and lattices (geometry of numbers, ideals in numbers fields, automorphic forms)
    • Quantum algorithms for lattices (security proofs, cryptanalysis)
    The candidate should hold a PhD degree in Mathematics or Computer Science, and should have a strong record related to any of the above topics. Starting date is flexible, preferably before October 2022.
    To apply, please send your CV, a motivation letter and names of at least two persons who can provide reference letters.
    The CHARM project is a collaboration between four scientific intitutions in France and in the USA. Members in Bordeaux are: Bill Allombert, Karim Belabas, Aurel Page, Alice Pellet-Mary, and Benjamin Wesolowski.
    Contact: Benjamin Wesolowski, benjamin.wesolowski@math.u-bordeaux.fr
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-25

    PhD Student Positions - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain-based Systems
    University of Connecticut, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
    Several, fully-funded, PhD student openings (for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Computer Science and Engineering department, led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh.

    Scope: The positions provide a great opportunity to work on timely topics in cryptography (both theory and applied), systems security, and privacy. A large part of our lab research is around security and privacy for blockchains. We target real-world problems and aim to provide secure and practical solutions backed by rigorous foundations and efficient implementations/thorough performance testing. We are also interested in conceptual projects that contribute in bridging the gap between theory and practice of Cryptography. Students will gain experience in topics around multiparty computation, FHE, zero-knowledge proofs, cryptography from physical assumptions, and distributed systems security (mainly blockchain-based systems and privacy-preserving machine learning).

    More information: For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/

    About UConn: UConn is R1 Research University in Storrs, CT. It is well connected to New York, Boston, and Providence areas, offering easy access to other top research institutions and lead-industrial companies for research, collaborations, and internship opportunities. The CSE department at UConn has a large and strong cybersecurity group, and it is ranked 18 among all USA computer science programs in Cryptography (based on csranking.org).

    Get in touch: For interested students, please send your CV, an overview of current/previous research experiences and skills/related background, and transcripts to ghada@uconn.edu
    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-23

    Ph.D. student (several)
    TalTech, Centre for HW Security; Tallinn, Estonia
    The Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech, led by Prof. Samuel Pagliarini, invites applications for several fully-funded PhD positions. The Centre conducts research in the area of Hardware Security focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, hardware trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, crypto hardware, and other similar security topics. Successful candidates will have access to silicon fabrication in order to validate research ideas as it is already a practice of the Centre (see portfolio).

    Requirements: We are looking for motivated candidates with a strong background in circuit design. PhD candidates must have completed a Master's degree (or be about to complete). Previous expertise on Hardware Security/Cryptography is not required but is highly desirable. The candidates are expected to have the following core skills:

  • Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog)
  • Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools
  • Familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, Virtuoso, etc.) or equivalent tools from Siemens/Synopsys
  • Strong writing skills (English) that are compatible with doctoral-level requirements, i.e., writing academic papers and articles.

    How to apply: Please submit your CV and transcripts to Prof. Pagliarini by email using the subject ‘PhD in Hardware Security’. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype. Applications are processed as they arrive. All positions have a tentative start date of September 2022. The nominal duration of a PhD degree is 4 years at TalTech. Salaries are approximately 1600 EUR/month (net), which allows for a comfortable standard of living in Tallinn.

  • Contact: Samuel Pagliarini via email, name.lastname@taltech.ee
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-20

    Cryptography Software Engineer at Apple
    Apple
    Passionate about cryptography? Want to work on designing, reviewing and implementing cryptography to solve impactful security and privacy problems? Follow the link or contact me directly!
    Contact: Yannick Sierra at apple.com
    Last updated: 2022-04-22 posted on 2022-04-18

    Lecturer opening in applied cybersecurity
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer position starting in Fall 2022. Candidates are expected to teach courses under the umbrella of Cybersecurity, in support of our graduate and undergraduate programs. Applicants must have at least an MS degree in Computer Science or in a related computing area. A PhD degree and prior university teaching experience are an advantage.

    Successful candidates must have an expert grasp of knowledge of Cybersecurity at all levels, with an emphasis on hands-on applied cybersecurity skills, either through a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, or through industrial experience. The successful candidate will also be involved in creating course content and materials with a focus on hands-on experiential and project-based learning. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate effectively with students in person and online. The formal education and experience prerequisites may be waived at the university's discretion if the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV by applying as soon as possible at: https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3493?c=njit

    Work environment and location:

    The Computer Science department, part of the Ying Wu College of Computing, is the largest at NJIT, comprising one-tenth of the student population. It is also the largest computer science department among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area.​ Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.

    Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do.
    Contact: Reza Curtmola (reza.curtmola@njit.edu)
    Last updated: 2022-04-12 posted on 2022-04-12

    PhD student
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
    Multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions in the area of databases, secure data processing, IoT, cloud/edge computing, blockchain, and secure model learning.
    Details: NJIT is a Rank 1 Research University, situated in New York Metropolitan area, and is about 7 miles away from the beautiful New York City. New York Metropolitan area is a key part of the US and is the hub of several major tech and research companies. The qualified candidates will have opportunities for research internships and joint projects with lead-industrial companies. The position is looking for highly motivated graduate students to explore, design, and implement algorithms for databases, secure computing, IoT, and blockchain.
    Topics are as follows:
  • Multi-party computation (MPC) or secret-sharing based database systems
    • Design and implementation of an end-to-end-secure database system using MPC or secret-sharing
    • Algorithm development for side-channel attacks on MPC
    Outcome: The work will expose the student to novel data management algorithms, advanced secure computing using cryptographic techniques, programming with secure hardware (Intel SGX), and cluster computing frameworks.
    Requirements: 1. Adequate knowledge of cryptographic techniques/algorithms, programming, and relational database systems 2. Knowledge of Java, SQL, and C/C++ 3. Familiarity with development tools for managing and building software projects, version control systems (Git), and testing tools (JUnit) 4. You must be an Undergraduate/Master student in computer science or a related field
    Additional Information:
    1. Starting date: As soon as possible 2. Please send your CV and other information (e.g., github account, sample projects, etc.) to: Shantanu Sharma (shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu) 3. Please write a few sentences in the email to introduce yourself and your interest in the position
    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
    Contact: Shantanu Sharma (shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu)
    Last updated: 2022-04-11 posted on 2022-04-10

    Principal Architect in Applied Cryptography (Special Projects)
    Input Output Global - remote work opportunity
    Description

    As a Principal Architect in Applied Cryptography at IOG, you must be an engineer, an architect, an applied cryptographer, and a leader - it’s a multifaceted role. You have the exciting challenge of working with bleeding-edge research and technology, always with a focus on the market's needs. You will be a leader of an exceptional team, working on everything from Post-Quantum prototypes to hand-optimization of existing primitives to completely new products. To support you on this challenge, we have software architects, product managers, project managers, formal methods specialists, and QA test engineers, with whom you must have high bandwidth communications.

    Your mission

    • Champion the applied cryptography team
    • Captain end-to-end development and delivery of new products
    • Spearhead prototyping of cryptographic products
    • Translate research into rigorous engineering specifications and implementations
    • Meticulously review cryptographic protocols and proposed primitives
    • Contribute to industry standards and operational best practices
    • Identify where the business needs to be next and get it there.
    Contact:

    https://apply.workable.com/io-global/j/8D6CAEE7DD/

    marios.nicolaides@iohk.io
    Last updated: 2022-05-10 posted on 2022-04-05


    Cryptography Engineer
    Sunscreen; San Francisco, USA or remote
    Sunscreen is building the privacy engine of the new web. We're bringing private computation to all by making advanced cryptographic primitives (e.g. fully homomorphic encryption, zero-knowledge proofs) easy to use.

    What you'll accomplish your 1st year here...
  • You'll help build the core infrastructure of a new cryptographic system
  • You’ll implement cryptographic primitives (e.g. zero-knowledge proof systems) and write robust, security-first code that will run in high-risk, adversarial environments
  • You'll become familiar with the latest advances in cryptography and determine their applicability to Sunscreen’s system
  • You'll have opportunities to present your work at conferences

  • You...
  • Think technology should be frictionless (documentation is important to you!)
  • Have experience implementing cryptographic primitives (ideally efficient ZKP systems) in a performant and modular way
  • Are comfortable working with multiple programming languages
  • Are excited to get your hands dirty learning new math and cryptography

  • We offer...
  • A highly flexible, remote-first working environment
  • Competitive compensation + significant equity
  • Homecomings where we gather in one spot to meet each other and work together
  • Annual health and wellness budget
  • Opportunity to travel to and present at conferences if desired (we hope you do!)
  • Contact: Ravital Solomon (ravital@sunscreen.tech)
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-04

    Postdoc
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Quantum Delta Netherlands has started a large national project in support of quantum technologies. The Catalyst-2 (CAT2) subproject concentrates on the development of quantum key distribution and "Quantum Internet" applications.
    The department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Eindhoven has a postdoc vacancy for theoretical work in CAT2. The research will concentrate on
    • theory related to the Quantum Key Distribution testbed under development in Eindhoven;
    • quantum cryptography beyond QKD, e.g. key recycling, unclonable encryption, unclonable credentials, quantum PUFs etc.
    The project has good opportunities for collaboration with other departments at TU Eindhoven and with other Dutch universities. Job requirements We are looking for candidates with a PhD in cryptography, theoretical physics, or mathematics, and preferably a background in quantum cryptography or post-quantum cryptography.
    Contact: Boris Skoric
    Last updated: 2022-03-31 posted on 2022-03-30

    Permanent Researcher Positions in Cryptographic Protocols
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a recently-established publicly-funded research institute in Abu Dhabi (UAE). It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists and engineers from across the globe.

    Job Description

    We are looking for permanent researchers to join the Cryptographic Protocols team within the Cryptography Research Center (CRC) at TII. The main aim of the team is to conduct applied academic research in areas relating to cryptographic protocols, such as: TLS, QUIC, Tor, Key Exchange, Secure Channels, Cryptographic Primitives, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, MLS and Secure Messaging, Probabilistic Data Structures in Adversarial Environments, and Blockchain-Related Technologies. The nature of the research spans both theory and practice, covering aspects such as provable security, security models, efficient designs, implementation aspects, and attacks.

    Applicants should have completed (or be close to completing) their PhD in a related area and preferably have postdoctoral research experience. Preference will be given to applicants with publications in top-tier venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, and USENIX.

    Required Skills:
    • Fluency in English (verbal and written) and an ability to communicate research effectively.
    • Good problem-solving skills and an ability to conduct research independently.
    • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills.
    • Solid knowledge in cryptography.
    Valuable Skills:
    • Strong background in Mathematics and/or Computer Science.
    • Programming, Software Engineering, experience in implementing cryptographic primitives and attacks on real-world cryptosystems, reverse engineering of closed-source protocols.
    • Experience in analyzing protocol standards and specifications.
    What we offer:
    • Vibrant working environment, flexible working conditions, and travel funding.
    • Industry-competitive tax-free salary.
    • Family-wide health insurance and children’s education allowance.
    • Sunshine all year round.
    Contact:
    • Contact Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul.degabriele@tii.ae) for information relating to research and work environment.
    • To apply send your CV to Mehdi Messaoudi (mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae) - Talent Acquisition Manager.

    Last updated: 2022-03-31 posted on 2022-03-29

    Post-docs in the Cybsersecurity Group @ TU Delft (3 positions)
    The Netherlands
    The group is renowned for its cyber security research, with currently more than 15 faculty members and over 30 researchers. It is looking for three post-docs to enhance the information security R&D. The applicants should be related to one of the following topics:
    • Lattice-based cryptography
    • Privacy-preserving machine learning
    • Privacy and applied cryptography
    • Blockchain/smart contract security
    The basic requirements are:
    • PhD in Computer Science, Information Security, Maths.
    • Strongly related knowledge and backgrounds (e.g., research papers) of privacy-oriented cryptography (theory and/or practice).
    • Professional in English (writing, speaking). Note Dutch is NOT required.
    All positions will be available from September 2022 (starting with competitive salary - depending on qualifications and experience, including bonus, 30% tax ruling and other benefits). There will be great opportunities to engage with various ongoing projects, and international academia and industry partners. Please feel free to send CV, publication list and reference to the contact email.
    Contact: Dr. S. Fu (shihui.fu@tudelft.nl)
    Last updated: 2022-03-23 posted on 2022-03-23

    Hardware Security Researcher (Multiple positions)
    Temasek Labs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE), Temasek Laboratories (TL) @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking motivated researchers, in the area of hardware security.

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

    You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security. The research focus of the current roles are:

    1. Hardware forensics with focus on vulnerability assessment in commercial and industrial devices.

    2. Physical attack and countermeasures for novel cryptographic primitives

    3. Micro-architectural attacks

    This position is available from May 2022. TL offers competitive salary package plus other benefits.

    Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

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

    Contact: Shivam Bhasin, Principal Investigator: sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2022-03-23 posted on 2022-03-23

    Security Engineer
    STMicroelectronics
    The job holder's mission will be to:
    • Develop effective (security, latency, silicon area/code size costs), countermeasures against side-channel and fault attacks, by working in conjunction with SW and HW designers
    • Contribute to the definition of effective post-quantum public key cryptographic implementations
    • Deploy security expertise and help ST product divisions shape the right security solutions for their products (ICs).
    • Stay on top of security needs and state-of-the-art evolution, anticipating/identifying solutions and partners, developing or making available the security competences and IPs that will be needed by the Company in a 3-5 years time frame.
    The candidate should have:
    • An extensive background in mathematics and public key cryptography
    • Knowledge of state-of-the-art side-channel and fault attacks and related countermeasures
    • Teamwork, networking, customer-orientation & communication skills
    • Motivation for bridging research outcomes and product design
    • Experience in embedded SW design or HW design is a plus
    Contact: Matteo BOCCHI (matteo.bocchi@st.com), Ruggero SUSELLA (ruggero.susella@st.com)
    Last updated: 2022-03-23 posted on 2022-03-22

    VP of Research
    Dfns
    Context
    Dfns is a cybersecurity company that builds custody* SaaS protocol for web3 apps. Think of it as a developer tool that provides secure cloud for crypto. Our mission is to bring serenity to DeFi by eliminating new blockchain risks and making crypto transactions easier, faster, more affordable, and compliant with existing regulations.

    From fintechs to large banks to e-commerce sites, Dfns gives financial institutions and businesses the freedom to own and transfer crypto on a battle-designed security infrastructure. Our API is designed to offer best-in-class developer experience allowing any platform to deploy custodial wallets in a matter of days, with streamlined feature delivery and frequent security upgrades.

    Founded in 2020 in Paris, Dfns is a startup incubated at Station F (awarded Future40), accelerated by Techstars and recognized DeepTech by the French Ministry of Economy. Our company is fully remote with offices in Paris, Amsterdam, New York, London, Stockholm, Sofia, and other cities.

    Job Description
    You will contribute to one of the most ambitious technology projects in crypto today: building a trustless custody infrastructure for the trillion-dollar digital asset industry.

    You will join an amazing team of leaders (CTO, CISO, CPO) and experts (R&D Engineers, Cryptographers, Security Engineers) in a highly challenging and collaborative environment.

    We are looking for a trailblazing VP of Research who can explore blockchain and ZK technology, generate new product ideas, and outline detailed R&D strategies. You will need to manage diverse teams spanning engineering and marketing, requiring both a strong technical background and excellent business skills. As an ideal candidate, you will have a keen eye for gaps in client product offerings and the innovative mindset to fill them. You’re a highly skilled cryptographer with a proven ability to strategize the full lifecycle of patent production—from conception through release.

    Contact: chris@dfns.co
    Last updated: 2022-03-18 posted on 2022-03-17

    Senior Cryptographer
    Dfns
    Context
    Dfns is a cybersecurity company that builds custody SaaS protocol for web3 apps. Think of it as a developer tool that provides secure cloud for crypto. Our mission is to bring serenity to DeFi by eliminating new blockchain risks and making crypto transactions easier, faster, more affordable, and compliant with existing regulations.

    From fintechs to large banks to e-commerce sites, Dfns gives financial institutions and businesses the freedom to own and transfer crypto on a battle-designed security infrastructure. Our API is designed to offer best-in-class developer experience allowing any platform to deploy custodial wallets in a matter of days, with streamlined feature delivery and frequent security upgrades.

    Founded in 2020 in Paris, Dfns is a startup incubated at Station F (awarded Future40), accelerated by Techstars and recognized DeepTech by the French Ministry of Economy. Our company is fully remote with offices in Paris, Amsterdam, New York, London, Stockholm, Sofia, and other cities.

    Job Description
    You will contribute to one of the most ambitious technology projects in crypto today: building a trustless custody infrastructure for the trillion-dollar digital asset industry.

    You will join an amazing team of leaders (CTO, VP of Research, CISO) and experts (Software Engineers, R&D Engineers, Security Engineers) in a highly challenging and collaborative environment.

    We are looking for a Senior Cryptographer to develop our crypto systems using algorithmic, asymmetric, zk proofs, thresholdized cryptography and other types of tools to encrypt sensitive data and protect it from hackers, misuse, and cybercrime.

    As a Cryptographer, you will be laser-focused on finding ways to protect blockchain keys from being intercepted, decrypted, copied, altered, or deleted by unauthorized actors. You will need a deep understanding of cryptography, namely MPC and its related algorithms. You will also develop and apply various mathematical models to help find and thwart potential systems threats.

    Contact: chris@dfns.co
    Last updated: 2022-03-18 posted on 2022-03-17

    Research Scientist
    Meta Financial Technologies
    The Meta Financial Technologies (MFT) research group is hiring! If you are looking for a full-time cryptography research position at Meta, and have a PhD background in cryptography, please reach out to Kevin Lewi (klewi@fb.com) and Arnab Roy (arnabr@fb.com) and we will be happy to elaborate more on the process. Below is a short blurb about what we do: The MFT crypto research team works on several exciting projects ranging from highly practical real-world problems addressing the security of Facebook products to foundational problems in cryptography. The ideal candidates will have a keen interest in producing new science to advance this interdisciplinary field, as well as supporting the productization of their results. We strongly believe in providing our researchers with the environment to explore the best problems to work on, while building up the skills to thrive in both industry and academia. As a researcher at MFT, you will have an opportunity to learn about the myriad research problems that arise in developing what we believe will be the most important platform for financial services for years to come. You will be working with leading researchers as well as engineers and product managers. Since most of the work is open-source, many research projects can be discussed relatively freely. Research publication is strongly encouraged and rewarded.
    Contact: Please contact klewi [at] fb [dot] com and arnabr [at] fb [dot] com
    Last updated: 2022-03-18 posted on 2022-03-15

    Postdoc and tenure-track professor in security, distributed Systems, applied crypto, or blockchains
    Beijing Institute of Technology
    The group has a number of post-doc and tenure-track professor openings in the prestigious Advanced Research Institute of Multidisciplinary Sciences at Beijing Institute of Technology, China. We welcome candidates in security, cryptography, blockchains, and systems. The group regularly published papers in renowned venues such as CCS, S&P, DSN, OPODIS, ESORICS, FC, FSE, RSA, and SRDS and has designed and implemented many blockchain systems widely used in industry and academia.

    Postdoc: Competitive salary. Housing/renting covered. The postdoc position is for two years and has flexible starting time. After two years, the candidates may be offered a tenure-track position at Beijing Institute of Technology.

    Tenure-track professors: housing covered; salary is really competitive, can advise PhD students and postdocs; startup package included; etc.

    Contact: Please apply with a CV. Person in contact: Prof. Haibin Zhang: haibin at bit dot edu dot cn
    Last updated: 2022-03-15 posted on 2022-03-15

    Ph.D. student
    Université de Lyon, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
    The Embedded System Security Group at University Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is looking for motivated PhD students. We are looking for candidates to work on the implementation security of post-quantum NIST finalists. This project aims to develop side-channel attacks and fault attacks against unprotected implementations of the candidates and propose tailored countermeasures.

    Your tasks:

  • Research in the field of post-quantum cryptography
  • Possible teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week
  • Your profile:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment.
  • Interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of French is not mandatory.
  • If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV to vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr and pierre.louis.cayrel@univ-st-etienne.fr. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.

    Contact: Vincent Grosso (vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr) and Pierre-Louis Cayrel (pierre.louis.cayrel@univ-st-etienne.fr)
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-03-02

    Homomorphic Encryption Researcher
    Zama, Paris, France
    Job description. The candidate and his/her/their team will be responsible for:
    • discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data,
    • working with the engineering and product teams to implement his/her/their research into our products,
    • design robust tests and benchmarks to validate his/her/their research and its implementation,
    • review the latest published research, and inform the team on potential new applications,
    • work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps,
    • publishing papers, filing patents and presenting his/her/their work at academic conferences.
    The team. The Concrete Framework division is writing and maintaining several open-source cryptographic libraries and tools dedicated to Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). Those libraries and tools are written with different languages (rust for libraries, cpp for the compiler, python for frontend, etc…) and is targeting several environment (linux/macos/…) and/or hardware (cpu/gpu/…). As example one of those libraries, Concrete-core is used as the backbone of the whole framework. It implements various cryptographic primitives. The codebase uses the Rust programming language as its main language, but it is expected to host hardware-specific code written in other languages in the near future.

    Preferred experience. We are looking for different experience profiles for this position, from young researchers (right after the end of the PhD) to more senior ones. He/she/they should:
    • have a PhD in cryptography or equivalent,
    • have deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption,
    • have (optionally) knowledge of LWE hardness and security,
    • have (optionally) knowledge of machine learning,
    • be passionate about privacy and open source software,
    • have good written and oral communication skills.
    Full remote is possible, with a willingness to come to Paris quarterly.
    Contact: To know more about the job offer and to apply, visit https://www.welcometothejungle.com/en/companies/zama/jobs/senior-researcher-cryptography_paris?q=62533b0c4028334941d506e9b41b0004&o=341359&e=companies_jobs
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-02-27

    Junior Cryptographer
    QPQ
    Do you have a Master/PhD, research or coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology? Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols?
    At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals. We give you
    - A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people so they can push the horizons even further
    - Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures
    - Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many opportunities to participate in the company’s growth
    Responsibilities:
    - Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols
    - Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations
    Requirements:
    - Master or Ph.D. in cryptography or a closely related field
    - Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language
    - Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output
    - Be eager to learn new topics and tools, proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset
    - Good communication and collaboration skills
    - Able to proactively identify which activities can benefit the project the most in the shortest period of time, communicate, and execute on their ideas without needing to be micromanaged
    - Full-time availability with flexible working hours
    - Nice to be familiar with blockchain, DeFi space and general understanding of full-stack system architecture
    - Nice to have knowledge of zk proof systems
    Contact: Apply as soon as possible with a CV, a video, or anything that will showcase your abilities. Person in contact: Emanuele Ragnoli (eragnoli@qpq.io)
    Last updated: 2022-02-25 posted on 2022-02-23

    Senior Cryptographer
    QPQ
    We are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals. What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people, so they can push the horizons even further
    • Hybrid office approach. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures
    • Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many opportunities to participate in the company’s growth
    Responsibilities:
    - Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols;- Have a leading role in the cryptography team in defining and applying protocols
    - Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations
    Requirements:
    - Master or Ph.D./Multi-year working experience in cryptography or a closely related field
    - Knowledge of modern cryptographic primitives
    - Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language
    - Be familiar with the blockchain and DeFi space
    - General understanding of full-stack system architecture
    - Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output. Have prior research/code already published in the space
    - Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    - Be eager to learn new topics and tools, proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset
    - Able to proactively identify which activities can benefit the project the most in the shortest period of time, communicate, and execute on their ideas without needing to be micromanaged
    - Full-time availability with flexible working hours
    - Nice to have knowledge of modern, efficient zk-proofs
    Contact: Apply as soon as possible with a CV, a video, or anything that will showcase your abilities. Person in contact: Emanuele Ragnoli (eragnoli@qpq.io)
    Last updated: 2022-02-25 posted on 2022-02-23

    Embedded Crypto Expert
    Qualcomm Sophia Antipolis (France)
    You will join the team responsible for the security architecture of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The team works at a system level spanning across hardware, software and infrastructure while striving for industry-leading solutions. This team interacts with product management, customers (e.g., OEMs), partners and HW/SW engineering teams to find the optimal security solutions.
    Snapdragon processors are used in different types of devices ranging from mobile phones to televisions, cars, ultra-book laptops etc. Our processors are designed to meet security requirements ranging from content protection to enterprise security, using virtualization, HW security enclaves, factory key provisioning, and secure updates.
    In this position you will perform the following tasks:
    • Define HW crypto security requirements (functional, performance, security etc)
    • Define HW/SW partitioning to address next challenges in cryptography such as PQC and Crypto Agility
    • Define crypto and HW blocks that contribute to the overall SoC Security Architecture
    • Design of mechanisms thwarting side channel attacks
    • Monitor evaluation of crypto IP resistance and robustness
    • Competitive analysis of security IPs and features
    • Investigate future/roadmap security related technologies,
    • Participation in academic conference and industrial/research security working groups.
    Minimum Qualifications: MS or Bachelor in Computer Science, Mathematics or Electrical Engineering plus 5+ years industry experience in one or more of the following areas
    • Cryptographic primitives, cryptographic protocols and their implementation
    • Design of HW/SW security blocks such as HW cryptographic engines
    • HW/SW threat analysis, security analysis or/and risk analysis
    • Smart Card and secure HW technologies
    • Security certifications: process and requirements.
    Additional skills in the following areas are a plus:
    • Academic and industry research (publications, conferences)
    • Leadership & management background
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills are required
    Contact: Nicolas Courtois
    Last updated: 2022-02-16 posted on 2022-02-15