International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

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

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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), metro New York City, USA
Two positions: Post-Doc and Research Professor (Lattice Crypto Implementation and Application)

The Cybersecurity Research Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position and a Research Professor position in the areas of Lattice Encryption Implementation, Encrypted Program Obfuscation and Application.

Successful applicants are expected to pursue research towards developing open-source implementations of lattice encryption. Strong software engineering skills and C++11 expertise are required. Demonstrated success writing high quality software is essential. Experience with lattice encryption is required. Experience with industry-standard software engineering methods, including unit testing is very helpful. Experience with hardware design, noise sampling, secure communication systems and related technologies are helpful but not required. The candidates are expected to have excellent verbal and written skills in English

We expect the position to be available immediately for one year and to be renewable, based on mutual interest and availability of funding. Interested applicants should submit their CV and the names of at least three references by applying as soon as possible at:

njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=54616

njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55268

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

The Department of Computer Science at NJIT includes 27 tenured/tenure track professors and is rapidly expanding, supported by the university`s `2020 Vision` strategic plan. Sources of research funding include DARPA, IARPA, NSA, NSF, NIH, DHS, DOE, ARL, and ONR to name a few. Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.

Contact: Kurt Rohloff

Director, Cybersecurity Research Center

rohloff (at) njit.edu

More Information: http://centers.njit.edu/cybersecurity/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-01



Graz University of Technology
1 Postdoc and 1 PhD student

The postdoc and PhD position will be funded by the ERC project SOPHIA, which starts September 1st, 2016. The project focuses on securing software execution on IoT devices not only against network attacks, but also against physical side-channel and fault attacks. The project combines research on system security architectures (hardware and software), side-channel/fault attacks, cryptography, fault tolerant design as well as formal methods. For the open positions we are in particular looking for postdocs with experience and PhD students with interest in at least one of the following fields:

  • Side-channel and fault attacks
  • Operating system security
  • Software isolation techniques
  • Control-flow integrity
  • Memory security
  • Software testing
  • Formal methods
  • Code analysis and compilers

In case you are interested in joining our team, please send your application by email to Stefan Mangard.

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

The open postions are available in the Secure Systems Group, which is a team of about 10 researches. In total, Graz University of Technology employs about 60 researchers in the area of information security. More information on our research topics and our team can be found at http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/sesys.

Contact: Stefan Mangard

More Information: http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/research/sesys/jobs/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



University of Luxembourg
Post-Doc

The research will be conducted under the supervision of Prof P Y A Ryan, head of the APSIA (Applied Security and Information Assurance) research group, http://wwwde.uni.lu/snt/research/apsia.

APSIA specializes in the mathematical foundations of information assurance: the mathematical modelling and analysis of information flows, the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols (both classical and quantum), secure verifiable voting systems, and anonymous marking systems and game-theoretic analysis of non-interference and coercion-resistance. The group has expertise in both the symbolic (formal methods) and the computational (“provable security”) styles of analysis and is investigating the links and synergies between them. The group has also established itself as a leading centre for the socio-technical aspects of security.

The topic lies both in Authenticated Key Exchange (AKE) and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). Currently, complexity-theoretic definitions of security for AKEs are abundant but their relations are poorly understood, and the advent of QKD – in which both complexity theoretic and quantum mechanisms are intertwined - is further complicating matters. The research challenge is twofold: 1) to aid in finding fundamental definitions of security for AKE and 2) to develop a rigorous framework for reasoning about the composition of classical and quantum mechanisms, and in particular to examine to what extent definitions for AKE can be adapted to the QKD case.

Contact: Dr Jean Lancrenon, jean.lancrenon (at) uni.lu or Prof Dr Peter Y A Ryan peter.ryan (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/13lls

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-12



University of Twente, The Netherlands
Assistant Professor in Systems Security

The University of Twente is seeking applications from excellent candidates in Computer Science, with a convincing research and education track record in Systems Security, broadly conceived, in any one or more of the following areas:

- Operating systems security and/or hardware security;

- Distributed systems security and/or cloud computing security;

- Mobile systems security and/or web security.

We offer a challenging full-time position in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. The successful candidate will be employed for the duration of 3 years as an Assistant Professor at the chair of Services, Cyber Security, and Safety (SCS). The salary, depending on your experience and qualifications, will range from € 3.400,-- to € 4.654,-- gross per month. In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus), excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.

Applications should include a letter of motivation (including a short research and education statement), a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications and three references (including at least one international reference).

Contact: Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Roel Wieringa, chairman of Services, Cyber Security and Safety (r.j.wieringa (at) utwente.nl, +31 (0)53 489 4189), or to Dr. Andreas Peter, in the same group (a.peter (at) utwente.nl, +31 (0)53 489 2918).

More Information: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancies/!/vacature/662159

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-05



Aarhus University, Denmark
PhD Student

The Cryptography and Security group of Aarhus University has an opening for a PhD student in the area of cryptographic protocols (secure two/multi party computation, zero-knowledge, advanced encryption schemes, etc.) under the supervision of Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi. The PhD position is financed by a "Sapere Aude" starting grant (Danish Council for Independent Research).

Applicants with (or about to complete) a master in computer science, computer engineering, or math are welcome to apply by contacting me asap.

All applications will be processed by the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Aarhus University (follow the link for more information).

The next deadlines for application are

- August 1st (start after November 1st).

- November 1st (start after February 1st).

Contact: Claudio Orlandi, orlandi AT cs au dk

More Information: http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-01



Mid Sweden University
Post-Doc in Network Security

The Department of Information and Communication Systems at Mid Sweden University invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research position in the area of network security and data mining. The candidate must obtain his/her Ph.D. degree before joining MIUN, and should have adequate security research experience demonstrated through publications in top-tier international conferences and journals. Good verbal and written skills in English are required. The candidate is expected to pursue research on various aspects of network security, especially in the areas of wireless security and advanced features of mobile devices and networks. The candidate should also be interested in extending its research to machine learning/data mining. The position is available immediately (starting date is flexible) for one year and extensible for up to one year based on performance and availability of funds.

Application: Please submit your application electronically, including proven curriculum vitae to registrator (at) miun.se or by regular mail to Registrar, Mid Sweden University, 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden. Mark your application with ref no MIUN 2016/1185. Applications must be received by Mid Sweden University by 2016-06-30.

More Information: http://www.miun.se/en/university/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-in-computer-science2

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute
Staff Scientist/Post-Doctoral Scholar

The Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar or research staff scientist with expertise in cybersecurity.

The individual will be an integral part of the highly interdisciplinary team of more than fifteen tenure and tenure- track faculty across the Drexel University campus actively engaged in cybersecurity research. S/he will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars in areas such as i) malware detection, classification, and mitigation, ii) anomaly detection, iii) active user authentication, iv) wireless channel and wireless network security, v) media forensics and anti-?forensics, vi) privacy, anonymity, and stylometry, vii) hardware and electronic security, viii) social networking threat analysis, and others. The successful candidate will have a publication record in cybersecurity and related fields, and a demonstrated ability to lead the submission of interdisciplinary cybersecurity research proposals to government funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the various agencies of the Department of Defense (DoD).

Recent Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science or other closely related discipline. Strong background in any research area of cyber security. Experience in proposal authoring and capture of new business and research opportunities.

The researcher will conduct high quality research in cybersecurity, prepare and submit related grant proposals, and have the opportunity to teach in related areas.

Enter requisition # 7507 at DrexelJobs.com

Contact: Steven Weber, Ph.D.

Director

Drexel Cybersecurity Institute

More Information: https://www.drexeljobs.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-01



iTrust@SUTD
Research Assistant

Research Assistant in iTrust@SUTD

One research assistant position to work on the system implementation smart-grid, and fog computing security.

Qualification and skills:

  • Candidates should have a B.S/B-Tech or M.S/ M.Tech or M.E degree

  • Android and Java programming

  • Matlab programming

  • Sound knowledge in Networking (especially in wireless communication)

  • Strong programming experience

  • Background on some networking simulators (like NS2).

  • Background on Wireless Security and Cryptography is preferable

  • The initial appointment will be for 1 year but it can be extended depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance. These positions come with attractive salary and benefits.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Prosanta Gope (gope_prosanta (at) sutd.edu.sg) or Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-31



    Singapore University of Technology and Design
    Research Assistant

    Research Assistant in iTrust@SUTD

    One research assistant position to work on the system implementation of D2D communication Security.

    Qualification and skills:

    - Candidates should have a B.S. or M.E. degree

    - Android and Java programming

    - Networking programming, i.e., device-to-device (D2D) or peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols

    - Strong programming experience

    - Device or service discovery protocols programming is preferable

    - Background on Wireless Security and Cryptography is prefereable

    The initial appointment will be for 1 year but it can be extended depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance. These positions come with attractive salary and benefits.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

    About iTrust@SUTD

    iTrust is a multidisciplinary research centre located at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), established collaboratively by SUTD and the Ministry of Defence, Singapore (MINDEF). iTrust researchers focus on the development of advanced tools and methodologies to ensure security and safety of current and future Cyber Physical Systems, Enterprise security and Internet of Things. The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve social needs.

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



    University of Glasgow, Republic Polytechnic Singapore
    Research Staff (Cyber Security)

    Responsibilities:

    We are looking for a capable and responsible individual to work on a R&D project in cyber security.

    The successful candidate will be placed on a two-year contract and will play an active role in designing and developing a security solution that provides protection at the communication layer against tampering of energy usage in the smart metering infrastructure. The candidate will also work closely with our collaborators in developing the security libraries for end-to-end communication security.

    Requirements:

    • Relevant qualifications Computer Science, Engineering or Applied Mathematics, with strong interest in applied cryptography, secure efficient cryptographic implementations. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

    • Knowledge in hashing, discrete logarithm and elliptic curve cryptography is a plus.

    • Experience in networking, embedded system development and integration.

    • Ability to conduct high-quality research with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills.

    • Possess good oral, technical writing, presentation skills along with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

    Contact: david_leong (at) rp.edu.sg.

    More Information: http://www.rp.edu.sg/careers.aspx

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-25



    Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Software Developers (Blockchain Technologies)

    Responsibilities:

    Design and develop innovative yet high quality application software for cybersecurity and FinTech initiatives.

    • Responsible for developing technical solutions on Blockchain / Distributed Ledger.

    • Implement cryptographic algorithm.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related disciplines with 6+ years experience or Master’s degree of equivalent education with 3+ years experience or Ph.D degree holder with less experience. Candidates with less experience will be considered as Engineer.

    • Understanding of Blockchain platform such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, HyperLedger, Multichain, etc.

    • Deep knowledge in Blockchain technology. Understanding of the cryptographic principles underpinning of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies.

    • Understanding of distributed system and experience in implementing cryptographic protocols is a plus.

    • Must possess extensive hands-on experience in one or more programming languages: Java, Scala, Python, JavaScript, C/C++, Go, Ruby, C#, etc.

    • Deep knowledge of objected-oriented programming. Deep understanding of data structure, algorithm and design pattern.

    Contact: charlenechoo (at) astri.org

    More Information: http://www.astri.org

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships & Post-Doctoral Researcher Positions

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

    • For more information about our group and projects, visit

      https://crypto.ku.edu.tr

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

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

      Note that we do NOT accept Ph.D./M.Sc. applications via email. All applications must be completed online with all the required documents.

      For Ph.D. applicants from China and Hong Kong, we have the prestigious Fung scholarship:

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

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

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

    Late applications will be accepted, though early applications will be given precedence. Ph.D. / M.Sc. application deadline is June 12, 2016. Post-doctoral researcher application deadline is end of summer.

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

    More Information: https://gradapp.ku.edu.tr/login.php

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



    International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science, Saarbrücken
    PhD positions

    The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) is a graduate program jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and Saarland University.

    The IMPRS-CS offers a PhD program upon successful completion of which students receive a Doctoral Degree in Computer Science from Saarland University. The program is open to students who hold or are about to receive a research-oriented Master's degree in Computer Science (or an equivalent degree). Successful candidates will typically have ranked at or near the top of their classes, have already engaged in research and published their results, and be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

    Admitted students receive a support contract that covers all living expenses and tuition fees. They enjoy a research-oriented education with close supervision by world-renowned scientists in a competitive, yet collaborative, environment rich in interaction with other students, post-docs, and scientists.

    Applications are accepted all year round; the current round closes on July 31st, 2016.

    Further information, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here: http://www.imprs-cs.de

    Contact: Jennifer Gerling, IMPRS-CS Coordinator

    E-Mail: imprs (at) mpi-inf.mpg.de

    Phone: +49 681 9325 1800

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-31



    Cyber Security Practice - United Arab Emirates
    Crypto Expert

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a Cyber Security practice experiencing rapid growth in the United Arab Emirates.

    They are currently seeking experienced Crypto Experts with the following knowledge to join their team:

    - Proficient in AES algorithm design.

    - Expert in block and stream cipher, key management, hybrid approach, hashing.

    - Knowledge in substitution, permutation, confusion & diffusion mechanism.

    - Cryptanalysis: Differential, Linear, Side channel attack, Plain & Cipher text etc,.

    - Knowledge in crypto events, such as, Caesar competition.

    - History of different symmetric key algorithms.

    - Mathematics degree is preferred.

    - Should be ready to start design algorithm as soon as join.

    On offer is an attractive TAX FREE expatriate package, the opportunity to learn from some of the most highly qualified in the business and genuine career opportunities.

    Contact: Hilary (at) talentboutique.ae

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-19



    Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    Research Scientist on Cyber-Physical Security

    We are looking for research scientists with expertise on cyber-physical security. The candidates should have PhD in infocomm security with track record of strong R&D capability (at least 2 publications at top security conferences - http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/conference-ranking-history.html, in the past 3 years), be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms, be a good team player and have the potential to be a team leader, and also have good presentation and communication skills. The candidates are expected to work closely with industry partners, create valuable intellectual properties, and produce project deliverables in time.

    Interested candidates please send CV to Jianying Zhou. Fresh PhD is welcome to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Dr. Jianying Zhou, Dept Head, Infocomm Security, Institute for Infocomm Research. Email: jyzhou@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

    More Information: http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-31



    Florida Atlantic University
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cryptology

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, starting in January 2017. FAU is home to The Center for Cryptology and Information Security, which is dedicated to original, cutting-edge research in cryptology and information security and to education and training of research students and information technology professionals. FAU is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) for academic years 2014-2019.

    Research areas of particular interest for this position include, but are not limited to, mathematical foundations of public key cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, computational algebra, and algorithmic number theory.

    Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field. Candidates in all areas of cryptology and information security will be considered.

    For additional information, please contact us by email to mathsearch (at) fau.edu. This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 13, 2016. To be considered for the position, all applicants must apply and complete the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application form available online through the Office of Human Resources at: https://jobs.fau.edu. Please submit a cover letter, vita, copy of your transcript, research statement and a teaching statement through this website.

    In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by first class mail to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 or by email to mathsearch (at) fau.edu.

    A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

    Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities, requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057, 711.

    Contact: Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 777 Glades RD, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Email: mathsearch (at) fau.edu

    Phone: (561) 297-3340

    Fax: (561) 297-2436

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

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-13



    Gran Sasso Science Institute
    10 Ph.D. students

    The Gran Sasso Science Institute, a recently established international PhD School and a Center for Advanced Studies in L'Aquila (ITALY), offers 10 fully funded PhD positions in Computer Science (CS) in the area of Distributed Systems and Computing including Cryptography and Security.

    For more info, see http://www.gssi.infn.it/phd/

    Contact: Giuseppe Persiano (giuper (at) gmail.com) or any member of the Institute

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-09-01



    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA
    Postdoctoral opening (security of cloud storage systems)

    The Cybersecurity Research Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of Security of Storage Systems and Applied Cryptography.

    The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to pursue research towards establishing a framework that provides strong integrity, availability and reliability guarantees for data outsourced at cloud storage providers. Familiarity with cloud storage systems and applied cryptography is preferred.

    The candidates are expected to:

    - have completed their PhD degree in Computer Science or closely related areas,

    - have adequate cybersecurity/applied cryptography research experience demonstrated through a good publication record, and

    - have excellent verbal and written skills in English

    We expect the position to be available immediately for one year and to be renewable, based on mutual interest and availability of funding.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and the names of at least two references by applying as soon as possible at https://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55066. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Work environment and location:

    Details about the center's research activities can be found at:

    http://centers.njit.edu/cybersecurity/.

    The Department of Computer Science at NJIT includes 27 tenured/tenure track professors and is rapidly expanding, supported by the university's "2020 Vision" strategic plan. Sources of research funding include DARPA, NSF, NIH, DHS, DOE, ARL, and ONR to name a few. Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.

    Contact: Prof. Reza Curtmola

    More Information: https://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55066

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    IRISA, Rennes, France
    Ph.D. student

    Ph.D. offer

    Looking for a Ph.D. thesis that combines computer security and mathematics? IRISA (https://www.irisa.fr/en), the computer science laboratory of Rennes in France, seeks to hire an outstanding doctoral student to perform research in the field of formal modeling and analysis of security. The position is within the project entitled Attack-Defense Trees for Computer Security: Formal Modeling of Preventive and Reactive Countermeasures. A detailed description of the thesis topic is available at http://people.irisa.fr/Barbara.Kordy/vacancies.php and at http://people.irisa.fr/Barbara.Kordy/vacancies/PhD_16.pdf

    Candidate profile

    The candidate is expected to have

    • A Master degree in computer science or mathematics;

    • A proven interest in formal methods and formal modeling;
    • Excellent written and oral English skills.

    Background in computer security will be a plus. Knowledge of French is not required.

    Application

    Applications should be written in English and include the following documents

    • Motivation letter clearly explaining the candidate's interest in the proposed topic and his/her fit to the position;

    • Curriculum Vitae (including contact information, education and work experience, short description of the master thesis, list of publications, etc.);
    • Transcript of grades from all university-level courses taken;
    • Contact information for 2 referees.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Documents should be submitted by e-mail to dr. Barbara Kordy (barbara.kordy (at) irisa.fr).

    Contact: Barbara Kordy

    barbara.kordy (at) irisa.fr

    More Information: http://people.irisa.fr/Barbara.Kordy/vacancies.php

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-30



    Queensland University of Technology
    PhD Scholarship, Control System Security

    This scholarship is to work on the High Performance Control System Security research project. High performance control systems are used in many security-critical applications such as car control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), autonomous vehicles and critical-infrastructure systems. Most solutions suffer from security and safety flaws, which can be attributed to a lack of proper authentication, confidentiality and availability.

    You'll investigate security in a particular control system (such as UAV) or perhaps a cluster of systems that exhibits similar design characteristics. This research is likely to relate to a generic key management protocols to implement authentication and confidentiality. Another possible research avenue is software defined networking and its impact on availability or how it can be used to mitigate denial of service (DoS) attacks.

    Contact: Professor Josef Pieprzyk

    More Information: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-prizes/control-system-security-scholarship

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-01



    University of Bergen, Norway
    Ph.D. student

    The Department of Informatics (www.uib.no/en/ii) has a vacancy for a PhD position within cryptography. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, starting as soon as possible in 2016, and funded by the project “Modern Methods and Tools for Theoretical and Applied Cryptology” (CryptoWorld), awarded by the Research Council of Norway.

    About the Department:

    The Department has 6 research groups, Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Optimization, Programming Theory, Reliable Communication and Visualization. The Department is ranked first in Norway with respect to the quality of its research by the Research Council of Norway. For more information visit our Web pages: http://www.uib.no/en/ii

    About the project/work tasks:

    • Focus is on mathematical methods of cryptography, in particular Elliptic Curve Cryptography and algebraic attacks.

    • Develop new methods of algebraic cryptanalysis and apply them to modern cryptographic primitives.

    • Advance theoretical understanding of the complexity of Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem.

    The fellowship position is for a fixed term of 3 years. Closing date for application: 30 June 2016

    Contact: Professor Tor Helleseth, Tor.Helleseth (at) uib.no / phone (+47) 55 58 41 60,

    Professor Igor Semaev, igor (at) uib.no / phone (+47) 55 58 4279

    More Information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/126236/phd-position-in-cryptography?p=1&reset=1

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzeland
    Post-Doctoral Position in Privacy and Security

    Our lab is committed to laying the foundations and developing the tools for protecting privacy in tomorrow’s hyper-connected world. We are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher in the area of data privacy and security, with an emphasis on health-related data (including genomic data).

    Required skills and expertise:

    • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English (French is not required)

    • Strong background in security, privacy, and applied cryptography (some familiarity with homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, or hardware security would be welcome)

    • Some background in databases, statistics, networking, electronic health records, genomics, game theory, microeconomics, or machine learning would be an asset

    • Strong analytical skills

    • Good knowledge of languages and tools such as C, C++, Java, Go, Python, and MATLAB

    Education: a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, communication systems, computer engineering, or a similar area; with a strong publication track record in information security and privacy or in cryptography.

    Mission: The contribution to the research efforts of the group will involve many interactions with PhD and undergraduate students, senior researchers, and external partners (from industry, academia, and hospitals); some participation in teaching is also expected. The research activities will include notably the design and the validation of protocols and algorithms.

    We offer:

    • A fascinating investigation topic of global prominence in security and privacy

    • A young, dynamic, and international team

    • Collaboration with strategic external partners, including the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)

    • A modern working environment

    • A substantial help to obtain a faculty position (usually in another institution) at the end of the stay here.

    Annual salary: 80,000 Swiss Francs (around US$80,000) and above, based on experience.

    Contact: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux

    EPFL

    More Information: http://emploi.epfl.ch/page-132462-en.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-15



    IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
    Post-Docs and PhD Students

    The cryptography and privacy group of IBM Research - Zurich in Switzerland is looking for highly motivated Post-Docs and PhD students in the area of provably secure cryptography, in particular privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols and public key cryptography.

    Candidates will perform scientific research in the areas mentioned above under the direct guidance of the permanent researchers in our team. Their main task will consist of publishing at respected academic conferences and journals. They will occasionally implement prototypes of cryptographic schemes developped.

    Post-Doc candidates must have a PhD degree in cryptography. All candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English; knowledge of German is not required.

    PhD student candidates must have a Master degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related disciplines. Knowledge of cryptography (in particular public key cryptography) is required, proven experience in the form of theses or published papers is a strong asset.

    IBM Research - Zurich offers a stimulating international research environment among experts in computer science, physics, and mathematics. The laboratory is located in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, at 10km from the city of Zurich and on the coast of Lake Zurich. A competitive salary will be offered, adjusted to the high local living standards.

    The positions will remain open until suitable candidates have been hired.

    Contact: Interested candidates should send a CV and motivation letter to Jan Camenisch jca(at)zurich.ibm.com

    More Information: http://www.zurich.ibm.com/security/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-01



    University of Surrey, UK
    PhD Studentship in IoT Security & Privacy

    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the exciting area of Internet of things (IoT) security and privacy focusing on developing new, smarter, and more agile security approaches. The PhD student will join the Secure Systems group (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cs/research/) for three years, working in the area of secure and privacy-preserving communication and execution of the core IoT end-points including resource-constrained embedded devices, mobile phones (in the context of mobile sensing applications) and vehicles.

    The PhD student is expected to hold at least an upper second class honours degree and preferably a Master's degree in CS, EE, Information Security or similar discipline. Basic knowledge of computer networking, network and embedded systems security is required, with some background in cryptography and native code based systems.

    The position is funded for three years and is intended to start in July 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Contact: Thanassis Giannetsos

    Lecturer in Secure Systems

    Department of Computer Science

    University of Surrey

    GU2 7XH

    Email:a.giannetsos (at) surrey.ac.uk

    More Information: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/projects/phd-student-position-iot-security-and-privacy

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-20



    Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Lecturer in Information Security (= Assistant Prof in North America or Junior Prof in Europe)

    Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. Note that this position is roughly equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor in North America or a Junior Professor in Europe.

    Applications are invited from researchers whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants with outstanding research achievements and/or potential in relevant information/cyber security areas.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, be a self-motivated researcher, and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

    This is a full time and permanent post, with an intended start date of 1st September, 2016, although an earlier or slightly later start may be possible. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

    Contact: For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Keith Mayes on keith.mayes (at) rhul.ac.uk.

    The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment (at) rhul.ac.uk.

    More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0516-162

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-12



    Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Lecturer (teaching focussed) in Information Security; five year, full time

    Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer (teaching focussed) in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    The post holder will contribute to the creation and/or revision, delivery and assessment of postgraduate (MSc) and undergraduate teaching modules across a wide range of topics in the field of information/cyber security.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent and have a sound knowledge of information/cyber security. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

    It should be noted that teaching post holders are permitted to spend 10% of their time following their research interests.

    This is a five year teaching post, available from 1st September 2016. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

    Contact: For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof. Keith Mayes on keith.mayes (at) rhul.ac.uk .

    The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment (at) rhul.ac.uk.

    More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0516-161

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-12



    School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong, Australia
    Lecturer

    The School of Computing and Information Technology is seeking a full time permanent Lecturer (Level B) to provide development, teaching and research within the Bachelor of Computer Science (Digital Systems Security and Cyber Security majors) and the Master of Computer Science (Network Security major). The candidate is expected to be a research active in the area of cryptography and information security, and he/she is equipped with sufficient experience for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

    UOW is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. It is fundamentally committed to providing our diverse body of students with an engaging world class and internationally oriented learning experience. The University has also established a strong research profile and an outstanding record of achievement in research performance and intensity over the last decade.

    The successful candidate will have a national reputation in cryptography or information security research field, innovative teaching experience, an established research profile and demonstrable commitment to positive change. You may be required to teach outside of standard business hours and offshore delivery.

    To apply you must address the selection criteria which is located within the position description.

    For further enquiries, please contact Head of School, Professor Willy Susilo on +61-2-4221-5535 or wsusilo (at) uow.edu.au

    Contact: Professor Willy Susilo

    More Information: http://uow.employment.com.au/dspJobView.cfm?jobID=2141

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-05



    Grace team, INRIA Saclay et Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, Paris greater area, France
    Post-Doc

    Post Quantum Secure Multi-Party computation

    INRIA is participating in the European H2020 PQCRYPTO project, http://pqcrypto.eu.org , whose aim is to recommend cryptographic primitives still secure after the potential advent of the quantum computer.

    INRIA team Grace is involved in the topic"advanced applications", like searchable encryption, homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, and has to deliver recommendations.

    Besides the EU project PQCRYPTO, Grace wants to invest and put efforts in the topic of information theoretically secure multi-party computation (MPC).

    Also, Grace would like to investigate how multi-party computation is useful in the context of blockchains.

    Mission

    The mission is to support project-team Grace in his growing involvement in (information theoretically) secure multi-party computation.

    While the team masters mathematical and algorithmic aspects underlying secret sharing schemes relevant to information theoretically secure MPC (coding theory, algebraic function fields over finite fields), the team's knowledge of the MPC security models (simulation, universal composition) needs to be strenghtened. In particular, it is not clear how a powerful quantum adversary may affect these models.

    The second part of the mission would be to help distinguishing between general purpose MPC and decidated MPC, for main applications.

    The position may be extended for a second year.

    Job description

    Within H2020 PQCRYPTO, the applicant will be in charge, with the team leader and European researchers, of delivering the final recommendations. He will help the project participants to elaborate a plan and guidelines for these recommendations. He will also interfere with specialists in quantum computing, to assess the security models of MPC schemes in presence of a quantum adversary.

    Profile

    The candidate should have the done a PhD thesis in the topic of MPC computation, and know well the security models underlying the topic, with all their subtleties.

    Contact: Daniel Augot

    batiment Alan Turing

    1 rue d'Estienne d'Orves

    campus de l'Ecole polytechnique

    Palaiseau

    France

    More Information: http://bit.ly/24HTRc6

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-31



    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Fully Funded PhD Student position in Cryptography

    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography. The position is for five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The PhD student will join Katerina Mitrokotsa’s group and will be funded by a project funded by the Swedish research council focusing on security and privacy issues in resource constrained devices.

    The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science, with some background in cryptography.

    The position is fully funded for up to five years. The call for expressions of interest will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

    Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate cryptographically reliable and privacy-preserving authentication protocols.

    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa

    Associate Professor

    Chalmers University of Technology

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    Chalmers University of Technology

    More Information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=4044

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-31



    Input Output HK (IOHK), Japan and Remote
    Cryptographic Researcher

    About IOHK

    IOHK is a company developing new cryptocurrencies and related applications. The goals of IOHK Research, our research division, are to advance the science behind cryptocurrencies and to attest the security of our products by careful analysis of their underlying protocols. Our team at IOHK Research focuses on the analysis of protocol specifications and on theoretical research while programming and implementation are handled by a separate team. At IOHK Research you will be responsible for investigating current cryptocurrencies, formalising security models, proposing new techniques, constructing new schemes and analysing their security.

    We want the results of our research to impact both our products and the community, so we highly encourage our researchers to collaborate with other institutions and to publish papers in top conferences and journals. Moreover, we intend to open source most of our software, which will be developed based on techniques investigated by the IOHK Research team. We offer a flexible work style with a chance to work in a very dynamic team with talented people from all around the world, including partners from academia and the open source community.

    Full-time Positions in Japan and Remote Part-time Positions

    We are currently looking for talented cryptographers to join our team in Japan in full-time positions. We also offer part-time positions to outstanding students who are interested in joining our team while working remotely from their current locations. Knowledge specific to cryptocurrencies is not mandatory at the start, as the candidate is expected to spend 1-2 months developing it.

    Requirements

  • Master’s degree or above with a focus on cryptography.
  • Strong background in theoretical or practical aspects of cryptographic protocols.
  • A good record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant conferences and journals.
  • This call does not have a definite closing date. You are welcome to apply at any moment.

    Contact: Please send your CV to recruitment (at) iohk.io

    More Information: https://iohk.io/careers/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



    ENS de Lyon, France
    Post-Doc

    At least one and maybe several post-doc positions on lattices (e.g., lattice-based crypto, cryptanalysis, algorithms), for up to 2.5 years.

    Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume and references.

    Contact: Damien Stehle (damien.stehle (at) ens-lyon.fr)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    AET Europe, Netherlands
    Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer

    Passionate about PKI, algorithms, ciphers and security systems to encrypt sensitive information? We have a vacancy for a code maker/breaker, the professional who ensures that data regarding finance, health, national security and other important worlds are hidden from hungry hackers...

    You will be working on software for mobile platforms, mobile devices like iOS, Android, Windows and connected devices. Your projects are designing and implementing cryptography in our software solutions that are resilient against real world attacks. This will include the analysis of cryptographic implementations embedded in AET’s solutions under evaluation. You will also provide technical expertise in applied cryptography.

    What you bring

    We’re looking for an Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer who is passionate (like us) about software development and not afraid to pioneer new approaches, techniques and technologies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for implementing solutions to complex security problems with a keen understanding of information security challenges and an up-to-date awareness of information security threats.

    You will need to have the following qualifications and experience:

    • Has a Bachelor or Master degree in IT, Math or other related degree,
    • Deep knowledge of applied cryptography and PKI,
    • Ability to combine market and technology topics to find technical solutions in complex environments.

    Other areas of knowledge and experience that would be considered key assets:

    • Programming languages: C/C++, Java,
    • An understanding of modern computer architectures and information technology architectures including cloud computing,
    • Platforms like iOS, Android, Windows or Linux,
    • Smart cards, sims and/or HSMs,

    If you are interested in this opportunity and feel that you have the relevant skills, qualifications and experience as a Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer please send your resume to hrm (at) aeteurope.com

    Contact: We can understand you want to know more about the job, your colleagues or the company of AET. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at +31 26 365 3350. Ask for Bert Smit, Development Manager.

    We are looking forward to getting to know you!

    More Information: https://www.aeteurope.com

    Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
    Scientist or Post-Doc Position

    We are looking for a research scientist or post-doc in cryptography to work on novel cryptographic concepts for emerging ICT domains (e.g. cloud computing or cyber physical systems). Ideally you have experience in fields like modern public-key cryptography, distributed cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies, or multi-party computation. You will be involved in EU research projects and advance/improve cryptography for secure and privacy preserving cloud based systems. Ideally you have also experience in software development and prototyping.

    Further infos:

    • Direct job posting: http://www.ait.ac.at/fileadmin/inserate/Jobs/Science/Scientist_for_Applied_Crypthography.pdf
    • AIT Digital Safety & Security Department: http://www.ait.ac.at/departments/digital-safety-security

    Contact:

    • Thomas Loruenser, Department Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, or
    • Maria Leonhard-Maurer, Head of Human Resources, E-Mail: maria.leonhard-maurer (at) ait.ac.at

    More Information: http://www.ait.ac.at/fileadmin/inserate/Jobs/Science/Scientist_for_Applied_Crypthography.pdf

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    Nanyang Technological University
    Post-Doc

    Coding and Cryptography Research Group at Nanyang Technological University is currently looking for two postdoctoral fellows to work on the design, the analysis, and the implementation of Homomorphic Encryption and lattice-based/coded-based cryptography.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, have a strong publication record and interest of the areas. The position is initially for 10 months to one year. Review of applications will begin immediately until the positions have been filled. Applicants should send the CV to Prof Wang Huaxiong directly.

    Contact: Prof Wang Huaxiong

    hxwang (at) ntu.edu.sg

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-07-29



    University of Bristol
    Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Cryptography

    Applications are invited for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate position in the Cryptography group within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. The group has significant funding and we are usually looking to recruit research staff in the following areas:

    • Practical aspects of Multi-Party Computation and other areas related to computing on encrypted data.

    • Theoretical aspects of Multi-Party Computation.

    • Areas related to the evaluation of the security of cryptographic implementations.

    • Designing and implementing cryptography that is resilient against real world attacks.

    • Design and implementation of tools, including compilation techniques, that help improve security of cryptographic implementations.

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

    Contact: Nigel Smart (nigel (at) cs.bris.ac.uk)

    More Information: http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/find/list.html?keywords=cryptography

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31



    Cyber Security Practise - United Arab Emirates
    Crypto Experts

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a Cyber Security practise experiencing rapid growth in the United Arab Emirates. They are currently seeking experienced Crypto Experts with the following knowledge to join their team:

    • Proficient in AES algorithm design.
    • Expert in block and stream cipher, key management, hybrid approach, hashing.
    • Knowledge in substitution, permutation, confusion & diffusion mechanism.
    • Cryptanalysis: Differential, Linear, Side channel attack, Plain & Cipher text etc,.
    • Knowledge in crypto events, such as, Caesar competition.
    • History of different symmetric key algorithms.
    • Mathematics degree is preferred.
    • Should be ready to start design algorithm as soon as join.
    On offer is an attractive TAX FREE expatriate package, the opportunity to learn from some of the most highly qualified in the business and genuine career opportunities.

    Contact: Hilary (at) talentboutique.ae

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-29



    Newcastle University
    Post-Doc

    Applications are invited for a Post-Doc post at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK. The post is funded by European Research Council (ERC), until end of Dec 2017. The project is on investigating "self-enforcing e-voting", but the candidate has the flexibility to work with a team of researchers on a diversified range of topics that concern real-world security, e.g., authenticated key exchange, BitCoin, NFC payment security, e-auction, e-passport and mobile sensor security.

    The successful applicant will join a vibrant and growing Secure and Resilient Systems (SRS) research group at the School of computing Science, Newcastle University. So far research works in the group have been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems, with some of the research outcomes adopted by international standards and deployed in large-scale commercial applications.

    About us: The School of Computing Science at Newcastle University is recognised as one of the fourteen Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) in the UK. In the latest 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment which included all UK universities, Newcastle University CS was ranked the 1st in the UK for its Research Impact.

    How to apply: follow the online application link below. To help speed up the process, please also send your CV and a brief cover letter to feng.hao (at) ncl.ac.uk.

    More Information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUE162/d35883r-research-assistant-associate-e-voting/

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-10



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

    The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs. More information on http://laboratoirehubertcurien.fr/spip.php?article213.

    For a new project which addresses the problem of secure and privacy in MPSoC architectures, we proposes a Post Doc position to work on security evaluation of heterogeneous MPSoC. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. Strong knowledge in side channel attacks and countermeasures, digital system (VHDL, FPGA) design would be appreciated. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

    The Post-Doc position will start in 2016 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 24 month.

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

    Contact:

    Dr. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-15



    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Fully Funded PhD Student position

    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography. The position is for five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The PhD student will join Katerina Mitrokotsa’s group and will be funded by a project funded by the Swedish research council focusing on security and privacy issues in resource constrained devices.

    The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science, with some background in cryptography.

    The position is fully funded for up to five years. The call for expressions of interest will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

    For any inquiries or to apply for the position, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa (aikmitr@ chalmers.se) clearly indicating the position sought.

    Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate cryptographically reliable and privacy-preserving authentication protocols.

    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa

    Associate Professor

    Chalmers University of Technology

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    Göteborg, Sweden

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-15



    Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China; The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Post-Doc

    The security group in Guangzhou University, is looking for 4-5 excellent Postdoc researchers and visiting scholars. The researchers will work on a security project with another research group in The University of Hong Kong. The research topics currently investigated in our group include

    • Security and Privacy in Big Data
    • Security in Cloud Computing
    • Applied Cryptography
    • Biometric security
    Applicants are expected to have a good publication record in security. For any interested applicants, please contact and send your CV to Jin Li directly (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7GDV2vUAAAAJ) and Siuming Yiu (http://www.cs.hku.hk/people/profile.jsp?teacher=smyiu). The postdoctoral position is for 2 years with possibilities of renewal. The applicant with faculty positions are also welcome. The starting date is immediate starting from June 1, 2016.

    Successful candidate(s) will receive a competitive salary (around 50,000 USD-60,000 USD/per year) as well as research funding around 25,000USD.

    Contact: Jin Li, jinli71 (at) gmail.com
    Siuming Yiu, smyiu (at) cs.hku.hk

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-20



    CryptoExperts, Paris, France
    Post-Doc Researcher

    CryptoExperts (www.cryptoexperts.com) is looking for an excellent postdoctoral fellow to work on the design, the analysis, and the implementation of Homomorphic Encryption and lattice-based cryptography.

    In this position, the candidate will be primarily involved in two projects on homomorphic encryption: HEAT (a H2020 project) and CryptoComp (a French project). The focus of these projects is to produce a step change on the practical as well as theoretical aspects of homomorphic encryption. Challenging industrial use-cases will allow to ground the research in practical issues. The candidate will be able to carry research according to its research interests (theoretical and/or practical), and will be offered multiple travel opportunities and interactions with scientists all over Europe. Participation to open-source libraries on homomorphic encryption and proof-of-concept demonstrators will be expected.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, have a strong publication record and interest in practical protocols. Implementation and coding experience are required.

    The position is fully funded for two years (with a flexible starting date). Review of applications will begin immediately until the position has been filled. Knowledge of French is _not_ mandatory. To apply, please send by e-mail the following documents:

    - Curriculum vitae with publication list

    - Reference letters

    Contact: Pascal Paillier, jobs (at) cryptoexperts.com

    More Information: https://www.cryptoexperts.com/people/#jobs

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
    Ph.D. Student in Cryptographic Engineering/Post-quantum Cryptography

    One Ph.D. position is available immediately for exceptional applicants. The research areas include cryptographic engineering, post-quantum cryptography, side-channel attacks, and ECC. Excellent background in VHDL/Verilog, FPGA/ASIC design, and mathematics of cryptology is desired. BS and MS degrees need to be in ECE.

    Please contact both Dr. Mehran Mozaffari Kermani (m.mozaffari (at) rit.edu) and Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh (rxaeec (at) rit.edu) and enclose your CV, statement of interest, and transcripts.

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-31



    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Cryptographic Researcher

    The Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks cryptographic researchers to join the team. We will consider candidates at various stages of their career, including new PhD graduates and experienced researchers.

    Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, security proofs of cryptosystems, cryptanalysis, secure protocols, hardware/software implementations, and cryptographic applications.

    For employment with NIST, the candidates must be US citizens. We also host guest researchers through the NIST Foreign Guest Researcher Program.

    Contact: Dr. Lily Chen (Lily dot Chen at NIST dot gov)

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



    Qualcomm Incorporated - San, Diego, CA, USA
    Systems Security Architect - Standards Team

    Job Overview Systems Security Architect is responsible for working with R&D projects within QUALCOMM to research, design and develop the right security architecture and protocols for these projects and standardize them as needed. Ability to perform systems security or vulnerability analysis and design is a must. This position requires a strong understanding of the mobile systems architecture and protocols as defined by standards such as 3GPP, ETSI, IEEE, IETF. The successful candidate will demonstrate prior experience in one or more of these areas and a passion for architecting secure systems.

    Ability to work in groups as well as independently with minimal supervision is a must.

    This position requires some travel (up to 20% of the time). Travel may involve participating in standards meetings and/or interacting with QUALCOMM's customers/partners in the industry.

    Minimum Qualifications

    5+ years experience in one or more of the following areas :

    - Embedded platforms security (e.g., ARM TrustZone, TPM, smartcards)

    - Wireless communication systems and protocols (CDMA/UMTS/LTE, Bluetooth, 802.11)

    - Hardware / SoC security

    - Cryptography

    - Participation in standards organizations like IETF/3GPP/3GPP2

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Prior software development experience (C, C++, C#, Java, Windows, Linux) and knowledge of software vulnerabilities

    - OS architectures (e.g., Android, Linux, iOS)

    - IP security protocols (IPsec, SSL/TLS)/ Packet data network security

    - Multimedia systems security design (e.g.VoIP/IMS)

    - Web technologies or applications (e.g., HTTP, HTML5, XML)

    Education Requirements Required:

    Master's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Networks & Systems and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

    Preferred:

    Doctorate, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Networks & Systems and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

    Contact: Vivian Smith, Staffing Specialist

    More Information: https://jobs.qualcomm.com/public/jobDetails.xhtml?requisitionId=1940091

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-21



    PACE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Research Scientist

    The Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE), Temasek Laboratories @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore invites strong applications from highly motivated to fulfill research scientist position, in the area of hardware security. Candidates should have already completed, or be close to completing a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in R&D (publications in international journals and conferences.)

    The candidate will perform the research on hardware design/analysis of cryptosystems in FPGA/ASIC/Microcontrollers, with prime focus on PKC/PQC. The underlying work will involve design, analysis and lab. testing in equal parts.

    The initial contract will be one year with strong possibilities of further extensions. Supported by government research fundings, we concentrate on cutting-edge research, candidates are expected to have good publication record, especially those with conferences/workshops of IACR. Besides an active group to work with, we also offer globally competitive salaries, including basic monthly salary and performance-based bonus, besides other allowances.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Shivam Bhasin, Co Principal Investigator. Email: sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



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

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

    • For more information about our group and projects, visit https://crypto.ku.edu.tr
    • For applying online, and questions about the application-process for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions, visit https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/phd-computer-science-and-engineering

      Note that we do NOT accept Ph.D./M.Sc. applications via email. All applications must be completed online with all the required documents.

      For applicants from China and Hong Kong, we have the prestigious Fung scholarship https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/fung_phd_scholarship_for_china_hong_kong
    • For summer internship opportunities (at both undergraduate and graduate level), visit http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr
    • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü direcly, including full CV, sample publications, and a research proposal. http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu
    Late applications will be accepted, though early applications will be given precedence.

    Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr
    https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/phd-computer-science-and-engineering

    More Information: https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/phd-computer-science-and-engineering

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-01



    Eindhoven University of Technology. The Netherlands.
    Ph.D. student

    In electronic devices there is a trend to implement ever more functionality in software instead of hardware. Software has the advantage of being less costly, more scalable, easier to personalize, and easier to update. This trend exists also for security-sensitive functionality. For instance, payment schemes are increasingly implemented in software running on the host CPU of a mobile phone instead of in secured hardware.

    A critical question now becomes how to hide secret data and algorithms in software that is running on a fully open platform. The challenge here is that an attacker should be assumed to have full access to and full control over the execution environment. This question is particular relevant for cryptographic keys. For hardware implementations, the protection of keys is a well-studied topic, and evaluation labs are well able to judge the security level of an implementation. For software, however, the evaluation of such solutions, called white-box implementations, is still in its infancy and evaluation labs are not yet able to rate their security level.

    This project aims to improve our knowledge of white-box cryptography and white-box attacks to the point where certification of software security becomes meaningful.

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

    • Master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or another closely related discipline;
    • an interest in computer security and cryptography
    • knowledge of side-channel attacks on protected hardware (e.g. DPA, Fault injection) is a plus
    • ability to work in a team, cooperate with industrial partners
    • fluent in spoken and written English

    Contact: prof.dr.ir. W.P.A.J. Michiels , email: w.p.a.j.michiels (at) tue.nl

    More Information: http://jobs.tue.nl/nl/vacature/phd-student-for-the-cowbois-project-256116.html

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-04-17



    University of Luxembourg
    PhD Student

    Ph.D. positions in information security (M/F)
    Ref: R-STR-5014-00B
    Fixed Term Contract 3 year (CDD) full-time (40 hrs/week)
    Probation: 6 months
    Number of positions: 2

    Your Role: The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the APSIA research group (http://apsia.uni.lu/) led by Prof. P. Y. A. Ryan. The group specializes in the mathematical foundations of information assurance.

    Research Context: The positions are within a national partnership project about the design and the analysis of security of communication protocols for the encrypted exchange and storage of information. Such activities are meant to make it possible to assess rigorously the security of the protocols developed as components of a 'Privacy by Default' product, and to instil security in the engineering processes from the design of the communication logic down to the implementation of the running code obtained by automatic translation. The analysis can be extended to ensure security to upper layers, including those interacting with the users.

    Duties: Under the direction of a senior scientist research and a professor, the candidates will carry research, write scientific papers, present research results at conferences, collaborate with research partners, and write and defend a Ph.D. thesis.

    Contact: Gabriele Lenzini, Peter Y A Ryan

    More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/z3hn

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-31



    Boston University, MIT, Northeastern, and UConn
    Postdoctoral researcher

    The Modular Approach to Cloud Security (MACS) is an NSF Frontier project that is building information systems with meaningful multi-layered security guarantees. It is a multi-institution research project with 13 PIs at four universities: Boston University, MIT, Northeastern, and the University of Connecticut.

    The MACS team are looking for excellent postdoctoral fellows in the following areas:

    • Cryptography: theoretical and applied
    • Database security
    • Hardware security
    • High performance computing
    • Network security
    • Security modeling and analysis
    • Virtualization and operating system security

    Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and interest in multiple areas. Fellows will work closely with multiple PIs on the MACS team and will be affiliated with all four host universities.

    Candidates should send their CV, research statement, and list of references to macs-postdoc (at) cs.bu.edu

    Contact: Mayank Varia, MACS director, macs-postdoc (at) cs.bu.edu

    More Information: http://www.bu.edu/macs

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-06-30



    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Post-Doc

    The Cryptography Research Team at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (iitkgp.ac.in) invites strong PostDoc applications from highly motivated candidates working in the field of Cryptography. The candidate should be a PhD holder in Cryptography and/or related areas from a reputed institute. 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 developing efficient cryptographic protocols with applications in emerging fields such as Cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT). Knowledge in public key, pairings, functional encryption, multi-party computation, and post-quantum cryptography topics is desirable. The candidate should have excellent publication track record in IACR conferences/workshops, as well as top journals (such as IEEE/ACM Transactions or IACR journals).

    The candidate will be expected to collaborate with and lead a team of excellent and highly motivated PhD candidates for implementation of the protocols. The protocols designed would be tested wrt. side channels by a separate team of research associates. The candidate is expected to work in conjunction with them and also disseminate the necessary knowledge among the group via suitable course material, tutorials and regular group talks. Good communication skills are hence desirable.

    The post-doc position will be partially funded under Information Security Education and Awareness Project, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India. The candidate will be provided with a competitive salary (tax-free), 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 Crypto, performance based top up grants, and other perks and amenities.

    Contact: Prof Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology, debdeep.mukhopadhyay (at) gmail.com, debdeep (at) cse.iitkgp.ernet.in

    More Information: http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/resgrp/seal

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-05-01



    University of Waterloo, Canada
    Research Associate, Post-doctoral Fellow

    Research associate (or post-doctoral fellow) position in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo in the field of embedded hardware security (side channel analysis, fault injection, microprobing, reverse engineering) for one year appointment (second year dependent upon funding).

    The successful candidate must have a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline. In addition theoretical/practical experience in side channel analysis, fault injection, microprobing and/or reverse engineering is preferred.

    Please email with subject ‘RA position’ statement of research, CV, recommendation letters or referees, and copies of 3 most significant publications to cgebotys (at) uwaterloo.ca

    Contact: Contact: Professor Catherine H. Gebotys, cgebotys (at) uwaterloo.ca

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



    Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington
    Post-doctoral Researcher and Researcher positions

    The Cryptography Research group at Microsoft Research in Redmond seeks outstanding applicants for Post-doctoral Researcher and Researcher positions in all areas of cryptography. Post-doctoral positions start in summer 2016 and are for a term of 2 years. Required qualifications include a PhD in computer science or mathematics and experience in cryptography research.

    Particular areas of interest include: Secure Multi-party Computation, Searchable Encryption, and Homomorphic Encryption. Areas of interest in mathematics include lattice-based cryptography, cyclotomic number fields, code-based cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, factoring, discrete log, algorithmic number theory. Interest in practical protocols, and implementation and coding experience are required.

    Review of applications will begin immediately.

    Contact: Kristin Lauter, Research Manager
    E-Mail: klauter (at) microsoft.com

    More Information: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/klauter/default.aspx

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-03-01



    Ruhr University Bochum
    Ph.D. student in Side-Channel Analysis

    The chair of Embedded Security at Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) has openings for Ph.D. positions. We are looking for outstanding candidates with strong background in Electrical/Computer Engineering, and/or Cryptography.

    The vacancy is within the Nano-Scale Side-Channel Analysis project funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation. The available Ph.D. position is fully funded for three years.

    The focus of the project is on practical as well as theoretical side-channel analysis of CMOS ASIC cryptographic devices. Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master or Diploma with excellent grades in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related areas. In addition to the usual computer and electrical engineering background, the candidate is expected to be able to deal with hardware designs, e.g., VHDL/verilog, which is essential for the project.

    Please send your application via e-mail as a single pdf containing a CV, copies of transcripts and certificates, and (if possible) names of references. Review of the applications will start immediately until the position has been filled.

    Send your applications to emsec+apply (at) rub (dot) de

    Starting date: earliest possible

    Founded in 2001, the Horst Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst Görtz Institute has 15 professors and over 80 PhD students.

    Contact: Amir Moradi, amir (dot) moradi (at) rub (dot) de

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-02-15



    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    Ph.D. student

    The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols (ENCRYPTO) Group at TU Darmstadt is looking for a doctoral student in Engineering Scalable Cryptographic Protocols.

    Our group was established within the two main research centers for IT security in Darmstadt, the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE) and the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED). We develop new methods and tools to optimize and automatically generate cryptographic protocols. See http://encrypto.de for details.

    The candidate will do cutting-edge research on privacy-preserving protocols that scale to real-world problem sizes, in particular for protocols such as secure multi-party computation, private set intersection or private information retrieval.

    The candidate is expected to have a completed Master (or equivalent) degree with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a closely related field. Solid knowledge in IT security, applied cryptography, efficient algorithms and programming skills are required. Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols, parallel computing, compiler construction, programming languages, and software engineering is a plus.

    Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

    Please consult the webpage given below for more details and how to apply.

    Contact: Thomas Schneider

    More Information: http://encrypto.de/jobs/ENCRYPTO2015.pdf



    Nanyang Technological University
    Research Scientists/Senior Research Scientists

    The cryptography group at Temasek Laboratories@Nanyang Technological University is looking for researchers on symmetric key cryptography and lightweight cryptography to fill up to 3 positions of (senior) research scientists from fresh postdocs to senior researchers. Supported by government research fundings, we concentrate on cutting-edge research, candidates are expected to have good publication record, especially those with conferences/workshops of IACR. Besides an active cryptography research group to work with, we also offer globally competitive salaries, including basic monthly salary and performance-based bonus, besides other allowances.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Jian Guo, Principal Investigator. Email: guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg

    Closing Date for Applications: 2016-08-31



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