International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Junior Research Fellow
Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, Guarat, India
Pandit Deendayal Energy University is looking for meritorious young researchers for the post of Junior Research Fellow (01 Post) on a Supporting R&D in Emerging Fields of S&T on state priority areas under STI fund, sponsored project grant by Gujarat Council on Science and Technology ( GUJCOST) under Department of Science & Technology. The details are given below.
Project Title: Developing a Privacy Preserving Framework for Securing Organizational Data Publication
Duration: 2022-25
PI: Dr. Payal Chaudhari, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Co-PI: Dr. Nishant Doshi, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Essential Qualification: M.E./M.Tech in Computer Science & Engg./Computer Engg./Information Technology / Information and Communication Technology or equivalent
Additional Skills : Experimental exposure to cloud set-up and Infrastructure. Knowledge of and interest in Cryptography applications. Knowledge of Network Security Tools will be an added advantage.
Fellowship: As per funding agency norms.
Contact: Dr. Payal Chaudhari
Last updated: 2022-06-22 posted on 2022-06-21

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

    Doctoral Researchers in Applied Cryptography, PETS and Hardware Security
    Tampere University

    At NISEC (https://research.tuni.fi/nisec/) we are looking for several Doctoral Researchers in the field of applied cryptography, hardware security, provable security and privacy.

    The selected candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to):

    • Differential Privacy;
    • Functional Encryption;
    • Privacy-Preserving Analytics;
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning;
    • Efficient operations on encrypted data;
    • Processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments;
    • Side Channel Analysis (SCA);
    • Machine Learning based SCA;
    • Embedded systems security (e.g. ARM and RISC-V based SoCs);
    • TEE security and development (e.g. TrustZone, Trusted Applications, etc.).

    Application deadline: 1 August 2022.

    Contact: Antonis Michalas (antonios.michalas AT tuni.fi) and Alejandro Cabrera Aldaya alejandro.cabreraaldaya AT tuni.fi
    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-14

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Cryptography and PETS
    Tampere University

    At NISEC (https://research.tuni.fi/nisec/) we are looking for several PostDoctoral Researchers in the field of applied cryptography, provable security and privacy.

    The selected candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to):

    • Differential Privacy;
    • Functional Encryption;
    • Privacy-Preserving Analytics;
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning;
    • Efficient operations on encrypted data;
    • Processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments.

    Application deadline: 1 August 2022.

    Contact:

    Antonis Michalas (https://www.amichalas.com)


    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-14

    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

    Associate or Full Professorship for Fairness and Transparency
    Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
    The Ruhr area, one of Europe‘s largest metropolitan regions, is home of the University Alliance Ruhr (UAR) with 120,000 students and 14,000 researchers. In 2021, the UAR established the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security (RC Trust) to enable research that connects psychology, computer science, statistics and cyber security at the intersection of technology, humans and society. The Research Center is seeking to fill the following position at the Faculty of Computer Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany: Associate or Full Professorship for Fairness and Transparency (Open Rank). We welcome applicants with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Candidates should have an excellent track record in at least one of the following areas:
    • Trustworthy Machine Learning for Privacy & Security
    • FAccT (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency)
    • Technology Policy, Privacy Law & Data Science
    • Ethics & AI
    • Human-AI Collaborative Decision Making.
    The professorship will be associated with the Cluster of Excellence „CASA: Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries“. In addition, we encourage collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy. Appointments will be made for full professorship, or as assistant/associate professorship with tenure track to full professorship. Salaries and working conditions are internationally competitive and come with a status as civil servant. Full professorships are chair positions with phd/postdoc positions, a secretary and start up package (all negotiable). The official job add can be found here: https://www.academics.de/jobs/professorship-open-rank-w3-or-w2-tenure-track-to-w3-for-fairness-and-transparency-research-alliance-ruhr-the-research-center-trustworthy-data-science-and-security-rc-trust-bochum-1061412 . Applications are requested by July 29, 2022 to: career@casa.rub.de. Questions will be answered by Prof. Christof Paar. https://www.informatik.rub.de/en http://www.rc-trust.ai/
    Contact: Prof. Christof Paar
    Last updated: 2022-06-13 posted on 2022-06-10

    Associate or Full Professorship for Computing and Society
    Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
    The Ruhr area, one of Europe‘s largest metropolitan regions, is home of the University Alliance Ruhr (UAR) with a community of 120,000 students and 14,000 researchers. In 2021, the UAR established the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security (RC Trust) to enable research that connects psychology, computer science, statistics and cyber security at the intersection of technology, humans and society. The Research Center is seeking to fill the following position at the Faculty of Computer Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany: Associate or Full Professorship for Computing and Society (Open Rank). We welcome applicants with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Candidates should have an excellent track record in at least one of the following areas:
    • Computational Social Science
    • Social Computing and Computing Mediated Collaborative Work
    • Economics & Incentives in Computing and Privacy
    • Usable Security.
    The professorship will be associated with the Faculty of Computer Science and the Cluster of Excellence „CASA: Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries“. In addition, we encourage collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy. Appointments will be made for full professorship, or assistant/associate professorship with tenure track to full professorship. Salaries and working conditions are internationally very competitive and come with a status as civil servant. Full professorships are chair positions with phd/postdoc positions, a secretary and start up package (all negotiable). The official job add can be found here: https://www.academics.de/jobs/professorship-open-rank-w3-or-w2-tenure-track-to-w3-for-computing-and-society-research-alliance-ruhr-the-research-center-trustworthy-data-science-and-security-rc-trust-bochum-1061414 . Applications are requested by July 29, 2022 to: career@casa.rub.de. Questions will be answered by Prof. Christof Paar. https://www.informatik.rub.de/en http://www.rc-trust.ai/
    Contact: Prof. Christof Paar
    Last updated: 2022-06-13 posted on 2022-06-10

    Post-Doc: Capability architectures, Trusted Execution, and Hardware/Software Security
    University of Birmingham, UK

    This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy on the EPSRC-funded project ‘CAP-TEE: Capability Architectures in Trusted Execution’.

    In this project, we use capability architectures (as e.g. developed by the CHERI project) to protect TEEs against such state-of-the-art attacks. We address a wide range of threats from software vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows to sophisticated hardware attacks like fault injection. CAP-TEE will provide a strong, open-source basis for the future generation of more secure TEEs.

    You'll be working on state-of-the-art hardware prototypes like the ARM Morello board.

    We're looking for a candidate with a PhD or equivalent industry experience e.g. in cyber security, computer science, or electrical engineering. You should have strong experience in writing system level or low-level code in programming languages such as C, C++, or Rust. Experience in a relevant area such as embedded systems, automotive security, binary analysis, or fuzzing would be a strong asset.

    For informal enquiries, contact Prof David Oswald (d.f.oswald@bham.ac.uk). To apply online until 30 June 2022, use the following URL:
    https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200011F&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

    Contact: Prof David Oswald
    Email: d.f.oswald@bham.ac.uk
    Twitter: @sublevado

    Last updated: 2022-06-09 posted on 2022-06-08

    Postdoc Researcher
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
    We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with proven skills in security and privacy-preserving machine learning to work on a research project funded by FNR (Luxembourg) and ANR (France). The ongoing deployment of new communication technologies related to 5G opens new doors to the implementation of cooperative, connected and automated mobility applications. However, more time is needed before all these technologies are fully deployed and with a satisfactory level of security and privacy. This is even more critical in cross-border areas such as between Luxembourg and France, where a large number of attacks (e.g., related to roaming) may arise. In this context, the main mission of the candidate will be to design and evaluate machine learning based attack detection solutions based on network traffic data generated by a vehicular network (V2X).

    The position is initially for one year and can be extended to more years, with a possibility to become a permanent one. More information is here: https://app.skeeled.com/offer/626f93074cdf6edb5e80e400?utm_id=60fed4c509c80d16d1bbe536&utm_medium=OFFERS_PORTAL&language=en&show_description=true

    Contact: Dr. Qiang Tang (qiang.tang@list.lu)
    Last updated: 2022-06-09 posted on 2022-06-08

    Assistant Professor
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Computing, Tokyo, Japan
    Area of Specialization: Theory of Cryptography, Theory and Practice of Cybersecurity, Theoretical Computer Science, Theory of Algorithms, Theory of Computational Complexity, Programming Theory, Software Verification Theory, Blockchain Technology, Network Security, etc.
    Job Description: Research and education at Department of Mathematical and Computing Science. Assigned tasks on management of the department.
    Contact: Keisuke Tanaka, Professor, Associate Chair of Department of Mathematical and Computing Science, School of Computing (Email: keisuke@is.titech.ac.jp)
    Last updated: 2022-06-09 posted on 2022-06-08

    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

    Post-Doc
    University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    The School of Electrical & Data Engineering is recruiting for two Postdoctoral Research Associates or Postdoctoral Research Fellows to join a multi-disciplinary collaborative research team comprising industry (Bosch) and UTS academics, postdocs and PhD students working on Privacy Preserving Technologies. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo and will report directly to the Director RF Communications Technologies Lab, Associate Professor Justin Lipman

    The School of Electrical & Data Engineering is deeply engaged in research of national and international standing in many areas. Key areas include: wireless communications and networking, Internet of Things (IoT), applied electro-magnetics and antennas, electrical systems and power electronics, image processing, computer vision, machine learning, cybersecurity, big data analytics and big data systems, and RF IC design. Our School hosts three IEEE Fellows and 3 ARC DECRA grant holders and we conduct research funded by government agencies and national and international industry partners.

    About the role
    Conduct research in:
    1) Computing on encrypted data technologies in the context of privacy-preserving Federated Learning in particular secure multi-party computation and homomorphic encryption
    2) Design and development of trustworthy digital cleanrooms/marketplaces using privacy-preserving computing technologies

    About you
    • Computer Science or Engineering PhD in cryptographic communication protocols or secure multi-party computation or federated learning.
    • Thorough knowledge of the mathematical and statistical foundations of cryptographic systems.
    • Proficient in one or more of the following: Rust, Go, C++, C, Python, Java.
    • Demonstrated record of research in cryptographic communication protocols or secure multi-party computation.

    Contact: A/Prof Justin Lipman
    email: justin.lipman@uts.edu.au

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

    Research Scientist
    Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    A candidate will work in the area of post-quantum cryptography. A candidate will conduct research on post-quantum cryptography in term of design and analysis; the emphasis is on quantum analysis. The work requires to carry out some simulations. Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science and a strong background in quantum algorithm, algebra, linear algebra or algebraic number theory. Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in Magma software or SAGEMATH software or knowledge on quantum software (eg. Qiskit, etc), a team worker and able to conduct independent research. Interested candidates will kindly include their full CV and transcripts in their applications and send to Dr Chik How Tan, tsltch@nus.edu.sg. Only shortlisted applications will be notified.
    Contact: Dr Chik How Tan, tsltch@nus.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2022-06-07 posted on 2022-06-06

    Lead Zero Knowledge Cryptographer, Remote
    Research & Development Group, Horizen Labs

    Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops, and delivers powerful, scalable, and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business.

    Our Core Engineering Team is an innovative and collaborative group of researchers and software engineers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products. We are working on cutting edge tech, including zkSNARKS, proof systems and zkVMs, to fundamentally change the way of building decentralized and scalable Web3 applications. We are looking for a Lead Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer for our cryptographic team distributed across the globe. Amongst other projects, the team is dedicated to the design of our Layer-2 scaling solution based on STARK-proven virtual machines. You will help our team grow, conduct research and lay out SNARK-based cryptographic protocols, working on related cutting-edge technologies such as zkVMs.

    Requirements

    You should be aware of state of the art proving systems such as Plonk and STARKs, and have a solid background in computational models and blockchain technologies. Additional requirements are represented by:

    • Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography;
    • Solid foundations in zero-knowledge and cryptographic protocols ;
    • Publications in acknowledged venues on applied or theoretical cryptography, preferably cryptographic protocols, and PETs;
    • Strong problem-solving skills;
    • The ability to work in a team setting as well as autonomously

    Experience in reading code (e.g. C++, Rust) though not mandatory, it is welcomed.

    We offer:
    • Competitive salary, yearly bonus, and stock options
    • Flexible working hours, fully remote if preferred
    • The opportunity to work with talented minds on innovative, high-quality open source solutions.

    If you want to get more knowledge about our technology, read our Whitepapers at the website: https://www.horizen.io/research/

    Contact: Raffaella Lixi raffaella@horizenlabs.io
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-03

    Cryptographic Engineer, Remote
    Research & Development Group, Horizen Labs

    Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops, and delivers powerful, scalable, and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business.

    We are looking for an engineer who will contribute in building the cryptographic infrastructure of our Web 3.0-enabled blockchain ecosystem. You will be involved in the design and implementation of our zero-knowledge Layer 2 scaling solution based on STARK-proven virtual machines. Our international team works in a stimulating and innovative environment, where people’s technical expertise and experience contribute to the development of cutting-edge blockchain technology.

    Requirements
    • Experience in implementing zero-knowledge proving systems or related cryptographic primitives;
    • Comfortable in implementing low-level operations such as finite field arithmetics, hash functions, etc.;
    • Enthusiastic about algorithmic improvements and code optimization.
    Furthermore, any experience with
    • Plonk, STARKs, AIR circuits,
    • EVM, zk-VMs,
    • C/C++/Rust programming language
    though not mandatory, it is welcomed. We offer
    • Competitive salary, yearly bonus, and stock options
    • Flexible working hours, fully remote if preferred
    • The opportunity to work with talented minds on innovative, high-quality open source solutions.

    If you want to get more knowledge about our technology, read our Whitepapers at the website: https://www.horizen.io/research/

    Contact: Raffaella Lixi raffaella@horizenlabs.io
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-03

    Cryptographer
    Research & Development Group, Horizen Labs

    Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops, and delivers powerful, scalable, and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business.

    Our Core Engineering Team is an innovative and collaborative group of researchers and software engineers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products. We are looking for a cryptographer, or applied cryptographer, to join our growing crypto team based in Milan, Italy. Currently, the team is developing a protocol suite for SNARK-based proof-composition, but its duties reach beyond that, developing privacy-enhancing solutions for our sidechain ecosystem.

    Responsabilities
    • Design privacy-enhancing technology built on SNARK-based protocols
    • Perform collaborative research and assist technical colleagues in their development work
    • Participate in standards-setting
    Requirements
    • Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography
    • Solid foundations in zero-knowledge and cryptographic protocols
    • Publications in acknowledged venues on applied or theoretical cryptography, preferably cryptographic protocols or PETs
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • The ability to work in a team setting as well as autonomously
    • Foundations in blockchain technology and experience in reading Rust are a plus
    We offer
    • A competitive salary plus pre-series A stock options
    • Flexible working hours, including the possibility of remote working
    • The opportunity to work with talented minds on challenging topics in this field, including the most recent advancements in zero-knowledge
    • A nice and informal team setting to conduct research and development of high-quality open source solutions

    If you are interested in this position, you might want to take a look at our recent publications (IACR eprints 2021/930, 2021/399, 2020/123) and our latest podcast on zeroknowledge.fm (Episode 178). For further questions, please contact the email below.

    Contact: Raffaella Lixi raffaella@horizenlabs.io
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-03

    Quantum cryptography postdoc position
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Networked Quantum Devices Unit

    We offer several postdoctoral positions at the networked quantum devices unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. Potential research topics include:

    • Theory of quantum key distribution or other quantum cryptographic protocols.
    • Private and quantum capacities of channels and networks.

    The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a dynamic new graduate university in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding. There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST has rapidly gained recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence.

    Benefits:

    • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
    • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
    • Health insurance Private School Mutual Aid
    • Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
    • Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
    Contact: David Elkouss
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-02

    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

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Associate Research Fellow)
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology at the University of Wollongong is a premier research institute that conducts research in cybersecurity and cryptology. We are seeking for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the topic of "Secure Crowdsourcing". This position is supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project. It is expected that the candidate is proficient with cryptography research, in the area of pairing-based cryptography and/or lattice-based cryptography, security modelling and security proofs. This position is a research only position. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the research at the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology at the University of Wollongong. Closing Date: Wednesday 6 July 2022, 11:59 PM AEST Australian Time
    Contact: Prof Willy Susilo
    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

    Ph.D. Student (Post-Quantum Cryptography and AI)
    Villanova University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova, PA USA
    One Ph.D. position opening (post-quantum cryptography and related) at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's Security and Cryptography (SAC) Lab (https://www.ece.villanova.edu/~jxie02/lab/), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA USA.

    Villanova University ranks #49 National Universities in the USA (US News), is located in Villanova, west suburban of Philadelphia. Famous alumni include the current First Lady of the USA!

    Requirements: Preferred to be in majors of CS/CE/EE, Applied Mathematics/Cryptography.

    Skillful in programming Languages such as CC++, Python, VHDL/Verilog, and so on.

    Deadline: better to start in Fall 2022/Spring 2023.

    This research focuses on the security aspects of post-quantum cryptography and related implementations (or AI accelerator). Advisor and senior Ph.D. student will guide you to get started and work together on forthcoming challenges. You will not be fighting alone!!!

    Contact email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-02

    PhD Student / Postdoc
    Max Planck Institute / Ruhr University of Bochum

    The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (https://www.mpi-sp.org/) and Ruhr University Bochum (https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en) are looking for an outstanding PhD candidate or postdoctoral researcher, as part of the CASA (https://casa.rub.de/en/) cluster of excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct theoretical research at the intersection of quantum information and cryptography. Examples of possible areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Quantum information theory
  • Quantum and post-quantum cryptography
  • Mathematics and geometry of cryptographic problems
  • Representation theory and optimization

    To be eligible for a PhD position, the candidate must have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent (or be close to completing one) in computer science, mathematics, physics or related fields. Outstanding candidates with a Bachelor degree will also be considered.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.
  • An outstanding track record in classes related to quantum information, cryptography, and/or mathematics and theoretical computer science in general.

    Postdoctoral candidates will also be considered, in which case the candidate is expected to carry out independent research in an area related to the topics described above. To be eligible, the candidate should have a publication record in top conferences/journals in cryptography, quantum information, or mathematical physics.

    The Max Planck Institute and the Ruhr University are co-located in Bochum (Germany) and offer a vibrant atmosphere for research that spans across many areas of computer science and mathematics. The Ph.D. program is entirely in English; knowledge of German is not required.

    The position is fully funded (100%) and paid according to the E-13 pay category (E-14 for postdocs). The starting date is negotiable, but ideally in fall 2022.

    To apply for the position, please send:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Electronic contact details of 2-3 potential references.
  • A brief cover letter (half a page at most).
  • Contact: Giulio Malavolta (giulio.malavolta@mpi-sp.org) and Michael Walter (michael.walter@rub.de).
    Last updated: 2022-06-03 posted on 2022-06-01

    Post-Doc in Secure and Verifiable AI Models
    The University of Manchester, UK

    The System and Software Security (S3) group at The University of Manchester is looking for a Post-Doc in Secure and Verifiable AI Models to join our ambition EPSRC-funded EnnCore project (https://enncore.github.io/).

    The successful candidate will enjoy designing, developing, and evaluating novel AI models that are secure and robust against attacks. The project will involve continuous interaction with experts in explainable AI, software testing and formal software verification.

    The S3 group conducts a world-leading research in the space of explainable AI, automated software verification and testing. It develops award-winning software verification tools and regularly wins prices at international competitions.

    Contact: Mustafa Mustafa (mustafa.mustafa@manchester.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2022-06-01 posted on 2022-05-30

    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

    TT-Assistant Professor in Cryptology
    Eindhoven University of Technology

    Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), our Coding Theory and Cryptology (CC) group of the Discrete Mathematics (DM) cluster of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (M&CS) are looking for an (tenure-track) assistant professor in Cryptology. This vacancy is part of the Irène Curie Fellowship and is currently only open for female candidates.

    The position will be part of the Coding Theory and Cryptology (CC) group, within the Discrete Mathematics (DM) cluster. The other group in DM is Discrete Algebra and Geometry. The CC group consists of one full professor (Lange), two associate professors (Schoenmakers and de Weger), and three assistant professors (Hülsing Ravagnani, and Schäge). CC provides undergraduate and graduate courses in cryptology, coding theory, algebra and number theory, as well as service teaching.

    The ideal candidate has research experience complementing the existing strengths in CC and a background in mathematics but candidates from all areas of cryptology are encouraged to apply.

    We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled. We expect the first round of interviews in early July, so apply before June 20 to be considered in this round.

    Contact: Tanja Lange
    Last updated: 2022-05-27 posted on 2022-05-25

    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

    Tenure-track or full professor in cryptographic hardware or applied cryptography
    KU Leuven, COSIC, Belgium

    The COSIC Research group at the University of Leuven in Belgium is one of the largest groups in applied cryptography. We have a strong tradition in collaborating with industry and we provide an excellent level of base funding and support. We are looking for new research professors in the area of hardware security and applied cryptography; these are prestigious positions with a reduced teaching load.

    Candidates are expected to have an excellent publication record. They should present an ambitious plan to develop their research area in the COSIC team.

    Junior candidates can apply for a tenure track position (assistant professor); more experienced candidates can be appointed in a more senior position.

    Candidates should send a motivation letter, a brief CV (2 pages), a research plan (2 pages) and a publication list by Monday June 20 2022 to Saartje Verheyen (firstname.lastname@kuleuven.be).

    Contact: Prof. Ingrid Verbauwhede and Prof. Bart Preneel (firstname.lastname@kuleuven.be).
    Last updated: 2022-05-20 posted on 2022-05-19

    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

    Ph.D. Position in Symmetric Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg

    The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a Ph.D. position in the general area of symmetric cryptography. The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux group of Prof. Alex Biryukov, which is affiliated to both the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

    Research Topics
    • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, lightweight ciphers, hash functions
    • Financial cryptography (security of distributed ledgers, smart contracts)
    • Privacy-enhancing technologies (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies, blockchains)
    • White-box cryptography
    Candidate Profile
    • M.Sc. degree in computer science or applied mathematics with outstanding grades (GPA >= 85%)
    • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background
    • Some background in cryptography or information security
    • Good programming skills (C/C++, Python, math tools, etc.)
    • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

    The University of Luxembourg offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The successful candidate will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will have a chance to participate in a well-known security research center. The position will be available from July 2022.

    Applications, written in English, should be sent by email to alex.biryukov@uni.lu. The application material should include a curriculum vitae (with photo, educational background, work experience), a brief research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (max. 1 page), a transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken (with overall GPAs) and contact information for 2-3 references.

    Application deadline: 1 June 2022. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (email: alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2022-05-19 posted on 2022-05-18

    Ph.D. Position in Code-Based and Mutlivariate Cryptography
    University of Rouen Normandie, France

    We offer a 3-year fully funded Ph.D. position starting fall 2022 at University of Rouen Normandie within the LITIS lab (https://www.litislab.fr/en/) with a focus on the design and cryptanalysis of code-based and multivariate cryptographic primitives. The goal is to focus more precisely on algebraic cryptanalysis which consists in building a system of multivariate equations such that the solution set contains (part of) the secret of a cryptographic primitive. Furthermore, the algebraic modeling of several problems, such as the MinRank problem or the Rank Decoding problem, have recently witnessed important progress in their analysis. The Ph.D. candidate will pursue the analysis of various algebraic modeling on code-based or multivariate schemes (e.g. Classic McEliece, GeMSS, Rainbow, DURANDAL, MQDSS, etc).

    The candidate is expected to have a strong background in mathematics, computer algebra, in particular in polynomial system solving (e.g. Gröbner basis algorithms), and cryptography. She/he must have a Master degree or equivalent related to these areas.

    Funding for attending international conferences, summer schools, and visiting other research centers will also be provided.

    To apply, send the following documents to Magali Bardet (magali.bardet@univ-rouen.fr) and Ayoub Otmani (ayoub.otmani@univ-rouen.fr):

    • Motivation letter
    • CV
    • Transcripts of marks
    • Up to 3 reference letters

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled but a first screening of candidates will take place by May 25, 2022. Interested applicants are therefore encouraged to send their documents before that date.

    Keywords. Post-quantum cryptography, code-based cryptography, multivariate cryptography, MinRank problem, algebraic cryptanalysis, Gröbner basis.

    Contact:
    • Magali Bardet (magali.bardet@univ-rouen.fr)
    • Ayoub Otmani (ayoub.otmani@univ-rouen.fr)

    Last updated: 2022-05-19 posted on 2022-05-17

    PhD student Security &Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility
    Huawei German Research Center, Munich
    Huawei German Research Center in Munich is responsible for advanced technical research, architecture evolution design and strategic technical planning. The Cyber Security and Privacy Lab is developing cutting-edge technologies, which are designed for supporting data protection and accountability in the Cloud, IoT and cloud-based networks.

    To support our research activities, we are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated PhD student Security &Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (m/f/d)

    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;
    • Exposure and understanding of data protection and security development technologies;
    • Good programming skill;
    • Must be eligible to work in the European Union to be considered for this position;
    • Fluent in English;
    Contact: Ioannis Krontiris
    Last updated: 2022-05-11 posted on 2022-05-10

    PhD/postdoc position in symmetric cryptography
    Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    We have open positions for a PhD student and a postdoc in the area of symmetric cryptography in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The positions cover different topics related to the design of modes of use, and their security analysis in various models.

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

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

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

    Last updated: 2022-05-11 posted on 2022-05-10

    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

    Postdoc Researcher
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
    LIST is looking for a highly motivated candidate with proven skills in healing the security issues that befall modern software during its development lifecycle, to work on a research project funded by EC with a three-years duration. The recently introduced area of DevSecOps - in medium to large companies - unfortunately lacks automated security tools, while most existing solutions are targeting only one narrow step of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) process but miss a much-needed holistic overview of the global security solution. In this context, the LAZARUS project innovates by intervening in multiple steps of the SDLC, performing targeted security checks and collecting valuable information and intelligence from each step, and exploiting advanced ML and AI methods to convert this intelligence into actionable insights and recommendations. The specific missions of the candidate will include, but are not limited to, participating into the following activities along the project partners:

    (1) To predict software security defects before deployment and prevent security breaches.

    (2) To develop a set of algorithms that allow quantifying software exploitability and facilitate the work of correcting its errors.

    (3) To develop and apply new model-checking techniques to verify the security of software.

    (4) To specify and develop two workflow-disruptive techniques which leverages Intel SGX enclave trusted but with the lowest impact on the software lifecycle and on its performance.

    (5) To implement and test the developed solutions.

    (6) To develop ex-ante information security policies for the demonstration and implement periodic reviews to objectively evaluate adherence to the policies.

    Contact: Dr. Qiang Tang (qiang.tang@list.lu)
    Last updated: 2022-05-08 posted on 2022-05-06

    Head of Cryptographic Engineering
    IO Global, remote working opportunity
    IOG is a leading company in the crypto industry. We are designing and implementing different blockchains using Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and permissioned BFT.

    We are leaders in the research field, with more than a hundred research papers published in the most influential cryptography conferences and journals (NDSS, ICDCS, EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO, SODA, ACM CCS, Financial Cryptography, ESORICS, S&P, Euro S&P, etc).

    Your mission

    • Define short, mid, and long term roadmaps for implementation of cryptographic primitives
    • Synchronize with the Director of Engineering (or, by default, the CTO) to validate the roadmap, requirements, and strategy for the cryptographic engineering team
    • Define and structure the team that is required to satisfy this roadmap
    • Provide secure implementations of the cryptographic primitives required by IO projects
    • Read and review cryptographic research papers and contribute when possible to implement them as prototypes
    • Design, specify, implement, and improve cryptographic primitives in production-grade software directly or delegate to and supervise the applied cryptographers in charge of it
    • Review, integrate, and improve common cryptographic primitives, and translate them to other programming languages or delegate/supervise the applied cryptographers in charge of it.
    Requirements:

    • A STEM Master’s or PhD degree
    • Solid experience in managing small teams of cryptographic engineers
    • Solid understanding of cryptography, its basic theories, and uses
    • Senior expertise in developing cryptographic primitives in C/C++ and Rust
    • Senior expertise in standard cryptography domains
    • Ability to learn new domains like zero-knowledge proofs and MPC and project innovation roadmaps
    • Clear understanding and experience of implementing cryptographic primitives delivered by researchers
    Please apply via the attached job board link (further details on website).
    Contact: Aadil S.
    Last updated: 2022-05-08 posted on 2022-05-04

    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

    Two PostDocs Positions in Privacy-Preserving Cryptographic Protocols
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    The Institute of Information Security and Dependability at KIT is looking for two PostDocs in privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols. Experiences with secure multi-party computation and MPC compilers and UC-based security models are desired. A track record in this field is expected, including publications at reputable conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, ACM CCS, PETS, etc.

    You will be a member of the KASTEL Security Research Labs (https://zentrum.kastel.kit.edu) and the Topic "Engineering Secure Systems" of the Helmholtz Association. Your research is dealing with cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving computations, e.g., applied to mobility or productions systems. It will result in both theoretical security concepts (protocol designs, security proofs, etc.) and their practical implementation (e.g., a demonstrator) for some application domain. The contract will initially be limited to 1 year, but can be extended to several years.

    If you are interested, please send an email including your CV and a list of publications to andy.rupp@partner.kit.edu. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Andy Rupp (andy.rupp@partner.kit.edu)
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-25

    Post-Doc
    Paderborn University, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn, Germany
    At the Department of Computer Science which is part of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics this PostDoc position is to be filled in the working group Codes and Cryptography. It's a full-time position in the field of post-quantum cryptography, available immediately and with a flexible start date. The position is limited to a period of 3 years. Your tasks: • Research in the field of post-quantum cryptography • Teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week • Participation in the Department of Computer Science Your profile: • Doctorate degree in the field of cryptography • Expertise in one of these areas: post-quantum cryptography, lattice-based cryptography • Experience in the field of quantum algorithms or quantum complexity is an advantage If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV and a list of publications to bloemer@upb.de. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer (bloemer@upb.de)
    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

    Protocol Research Intern
    Subspace Labs

    Who We Are

    Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and planning to launch its Network later this year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team. To learn more, visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

    We are seeking a Protocol Research Intern to join our rapidly growing team of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and engineers. As a Research Intern you will be responsible for assisting in analyzing the security claims of the Subspace Network. Your goal is to work on proving these claims or suggesting improvement to the protocol as needed to support them.

    Other Areas for Contribution: Research and review our solutions to some of the hardest problems in the blockchain space, as they relate to Nakamoto consensus, decentralized storage, decoupled execution, crypto-economic incentives, and the blockchain scalability trilemma; collaborate with our Research team to transform findings into peer-review quality specificaitons, publications, and presentations; work with our university partners, academic advisors, and third party engineering security partners on formal security analyses and audits.

    Key Requirements: Currently enrolled in a graduate program in computer science, cryptography, or a related field, with the ability to dedicate at least 8 weeks to the internship Completed graduate level coursework in cryptography, distributed systems, peer-to-peer networking, or crypto-economic game theory; excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to collaborate across our protocol and research teams; passion and curiosity for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies.

    What We Offer: Competitive compensation and flexibility to work from anywhere in the world; a unique opportunity to shape the future of the Subspace Network and play a critical role in building the worlds most scalable blockchain.

    Contact: Sky McWilliams, Director of People
    Last updated: 2022-04-12 posted on 2022-04-11

    PhD and Post-Doc in cryptography
    University of Luxembourg
    The Applied Crypto group of the University of Luxembourg is offering a Ph.D. student and a post-doc position in cryptography. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, public-key cryptanalysis, and side-channel attacks and countermeasures.

    We offer a competitive salary (about 37,000 euro/year gross for Ph.D, and 64,000 euro/year gros for post-doc). The duration of the position is 3 years (+ 1 year extension) for Ph.D., and 2.5 years for post-doc.

    Profile:
    • For Ph.D. position: MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or in Mathematics.
    • For post-doc position: a PhD in cryptography, with publications in competitive cryptographic conferences
    Closing date for applications: June 1st, 2022. Early submission is encouraged.

    Contact: Prof. Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu
    Last updated: 2022-04-11 posted on 2022-04-11

    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

    Maître-assistant (Lecturer — Senior Scientist)
    University of Neuchatel
    The University of Neuchâtel announces a position of Maître-assistant (Lecturer — Senior Scientist)
    Jointly at the Institute of Computer Science and the Institute of Mathematics
    Full time 100%

    Requirements:
    • PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics (obtained up to 10 years ago)
    • Good scientific knowledge in Computer Science and Mathematics
    • Sustained teaching experience
    • Strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches

    Activities:
    • Teaching in Computer Science and Mathematics: up to 4 hours per week at Bachelor and Master level in French and in English
    • Student supervision
    • Research development
    • Participation in administrative tasks at the institutes

    Start date: 01.08.2022 or to be agreed
    Position duration: 4 years, renewable 2 years / legal treatment and obligations
    The application of each candidate must include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and a copy of the titles earned. A complete application file shall be sent in one PDF file to the address secretariat.iiun@unine.ch. The applications will be evaluated starting from May 1st 2022 until the position is filled.

    The salary is defined according to the scale of the University of Neuchâtel, see http://www.unine.ch/srh/maitres-assistant-e-s-mer

    Further information can be obtained by Prof. Pascal Felber pascal.felber@unine.ch and Prof. Elisa Gorla elisa.gorla@unine.ch, as well as on the page www.unine.ch/sciences

    L'Université de Neuchâtel s'engage activement à la mise en oeuvre de sa responsabilité et offre des conditions de travail non discriminatoires, les candidatures féminines sont spécifiquement encouragées.
    Contact: Prof. Pascal Felber pascal.felber@unine.ch and Prof. Elisa Gorla elisa.gorla@unine.ch
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-07

    Protocol Researcher
    Subspace Labs

    Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and plans to launch its Network later this year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team.

    We are seeking a Protocol Researcher to join our rapidly growing team of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and engineers. As a Protocol Research you will be responsible for formally analyzing the security claims of the Subspace Network. Your goal is to formally prove these claims or suggest improvement to the protocol as needed to support them. This shall result in a series of formal specifications and peer-reviewed papers.

    As a Protocol Researcher you will: Analyze and validate our solutions to some of the hardest problems in the blockchain space, as they relate to Nakamoto consensus, decentralized storage, decoupled execution, crypto-economic incentives, and the scaling trilemma; research and propose solutions to open problems or unsubstantiated claims; develop a series of formal specifications that codify and clarify our solutions; collaborate directly with our protocol engineering team to ensure that specifications are clearly understood and implemented correctly; iterate findings into research papers suitable for peer-reviewed publication; work directly with our university partners, academic advisors, and third party engineering security partners on formal security analyses and audits; present research finding at industry events and university conferences; distribute and discuss results in our open-source online research forum.

    Position Requirements: A PhD in Computer Science, Cryptography or a related field, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in cryptography, distributed systems, or peer-to-peer network, as they relate to blockchain protocols.

    Contact: Sky McWilliams, Director of People
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-05

    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


    Director of Research
    Subspace Labs

    Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and planning to launch its Network later this year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team.

    We are seeking a Director of Research to join our rapidly growing team of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and engineers. As our Director of Research you will primarily be responsible for building and leading a team of protocol researchers. The research team will be responsible for analyzing the security of the Subspace Network, formalizing our specifications, and publishing relevant research results in the peer-reviewed setting.

    Responsibilities: Collaborate directly with the CEO & CTO to translate our existing white paper, documentation, and protocol roadmap into a set of formal specifications; identify the key security challenges and develop a long-term research and publication roadmap which addresses them; ensure research findings are continuously fed back into the protocol design and implementation; recruit hire and lead our international protocol research team, consisting of research scientists, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate research interns; work directly with our university partners, academic advisors, and third party engineering security partners to facilitate formal security analyses and audits; design and administer an open-source online research forum and work to engage the global research community in the security analysis of our protocol.

    Requirements: A PhD in Computer Science, Cryptography or a related field; strong record of peer-reviewed publications in cryptography, distributed systems, or peer-to-peer network, as they relate to blockchain technologies.

    Contact: CEO & Co-Founder, Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 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

    Multiple PhD positions in Cryptography and Blockchains
    School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney


    We have multiple PhD positions in Applied Cryptography, Post Quantum Cryptography and Blockchains. Topics include (but not limited to) Layer-2 scalability and interoperability of blockchains, decentralised storage, verifiable computation, post quantum cryptography for blockchains.


    Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline or in their final year of study are welcome to apply. Prospective students should have a strong mathematical inclination and excellent understanding of data structures, discrete mathematics and algorithms. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of cryptography will be preferred.


    The school accepts applications in multiple rounds, but it is good to contact early to avail some of the scholarships.


    The earliest deadline at UNSW is May 13, 2022.


    Contact: Sushmita Ruj, sushmita.ruj@unsw.edu.au
    Last updated: 2022-04-04 posted on 2022-04-02

    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

    Ph.D. position in cryptography, distributed protocols and blockchain
    University of Bern, Switzerland

    A Ph.D. position is available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin.

    https://crypto.unibe.ch/

    Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics.

    Candidates should have a strong background in computer science. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building innovative systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or blockchain technology is a plus. Applicants must hold a master degree in the relevant research fields.

    Positions are available starting immediately and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that “Knowledge generates value”. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

    If you are interested, please apply be sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Ph.D., addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at crypto (at) inf.unibe.ch.

    Since we receive many applications, we encourage you to include material that demonstrates your interests and strengths and sets you apart from others.

    Contact: Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/)
    Last updated: 2022-03-29 posted on 2022-03-28

    Post-doctoral fellow
    Gachon University, Korea
    ISML (https://ai-security.github.io/index_e.htm) has conducted research in a range of areas including artificial intelligence, cyber security and cryptography. We are also extending our areas to emerging areas such as quantum computing and parallel computing. Post-doctoral research fellows are welcome from computer science/engineering, electric/electronics, and mathematics/statistics. Applicants with good high-impact journal publication records are encouraged to send their CVs via to Professor Seong Oun Hwang (seongoun.hwang at gmail.com). 1st round of application deadline: April 10, 2022 2nd round of application deadline: May 30, 2022 3rd round of application deadline: July 30, 2022
    Contact: Professor Seong Oun Hwang (seongoun.hwang at gmail.com).
    Last updated: 2022-03-27 posted on 2022-03-27

    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

    Post-doc (Lattice-based cryptography)
    CNRS / University of Rennes 1, France
    We are looking for a Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group. The applicants should have background and be interested in working on different aspects of lattice based cryptography, and a strong publication record, in particular on:
      - security proofs for lattice-based schemes,
      - building and implementing lattice-based constructions.
    Profile:
      - Doctorate degree in the field of cryptography,
      - Expertise in one of these areas: public key cryptography, lattice-based cryptography.
    The research will take place in the CAPSULE team (formerly called EMSEC team), within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France. To apply please send us (both) by email your detailed CV (with publication list) and a research statement.
    The position is for two years, up to three, and has flexible starting date.
    Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.
    Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois (adeline.roux-langlois@irisa.fr) and Alexandre Wallet (alexandre.wallet@inria.fr)
    Last updated: 2022-03-11 posted on 2022-03-11

    Math Researcher (Complex Systems / Probability)
    Status.im, Remote

    Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3, through research, the creation of developer tools, and the support of the open-source community.

    Currently, our Blockchain Infrastructure Team is researching consensus algorithms, Multi-Party Computation techniques, ZKPs, and other cutting-edge solutions with the aim to take blockchain technology to the next level of security, decentralization, and scalability for a wide range of use cases.

    Some of the responsibilities:

    - Analyze the team’s technical proposals and look for potential flaws.

    - Identify opportunities to provide mathematical proofs to the protocols developed by the team.

    - Analyze mathematically the parameter space of complex algorithms.

    - Describe mechanisms to better understand, analyze and prove the correctness of the ideas and designs produced by the team.

    - Work on mathematical proofs for the team algorithms and protocol designs.

    - Propose improvements to the algorithms and protocols developed by the team.

    - Propose new solutions to the problems tackled by the team.

    - Write documentation and scientific papers with the highest standards of quality.

    - Strive to constantly set the highest scientific standards for the team’s research.

    Contact: Maya
    Last updated: 2022-03-11 posted on 2022-03-09

    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: 2022-03-04 posted on 2022-03-03

    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

    Research Fellow (Post-Quantum Cryptography)
    University of Birmingham
    The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy is looking for a research fellow (postdoc) to work on our EPSRC-funded project on the security analysis of post-quantum cryptography algorithms.

    Applicants should have a PhD, or be close to completing a PhD, in a relevant subject (crypto, computer algebra, maths, etc.). Prior track record on post-quantum cryptography and/or cryptanalysis is a plus.

    Please contact Christophe Petit (C.Petit.1 at bham dot ac dot uk) for informal enquiries. You can apply online until April 3d, 2022.

    Contact: Contact: Christophe Petit C.Petit.1 at bham dot ac dot uk https://christophe.petit.web.ulb.be/
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-03-01

    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

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Paderborn University, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn, Germany
    At the Department of Computer Science which is part of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics this PostDoc position is to be filled in the working group Codes and Cryptography. It's a full-time position in the field of post-quantum cryptography, available immediately and with a flexible start date.

    The position is limited to a period of 3 years.

    Your tasks:

    • Research in the field of post-quantum cryptography

    • Teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week

    • Participation in the Department of Computer Science

    Your profile:

    • Doctorate degree in the field of cryptography

    • Expertise in one of these areas: post-quantum cryptography, lattice-based cryptography

    • Experience in the field of quantum algorithms or quantum complexity is an advantage

    If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV and a list of publications to bloemer@upb.de. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer (bloemer@upb.de)
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-02-24

    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

    Research Scientist, CryptoNetLab
    Protocol Labs
    About Protocol Labs Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates and community members. We are a fully distributed company. Our team of more than 150 members works remotely and in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (crypto, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open source, distributed work). Seeking an experienced cryptographer to help us research and develop state of the art cryptosystems to upgrade the internet. Research at Protocol Labs This isn't an ordinary Research Scientist position. Your expertise is mostly driven by both a hunger to learn and a need to work toward solving important problems. Our research scientists are granted both the freedom to develop their knowledge by working on novel applications, and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward advancing the flagship projects of Protocol Labs. You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism enables you to name a few unusual possible approaches when you’re first presented with a problem that people often consider intractable. We see cryptography often acting as the last line of defense in a world that’s rife with malicious actors. We examine a broad spectrum of potential projects, like Filecoin, that rely on providing various cryptographic guarantees to users. Achieving these guarantees in practice often requires drawing from or advancing the frontiers of cryptographic protocols. As a result, we seek cryptographers who can discover, conceive, incorporate, and implement new techniques.
    Contact: Apply here- https://boards.greenhouse.io/protocollabs/jobs/4283969004
    Last updated: 2022-02-14 posted on 2022-02-10

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

    The Visa Research Advanced Cryptography team is seeking researchers in the following areas:
    • Multi-Party Computation
    • Fully Homomorphic Encryption/Lattice-Based Cryptography
    • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    Knowledge in the application of these technologies to the following areas is a plus:
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Digital Currencies
    • Identity and Authentication
    As an integral member of the team, you will conduct world-class research activities with fellow researchers, and work closely with product and technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

    For further details and to apply on-line:
    • newly graduated or soon to graduate: https://smrtr.io/7MtBQ
    • all other applicants: https://smrtr.io/7R_bd
    Contact: Gaven Watson
    Last updated: 2022-01-30 posted on 2022-01-27

    PhD position on Secure Hardware for post-quantum cryptography
    COSIC, KU Leuven
    COSIC is looking for motivated PhD students to work on the implementation aspects of post-quantum cryptographic algorithms: Post-quantum cryptography is a new class of cryptographic algorithms, which resist attacks from quantum computers. They will mostly replace existing public key algorithms (RSA and ECC). Efficient implementations in hardware (FPGA, ASIC) are an essential aspect for their acceptance as replacement. On top, the implementations also need to resist physical attacks, e.g. side-channel and fault attacks. This research position will focus on the efficient and attack resistant implementations of novel post-quantum cryptographic algorithms.
    Contact: ingrid.verbauwhede[at]esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2022-01-30 posted on 2022-01-27

    Cryptology Research Engineer
    Advanced Blockchain
    Full time remote position We are looking for a Cryptography Research Engineer to join our team. As our Cryptographer expert, you will be working alongside a highly technical team on DeFi and all the cool things from the blockchain ecosystem. Responsibilities: Conduct research in cryptography, in particular new applications of zero-knowledge proofs. Provide written documentation and explain the complex material such that Developers and Product Managers can understand it too. Help internal and external Developers with cryptography parts, like key-management, encryption and signatures. Provide guidance on how to deal with these parts in their projects and/or check the cryptography parts in their code. Write proof-of-concept scripts (in Rust) performing cryptographic tasks, like zero-knowledge proofs or threshold signature schemes. Benchmark and test new cryptography crates on feasibility and performance, to better understand the techniques in practice. Requirements & skills Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science. Strong background in Math/Cryptography. Zero Knowledge practical experience. Experience with system programming (Rust). Ability to communicate complex technical material to technical and non-technical team members. A self-motivated team member able to drive new projects. Passion for the crypto space. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Benefits 100% remote & flexible hours Growing challenging environment Learning possibilities (conferences, meet-ups, courses, etc.) Paid time off Equipment budget Personal development budget Independent Contractor Crypto Payment (USDC)
    Contact: Nanni Sackmann
    Last updated: 2022-01-26 posted on 2022-01-26

    Senior Research Engineer
    Status.im
    About Status

    As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).

    The role:

    You’ll work within a small team to contribute to the design and implementation of the next generation of distributed storage solutions. This effort aligns well with the storage requirements for both the Status chat client as well as the Ethereum ecosystem at large. Familiarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks, DHTs, gossiping and routing mechanisms is highly desirable. Experience with massively distributed systems is a plus. Familiarity with off the shelf networking stacks such as libp2p or devp2p is also desirable.

    Responsibilities:

  • Write and maintain Nim code.
  • Research and design core functionality.
  • Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in code reviews.
  • Use libp2p to build application level protocols.
  • Strong understanding of p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), Nat traversal.
  • Strong understanding of TCP and UDP protocols.
  • Strong understanding of encryption and key exchange mechanisms.
  • Ability to interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.

    You must have:

  • Strong passion for blockchain technology and decentralisation.
  • Strong academic or engineering background.
  • Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
  • Experience with Open Source software.
  • Experience building networking heavy applications and p2p networking specifically

    Bonus points if you have:

  • Contributed to an blockchain-related, open source project.
  • Experience with Nim.
  • Experience with libp2p / devp2p, networking, cryptography.
  • Worked on storage and file systems.

  • Contact: Email: angel@status.im Discord: LilChiChi#0021
    Last updated: 2022-01-24 posted on 2022-01-24

    M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Security
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    Applications are invited for the M.S. and Ph.D. positions in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Successful candidates will work at CANSEC Lab on various topics in Applied Cryptology under the supervision of Arijit Karati. Expertise in post-quantum cryptography, secure vehicle communication, edge computing, satellite communication, and 6G security may be beneficial. We are seeking students dedicated to their research and are highly motivated. There are currently 05 openings (03 for M.S. and 02 are Ph.D.).

    Responsibilities:
    Aside from academic work, students must participate in various activities, either in a group or individually, including (but not limited to):
  • Security protocol design and implementation.
  • Assessment of the security and performance metric.
  • On a regular basis, meet with supervisor and share study findings.
  • Maintain the lab's ethics and rules.

  • Requirements:
    Students must meet the following major requirements in addition to the university's fundamental admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en):
  • Strong motivation on applied cryptology and cybersecurity.
  • Understanding of technological advancements.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

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

  • Method to join CANSEC:
  • Send recent CV to arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw
  • Two rounds of interview (optional based on CV)
    Candidates must apply properly through the ONLINE portal after satisfying the prerequisites.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2022-01-24 posted on 2022-01-22

    Full Professor Position in Cybersecurity
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    The Cybersecurity-Cryptography team at Telecom Paris invites applications for a full professor position in Cybersecurity. Application deadline: 18 April 2022. Link to the call: https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/professeur-en-cybersecurite-securite-des-donnees-et-des-communications-dans-les-infrastructures-numeriques-a-telecom-paris-fh-cdi
    Contact: Please feel free to reach out to Hieu Phan (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr) or any member of the Cybersecurity-Cryptography team (https://www.telecom-paris.fr/C2) for more information.
    Last updated: 2022-01-19 posted on 2022-01-17

    Cryptography Expert / Engineer
    CryptoExperts, Paris, France

    CryptoExperts develops and maintains a white-box cryptography technology which aims at producing white-box cryptography software components secure against beyond-state-of-the-art attacks.

    We are looking for a candidate who will take part to the design and implementation effort of CryptoExperts’ white-box cryptography technology.

    The complete job offer is available here: https://www.cryptoexperts.com/job-offer-wbc.pdf

    Contact: To apply please write to jobs@cryptoexperts.com with a short description of your profile, story and motivation, your CV, and (optionally) recommendation from (former) co-workers.
    Last updated: 2022-01-10 posted on 2022-01-10

    PhD/Postdoc Positions in Cryptography & Privacy
    Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam (Potsdam/Berlin, Germany)

    The Cybersecurity - Identity Management group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam is looking for motivated PhD students and Postdocs in the area of cryptography and privacy.

    Research Topics: Development and analysis of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): privacy-enhancing technologies, password-based cryptography, as well as foundations for real-world cryptography.

    Requirements: Master’s degree (or PhD for postdoctoral position) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment. Profound knowledge and interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security. Fluency in English (written and spoken).

    There are two types for the positions: One comes with a teaching obligation for which also sufficient German language skills are required. Review of applicants will start immediately until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible. The other is through the scholarship program of the HPI. Deadline for scholarship applications is February 1st, and the positions usually start around April.

    We look forward to your application including a CV and motivation letter. Applications for the PhD position should also include a list of attended Master courses and grades, whereas applications for the Postdoc position should include contact information for two references. Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email, and indicate whether you are interested in a scholarship or teaching position.

    Contact: Anja Lehmann (firstname.lastname@hpi.de)
    Last updated: 2022-01-07 posted on 2022-01-03