International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Ph.D. - Cryptographic Primitives for Secure Decentralized Protocols
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Cryptographic Primitives for Secure Decentralized Protocols.

Job Description
The Candidate is expected to perform scientific research in the area of cryptography and to contribute to the teaching, research, and administrative tasks of the group. The research focus associated to the position is primarily in (but not limited to) the area of Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design for Decentralized Protocols, such as IoT protocols. Specifically, the design of provably-secure Authenticated Encryption schemes (AEAD) that are lightweight and resist side channel attacks, and the security analysis of IoT protocols. This includes theoretical and foundational aspects of symmetric-key cryptographic primitives. The position is based in Darmstadt and will involve international travel to conduct and present research. We provide an optimal working environment and support the researcher to publish results at leading international conferences and journals. The position is initially offered for a duration of three years with the possibility of extending it further. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Your Profile
  • Completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with good grades in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Solid mathematical background and good problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, and good communication skills.
  • Motivated to conduct research work and able to work independently.
  • Proficiency in computer programming, computer networks, Latex, and system administration are considered beneficial but not necessary.
How To Apply
Please submit your application in English consisting of a motivation letter stating why you are interested and qualify for the position, your current curriculum vitae including two references, and copies of relevant certificates and detailed transcripts with grades.

Contact: Jean Paul Degabriele
Last updated: 2019-10-17 posted on 2019-10-16