International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Fully funded Ph.D. position in (post-)quantum cryptography
TU Eindhoven
The Coding Theory and Cryptology group is looking for an excellent candidate for a fully funded Ph.D. position as part of QSI (Quantum-Safe Internet), a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The QSI network involves top-ranking partner universities from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, the UK, and Switzerland, as well as industrial partners.

You will conduct research at the intersection of quantum and post-quantum cryptography and publish/present the results at top venues for research in crypto/IT Security. This is a joint doctorate, supervised by A. Hülsing, K. Hövelmanns and B. Škorić.

You must meet the following requirements:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Outstanding grades in classes related to cryptography, IT security, theoretical CS, or mathematics. (Familiarity with provable security and/or a strong mathematical background are a plus.)
  • Excellent communication/writing skills in English. (No Dutch required.)
  • Compliance with the MSCA-ITN mobility rule: You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before your recruitment date.
We offer:
  • Full-time employment for the duration of the PhD (four years at TU/e).
  • A well-rounded training offered by the QSI network, covering a range of topics related to secure communications in the quantum era, as well as complementary training intended to enhance your personal development.
  • Generous travel budget that allows for, e.g., exposure to different sectors via planned placements and attendance to summer schools.
  • Salary and benefits in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities. Candidates from abroad can be eligible to an additional tax reduction scheme.
The positions is to be filled as soon as possible. We strongly encourage applications from members of any underrepresented group in our research area.
Contact: To apply or for questions, use Applications should contain (in a single PDF):
  • Cover letter describing your research interests
  • CV, including transcripts
  • Contact details of 2-3 potential references

Last updated: 2022-08-16 posted on 2022-08-16