International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Ph.D. student
TU Darmstadt
The Applied Cryptography Group at Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded Ph.D. position as part of the ERC project CRYPTOLAYER. The goal of this project is to develop cryptographic tools to improve the privacy, scalability and security of next-generation blockchain protocols. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) threshold cryptography, second-layer protocols, cryptographic wallets, multiparty computation, zero-knowledge and more. You will conduct research and publish/present the results at top venues for research in cryptography and IT Security. The position is to be filled as soon as possible for initially 3 years with the possibility of an extension.

Your profile:
  • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics, or a similar area.
  • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic/theoretical CS background
  • Good knowledge in one of the topics mentioned above is a plus.
  • Fluent in English
Your application should contain a CV, record of grades, a short motivation letter and at least one contact for a reference letter.

TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT Security, Cryptography, and Computer Science in Europe. We offer an excellent working environment in the heart of the Frankfurt Metropolitan Area, which is internationally well-known for its high quality of life. The review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.
Contact: Sebastian Faust (
Last updated: 2022-12-23 posted on 2022-12-20