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21 September 2018
Job Posting Ph.D. students / Graduate Research Assistants in the area of Post-Quantum Cryptography Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at George Mason University, U.S.A

Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at George Mason University, U.S.A., is seeking qualified candidates for multiple Ph.D. students / Graduate Research Assistants in the area of efficient implementations of Post-Quantum Cryptosystems, side-channel attacks targeting these cryptosystems, and countermeasures against such attacks.

The desired qualifications include

  • strong mathematical background in algebra and number theory,
  • experience in hardware design using hardware description languages, and
  • knowledge of C and scripting languages, such as Python.

Additional experience in

  • Magma or SageMath,
  • ASIC or FPGA design,
  • software/hardware codesign,
  • High-Level Synthesis,
  • embedded software development, and/or
  • Linux operating system

is a plus.

The position is open starting in January 2019. Qualified candidates should apply to the ECE Ph.D. program at George Mason University by October 15, 2018. In parallel, an earlier e-mail contact with Dr. Gaj and/or Dr. Kaps is highly recommended.

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2018

Contact: Dr. Kris Gaj, Professor, kgaj (at) gmu.edu, and/or Dr. Jens-Peter Kaps, Associate Professor, jkaps (at) gmu.edu, ECE Department, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, U.S.A.

More information: https://cryptography.gmu.edu

Job Posting Ph.D. student / Graduate Research Assistant in the area of Lightweight Cryptography Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at George Mason University, U.S.A

Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at George Mason University, U.S.A., is seeking qualified candidates for a Ph.D. student / Graduate Research Assistant in the area of efficient and secure implementations of Lightweight Cryptography.

The desired qualifications include experience in

  • embedded systems,
  • knowledge of C, assembly, and scripting languages,
  • hardware design using hardware description languages,
  • Linux operating system, and
  • strong experimental skills.

Additional experience in

  • side-channel and/or fault attacks,
  • countermeasures against these attacks,
  • ASIC or FPGA design,
  • software/hardware codesign,
  • embedded software development, and/or
  • circuit/PCB design

is a plus.

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2018

Contact: Dr. Jens-Peter Kaps, Associate Professor, jkaps (at) gmu.edu and/or Dr. Kris Gaj, Professor, kgaj (at) gmu.edu, ECE Department, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, U.S.A.

More information: https://cryptography.gmu.edu

Job Posting PhD Studentship University of Wollongong, Australia
The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) at University of Wollongong, Australia is searching for highly motivated PhD candidates to conduct research in the area of applied cryptography in the topic of dynamic access control in the cloud.

This PhD studentship is partly funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project. The successful candidate will be awarded a PhD scholarship and stipend for the duration of 3 years, with a possible extension for an additional 6 months to complete the PhD thesis.

A successful candidate will be supervised by the Chief Investigators of this project: Prof. Willy Susilo and Dr. Joonsang Baek.

Interested candidates should provide a complete CV highlighting research experience, complete transcript (in English) for Bachelor and Master degrees and a research proposal. The successful candidate is expected to start in March 2019.

Application should be submitted to Dr. Joonsang Baek via email: baek (at) uow.edu.au

More Information on ic2 can be obtained from: https://eis.uow.edu.au/scit/institute-cybersecurity-cryptology/index.html

Closing date for applications: 20 October 2018

Job Posting Post-doc ENS de Lyon
The AriC team at ENS de Lyon is seeking to recruit a post-doc in the area of cryptography. The position is available now and the term is two years.

The post-doc will work with the cryptography researchers of ENS de Lyon on topics in lattice-based cryptography. This post is part of the EU H2020 PROMETHEUS project for building quantum-safe privacy-preserving systems. Our focus within this project is on primitive/protocol design. Applicants with a background in other areas are also welcome to apply but some familiarity with zero-knowledge proofs is expected.

Applicants should have already completed a PhD in a relevant area. They should have an outstanding research track record in cryptography. They should demonstrate scientific creativity and research independence.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position based in Lyon.

Applications should be sent by email to benoit[dot]libert[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr, damien[dot]stehle[at]gmail[dot]com and fabien[dot]laguillaumie[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr. They should include a CV, a list of publications (with the top 3 ones highlighted) and contact information of two persons who are willing to give references.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019

Contact: Benoît Libert (benoit[dot]libert[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr)

More information: http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr/

QUADRAC is serving job opportunities of software engineer, technical lead and technical manager for those who are enthusiastic about application technology with cryptographic communication and security protocol.

Their roles include own products’ R&D, technical lead, support et al., with the followings: implementation of security protocol with cryptography and authentication, its evaluation and tests, and software developments of security management technologies.

If you are interested in work in Japan with us in our office (in Nogizaka, Tokyo), please contact.

Japanese fluency (incl. your target) is welcome.

Step forward to work together with our skillful colleagues to new innovative product development.

QUADRAC’s business includes self-development and sales of retail transaction server, and R&D about closed-coupled communication technology.

FeliCa(NFC) core developer and skillful colleagues started a business together in 2009.

We are eager to serve people globally a happy, pleasant, convenient new life style with technology innovation, as it has been, from now on.

http://www.quadrac.co.jp/en-index

Closing date for applications: 18 March 2019

Contact: Please contact: send CV to hirohisa.iijima [at] quadrac.co.jp

We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a research focus on cryptography. The position is open for all aspects of cryptography ranging from the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives/protocols to application and implementation aspects. We offer an interesting research environment, research questions with practical relevance, and integration in a motivated team of researchers and developers.

To increase the proportion of female academic personnel in the position of professor at Graz University of Technology, the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering is seeking to fill a tenure track professorship for the field of Cryptography for women.

The position, is initially restricted to six years as a University Assistant with Doctorate, 40 hours per week and the successful candidate is expected to start on 01.04.2019, at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications.

Upon agreement on a qualification agreement, the candidate will be appointed as assistant professor. As soon as the qualification agreement has been fulfilled, the position will be converted into a tenured position as associate professor.

Closing date for applications: 3 December 2018

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Email: Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More information: https://www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/infbio/news/vacancies/tenure-track-professor-in-cryptography-women-only/

19 September 2018
Job Posting Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Secure Systems University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
As part of our continued strategy for growth, the Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint one Senior Lecturer(Associate Prof) and one Lecturer (Assistant Prof).

The Department has a large secure systems research group, led by Professor Steve Schneider, with expertise in security by design, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems and cloud security.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an appointment in the Secure Systems group. Suitable areas of expertise that complement and extend strengths of the group include (but are not limited to): practical system security, trusted systems, verification, distributed systems, complex systems and networks, and the interface between security and machine learning.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female, minority candidates and industry experts.

Interested candidates will find details of these posts at: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=5405&forced=1

Closing date 21 October 2018.

Interviews 5 and 6 November 2018.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Head of Department of Computer Science, Dr Helen Treharne on h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk, Professor Steve Schneider or Professor Liqun Chen ( s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk, liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk ).

Closing date for applications: 21 October 2018

Contact:

  • Dr Helen Treharne (h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk),
  • Professor Steve Schneider (s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk), or
  • Professor Liqun Chen (liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=5405&forced=1

Job Posting Post-Doc in Lattice-based cryptographic protocols Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
The candidate will do both theoretical and practical research in the framework of the European project PROMETHEUS:

http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr/

Specifically, to design/analyze/implement better lattice-based cryptographic protocols that may be needed in electronic voting applications; this includes encryption, (group, blind) signatures and zero-knowledge proofs of knowledge.

The candidate (with a phD. completed or close to be completed) should therefore have experience in the area of lattice-based cryptography.

The expected salary will be around 43.000 euros per year, before taxes are applied (which may mean around 30.000 euros per year, at the end). The work place will be in UPC Campus Nord (Barcelona). The contract would start at some point in 2019, and could last 1-2 years.

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact: Interested candidates can send an e-mail to Javier Herranz (javier.herranz (at) upc.edu) with a CV.

As part of our continued strategy for growth, the Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint one Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof) and one Lecturer (Assistant Prof).

The Department has a large secure systems research group, led by Professor Steve Schneider, with expertise in security by design, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems and cloud security.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an appointment in the Secure Systems group. Suitable areas of expertise that complement and extend strengths of the group include (but are not limited to): practical system security, trusted systems, verification, distributed systems, complex systems and networks, and the interface between security and machine learning.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female, minority candidates and industry experts.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact the Head of Department of Computer Science, Dr Helen Treharne on h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk, Professor Steve Schneider or Professor Liqun Chen (s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk, liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications: 21 October 2018

Contact:
Dr Helen Treharne, Head of Department of Computer Science, h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk

Prof Steve Schneider, Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

Prof Liqun Chen, Professor of Secure Systems, liqun.chen (at) surrey.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=5405

Job Posting Assistant professor, Associate Professor and Professor King Khaled University. Abha, Saudi Arabia
The College of Computer Science at King Khalid University is seeking applicants for full

time positions of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the following

fields:

Network Security

IoT Security

cloud Security

Cryptography

Hardware Security

Salary:

The University offers a competitive salary based on qualification, professional

experience, and the position offered, as follows:

Professor: $52,500 - $88,500 per annum.

Associate professor: $43,000- $73,000 per annum.

Assistant professor: $35,500 - $60,000 per annum.

Common Benefits:

Free visa.

Around 1-week vacation on each Islamic Eid.

60-days annually paid vacation.

Annual air tickets for up to 4 family members to home country.

Free Medical Services for all family members at all government hospitals.

Children Education Allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

Annual housing allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

Furniture allowance upon arrival (Terms and Conditions apply).

Weekends (Friday and Saturday) are off.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact: ccs (at) kku.edu.sa

More information: http://www.cs.kku.edu.sa/en

Job Posting PostDoc Charles University in Prague
The Computer Science Institute of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic invites applications for a postdoctoral position in cryptography hosted by Pavel Hubacek (https://iuuk.mff.cuni.cz/~hubacek).

Potential research topics may include (but are not limited to):

- cryptographic hardness of total search problems,

- verifiable delegation of computation,

- applications of game theory in cryptography.

The position is funded by the Primus Research Programme of Charles University. The funding is available for one year with a flexible starting date from October 2018, a competitive salary and a possibility of extension. The applicants should hold a PhD degree (or be near its completion) in computer science, mathematics or a related field.

Applications should include a CV and a research statement and may be sent directly to Pavel Hubacek (informal inquiries are welcome).

The applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact: Pavel Hubacek, hubacek (at) iuuk.mff.cuni.cz

Job Posting Post-Doc Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
The Chair of Applied Cryptography at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Nuremberg is offering a postdoctoral researcher position. Applicants are expected to have research interests in both foundational and applied research topics. Application should demonstrate their ability to perform excellent research through publications in venues like CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, CCS, S&P, USENIX, NDSS, PKC,… The salary is based on state tariff A 13 (“Akademischer Rat auf Zeit”), 100% position, according to the current tariff in the German state Bavaria (around 4000 EUR - 4700 EUR net per month, depending on family status, experience etc.).

The city of Nuremberg is very international with over 20% of foreigners and the teaching language for our MSc courses is English. Therefore, there is no need to speak/learn German.

The position is initially offered for one year, with the option of an extension to two or more years (up to six years). The starting date is December 1st or later. There is no closing date for applications, the position remains open until filled.

To apply for this position, please send a single pdf document with the following content:

- Cover letter

- research and teaching statement

- CV and a list of publications

- Optional: one or two letter(s) of recommendation

- Optional: further supporting material

Incomplete applications or obvious mass applications that do not specifically address the offered position can not be considered.

Please submit applications by e-mail to Dominique Schröder and using the tag [POSTDOC] in the subject.

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2018

Contact: Dominique Schröder

dominique.schroeder (at) fau.de

More information: http://chaac.tf.fau.de

17 September 2018
Job Posting Computer Science Professor - Tenure Track New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi
New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi’s Program in Computer Science invites applications for a faculty position in computer science at the rank of assistant professor, tenure track. All areas of computer science are welcome to apply. However, one specific area of research interest is cyber-security, with experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world that focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods.

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2018

Contact: Christina Pöpper

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/52873

Dear Aplicant,

At ING, increasing the pace of innovation is a strategic priority of the Think Forward strategy. We need to get faster and better at innovating so we can stay abreast of the pace of change around us. Blockchain technology is one of the innovation enablers at ING and the Blockchain program encompasses all of our efforts to explore and unlock its business value. As such, the Blockchain program at ING is directly responsible for all DLT related initiatives at ING globally.

The Blockchain program is also responsible for identifying and piloting the most promising use cases. To do so, we constantly scope the environment for relevant opportunities, actively engage with and educate the organization about the technology’s potential as well as researching trends within the industry. This allows us to have a comprehensive approach in our delivery of business value.

We are looking for a cryptographer to strengthen the team. Your main tasks that you will be performing are:

Research:

- Follow the developments in cryptography, with a focus on subjects important to DLT, such as zero-knowledge protocols, secret sharing, ring signatures, homomorphic encryption, etc.

- Implement interesting protocols in a proof-of-concept fashion

- Present interesting advances/protocols to the DLT team

Experimenting:

Participate in projects that experiment with DLT solutions, with a focus on cryptography, security and privacy components

- Advise on the cryptographic solutions to be used and how these should be used

Analysis:

- Analyse solutions and implementations thereof to verify if the implementation is correct and the privacy and/or security requirements ING has are met

Relevant stakeholders: you will be working with the DLT team, and reporting to the Chapter Lead and squad’s Customer Journey Expert / Product Owner.

You will be fully part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team that has a willingness to help you grow and learn as much as possible throughout your position.

Closing date for applications: 22 December 2018

Contact: Mariana Gómez de la Villa

Global Program Manager Distributed Ledger Technology

ING Wholesale Banking Innovation

AMP G.04, Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG Amsterdam Zuidoost

P.O. Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

M +31649420406

E mariana.gomez.de.la.villa (at) ing.nl

More information: https://www.ing.jobs/Global/Careers/Job-opportunities/Vacancy/DLT-Blockchain-Engineer-4.htm?org=searchresult

Job Posting Research Fellow / Postdoc Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
We are looking for three research fellows / postdocs for the Future-proof Public Distributed Ledger project. We offer a competitive salary (S$5.5k-7k+/month) with benefits, very low income tax (3-4%), and a collaboration on other security and blockchain-related projects. Preferable starting date: January 2019 (negotiable).

Candidates should have a strong interest in the blockchain technology and an excellent background in at least one of the following fields: cryptography, security protocol analysis, network or system security, distributed systems, networking, or related. If you are interested, please send your CV to Pawel Szalachowski.

Closing date for applications: 1 January 2019

Contact: Pawel Szalachowski

pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg

Job Posting PhD Student Fellowship in Computer Science New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi
The fellowship provides full financial cover to get a doctorate in Computer Science at New York University (at the Courant Institute or at the Tandon School of Engineering). The first year is spent in New York taking classes; the rest of the degree in the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. One possible focus area is cyber security and privacy.

Deadline coming up soon: Dec 12 (through Courant) and Dec 15 (through Tandon).

Closing date for applications: 12 December 2018

Contact: Christina Pöpper

More information: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/graduate/global-phd-student-fellowship-in-computer-science.html

Job Posting Computer Science Professor - Tenured New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi
New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi’s Program in Computer Science invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of associate professor or professor, each with tenure. Applicants from all areas of computer science are welcome to apply. One specific research areas of interest is cyber-security, with experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world that focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods.

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2018

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/52873

14 September 2018
Job Posting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is inviting applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in the broad area of Cybersecurity and privacy, with expertise subdomains including Blockchains and decentralized trust, secure computation, hardware security and side-channel analysis, adversarial learning, and security in the cloud and IoT devices.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related areas with outstanding academic credentials that clearly demonstrate their ability to conduct independent and successful research in their areas of expertise and to build cross-disciplinary research programs. Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. WPI expects faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching and service activities, including mentoring student project and thesis work at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 1 July 2019

Contact: Berk Sunar, sunar\'at\'wpi.edu

More information: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/6131

Overview

ALIBABA GROUP’S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, and innovation initiatives. An ecosystem has developed around our platforms and businesses that consists of consumers, merchants, brands, retailers, other businesses, third-party service providers and strategic alliance partners.

The Group

We are a cryptography research group that aim to secure data sharing in Alibaba. We do research in state-of-the-art cryptographic techniques, and integrate them in Alibaba’s daily business. Our group is looking for talented developers to join our team as (senior) cryptography engineers. The job involves studying advanced cryptography techniques and developing libraries and applications based on them.

Requirement and responsibilities:

  1. Good knowledge of C/C++/Java/Python (at least one of them)
  2. Solid cryptography background, e.g., good knowledge of symmetric/asymmetric encryption, hash algorithms, etc.
  3. Enthusiastic in learning advanced crypto schemes, and able to apply them in practice.
  4. Strong interest in information security, and willingness to devote into the business of data privacy protection in the big data era.

Any knowledge below is a strong plus (but not required):

  1. Publication in top-tier security conferences
  2. Experience in secure processing of big data
  3. Knowledge of machine learning
  4. Knowledge and practice in state-of-the-art crypto techniques: homomorphic encryption, multiparty computation, post-quantum cryptography, differential privacy, etc.

Location:

Hangzhou or Beijing in China (strong applicants can be based in US depending on the interviews)

Closing date for applications: 1 July 2019

Contact: Cheng Hong (Email: vince.hc (at) alibaba-inc.com)

Job Posting PostDoc and PhD Students in Cyber Security Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

The Information Security Group is currently looking for up to 3 motivated and talented researchers (Postdoctoral Researchers and/or Doctoral Students) to contribute to research projects related to applied cryptography, security and privacy. The successful candidates will be working on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Analysis and design of Searchable Encryption schemes and data structures enabling efficient search operations on encrypted data;
  • Restricting the type of access given when granting access to search over one\'s data;
  • Processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments;
  • Applying encrypted search techniques to SGX environments;
  • Revocable Attribute-Based Encryption schemes and their application to cloud services;
  • Privacy-Preserving Analytics;
  • IoT Security.

The positions are strongly research focused. Activities include conducting both theoretical and applied research, design of secure and/or privacy-preserving protocols, software development and validation, reading and writing scientific articles, presentation of the research results at seminars and conferences in Finland and abroad, acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) further funding.

Closing date for applications: 11 October 2018

Contact: For more information please contact: Antonis Michalas antonios.michalas (at) tut.fi

More information: https://tut.rekrytointi.com/paikat/?o=A_A&jid=42

11 September 2018
Job Posting Post-Doc University of Warsaw
We are offering postdoc positions in the Cryptography and Data Security Group at the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw, Poland. More information about our group can be found at http://www.crypto.edu.pl/.

Successful candidates can work on several projects related to cryptography, in particular on smart contracts, blockchain, leakage-resilient and tamper-resilient algorithms, and on countermeasures against hardware Trojans.

The salary will depend on qualifications and will be in the range of approximately PLN 7000 - 8,500 (net/month).

Successful candidates can start from October 2018 or later.

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2019

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski

More information: http://www.crypto.edu.pl/positions

Overview

Algorand is the next generation blockchain platform and digital currency. Possessing a thorough and thoughtfully constructed decentralized economy where all transactions are safe, fast and uncensored while scalable to billions of users, Algorand will help unleash the economic potential of people across the globe as we democratize access to financial instruments.

The Team

The Algorand team combines technological luminaries and proven business leaders. Algorand is founded by Silvio Micali, MIT Ford Professor of Engineering and recipient of the Turing Award in Computer Science.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Boston. All positions are in this location, though remote work is possible for exceptional candidates.

The Role

This is a senior level role where you will have the opportunity to influence the design and implementation of Algorand’s core cryptographic protocols and schemes.

You’ll be working closely with senior cryptographers at the company to research and prototype new cryptographic schemes and protocols. This involves contribution to cutting-edge research, and industry standards.

Cryptography research engineers are expected to have deep domain knowledge or cryptography, math, algorithms, and be comfortable studying research papers and prototyping.

Responsibilities

You will join a small, extremely capable, and enthusiastic Boston-based team. Your ideas and your innovation will help shape the new blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem of tomorrow. The current suite of projects are implemented in primarily Go and C++.

The core product will be open sourced.

Closing date for applications: 1 July 2019

Contact: Sergey Gorbunov, sergey (at) algorand.com

More information: https://www.algorand.com/careers/

31 August 2018
We are seeking to fill several Research Staff Member (RSM) and Post-Doc positions at IBM Research – Zurich in the area of cryptography and privacy.

Candidates for both types of openings are required to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record, demonstrated in the form of publications at top cryptography or security conferences (Crypto, Eurocrypt, CCS, S&P, ...).

The ideal applicant for an RSM position is someone with demonstrated ability to perform top notch independent work, who is also keen on pursuing joint research directions with the current members of the group. The possibility of establishing one's own research team, including Ph.D. students and post-docs, would also be supported.

Particular topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Verifiable computing and zero-knowledge proofs
  • Foundations & solutions for real-world cryptography
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies

The cryptography and privacy group at IBM Research - Zurich offers an exciting research environment with the ability to cooperate with researchers working on various aspects of security and cryptography, including lattice-based cryptography, provably secure protocol design, blockchain, and system security.

Cooperation with other academic and industry researchers outside IBM, as well as acquisition of external research funding, e.g., European grants (including the ERC) is also possible and encouraged.

The positions offer a very competitive salary and the opportunity to live in the Zurich area, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 cities with the best quality of life.

Review of applications will begin mid-September and continue until the positions are filled. Ideally, the successful applicants would start in the beginning of 2019, but other possibilities can be negotiated.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: For informal enquiries please contact:

? Anja Lehmann (anj (at) zurich.ibm.com) and/or

? Vadim Lyubashevsky (vad (at) zurich.ibm.com).

To apply, please send your CV, including contact information for three references, to cryptojobs (at) zurich.ibm.com

29 August 2018
Job Posting Lecturer (12 month contract) Information Security Group (ISG), Royal Holloway University of London

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer (teaching focussed) in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. The post is for 12 months and covers a period of parental leave.

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

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent and have a sound knowledge of information/cyber security. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security. See the URL for more details. The URL has a link to the online application form.

Closing date for applications: 2 September 2018

Contact:

Peter Komisarczuk

Email peter.komisarczuk (at) rhul.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0818-321

26 August 2018
Job Posting Postdoctoral fellow University of South Florida and Florida Atlantic University
As part of a joint project between the University of South Florida (USF, based in Tampa) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU, based in Boca Raton), we expect to hire two postdocs for 2 years each. The starting date is negotiable (immediate start is possible).

The areas of interest are

  • Lattice based cryptography.
  • Isogeny-based cryptography.
  • Cryptocurrencies.
  • Classical and quantum cryptanalysis.

The person recruited at USF will report to Dr. Jean-Francois Biasse. They will work on fundamental aspects of the aforementioned topics and be hired by the Mathematics department. The annual salary will be $47,659

The person recruited at FAU will report to Dr Reza Azarderakhsh. They will work on efficient implementations related to the topics of interests, with an emphasis on hardware solutions. They will be hired by the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The annual salary will be $50,000.

If you are interested in either position, please send a CV and a 1 page research statement to usf.fau.crypto.postdoc (at) gmail.com.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until both positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

23 August 2018
Job Posting Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic academic to augment our capabilities, capacity, and connections to industry in the rapidly evolving domain of cybersecurity. This opportunity is strongly motivated by the increasing need for cybersecurity in a world where our reliance on, and threats to, digital systems and data are escalating in tandem with a surging demand for graduates skilled in cybersecurity tools and techniques.

This critical position will sit within the School\'s Information Security Discipline whose research and teaching addresses a range of interdisciplinary topics in information security management, cryptography, network security and digital forensics. QUT is also one of the founding members of the newly-established Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. This position will involve conducting high quality research in emerging areas of cybersecurity; teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes in cybersecurity principles and practices; and supervising higher-degree research students. The research will be conducted in one or more areas of cybersecurity principles and practices such as:

• Critical infrastructure design

• Computer security certification

• Identity management

• Digital forensics

• Network security

• Ransomware recovery

• Security auditing

• Information security management

• Trusted computing bases

• Malware analysis

• Intrusion detection

• Security-by-design

• Social engineering

• Applied cryptography

• Cloud security

• Supply chain security

Closing date for applications: 22 September 2018

More information: https://qut.nga.net.au/?jati=D9C23EA3-394E-7D62-5EDD-A474F0AE7BD7

Overview

Algorand is the next generation blockchain platform and digital currency. Possessing a thorough and thoughtfully constructed decentralized economy where all transactions are safe, fast and uncensored while scalable to billions of users, Algorand will help unleash the economic potential of people across the globe as we democratize access to financial instruments.

The Team

The Algorand team combines technological luminaries and proven business leaders. Algorand is founded by Silvio Micali, MIT Ford Professor of Engineering and recipient of the Turing Award in Computer Science.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Boston. All positions are in this location, though remote work is possible for exceptional candidates.

The Role

This is a senior level role where you will have the opportunity to influence the design and implementation of Algorand’s core cryptographic protocols and schemes. You’ll be working closely with senior cryptographers at the company to engineer new schemes and constructions, implement and deploy them at scale. This involves open source development, contribution to cutting-edge research, and industry standards.

Cryptography engineers are expected to have deep domain knowledge, be familiar with the nuances of implementing public-key cryptography, side-channel attacks, padding oracles, constant-time implementations.

Responsibilities

You will join a small, extremely capable, and enthusiastic Boston-based team. Your ideas and your innovation will help shape the new blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem of tomorrow. The current suite of projects are implemented in primarily Go and C++.

The core product will be open sourced. Significant open source contribution experience will be considered very favorably.

Closing date for applications: 1 July 2019

Contact: Sergey Gorbunov, sergey (at) algorand.com

More information: https://www.algorand.com/careers/

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide strives to develop a culture of high performance, collaboration and respect that attracts and nurtures exceptional talent to deliver excellence. We invite applications from suitably qualified women to join us as Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security in our School of Computer Science to drive research with profound impact and to participate in our vibrant learning environment.

In the most recent Academic Ranking of World Universities (Computer Science & Engineering) the School of Computer Science was ranked 43rd world-wide. We can provide you with an excellent research and industry environment in cybersecurity in which to thrive. This continuing position is a great opportunity for you to set new research directions and contribute to teaching curriculum development.

A variety of flexible working arrangements are available for the successful candidate.

Closing date for applications: 9 September 2018

More information: http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/499007/senior-lecturer-associate-professor-in-cyber-security-school-of-computer

Job Posting Post-Doc Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
The ISG is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of cryptography. The position is available now and will run until the end of 2021.

The PDRA will work alongside Martin Albrecht and other cryptographic researchers at Royal Holloway on topics in lattice-based cryptography. This post is part of the EU H2020 PROMETHEUS project (http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr) for building privacy preserving systems from advanced lattice primitives. Our research focus within this project is on cryptanalysis and implementations, but applicants with a strong background in other areas such as protocol/primitive design are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have an outstanding research track record in cryptography. Applicants should be able to demonstrate scientific creativity, research independence, and the ability to communicate their ideas effectively in written and verbal form.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. This is a full time fixed term post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment (at) rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: 0818-334

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2018

Contact: Martin Albrecht, martin.albrecht _at_ royalholloway.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0818-334

20 August 2018
Job Posting M.Sc. Student -- Computer Engineering Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Post-quantum cryptosystems involve basically the families of algorithms based on lattices, error correcting codes, multivariate quadratic systems (MQ), and schemes based on symmetric cryptography primitives in general, as well as on hash functions. The project in which the candidate will be inserted aims to specify, develop and analyze secure and hardware-friendly post-quantum cryptographic schemes for providing a variety of security services, including encryption, authentication and digital signatures.

The focus will be on performance improvements, possibly in terms of processing time and energy requirements, but especially in terms of key, signatures and ciphertext sizes. The security analysis of these schemes should consider both cryptanalytic attacks and implementation-related threats, such as side-channel attacks. The performance evaluation of the schemes will be both theoretical (considering computational complexity, underlying parallelism opportunities) and experimental (using software prototypes and hardware implementations).

The main requirements for the application are: (1) to have a solid background in cryptography, preferably (but not necessarily) with post-quantum primitives; (2) to have good design/programming skills, preferably (but not necessarily) in programming languages such as C and/or hardware description languages such as VHDL, and (3) to be enrolled (or to be willing to enroll) at the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering, Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo campus (http://ppgee.poli.usp.br/en/), with a full time dedication.

This opportunity is open for candidates of any nationality.

Closing date for applications: 27 August 2018

Contact: Prof. Marcos A. Simplicio Jr -- msimplicio (at) larc.usp.br

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