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20 October 2017
Imperial College London is providing three PhD studentship at Imperial College Computing Department in the area of ‘security and privacy, with a potential focus on blockchain security, privacy and scalability

  • To start: as soon as possible.

  • Studentship: Three untaxed stipend of £17K per annum and respectively 2 home/EU fees (at the UK/EU student rate only) provided by Imperial College London and 1 overseas fees provided by Nimiq.com.

With over 5 years of full-time blockchain expertise, a PhD degree and PostDoc from ETH Zurich, in the area of blockchain security, privacy and scalability, Dr. Arthur Gervais (www.arthurgervais.com) will be supervising the students directly. Arthur has authored 8+ influential peer-reviewed scientific articles on blockchain published at top-tier security conferences. Arthur has also shown how to convert scientific research into real-world products by providing the first automated formal verification tool for Ethereum based smart contracts (www.securify.ch).

The qualified candidate is encouraged to team up with other researchers at Imperial (e.g. researchers from Imperial business school) to collaborate on interdisciplinary research topics.

Applicants should have knowledge in one or more of:

  • Security and Privacy

  • Machine learning

  • Data analysis and modelling

  • Economics/finance (especially data economy)

  • Mathematical finance, etc.

      Closing date for applications: 1 April 2018

      Contact: Applicants should send by email to Dr. Arthur Gervais (a.gervais (at) imperial.ac.uk) their CV, details of academic qualifications and a short statement of your motivation and experience.

      More information: http://arthurgervais.com/BlockchainPhDAdvert.pdf

12 October 2017
Job Posting Research Scientist Temasek Laboratories, NTU, Singapore
The Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE), Temasek Laboratories (TL) @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking one motivated researcher, in the area of hardware security.

Candidates should ideally have already completed, or be close to completing a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in R&D (publications in international journals and conferences). Master degree with relevant research experience can be considered.

You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security, specific to physical attacks. This position is available from December 2017. The initial contract will be one year. There are strong possibilities for extensions upon successful performance. 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 ,

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2018

Contact: Shivam Bhasin, Co-Principle Investigator: sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Job Posting Post Doc in Embedded System Security Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of secure and privacy in MPSoC architectures, we proposes a Post Doc position to work on security evaluation of heterogeneous MPSoC with ARM core. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware/software security and a strong publication record in this field. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start at the beginning of 2018 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 14 months.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Closing date for applications: 18 December 2017

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

11 October 2017
A number of positions as tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor are available at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (www.cs.au.dk)

The department has research groups within \"Algorithms and Data Structures\" Data-Intensive Systems\",\"Cryptography and Security\", \"Mathematical Computer Science\", \"Logic and Semantics\", \"Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction\", \"Computer-Mediated Activity\", \"Use, Design and Innovation\", and \"Programming Languages”. Moreover, we wish to build competencies within Machine Learning and Systems Security.

Applicants within all areas of computer science are welcome.

Applicants for tenure-track positions are expected to have a PhD and research experience corresponding to a couple of years as postdoc or similar. Applicants must document a promising record of original research and an aptitude for teaching.

Applicants for associate professor positions are expected to have research experience from several years as assistant professor or similar. Applicants must document a strong record of original research and have teaching experience at undergraduate/graduate level.

All applicants are requested to include a link to their Google Scholar profile in their application.

Recommendation letters can be uploaded together with your other application material; however, you can also ask referees to submit letters directly to the e-mail address shradras (at) jobsys.au.dk no later than 5 January 2018. The subject of the e-mail should include the phrase \"Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor in Computer Science, name of applicant”.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by: 5/1/2018

Closing date for applications: 5 January 2018

More information: http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/934877/5283/

Job Posting Assistant Professor University of Vermont

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with duties to start in late August of 2018. Preference will be given to researchers in the areas of computer security and privacy. We interpret these areas broadly, and areas of particular interest include: network security, embedded device security including IoT and medical devices, and critical infrastructure security including health and energy systems.

Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To that end candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their research, teaching and/or service at the University.

The applicant must submit a current curriculum vitae identifying their specific area of expertise, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching diversity impact statement, and names of at least three people who can provide letters of reference, at least one of which can comment on teaching. All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.uvmjobs.com, posting number [F923PO]. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Christian Skalka, Search Committee Chairperson (ceskalka (at) uvm.edu). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact:

Christian Skalka, Associate Professor, Search Committee Chairperson, ceskalka (at) uvm.edu

More information: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/26888

9 October 2017
Job Posting PhD in Applied Cryptography University of Luxembourg, CryptoLux team
The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding PhD candidate at the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. The positions are part of the FNR PRIDE doctoral training program on Security and Privacy for System Protection. CryptoLUX/SnT team is an established leading European team in the area of applied cryptography, information security and privacy.

He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in one or more of the following topics:

o Design and Cryptanalysis of lightweight block ciphers, authenticated encryption schemes

o Side-channel attacks on symmetric cryptosystems and countermeasures

o Design and security analysis of IoT and blockchain security protocols

o Strong whitebox-cryptography

Your Profile

• M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

• Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background (complexity of algorithms; probability/statistics; discrete math; basic cryptography, algebra)

• Background in cryptography or information security or ethical hacking - a plus

• Good skills in programming, scripting languages . Math tools a plus.

• Commitment, team working and a critical mind

• Participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs - a big plus

• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

We offer

Duration of Ph.D. is typically between 3-4 years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created research center.

Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:

• Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, photo, work experience, publications)

• A research statement indicating your interest, prior research (if any) and your motivation (max 1 page)

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)

More information: https://www.cryptolux.org

7 October 2017
Job Posting PhD/MSc Interns in Blockchain and Network Security Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT and security is one of its major focuses. SUTD hosts the iTrust and STE-SUTD centres for research in cyber security.

I am looking for highly motivated PhD interns (strong MSc students will also be considered) who are interested in conducting research in at least one of the following fields:

- blockchain security (Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, ...)

- network and systems security (Internet, SSL/TLS, PKI, ...)

Candidates should have an excellent background in computer science (or related), ability to work on inter-disciplinary research projects, good design and programming skills, and a strong interest in at least one of the listed fields.

The attachment should be between 3 and 6 months, and an allowance will be provided for local expenses.

If you are interested please send your CV to Pawel Szalachowski.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ECE ILLINOIS) invites applications for full-time faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, broadly defined, with particular emphasis in the areas of bio-electronics, bio-computation, bio-imaging including MRI, and health; machine learning, control, and optimization for dynamic complex systems; robotics; machine vision; power electronics and electric machines; quantum computing; cybersecurity and reliability; embedded computing systems and the internet of things; networked and distributed computing; data-centric computer systems and storage. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs are in core as well as broad interdisciplinary areas of electrical and computer engineering.

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2017

More information: https://jobs.illinois.edu

Job Posting Senior Research Engineer Indra Sistemas (Madrid, Spain)
Our Cybersecurity Technology Area conducts cutting-edge innovation in several areas of cybersecurity, including: cyber situational awareness, digital identity, predictive intelligence for cybersecurity, cyber range, and applied cryptography. Its main objective is to produce innovative solutions that help our customers to effectively counter advanced and emerging cyberthreats. We actively collaborate with renowned Research Centres and Universities across Europe, maximising the expert knowledge and scientific advances in cybersecurity and related fields.

We are looking for a senior research engineer for the cyber situational awareness research line. The candidate must prove the ability to undertake applied research and innovation, from exploratory thinking to prototyping and demonstration. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to generate new ideas, develop novel conceptual models and architectures and validate them with proof-of-concepts and functional prototypes. The candidate must have strong programming skills, in different languages and environments.

Minimum:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or similar, cybersecurity topic.
  • +5 years of experience in cybersecurity, having participated in projects in/for the private sector.
  • Experience in complex systems modelling and design.
  • Knowledge in vulnerability assessment, attack detection techniques, risk management, threat intelligence.
  • Good track of scientific publications.
  • Be eligible to obtain NATO/EU Security Clearance.
  • English: C1 (CEFR). Fluent in Spanish is a plus, but not required.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge in cyber situational awareness or related field, such as dynamic risk management, cyber mission impact assessment, predictive intelligence, visual analytics.
  • Knowledge in big data, data mining, machine learning.

If you are interested, please submit your CV in PDF format to the contact person.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Dr. Jorge Lopez Hernandez-Ardieta

Head of Cybersecurity Product Innovation

jlhardieta at minsait.com

More information: http://www.indracompany.com/en

Job Posting Senior Researcher Cybernetica, Information Security Institute
Cybernetica\'s Information Security Institute has an open position for a

SENIOR RESEARCHER

We are looking for applicants that complement our existing competencies and at the same time have necessary abilities to lead an independent industrial research group.

The list of potential topics of interest includes but is not limited to

• new directions in cryptography (especially post-quantum cryptography),

• cryptanalysis,

• formal methods (sociotechnical risk models, protocol analysis),

• privacy-preserving computations,

• data mining and/or machine learning for security,

• secure software and systems development,

• hardware-level and embedded systems security (Internet-of-Things, smart cards, side channel attacks).

We stress once more that the previous list is not exhaustive. We a looking for a candidate who creates synergies with our existing senior researchers.

Successful applicant has a

• PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, software engineering or in a closely related field, together with a

• proven track record showing academic and/or industrial performance in the field of computer security or cryptography.

We offer

• opportunity to integrate new research activities into Cybernetica\'s R&D portfolio, as well as to contribute to existing themes;

• to work with, learn from, and teach highly qualified professionals, both in research and development;

• to be part of, and improve the Estonian e-society;

• (reasonable) funds to set up your research environment, should your research topics require the purchase or rent of specialized hardware, high-performance computing resources, etc;

• funds to hire a junior researcher working on your research topics;

• being part of a growing team either in our Tallinn or Tartu office;

• flexible working hours.

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2017

Contact: Helena Sarapuu

Head of HR

Cybernetica AS

E-mail: job (at) cyber.ee

Address: Mäealuse 2/1, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia

More information: https://cyber.ee/en/research/

Job Posting PhD interns on cyber-physical system security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/)

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, and power grid etc.), especially on the topics such as 1) Lightweight and low-latency crypto algorithms for CPS devices, 2) Resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 3) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 4) Big data based threat analytics for detection of both known and unknown threats, 5) Attack mitigation to increase the resilience of CPS. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email:  jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

Home:  http://jianying.space/  

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2017

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

More information: http://jianying.space/

3 October 2017
Job Posting Postdoc / Research Fellow on Cyber-Physical System Security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 multi-discipline faculty members from SUTD. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/)

I am looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cyber-physical system security, especially on the legacy CPS protection. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, be able to perform deep system-level investigations of security mechanisms, be a good team player, and also have good written/oral communication skills. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to perform both basic and translational research in close collaboration with industry. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration, and enjoy high-quality living and low tax rates in Singapore.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email:  jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

Home:  http://jianying.space/  

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2017

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

More information: http://jianying.space/

Job Posting Assistant Professor McMaster University
The School of Engineering Practice and Technology is seeking to hire in the following area:

DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, IOT AND/OR CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

Candidates must have a Doctorate in Engineering and must possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability in classroom and lab instruction at the university level. Experience in developing state-of-the-art experimental set-ups, supervision of open-ended design projects and demonstrated interest in pedagogy are essential. Familiarity with electronic learning platforms and experiential learning methodologies is required. Experience with C++ and VB.Net programming, MATLAB, LabVIEW, and web technologies/programming are definite assets. Postdoctoral or industrial experience will be considered favorably. Professional engineering license, or eligibility for registration, is crucial. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures is valued.

While the primary role for this position is teaching (24 credit hours per year), the School expects faculty to engage in committee assignments and to participate in student and school events, as well as other service tasks, as assigned.

The appointment will be contractually limited for a period of up to 3 years in length commencing July 1, 2017 with the possibility of extension. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 29 October 2017

More information: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/wbooth/index.html

30 September 2017
Job Posting Assistant Professor in Cryptography Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
The Department of Mathematics at Ruhr-University Bochum, invites applications for the position of a Junior-Professor for Cryptography (salary scale W1) to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for a junior scientist with a visible research profile in Cryptography, in particular in theoretical cryptography, provable security, protocols, or secure multiparty computation. The successful applicant is expected to get actively involved in the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security. Teaching responsibilities will include service teaching duties of the Department of Mathematics.

The initial appointment will be for three years; upon successful evaluation, the position will be extended for further three years.

We expect:

• strong commitment to academic teaching;

• readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research;

• willingness and ability to attract external funding;

• readiness to contribute to joint research projects of the department.

Application deadline: November 12th 2017

Closing date for applications: 12 November 2017

Contact: Eike Kiltz

More information: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ffm/pdf/W1_Kryptographie_en.pdf

27 September 2017
Job Posting Assistant Professor University of Washington, Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions for the Computer Science and Systems program. These are full-time positions with a nine-month service period, beginning September 2018. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science or related field is required. We look for candidates with demonstrated skill in teaching, who can pursue a vigorous research agenda and are familiar with industry practices. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates with evidence of effectiveness in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory programming courses; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems; and computer ethics. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered. Further information is available at: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25483/

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2017

Contact: Anderson C A Nascimento

email: andclay (at) uw.edu

More information: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25483/

Job Posting Full-time professor in Software Security Université catholique de Louvain
The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of Software Security, with a particular focus on design, test and validation techniques, privacy and anonymization aspects, secure software engineering, security analytics or cybersecurity. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application their contributions to open-source software.

She/he will teach Computer Science classes in the various degree programs organised by the Louvain School of Engineering. Bachelor level courses are mostly taught in French, master courses in English.

Within the Sector of Sciences and Technologies (SST) of UCL, the faculty position is attached to the Louvain School of Engineering (Ecole polytechnique de Louvain, EPL) and the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM).

UCL is a comprehensive university that provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. The Louvain school of engineering (EPL) is committed to excellence and innovation in education, as witnessed by the constant growth of enrolments in its engineering, computer science and doctoral degrees since 10 years. The Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) is a dynamic, highly collaborative, and inter-disciplinary research institute involving 41 faculty members and more than 200 researchers. Louvain-la-Neuve offers a unique living environment in a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently located at the heart of Europe.

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2017

Contact: Professor Michel Verleysen, Dean of the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL), doyen-epl (at) uclouvain.be, tel : +32 10 47 2491 - Secr. : +32 10 47 2465

Professor Jean-Didier Legat, President of the Institute of Informationand Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), president-ictm (at) uclouvain.be, tel : +32 10 47 8036 - Secr. : +32 10 47 2597

More information: http://www.informatics-europe.org/services/informatics-job-platform/item/full-time-professor-in-software-security.html

23 September 2017
At post-quantum cryptography group in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University, we have multiple positions for PhD students in the following areas:

--Post-Quantum Cryptography and Implementations

--Fully Homomorphic Encryption and Implementations

--Blockchain Security

--Information Quantum Computing (from Cryptography aspects)

--Authenticated Key exchange and TLS

We offer very competitive and generous packages. To apply, please send an email with your CV, transcripts, and IELTS/TOEFL and GRE scores. Students with strong Mathematics background are more than welcome to apply. Applicants with solid knowledge of operating systems, hardware/software implementations (FPGA, CPUs, ARM) skills will be given priority.

For more information please visit: https://faculty.eng.fau.edu/azarderakhsh/

Contact: Dr. Reza azarderakhsh, razarderakhsh{-a-t-}fau.edu

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

More information: https://faculty.eng.fau.edu/azarderakhsh/

As part of a special measure towards increasing female employment in scientific positions and promoting young researchers, the Faculty of Informatics at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) for women expected to begin on May 2, 2018.

Candidates can apply in any of the Faculty’s main research areas: Computer Engineering, Distributed and Parallel Systems, Logic & Computation, Media Informatics & Visual Computing, as well as Business Informatics (http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/research).

The work contract is initially limited to six years. The candidate and TU Wien can agree upon a tenure evaluation, which when positive, opens the possibility to change the position to Associate Professor with an unlimited contract.

Duties include research in one of the Faculty’s main research areas (see above) as well as graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and it is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. The Faculty of Informatics, one of the eight faculties at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), has an excellent reputation and plays an active role in national and international research.

Application deadline: November 5, 2017

Closing date for applications: 5 November 2017

More information: http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/vacancies

21 September 2017
The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in Computer Engineering, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, specifically in the area of Secure Hardware/Software Systems, including (but not limited to) Cryptographic Engineering, Security and Privacy Design, Cross-disciplinary Secure Systems for the Internet of Things and the Cloud, Secure and Ultra-low Power Computer Architectures, Design Automation and Formal Verification of Cryptography for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. This position is based in Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus.

The successful candidate would be expected to collaborate with existing Virginia Tech ECE faculty with expertise covering hardware security, tamper-resistant secure implementations, secure embedded systems design, VLSI and System-on-Chip design, computer security, low-power and energy-efficient implementation of hardware and software, wireless systems, and RF IC design. Beyond the ECE department, the university has world-class research activities in machine learning, robotics, data analytics, integrated security, intelligent infrastructure, transportation, advanced manufacturing, and medical sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally-recognized funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in department, college, and/or university service and outreach activities.

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2017

More information: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79966

Job Posting Post Doc in Applied Mathematics Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in applied mathematics and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on stochastic modeling of TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in December 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 24 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Job Posting Post Doc in Hardware Security Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of True Random Number Generator (TRNG). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. The main topic of the post-doc is to work on laser fault injection on TRNG. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in December 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for at least 24 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

20 September 2017
Job Posting PhD student RWTH Aachen University, Germany
The research group IT-Security focuses security in wireless networks, cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, and (mobile) malware defense. We are currently looking for PhD students to work on one of the following topics:

* Serious gaming in rising security awareness

* Privacy-enhancing technologies

* Machine Learning and anomolie detection

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2017

Contact: Ulrike Meyer, professor, Mies-van-der-Rohe Strasse 15, meyer (at) itsec.rwth-aachen.de

More information: http://www.itsec.rwth-aachen.de/job-offers

Job Posting Multiple postdoc positions in blockchain security Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks to fill six post-doctoral positions in the area of cyber security for the Project BCS-T: Testing for Block Chain Security by Design. Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the developers of Ethereum and an international team of researchers located in Singapore and the Netherlands (TNO and TU Delft). The primary focus of BCS-T is to develop foundations for a systematic approach to identify and mitigate the security risks of block chain technology in general, and smart contracts in particular.

The project results will be validated using case studies, where block chain technologies, such as HyperLedger and Ethereum, are deployed in IoT and FinTech applications. This offers researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and validate it in a realistic setting. Collaboration with several private and Government agencies in Singapore and abroad increases the chances of technology transfer and hence the research impact.

The project has been awarded funding, and selected candidates will be expected to join ASAP. Later joining dates could be negotiated.

We seek for postdocs with a background in:

- mathematics, economics, or game theory.

- software engineering, distributed systems, networking, financial engineering, or additive manufacturing.

- software engineering, formal methods, programming languages, software security, or software testing.

Strong candidates with background in other (related) areas will also be considered.

Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to work closely with the developers of Ethereum and an international team of researchers located in Singapore and the Netherlands (TNO and TU Delft). SUTD offers internationally competitive salaries, medical and other benefits. All positions are for up to two years and could be negotiated.

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Pawel Szalachowski, email: pawel (at) sutd.edu.sg

Closing date for applications:

12 September 2017
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Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey seeks to recruit an outstanding post-doctoral researcher in the fields of Security and Privacy for a full-time position, starting in November/December 2017. The initial contract is for 24 months.

The research fellow will be working under supervision of Dr Mark Manulis in the interdisciplinary EPSRC funded project “TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry” that develops and demonstrates new cryptographic protocols to enable people, businesses and services to connect safely online.

Successful applicants will have core skills in the design, analysis and implementation of privacy-oriented cryptographic protocols (e.g. zero-knowledge protocols) and experience in the implementation of distributed/web-based applications (incl. browser plugins). They are expected to hold a PhD, be able to drive their own research direction within the scope of the project and engage with project partners. Funding for conference travel and other dissemination activities will be provided through the project.

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognized by the British Government. More information about SCCS can be found at http://sccs.surrey.ac.uk/

Closing date for applications: 7 October 2017

Contact: Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=079116-R

6 September 2017
Job Posting Cryptographic Architect CipherCloud India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India
Job Description

Cryptography Architect will lead and contribute to our core technology. This senior engineering position requires demonstrated capabilities in cryptography, encryption, programming, and the associated computational sciences, while also serving the role of cryptography lead for the product teams. The position also requires leading associated research and patent activities and staging of foundational cryptographic technologies for security products.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• MS or PhD with at least few credits in advanced cryptography, mathematics and computer science combined with at least 2 years of software development experience in a related discipline is required

• In-depth hands-on implementation experience of at least few cryptography algorithms from scratch is required

• A very good understanding of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, key management techniques, PKI, SSL, X.509 Certificates and all the related technologies is needed

• Strong theoretical bend and academic connections is a plus

• Understanding of latest cryptographic techniques such as as Homomorphic and Split Key Encryption, Function and Format preserving Encryption techniques is a big plus

• Experience with various character sets and character encoding techniques is required

• Hands-on programming experience in C or Java. Java development experience is a plus

• Entrepreneurial drive and work ethic, self-motivated, results oriented and demonstrated ability to add value and succeed in a fast paced environment.

• Team player with strong communications and writing skills.

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2017

Contact: Harshiika Upadhyay Sahu

Mananger - Recruitment

husahu (at) ciphercloud.com

More information: https://ciphercloud.com/

The University of York is one of the UK\'s leading higher education institutions and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. The Department is renowned internationally for its high impact research, combined with a dedication to high-quality teaching and excellent student satisfaction, as well as strong industrial links, making us one of the UK\'s top Computer Science departments.

We welcome applications from researchers with a track record as an international leader in Cybersecurity, with some emphasis on pragmatic aspects of Cybersecurity. You will actively engage and collaborate with colleagues leading the development of Cybersecurity research and teaching. You’ll develop relationships across the wider University and beyond, to help build a distinctive and positive working environment that emphasises excellence.

To support this appointment we are appointing up to 10 lectureships within the department to further grow Cybersecurity research and our other core themes. Our intentions is to build our Cybersecurity research into an accredited centre. We would offer the appointed candidate support through these additional appointment and reduced teaching load in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: 8 October 2017

Contact: Professor Neil Audsley

Head of Department - Computer Science

neil.audsley (at) york.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=325060

York\'s Computer Science Department is building for the future. We wish to attract early career academics with the potential to shape the discipline, and the broader community, over the next ten to twenty years. We want your strengths to become our strengths!

Ten posts are available over the next two years and will be phased according to the quality of applications. The posts are at the lecturer (Research and Teaching) grade, equivalent to Assistant Professor.

We are looking to the new staff to reinforce our existing strengths, e.g. in Human Computer Interaction and Real-Time Systems, to expand in areas such as Cybersecurity, and to enable us to build up our range of interdisciplinary themes and research centres.

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2017

Contact: Candidates are invited to email cs-lectureships (at) york.ac.uk for confidential informal enquiries.

More information: https://www.york.ac.uk/professorial-jobs/computer-science

4 September 2017
Job Posting Cryptograhic Software Engineer STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy (close to Milan)
The AST Security team, an R&D group focusing on supporting ST product divisions for security-related solutions, is looking for a cryptographic software engineer for a position based in the Milan area of Italy.

Your mission will be to:

  • Deploy security expertise and help ST product divisions shape the right security solutions for their products (ICs).

  • Develop cryptographic and security software IPs.
  • 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:

  • Software development skills (in particular C). Experience on embedded devices (i.e. microcontrollers) is particularly appreciated
  • A theoretical background in cryptography (symmetric and asymmetric) and side-channel attacks
  • Teamwork, networking, customer-orientation & communication skills
  • Motivation for bridging research outcomes and product design

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2017

Contact: Ruggero Susella - ruggero.susella (at) st.com

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we are looking for phd students on Verification of Quantum Cryptography. Full funding is available.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in one or more of the following topics:

  • Semantics

  • Theorem proving

  • Verification of classical cryptography

  • Quantum cryptography

  • Quantum computation / communication

Students who are enthusiastic about those topics, and have some background related to (some) of these, are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee) if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

PhD students will have to pay no tuition fees and will be funded with 1000 Euro net (after taxes). This is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living. Healthcare is covered.

To apply, please send the following documents to unruh (at) ut.ee:

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)

  • List of publications

  • Research plan (i.e., how do you think you could contribute to the topic)

  • At least two letters of reference (please ask for the letters to be sent directly to us)

  • Masters degree (if you do not have it yet, provide whatever confirmation you can get)

  • Grade transcript

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Dominique Unruh (unruh (at) ut.ee)

More information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PhdInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography

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