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22 November 2018
Job Posting Ph.D student and research engineer CNRS, IRISA, Rennes, France
TAMIS research group at IRISA (Rennes, France) is seeking two motivated researchers (1 Ph.D. and 1 research engineer) in the area of side-channel analysis for malware detection.

The project targets to build a malware detection framework using side-channel information.

We are looking for team players who are motivated to drive top-quality research and save the world. The area of research lies between two fields and we expect at least competences in one of them: security on embedded devices and/or malware analysis.

The positions are available from March 2019, but starting dates are negotiable.

The Ph.D. position is estimated for 3 years. The initial contract for the research engineer will be one year, but extendable for 3 years in case of successful performance.

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Interested candidates should contact us asap and send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019

Contact: Annelie Heuser, annelie.heuser (at)

More information:

Job Posting Post-doc Chalmers & NTU
NTU Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018.

The fellowship provides post-doc scholars from around the world with the opportunity to conduct one year of independent investigations at NTU in Singapore and one year at a Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) research partner institution in Sweden e.g., Chalmers University of Technology and collaborate with Katerina Mitrokotsa and her group focusing on security and privacy and cryptography.

The official call closes on the 30th of Nov. 2018.

Please contact Katerina Mitrokotsa in case you are interested to work with her until the 27th of Nov. 2018

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa

Associate Professor

Chalmers University of Technology

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

aikmitr (at)

More information:

21 November 2018
Job Posting Senior Researcher of Applied Cryptography Huawei Singapore Research Center

Beijing, Shenzhen & Singapore.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Formulate research problems based on real-world security requirements and conduct high-quality research independently.
  • o Understand business requirements from the products of Huawei and translate them into technical requirements and research topics.

    o Design innovative solutions for security requirements from Huawei’s products while fulfilling various constraints from all aspects, including compliance, manufacturing process, hardware capability, performance, cost, etc.

    o Design and develop prototypes; deliver research results and provide competitive solution to the product lines.

  • Contribute to the research activities in applied cryptography team; participate or lead research subjects.
  • Work on IP (Intellectual Property, i.e. patents) and standardization.
  • Develop collaborations with industry peers and academia.
  • Participate and contribute in corporate direction and strategy over security technology.

Skills / Qualifications:

  • or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cryptography, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 2-5 years of experience in information security or applied cryptography.
  • Programming skills in at least one language. C, C++, Java, or Shell codes, etc.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivated with strong sense of responsibility.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is preferred:
  • o Deep understanding of elliptic curves, bilinear pairing and underline algebra.

    o Lattice-based algorithms & post-quantum cryptographic algorithms.

    o Blockchain and other distributed ledger technology.

    o Privacy protection algorithms such as Homomorphic Encryption, Multiparty Computation & Zero-Knowledge Proofs.

    o Symmetric-key cryptography, including white-box crypto algorithm.

Closing date for applications: 30 March 2019

Contact: Shuang Wu, wu.shuang (at)

Several full-time research positions in cryptography, blockchain, and formal verification are available at Computer Science, Aarhus University at several levels.

We are looking for:

  • PhD students

  • Postdocs

  • Assistant Professors (tenure track)

  • Associate Professors

We are hiring within the following topics:

  • Consensus protocols for blockchains

  • Blockchain technology

  • Game theoretic analysis of cryptographic protocols and blockchains

  • Privacy-enhancing technologies

  • Differential Privacy

  • Zero-knowledge proofs

  • Efficient implementation of secure multiparty computation

  • Theory of secure multiparty computation

  • Secure multiparty computation for the blockchain

  • Cryptographic security models

  • Formally verified cryptographic implementations

  • Language design and semantics for smart contracts

  • Formal verification of cryptographic protocols, including blockchain and secure multiparty computation


If you are interested in a PhD or postdoc position contact us as soon as possible. Positions will stay open until suitable candidates are found. PhD students will later formally apply here: (Deadline February 2019). Assistant Professor or Associate Professor applications are sent here: (deadline January, 2019), but feel free to contact us for more information if you are interested in applying.

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2019

Contact: any of:

  • Ivan Damgård, ivan (at)

  • Jesper Buus Nielsen, jbn (at)

  • Claudio Orlandi, orlandi (at)

  • Bas Spitters, spitters (at)

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Victoria is seeking applicants for up to four positions at the Assistant or Associate rank. Candidates with research in AI, Systems, Theory, or Interdisciplinary Areas, as broadly defined by, are encouraged to apply. Another position at the Assistant or Associate rank, with a preference for female applicants, is available.

Closing date for applications: 21 December 2018

Contact: search (at)

More information:

CryptoExperts is looking for highly motivated engineers / researchers to work on applied cryptographic topics.

The job would include

  • conducting missions of {design, development, evaluation} of crypto {primitives, protocols, applications} for CryptoExperts customers,

  • managing your own research and taking part to collaborative research projects,

  • developing innovative crypto technologies and products.

CryptoExperts office is located in the center of Paris.

A PhD degree (preferably in crypto) and a previous experience in development are a strong plus.

To apply, please send your resume and a short statement (background and what you would like to achieve next) at jobs (at)

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

Contact: jobs (at)

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Job Posting Ph. D. student Pompeu Fabra University
Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position in the field of cryptography at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, to be co-supervised by Dr. Vanesa Daza (UPF) and Dr. Alessandra Scafuro (NCSU). Research in Anonymity and Accountability in Blockchain technologies is expected. The starting date will be around September 2019.

Only outstanding candidates that satisfy international mobility criteria will be considered (i.e. the applicant should not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date).

The contract will be for 3 years with a gross salary of €34,800, plus other advantages.

The candidate should hold or be about to receive a master\'s degree by September 2019 in computer science, mathematics or a related area. Specialization in cryptography (demonstrated by a relevant MSc) will be positively evaluated.

The application must include: research interests and motivation for applying for the position, CV, the names of two referees, transcripts and diplomas, and a list of any scientific work (if any).

Further inquiries about the project and conditions should be sent to cryptophdapplications (at) .

Closing date for applications: 3 January 2019

Contact: cryptophdapplications (at)

Your Responsibilities:

- Definition of IoT end-to-end security architecture

- Creation of innovative and disruptive security solutions

- Specification / Design / Review of embedded security architectures

- Risk and threats analysis of security systems

- Root cause analysis of security defects and creation of counter measures

-Technical interface to customers and to the product development team

Your Profile:

- Have a Master degree or PhD in Cryptography, Security, Software Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics

- Have experience in the design and development of Embedded Secure Systems

- Knowledge of SoCs and/or Smartcard/Secure Element products

- Have a security background

- Independent working style, but willingness to listen and to adapt

- Very good communication skills

- Strong team player

- Willingness to travel

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact: Veronika von Hepperger, Senior Recruiter, (Email: Veronika.vonhepperger (at)

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Job Posting Ph.D. Position (Fully Funded) AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

The cryptography group at AIT is looking for a Ph.D. student to work on the PROFET (Cryptographic Foundations for Future-proof Internet Security) project, led by Dr. Daniel Slamanig (AIT) in cooperation with the Security and Privacy group at TU Wien (Prof. Matteo Maffei). The project is planned to start in Q1 2019 and has a duration of 3 years.

The project targets at designing public-key cryptography capable to secure tomorrow\'s Internet which will encompass paradigms such as cloud computing, the IoT or distributed ledgers as essential ingredients. It specifically puts a focus on: (1) designing security models and schemes that are surveillance and subversion resilient by design (forward and post-compromise security), and 2) designing cryptographic schemes that provide post-quantum security (either via generic or direct constructions). The project covers foundational as well as applied aspects.

Research group

The applicant will have a 30h/week employment at AIT in Vienna working in close collaboration with other members of the cryptography group. There will also be a strong interaction with the Security and Privacy group at TU Wien (and in particular with another PhD student ).


Eligible candidates will hold a Master\'s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Security or similar discipline. Students who are expected to receive their MSc degree by the end of 2018 are also encouraged to apply. We prefer candidates who can demonstrate that they have developed their research skills during their studies. Adequate English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions is required.


  • High motivation for research work and ability to work independently.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at top-tier conferences.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019


Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Contact: Daniel Slamanig, daniel.slamanig (at)

More information:

20 November 2018
Job Posting Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Two (2) full-time research positions in Cyber

Security are available at either Research

Fellow or Senior Research Fellow level in the

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer

Science at QUT.

These positions will undertake research

projects funded by the Cyber Security

Cooperative Research Centre (CRC),

collaborating with its industry partners and

other participant universities throughout


Specifically, QUT is host to the CRC’s Resilient

Systems research theme, which focusses on

technological solutions to cyber security

threats, especially those relating to computer

networks. Applicants with research experience

in computer network security, communications

protocols, industrial control systems,

communications log analysis, digital forensics,

complex system modelling, intrusion detection,

and related topics are especially welcome.

Closing date for applications: 13 January 2019

Contact: Professor Colin Fidge

Discipline Leader - Information Security

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

More information:

Job Posting University Professor of Security and Privacy University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science

At the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Vienna the position of a

University Professor of Security and Privacy

(full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

We are looking for outstanding scientists who are active in the core areas to be covered by this position: information and network security, including privacy. The position is envisioned to serve as a crystallization point in the faculty for security and privacy research and teaching, with the thematic focus on software and systems security. The candidate should demonstrate deep knowledge and have an excellent research record in the theory and practice of security and privacy, with documented outreach to application areas, for example (but not limited to) Cyber Physical Systems or Internet of Things, addressing the increasing demand for security and privacy solutions in research and industry.

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2019

More information:

14 November 2018
The Cryptography Research Group at Microsoft Research seeks outstanding graduate students for summer internships in Redmond in the areas of Homomorphic Encryption, Compilers, Verifiable Computation, Oblivious RAM, Zero-knowledge Proofs, Private Set Intersection, Privacy for ML, Blockchain based applications, privacy preserving systems, applied Secure Multi Party Computation, Differential Privacy, and other areas of applied cryptography.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered through the spring until all positions are filled, but for full consideration please apply by January 15, 2019.

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2019


Job Posting 4 PhD positions in computer science University of Bergen, Norway
There is vacancy for four PhD positions in computer science at the Department of Informatics. The positions are for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year. A PhD degree in computer science is highly requested by corporate organizations and academia.

Although the positions are intended for the whole department, the Reliable and Secure Communication group is interested in candidates in domains of cryptography and cryptographic Boolean functions.

For more information check

Closing date for applications: 9 December 2018

Contact: For applicants in cryptography please contact Prof. Tor Helleseth tor.helleseth (at)

For applicants in cryptographic Boolean functions please contact Dr. habil. Lilya Budaghyan lilya.budaghyan (at)

More information:

There is a vacancy for a position as a researcher in Cryptology at the Department of Informatics in the Selmer Center for secure and reliable communications. The position is for a period of 2 years and is connected to the project Modern Methods and Tools for Theoretical and Applied Cryptology (CryptoWorld) funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

For more details see

Closing date for applications: 1 December 2018

Contact: Prof. Tor Helleseth

More information:

Job Posting Ph.D. student CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
The Information Security & Cryptography Group led by Prof. Michael Backes at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is looking for multiple fully-funded Ph.D. students working on machine learning privacy and/or biomedical privacy.

The Information Security & Cryptography group is one of the world-leading research groups concentrating on cutting-edge research in security and privacy. As part of CISPA, the group is located at Saarbruecken, Germany. CISPA is the newest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest scientific organization in Germany fully committed to scientific excellence and to tackling the grand research challenges in their respective fields. CISPA as the first investment of Helmholtz in computer science is one of the top research centers in information security, it is constantly ranked top-3 in the field worldwide, see, e.g., (


  • A bachelor/master degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics with excellent grades
  • Excellent English
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Good knowledge about machine learning and/or cryptography

What we offer:

  • Full-time working contract
  • Excellent research environment
  • Strong supervision
  • World-class collaborations

To apply, please send your

  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Motivation letter
  • Contact information of two references

to yang.zhang (at)

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2019

Contact: Yang Zhang, yang.zhang (at)

Job Posting Ph.D. Positions (Fully Funded) University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
We are looking for hardworking and self-driven PhD students to work in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2019 (August 2019). University of South Florida is a Rank 1 Research University and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within a close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of Florida High Technology Corridor, and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internship and joint-projects with lead-industrial companies.

Topics: Secure and Reliable Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

• Post-quantum secure blockchains

• Use of blockchains to enhance cyber-security of critical infrastructures

Secure and Reliable Internet of Things and Systems

• Post-quantum secure IoTs and secure voting systems

• Cryptographic primitives for IoTs

Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)

• Privacy-preserving machine learning

• Adversarial machine learning

Breach-Resilient Cyber-Infrastructures:

• New searchable encryption and Oblivious RAM schemes

• Privacy Enhancing Technologies for genomic and medical data


• A BS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics with a high-GPA.

• Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with OS/Systems.

• Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills.

• MS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable.

Please send (by e-mail): (i) Transcripts, (ii) Curriculum vitae, (iii) Three reference letters, (iv) Research statement, (v) GRE and TOEFL scores,

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2019

Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Applied Cryptography Research Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida.

attilaayavuz (at)

More information:

Job Posting PhD scholarships on cyber 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. I am looking for promising PhD students who are interested in working in the area of cyber security. The position is fully funded up to 4 years with very competitive scholarship and overseas research attachment opportunities.

Candidates should have an excellent background (with Bachelor or Master degree and CGPA>80%) in mathematics or computer science/engineering and the ability to work on inter-disciplinary research projects. Acquaintance with cryptography and network/system security concepts as well as some programming skills will be considered as strong assets.

For the Sept 2019 intake, the application deadline is 31st Dec 2018. More information of the PhD program is available at

Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact: Jianying Zhou

More information:

Within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, the Services and Cyber-Security (SCS) research group is looking for a highly motivated Assistant Professor in Digital Security & Privacy (broadly conceived).

For more information, please check the link provided below.

Closing date for applications: 1 December 2018

More information:!/562764/assistant-professor-in-digital-security-privacy

Job Posting Assistant Professor University of Warsaw
The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at University of Warsaw (MIM UW) invites applications for assistant professor (“adiunkt” in Polish) positions in computer science with specialization “computer systems”, starting on 1st Feb 2019 or on 1st Oct 2019.

The successful candidate will be required to conduct research and teach in some of the following areas: concurrent programming, operating systems, computer networks, web applications, security of computer systems or cryptography. The contract is for 4 years, with a possible extension to indefinite employment after a positive result of an employee evaluation.

MIM UW is one of the strongest computer science faculties in Europe. It is known for talented students (e.g., two wins and 13 times in top ten at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) and strong research teams, especially in theoretical aspects of computer science like algorithms, logic and automata, cryptography (e.g., 9 ERC grants in these fields). For an overview of research areas represented in the Faculty, see


- PhD degree in computer science or mathematics

- Strong publication record in international computer science journals/conferences

- Teaching experience

- Mobility record (participation in conferences, postdoc positions, etc.)

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2018.

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact: Lukasz Kowalik (kowalik (at) or Aleksy Schubert (alx (at)

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

The Network and Information Security Group (NISEC) is currently looking for up to 2 motivated and talented researchers (Postdoctoral Researchers) 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, the 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: 20 November 2018


Antonis Michalas

antonis.michalas (at)

Job Posting PhD student University of Manchester, School of Computer Science
Project Description

In the last decade, the energy sector has been undertaking a significant shift in the way electricity is generated, traded and consumed. With the introduction of smart meters - devices that can measure and communicate users\' electricity consumption every several minutes - more and more innovative services become available to users.

One of these services is the peer-to-peer (p2p) electricity trading that allows users to trade electricity among themselves (via trading platforms), rather than buying from (or selling to) their suppliers. For example, a user with a solar panel can sell directly his/her excess electricity to another user, and vice versa. Such markets have huge potentials as, apart from bringing extra profit to their participants, they can also contribute to increasing the uptakes of renewables.

However, such p2p trading requires complex interactions and data exchanges among various existing and new market players, inevitably introducing several security and privacy issues. Considering the time and computational constraints of the market operations, as well as the interconnectedness and interdependence between different market players, ensuring secure data exchanges in p2p markets is not trivial. Entities need to authenticate each other and be assured of the integrity of the messages they receive. Similarly, ensuring that personal data of users are not revealed to any party is not straightforward. Examples of personal data are users\' names, addresses, electricity consumption, preferences, monthly bills, etc.

The aim of this project is to apply (a combination of) various (computationally-demanding) advanced cryptographic technologies, such as blockchain, smart contracts and secure multiparty computation, to design p2p electricity trading solutions that achieve a good balance between security, user privacy, usability and energy efficiency.


Fully funded PhD opportunity for an UK/EU student: untaxed stipend of £14,777 per annum + tuition fees

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact: Dr Mustafa A. Mustafa email: mustafa.mustafa(at)

More information:

Kanazawa University, Japan, invites applications for an associate professor position or a tenure-track assistant professor position in advanced research area of information security, such as IT Security and Cryptography.

An appointee is expected on duty on April 1st, 2019 or at an early possible time after that.

Research budget: In case of tenure-track assistant professor, Kanazawa University plans to provide a start-up research fund of approximately 800,000 JPY in the first year in addition to faculty research expense.

Closing date for applications: 4 January 2019

Contact: Masahiro Mambo (Contact information can be found below.)

More information:

6 November 2018
Why work at Promise?

We are a high-energy, innovation-focused team of engineers and technologists passionate about leveraging advanced cryptographic primitives. Promise’s environment is highly collaborative, and the ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and be a team player who enjoys working with others to find cutting-edge solutions to tricky problems. Come join us!

What we are looking for in the Senior Cryptography Engineer?

This role is ideal for cryptography scientists who have deep research experience and familiarity with evolving and established post quantum cryptographic protocols and their implementation.

Preferred areas of research interest would be post-quantum cryptography. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, ECE or a related area, by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record. Solid background in cryptography, network security, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

What you will be responsible doing?

1. Design and architect post quantum cryptography protocols in distributed p2p systems

2. Work with core internal team and external open source community

3. Collaborate with engineering and product teammates to produce protocol specification that help serve Promise customer objectives

4. Collaborate and support other teams in developing crypto economic consensus protocol

5. Identify and recommend technologies to solve technical challenges such as proof sizes

6. Interest in working in startup environments with a brisk pace and constantly changing challenges

Salary and Benefits:

Please get more information and apply here:

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Head of Recruiting

jobs (at)

More information:

Job Posting Post-Doc University of Luxembourg
The Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated post-doc with a strong research profile to complement and strengthen the group’s existing expertise. Applications from candidates with expertise in the core areas of the group are welcome, but consideration will also be given to candidates with expertise that would extend our expertise, see topics below.

The APSIA team, led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan, is part of the SnT and is a dynamic and growing research group, over 20 strong, performing cutting edge research in information assurance, cryptography, and privacy. The group specializes in the mathematical modelling of security mechanisms and systems, especially crypto protocols (classical and quantum), and socio-technical systems. The group is particularly strong in verifiable voting systems.

For further information you may check: and

Ref: R-STR-5004-00-B

Fixed Term Contract 2 years (CDD), full-time 40 hrs/week

Number of positions: 1

Start date: Late 2018/early 2019 upon agreement.

Your Role

The successful candidate will contribute to the research goals of the APSIA group. The APSIA Group specializes in the design and analysis of secure systems:

Cryptographic Protocols

Quantum Cryptographic Protocols

Cryptographic Algorithms and Primitives

Verifiable Voting Schemes

Socio-Technical Analysis of Security

Privacy Enhancing Technologies

but applications are also welcome in

post-quantum crypto


Distributed Ledger Technologies

The tasks associated with the role include:

Contributing to the group’s research directions.

Disseminating results through scientific publications

Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs

Help preparing new research proposals

Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students

Opportunities to do some teaching will be available.

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact: Peter Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at)

More information:

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 an eager collaborator to support the management of the program. Your main tasks that you will be performing are:

•Produce software solutions based on Distributed Ledger technology;

•Research actively latest development in the cryptography and DLT space;

•Implementing improvements to existing DL technologies;

•Assess and deep dive on various ledger technologies.

Relevant stakeholders: you will be working with the DLT team, and reporting to the Chapter lead.

Your personal profile:

•Master’s degree in Computer Science.

•Curious by nature, willing to experiment.

•Ability to think from a business perspective when considering alternatives.

•Excellent team player.

•Intrinsic motivation for blockchain (i.e. some prior knowledge).

•Fast learner

•Knowledge of Kotlin / Solidity / Go is a plus

Must be proficient in at least one of the skills below (and motivation and basic-knowledge in the other).

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: 30 March 2019

Contact: Stanley Waccary

Business manager Innovation

Stanley.Waccary (at)

More information:

Job Posting Cryptocurrency Research Scientist Cambridge Quantum Computing Limited
Cambridge Quantum Computing is looking to hire a Research Scientist for its Cambridge team to work ona variety of projects including quantum resistance in cryptocurrencies. The successful candidate will join the Cambridge office and will be working in a highly dynamic, research-focused group with scientific direction from leading researchers. With the freedom to think independently and creatively this is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to build their career.

Key Requirements

A degree in Mathematics or other quantitative disciplines such as Physics or Computer Science with a strong mathematical component.

A Passion for approaching complex problems with the goal to design and deliver novel practical solutions.

Experience writingelegant, functional and well tested code in languagessuch as python, matlab, C/C++ etc.

The ability to understand technical and advanced material and translate this into code.


Interest in the Blockchain and its protocols, Several Existing Cryptocurrencies, FinTech, mining, “proof of work” concept etc.

Some elementary knowledge of quantum computing (what is it, why in theory it can compromise cyber security in several aspects of our day to day life)

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The successful candidate will be compensated with a competitive salary and will join the company’s attractive share option and bonus scheme.

Closing date for applications: 1 December 2018

At DarkMatter, we are building an organization of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we\'ll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

As a Senior Cryptography Engineer - Cloud Engineer, you will:

- Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms tailored for a cloud environment.

- Conduct research and development in differential privacy, secret sharing, multi-party secure computation and fully homomorphic encryption.

- Perform security assessments of crypto-primitives, cryptosystems and cloud security solutions at the theoretical and implementation level.

- Work closely with the other teams in the organization to design and deploy safe cloud-based solutions .

- Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

- Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

- PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics or Computer Science.

- Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

- A desire to innovate in the UAE


Closing date for applications: 17 February 2019

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Sourcing Specialist - Recruitment

More information:

Job Posting Ph.D. student Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols (ENCRYPTO) Group at TU Darmstadt, Germany is looking for a research assistant (doctoral researcher / PhD student) in Techniques for Protecting Privacy in Applications.

The ENCRYPTO group is member of the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) and the profile area Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt (CYSEC). We develop methods and tools for protecting privacy in applications. See for details.

The candidate will do cutting-edge research on techniques for protecting privacy in applications such as cryptographic protocols that scale to real-world problem sizes, including secure multi-party computation and private information retrieval.

The candidate is expected to have a completed Master (or equivalent) degree with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a closely related field. Solid knowledge in IT security, applied cryptography, efficient algorithms, circuit design, and excellent programming skills are required. Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols, parallel computing, compiler construction, programming languages, and software engineering is a plus.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Please consult the webpage given below for more details and how to apply.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Prof. Thomas Schneider

More information:

29 October 2018
In Sweden, a phd studentship is a paid full-time job, with a salary, annual leave and all other social and medical benefits.

We are hiring one phd student to work on (acoustic) side channels, automotive security, or cybercrime at Linköping University.

Candidates with a solid MSc in security or applied crypto are welcome to apply.

PI profile:

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

Contact: Prof Jeff Yan (jeff.yan (at)

26 October 2018
Job Posting Research Fellows and Senior Research Scientists Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS) of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is the one-stop centre for knowledge, technologies, and solutions for privacy-preserving problems. We seek highly motivated researchers to fill several R&D positions ranging from fresh postdoc research fellows to senior research scientists in the areas including but not limited to Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), Multi-Party Computation (MPC), Searchable Encryptions (SE), and Differential Privacy (DP). The successful applicants are expected to have either proven record of top publications (IACR conferences, S&P, CCS, Usenix, NDSS) or strong systems research experiences and software development skills in these areas.

We offer a globally competitive salary package and low income tax, plus an excellent research environment in Singapore. The initial contract will be for 2 years, and renewable for up to 5 years subject to the performance. Interested candidates are to send their CV, and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of application will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

Contact: Asst Prof. Jian Guo, guojian (at)

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