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4 May 2018
Job Posting 3 PhD research fellowship positions in Post-Quantum Cryptography Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Each researcher will work on a separate project in one of the following three related areas. It is expected that all researchers will collaborate and meet together regularly as a team. The project is a collaboration between members of the NTNU Applied Cryptology Laboratory.

  • Post-quantum primitives. Post-quantum public-key primitives are the main focus of the ongoing NIST standardization process that officially started on 30 November 2017. Initially 69 proposed schemes were proposed in three main categories: encryption schemes, key encapsulation mechanisms, and digital signatures. Those, and possibly new primitives, are the subject of the research for this position.

  • Post-quantum ecosystem. Current public key cryptosystems have a large associated ecosystem of auxiliary protocols and tools, such as proofs of knowledge, proofs of relations, verifiable decryption, and shuffles of ciphertexts. This ecosystem is sparse for most post-quantum schemes. Our group has already begun working on new tools, such as shuffles and verifiable decryption, mostly for lattice-based cryptosystem. We intend to continue this line of research, with a focus on lattice-based cryptography, but we will also work on code-based and multivariate cryptography.

  • Post-quantum key exchange. This project will focus on how to achieve efficient quantum-secure key exchange which can achieve some useful key exchange properties, such as: forward secrecy, key compromise impersonation, deniability, anonymity, contributiveness, and key control. Strong models of security, such as those accounting for ephemeral key leakage and side channels, and different settings, such as password-based key exchange and group key exchange, will also be investigated.

    Closing date for applications: 1 June 2018

    Contact: Professor Kristian Gjøsteen (kristian.gjosteen (at) ntnu.no), or Professor Colin Boyd (colin.boyd (at) ntnu.no), or Professor Danilo Gligoroski (danilo.gligoroski (at) ntnu.no)

    More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/152421/

2 May 2018
SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 1 research fellow position (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. The research team is supported by a Temasek Laboratories funding from Singapore. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

Candidates are expected to have a strong backgroung in symmetric-key cryptography and/or machine learning, with good experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python.

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

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Peyrin, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Job Posting Security Researchers DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi
DarkMatter is currently looking for several Security Researchers to join his Lab in the sunny city of Abu Dhabi (45min from Dubai).

If you are looking for a real technical challenge within a top of the notch Lab, using the most recent technologies, a true work life balance, a tax free salary and the beach all year round, feel free to go on our website to apply for these open postions below:

- Hardware Security Researcher

- Embedded Security Researcher

- Malware Researcher

- Software Security Researcher

- Cryptanalyst

Apply here : https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/search

Have a nice day !

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2018

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Acquisition Specialist at DarkMatter

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/search

1 May 2018
We are currently seeking to recruit 1 PhD student to work on the project Cryptographic privacy-preserving protocols for location based services.

Most apps, services, devices and even websites now require access to the user\'s location. But location information is very sensitive, and must be protected from data breaches and malicious tracking. How can we preserve the user\'s privacy without disrupting location based services? Location privacy is a growing research area in the field of privacy-enhancing technologies, with applications relating to personal privacy, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things (IoT). This project investigates the design and development of privacy-preserving protocols for location based services, including cryptographic protocols and data structures.

The PhD position is fully funded for 4 years, including a monthly stipend and a travel budget to present at international conferences. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with the Principal Investigator extensive network of international research collaborations.

Candidates should have a background/strong interest in security and privacy, as well as a good grasp of mathematics. Previous experience in cryptography is an asset, but is not required.

Interested candidates should apply by email to Dr. Paolo Palmieri (p.palmieri (at) cs.ucc.ie), CC’ing the Department of Computer Science (csmanager (at) cs.ucc.ie), on or before the 20th of May 2018. Early applications are encouraged.

Applicants should include: 1) a covering letter (1 page) explaining their interest in the project topic, and mentioning any previous experience in security/privacy/cryptography; 2) a Curriculum Vitae.

Academic transcripts and references will be required after shortlisting.

Closing date for applications: 20 May 2018

Contact: Dr. Paolo Palmieri (p.palmieri (at) cs.ucc.ie)

A fully-funded (22,000 GBP plus fees) PhD position in Cyber Security to work on a research project focusing on modelling and verification of distributed ledger technologies with respect to threat models and security analysis. The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Professor Steve Schneider(Principal Supervisor, http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cs/people/Steve_Schneider) and Dr David Williams (Co-Supervisor).

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider: s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=029018

Job Posting Post-Doc University of Surrey, UK
Research Fellow in Voting on Ledger Technologies

Closing date for applications: 29 May 2018

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

Director, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

+44 1483 689637

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=034017-R-R

28 April 2018
Job Posting Ph.D. Students with Scholarship Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is offering scholarship for Ph.D students on the field of cryptography, inclusive of symmetric-key cryptography, cryptanalysis, lightweight cryptography etc.

The Ph.D. program at NTU is usually for 4 years, which comprises some coursework in the first year and intensive research for all years. The research scholarship offers full coverage of tuition fees, support of conference trips, tax-free living allowance of 2000 SGD/month for the first year, and 2500 SGD/month for the subsequence years after passing the Ph.D candidate qualification examination, further top-up is possible for exceptional good candidates, Singapore citizens and permanent residents. For more information about the requirements of admission and application procedure, refer to here: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/home.aspx

These positions will be available until filled. For the Jan 2019 intake, submit by 30th September 2018, and by 31st March 2019 for the August 2019 intake. More information about the CATF research team can be found here: http://catf.crypto.sg

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2019

Contact: Jian Guo, Assistant Professor, guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg for more information.

Job Posting Senior Blockchain Researcher Ant Financial Service Group
Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world.Ant Financial, officially founded in October 2014, originated from Alipay founded in 2004.

Ant Financial is dedicated to bringing the world more equal opportunities through building a technology-driven open ecosystem and working with other financial institutions to support the future financial needs of society.

We are hiring:

- Applied Cryptography

- Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography

- Privacy enhancing technologies

- Distributed consensus protocols

- Cybersecurity

Requirements:

- M.S. or Ph.D. in Cryptographic, System Security, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.

- Good programming skills - C/C++, Go

- Good knowledge in Blockchain technology

- Chinese Mandarin can be used as work language

Interested candidates kindly contact Email: lewis.ls (at) antfin.com

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018

More information: https://www.antfin.com/index.htm?locale=en_US

27 April 2018
Job Posting PhD Student University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
PhD position on Contactless Electronic Payments at Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, Univ. of Surrey, UK

A fully-funded PhD in contactless electronic payments and their security.

Tax-free stipend of 22,000 GBP per year + annual increments. UK citizenship is required.

The project focuses on the cryptographic design and provable security of extensions of the contactless version of the EMV (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) protocol-suite. The main aim is to protect against threats linked to impersonation and therefore fraudulent payments, stemming from relay attacks, but it is not restricted to this. A second goal is that this EMV-enhancement also gives a second authentication-factor to the payment procedure. The project has Consult Hyperion as an industrial partner, which is a company with world-class experience in EMV security.

To apply, please contact Dr Ioana Boureanu, at i.boureanu (at) surrey.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 25 May 2018

Contact: Ioana Boureanu, at i.boureanu (at) surrey.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=007318

26 April 2018
Founded in 2015 by Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, IOHK is a technology company committed to using peer-to-peer innovations to provide financial services to the three billion people who don’t have them. We are an engineering company that builds cryptocurrencies and block chains for academic institutions, government entities and corporations. We are a decentralized company that loves small innovative teams forming and executing ideas that cause cascading disruption.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented, specialised Security Manager to join our growing in-house Security team. The prospective candidate will oversee and coordinate the security process, from research to product development, and will be working with internal teams on embedding Security across IOHK’s project line.

The prospective candidate will be expected to assemble a team and work directly with research, engineering and Project Management (BA’s, Test and Quality, Cryptography and management teams throughout the current and future set of projects

The individual should have an excellent understanding of Security requirements in the Development lifecycle and have an excellent and detailed understanding of the threats and risks that need to be addressed in the development life cycle, specifically in the blockchain / cryptocurrency area.

Closing date for applications: 24 June 2018

Contact: David Rountree

Technical Recruiter

david.rountree (at) iohk.io

More information: https://iohk.io/careers/#op-250078-security-team-manager

Job Posting Full professor in Cyber Security Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
The Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG) of Sapienza University of Rome invites outstanding candidates to express their interests for 1 full-time tenured position (full professor) in Cyber Security. The position is funded under the program ``Departments of Excellence´´ of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research that will help consolidating and strengthening the research group in Cyber Security at DIAG-Sapienza.

Profile

Candidates will hold a PhD from a leading research university, an established teaching experience, an appropriate record of publications in highly ranked international journals and conferences, an appropriate record of national and international grants as principle investigator, and an adequate record of supervision of PhD students or similar experience in leading research teams in industrial research. Candidates will also have either a tenured position status in a university or have recently obtained the appropriate national qualification (ASN) in the Academic Discipline ``Information Processing Systems´´ (ING-INF/05) of the Italian University System.

Position

Successful candidates will be engaged in first-class research in the area of Cyber Security, will supervise Master Thesis and PhD students in their fields, will contribute to the Master degree in Cyber Security at Sapienza University of Rome, and will be involved in collaborations with industry and public bodies. Appointments are full-time. The salary is competitive. We especially welcome expressions of interests from female scholars.

Expression of Interest

Application to be sent at recruitment (at) diag.uniroma1.it must contain the following:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. 3-page (max) research and teaching statement including the candidate research program that intends to pursue while at Sapienza.

Expressions of interest should preferably be sent before the end of May 2018. For further information, please consult recruitment (at) diag.uniroma1.it

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

Contact: recruitment (at) diag.uniroma1.it

Job Posting PhD fellowship in blockchain cryptographic foundations Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The goal of this PhD project is to study different constructions for hash chains, signature schemes and their surrounding protocols within blockchain technology. Analysis of their combined properties will be conducted from a cryptographic point of view, with emphasis on efficiency, privacy and anonymity. Modern methods of analysis will be applied to obtain high assurance of security. This project will be run in close conjunction with networking and security researchers and relate to application-oriented blockchain projects as target areas.

The research will be carried out within a program of 6 PhD projects under the heading of Trust and Transparency in Digital Society Through Blockchain Technology. This multi-disciplinary program includes technological aspects (cryptographic mechanisms, networking requirements, identity management), societal aspects and application areas. The program team involves 12 professors across several different departments and faculties. It is expected that the PhD fellow for this project will collaborate actively with other PhD fellows involved in the overall program and contribute to plenary meetings of the program. This program forms part of the NTNU Digital Transformation initiative.

Closing date for applications: 27 May 2018

Contact: For further information about the position, please contact Professor Kristian Gjøsteen (kristian.gjosteen (at) ntnu.no), or Professor Colin Boyd (colin.boyd (at) ntnu.no) for information about the Trust and Transparency in Digital Society Through Blockchain Technology project.

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/151330/

Job Posting Ph.D Students University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
We are looking for hardworking and self-driven PhD students to work in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from August 2018 or January 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:

Trustworthy Unmanned Aerial Systems

• New cryptographic frameworks to protect aerial drones

Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)

• Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

• Adversarial Machine Learning

Breach-Resilient Cyber-Infrastructures:

• New searchable encryption and Oblivious RAM schemes

• Augmentation of privacy enhancing technologies with trusted execution environments

Secure and Reliable IoT and Cryptocurrencies

• Post-Quantum public key infrastructure for IoT

• Use of Blockchain for Cyber Security

Requirements:

• 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: 15 September 2018

Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz

attila.yavuz (at) gmail.com

More information: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~yavuza/article/PositionDescrption_at_USF.pdf

24 April 2018
The Cryptolux/SnT team of the University of Luxembourg is offering one Ph.D. student position in Applied Cryptography for the FinCrypt project funded by the Luxembourg research fund (FNR). The project will study security, scalability and privacy of distributed ledgers and smart contracts. Candidates with expertise or interest in the following areas are welcome to apply:

- Applied Cryptography (SK or PK)

- Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography

- Privacy enhancing technologies

- Distributed consensus protocols

- Cybersecurity

We offer:

You will work in an exciting international environment and will carry leading edge research in these hot research areas. Luxembourg’s financial center is one of the largest in Europe and our team is part of Security and Trust (SnT) research center (>200 people researching all aspects of IT security). The University offers highly competitive salaries (about 34,000 euro/year gross + benefits) and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail, and will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is highly encouraged.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov

More information: https://www.cryptolux.org/index.php/Vacancies

21 April 2018
Job Posting Post-Doc Researcher Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Postdoc research fellow positions available at CMU. Sample research topics include: secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proofs, blockchains and cryptocurrencies, and, non-malleable cryptography. However working in any topic within cryptography is possible. Must have a strong publication record in Crypto/Eurocrypt/TCC/STOC/FOCS. Dates are open.

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2018

Contact: Please contact Vipul Goyal at vipul (at) cmu.edu

More information: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~goyal/

20 April 2018
Job Posting Post-Doc Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
The cryptography group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) seeks two postdoctoral researchers, supported by an EU H2020 project (ERC-CoG TOCNeT) on provable security. IST Austria is a recently established basic research institute in the woods of Vienna.

The candidates should have a strong record in cryptography, witnessed by publications at top cryptography (Crypto,Eurocrypt,TCC,...) and/or security conferences (CCS,S&P,...). Current topics investigated in our group include

  • Sustainable Blockchains
  • Memory-Hard Functions
  • Leakage-Resilient Cryptography
  • Lattice-Based Cryptography
  • Adaptive Security
  • Pseudoentropy

The post-doctoral position is provided for up to four years with very competitive salary. The starting dates are flexible. There is no fixed deadline, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should include CV and a statement of research experience and interests. Please send applications to Krzysztof Pietrzak.

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2018

Contact: Krzysztof Pietrzak pietrzak (at) ist.ac.at

More information: http://pub.ist.ac.at/crypto/

19 April 2018
Job Posting Associate Professor in Cryptography Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
In order to strengthen research and teaching in cryptography at NTNU we are opening a position at the associate professor level (either permanent or tenure track) at the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The current cryptography group at NTNU works mostly in cryptographic protocol analysis and cryptographic primitives design, with significant applied work in electronic voting. The goal is either to strengthen existing research activities in cryptographic protocol analysis or contribute to complementary areas, such as secure multiparty computation or cryptographic applications of computational number theory/algebraic geometry.

This position is one out of nine strategic professorships announced simultaneously at NTNU. There is also a position in Secure Systems Engineering for which cryptographers may apply.

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2018

Contact: Kristian Gjøsteen, kristian.gjosteen (at) ntnu.no, +47 73 55 02 42

More information: https://www.ntnu.edu/positions-ie

17 April 2018
Postdoc and PhD in cryptographic currencies and anti-surveillance at University of Edinburgh

Worried about surveillance? Imagining a world in which all data is encrypted? Concerned about mistakes in security proofs and bugs in software? Curious about what blockchain technology will look like after the crypto-currency bubble?

At the University of Edinburgh we design distributed cryptographic techniques to protect user\'s online privacy, based on scientific principles using mathematical proofs. A core enabling component is IOHK‘s Cardano blockchain.

Join as a Postdoc or PhD to work on privacy and anonymity, zero-knowledge and multi-party computation. Multiple positions are available. To apply, send your CV with a cover letter and two letters of recommendation. The positions are available until filled.

Contact: Markulf Kohlweiss, mkohlwei (at) ed.ac.uk, https://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mkohlwei/

More Information:

* University of Edinburgh: http://web.inf.ed.ac.uk/security-privacy

* IOHK: https://iohk.io/

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

15 April 2018
Job Posting Principal Cryptography Researcher Intuit Inc., Mountain View, CA and Hod Hasharon, Israel
Intuit is seeking an experienced cryptographer to help us secure the financial information of millions of customers and small businesses. Intuit Security R&D develops services where security and cryptography are used in industry-unique ways to protect our customers' data at the highest security standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in driving internal key management and encryption services, providing the business units with the best cryptography while keeping a complex and widespread system secure
  • Use the latest research and conduct original research to allow operations over encrypted data, where the data is highly sensitive and solutions need to scale to a very high volume of concurrent transactions
  • Validate newly developed cryptographic protocols using both manual proofs and automated formal verification
  • Publish regularly as an active participant in the academic cryptographic community, and ensure Intuit is up to date on the latest cryptographic research
  • Cooperate with engineering teams to ensure quality implementation of cryptographic protocols
  • Work across a diverse and geographically distributed team, maintaining excellent communication and trust

Qualifications

  • PhD from a credible institution with a focus on cryptography
  • At least 3 years of experience working with industry in the cryptography domain
  • At least 2 years of experience designing and developing software
  • Proven experience with security issues outside of cryptography is highly desired
  • Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with developing partnerships to influence across organizational boundaries

The preferred location for this position is either Hod Hasharon, Israel or Mountain View, CA, however we are willing to consider other locations.

Closing date for applications: 15 August 2018

Contact: Yaron Sheffer, Director, Security Technologies Product Development, yaron_sheffer at intuit.com.

More information: https://careers.intuit.com/job-category/1/software-engineering/job/00132574/principal-cryptography-researcher

11 April 2018
\"Backside shieldings and protections for integrated ciruits against physical attacks\"

Summary : Secure chip manufacturers must ensure the protection of the confidential information contained in their component. This involves software countermeasures (data encryption by a crypto-processor) as well as hardware protections since attackers are now able to access information by attacking the chip with physical methods. Unlike the active side which already includes countermeasures, the back side of the chips remains a preferred target because it is more vulnerable and closer to the active layers of the circuit.

CEA-Leti is working on the development of an efficient, low cost and low power protection using technologies derived from 3D integration. An innovative backside shield, designed and patented by the Leti / DCOS packaging laboratory, was fabricated and showed its effectiveness against fault injection and other typical attacks. Some improvements in the design and structure of the shield have been identified to make it even more difficult to attack. Finally, an extension of the concept to a whole system has been considered in order to collectively protect the back side of several chips.

As part of this thesis, the improvement of the structure and its extension to a system will be studied, in order to propose an optimized design and to lead the technological developments necessary to its implementation on a demonstrator. The PhD student will conduct thermo-mechanical simulation work to size the protection elements for optimal efficiency, then he will participate in the design of the masks necessary for their realization. He will follow the process developments in the clean room and will take part in the physical and / or electrical characterizations. Throughout these processes, he will interact with Leti\'s security experts to ensure that the developments are consistent with the state of the art in terms of attacks and countermeasures.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

Contact: Dr Stefan Borel

stephan.borel (at) cea.fr

Several PhD positions currently open on hardware security at the CEA Leti (please note that for the first three subjects, nationality restrictions might apply):

- \"On the use of wavelets for side-channel analysis\"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/ondelettes-pour-le-traitement-des-signaux-compromettants,18-0769.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/wavelets-applied-to-side-channel-analysis,18-0769/pdf.html

- \"Integrated circuit modification with focalized X-Ray beams and a FIB\"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/modification-de-circuits-electroniques-avec-lutilisation-de-rayons-x-et-dun-fib,18-0633.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/integrated-circuit-modification-with-focalized-xrays-beam-and-fib,18-0633/pdf.html

- \"Symbolic execution methods on binary codes to detect perturbations attacks vulnerabilities\"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/methodes-d-execution-symbolique-de-code-binaire-pour-detections-de-vulnerabilites-contre-les,18-0767.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/symbolic-execution-methods-on-binary-codes-to-detect-perturbations-attacks-vulnerabilities,18-0767/pdf.html

- \"Secure implementation of stream ciphers\"

French : http://www-instn.cea.fr/formations/formation-par-la-recherche/doctorat/liste-des-sujets-de-these/securisation-de-l-implementation-des-mecanismes-de-chiffrements-par-flot,18-0762.html

English : http://www-instn.cea.fr/en/education-and-training/research-training/phd-programs/list-of-thesis-subjects/secure-implementation-of-stream-ciphers,18-0762/pdf.html

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2018

Contact: Jacques Fournier, PhD, HDR

Senior Scientist

jacques.fournier (at) cea.fr

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire an outstanding post-doctoral researcher at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Security and Trust of Software Systems (SaToSS) research group (http://satoss.uni.lu/), led by Prof. Dr. Sjouke Mauw.

The position is within the national project PrivDA, whose goal is to develop models and techniques for privacy-preserving data publication from dynamic social networks, accounting for the presence of active adversaries (adversaries with the ability to alter the network structure).

We welcome applications from candidates who have completed a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science or Mathematics by May 2018.

Preference will be given to applicants with proven interest in graph theory and/or data privacy and/or social network analysis.

The intended start day is June 1st, 2018.

The University offers a two-year employment contract, which may be extended up to five years.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2018

Contact: Yunior Ramirez-Cruz, e-mail: yunior.ramirez (at) uni.lu


Sjouke Mauw, e-mail: sjouke.mauw (at) uni.lu

More information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1rxbi

Job Posting PhD Scholarship University of Oslo
In recent years, awareness of communication security has vastly increased. In Web communication for example, TLS usage has become ubiquitous. TLS is, however, not always the only or best method. Sometimes more lightweight or message oriented security methods are preferable. This applies especially in the Internet of Things (IoT) or in industrial networks, but also for communication in Cloud environments or service-oriented architectures. However, using these alternative security methods still require manual and error-prone configuration.

The successful candidate for this PhD fellowship position will contribute to a flexible security framework, which assists developers in creating secure services, but also supports automatic service-usage in machine-to-machine communication.

One focus of this PhD project might be: lightweight security mechanisms, security specification languages, security negotiation protocols, code generation for secure communication stubs etc.

Closing date for applications: 15 April 2018

Contact: Nils Gruschka, +47 22840858, nils.gruschka (at) ifi.uio.no

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/149459/phd-research-fellowship-in-cybersecurity

Job Posting Open Quantum Safe (libOQS), Cryptographic Research Architect position University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing
This position is available immediately in Professor Mosca’s Research group. You will be working with a team of researchers and developers from academia and industry on the Open Quantum Safe project You will help integrate new post-quantum cryptographic algorithms into the libOQS open-source library, and design and implement techniques for evaluating and benchmarking these cryptographic algorithms in a variety of contexts. You will be required to participate in weekly sprint meetings and perform software development tasks assigned by the project team lead, ensuring that all code contributions developed by self or integrated from 3rd party contribution sources adhere to a cohesive design and framework. In addition to algorithm research, tasks cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle and include design, programming cryptographic algorithms, integrating other cryptographic implementations into the libOQS framework, integrating libOQS into 3rd party opensource projects, testing, benchmarking and documentation.

Qualifications:

• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering

• Essential: C and C++ programming experience, at least 3 years.

• Essential: Familiarity with cryptographic algorithms including public key and symmetric key cryptography, digital signatures, message digest and hashing algorithms

• Essential: Familiarity with version control systems (Git & Github workflow)

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo.

The appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility of extension, pending on research funding. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

Closing date for applications: 24 August 2018

Contact: Michele Mosca

michele.mosca (at) uwaterloo.ca

More information: https://services.iqc.uwaterloo.ca/applications/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographi-x9y4/

5 April 2018
At Graz University of Technology one position with tenure track to a position as Associate Professor in the area of Cybersecurity is open to be filled.

The position, initially restricted to six years and offering the possibility of a qualification agreement for a tenured position, is 40 hours per week and the successful candidate is expected to start on September 1, 2018, 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.

Required academic qualification:

PhD or equivalent in computer science

The successful candidate should also possess the following qualifications:

  • Research focus on an area of cybersecurity that fits and strengthens the existing research at the institute
  • Excellent scientific track record with publications at international top conferences/journals
  • Motivation, experience and didactic skills for teaching in English
  • Experience in the acquisition of research projects
  • Network in the international scientific community

The position will involve the following duties:

  • Research on cybersecurity
  • Scientific publications at international top conferences/journals
  • Acquisition and management of third party funding for research (EU, FFG, FWF, industrial projects)
  • Supervision of students
  • Independent teaching in the bachelor and master programs
  • Service in the academic administration
  • Closing date for applications: 30 April 2018

    Contact: Stefan Mangard

    More information: https://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/about_iaik/jobs/tenure_track/

4 April 2018
Job Posting Postdoctoral Research Fellow National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
[Postdoc Fellow Position@NSYSU]

Postdoctoral research fellow position to work on Applied Cryptography, 5G, Wireless, and IoT Security is available in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University. Welcome the fresh Ph.D., who is going to build strong publication for pursuing the faculty position.

The publication of research works will focus on the prestigious international journals and security conferences as the following shortlists.

Journals:

IEEE or ACM Transactions journals with top ranking or high impact factor.

Conferences:

IEEE S&P, Usenix Sec, ACM CCS, Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, NDSS, FC, PETS, FSE, ESORICS, PKC, ACNS, AsiaCCS, TCC, CT-RSA, ACM WiSec, IEEE CSF, etc.

Qualification:

- Candidates should have a Ph.D. Degree (CS or EE), and strong background in applied cryptography, wireless and 5G security, IoT security, and authentication protocol.

- Strong publication record (major journals or top security conference papers).

- Good written and oral communication skills.

- Work experience in relevant research projects is preferable.

KPI: The number of submissions to the shortlisted journals and conferencesper year.

The initial appointment will be until the end of this year(2018) but renewable depending on the availability of funding and the candidate\'s performance(at most 2 to 3years). The travel support will also be provided to attend international conferences or to visit overseas universities. The candidate will have the chance to work together with the most active and strong security research team at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU, one of seven top research universities in Taiwan).

How to apply:

Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Prof. Chun-I Fan(email: cifan (at) mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2018

Contact: Prof. Chun-I Fan, Email: cifan (at) mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw

More information: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324202444_Call_for_Postdoc_Position

2 April 2018
Job Posting Postdoc Position(s) in Cryptography University of Tartu, Estonia
The cryptography group at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu seeks 1-2 postdoctoral researchers in cryptography. The positions will be supporting an EU H2020 project on privacy-enhancing cryptography for distributed ledgers (PRIViILEDGE). The candidate(s) should have a strong track record in cryptography, and in particular in the design of efficient privacy-preserving protocols (e.g., zero-knowledge proofs) and/or blockchain.

We expect candidates to be able to develop and devote significant time to their own research agenda around the theme of the project. Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques for blockchains (e.g., SNARKs) and perform other research duties to help with the project, collaborate with partners and ensure the smooth administration of the project including the timely delivery of research output.

The EU H2020 project PRIViLEDGE requires travel to and collaboration with colleagues throughout the European Union. Full travel and equipment budget is available to support the activities of the project.

For any inquiries or to apply for the positions, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof Helger Lipmaa (firstname.lastname (at) ut.ee) clearly indicating the position sought. This is crucial since we have several open positions.

The project started from January 1, 2018, and will last for three years. In the case of interest, the candidates may later seek further employment but this is not necessarily guaranteed. The position will stay open until we find a suitable candidate; please apply early.

Closing date for applications: 1 May 2018

Contact: Helger Lipmaa

More information: https://crypto.cs.ut.ee/index.php/Projects/PRIViLEDGE

29 March 2018
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 inter-disciplinary 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, water, power grid, transportation, and autonomous vehicle etc.). 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.

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2018

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: jianying_Zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More information: http://jianying.space/

28 March 2018
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

Information security

Computer Security

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.

? Tax-free salary.

? Around 2-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 (Thursday and Friday) are off.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Sarah Abu Ghazalah sabugazalah (at) kku.edu.sa

Also, all the documents should be sent via email to: ccs (at) kku.edu.sa

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

Job Posting Research Engineer: Security and Privacy Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh PA, USA
Company Description

The Bosch Group operates in most countries in the world. With over 390,000 associates, a career at Bosch offers a chance to grow an exceptional career in an environment that values diversity, initiative and a drive for results.

Job Description

Ideal candidates for this position should have experience in at least one, preferably two or more of the following:

-(Distributed) system security and cloud computing, with emphasis on fault-tolerance, secure computation, secure function evaluation, implementation aspects of the above, knowledge of the blockchain and crypto currency architectures and applications thereof.

-System Security, network security, embedded security, trusted computing, hardware security

-Applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies

-Security and machine learning, applications of data miniing to security, intrusion detection, anomaly detection,

network security, applications of data mining to constrained environments (e.g., automotive networks)

-Software security, static and dynamic program analysis, automated vulnerability detection and patching, reverse engineering of software binaries, hardening techniques to protect software against reverse engineering, formal modelling, etc.

The candidate should have expert knowledge (evidenced by significant contributions in the form of publications and/or patents or patent applications) in at least one of the listed areas and be familiar with at least one other area (should be able to understand and contribute in deep technical discussions in the area). The candidate will be expected to be an active contributor, should have good written and oral communication skills, cross-team collaboration skills, and should be open to acquiring and applying new skills.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact: Contact: Dr. Jorge Guajardo Merchan (jorge DOT guajardomerchan AT us DOT bosch DOT com)

More information: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/BoschGroup/743999666848005-research-engineer?trid=eaeb2bda-02a4-4e9f-b357-957d3b6da7d7

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