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23 August 2018
Job Posting Post-Doc Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London
The ISG is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of cryptography. The position is available now and will run until the end of 2021.

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

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

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

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment (at)

Please quote the reference: 0818-334

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2018

Contact: Martin Albrecht, martin.albrecht _at_

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

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

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

This opportunity is open for candidates of any nationality.

Closing date for applications: 27 August 2018

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

Job Posting Post-doc and PhD positions University of Salerno (Italy)
Are You Interested in Cryptography And/Or Blockchain Technology?

Post-Doc Positions.

Professor Ivan Visconti is the scientific coordinator for University of Salerno of the project Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography in Distributed Ledgers (PRIViLEDGE) and is involved in several other research activities related to Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Blockchain Technology. Expressions of interest for post-doc positions in the field of privacy-preserving cryptography and distributed ledger technology, to be supervised by professor Ivan Visconti are welcome. Candidates are expected to have a solid publication record (e.g., IACR conferences, CCS, IEEE S&P,....). The positions are available immediately. The net salary can be even higher than the average net salary of an associate professor in Italy. There is also some travel budget to attend conferences, project meetings and research visits. In case you are interested, please send your CV and 2 names for letters of reference to Ivan Visconti (ivan DOT visconti AT gmail DOT com).

PhD Positions.

There are up to 14 PhD positions at the computer engineering department of University of Salerno (Italy). The deadline for applications is September 19, 2018, and the master degree must be obtained by November 6, 2018.

Closing date for applications: 6 November 2018

Contact: Ivan Visconti (ivan DOT visconti AT gmail DOT com)

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17 August 2018
Job Posting Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professors National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
The Computer Science Department at National Chengchi University invites applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculties from outstanding candidates at all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) to begin at Spring 2019 or Fall 2019.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

We seek candidates in research areas related to all fields in Computer Science. Candidates from the following research areas are especially welcome:

• Artificial Intelligence

• Information Security

• Interdisciplinary fields of computer science and social science (eg., CS and Digital Content, CS and Communication, CS and Finance, etc. )

At a minimum, candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and have demonstrated strong research ability.

Applicants must send curriculum vitae, transcripts, diploma certificate, a copy of Ph.D. dissertation or abstract, recent publications, and at least two recommendation letters to recruit (at) or

Faculty Recruit Committee Department of Computer Science

National Chengchi University

64, Sec. 2, ZhiNan Rd. Wenshan District

Taipei, Taiwan, 11605


Applicants are invited to visit our web page at .

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2019

Contact: Raylin Tso

Chairman of the Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University

eMail: raylin (at)

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Job Posting Security Engineer InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland or Toronto, Canada
InfoSec GLobal(ISG) secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. Our Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Security Engineer who will be responsible for

• Implementation of cryptographic primitives (optimizations, countermeasures)

• Implementation of security protocols

• Side-channel analysis of implementations

• C programming proficiency

• Applied research in cryptography and security

• Patent and standards development

You have a Master in Computer Science with 5 years of experience in Security Engineering or a PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Security and a profound knowledge in cryptography and embedded devices


• Software development in C and Java

• Development on embedded devices

• Experience with development on Android and iOS

• Experience with ARM processors

• Experience with side-channel analysis and attacks

• Experience with implementation of cryptographic primitives

• Experience with Latex

• Experience with applied research

Closing date for applications: 19 October 2018

Contact: Jennifer Quaid


jennifer.quaid (at)

Job Posting Post-Quantum Cryptography Expert InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland
InfoSec Global (ISG) is a next-generation cryptography company that secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. ISG’s Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Post Quantum Cryptography Expert who will be responsible for:

• Writing and publishing and public speaking

• Prototyping, proof of concept development

• Consultancy in the field of asymmetric cryptography

• Applied research in post quantum cryptography

• Patent and standards development

Education Required:

• PhD in Cryptography

• Profound knowledge in cryptography

• Profound knowledge in lattice-based cryptography

• Profound knowledge in code-based cryptography

• Profound knowledge in isogeny-based cryptography


• Software development in C, Java or Python

• Experience with implementation of cryptographic primitives

• Experience with development on Windows, Linux, Android and iOS

• Experience with Latex

• Experience with applied research

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

InfoSec Global

jennifer.quaid (at)

Job Posting Security Architect InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland or Toronto, Canada
InfoSec Global (ISG) is a next-generation cryptography company that secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. ISG’s Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Security Architect who will be responsible for:

• Writing and publishing and public speaking

• Design and analysis of IT security systems

• Prototype, proof of concept development

• Consultancy in the field of secure systems

• Applied research in cryptography and security

• Patent and standards development

Education and Experience: You have a Master in Computer Science with 5 years of experience in Security Engineering or a PhD in Computer Science with focus on Security, and a profound knowledge in cryptography, network security, systems engineering, security design, cloud security and security protocols.

Skills: Software development in C, Java and Python, Experience with security in Windows, Linux, Android and iOS, Experience with cloud infrastructure, Experience with IoT environment, Experience with Latex, Experience with applied research

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

InfoSec Global

jennifer.quaid (at)

16 August 2018
Job Posting Senior Research fellow, or Research fellow National University of Singapore
Applications are invited for several Research fellow or senior research fellow positions at the National Satellite of Excellence on Trustworthy Systems at the National University of Singapore. Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline with research focus on security, or programming languages, or embedded systems. Please email your CV to abhik (at) for inquiries.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019

Contact: Prof. Abhik Roychoudhury

School of Computing

National University of Singapore

abhik (at)

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Job Posting PostDoc Flensburg University
We are looking for a PostDoc to research on topics related theory and practice of functional encryption, including

* pairing-based

* lattice-based

* black-box (im)possibility results

and applications to Internet of Things and Blockchain. Research is conducted within the EU H2020 Functional Encryption Technology (FENTEC) project in conjunction with the academic partners Edinburg University, ENS Paris, Flensburg University, Helsinki University, KU Leuven and the industrial partners ATOS, Kudelski Group (former Nagravision), WALLIX and XLAB.

The position includes

* competitive salary

* travel budget (conference, project meetings, research visits)

* team of 1-2 PhDs

* academic freedom to create own research profile

* (optional) teaching opportunity

Please send your CV to The Chancelor, Mrs. Sabine Christiansen at personal.bewerbungen(at)

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2018

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gajek, Head of the IT-Security and Cryptography group (ITSC), Web:, Email: sebastian.gajek(at)

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Simula UiB has open positions for senior researchers in cryptography.

About us: Simula UiB is a research organization located in Bergen, Norway. We currently employ 17 people researching cryptography and information theory and supervising master and Ph.D. students. Due to increased base funding from the Norwegian government, we are now looking to expand our activity and hire two senior researchers in permanent positions.

What we want: We are looking for someone who is an active researcher in cryptography, with an excellent publication record. The successful candidate is expected to attract and supervise students. We envision the ideal candidate to be someone who has 10–15 years of experience since obtaining his/her Ph.D. degree. Candidates with less experience should also apply.

What we offer:

Competitive salary and a fast hiring process.

Two Ph.D. positions and one postdoc position are associated with each researcher.

Funding for travel and hosting visitors.

A good working environment in modern offices located centrally in Bergen.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Website:

If you want to learn more about this opportunity please email Kjell Jørgen Hole (CEO) at hole (at), Håvard Raddum (leader of the crypto section) at haavardr (at) or Øyvind Ytrehus (chief scientist) at oyvindy (at)

This is an urgent call for interested applicants. A funded Ph.D. student position is available starting January 2019 (all documents submitted by Sep. 15th, 2018 for International students) to work on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering in the CSE department with Dr. Mehran Mozaffari Kermani (CSE department of University of South Florida, Tampa, FL).

The required expertise includes:

- Master’s in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid background in digital design, VLSI, computer arithmetic, and ASIC/FPGA implementations

- Solid HDL expertise

- Outstanding English (if English tests are taken) to be eligible for department funding

- Motivation to work beyond the expectations from an average Ph.D. student and publish in top tier venues

Please closely observe the admission requirement details before emailing,

We are looking for motivated, talented, and hardworking applicants who have background and are interested in working on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering with emphasis on:

- Cryptographic hardware systems

- Side-channel attacks, particularly fault and power analysis attacks

Please send me your updated CV (including list of publications, language test marks, and references), transcripts for B.Sc. (and/or M.Sc.), and a statement of interest to mehran2 (at) as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time, I consider only the applicants who have already taken TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exams with excellent marks. The successful candidate will be asked to apply formally very soon to the department, so all the material has to be ready.

Mehran Mozaffari Kermani

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018

More information:

9 August 2018
Job Posting PhD Position Ruhr University Bochum
We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated PhD students to work on topics related to hardware security, including:

• Side-channel analysis attacks

• Fault-injection attacks

• Countermeasures against physical attacks

• Physically unclonable functions

• Symmetric cryptography, design and analysis

• Low-power design

The group offers excellent working environment as a part of Horst Görtz Institut for IT Security (HGI ) including more than 200 scientists active in several different aspects of IT security and cryptography.

The candidate should have an M.Sc. degree in IT-security, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or applied mathematics with excellent grades. Being familiar with cryptography concepts and low-level programming is a must. Knowing a hardware design language, e.g., VHDL/verilog, is a plus.

In order to apply, please send your resume, transcripts, and a list of at least two professional references in a single pdf file to

emsec+apply (at)

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact: Amir Moradi

Who we are?

Promise Protocols is one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in Silicon Valley. Promise delivers cash analytics and cash access to thousands of small businesses, that operate with volatile cash balances. We are a platform company whose aim is to automate the hardest parts of small business financial management. We are sometimes the last company many small business merchants come to when no one else will help their businesses stay alive.

Why work at Promise?

We are a high-energy, innovation-focused team of engineers and technologists who want to make running a small business less painful for owners all over the world. 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 Software Engineer?

Promise Protocols is looking for a passionate and experienced developer with cryptography experience to help develop, build and deploy a distributed, fault-tolerant P2P payments and exchange platform.

This role is ideal for cryptography scientists or software engineers with deep experience and familiarity with evolving and established cryptographic protocols and their implementation.

What you will be responsible doing?

1. Develop, build and deploy crypto protocols in distributed p2p systems

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

3. Collaborate with teammates to produce protocol specifications

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

5. Develop and maintain interfaces for platform API

6. Identify and recommend technologies to solve technical challenges

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Please send a request to jobs (at)

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5 August 2018
Job Posting Research Fellow Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW), University of Waikato, New Zealand
The Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) - the first cyber security lab in NZ - created the NZ Cyber Security Challenge, and leads the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funded STRATUS project (NZD12.2 mil). CROW collaborates with 58 other local and international organisations, including STRATUS end-user partners Interpol and NZ Police.

We are seeking to appoint a full time fixed term Research Fellow to contribute to our research objectives associated with cybercrime, computer security and cloud computing. This position has responsibilities to achieve research objectives associated with the STRATUS industry partners.

A PhD in cyber security, cybercrime, computer science or a related field is essential as is having demonstrated research ability in cyber security and cybercrime. A requirement of this position is the ability to commercialise research prototypes into products/services and the demonstrated ability to publish in high quality academic journals, work collaboratively with others and undertake some teaching if required.

Preference will be given to candidates who have work experience with cybercrime, security, intelligence, or law enforcement agencies including work experience in the cybercrime, security digital forensics, machine learning, applied cryptography, etc.

Salary will be in the range of NZ$74,034 to $89,163 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

This position is fixed-term until October 2020, and will be opened until filled.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Associate Professor Ryan Ko – Director, NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science, email: ryan.ko AT

Closing date for applications: 4 January 2019

Contact: Associate Professor Ryan Ko, ryan.ko AT

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2 August 2018
The computer science department at the University of Twente is expanding its capacity and is looking for candidates at levels ranging from junior to more senior, for both combined research and education positions (assistant / associate professor), and education positions (lecturer).

Cybersecurity (broadly conceived) is by all means among the topics of interest!

The full announcement of these positions can be found here:!/421417/6-assistantassociate-professors-and-lecturers-in-computer-science

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2018

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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) 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 (the group has other projects, some of which have a later ending date) 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 September 2018

Contact: Helger Lipmaa

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1 August 2018
Job Posting Assistant Professors and Associate Professors Indian Statistical Institute, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Kolkata
Indian Statistical Institute invites applications from duly qualified Indian nationals, including Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), for full-time permanent faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professors and Associate Professors, to be placed at the R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security of the Institute, in Kolkata.

This is a rolling advertisement, and there is no last date. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the positions throughout the year. The recruitment committee(s) will meet regularly to consider the applications and arrange for seminars and/or interviews as the need arises.

For eligibility criteria, kindly visit the link below in \"More information\"

Interested candidates may send a copy of their current Curriculum Vitæ that clearly mentions the marks/grades/dissertations/honors at all academic levels (Grade 10, Grade 12, Bachelors, Masters, PhD), as applicable, and includes a complete list of peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in cryptology and security, to be considered for the positions.

The Curriculum Vitæ, as mentioned, should be sent to “Head, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute” at rcbose (at) as a consolidated PDF file.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2019

Contact: Head, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute

rcbose (at)

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31 July 2018
The IT Security Group of Paderborn University, Germany, is offering a postdoctoral researcher position.

The group has a strongly research-oriented focus and sufficient funds at disposal to buy necessary equipment, enable the attendance of scientific conferences, etc. The competitive salary is based on state tariff TV-L E13/14, 100% position, according to the current tariff in the German state North-Rhine Westphalia.

Applicants are expected to have a strong background and good publication record in modern cryptography, preferably in \"provable security\", a strong interest in theoretical foundations of real-world cryptography, and a strong motivation and ability to perform excellent research. The successful applicant is expected to actively contribute to the research agenda of an ERC-funded project on theoretically-sound real-world cryptography.

Knowledge of the German language is not mandatory. The language spoken within the group and large parts of the institute is English. All students and many people in the city speak good English, and the MSc study courses at the Institute of Computer Science are taught in English.

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

Applications should consist of a single pdf document, containing:

- Cover letter with a brief introduction of the applicant and a short personal statement on the applicant\'s interest in this particular position

- CV and a list of publications

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

- Optional: further supporting material

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

Please submit applications by e-mail to Tibor Jager (e-mail address below). If you need further information or have any questions, then please feel free to contact Tibor.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

Contact: Tibor Jager, tibor.jager (at)

Job Posting PhD scholarships on cyber security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
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.

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. 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 Jan 2019 intake, the application deadline is 30th September 2018. More information of the PhD program is available at

Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2018

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

jianying_zhou (at)

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27 July 2018
Here’s something to ponder. Each of three people possess an integer modulo seven. They must determine the sum of their integers modulo seven without use of a trusted third party, and ensuring that the Bayesian posterior for all participants is precisely the prior conditioned on the new information only.

We’re guessing you know that one. If you enjoy privacy preserving computation and recognize the potential, you might want to join a team of top tier engineers, data scientists, mathematicians and cryptographers working on the ROAR platform. You will collaborate across engineering and business units to help build a next-generation prediction platform used by the bank, the bank’s clients, and eventually - we hope - the entire world.

You will:

• Design, implement and improve techniques for privacy preserving Machine Learning using whatever techniques are most appropriate (cryptographic, statistical and a combination of the two).

• Design, implement and improve partial structure preserving data obfuscation methodologies

• Design and analyze hypothetical statistical attacks, real and hypothetical

• Design and build into our contest framework new primitives, and combinations of the same, to expand the possibilities for crowd-sourcing data, predictions and models.

• Work with leading experts in secure multiparty computation.

• Collaborate with researchers and students as part of the JP Morgan/ ROAR partnership with MIT, which involves Sloan CIDL and MIT CSAIL.

• Adapt privacy methods to real-time data streams.

Closing date for applications: 25 July 2019

Contact: send CV to marc.gammon (at)

Successful applicants should be well established in at least one specialisation of computer security and should bring new expertise to the department. Possible areas of expertise are:

- Security Engineering

- Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

- Securing Long Term & Long Lived Systems

- Computer Architecture Security

- Language-based Security

A successful applicant should demonstrate experience in the application and execution of third party funding projects, such as DFG Projects. Candidates must be ready and willing to participate in collaborative applications of interdisciplinary research projects, and to actively integrate into existing projects. Paderborn University offers several possibilities for crossdisciplinary research, such as the CRC 901 “On-the-fly Computing”, as well as institutions such as the Software Innovation Campus Project (SICP), the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) and the Heinz-Nixdorf Institute (HNI). Another vital criterion is the willingness to work with other professors in the department.

Please see the referenced .pdf document for further information.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2018

Contact: Prof. Dr. Holger Karl (eim-i-prodekan@uni[at] and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tibor Jager (tibor.jager[at]

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Job Posting PhD Candidate Kings College London
The PhD candidate will be based in the Department of Informatics and the Cyber Security group at Kings College London. They will explore cryptocurrencies (and the blockchain) from a system security and applied cryptography perspective.

Some topics explored in the past by this research group include smart contract security, so-called layer 2 protocols, undermining the incentive structure of nakamoto-style consensus, etc.

The candidate is expected to have at least a bachelors degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field. They should have an interest in applied cryptography, information security and privacy enhancing technologies. Prior knowledge on the blockchain is not necessary, but desirable.

Funding is available (including a stipend) for a 4-year PhD at UK/EU rates. Start date will be agreed between candidate and Patrick McCorry.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Patrick McCorry, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Kings College London.

Please e-mail stonecoldpat (at) for further enquiries.

School of Information Technology Management of Ryerson University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in Cybersecurity for an initial appointment of one year, renewable for two more years based on performance. Preferred areas of research interest would be secure cryptographic implementation, IoT security, blockchain technology, and 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.

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in informations system security, publishing in leading conferences and journals, and participation in proposal development. The incumbent is expected to take part in the activities of the Cybersecurity Research Lab at the Ryerson University.

Required application materials include: a curriculum vita; a three-page research statement; and copies of three recent publications. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until both positions are filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who submit their application materials by September 1st, 2018.

For further information, you may contact Dr. Atefeh Mashatan at amashatan @

Closing date for applications: 1 January 2019

Job Posting PhD interns on cyber-physical system security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
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

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 September 2018

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: jianying_Zhou (at)

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22 July 2018
Whenever you communicate with someone electronically there are intermediaries that process and carry your communication, helping it reliably get to the intended destination, or storing it until the recipient goes online to collect it. We hope that these intermediaries behave properly, but sometimes they get hacked, or the people running them act maliciously, and your communications can then be tampered with and eavesdropped, with potentially severe consequences. End-to-end encryption is designed to protect against such threats and has been available for decades, but it’s still rarely used because it interferes with modern ways of working. For example, if the company that provides your email service can’t read it, you can’t search it without downloading it all; with collaboration applications, like Google Docs or chat applications, current end-to-end encryption approaches won‘t even work. Even if data is encrypted end-to-end, analysis of the meta-data can still violate privacy, for example disclosing who is working with whom. Anonymous communication systems like Tor can help protect meta-data but the delay that the most secure systems (e.g. Loopix) introduce would prevent standard collaboration technologies from working properly. This project will develop techniques to build collaboration applications that are end-to-end secure, and protect privacy. We will quantify how secure and effective they are, working with investigative journalists who need high levels of security in their collaboration applications.

Funding is available for a 4-year PhD studentship working on this project, providing a standard stipend and fees (at UK/EU rate). The project will be supervised by Dr Steven Murdoch and will start in October 2018 (unless agreed otherwise).

Closing date for applications: 12 August 2018

Contact: Steven Murdoch, s.murdoch (at)

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Skills & Requirements

Education– Minimum of a MS in computer science or mathematics. PhD in CS or mathematics desired but optional.

Required Technical Expertise

Significant fundamental or applied research focus in cryptography, and in particular, secure computation.

Demonstrated capability to take theoretical constructions and turn them into working implementations, and then optimize them toward practical use.

A pragmatic understanding of building practical, performant systems that incorporate such advanced cryptosystems into a smoothly integrated whole that meets the needs of our clients.

Required General Skills– Must work well with customers, including building rapport, identifying needs, and communicating with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. Must be highly motivated and able to self-manage to deadlines and quality goals expected by those customers.

We’re looking for people who can invent, learn, think, and inspire. We reward creativity and thrive on collaboration. If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to us.

More About Galois

At Galois, we maintain a unique organizational structure tailored to the needs of the innovative projects we deliver. Our organizational structure is collaborative, one-level flat, and based on principles of well-defined accountabilities and authorities, transparency, and stewardship. We aspire to provide employees with something that matters to them beyond just a paycheck — whether it be opportunities to learn, career growth, a sense of community, or whatever else brings them value as a person.

We believe in individual freedom in the roles we choose, and in the projects we pursue — our research focus areas are the intersection of staff interests and corporate strategy. We choose practices that best suit the project, team, and leaders, with company-wide standards kept to a minimum to ensure we are making the right choices for the situation rather than just business-as-usual choices.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2018

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Job Posting Post-Doctoral Researcher EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France
The Digital Security Department at EURECOM is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of Big Data privacy. The position is available immediately and is for one year. The contract is renewable (at least for one more year) based on availability of funding and mutual interest. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in applied cryptography or in a related area and have an adequate experience demonstrated through a strong publication record Some background in machine learning is appreciated. The working language in the group is English. The position will be funded by an EU-H2020 project.

Applications should be sent via email to melek[dot]onen[at]eurecom[dot]fr and should include a CV, a list of publications (with the top 3 ones highlighted), a short research proposal, and contact information for one or two persons who are willing to give references.

Closing date for applications: 1 January 2019

Contact: Melek Önen

Address: EURECOM,

Campus SophiaTech

450 Route des Chappes, Sophia-Antipolis France

Email: melek[dot]onen[at]eurecom[dot]fr

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Job Posting Post-Doc University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust
Post-doc information Assurance, APSIA Research Group University of Luxembourg and Centre for Security and Trust

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, for example: post-quantum security, FinTech and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

The APSIA team, led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan, is part of the SnT and is a dynamic and growing research group, some 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.

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Research Associates (Postdocs) in Information Assurance (M/F)

Ref: 50013420 (R-STR-5004-00-B)

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

Number of positions: 1

Start day: Summer\\autumn 2018 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 (classical and quantum)

Cryptographic Algorithms and Primitives

Verifiable Voting Schemes

Socio-Technical Analysis of Security

Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Closing date for applications: 17 August 2018

Contact: P Y A Ryan

Peter.Ryan (at)

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Job Posting PhD Position Ruhr University Bochum
The Chair for Security Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum is searching for highly motivated and qualified PhD candidates in system security engineering and applied cryptography. Specific topics include:

• Implementation of security architectures in hardware and software

• Technologies and countermeasures against microarchitectural attacks

• Security-oriented software compilation

• Tools and frameworks for secure hardware implementations

• Applied and Post-Quantum Cryptography

If you would describe yourself highly motivated, knowledgeable in security and willing to perform creative and deep research, please consider this job opening. You have a degree in IT-security, computer science, electronics or applied mathematics. Prior experience in low-level programming, code analysis, cryptography and/or machine learning are an asset. Publications at relevant conferences such as USENIX Security, CCS, S&P, CHES, CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT are expected.

Please provide a resume, transcripts, a motivational statement and contact information of at least two references.

Closing date for applications: 10 August 2018

Contact: Tim Güneysu tim.gueneysu (at)

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15 July 2018
We are looking for outstanding Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security.

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

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

- Distributed cryptography

The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of 2 contacts that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work. The candidate shall be able to show solid expertise in cryptography/IT Security illustrated in form of publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

The position can be partially funded by the Ethereum Foundation and hence offers an internationally competitive salary including social benefits, and the opportunity for close collaboration with one of the leading cryptocurrencies.

TU Darmstadt offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main area, and has a strong institute for research on IT security with more than 300 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2018

Contact: Prof. Sebastian Faust, Contact: sebastian.faust(at)cs(dot)tu-darmstadt(dot)de

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