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A PhD studentship is available at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK. The research will be in the area of security and applied cryptography. Topics include, but are not limited by, authenticated key exchange, electronic voting, digital cash, and anonymous auction etc. It is expected that the student will work on a topic of his/her most interest and expertise, with aim to make an impact on real-world applications.
The studentship will cover the tuition fee, and provide a stipend of £14,790 per year for maintenance. However, the studentship is limited to EU students (otherwise, there will be a gap of tuition fee to fill).
To apply, please send your CV and a brief research proposal to Dr Feng Hao (feng.hao at ncl.ac.uk). The proposal does not need to be perfect (it is OK to look silly and crazy), but it should clearly identify the outstanding security problems that you are keen to solve; the solution to the problem is less important.
For Ph.D. position master diploma in CS or applied mathematics with outstanding grades is required. Please send a letter explaining your interests and your CV+photo and transcript of grades. For the postdoctoral position please add at least three names of references that can be contacted for recommendations. Postdoctoral position is for two years with possibility of extension. We offer competitive salary and international working environment.
While no prior knowledge of cryptography as such is required, the candidate must have a solid knowledge of database theory, be creative and inventive and have good coding skills.
For administrative reasons priority will be given to EU nationals.
Applications are welcome from university graduates in mathematics, computer science, electronics, micro-electronics or information security. Successful applicants must show outstanding grades and have finished their master thesis on a topic related to the mentioned research areas. Applications can be sent by email to Pierre-Louis Cayrel (pierre.louis.cayrel (at) univ-st-etienne.fr) and Viktor Fischer (fischer (at) univ-st-etienne.fr) in one PDF document, containing a CV, a copy of academic transcripts, a short statement of motivation (incl. description of prior activities in the relevant areas), and one reference letter or a letter of recommendation. Applications will be processed until the position is filled.