PhD Student and Post-Doc, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
The cryptography and privacy group of the IBM Research - Zurich research laboratory in Switzerland is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students and Post-Docs in the area of provably secure cryptography, in particular the design of privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols.
Candidates will perform scientific research in the areas mentioned above under the direct guidance of the permanent researchers in our team. Their main task will consist of publishing at respected academic conferences and journals. They will also collaborate with international partners in EU research projects and occasionally implement prototypes of cryptographic protocols.
PhD student candidates must have a Master degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related disciplines. Knowledge of basic cryptography is required, proven experience in the form of theses or published papers is a strong asset.
Post-Doc candidates must have a PhD degree in cryptography. All candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English; knowledge of German is not required.
IBM Research - Zurich offers a stimulating international research environment among experts in computer science, physics, and mathematics. The laboratory is located in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, at 10km from the city of Zurich and on the coast of Lake Zurich. A competitive salary will be offered, adjusted to the high local living standards.
The positions will remain open until suitable candidates have been hired.
Research Associate, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
The Information Security Centre of Excellence (ISCX) at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton Campus invites application for a Research Associate in the field of Cyber Security. The successful candidate will work with the members of ISCX to conduct original research, design, and development for the Intelligent Tools for an Automated Security Analysis and Risk Management for Large-Scale Systems project. This project will be
carried out in collaboration with IBM Security Division and is mainly funded under the Atlantic Innovation Foundation (AIF) program. For more information on the project and ISCX, please see www.iscx.ca.
To be considered for the position the applicant should have a PhD degree in Computer Science. Some postdoctoral research experience is an asset. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.
This is a full-time position, available as of October 1, 2014 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three more years. Salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.
Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, along with a resume, and the name, address, phone and e-email addresses of three academic references. Review of applications will begin in August 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Full-Time PhD Position in Cryptographic Protocol Design, University of Twente, The Netherlands
The Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-year PhD position in cryptographic protocol design.
In the course of the PhD project, the PhD student will deal with cryptographic concepts such as Homomorphic Encryption, Functional Encryption, and Secure Multiparty Computation. The research focus of the project is on the design and evaluation of new cryptographic protocols for specific application scenarios.
The PhD candidate will be expected to do active and internationally visible research which will be supervised by Dr. Andreas Peter from the Services, Cybersecurity and Safety Group of the University of Twente. The PhD candidate will be appointed for a period of four years, at the end of which he/she must have completed a PhD thesis. During this period, the PhD student has the opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge by joining international exchange programs, to participate in national and international conferences and workshops, and to visit other research institutes and universities worldwide.
Successful candidates must hold an outstanding M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from the university study of Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar, obtained within the last two years. The topic of the master thesis should ideally have relevance to cryptography. Applications from students that are about to finish their master thesis will be accepted as well. Further requirements include excellent skills in the English language, firm knowledge in cryptography and basic programming skills. Early experiences with scientific publications are of advantage.
The position will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Applications must include:
- CV and academic transcript (with grades)
- motivation letter (including a description of prior