Applications are invited a post-doctoral position in pairing-based cryptography at Caen University. The successful applicant will participate in the project SIMPATIC (SIM and PAiring Theory for Information and Communications security) financed by the French governemental research funding agency ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) and organized by Orange Labs, Caen. He/she will be a member of one of the research teams in the Computer Science (GREYC) or Mathematics (LMNO) laboratories at Caen University, France.
The position is open for one year. The starting date can be arranged as convenient, but in any case not later than 1st July 2015.
The partners involved in the SIMPATIC project are the crypto teams of the Laboratoire d\'Informatique de l\'ENS Paris, IMB (Bordeaux), University Paris 8, University Rennes 1, Oberthur, INVIA, STmicroelectronics (Le Mans) and Orange Labs (Caen).
The successful applicant will work on one of the following priorities of the project:
(i) The conception of cryptographic primitives suitable for SIMs and other small supports. Candidates are expected to have a high quality potential in theoretical cryptography. He/she will be expected to interact with members of the Applied Crypto Group (ACG) at Orange Labs (OL) in Caen.
(ii) The study of suitable pairing-friendly curves, both theoretical and algorithmic aspects. Candidates should therefore have a very strong background in relevant number theory and algebraic geometry. Some experience in software implementation (for example in Pari, Magma, Sage, ...) would be useful.
Preference will be given to candidates working on priority (i), but all applications related to the project themes will be examined.
Candidates must hold a PhD thesis or equivalent in mathematics or computer science, together with a strong research record.