International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

IACR provides a listing of open positions with a focus on cryptology. The listing is available on the Web at https://www.iacr.org/jobs/. To advertise a job opportunities, please submit your job here.

Submissions should include the organization, title, description, a URL for further information, contact information, and a closing date (which may be "continuous"). The job will be posted for six months or until the closing date. Submissions in other formats than text will not be posted. There can be no attachments.

This is intended to be a free service from an IACR member to the IACR membership. The content of the job posting is the responsibility of the person requesting the posting and not the IACR. Commercial enterprises who want to advertise their openings should identify at least one of their employees who is a member of IACR.


University College London
PhD studentship

The rise of decentralized networks, such as Tor and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, has enabled numerous applications, and these technologies offer the potential to enable many more. One could also argue, however, that they have enabled new types of crime. For example, the number of underground markets selling drugs and other illicit goods, such as Silk Road, has grown enormously after the introduction of Bitcoin (and they also rely on the use of Tor). Attacks such as ransomware also seem to some extent impossible to carry out without the use of these technologies.

In order to remove any regulatory obstacles to the adoption of the positive applications of these technologies, it is therefore important to address these negative applications and convince regulators they can be dealt with appropriately. To achieve this, we will develop (1) new heuristics for identifying relationships in a cryptocurrency ecosystem; (2) tools for collecting and analyzing data from underground markets; and (3) new techniques to ensure that honest users continue to maintain their privacy. Eventually, these will all be incorporated into a microservice architecture that provides a forensic tool.

This project is funded by an EU H2020 grant, and will be carried out with partners across Europe. The ideal candidate will have a strong degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related MSc course, and some proficiency with cryptography, machine learning, and/or data analytics.

Contact: Sarah Meiklejohn

More Information: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=229

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



University of York, UK
Chair in Cybersecurity

The University of York is one of the UK's leading higher education institutions and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. The Department is renowned internationally for its high impact research, combined with a dedication to high-quality teaching and excellent student satisfaction, as well as strong industrial links, making us one of the UK's top Computer Science departments.

The Role

We welcome applications from researchers with a track record as an international leader in Cybersecurity, with some emphasis on pragmatic aspects of Cybersecurity. You will actively engage and collaborate with colleagues leading the development of Cybersecurity research and teaching. You'll develop relationships across the wider University and beyond, to help build a distinctive and positive working environment that emphasises excellence.

Salary will be commensurate with experience on the professorial scale: current minimum £61,539 a year

Interviews will be held in York on: 25th May 2017

Why York?

We are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years, securing national and international recognition for our academic excellence. Our attractive landscaped campus has seen significant development which will continue as the University continues to develop. We are recognised consistently for our family-friendly policies and proud of our Athena SWAN Award.

Contact: Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Neil Audsley (neil.audsley (at) york.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=305603

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-10



University of Luxembourg
Post-Doc in a project FDISC on Applied Crypto

Fixed Term Contract 2 years (CDD), full-time 40 hrs/week Start day: July 2017 or later upon agreement.

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in symmetric cryptography in the areas of:

  • Lightweight block ciphers and hash functions
  • Side-channel attacks on symmetric cryptosystems and countermeasures
  • Design and security analysis of blockchain technologies
  • Proof-of-work schemes for use in digital currencies or denial-of-service prevention

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

Contact: Alex Biryukov

More Information: https://www.cryptolux.org

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-30



Aarhus University, Denmark
PhD Student

The Cryptography and Security group of Aarhus University is looking for PhD students interested in working in the area of cryptographic protocols (secure two/multi party computation, zero-knowledge, ORAM, etc.) under the supervision of Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi. The PhD position is financed by a "Sapere Aude" starting grant (Danish Council for Independent Research).

Applicants who have completed (or are about to complete) a master in computer science, computer engineering, or math are welcome to apply by contacting me.

All applications will be processed by the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Aarhus University (follow the link for more information). The next deadlines for application is May 1st, (earliest start on August 1st).

Contact: Claudio Orlandi, Associate Professor

orlandi (at) cs.au.dk

More Information: http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-01



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Postdoc

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical cryptography. The research focus will be the development and analysis of classical and new cryptographic building blocks (such as public-key encryption or obfuscation).

The research will take place in the cryptography and security group at KIT. The research position will be multi-year and fully funded, with a starting date as soon as possible (negotiable). There is no closing date; applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, contact Dennis (dot) Hofheinz (at) kit (dot) edu. Your application should include a CV, and at least two references.



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
PhD student

We are looking for a PhD student in theoretical cryptography. The research focus will be the development and analysis of classical and new cryptographic building blocks (such as public-key encryption and obfuscation).

The research will take place in the cryptography and security group at KIT. The research position will be multi-year and fully funded, with a starting date as soon as possible (negotiable). There is no closing date; applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, contact Dennis (dot) Hofheinz (at) kit (dot) edu. Your application should include a CV, and a letter of motivation.



University of Birmingham, UK
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Security

The Security and Privacy Group* at Birmingham seeks applications for a new permanent Lecturer post in cyber security.

Candidates are expected to have established research careers, demonstrating sustained excellent publication record and some ability to attract research funding. We encourage candidates whose research complements and extends the current capabilities of the group**, but are particularly interested in those working in the areas of systems security, malware analysis and/or reverse engineering.

The deadline for applications is 2 April 2017. Further details and instructions for applying are at

  • http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXS707/lecturer-in-computer-security/

The School of Computer Science is ranked in the top 10 UK computer science departments for the number of world-leading publications in terms of originality, significance and rigour by the Research Excellence Framework 2014, conducted by the UK government. The University has identified computer security and privacy as an area for investment. The group is a GCHQ/EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, one of 13 such centres in the UK. Informal enquiries about these posts are welcome, and can be addressed to any member of the group and/or to Professor Mark Ryan, m.d.ryan[at]cs.bham.ac.uk.

* Members of the group are: Rami Bahsoon, Ian Batten, Tom Chothia, David Galindo, Flavio Garcia, David Oswald, Dave Parker, Eike Ritter, Mark Ryan, Erik Tews.

** The current research focus of the group includes: applied cryptography, formal verification, automotive security, embedded devices and IoT security (including ICS), wireless security, cloud security, electronic voting, and security and privacy for society.

More Information: http://sec.cs.bham.ac.uk/index.html#vacancies

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-02



University of Surrey, UK
2 posts of Assistant/Associate Professor in Secure Systems

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey invites applications for two posts of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor) in Secure Systems.

Further details and instructions for applying are at https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=083116-R

Salary range: ?39324 to ?57674

We aim to attract outstanding candidates to the Secure Systems group who have strong visions for research, a growing international research profile, a passion for teaching, and who value collaborative research and working in a team.

The first post is in the area of ‘security through hardware and applied cryptography’, an area that we are growing, with the recent appointment of Professor Liqun Chen.

The second post is in ‘secure systems and applications’, to enhance or complement one or more of the following areas: trusted computing, security through hardware, verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security, cloud or mobile security, machine learning and data analytics applied to security, human factors, formal methods and applied cryptography.

Applicants to both posts should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. An ability to produce high quality outputs is also required. The appointed candidates will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the Department’s activities.

We are looking for individuals academics that can inspire students through their curiosity for leading-edge aspects of technology. The Department runs a GCHQ-certified MSc in Information Security, which is the flagship programme of the Secure Systems group.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The Department shares the Athena SWAN ideals with respect to the equality and diversity agenda.

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

+44 1483 689637

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=083116-R

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-02



Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen\'s University Belfast
PhD Studentship

Multi-Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) Designs & Architectures -

This research will investigate the design of novel Physical Unclonable Functions, which exploit random variations found in the silicon used in the manufacture of electronic chips as an inherently lightweight means to uniquely identify and authenticate IoT devices.The main aims of the proposed research are:

• To investigate novel software-based PUF designs for an embedded micro-controller (MCU) in addition to a multi-PUF design based on combining software and/or hardware PUFs.

• To investigate methods to accurately evaluate the entropy offered by a PUF primitive, as current metrics vary widely and can depend on how the PUF is to be subsequently used.

• To study the use of PUFs in higher level protocols.

This is a GCHQ-sponsored PhD studentship; therefore, only UK nationals are eligible for this funding.

More Information: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/Research/PhDStudy/NewBatch-Dec2016/PhD2017-52/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



NEC Laboratories Europe
Security Researcher

NEC Laboratories Europe is the European research center of NEC Corporation, a world leader in the computer and communications markets with a large world-wide base of R&D Laboratories. Top researchers from more than 20 countries develop, pilot and bring to reality technologies through open innovation.

We are looking for a Research Scientist / Senior Researcher to contribute to research and development in the areas of security and privacy with a special focus on applied cryptography, access control, cloud security, and distributed systems security. Our work ranges from foundational research and IPR creation to prototype development for NEC products and services. We support individual creativity, strong teamwork as well as scientific publications. English is the working language in the Laboratories. Initially, this position is limited to two years.

Applicants are sought with experience and skills in these areas:

- Excellent publication track record in security or applied cryptography.

- Strong experience in system security, distributed systems security, or software security.

- Strong experience in applied cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and security models.

- Proven experience in handling and managing large scale projects.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English. Knowledge of Japanese is a plus.

- Experience in software development including experience with programming languages, such as Golang, Java, or C/C++.

Candidates with a fresh Ph.D. in Security, Cryptography, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with a hands-on approach and proven skills in real-world problem solving are preferred.

Contact: Dr. Ghassan Karame, ghassan.karame (at) neclab.eu

Amardeo Sarma, amardeo.sarma (at) neclab.eu

More Information: http://www.neclab.eu/jobs/openings/staff/NEC-NLE-1703-229-SEC-2-Security_Researcher.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-01



Microsoft Research
Cryptography Research Intern

The Cryptography Research group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington seeks outstanding students for 2017 summer internship projects on Homomorphic Encryption and Post-Quantum Cryptography. Developer skills or a background or interest in Machine Learning or Bioinformatics applications are desirable. PhD students in both mathematics and computer science are welcome to apply. Please submit resume, cover letter and reference(s).

Contact: Kristin Lauter, Research Manager

msrcryptointerns (at) outlook.com

More Information: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/homomorphic-encryption/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
PhD Students & Interns on Cyber Security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT. Cyber security is one of its most important areas and grows very fast with rich research funding. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber physical systems including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

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) in mathematics, computer science or electrical 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. More information of the PhD program is available at https://istd.sutd.edu.sg/phd/phd-overview/.

I am also looking for PhD interns on cyber security, especially on cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, and power grid etc.). The attachment will be at least 6 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses. More information of cyber-physical system security is available at http://jianying.space/cpss/.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Please also provide the names of two referees.

Contact: Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: zhou_jianying (at) yahoo.com

Home: http://jianying.space/

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-30



Radboud University Nijmegen
post-doc - decentralised idm using attribute-based credentials and distributed ledgers

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will join the European research project DECODE (DEcentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem) that aims to develop distributed architectures for decentralised data governance. You will conduct research on decentralised identity and reputation management using attribute-based credentials and distributed ledgers. You will communicate your findings through papers in peer-reviewed research journals and at international conferences. You will also be involved in training and teaching PhD and BSc/MSc students.

Contact: Jaap-Henk Hoepman (associate professor), jhh (at) cs.ru.nl

More Information: http://www.ru.nl/werken/details/details_vacature_0/?recid=596939

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-02



Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Two Lecturers in Information Security

Applications are invited for two posts in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London.

One position is a 4 year-post and is teaching-focussed, with 10% time available for research. The other is a permanent position with a regular balance between teaching and research. This position is roughly equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor in North America or a Junior Professor in Europe.

For the teaching-focussed position, the post holder will contribute to the creation and/or revision, delivery and assessment of postgraduate (MSc) and undergraduate teaching modules across a wide range of topics in the field of information/cyber security. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent and have a sound knowledge of information/cyber security. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

For the permanent position, applications are invited from researchers whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants with outstanding research achievements and/or potential in relevant information/cyber security areas. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, be a self-motivated researcher, and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department.

4 year teaching-position: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0217-089

Permanent regular position: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0217-090

Contact: Professor Keith Mayes

keith.mayes (at) rhul.ac.uk.

More Information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0217-090

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-09



University of Campinas. Brazil
Post-Doc

Post-doc position in Secure Execution of Cryptographic Algorithms

We have an open position, starting immediately, for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Campinas’  Institute of Computing, Brazil, to work in research and development of efficient and secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms. The candidate will be part of a collaborative effort, working on a project funded by Intel and FAPESP, the State of São Paulo research agency. 

The aim of the project encompasses both curve-based and post-quantum crypto algorithms, and is not restricted to software. In fact, we use the whole gamut of possibilities to address the problem of efficient and side-channel-immune code, including the co-design (software and hardware) of solutions.

Candidates should have a good background in implementation of cryptographic algorithms and, desirably, experience in system security. A collaborative attitude and leadership are also an asset.

The fellowship amounts to around US$ 27,000 plus limited travel funds for conferences. Basic free health care is provided by UNICAMP and the Brazilian Public Health System.

The University of Campinas, UNICAMP, is located in Campinas, the center of a vibrant region, with a population of about three-million, distant 100 km from São Paulo and 500 km from Rio de Janeiro, served by an international airport and excellent highways. For a very good introduction to Campinas in English, please watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnF3IW1Rekc. Different rankings put UNICAMP in the top-three positions in Brazil and Latin America. Some of its graduate programs lead their areas in Latin America and are prominent worldwide. Please access this page for a brief summary and intro video about UNICAMP: http://www.unicamp.br/unicamp/english.

Interested candidates should email their CV to

Ricardo Dahab - rdahab (at) ic.unicamp.br

Deadline for applications: March 20, 2017

Contact: Ricardo Dahab

Associate Professor

IC-UNICAMP

rdahab (at) ic.unicamp.br

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-20



Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
PhD studentships

PhD studentships in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway is now recruiting for the 2017/18 cohort, with a number of fully-funded PhD studentships to be awarded to qualified and eligible candidates, to start their post-graduate studies in cyber security in October 2017.

The four-year CDT programme is a mix of training and research activities, leading to a PhD thesis in cyber security. Possible research topics include the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols; the design of security services for embedded systems; business information systems, telecommunication networks and critical infrastructure security; detection and analysis of malware; geopolitics of security; and the study of economics, psychology, design theory and sociology in the context of cyber security.

The CDT studentships provide an unparalleled opportunity for outstanding candidates to undertake research and training in a discipline that is both intellectually demanding and of wide applicability.

The CDT in Cyber Security, established in 2013, has currently 37 PhD students divided into four cohorts, working on topics ranging from embedded security to cybercrime, from cryptography to geopolitics of security, from software security to cyber economics.

CDT studentships cover college fees plus an annual stipend of £20,296, for four years. We welcome applications from candidates with undergraduate and masters' qualifications in a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, mathematics, computer science, engineering, geography, economics and sociology. Funding is provided by the EPSRC, so full studentships are available to UK residents only. Closing date for receiving applications is 30 April 2017.

Please visit Royal Holloway's CDT in Cyber Security webpage (https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/isg/cybersecuritycdt/home.aspx) to learn more about its PhD programme, funding eligibility, and how to apply.

Contact: Professor Carlos Cid

Director, CDT in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London

cybersecuritycdt (at) royalholloway.ac.uk

More Information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/isg/prospectivestudents/cdtstudentships/cdt-studentships-in-cyber-security.aspx

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



Aalto University
Professor in Cryptology

Tenure track or tenured position in Cryptology

The vacancy is open to talented individuals who are interested in an excellent opportunity to pursue a successful scientific career. The position is targeted primarily at candidates for the Assistant Professor level. However, candidates with an outstanding record for Associate or Full Professor levels may also be considered.

The professorship is a joint position between the Department of Computer Science (http://cs.aalto.fi/en/) and the Department of Mathematics and Systems analysis (http://math.aalto.fi/en/). With strong research groups in systems security, theoretical computer science, algebra and discrete mathematics, and stochastics, Aalto University is emerging as a leader in information security. The selected candidate is expected to establish independent research and teaching in cryptology. We solicit applications from candidates with expertise in any area of modern cryptology including, but not limited to, symmetric-key and public-key cryptography and cryptanalysis, information-theoretic and complexity-theoretic perspectives of cryptology, as well as research on implementation and application of cryptographic primitives.

Contact: Professor N. Asokan, tel +358 50 4836465 or Professor Camilla Hollanti, tel. +358 50 5628987, or in recruitment process-related questions HR Coordinator Laura Kuusisto-Noponen.

e-mails: firstname.lastname (at) aalto.fi or, for Prof. N. Asokan, firstinitial.lastname (at) aalto.fi

More Information: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/jobs/view/1210/

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31



University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science
Research Associate in Cloud Security

The Cyber Security (CSec) research group and the Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster are looking for one Research Associate in Cloud Security to carry out research within the EU funded H2020 COLA (Cloud Orchestration at the Level of Application) project. COLA will define and provide a reference implementation of a generic and pluggable framework that supports the optimal and secure deployment and run-time orchestration of cloud applications. The successful candidate will carry out tasks in relation to the design and development of novel secure and privacy-preserving cloud orchestration solutions, specifically targeting and supporting application developers. In addition to that, the successful candidate will be also expected to contribute in writing project deliverables and research papers related to the project.

We expect candidates to have a strong research background in network security and/or applied cryptography. Proven research in areas such as trusted computing, cloud security, safety verification, security verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security and cloud or mobile security will be considered as a plus.

The primary objective of the Cyber Security Research Group at the University of Westminster is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and privacy. The group members conduct research in areas spanning from the theoretical foundations of cryptography to the design and implementation of leading edge efficient and secure communication protocols. To this end, we welcome applications from candidates whose research areas complement the existing research of the group.

  • Job reference number: 50046999
  • Salary: £33,387 to £38,489 per annum
  • Contract: Fixed Term until June 2019
  • Closing date: 10th March 2017
  • Interviews are likely to be held on: 22nd March 2017

Contact: For an informal discussion contact Dr Antonis Michalas (a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk) or Dr Tamas Kiss (T.Kiss (at) westminster.ac.uk).

More Information: https://tinyurl.com/hdawr6e

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-10



NEC Laboratories Europe
Blockchain Researcher

This position in the Laboratories’ Security Group as a research scientist / senior researcher involves research and development in the area of Blockchain security and privacy. Our work ranges from foundational research and IPR creation to prototype development for transfer to NEC products and services. We are looking for individuals with a passion to develop and transform innovative blockchain ideas into working prototypes.

NEC Laboratories in Heidelberg (Germany) provides an excellent working environment supporting individual creativity as well as strong teamwork. English is the working language in the Laboratories. This position is (initially) limited to two years.

Applicants are sought with experiences /skills in these areas:

- Strong experience in blockchain security, system security, and applied cryptography.

- Strong experience with distributed systems and consensus protocols.

- Experience in software development including proven experience with programming languages, such as Golang, Java, or C/C++.

Candidates with a fresh Ph.D. in Security, Computer Science or a closely related field, and with an excellent publication track record are preferred

Contact: - Dr. Ghassan Karame, Manager & Chief of Security group at NEC Labs Europe. Email: ghassan.karame (at) neclab.eu

- Amardeo Sarma, General Manager at NEC Labs Europe. Email: amardeo.sarma (at) neclab.eu

More Information: http://www.neclab.eu/jobs/openings/staff/NEC-NLE-1701-223-SEC-1-Blockchain_Researcher.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-01



University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science
Ph.D Student in Cloud and SDN Security and Privacy

The Cyber Security (CSec) research group at the University of Westminster is looking for a PhD student to join the group and conduct research in the area of Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing and Software Defined Networks (SDN).

We expect candidates to have a strong background in computer science and/or mathematics and sufficient knowledge in applied cryptography. Proven research in areas such as trusted computing, cloud security, safety verification, security verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security and cloud or mobile security will be considered as a plus.

Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science or mathematics;
  • Knowledge of Cryptographic Protocols;
  • Familiar with existing threat models;
  • Experience in analyzing existing schemes and/or security protocols in order to identify possible flaws;
  • Good programming skills;
  • Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills;
  • Good Social and Organizational Skills;

The succesfull candidate will join an established research environment comprising of several PhD students and research associates that will provide student with a suitable and stimulating working environment.

The primary objective of CSec is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and privacy. The group members conduct research in areas spanning from the theoretical foundations of cryptography to the design and implementation of leading edge efficient and secure communication protocols.

  • Who Can Apply: Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
  • Salary: £16,000 annual stipend and fee waiver - Full Studentship
  • Contact: For an informal discussion contact Dr Antonis Michalas (a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk)

Contact: Head of CSec, Dr Antonis Michalas: a.michalas (at) westminster.ac.uk

More Information: http://tinyurl.com/hvydl4x

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-24



Singapore University of Technology and Design
Post-Doc in Information and Network Security

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline with solid publication record. He/she should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. Public Key/Private key Cryptography and Provable Security.

2. Information and Network Security.

3.Privacy and Authentication

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- Security in Decentralized application

- IoT Security

- network security

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: How to apply:

Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Dr. Prosanta Gope (email: gope_prosanta (at) sutd.edu.sg) or Dr. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org). Initial screening of applications

will begin immediately and the position will remain open until

filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-25

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-25



ISARA Corporation - Waterloo, Canada
Security Researcher

Founded in 2015, ISARA Corporation builds quantum resistant cryptographic solutions for today’s computing ecosystems. The ISARA Corporation vision is a world where consumers, enterprises and governments can benefit from the power of quantum computing with protection against quantum attacks. Our team has expertise building high performance cryptographic systems for constrained environments. We’re proud to be part of a collaborative effort with academic and standards institutions to raise awareness of the potential for quantum threats, and design and implement quantum resistant solutions for classical data security systems that will work globally.

We are looking for cryptographic researchers, with a PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science, to join our team. The ISARA Research Department is a group of dedicated individuals who focus on researching the latest advances in cryptography and pushing the envelope of what is possible. They are responsible for understanding the current state of the art and focusing on improvements in security and efficiency.

Contact: info (at) isara (dot) com with your resume

More Information: https://www.isara.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, PhD student (several positions)

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, PhD student (several positions) to join our group.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. He/she should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

1. public key cryptography and provable security.

2. system and network security

3. software engineering

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to one of the following topics:

- applications of blockchain technology

- lattice-based cryptography

- mobile security

- network security

The post has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Applicants for PhD studentship should possess:

- a bachelor degree in computer science with good programming skills; or

- a bachelor degree in mathematics with strong interest in cryptography.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Contact: Daniel Xiapu Luo (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csxluo) (csxluo at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Man Ho Allen Au (http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen/) (csallen at comp dot polyu dot edu dot hk)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-30



Kottackal Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Trivandrum - India.
Ph.D. student, Researcher - Blockchain.

Our Engineers are involved in building products based on Blockchain Technology. Increasingly we are seeing our projects include technologies like Blockchain, AI, IoT.

Responsibilities

  1. Keep track on new development in academic research in Blockchain technology and related technologies
  2. Validate techniques and methods related to these new ideas
  3. Develop technical solution based on integrating these technologies into our products

Qualifications

  1. BS / MS degree in Computer Science or Mathematics
  2. Understanding and some work in Blockchain Technology
  3. Familiarity with one or more general purpose programming languages or stacks like MEAN
  4. Contact:

      hr (at) kottackal.org

    Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31



University of Bristol
PostDoc Positions in Multi-Party Computation (University of Bristol)

Description: We are looking for Post-Docs to work on theory, implementation and applications of MPC. We are looking for different individuals to contribute to each of these three areas. The positions are multi-year, and you will be working in a vibrant group working on trying to make MPC a reality; with strong links with both other research groups, and industrial applications.

Contact: Nigel Smart

More Information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=5521&nPostingTargetID=20779&option=28&sort=DESC

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-12-31



Computer Science/Mathematics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
PhD Scholarships

Two, three-year PhD scholarships, covering international tuition fees and a stipend of NZ$27,500 per year.

Application deadline: March 12, 2017.

The project is to develop new theoretical foundations for practical obfuscation. The theoretical component will focus on designing and evaluating new security definitions for practical obfuscation solutions. The practical component will focus on creating practical obfuscation tools inspired by the results obtained in the theoretical component. The theoretical work will be led by Prof Steven Galbraith while Dr. Giovanni Russello will lead the practical aspects.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics and have written a master thesis in some topic related to security, cryptography, or the underlying mathematics. Experience with obfuscation and programming preferable.

Contact: Professor Steven Galbraith

Mathematics Department

University of Auckland

aucklandobfuscationphd (at) gmail.com

More Information: https://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~sgal018/PhD-Marsden.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-12



NXP Semiconductors, Hamburg, Germany
PhD student

NXP Semiconductors is looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of side-channel evaluation on embedded devices.

The PhD position is for three years and will be located in Hamburg (Germany) within the Innovation Center for Cryptography and Security of NXP and it will be supervised at the academic level by Pr. François-Xavier Standaert (Université Catholique de Louvain). It will be funded by the REASSURE European research project focusing on improving the efficiency of security evaluations with respect to side-channel analysis.

Education and Requirements

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- A Master degree in computer science, security or mathematics

- A proven interest in cryptography and side-channel analysis

- Excellent communication and presentation skills on tactical as well as executive level (internally and externally)

- Strong analytical skills

- Team player

- Fluent in spoken and written English

Background in cryptography and embedded security will be a plus. Knowledge of German is not required.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Contact: Vincent Verneuil

More Information: https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Hamburg/PhD-student-in-Side-Channel-Analysis--m-f-_R-10001468-1



Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Post-doc

Open post-doctoral position: evaluation and assessment of side-channel vulnerabilities

The objective of this project is to develop new approaches and techniques in order to improve the efficiency and quality of side-channel resistance evaluations.

The research will take place in the framework of a European project involving high-level academic and industrial experts. The researcher will also benefit from the dynamic research environment of the UCL Crypto Group (Université catholique de Louvain), with strong interactions with researchers working on related subjects. The researcher will be hired for a one-year contract that can be renewed up to two times.

The candidate should hold a PhD in mathematics, computer science or electronics, with strong interests in implementation of cryptographic algorithms. A preliminary background in side-channel attacks is useful, but not mandatory.

Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert -- fstandae at uclouvain.be

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-01



Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Post-doc

Open post-doctoral position: design of a security architecture for a critical infrastructure

The objective of this project is to design and analyze a security architecture operating critical equipment in the transportation area. It should among other things allow secure and automated updates in a robust way (e.g. supporting contexts where equipment is temporary out of reach).

The research will take place in the framework of a regionally-funded project involving a multidisciplinary consortium including several industrial partners. The researcher will also benefit from the dynamic research environment of the UCL Crypto Group (Université catholique de Louvain), with strong interactions with researchers working on related subjects. The researcher will be hired for a one-year contract that can be renewed up to two times.

The candidate should hold a PhD in cryptography with strong interests in protocol design and security analysis, as well as in practical aspects of applied cryptography. Fluent French is an asset, but not mandatory.

Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Pr. Olivier Pereira – Pereira at uclouvain.be and to Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert -- fstandae at uclouvain.be.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-01



Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Ph.D. student

The UCL Crypto Group is recruiting Ph.D. students willing to undertake a thesis in side-channel security or in protocol security. The Ph.D. thesis will take place in the dynamic research environment of the UCL Crypto Group (Université catholique de Louvain), with strong interactions with other Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers working on various aspects of cryptography.

The candidates should hold a master or engineering degree in mathematics, computer science or electronics, with strong interest in cryptography and security. A preliminary background in cryptography is useful, but not mandatory.

Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Pr. Olivier Pereira – Pereira at uclouvain.be and to Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert -- fstandae at uclouvain.be.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-01



IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography

The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Cryptography. The successful candidate will do research in the analysis and design of provably-secure cryptographic protocols, supported by a project within the area of verifiable computation and zero-knowledge proofs.

The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. Salaries are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system. The working language at the institute is English.

Applicants should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Applicants should have an excellent research track record demonstrated by publications at major cryptography/security venues, and should have significant experience in the design of cryptographic protocols and provable security. Solid programming skills and experience in implementing cryptographic protocols will be considered positively. The application requires, among other document, a CV, a research statement, and the names of 3 persons that can provide references about you and your work.

The postdoctoral position is for one year. The starting date is negotiable but expected to be mid 2017.

Applicants interested in the position should send an email to Dario Fiore and submit the application documents at https://careers.imdea.org/software/. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: For enquiries about the position, please contact: Dario Fiore, dario.fiore (at) imdea.org

More Information: https://software.imdea.org/open_positions.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security
PhD student in Cryptography & Privacy (UK citizens only)

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security invites applications for a fully-funded PhD position (tax-free stipend of 22000 GBP per year for a total of 3,5 years) in Cryptography to work on a research project focusing on the design, analysis and development of cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving authentication in vehicular communications.

Successful applicants are expected to hold Bachelor degree or Master degree in Information Security, Computer Science or Mathematics accomplished with at least 2:1 honours and have strong background knowledge and technical skills (incl. programming skills) in cryptography and/or information/cyber security. We particularly welcome applications from ongoing students who are projected to fulfil the above criteria and complete their degree in 2017.

This position is funded by HM Government and is available only to UK citizens. Applications are welcome from UK citizens who are prepared to undergo security vetting conducted by respective UK authorities. The initial stage of vetting may last up to 3 months and needs to be accomplished successfully before the applicant can commence with their PhD studies and become eligible for the stipend.

This is a rolling advert with the nominal closing date. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr Mark Manulis, m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=093316

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31



University of Oxford
Ph.D. student

Two PhD studentships are available at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, to work in the areas of mathematical and post-quantum cryptography. The studentships are fully funded for 3 years and a half, including standard stipends and College and University fees. The studentships are attached to St Hughs College.

Candidates must have an excellent background in mathematics, computer science or physics and the ability and willingness to work on inter-disciplinary research projects. Acquaintance with cryptography concepts and/or quantum algorithms as well as some programming skills will be considered as strong assets. Candidates must be able to obtain a DV security clearance prior to starting their D Phil; in particular they must be UK citizens.

There is a possibility to slightly extend the deadline below as long as the candidate can still obtain their DV clearance before September 2017. Please contact us informally if needed.

Contact: Christophe Petit, Ali El Kaafarani

More Information: https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/24010

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-06



Ruhr University Bochum
PhD student/Postdoc

The chair of Embedded Security at Horst Goertz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) has openings for PhD and Postdoc positions. We are looking for outstanding candidates with strong background in Electrical/Computer Engineering, and/or Cryptography.

The available positions are fully funded for three years.

The focus of the project is on practical as well as theoretical side-channel analysis of cryptographic devices. Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master (or an equivalent) with excellent grades in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Cryptography, or closely related areas. In addition to the usual computer and electrical engineering background, the candidate is expected to be able to deal with either hardware designs (e.g., VHDL/verilog) or software designs (e.g., ARM processors) which is essential for the project.

Please send your application via e-mail as a single pdf containing a CV, copies of transcripts and certificates, and (if possible) names of references. Review of the applications will start immediately until the position has been filled. Note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Send your applications to emsec+apply (at) rub (dot) de

Starting date: earliest possible

Founded in 2001, the Horst Goertz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst Goertz Institute has more than 15 professors and over 80 PhD students.

Contact: Amir Moradi

More Information: https://www.emsec.rub.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31



University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science
Lecturer in Cyber Security

This is a full-time, permanent post and the successful candidate will join a Department with a widely recognised reputation for teaching Computer Science in the heart of London. The Department hosts several well-established undergraduate and postgraduate courses for both full-time and part-time students.

The appointee will be expected to join an energetic and innovative team of academic staff who deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In collaboration with our current team in cyber security, the applicant will contribute to teaching in our postgraduate courses and embed cyber security in all levels of our undergraduate courses. The cyber security curriculum in our programmes was recently redesigned around the CISSP themes so they are kept aligned with (ICS)2 both in current state and in the way our modules get updated. Supervision of student projects forms an important component of our staff’s professional practice.

Staff are also encouraged to develop their external research profile and the appointee to this post will be expected to contribute to one or more of the Faculty of Science and Technology’s multidisciplinary Research Groups that include the Cyber Security research group, the Centre for Parallel Computing, Distributed and Intelligent Systems, Software Systems Engineering.

Job reference number: 50042930

Salary: £39,502– £43,870 per annum (incl. L.W.A.)

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 27th February 2017

Contact: For an informal discussion on the post please contact: Dr Aleka Psarrou, Head of Department of Computer Science at psarroa (at) westminster.ac.uk or telephone 020 7911 4846.

More Information: https://vacancies.westminster.ac.uk/Hrvacancies/default.aspx?id=50042930

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-03



University of Connecticut
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor & Assistant Professor

The University of Connecticut invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Computer Science & Engineering Department. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field by the time of appointment; an established record of research in computing sciences with a specialty in Cryptography, Computer Security, or Security Engineering; demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching; and a commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Exceptional senior candidates will be considered for the named Comcast Chair in Cybersecurity. For full job description please visit our website at http://www.cse.uconn.edu/current-job-listings/. UConn is an EEO/AA Employer.

More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6635

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-05-31



University of Connecticut
Professor and Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity

The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at full professor level. The position has an expected start date of August 23, 2017. This position is in cybersecurity, with responsibilities to advance education and research in computer security and possibly drawing from closely related or emerging fields. In addition, the successful candidate is eligible for the Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity, an endowed chair in cybersecurity to advance education and research in cryptography, security engineering, security architecture, secure coding, network and cloud security, malware detection and other emerging security fields. For more information and to apply, please click on the link and follow the instructions https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8559

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8559

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-22



University of Warsaw
Post-Doc

We are offering two postdoc positions in the area of cryptography in the Cryptography and Data Security Group at the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at University of Warsaw. The position is supported by a grant "Cryptographic Defence Against Malicious Hardware Manufacturers".

The goal of this project is to design methods for preventing attacks by malicious hardware manufacturers. Such attacks are possible because manufacturing of integrated circuits is frequently outsourced to external companies. Due to the complexity of these devices it is practically impossible to inspect them in order to check that they were manufactured correctly. Hence, a malicious manufacturer can alter the device's design, by introducing the so-called "hardware Trojan horses". Such devices can later cause significant damage to their users by malfunctioning, or leaking users' secrets to the adversary. This is very worrying, especially given a tremendous dependence of modern society on the electronic devices. Another threat associated with the third-party manufacturing is the intellectual property theft and piracy, as the manufacturer gets full access to the device's specification. In this project we address these problems by applying state-of-the-art cryptographic techniques.

Profile:

All candidates with a PhD degree and a publication record in cryptography or data security are encouraged to apply and will be carefully considered.

We offer excellent networking and training opportunities, including participation in international workshops and conferences.

The salary will depend on qualifications and will be in the range of approximately PLN 7000 - 8,500 (net/month).

Successful candidates can start from January 2017. Funding is available for 3 years.

There is no official deadline for this call. We will start looking at the applications from Dec 15, 2016.

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski

stefan.dziembowski (at) crypto.edu.pl

More Information: http://www.crypto.edu.pl/positions/postdoc

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15



Temasek Laboratories, NTU, Singapore
Researcher

The Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE), Temasek Laboratories (TL) @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking one motivated researcher, in the area of hardware security.

Candidates should ideally have already completed, or be close to completing a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in R&D (publications in international journals and conferences). Master degree with relevant research experience can be considered.

You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security, specific to physical attacks. This position is available from February 2017. The initial contract will be one year. There are strong possibilities for extensions upon successful performance. TL offers competitive salary package plus other benefits.

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references

Contact: Shivam Bhasin, Co-Principle Investigator: sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-30



Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
Four tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor

The Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for four tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2017.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research focuses on system aspects in areas of Computer Science that include but are not limited to:

Machine learning and AI,

Formal software verification,

Security for systems including operating systems, networking and data management,

Pervasive computing and HCI.

We are also interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the department, to support collaborative research efforts in topics such as data science, mobile health, computer vision, programming languages and cybersecurity. However, exceptional candidates and in all areas of Computer Science will be considered.

More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Stevens/CS

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31



University of South Florida
Assistant Professor in Discrete Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics of the University of South Florida invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek applicants whose area of specialization is in Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Theoretical Computer Science, or other areas of discrete mathematics which support current faculty interests.

To learn more about the position and its application procedure, use the following link

http://www.math.usf.edu/about/29547/

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-01



DarkMatter LLC, US & UAE
Blockchain Developer

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your expertise and explore the full potential that Blockchain technology has to offer across all types of environments and industries? At DarkMatter, you’ll be working at the bleeding edge of this emerging technology, building exceptionally performing products for important, high-impact real world applications.

You will be developing software in an environment where governments have made strategic commitments to widespread Blockchain implementation across government services, smart-city and other critical infrastructure and the wider economy.

You will help design and implement distributed software systems, including decentralized protocols such as consensus.

You’ll have the opportunity to work across DarkMatter peer groups that include some of the world’s best cryptographers, cryptanalysts and other experts. There’s no room for individuals happy to simply follow orders, as you use clean coding practices to test, refactor, and iteratively and incrementally develop constantly improved software.

With many of our customers committed to putting all the resources necessary into developing and deploying the latest, most advanced Blockchain, cryptographic and other cyber security technologies, at DarkMatter you’ll have a chance to test your abilities, build your skills, and expand your horizons by designing for ‘impossible’, next-generation projects.

Technical Skills

- Minimum 5 years of experience working on large software projects (preferably including open-source projects)

- Experience with programming languages such as C, C++ or Go, and with RDBMS or NoSQL databases

- Proven expertise in implementing Blockchain frameworks and business applications, as well as cryptographic protocols and crypto libraries

- Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic principles, hierarchical key management and identity management schemes, FinTech

- Deep understanding of Hyperledger, Ethereum or other Blockchain community technical issues

Contact: If you are interested to work with us on exciting projects then please click on the link below -

https://darkmatter.ae/en/careers/?p=job%2FoZMf4fwO#vacancies

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31



Temasek Laboratories, Nanyang Technological University
Research Fellow (postdoc)

Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is seeking highly motivated candidates for one research fellow position (from fresh post-doc to senior research fellow) in the area of symmetric-key cryptography.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering and a strong background in cryptography.

Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicant accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Contact: Prof. Thomas Peyrin, thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01



University of Limoges, Limoges, France
Ph.D. student and/or Post-Doc

Fully funded positions for PhD student (3 years) and/or Post-Doc (1 or 2 years) on ID-based Crypto and Advanced Primitives (Broadcast Encryption, Functional Encryption) at XLIM, University of Limoges.

Applicants who have a Master degree (for the PhD position) and a PhD degree (for the post-doc position) in Computer Science / Mathematics or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Further skills in complexity, coding theory and/or software development will also be very appreciated.

The successful applicant will participate in the project ALAMBIC (AppLicAtions of MalleaBIlity in Cryptography) and IDFIX (IDentity-based cryptography For Identification and eXchange) financed by the French governmental research funding agency ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche).

International applicants are welcome but need to be eligible to a proper visa before starting their position.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled, ideally the positions would start in September October 2017.

Contact: Applications and questions should be directed as soon as possible to:

  • Olivier Blazy

    olivier.blazy (at) unilim.fr

  • Duong Hieu Phan

    duong-hieu.phan (at) unilim.fr.



University of Illinois
Professor, all ranks

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for several faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of Computer Science. Applicants from both traditional as well as non-traditional and interdisciplinary areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers.

Contact: Carl A. Gunter

More Information: https://cs.illinois.edu/about-us/faculty-positions

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-06



Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Ph.D. Students

The department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (CEECS) has opening for 2 Ph.D. students (fully funded and tuition waived).

Specific topics includes:

*Cryptographic Computations

*Post-quantum cryptography

*Fully Homomorphic Encryption

*Implementations on Software (Intel, AMD, ARM CPUs) using C/ASM and Hardware (FPGAs, ASIC) using VHDL/Verilog.

*Side-channel analysis and countermeasures

Please submit your CV, Transcripts and interest statement for consideration.

Contact: Dr. Reza Azarderakhsh, razarderakhsh*at-sign*fau.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15



EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Postdoc

The Laboratory for Security and Cryptography (LASEC) at EPFL is hiring a post doctoral researcher. Applicants are encouraged to apply to job_lasec (at) epfl.ch by sending a detailed CV and a research plan.

We are specifically looking for a senior researcher to work on a project related to private authentication of people.

LASEC is active in research on cryptography and security. More specifically, our main interests span (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Cryptographic analysis

  • Design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols

  • Lightweight cryptography

  • Secure communication

  • Postquantum cryptography

  • Privacy preservation

  • Payment

  • Number theory and cryptography.

The selection of applicants will be made on a competitive basis.

Besides conducting top-quality research, postdocs are required to participate the the lab activities such as training students at all levels, running projects, fund raising, etc.

EPFL is a top-ranked research and teaching institution that attracts some of the best intellects in the world. EPFL offers excellent facilities, environment, and salaries. The EPFL campus is a multi cultural, idyllic spot overlooking Lake Geneva and facing the Alps.

Contact: Serge Vaudenay, job_lasec (at) epfl.ch

More Information: http://lasec.epfl.ch

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



AET Europe, Netherlands
Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer

Passionate about PKI, algorithms, ciphers and security systems to encrypt sensitive information? We have a vacancy for a code maker/breaker, the professional who ensures that data regarding finance, health, national security and other important worlds are hidden from hungry hackers...

You will be working on software for mobile platforms, mobile devices like iOS, Android, Windows and connected devices. Your projects are designing and implementing cryptography in our software solutions that are resilient against real world attacks. This will include the analysis of cryptographic implementations embedded in AET’s solutions under evaluation. You will also provide technical expertise in applied cryptography.

What you bring

We’re looking for an Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer who is passionate (like us) about software development and not afraid to pioneer new approaches, techniques and technologies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for implementing solutions to complex security problems with a keen understanding of information security challenges and an up-to-date awareness of information security threats.

You will need to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Has a Bachelor or Master degree in IT, Math or other related degree,
  • Deep knowledge of applied cryptography and PKI,
  • Ability to combine market and technology topics to find technical solutions in complex environments.

Other areas of knowledge and experience that would be considered key assets:

  • Programming languages: C/C++, Java,
  • An understanding of modern computer architectures and information technology architectures including cloud computing,
  • Platforms like iOS, Android, Windows or Linux,
  • Smart cards, sims and/or HSMs,

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel that you have the relevant skills, qualifications and experience as a Applied Cryptographer / PKI developer please send your resume to hrm (at) aeteurope.com

Contact: We can understand you want to know more about the job, your colleagues or the company of AET. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at +31 26 365 3350. Ask for Bert Smit, Development Manager.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

More Information: https://www.aeteurope.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01



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