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 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.

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)

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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


- 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

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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 Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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

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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)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31

Worldline / University of Limoges, France
Ph. D. Student

The department of research & development of Wordline, an Atos Group Company and the department of mathematics and information security of XLIM, University of Limoges - France are conjointly conducting a study on code-based cryptography. The successful applicant will be working on the code-based submissions for standardization of the NIST post-quantum project.

Applicants who have a Master degree in mathematics, computer science or related areas are encouraged to apply. Skills in error-correcting codes, complexity and software development will also be appreciated.

The position is fully funded for 3 years to work within our research teams. Additionally, the candidate may be proposed a six-month internship before the beginning of the Ph.D. Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Contact: Applications should be directed to: slim.bettaieb [at], loic.bidoux [at] and gaborit [at]

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-09-01

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Postdoc/Research Fellow

A one year postdoc/research fellow in the Coding and Crypto Research Group at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is available immediately. The suitable candidate is to work on code and/or lattice based crypto.

Contact: Huaxiong wang

email: hxwang (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-29

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-06

University of Bergen, Norway
One postdoc and two PhD positions in Boolean functions

The positions are connected to the project “Construction of optimal Boolen functions”.

The prime objectives of this project are Boolean functions with optimal resistance to various cryptographic attacks (differential, linear, algebraic et al.) and their applications in discrete mathematics (such as commutative semifields, o-polynomials, difference sets, dual hyperovals, regular graphs, m-sequences, codes et al.).

For further information and for application for POSTDOC position see the webpage:

For further information and for application for PhD STUDENT positions see the webpage:

All applicants are advised to apply also for the following open postdoc and PhD positions related to the whole Department of Informatics:

Contact: Dr. Lilya Budaghyan lilya.budaghyan (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-15

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

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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) or telephone 020 7911 4846.

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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 UConn is an EEO/AA Employer.

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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

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-08-22

University of Amsterdam / CWI / QuSoft
Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Cryptography

The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography, as part of Christian Schaffner’s NWO VIDI Project “Cryptography in the Quantum Age”.

Staff members at ILLC as well as the next-door research center for quantum software QuSoft (Jop Briet, Harry Buhrman, Serge Fehr, Stacey Jeffery, Ronald de Wolf, Christian Schaffner) do research on a variety of topics in quantum information processing including quantum cryptography, quantum algorithms, cryptographic protocols and complexity theory.

The aim of the project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. Examples of active research are position-based quantum cryptography and quantum homomorphic encryption. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).

The full-time appointment (38 hours per week) will be on a temporary basis, initially for one year with an extension for a further two years on positive evaluation. Depending on experience, the gross monthly salary will range from €2,552 to €4,028 (scale 10), excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% annual allowance.

Prospective candidates should:

  • hold or be about to obtain a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics or physics;

  • have a proven track record of excellence in cryptography and/or quantum information, as witnessed by a strong publication list in relevant first-tier conference proceedings or journals;

  • in-depth knowledge of one of the following fields is a plus: parallel repetition, limited-quantum-storage models, continuous variables, quantum security notions, post-quantum security;

  • have strong passion for research, a drive to publish and the wish to learn new skills through working with or assisting in guiding PhD and MSc students;

  • have good communication skills in English, both oral and written.

Contact: Christian Schaffner,

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-31

Polyas GmbH, Germany
Researcher, Cryptography and Electronic Voting

Software engineers and researches at Polyas develop the next-generation electronic voting technologies to change the way people can participate in democracy. Electronic voting is an exciting and challenging technology and to address the challenges of this field we use a combination of techniques from modern cryptography and advanced software engineering.

As a researcher at Polyas, you will help us apply modern cryptographic techniques and transform them into viable e-voting solution. You will explore approaches to open problems, validate them and find ways to transform them into useful products.


  • Keep track on new development in academic research on cryptography, e-voting, and the block-chain technology.

  • Validate techniques and methods related to electronic voting.

  • Conduct and publish research on electronic voting.

  • Develop technical solution based on the results of the research and integrate them into our product portfolio.


Minimum qualifications:

  • MS degree in Computer Science or Mathematics.

  • Familiarity with modern cryptography.

  • Familiarity with one or more general purpose programming languages and with Java in particular.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in research on cryptography confirmed by original publications.

  • Knowledge of the techniques used in electronic voting is a plus.

  • Strong programming skills. Knowledge of Scala (or other functional languages) is a plus.

  • PhD degree in Computer Science or Mathematics is a plus.

Contact: Tomasz Truderung, t.truderung (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
PhD Research Fellowship in Secure Networking Technologies

The researcher will work on a project entitled “Securing emerging network technologies with homomorphic encryption”. The overall aim of the project is to design methods for secure processing of network data in emerging networks using practical variants of homomorphic encryption. Recent advances in cryptography will be applied to secure the virtualization of the ICT infrastructure (such as cloud processing and storage) and new flexible networking technologies such as software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Work tasks will include: analysis of suitable network functions for homomorphic processing; analysis of practical homomorphic encryption algorithms; secure protocol design and analysis; and experimental implementations.

Contact: Prof Colin Boyd, colin.boyd (at)

Applications must be made through the jobbnorge site (URL below)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-01

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: 5004699
  • Salary: £33,387 to £38,489 per annum
  • Contract: Fixed Term until June 2019
  • Closing date: 9th January 2017

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-09

NewYork Univeristy Abu Dhabi
PhD Scholarship: Global Ph.D. Student Fellowship in Engineering- Cryptology

The candidate will work on areas of research that include mathematical cryptology including hardware and software implementations of cryptographic primitives, analysis of certain cryptographic structures and designing new constructions under the supervision of Hoda A.alkhzaimi.

The PhD project will be conducted in the department of engineering in NYUAD in collaboration with Tendon School of engineering in NYU. The position is fully funded by NYUAD global fellowship program.

The deadline of application is on 15th December 2015 start date is in Q1 of 2017. Candidates should provide pre-application documents to the contact email provided below this include

1. CV

2. Cover letter and research statement

3. Two recommendation letter

An interview is expected pre-applying to the program.

The main features of this fellowship are:

1. NYU Tandon School of Engineering Ph.D. upon graduation

2. Graduate coursework at the School of Engineering in New York

3. Cutting edge research opportunities in one of NYU Abu Dhabi's research labs

4. Tuition, fees, and health insurance provided throughout doctoral studies

5. Competitive salary and allowances

6. Degree-related travel between Abu Dhabi and New York

7. Career development opportunities

A separate application will be provided by chosen candidate to NYUAD graduate program in Department of Engineering

(All interested candidates regardless of gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply)

Contact: Director for Center for Cyber Security NYUAD and assistant professor in NYUAD.

hoda.alkhzaimi (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

University College London (UCL)
Fully-Funded PhD Scholarship on Genomic Privacy at UCL

Fully-funded PhD Position Available

at University College London (UCL)

on Genomic Privacy

Application Deadline: 31 January 2017

Starting Date: 1 April 2017 or sooner

Apply at:!/?project=196

We are happy to announce the availability of a fully-funded PhD position, sponsored by a Google Research Award, on genomic privacy. Please find more details at!/?project=196

Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, me (at)

More Information:!/?project=196

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-31

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Ph.D. student

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of cryptography at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, to be co-supervised by Dr. Vanesa Daza and Dr. Carla Ràfols. Research in cryptographic protocols for blockchain technologies, with a special focus on Zero-Knowledge Proofs. The starting date will be around September 2017.

The successful candidate will be funded by the INPhINIT  “la Caixa” Marie Curie PhD Fellowships Programme. Only outstanding candidates which satisfy international mobility criteria will be considered (i.e. the applicant should not have resided or carried out their main

activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date).

The contract will be for 3 years with a gross salary of €34,800, plus other advantages.

The candidate should hold or be about to receive a master's degree by September 2017 in computer science, mathematics or a related area. Specialization in cryptography (demonstrated by a relevant MSc) will be positively evaluated.

Further enquiries about the project and conditions should be sent to cryptophdapplications (at) Applicants are required to fill the application form in the link below.

Contact: Dr. Vanesa Daza and Dr. Carla Ràfols

Department of Information and Communication Technologies

Pompeu Fabra University

cryptophdapplications (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-31

CISPA-Stanford Center (Saarbruecken, Germany & Stanford, USA)
Postdoctoral & Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity is inviting applications for its

Postdoctoral & Faculty Positions (m/f) in Cybersecurity within a unique Elite Research Career Program.

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity was established as a joint program by CISPA - the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability at Saarland University - and Stanford University in 2016 and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The Elite Research Career Program intends to offer the very best postdoctoral cybersecurity researchers a unique career path at two of the leading cybersecurity institutes in the world. The program consists of three consecutive phases:

• a preparatory 1-2-year postdoctoral phase (Phase P) at CISPA, followed by

• a 2-year appointment at Stanford University (Phase I) as a visiting assistant professor, followed by

• a 3-year position at CISPA as a junior research group leader (Phase II).

Applicants to the program must have completed an outstanding PhD and demonstrated their potential to become future leaders in their field of research.

Applicants should submit their CV, copies of their school and university reports, a list of publications highlighting their five most relevant ones, names of 3-5 references, a brief description of their previous research, and a research proposal outlining their research vision. Please send them as a single PDF file to: application (at)

Application deadline: January 30, 2017.

The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority. We intend to arrange future rounds of application periodically.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Michael Backes

Saarland University

Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability

Campus E 9 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Email: application (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-30

Schibsted ASA
Software engineer

Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6800 employees in 31 countries. From Mexico to Malaysia, from Brazil to Norway – millions of people interact with Schibsted companies every day.

We’re reinventing ourselves. We’re completely rethinking our publishing products and global components in order to better engage with our users and provide amazing experiences across different Schibsted applications and across any device. We have access to the biggest and best brands in publishing in Scandinavia, a dynamic user base that numbers in the millions, and the freedom to break away from any and all technical legacy. There’s a blank page in front of us. We want you to come help us fill it.

Users are expecting more personalized services and we need to collect users data in order to provide those services, and we need to do this in a way that the user is in control. In order to accelerate and pave the way for new privacy functionality we are building a set of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs). We aim to build these technologies in conjunction with our privacy goal of maximizing the information utility while minimizing the privacy risks and being compliant with data protection laws.

As a member of the privacy engineering team, you will design, implement, test and launch PETs that can be reused or integrated across various components and Schibsted sites. These PETs are built in collaboration with other engineering, legal and privacy product teams. Examples of these PETs include privacy policy engine, user managed access, automated data inventories, automated privacy reviews and differential privacy as well as anonymization processes.

Contact: Rafik Laatiaoui

Technical Recruiter at SPT

rafik.laatiaoui (at)

Mobile: 0047 413 71 266

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-02-15

University of Warsaw

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.


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)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

Temasek Laboratories, NTU, Singapore

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)

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.

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-31

University of Bristol, UK
(Senior) Research Associates and PhD students

The side channel lab, which is part of the Bristol crypto group, is expanding. With several new grants coming through we are looking to substantially increase our team. We are looking for a variety of people on different levels of experience and interest. In particular we are looking for people who have (or would like to develop) expertise in

- practical attacks (i.e. the hands on aspects of physical attacks),

- developing efficient attacks (based on parallel implementations building on our existing HPC framework)

- utilising compilers to detect and mitigate side channel leaks (timing, cache, as well as physical leaks)

- working with open source processors and hardware implementations

- statistical aspects of side channel analysis

The lab has state-of-the-art equipment, access to a high performance computing platform, and is integrated in the vibrant Crypto group. You are encouraged to engage with the wider group (and indeed Computer Science department) and, assuming sufficient seniority, take responsibility for your research direction. There are opportunities to contribute to teaching and to network in the context of the project with industrial partners and so to move more towards industry.

There are multiple positions available and we will recruit until all positions are filled. Posts are on either the Research associate level (typically this is for people who are close to finishing their PhD), or, on Senior Research Associate level. The salary for Research associates is between £31656-35609 (Grade I), and for Senior Research Associates it is between £35609-40082 (Grade J). PhD students will benefit from an enhanced stipend (fees will be covered, and the stipend is just under 20000 on which no tax is payable). All grants have ample resources for trips, professional training, and internships.

We consider all applicants that have a background in either computer science, electrical engineering, or mathematics (or any combination thereof). We do not require you to have prior experience in side channel attacks, but expect you are keen to learn and explore.

Contact: Please contact Prof. Elisabeth Oswald ( for further information.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-31

University of South Florida
Ph.D. student in mathematical cryptography

The department of mathematics of the University of South Florida has funding for a PhD student working on mathematical cryptography and computational number theory under the supervision of Jean-François Biasse (personal page:

Potential research topics include:

1) Algorithms for ideal lattices.

2) Post quantum cryptography.

3) Fully homomorphic encryption.

All applicants (US and international) are welcome. The deadline for an August 2017 start date is February 1rst 2017. Applicants should send their application material (CV and a 1 page research statement) through the email provided in this ad.

The successful candidate will have to submit a separate application to the maths department graduate program by Feb. 1rst 2017. General instructions for applying to the maths graduate program of the USF can be found here:

The conditions are:

a) 3 years of funding.

b) Stipend of $16,000 per year.

c) Teaching duties 5h/week.

d) Tuition waiver.

Please contact me if you are interested.

Contact: Jean-François Biasse ( (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-20

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-01

New York University Abu Dhabi
Professor, all ranks

The NYU Abu Dhabi Program in Computer Science has several open tenure and tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants are expected to be outstanding scholars with excellent track records in their field and participate in teaching at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral. New appointees will be offered competitive salaries and startup packages.

One focus area is Cyber Security. We are looking for excellent researchers with a strong experience building and deploying large-scale security solutions in the real world with a focus on systems security, network security, privacy, cryptography, and formal methods.

Appointments can begin as soon as September 1, 2017, but candidates may elect to start as late as September 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016.

Contact: (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-15

Cyber Security Practice - United Arab Emirates
Head of Cryptanalysis Lab

This is an excellent opportunity to join an innovative international Cyber Security practice based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who are providing cutting edge services and solutions across the Cyber Security space.

The organisation is currently experiencing rapid growth and has been successful in recruiting the world’s elite Cyber experts.

They are seeking applications for high calibre candidates to head their Cryptanalysis lab.

Successful candidates will be PhD qualified with experience in leading and developing teams coupled with experience in training/teaching others.

Please note this is a permanent opportunity which requires the successful candidate to be based in the United Arab Emirates. Assistance with relocation will be provided.

On offer is an attractive tax free expatriate package (with family benefits), the opportunity to learn from some of the most highly qualified, well renowned Cyber figures in the business and genuine career opportunities.

To apply for this role please forward a copy of your CV in English to hilary (at)

Contact: Hilary Watson

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-29

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 -

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)

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

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

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Research Associate/Research Fellow (Post-Doc)

We are looking for post-docs (2 positions) to join our group. Candidates should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. He/she should have solid experience in public key cryptography and provable security.

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

- accountable anonymous credentials

- applications of blockchain technology

- searchable encryption

- lattice-based cryptography

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

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

Contact: Man Ho Allen Au (

Email: csallen (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Radboud University
Postdoc (3 years) Decentralised Identity and Reputation Management


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.

Work environment

You will join the Digital Security section, headed by Prof. Bart Jacobs. The group works on a broad range of topics in computer security and privacy, including applied cryptography, security protocols, smartcards and RFID, and software security and correctness. We are also interested in societal aspects of digital security, such as privacy and e-voting, and interaction with disciplines outside computer science such as cryptography and law.

The Digital Security section is part of the vibrant and growing Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS). iCIS is consistently ranked as one of the top Computer Science departments in the Netherlands (National Research Review Computer Science 2002-2008 and 2009-2014).

You will work with Jaap-Henk Hoepman (scientific director of the Privacy & Identity Lab) on the DECODE project. Other partners in this project are Nesta (UK), Institut Municipal d'Informatica de Barcelona (Spain), Arduino Verkstad (Sweden), University College London (UK), Waag Society (Netherlands), Eurecat (Spain) and CNRS (France).

Contact: Name: Jaap-Henk Hoepman

Email: jhh (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-20

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)

  • Duong Hieu Phan

    duong-hieu.phan (at)

University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security
Research Fellow (Post-Doc) in Security and Privacy

We have an open position for a post-doctoral researcher (contract duration 2.5 years, salary GBP 31,076.- per annum, starting March/April 2017) at Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) within the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey to work on a new EPSRC-funded project called TAPESTRY that will investigate, develop and demonstrate new cryptographic protocols to enable people, businesses and services to connect safely online.

The successful candidate will be working on the design, security analysis and implementation of privacy-oriented cryptographic protocols that use zero-knowledge proofs, distributed ledger technologies and authentication mechanisms.

More information about the position and the application process is available at

The candidate will be working with Dr Mark Manulis, Deputy Director of SCCS. Applications must be made through the online portal. Questions can be sent to m.manulis AT surrey DOT ac DOT uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-18

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

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-01-06

ENS de Lyon, France

Several post-doc positions, for up to 2 years.

Expertise in at least one of the following topics is expected:

* computing on encrypted data

* cryptographic protocols

* lattice-based cryptography

* lattice algorithms and/or hardness of lattice problems

* implementation of cryptographic primitives

Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume and two references.

Contact: Benoit Libert and Damien Stehle

benoit.libert (at), damien.stehle (at)

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

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*

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Laboratory for Security and Cryptography (LASEC) at EPFL is hiring a post doctoral researcher. Applicants are encouraged to apply to job_lasec (at) 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)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-06-01

Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut, USA
Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in fall, 2017. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching.

We seek strong candidates whose research interests are in applied mathematics, broadly construed, and which are compatible with the existing research interests of the department. Relevant areas include, but are very much not limited to, algebraic statistics, applied topology, coding theory, discrete and computational geometry, cryptography, optimization, and stochastic processes. Exceptional candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are also encouraged to apply.

Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester, typically including a graduate-level course. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2016, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which evaluates teaching. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted online at

For a full version of our job description, please visit

Contact: Adam Fieldsteel, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459,

email: afieldsteel (at)

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Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-15

University of Edinburgh

Postdoctoral research position in blockchain technology at the University of Edinburgh

Applications for the post of a postdoctoral research associate are sought in applied cryptography and computer security with emphasis on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. 

The post is full time and is available from March 1st, 2017, or a mutually agreed start date, for a 24 month fixed contract.  An earlier start might be available.

The position is funded by EPSRC project OXCHAIN. The OXCHAIN project seeks to use distributed ledger technology to provide a secure platform for the emerging circular economy and demonstrate it through addressing specific challenges in the operation of the UK-based charity Oxfam.

The position to be filled will be a critical one in the project and will be tasked with the design, analysis and implementation of a novel blockchain system with suitable characteristics to support the development of an internal token economy. The researcher will also maintain a strong connection with other OXCHAIN team members that focus on design aspects and are tasked with the user experience dimension of the project.

Essential qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a good understanding of both theoretical and applied concepts in computer security, cryptography, software engineering, distributed systems, peer to peer networks. Desired qualifications include familiarity with cryptocurrencies.

Contact: Aggelos Kiayias, Chair in Cyber Security and Privacy University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, Office 5.16, 10 Crichton St, Edinburgh Midlothian EH8 9AB, United Kingdom Tel. +44 (0) 131 6505129, akiayias (at)

(please put OXCHAIN position in the e-mail subject)

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
Research Scientist

Temasek Laboratories at National University of Singapore, Singapore is seeking highly motivated professionals interested in conducting research in the area of post-quantum cryptography.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering and a strong background in algebra or number theory.

Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in C/C++ language, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

Interested candidates will kindly email their CV to Dr Chik How Tan tsltch (at)

Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-10-15

Visa Research
Research Scientist

The security research team at Visa research has openings for research scientists at all levels with expertise in areas such as, cryptography and cryptanalysis, user and data privacy, payments and cryptocurrencies, and distributed systems/cloud computing security. For more information visit our website:

Interested candidates should kindly email their CV to research (at) visa (dot) com with the subject line Security Research Position.

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-11-30

University of Alabama at Birmingham
PhD position in digital money

We invite applications for a PhD position in cryptocurrencies and their applications. The successful candidate will join Dr. Yuliang Zheng and Dr. Jason Teutsch's research group in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB).

We seek a student interested in advancing the security of Bitcoin and related distributed peer-to-peer systems, understanding the theoretical foundations of decentralized networks, and developing disruptive technologies. Work may include big data management, incentive structures and consensus protocols, smart contracts, financial services, Internet of Things, quantum algorithms, decentralized governance, certification, and other forms of distributed trust.

The successful candidate will receive a Graduate Assistanship package with a starting annual stipend of $19,500 plus health insurance benefits and tuition waiver. Birmingham and its surrounding area offers natural beauty and modest cost-of-living. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field prior to commencement of study. Coding and analytic skills will be viewed favorably. Please see the website below for additional information, requirements, and application instructions.

Indicate in your application materials your interest in this position.

Contact: Informal inquiries may be sent to either Dr. Zheng ( or Dr. Teutsch (

Closing Date for Applications: 2016-12-31

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)

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!

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Closing Date for Applications: 2017-03-01

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