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23 May 2017
Job Posting Post Doc in Embedded System Security Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs.

More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of secure and privacy in MPSoC architectures, we proposes a Post Doc position to work on security evaluation of heterogeneous MPSoC. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. Strong knowledge in side channel attacks and countermeasures, digital system (VHDL, FPGA) design would be appreciated. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in September or October 2017 (flexible starting date), it is funded for 13 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

Job Posting Post Doc in Hardware Security Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. Currently, the central theme of this research consists in designing architectures for secure embedded systems implemented in logic devices such as FPGAs and ASICs.

More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html.

For a new project which addresses the problem of the security of TRNG against fault injection attack. We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. Strong knowledge in fault injection attacks with laser, and VLSI design would be appreciated. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The Post-Doc position will start in September or October 2017, it is funded for 34 month.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr

19 May 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc in Information and Network Security Singapore University of Technology and Design, established in collaboration with MIT, USA
We are looking for a Post-Doc, to join our group.

Candidates for Post-Doc 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 candidate must have strong publication list (At least one top journal paper with high impact factor in IEEE/ACM Transactions)

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. Jemin Lee (email: jmnlee (at) ieee.org) and cc Dr. Prosanta Gope (email: gope_prosanta (at) sutd.edu.sg). Initial screening of applications

will begin immediately and the position will remain open until

filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2017

14 May 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc University of Surrey, UK

Closing date for applications: 6 June 2017

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

University of Surrey

Guildford

Surrey GU2 7XH

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=034017

Job Posting PhD. student, postdoc Imperial College London
The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among U.K. Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher Education), and was rated as Excellent in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

Applications are invited for a PhD student broadly interested in the topics of security, privacy, and compilers. Dr. Livshits’ research involves a broad range of topics in application security, privacy, program analysis, general software reliability, and bug finding. Some of the prior work in recent years was in areas as diverse as malware detection and building augmented reality systems. A wide range of specific projects is available, although prospective students are expected to come up with some of the topics they are excited about.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: security, privacy, compilers, program analysis, programming languages, or operating systems. You will also need some experience in building and working with large software systems and tools. This experience can come from either your academic projects or through working in the industry; candidates with a strong industrial background are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Distinction/First class grade Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, and good communication and technical writing skills. The position is fully funded, covering tuition fees, travel funds and a stipend/bursary. The position is available to both EU and overseas students.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Dr. Ben Livshits (livshits (at) ic.ac.uk)

https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~livshits/

More information: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/phd/scholarships/security-privacy-compilers/

9 May 2017
The PhD subject we offer consists in studying how hardware attacks may be used as an entry point to attack IoT devices. It will involve an assessment of the threats in the context of IoT with both analysis and experimental validation of the attack paths. One objective is to design and test countermeasures and mitigation techniques that fit the constraints of IoT device (e.g. power and cost constraints, use of non-secure microcontrollers).

A focus will be put on fault injection techniques which consists in injecting faults into the computations of the targeted circuit for the purpose of either recovering a secret key or bypassing security checks (algorithm modification).

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

Contact: For further questions regarding the position or details on the research project, please contact:

- Dr. Jean-Max DUTERTRE from Mines Saint-Etienne:

- or Pr. Jean-Luc DANGER from Télécom ParisTech.

More information: http://www.emse.fr/~dutertre/doc_recherche/annonce_these_EDSIS_2017_SAS.pdf

Job Posting Ph. D. student Commissariat à l\'Energie Atomique, LIST, Université Paris-Saclay
Over the last few years, a new breed of machines have appeared in the quantum computing landscape, the so-called analog quantum computers of which the machines presently sold by the Canadian company D-Wave are the first instances. From an abstract point of view, such a machine may be seen as an oracle specialized in the resolution of an NP-hard optimization problem (of the spin-glass type) with an algorithm analogous to the well-known simulated annealing but with a quantum speedup (the precise characterization of which still being an open question). If the theory of quantum annealing is now relatively well understood by the physics community, the extent to which D-Wave machines implements it properly is still the subject of some controversy within that community. Still, quantum annealing machines do exists today at a non-trivial scale (between 500 and 1000 bits of internal state) and their technological path towards larger scales is much clearer than for their digital cousins. Furthermore, it is presently considered that a quantum annealing machines with an internal state between 6 to 10 kbits would be competitive with the most powerful classical computers for solving optimization problems. In this context, the present thesis aims at investigating polynomial transformation paths from some NP problems (not necessarily NP-hard and which selection will be done as part of the thesis work) towards the reference problem of the annealing machine. Thus, the main objective of this thesis is to develop a better understanding of the theoretical performances of these machines, as well as a first return on experience if access to a D-Wave machine (via an institution owning such a machine) is possible. Depending on the candidate profile, the subject will bend more towards either physical aspects, computational complexity theory aspects or more applicative aspects (operations research, cryptanalysis notably).

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Renaud Sirdey

More information: http://www-instn.cea.fr/

Job Posting Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Asssitant, PhD student (several positions) Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant, 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. Research assistant are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification. Applicants 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.

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2017

Contact: 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)

Job Posting PhD student (fully funded) Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden
We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography. The position is for up to five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the group of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa who is doing research in cryptographic protocols that guarantee reliable authentication, privacy-preservation and verifiable delegation of computation. The topic of this project is focusing on investigating security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the PhD position will be to design and evaluate cryptographically reliable and privacy-preserving authentication and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients outsource jointly computations to untrusted cloud servers. Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial. Mathematical maturity is essential.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/

Full-time temporary employment. PhD student positions are limited to five years. Starting salary is 27,835 SEK a month before tax. The position is intended to start in Sept 2017.

Submit your applications here: http://goo.gl/PfyRzY

Attention! You need to select project C4 in your application.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Associate Professor, Chalmers Univ. of Technology

More information: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/PhD-Cryptography-Cloud.html

Job Posting Automotive security researcher Onboard Security, Wilmington, MA, USA
Do you have a PhD degree in Computer Science with specialization in Network / Cybersecurity? Are you interested in breaking into the rapidly-growing automotive security market?

OnBoard Security, formerly the Embedded Security division of Security Innovation, is the leader in automotive cybersecurity and we are looking for a Researcher to work on exciting projects.

Position Overview

OnBoard Security delivers world-class research and consulting services in secure communications, network security architecture, PKI, and security for connected vehicles. You will support research projects on a variety of security and privacy topics relating to connected and automated vehicles. You will also help us out in our Connected Vehicle Security consulting business.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Computer Science (specialization in network security is a plus) or 5 years in industry, including work in a research-aligned environment

  • Publications in top-tier conferences (please attach your best publication to your application)

  • Experience with simulation tools (e.g. VEINS)

  • Good communication skills

About us

We can’t name all the customers we’ve worked with, but recent specific projects have included being technical editor of IEEE Std 1609.2, the standard for all communications security for connected vehicle; and serving as security lead for the New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot, shaping all aspects of application, communication and configuration security for an upcoming 8,000 vehicle deployment on the streets of New York. Our security middleware was selected by GM for inclusion in the MY 2017 Cadillac CTS, the first car to have DSRC installed for sale to the general public. On the research side, we are working on topics ranging from cryptography (e.g. Garbled Circuits) to network and system security (e.g. misbehavior detection) and privacy (e.g. pseudonym system).

OnBoard Security is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing date for applications: 1 August 2017

Contact: Jonathan Petit, Senior Director of Research

jobs (at) onboardsecurity.com

More information: http://www.onboardsecurity.com

Job Posting Blockchain Expert in IoT Environment Eciotify GmbH, Berlin & Flensburg

WHO?
We are eciotify, a new venture supported by NBT AG. We envision a world whereby IoT devices are enabled to freely participate in an economy; buying, selling and trading their digital assets by our secure, low cost and inter-operable technologies.
As our Blockchain Expert you will be responsible for the developments of our Blockchain Technology.

WHAT?
Take an active role in decisions on designing new systems and architectures based on Blockchain technologies


MUST HAVES: 

  • Significant experience in blockchain technologies (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger)
  • In-depth knowledge in smart contract programming, ideally proven by some previous projects

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

People matter for us!
Our employees are the foundation of everything we accomplish.
The only way to realize our full potential is by providing an inspiring work environment, by enabling our employees to grow and provide them with everything they need to become thought leaders in their field.

Be in the driver seat of your personal and professional development
We offer you responsible and versatile tasks in a highly motivated international team. You will find minimal hierarchies, quick decision-making, a great work environment atmosphere. If you are a self motivated thinker and doer, we will provide you with astonishing opportunities to grow on a personal and professional level! In collaboration with Professor Gajek, eciotify is providing a great R&D environment for the most curious minds! We also offer the possibility to make your PhD and are able to connect you with the international research community.

 

To sum it all up in one sentence:

Build cool stuff with us!

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2017

Contact: Dennis Wegener

Head of HR

buildcoolstuff (at) eciotify.io

More information: http://eciotify.io

Job Posting PhD positions International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science, Saarbrücken, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) is a graduate program jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and Saarland University.

The IMPRS-CS offers a PhD program upon successful completion of which students receive a Doctoral Degree in Computer Science from Saarland University. The program is open to students who hold or are about to receive a research-oriented Masters degree in Computer Science (or an equivalent degree). Successful candidates will typically have ranked at or near the top of their classes, have already engaged in research and published their results, and be highly proficient in written and spoken English.

Admitted students receive a support contract that covers all living expenses and tuition fees. They enjoy a research-oriented education with close supervision by world-renowned scientists in a competitive, yet collaborative, environment rich in interaction with other students, post-docs, and scientists.

Applications are accepted all year round; the current round closes on July 15th, 2017.

Further information, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here: http://www.imprs-cs.de

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Closing date for applications: 15 July 2017

Contact: Jennifer Gerling, IMPRS-CS Coordinator

E-Mail: imprs (at) mpi-inf.mpg.de

Phone: +49 681 9325 1800

More information: http://www.imprs-cs.de

5 May 2017
Job Posting Lecturer in Digital Security The University of Auckland, New Zealand
We are looking for a top early career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer in Digital Security. The position is part of an appealing environment of existing competencies within digital security which include undergraduate courses and a postgraduate programme and an internationally respected group of academics undertaking pure and applied research in this domain.

The successful appointee will have a PhD, demonstrated excellence in research, and a commitment to high quality research-informed teaching. The ideal candidate would have a research program that complements and builds on existing areas of strength within the department (http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz).

The scope of the search is digital security, broadly defined. We will be particularly interested in candidates who have developed techniques for digital forensics, security testing, or software obfuscation; or who have demonstrated expertise in security or privacy for mobile devices, cyber-physical systems (esp. Internet of Things), machine-to-machine systems, and big data systems.

The appointee will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in their specialist area, at introductory levels more widely, and to engage in research and publication both personally and through the supervision of research students. The appointee would also be expected to seek research funding, to engage with the profession, and to contribute to departmental service.

This is a full time, permanent position based on the University of Auckland\'s city campus.

Apply

Please apply online at www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz job code: 18586.

Applications close Thursday 25 May 2017.

Closing date for applications: 25 May 2017

Contact: Robert Amor

More information: https://www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpen

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest distributed networks that powers more than 1.5 trillion pageviews each month across 5 million Internet properties. More than 10 percent of all global Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.

About the Department

We are looking for a seasoned cryptography engineer for a development role in the Technology group. This role focuses on the implementation of cutting-edge cryptographic protocols for use at web scale in CloudFlare’s systems.

Candidates will have extensive experience in implementing real-world cryptographic protocols such as TLS. Substantial contributions to cryptographic software such as OpenSSL are preferred. Experience in Go, C, and assembly are required. Cryptography Engineers are expected to be familiar with the nuances of implementing public-key cryptography (PKI), side-channel attacks, padding oracles, constant-time implementations, and have deep domain knowledge.

Requirements

B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

Experience building security in a fast-paced, web-scale environment

Advance knowledge of networking protocols - TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP etc.

In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols, applied cryptography, PKI and SSL/TLS

Proficiency in these languages - Go, C, and x86/amd64 assembly

Knowledge of the latest attack trends, tools and the threat landscape

Proven track record of independently driving security projects in a fast-paced environment

Excellent communication skills on both technical and non-technical issues

Bonus Points

Substantial contributions to cryptography software such as OpenSSL

Experience with high throughput/low latency real-time systems and/or content delivery networks

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2017

Contact: Ed Burns

ed (at) cloudflare.com

More information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/cloudflare/jobs/634967#.WQuUsVPyumk

4 May 2017
Job Posting Lecturer in Digital Security University of Auckland, New Zealand
We are looking for a top early career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer in Digital Security. The position is part of an appealing environment of existing competencies within digital security which include undergraduate courses and a postgraduate programme and an internationally respected group of academics undertaking pure and applied research in this domain.

The successful appointee will have a PhD, demonstrated excellence in research, and a commitment to high quality research-informed teaching. The ideal candidate would have a research program that complements and builds on existing areas of strength within the department (http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz).

The scope of the search is digital security, broadly defined. We will be particularly interested in candidates who have developed techniques for digital forensics, security testing, or software obfuscation; or who have demonstrated expertise in security or privacy for mobile devices, cyber-physical systems (esp. Internet of Things), machine-to-machine systems, and big data systems.

Closing date for applications: 25 May 2017

Contact: Professor Robert Amor, Head of Department, trebor (at) cs.auckland.ac.nz

More information: https://www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz

Job Posting Ph.D. and Post-Doc Positions Institute of Information Security, University of Stuttgart, Germany
The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers several

Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions

in the fields

- System and Web Security,

- Services and Cloud Computing Security,

- Cryptography, e.g., in the context of electronic voting, and

- Formal Methods in Security.

The positions are available immediately and paid according to the German public salary scale TVL-E13 or TVL-E14, depending on the candidate’s qualification. Appointment periods follow the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVg).

The Institute for Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international and creative research in Germany’s high-tech region.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field. We value strong analytical skills. Knowledge in one of the mentioned fields is an asset. Since some teaching is done in German, knowledge of German is required for positions that involve teaching.

The deadline for applications is

May 28th, 2017.

However, late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 28 May 2017

Contact: Prof. Ralf Küsters

ralf.kuesters (at) sec.uni-stuttgart.de

https://sec.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

More information: https://sec.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/jobopenings

24 April 2017
Job Posting Ph.D. student Chalmers University of Technology - Sweden
We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven doctoral student to work in the area of information security and cryptography. The position is for up to five years at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the group of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa who is doing research in cryptographic protocols that guarantee reliable authentication, privacy-preservation and verifiable delegation of computation. The topic of this project is focusing on investigating security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the PhD position will be to design and evaluate cryptographically reliable and privacy-preserving authentication and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients outsource jointly computations to untrusted cloud servers. Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial. Mathematical maturity is essential.

The PhD student will be supervised by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/

Full-time temporary employment. PhD student positions are limited to five years. Starting salary is 27,835 SEK a month before tax. The position is intended to start in Sept 2017.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Associate Professor, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, aikmitr (at) chalmers.se

More information: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/PhD-Cryptography-Cloud.html

21 April 2017
A Research Associate position is available within UCL’s Computer Science Department. This position is part of an £11M (total investment £16M) EPSRC funded Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases. The purpose of this post is to investigate (i) how to design and develop novel privacy-enhancing protocols capable of supporting user data aggregation, for purposes of statistics extraction and training of machine learning models for infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology; (ii) meaningful user interfaces and appropriate incentives to maximize user adoption and retention.


The post-holder will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team and will be responsible for tasks that include designing and implementing software to collect data for various sources on the web, such as Google searches and browser activity, develop privacy-preserving protocols for data aggregation, designing experiments to analyze the data and compare the results to existing surveillance information, designing real-time visualization tools to display the information, designing and implementing databases to store information and documenting and publishing the results.


This position is funded until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: 6 May 2017

Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro

https://emilianodc.com

More information: https://tinyurl.com/isense-privacy-position

19 April 2017
Job Posting Research Associate in Cloud Security (PostDoc) University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science

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: 16th May 2017
  • Interviews are likely to be held on: 31st of May 2017

Closing date for applications: 16 May 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: http://tinyurl.com/hdawr6e

Job Posting Tenure-Track Professorship TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology)
Expression of Interest: Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2017 - Mathematics and….

The Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology is looking for outstanding young researchers from abroad to set up and manage an independent research group as part of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund’s (WWTF) Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators (VRSYI) Call 2017 - Mathematics and… .

Applications are sought from researchers from abroad who have recently completed their PhD (2 – 8 years ago) with an excellent research track record. Selected candidates will, together with an experienced researcher of the Faculty of Informatics as a proponent, prepare a proposal to be submitted to the WWTF VRSYI Call 2017 - Mathematics and… . Should this proposal be successful, the proposed project will be funded to the amount of 1.6 million euro by the WWTF for a period of 6 – 8 years. The Vienna University of Technology will further offer the successful candidate a tenure-track position (assistant professor), which will be later transformed into a tenured position (associate professor) subject to a positive overall assessment, with subsequent possibility of promotion to full professor.

Applications from researchers working on mathematical methods for Security and Privacy, such as

- Cryptography

- Formal Methods for Security and Privacy

- Language-based Security

- Security and Privacy in Machine Learning

are welcome. These should be sent in digital format (a single pdf file) to Univ. Prof. Matteo Maffei (matteo.maffei (at) tuwien.ac.at). The deadline for applications is May 2, 2017. The application should consist of

- CV (including a list of publications)

- a brief outline of the intended research project

Further information on the call is available at:

https://www.wwtf.at/programmes/vienna_research_groups/index.php?lang=EN#VRG17

Closing date for applications: 2 May 2017

Contact: Univ. Prof. Matteo Maffei

Organisation

CEA Tech is the CEA’s technology research unit. In 2013, CEA Tech opened regional branch offices with one in South of France close to the Cadarache center. Based in Provence, the Secure Systems and Architectures (SAS) research team is located at Gardanne within the campus of the CMP (Center of Microelectronic of Provence) near a cluster of academic and industrial partners. Its research interest is mostly in the design and test of secure integrated circuits.

Job

The post-doctoral position (12 months) is financed by the PROSECCO project (ANR) that aims at developing tools that will automatically insert protections against side-channel and fault attacks in the compilation flow and formally prove the functional equivalence and the robustness of the protected software. The consortium is composed of the LIP6 (Univ. Paris 6) and the CEA.

The post-doc work will be focus on the security analysis of the code generated with the Prosecco flow according to different use cases (verify pin, AES, bootloader) and different threats (SCA, FA). This analysis will be conducted with state-of-the-art side channel and fault injection benches. Some intermediate security evaluations will also be conducted with \"low cost\" equipment setups. This work will imply a close interaction with the other teams. The retained candidate will bring to other tasks of the project a central expertise about physical attacks and countermeasures.

Applicant Profile

PhD in microelectronic, computer science or a related field with a focus on hardware security and physical attacks (SCA and/or FA).

Knowledges and experiences in some or all of the following fields will be an asset during the position: Hardware security, Physical attacks and countermeasures, Cryptography, Microprocessors, Software and compilation

Good programming practice. Written and spoken English.

A brief description of the PhD thesis, a publication list and some recommendations should be included to your application.

Job location : Gardanne (Fr)

Start date : 01/09/2017, (to be discussed)

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2017

Contact:

Pierre-Alain Moellic

pierre-alain.moellic (at) cea.fr

Job Posting PhD interns on cyber-physical system security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
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 (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

I am looking for PhD interns on cyber-physical system security (IoT, autonomous vehicle, and power grid etc.), especially on the topics such as 1) Lightweight and low-latency crypto algorithms for CPS devices, 2) Resilient authentication of devices and data in CPS, 3) Advanced SCADA firewall to filter more sophisticated attacking packets in CPS, 4) Big data based threat analytics for detection of both known and unknown threats, 5) Attack mitigation to increase the resilience of CPS. The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2017

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More information: http://jianying.space/

12 April 2017
Job Posting Junior Research Fellow National Institute of Technology Raipur
Applications are invited in the prescribed format to recruit one JRF for a period of 3 Years (Initially for 1 year) for the project \"Design and development of an Automatic Kinship Verification system for Indian faces with possible integration of AADHAR Database\"

Closing date for applications: 26 April 2017

Contact: Dr. T. Meenpal

Assistant Professor,

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Department

NIT Raipur,Chhattisgarh- 492010

Email: tmeenpal.etc (at) nitrr.ac.in

More information: http://www.nitrr.ac.in/downloads/recruitment/recruitment2017/project_fellow/JRF_EnTC_advertisement_ETC_10042017.pdf

Job Posting Ph.D. student in Cryptographic Engineering University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
This is an urgent call for interested applicants. A funded Ph.D. student position is available starting August 2017 to work on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering in the CSE department at USF.

USF is an R1 university and among the leading institutions in Florida. We are looking for motivated, talented, and hardworking applicants who have background and are interested in working on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering with emphasis on:

- Cryptographic hardware systems

- Side-channel attacks, particularly fault and power analysis attacks

The required expertise includes:

- Masters (or Bachelors with outstanding background) in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid background in digital design, VLSI, computer arithmetic, and ASIC/FPGA implementations

- Solid HDL expertise

- Outstanding English (if English tests are taken) to be eligible for department funding

- Motivation to work beyond the expectations from an average Ph.D. student and publish in top tier venues

Please closely observe the admission requirement details here before emailing:

http://www.usf.edu/engineering/cse/graduate/phd-program.aspx

Please send me your updated CV (including list of publications, language test marks, and references), transcripts for B.Sc. (and M.Sc.), and a statement of interest at usfcrypto2017 (at) gmail.com as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time, I consider only the applicants who have already taken TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exams with excellent marks. The successful candidate will be asked to apply formally very soon to the USF CSE department, so all the material has to be already ready.

Closing date for applications: 20 April 2017

The position is 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 the position see the webpage:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/137029/phd-position-in-boolean-functions

Closing date for applications: 15 May 2017

Contact: Dr. Lilya Budaghyan lilya.budaghyan (at) uib.no

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we have two open postdoc positions on Verification of Quantum Cryptography.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in:

  • Semantics
  • Theorem proving
  • Verification of classical cryptography
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum computation / communication

Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!

Please contact Dominique Unruh if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

The salary range is 30000-36000 Euro per year (depending on experience), which is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living and low income tax rate (20%), pension contributions and health insurance are covered by the employer.

The position is for three years, September 1, 2017 till August 31, 2020. The starting date and duration can be negotiated (in both directions).

For application instructions, see the link below.

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2017

Contact: Dominique Unruh
Professor of Information Security
Department of Computer Science
University of Tartu
unruh (at) ut.ee

More information: http://crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PostdocInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography

7 April 2017
The Quantum Information and Applications (IQA) group of Telecom Paristech is conducting a research activity centered on quantum information, quantum communication and cryptography. This research combines theoretical work on quantum information, communication and quantum cryptographic protocols.

The IQA group is part of several active networks of researchers in quantum information, which provides a dynamic context for scientific exchange, collaboration and opportunities for financial support: the Paris Centre for Quantum Computing” http://www.pcqc.fr/, the “Domaine d’Intérêt Majeur” project called SIRTEQ (regional cluster) and the project IQUPS : quantum information at university Paris –Saclay.

The IQA group is also involved in master courses in Paris-Saclay, in Quantum communications and quantum cryptography, as well as a specialized master program on quantum information and post-quantum cryptography.

The IQA group is part of the Network & Computer Sc. departement (INFRES Dpt.) and the Laboratoire Traitement et Communication de l’information l’Information (LTCI).

The recruited associate professor will contribute to the research and teaching activities, as detailed in the official announcement (in French) http://www.telecom-paristech.fr/nc/telecom-paristech/offres-emploi-stages-theses/fiche-offre- demploi.html?offre_emploi=181

The successful candidate will take part in the research projects lead in the team, and will also initiate new research projects, in particular on quantum information and post-quantum cryptography. Research results will be published in leading journals and conferences. Activities in scientific bodies, organization of special sessions, workshops as well as involvements in committees of scientific conferences will also be encouraged, as they contribute to the visibility.

Teaching can be done at bachelor level, in computer science and maths, and also at master level in more specialized courses, such as information theory, algebra, quantum physics, quantum information, cryptography.

Closing date for applications: 5 May 2017

Contact: Isabelle Zaquine

Département Informatique et Réseaux

Télécom ParisTech, LTCI

Université Paris-Saclay

46 rue Barrault Paris 13e , Bureau C234-5

+33 1 45 81 78 39

isabelle.zaquine (at) telecom-paristech.fr

More information: http://www.telecom-paristech.fr/telecom-paristech/offres-emploi-stages-theses.html

Role

Use elliptic curve cryptography, digital signatures, and commitments in an established codebase to help the world securely interact in a way that preserves privacy.

Write code in python and possibly a system language or two (C, Rust, Go) that invokes c-callable crypto libraries to exchange anonymous credentials (see http://www.research.ibm.com/labs/zurich/idemix/ and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/u-prove/) and build zero-knowledge proofs. Integrate with technologies like zkSNARKS and Ethereum.

Build byzantine fault tolerant protocols for distributed consensus.

Work on specific federal government contracts.*

Requirements

Master’s degree or PhD in cryptography or a closely related field--or active enrollment in such a program.

At least 5 years of experience with software engineering

Familiarity with applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, and similar topics; the stronger the math background, the better. Familiarity with networking and cryptocurrencies. Good competence as a coder (python preferred, but strengths in other languages may be considered). Comfort on Linux (though we also work on Mac and Windows).

Flexibility to work with remote colleagues in different time zones.

Strongly preferred: Ability to work in our Utah office (Lehi/American Fork). Some remote work possible.

This is a regular full-time position.

*Federal Government project requires US Citizenship.

Closing date for applications: 4 July 2017

Contact: Steve Tolman

careers (at) evernym.com

3 April 2017
Job Posting Cryptographer Swedish NCSA
The Swedish NCSA, a function within the Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Directorate of the Swedish Armed Forces, has an open position for a cryptographer. Further details about this job opportunity is provided in Swedish via the reference below.

Please note that a Swedish citizenship is a mandatory requirement to apply for this position. Applicants considered for employment will be required to undergo security vetting.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017

More information: http://jobb.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/lediga-tjanster/13088

The Swedish NCSA, a function within the Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Directorate of the Swedish Armed Forces, has an open position for a junior cryptographer. Further details about this job opportunity is available in Swedish via the reference below.

Please note that a Swedish citizenship is a mandatory requirement to apply for this position. Applicants considered for employment will be required to undergo security vetting procedures.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017

More information: http://jobb.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/lediga-tjanster/13085

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