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19 February 2017
Tenure track or tenured position in Cryptology

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017

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

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

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

17 February 2017
Job Posting Ph.D. student in the area of Implementations of Post-Quantum Cryptography Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at George Mason University, USA

Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at George Mason University, USA, is seeking qualified candidates for the Graduate Research Assistant position in the area of efficient implementations of Post-Quantum Cryptosystems and attacks against these cryptosystems. The desired qualifications include strong mathematical background in algebra and number theory, experience in hardware design using hardware description languages, and knowledge of C and scripting languages, such as Python. Additional experience in Magma or SageMath, ASIC and FPGA design, software/hardware codesign, High-Level Synthesis, embedded software development, side-channel analysis, GPU programming, and Linux operating system is a plus.

The position is open starting in Fall 2017. Qualified candidates should apply to the ECE PhD program at George Mason University by March 15, 2017, indicating Dr. Gaj and/or Dr. Kaps as their preffered academic advisors. In parallel, an earlier e-mail contact with Dr. Gaj at kgaj (at) gmu.edu is highly recommended.

Closing date for applications: 15 March 2017

Contact: Kris Gaj, kgaj (at) gmu.edu, http://ece.gmu.edu/~kgaj

More information: https://cryptography.gmu.edu/team

10 February 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc University of Luxembourg and ICTK, South Korea
The Cryptolux team of the University of Luxembourg and ICTK, South Korea are looking for a postdoctoral candidate to perform research in the areas of:

-physicial unclonable functions (PUFs)

-Side-channel analysis and countermeasures

-Implementation of low-power consumption lightweight crypto

Closing date for applications: 6 March 2017

Contact: Alex Biryukov

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

7 February 2017
Job Posting Research Associate in Cloud Security 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: 10th March 2017
  • Interviews are likely to be held on: 22nd March 2017

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2017

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

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

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

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

Applicants are sought with experiences /skills in these areas:

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

- Strong experience with distributed systems and consensus protocols.

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2017

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

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

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

27 January 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc in Information and Network Security Singapore University of Technology and Design

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

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

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

2. Information and Network Security.

3.Privacy and Authentication

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

- Security in Decentralized application

- IoT Security

- network security

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

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

Closing date for applications: 25 April 2017

Contact: How to apply:

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

will begin immediately and the position will remain open until

filled. Only shortlist will be notified.

Closing Date for Applications: 2017-04-25

26 January 2017
Job Posting Ph.D Student in Cloud and SDN Security and Privacy University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science

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

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

Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 24 February 2017

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

More information: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/research-areas/electronics-and-computer-science/research-students

25 January 2017
Job Posting Security Researcher ISARA Corporation - Waterloo, Canada
Founded in 2015, ISARA Corporation builds quantum resistant cryptographic solutions for today’s computing ecosystems. The ISARA Corporation vision is a world where consumers, enterprises and governments can benefit from the power of quantum computing with protection against quantum attacks. Our team has expertise building high performance cryptographic systems for constrained environments. We’re proud to be part of a collaborative effort with academic and standards institutions to raise awareness of the potential for quantum threats, and design and implement quantum resistant solutions for classical data security systems that will work globally.

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

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2017

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

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

Job Posting Research Expert Cryptology ESAT - COSIC, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography, KU Leuven, Belgium
The Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography group (COSIC) belongs to the Department of Electrical Engineering-ESAT; it was founded in 1978 and counts about 80 members who perform fundamental, applied and contract research in the area of cryptology, information security and privacy. Because of the extended expertise in discrete mathematics, cryptology, hard-and software implementations and network and computer systems, the group is able to adopt an integrated approach to problem solving, which has led to important successes: AES (Rijndael algorithm that was selected as the US Advanced Encryption Standard, ECRYPT (coordination of European Networks of Excellence, Coordination and Support Action, and Marie-Curie ITN in Cryptology,), … Through a long history of participation in European projects; COSIC gained thorough experience in privacy-enhancing technologies, identity management, and the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms, protocols and architectures.

You will work closely with the professors, researchers and administrative support and you will coordinate with KU Leuven Research and Development (LRD) and with the imec Smart Applications Business Unit in the area of Distributed Trust.

https://www.esat.kuleuven.be//cosic/

Offer

A challenging job in a dynamic and international environment that offers ample opportunities to develop further as researcher.

Closing date for applications: 20 February 2017

Contact: For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Bart Preneel, tel.: +32 16 32 11 48, mail: bart.preneel (at) kuleuven.be.

More information: https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/54017280

24 January 2017
Job Posting PhD Students on Cyber 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 including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), Water Distribution (WADI), and IoT.

I am looking for promising PhD students who are interested in working in the area of cyber security. The position is fully funded up to 4 years with very competitive scholarship. Candidates should have an excellent background (with Bachelor or Master degree) in mathematics, computer science or electrical engineering and the ability to work on inter-disciplinary research projects. Acquaintance with cryptography and network/system security concepts as well as some programming skills will be considered as strong assets. More information of the PhD program is available at https://istd.sutd.edu.sg/phd/phd-overview/.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a cover letter to Jianying Zhou. Please also provide the names of two referees. The application will close by 30 March 2017.

Closing date for applications: 30 March 2017

Contact: Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: zhou_jianying (at) yahoo.com

Home: http://jianying.space/

More information: https://istd.sutd.edu.sg/phd/phd-overview/

23 January 2017
Job Posting Ph.D. student, Researcher - Blockchain. Kottackal Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Trivandrum - India.
Our Engineers are involved in building products based on Blockchain Technology. Increasingly we are seeing our projects include technologies like Blockchain, AI, IoT.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  1. BS / MS degree in Computer Science or Mathematics
  2. Understanding and some work in Blockchain Technology
  3. Familiarity with one or more general purpose programming languages or stacks like MEAN
  4. Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017

    Contact:

      hr (at) kottackal.org

Job Posting Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, PhD student (several positions) Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, PhD student (several positions) to join our group.

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

1. public key cryptography and provable security.

2. system and network security

3. software engineering

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

- applications of blockchain technology

- lattice-based cryptography

- mobile security

- network security

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

Applicants for PhD studentship should possess:

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

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)

The Cryptolux team of the University of Luxembourg is offering a 30 months Post-doc position in Applied aka Real World Cryptography. The candidate should have expertise and a strong publication record in one (or several) of the following areas:

- Applied symmetric cryptography

- Crypto-currencies, blockchains, financial cryptography

- Privacy enhancing technologies

The position is available from the 1-February 2017. Applications (CV+motivation)will be considered upon receipt, therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged. We offer exciting international research environment and competitive salary.

Closing date for applications: 15 March 2017

Contact: Alex Biryukov

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

Job Posting Ph.D. student Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands
ECRYPT-NET is a research network of 6 universities and 2 companies developing advanced cryptographic techniques for the Internet of Things and the Cloud and creating efficient and secure implementations of those techniques on a broad range of platforms. ECRYPT-NET is funded by a prestigious Marie Sk?odowska-Curie ITN (Integrated Training Network) grant. The network is educating a group of 15 PhD students with a set of interdisciplinary skills in the areas of mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. The training is provided in an international context, that includes Summer Schools, workshops, internships, and complementary skills. Participants are expected to spend at least 6 months abroad in a network partner or in one of the 7 associated companies. We are looking for one highly motivated candidate with a strong academic track record, ideally with some background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.

We offer an exciting working environment in an international network with top scientists that is geared towards cutting-edge research. The financial conditions are very attractive. The project offers an opportunity to travel and interact with other PhD students and scientists all over Europe.

Two of the ECRYPT-NET PhD students will be based at the Coding Theory and Cryptology (CC) and the Cryptographic Implementations (CI) groups at TU/e. At this moment we are looking for one PhD student who will perform research on lattice-based cryptography. Lattice-based cryptosystems are a hot area of research but their concrete security is not well understood. This research will explore attack algorithms such as enumeration, sieving, and quantum walks with the goal of providing security advice to designers.

The CC and CI groups together currently have 2 full professors, 1 associate professor, 2 assistant professors, 2 postdocs, and 9 PhD students working on all aspects of cryptography, with special focus on algorithms for cryptography and cryptanalysis and secure and efficient implementations. For more information on these groups see https://www.win.tue.nl/cc/ and https://eindhoven.cr.yp.to/ .

Closing date for applications: 11 February 2017

Contact: Tanja Lange.

Please use

Application TUE-20170117

as your subject line.

Note:

Candidates may have resided in the host country for at most 1 year in the 3 years preceding the application. They can have at most 2 years of research experience at the doctoral level.

More information: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/172143

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

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2017

Contact: Nigel Smart

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2017

Job Posting Post-doc Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Open post-doctoral position: design of a security architecture for a critical infrastructure

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2017

Job Posting Post-doc Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Open post-doctoral position: evaluation and assessment of side-channel vulnerabilities

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 April 2017

12 January 2017
Job Posting PhD Scholarships Computer Science/Mathematics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
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.

Closing date for applications: 12 March 2017

Contact: Professor Steven Galbraith

Mathematics Department

University of Auckland

aucklandobfuscationphd (at) gmail.com

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

11 January 2017
Job Posting Ph. D. Student Worldline / University of Limoges, France
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.

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2017

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

Job Posting Principal Engineer, Blockchain Technologies Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited

Job Responsibilities

•Design and build financial technology applications using Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technologies

•Work closely with the banking industry to create high values Blockchain applications

•Conduct research on cryptographic schemes for Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technologies

•Design and develop innovative yet high quality application software for cybersecurity and FinTech initiatives.

•Collaborate with the energetic team to develop impactful Blockchain Proof-of-Concept and production applications.

Requirements

•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related disciplines with 6+ years’ experience or Master’s degree of equivalent education with 3+ years’ experience or Ph.D degree holder with less experience. Candidates with less experience will be considered as Engineer.

•Knowledge in Blockchain technology and good understanding of the cryptographic principles. Understanding of Blockchain platform such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, HyperLedger, etc. is a big plus.

•Understanding of distributed system and experience in implementing cryptographic protocols is a plus.

•Hands-on experience in one or more programming languages: Java, Scala, Python, JavaScript, C/C++, Go, etc.

•Good understanding of data structure, algorithm and design patterns.

•Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

•Must have collaborative mind set, be a team-player and be keen to share knowledge.

•Ability to work independently and thrive in learning new technologies.

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2017

Contact: charlenechoo (at) astri.org

More information: http://www.astri.org

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

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

Education and Requirements

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- A Master degree in computer science, security or mathematics

- A proven interest in cryptography and side-channel analysis

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

- Strong analytical skills

- Team player

- Fluent in spoken and written English

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

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

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Vincent Verneuil

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017

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

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

Job Posting Senior Software Engineer / Software Engineer, Applied Cryptography The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
Job Responsibilities

•To design and develop cryptographic protocols and schemes

•To design, analyze and implement cryptographic systems and related systems such as blockchain

•To study the latest cryptographic algorithms and protocols

Requirements

•Master degree in computer science, electronic engineering or other relevant disciplines with 3+ years experience; less experience for PhD holders.

•Experience on cryptographic system design and cryptanalysis

•Deep knowledge on number theory and security proofs

•Hands-on experience with C/C++ and Java

•Preferably having experiences on using cryptographic libraries such as OpenSSL, MIRACL, PBC, etc.

•Experience on developing cloud computing systems an advantage, but not a must

•Strong interpersonal and communications skills

•Good command of both written and spoken English

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2017

Contact: charlenechoo (at) astri.org

More information: http://www.astri.org

Job Posting Postdoc/Research Fellow Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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.

Closing date for applications: 29 January 2017

Contact: Huaxiong wang

email: hxwang (at) ntu.edu.sg

29 December 2016
Job Posting Ph.D. student University of Oxford
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.

Closing date for applications: 6 January 2017

Contact: Christophe Petit, Ali El Kaafarani

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

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:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/132032/researcher-position-at-the-department-of-informatics

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

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/132261/phd-position-in-boolean-functions-2-positions

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

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/132026/postdoctoral-fellow-in-informatics

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/131983/research-fellow-phd-candidates-in-informatics-computer-science-3-positions

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2017

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

23 December 2016
Job Posting PhD student/Postdoc Ruhr University Bochum
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.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017

Contact: Amir Moradi

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

20 December 2016
Job Posting Lecturer in Cyber Security University of Westminster, Department of Computer Science

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

Closing date for applications: 3 February 2017

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

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

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