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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

16 December 2016
Job Posting 3 PhD student positions University of Bergen, Norway
The Department of Informatics is now recruiting 3 PhD students in informatics/computer science. The positions are for a fixed term of 4 years, of which 25 % will comprise mandatory work such as teaching and/or administrative tasks.

One of the research groups at the department is the Reliable Communication Group with main research directions of Boolean functions, coding, cryptography, information security, quantum information theory.

http://www.uib.no/en/rg/selmer

Candidates with strong background in above mentioned areas are particularly welcome to apply.

For further information and for application to positions:

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

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2017

Contact: Professor Petter E. Bjørstad, Head of Department, e-mail: Petter.Bjorstad (at) uib.no

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

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: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?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 https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=196

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2017

Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, me (at) emilianodc.com

More information: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=196

13 December 2016
The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at full professor level. The position has an expected start date of August 23, 2017. This position is in cybersecurity, with responsibilities to advance education and research in computer security and possibly drawing from closely related or emerging fields. In addition, the successful candidate is eligible for the Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity, an endowed chair in cybersecurity to advance education and research in cryptography, security engineering, security architecture, secure coding, network and cloud security, malware detection and other emerging security fields. For more information and to apply, please click on the link and follow the instructions https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8559

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

Closing date for applications: 22 August 2017

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

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

Job Posting Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Cryptography University of Amsterdam / CWI / QuSoft
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.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2017

Contact: Christian Schaffner, http://homepages.cwi.nl/~schaffne

More information: http://goo.gl/rdzIkJ

9 December 2016
Job Posting PhD Research Fellowship in Secure Networking Technologies Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
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.

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2017

Contact: Prof Colin Boyd, colin.boyd (at) item.ntnu.no.

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

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/131846/

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 encompasses candidates conducting research in the field of digital security broadly defined (e.g. including but not limited to Cloud Computing (with emphasis on privacy and confidentiality); Digital forensics, Security Testing; Mobile devices; Cyber-physical systems focusing on Internet of Things; Machine-to-Machine systems; Software Obfuscation; and Big Data).

The main criteria for candidates are excellence in research as well as the ability to be a highly effective teacher of both undergraduate and graduate students.

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, to engage with industry, and to contribute to departmental service.

This is a full-time, permanent position based on the University of Auckland\'s city campus. The start date for this position will be mid-2017.

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2017

Contact: recruitment (at) auckland.ac.nz

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

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

1. To design and develop cryptographic protocols and schemes

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

3. 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 December 2016

Contact: charlenechoo (at) astri.org

More information: http://www.astri.org/careers/work-at-astri/jobs/senior-software-engineer-software-engineer-applied-cryptography-5/

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualification

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.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2017

Contact: Tomasz Truderung, t.truderung (at) polyas.com

More information: http://polyas.com

5 December 2016

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 http://engineering.nyu.edu/admissions/graduate/apply

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

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2016

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

hoda.alkhzaimi (at) nyu.edu

More information: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/graduate-programs/engineering.html

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

Closing date for applications: 9 January 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://vacancies.westminster.ac.uk/hrvacancies/default.aspx?id=50046999

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.

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2017

Contact: Rafik Laatiaoui

Technical Recruiter at SPT

rafik.laatiaoui (at) schibsted.com

Mobile: 0047 413 71 266

More information: https://jobs.lever.co/schibsted/522739a7-1e0f-4e75-ab46-e0206b5e4aaf

Job Posting Post.Doc Mid Sweden University
To conduct original research in the area of distributed acquisition, estimation, and adaptive learning for security and privacy in the context of networked embedded cyber-physical systems and Internet-of-Things which are engineering systems with integrated computational and communication capabilities that interact with humans through cyber space. One important aspect of CPS is the real-time processing and monitoring of the underlying system in a secure and privacy preserving manner while avoiding degradation of the processing performance and preserving the valuable resources. The job includes theoretical analysis, algorithm design and implementation via software based simulations, as well as documentation in the form of technical papers and reports. Teaching and writing research applications may be included at a level not exceeding 20%. Requirements: To qualify for employment as a post-doctor, applicants must hold a PhD degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; however, periods of, for example, sick leave or parental leave are deducted from the three-year period. A requirement for this position is a PhD in Computer Engineering, Signal Processing or Wireless Communications with applications to networked systems or a closely related subject with high quality publications in the related area of security, computer networks, distributed systems, wireless communications and signal processing. Particular emphasis will be placed on a strong mathematical background and documented research experience in security and privacy for distributed systems.

Closing date for applications: 17 January 2017

Contact: Prof. Mikael Gidlund

Mid Sweden University

Dept. of Information and Communication Systems

SE-851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden

More information: https://www.miun.se/en/University/career/jobs/vacancy/postdoktor-sakerhet-och-integritet-for-natverkande-cyberfysikalisk

2 December 2016
Job Posting Ph.D. student Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
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) upf.edu. Applicants are required to fill the application form in the link below.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2017

Contact: Dr. Vanesa Daza and Dr. Carla Ràfols

Department of Information and Communication Technologies

Pompeu Fabra University

cryptophdapplications (at) upf.edu

More information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4eBYAxoyx2Tt_O1NOehQAzrnDl2X9M30FokD1yO8pjCPs0g/viewform

30 November 2016
Job Posting Postdoctoral & Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity CISPA-Stanford Center (Saarbruecken, Germany & Stanford, USA)

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) cispa-stanford.org.

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.

Closing date for applications: 30 January 2017

Contact: Prof. Dr. Michael Backes

Saarland University

Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability

Campus E 9 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Email: application (at) cispa-stanford.org

More information: https://www.cispa-stanford.org/application.html

Job Posting Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Secure Information Technologies Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
We seek to recruit candidates for the post of Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, or Reader, or Professor in Secure Information Technologies to commence 2017. We are seeking candidates that can demonstrate an excellent track record of achievements and significant potential for future academic leadership in any of the following areas: hardware and embedded systems security, post-quantum cryptography, multi-factor authentication technologies, cloud and virtualised datacentre security, software defined network security, IoT security and secure industrial control systems - including SCADA, Smart Grid and automotive systems. Candidates should also demonstrate ability to inspire students and facilitate motivational learning within core undergraduate and specialist postgraduate curricula.

The post holder will be a member of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). CSIT is a UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) established in 2009 with initial 5 year funding of £30M from EPSRC/Innovate UK, industry, Invest NI and QUB. CSIT has a proven track record of success and in 2015 was awarded a further 5 years of funding from EPSRC/InnovateUK and £9M from Queen’s to build on its achievements to date as part of a package potentially worth over £38M. CSIT focuses on the electronic security of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. In 2012 it was recognised by GCHQ and EPSRC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and in 2015 CSIT was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is a biennial award scheme within the UK’s national honours system and is UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution. Over 20 industrial partners, large global companies as well as SMEs, have committed to supporting the centre through the provision of funding and market intelligence. CSIT has also established strong relationships with similar international centres in cyber security.

Closing date for applications: 12 December 2016

Contact: Professor Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Head of School, email: eeecs-hos (at) qub.ac.uk

More information: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUBJobVacancies/

28 November 2016
Job Posting Researcher 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

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017

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

Job Posting Post-Doc 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.

Profile:

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 15 December 2016

Contact: Stefan Dziembowski

stefan.dziembowski (at) crypto.edu.pl

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

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