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2 April 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc Hongik University, Korea
Post-doctoral fellow position in Department of Computer and Information Communications Engineering at Hongik University in the field of cryptography or information security. Applicants should have their Ph.D degrees within four years as of March 31, 2017. Please email with subject ‘Postdoc position’ by attaching statement of research, CV, recommendation letters, and copies of 3 most significant publications to sohwang (at) hongik.ac.kr

Closing date for applications: 20 April 2017

Contact: Professor Seong Oun Hwang at sohwang (at) hongik.ac.kr

More information: http://shinan.hongik.ac.kr/~sohwang/index_e.htm

27 March 2017
Job Posting Chair in Cybersecurity University of York, UK
The University of York is one of the UK\'s leading higher education institutions and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. The Department is renowned internationally for its high impact research, combined with a dedication to high-quality teaching and excellent student satisfaction, as well as strong industrial links, making us one of the UK\'s top Computer Science departments.

The Role

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

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

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

Why York?

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

Closing date for applications: 10 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2017

Contact: Sarah Meiklejohn

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

21 March 2017
Job Posting PhD student Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
We are looking for a PhD student in theoretical cryptography. The research focus will be the development and analysis of classical and new cryptographic building blocks (such as public-key encryption and obfuscation).

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

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

Closing date for applications:

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

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

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

Closing date for applications:

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 May 2017

Contact: Claudio Orlandi, Associate Professor

orlandi (at) cs.au.dk

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017

Contact: Alex Biryukov

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

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

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

Salary range: ?39324 to ?57674

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 2 May 2017

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider

Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

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

s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

+44 1483 689637

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

Job Posting PhD student Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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

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

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

Closing date for applications:

Job Posting Postdoc Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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

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

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

Closing date for applications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 2 April 2017

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

15 March 2017
Design of JPEG Anti-Forensics Scheme(s) for evaluation of existing JPEG forensic schemes--

Explosive growth in the numbers of forged images has created a situation where authenticity of every image is a suspect. Also it is not humanly possible to examine each suspect image manually by experts. Thus researchers are coming up with methods to verify the authenticity of an image without any human intervention. New schemes for verification of suspect images are getting published every other day without any formal analysis of their performance. Most of these schemes employ fancy image processing techniques and their reliability is proven against standard image processing operations that can be performed using off the shelf software like Adobe Photoshop. A proper evaluation of these forensics schemes is need of the hour and we want to design anti-forensics scheme meant for JPEG compression.

Closing date for applications: 23 March 2017

More information: http://nitrr.ac.in/downloads/recruitment/recruitment2017/project_fellow/JRF_MCA_10032017.pdf

14 March 2017
Job Posting PhD Studentship Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen\'s University Belfast
Multi-Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) Designs & Architectures -

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

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

10 March 2017
Job Posting Security Researcher NEC Laboratories Europe
NEC Laboratories Europe is the European research center of NEC Corporation, a world leader in the computer and communications markets with a large world-wide base of R&D Laboratories. Top researchers from more than 20 countries develop, pilot and bring to reality technologies through open innovation.

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

Applicants are sought with experience and skills in these areas:

- Excellent publication track record in security or applied cryptography.

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

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

- Proven experience in handling and managing large scale projects.

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 1 May 2017

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2017

Contact: Kristin Lauter, Research Manager

msrcryptointerns (at) outlook.com

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

6 March 2017
Job Posting PhD Students & Interns on Cyber Security Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university established in collaboration with MIT. Cyber security is one of its most important areas and grows very fast with rich research funding. It has the world’s best facilities in cyber physical systems including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT.

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2017

Contact: Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: zhou_jianying (at) yahoo.com

Home: http://jianying.space/

More information: http://jianying.space/

1 March 2017
Job Posting Post-Doc University of Campinas. Brazil

Post-doc position in Secure Execution of Cryptographic Algorithms

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

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

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

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

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

Interested candidates should email their CV to

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

Deadline for applications: March 20, 2017

Closing date for applications: 20 March 2017

Contact: Ricardo Dahab

Associate Professor

IC-UNICAMP

rdahab (at) ic.unicamp.br

Job Posting Two Lecturers in Information Security Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Applications are invited for two posts in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 9 April 2017

Contact: Professor Keith Mayes

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 2 April 2017

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

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

26 February 2017
CSIRO Data61 is offering an exciting opportunity for a highly talented and motivated research scientist with an outstanding research track in Privacy Enhancing Technologies to join the Data Privacy team within the Cyber Physical Systems Program.

In this position, you will undertake world-leading research activities in the domain of online privacy with a focus on data-driven impactful research with real-life applications. This includes the development of privacy preserving algorithms for data release, analytics query and data processing in multiple strategic and industry-driven projects and the development of fundamental theoretical frameworks for efficient private data-centric multi-party collaboration and data sharing platforms.

You will lead a team of talented researchers with various experience levels and unique world leading profiles in Online Privacy within a vibrant research environment. The team is one of the worlds’ leading research groups in Privacy Technologies and aims to achieve the exciting and challenging goals of enabling the use of data in our digital economy while preserving individuals privacy. Research to be undertaken targets the most prestigious international publication venues and aims to educate Australia’s best undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here: (http://www.csiro.au/~/media/Positions/2016/Data61/27141_Senior_Research_Scientist_CSOF6_PD.doc)

Location: Sydney, NSW

Salary: AU $106K to AU $124K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 27141

How to apply:

To apply for this position you will be required to submit your resume and cover letter, as one document, highlighting your experience as relevant to the role requirements. If your application proceeds to the next stage you may be asked to provide additional information.

Closing date for applications: 19 March 2017

Contact: Mohamed Ali Kaafar, dali (dot) kaafar (at) data61.csiro.au , https://research.csiro.au/ng/about-us/people/dali-kaafar/

More information: https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Sydney-NSW-Senior-Research-Scientist-Privacy-Preserving-Technologies/370805400

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017

Contact: Professor Carlos Cid

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

cybersecuritycdt (at) royalholloway.ac.uk

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

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

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