International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research

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Ph.D. students and PostDocs
KASTEL — Institute of Information Security and Dependability, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
We are looking for multiple PhD students and PostDocs working on cryptographic primitives and protocols enabling privacy, accountability, and transparency in real-world application scenarios.

A solid background in provable security is required (for PhD students: successfully attended courses or a master’s thesis on the subject). Experiences with secure multi-party computation or UC-based security are a plus. For PostDocs, a track record in research on privacy-preserving protocols is expected, including publications at reputable conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, ACM CCS, PETS, etc.

You will be a member of the KASTEL Security Research Labs (https://zentrum.kastel.kit.edu). Your research will be dealing with privacy-preserving cryptographic building blocks and protocols for important application scenarios and result in both theoretical security concepts (protocol designs, security models and proofs, etc.) and their efficient implementation. You will have the opportunity to regularly visit other reputable research institutions for IT security and cryptography such as the University of Luxembourg.

As the positions should be filled as soon as possible, your application will be evaluated promptly. If you are interested, please send an email including your CV and a list of publications (for PostDocs) to andy.rupp@partner.kit.edu.

Contact: Andy Rupp (andy.rupp@partner.kit.edu, PI at KASTEL)
Last updated: 2023-02-01 posted on 2023-02-01

PhD Research Fellow in Cryptology (up to 2 positions)
University of Bergen, Department of Informatics

There is a vacancy for up to 2 positions as PhD Research Fellow in Informatics – Cryptology at the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway. Both positions are funded by the university and are for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

Potential work tasks include:

  • Statistical and algebraic cryptanalysis of modern block and stream ciphers
  • Cryptanalysis of lattice-based postquantum cryptography protocols
  • Construction of cryptographically optimal functions and related objects
Other closely related topics may be considered.

The working environment for this position will be at the Selmer Center in Secure Communication. The Selmer Center is one of the top ICT research groups with main research in areas of sequence design, coding theory, cryptology, Boolean functions, information security, and quantum information theory.

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • A master's degree or equivalent education in mathematics, computer science, or a related area
  • Experience with general-purpose programming languages
  • Knowledge of discrete mathematics, linear algebra and probability theory
  • Knowledge of cryptographic schemes and protocols
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare benefits

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

To apply and for more information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/236961/phd-research-fellow-in-informatics-cryptology-up-to-2-positions

Contact: Nikolay Kaleyski, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway (firstname.surname@uib.no)
Last updated: 2023-02-01 posted on 2023-02-01

Post-doc in Cyber Security (hardware/embedded, trusted execution, protocol analysis and design)
University of Birmingham, UK

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy on the exciting projects "User-controlled hardware security anchors: evaluation and designs" and "SIPP - Secure IoT Processor Platform with Remote Attestation".

The position has scope for a variety of research activities, spanning trusted execution, hardware and embedded security, binary analysis, protocol design/analysis, and formal modelling. We are hence looking for a candidate with a PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in at least one of these areas.

The post-doc will be based at the Birmingham Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy, which was originally founded in 2005 as the Security and Privacy group and is now recognised as a Centre by the university since 2018. The Centre is a core part of the School of Computer Science, which was ranked 3rd in the UK-wide REF2021 for computer science research. Three out of the four REF2021 impact case studies came from the security group; all four were awarded the maximum grade of 4*. The centre currently has 12 permanent academics as well as approximately 20 postdocs/PhD students. We are recognised by the UK NCSC in partnership with EPSRC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. We are part of the Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems funded by NCSC and EPSRC.

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £32,348 to £42,155, with potential progression once in post to £44,737 (Grade 7). The position comes with budget for travel and equipment.

Fixed term contract up to July 2024. We will encourage and support the successful candidate to apply for follow-up funding after the end of the fixed term.

Apply until 19th February 2023 using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/uobpostdoc

Contact: Informal enquiries can be sent to Mark Ryan (m.d.ryan@bham.ac.uk) and David Oswald (d.f.oswald@bham.ac.uk). Full applications must be submitted via the above link, we cannot accept applications via email.
Last updated: 2023-01-31 posted on 2023-01-31

Cryptography Engineer
University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
As a research engineer in the Cyber Security chair you will establish and work in a state-of-the-art IoT (Internet of Things) lab with smart devices ranging from Raspberry Pi's, sensors, smart microphones, toy cars, RFID tags, RFID readers, smart phones, biometric sensors and you will work with world-leading researchers to implement, test, and showcase secure and privacy-preserving protocols and algorithms. Many projects are done in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners. More specifically, the job includes:
  • Development and implementation of concepts and research results, both individually and in collaboration with researchers and PhD students,
  • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test the performance of developed algorithms and protocols,
  • Development, maintenance and organization of software,
  • Support to BSc, MSc and PhD students, postdocs and researchers who use the lab,
  • Responsibility for day routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory,
  • Demonstrations and lab tours for external visitors,
  • Producing media content for our group web page and social media platforms.
The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar fields, preferably with a focus in Security and Privacy for Computer Science Systems.
  • We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • You should have a good academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent programming skills and familiarity with cryptographic libraries.
  • Previous experience in implementation projects with C++, Matlab/Simulink, Python is desired.
Contact:
Eriane Breu, eriane.breu@unisg.ch (Administrative matters)
Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa, katerina.mitrokotsa@unisg.ch (Research related questions)

Last updated: 2023-01-31 posted on 2023-01-31

Ph.D Intern
Visa Research, Palo Alto, CA

The Digital Currency Research team at Visa Research is looking for outstanding research interns as part of our growing team in Palo Alto, California.

Our team is building the next generation of financial systems that rely on digital currencies, including decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and semi-decentralized digital currencies like stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and tokenized commercial bank deposits. Compared to traditional financial systems, these networks have significantly stronger resilience against cyberattacks, achieved by minimizing trust in various system components.

Past intern projects have included:

  • Blockchain scalability, e.g., sharding (RapidChain) and light clients (FlyClient)
  • Layer 2 scalability solutions, e.g., hub-based payment channels (UPC) and offline payments (OPS)
  • Blockchain privacy, e.g., private smart contract transactions (Zether)
  • Privacy-preserving auditability of large payment graphs (SPA)
  • Privacy-preserving fraud detection using federated learning and multi-party computation

Basic Qualification

  • Pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, graduating December 2023 or later

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience in one or more research areas related to blockchain, cryptography, and/or systems security
  • Strong track record in research publications and impact in the research community
  • Strong ability to collaborate
  • Good team player and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Contact:
  • Mahdi Zamani mzamani@visa.com
  • Panos Chatzigiannis pchatzig@visa.com

Last updated: 2023-01-31 posted on 2023-01-31

Research Scientist Intern, Privacy Technologies (PhD)
Meta, Menlo Park, CA, USA
We are looking for Research Scientist Interns to join the Statistics & Privacy team to advance cutting-edge applied research, focusing on Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Research Scientist Interns partner with our full-time Research Scientists to drive forward the research, prototypes and methodologies.

Challenges and intern projects include incorporating approaches such as multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption, trusted execution environments, differential privacy, and federated learning to develop privacy-focused solutions while maintaining performance at massive scale, including cryptographic protocols, algorithms & tooling for machine learning or analytics. Research projects may include developing new or improving existing privacy-preserving solutions for areas such as: private record linkage, privacy-preserving ML and analytics.

For more details and to apply: https://www.metacareers.com/jobs/881989909611952/

Contact: Gaven Watson
Last updated: 2023-01-31 posted on 2023-01-26

Fully-funded PhD scholarship
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
ARC (Australian Research Council) PhD scholarship is available at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia ---Research Area: Computer Network Security ---Scholarship Amount: AU$32,000 per year for 3 years Requirements:   Good research track record and skills.   English: IELTS >= 6.5 TOFEL: Paper-based, >= 570 Electronic or computer based, >= 230 Internet based, >= 90 ,Or meet the enrolment in an Australian University ---For more PhD enrolment information, please check out the link of https://www.unisq.edu.au/handbook/current/sciences/DPHD.html Contact: Professor Yan Li - Yan.Li@usq.edu.au
Contact: Professor Yan Li with email: Yan.Li@usq.edu.au
Last updated: 2023-01-26 posted on 2023-01-26

Research Associate (Postdoc) position in DST-SERB sponsored project
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, Jammu, India
Applications are invited for a post of Research Associate (RA) to work on the R&D project titled "Construction of permutation polynomials, and computation of generalized differential and boomerang uniformities of some classes of functions over finite fields," sanctioned by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India, for a period of three years. The RA will be initially appointed for a period of one year and may be extended for a maximum of three years depending on performance, which will be evaluated at the completion of each year. The post is purely temporary and co-terminus with the project.
Contact: Sartaj Ul Hasan (sartaj.hasan[at]iitjammu.ac.in)
Last updated: 2023-01-26 posted on 2023-01-25

PhD Student, PostDoc
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

The research focus of the Implementation Security group at the Faculty of Computer Science is on the security of implementations. A large part of our research is dedicated to hardware security, protection against physical attacks (side-channel analysis and fault-injection attacks), security analysis of real-world systems particularly internet of things, and efficient hardware and software implementation of cryptographic primitives including fully homomorphic encryption schemes. This includes various implementation platforms like ASICs, FPGAs, and micro-processors. The Implementation Security group is looking for excellent B.Sc. and M.Sc. graduates with outstanding grades and degrees in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mathematics. In addition, we are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates from these fields.

Initially, we offer three-year fully funded positions for B.Sc. and M.Sc. graduates. The expectation is to work towards a doctorate. Postdoctoral positions are initially offered to two years. Both PhD and Postdoctoral positions are subject to extensions. The salary will be according to the remuneration group E 13 TV-L (full time).

Our offerings:

  • Excellent research environment with award-winning scientists, Open team culture,
  • Programs designed to support parents,
  • Support measures for women in IT security,
  • Excellent support for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers,
  • Opportunities for academic and professional development,
  • Budget for courses, conferences, equipment and international exchange

Please send your complete application documents in one single pdf file to: amir.moradi@rub.de. The required documents are: CV, transcript of records of BSc., transcript of records of MSc. (if applicable).

Contact:

Prof. Amir Moradi

https://informatik.rub.de/impsec/personen/moradi/


Last updated: 2023-01-26 posted on 2023-01-24

Ph.D. Student Intern (PQC & MPC)
Visa Research, Palo Alto CA
Visa Research is a growing group within Visa. We are located in the Palo Alto. The team itself is highly collaborative, working together not only on projects and research but also known to go hiking and have lunch together. 

Currently, we focus on building research teams in key areas: Data Analytics, Cryptography, and Future of Payment(Blockchain), and Artificial Intelligence. We are looking for outstanding researcher interns as part of the growing team! 

Visa Research’s goal of security is to enable policy-enforced, full lifecycle protection for data at rest, in transit and during computation for all payment-related scenarios. We accomplish this through fundamental and applied research in the areas of security and cryptography.

The internship will focus on developing new and impactful research in the chosen area. You will work closely with our team members to define and solve a state of the art research problem. In most cases, the final deliverable will be a research publication at a top-tier conference. Candidates should be able to demonstrate research proficiency (eg existing publications) and be able to perform research in both a group and self-guided setting.

Specific areas of interest include :
  • Post Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Secure Multiparty Computation
  • Zero Knowledge Proofs
  • Blockchain & Consensus Protocols
Contact: perindal@visa.com
Last updated: 2023-01-26 posted on 2023-01-23

PhD Position in Applied Cryptography - The WebN Scholarship in Information Security
University College London
The Information Security Research Group at University College London offers a full-time PhD position in applied cryptography under the supervision of Dr. Philipp Jovanovic. This 4-year position is fully funded and has a starting date of September/October 2023 or shortly thereafter.

The position provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop cryptographic tools to improve the privacy, scalability, and security of next-generation decentralized systems. Candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: blockchains and cryptocurrencies, threshold cryptography, multiparty computation, zero-knowledge proofs, consensus, distributed systems, cryptoeconomics. Successful applicants will work in an exciting international environment, conduct cutting-edge research in the above-mentioned fields, and publish and present their results at top venues for research in blockchains, cryptography, and IT security.

For further information, including application details, please see the full job advertisement at: https://www.notion.so/philipp-jovanovic/Fully-funded-PhD-Position-in-Applied-Cryptography-The-WebN-Scholarship-in-Information-Security-536378d8a85c4306b9a6c2b0cdf1eb1b

Contact: Philipp Jovanovic p.jovanovic@ucl.ac.uk
Last updated: 2023-01-27 posted on 2023-01-23

Full Professor in Digital Resilience
University of Surrey
The Department of Computer Science is looking to establish a new research group in Digital Resilience, through the recruitment to four new posts initially, to support the national agenda in how as a nation we can respond to, or recover readily from, a shock or disruptive process to our digital infrastructure. The Digital Resilience strategy is an opportunity to broaden the department’s work to consider new aspects of the growing dependence on, and protection of, networked digital systems, to include research in technologies and architectures for digital resilience, cyber resilience, learning for disruption resistance and recovery, risk modelling and analysis, online crime and fraud, misinformation and disinformation, forensics, and other related fields. The Professor in Digital Resilience represents an exciting opportunity for a strategic, forward-looking academic leader with international recognition in research and teaching to lead this new Research Group in Digital Resilience. This involves establishing the group, recruiting to and developing the team, and supporting the University to develop this innovative multi-disciplinary agenda.
Contact: For further information about this unique and exciting opportunity, please email our recruitment partner Simon Critchley simon@dixonwalter.co.uk or reach out to our Head of Department Prof. Steve Schneider (s.schneider@surrey.ac.uk) to find out more.
Last updated: 2023-01-23 posted on 2023-01-22

Junior Researcher / PhD Student
Brandenburg University of Technology, Chair of IT Security; Cottbus, Germany
Tasks:
  • Active research in the area of intrusion detection systems (IDS) for critical infrastructures, secure cyber-physical systems, and artificial intelligence / machine learning for traffic analysis
  • Implementation and evaluation of new algorithms and methods
  • Cooperation and knowledge transfer with industrial partners
  • Publication of scientific results
  • Assistance with teaching
Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • Strong interest in IT security and/or networking and distributed systems
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Java, etc.) and one scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.) or strong willingness to quickly learn new programming languages
  • Linux/Unix skills
  • Knowledge of data mining, machine learning, statistics and result visualization concepts is of advantage
  • Excellent working knowledge of English; German is of advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
For more information about the vacant position please contact Prof. A. Panchenko (E-Mail: itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de).

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, and identity. The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg strives for a balanced gender relation in all employee groups. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment if they are equally qualified.

Applications containing the following documents:
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript of records from your Master studies
  • An electronic version of your Master thesis, if possible
should be sent in a single PDF file as soon as possible, but not later than 05.02.2023 at itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de.

Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andriy Panchenko (email: itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de)
Last updated: 2023-01-23 posted on 2023-01-20

Young Investigator Group Leader (PostDoc) “Cyber Security and Privacy in Intelligent Energy Systems”
Brandenburg University of Technology, Chair of IT Security; Cottbus, Germany
Tasks:
  • Independent lead of a group of 3 PhD students
  • Active research in the area of intrusion detection systems (IDS) for critical infrastructures, secure cyber-physical systems, and artificial intelligence / machine learning for traffic analysis, honeypots, privacy enhancing techniques
  • Scientific coordination of project work
  • Implementation and evaluation of new algorithms and methods
  • Cooperation and knowledge transfer with industrial partners
  • Publication of scientific results
Requirements:
  • Excellent PhD degree related to IT Security
  • Publications in renowned peer-reviewed international conferences/journals
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Math or related disciplines
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Java, etc.) and one scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.) or strong willingness to quickly learn new programming languages
  • Excellent working knowledge of English; German is of advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
For more information about the vacant position please contact Prof. A. Panchenko (E-Mail: itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de).

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, and identity. The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg strives for a balanced gender relation in all employee groups. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment if they are equally qualified.

Applications containing the following documents:
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  • Transcript of records from your Master studies and PhD Degree
  • An electronic version of your PhD thesis, if possible
should be sent in a single PDF file as soon as possible, but not later than 05.2.2023 at itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de.

Contact: Prof. A. Panchenko (email: itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de)
Last updated: 2023-01-23 posted on 2023-01-20

Applied Cryptographer (Full time, Remote)
Quantstamp
Quantstamp, the leader in Web3 security, is looking for an applied cryptographer. We are looking for professionals that are able to understand existing cryptographic protocols, as well as adapt them to specific requirements.

Technical Skills
  • Our ideal candidate knows at least one zk-SNARK/zk-STARK proof system, or has a strong enough technical background to understand one (and this should have some direct connection to cryptography).
  • Ability to code and develop software. You should have experience with at least one major language, like Python, Java, or C; the exact language is not too important.
  • You should be familiar with versioning software (specifically, GitHub), testing, and a familiarity with algorithms and data structures. 
  • Ability to read and interpret academic papers
  • Ability to communicate ideas
Why Quantstamp?
  • Compensation package and perks on par with Big Tech
  • Remote-first company (work from anywhere in the world)
  • Quarterly retreats in exotic locations
Curious about us?
Check us out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxqAlOJ7V3o

Contact: Leonardo Passos, Hiring Manager
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-13

Ph.D. student and Post-Doc
CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Michael Backes (https://cispa.de/en/people/backes) and Yang Zhang (https://yangzhangalmo.github.io/) at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security (https://cispa.de/en) are looking for multiple fully-funded Ph.D. students and Post-Docs working on
  • Trustworthy machine learning
  • Online misinformation
CISPA is one of the world-leading research institutes concentrating on information security and privacy. It is constantly ranked top-1 in the field worldwide, see, e.g., CSrankings.org:  (http://csrankings.org/#/index?sec&world). Located in Saarbruecken, Germany, CISPA is the newest member of the Helmholtz Association (https://www.helmholtz.de/en/), the largest scientific organization in Germany fully committed to scientific excellence and to tackling the grand research challenges in their respective fields. The working language of CISPA is English and knowledge of German is not required.

Requirements:
  • A bachelor/master degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or Mathematics
  • Excellent English (knowledge of German is not required)
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Good knowledge about machine learning/data mining
What we offer:
  • Full-time working contract (12-month E13-level salary, ~2,500 euros per month)
  • Excellent research environment
  • Strong supervision
  • World-class collaborations
To apply, please send your CV to Yang Zhang (zhang@cispa.de)
Contact: Yang Zhang
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-11

Assistant / Associate Professor in Security and Privacy
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Complex Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) group of the University of Amsterdam is looking for an ambitious researcher in the broad area of security and privacy, to further strengthen our research and education in this field. Depending on qualifications and experience, the new colleague will be employed either as Assistant Professor or as Associate Professor.
Contact: Zoltan Mann (z.a.mann at uva.nl)
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-11

Tenure-track position in Cryptography
University of Innsbruck, Austria, EU

The University of Innsbruck, located in the heart of the alps, has a tenure track opportunity in the field of cryptography.

The Department of Computer Science is looking for an ambitious researcher to build a bridge between the interdisciplinary approach taken by its Security & Privacy Lab and theoretical research groups, like Computational Logic and Theoretical Computer Science. Research activities would focus on producing evidence on the security or privacy of cryptographic systems covering theory and/or implementation. The individual should be comfortable teaching multiple approaches to cryptography. The ideal candidate would build a research group on cryptography in the course of the tenure process, the details of which are negotiated in the first year of employment as routinely done in the Austrian academic system.

Tyrol, Austria is one of the most livable places in Europe with world-class healthcare, excellent social security, and free education from kindergarden to university.

Applications are due on 7 March 2023. Follow the link above for more details.

Contact: Rainer Böhme -- rainer.boehme at uibk.ac.at
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-11

Assistant Professor- Cyber Security
Northern Arizona University, School of Informatics Computing and Cyber Systems; Flagstaff, AZ
Assistant Professor- Cyber Security Job Description The School of Informatics Computing and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University seeks a Tenure Track faculty member in the discipline of Cyber Security, with specialization in cryptography, blockchains, or related software-based cybersecurity areas. This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity and related computer science topics along with special topics in their area of research expertise, will mentor MS and PhD students, and should demonstrate a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) through their research and scholastic activities. This faculty member will have the opportunity to closely collaborate within SICCS with world-class researchers studying informatics, data science, ecology, health, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, remote sensing, power systems, networks, and sensors, among other topics. SICCS and NAU have robust hardware- and software-based cybersecurity research programs, providing substantial collaborative opportunities. The State of Arizona is a world-class hub for the software industry, with many opportunities for industry engagement in the region. Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications include an earned doctoral (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a closely related area before the appointment. Salary Commensurate with experience. Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2023. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/3778561
Contact: Human Resources
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-10

Head of Cryptology Unit (m/f/d)
Agentur für Innovation in der Cybersicherheit "Innovation for Cybersecurity"
We are looking for a German-speaking

Head of Cryptology Unit (m/f/d)

in the middle of Germany starting at the earliest possible date.

The most important resource for the Cyberagentur are satisfied, motivated and hard-working employees. Our goal is to offer an inspiring and creative environment in a great team. Our mission is to identify tomorrow’s topics in cyber security and related key technologies. We fund and supervise exciting and outstanding research projects. By doing so, we support Germany’s future technological leadership as well as the nation’s digital sovereignty.

Modern cryptographic methods are essential building blocks of the cyber security for tomorrow and beyond. At the Cyberagentur, you will work on current topics such as encrypted computing, zero trust and holistic authentication. With your team, you will accompany attractive calls for tenders in the field of cryptology research, be an essential part of the evaluation of research projects, and accompany commissioned research projects from initiation to completion, thus ensuring the quality and usability of the results. Internally, you will contribute to our knowledge management in this domain. Furthermore, you will take appropriate measures to ensure that Germany remains an attractive location for research in cryptology.

Have we aroused your interest? Then apply now!

You can find the exact details of the position in German on our career page.

Contact: Matthias Strauß

Head of HR
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-10


Research Officer Cryptology (m/f/d)
Agentur für Innovation in der Cybersicherheit "Innovation for Cybersecurity"
We are looking for a German-speaking

Research Officer Cryptology (m/f/d)

in the middle of Germany starting at the earliest possible date.

The most important resource for the Cyberagentur are satisfied, motivated and hard-working employees. Our goal is to offer an inspiring and creative environment in a great team. Our mission is to identify tomorrow’s topics in cyber security and related key technologies. We fund and supervise exciting and outstanding research projects. By doing so, we support Germany’s future technological leadership as well as the nation’s digital sovereignty.

Modern cryptographic methods are essential building blocks of the cyber security for tomorrow and beyond. At the Cyberagentur, you will work on current topics such as encrypted computing, zero trust and holistic authentication. With your team, you will accompany attractive calls for tenders in the field of cryptology research, be an essential part of the evaluation of research projects, and accompany commissioned research projects from initiation to completion, thus ensuring the quality and usability of the results. Internally, you will contribute to our knowledge management in this domain. Furthermore, you will take appropriate measures to ensure that Germany remains an attractive location for research in cryptology.

Have we aroused your interest? Then apply now!

You can find the details of the position in German on our career page.

Contact: Matthias Strauß

Head of HR
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-10


Ph.D. Student Intern
Visa Research, Palo Alto CA
Visa Research is a growing group within Visa. We are located in the Palo Alto. The team itself is highly collaborative, working together not only on projects and research but also known to go hiking and have lunch together. 

Currently, we focus on building research teams in key areas: Data Analytics, Cryptography, and Future of Payment(Blockchain), and Artificial Intelligence. We are looking for outstanding researcher interns as part of the growing team! 

Visa Research’s goal of security is to enable policy-enforced, full lifecycle protection for data at rest, in transit and during computation for all payment-related scenarios. We accomplish this through fundamental and applied research in the areas of security and cryptography.

The internship will focus on developing new and impactful research in the chosen area. You will work closely with our team members to define and solve a state of the art research problem. In most cases, the final deliverable will be a research publication at a top-tier conference. Candidates should have a strong publication record and be able to perform research in both a group and self-guided setting.

Specific areas of interest include but not limited to:
  • Secure Multiparty Computation
  • Post Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Zero Knowledge Proofs
  • Blockchain & Consenous Protocols
Contact: Peter Rindal perindal@visa.com
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-08

Ph.D. student
Queen's University Belfast, Electrical and Electronic engineering
Applications are invited for a PhD project "Secure multi-tenant and federated satellite system". The full-time doctoral candidate will develop novel computer architecture required to support the security protocols proposed and/or standardized by CCSDS and will also propose new protocols. The student will also work on Software defined Satellite networking to enable programmability and reconfigurability of the system. The work will involve design of novel computer architecture and/or novel operating system and/or novel multiparty security protocol.
Contact: Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-08

Ph.D. student
Queen's University Belfast, Electrical and Electronic engineering
Applications are invited for a PhD project "A Trusted Execution Environment based framework for securing legacy embedded systems". The full-time doctoral candidate will investigate existing Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on COTS devices in Industrial control systems (ICS) and implement a framework which will allow the use of the COTS devices without any compromise on trust. In this case, the ICS operator will issue the applications for the COTS operator that will be able to communicate with the ICS devices using the required protocol and perform the necessary maintenance tasks. The project work will involve proposing novel architectural solution and/or novel operating system-based solution.
Contact: Dr Arnab Kumar Biswas
Last updated: 2023-01-13 posted on 2023-01-08

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, Cyber Security and Privacy Areas (Computer
University of Central Florida
The Department of Computer Science (CS) and the Department of Mathematics (Math) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are seeking three full-time, 9-month faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-earning), associate professor or professor (tenured) in the area of cyber security and privacy, with concentrations in one of the areas described below. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2023. • Area A (Math): Cryptography, applied cryptography, and intersection of algorithm and cryptography (e.g., quantum cryptography, post-quantum crypto, etc.). One faculty position is anticipated for this area. • Area B (Computer Science): Cloud, Edge, and IoT security (e.g., serverless computing, container security, etc.), system software, software supply chain security, and the security of Cyber Physical System, etc. Two faculty positions are anticipated for this area. These positions will be expected to strengthen both the tenure home department (Math or CS, as applicable), as well as the Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster and may include a combination of secondary joint appointments. The ideal candidates will be in the rank of assistant professor, but exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in the areas listed.
Contact: Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Yan Solihin (yan.solihin@ucf.edu) or Dr. Paul Gazzillo (paul.gazzillo@ucf.edu).
Last updated: 2023-01-07 posted on 2023-01-06

Postdoc
Eindhoven University of Technology
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Eindhoven has a postdoc vacancy for work on quantum cryptography.

The research will focus on
* quantum cryptography beyond QKD, e.g. key recycling, unclonable encryption, unclonable credentials, quantum PUFs and similar schemes.
* theory related to the Quantum Communication testbed under development in Eindhoven.

The research takes place in the EIPSI institute, which is a collaboration between the Security group and the Coding and Cryptology group.
This position is part of a large, long term, well-funded national program on quantum technologies (Quantum Delta NL). One of the three development lines (Catalyst-2, or CAT2) is fully dedicated to Quantum Key Distribution, Communication and Quantum internet.

Contact: Boris Skoric (b dot lastname at tue dot nl)
Last updated: 2023-01-07 posted on 2023-01-06

Postdoc / PhD
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
A postdoctoral position and a PhD position are open in the faculty of engineering at Bar-Ilan University, hosted by Prof. Carmit Hazay and starting in fall 2023.

The positions involve performing theoretical and practical research in cryptography and secure computation.

This project is in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) and participants will be offered several all-expenses-paid visits to TII.

The postdoctoral position is offered for 1 year and can be extended by an additional year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

The PhD position spans an entire course of a PhD degree, with an expected duration of 4 years.

Applicants should have a general background in secure computation and cryptography. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated and mathematically capable.

Applications should include (1) a CV including a list of publications, (2) a short research statement, (3) names and contact information of 2-3 potential references.

Contact: Applications should be emailed to carmit.hazay@biu.ac.il
Last updated: 2023-01-07 posted on 2023-01-02

Postdoc
Florida Atlantic University
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University has availability for a postdoc position to work in various areas of mathematical cryptology, including but not limited to:

  • post-quantum cryptography
  • lattice-based cryptography
  • code-based cryptography
  • cryptanalysis
  • elliptic curves and isogenies
  • zero-knowledge proofs
  • ...
Earliest start date is in the Spring 2023, or thereafter. For more information about the cryptography group, its members, and to inquire about this position visit

http://www.math.fau.edu/mathdepartment/crypto.php

Contact: Edoardo Persichetti (epersichetti@fau.edu); Shi Bai (sbai@fau.edu); Francesco Sica (sicaf@fau.edu); Veronika Kuchta (vkuchta@fau.edu)
Last updated: 2023-01-02 posted on 2022-12-31

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Cryptography for Finance and Privacy (CryptoFin project)
University of Luxembourg
The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project entitled "Advanced Cryptography for Finance and Privacy (CryptoFin)", which is funded by the Luxembourgish Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) through the CORE program. Candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: • Applied or symmetric cryptography • Cryptofinance, cryptoeconomics, blockchains • Anonymity and privacy on the Internet The main responsibility of the successful candidate would be to: • Conduct, publish and present research results at conferences • Provide guidance to the two Ph.D. students of the project • Attract funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners
Contact: For inquiries, please contact Prof. Alex Biryukov by e-mail: first name dot family name (at) uni.lu
Last updated: 2023-01-02 posted on 2022-12-30

M2 Stage / Internship
Worldline, Courbevoie - La Défense, France
Worldline is the European leader in digital payments and number four worldwide. You would be working closely with the Worldline Labs Trust & Intelligence. You will contribute to the internal R&D effort of the company, notably in terms of the design and implementation of cryptographic libraries targeting a framework for the design and implementation of white-box cryptography components.
Contact: Kalpana Singh
Last updated: 2022-12-23 posted on 2022-12-21

Ph.D. student
TU Darmstadt
The Applied Cryptography Group at Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded Ph.D. position as part of the ERC project CRYPTOLAYER. The goal of this project is to develop cryptographic tools to improve the privacy, scalability and security of next-generation blockchain protocols. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) threshold cryptography, second-layer protocols, cryptographic wallets, multiparty computation, zero-knowledge and more. You will conduct research and publish/present the results at top venues for research in cryptography and IT Security. The position is to be filled as soon as possible for initially 3 years with the possibility of an extension.

Your profile:
  • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics, or a similar area.
  • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic/theoretical CS background
  • Good knowledge in one of the topics mentioned above is a plus.
  • Fluent in English
Your application should contain a CV, record of grades, a short motivation letter and at least one contact for a reference letter.

TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT Security, Cryptography, and Computer Science in Europe. We offer an excellent working environment in the heart of the Frankfurt Metropolitan Area, which is internationally well-known for its high quality of life. The review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.
Contact: Sebastian Faust (office.cac@cysec.de)
Last updated: 2022-12-23 posted on 2022-12-20

Multiple Fully-funded PhD Positions - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain-based Systems
University of Connecticut, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
Several fully-funded PhD student openings for Fall 2023 are available in cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Computer Science and Engineering department, led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh.

The positions provide a great opportunity for students with interest in interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields towards the design of secure systems and protocols. We target real-world and timely problems and aim to develop secure and practical solutions backed by rigorous foundations and efficient implementations/thorough performance testing. We are also interested in conceptual projects that contribute in bridging the gap between theory and practice of Cryptography.

For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/. For interested students, please send your CV to ghada@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about your research interests, and relevant skills and background.

Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
Last updated: 2022-12-23 posted on 2022-12-16

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, Cyber Security and Privacy Areas (Computer
University of Central Florida
The Department of Computer Science (CS) and the Department of Mathematics (Math) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are seeking three full-time, 9-month faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-earning), associate professor or professor (tenured) in the area of cyber security and privacy, with concentrations in one of the areas described below. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2023. • Area A (Math): Cryptography, applied cryptography, and intersection of algorithm and cryptography (e.g., quantum cryptography, post-quantum crypto, etc.). One faculty position is anticipated for this area. • Area B (Computer Science): Cloud, Edge, and IoT security (e.g., serverless computing, container security, etc.), system software, software supply chain security, and the security of Cyber Physical System, etc. Two faculty positions are anticipated for this area. These positions will be expected to strengthen both the tenure home department (Math or CS, as applicable), as well as the Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster and may include a combination of secondary joint appointments. The ideal candidates will be in the rank of assistant professor, but exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in the areas listed.
Contact: Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Yan Solihin (yan.solihin@ucf.edu) or Dr. Paul Gazzillo (paul.gazzillo@ucf.edu).
Last updated: 2022-12-14 posted on 2022-12-12

Senior Software Engineer, Cryptography
Fortanix

Fortanix is hiring a Sr. Software Engineer, Cryptography. Join a passionate team that will highly appreciate your contributions.

You will
  • Implement and maintain production-ready cryptography code in Rust and C/C++, including post-quantum algorithms and secure cryptography APIs.
  • Analyze state-of-the-art attacks and implement side-channel mitigations.
  • Participate in peer code review, educate.
  • Help deploy, monitor, and tune the performance of our software.
  • Analyze existing internal and partner security designs.

Requirements: A Master's degree or PhD in Cryptography or a related field, or equivalent training or work experience. Uncompromising integrity, outstanding attention to detail, programming experience.

We can offer: competitive salary, relocation support, 25 holidays and travel expense remuneration.

Contact: francisco.vialprado@fortanix.com
Last updated: 2022-12-14 posted on 2022-12-11

2 PhD student positions
University of Amsterdam
We are seeking two PhD candidates interested in interdisciplinary research on the development, efficient implementation (hardware and software), use, orchestration, and improvement of privacy-preserving and data anonymization techniques.

What are you going to do?

  • Carry out original research in the field of implementation and applications of privacy preserving technologies for data analytics in healthcare
  • Be active in the fundamental and/or applied research area, publishing in high level international journals and presenting at leading conferences
  • Take part in ongoing educational activities, such as assisting in a course and guiding student thesis projects, at the BSc or MSc level
  • Collaborate with other groups, institutes and/or companies by contributing expertise to joint research projects
  • Contribute to activities and deliverables of the SECURED Horizon Europe Project
What do you have to offer?

  • An MSc degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering (or a related discipline)
  • Strong analytical and technical skills; Good problem-solving skills
  • An interdisciplinary mindset and an open and proactive personality in interacting with researchers from different disciplines
  • A strong scientific interest in security and privacy, in particular in at least one of the following two fields:
  • efficient implementation of cryptographic and privacy preserving primitives, both in hardware and in software
  • application, orchestration, and improvement of privacy-preserving techniques to achieve given data protection objectives
  • The willingness to work in a highly international research team;
  • Fluency in oral and written English and good presentation skills
  • Ability to assess practical implementation of privacy preserving techniques
More information and application form:

https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Two-PhD-Positions-on-Efficient-Privacy-preserving-Techniques-for-Data-Analysis-and-Machine/760571702/
Contact: Francesco Regazzoni
Last updated: 2022-12-14 posted on 2022-12-09

Postdoctoral Assoicate
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics anticipates Postdoctoral Associate positions, including one position as the Patricia Ann Caldwell Post-Doctoral Fellow with a start date of August 10, 2023, at our Blacksburg, VA, campus. Apply Here https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/522806/postdoctoral-associate 
Contact: Department of Mathematics (0123) 460 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech 225 Stanger Street Blacksburg, VA 24061-1026
Last updated: 2022-12-06 posted on 2022-12-05

PhD Research Internship, Distributed Systems (Summer 2023)
Mysten Labs
Mysten Labs believes that decentralized and open protocols are the bedrock of the internet of value. This is why at Mysten Labs, we are creating foundational infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of decentralized protocols based on blockchain technologies. Research internships at Mysten Labs provide a dynamic environment for research careers along with a number of industry-leading scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges across the whole stack, from networking and systems to cryptography and consensus protocols. We are searching for Ph.D. students with a strong research background and an interest in blockchain technology. Some areas of research interest are distributed and concurrent systems, cryptography, security, distributed computing, incentives, and mechanism design. Research internships are available in all areas of research and are offered year-round, though they will begin in the summer of 2023. What You'll Do: Pursue applied and fundamental research Work with the engineering team on technical research problems Contribute to academic publications and blog posts Our Ideal Candidate Will Have: Enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Computer Science, or related technical field. Understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of secure distributed systems and/or cryptography. Passionate to participate in the next generation of Web3 technology Experienced technical writer and familiar with publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
Contact: Andrew St.Germain
Last updated: 2022-12-05 posted on 2022-12-02

PhD Research Internship, Cryptography (Summer 2023)
Mysten Labs
Mysten Labs believes that decentralized and open protocols are the bedrock of the internet of value. This is why at Mysten Labs, we are creating foundational infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of decentralized protocols based on blockchain technologies. Research internships at Mysten Labs provide a dynamic environment for research careers along with a number of industry-leading scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges across the whole stack, from networking and systems to cryptography and consensus protocols. We are searching for Ph.D. students with a strong research background and an interest in blockchain technology. Some areas of research interest are distributed and concurrent systems, cryptography, security, distributed computing, incentives, and mechanism design. Research internships are available in all areas of research and are offered year-round, though they will begin in the summer of 2023. What You'll Do: Pursue applied and fundamental research Work with the engineering team on technical research problems Contribute to academic publications and blog posts Our Ideal Candidate Will Have: Enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Computer Science, or related technical field. Understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of secure distributed systems and/or cryptography. Passionate to participate in the next generation of Web3 technology Experienced technical writer and familiar with publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
Contact: Andrew St.Germain
Last updated: 2022-12-05 posted on 2022-12-02

Senior Cryptographer
Aztec

https://aztec.network/

We’re creating a general-purpose private smart contract layer for Ethereum, affectionately dubbed ‘Aztec 3’.

We utilise bleeding-edge cryptography in our tech stack to realise private transactions on a public blockchain network, particularly in the realm of zero-knowledge cryptography.

As a result we possess a world-class R&D team that has co-authored the Plonk and Plookup ZK-SNARK protocols. Plonk in particular is rapidly becoming an industry standard ZK-SNARK technology.

We are looking for experienced cryptographers to expand our R&D team and allow us to further enhance the state-of-the-art when it comes to generating proofs of private computation.

    Role focus:
    * Research techniques to improve both the constant and asymptotic performance of our cryptographic protocols
    * Perform literature reviews to identify new developments that could improve the Prover/Verifier efficiency of our cryptographic protocols (or replace them entirely)
    * Develop security proofs for our ZK-SNARK circuit architectures
    * Liaise with our applied cryptographers to assist them with implementing our cryptographic protocols in software
    Required experience:
    * PhD-level qualification in cryptography or a related field
    * 4+ combined years of experience in post-PhD cryptographic research in academia and/or industry
    What we offer:
    * A highly competitive compensation package (including equity)
    * Flexible and remote work environment
    * 25 days holiday + bank holidays annually
    * An opportunity to work at the cutting edge of blockchain and FinTech with a world class cryptography and engineering team
Contact: Travis - travis@aztecprotocol.com
Last updated: 2023-01-31 posted on 2022-12-02

Post-Doc in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @Department of Computer Science @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a full position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryptography & Privacy Engineering, available immediately and for initially until 31.1.2025.

Our mission is to demonstrate that privacy can be efficiently protected in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols.

TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and computer science in Europe. The position is based in the City of Science Darmstadt, which is very international, livable and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Knowledge of German is helpful, but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers a Welcome Center and language courses.

Job description

As postdoc @ENCRYPTO, you conduct research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top venues. You are involved in project management, teaching, co-advise PhD students and supervise thesis students & student research assistants. The position is co-funded by the ERC Starting Grant “Privacy-preserving Services on the Internet” (PSOTI), where we build privacy-preserving services on the Internet, which includes designing protocols for privately processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation and implementing a scalable framework.

Your profile
  • Completed PhD degree (or equivalent) at a top university in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area
  • Publications at top venues (CORE rank A*/A) for IT security/applied cryptography (e.g., EUROCRYPT, S&P, CCS, NDSS, USENIX SEC), ideally on cryptographic protocols and secure computation
  • Experience in software development, project management and supervising students
  • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work in a team, and want to do excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance
  • The working language at ENCRYPTO is English, so you must be able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English.
Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
Last updated: 2022-12-05 posted on 2022-12-02

Senior Cryptography Engineer
Copper (www.copper.co)
Copper is transforming how institutional investors engage with digital assets, providing market-leading infrastructure in addition to custody, trading and prime brokerage services.

Our award-winning custody application leverages the genius of multi-party computation (MPC) and can be configured to support cold, warm, and hot wallet solutions.

Our culture is based on innovation, enthusiasm and above all else collaboration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct cryptography literature review, select relevant papers, and produce a specification and pseudocode from the paper(s).
  • Implement cryptography specifications into secure, production-level code.
  • Interact with auditors and academia, as well as client-side cryptographers.
  • Provide cryptography support for other Copper development teams.
  • Integrate cryptography primitives into Copper’s internal MPC framework.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of Copper’s next generation MPC framework.
  • Your Experience Skills and Knowledge:

    Essential
  • 5+ years engineering experience in the implementation of cryptography primitives, preferably in MPC, Threshold cryptography, Zero Knowledge Proofs or similar.
  • 3+ years R&D experience specializing in MPC and Threshold cryptography, gained within academia or industry.
  • Proficiency in programming with Rust, or significant programming experience using C, C++ or Golang
  • Deep knowledge of common signature schemes of blockchains e.g., ECDSA, EdDSA, BLS
  • Experience with containerisation and DevOps practices.
  • Desirable
  • Masters/PhD in Cryptography/Mathematics
  • Prior experience with HSMs, Intel SGX, iPhone secure enclaves etc.
  • Prior experience with Scala, Kotlin or Java.
  • Prior experience working on a cryptocurrency wallet, or a similar system engineering problem
  • Familiarity with the digital asset custody space
  • Contact: Alan Brophy (alan.brophy@copper.co)
    Last updated: 2022-11-30 posted on 2022-11-28

    Permanent and Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Cryptographic Protocols
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a recently-established publicly-funded research institute in Abu Dhabi (UAE). It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists and engineers from across the globe.

    Job Description

    We are looking for permanent researchers to join the Cryptographic Protocols team within the Cryptography Research Center (CRC) at TII. The main aim of the team is to conduct applied academic research in areas relating to cryptographic protocols, such as: TLS, QUIC, Tor, Key Exchange, Secure Channels, Cryptographic Primitives, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, MLS and Secure Messaging, and Probabilistic Data Structures in Adversarial Environments. The nature of the research spans both theory and practice, covering aspects such as provable security, security models, efficient designs, implementation aspects, and attacks.

    Applicants should have completed (or be close to completing) their PhD in a related area, and postdoctoral research experience will be valued. Preference will be given to applicants with publications in top-tier venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, and USENIX.

    Required Skills:
    • Fluency in English (verbal and written) and an ability to communicate research effectively.
    • Good problem-solving skills and an ability to conduct research independently.
    • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills.
    • Solid knowledge in cryptography.
    Valuable Skills:
    • Research experience in Key Exchange, Signatures, Onion Routing, Privacy-Enhancing Technologies, and Zero Knowledge.
    • Programming, Software Engineering, experience in implementing cryptographic primitives and attacks on real-world cryptosystems, reverse engineering of closed-source protocols.
    What we offer:
    • Vibrant working environment, flexible working conditions, and travel funding.
    • Industry-competitive tax-free salary.
    • Family-wide health insurance and children’s education allowance.
    • Sunshine all year round.
    Contact: Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul.degabriele@tii.ae).
    Last updated: 2022-11-28 posted on 2022-11-28

    Multiple fully-funded PhD studentships
    Royal Holloway, University of London

    The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at Royal Holloway, University of London seeks to recruit PhD students to work in the area of cryptography. Examples for potential topics include:

    • Foundations of Witness Encryption and Smart Encryption (supervised by Saqib Kakvi)
    • Secure Coded Caching (supervised by Siaw-Lynn Ng)
    • Applications of Time and Delay in Cryptographic Protocols (supervised by Elizabeth Quaglia)
    • Privacy-Preserving Applications based on Secure Multi-Party Computation (supervised by Christian Weinert)
    You can find more details for these and other project proposals on FindAPhD.com [1].

    The crypto team at Royal Holloway, as part of the Information Security Group (ISG), has a strong track record in cryptographic research, including algorithm design and analysis, post-quantum cryptography, homomorphic encryption, and applications of secure computation.

    Applicants are expected to have a background in mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline. Prospective applicants are welcome to contact CDT administrator Claire Hudson (CyberSecurityCDT@rhul.ac.uk) or any member of staff they might be interested to work with. For more information about the crypto team, please visit our website [2].

    The CDT can offer approximately ten studentships per year, three of which can be awarded to international students (including EU and EEA). Please ensure you are familiar with the eligibility criteria set by UKRI and their terms and conditions. In order to apply, please visit the CDT website [3] and follow the application instructions. The studentship includes a (tax-free) maintenance of £23,668.00 for each academic year.

    [1] https://www.findaphd.com/phds/information-security-group/?c0MPwk50
    [2] https://cryptography.isg.rhul.ac.uk
    [3] https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/cdt

    Contact: CyberSecurityCDT@rhul.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-25

    Postdoctoral Reseacrher (two years)
    Department of Computer Science, University of Luxembourg

    A postdoctoral position is available in the APSIA research group (led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan) in the Department of computer Science at the University of Luxembourg. The successful candidate is expected to do research in line with ‘’quantum safe proofs’’ (QSP) project funded by Luxembourg National Research Fund. The successful candidate will conduct the QSP project in collaboration with Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan, Prof. Anne Broadbent (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Dr. Ehsan Ebrahimi (PI, University of Luxemburg).

    The duration of the position is two years. The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral researcher at the UL is around EUR 77167 (full time) . The starting date would be as early as 02.01.2023 (Feb 2023).

    The successful candidate will conduct the following tasks:

    • Research on post-quantum security of proof systems and its impact to applications like cryptocurrencies and electronic voting systems.
    • Research on Quantum Proof Systems: for instance, complexity classes QMA, QIP, etc.
    • Participate in teaching tasks and Ph.D. and M.Sc. students supervisions
    • Collaboration with writing progress reports
    we expect:
    • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics with the focus on Cryptography and its intersection with Quantum Computation & Information.
    • Experience working on quantum-secure proof systems or quantum proof systems is a plus
    • Competitive research record in cryptography or quantum computation & information
    • Strong mathematical CS background
    • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required
    Applications should include a short letter of motivation, a CV, a publication list with short summery for each publication, and names of at least 2 reference letter writers . Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception.

    Contact: Ehsan Ebrahimi, ehsan.ebrahimi@uni.lu
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-24

    Postdoc in Theory of Cryptography
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Looking for candidates with a strong background in theory interested in the foundations of cryptography, information-theoretic cryptography, or related areas of complexity theory and algorithms. Multiple positions available, hosted by Prashant Nalini Vasudevan. See website for more details: https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~prashant/ads.html
    Contact: prashant@comp.nus.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-24

    Junior Cryptographer
    Aztec

    https://aztec.network/

    We’re creating a general-purpose private smart contract layer for Ethereum, affectionately dubbed ‘Aztec 3’.

    We utilise bleeding-edge cryptography in our tech stack to realise private transactions on a public blockchain network, particularly in the realm of zero-knowledge cryptography.

    As a result we possess a world-class R&D team that has co-authored the Plonk and Plookup ZK-SNARK protocols. Plonk in particular is rapidly becoming an industry standard ZK-SNARK technology.

    We are looking for experienced cryptographers to expand our R&D team and allow us to further enhance the state-of-the-art when it comes to generating proofs of private computation.

      Role focus
      * Research techniques to improve both the constant and asymptotic performance of our cryptographic protocols
      * Perform literature reviews to identify new developments that could improve the Prover/Verifier efficiency of our cryptographic protocols (or replace them entirely)
      * Develop security proofs for our ZK-SNARK circuit architectures
      * Liaise with our applied cryptographers to assist them with implementing our cryptographic protocols in software
      Required experience
      * PhD-level qualification in cryptography or a related field
      What we offer:
      * A highly competitive compensation package (including equity)
      * Flexible and remote work environment
      * 25 days holiday + bank holidays annually
      * An opportunity to work at the cutting edge of blockchain and FinTech with a world class cryptography and engineering team
    Contact: travis@aztecprotocol.com
    Last updated: 2023-01-31 posted on 2022-11-22

    Research Intern - Security and Cryptography
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

    An internship position is available at the MSR Security and Cryptography group in Microsoft (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1492332/Research-Intern-Security-and-Cryptography).

    We are looking for a student with expertise in hardware design and side-channel analysis, and focus on lattice-based cryptography.

    Contact: Interested candidates should submit their applications through the link available at: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1492332/Research-Intern-Security-and-Cryptography
    Last updated: 2022-11-20 posted on 2022-11-19

    Applied Cryptographer
    Radical Semiconductor; Pasadena, CA
    Radical Semiconductor is reinventing the credit card chip. With more powerful cryptography, custom apps, and ultra-high security, Radical silicon will power cryptocurrency hardware wallets, new financial technologies, and the entire banking ecosystem.

    We are looking for highly-skilled, motivated, interdisciplinary, and diverse team members to help us build our very first custom OS, compiler stack, and cryptographic suite to run on our novel hardware. As an engineer in the earliest stages of Radical, your voice will be heard, and your decisions will impact the hardware that will one day end up in everyone’s wallet.

    As an applied cryptographer, you will work directly with Radical’s VP of Information Security and CTO to develop a custom instruction set for implementing cryptographic algorithms, construct a compiler and simulator toolchain targeting this instruction set, and implement and optimize cryptographic algorithms using this toolchain. You will work closely with both the hardware and software design teams to create designs that offer high cryptographic agility with a small power and area footprint.

    For full details, see our job posting under the "Jobs" tab at the link below.

    Contact: For applying, visit the link above. For any questions or hiring recommendations, reach out to katie@radicalsemiconductor.com.
    Last updated: 2022-11-17 posted on 2022-11-16

    Multiple funded PhD and MS positions
    Oregon State University
    We are looking for bright and motivated students who are interested in a graduate degree in cryptography. Several fully funded positions are available.

    The cryptography research group at Oregon State University is led by Professors Mike Rosulek & Jiayu Xu. We have research interests in secure multi-party computation, password-based authentication, key agreement, and privacy-enhancing technologies.

    Oregon State University is an R1 (high research activity) university, and its cryptography research group is highly rated on csrankings.org. Past graduates of the group have gone on to successful research positions in industry and academia. OSU is located in Corvallis, Oregon, a small college town (population 60k) located near Portland, the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascade Mountain range.

    Students should have a BS degree in computer science or closely related technical discipline. A background in theoretical computer science and/or mathematics is preferred but not required.

    Deadline for PhD applicants is December 1. Deadline for MS applicants is January 1. Interested students should select the CS degree program, and indicate an interest in the Cybersecurity research group.

    For information on how to apply, see https://eecs.oregonstate.edu/academics/graduate/cs . For other questions, email rosulekm@eecs.oregonstate.edu or xujiay@oregonstate.edu
    Contact: Mike Rosulek & Jiayu Xu
    Last updated: 2022-11-16 posted on 2022-11-14

    PhD Scholarships in Cyber Security and Privacy
    University of York, UK

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of York has several PhD studentships available for exceptional Home (UK & Ireland) and Overseas students through the Doctoral Centre for Safe, Ethical and Secure Computing (SEtS).

    The Cyber Security and Privacy Research Group at the Department calls for students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in the following topics:

    • Security of New and Emerging Networks: including security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and networks, security and safety in robotics and autonomous systems, security and safety of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and security of underwater networks and communications,
    • Usable Security and Privacy: Web measurement to analyse and combat web tracking, developing privacy-enhancing technologies. usable security and privacy, and human factors in cyber security and privacy,
    • Applied Cryptography: Design and analysis of provably-secure cryptographic schemes and protocols, especially those that preserve or enhance privacy, and including but not limited to automated formal analysis and mechanisation of proofs of security protocols,
    • Malware Analysis and Detection: including different types of malware, such as ransomware and spyware, malware targeting mobile platforms (e.g. Android) or industrial control systems and critical infrastructure,
    • Machine Learning for IoT Security: Machine learning techniques for IoT behavioural fingerprinting and attack detection for network security, and
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning: Edge based machine learning systems such as federated learning, and how to quantify, control, and manage privacy in such systems.

    The available projects are supervised by a combination of faculty members including Dr. Roberto Metere, Dr. Siamak F. Shahandashti, Dr. Vasileios Vasilakis, Dr. Yuchen Zhao, and Dr. Poonam Yadav.

    For more information please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VtrNtFG1zy54o0BzymHj56gY--YEw2ch3EG18gnb3Lc

    Contact: sets-csp-group@york.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2022-11-14 posted on 2022-11-08

    PhD Student -- Hardware Security
    North Carolina State University
    Hardware Security Research Labs (HECTOR) at North Carolina State University is seeking two PhD student to carry out the research in funded projects on side-channel security and fault injection attacks on cryptography and AI/ML hardware.

    To apply for the position, please send the following to aaysu@ncsu.edu :
    1) Your detailed CV.
    2) Your relevant publications (or pending papers).

    Applicants with MS and industry experience will be favored. The projects cover full tuition fee, benefits (including health insurance), and the typical annual stipend in my group is $30k-35k – exceptions can be made for outstanding applicants.

    Contact: Dr. Aydin Aysu (aaysu@ncsu.edu)
    Last updated: 2022-11-14 posted on 2022-11-07

    Ph.D. students and postdocs in foundations of real-world cryptography
    University of Wuppertal, Germany
    The cryptography group at University of Wuppertal in Germany is offering positions for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers. Our group is working on various topics on the foundations of real-world cryptography.

    We are looking for new team members with a strong background in cryptography, theoretical computer science, or mathematics and a very strong interest in topics such as (post-quantum secure) cryptographic protocols, concrete security of real-world cryptosystems, and the possibility and impossibility of formal security proofs for practical cryptosystems.

    We offer positions in an active research group with a strong research orientation. All positions are fully funded and equipped with a competitive salary (100% E13), and will remain open until filled. The starting date can be arranged flexibly, in the period from spring to summer 2023.

    The city of Wuppertal is centrally located and offers a wide range of attracttions at affordable living costs. Cities such as Cologne, Düsseldorf, Essen and the Ruhr area can be reached in under 30 minutes by public transportation. Wuppertal was listed as one of the 20 best places to visit by CNN Travel in 2020 (https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/places-to-visit-2020/index.html).

    Please contact Tibor Jager or the team members for further information on the positions, the group, or the environment.
    Contact: Tibor Jager
    Last updated: 2022-11-14 posted on 2022-11-04

    Research Cryptographer, FHE
    Heliax, Remote
    Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents. Heliax is looking for a research cryptographer interested in fully-homomorphic encryption protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement FHE constructions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.
    Contact: Christopher Goes
    Last updated: 2022-11-04 posted on 2022-11-02

    Ph.D student
    atlanTTic Research Center, Universidade de Vigo; Vigo, Spain

    PhD position available at the AtlanTTic Research Center (https://atlanttic.uvigo.es/en/), Universidade de Vigo, Spain. Start in early 2023, covering full PhD duration (3-4 years), and including travel budget for conferences and summer schools.

    The workplace is in the city of Vigo, being ranked by OCU as the Spanish city with the highest life quality (https://www.idealista.com/en/news/lifestyle-in-spain/2021/06/02/13426-quality-of-life-in-spain-spanish-cities-with-the-best-and-worst-quality-of-life).

    The position will be part-time in two projects related to privacy and intellectual property protection for federated machine learning: 1) TRUMPET, an European project on privacy enhancing methods and privacy metrics for federated learning (FL); 2) FELDSPAR, a Spanish project to use DNN watermarking for protecting the intellectual property of FL models.

    PhD candidates will carry out research on: 1) identifying threat models and measuring privacy leaks in FL; 2) develop novel DNN watermarking algorithms in FL robust to collusion attacks.

    Intended tasks:

  • Research on methods and metrics to measure the privacy leakage in FL models without and with crypto/differential privacy protection.
  • Develop tools for automatic measurement/learning of privacy leaks.
  • Research and implementation of methods for watermarking-based fingerprinting of federated models robust to collusion attacks.
  • Simulation of realistic conditions to test performance.
  • Publications in journals and/or conference proceedings.

    Your profile:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar. Strong background in machine learning (theory and implementations) required. Knowledge of privacy enhancing technologies and of information theory will be positively evaluated.
  • Good communication/writing skills in English.
  • Good programming skills and experience working with machine learning libraries.
  • Contact: For more details, send an email to Prof. Fernando Pérez-González (fperez@gts.uvigo.es).
    Last updated: 2022-11-02 posted on 2022-10-29

    Assistant Professor, Cryptology
    Florida Atlantic University
    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of cryptology, starting in August 2023. We will consider applicants knowledgeable in the general area of cryptology. Preference will be given to candidates with several broad areas of interest including, but not limited to, mathematical foundations of public-key cryptography, post-quantum cryptography (e.g., based on error-correcting codes, lattice problems, or polynomial systems of equations), and algorithmic number theory. In general, we will give higher priority to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work rather than to the sub-area specialization. Responsibilities for this position will be research, teaching, and professional service. The successful candidate is expected to apply for and secure external research funding, and actively participate in interdisciplinary programs. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is a collegial and research-active department demonstrating excellence in teaching, research, and service. We are home to 27 tenure-track or tenured faculty members, 15 faculty members in non-tenure-track positions, and more than 40 graduate teaching/research assistants from diverse backgrounds. Our department has an established national and international reputation for research innovation through our Center for Cryptology and Information Security. FAU is also recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) for academic years 2019-2024. More information about the department can be found at: http://www.math.fau.edu/ Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity of thought in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
    Contact: Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Edoardo Persichetti, Chair of the Search Committee, (epersichetti@fau.edu). Apply at https://fau.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FAU/job/Boca-Raton/Assistant-Professor--Cryptology_REQ14641
    Last updated: 2022-11-02 posted on 2022-10-28

    Ph.D. students
    Vernam Lab, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Worcester, USA.
    Multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions are available at the Vernam Lab (http://vernam.wpi.edu). Thanks to the rolling admission, prospective Ph.D. students can join us in January 2023 at the earliest. The hiring process runs until suitable candidates have been selected. The students are expected to work on a wide variety of topics that are mainly related to hardware security, including: (1) side-channel analysis and fault analysis, (2) application of artificial intelligence in hardware security, (3) security of deep learning hardware accelerators, (4) electronic design automation and verification, (5) cryptographic implementation in hardware as well as software, and (6) physical security of cryptographic hardware.
    Requirements
      • A degree in ECE or CS
      • Strong background in mathematics and computer engineering
      • Prior experience in one or more of the following is a plus:
        o Cryptography
        o Machine learning
        o Programming languages: Python (open to work with new libraries), VHDL/Verilog
        o FPGA prototyping, lab equipment (hands-on experience)

    What does Vernam Lab offer? A competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research program in an attractive working environment.
    WPI is a highly-ranked research university in the Boston area and has been recently recognized by the 2020 HEED Award for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. In accordance with this mission and to broaden participation in STEM, we encourage all students, especially minority students, to apply. Interested students should contact us by sending an email with a CV to vernam.labs@gmail.com.
    Contact: vernam.labs@gmail.com
    Last updated: 2022-11-02 posted on 2022-10-26

    Post-Docs
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Multiple Post-Docs in Post-Quantum Cryptography Academia Sinica, at the very edge of Taipei, is the national research institute of Taiwan. Here we have an active group of cryptography researchers, including Dr. Bo-Yin Yang, Dr. Kai-Min Chung, Dr. Tung Chou, and Dr. Ruben Niederhagen, covering wide research topics in cryptography and actively collaborating with researchers from related research areas such as program verification. We are looking for Post-Docs in PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography). Here PQC is broadly defined. Starting date is early 2023, for terms of 1 year, renewable. Potential PQC research topics include cryptanalysis, implementation, and theory. Bo-Yin is in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST\'s post-quantum standardization project, and Kai-Min is looking for people interested in theoretical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography, such as security in the QROM model and novel (post-)quantum primitives and protocols. We are also particularly interested in people with diverse background to facilitate collaboration among our group members. Requires background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography. We desire a research track record in some aspects of post-quantum cryptography, but are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum going from mathematical aspects to the practical side such as implementation aspects. We offer about 2200 USD (~2200 EUR) per month (commensurate with what a starting assistant professor makes locally) in salary and include a 5000 USD per year personal academic travel budget.
    Contact: Bo-Yin Yang (by at crypto.tw)

    Kai-Min Chung (kmchung at iis.sinica.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2022-10-24 posted on 2022-10-21


    Ph.D student
    atlanTTic Research Center, Universidade de Vigo; Vigo, Spain

    2 PhD positions are available at the AtlanTTic Research Center (https://atlanttic.uvigo.es/en/) from the Universidade de Vigo. The positions are available to start at the end of 2022, covering a duration of 3-4 years, and including travel budget for attendance to conference and summer schools.

    The workplace is in the city of Vigo, being ranked by OCU as the Spanish city with the highest life quality (https://www.idealista.com/en/news/lifestyle-in-spain/2021/06/02/13426-quality-of-life-in-spain-spanish-cities-with-the-best-and-worst-quality-of-life).

    Both positions are funded by TRUMPET, which is an European project whose aim is to research and develop novel privacy enhancement methods for Federated Learning, and to deliver a scalable Federated AI service platform for the analysis of cross-border European datasets. The privacy guarantees of the platform will be validated for the scenario of cancer data coming from different European hospitals.

    PhD candidates will contribute to two different central aspects: (1) research and implementation of secure methods for machine learning, and (2) measure the existing privacy leakage in federated learning scenarios.

    Intended tasks:

  • Research and develop novel methods to enhance the privacy of federated learning.
  • Implement and evaluate their impact on data privacy.
  • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test performance.
  • Management of scientific reports and publication of the obtained results in scientific journals and/or conference proceedings.

    Your profile:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar, and strong background in either cryptography or machine learning.
  • Good communication/writing skills in English.
  • Good programming skills and flexibility to work with different secure computation and machine learning libraries.
  • Experience in domains such as cryptography, secure multi-party computation and machine learning will be positively evaluated.
  • Contact: For more details, send an email to Alberto Pedrouzo (apedrouzo@gts.uvigo.es).
    Last updated: 2022-10-20 posted on 2022-10-19

    PhD position in Computer Security (Spain)
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Spain
    We look for an outstanding PhD candidate to work on computer security and privacy-preserving technologies. The successful candidate will join an exciting international research environment and have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the CRISES research group led by Prof. Dr. Josep Domingo-Ferrer.
    Contact: Dr. Rolando Trujillo
    Last updated: 2022-10-20 posted on 2022-10-19

    Hardware Security Intern
    Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. - Cork, Ireland
    We are seeking internship candidate for our hardware penetration testing lab in Cork, Ireland. The Cork site is home to a range of digital IP teams working on cutting edge IP for the latest Snapdragon chip sets. The security lab team is working with the latest tools and techniques to perform hardware penetration testing. Successful candidates will be joining a vibrant hardware security lab team, with a strong collaboration with several Qualcomm security labs around the global.

    The internship program will skill up the candidate in developing side-channel analysis attacks in the context of post-quantum cryptography, including (but not limited to): literature exploration of most relevant algorithms, open problems, and industry vs. academy gaps; high-performance implementation of state-of-the-art attacks and addition feature to in-house tools.

    Minimum qualifications
    • Towards the end of M.Sc. or Ph.D. academic degree in Computer Engineering and/or Electrical (or physics) Engineering, or related field
    • 6 months is the minimum period for internship program
    • Basic knowledge in linear and abstract algebra
    • Good knowledge in system-level programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Rust)
    • Good communication skills, curiosity and enthusiasm, ability to work independently and willingness to learn
    Preferred qualifications
    • Knowledge in cryptography and security-related topics (e.g., key management and authentication)
    • Good understanding of SoC architecture, ASIC design, and/or hardware security
    • Hands-on experience with: VHDL/Verilog, FPGA prototyping, lab equipment
    Education requirements
    Intern/co-op placement as part of Master/PhD program.

    Contact: Santos Merino del Pozo (sdelpozo@qti.qualcomm.com)
    Last updated: 2022-10-11 posted on 2022-10-11

    Postdoc
    Inria Bordeaux

    The ANR Project CIAO is looking for a one year postdoc on isogeny based cryptography. The researcher will be working on any area related to this topic: security, implementations, hash functions, key exchange, signature, VDF, higher dimensional isogenies...

    The location will be at the Bordeaux Mathematical institute, in France.
    https://www.math.u-bordeaux.fr/imb/spip.php?lang=fr
    https://www.inria.fr/fr/centre-inria-universite-bordeaux

    The application is open and should ideally be filled before April 2023, although an extension should be possible.

    The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the LFANT team
    https://lfant.math.u-bordeaux.fr/
    who develops the Pari/GP software
    https://pari.math.u-bordeaux.fr/

    If you are interested, please send an email including your CV and a list of publications.

    Contact: Damien Robert
    http://www.normalesup.org/~robert/pro/infos.html

    Last updated: 2022-10-11 posted on 2022-10-10

    Lecturer (≅ Assistant Professor/Juniorprofessor/Maître de conférences) in Cryptography
    King's College London
    As part of its strategic development, the Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Lecturer in Computer Science (Cryptography), starting in September 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant for this post will undertake research and teaching in an area of Cryptography and more broadly Cybersecurity. They will be assigned to teach on the Department’s MSc in Cybersecurity (face to face and/or online), or other postgraduate or undergraduate degree programmes offered by the Department of Informatics, and will be expected to supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects. While we cannot guarantee teaching in cryptography, we hope to expand our cryptography teaching portfolio in the near future. Accordingly, the successful applicant will need knowledge and awareness of current research and practical challenges in Cryptography. All areas of cryptography are of interest to the Department, including but not limited to theory (TCC), applied (RWC), public-key (PKC), symmetric-key (FSE) and embedded systems and hardware (CHES). Outstanding candidates engaged in research and teaching which complements that of the existing members of the Department will be considered favourably. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Cybersecurity (CYS) group and will have the opportunity to contribute to the Security Hub and to the King’s EPSRC-NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research (ACE-CSR) - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/cybersecurity-centre. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in the new cryptography lab launching in January 2023 and other labs in the CYS group. Research collaboration across research groups, with departmental hubs and with other Departments in the Faculty and across the College is strongly encouraged. …
    Contact: Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2022-10-11 posted on 2022-10-09

    Cryptography Engineer
    EPFL, Switzerland

    The Laboratory for Computation Security at EPFL, led by Prof. Alessandro Chiesa, is hiring a Cryptography Engineer.

    You will join the lab as a full-time developer, and collaborate with other researchers (graduate students and postdoctoral scholars) to create high-quality open-source software that realizes complex cryptographic protocols.

    The group's research include, but is not limited to, computational complexity, zero-knowledge proofs, succint non-interactive arguments (SNARGs) and privacy-enhancing technologies (such as peer-to-peer private payment systems and smart contracts).

    Responsabilities:
    • Realizing secure and efficient implementations of new cryptographic protocols
    • Developing and contributing to open-source libraries for cryptographic proofs
    • Helping prepare pedagogical material (software projects for courses)
    Your Profile:
    • Master's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent engineering experience)
    • Experience in software development with Rust and C++
    • Knowledge of basic algebra (groups, finite fields, ...) and basic cryptography (hash functions, encryption, ...)
    For the full job posting, please refer to: https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/2318/Description/2
    Contact: Alessandro Chiesa
    Last updated: 2022-10-11 posted on 2022-10-05

    Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer & Protocol Developer
    Heliax, Remote
    Heliax is a public goods lab which researches, develops, deploys, and maintains protocols and mechanisms designed to serve the everyday needs of humanity. Using these protocols and mechanisms, we build vertically integrated products and networks that form coherent open systems which are capable of acting as an alternative to existing exploitative paradigms. Everything produced by Heliax is open-source and unencumbered by any form of IP law. Two of the most notable vertically integrated protocols are Anoma and Namada. Anoma is an intent-centric, privacy-preserving protocol for decentralized counterparty discovery, distributed solving,and atomic multi-chain settlement – a radically novel architecture for decentralized protocols marking the beginning of the third generation of architectures, the first new generation since the introduction of programmable settlement by Ethereum. Namada is Anoma’s first fractal instance: a proof-of-stake Layer 1 blockchain protocol designed to provide users with asset-agnostic, interchain privacy. The key innovations include Zcash-like shielded transfers for any assets (fungible and non-fungible), incentivised privacy sets, and interoperability with Ethereum via a custom bridge and with the Cosmos ecosystem and others via IBC. As components of these vertically integrated protocols, Heliax builds many modular components which can be used independently or jointly, such as the Juvix language, Typhon consensus suite, Taiga private state transition framework, and VampIR polynomial circuit compiler. Heliax is a remote-first (but not remotely-only) team, currently composed of +50 cross-disciplinary members located around the world.
    Contact: Christopher Goes - cwgoes@heliax.dev
    Last updated: 2022-10-03 posted on 2022-10-01

    Director of NJIT's Institute for Cybersecurity
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a senior faculty member to serve as the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline with a demonstrated track record of scholarly accomplishments commensurate with the appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or above. Candidates with doctorates from top worldwide institutions are especially welcome to apply.

    The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and is expected to lead the creation of the Institute for Cybersecurity, which builds on top of existing research and educational strengths in cybersecurity and will span multiple departments across NJIT. Exceptional organizational and communication skills, financial acumen, and the potential to fundraise are essential. As a faculty member of the Computer Science department, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the academic life of the department, in terms of education, research and service.

    NJIT is a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Very High Research Activity), with $166M research expenditures in FY21. The Computer Science Department has 31 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator recipient. The department conducts research on real-world grand challenges in computer science and plays a key role in the NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center. The department is designated by the NSA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, and it hosts an NSF Scholarship for Service program.

    To formally apply for the position, please submit your application at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22924.

    Applications received by December 31, 2022 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the positions are filled, and will be evaluated as they are received. Contact address for inquiries: cs-faculty-search@njit.edu.
    Contact: cs-faculty-search@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-30

    Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at NJIT (cybersecurity)
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Computer Science Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions starting in Fall 2023. We seek applicants whose research focuses on cybersecurity, as well as applicants in other areas of computer science. We aim to hire at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree by Summer 2023 in a relevant discipline, and outstanding academic credentials that demonstrate their ability to conduct independent world-class research and attract external funding. Candidates with doctorates from top worldwide institutions are especially welcome to apply. NJIT is a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Very High Research Activity), with $166M research expenditures in FY21. The Computer Science Department has 31 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator recipient. The department conducts research to solve real-world grand challenges in computer science and plays a key role in the NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center.

    Applied research, collaboration with industry, innovation and entrepreneurship are encouraged and supported. Performance and tenure expectations are aligned with those of the broader academic computing community, with an emphasis on grant funding and publishing in top conferences and journals, and contributing to our undergraduate and graduate instructional programs.

    To formally apply for the position, please submit your application materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22915.

    Applications received by December 31, 2022 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the positions are filled, and will be evaluated as they are received. Contact address for inquiries: cs-faculty-search@njit.edu.
    Contact: cs-faculty-search@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-30

    Post-Doc
    Purdue University, Computer Science Department

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in distributed cryptography. The researcher will be working on one or more areas from:

    • foundational aspects of blockchains
    • secure multiparty computation
    • cryptographic protocols
    • Byzantine fault tolerance
    • algorithmic economics and applications to blockchains
    • cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance

    Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in computer science or related field, and must have published papers at a top-tier venue in cryptography, theoretical computer science, security, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, or distributed computing. Applications that do not satisfy the above will not be considered.

    The position will be available starting in Spring 2023 (earlier starting date might also be considered), and remain open until filled.

    The Computer Science Department at Purdue University is a top-ranked computer science departments in the US with an outstanding reputation in security and cryptography, and more than 13 faculty whose research focus is in these areas. Purdue is also the home to the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), a cross-cutting institute at Purdue University, and the world’s foremost interdisciplinary academic center for cyber and cyber-physical systems, consisting more than a hundred researchers addressing issues of security, privacy, resiliency, trusted electronics, autonomy and explainable artificial intelligence.

    The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Prof. Vassilis Zikas and join the vibrant and rapidly-growing Purdue Blockchain Lab.

    To apply, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/GkYXRndZ3yuNQegP9

    Contact: Prof. Vassilis Zikas, Purdue University
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-28

    Post-Doc
    Inria of the University of Rennes
    Private and Secure Computation on Personal Data The recruited postdoctoral researcher is expected to work on the design of a distributed data vault that can (i) store personal data while keeping it safe from third parties, (ii) support computation on encrypted or otherwise protected personal data to obtain aggregate statistics while respecting the privacy of the individual data items, (iii) provide means to remunerate users that enable computation on their personal data. In particular, we aim to address this challenge by relying on a byzantine-fault tolerant [1,2] decentralized storage platform that can store data reliably in encrypted form. We plan to combine techniques like multiparty computation [3] and homomorphic encryption [4] with technologies like trusted execution environments [5] to enable computation on such encrypted data. This will allow us to address a variety of use cases, such as decentralized [6] and federated machine learning algorithms [7]. The system should also keep track of the usage of personal data to support remuneration schemes. To this end, we plan to leverage our recent theoretical work on lightweight distributed ledgers [8, 9]. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute by performing original research on these topics, and will also participate in the supervision of Masters and PhD students. In doing so, he or she will collaborate with Davide Frey and other members of the WIDE team, as well as with international partners within the SOTERIA project and other related projects. Although teaching is not a requirement, the candidate can also choose to teach relevant courses at the University of Rennes 1 and affiliated institutions.
    Contact: Davide Frey
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-14

    Cryptography Architect
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
    Job Description
    The Cryptography Architect will be responsible for guiding how advanced and innovative cryptography is leveraged at JPMorgan Chase. As an experienced member of the Emerging Technologies Security group within the Cybersecurity & Technology Controls organization, you will interact with like-minded cryptographers and a group of passionate security engineers to work on concrete applications of advanced cryptography schemes. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other cryptographers on research projects.
    The position requires strong academic knowledge as well as some industry experience in vetting and applying advanced cryptography schemes to secure complex IT infrastructure, customer-facing services, and sensitive customer and enterprise data.
    Knowledge, experience, and capability required for the role include:
    • Expertise in both mainstream encryption schemes and key exchange protocols as well as quantum-safe cryptography
    • Strong familiarity with NIST post-quantum cryptography standardization & migration efforts
    • Hands-on experience with implementing, testing and deploying advanced cryptographic schemes
    • Familiarity with NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines
    • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, e.g., Java, C#, JavaScript, C/C++
    • Ability to convey complex concepts in a clear & concise manner to a wide range of audience
    • Proven track record in publishing papers (academia, whitepaper, position paper etc.)
    • Proven track record in working with diverse teams to achieve goals
    • Driving enterprise-wide transformative security technology initiatives
    • PhD (preferred) or MS in computer science
    Contact: Hubert Le Van Gong, Ph.D. | Managing Director | Cybersecurity & Technology Controls
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-10

    Applied Cryptography Architect
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
    Job Description

    The Applied Cryptography Architect will be responsible for leveraging innovative cryptography at JPMorgan Chase. As a member of the Emerging Technologies Security group within the Cybersecurity & Technology Controls organization, you will work alongside cryptographers and a group of passionate security engineers to solve complex security problems and support the deployment of cryptography-based solutions.

    The position requires extensive knowledge and industry experience in combining cryptography and security best-practices to secure complex IT infrastructure, customer-facing services, and sensitive customer and enterprise data.

    Knowledge, experience, and capability required for the role include:

    • Expertise in applying mainstream cryptographic primitives, including digital signatures, public-key ciphers, block ciphers Good understanding and hands-on experience of network security protocols (TLS etc.)
    • Familiarity with NIST post-quantum cryptography standardization & migration efforts
    • Security solution development utilizing cryptographic agility principles and elements
    • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, e.g., Java, C#, JavaScript, C/C++
    • Hands-on data protection solution development utilizing industry standard security protocol and best-practices
    • Application knowledge of public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificates (e.g., X.509)
    • Ability to convey complex concepts and ideas in a clear and concise manner to a wide range of audience
    • Proven track record in working with diverse teams to achieve goals
    • Driving enterprise-wide transformative security technology initiatives
    • MS (preferred) or BS in computer science

    Contact: Hubert Le Van Gong, Ph.D. | Managing Director | Cybersecurity & Technology Controls
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-10

    Cryptography Engineer
    Giesecke+Devrient GmbH, Munich, Germany
    In a fast changing world, it takes pioneering spirit to create trustworthy technology. We enable secure connectivity and payment solutions for billions of people around the globe. At Giesecke+Devrient, you will play a key role in realizing the digital transformation.

    Giesecke+Devrient is looking for a Cryptography Engineer (m/f/d) for its Cryptology department at its Munich Headquarters as soon as possible

    Job Description:

    • Secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms and security relevant OS components for smart cards in assembler
    • Optimization regarding run time and memory consumption
    • Design and implementation of countermeasures to defend against hardware related attacks against smart cards
    • Analysis of the results of side-channel attacks and derivation of effective countermeasures
    Your Profile:
    • Background in mathematics, computer science or electronic engineering
    • Ideally PhD in cryptography or 3+ years experience in cryptography or related area
    • Programming skills in assembler for embedded microcontrollers
    • Ideally experience in embedded security and side-channel-attacks
    Your Benefits:
    • High level of responsibility and exciting projects
    • Working in an international security technology company
    • Very flexible working hours and home office possibilities
    • Wide range of training and further education opportunities
    • Attractive family benefits such as a summer holiday camp for children
    • Other benefits such as an own sports club and a canteen subsidized by the employer
    We are looking forward to receiving your application!

    https://careers.gi-de.com/job/Munich-Kryptologen-%28mfd%29-81677/723297801/

    Contact: Dr. Harald Vater (Harald.Vater (at) gi-de.com)
    Last updated: 2022-09-09 posted on 2022-09-08

    MS and PhD Positions in Applied Cryptography
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the MS and PhD positions in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Arijit Karati on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology. Candidates must comprehend formal security analysis, secure coding, and effective security integration in the application domains.

    Responsibilities: Apart from academic work, student must involve in several activities in a group or individually, such as (not limited to):
  • Design and implementation of security protocol.
  • Assesment of the security and performance metric.
  • Research meeting with the supervisor.

    Requirements: Apart from the university's basic admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en), students are desired to have following key requirements:
  • Strong motivation on information security.
  • Knowledge of modern technology.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

    Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on availability for master's Ph.D. students).

    What students can expect:
  • Cooperation from the supervisor and labmates.
  • The rich culture in research and related activities.
  • Flexibility in communication, e.g., English.

    What the supervisor can expect: Apart from academic and research works, students are expected to have
  • Good moral character.
  • Hardworking and dedication.

    Deadline: Until September 2022 (for spring semester) and March 2023 (for fall semester)

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2022-09-04 posted on 2022-09-03

    Fully funded Ph.D. position in (post-)quantum cryptography
    TU Eindhoven
    The Coding Theory and Cryptology group is looking for an excellent candidate for a fully funded Ph.D. position as part of QSI (Quantum-Safe Internet), a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The QSI network involves top-ranking partner universities from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, the UK, and Switzerland, as well as industrial partners.

    You will conduct research at the intersection of quantum and post-quantum cryptography and publish/present the results at top venues for research in crypto/IT Security. This is a joint doctorate, supervised by A. Hülsing, K. Hövelmanns and B. Škorić.

    You must meet the following requirements:
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, or a related field.
    • Outstanding grades in classes related to cryptography, IT security, theoretical CS, or mathematics. (Familiarity with provable security and/or a strong mathematical background are a plus.)
    • Excellent communication/writing skills in English. (No Dutch required.)
    • Compliance with the MSCA-ITN mobility rule: You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before your recruitment date.
    We offer:
    • Full-time employment for the duration of the PhD (four years at TU/e).
    • A well-rounded training offered by the QSI network, covering a range of topics related to secure communications in the quantum era, as well as complementary training intended to enhance your personal development.
    • Generous travel budget that allows for, e.g., exposure to different sectors via planned placements and attendance to summer schools.
    • Salary and benefits in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities. Candidates from abroad can be eligible to an additional tax reduction scheme.
    The positions is to be filled as soon as possible. We strongly encourage applications from members of any underrepresented group in our research area.
    Contact: To apply or for questions, use itn-applications@huelsing.net. Applications should contain (in a single PDF):
    • Cover letter describing your research interests
    • CV, including transcripts
    • Contact details of 2-3 potential references

    Last updated: 2022-08-16 posted on 2022-08-16

    Postdoc (3 years) in Post-quantum Cryptography
    Cryptology Group, CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Cryptology Group at CWI in Amsterdam invites applications for a 3-year postdoc position within the NWO NWA consortium project HAPKIDO. The successful candidate is expected to do cutting edge research on the topic of post-quantum cryptography, but ideally has also some interest in practical aspects of the migration to post-quantum secure schemes.

    Candidates are required to hold a PhD in mathematics or computer science, with a specialization in cryptology, and they are expected to have a good knowledge of post-quantum cryptography and/or of quantum information science in general. Candidates must have a strong track record (ideally with publications at IACR conferences) and good academic writing and presentation skills.

    The position is with a flexible starting date, available as of immediately. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.

    All applications should include a motivation letter, a detailed resume (including a list of publications), a research statement (max 2 pages) discussing prior, current and future research, and the names of at least three references.

    Questions and applications should be sent to serge.fehr@cwi.nl.

    Contact: Serge Fehr
    Last updated: 2022-08-09 posted on 2022-08-08