International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
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Two Ph.D. researchers in Advanced Cryptography for Finance and Privacy
SnT, University of Luxembourg
We are hiring two Ph.D. students to contribute to a research project entitled "Advanced Cryptography for Finance and Privacy (CryptoFin)", which is funded by the 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
Your Profile
  • M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
  • GPA of at least 80% in both the bachelor and master studies
  • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background (math/CS Olympiads, CTFs a plus)
  • Background in applied cryptography, or information security, or economics/finance - a plus
  • Good skills in programming, scripting languages. Math tools - a plus.
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
We offer The University offers a Ph.D. study program with a Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years with extension into the 4th year based on performance, on full time basis (40hrs/week). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will carry leading edge research in these rapidly evolving areas, which will have direct impact on the future. Application Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:
  • A very brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research, work experience, interests)
  • Transcripts of B.Sc. and M.Sc. grades
  • Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs, etc.
Deadline for applications: January 6, 2023. Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.
Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: first name dot family name (at) uni.lu)
Last updated: 2022-12-09 posted on 2022-12-08

Assistant Professors in Computer Science
Aalto University, Finland

The Department of Computer Science at Aalto University - in the top 20 young universities worldwide - invites applications for tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications in all areas of computer science, with a special focus on candidates with expertise in the following areas.

  • Programming languages; Programming methodologies
  • Databases; Data management
  • Software engineering: software systems specification, implementation, validation
  • Operating Systems; Hardware-software interface

Women and others underrepresented in computer science are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-computer-science) is home to world-class research in modern computer science, combining research on foundations and innovative applications. An international community with 46 professors and more than 400 employees from 50 countries, it is the largest department at Aalto University and the largest computer science unit in Finland. The department consistently ranks high in global rankings, for example, the first in Nordic countries and Northeastern Europe and the 73rd overall in Times Higher Education ranking for 2023.

Finland is a great place for living with or without a family: it is a safe and well-organized Nordic society, where equality is highly valued and extensive social security supports people in all situations of life. Finland's free high-quality education system is also internationally renowned.

For more information and the application form visit: https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/assistant-professors-computer-science

The call is open until January 15, 2023.

Contact: Prof. Jussi Rintanen or for recruitment process-related questions HR Partner Laura Kuusisto-Noponen
Last updated: 2022-12-09 posted on 2022-12-07

PhD Student and Post-Doc in 5G and Next Generation Communication Security
NUS-Singapore and the University of Sheffield, UK
We are offering fully funded Ph.D. and PostDoc opportunities at NUS-Singapore and the University of Sheffield, UK. The candidates will have opportunities to work in both Singapore and Sheffield (UK). Requirements for Ph.D. Position • Completed Master’s degree (or equivalent) at a top university in information security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area • Research experience (such as publishing papers as a first author in reputable venues) • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work in a team and want to do excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance Requirements for Postdoc Position • 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 information security/applied cryptography (e.g., TDSC, TIFS, WISEC, NDSS, USENIX SEC), ideally on security 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 How to apply? Please send me your CV with detailed information. For the Postdoc position, please send three of your best papers. Contact: Dr Prosanta Gope (p.gope@sheffield.ac.uk)
Contact: Dr Prosanta Gope (p.gope@sheffield.ac.uk)
Last updated: 2022-12-06 posted on 2022-12-06

Ph.D. student
Technical University of Darmstadt / Goethe University of Frankfurt
We are offering multiple fully funded positions as Ph.D. students or PostDocs in the project CRYPTOECONOMICS. The CRYPTOECONOMICS project explores the intersection between cryptography and game theory for the use case of decentralized finance. The project will be carried out jointly by researchers in cryptography at TU Darmstadt and algorithmic game theory at Goethe University Frankfurt. As a member of the CRYPTOECONOMICS project, you will conduct research on blockchain technologies and publish/present your results at top venues for research in blockchains, cryptography, IT Security and algorithmic game theory. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Cryptography for Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
  • Decentralized Finance
  • Economics and Computation
  • Design and Analysis of Distributed Algorithms
For a PhD position, you hold a Master degree from a top university with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics, or a similar area. You have a strong mathematical and/or algorithmic/theoretical CS background and are fluent in English. Knowledge in one of the topics mentioned above is a plus. To apply for a PostDoc position, you additionally hold a PhD and have publications at top venues in one of the topics mentioned above (e.g. Crypto, Eurocrypt, TCC, CCS, FC, AFT, STOC, FOCS, SODA, EC, AAAI, IJCAI).

Your application should contain a CV, record of grades, a short motivation letter and at least one contact for a reference letter. Since there are multiple positions available please indicate in your application if your main interest lies in cryptography or game theory.

The project is part of the ATHENE national center for IT security and privacy, which is one of Europe’s largest centers for research in IT security. 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 positions are filled.
Contact:
Sebastian Faust (office.cac@cysec.de)
Martin Hoefer (mhoefer@em.uni-frankfurt.de)

Last updated: 2022-12-06 posted on 2022-12-05

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 student in symmetric-key cryptography
Simula UiB, Bergen, Norway

Simula UiB (https://simula-uib.com) is a research centre in Cryptography and Information Theory located in Bergen, Norway. We are currently looking for an outstanding candidate for a PhD researcher position in the area of symmetric-key cryptography. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof Carlos Cid, towards a PhD degree from the University of Bergen. The research topic will be one of the following:

  • Design and analysis of dedicated symmetric-key ciphers for privacy-preserving mechanisms (e.g. MPC, FHE, ZKP schemes); or,
  • Quantum cryptanalysis of symmetric-key primitives.

We are looking for a candidate who has recently completed, or is about to complete, a master’s degree in cryptography, mathematics, or a closely related field. This is a 4-year position, with the student dedicating 25% of their time to compulsory work related to their research area.

Interested candidates should apply via the link https://www.simula.no/about/job/phd-student-symmetric-key-cryptography . The deadline for application is Sunday 5 February 2023. However applications will be screened continuously, and we may conclude recruitment as soon as we find the right candidate. The starting date is negotiable.

Contact: For additional enquiries, please contact Carlos Cid (carlos@simula.no)
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
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 Lead author in one or more papers in the field of zero-knowledge cryptography Familiarity with algorithms, data structures and basic programming concepts Ability to read and understand software implementations of cryptographic protocols written in C++ A penchant for clear and comprehensive documentation Able to provide clear and constructive feedback for more junior cryptographers / applied cryptographers, mentoring where necessary A passion for blockchain, its potential, and what we’re trying to achieve.
Contact: Travis
Last updated: 2022-12-05 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

PhD's and PostDoc's in Applied Cryptography, Privacy-preserving authentication, Information Security
University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
Would you like to work in the 2nd most happy country in the world? We are offering several fully funded PhD and PostDoc opportunities in St.Gallen and can offer you one of Europes most attractive working conditions. Living in Switzerland you can enjoy a high quality of life, a great international environment and an amazing public transport infrastructure allowing you easy access to many interesting European cities.

For more information about the open positions, please visit our job links. Please also apply via these links.
PhD:
https://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/funded-phd-student-in-applied-cryptography-privacy-preserving-biometric-authentication-m-f-d/e7a9e90b-02cd-45d0-ad4f-fc02131eaf86
PostDoc:
https://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/postdoc-fellow-in-cryptography-information-security-m-f-d/c35410fb-40bb-41f2-b298-8be150d8f9b6

If you are interested in a slightly different topic for your phd than listed in the job ad, please check out our research areas and state your research proposal in your motivation letter when applying for the job. We are happy to receive your application via the same job link as above.

Our group web page:
https://cybersecurity.unisg.ch

Contact:
Eriane Breu, eriane.breu@unisg.ch (Administrative matters)
Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa, katerina.mitrokotsa@unisg.ch (Research related questions)

Last updated: 2022-12-05 posted on 2022-11-30

Research Intern (Privacy and Cryptography)
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
The Cryptography, Security, and Privacy research group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, is looking for interns to work on multiple topics, including privacy-preserving protocols, post-quantum cryptography, privacy in AI, digital identities, and usable security and privacy. The scope of our work is broad, so even if you are unsure of whether your skills are relevant, we recommend applying in any case.

Please apply as soon as possible at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1483268/Research-Intern-Privacy-and-Cryptography.

Contact: Kim Laine
Last updated: 2022-11-30 posted on 2022-11-30

Internship, postdoctoral, and fulltime scientist researchers
NTT Research, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
The CIS Lab continually seeks the top minds and rising stars in cryptography research, with internship, postdoctoral, and fulltime scientist research positions available starting in 2023. All positions will be in-person at our Sunnyvale office. Applications should be submitted by December 20 to guarantee full consideration.

Internships. Internships typically are for about 12 weeks during the summer. For the duration of their internship, interns will be matched with one of our research scientists as a mentor. Summer housing assistance is available. Interested individuals should have demonstrated strong mathematical ability and be enrolled in a PhD program with a focus on cryptography, computer security, or theoretical computer science.

Postoctoral research positions. Postdoctoral research positions are available with an initial duration of one year, and the possibility of extension to two years. Postdocs will be matched with a host from the lab, but are welcome to collaborate with any of our world-class scientists. Applicants should have or expect to have a PhD degree relating to cryptography, computer security, or theoretical computer science by summer 2023.

Fulltime Scientist. We are looking to hire Scientists in both foundational and applied cryptography to join our permanent team. For further information, please visit https://careers.ntt-research.com/cis

Closing date for applications: Dec 20, 2022.
Contact: cis.careers@ntt-research.com
Last updated: 2022-11-30 posted on 2022-11-29

PhD student
Lund University, Department of Electrical and Information Technology
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. Especially, the doctral student shall perform research on attacks of resource allocation functions in dynamic networks such as 5G/6G. This means to investigate how machine learning based resource allocation functions might be influence by different types of attacks. In the next step, the stuent will investigate how to detect and/or prevent such attaks. The research method will be a combination of system studies, simulations and experiemental research. The research project is funded by ELLIT and a research project which is a collaboration between Lund and Linköping universities. The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
Contact: Christian Gehrmann
Last updated: 2022-11-30 posted on 2022-11-29

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

    Ph.D. Student
    The University of Manchester, Department of Computer Science
    The Systems and Software Security group (S3) at the University of Manchester is looking for a PhD student interested in the topics of cryptographic protocols, blockchains, subversion-resilient cryptography, multi-party computation, or a mix of these. We are seeking a highly motivated person with a MS.c. degree in computer science or related areas. Excellent final year BS.c. students are also welcome to apply. Interested candidates should enquire about the position to Bernardo Magri (email below). The official application typically requires a CV, cover letter, transcripts, and references (more information about the official application process can be found at https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/admissions/how-to-apply/). The PhD studentship comes with a stipend of around £17.5K per annum plus tuition fees covered for the duration of 3.5 years. The starting date is flexible and can be for January, May or September 2023.
    Contact: Bernardo Magri (bernardo dot magri at manchester.ac.uk)
    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

    Post-Doc
    Eötvös Loránd University
    Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. The candidate is expected to carry out research in the topic of post-quantum cryptography (lattice-based, multivariate, code-based or isogeny -based cyrptography). The research will be conducted as part of the Quantum Information National Laboratory, which is a collaboration between several universities and research institutes in Budapest. The applicant is supposed to hold a Phd in Computer Science or Mathematics (the degree should be obtained by the starting date). The position is for two years and expected starting date is April 2023, however the starting date is negotiable (but not later than September 2023). If you want to apply for this position please send the following documents to Péter Kutas (kuppabt@inf.elte.hu):
    • CV
    • Motivation Letter
    • Two recommendation letters (these should be sent by the recommending person directly to the above e-mail address)

    Please send your applications by 31st January 2023.

    Contact: Péter Kutas (kuppabt@inf.elte.hu)
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-25

    Faculty position in Cybersecurity
    Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering, Universidad Catolica de Chile
    The School of Engineering at the Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four emerging leaders for engineering education worldwide, invites outstanding candidates for a full-time faculty position in the area of cybersecurity. Duties: High-quality teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and conducting independent research. Additional duties include knowledge transfer, outreach, and university administrative tasks. The new position should conduct teaching, research, and technological innovation activities in cybersecurity and cryptography, including but not limited to privacy, data protection, computer network security, information technology security, software and application security, blockchain, computer forensics, smart contracts, data integrity, among others. The selected candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program, support doctoral programs, and teach three courses per year, at least two of these courses should belong to the bachelor of science in computer science program, and another course according to their expertise. Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Computer Science, and/or have demonstrable expertise in the fields. Due to the nature of our School, the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application. Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in this language in the short term (two years maximum). English is a requirement.
    Contact: Marcelo Arenas, marenas@ing.puc.cl
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-24

    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

    Ph.D Position
    University of Surrey, UK

    We’re looking for two PhD students in one the following research directions (but not limited to): e-voting, applied cryptography, postquantum cryptography, provable security, privacy-preserving technologies, and formal verification. The PhD will be under the supervision of Dr. Catalin Dragan. International candidates are welcomed to apply. Final Year BSc students can apply.

    Position 1: Department of Computer Science Studentship. The application deadline is 6th January 2023, with a start date of October 2023. Applications are made via CS application page https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/computer-science-phd.

    Position 2: University of Surrey’s Breaking Barriers Studentship award. The application deadline is 16 December 2022, with a start date of October 2023. More information is available on https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/breaking-barriers-studentship-award-2023.

    The applications typically requiring CV, cover letter, transcripts, and references. However, we strongly encourage candidates to contact Catalin for an informal chat before applying (there is no need to submit any documents for this). The PhD studentships comes with a stipend of £17.5K – £19K per annum plus tuition fees covered for the duration of 3.5 years

    Contact: Dr. Cătălin Drăgan (c.dragan@surrey.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-23

    Post-Doc in Trustworthy Edge Computing
    Mid Sweden University
    We are looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher in the field of trustworthy edge computing, with focus on secure Internet infrastructure for future solutions based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), to join our team and help us fulfil the project's goals, producing quality research. The position is placed at the Sensible Things that Communicate (STC) research center, who is a leading Scandinavian research center in Industrial IoT, and are doing research on fields ranging from wireless connectivity, network security and cryptography, distributed systems, ML/AI, embedded systems, visualization and measurement systems. We seek an outstanding talent with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering, or similar. The ideal candidate have a solid background in edge computing, security, network protocols and programming. Previous experiences in ML/AI, embedded systems, and IoT prototyping is an advantage. The work will involve network and security aspects, including algorithm development, simulations and testing, modelling and prototyping, publishing high-quality research papers in high-ranked journals and to contribute to the preparation and drafting of research bids and proposals.
    Contact: Professor Mikael Gidlund
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-23

    Junior Cryptographer
    Aztec
    About Aztec At Aztec we believe privacy isn’t just a fundamental right, but a creative force for web3. Our goal is to unleash the full potential of decentralized technologies by building an open, privacy-first network with no compromises. Privacy enables use cases that otherwise would not be possible and accelerates mainstream adoption. The next wave of web3 applications will require programmable privacy. Aztec’s technology empowers developers with the tools to build private applications and bring their ideas to reality. Our journey started while building an application to bring syndicated loans on chain. We realized that our idea was a nonstarter without privacy. There were no solutions to offer privacy on public blockchains - so we sought out to build it ourselves. Since then, we've made industry-leading advances in cryptography, and deployed a private money platform and a private DeFi platform. To realize our vision of implementing privacy on a public blockchain, we are building a world-class team of cryptographers, engineers, and ecosystem builders. Supporting us on this journey are leading investors including Paradigm, Variant, Consensys, and a_capital.
    Contact: travis@aztecprotocol.com
    Last updated: 2022-11-27 posted on 2022-11-22

    Ph.D. Scholarship - Cryptography and Blockchain Applications
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; Suzhou. China

    Blockchain Research Labs at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is seeking two Ph.D. students to carry out research in funded projects on cryptography, blockchain applications, or privacy computing.

    Interested candidates will kindly include their full CV and transcripts in their applications and send to Dr. Jie Zhang Jie.Zhang01@xjtlu.edu.cn. The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2023. We encourage early applications and the review of applications will begin immediately. Only shortlisted applications will be notified.

    Contact: Jie.Zhang01@xjtlu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2022-11-20 posted on 2022-11-20

    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 Cryptography Software Developer (Rust)
    Silence Laboratories, Singapore
    Scope: Responsible for driving ongoing developments, and designing our flagship authentication libraries to integrate with leading businesses.
    • At least 3 years of experience in Rust
    • Interest in security and cryptography
    • Comfortable leading the team and taking ownership of the product
    • A habit to write clean, well-documented code
    • Ability to express yourself fluently in English, spoken and written.
    Level: Senior

    Location: Remote

    Contract: Full time

    Visa Sponsorship: N/A

    Who are we? Silence Laboratories is a cybersecurity company. We focus on the fusion of cryptography, sensing and design to support a seamless authentication experience. Silence Laboratories (SL) is on a mission to provide business-friendly solutions for distributed digital signing and authentication. We do that through a unique fusion of multi-party computation (MPC) based cryptographic algorithms with threshold signature schemes (TSS) and intelligent multi-modal signal processing. We aim to solve fundamental authentication and account recovery challenges faced by our B2B customers. Our libraries provide businesses with an easy-to-use, proof-based authentication ecosystem. Silence Laboratories is a cybersecurity company. We focus on the fusion of cryptography, sensing and design to support a seamless authentication experience. Silence Laboratories (SL) is on a mission to provide business-friendly solutions for distributed digital signing and authentication. We do that through a unique fusion of multi-party computation (MPC) based cryptographic algorithms with threshold signature schemes (TSS) and intelligent multi-modal signal processing. We aim to solve fundamental authentication and account recovery challenges faced by our B2B customers.

    Your Role: Please connect at jay.prakash@silencelaboratories.com or dm at Telegram: @jayece09
    Contact: Jay Prakash
    Last updated: 2022-11-20 posted on 2022-11-19

    one of the leading engineering academic institutions in Latin America and ranked among the top four
    The School of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Requirements Applicants must hold a Ph.D., preferably in Computer Science, and/or have demonstrable expertise in the fields. Due to the nature of our School, the applicant will have the opportunity and should be willing to work collaboratively with other Departments in the School of Engineering. Previous postdoctoral or international academic experience should be stated in the application. Candidates do not need to be fluent in Spanish at the time of application, but should be prepared to learn the language well enough to teach in this language in the short term (two years maximum). English is a requirement. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to all aspects of academic life and the public good of the institution. They must be highly motivated to continuously improve their teaching skills, have a genuine interest in getting involved with our graduate programs (specially the doctoral program), and be able to develop and maintain an active research agenda leading to high-quality publications, securing research grants, generating and participating in interdisciplinary projects, leading scientific and industry-liaison initiatives, strengthening and creating national and international academic networks, etc. The candidate will also be expected to create new undergraduate and graduate courses and teach traditional courses in related areas.
    Contact: Marcelo Arenas, marenas@ing.puc.cl
    Last updated: 2022-11-20 posted on 2022-11-18

    Postdoc on Cryptographic Protocols
    It University of Copenhagen (ITU)
    We are hiring a postdoc interested in blockchains, MPC, zero knowledge or a mix of these topics. We are seeking a highly motivated person with a strong background in one of these areas and a solid publication track record in top venues. The successful candidate will be part of our research group and of the larger Center for Information Security and Trust at ITU, and will also have the chance to visit our collaborators in other institutions, as well as theirs. Besides competitive salaries, employment in this position entails access to high quality public health and education systems for the successful candidate and their family.
    Contact: Bernardo David (beda at itu dot dk)
    Last updated: 2022-11-20 posted on 2022-11-18

    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

    Deputy Director
    Rutgers University, DIMACS Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, based at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, seeks a Deputy Director of the Center who would also serve as an Associate or Full Professor in a Rutgers department. Founded in 1989, DIMACS is a thriving consortium of seven universities and six companies. Its mission is to conduct research, catalyze research, and develop educational programs in the computational and mathematical sciences, including artificial intelligence, computing theory (algorithms, combinatorics, complexity), data science, discrete mathematics (geometry, graph theory), machine learning, modeling, optimization, and privacy. Activities often address applications in biology, cyber & physical security, economics, engineering, epidemiology, and sustainability, as well as topics in computer science and math education. The Deputy Director will co-lead the scientific, educational, financial, and administrative aspects of the Center; help guide its vision; further its interdisciplinary traditions; write grants and raise funds; and interact with initiatives across Rutgers and other partners, including DIMACS’s DHS center of excellence. DIMACS has excelled at catalyzing new research and adapting to its partners’ interests; the Deputy Director will contribute leadership in determining such new directions. The Deputy Director will serve a five-year (renewable) term at DIMACS and engage in research, teaching, and service in their home department. The candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong record of research, academic service, and teaching ability suitable for a tenured faculty appointment in a field such as computer science, mathematics, operations research, or statistics. The ideal candidate’s research will connect to DIMACS’s roots in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics, while branching to other areas, such as data science, AI, and machine learning. The candidate should have wide interests and demonstrated leadership abilities. A successful record of grant funding is preferred.
    Contact: Christine Spassione
    Last updated: 2022-11-17 posted on 2022-11-16

    Tenure track position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor), Information security
    Tampere University, Unit of Computing Sciences, Tampere, Finland
    We are now seeking an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in the field of Information Security. The position is located in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University, more specifically in the unit of Computing Sciences. The Network and Information Security group in the unit of Computing Sciences is an active and vibrant research group consisting of 2 professors, 3 lecturers, 4 senior researchers, and around 20 researchers and research assistants made up of postgraduate and graduate students. The core research competencies of the group are hardware-assisted security, privacy, applied cryptography, IoT security, network security, and security usability. We invite applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Hardware Security: Candidates in this area are expected to have a proven track record of excellence in security-focused electrical engineering, signal processing, System-on-Chip design, computer architecture (e.g., RISC-V), hardware-software codesign, and/or digital design research and development. Topics of interest include hardware aspects of system security, side-channel analysis, and/or trusted execution environments. Software Security: Candidates in this area are expected to have a proven track record of excellence in security, privacy, anonymity, and/or crypto-focused software engineering, software assurance, static and dynamic analysis, formal verification, and/or trusted computing research and development. Topics of interest include software architectures, software testing, software aspects of side-channel analysis, trusted application development, and/or application areas such as privacy, anonymity, and/or cryptography. Applied Cryptography: Candidates in this area are expected to have a proven track record of excellence in both practical and theoretical aspects of cryptography research and development. Topics of interest include provable security, differential privacy, functional encryption, privacy-preserving analytics, and/or protocols.
    Contact: For more information, please contact: Professor Timo Hämäläinen, Computing Sciences Unit, timo.hamalainen@tuni.fi, tel. +358408490777 With questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR specialist Meri Pere, meri.pere@tuni.fi.
    Last updated: 2022-11-16 posted on 2022-11-15

    Vienna Research Group Leader in the field of Information and Communication Technology
    TU Wien
    Applications are being invited for outstanding early-career scientists (up to eight years after PhD), interested in building their independent research group in the field of Information and Communication Technology at TU Wien. The proposed research area should contribute to the scientific advancement of the ICT field and demonstrate relevance to industry with a strong potential for mid-term technological and societal impact.

    The selection follows a two-stage process: In stage one applicants apply for a tenure-track professorship at TU Wien (deadline 15 December 2022). In stage two, applicants apply for a WWTF grant together with a proponent of the applicant’s choice from TU Wien (deadline 15 March 2023).

    The 14th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call 2023 (https://wwtf.at/funding/programmes/vrg/#VRG23) is issued for up to three group leader positions as part of the WWTF’s Information and Communication Technology programme. WWTF especially encourages female candidates and takes unconventional research careers into consideration.

    The WWTF grant amounts up to EUR 1.6 million for a total of 6-8 years. Successful candidates will be offered an Assistant-Professor position with tenure track at TU Wien.

    The new research group will be part of the Security and Privacy research unit (https://secpriv.wien).

    The topics of interest include but are not limited

    • intersection between machine learning and security & privacy
    • usable security
    • formal methods for security
    • system and network security
    • applied cryptography
    Apply here: https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/196427

    Contact: Matteo Maffei (first.last@tuwien.ac.at)
    Last updated: 2022-11-16 posted on 2022-11-15

    Faculty
    University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science, Toronto, Canada
    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for multiple positions with appointment commencing on July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter. Individuals are encouraged to apply to any and all relevant positions. We are conducting a targeted search in computer security and cryptography, and also have several positions open to all areas of computer science, both at the assistant and at the associate levels. The deadline for applications is January 9, 2023.
    Contact: Eitan Grinspun (recruit@cs.toronto.edu)
    Last updated: 2022-11-16 posted on 2022-11-15

    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

    Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Systems
    University of Washington Tacoma
    The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Computer Science and Systems (CSS) program. This full-time position has a nine-month service period beginning September 2023. The successful candidate will pursue a vigorous research agenda while demonstrating passion for teaching. The successful candidate will teach classes at graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct research that complements inquiry within the school, actively participate in university and professional service, while promoting a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. Highly qualified applicants from any area of computer science or related fields will be considered. The CSS program offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees and faculty engage in research in Bioinformatics, Cryptography and Information Security, Data Science and Machine Learning, Distributed Systems (Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and Vehicular Networks), GIS, and other areas. The CSS program is within SET at the University of Washington Tacoma, one of three UW campuses. Applications must be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/116931 .
    Contact: Questions related to this position are to be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Wes J. Lloyd, at wlloyd@uw.edu.
    Last updated: 2022-11-14 posted on 2022-11-10

    Ph.D. Position in Cryptography
    Eindhoven Technical University (TU/e)
    I am searching for outstanding Ph.D. candidates to start in the early months of 2023. The positions will be part of the Coding and Cryptography group at TU/e.

    Possible topics fall into the field of provable security with a focus on the construction of efficient cryptographic building blocks and protocols, including
    • (post-quantum) secure key exchange and messaging protocols and
    • (post-quantum) secure digital signatures and public key encryption in realistic security models
    • impossibility results/lower bounds for provably secure constructions.
    The fully-funded positions offer exciting research in a highly international research environment. Candidates from outside of the Netherlands can be eligible for an additional tax reduction scheme.

    Requirements:
    • a Master's degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in computer science, mathematics, or IT security.
    • strong mathematical and/or algorithmic/theoretical CS background.
    • good knowledge of cryptography and provable security.
    • good written and verbal communication skills in English (Dutch is not required).
    TU/e embraces diversity and inclusion. Therefore, people from all backgrounds are invited to apply, without regard to sex, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, identity, visible or invisible disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

    To apply, prepare a single PDF file that includes a CV with a course list and grades. The application deadline is December 15th, 2022.

    Applications and questions can be directed to s.schage@tue.nl.
    Contact: Sven Schäge
    Last updated: 2022-11-14 posted on 2022-11-09

    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 Scientist in post-quantum cryptography
    Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    A candidate will work in the area of post-quantum cryptography. The candidate will conduct research on analysis of post-quantum cryptography; the emphasis is on quantum analysis on symmetric cipher and PQC. The work requires to carry out some simulations.

    Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science and a strong background in quantum algorithm, algebra, linear algebra or algebraic number theory.

    Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in Magma software or SAGEMATH software; or have knowledge on quantum software (eg. Qiskit, etc), a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

    Interested candidates will kindly include their full CV and transcripts in their applications and send to Dr Chik How Tan, tsltch@nus.edu.sg. Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2023. We encourage early applications and review of applications will begin immediately. Only shortlisted applications will be notified.

    Contact: Dr Chik How Tan (tsltch@nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2022-11-04 posted on 2022-11-03

    PhD Student(s)
    Florida Atlantic University
    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University has availability for PhD student positions 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 department, its members, and the areas of research, 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)
    Last updated: 2022-11-04 posted on 2022-11-02

    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

    PhD students in Cryptology
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Up to three PhD positions are available. The PhD research project is in the area of cryptology and includes an investigation into one of the following research topics:
  • Security and design of primitives in cryptology adapted for use in 5G/6G mobile communication systems with special focus on low latency and high reliability algorithms and protocols.
  • Analysis of cryptographic primitives through side-channel attacks that exploit measurement of power consumption and/or time delays to determine protected information.
  • Study of digital signatures in the field of post-quantum encryption. The work aims to investigate the security of proposed digital signatures, based on the hard problem "Learning-With-Errors" (LWE) or related problems.

    Third cycle studies at Lund University consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Starting salary is around 3100Euro per month. For further information and information on how to apply, see https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:557529/

  • Contact: Thomas Johansson: thomas (at) eit.lth.se
    Last updated: 2022-11-02 posted on 2022-11-01

    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

    Tenured/Tenure-track Positions in Computer Science
    NYU Shanghai, Engineering and Computer Science; Shanghai, China
    NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for Tenured or Tenure-Track positions in Computer Science. The search is not restricted to any rank and outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. We seek candidates in all sub-fields of Computer Science, with particular interest in Systems, Computer Science Theory, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. To find more information about NYU Shanghai and apply, please follow this link https://apply.interfolio.com/116511. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may in certain cases have the opportunity to spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.
    Contact: NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment: shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2022-11-02 posted on 2022-10-26

    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

    PhD Student in Privacy-Preserving Computing
    University of Virginia
    One PhD position is available. Candidates with a background in cryptography in general, and multi-party computation specifically, are encouraged to apply. The University of Virginia is among the top 25 best universities and the top 3 public universities in the US (according to USNews). Full financial support (including full tuition coverage and a stipend of ~$2500 after-tax) will be guaranteed. The living cost is very reasonable (~$500-$1000 depending on the floor plan, e.g., if you live in a 3-bedroom apartment, ~$500 would suffice).
    Contact: Tianhao Wang
    Last updated: 2022-10-26 posted on 2022-10-26

    Postdoc
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
    The IMDEA Software Institute offers a postdoc position in the area of cryptography. Topics of particular interest include secure multiparty computation, zero knowledge proofs, and verifiable computation. The postdoc will work under the supervision of Ignacio Cascudo.
    Who should apply?
    Applicants should have (or be about to complete) a PhD in cryptography or a related topic.
    Working at IMDEA Software
    The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English.
    Dates
    The position has guaranteed funding for at least 2 years. The starting date is flexible and is available from February 2023.
    How to apply?
    Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2022-10-postdoc-securecomp. Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2022. We encourage early applications and review of applications will begin immediately.

    Contact: Ignacio Cascudo: ignacio.cascudo (at) imdea.org
    Last updated: 2022-10-26 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


    Associate Professor in Post-quantum Cryptography
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology has a vacant tenure-track position as associate professor in cryptology within our Cryptology Discipline.

    After six years of standardisation efforts to solicit, evaluate, and standardise one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms, in the summer of 2022, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from the USA has selected a portfolio of several algorithms. Those algorithms will be the new standards for Public-key Encryption and Key-establishment and for Digital Signatures.

    We are now entering a phase where those post-quantum cryptographic standards must be efficiently implemented and deployed. The deployment phase faces challenges such as high-performance implementations, protocol updates with the post-quantum primitives, and levels of robustness and trustworthiness.

    Duties of the position:

  • Teaching cryptology, information security and related subjects at undergraduate and graduate level
  • Developing and maintaining internationally recognized research activity within the area Deployment of Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Take part in interdisciplinary research collaborations, both within NTNU and with other national and international partners
  • Securing research funding from national and international funding agencies
  • Contribute with developing an innovative course portfolio at the undergraduate and graduate level in cryptology
  • Educate and supervise students at BSc and MSc level, and supervising PhD and postdoctoral fellowships
  • Disseminate relevant research to a wider audience (public outreach)
  • Participate in the management of research, education and other relevant academic activities in agreement with the department

    See https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/233227/associate-professor-in-post-quantum-cryptography for more details and how to apply.

  • Contact: Professor Danilo Gligoroski (danilo.gligoroski@ntnu.no)
    Last updated: 2022-10-24 posted on 2022-10-20

    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 summer internships
    a16z Crypto (Andreessen-Horowitz)
    The Role
    a16z Crypto Research is a new kind of multidisciplinary lab that bridges the worlds of academic theory and industry practice to advance the science and technology of the next generation of the internet. In addition to fundamental research, we collaborate with portfolio companies to solve hard technical and conceptual problems. We are seeking students with a strong research background and an interest in blockchains and web3 to join the group for the summer. Specific research areas of interest include cryptography, security, distributed computing, economics, incentives, finance, governance, market and mechanism design. This list is not exhaustive and we encourage applicants with different backgrounds who may have unique perspectives on the space to apply.

    Responsibilities
    -Pursue fundamental research on topics relevant to the firm
    -Work with portfolio companies on technical research problems
    -Contribute to blog posts, white papers, and other public expository content
    -Meet with visitors from academia and industry and attend seminars

    A typical schedule will have an intern spending ⅓ of their time working with the portfolio, ⅓ of the time pursuing personal research interests, and ⅓ of their time meeting with visitors/attending seminars, etc.

    In-person residency required in New York, NY
    Duration of internship: May 30–August 18, 2023 (minimum residency 10 weeks, maximum 12 weeks)

    Preferred Qualifications A typical successful candidate is:

    -Enrolled in a quantitative PhD program such as computer science, mathematics, economics, etc. (Exceptional masters and undergraduate students will also be considered.)
    -Passionate and knowledgeable about blockchains/Web3 and their underlying technologies.
    -Familiar with fundamental research and publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.

    Letters of recommendation (1-2 letters, optional): recommenders should email their letters of support to crypto-research-applications@a16z.com, with the name of the applicant in the subject line.

    Contact: Tim Roughgarden
    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

    Director of the Global Cyber Research Institute
    Texas A&M University
    At Texas A&M, the Texas A&M Global Cyber Research Institute (GCRI), a joint institute between Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, has recently been established with support from a generous endowment, and we are seeking its inaugural director. The director can be a faculty member in one of the relevant academic departments. The main goal of the institute is to provide a platform for research, leadership, engagement, and education in cyber and information security, broadly defined. The position has recently been released, and more details about the GCRI's mission and this position can be found here: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Director--Texas-A-M-Global-Cyber-Research-Institute_R-049408
    Contact: Nitesh Saxena
    Last updated: 2022-10-18 posted on 2022-10-17

    Postdoc positions in cryptography, security, and distributed protocols
    University of Bern, Switzerland

    Multiple postdoc positions are available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin.

    https://crypto.unibe.ch/

    Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, decentralized protocols, distributed cryptosystems, and the technical aspects of cryptocurrencies.

    Candidates should have a strong background in computer science. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building innovative systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or blockchain technology is a plus. Applicants must hold a Ph.D., with contributions in the relevant research topics.

    Positions are available for starting in early 2023 and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that “Knowledge generates value”. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

    If you are interested, please apply be sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Postdoc addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at crypto (at) inf.unibe.ch.

    For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/).

    Contact: Christian Cachin (email: crypto the-at-sign inf.unibe.ch)
    Last updated: 2022-10-17 posted on 2022-10-16

    M2 Stage / Internship
    CEA-LIST , Paris-Saclay, France
    Design and Implementation a Multi-Party Fully Homomorphic Encryption Scheme.

    We are seeking an internship candidate for their end of Master's internship at CEA-LIST crypto team on the aforementioned topic. Successful candidate will be joining a vibrant team working on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), with a strong collaboration with several academic and industrial partners around the globe.

    FHE is a cryptographic technique that allow computations to be performed on encrypted data. The FHE represents an interesting solution to certain problems posed by multipartite computation (MPC). The internship will be focussed on developing a design and implementation of multipartite Brakerski-Gentry-Vaikuntanathan (BGV) scheme. For more details: please send an email.

    Candidate profile :

  • BAC+5 and /or Master in cybersecurity or cryptography (Math / Informatique)
  • Good level of programming languages : C/C++, Python (Open to work with new libraries)
  • Good level of English
  • Contact: Olive Chakraborty (olive.chakraborty@cea.fr), Renaud Sirdey, Aymen Boudguiga
    Last updated: 2022-10-26 posted on 2022-10-14

    Assistant Professor Position in Applied Cryptography
    University of Georgia - School of Computing, Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy
    The School of Computing at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2023. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong research background/record in Applied Cryptography and show a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. We especially seek candidates specializing in Computing and Learning over Encrypted Data, but we welcome applications addressing all facets of Applied Cryptography from qualified candidates. The University of Georgia (UGA) is making significant investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to address some of society’s most urgent challenges. To this end, UGA has established the Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and AI, which aims to recruit 50 new faculty members over two years who will educate students and advance research in Data Science and AI, including both foundational research and applied research in cross-cutting areas such as cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics, resilient communities, and the environment. Within UGA’s broad initiative, the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy, has established a cluster hire initiative on Secure AI Systems that can support a variety of sensitive applications, including secure, privacy-preserving, and efficient learning for biomedical and biological applications. This cluster hire initiative aims to hire four new faculty members over two years in the following areas of research: Computer Vision, High-Performance AI Systems, Cryptography (in the Department of Mathematics), and Applied Cryptography with applications to Machine Learning systems and algorithms (this position).
    Contact: Roberto Perdisci - Director, Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy - School of Computing, University of Georgia
    Last updated: 2022-10-14 posted on 2022-10-13

    Postdoctoral Fellow at Simula UiB
    Simula UiB, Bergen, Norway
    Simula UiB is a research centre in cryptography and information theory located in Bergen, Norway. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to establish and develop a research lab at Simula UiB.

    The initial focus of the lab will depend on the selected candidate's skills and experience, but areas of interest include (but are not limited to): side-channel analysis and security, secure and optimised hardware (e.g. FPGA) implementations and designs, edge computing platforms design. The position comes with a large degree of autonomy, and the research fellow will be in charge of the research lab's daily operations. They will have the opportunity to work with PhD students and collaborate with other researchers at Simula UiB.

    The main goals of the new research lab at Simula UiB are: to expand the centre’s activities into more applied and hands-on research; connect theoretical and applied research conducted at Simula UiB; and create opportunities for collaborations with industry and similar labs elsewhere. We expect that the research lab will build demonstrators and run demos to showcase the lab’s research to visitors from industry, government and other stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and independent researcher with the right skills and experience to develop their research career. Simula UiB can offer a vibrant, stimulating and inclusive work environment to the right candidate to build a research lab from the ground up with full support from management. The position is initially for two years, with a potential extension for further two years, subject to satisfactory evaluation of the lab activities and progress.

    Contact: Øyvind Ytrehus, Research Director
    Last updated: 2022-10-14 posted on 2022-10-12

    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

    Assistant/Associate Professor in Applied Algebra (Cryptography/Number Theory)
    The University of Alabama in Huntsville
    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track/tenure position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in Applied Algebra (Cryptography/Number Theory) to begin in August 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mathematics completed by the appointment date. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers academic programs that lead to Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Mathematics. It has over 18 full-time faculty members whose expertise covers the essential topics in applied mathematics. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in funded research.

    ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: UAH is a Very High Research Activity (R1) university that provides academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Professional Studies, and Science. Huntsville has one of the greatest per capita incomes and living standards in the Southeast. It houses NASA's Marshall Space Flight Hub and is a national aerospace and high technology research center.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: To apply for the position, please submit the following required application materials electronically no later than January 28, 2023: 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum vitae 3) Research statement 4) Teaching statement 5) Transcripts 6) Three reference letters to the Search Committee through Dr. Toka Diagana, mathchair@uah.edu. Please refer to the log number: 23-24-583.

    A formal review of the applications will begin on January 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

    UAH mandates that all employees maintain compliance with current federal regulations.

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/veterans/disabled.

    Contact: Dr. Toka Diagana, e-mail: mathchair@uah.edu. Please refer to the log number: 23-24-583.
    Last updated: 2022-10-07 posted on 2022-10-07

    Postdoc in Privacy Enhancing Cryptography
    PACY Lab, RI CODE, Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Privacy and Applied Cryptography (PACY) research lab. Our activities focus on privacy-enhancing cryptographic protocols and their applications.

    We are looking for a bright postdoc (or a PhD student nearing completion) with expertise in any of the following areas:
    • Confidential computing (ZKP, FHE, MPC, ABC techniques)
    • Distributed cryptography (key generation, signatures, encryption)
    • Secure and private messaging (authentication, key exchange)
    • Design of post-quantum secure cryptographic protocols
    There is an opportunity to engage in current projects, collaborate with international partners, and work closely with PhD students of the PACY lab. The candidate will benefit from our modern infrastructure and availability of funds to support own research. Munich is amongst best places to live in Germany.

    The position is available for immediate start, funded at federal salary levels TV-ÖD E13/14 (~50k to 65k EUR p.a. depending on qualifications and experience). Initial contract for 2 years with a possibility of extension. (Due to the nature of funding restrictions on the eligibility of some candidates may apply.)

    Requirements:
    • Completed PhD in cryptography, information security, computer science or mathematics.
    • Alternatively, PhD students with a relevant Master degree nearing PhD completion.
    • Strong background knowledge / experience in privacy-enhancing cryptography (research and development)
    • Relevant publications in top cryptography / security / privacy venues
    • Fluency in written and spoken English.
    Applications (cover letter, CV, transcripts, contacts for references) can be emailed to the head of PACY lab, Prof. Mark Manulis, by the nominal deadline of Nov 4th, 2022. Applications will be processed as they arrive. The search will continue until the position is filled.

    Contact: Prof. Mark Manulis, mark.manulis AT unibw.de
    Last updated: 2022-10-07 posted on 2022-10-06

    SENIOR PROFESSOR IN SECURITY AND PRIVACY FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
    KU Leuven
    We are looking for an internationally orientated candidate with excellent research experience and educational competence in computer science, and with extensive expertise in the dimension of research valorization. The candidate, while being strong in some subdomains of security and privacy, must at the same time be capable in building bridges between multiple disciplines and between academic research and industry adoption.

    The area is interpreted broadly, and covers for example security and privacy, reliability and resilience of digital services, of software products and of internet-based systems.

    Contact: Prof. dr. ir. Wouter Joosen chair of DistriNet Wouter.Joosen@kuleuven.be +32 16 32 76 53

    Prof. dr. ir. Stefan Vandewalle chair of Computer Science Stefan.Vandewalle@kuleuven.be +32 16 32 76 54
    Last updated: 2022-10-07 posted on 2022-10-06


    Cryptography Research
    Coinbase

    We have a senior/staff cryptography researcher position available in the Blockchain Security team at Coinbase.

    Full description available here:

    • Senior role: https://www.coinbase.com/careers/positions/4582729
    • Staff role: https://www.coinbase.com/careers/positions/4586906

    Please reach out to me at [s] [last name] @pm.me if you have any questions.

    Contact: Shashank Agrawal
    Last updated: 2022-10-07 posted on 2022-10-05

    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

    Assistant Professor in Applied Algebra (Cryptograhpy and/or Coding Theory)
    University of South Florida, St Petersburg, Florida
    The department of Mathematics & Statistics of the University of South Florida Invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in mathematics at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates in Applied Analysis or Applied Algebra. The latter includes Cryptography and Coding Theory. The search committee will start to review the completed applications on November 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The Mathematics & Statistics department is home of a cryptographic research center (usf-crypto.org), and offers multiple courses in cryptography and coding theory.
    Contact: Jean-François Biasse
    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

    Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
    University of Waterloo, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization; Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (https://math.uwaterloo.ca/co) in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that substantially enhance the reputation of the department.

    The focus area for this position is cryptography, and emphasis will be given to candidates in this area. However, stellar candidates in the research areas of algebraic combinatorics, continuous optimization, discrete optimization, and graph theory, who can greatly enhance the research and teaching profile of the department, are also welcome to apply.

    A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The salary range for the position is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2023.

    Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20728). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters should be submitted.

    If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2022.

    For more information and the full job description, please see https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20728.

    Contact: Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-28

    Post-Doc
    University of Montpellier

    The ECO team (https://www.lirmm.fr/eco/) at LIRMM (CNRS/Univ Montpellier, France) has several post-doc funding of various duration.

    Topics include:

    • error correcting codes, decoding algorithms, computer algebra and algorithms for coding theory, error correcting codes and lattices. The postdoctoral fellow will join the BARRACUDA project (https://barracuda.inria.fr/fr/)
      Contact : Eleonora Guerrini (eleonora.guerrini@lirmm.fr)
    • public-key cryptography, multi-party computation, advanced protocols within the SANGRIA project (https://lip6.fr/Damien.Vergnaud/projects/sangria/) and the SecureCompute (PEPR) project.
      Contact : Fabien Laguillaumie (fabien.laguillaumie@lirmm.fr)

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

    Contact: Fabien Laguillaumie
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-28

    Tenure-track Assistant Professor
    University of Georgia, Department of Mathematics, Athens, GA, USA

    The Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2023. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field at the time of appointment. Candidates for this position should have a strong research background/record in Cryptography and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Complete applications must be received by December 1, 2022, to ensure full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Georgia (UGA) is making significant investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to address some of society’s most urgent challenges. To this end, UGA has established the Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and AI, which aims to recruit 50 new faculty members within the next two years who will educate students and advance research in Data Science and AI, including both foundational research and applied research in cross-cutting areas such as cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics, resilient communities and the environment.

    Within UGA’s broad initiative, the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy, has established a cluster hire initiative on Secure AI Systems that can support a variety of sensitive applications, including (but not limited to) secure, privacy-preserving, and efficient learning for biomedical applications. This cluster hire initiative aims to hire four new faculty members over two years in the following areas of research: Cryptography (this position), Applied Cryptography with applications to Machine Learning systems and algorithms, Computer Vision, and High-Performance AI Systems.

    Contact: Prof. Dino Lorenzini Chair of the Hiring Search Committee
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-27

    Software Engineer
    CryptoExperts

    The ambition of CryptoExperts is to develop innovative technologies in cryptography to meet the emerging needs of the security industry. This ambition is reflected through a team of multi-experts in cryptography and engineers endowed with a particular taste for research, innovation and practical applications.

    As software engineer you will be working alongside a team of cryptographers to address the needs of CryptoExperts’ customers in terms of software development and evaluation. You will contribute to the internal R&D effort of the company, notably in terms of design and implementation of

    • cryptographic libraries targeting high efficiency and high security in constrained environments (e.g. embedded systems),
    • a framework for the design and implementation of white-box cryptography components (compilation and obfuscation).
    You will also be involved in various applied research projects and contribute to the development of prototypes of innovative cryptographic protocols and applications.

    Please refer to the full job offer for complete information.

    Contact: Matthieu Rivain
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-27

    Cryptography Expert
    CryptoExperts

    The ambition of CryptoExperts is to develop innovative technologies in cryptography to meet the emerging needs of the security industry. This ambition is reflected through a team of multi-experts in cryptography and engineers endowed with a particular taste for research, innovation and practical applications.

    As a cryptography expert, you will contribute to R&D and consulting missions for various customers, including

    • security assessments for systems/applications that involve cryptography,
    • development of secure and optimized cryptographic libraries,
    • feasibility study and the tailor-made design of specific cryptographic solutions.

    You will also take part to various research projects of the company on topics such as homomorphic encryption, white-box cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, secure cryptographic implementations, security proofs against side-channel attacks, zero-knowledge proofs.

    Please refer to the full job offer for complete information.

    Contact: Matthieu Rivain
    Last updated: 2022-10-01 posted on 2022-09-27

    Faculty Positions in Cryptography (Computer Science)
    National University of Singapore
    The Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cryptography, both applied and theoretical. The Department enjoys ample research funding, moderate teaching loads, excellent facilities, and extensive international collaborations. We have a full range of faculty covering all major research areas in computer science, as well as excellent centres in allied scientific areas such as in quantum computing. NUS Computing is home to a thriving PhD program that attracts the brightest students from the region and beyond. The CS department highlights can be found in the URL below.

    NUS is an equal opportunity employer that offers highly competitive salaries, and is situated in Singapore, an English-speaking cosmopolitan city that is a melting pot of many cultures, both the east and the west. Singapore offers high-quality education and healthcare at all levels, as well as very low tax rates. We seek tenure-track faculty candidates at all levels. Candidates for Assistant Professor positions should demonstrate excellent research potential and a strong commitment to teaching. Truly outstanding Assistant Professor applicants will also be considered for the Presidential Young Professorship.

    Candidates for tenured Associate Professor or full Professor should demonstrate excellent track records in research, teaching, and thought leadership.

    Application Details:
    • Submit the following documents (in a single PDF) online via: https://faces.comp.nus.edu.sg
    • A cover letter that indicates the position applied for and the main research interests
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • A teaching statement
    • A research statement

    Please reach out to the faculty search committee chair Prof. Joxan Jaffar (joxan@comp.nus.edu.sg) or to the head, Prof. Lee Wee Sun (leews@comp.nus.edu.sg).

    Provide the contact information of 3 referees when submitting your online application, or, arrange for at least 3 references to be sent directly to csrec@comp.nus.edu.sg.

    Job requirement:
    A PhD degree in Computer Science or related areas.

    Contact: Faculty search committee chair Prof. Joxan Jaffar (joxan@comp.nus.edu.sg) Head, Prof. Lee Wee Sun (leews@comp.nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2022-09-26 posted on 2022-09-22

    Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
    University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
    We have (fully funded) multiple Ph.D. positions in the areas of network security and applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2023 (August 2023) or Spring 2023 (January 2023) at University of South Florida (USF). Students receive a yearly package worth approximately $60,000, which covers all the tuition, health insurance, fringe benefits, and a competitive monthly salary.

    USF is a Rank-1 Research University, and USF CSE is top 15% among Computer Science departments in public universities based on Academic Analytics data based on Scholarly Research Index (and top 8th for patents in the USA). USF offers an excellent working environment, all within proximity to high-tech industry and the beautiful beaches of sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is in Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internships in lead-industrial companies. Topics include:

    Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Secure multi-party computation for TML
    Trustworthy Blockchains
    • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
    • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains
    Secure Internet of Things and Systems (IoT) and Next Generation Wireless Networks
    • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
    • Efficient cryptography for vehicular and unmanned aerial systems
    Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
    Requirements:
    • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
    • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications will be regarded as a plus but not required.
    Contact: Associate Prof. Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
    Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
    Email: attila.yavuz@gmail.com
    Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

    Last updated: 2022-09-24 posted on 2022-09-18

    Cryptography Engineer
    Input Output Global - remote work opportunity
    Description

    IO Global is searching for a Cryptographic Engineer to join their Core Technology team. As Cryptographic Engineer you will have the exciting challenge of working on cutting-edge research and technology focusing on the market’s needs. You will be working with the Cardano-related projects, such as Cardano Core Cryptographic Primitives, Hydra, Mithril or Sidechains.

    The Cryptography Engineering team is growing with the goal of bringing recent academic papers into production. In this team, you will work closely with researchers and engineers, being the bridge between both teams. As Cryptography Engineer you are responsible for writing high-quality code. To support you, our products have software architects, product managers, project managers, formal methods specialists, and QA test engineers, with whom you must communicate professionally, effectively, and efficiently.

    Your mission

    Working with teams across time zones

    • Working independently on software development tasks
    • Being proactive and requiring minimal supervision or mentoring to complete tasks
    • Reviewing specifications produced by architects and formal methods specialists
    • Contributing to the design of algorithms
    • Troubleshooting, debugging, and upgrading software
    • Writing documentation for the code
    • Writing technical user manuals
    • Understanding complex cryptographic concepts from academic papers
    • Bridging ideas from academic papers to production ready systems.

    Requirements

    Your expertise

    • Degree in computer science or mathematics is desirable, but not essential.
    • Experience with systems programming (C/C++/Rust)
    • Skilled in software development methods such as agile programming and test-driven development
    • Experience in developing cryptography protocols would be a bonus, as would blockchain experience.

    Location

    IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution we are ideally searching for someone in an European timezone.

    Contact: marios.nicolaides@iohk.io
    Last updated: 2022-09-18 posted on 2022-09-16

    Rust Cryptography Engineer for Lurk
    Protocol Labs, Remote
    Lurk is an in-development, Turing-complete programming language for recursive zk-SNARKs. It is a statically scoped dialect of Lisp, implemented in Rust to support evaluation, proving, and verification in zero-knowledge. Since Lurk is Turing-complete, it can be used (within resource limits) to make and prove arbitrary computational claims without the constraints of traditional fixed-circuit SNARKs. A Rust Cryptography Engineer for Lurk will help drive the development of the Lurk programming language. The ideal candidate for this job will have deep knowledge of zero-knowledge cryptography and experience writing zk-proofs or zk-proof adjacent software in Rust. You can learn more about Lurk at https://github.com/lurk-lang and the Rust implementation at https://github.com/lurk-lang/lurk-rs.
    Contact: Luke Sandquist
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-16

    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

    Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow
    George Mason University
    Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow

    The George Mason University and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for an Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow position. GMU has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    About the Position:

    The incumbent will conduct research at GMU and as part of the Northern Virginia Node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, and in partnership with researchers from the Coastal Node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and Old Dominion University. Successful candidates will have access to the faculty and facilities of both GMU and Old Dominion University to enable their success.

    Responsibilities:

    Serve as the director of the interdisciplinary research effort between GMU, Old Dominion University and the Northern Virginia and Coastal Nodes of the CCI;

    Leverage university-level strategic priorities in cybersecurity research to lead transformative growth and impact the research portfolio, and to further encourage and foster new and existing collaborations with academic, industrial, and governmental institutions in Northern Virginia, Coastal Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., area;

    Accelerate the growth of high-quality academic programs, facilitate interdisciplinary research initiatives, and broaden the scope and focus areas of research in Mason with significant potential for commercialization.

    Required Qualifications:

    Doctorate in CS, ECE, IT, or a related field;

    Eligible for a tenured appointment as associate or full professor;

    Outstanding cybersecurity research and publication record;

    Commitment to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate education

    significant leadership experience

    US citizen

    Contact: More information: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/37290398/associatefull-professor-of-cybersecurity-and-commonwealth-cyber-initiative-fellow?
    Last updated: 2022-09-16 posted on 2022-09-13

    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

    Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Professor
    University of Oxford, Department of Computer Science; Oxford, UK
    Oxford University’s Computer Science Department is hiring four new faculty. The positions are open to all areas of computer science and the closing date is 12 noon on 14 December 2022. For more information, see https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/aboutus/vacancies/vacancy-faculty-hiring.html
    Contact: James Worrell
    Last updated: 2022-09-13 posted on 2022-09-09

    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

    PhD (4 years) and Postdocs (2-3 years) in applied cryptogrpahy
    Cybersecurity Group, TU Delft, The Netherlands
    The Cybersecurity Group at TU Delft now opens a 4-year PhD position and two 2/3-year Post-doc positions within the Horizon Europe projects. The successful candidates are expected to do cutting-edge research on the topic of applied cryptography (in particular UC, lattice-based crypto) with renowned international researchers. They will be provided excellent research environment, international visiting/collaborations, and competitive salary and allowance packages.

    For PhD: candidates are required to hold a MSc in math, computer science or related subject (preferably with some related backgrounds on cryptography). Further, they should provide sufficient English skills, e.g., International English test certificate.
    For Post-doc: candidates must hold a PhD in mathematics or computer science with expertise on cryptography, and they are expected to have great backgrounds on UC or lattice-base crypto, and/or cryptography in general. Candidates must have a strong track record, academic writing and communication ability.

    All the positions may have flexible starting date. Please prepare a detailed resume (including a list of publications if have), bachelor and MSc transcripts (for the PhD position), 1 page motivation letter, International English certificate (if have), and two references (names and contact emails).

    Please contact shihui.fu@tudelft.nl for further questions.
    Contact: Dr. S. Fu (shihui.fu@tudelft.nl)
    Last updated: 2022-09-09 posted on 2022-09-06

    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

    Multiple PhD Student and PostDoc Positions in Privacy-Preserving Crypto
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    The KASTEL Institute of Information Security and Dependability is looking for multiple PhD students and PostDocs committed to privacy-preserving cryptography. Experiences with secure multi-party computation or UC-based security are a plus. For PostDocs a track record in this field 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 proofs, etc.) and their efficient implementation (e.g., a demonstrator). The contract will initially be limited to 1 year, but can be extended to several years (particularly for PhD candidates).

    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 (PI at KASTEL)
    Last updated: 2022-08-31 posted on 2022-08-26

    Post-Doc / Research Fellow positions on various topics
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University is looking for candidates for 2 Research Fellow / postdoc positions (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows, flexible contract duration) on:
    • symmetric-key cryptography,
    • lightweight cryptography,
    • side-channel analysis,
    • optimized software and/or hardware implementations,
    • fully-homomorphic encryption,
    • machine learning.
    Candidates are expected to have a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/ML venues.

    Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin@ntu.edu.sg).

    Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

    Contact: Thomas Peyrin
    Last updated: 2022-08-24 posted on 2022-08-23

    Tenure-Track Faculty in all areas related to Security, Privacy, and Cryptography
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    CISPA is a world-leading research center that focuses on Information Security and Machine Learning at large. To expand and further strengthen our center, we are looking for Tenure-Track Faculty in all areas related to Security, Privacy, and Cryptography (f/m/d) All applicants are expected to grow a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda. To aid you in achieving this, CISPA provides institutional base funding for three full-time researcher positions and a generous budget for expenditures. Upon successful tenure evaluation, you will hold a position that is equivalent to an endowed full professorship at a top research university. We invite applications of candidates with excellent track records in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography, especially in (but not limited to) the fields of
  • Applied and Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Autonomous Systems Security
  • Cybercrime, Misinformation, and Fake News
  • Hardware Security and Secure Hardware Designs
  • Human-Centered Security and Privacy
  • Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
  • Security of Critical Infrastructures and Embedded Systems
  • Software Security, Analysis, and Engineering
  • The CISPA Tenure-Track in a nutshell:
  • Tenure-track of five years towards the equivalent of an Endowed Full Professorship
  • Three fully funded full-time research staff positions for your entire tenure-track
  • Generous budget for research expenses
  • Low teaching load of only one course (of your choice) per semester
  • World-renowned colleagues in (almost) all areas of Security and Machine Learning
  • Young and dynamic environment, with an average faculty age below 40 years
  • CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special dual-career support. We explicitly encourage female and diverse researchers to apply.

    Application

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by November 1, 2022 with interviews starting in December 2022. However, applications will continue to be accepted until December 8, 2022 with interviews in 2023.

    Contact: scientific-recruiting@cispa.de
    Last updated: 2022-08-25 posted on 2022-08-22

    Ph.D. Scholarships - Post-Quantum Cryptography and Blockchain Applications
    Monash University, Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity; Melbourne, Australia

    The post-quantum cryptography research group at the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia, has Ph.D. student scholarship openings for research projects, including in particular the following areas:

    1. Post-quantum cryptographic primitives and their practical applications in blockchain consensus protocols.

    2. Post-quantum Zero Knowledge Proof and SNARK protocols and their applications for privacy preserving blockchain transactions and smart contracts.

    3. Post-quantum cryptographic primitives and protocols for scalable and accountable blockchain transactions, including layer 2 payment channel protocols.

    Students will have the opportunity to work in an excellent research environment and collaborate with experts in cryptography and blockchain systems in the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, and with industry partners.

    Monash University is among the leading universities in Australia and is located in Melbourne, ranked as Australia's most liveable city and among the most liveable cities in the world.

    Applicants should have a strong background and skills in preferably all of the following: mathematics, cryptography, and programming, especially in Sagemath/python and/or C/C++. They should have (or expected to complete in the next 12 months) a Masters or Honours equivalent qualification with a research thesis.

    To apply, please contact ron.steinfeld@monash.edu and include your CV, copies of undergraduate and postgraduate academic result transcripts, and any relevant publications.

    Contact: To apply, please contact ron.steinfeld@monash.edu and send your CV, copies of undergraduate and postgraduate academic result transcripts, and any relevant publications.
    Last updated: 2022-08-24 posted on 2022-08-19

    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

    03 PostDoc position
    Dalian university of technology
    The Department of software theory and mathematics at Dalian University of Technology (DUT) is home to a diverse community of leading international scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers. In the current digital era, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. In our department, we address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, blockchain, fully homomorphic encryption, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies, and cryptanalysis.
    Open Positions: 03 Post-doctoral research fellows for three years contract. The salary is $50,000 -- $70,000 per year plus Superannuation. Housing/renting is covered.
    Responsibilities:
    • Conduct research on state-of-the-art cryptography and cyber-security research fields.
    • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations.
    • Implement cryptographic libraries and security frameworks.
    • Propose new projects and research directions.
    Required Skills:
    • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, or Mathematics.
    • Knowledge of cryptography and cybersecurity.
    • Familiar with C, C++, Python, or JAVA
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently and want to do excellent research.
    Contact: kumar.abdal@protonmail.com
    Last updated: 2022-08-09 posted on 2022-08-09

    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

    Principal Engineer
    Qrypt
    Qrypt is a post quantum cryptography company building quantum-secure software and hardware in partnership with world-class national laboratories and academic institutions. The foundation of Qrypt technology is published by our experts in peer-reviewed scientific journals and supported by a growing portfolio of international patents. These provably quantum assets produce our Everlasting Security protocol for enduring data security in the quantum age. The Qrypt Principal Engineer will provide technical leadership to deliver advanced cryptographic solutions based on distributed entropy, impervious to even quantum-based attacks. They will guide the Qrypt software engineering team to build, deploy and operate these services on behalf of our customers. Preferred location is New York City but will consider alternate remote locations: Bay Area-CA, Seattle-WA, Austin-TX, RTP-NC, Boston-MA or other remote Responsibilities Be the technical leader for the Qrypt software development team composed of software engineers, mathematicians, physicists and cryptographers Work collaboratively with the Qrypt Cloud Architect to ensure we deliver cryptographic services to our worldwide customers which meets customer SLAs for: Security, Scalability, Availability, Reliability and Usability Cascade the high-level architecture to component teams to ensure every component meets our requirements Mentor software engineers to share your experience designing/building applications and leading others Qualifications 15+ years of design and coding experience of highly-scalable distributed systems using C/C++ and Python 5+ years delivering major public cloud services, preferably Azure, to a global customer base Demonstrated expertise in designing microservices environments Demonstrated expertise in modern security design patterns Demonstrated expertise in Linux, Ubuntu and macOS Experience integrating open-source software, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, real-time monitoring, ML-driven data analytics, etc.
    Contact: Jay Sierra
    Last updated: 2022-08-05 posted on 2022-08-03

    FHE Researcher (Post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    As a FHE Researcher, you will:

    • Conduct research on state-of-the-art FHE schemes.
    • Conduct Research on new Verifiable Computation (VC) schemes applied to FHE
    • Design and implementation of new FHE and VC schemes.

    Skills required for the job

    • Knowledge of fully homomorphic encryption
    • Deep understanding of lattice-based cryptography
    • Knowledge on Verifiable Computation schemes is advisable
    • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust or Go relevant as well
    • Familiarity with hardware languages is a plus
    • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation
    • Quick learner, geared towards implementation
    • Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
    Qualifications:

    Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering

    Contact: Dr. Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    MPC Researcher (Post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    As a MPC Researcher, you will:

    • Conduct research on state-of-the-art secure Multi Party Computation.
    • Work on MPC building blocks such as,
      • Secret Sharing schemes
      • FHE
      • Garbled Circuits
    • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications.

    Skills required for the job

    • Knowledge on secure Multi Party Computation.
    • Knowledge in some of the following is valuable:
      • Secret Sharing schemes
      • Garbled Circuits
      • FHE schemes
      • Zero-Knowledge proofs
    • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust and Python relevant as well.
    • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation.
    • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects.
    • Knowledge on machine learning would be valuable.
    Qualifications:

    Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering

    Contact: Dr. Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    Post-Quantum Protocol expert (post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
    As a Post-Quantum Protocol expert, you will
    • Work on security protocols based on post-quantum primitives such as Public Key Encryption, Key Encapsulation Mechanism, Key Exchange, and Digital Signatures schemes
    • Analyze existing and propose new protocol designs, with special focus on post-quantum IPSec, VPNs, SSL, TLS, etc.
    • Focus on protocols for lightweight environment
    • Test and benchmark optimized and secure implementations of different protocols and study the impact on real life applications
    • Investigate security properties and performance-security trade-offs
    • Conduct research on new and/or state-of-the-art attacks
    • Design and implementation of hybrid (post quantum – classical) solutions
    Skills required for the job
    • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity, in particular a solid background in network security, especially protocol design and evaluation
    • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
    • Hard and organized worker, quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
    Qualifications
    • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering
    Contact: Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.Princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    Post-quantum Cryptography Expert (Post-doc)
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

    As a Post-Quantum Cryptography expert, you will

    • Work on all aspects of post-quantum primitives such as Public Key Encryption, Key Encapsulation Mechanism, Key Exchange, and Digital Signatures schemes
    • Analyze existing designs
    • Propose new designs
    • Work on optimized and secure implementations in software and/or hardware platforms
    • Investigate security properties and performance-security trade-offs
    • Study the impact on lightweight environment
    • Conduct research on new and/or state-of-the-art attacks
    • Participate to the review and evaluation of post-quantum schemes that are under NIST scrutiny for standardization
    • Design and implementation of hybrid (post-quantum – classical) solutions
    • Contribute to the development of cryptographic libraries and security frameworks

    Skills required for the job

    • Knowledge on cryptography and cybersecurity, in particular at least one among
      • Solid mathematical background on either lattices, codes, or multivariate systems
      • Solid programming skills either in software or hardware
      • Solid background in network security, especially protocol design and evaluation
    • Excellent with C, C++, Python, (JAVA and Rust will be valuable as well)
    • Hard and organized worker, quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects

    Qualifications

    • Ph.D. degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Mathematics or Computer Science or Engineering
    Contact: Najwa Aaraj, naaraj@alumni.princeton.edu
    Last updated: 2022-08-03 posted on 2022-08-01

    R&D Engineer (Cryptography)
    SupraOracles
    Our research team is looking for a talented R&D Engineer who can implement cryptographic primitives and protocols. The candidate will have an opportunity in interacting with the brightest Cryptography researchers and work with highly talented engineers in building a robust blockchain platform from scratch. The candidate will get to apply the cryptography ideas and concepts in challenging real-world settings.

    Required

    - Masters in Computer Science with specialisation in Cryptography from a reputed university or Bachelors with extensive crypto experience - Software Development experience - Proficiency in programming languages especially in Rust

    Desired

    - Working experience with Elliptic curve cryptography / bilinear pairings / ZK proofs

    For more information, please visit our website: https://supraoracles.com/

    Contact: Phu Le - Executive Assistant
    Last updated: 2022-07-29 posted on 2022-07-27

    Postdoctoral positions at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
    There are three postdoctoral positions open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    The applicant is expected to have completed a PhD degree (recently) in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records. A background in theoretical aspects of secure multiparty computation and/or experience in coding for practical aspects of secure computation is expected. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively interact with PhD students and contribute to the lab's projects. The tenure of the position is for one year and can be extended further.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here - https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Professor Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

    Research Assistantship (RA) position at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
    The position for a research assistant is open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    This position is open for post-graduate (BTech/MSc/MS/MTech/Dual degree/Integrated Mtech) students interested in getting more research experience. Applicants who have credited a cryptography course in their home institute and/or who have worked on a related topic for their master's thesis are preferred.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here - https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Professor Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2022-07-14 posted on 2022-07-12

    Research Positions on Zero-Knowledge, Blockchain and MPC protocols
    University of Edinburgh
    The ZK and Blockchain Technology Laboratory at Edinburgh University has several open Ph.D. and postdoc positions to work on zero-knowledge proofs, succinct arguments, and multi-party computation protocols with applications to decentralization and privacy protection. You will work in a dynamic collaborative environment with a focus on conceptual and foundational problems of practical relevance. To express interest, send an email including a CV to markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk. Positions are open until filled, but we give priority to applications received by Aug 10. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Contact: Markulf Kohlweiss (markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2022-07-06 posted on 2022-07-04

    Postdoc on blockchain consensus
    Monash University
    Two postdoc positions available at Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (MBTC), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The salary is $92,792 -- $120,093 per year (Australian dollars) plus 17% Superannuation. More can be found at https://www.jiangshanyu.com/doc/postdoc.html Interested candidates, please feel free to contact me directly via E-mail (jiangshan.yu@monash.edu).
    Contact: Jiangshan Yu
    Last updated: 2022-06-16 posted on 2022-06-15