International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Research Internship
Visa Research, Palo Alto, CA
Visa Research is a team of world-class research scientists. Our mission is to conduct applied research on the most challenging problems in the payment industry and provides technical thought leadership for the company’s future. Visa Research engages with internal and external partners to identify and research critical ideas and issues that may have an impact to the payment’s ecosystem.  Our research agenda focuses on three key areas: Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Future of Payments.

The Visa Research Advanced Cryptography team is seeking research interns in areas including Post-Quantum Cryptography, Multi-Party Computation and Zero-Knowledge Proofs. As an integral member of the extended Research team, interns will contact world-class research activities with fellow researchers, and work closely with product and technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

To apply and for further details see https://smrtr.io/6zLhF

Contact: Gaven Watson (gawatson@visa.com)
Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-20

Cryptography Intern - Summer 2022
Zoom Video Communications

Zoom Security Engineering is hiring a Cryptography Intern for Summer 2022 to join the End-To-End-Encryption (E2EE) team. Come have a tangible impact on the security of a product used by millions of people, and help us design and deploy new cryptographic features across all of Zoom’s products!

In particular, we are developing and deploying new cryptographic protocols for privacy preserving and auditable data structures (such as transparency trees), e2ee communications and identity assertions.

Candidates should have a love for cryptography and security, an interest in bridging the gap between the academic literature and industry requirements/constraints, and an appreciation for simple and elegant solutions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Survey the academic literature for existing solutions to a problem, recommending the most suitable given Zoom’s constraints
  • Develop new solutions to the problems above that are tailored to Zoom’s needs, analyze their security and submit academic papers to crypto/security conferences
  • Write architecture and design documents describing the problem, solution and security tradeoffs. These will both be shared internally to guide the implementation, and externally for transparency and community feedback. See https://github.com/zoom/zoom-e2e-whitepaper/ for an example
  • Occasionally review implementations for security vulnerabilities and compliance with the specifications above

Job requirements:

  • Pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or related field, with a focus on Cryptography
  • Experience with threat modelling, formalizing new cryptographic primitives/protocols, and formally proving/analyzing their security
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas about complex systems, both in written and spoken word
  • (Preferred) Some experience writing Go and/or C++, with awareness of secure coding practices
Apply online: https://zoom.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Zoom/job/Remote--NY---New-York-City/XMLNAME-2022-Summer-Cryptography--INTERN-_R6582
Contact: Antonio Marcedone
Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-20

Cryptography Engineer
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
As a research engineer in the Cyber Security chair you will establish and work in a state-of-the-art IoT (Internet of Things) lab with smart devices ranging from Raspberry Pi's, sensors, smart microphones, toy cars, RFID tags, RFID readers, smart phones, biometric sensors and you will work with world-leading researchers to implement, test, and showcase secure and privacy-preserving protocols and algorithms. Many projects are done in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners. More specifically, the job includes:
  • Development and implementation of concepts and research results, both individually and in collaboration with researchers and PhD students,
  • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test the performance of developed algorithms and protocols,
  • Development, maintenance and organization of software,
  • Support to BSc, MSc and PhD students, postdocs and researchers who use the lab,
  • Responsibility for day routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory,
  • Demonstrations and lab tours for external visitors,
  • Producing media content for our group web page and social media platforms.
Your profile:
  • The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar fields, preferably with a focus in Security and Privacy for Computer Science Systems.
  • We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • You should have a good academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent programming skills and familiarity with cryptographic libraries.
  • Previous experience in implementation projects with C++, Matlab/Simulink, Python is desired.
Deadline: 30 October 2021
Apply onlinehttps://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/cryptography-engineer-m-w-d/634aea27-37d2-4f1f-ab25-2d3c0a622fc0
Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-19

Funded PhD student in Cryptography & Information Security
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
We are looking for a bright and motivated PhD student to work in the topics of information security and cryptography The student is expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues for resource-constrained devices (e.g., sensors) that rely on external untrusted servers in order to perform computations. More precisely, the student shall be working on investigating efficient authentication and verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the PhD position will be to design and evaluate provably secure cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving authentication and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients outsource jointly computations to untrusted cloud servers. Key Responsibilities: Perform exciting and challenging research in the domain of information security and cryptography. Support and assist in teaching computer security and cryptography courses.

Your profile
  • The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in cryptography, network security and mathematics.
  • Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial.
Deadline for applications: 30 October 2021
Apply online: https://jobs.unisg.ch/offene-stellen/phd-position-in-applied-cryptography-and-information-security-m-w-d/09f75f22-649c-48a6-9aa4-659bbd686a84
Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-19

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography (M/F)
CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
University of Luxembourg, Computer Science department and Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invite applications from Ph.D. holders in the general area of Applied Cryptography. SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT. CryptoLux/SnT team is currently doing research in cryptography, distributed ledgers and privacy.

Your role
The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security and is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:
    • Applied Cryptography (symmetric, lightweight, AE, White-box etc.)
    • Financial cryptography, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies
    • Privacy enhancing technologies (Tor, zero-knowledge, eID, etc)
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
Requirements
  • a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field;
  • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security conferences)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
The University offers a one year employment contract (extendable based on performance). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment together with more than 300 people working on all aspects of cryptography, IT security from very theoretical to very applied ones.

Starting date 1-Feb-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.
Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-19

Project Associate - I
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
The project involves developing a secure USB dongle and standardization of Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Smart Card Platforms. Further details will be provided during the online interview for shortlisted candidates.

Number of positions: 2

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology or MSc in Computer Science or MCA from a recognized university or equivalent

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science with highly coding proficiency
  • A good knowledge of Cryptography, Security, Embedded Systems, Programming.
  • Preference will be given to candidates having NET/GATE scores and working experience relevant to the project
How to Apply:
Candidates should only apply using the application form given in the link (https://iitbhilai.ac.in/index.php?pid=adv_oct21_3) and send it to deciphered.recruitment@gmail.com.

Last Date of Application: 31st October 2021

Contact:
Dr. Dhiman Saha
Assistant Professor
Department of EECS IIT Bhilai
Research Group: http://de.ci.phe.red/

Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-19

Senior Cryptographic Engineer
KETS Quantum Security
We’re looking for a Cryptographic subject matter expert to join our newly established Applications team and be responsible for developing algorithms for the development of core crypto primitives. We are looking to develop our expertise in this area and our aspiration is to develop a world-class internal team over the next couple of years so we are interested in applications from people looking for permanent, fixed term and contract positions. Our head office is located in Bristol but we can consider remote working for the right person. We can also sponsor work visas for those who are not currently UK based but are looking to relocate. Reporting to the Chief Applications Officer, the Senior Cryptographic Engineer’s main responsibilities will be: Work with the applications team to design and evaluate modification of existing communications protocols to provide robust security against the threat of quantum computers. Support the team to develop proof of concept implementations that can be evaluated with KETS’ trusted client base. Contribute to the wider cyber security culture within KETS. Design and evaluate modifications to common layer 2/3 communication protocols (e.g. MACsec, MPLS) to incorporate quantum-safe cryptographic primitives. Collaborating with your team to develop prototype implementations of quantum-safe communications protocols. Produce technical design specifications and documentation. Deliver research papers & patents where appropriate. Engage with the wider community (conferences, industry seminars, standards bodies) where appropriate. Supporting the wider team in implementing best practice for secure software development.
Contact: careers@kets-quantum.com
Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-15

Post-Doc: Code-based or isogeny-based post-quantum cryptography
IRMAR (Institute of Research in Maths in Rennes - France)
The mathematical department IRMAR, part of Rennes 1 University in the west of France, is advertising a 2-year post-doctoral position in the area of computational number theory and algebraic geometry for code-based or isogeny-based post-quantum cryptography.
See link for further information.
Contact: David Lubicz (DGA) or Jade Nardi (IRMAR)
Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-14

Research Internship on Lattice-based Vector Commitments (3 - 6 months)
Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, Bochum, Germany
The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP) is looking for motivated students to apply for a research internship on lattice-based cryptography. In particular, we are looking for students eager to build vector commitments and related primitives from lattices.

Topic: Lattice-based Vector Commitments

Requirements:
  • Have working knowledge in constructing and analysing public-key cryptographic primitives
  • Are familiar with mathematical proofs
  • Are fluent in spoken and written English
Greatly Valued but not Mandatory Attributes:
  • Have basic understanding of lattice-based cryptography
  • Have basic understanding of vector commitments
  • Have experience in prototyping cryptographic primitives
Funding: The position is funded as part of a project in collaboration with Protocol Labs (https://protocol.ai).

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration: 3 to 6 months

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021, or when a suitable candidate has been found

To apply for the position, send an email to Giulio Malavolta (address below) including the following documents:
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A brief cover letter (half page at most), e.g. describing your research interests
If you have any question, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Contact: Giulio Malavolta (giulio.malavolta@mpi-sp.org)
Last updated: 2021-10-14 posted on 2021-10-13

Post-doc positions in Lyon, France
ENS Lyon

The ENS Lyon crypto group is opening several post-doc positions. Duration and starting dates are flexible. Salary takes seniority into account.

Topics of interest:
Applicants should have expertise in at least one of the following topics:
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Lattice-based cryptography
  • Lattice algorithms or hardness of lattice problems (quantum/classical)
  • Foundational aspects of cryptography
  • Computing on encrypted data
  • Implementation of cryptographic primitives
Applicants are expected to have already published in top-tier venues in the relevant areas.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should provide a detailed resume and two references. Applications should be sent directly to {benoit.libert,alain.passelegue, damien.stehle}@ens-lyon.fr by Dec. 31, 2021.

Contact: Benoît Libert, Alain Passelègue, and Damien Stehlé
{benoit.libert, alain.passelegue, damien.stehle}@ens-lyon.fr

Last updated: 2021-10-14 posted on 2021-10-13

Research Cryptographer, FHE
Heliax, Anoma
Overview 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. Responsibilities Evaluate and analyze existing FHE protocols for security, expressivity, and performance, monitor the state of the research field for compelling new theoretical advances, and conduct original exploratory research into new constructions Update & alter existing protocols and implementations (such as nuFHE), customize them for specific proof-of-concept and production use-cases Produce technical specifications for designs & instantiations of said protocols and assist with implementation in coordination with team members Qualifications Academic research background in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography Prior experience with fully-homomorphic encryption in a research context Self-motivated & self-organized Bonus Qualifications Experience with (fully) homomorphic encryption libraries (e.g. SEAL, HElib) Prior experience in low-level systems programming, ideally in Rust Prior experience with distributed ledger (blockchain) technology Misc Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. North America is fine. Ideally someone who enjoys travel, nature and hiking. Often we find that protocols are best designed not in a meeting room but rather on a trail ????️.
Contact: jobs@heliax.dev
Last updated: 2021-10-14 posted on 2021-10-12

PhD Students - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain Systems
University of Connecticut, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
Several PhD student openings in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems, are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), CSE dept., led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh. Start date can be as early as Spring 2022 or later for Fall 2022.

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

For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/. For interested students, please send your CV to ghada@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.
Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-10-12

Post-Doctoral position : Side-channel attacks against Post-Quantum Cryptography
Campus George Charpak Provence, Mines Saint Etienne, Gardanne, France
Job role: One year-Post-doctoral position as a product Security Engineer

Department:
R&D – Product Security Location / Working place Meyreuil, France
SAS Campus George Charpak Provence, Gardanne, France

Mission:
Participate in security certifications: hardware and software platforms
Porting post-quantum cryptographic libraries to Wisekey’s components
Implement side channel / deep learning attacks in Wisekey’s security lab
Maintain Wisekey’s attack benches

Main responsabilities:
Standardization follow-up on post-quantum algorithms
Implement an attack bench on component using post-quantum cryptographic libraries
Keep abreast of new attacks (conferences, fairs, scientific articles)

Requirements:
Educational background / diplomas: PhD
Skills: Cryptography, Safety of embedded systems, Security certifications (CC, EMVCo, FIPS), Development on embedded systems
Starting date: ASAP
To apply please send your CV, a cover letter, and contact information of 2 references

Contact: Nadia EL Mrabet (EMSE Gardanne), nadia.el-mrabet@emse.fr
Jean-Pierre Enguent (VP-R&D Wisekey), jpenguent@WISEKEY.COM

Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-10-12

Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg invites applications from M.Sc. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. Cryptolux.org is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and to the interdisciplinary Security and Trust center (SnT).

Area (potential topics of the thesis)

  • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, ex. Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
  • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies)
  • Cryptography for blockchains
  • White-box cryptography
The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will participate in the development of a large information security research center.

Starting date 1-Jan-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-10-12

PhD positions in cryptographic design and engineering
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
We have multiple open positions for PhD students in the area of symmetric and post-quantum cryptography in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The positions cover different topics, ranging from the provable security of modes of use, design of primitives supported by cryptanalysis, post-quantum algorithms and implementations, and protection against implementation attacks based on power, electromagnetic side channel analysis, and fault attacks. For the symmetric crypto topic, we focus on cryptography based on permutations as in the sponge, duplex and farfalle constructions, especially suited for low energy consumption. For the post-quantum cryptography position, a suggestion is to work on isogeny-based crypto but this can be discussed based on a candidate’s background.

The Digital Security Group of Radboud University is one of the leading groups in computer security in The Netherlands and Europe, and one of the pioneers in permutation-based crypto and corresponding leakage-resilient modes.

The successful candidate should ideally have a master in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical engineering. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To apply, please send the following documents to dis-secr (at) cs.ru.nl, with the subject "PhD position in cryptography":
- a motivation letter
- your cv
- your master diploma certificate (scanned)
- transcript of the courses you took (including grades)
- up to 3 references

To enquire about the positions you can contact: Joan Daemen, joan (at) cs.ru.nl, Lejla Batina, lejla (at) cs.ru.nl, and Bart Mennink, b.mennink (at) cs.ru.nl
Contact: dis-secr (at) cs.ru.nl
Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-11

Post-doctoral fellow
University of Waterloo
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position in one or more of these areas- cryptographic engineering/applied cryptography as it relates to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and digital payments. The successful candidate will join Professor Anwar Hasan’s research group at the University of Waterloo. Applicants with a recent Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline, and publications at premium venues are encouraged to send pdf copies of their CVs and cover letters via email to Professor Anwar Hasan (ahasan at uwaterloo.ca). Application deadline: November 8, 2021 for full consideration. After this deadline, applications will be processed as they arrive.
Contact: Anwar Hasan
Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-08

Ph.D. student
Arizona State University
I (Ni Trieu) am looking for 2 Ph.D. students to join my group. An ideal candidate should be interested in security, privacy, applied cryptography. No prior experience in cryptography or security is required. Experience in other areas, including theory, math, database, machine learning, bioinformatics is a plus. If you are interested, please send your CV, transcripts, and everything that you believe will help your application in PDF format to nitrieu@asu.edu. Thank you.
Please see more information at https://nitrieu.github.io/position/.
Contact: Ni Trieu
Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-07

Research Team Leader
IDEAS NCBR Ltd. (https://ideas-ncbr.pl/en)
Place of work: Warsaw, Poland. The newly established IDEAS NCBR center is looking for a position of Research Team Leader dealing with formal modeling and proving the security of cryptographic protocols used in blockchain technology. The research will be carried out in cooperation with the cryptography and blockchain laboratory headed by prof. Stefan Dziembowski at the University of Warsaw. Requirements: • very good knowledge of at least one of the following theorem proving systems: Coq, Easycrypt, Why3, and Isabelle/HOL, • PhD in computer science/mathematics or comparable professional experience, • significant experience in communicating scientific results in English both orally and in writing, • ability to understand scientific papers in English, • experience in working in an international scientific environment. Desirable qualifications: • scientific achievements in the field of automated theorem proving documented by publications, • knowledge of scientific aspects of cryptography and blockchain technology. We offer: • work on very interesting scientific projects with the possibility of implementing the obtained results in practice, • frequent interaction with Prof. S. Dziembowski's scientific team implementing ERC (European Research Council) and NSC (National Science Centre) projects, • opportunity to co-create a scientific team, • form of employment: work contract, • remuneration: PLN 15 000 gross, • the Innovation Bonus - a share in the benefits of future commercialization of the results of a Research Project, constituting an additional remuneration in relation to the basic remuneration. The Innovation Bonus, depending on the adopted model of commercialization of the results of the Research Project, may take the form of: - the right to participate in our income from their commercialization (in particular in the form of a license or disposal of intellectual property rights), or - the right of acquisition of shares or stocks in a spin-out company commercializing such solutions. • medical care • multisport card • group insurance • lunch cards • benefits from the Company Social Benefit Fund • work tools: mobile phone, laptop
Contact: Prof. Stefan Dziembowski
Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-07

Post-Doc
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU is looking for a post-doc in public-key cryptography. The position is hosted by Jiaxin Pan. It is funded by a project from the Research Council of Norway with focus on provable security. Potential topics are, but not limited to, digital signatures, zero-knowledge proofs, and post-quantum cryptography.

The candidate will work on theoretical aspects of public-key cryptography and is expected to publish at IACR conferences (such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, etc.) and renowned security conferences (such as IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, etc.). Thus, a track record of publications at these conferences is expected for the successful candidate.

Further details: The position holder will participate in many activities of the Cryptology Lab (NaCl) at NTNU which has 9 faculty members working on both applied and theoretical aspects of cryptology. The working place is in Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. It offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

Application: More details are given here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/213223/postdoctoral-fellow-in-cryptography. We can only accept applications from this jobbnorge.no page.

Application deadline: 7th November 2021.

Starting date: May 2022, but it can be flexible. We encourage candidates who finish their PhD within (or before) 2022 to apply.

Duration: The position is for 3 years. The department might offer you 1 year in addition with teaching duties.

Contact: Jiaxin Pan (first.last@ntnu.no)
Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-07

Post-Doc
IRIF, Université de Paris, Paris, France
IRIF (Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale, https://www.irif.fr/) will be offering one to two years of postdoc in cryptography, starting October 2022. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, secure computation, zero-knowledge proofs, post-quantum cryptography, code-based cryptography, and foundational aspects of cryptography (including black-box separations and connections to learning theory). Anyone interested should apply via algocomp-apply (at) irif (dot) fr (see https://www.irif.fr/postes/postdoc for how to apply). The deadline is November 1st, 2021. Further details: IRIF (research institute in theoretical computer science) is a laboratory of the University of Paris. It's the largest TCS lab in France, with more than 90 permanent members and dozens of PhDs & postdocs. It is located in the south of Paris, and is well connected to everything via public transportation.
Contact: Geoffroy Couteau
Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

Research Intern
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

Digital identities are foundational to the modern web and to the many services enabled by various cloud providers. The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, is creating new privacy and transparency technologies for the digital identity ecosystem, with the goal of giving users more control over their identity and visibility into its usage. We are looking for a research intern for the spring of 2022 to work with us on privacy-preserving and auditable data structures and applications to future digital identity ecosystems.

More information and application at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1177611/Research-Intern-Privacy-and-Cryptography

Contact: Kim Laine (kim.laine@microsoft.com) or Esha Ghosh (esha.ghosh@microsoft.com)
Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

Research Associate (PostDoc) in Secure & Privacy-preserving AI Models
The University of Manchester, Department of Computer Science, Manchester, UK

We are looking for a Research Associate (PostDoc) in Secure & Privacy-preserving AI Models to join our ambitious EnnCore (https://enncore.github.io/) project.

You will enjoy designing, developing and evaluating novel AI models (deep neural networks) that are privacy-preserving and robust against attacks. The project will involve the continuous interaction with experts in explainable AI and formal software verification. You will also have the opportunity to build use cases and to collaborate with domain experts in areas such as cancer research and energy trading. You will design, develop and evaluate new models in the context of their accuracy, privacy-protection and robustness. This position may include research on a diverse set of techniques such as federated learning, homomorphic encryption, multiparty computation and adversarial methods. The post is initially for one year, with the possibility for extensions.

You should have a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field together with a track record of international publications in applied machine learning or secure computation. Examples of fields of interests are:

(1) Federated Learning
(2) Homomorphic Encryption
(3) Secure Multiparty Computation
(4) Differential Privacy
(5) Safety Mechanisms in AI Systems
(6) Adversarial Methods

Contact: Dr Mustafa A. Mustafa
mustafa.mustafa@manchester.ac.uk

Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer & Protocol Developer
Heliax, Anoma Protocol, Remote
Heliax is looking for a cryptographer & researcher interested in zero-knowledge cryptographic protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement zero-knowledge proof constructions such as zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs, distributed cryptographic protocols such as threshold encryption and distributed key generation, and cryptographic primitives such as elliptic curves and hash functions, 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: jobs@heliax.dev
Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

PhD student
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
Shantanu Sharma, Assistant Professor @ Computer Science at NJIT, has multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions in the area of databases, secure data processing, IoT, cloud/edge computing, blockchain, and secure model learning. Webpage: https://web.njit.edu/~ss797/

Details: NJIT is a Rank 1 Research University, situated in New York Metropolitan area, and is about 7 miles away from the beautiful New York City. New York Metropolitan area is a key part of the US and is the hub of several major tech and research companies. The qualified candidates will have opportunities for research internships and joint projects with lead-industrial companies.
The position is looking for highly motivated graduate as well as undergraduate students to explore, design, and implement algorithms for databases, secure computing, IoT, blockchain, and machine learning. Topics are as follows:
1. GDPR compliance trustworthy database systems
a. The implication of privacy laws in database systems
b. Design of new modules for GDPR compliance secure databases
2. Trustworthy data-driven systems
a. Application of blockchains in data-driven systems
b. Applications of security techniques in data-driven system pipeline
3. Scalable and trustworthy database processing
a. Use of encryption and secret-sharing techniques
b. Use of secure hardware
Outcome: The work will expose the student to novel data management algorithms, programming with secure hardware (Intel SGX), cluster computing frameworks such as MapReduce and Spark, and the basics of secure computing using cryptographic techniques.

Requirements:
1. You will need to be highly enthusiastic, learner, and also be interested in coding/prototyping algorithms and systems
2. Adequate knowledge of algorithms, programming, and relational database systems
3. Knowledge of Java, SQL, and C/C++
4. You must be an Undergraduate/Master student in computer science or a related field

Contact: Shantanu Sharma shantanu[DOT]sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu Please send your CV and other information (e.g., GitHub account, sample projects, etc.) to: Shantanu Sharma
Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

Postdoc Position in Formal Verification of Security Protocols
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Information Security
The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers a

fully-funded Postdoc position in formal verification.

The successful candidate is expected to work on tool-supported formal verification of security-critical systems and security protocols.

The position is available immediately with an internationally competitive salary (German public salary scale TV-L E13 or TV-L E14, depending on the candidate's qualification, ranging from about 4.600 Euro to 6.200 Euro monthly gross salary). The appointment period follows the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVg), ranging from one year to up to six years.

The Institute of Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international research in Germany's high-tech region.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field. We value strong analytical skills and

  • solid knowledge of logic, proofs and/or formal verification techniques (Theorem Proving, Type Checking, etc.),
  • solid programming experience.

Knowledge in security is not required, but a plus. Knowledge of German is not required.

See https://www.sec.uni-stuttgart.de/institute/job-openings/ for details of how to apply.

The deadline for applications is

October 31st, 2021.

Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Küsters
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Information Security
ralf.kuesters@sec.uni-stuttgart.de

Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

Ph.D. student
Simula UiB - Bergen, Norway
Simula UiB (http://simula-uib.com) in Bergen, Norway, has a 4-year PhD position available in the field of cryptography. PhD students at Simula UiB enjoy an inclusive working environment with competitive salaries.

Job description

The PhD student we are looking for is eager to dive deeper into selected research topics in cryptography. The supervisor for this position is Chief Research Scientist Håvard Raddum, and the possible research areas of interest are: cryptanalysis of crypto primitives, fully homomorphic encryption with applications, or lattice-based cryptography. This list is not exhaustive, other topics will also be considered. The job consists of doing research on a daily basis, moving the research front on one or a few selected areas. Writing research papers and presenting them is an important part of the position. All research will be done with the aim of the student obtaining a PhD degree. The candidate will receive the PhD degree from the University of Bergen. 25% of the 4-year period is compulsory work related to the PhD student’s research area. Examples of compulsory work are teaching courses, outreach, applied research experiments, etc.

Contact: Håvard Raddum - email: haavardr@simula.no. For administrative enquiries, contact bergen@simula.no.
Last updated: 2021-10-04 posted on 2021-10-01

Cryptographer and Protocol Designer
Arcana Technologies Ltd
We at Arcana(arcana.network) are looking for someone well versed with applied math and cryptography to help design our protocol and allied systems. Specifically, we are looking for knowledge in a significant subset of the following: (1) Verifiable Delay Function(VDF) implementation. (2)Distributed key generation(DKG) and management(DKMS). (3)Encryption schemes. (4)Game theoretical (dis)incentivisation on a decentralized network. (5)Distributed Random Number generation. (6)End to End Encryption schemes . (7)Zero Knowledge proofs. (8)Verifiable computation. Academics and part time consultants also welcome to apply.
Contact: admin@arcana.network
Last updated: 2021-09-29 posted on 2021-09-28

Post-Doc
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
The Institute of Information Security and Dependability at KIT is looking for a Post-Doc with expertise in privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols with a focus on secure multi-party computation , ideally, having hands-on experiences with MPC-compilers. 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) and the Topic "Engineering Secure Systems" of the Helmholtz Association. Your research is dealing with cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving computations, e.g., applied to mobility systems. It will result in both theoretical security concepts (protocol designs, security proofs, etc.) and their practical implementation (e.g., a demonstrator) for some application domain. The contract will initially be limited to 1 year, but can be extended.

If you are interested, please formally apply using the link: ogy.de/cryptojob. Besides your CV including a list of your publications, please also include the names of three references.

Contact: Andy Rupp (andy.rupp@rub.de)
Last updated: 2021-10-04 posted on 2021-09-28

Distributed Systems Researcher
Status.im
We are the Blockchain Infrastructure Team, and we are building the foundation used by other projects at the Status Network. We are researching consensus algorithms, Multi-Party Computation techniques, ZKPs and other cutting-edge solutions with the aim to take the blockchain technology to the next level of security, decentralization and scalability for a wide range of use cases. We are currently in a research phase, working with models and simulations. In the near future, we will start implementing the research. You will have the opportunity to participate in developing -and improving- the state of the art of blockchain technologies, as well as turning it into a reality

Key Responsibilities:

  • This role is dedicated to pure research
  • Primarily, ensuring that solutions are sound and diving deeper into their formal definition.
  • Additionally, he/she would be regularly going through papers, bringing new ideas and staying up-to-date.
  • Designing, specifying and verifying distributed systems by leveraging formal and experimental techniques.
  • Conducting theoretical and practical analysis of the performance of distributed systems.
  • Designing and analysing incentive systems.
  • Researching new techniques for designing, analysing and implementing dependable distributed systems.
  • Publishing and presenting research results both internally and externally.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong background in Computer Science and Math, or a related area.
  • Academic background (The ability to analyze, digest and improve the State of the Art in our fields of interest. Specifically, familiarity with formal proofs and/or the scientific method.)
  • Distributed Systems with a focus on Blockchain
  • Analysis of algorithms Familiarity with Python and/or complex systems modeling software
  • Deep knowledge of algorithms (much more academic, such as have dealt with papers, moving from research to pragmatic implementation)
  • Experience in analysing the correctness and security of distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with the application of formal method techniques.
  • Comfortable with “reverse engineering” code
  • Contact: Angel via discord @ LilChiChi#0021 Or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelrgutierrez/
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-27

    PhD scholarship available
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) at the University of Wollongong is looking for outstanding PhD students who are interested in digital finance, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. We offer scholarships, including living expenses for up to $50,000/annum AUD (tax free) plus a tuition waiver. There are 12 positions in total. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Willy Susilo at (wsusilo@uow.edu.au). Or else, please send your cover letter and CV to Dr. Yannan Li (yannan@uow.edu.au) asap to secure your spot. Applications will be assessed immediately. Join us in this exciting journey! #UOW
    Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo and Dr. Yannan Li
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-26

    Privacy Research Engineer
    Cape Privacy, North America, Fully Remote
    Cape Privacy is looking for a Machine Learning Privacy Researcher/Engineer to help build Cape Privacy's innovative SaaS-based encrypted learning platform. This product sits at the intersection of data science, machine learning, privacy, and cryptography; allowing organizations to enhance ML models through privacy-preserving collaboration. Responsibilities include working with our Product team and other researchers & engineers to bring the product vision to reality. Ideal candidates will have an MS or higher in machine learning, data science, privacy or cryptography; and academic or commercial experience in privacy-preserving technologies.
    Contact: David Besemer, VP Engineering
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-23

    Research Assistant (predoc)
    Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    The Research group on Cryptology and Information Security (GiCSI) of the Spanish National Research Council is seeking highly motivated professionals in conducting research in the area of cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, blockchain-based protocols and security protocols. The selected candidate will part of GiCSI’s team in the context of the H2020 SPIRS (Secure Platform for Ict systems Rooted at the Silicon manufacturing process) project. This project encompasses the complete design of a platform, so-called SPIRS platform, which integrates a hardware dedicated Root of Trust (RoT) and a processor core with the capability of offering a full suite of security services. Furthermore, the SPIRS platform will be able to leverage this capability to support privacy-respectful attestation mechanisms and enable trusted communication channels across 5G infrastructures. RoT is implemented in hardware with a dedicated circuitry to extract a unique digital identifier for the SPIRS platform during its entire lifetime. To build a complete solution, the project also features a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), secure boot, and runtime integrity. Furthermore, resilience and privacy protection are major concerns in this project, and it endeavors to the design of a decentralized trust management framework targeted to minimize the impact of Single Point of Failure (SPOF) risks and achieve adequate security and privacy tradeoffs. To facilitate the tasks of validation and testing, SPIRS platform is conceived as an open platform that can easily integrate other building blocks and facilities upgrades. The project goes beyond the construction of the SPIRS platform and it provides solutions to integrate it in the deployment of cryptographic protocols and network infrastructures in a trustworthy way, leveraging the RoT provided by the platform. To validate SPIRS results, the project considers two different scenarios: Industry 4.0 and 5G Technologies.
    Contact: David Arroyo Guardeño, Ph. D. Research group on Cryptology and Information Security (GiCSI) Institute of Physical and Information Technologies (ITEFI) Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) https://dargcsic.github.io/
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-23

    PhD student, Post-Doc
    Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

    The chair for Security Engineering at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, is seeking for PhD students and Post-Docs in the areas of cryptographic hardware/software, side-channel analysis, FPGA security, etc.

    For PhD positions, candidates must hold an MSc (or equivalent) in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science. The candidates are required to have outstanding grades.

    For Post-Doc positions, candidates must hold a PhD in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science. Furthermore, they must have a demonstrated record of top-quality research in foundations of cryptographic hardware and embedded systems. This is usually proved by publications in IACR conferences, particularly CHES.

    Please send your application per email (as a single PDF) to Amir Moradi (amir.moradi at rub.de). The application should include a full CV, a cover letter motivating you application, a short description of your two best research articles (for Post-Doc positions). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled, the starting date is flexible.

    Contact: Amir Moradi
    Last updated: 2021-09-23 posted on 2021-09-21

    Lecturer (≡ Assistant Professor/Juniorprofessor/Maître de conférences)
    Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Full-Time, Permanent

    The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway is looking to appoint two excellent permanent members of academic staff to contribute to its research and teaching. The applicant should have a high-quality research profile that fits within the wide range of research undertaken by the ISG. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for research as well as teaching and communicating with diverse audiences.

    The ISG was founded in 1990 and carries out research and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with particularly high numbers of master’s students – we are one of the very few academic departments worldwide devoted solely to Information Security, enabling our staff to focus their teaching in this area. Our MSc in Information Security is one of the oldest programmes in the world, having started in 1992 and has a large alumni network with over 4,000 graduates. We have hosted, and continue to host, a series of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) in cyber security, which has enabling us to recruit 10 fully funded and first-rate PhD students every year, contributing to a large and vibrant PhD community.

    We are involved in a range of inter/multidisciplinary research activities, spanning technology to psychology and social sciences. Our research strengths have continued to generate significant collaborative opportunities from industry and other leading universities.

    We are now recruiting academic members of staff who can complement or strengthen our existing research and teaching in Information Security. We are also interested in candidates with interests in broader multidisciplinary research. The successful candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent, and will have a proven research record. Experience in attracting funding, engaging with industry, or contributing to outreach activities will also be valuable.

    Contact: Prof. Chris Mitchell c.mitchell@rhul.ac.uk or Prof. Martin Albrecht martin.albrecht@royalholloway.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2021-09-20 posted on 2021-09-20

    Lecturer - Tenure Track (Continuing position) - Women only
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) is looking to recruit two enthusiastic staff members to support teaching and research within SCIT, particularly in the cybersecurity domain, which includes flexible delivery, online degrees and micro-credentials. SCIT aims to maintain its position as a world class Research School and this position is expected to contribute towards that aim. The candidates are expected to carry significant research profile and metrics, relative to opportunity, such as high h-index and citations, and experience in attracting research funding.
    Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-17

    Director, Center for Cyber Security
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking candidates for a tenured faculty position who will assume the role of the Director of the Center for Cyber Security. Highly qualified candidates at both Associate Professor and Professor rank will be considered.

    Further information on the position and how to apply can be found at:
    https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9605

    Contact: Yuliang Zheng, Professor & Chair (yzheng at uab.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-16

    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) PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2022 (August 2022) at University of South Florida (USF). The students receive a yearly package worth approximately $60,000, which covers the tuition, health insurance, and competitive monthly salary (with low taxes). Summer teaching and internships are also possible.

    USF is a Rank-1 Research University (rank 31 of CS departments at US public universities per according to Academic Analytics on Scholarly Research Index) and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research 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
    • Efficient digital signatures
    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 in security and privacy are highly desirable
    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three reference letters (send by referees)
    • Research statement
    Contact: Person to Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
    Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
    Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

    Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-09-15

    Cryptanalyst
    IIT Kanpur, India
    Responsibilities include analyzing various crypto algorithms and protocols to detect vulnerabilities. It is preferable to have an undergraduate degree in mathematics/statistics/computer science with a good understanding of cryptography. Salary starting at Rs 12 lakhs pa based on experience.
    Contact: Manindra Agrawal
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-15

    PhD Student
    University of Hamburg, Germany
    Research Associate for the project „Laboratory of energy transition in Northern Germany: Resilient operation management and ICT security of decentralised control concepts”
    University of Hamburg is a University of Excellence and one of the most research-focused universities in Germany. The research group “Security in Distributed Systems” is working on the intersection of security and privacy research, with a focus on distributed systems, data protection, anonymity, and cryptography.
    Your Profile
    We are looking for a new member of our team that will be working as a full-time PhD student in research and teaching. Your tasks will include:
    • Development, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of complex and secure IT-systems
    • Academic services in a third-party funded project
    • Working with bleeding-edge technology and research literature from security, cryptography, and privacy
    • Publication of research results in national/international venues
    • Support for teaching
    Required Qualifications
    Completed MSc degree (or equivalent) in IT-Security, computer science or a strongly related field. You are highly motivated, curious, reliable, and creative. You must be interested in system security, applied cryptography and/or privacy research. You must have experience in security in open and distributed communication systems and fundamental knowledge in cryptography and IT-Security. Experience with machine learning and advanced software engineering skills, especially with a focus on application security and cryptography are a bonus. Programming skills in higher languages like C/C++ and Python are required. Fluent English, spoken and written, and good communication skills are mandatory. Knowledge of German is helpful; we expect the willingness to learn German for non-native German speakers.
    We offer great and flexible working conditions in a highly motivated team of researchers with many opportunities for collaboration. The university supports their employees with many interesting opportunities for personal development.
    Contact: Prof. Hannes Federrath
    hannes.federrath@uni-hamburg.de
    https://www.inf.uni-hamburg.de/inst/ab/snp/team/federrath.html

    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-14

    Cryptographer, Full-Time Permanent
    Research & Development Group, Horizen Labs; Milano, Italy

    Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops, and delivers powerful, scalable, and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business.

    Our Core Engineering Team is an innovative and collaborative group of researchers and software engineers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products. We are looking for a cryptographer, or applied cryptographer, to join our growing crypto team based in Milan, Italy. Currently, the team is developing a protocol suite for SNARK-based proof-composition, but its duties reach beyond that, developing privacy-enhancing solutions for our sidechain ecosystem.

    Responsabilities
    • Design privacy-enhancing technology built on SNARK-based protocols
    • Perform collaborative research and assist technical colleagues in their development work
    • Participate in standards-setting
    Requirements
    • Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography
    • Solid foundations in zero-knowledge and cryptographic protocols
    • Publications in acknowledged venues on applied or theoretical cryptography, preferably cryptographic protocols or PETs
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • The ability to work in a team setting as well as autonomously
    • Foundations in blockchain technology and experience in reading Rust are a plus
    We offer
    • A competitive salary plus pre-series A stock options
    • Flexible working hours, including the possibility of remote working
    • The opportunity to work with talented minds on challenging topics in this field, including the most recent advancements in zero-knowledge
    • A nice and informal team setting to conduct research and development of high-quality open source solutions

    If you are interested in this position, you might want to take a look at our recent publications (IACR eprints 2021/930, 2021/399, 2020/123) and our latest podcast on zeroknowledge.fm (Episode 178). For further questions, please contact the email below.

    Contact: recruiting@horizenlabs.io
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-14

    Postdoctoral in Applied Cryptography and Information Security
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir. Morroco

    Postdoctoral position in Blockchain and IoT Security The School of Computer Science at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco is currently looking for motivated and talented Postdoctoral researchers in the area of Blockchain and IoT Security. The successful candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to):
    • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
    • Applications of Blockchain
    • IoT Security
    Key duties: The Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to:
    • Publish in high impact journals in the field.
    • Participate to the supervision of PhD students and research internships.
    Criteria of the candidate:
    • Ph.D. in the field of Cryptography, Computer security, or any related field.
    • Strong publication record in high-impact conferences/journals.
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
    • Proficiency in English and ability to work in a team
    • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
    Employment terms:
    The successful candidate will be employed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) based at Benguerir (50 km north of Marrakech), Morocco. The net salary per month is 2000 USD. The initial appointment as a Postdoctoral researcher will be for one year renewable depending on satisfactory performance.
    Applications and selection procedure:
    Applications must be sent using a single electronic zipped folder with the mention of the job title in the mail subject. The folder must contain:
    • A 1-page cover letter with main research interests.
    • A detailed CV.
    • A 1-page brief research statement.
    • Contact information of 2 references (Applicants are assumed to have obtained their references’ consent to be contacted for this matter).
    The application should be filed online via: https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1339&company=ump
    Contact: Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma)
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-14

    Tenured/Tenure-track Positions in Computer Science
    NYU Shanghai, Engineering and Computer Science Faculty, 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 Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Operating and Distributed Systems, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, and Deep Learning. Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and a statement of teaching interests. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and will continue until the . To apply, please follow this link apply.interfolio.com/93616. 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. NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
    Contact: NYU Shanghai Office of Faculty Recruitment
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-13

    Research Fellows / Postdocs
    SUTD, Singapore
    iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds which are used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

    We are looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cybersecurity in general and CPS security in particular. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, with publications at leading security conferences. The candidates familiar with shipboard OT systems or autonomous vehicles will be considered with the priority. Candidate working in the current position less than one year will not be considered (unless due to the end of contract). Fresh PhD graduates are welcome. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration.

    Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg. Home: http://jianying.space/
    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou
    Last updated: 2021-09-13 posted on 2021-09-12

    Blockchain Software Engineer (Remote Intern)
    Fujitsu Research of America
    The Security and Cryptography team in Fujitsu Research of America has an internship position for contributing to opensource blockchain projects. You will work closely with a team of cryptographers and security researchers located in Sunnyvale, California and Tokyo, Japan. Your main task will be secure software development in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript as part of Fujitsu Research's OSS activity in Hyperledger.

    Profile Description:
  • Proven experience in production quality software development. Previous experience and code contributions to open-source projects is a plus.
  • Experience in design and implementation of large software systems and writing secure code in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of basic crypto concepts such as secure MPC and ZKP. Previous software development experience with MPC/ZKP frameworks is a plus.
  • Familiarity with blockchain systems such as Hyperledger Fabric, Cactus and/or Ethereum.
  • Ability to meet deliverables and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

    Working hours and start dates are flexible. Internship duration will be 3 to 6 months, it can be either full time or part time. The position is open to candidates based on USA, Canada, UK, EU or Japan.

  • Contact: Avradip Mandal (amandalATfujitsuDOTcom)
    Last updated: 2021-09-11 posted on 2021-09-10

    2x Postdocs in Blockchain
    Monash University
    Two postdoctoral positions in blockchain systems are available at the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, Monash University, Australia.


    ## Requirements:
    * Ph.D. in Computer Science or Mathematics
    * Strong academic background in one of the following areas:
    - Blockchain
    - Cryptography
    - Dependability
    - Fault tolerance
    - Reliable broadcast
    - distributed and parallel computing
    - Concurrency

    ## Starting date: ASAP

    ## Salary: Approx. $92,792 --$120,093 per year (Australian dollars) plus 17% Superannuation

    ## Location: Monash University, Clayton, Australia.

    ## Eligibility: We can only consider Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents, or those in Australia with working rights. Chinese / Malaysian citizens can also be considered to work in Monash Suzhou campus in China / Monash Malaysia campus in Selangor.

    ## Applications (first-come, first-served): Please send a copy of
    1. your detailed CV
    2. research statement, and
    3. a copy of 2 selected publications/preprints/thesis.

    Contact: Joseph Liu
    Last updated: 2021-09-11 posted on 2021-09-08

    Cryptography Engineer (London, Remote)
    Clearmatics Technologies

    Clearmatics is a protocol engineering company. We are building a new financial market architecture that is more open, fair, and resilient than the legacy systems that are in use today. We develop protocols and software that create new markets for risk and more efficient infrastructure for trading, backed by a robust and scalable blockchain network, and secured with modern cryptographic techniques and economic mechanism design.

    The Research group at Clearmatics is dedicated to developing solutions to the hard problems needed to advance our mission. We are academics and protocol engineers collaborating with teams inside and outside the company to translate theoretical results into running software implementations.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Assist in the design of cryptographic protocols

    - Collaborate with your colleagues on the implementation of cryptographic primitives and protocols

    - Produce technical design specifications

    - Produce externally facing artefacts (e.g. blog posts, papers, documentation excerpts etc.)

    - Support research colleagues in conducting their research

    - Interface with the Engineering team to ease the transition of the research pieces of code into robust production software fully integrated with our stack

    - Keep up with new research in the space

    REQUIREMENTS​

    - Fluency in English (written and spoken)

    - Background in applied Computer Science

    - Experience with system programming (C/C++/Rust)

    - Strong applied cryptography skills (experience implementing robust elliptic curve cryptography)

    - Outstanding algorithmic thinking

    - Strong focus on code quality/documentation and simplicity

    Nice to haves​

    - Knowledge of Unix and bash

    - Experience with constant time cryptography

    - Experience with cryptography on embedded systems

    - Experience with Ethereum or other blockchain projects

    - Experience contributing to open-source cryptography libraries

    - Experience with Python/SageMath

    Contact: https://boards.greenhouse.io/clearmatics/jobs/5326634002
    Last updated: 2021-09-08 posted on 2021-09-08

    Blockchain Research Engineer
    Advanced Blockchain
    The successful candidate for this position will participate in developing cutting edge blockchain methods and tools to provide for world-class new product introduction (NPI), new-to-industry (NTI), and services/support capabilities throughout the company. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team contributing to the applications of designing new better blockchain-based systems, to improve existing designs, and to disseminate knowledge into the community to stand out as thought leaders in the space. Applications include web3, decentralized finance, layer 2 technology, cryptography, proof of work, distributed ledger technology, lending and borrowing, incentivization, with more.
    Contact: Martina Burghi (martina@advancedblockchain.com)
    Last updated: 2021-09-08 posted on 2021-09-03

    Post-Doc or Researcher
    PQShield SAS
    Who We Are

    PQShield is a cybersecurity startup that specialises in post-quantum cryptography. Based in Paris, PQShield SAS concentrates the research activities of PQShield. Our mission is to come up with innovative algorithmic and/or protocol-level solutions to real-world cryptographic problems. Besides post-quantum cryptographic primitives, our research interests include advanced cryptosystems/protocols such as secure messaging, threshold schemes, and multiparty computation.

    Who We Are Looking For

    We are looking for cryptographers with expertise in fields pertaining, but not limited, to post-quantum cryptography. Recruits will work with the team and provide new insights on research topics such as advanced cryptographic primitives, improvements to state-of-the-art practical cryptographic schemes, or constructions and proofs of security in models such as the QROM.

    Skills we are interested in:
    • Deep knowledge of a relevant cryptographic field. We want future recruits to impulse new directions for our research and expand the spectrum of expertise of PQShield.
    • Adaptability. You will be expected to work with a diverse team on projects that can cover various cryptographic fields.
    • Dissemination of results. Working at PQShield entails publishing new research in top cryptographic conferences, and advertising our team’s work through invited talks, workshops, or blog articles.
    What We Offer
    • Competitive salaries. Yearly salaries start at 45,000 € for post-docs, and 65,000 € for full-fledged researchers.
    • Stimulating environment. You will work with some of the best researchers in theoretical and practical aspects of post-quantum cryptography.
    • Flexible work conditions. PQShield SAS has spacious and fully equipped offices in the heart of Paris. In addition, remote working and more specific arrangements (e.g. academic mobility programmes) are possible.
    How To Apply
    Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs (at) pqshield.com.
    Contact: jobs(at)pqshield.com
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-02

    Ph.D. student
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the Ph.D. position 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 Arijit Karati on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology.

    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.
  • 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 students' performance).

    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.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-01

    Protocol Research Engineer
    Status.im
    We are the Vac team (https://vac.dev/), and we are building a communications tool with security, censorship resistance and privacy in mind; Vac, Waku v2 and Ethereum Messaging for more.

    Can you help us research and develop new and existing technologies in secure messaging?

    Key Responsibilities:
    - Research and develop open protocols for secure messaging. Think zkSNARKs based spam protection/settlement, data consistency in distributed open and hostile environments, incentivized running of nodes, and similar {example a, b, c….}
    - Use a layered protocol approach that is mindful and explicit about what it requires, what it provides, under what threat models, and with what trade-offs.
    -Combine cryptoeconomics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable distributed and fault-tolerant system.
    - Write and maintain Nim code.
    - Research and design core functionality.
    - Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in code reviews.
    - Use libp2p to build application-level protocols.
    - Build incentivized, distributed systems.
    - Interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.

    Skills Knowledge and Expertise
    [Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!]
    - A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization ; a strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles
    - Very strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience
    - Experience with Zero Knowledge proofs and related technologies.
    - Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
    - Experience with Open Source software.
    - Experience designing incentive systems and writing/deploying smart contracts in Ethereum.

    Bonus points if:
    - Contributed to a blockchain or privacy-preserving-related, open source project.
    - Experience with Nim.
    - Experience with libp2p / devp2p, networking, cryptography.

    Contact: Angel via discord @ LilChiChi#0021
    Last updated: 2021-09-02 posted on 2021-09-01

    Open PhD position in Secure Hardware for Postquantum Cryptography
    University of Stuttgart in cooperation with Thales
    The Institute for Computer Architecture and Computer Engineering (Institut für Technische Informatik, ITI) at the University of Stuttgart seeks applications for a research position in the field of secure hardware for postquantum cryptography. The position is associated with the BMBF project QuantumQAP, which aims at developing hybrid quantum-classical optimization methods for improving secure FPGA implementations of postquantum algorithms. The work will involve Thales Germany and three further partners; regular visits to project partners’ sites will be expected. The position is foreseen for PhD candidates.

    Located in Stuttgart, one of Europe’s main economic hubs, the Institute offers you an inspiring working atmosphere in a successful international team. The remuneration is according to the German public-service salary grade TV-L E13.

    To qualify for this position, you need an above-average Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline. Moreover, we expect proven skills or experiences in at least one of the three areas listed below (and credible interest in the other two):

    1. Design of digital circuits on FPGA platforms, including their specification in VHDL, synthesis, simulation on different levels of abstraction.
    2. Hardware-oriented security, ideally with a focus on resilience of cryptographic implementations against physical attacks (side-channel analysis, fault-injections).
    3. Applied post-quantum cryptography, with an in-depth knowledge of the NIST finalists CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM, FALCON, Classic McElliece, and SIKE KEM.
    To apply, please send, by email, your cover letter (explicitly explaining your interest in the topic and pointing out which of the three above-mentioned areas you feel competent in), CV and scans of your Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates including the transcripts with all grades. You can add, optionally, reference letters, existing publications, or other supplementary materials you consider relevant, or links to such materials. We will not answer applications which do not discuss qualifications for this project.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Ilia Polian Institut für Technische Informatik Pfaffenwaldring 47 D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany ilia.polian@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
    Last updated: 2021-09-01 posted on 2021-09-01

    Post-Doc Positions in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography
    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    EPFL invites applications for postdoctoral positions in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography. Applications are reviewed by the faculty listed on our group's website (linked in this ad's title). The application must include the following materials:
    • cover letter (identify one or more faculty of interest and provide availability)
    • CV (including a ranked list of at least three writers for letters of reference)
    • research statement (covering research interests, past research focus, and future research directions)
    Please send your application materials to secpriv-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch and have your writers submit letters to the same email (with your name in the subject line). Faculty may reach out to applicants on a rolling basis, though we encourage inquiries to be made as soon as possible.

    EPFL is located in Lausanne (Switzerland) and ranks among the world’s top scientific universities. In French-speaking Lausanne, English is generally well spoken and is the main language at EPFL. Postdoctoral positions come with a competitive salary for 1 year (83'600 CHF with yearly increments), renewable up to a maximum of 4 years. Postdoctoral scholars will work in a collaborative environment where they can further develop their research skills and expand their professional network.

    Contact: secpriv-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch
    Last updated: 2021-08-30 posted on 2021-08-27

    Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Professor positions in Computer Science
    Institute of Science and Technology Austria; Klosterneuburg, Austria

    IST Austria invites applications in all areas of computer science including cryptography, systems security and privacy.

    We offer

    • A highly international and interdisciplinary research environment with English as working language on campus
    • State-of-the-art facilities and scientific support services (www.ist.ac.at/scientific-service-units/)
    • Substantial start-up package and attractive salary
    • Guaranteed annual base funding including funding for PhD students and postdocs
    • An international Graduate School with high admissions criteria and a rigorous training program
    • Leadership program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Dual Career support packages
    • Child-care facilities on campus (for children aged 3 months till school age)

    IST Austria (www.ist.ac.at) is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups, and we hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds.

    Assistant professors receive independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor.
    Candidates for tenured positions are distinguished scientists in their respective research fields and typically have at least six years of experience in leading a research group.

    IST Austria values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity. We strive to increase the number of women, particularly in fields where they are underrepresented, and therefore we strongly encourage female researchers to apply.

    Please apply online at: www.ist.ac.at/jobs/faculty

    The closing date for applications is October 29, 2021.

    Contact: Prof. Krzysztof Pietrzak (krzysztof.pietrzak@ist.ac.at)
    Last updated: 2021-08-27 posted on 2021-08-27

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    he School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world-renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows, and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in the theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial, and ministerial level talent programs such as Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”, etc. We will also assist in the employment of spouses, schooling for children, and medical care.
    Contact: Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-08-27 posted on 2021-08-27

    Full-time Ph.D. Position in Evidence-Based Security Response
    University of Twente, Computer Science Department; The Netherlands

    The Services and Cybersecurity (SCS) group at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-years PhD position on the topic of 'evidence-based security response'.

    We are looking for candidates with a solid background in network and system security.

    More information and the link to apply:
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/147/

    Deadline for applications: 20 September 2021, 23:59 CET

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter (a.peter@utwente.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-08-26 posted on 2021-08-25

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    TalTech, Centre for HW Security; Tallinn, Estonia
    The Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position. The Centre conducts research in the area of Hardware Security focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, hardware trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, and crypto hardware. The position that is currently open is for research on hardware implementation of post-quantum cryptography (PQC) algorithms. The Centre has two separate funded and ongoing efforts to demonstrate best-in-class architectures for PQC for which the candidate will be expected to contribute to: a preliminary case study has been taped out in September 2021 and the candidate is expected to lead a more mature implementation to be later taped out in 2022.

    Requirements: We are looking for motivated candidates with a strong background in circuit design. Candidates must have completed a PhD program (or be about to complete). Previous expertise on Hardware Security is highly desirable but experience in other related areas (IC design, test, verification, etc.) can also be considered. The candidates are expected to have the following core skills:
  • Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog)
  • Familiarity with PQC algorithms
  • Ability to write C++/python scripts for automation of design process and validation
  • Familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, etc.)
  • Strong writing skills (English)

    Other skills are considered a plus:
  • FPGA prototyping
  • Familiarity with EDA tools from other vendors (Calibre, ICC, DC, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of conventional crypto algorithms and their hardware implementations

    How to apply: Please submit your CV and a cover letter to Prof. Samuel Pagliarini by email (name.lastname@taltech.ee) using the subject ‘PostDoc in Hardware Security’.
  • Contact: Prof. Samuel Pagliarini
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-24

    Tenure Track Professor of Security & Privacy
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    We are looking for a candidate with proven scientific expertise in the field of Security & Privacy. The following areas are of particular interest:

    • Formal Methods and Security
    • Privacy Technologies
    • Systems Security
    • Usable Security & Privacy
    The successful candidate will cover one of these fields or any other field in security & privacy that complements the existing strengths in the department.

    The professorship will be part of the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, which is an internationally visible research environment with more than 60 researchers in information security. The institute collaborates closely with research groups and industry partners around the globe. It is a central part of the recently established Cybersecurity Campus Graz, which unites basic research, education, technology transfer, and industry partners in cybersecurity all under one roof.

    The new professor will build an internationally visible group, and will be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD level. At Graz University of Technology, undergraduate courses are taught in German or English and graduate courses are taught in English.

    The full description for this professorship can be found here: https://www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/csbme/news/jobs-grants-calls/tenure-track-professor-in-security-and-privacy/

    Contact: For further questions, please contact Stefan Mangard - stefan.mangard@iaik.tugraz.at

    The application should be filed online via https://survey.tugraz.at/index.php/264524 until 30.11.2021 referencing 7050/21/008.
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-23


    Post-Doc
    Durham University, UK

    The Department of Computer Science at Durham University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher from 1 Jan 2022 to work on an EPSRC project on topics related to password-hashing algorithms and idealized models of computation for a period of two years. We would be interested in applicants holding (or nearing the completion of) a PhD in Cryptography (or related fields) who have strong interests in the foundational aspects of crypto, proof techniques, and definitional work. Publications at competitive venues and ability to work independently are a plus. Applicants with backgrounds in Algorithms and Complexity are also very welcome to apply.

    Durham is one of the top (and oldest) universities in the UK, and the CS department hosts one of the strongest Theory groups in the UK across the ACiD and NESTiD groups. The annual salary for the position is ​​£42,149.

    Contact: Pooya Farshim. Please submit a CV containing publications and references.
    Last updated: 2021-08-24 posted on 2021-08-23

    Postdoc in Decentralised Systems
    IST Austria, Vienna
    Join https://ist.ac.at/en/research/kokoris-group/ and work on decentralized systems. This position is in support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and is intended to support candidates in order to either strengthen their academic profile or pivot their career towards entrepreneurship or social impact. More info at https://ist.ac.at/en/education/postdocs/ist-bridge/ Deadlines: 05/11/21 – 05/05/22 – 05/11/22 – 05/05/23 – 05/11/23 Competitive salary and full social coverage.
    Contact: Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Research and Software Development Engineer
    Microsoft Research India, Bangalore
    Microsoft Research India is looking for an experienced Research Software Development Engineer to work on building and deploying next generation systems. The engineer should have expertise in computer systems with a passion for deploying solutions at scale.  You will be working closely with a team of researchers and engineers to design and deploy new innovative solutions that significantly improve the state of the art. Responsibilities: We are looking for an engineer with proven skills to deliver on the ambitious goals of the team. Qualifications Required Skills & Qualifications: •Strong technical skills involving design and coding •Strong programming skills in C/C++/C# or a similar language •Effective communication and collaboration •5+ years of industry experience in software development Desired Skills & Qualifications: •BS or MS in Computer Science •Familiarity with privacy-preserving technologies, such as multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption, or differential privacy is a plus Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
    Contact: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1129518/Research-SDE
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Research Assistantship (RA) position at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
    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 (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: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Postdoctoral positions at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
    There are two 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: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw
    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts. The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer a competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl). A successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.
    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2021-08-15 posted on 2021-08-13

    Post-Doc
    EPFL
    The Security and Cryptography Lab of EPFL has postdoc positions to fill. We welcome the application of researchers with a recent PhD. The position is for one year, renewable.

    Postdocs run their own research and are expected to interact with PhD students and to contribute to the lab projects. Our lab is active in cryptographic designs and analysis. fundamental and applied cryptography, security and privacy, and biometric systems.

    EPFL is a top-ranked academic institute. It is located in beautiful Switzerland. We offer good environment and conditions.

    Contact: Serge Vaudenay <job_lasec@epfl.ch>

    Please submit your detailed cv, list of publications, motivation, references, and availability.
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-06


    Research Engineer in Blockchain
    Fujitsu Research, Sunnyvale CA

    Fujitsu is hiring research engineers for our research lab based out of Sunnyvale, CA. We are looking for skilled developers with a research background who enjoy building systems and helping to write academic papers about them. This job will have a large open-source component, so someone who is comfortable working in the open-source space would be an ideal candidate. The role offers flexible office time with the potential to work from home for a large fraction of your time.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Design and develop secure blockchain and blockchain-based systems, and write academic papers about them when possible.
    • Assist in the creation and maintenance of blockchain open-source projects, and help with research projects based on them. Engage and participate in the open-source blockchain community.
    • Help developers build your research systems into production-ready systems.
    • Collaborate with researchers both within and outside of Fujitsu to work towards building cutting-edge systems.
    Requirements:
    • A master’s degree in computer science or a related field, or relevant experience in research and development
    • Some track record of research publications. We don’t expect you to publish every year in top venues, but we do want evidence of familiarity with research.
    • Experience in open-source development, or a willingness to learn.
    Contact: Hart Montgomery (hmontgomery@fujitsu.com)
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-05

    Research Scientist in Cryptography
    Fujitsu Research, Sunnyvale CA

    Fujitsu is hiring strong cryptographic researchers for our research lab based out of Sunnyvale, CA. We are looking for researchers who can successfully publish in top venues, collaborate with others in industry and academia, and evangelize cryptography and security within Fujitsu. The role offers flexible office time (including the potential to mostly work from home) and could be fully remote for exceptionally strong candidates.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Conduct research in cryptography and related fields (i.e. distributed systems, security, and general theory) and publish it in top conferences. While researchers have wide latitude to work on whatever problems they deem interesting in the field, we do expect that at least some portion of research time will be spent on problems that are more relevant to Fujitsu’s business.
    • Collaborate with others in both academia and industry on exciting research problems. Promote Fujitsu as a leader in the field of cryptography and computer security.
    • Contribute to new Fujitsu technologies and IP, and help research engineers and developers shepherd the “practical” portion of your research into new business offerings.
    Requirements:
    • Ph.D. in computer science or a related field.
    • A strong track record of publishing in top conferences in cryptography and related fields.
    • A vision for the future direction of your research and ideas for how it can be impactful both academically and on Fujitsu’s business.
    Contact: Hart Montgomery (hmontgomery@fujitsu.com)
    Last updated: 2021-08-06 posted on 2021-08-05

    Professor in Secure and Dependable Software Systems and Services
    KU Leuven
    In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Computer Science, there is a full-time academic vacancy for a professor in the area of secure and dependable software systems and services. This area is interpreted broadly, and includes for example the resilience, reliability and security of digital services, of software products and of Internet-based systems.
    We are looking for an internationally orientated candidate with both educational competence and excellent research experience in computer science, and with extensive expertise in the field of secure and robust software systems and services. The new faculty member will become a member of the DistriNet unit, an internationally leading research group with recognized expertise in the areas of security, distributed systems and software engineering.
    Candidates will be expected to develop an ambitious research programme that integrates well with the current research activities of the research group. Candidates should also be prepared to provide scientific services both within and outside the university, and to contribute to education at bachelor and master level.
    DistrNet is the "sister" organization of COSIC, it deals with general security research whereas COSIC deals with cryptographic research. The two organizations are part of the CyberSecurity Flanders initiative, which supports their work.
    Contact: For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Wouter Joosen, tel.: +32 16 32 76 53, mail: wouter.joosen@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. ir. Stefan Vandewalle, tel.: +32 16 32 76 54, mail: stefan.vandewalle@kuleuven.be.
    Last updated: 2021-08-05 posted on 2021-08-04

    Assistant/Associate Professor
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    Telecom Paris is hiring an Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science, with a preference for Cryptography and Cybersecurity. Application deadline: September, 24th 2021 Link: https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/maitre-de-conferences-en-informatique-fh-a-telecom-paris-cdi
    Contact: Phan Duong Hieu (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr)
    Last updated: 2021-08-05 posted on 2021-08-03

    Blockchain Researcher
    Zilliqa Research Pte. Ltd., Remote position
    Zilliqa Research Pte. Ltd. is the creator of Zilliqa – a scalable blockchain platform to run distributed applications. The company maintains the platform as well as develops tools and services around it.

    The research team at Zilliqa consists of senior researchers and research engineers working on distributed systems, programming languages, system security and formal verification. Since starting in late 2017, the team has produced several scientific and engineering work ranging from distributed systems, e.g., the sharding design for scaling blockchains that is now being adopted by several other platforms; to programming languages, e.g., a new principled smart contract language amenable to formal verification called Scilla among others.

    We firmly believe in conducting research with practical significance in the blockchain space and particularly research that can go into production systems like Zilliqa, Ethereum or Bitcoin.

    Role Overview: As a blockchain researcher, you will be responsible for conducting impactful research that can improve the state of the art blockchain infrastructures and in particular the Zilliqa blockchain. In this role, you will be working very closely with the research team as well as system engineers. We offer a competitive salary, a creative work environment and an opportunity to push a research contribution into a production system.

    Scope of Role: We are looking for a researcher with experience in blockchains, distributed systems and applied cryptography. The role will require the researcher to identify key research problems in the blockchain space and the Zilliqa platform in particular and conduct impactful research.

    Experience:
  • Research experience either as a PhD or as research assistant.
  • Must have published at least 2 papers in top-tier conferences.
  • Must have a good engineering background.
  • Must have conducted research in distributed systems, applied cryptography, system security, and blockchains in general.


  • Applying for this Role: Contact us by sending your updated CV.
    Contact: amrit@zilliqa.com
    Last updated: 2021-07-19 posted on 2021-07-16

    QPQ JUNIOR CRYPTOLOGIST
    QPQ
    Did you recently gain a Master/PhD in the area of Applied Cryptology?

    Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols?

    At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure.

    Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment.
    • As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people so they can push the horizons even further.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!
    Responsibilities:
    • Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols applied in a DeFi context.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting in a DeFi environment and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on modern zero knowledge protocols that guarantee privacy and compliance.
    Requirements:
    • Master or Ph.D. in cryptography or a closely related field.
    • Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language.
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output.
    • Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    • A proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset.
    Contact: Emanuele Ragnoli at opportunities at qpq.io
    Last updated: 2021-07-15 posted on 2021-07-13

    QPQ SENIOR CRYPTOLOGIST
    QPQ
    Do you have a Master/PhD, research or coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology?
    Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols?
    At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people so they can push the horizons even further.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!
    Responsibilities:
    • Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols in a DS context.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of DLT-based privacy protocols interacting in a DeFi environment and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on modern zero knowledge protocols that guarantee privacy and compliance.
    Requirements:
    • 3+ years of experience in software development.
    • Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language.
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
    • A proactive, self-driven approach and problem.
    Contact: Emanuele Ragnoli at opportunities at qpq.io
    Last updated: 2021-07-15 posted on 2021-07-13

    Post-Doc position in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning using MPC
    KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
    We have an open postdoc position in the domain of Scalable and Secure Data Sharing funded FWO SBO (strategic basic research) project MOZAIK. The prospective candidate is expected to design and develop efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving data analytics. The work includes, but not limited to, investigating machine learning algorithms that best suit MPC and that can be efficiently implemented over MPC. You will be working closely with tools such as https://github.com/KULeuven-COSIC/SCALE-MAMBA The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records in crypto/security venues. In addition to a strong background in both public and symmetric cryptography, good knowledge in MPC, machine learning algorithms, and cryptographic protocols are expected. The candidate should also have coding experience in C/C++ and Python, experience in practical aspects of secure computation is a must.
    Contact: For inquiries send an email to jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-07-09 posted on 2021-07-08

    Postdoctoral Position in Cryptography
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position in applied cryptography in topics related, but not limited, to the following:

    • Zero-knowledge proofs
    • Polynomial/vector commitments
    • Searchable/structured encryption
    • Oblivious algorithms
    • TEE-assisted cryptography
    Applicants are expected to have a PhD in computer science or related field and published papers in cryptography (IACR venues) and/or top-tier security conferences (Big-4). Experience with hands-on implementation is a plus. The specific research topic will be determined based on the interests of the applicant.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and a single-page research statement. The position is available immediately and on a rolling basis until filled. It will initially be for one year and can be extended given satisfactory performance.

    Work environment: The HKUST CSE department was ranked 17th in the world in 2020 by THE World University Rankings. Our graduates typically produce research output of the highest quality and consistently staff world-class institutions. The lab offers a creative work environment that is ideal for excellent research.

    Contact: Prof. Papadopoulos Dimitrios, dipapado at cse dot ust dot hk
    Last updated: 2021-07-09 posted on 2021-07-07

    Ph.D. Student Cloud Native Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    Robert Bosch GmbH - Corporate Research
    Job Description
    • As a PhD student in our research group, you will actively contribute to research and engineering projects at the intersection of cloud computing and privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).
    • Embedded in an international team of cloud and security experts, you will apply your knowledge of distributed systems and cloud technologies to design, implement and validate cloud native PET solutions as part of the Franco-German BMBF/MESRI-funded research project CRYPTECS.
    • Your work consists of integrating state-of-the-art PETs (such as Secure Multiparty Computation, Trusted Execution Environments, and Differential Privacy) with distributed systems / computing concepts (such as distributed ledgers and parallel programming models) and cloud-native technologies (such as container orchestrators and serverless computing frameworks) at a conceptual and technical level.
    • Thanks to your implementation skills, you will contribute to building a PET cloud stack that can be deployed in an industrial context. Through experimental use for real-world use cases in different domains such as Automotive AI and Internet of Things, you will close the feedback loop and gain valuable insights to improve your solutions. You will advance the state of the art in cloud-based PETs research and publish your results together with renowned researchers from the international CRYPTECS consortium.
    Your Profile
    • Education: Excellent Master's degree in computer science or related discipline with specialization in distributed systems, ideally combined with knowledge of security and privacy
    • Personality: Positive team player, who is highly motivated, has an innovative mindset, is eager to learn new things, and is passionate about applied research and engineering
    • Working Practice: Hands-on experience with software development beyond scientific prototypes, ideally in an open source context
    • Experience: Knowledge in the area of cloud native technologies, ideally experience in PETs
    • Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken)
    Contact: Dr. Sven Trieflinger via Smart Recruiters (see https://smrtr.io/5YBmQ)
    Last updated: 2021-07-03 posted on 2021-07-02

    Research Scientist
    Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    A few research scientist positions are available at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. We are looking for capable and responsible scientists to work on and contribute to collaborative/federated/split/multi-party learning (data valuation, privacy, black-box and white-box models, etc.), machine learning, etc. Candidates with experience in privacy-preserving technologies (homomorphic encryption, MPC, differential privacy, etc.) in machine learning, particularly on secure algorithm/protocol design, are preferred. Successful candidates will work with a team to conduct R&D on applications and domains using a secure collaboration learning framework and time-series data. They will also have opportunities to work with local and international collaborators in academia. To apply for the position, please click on the link https://careers.a-star.edu.sg/jobdetails.aspx?ID=4147
    Contact: Singee
    Last updated: 2021-06-28 posted on 2021-06-24

    Software Engineer
    Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

    We are seeking one to two software engineers who can contribute to implementing a software system for privacy-preserving DNA synthesis screening in the Secure DNA project. We are a group of researchers from Tsinghua University, MIT, Aarhus University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and other world-leading academic institutions. Our goal is to develop an automatic and accurate screening system that can effectively block hazardous DNA sequences from being produced, while at the same time providing superior levels of security guarantees, in terms of not disclosing the submitted DNA orders or the potential hazards that are not yet public. To learn more visit our website or read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Develop and implement the software system that realizes secure DNA synthesis.
    • Develop the frontend that integrates the system into the production environments of our DNA vendor partners.
    Basic Requirements
    • Strong software development experience, especially large-scale systems and/or security-critical software.
    • Strong knowledge and experience in software programming, such as C++, Rust, or Go.
    • Familiarity with common cryptographic software libraries and implementations.
    Nice to Have
    • Experience in distributed systems.
    • Basic theoretical background in cryptography and system security.
    • English communication and reading/writing capabilities.
    • Passion for modern cryptography-based secure computing.
    Benefits
    • Involved in world-leading research projects and teamed up with top scientists around the world, including Turing award winners.
    • Competitive salary and other benefits from Tsinghua University.
    • Future opportunities in long-term collaboration with other research projects at Tsinghua.
    Contact: Mingyu Gao, gaomy@tsinghua.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-09

    Principal Software Architect
    Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

    We are seeking a principal software architect who can contribute to implementing a software system for privacy-preserving DNA synthesis screening in the Secure DNA project. We are a group of researchers from Tsinghua University, MIT, Aarhus University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and other world-leading academic institutions. Our goal is to develop an automatic and accurate screening system that can effectively block hazardous DNA sequences from being produced, while at the same time providing superior levels of security guarantees, in terms of not disclosing the submitted DNA orders or the potential hazards that are not yet public. To learn more visit our website or read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Design and propose the system architecture for the software system that realizes the proposed algorithm based on distributed oblivious pseudo-random functions.
    • Assemble and lead the engineer team to implement the proposed software system.
    • Deploy the system into the production environments of our DNA vendor partners.
    Basic Requirements
    • 5+ years of experience working with secure software system development and deployment.
    • Strong knowledge and experience in software programming, such as C++, Rust, or Go.
    • Familiarity with common cryptographic software libraries and implementations.
    • Fluent in English communication and reading/writing.
    Nice to Have
    • Experience in team management.
    • Familiarity with modern cryptography-based securing computing algorithms.
    • Some familiarity with basic biological knowledge and DNA synthesis.
    Benefits
    • Flexible work hours and arrangement; remote and/or part-time are both acceptable.
    • Involved in world-leading research projects with Turing award winners.
    • A critical role in implementing the important bio-security system that will be deployed world-wide.
    • Competitive salary and other benefits from Tsinghua University.
    • Future opportunities in long-term collaboration with other research projects at Tsingh
    Contact: Mingyu Gao, gaomy@tsinghua.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-09

    Embedded Intrusion Detection in IOT
    CSEM, Neuchâtel / AAU, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Klagenfurt, Austria

    You will conduct research towards a distributed intrusion detection system for constrained devices in real-world IoT applications. The intrusion detection system (IDS) you will develop will facilitate detection and containment of a security breach in the Edge, making the IoT applications of tomorrow more secure and reliable.

    Your activity will be at an exciting intersection of the following fields:
    • Embedded development. The constrained nature of low-power embedded world will present you with stimulating research challenges. You will implement and test your results on real-world, low-power embedded HW platforms, maintaining a steady link between your research and practice and ensuring a real-world impact.
    • Applied security. To defend from attacks, you will get intimately familiar with them. You will acquire knowledge of different types of intrusion, how they manage to penetrate a system, and how they can be recognized.
    • Artificial intelligence. Modern IDS systems rely on AI. You will review the state of the art, select the most viable AI algorithms for an IDS in the constrained setting of IoT Edge, and carefully tweak them for the job.
    • Distributed computing. A swarm of Things in the Edge can, collaboratively monitor itself much more effectively than a single device. You will combine all the above and deploy a distributed IDS on a group of constrained embedded devices, identifying the tradeoffs between efficiency and overhead.
    The result of your work will be an IDS system, which will be able to make a difference in the security and reliability of real-world IoT applications.

    We are looking for a student who has a Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science with background and passion in (most of):

    • Solid understanding of machine learning concepts and some practice
    • Proficiency with programming in C
    • Experience with embedded development is an advantage
    • Background in applied cryptography and security is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    Contact: To apply visit https://www.csem.ch/page.aspx?pid=47528&jobid=122842.

    You will be based in part at CSEM (Switzerland), and in part at the Cybersecurity Research Group at AAU (Austria); you need to be eligible to work in Europe, and you need to be flexible as you will travel regularly.


    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-08

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Distributed Cryptography
    Purdue University and Texas A&M University
    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in “distributed cryptography,” a term we broadly use to encompass areas such as secure multiparty computation, cryptographic protocols, foundational aspects of blockchains, and their relation thereof. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in computer science or related field, and must have published papers in cryptography and/or distributed computing venues. The position will be available starting in the Fall 2021, and remain open until filled. The postdoctoral researcher will have a joint appointment at Purdue University and Texas A&M University.
    Contact: To apply, please send an email, including your CV, to Juan Garay (garay@tamu.edu) and Vassilis Zikas (vzikas@cs.purdue.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-06-03 posted on 2021-06-02

    Applied Cryptographer - Rust
    Ockam
    Ockam is designing open source protocols and libraries for end-to-end encrypted communication within IoT and other connected systems. In this role, you will be responsible for the architecture and design of cryptographic protocols within Ockam. Our goal is to make our cryptographic libraries easy to use correctly and hard to misuse, you will lead the design of these library APIs in Rust. This is an applied cryptography role which will involve researching and applying robust, peer reviewed, cryptographic primitives to the design of our protocols. The role will also involve implementing cryptographic primitives and protocols in Rust. You will also get to work with Rust FFI and our C and Elixir libraries. You'll have the chance to design protocols for - Secure Channels, Authenticated Key-Exchange, Anonymous Credentials, Key lifecycle, Authentication, Authorization etc. Interesting cryptographic building blocks that you would get to dive deep into and apply to real-world problems will include - Bi-linear parings, Zero knowledge proofs, Noise Framework, Sigma Protocols, Signature schemes like BBS+, Secure Multi Party Computation etc. Ockam is a small and extremely senior team. This role involves architecture, interface design, writing code, responsibility for testing, and publishing documentation.
    Contact: Ockam.io
    Last updated: 2021-06-03 posted on 2021-06-01

    Research Scientists in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    A candidate will work in the area of post-quantum cryptography. A candidate will conduct research on code-based, lattice-based cryptography in term of design, its security and performance analysis; and possibly its applications, etc. The work requires to carry out some simulations.

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

    Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in Magma software or SAGEMATH software, 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.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Review of applicants will start immediately.

    Contact: Dr Chik How Tan (tsltch@nus.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2021-06-01 posted on 2021-05-31

    MS in Information Security
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the MS position 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 Arijit Karati (https://sites.google.com/site/oryjyt/home?authuser=0) on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology.

    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.
  • 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 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.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-05-30 posted on 2021-05-30

    PhD student
    Univ. Grenoble Alpes, TIMA Laboratory, Grenoble, France
    The search for new attack techniques is a very active field: the use of X-ray illumination has been recently proved feasible to alter the content of memory cells. In this context, the French national project MITIX (Noninvasive modification of integrated circuits by X-Rays) aims at proving that X-Rays can effectively constitute a serious threat for secure implementations, even when more affordable equipment is used. Within the project, several experimental campaigns will be the basis for modelling the interaction between RX beam and the transistors, and hence propose design guidelines and/or solutions in order to protect against this novel attack technique.

    The candidate is expected to analyze the sensitivity of MITIX circuits under X-ray beams thanks to simulation models and compare them with experimental results. The goal will be to reproduce the experimental conditions, possibly extending the analyses on the circuit, and extract sensitivity maps extended to a larger area of the topology.
    The candidate will then be able to use the developed models and flow in order to evaluate hardening techniques or fault attack countermeasures. This subtask will consist in using the multi-physics and multi-level methodology to study and optimize the layout/routing of the cells, and extract high-level models of the injected faults. This will be essential in order to evaluate techniques from the state of the art, and propose novel solutions against fault attacks.
    Contact: Paolo Maistri (paolo.maistri at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)
    Guillaume Hubert (guillaume.hubert at onera.fr)
    Alain Zergainoh (Alain.Zergainoh at univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)

    Last updated: 2021-05-27 posted on 2021-05-26

    Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors
    IIT Jodhpur, India
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Jodhpur invites applications for faculty positions at all levels. Candidates should have a PhD degree in CSE, or a related field. The candidates are expected to have excellent research track record and commitment towards teaching. Although we are looking for strong candidates from all areas of CSE, we emphasize some areas relevant to IACR research community: Algorithms, Quantum Computation, Information Security (including hardware security), Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. About IIT Jodhpur: IITJ has a sprawling campus of over 850+ acres with 2600 students and 220+ faculty members. The department of CSE coordinates the BTech, MTech and MTech-PhD programs in CSE and AI, along with PhD in CSE. More details about the department can be found at https://cse.iitj.ac.in/. The institute also houses the Technology and Innovation Hub on CV, AR and VR and recently launched AIDE school (http://aide.iitj.ac.in/). We offer salary and benefits as per the norms of the central government. Benefits include relocation expenses, maternity/paternity leaves, a generous initiation grant, PhD student support, on campus housing (if available), access to on-campus medical facilities, access to on-campus sports facilities etc. In case of any clarification, candidates may reach out to head-cse@iitj.ac.in. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via https://oa.iitj.ac.in/OA_REC_Faculty/.
    Contact: head-cse@iitj.ac.in
    Last updated: 2021-05-27 posted on 2021-05-25

    EVM Execution Engineer
    Subspace Labs | Remote (based in SFBA)
    We are seeking an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) execution engineer to help implement Subspace, a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website or read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Implement a decoupling of consensus and computation for an EVM style blockchain as described in our technical white paper.
    • Develop a system of non-interactive fraud proofs based on an execution trace of incremental commitments to the global state root.
    • Develop a VRF-based stake-weighted election mechanism for executors, distinct from the PoR-based space-weighted farmer election.

    Basic Requirements
    • Experience working with the internals of the EVM, ideally with Geth, Parity/OpenEthereum, or a Substrate based derivative.
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, such as consensus mechanisms, as well as cryptographic fundamentals.
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.

    Nice to Have
    • Familiarity with proof-of-stake consensus, finality gadgets, stateless blockchains, super light clients, and leading blockchain scalability proposals.
    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies

    Benefits
    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • A competitive salary with generous token and equity grants.
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-05-21 posted on 2021-05-20

    P2P Network Engineer
    Subspace Labs | Remote (based in SFBA)
    We are seeking a peer-to-peer network engineer to help implement the Subspace Network, a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Implement a fault-tolerant, load-balanced, and efficiently-retrievable distributed file-system based on the specifications in our white paper.
    • Implement a simplified and streamlined Kademlia Distributed Hash Table (K-DHT) to serve as an indexing layer for the Subspace Network.
    • Develop a torrent-style synchronization service for new farmers and a tit-for-tat bandwidth sharing mechanism for existing farmers.

    Basic Requirements
    • Experience employing or implementing peer-to-peer protocols including gossip networks, distributed hash tables, or distributed file systems.
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, such as peer-to-peer networking, as well as cryptographic fundamentals.
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.

    Nice to Have
    • Familiarity with the LibP2P networking stack.
    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies

    Benefits
    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • A competitive salary with generous token and equity grants.
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-05-21 posted on 2021-05-20

    Blockchain Consensus Engineer
    Subspace Labs | Remote (based in SFBA)
    We are seeking a consensus protocol engineer to help implement the Subspace Network, a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain written in Rust, using the Substrate framework. Subspace employs a novel proof-of-storage consensus algorithm and a decoupled execution framework, which allows it to scale far beyond existing blockchains, without sacrificing security or decentralization. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a globally distributed team. To learn more visit our website (subspace.network) and read the technical whitepaper.

    Your Responsibilities
    • Implement a new Nakamoto style consensus algorithm based on a proof-of-useful-storage of the history of the blockchain itself.
    • Decouple consensus and computation between two distinct classes of nodes, storage farmers and staked executors, through a system of fraud proofs.
    • Implement a series of novel scalability proposals to increase throughput, decrease latency, and achieve fast finality in a permissionless setting.

    Basic Requirements
    • Experience implementing blockchain consensus protocols, especially Nakamoto style protocols based on proofs of work, stake, or space.
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, consensus algorithms, and cryptographic fundamentals with a focus on Nakamoto style consensus.
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.

    Nice to Have
    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • Familiarity with proofs of space, storage, replication or space-time.
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies

    Benefits
    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • A competitive salary with generous token and equity grants.
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-05-21 posted on 2021-05-20

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Fully Homomorphic Encryption
    University of Florida, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Gainesville, Florida
    The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or the Department of Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE). Candidates are sought whose research focuses on fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) and who are interested in collaborative research with the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research, housed within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. FICS Research is the nation’s premier multidisciplinary research institute focused on the advancement of cybersecurity with major partnerships and collaborations among industry, academe, and government. FICS Research covers all aspects of cybersecurity and assurance including hardware, network, mobile, big data, Internet of Things, applied crypto, social sciences, law, and more. The institute’s direct support of industry and government partners also enhances the educational experience and outcome for a diverse set of top-quality graduate and undergraduate students. Engineers and scientists interested in emerging FHE cryptographic applications and implementation will find a wealth of opportunities for supportive and multi-disciplinary collaboration in this position. The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #6 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. Of particular relevance to this new faculty position, the HWCOE is in the process of creating the programmatic backbone to UF’s efforts to change the future of education and workforce development through university-wide AI training and experiential learning efforts. The Department of ECE in the HWCOE is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highly collaborative environment, consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate progr
    Contact: tehranipoor@ufl.edu
    Last updated: 2021-05-14 posted on 2021-05-11

    Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
    The University of Luxembourg invites applications from M.Sc. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. Cryptolux.org is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and to the interdisciplinary Security and Trust center (SnT).

    Area (potential topics of the thesis)

    • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, ex. Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
    • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies)
    • Cryptography for blockchains
    • White-box cryptography
    The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will participate in the development of a large information security research center.

    Starting date 1-Jan-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.
    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
    Last updated: 2021-10-07 posted on 2020-07-20