International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Two Ph.D. Positions in Applied Cryptography
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, Yunlin County, Taiwan

Keywords: Post-quantum cryptography, multivariate cryptography, multi-party computation, cryptographic protocols.

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, Yunlin County, Taiwan. YUNTECH is looking forward to recruiting young, talented and self-motivated students on two Ph.D. positions at PhD program of “Electrical Engineering and Computer Science” and “Information Management” to work on any of the following areas of applied cryptography under the supervision of Dr. Saru Kumari. Dr. Saru Kumari will join YUNTECH on 1st August 2021.

    Design of post-quantum cryptographic protocols
    Software and hardware implementation of post-quantum cryptographic protocols
    Multi-party computation
    Cryptographic protocols and their implementation
    Privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols for cloud/edge/fog computing
    Multivariate cryptographic protocols
Requisites for Ph.D. students:
    A bachelor & master degree in Computer Science/Information Security
    Strong mathematical background
    Proficient written and verbal communication skills in English
    Basic knowledge of blockchain technology
    Elementary knowledge of crypto-currencies and their security

What we provide: As one of the best engineering and technology universities, YUNTECH provides students with excellent academic and practical training, an excellent research environment, and strong supervision by world-class scholars. We help graduates to develop their career in information and telecommunication industry and semiconductor industry, the outstanding industry of Taiwan in the world. Students recommended by Dr Kumari will get a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend.

How to apply:
    CV (highlighting their interests and strengths)
    Transcripts
    via email with the subject line:- “Application for Ph.D. in applied cryptography at YUNTECH”, to Dr Saru Kumari at saryusiirohi@gmail.com keeping cc Hsin-I Huang (Sandy) at hsinyier@yuntech.edu.tw

        Application guide: https://reurl.cc/qmLgbg

        Application deadline: May 21, 2021.
Contact: Dr Saru Kumari at saryusiirohi@gmail.com keeping cc Hsin-I Huang (Sandy) at hsinyier@yuntech.edu.tw
Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

Ph.D. Scholarship (Cryptanalysis on Post-Quantum Cryptography)
Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
There is one Ph.D. position opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on cryptanalysis of the post-quantum cryptosystems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Cryptography, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with cryptanalysis and fault attack/detection will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ etc. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply. Start date: Fall 2021. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S (Famous Alumni includes the Current First Lady of the United States, etc.).

Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design. He is the Best Paper Awardee of IEEE HOST 2019. He has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor.

Contact: Jiafeng Xie
Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

Post-Doc: Towards Secure Implementation of Post-Quantum Schemes
IRISA, Rennes, France
We aim to analyze and protect post-quantum schemes against side-channel attacks (starting with code-based cryptosystems), in particular implementations submitted to NIST. Having found flaws in these implementations, we will design countermeasures at the compilation (assembly language) level, to appropriately harden the code while preserving the algorithm. During the project, the candidate will work on countermeasures specific to post-quantum schemes and their actual implementation at the compilation level. More than the binaries, the methodology, the tools, and the solutions to various faced practical issues will be of great interest to the community. Depending on the background and interests of the candidate, we are open to adjustments to the research strategies.

Requirements:

  • PhD in related research areas
  • integration into the research environment
  • willingness to supervise Ph.D. student(s)
  • motivation to publish in A/A∗conferences

  • Contact: Annelie Heuser, annelie.heuser@irisa.fr
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

    Cryptography Engineer (Remote or On-Site)
    Kudelski Security, Switzerland and USA

    Kudelski Security, a division of the Kudelski Group, is an innovative, independent Swiss provider of tailored cyber and media security solutions to enterprises and public sector institutions. Founded in 2012, Kudelski Security is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and has offices all around the globe. For more information, please visit: www.kudelskisecurity.com

    The Kudelski Security Research Team is looking for one (or more) researchers experienced with cryptography. You’ll join a multi-disciplinary team with members focused on cutting edge areas such as cryptography, quantum security, privacy preserving technologies, and AI security just to name a few. The position can be on-site or remote, and includes attractive salary and benefits depending on your seniority level.

    Principal Duties:

  • A 50% split between activities generating revenue and research
  • Security audit of source code and architecture of cryptographic implementations
  • Create viable research projects from your own ideas or from other researchers and engineers
  • Identify areas of interest for further research and development
  • Create new intellectual property
  • Manage the lifecycle of research projects
  • Represent Kudelski Security in public forums (blogs, conferences, journals) through original publications
  • Mentor team members in your area

    Required:

  • Proven experience demonstrating knowledge of cryptography (such as blog posts, published source code, academic papers, etc.)
  • At minimum Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information security or related field of study
  • Good knowledge of a modern programming language such as Go, Rust, Python as well as C/C++
  • Comfortable reading code developed in multiple programming languages
  • 5+ years of experience in cybersecurity, research, or applied cryptography
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to interface effectively with customers and internal stakeholders

    For further information: https://careers.nagra.com/?page=adverti
  • Contact: tommaso.gagliardoni@kudelskisecurity.com
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

    Research Associate Quantum Cryptography & IT security (50-100%)
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
    We are seeking a research associate to work research projects in IT security and practical aspects of quantum cryptography. This position is part of the Swiss National Science Foundation Practice-to-Science grant “Quantum cryptography in practice”. Candidates should have good software engineering skills and a strong background in IT security and/or cryptography; knowledge in quantum information advantageous. Both junior and more senior candidates are considered. For junior candidates, there exists the possibility to combine the employment with enrollment in a study-programm towards a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) Further information and an online application form please check the link above.
    Contact: Dr. Esther Hänggi
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

    PhD student
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
    We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on practical aspects of quantum cryptography. The position is part of the Swiss National Science Foundation Practice-to-Science grant “Quantum cryptography in practice”. This project investigates practical quantum key distribution and quantum random number generation protocols, analyzes their security and develops secure and efficient alternative protocols. It devises methods to assess and quantify the quality and “quantumness” of quantum random number generators. The PhD student will be employed and hosted at the Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology in Roktkreuz, Switzerland and will be enrolled in the doctoral programm of ETH Zurich. For further information and an online application form please use the link above.
    Contact: Dr. Esther Hänggi
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-23

    Research Engineer Security, Privacy, Cryptography
    University of St. Gallen, School of Computer Science, Switzerland
    We are looking for a bright and motivated research engineer in the area of cryptography, security and privacy to join the team of Prof. Mitrokotsa at the cybersecurity chair (Univ. of St. Gallen). 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, RFID tags, RFID readers) 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.
    Responsibilities: 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 the daily routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory,
    • 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, Python is desired.

        Deadline for applications: 15 of March 2021
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-22

    Lattice Post-Doc
    Inria and ENS, Paris, France

    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC Advanced Grant project PARQ: Lattices in a Parallel and Quantum World. The project aims at studying the best parallel and quantum algorithms for lattice problems, and proposing automated tools to select safe parameters for lattice-based cryptography. It is hosted by the Inria cryptography team Cascade, located at ENS in downtown Paris. (see https://crypto.di.ens.fr/web2py )

    The ideal candidates should have a PhD degree from a leading university, and a proven record of lattice-related publications in top venues. We offer a competitive salary and a budget for conference travel and research visits. Positions can be filled from April 1st, 2021. If you're interested, please send as soon as possible (and before June 1st, 2021):

    • Your curriculum vitae
    • Your two best publications
    • Research statement
    • Reference letters if possible

    To apply: https://jobs.inria.fr/public/classic/fr/offres/2021-03340

    Contact: Phong Q. Nguyen ( Phong.Nguyen at inria.fr )
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-22

    PhD in Privacy-preserving Artificial Intelligence
    University College Cork, Ireland

    The School of Computer Science & IT at University College Cork is a partner in the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training on Artificial Intelligence, which funds a number of 4-year PhD scholarships. The scholarships include full payment of university fees and a monthly tax-free stipend of €1,500, as well as a budget for equipment, travel, and training.

    We are currently looking for candidates interested to work on privacy-preserving machine learning/artificial intelligence. Topics of interests include: advanced encryption for neural networks; anonymity and differential privacy; model ownership (watermarking and fingerprinting) and related attacks.

    Interested candidates should write to Dr Paolo Palmieri (p.palmieri@cs.ucc.ie). Expressions of interest for the 2021-2022 call need to be received by February 26, 2021. Early applications will be given priority.

    Applicants should include:

    1. a brief cover letter (1 page max) explaining their interest in the project topic, and mentioning any previous experience in privacy/cryptography/security;
    2. a curriculum vitae, mentioning the final grade/CGPA for each degree.
    Shortlisted students will be asked to submit a full application (including academic transcripts, evidence of English language proficiency, and references) at a later stage.

    Contact: Dr. Paolo Palmieri (p.palmieri@cs.ucc.ie)
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-19

    Assistant Professor, Secure Software Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Secure Software Systems with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in Software Engineering or a related discipline, or those who will have earned a doctoral degree by the anticipated start date, and who have the potential for excellence in research and teaching are invited to apply. The successful candidate should have research experience in one of the following topics:
  • engineering safe, dependable, and secure software systems
  • privacy and security in software
  • security testing
  • secure software defined network
  • cybersecurity
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of high-quality research publications. They are expected to demonstrate the potential to establish an externally funded research program, and to achieve international recognition within five years. They will have the ability to attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers. The successful candidates will develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Software Engineering Program. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and provide evidence of successful teaching ability. Candidates should be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Experience working in industry or on industrial projects is an asset.
    Contact: Prof. Andy Knight (Department Head) Email: eceinfo@ucalgary.ca
    Last updated: 2021-02-23 posted on 2021-02-17

    (Senior) Security Research Engineer
    Huawei, Munich Research Center; Munich, Germany
    Overview

    Huawei’s Munich Research Center (MRC) in Munich is responsible for advanced technical research, architecture evolution design and strategic technical planning. For the Trustworthy Technology and Engineering Lab in Munich, we are looking for a (Senior) Security Research Engineer.

    Responsibilities

    • Research and analyze state of the art system security technologies for trusted computing and platform cyber resilience
    • Design and implement technology prototypes for validating and demonstrating their feasibility, as well as support their integration into the products
    • Write design documentation and publish the research results
    • Participate in the industry analysis, strategic planning of new features and standardization

    Requirements

    • PhD in computer science or system security, with publications at top security conferences
    • Solid understanding of computer architecture, from hardware to operating system
    • Proven experience in designing and implementing system security technologies such as hardware-assisted security, trusted computing, TEEs, enclaves, runtime integrity
    • Experience in programming with security protocols and crypto libraries
    • Hands-on software development skills in some or all of
      • Linux kernel and KVM hypervisor (e.g. security subsystem, memory management etc.)
      • Microkernels and microvisors
      • Embedded firmware development
    • Active contributions to open-source projects are a big plus
    • Excellent communication skills, teamwork spirit, initiative and autonomous working are required
    • Proficiency in English and interest to work in a truly diverse cultural environment

    Benefits

    • Chance to work together with domain experts on cutting edge technologies
    • Unique environment for bringing research concepts into actual products
    • Position to influence and drive technology adoption across the entire company

    If you want to have a high level of impact on future Huawei products and to design novel solutions together with a multicultural team of researchers and engineers in Huawei’s Munich Research Center in M

    Contact: Silviu Vlasceanu (first.last @ huawei.com)
    Last updated: 2021-02-16 posted on 2021-02-15

    PhD student in Cryptographic Boolean Functions for Threshold Implementations
    Selmer Center, University of Bergen, Norway

    The Selmer Center in Secure Communication is looking for a PhD student to join us in our new research project Cryptographic Boolean Functions for Threshold Implementations, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. This study will be supervised by Prof. Budaghyan, Prof. Carlet and Prof. Rijmen.

    Applicants interested in helping us over the next 3 years to study Boolean functions used as building blocks in cryptographic primitives and their Threshold Implementations in order to find efficient ways of preventing Side Channel Attacks, must have:

    • obtained a master's degree in Mathematics or Computer Science by 01.11.2021 (the position's starting date),
    • strong background in Discrete Mathematics or symmetric cryptography, and
    • good programming skills

    For further information and the online application form please follow the link in the title above.

    Contact: Prof. Lilya Budaghyan
    Last updated: 2021-02-16 posted on 2021-02-13

    PhD Position on Post-Quantum Secure Cryptographic Protocols
    CWI Cryptology Group, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the Cryptology Group for a talented PhD student, on the subject of Post-Quantum Secure Cryptographic Protocols.

    The successful candidate will be working with Lisa Kohl, within the NWO Gravitation project QSC.

    Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline, ideally with a specialization in Cryptology.

    All applications should include a detailed resume, motivation letter, list of MSc courses and grades, copy of master’s thesis and list of publications (if applicable). Please send your application in a single PDF file (with master's thesis as separate attachement).

    The application deadline is March 31st, 2021. Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.

    Contact: Lisa Kohl (l.m.kohl (at) cwi.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-02-11 posted on 2021-02-10

    Junior Cryptographer
    Horizen Labs, Milan (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 based in Milan, Italy. It’s an innovative and collaborative group of technical developers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products.

    We are now looking for a junior cryptographer, or applied cryptographer, to join our Cryptography Team and develop cutting-edge SNARK-based proof-composition models and software.

    The Role
    • Help the team, to develop practical applications using both advanced SNARK-based protocols and conventional cryptographic tools
    • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in the fast-growing Zero-Knowledge area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied
    • Identify and recommend technologies and cryptographic solutions to solve technical challenges
    • Participate in standards setting, perform collaborative research into open source solutions and assist technical colleagues in their development work
    Requirements
    • MS/Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Computer Engineering
    • Core understanding of classical crypto primitives (symmetric and public key cryptography)
    • Base principles of Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Zero-knowlegde proofs and SNARGs
    • Foundations of blockchain technology, and experience developing in Rust and/or C++, is a plus.
    Contact: Maurizio Binello ( maurizio@horizenlabs.io )
    Last updated: 2021-02-15 posted on 2021-02-10

    Ph.D. student
    The University of Edinburgh
    Funded 3-year (full-time) PhD in secure multi-party computation. The aims of the project include (but are not limited to):
    1) Improving efficiency and cryptographic assumptions of multi-party computation protocols.
    2) Studying new communication models for real-world applications, to obtain protocols with improved performance and security features.
    3) Proposing new security definitions and realistic trusted assumptions to overcome current impossibility results.

    More information and the instructions on how to apply for the position can be found here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate/fees/research-scholarships/research-grant-funding/phd-secure-multi-party-computation.

    Contact: Michele Ciampi (michele.ciampi [at] ed.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2021-02-16 posted on 2021-02-09

    Postdoc in Security/Cryptography
    IT University of Copenhagen
    The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a Postdoc position starting in May 2021 or soon thereafter for a duration of 2 years. The position is in the context of the project “Enabling User-Accountable Mechanisms for Decision Systems”, which looks at ways to provide dispute resolution capabilities to decision systems (e.g. voting protocols) by combining cryptographic techniques for human senses with advanced cryptographic protocols. Candidates should apply here: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=119&ProjectId=181269&DepartmentId=3439&MediaId=1282
    Contact: Rosario Giustolisi (rosg@itu.dk) or Carsten Schuermann (carsten@itu.dk)
    Last updated: 2021-02-11 posted on 2021-02-09

    Assistant Professor in Hardware Security
    Télécom Paris , Secure and Safe Hardware team, Palaiseau, France
    The position requires expertise and skills in:
    • Architectures and design methods of digital circuits/embedded systems for both hardware and low-level software.
    • Theory and practice in the security/safety of electronic circuits and on-board systems.
    Circuit and embedded system expertise as well as skills in modeling and quantifying risks are essential for the position. The design a circuit with effective protections against attacks and validation methods should be mastered.
    The position requires significant publications in leading journals and conferences. Initiating and participating to national, international and industrial research projects is expected. Higher education experience as well as fluency in written and oral English are required.
    Other types of competencies that could serve for the position are listed below:
    • Experience in developing embedded systems with hardware and / or software protections.
    • Culture of cyber-physical threats and protection principles.
    • In-depth knowledge of microprocessor architectures and associated software development tools.
    • Methods and architectures of integrated circuits and embedded systems.
    • Experimental data generation and analysis.
    • Knowledge in modeling, signal processing and machine learning methods.
    Detailed information and submission can be found at:

    https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/maitre-de-conferences-en-securite-et-surete-des-systemes-embarques-a-telecom-paris-cdi

    Contact: jean-luc.danger@telecom-paris.fr
    Last updated: 2021-02-24 posted on 2021-02-08

    PhD students (two) Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
    Ph.D. Scholarship (Post-Quantum Cryptographic Hardware & AI Security )
    There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on hardware implementation and security issues related to the post-quantum cryptosystems and AI systems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with fault attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs (FPGA development skills and experience are big plus). Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member. Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply. Start date: Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 are both ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled. The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S (Famous Alumni includes the First Lady of the United States, etc.). Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design. He is the Best Paper Awardee of IEEE HOST 2019. He has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor. Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu) Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie

    Contact: Dr. Jiafeng Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-02-11 posted on 2021-02-08

    Ph.D. Openings in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    I am looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill Ph.D. positions for research in applied cryptography. Topics include:
    • Design of extended features for lattice based post-quantum schemes.
    • Attacks / countermeasures for post-quantum schemes.
    • Efficient software and hardware implementation of post-quantum schemes.
    Candidates should have a degree in computer science, electronics, or applied mathematics with a strong interest in systems security, algorithms. Prior experience in software or hardware development, code analysis, and/or signal processing is an asset. We offer a competitive salary and an international cutting-edge research program in an attractive working environment. WPI is a highly-ranked research university in the Boston area and offers the opportunity to collaborate with world-class faculty and students in a collegial environment. We maintain close connections with surrounding universities and private companies.
    Contact: Berk Sunar, sunar@wpi.edu
    Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Vernam Applied Crypto and Cybersecurity Lab
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute USA

    Last updated: 2021-02-11 posted on 2021-02-08

    Post-doc and PhD positions
    TU Delft, Netherlands
    Cybersecurity group at TU Delft opens a few positions for post-doc researchers and PhD on the topic of cryptographic protocols and implementation. The positions will be supported by H2020 projects. We are looking for candidates with: for PhD (i) strong math or computer science background, (ii) adequate programming ability, (iii) good communication skills, and sufficient English qualification, e.g., IELTS; as for post-doc: (i) strong cryptographic background, (ii) high-quality publications in cryptography, information security and privacy enhancing technology fields - conferences (e.g., NDSS, CCS, S&P, etc.) or/and journals; (iii) excellent communication skills; (iv) previous project experiences will be an extra bonus.

    As one of the best engineering universities, TU Delft provides excellent future career training and opportunities, research environment and facilities to international and national academic researchers. Competitive salary, tax benefit and welfare package will be provided. Note the start date of the post-doc and PhD could be flexible but no later than the end of this year (2021).

    Applicants should prepare and send their CVs, certificates, and transcripts to the following contact email.

    Contact: Dr. R. Wang (R.Wang-8@tudelft.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-02-09 posted on 2021-02-07

    PostDoc in Cloud Security
    University of Westminster

    The Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster is looking for a Research Associate in Cloud Security to carry out research mainly focusing on digital twins and smart factories security (as part of several EU research projects).

    The successful candidate will carry out tasks in relation to the design and development of novel secure and privacy-preserving cloud/edge/fog orchestration solutions and is expected to contribute to writing project deliverables and research papers. We expect candidates to have a strong research background in network security and/or applied cryptography. Proven research in areas such as trusted computing, cloud security, safety verification, security verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security and cloud or mobile security will be considered as a plus.

    The Centre for Parallel Computing is one of the leading research centres in distributed and parallel computation technologies. In particular, the CPC is engaged in research in Distributed Computing Infrastructures such as edge-fog-cloud ecosystems, specifically concentrating on the secure and automated deployment, orchestration and scalability of a large variety of applications in such environments. The CPC has a well-established track record of securing research funding in large-scale collaborative research projects, leading and contributing to more than 15 projects in the last 10 years.

    Salary: £35,743 to £40,646 per annum

    Contact: Tamas Kiss
    Last updated: 2021-02-08 posted on 2021-02-06

    Staff Research Scientist
    Visa Research
    We are currently focused on building world-class research teams in three key areas: Security, Data Analytics, and Future of Payment, and we are looking for outstanding and innovative researchers at all levels of experience as part of the Advanced Cryptography Research team.

    Working on Cryptography research at Visa is a unique opportunity at a time when the payments industry is undergoing a digital transformation, and with security technologies as the critical enabler for a growing number of emerging payment models and usage scenarios. We offer you the opportunity to be at the center of innovation in the payments industry and set the security direction for Visa and the future payment ecosystem.

    As a Research Scientist you will work with a team to conduct world-class security research and contribute to the long-term research agenda for digital payments, as well as deliver innovative technologies and insights to Visa's strategic products and business. As an integral team member of the extended Research team, you will work on research and development 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.

    More information: https://usa.visa.com/careers/job-details.jobid.743999733735539.deptid.868588.html

    Contact: Apply online at: https://usa.visa.com/careers/job-details.jobid.743999733735539.deptid.868588.html
    Last updated: 2021-02-08 posted on 2021-02-05

    Postdoc in Cryptography
    IMDEA Software Institute

    The IMDEA Software Institute offers a postdoc position in the area of cryptography. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to): secure computation (multiparty computation, homomorphic/functional encryption), zero knowledge proofs, and verifiable computation. The postdoc will work under the supervision of Dario Fiore and Ignacio Cascudo.

    Who should apply?
    Applicants should have (or be about to complete) a PhD in cryptography or a related topic.

    Working at IMDEA Software
    The position is based in Madrid, Spain where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. Salaries are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system. The working language at the institute is English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

    Dates
    The position has guaranteed funding for at least 2 years. The starting date is flexible with a preference in mid 2021.

    How to apply?
    Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2021-02-postdoc-cryptoprimitives.
    Deadline for applications is February 28th, 2021.
    We encourage early applications and review of applications will begin immediately.

    Contact: Dario Fiore (dario.fiore (at) imdea.org) and Ignacio Cascudo (ignacio.cascudo (at) imdea.org)
    Last updated: 2021-02-03 posted on 2021-02-02

    Full-Time PhD Position on "Cryptographic Protocols for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning"
    University of Twente, 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 'cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving machine learning'.

    We are looking for candidates with a strong background in (applied) cryptography.

    More information:
    https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/2021-218/phd-position-on-cryptographic-protocols-for-privacy-preserving-machine-learning

    Deadline for applications: 11 February 2021, 23:59 CET

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter (a.peter@utwente.nl)
    Last updated: 2021-01-30 posted on 2021-01-28

    Universal Composability Summer Intern
    Riverside Research, Open Innovation Center, Beavercreek, OH
    Universal Composability Summer Intern Beavercreek, Ohio Riverside Research’s Trusted and Resilient Systems research group is conducting cutting edge research in applying formal methods for system security analysis. This innovative research will help transform how we design and build high assurance, complex systems. We are seeking a motivated researcher (ideally in a PhD program) who has experience with the Universal Composability framework to join our team for the summer and help us tackle some interesting and challenging problems. The individual who fills this role will work with top researchers in secure system design and cryptography to explore the art of the possible in analyzing complex systems using Universal Composability. All positions with Riverside Research require U.S. citizenship. Job Duties: • Conduct literature reviews • Scope and define challenging research problems in the area of Universal Composability • Conduct research with a small, dynamic team • Publish results in a top security conference • Other duties as assigned Required Qualifications: • U.S. Citizenship • Enrolled in a degree seeking program (ideally PhD) in fields such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics • Previous experience with Universal Composability • Ability to work independently and with a team • Superior written and verbal communications skills Desired Qualifications: • Previous publications using Universal Composability (especially if applied to systems beyond traditional cryptographic protocols) • Understanding of Open Architecture systems Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and s
    Contact: Eileen Norton, Sr. Recruiter, Riverside Research, enorton@riversideresearch.org Dr. Michael Clark, Associate Director, Trusted and Resilient Systems, Riverside Research Open Innovation Center, IACR Member
    Last updated: 2021-01-28 posted on 2021-01-27

    Cryptographer Engineer
    Zcash Foundation
    The Zcash Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity that builds and supports privacy infrastructure for the public good. We work on strengthening financial privacy with technology, focused on the Zcash protocol and blockchain.

    We’re looking for someone who is as excited as we are about building private financial infrastructure for the public good, and we take that task very seriously.

    The role as a cryptography engineer within the core Zcash Foundation team will be responsible for building cryptographic protocols as well as distributed systems. The ideal candidate embodies the Foundation’s values, while fully aligning with its mission and goals.

    Engineers at the Zcash Foundation are responsible for implementing the core Zcash protocol, maintaining deployed software, fixing bugs, and identifying improvements to the protocol for the future. Other duties include writing about our work and interfacing with external stakeholders such as those who use our software and interoperable implementations of the Zcash protocol. The position reports to the Zcash Foundation’s engineering manager.

    Zcash Foundation Core Engineering Projects: Currently the engineering team is working on Zebra, an independent implementation of the Zcash protocol written in Rust, and soon we will dedicate resources to building out Zcash wallet functionality.

    Contact: https://www.zfnd.org/blog/open-position-cryptography-engineer/
    Last updated: 2021-01-30 posted on 2021-01-27

    Postdoc Research Fellow x3
    Cryptanalysis Taskforce @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill 3 Post-doctoral Research Fellow (or Senior Research Fellows with more than 5 years post PhD research experience) positions on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • theory and proof
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-2, SHA-3, and AES
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group dedicated for cutting edge research in symmetric-key cryptography. Since then, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3, AES, function graph, TBC designs etc, and continues its works in the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university and government agencies in Singapore. We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax, as well as excellent environment dedicating for research in Singapore. The contract will be initially for 1 year, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via http://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Asst Prof. Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2021-01-27 posted on 2021-01-27

    Embedded Cryptography Expert
    Qualcomm, Sophia Antipolis (France)
    Job Title Embedded Cryptography Expert- QUALCOMM (France) Post Date October 2020 Company - Division Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. - CDMA Technology Job Area Engineering - Security Location France – Sophia Antipolis Job Overview: In this position you will perform tasks like these: • Define HW crypto security requirements (Functional, Performance, Security level) • Define HW/SW partitioning to address next challenge in cryptography (PQC, Crypto Agility) • Define and architect Crypto HW IP blocks that contributes to the overall SoC Security ArchitectureArchitecture and design of state-of-the-art mechanisms thwarting physical attacks • Monitor evaluation of crypto IP resistance and robustness • Competitive analysis of security IPs and features • Investigate future/roadmap security related technologies • Participation to academic conference and industrial/research security working group
    Contact: avial@qti.qualcomm.com
    Last updated: 2021-01-27 posted on 2021-01-26

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Cryptology
    DTU Denmark
    We are looking for an assistant/associate professor to extend and complement the cryptology research and teaching of the Cyber Security Section at DTU Compute. The position is available from August 1 2021 or according to mutual agreement.
    Contact: Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen, lrkn@dtu.dk. Please use the above link when applying for the position. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
    Last updated: 2021-01-24 posted on 2021-01-24

    Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security, focus on distributed protocols and blockchain
    Cryptology and Data Security Group, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Ph.D. positions are available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin.

    Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics.

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

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

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

    Since we receive many applications, we encourage you to include material that demonstrates your interests and strengths and sets you apart from others.

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

    Contact: Christian Cachin < crypto (at) inf.unibe.ch >
    Last updated: 2021-01-22 posted on 2021-01-22

    Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Cybersecurity
    Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
    Join the vibrant security and applied crypto research group in Brno, Czechia! Join the research team that won the 2016 USENIX Security Symposium Best Paper Award, 2017 ACM CCS Real-World Impact Award, or 2020 CHES Best Paper Award. The team that helped hundreds of graduates in the security Master programs, has been involved in both fundamental and applied crypto/security/privacy research projects and industry partnerships.

    The Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, invites applications for one position of Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, with the Department of Computer Systems and Communications.

    Applications due: February 28, 2021
    Employment start date: By mutual agreement

    This position is aimed to strengthen the work of the Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security (CRoCS - https://crocs.fi.muni.cz/) at the Faculty of Informatics. CRoCS works to improve security and privacy of real-world solutions through applied research (often in cooperation with industry) and advanced education of future security professionals. System security or network security focus are most desired, yet the abilities to work with a team of graduate students and faculty on research targeting top security/crypto conferences and to engage both undergraduate and graduate students in both educational and research exercises are most critical.

    Job description keypoints:
    • Active international cooperation, in both research and education.
    • Involvement in teaching in the cybersecurity area.
    • Supervision of Master/Bachelor theses and consultancy or co-supervision of PhDs.
    • Involvement in expanding industrial cooperation in the cybersecurity area.
    • Expert knowledge in at least one of the areas covered by courses:
      • PV181 Laboratory of security and applied cryptography {https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/podzim2019/PV181};
      • PA193 Secure coding principles and practices {https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/podzim2019/PA193}.
      • PA197 Secure Network Design {https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/jaro2020/PA197}.
    Contact: Vashek Matyas
    Last updated: 2021-01-22 posted on 2021-01-21

    Applied Scientist
    Amazon Web Services
    The AWS Cryptography Group is looking for an Applied Scientist with knowledge of cryptographic computing technologies such as privacy preserving machine learning, fully and partially homomorphic encryption, secure multiparty computation, private information retrieval, and related technologies. You will use this knowledge to conceptualize how this technology can be integrated into internal infrastructure and public AWS services, develop prototypes, and provide customers with world-class security. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of cryptography, the ability to prototype solutions, and a passion to realize these technologies in AWS products and services. We encourage research and publication of results that apply to our customers most complex initiatives.

    We are seeking a candidates who are innovative, look for new ideas everywhere, and are not limited by “not invented here”. They should think big, and have bold ideas for new ways to serve customers.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field
    • Expert knowledge of cryptography and, in particular, cryptographic-computing techniques (homomorphic encryption, secure multiparty computation, etc.)
    • Practical knowledge in one or more common development languages (C/C++, Java, Go, Rust, Python, etc.)
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Basic knowledge of machine learning
    • 5+ years of industry experience

    Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

    Contact: Bill Horne
    Last updated: 2021-01-22 posted on 2021-01-21

    Research Intern - Statistics and Privacy (PhD)
    Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, CA | Seattle, WA | San Francisco, CA | Remote, US

    Our Statistics and Privacy team focuses on establishing step-change improvements to advance our long-term business growth. The team's expertise spans many domains including statistics, machine learning and cryptography. We develop methodologies, design and prototype solutions, and partner with our engineering colleagues to launch these solutions such that millions of advertisers can benefit. Examples include internal and external experimentation platforms, ads delivery optimization for efficient causal outcomes, and the application of privacy enhancing technologies across our ads product stack.

    We are looking for research interns to join our teams to drive forward new prototypes and methodologies. Interns will pursue novel applied research associated with privacy preserving machine learning, cryptography and internet technology, or causal inference and experimentation platforms. This work is critical to our long-term product development, and we expect interns to provide both scientific expertise and creative solutions to accelerate their project area.

    Responsibilities
  • Assess potential opportunities and execute world-class research associated with your area of scientific expertise
  • Write high quality academic papers to advocate the research and innovations
  • Establish approaches to rigorously assess relative performance of new technologies or strategies
  • Learn new tools, systems and languages quickly as required by the particular project you are working on
  • Apply communication skills to engage diverse audiences on technical topics and nuanced insights

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in statistics, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, quantitative social science, or a related quantitative field
  • Expertise in one of the following areas: privacy preserving machine learning, cryptography and internet technology, or causal inference and experimentation platforms
  • continued on application webpage, see https://www.facebook.com/careers/v2/jobs/270789727484557/
  • Contact: Apply Online or reach out to Benjamin Case (bmcase {at} fb DOT com) or Sanjay Saravanan
    Last updated: 2021-01-22 posted on 2021-01-20

    Vulnerability Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute - Cryptography Research Centre

    In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    As a Vulnerability Researcher you will be in charge of:

  • conducting internal security evaluations of our cryptographic libraries and IP cores, writing proof-of-concepts, and supporting the corresponding SW/HW development teams to fix the vulnerabilities
  • continuously improving our tools and methodologies for security analysis/ pentesting/bug hunting/attack modeling
  • reviewing state-of-the-art publications and investigating new potential attack vectors/defenses for SW or HW implementations
  • putting your black hat on, figuring our how to break things, and assessing the design and development of fixes/countermeasures

    Must have:

  • BS/MS degree in computer science/computer engineering or 3+ years of relevant experience in the industry
  • Hands-on experience with common SW and HW attacks, measurement techniques, and security technologies
  • Deep understanding of modern cryptography and common SW/HW security issues (e.g., CWE list)
  • Experience with X86/ARM/RISC-V assembly, VHDL/Verilog, and (system-level) C/Rust software development
  • Ability to work collaboratively and remotely with others

    Nice to have:

  • PhD in embedded security (or closely related subject)
  • Proven expertise (CVEs, publications, tools) in SW/HW offensive security research

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi
    Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2021-01-20 posted on 2021-01-20

    Lead Hardware Security Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute - Cryptography Research Centre

    In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    As a Lead Hardware Security Researcher you will be in charge of:

  • being responsible of multiple research projects and leading a team of security researchers
  • planning and conducting internal security evaluations of our cryptographic libraries and IP cores
  • keeping up-to-date with the best practices and advances in the industry/academia in order to guide the development of our tools and methodologies for security analysis/pentesting/bug hunting/attack modelling
  • providing a technical interface point and consultation on specific areas of security expertise
  • putting your black hat on, figuring our how to break things, and guiding the design and development of fixes/countermeasures

    Must have:

  • BS/MS degree in computer science/computer engineering or 7+ years of relevant experience in the industry
  • Hands-on experience with common SW and HW attacks, measurement techniques, and security technologies
  • Deep understanding of modern cryptography and common SW/HW security issues (e.g., CWE list)
  • Experience with X86/ARM/RISC-V assembly, VHDL/Verilog, and (system-level) C/Rust software development
  • Proven expertise (CVEs, publications, tools) in SW/HW security research
  • Ability to manage teams and to work independently without supervision
  • Have good communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse range of colleagues and partners

  • Contact:

    Mehdi Messaoudi
    Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2021-01-20 posted on 2021-01-20


    Postdoc researcher
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    The Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is the largest university institute in Austria for research and education in security and privacy. It has been active in this field for more than 30 years and currently employs more than 60 researchers. Within the "Secure Systems" area of our institute Sujoy Sinha Roy is establishing the new research group "Cryptographic Engineering”.

    In order to complement our team, we are looking for a fulltime post-doctoral researcher:

    Responsibilities:
    The post-doctoral researcher will be working on the hardware acceleration of homomorphic encryption within the “Cyroptografic Engineering” group within the “Secure Systems” area at IAIK.

    Required Qualifications:
  • A PhD (or close to completion) in computer science, information and computer engineering, software development, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Publications in top conferences, or submitted/accepted papers in top journals.
  • Experience with cryptography, programming, and digital circuit design (ASIC or FPGA) design

    How to apply:
    Applications, curriculum vitae and other documents should preferably be uploaded here https://free.formcloud.de/formcycle/form/provide/7780/. Please select 7050/postdoc_2021 as a reference number.

    The position is full time - 40 h per week and the employment duration is set for 18 months. Prefered starting date early 2021. The application deadline is February 15th 2021.

  • Contact: Sujoy Sinha Roy – sujoy.sinharoy@iaik.tugraz.at
    Last updated: 2021-01-22 posted on 2021-01-20

    PhD student
    University of Canterbury, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Funded position for PhD in the Mathematics of Post-Quantum Cryptography, to work on theoretical questions. The research will be on some or all of the following: isogenies, algebraic geometry, codes, lattices. The ideal candidate will have a strong undergraduate mathematics knowledge including abstract algebra, number theory and geometry. An MSc is a plus. Experience with computer programming and cryptography is also desirable. This is part of a collaboration with the group of Prof. Steven Galbraith at the University of Auckland and interaction with this group is expected.
    Contact: Prof. Felipe Voloch
    Last updated: 2021-01-20 posted on 2021-01-19

    Several Post-Doc Positions in Hardware Security
    University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
    The Hubert Curien laboratory is a joint research unit of the University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, the National Research Centre "CNRS". Its Secure Embedded Systems & Hardware Architectures (SESAM) Group is one of the leading European research groups in the areas of hardware security. The SESAM group of the Hubert Curien Lab explores three main aspects of hardware security: - the random number generation and physical unclonable function implementation in logic devices, including design, characterization, test and security evaluation - the design of hardware architectures resistant to passive and active physical attacks, - the security of heterogenous systems on chip (microprocessors + FPGA) This group offers several post-doc research positions to work (for 12 or 24 months) on one of these three aspects of hardware security. We are looking for an excellent candidate with PhD and track record in hardware security.
    Contact: To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two persons who can provide reference letters (e-mail). Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2021-01-19 posted on 2021-01-18

    Decentralized Digital Identity and Data Management Researcher
    Huawei International, Singapore
    We are looking for a researcher specializing in decentralized identity and data management, self-sovereign identity, authentication and authorization, applied cryptography or network security. The candidate should have solid knowledge in one or several of the following areas:
  • Decentralized Identities: Self-sovereign identity, Anonymous credentials, etc.
  • Decentralized data protection: Copyright protection, Trusted data transaction, etc.
  • Blockchain technologies: Consensus algorithms, Privacy protection protocols, etc.
  • Applied cryptography: Zero-knowledge proofs, Homomorphic encryption, etc.
  • Authentication protocols: OAuth, SAML, EAP-TLS, EAP-AKA, etc. The candidate should have passion on doing research, and should be able to conduct research on trust and identity management for various scenarios.


    Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • Solid knowledge in network security, authentication protocols, cryptography or blockchain technologies.
  • Contact: Dr. Cheng-Kang Chu (chu.cheng.kang@huawei.com)
    Last updated: 2021-01-19 posted on 2021-01-18

    Research Scientist - Statistics & Privacy (Cryptography and Internet Technology)
    Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, CA | Seattle, WA | New York, NY | San Francisco, CA
    Keywords: multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption, custom PSI protocols, federated analytics, privacy preserving machine learning, and differential privacy

    We seek Research Scientists to identify new opportunities and help build scientifically rigorous systems focused on enhancing technological guarantees for consumer privacy while simultaneously expanding the efficiency of Facebook’s market-leading advertising systems. Challenges include leveraging privacy-enhancing technologies such as multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption, federated analytics, and differential privacy to develop privacy-focused advertising solutions (private record-linkage, fraud prevention, reporting and experimentation, and collaborative inference) — all while maintaining performance at massive scale. Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in computer science, engineering, cryptography, mathematics or a related field with 2+ years of relevant experience, or MS degree with 6+ years of relevant experience architecting privacy and security solutions
  • Proficiency designing and implementing analytical and/or algorithmic solutions, tailored to particular business needs and tested on large data sets
  • Proficiency in C-family (e.g C++, Rust, Go), Python, or similar language
  • Experience with communicating analysis and establishing confidence among audiences who do not share your disciplinary background or training
  • Proven track record of innovation

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise on one or more of the following core privacy/security concepts:
  • Privacy technologies: e.g., homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, federated analytics, trusted execution environments, data minimization, data anonymization, differential privacy
  • Design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and/or their application to data protection and privacy, authentication, payments, or digital advertising
  • continued on application webpage see, https://www.facebook.com/careers/v2/jobs/121739569732425/
  • Contact: Apply Online or reach out to Benjamin Case (bmcase {at} fb DOT com) or Sanjay Saravanan
    Last updated: 2021-01-16 posted on 2021-01-15

    Senior Cryptanalyst - Public Key Cryptography
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Cryptography Research Centre


    In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.

    As a Cryptanalyst - Public Key Cryptography, you will:

  • Analyze, evaluate and target any weaknesses security systems which range from single asymmetric crypto-primitives to entire protocols, from classical to post-quantum schemes.
  • Conduct research, with particular focus on how to use automated tools such as algebraic and constraint solvers and machine learning to perform theoretical and practical cryptanalysis of asymmetric schemes.
  • Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems.
  • Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers.
  • Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices.
  • Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops.
  • Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

    - Your personal dream could be the world's reality -

    To bring your dream to life, you'll need some of the followings:

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree.
  • Extensive experience in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis
  • Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis
  • Extensive knowledge of side-channel attacks.
  • Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.
  • A passion for solving complex puzzles

    Duration: Permanent position

  • Contact:

    Mehdi Messaoudi
    Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-14


    Post-Docs
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Multiple Post-Docs in Post-Quantum Cryptography

    Academia Sinica, at the very edge of Taipei, is the national research institute of Taiwan.

    Here we have an active group of cryptography researchers, including Dr. Bo-Yin Yang, Dr. Kai-Min Chung, and Dr. Tung Chou, covering wide research topics in cryptography and actively collaborating with researchers from related research areas such as program verification.

    We are looking for Post-Docs in PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography). Here PQC is broadly defined. Starting date is early 2021, for terms of 1 year, renewable.

    Potential PQC research topics include cryptanalysis, implementation, and theory. Bo-Yin is in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST\'s post-quantum standardization project, and Kai-Min is looking for people interested in theoretical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography, such as security in the QROM model and novel (post-)quantum primitives and protocols. We are also particularly interested in people with diverse background to facilitate collaboration among our group members.

    Requires background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography. We desire a research track record in some aspects of post-quantum cryptography, but are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum going from mathematical aspects to the practical side such as implementation aspects.

    We offer about 2200 USD (~2000 EUR) per month (commensurate with what a starting assistant professor makes locally) in salary and include a 5000 USD per year personal academic travel budget.

    Contact:

    Bo-Yin Yang by at crypto dot tw
    Kai-Min Chung at kmchung at iis dot sinica dot edu dot tw
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-14


    Academic Staff: Reader/Senior Lecturer
    The Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London
    Applications are invited for the post of Reader/Senior Lecturer in the Information Security Group
    Applications are invited from researchers whose interests are related to, or complement, current strengths of the ISG. We are particularly interested in applicants with outstanding research achievements and/or potential in the area of Systems and Software Security; and who are able to teach and help manage, computer, network and software security subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant subject or equivalent, be a self-motivated researcher, and have a strong publication record. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and communicating with diverse audiences, as well as show an awareness of contemporary issues relating to cyber security.
    In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:
    Generous annual leave entitlement Training and Development opportunities Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. Free parking
    The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.
    To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk
    Please quote the reference: 1220-277 Closing Date: Midnight, 28 February 2021 Interview Date: March 2021 (date TBC)
    Contact: Informal enquiries to Keith Mayes keith.mayes@rhul.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-13

    Post-Doc, Hardware Cryptography and FPGAs
    Yale University, Electrical Engineering
    We have an opening for a post-doctoral researcher for our projects on hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms, focusing on post-quantum crypto. Expected start date in spring or summer 2021.
    Contact: Prof. Jakub Szefer
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-12

    Protocol and Backend Engineer
    Manta network
    We are hiring protocol and backend engineers to help us to build privacy preserving payment and decentralized exchange on Polkadot. The engineer will be working with world class cryptographers to bring privacy preserving solutions to blockchains using zero-knowledge proof.

    Below are good to have skills:
    • System level programming using Rust or C/C++
    • Familiar with low level system internals and network stack
    • Basic knowledge of Cryptographic primitives, such as public key encryption
    • Knowledge on distributed system and consensus algorithms
    • Familiar with database and storage system
    Location
    • Boston
    • remote
    For more information, please contact: Shumo@manta.network
    Contact: Shumo Chu
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-10

    Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography
    Algorand

    Founded by cryptography pioneer Silvio Micali, Algorand fulfills the promise of blockchain through a first-of-its-kind transaction platform that solves the “blockchain trilemma” by offering true decentralization, scalability, and security.

    We are looking for a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher. This is an opportunity for someone who is excited by new technologies to influence the design and implementation of advanced cryptographic systems and protocols.The Researcher will design cryptographic protocols and partner with the team to develop prototypes. Researchers are also internal subject matter experts, providing guidance to our extended staff, and are also responsible for publishing meaningful research.

    Overseen by Chris Peikert, this opportunity is for one (1) year with the possibility for extension.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Theoretical Focus: Design advanced cryptographic systems and protocols
    • Applied Focus: Prototype/build and optimize cryptographic systems and protocols
    • Partner with the larger organization on implementations
    • Publish meaningful research, both individually and with staff members
    • Be part of an inclusive environment that fosters collaboration and creativity both internally and externally

    Requirements

    • PhD in Cryptography, Computer Science, or related field
    • Experience in the following: cryptographic primitives, protocols, and proof systems; post-quantum cryptography preferred
    • Publication in top cryptography or security venues
    • Open source library contribution or cutting edge implementation experience for applied-focused applicants
    • Appreciation for considerations beyond cryptography, such as networking, systems, and performance
    • Good written communication and ability to communicate technical information with wide variety of audiences
    • Experience in participating in the implementation of complex systems designs preferred
    • Enthusiasm for working in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and dynamic environment

    Postdocs receive competitive salary and benefits, as well as a WFH technology package (computer and home

    Contact: Regina OBrien
    Last updated: 2021-01-14 posted on 2021-01-08

    Researcher
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, is looking for candidates for Researcher positions.

    Topics of particular interest to us include (but are not limited to) secure computing (FHE, MPC, TEE), ML privacy, end-to-end encryption, web privacy and security, post-quantum cryptography, and zero-knowledge proofs. Our work ranges from protocol design and security analysis to cryptography and privacy engineering, so we encourage people with any relevant experiences to apply.

    Responsibilities: Working with other researchers and multi-disciplinary teams to create and build practical solutions to real-world privacy problems. Publishing papers in academic conferences.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A PhD (or close to completion) in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field
    • Publications in top conferences, or submitted/accepted papers in top journals.

    Apply: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/953748/Researcher-Cryptography-and-Privacy-Microsoft-Research

    To receive full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2021.

    Contact: Kim Laine, Melissa Chase, or Esha Ghosh
    Last updated: 2021-01-24 posted on 2021-01-05

    Post-doc researcher
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, is looking for candidates for Post-Doc Researcher positions.

    Topics of particular interest to us include (but are not limited to) secure computing (FHE, MPC, TEE), ML privacy, end-to-end encryption, web privacy and security, post-quantum cryptography, and zero-knowledge proofs. Our work ranges from protocol design and security analysis to cryptography and privacy engineering, so we encourage people with any relevant experiences to apply.

    Responsibilities: Working with other researchers and multi-disciplinary teams to create and build practical solutions to real-world privacy problems. Publishing papers in academic conferences.

    Required Qualifications: A PhD (or close to completion) in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field Publications in top conferences, or submitted/accepted papers in top journals.

    Apply: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/953746/Post-Doc-Researcher-Cryptography-and-Privacy-Microsoft-Research

    To receive full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2021.

    Contact: Kim Laine, Melissa Chase, or Esha Ghosh
    Last updated: 2021-01-24 posted on 2021-01-05

    PhD student position in the context of Lightweight MPC-friendly Symmetric Ciphers(MOZAIK Project)
    KU Leuven COSIC, Belgium
    We have an open PhD position in the domain of Scalable and Secure Data Sharing funded FWO SBO (strategic basic research) project MOZAIK. The prospective candidate is expected to investigate how conventional lightweight symmetric ciphers perform over MPC, as well as benchmark their performance over MPC. The work also entails provable security in this context. The candidate must hold a Master's degree in mathematics / computer science / electrical engineering / cryptography. Strong background in mathematics / computer science / cryptography is expected. Any prior publications and experience in C/C++ and Python are merited. Please visit our website to find out more details as well as the exact application procedure.
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-01-07 posted on 2021-01-05

    Postdoc position in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning using MPC (MOZAIK Project)
    KU Leuven COSIC
    COSIC is hiring a motivated researcher who fit into the following profile: Postdoc researcher to work on efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving machine learning Job description: 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. Specific skills required: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.
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-01-07 posted on 2021-01-05

    Post-Doc in side-channel leakage modeling
    IRISA, Rennes, France
    Context: This position is funded by the French ANR project IDROMEL, which aims at investigating and preventing power side-channel leakages induced by micro-architectural design choices. (Partners: Arm France, CEA, IRISA, LAAS, Sorbonne University),
    Group: EMSEC (https://www.irisa.fr/emsec/)
    Duration: 20 month
    Starting: Beginning of 2021.

    Main Objectives:

  • Understanding and modeling power leakages due to micro-architectural features.
  • Test vector definition to trigger side-channel leakage caused by some micro-architectural features.
  • Side-channel measurements on different Arm platforms using our lab equipment.
  • Side-channel exploitation analysis.
  • Exchange and collaborate with other partners in the project.
  • Publications in top-rated conferences/journal.

    Prerequisites:
    We are looking for team players who are motivated and able to drive top-quality research. The area of research lies between several fields and we expect at least competences in one of them:

  • embedded devices / micro-architecture, and/or
  • side-channel analysis, and/or
  • statistics, machine learning, deep learning.
  • Contact: Annelie Heuser, annelie.heuser@irisa.fr
    Last updated: 2021-01-05 posted on 2021-01-05

    Postdoc
    University of Erlangen
    We have an opening for an excellent, motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of password-based cryptography. The University of Erlangen Nürnberg is the most innovative university in Germany and ranks 14th worldwide according to Reuters "The World's Most Innovative Universities". We are an international group; working and teaching language is English. Roughly 20% of the people in Erlangen are foreigners, and learning German is not necessary. We offer an internationally competitive salary. The position is initially for one year with the possibility for extension to two additional years.

    What we expect:
    • A PhD degree in Cryptography
    • Strong publication record
    • Research statement
    • Ideally two reference letters
    • High motivation
    Contact: Dominique Schröder
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-28

    Tenured/Tenure-track faculty toward mathematics of communication
    Clemson University
    The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting with the Fall 2021 semester. The position will be targeted toward mathematics of communication, that is, mathematics with applications in areas such as cybersecurity, coding theory, computational number theory, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and/or machine learning.
    Contact: Felice Manganiello
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-26

    Tenure-track faculty position
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    FACULTY POSITIONS AT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY, TAIWAN The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for tenure-track positions from August 2021. Applicants in areas of information security, network security, communication security, hardware security, and artificial intelligence are sought. Applicants for assistant professorship must demonstrate strong research potential, in addition to good teaching ability. Applicants for associate professorship and professorship must have an exceptional record of research achievement. All successful candidates are expected to conduct both research and teaching activities. The department offers BS, MS and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. The official language of teaching is Chinese, and English teaching is encouraged by the university. For more information, please visit our website: https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en Applications should include a curriculum vitae, recent publications, and reference letters from at least three people who can comment on the applicant's professional qualification. Other supporting material is welcome. Applications should be sent to: Faculty Recruiting Committee Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424 Email:srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301 The deadline for applications is February 28, 2021.
    Contact: Prof. S.R. Kuang, Email: srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw, TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340, FAX:+886-7-5254301
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-24

    Computer Science Professor, (Tenured / Tenure Track - Open Rank)
    New York University Abu Dhabi
    The Division of Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for tenured / tenure-track open-rank faculty positions within its Computer Science Program. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission. Faculty within the Program of Computer Science at NYUAD are highly collaborative and pursue cutting edge research that is highly interdisciplinary. The internationally renowned research projects in fields that include, but are not limited to: artificial intelligence; bioinformatics; cybersecurity; computational geometry; computer social science; human data interaction; information and communication technologies for development; natural language processing; and theoretical computer science.
    Contact: Christina Poepper, christina.poepper@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2020-12-30 posted on 2020-12-23

    Lecturer opening at New Jersey Institute of Technology (applied cybersecurity)
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer position. Candidates are expected to teach courses under the umbrella of Cybersecurity, in support of our graduate and undergraduate programs. Applicants must have at least an MS degree in Computer Science or in a related computing area. A PhD degree and prior university teaching experience are an advantage.

    Successful candidates must have an expert grasp of knowledge of Cybersecurity at all levels, with an emphasis on hands-on applied cybersecurity skills, either through a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, or through industrial experience. The successful candidate will also be involved in creating course content and materials with a focus on hands-on experiential and project-based learning. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills are required in order to communicate effectively with students in person and online. The formal education and experience prerequisites may be waived at the university’s discretion if the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and at least two references by applying as soon as possible at: https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2600

    Work environment and location: The Computer Science department, part of the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences, is the largest at NJIT, comprising one tenth of the student population. It is also the largest computer science department among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area.​ Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.
    Contact: reza.curtmola@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2020-12-21 posted on 2020-12-21

    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Oregon State University; Corvallis, OR, USA
    The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for several full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions. As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. In support of this mission, the College of Engineering recently updated its strategic plan to advance its achievement in high impact research, excellent preparation of all our students, and developing a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly more inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. Faculty candidates are sought in areas that include the following: Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Systems and Theoretical Computer Science. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to initiate new funded research as well as to expand and complement existing research programs in the OSU College of Engineering and beyond. Furthermore, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; some successful candidates may also have opportunity to teach in the school’s highly ranked online computer science program. Applicants are expected to mentor students and promote equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups. Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
    Contact: Mike Rosulek <rosulekm at eecs.oregonstate.edu>
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-18

    Post-doctoral researcher in Secure and Private Cloud-assisted computing
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    We are looking for an excellent, motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work in the area of information security and cryptography with a focus on secure and private cloud assisted computing. More precisely, the postdoctoral researcher shall be working on investigating efficient verifiable delegation of computation mechanisms that provide: i) provable security guarantees, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. The overall aim of the postdoctoral position will be to design and evaluate provably secure cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving and verifiable delegation of computation protocols. The research shall also consider the case where multiple clients jointly outsource computations to untrusted cloud servers. Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Your Profile:
    • A PhD degree in Cryptography;
    • Strong publication record;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Final Deadline for applications: 8 January 2021. Starting date: Beginning of 2021 or by mutual agreement.
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2020-12-20 posted on 2020-12-18

    Cryptography engineer / researcher (all levels)
    Ant Group
    The cryptography team at Ant Group (formerly known as Ant Finance and Alipay) is looking for multiple applied cryptographers or engineers at all levels. We are a team to bridge the academia world and the industry; to promote new crypto solutions via solving real world problems.

    Candidates are expected to be developing cryptographic libraries and/or conducting related researches with a growing team of researchers and engineers. Candidates are likely to be working in one of the following directions:
    • homomorphic encryptions
    • multiparty computations
    • zero-knowledge proofs
    Knowledge of at least one of the above fields is desirable. Please highlight in your CV your previous publications or open-source projects in those domains.

    Bonus points:
    • experience in developing cryptographic libraries
    • top tier publications in cryptography or security
    • experience with Rust
    Location:
    • Beijing
    • Hangzhou
    How to apply: please send your CV to zhenfeizhang.zz@antgroup.com
    Contact: Zhenfei Zhang
    Last updated: 2020-12-22 posted on 2020-12-11

    Research Internships
    Max Plank Institutes in Computer Science, Germany

    The Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbruecken), Software Systems (Saarbruecken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum) offer research internships in all areas of Computer Science. An internship at a Max Planck Institute is a way to pursue world-class research in computer science! Our internships are also an excellent way to explore research or new research areas for the first time.

    Internships are open to exceptional Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral students worldwide, as well as exceptional individuals from industry interested in gaining academic research experience in computer science. Intern positions are limited and admissions are very competitive

    We welcome interns all year round, but most interns prefer the summer months. Every intern works directly with an assigned faculty mentor at one of the participating institutes. Internship projects are based on the intern’s academic interests, maturity and prior experience.

    All interns receive a monthly stipend, free (shared) housing, and travel to- and from- the institute hosting the internship. A typical internship lasts 12 to 14 weeks, but longer internships are possible.

    Application Deadlines for Summer Internships:

    • Early Deadline: 31 December (for internships starting in May or June)
    • Late Deadline: 31 January (for internships starting in July or August)
    For an internship starting at any other time, please apply at least 4 months before your intended started date.

    More information can be obtained at https://www.cis.mpg.de/internships

    We understand that travel restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may prevent interns from traveling to host institutes right now. In such a case, the intern and the mentor may agree mutually to complete the internship remotely. The intern will still be paid the monthly stipend.

    Contact: Catalin Hritcu
    Last updated: 2020-12-15 posted on 2020-12-11

    PhD Student (funded)
    The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University,Egham
    Project Title: Social and Societal Foundations of Cryptography: The Case of Large-Scale Protests. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday at Royal Holloway seeks to recruit PhD students who will explore the social and societal foundations of cryptography. Cryptography is a field that actively interrogates its foundations. These foundations are, unsurprisingly and sensibly, understood to be of the complexity-theoretic and mathematical variety. However, cryptographic security notions -- and everything that depends on them -- do not exist in a vacuum, they have reasons to be. While the immediate objects of cryptography are not social relations, it presumes and models them. This fact is readily acknowledged in the introductions of cryptographic papers which illustrate the utility of the work by reference to some social situation where several parties have conflicting ends but a need or desire to interact. Yet, this part of the definitional work has not received the same rigour from the cryptographic community as complexity-theoretic and mathematical questions. This project aims to take first steps towards remedying this situation by grounding cryptographic security notions in findings emerging from ethnographic fieldwork in adversarial situations. In particular, it considers protesters in large-scale protests and aims to understand their security needs, practices and the technologies they rely upon. The project then also analyses these technologies, i.e. attempts to break their security, and proposes new solutions based on the findings from fieldwork. By bringing cryptographic security notions to *the field*, the project provokes a series of security questions about, for example, confidentiality and anonymity in online and offline networks, trust relations and how to establish them, onboarding and authentication practices. We seek applicants with either a background in mathematics and/or computer science or related disciplines or a background in ethnography or experience using related qualitative social science methods
    Contact: The studentship includes * Tuition fees: * Maintenance: £21,285 for each academic year. The CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday can offer up to ten studentships per year, three of which can be awarded to international students (which includes EU and EEA.) contact Prof Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2020-12-11 posted on 2020-12-10

    Security/Cryptography Engineer
    Axelar

    Axelar is building a decentralized network that connects dApp builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users for frictionless cross-chain communication. Our team consists of experienced engineers and researchers in distributed systems, cryptography, and consensus. We’re growing our team and looking for engineers who’re interested in building the new financial stack from the ground up.

    • Understanding of public and secret key: encryption, signatures (Ed25519, ECDSA, etc.).
    • Knowledge of networking technologies, specifically TCP/IP, RPC and the related protocols.
    • Knowledge of operating systems, file systems, and memory on macOS and Linux.
    • Experience with engineering security practices.
    • Ability to find, exploit and fix bugs, security vulnerabilities in software.
    • General knowledge of blockchain technologies.
    • Experience with Go and/or Rust.
    • Bonus: understanding of elliptic curve cryptography, multi-party computation and threshold schemes.
    More info at: https://axelar.network
    Contact: Sergey Gorbunov: sergey [at] axelar [dot] network
    Last updated: 2020-12-11 posted on 2020-12-09

    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.

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at Microsoft Research seeks graduate students in applied cryptography and privacy for spring and summer internships. Topics of particular interest to us include (but are not limited to) secure computing (FHE, MPC, TEE), ML privacy, end-to-end encryption, web privacy and security, post-quantum cryptography, and zero-knowledge proofs.

    We offer internship projects ranging from protocol design and security analysis to crypto and privacy engineering, so we encourage PhD students with any relevant experience to apply.

    Please apply at: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/945055/Research-Intern-Privacy-and-Cryptography

    Contact: Kim Laine, Melissa Chase, or Esha Ghosh
    Last updated: 2020-12-06 posted on 2020-12-06

    PhD positions in symmetric cryptographic design and engineering
    Radboud University, Nijmegen
    We have 3 open positions for PhD students in the area of symmetric cryptography in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in Nijmegen. One position is on the study of provable security of modes of use, one on design of primitives supported by cryptanalysis, and one on protection against implementation attacks based on power, electromagnetic side channel analysis, and fault attacks. We focus hereby on cryptography based on permutations as in the sponge, duplex and farfalle constructions, especially suited for low energy consumption.

    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 symmetric crypto":
    - a motivation letter
    - your cv
    - your master diploma certificate (scanned)
    - transcript of the courses you took (including grades)
    - up to 3 references
    Contact: 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
    Last updated: 2020-12-01 posted on 2020-11-30

    Post-Doc , Senior Researcher, Ph.D. student
    DingLab, Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications; Beijing, China

    Multiple positions on all levels at the Ding Lab in Privacy Protection and Blockchain Security at the Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications(BIMSA)

    The BIMSA is a Mathematics research institution co-sponsored by Beijing Municipal Government and Tsinghua University. The BIMSA is located in the Huairou District of Beijing, and is part of Beijing’s strategic plans to build world-class new-style research & development institutions and national innovation center for science and technology. The BIMSA aims to develop fundamental scientific research and build a bridge between mathematics and industry applications. The director of BIMSA is the renowned mathematician, Prof. Shing-Tung Yau.

    The Ding Lab in Privacy Protection and Blockchain Security will be led by Professor Jintai Ding and the lab currently has multiple open positions on all levels from full tenured professor to postdoc and research associate (without PhD) Anyone who works in related areas including (but not restricted to) computational algebra, computational algebraic geometry, number theory, mathematical optimization, quantum algorithms, post-quantum cryptography, multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof, fully homomorphic encryption, privacy preserving algorithms, block chain, high performance computing, and algorithm implementations are welcome to apply. BIMSA offers internationally competitive salary packages and salary will be determined by applicant's qualification. Recent PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. A typical appointment for postdoc of BIMSA is for two-years, renewable for the third year with annual salary ranges from 300,000 RMB to 500,000 RMB depending on experience and qualifications. Ding Lab is an open lab with English as a working language. Interested applicants, please send email with CV to DingLab@bimsa.cn.

    Contact: Jintai Ding
    Last updated: 2020-12-01 posted on 2020-11-26

    Funded PhD students in Applied 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 position is funded with a competitive salary.
    Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Your Profile:
    • A MsC degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Excellent programming skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Final Deadline for applications: 15 February 2021
    Starting date: By mutual agreement.
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2021-01-19 posted on 2020-11-26

    Two Fully Funded PhD Positions in Cybersecurity
    Cyber Science Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
    The Cyber Science Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada, has two fully funded PhD positions in Cybersecurity. The Cyber Science Lab is a research lab focused on advancing knowledge and practice in AI for Security and Security of AI systems. There are also many opportunities to work on industry projects in the lab. Normally PhD students work on two industry projects during their study and can make an additional 30,000 CAD/year through industry projects. For more details see https://cybersciencelab.org/open-phd-positions
    Contact: Ali Dehghantanha (ali@cybersciencelab.org) or Khodakhast Bibak (bibakk@miamioh.edu).
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-21

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Cyber Science Lab, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
    The Cyber Science Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada, is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Security of AI/ML systems. Strong applicants in other areas of Cybersecurity may also be considered. The initial appointment would be for one year and can be extended for another year. Salary will be in the range of $60,000 to $75,000 a year commensurate with experience, and extended health coverage is also provided. Candidates with strong track of publication or previous postdoc experience are normally receiving higher salaries. For more details see https://cybersciencelab.org/open-positions.
    Contact: Ali Dehghantanha (ali@cybersciencelab.org) or Khodakhast Bibak (bibakk@miamioh.edu).
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-21

    Ph.D. Scholarship (AI Security and Post-Quantum Cryptographic Hardware)
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
    There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia), USA. The research topics of this position primarily focused on fault attack/detection related to the AI system and post-quantum cryptosystems. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related others. Familiar with fault attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Start date: Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 are both ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

    The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S.

    Brief introduction of Dr. Xie: Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, hardware security, and VLSI digital design. He is the Best Paper Awardee of IEEE HOST 2019. He has served the Associate Editor for Microelectronics Journal, IEEE Access, and IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems II. He has also been awarded the 2019 IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor.

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie
    Last updated: 2020-11-22 posted on 2020-11-20

    Multiple Engineer Positions in Embedded Systems Security
    Intrinsic ID, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Intrinsic ID is an embedded security company, specializing in authentication technologies that protect Internet of Things devices and payment transactions; ensure safe connectivity; authenticate sensors and semiconductor chips; and protect sensitive military data & systems. Our approach is based on patented techniques in SRAM PUF.

    Intrinsic ID currently has four open positions to expand its R&D team in Eindhoven and support the development of Intrinsic ID’s security solutions and products.

    Positions:
    • Hardware Design Engineer
    • Hardware Verification Engineer
    • Embedded Security Engineer
    • Sr. Embedded Software Engineer / Architect
    What we offer at Intrinsic ID:
    • Competitive salary and benefits
    • Career development opportunities in a fast-growing company
    • Diverse and challenging problem-solving opportunities in a dynamic workplace
    • An excellent working atmosphere
    • The opportunity to be a part of a team with unparalleled experience in hardware and software security
    Applications can be done directly on our website: https://www.intrinsic-id.com/company/careers

    Contact: Geert-Jan Schrijen, CTO (Geert.Jan.Schrijen@intrinsic-id.com)
    Last updated: 2020-11-19 posted on 2020-11-18

    Postdoc Fellow in Security/Crypto+AI/ML
    Monash University, Malaysia campus
    Monash University is ranked 55 in the QS 2021 world rankings and 64 in the Times HE 2021 world rankings. Monash University, Malaysia campus is recruiting 20 postdoc fellows in key areas including security/crypto+AI/ML: https://sites.google.com/monash.edu/postdoc/home High quality candidates who have a PhD, or are completing their PhD, are encouraged to apply. The candidate will join a team of security/AI researchers in collaboration with colleagues from the Australia campus. Current research directions including generative adversarial networks, adversarial machine learning, deepfakes, AI/ML for security. We also welcome crypto/security researchers looking to focus on crypto/security for/with AI/ML. Contact Professor Raphaël Phan for more details.
    Contact: Professor Raphaël Phan
    Last updated: 2020-11-19 posted on 2020-11-18

    Post-Doc in Cryptography & Blockchain
    George Mason University, USA
    A Postdoc position is available on the areas Cryptography and/or Blockchain. Candidates with interests in one or both areas are encouraged to apply.

    The starting date can be anytime in Spring or Summer of 2021.

    For more information and to apply please contact Prof. Foteini Baldimtsi at foteini@gmu.edu

    Contact: Foteini Baldimtsi
    Last updated: 2020-11-17 posted on 2020-11-15

    Post-Doctoral Researcher in Symmetric Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg

    The CryptoLux group of the University of Luxembourg has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of symmetric cryptography. The successful candidate will contribute to a research project entitled Analysis and Protection of Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms (APLICA), which is funded by the Luxembourgish Fonds National de la Recherche and the German Research Foundation. Starting in 2021, APLICA will run over a period of 3 years as a joint research project between the CryptoLux group and the Workgroup for Symmetric Cryptography of Ruhr-University Bochum. The mission of the APLICA project is to develop new cryptanalytic techniques for lightweight authenticated encryption algorithms and hash functions, and to design and implement new countermeasures against side-channel attacks that are suitable for constrained devices.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in symmetric cryptography or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record that includes at least one paper at an IACR conference/workshop or one of the top-4 security conferences. Experience in software development for embedded systems or mounting side-channel attacks is a plus. Candidates with an interest to conduct research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

    • Cryptanalysis of authenticated encryption algorithms or hash functions
    • Leakage resilience or leakage reduction by design (e.g. modes of operation)
    • Security evaluation of leakage-resilient primitives or constructions

    The position is available from Jan. 2021 on basis of a fixed-term contract for 3 years. The University of Luxembourg offers excellent working conditions and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to send their application by email to Alex Biryukov before Dec. 15, 2020 (early submission is strongly encouraged, applications will be processed upon receipt). The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's research interests, a CV (incl. photo), a list of publications, scans of diploma certificates, and contact details of 3 references

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2020-11-13 posted on 2020-11-13

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

    The positions provide a great opportunity for students with interest in interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields towards the design of secure systems and protocols. We target real-world 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.almashaqbeh@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: 2020-11-17 posted on 2020-11-11

    Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    The Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester (http://www.cs.rochester.edu) seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions. We are particularly eager to hire in theory, security/privacy/cryptography, quantum computing, data management, natural language processing, and machine learning, but candidates in all areas of computer science and at any level of seniority are encouraged to apply: we are always on the lookout for unique opportunities and synergies.

    Candidates must have (or be about to receive) a doctorate in computer science or a related discipline. Applications should be submitted online (at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/login) no later than January 1, 2021, for full consideration; submissions beyond this date risk being overlooked due to limited interview slots.
    Contact: Muthu Venkitasubramaniam
    Last updated: 2020-11-06 posted on 2020-11-03

    Researcher/Senior Researcher
    Temasek Labs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE) is research group under Temasek Laboratories, NTU, Singapore. As a group of dynamic researchers, the main focus of PACE is to explore advanced aspects of embedded security.

    PACE group is seeking applications for a motivated researcher in the area of embedded and mobile security. The successful candidate will work with experienced researchers to explore new security vulnerabilities in commercial products like smartphones and IoT, with a focus on secure boot.

    We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:

    • Have already completed, or be close to completing a PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with strong track record in research and development (publications in international journals and conferences). Master degree with relevant research experience can be considered.
    • Experienced in security evaluation and have understanding of crypto- graphic algorithms (symmetric and asymmetric). Coding background in C/Java/Assembly/Python/VHDL for analysis is required.
    • Has experience in working with embedded/IoT devices or android devices for vulnerability assessment.
    • Has previous lab experience in developing prototypes, FPGA design, manipulating oscilloscopes, writing device drivers and communication interfaces, which are used in analysis of implemented designs.
    • Knowledge of side-channel or fault attacks is a plus.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Creative, curious, self-motivated and a team player with good analyti- cal and problem-solving skills.

    You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security, specific to physical attacks. This position is available from December 2020. The initial contract will be one year. There are strong possibilities for extensions upon successful performance. TL offers competitive salary package plus other benefits.

    Contact:

    Dr. Shivam Bhasin

    Programme Manager

    sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg


    Last updated: 2020-11-02 posted on 2020-11-01

    Post-Doc / Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow
    Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
    Symmetric Key and Lightweight Cryptography Lab (SyLLab) at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) is looking for candidates for 2 Research Fellow / Post-Doc positions (from fresh Post-Docs to Senior Research Fellow, flexible contract duration) on various topics, such as symmetric-key design/cryptanalysis, lightweight cryptography, cryptography for automotive industry, side-channel analysis, machine learning aided cryptanalysis. Candidates are expected to have a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security venues. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants' accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin@ntu.edu.sg). Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
    Contact: Thomas Peyrin: thomas.peyrin@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2020-10-29 posted on 2020-10-26

    Post-Doc
    Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    We are looking for outstanding Post-Doc to work on physical (hardware) security.

    The group offers excellent working environment as a part of Horst Görtz Institut for IT Security (HGI https://hgi.rub.de/en/ ) including more than 200 scientists active in several different aspects of IT security and cryptography.

    The candidate should have a PhD in IT-security, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science with excellent publication records.

    Since the position is funded by a national project, having the ability to fluently talk, write, and read in German is a must. The position is for two years, with an option to extend.

    Send your application in a single pdf file to amir.moradi (at) rub.de

    Contact: Amir Moradi
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-22

    PhD positions
    UConn, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.

    Several PhD positions in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Computer Science and Engineering department, led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh.

    The positions provide a great opportunity for students with interest in interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields towards the design of secure systems and protocols. We target real-world 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.almashaqbeh@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 (ghada.almashaqbeh@uconn.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-15

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    The 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 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 “1000 Youth Talents Program”, Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”,etc. We will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.
    Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2020-10-12 posted on 2020-10-10

    Ph.D. position: Data privacy-preserving mechanisms for autonomous and connected vehicles
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris & Thalès Group
    Context and funding: Chair C3S (Connected Cars and Cyber Security), https://chairec3s.wp.imt.fr/
    Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security, with focus on distributed protocols, cryptology and Secure Multi-party Computation. Secure “multi-party computation” (MPC) is a type of cryptographic protocol that allows a set of parties to compute a function of each of their individual inputs, without having to reveal their inputs. It would be interesting to explore the use of this approach in the context of the autonomous connected vehicles to define protocols that preserve privacy and integrity, and ensure secure communications in a highly distributed context.
    Position is available in the INFRES (Computer Science and Network) Department at Telecom Paris of the Institute of Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), France.
    The expected Ph.D research takes part of research activities carried out in the Axis 2 of the Chair C3S and especially related to topic 2 – Protection of data and data flow in real time, cryptography and agility focusing on light and robust cryptography, real-time cryptography and crypto-agility. Candidates should have a strong background in computer science and cryptography. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or multi-party computation is a plus. Applicants must hold a master degree in the relevant research fields. Positions are available and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates are found. If you are interested, please apply by sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Ph.D., addressed directly to Prof. Duong Hieu Phan and Prof. Houda Labiod from Infres Department, Institute Polytecnique de Paris and Dr. Aurélien Dupin from Thalès Group. Since we receive many applications, we encourage you to include necessary materials that demonstrate your motivation and strengths.
    Contact: Hieu Phan (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr) and Houda Labiod (houda.labiod@telecom-paris.fr).
    Last updated: 2020-10-05 posted on 2020-10-05

    Ph.D. Scholarship (Side-Channel Attack)
    Ph.D. position (full scholarship) on Side-Channel Attack at Villanova University (USA)
    There is one Ph.D. position opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia). The research topics of this position primarily focused on side-channel attack related analysis related to the post-quantum cryptosystems.

    Interested ones are warmly welcomed to send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Familiar with FPGA board related side-channel attack and analysis will be desirable. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and HDLs. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team work member.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Deadline: better to start at Spring 2021, though Fall 2021 is also ok. It is always better to apply as early as possible. Position is open until it is filled.

    The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranks Villanova as tied for the 53th best National University in the U.S.

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-10-06 posted on 2020-10-04

    Ph.D Student - Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) Scholarships
    Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia
    We are looking for a PhD student in the domain of Scalable Privacy-preserving Data Sharing. The PhD position is available in Charles Sturt University's Wagga Wagga campus, led by Prof. Zia. The potential candidate is expected to investigate and devise efficient functional encrytion that is compatible with privacy risk metrics according to different types of data. The research requires theoretical encryption scheme construction as well as experimental implementation with industry collaboration.

    This PhD position will be supported by the CSCRC with excellent scholarship. The CSCRC aims to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals through working with some of the best cyber security researchers in Australia, and engagement with the CSCRC Industry & Government Participants. Further details of the CSCRC Government and Industry Participants may be found at: https://www.cybersecuritycrc.org.au (Cyber Security Research Scholarships of up to AU$50,000 a year for outstanding PhD students; these scholarships are limited to Australian nationals or candidates from other 5-Eyes countries (US, UK, Canada, New Zealand); candidates from NATO countries will be considered on a case by case basis. Successful candidates must be eligible to obtain Australian Government Cyber Security Clearance (where appropriate).)

    In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must:
    • Hold a Master's degree in mathematics, computer science, cryptography or related fields with strong grades;
    • Show strong background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography;
    • Demonstrate experience in C/C++ or Java.
    Having prior publications in security and privacy is highly desirable.

    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts,
    • Curriculum vitae,
    • Statement of Purpose, and
    • Academic IELTS Test Report (or equivlent qualification).
    In addition, three reference letters are required by e-mail from referees.

    Contact: Prof. Tanveer Zia (tzia@csu.edu.au)
    Last updated: 2020-10-06 posted on 2020-10-01

    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 PhD degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues.

    We offer 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 a substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.

    There is no specific deadline for this call, but we will start looking at the applications from Oct 15th, 2020.

    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-25

    Post-doc position
    EMSEC, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
    We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group. The applicants should have background and be interested in working on different aspects of lattice based cryptography, in particular on:
    • security proofs for lattice-based schemes,
    • building and implementing lattice-based constructions,
    • cryptanalysis and side channels attacks.
    The research will take place in the Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC) team, within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France.
    To apply please send us by email your detailed CV (with publication list). The positions has flexible starting date. Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.
    Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois / adeline.roux-langlois@irisa.fr
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-24

    Post-doc
    Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne, Hubert Curien Laboratory, Saint-Etienne, France
    We are looking for candidates for a free Post-Doc position in the field of design and modeling of self-timed rings (STR) as a source of randomness in logic devices, implementation of true random number generators (TRNG) based on STRs in FPGAs and ASICs, analysis of statistical properties of the generated numbers, statistical modeling of the proposed TRNGs and construction of efficient embedded tests dedicated to the proposed generators and based on their stochastic models. Desired profile: Ph.D. degree is required. Required skills: a) good knowledge of digital electronics and embedded systems; b) knowledge of CAD tools and FPGA design (Intel, Xilinx or Microsemi) as well as simulation tools (Modelsim); c) ASIC design using Cadence tools (design, simulation, verification); d) good level of English. Other useful skills: e) data acquisition and data analysis (use of tcl and python languages in particular); f) signal processing, mathematical modeling, statistics; g) basic knowledge in information security.
    Contact: fischer(at)univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2020-09-23 posted on 2020-09-22

    Ph.D. students (Cryptographic Engineering)
    Villanova University
    Three Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Villanova University, Villanova, PA (west of Philadelphia, USA). The research topics of these positions are focused on cryptographic engineering and fault detection related security analysis. Interested ones are warmly welcomed to apply and send their resume/CV to Dr. Xie through email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    Requirements: preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Majoring in Mathematics are also ok. Proficiency in programming languages such as C, C++, Python, and so on is needed. Good at English communication and writing. Great enthusiasm of doing research oriented tasks. Excellent team worker.

    Degree: both B.S. and M.S. graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Deadline: better to start at Spring 2021 (Fall 2021 is also ok). It is always better to apply as early as possible. Positions are open until they are filled.

    Contact: Jiafeng Harvest Xie (jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-09-16 posted on 2020-09-15

    PhD Students and Post-Docs (Available Immediately)
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
    We are seeking multiple Ph.D. students and Post-Doc scholars on architectural and hardware security for a joint funded project of Prof. Amro Awad and Prof. Aydin Aysu at NC State University. The positions are in the broad area of computer architecture and hardware security. The candidates will be part of a project that is collaborative between two research groups (led by Prof. Awad and Prof. Aysu) at NC State and are expected to work on the intersection between hardware security and emerging computing architectures.

    The project will explore the security aspects of hardware accelerators. The goal of this project is to identify efficient solutions for defending against a wide set of attacks (e.g., side-channel attacks) targeting hardware accelerators. We will also investigate different challenges and security concerns related to the programming models and run-time environments of particular interest to our funding agency. More information will be shared with the applicants.

    PhD Applicants: Following are the minimum requirements for PhD applicants:

  • GPA >= 3.8 -- among top 10% of your graduating class.
  • Strong background in computer architecture (experience in GPUs/FPGAs is preferred)
  • Familiarity with Linux environment, and background in OS (experience in device drivers is preferred)
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • US citizenship is preferred due to the nature of the project, but exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Post-Doc Applicants:

    We are also hiring post-doctoral scholars to lead some of the efforts in this project. Post-Doc candidates should have PhD with focus on computer architecture or systems with familiarity with hardware accelerators (e.g., FPGA and GPUs). The positions are available immediately and thus candidates who are already in the US are preferred.

    Links to research groups:

    Prof. Awad: https://sacagroup.github.io/

    Prof. Aysu: https://research.ece.ncsu.edu/aaysu/

  • Contact: Amro Awad (ajawad@ncsu.edu) and Aydin Aysu (aaysu@ncsu.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-09-02 posted on 2020-09-02