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I-2421 – POST DOC IN SOFTWARE AND DATA SECURITY
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. Discover our IT for Innovative Services department: https://www.list.lu/en/informatics/ How will you contribute? Your specific mission includes, but is not limited to, participating into the following activities along the project partners: • to design and develop DevSecOps solutions and Data security solutions • to prototype ML-based anti-fuzzing, vulnerability detection, information sharing technologies for cybersecurity, and anomaly detection solutions • to develop open-source software • to validate the effectiveness of developed technologies You are in charge of disseminating and promoting the research activities that will be carried out, whether through publications, prototype development or technical reports. You’re highly motivated and have proven skills in machine learning & cybersecurity to address the security concerns in software development and data protection. You have already good experience in collaborative cyberthreat intelligence systems that use advanced analytics solutions as can offer significant advantages over the local systems by detecting cyberattacks early and promptly responding to them. And last, but not least, you’re a great practitioner of cybersecurity techniques such as vulnerability detection, information sharing, fuzzing, anti-fuzzing. As to join us, you: • hold a PhD. degree in Computer Science or related disciplines • have good programming skills (particularly experience on Python and C++) • have good track record on applied ML for cybersecurity, such as fuzzing and ML-based vulnerability detection and anomaly detection. • have good track record on data protection for applications such as data spaces and digital twin. • demonstrate strong interest and experience in fuzzing techniques such as mutation testing, symbolic execution, AFL, etc. • familiar with ML frameworks, such as Pytorch, Tenso
Contact: jobs@list.lu
Last updated: 2024-04-17 posted on 2024-04-16

PhD Student
University of New Brunswick, Computer Science; Fredericton, Canada
We are looking for one PhD student who will work on cryptography and privacy-preserving machine learning. The position is a fully funded PhD position. The candidate must hold a Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a related area, and a have a strong background in mathematics and cryptography and good programming skills. The application materials should contain a curriculum vitae, a research statement, transcripts of Bachelor's and Master's, and the name and contact information of two references. The starting date is September 2024 or January 2025, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Contact: Kalikinkar Mandal
Last updated: 2024-04-17 posted on 2024-04-13

Postdoc in AI security and cryptography
University of Bergen, Norway
This postdoctoral position is for 3 years (with possible extension to up to 4 years) and is linked with a research effort aiming to apply cryptographic methods for studying the security aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Cryptographic approaches will be tested for attacks on AI and existing protection methods in cryptography will be applied for security of AI. The candidate will have the freedom to explore new related topics and drive the research in the direction of security of AI and cryptographic elements. The postdoc will work with a team at the Selmer Center in Secure Communication, including among others Adj. Prof. Vincent Rijmen, Adj. Prof. Sondre Rønjom and Prof. Lilya Budaghyan. Please apply online via the link where more information is available: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/260444/lead-ai-postdoctoral-research-fellow-position-within-cryptography-and-security-of-ai
Contact: Prof. Budaghyan
Last updated: 2024-04-13 posted on 2024-04-12

I-2425 – POST-DOC IN WIRELESS NETWORK SECURITY
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Temporary contract | 12 Months | Belval Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https://www.list.lu/ Discover our IT for Innovative Services department: https://www.list.lu/en/informatics/ How will you contribute? Your specific mission includes, but is not limited to, participating into the following activities along the project partners: • To analyze the security of wireless networks in dedicated scenarios, e.g., stage control in theatres. • To analyze the independences (security-oriented) between different services which use the same wireless network. • To prototype ML-based vulnerability and attack detection technologies for wireless networks. • To develop open-source software. • To validate the effectiveness of developed technologies. You are in charge of disseminating and promoting the research activities that will be carried out, whether through publications, prototype development or technical reports. You’re highly motivated and have proven skills in machine learning & cybersecurity to address the security concerns in wireless communication networks. You have already good experience in designing network intrusion detection solutions that use advanced machine learning techniques which can offer significant advantages over other methods. And last, but not least, you’re a great practitioner of cybersecurity technique benchmarking and testing in simulated environments. Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now! As to join us, you: • Hold a PhD. degree in Computer Science or related disciplines • Have good programming skills (particularly experience on Python and C++) • Have good track record on wireless network security, such as vulnerability detection and anomaly detection in Wifi and Telecom netw
Contact: Schwartz Cathy
Last updated: 2024-04-11 posted on 2024-04-11

Postdoc in AI security and cryptography
University of Bergen, Norway
This postdoctoral position is for 3 years (with possible extension to up to 4 years) and is linked with a research effort aiming to apply cryptographic methods for studying the security aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Cryptographic approaches will be tested for attacks on AI and existing protection methods in cryptography will be applied for security of AI. The candidate will have the freedom to explore new related topics and drive the research in the direction of security of AI and cryptographic elements. The postdoc will work with a team at the Selmer Center in Secure Communication, including among others Adj. Prof. Vincent Rijmen, Adj. Prof. Sondre Rønjom and Prof. Lilya Budaghyan.
Contact: Prof. Budaghyan: lilya.budaghyan@uib.no
Last updated: 2024-04-11 posted on 2024-04-11

Senior Secure Web Service Java Software Engineer for Trust Provisioning (m/f/d)
NXP Semiconductors GmbH Austria

Ready to join the future of innovation in our team at NXP? We are expanding our Trust Provisioning Team at NXP Gratkorn!

Trust Provisioning is the secure creation, insertion, and distribution of confidential data and key material for chip personalization, including product configuration and development of software for underlying production flows.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implementation of secure web services for key and data distribution
  • Design and implementation of unit and integration tests for automated test execution in CI/CD pipelines, including quality aspects
  • Contributing to architectural and security concepts to ensure end-to-end protection of sensitive key material and data
  • Contact: Kerstin Krauss
    Last updated: 2024-04-11 posted on 2024-04-10

    PhD student
    IBM Research Zürich
    The IBM Zürich Research Lab invites applications for a PhD position in the area of Quantum-Safe Cryptography. The position is fully funded by SNF through the grant CryptonIs: Advanced Cryptography Based on Isogenies. The successful candidate will conduct research on cryptographic algorithms and schemes pertaining to the area of Isogeny-based Cryptography, a branch of Quantum-Safe Cryptography grounded in Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, under the supervision of Drs. Andrea Basso and Luca De Feo. They will join a diverse team of cryptographers working on all aspects of theoretical and applied cryptography. We are looking for candidates with an interest in the following topics Algorithmic Number Theory, Computational Algebraic Geometry, Cryptographic primitives and protocols, Cryptanalysis.
    Contact: Andrea Basso and Luca De Feo for questions. Apply online via the form at the given link. Only applications received before May 1st are guaranteed to be taken in consideration.
    Last updated: 2024-04-11 posted on 2024-04-09

    Postdoctoral Position in Blockchain Technology
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    We are pleased to announce an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Blockchain Technology. This position offers a unique chance to contribute to cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of distributed ledger technologies.

    Responsibilities:

    • Conducting original research in blockchain technology, with a focus on cryptographic protocols, consensus mechanisms, and scalability solutions.
    • Developing novel algorithms and protocols to address key challenges in blockchain scalability, security, and privacy.
    • Publishing high-quality research papers in top-tier conferences and journals.
    • Mentoring graduate students and contributing to academic initiatives within the department.

    Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field, with a strong publication record in blockchain or cryptography.
    • Expertise in cryptographic protocols and blockchain technology, with demonstrated proficiency in Python or Rust programming languages.
    • Familiarity with Solidity programming for smart contract development is highly desirable.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a passion for exploring new ideas and pushing the boundaries of research.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities, with a track record of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

    This is a fixed-term position with a contract lasting until December 31, 2025.

    To apply, please submit the following documents to jordi.herrera@uab.cat with subject [Blockchain Postdoctoral Position] before May 2, 2024:

    • A detailed CV including a list of publications.
    • A cover letter describing your research interests, relevant experience, and career goals.
    • Contact information for at least three professional references.
    Contact: jordi.herrera@uab.cat
    Last updated: 2024-04-11 posted on 2024-04-09

    PhD/Postdoc position
    Brandenburg University of Technology, Chair of IT Security
    The Young Investigator Group “COSYS - Control Systems and Cyber Security Lab” at the Chair of IT Security at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg has an open PhD/Postdoc position in the following areas:

    • Privacy-Enhancing Technologies in Cyber-Physical Systems.
    • AI-based Network Attack Detection and Simulation.
    • AI-enabled Penetration Testing.
    The available position is funded as 100% TV-L E13 tariff in Germany and limited until 31.07.2026, with possibility for extension. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (PhD degree for Postdocs) or equivalent in Computer Science or related disciplines, or be close to completing it. If you are interested, please send your CV, transcript of records from your Master studies, and an electronic version of your Master's thesis (if possible), as a single pdf file. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
    Contact: Ivan Pryvalov (ivan.pryvalov@b-tu.de)
    Last updated: 2024-04-09 posted on 2024-04-08

    1 PhD and 1 Postdoc
    Graz University of Technology

    Join our Cryptographic Engineering research team at the Technical University of Graz (TU Graz) in Austria! We are seeking a one PhD and one postdoctoral researchers.

    You will contribute to an exciting research project advancing isogeny-based cryptography. This role offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with leading experts in the field and perform cutting-edge research.

    The Cryptographic Engineering research team is based at IAIK, TU Graz, 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.

    Required Qualifications for PhD position:

    The ideal candidate for the PhD position will hold a master's degree with project experience in the implementation aspects (e.g., efficient implementation, side-channel analysis, fault analysis, etc.) of cryptography, preferably in isogeny-based cryptography.

    Required Qualifications for Postdoc position:

    The ideal candidate for the postdoc position will hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in cryptography and be an expert in isogeny-based cryptography and/or secure implementation aspects of cryptography.

    How to apply:

    Submit your applications, CV, and other documents before 1st May, 2024.
    https://jobs.tugraz.at/en/jobs/bbba0417-7a9c-69a5-f012-6613bd4b383f/apply?preview=true

    Closing date for applications: The application deadline is May 1st, 2024.

    Contact: Sujoy Sinha Roy – sujoy.sinharoy@iaik.tugraz.at
    Last updated: 2024-04-09 posted on 2024-04-08

    PhD Studentship
    Vu Amsterdam
    Your PhD research will focus on developing effective and scalable tools to guard-against side-channel attacks. In hardware, an attacker can measure certain physical quantities such as the time elapsed or the power consumed during a computation to recover a surprising amount of secret information. Such attacks are easy to implement, difficult to detect, and powerful against strong encryption mechanisms. As part of the PhD research we will apply techniques from the analysis of cryptographic protocols and adapt them to the setting of hardware to design a novel verification framework for processors.
    Contact: Kristina Sojakova
    Last updated: 2024-04-09 posted on 2024-04-04

    Applied Cyptographer
    Quantstamp

    Quantstamp is looking for an applied cryptographer. Quantstamp often deals with a wide range of cryptographic problems, including reviewing implementations and tackling new theoretical problems using cryptography. For example, Quantstamp regularly receives requests to review code bases which either invoke or implement (custom) cryptography, as part of an audit.

    Requirments

  • Mastery of at least one zk-SNARK/zk-STARK proof system, or a strong enough technical background to understand one (and this should have some direct connection to cryptography)
  • Strong ability to code and develop software. You should have experience with at least one major language, like Python, Java, or C; the exact language is not too important. You should be familiar with versioning software (specifically, GitHub), testing, and a familiarity with algorithms and data structures.
  • Ability to read and interpret academic papers
  • Ability to communicate ideas
  • Partial availability (2-6h) during EST work hours
  • Familiarity with existing ZK Rollup designs and multiple ZK proof systems
  • Knowledge of software development in Solidity, including testing and various development frameworks like Hardhat
  • Familiarity with blockchain ecosystems, particularly Ethereum
  • Familiarity with Circom for writing zero knowledge circuits
  • Contact: candidate-upload-to-job-N7wnRj36Krf2zX@inbox.ashbyhq.com
    Last updated: 2024-04-09 posted on 2024-04-04

    Fully-Funded PhD Position in Lattice-Based Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    Monash University; Melbourne, Australia
    Monash cybersecurity group has an opening for a PhD position. The topic of interest is Lattice-Based Privacy Enhancing Technologies (such as advanced forms of cryptographic tools and zero-knowledge proofs). We provide
    1. highly competitive scholarships to cover tuition fees, health insurance and living expenses (as stipend),
    2. opportunities to collaborate with leading academic and industry experts in the related areas,
    3. opportunities to participate in international grant-funded projects,
    4. collaborative and friendly research environment,
    5. an opportunity to live/study in one of the most liveable and safest cities in the world.
    The position will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found.

    Requirements. A strong mathematical and cryptography background is required. Some knowledge/experience in coding (for example, Python, C/C++, SageMath) is a plus. Candidates must have completed (or be about to complete within the next 8 months) a significant research component either as part of their undergraduate (honours) degree or masters degree. They should have excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

    How to apply. please first refer to mfesgin.github.io/supervision/ for more information. Then, please fill out the following form (also clickable from the advertisement title): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOvp0w397TQMTjTa6T7TKqri703Z-c3en0aS654w6nl4_EFg/viewform

    Contact: Muhammed Esgin
    Last updated: 2024-04-09 posted on 2024-04-04

    Professor/Associate Professor in Information Security
    Queensland University of Technology
    We are seeking a Associate Professor/Professor Information Security to join School of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Academic Division. We are seeking an Associate Professor or Professor to lead and make strategic contributions to teaching and research in the field of Information Security. The position holder will lead, promote and foster an inclusive high performance and high impact research and teaching team that achieves excellent outcomes for the school and faculty. The successful applicant will be joining a school which conducts fundamental and applied research into creating better, faster, more secure, and more accessible computing and interactive systems.
    Contact: Paul Roe (p.roe@qut.edu.au)
    Last updated: 2024-03-30 posted on 2024-03-26

    Embedded Crypto Software Developer (m/f/d)
    NXP Semiconductors Gratkorn/Austria, Hamburg/Germany, Eindhoven/Netherlands & Toulouse/France
    Ready to join the future of innovation in Crypto & Security at NXP?

    Become part of a highly talented and dynamic international development team that develops state-of-the art secure cryptographic libraries which are protected against physical and logical attacks, which have applications across all different NXP domains and business lines (payment, identification, mobile, IoT, Automotive, Edge Processing, etc.).

    When you join NXP you have the opportunity to broaden your technical knowledge in all of these areas.

    Responsibilities

    • You will develop crypto algorithms (incl. Post Quantum Crypto) based on specifications, being involved from the coding/programming, test, code review, release stages.
    • You will align with our innovation team, architectural team, hardware teams and support teams to develop the algorithms which contribute to a complete security subsystem in all of NXP's business lines.

    Your Profile

    • Bachelor + 3-5 years of relevant experience Or​ You are a graduate with a Master or PhD Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology, Cryptography
    • You have a passion for technology, you bring ideas to the table and you are proud of your results.

    We offer

    • We offer you the opportunity to learn and build on your technical knowledge and experience in some of the following areas: algorithm development including post quantum cryptography (DES, AES, RSA, ECC, SHA and many more)
    • embedded software development in C and Assembly
    • work with ARM Cortex M and RISC V platforms
    • Work on hardware and software countermeasures against side channel (SCA) and fault attacks, (FA).

    Ready to create a smarter world? Join the future of Innovation. Join NXP. Apply online!

    https://nxp.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/fr-FR/careers/job/Gratkorn/Embedded-Crypto-Software-Developer--m-f-d-_R-10052127

    Contact: Veronika von Hepperger (veronika.vonhepperger@nxp.com)
    Last updated: 2024-03-26 posted on 2024-03-25

    POST DOC INS SOFTWARE AND DATA SECURITY
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
    I-2421 – POST DOC IN SOFTWARE AND DATA SECURITY Temporary contract | 24 months | Belval Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https://www.list.lu/ Discover our IT for Innovative Services department: https://www.list.lu/en/informatics/ How will you contribute? Your specific mission includes, but is not limited to, participating into the following activities along the project partners: • to design and develop DevSecOps solutions and Data security solutions • to prototype ML-based anti-fuzzing, vulnerability detection, information sharing technologies for cybersecurity, and anomaly detection solutions • to develop open-source software • to validate the effectiveness of developed technologies You are in charge of disseminating and promoting the research activities that will be carried out, whether through publications, prototype development or technical reports. You’re highly motivated and have proven skills in machine learning & cybersecurity to address the security concerns in software development and data protection. You have already good experience in collaborative cyberthreat intelligence systems that use advanced analytics solutions as can offer significant advantages over the local systems by detecting cyberattacks early and promptly responding to them. And last, but not least, you’re a great practitioner of cybersecurity techniques such as vulnerability detection, information sharing, fuzzing, anti-fuzzing. Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now! As to join us, you: • hold a PhD. degree in Computer Science or related disciplines • have good programming skills (particularly experience on Python and C++) • have good track record on applied ML for cybersecurity, such as fuzzing and ML-based vulner
    Contact: SCHWARTZ Cathy
    Last updated: 2024-03-26 posted on 2024-03-25

    Research Positions on Zero-Knowledge, Blockchain and MPC protocols, Ph.D. & Post-Doc
    University of Edinburgh and ZK Lab
    The ZK-lab (zk-lab.org) and Blockchain Technology Laboratory (https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/blockchain) at Edinburgh University has several open Ph.D. and postdoc positions to work on zero-knowledge proofs, succinct arguments, and multi-party computation with applications to decentralization and privacy protection. You will work in a dynamic collaborative environment with a focus on conceptual and foundational problems of practical relevance. To express interest, send an email including a CV to markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk and jan.bobolz@ed.ac.uk. Positions are open until filled, but we give priority to applications received by May 31st. Female candidates and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Contact: Markulf Kohlweiss (markulf.kohlweiss@ed.ac.uk), Jan Bobolz (jan.bobolz@ed.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2024-03-23 posted on 2024-03-22

    Post-doctoral researcher
    Tallinn University of Technology
    The Department of Computer Systems at Tallinn University of Technology invites PhD holders in Computer Science or relevant fields to apply for a post-doctoral researcher position in the NSF IMPRESS-U project titled "Hardware-Efficient Realization of UA Cryptographic Standards". Ukraine has its standardized cryptographic algorithms, namely Kalyna – block cipher and Kupyna – hash function, which are significantly dissimilar to other standardized solutions adopted by NIST in the US. For several reasons, including performance and security, hardware implementations of cryptographic algorithms are sought. In this project, the partners based in US, Estonia, and Ukraine will jointly investigate how to implement these algorithms in an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) while disseminating knowledge in both directions. The Estonian partner is responsible for accomplishing three main tasks: (i) security-aware design exploration of cryptographic primitives in Kalyna and Kupyna, such as substitution and linear transformation operations; (ii) realization of design architectures targeting high performance and low power dissipation; (iii) secure design of Kalyna and Kupyna against well-known attacks, such as side-channel analysis and fault injection.
    Contact: Levent Aksoy (levent.aksoy@taltech.ee)
    Last updated: 2024-03-23 posted on 2024-03-22

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    PQShield Ltd, Research and Development
    We are looking for a bright and ambitious Postdoc to join PQShield's R&D team, focusing on advancing post-quantum secure messaging. This 2-year position, preferably starting before July 1st, 2024 , offers the opportunity to contribute to exciting research in Tokyo, Japan or Paris, France. While physical presence in these locations is preferred for collaboration with our researchers, remote work arrangements can be negotiated.

    What you’ll be doing: The primary responsibility of this position will be to advance the state of post-quantum secure messaging such as Signal and Message Layer Security (MLS). While the main focus is to conduct groundbreaking research, we encourage and support translating academic research into tangible contributions, such as proposals to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for standardisation.

    Qualifications: While you will mostly collaborate with a group, it is preferred that you have some of the following backgrounds to ensure a smooth start into the project:

  • Previous involvement with secure protocols are helpful to better understand the open problems posed by post-quantum secure messaging.
  • Ability to conduct formal security proofs and to propose new security models are important to handle a complex protocol such as secure messaging.
  • A general knowledge of lattice-based cryptography is preferred to understanding the pros/cons compared to classical cryptography.


    In addition to cryptographic expertise, we seek candidates with:

  • Previous experience working with diverse teams on projects that cover various cryptographic fields.
  • PhD qualified in Cryptography.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a diverse team.

  • Contact: Please apply to the job through the PQShield's Careers page or through the link below:

    PQShield Career page: https://pqshield.com/careers/apply/?gh_jid=4309579101
    Last updated: 2024-03-23 posted on 2024-03-20


    PhD Internship
    Nokia Bell Labs; Antwerp, Belgium
    We have several open PhD internship positions in Bell Labs (Belgium) for PhD students or Postdocs.

    At Bell Labs, the research arm of Nokia, we are currently designing and building systems that offer (1) computational integrity, (2) confidentiality, and (3) low-latency operations.

    Internship Details:

    As an intern in our lab, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to applied research in one of these areas, including:

    Zero-Knowledge Proofs: Dive into topics like SNARKs, STARKs, and MPC-in-the-Head to enhance computational integrity. Computing on Encrypted Data: Explore homomorphic encryption (FHE) and secure multiparty computation (MPC) to address confidentiality challenges.
    Acceleration: Investigate optimized implementations, software architecture, novel ZKP/FHE/MPC circuits, systems and friendly primitives.

    Any other relevant subjects in this area are also welcome, such as zkML, FHE+ML, verifiable FHE, applications of MPC, and beyond.


    Candidate Profile:

    • You are currently doing a PhD or PostDoc
    • Some familiarity with one of the areas: FHE, MPC or ZKP
    • Both applied and theoretical researchers are welcome
    What we offer:

    • Fully funded internship with benefits (based on Belgian income standards)
    • Internship any time from now until the end of 2024
    • Possibility to visit local university crypto groups (e.g. COSIC KU Leuven)
    • A wonderful desk with a view of the Zoo of Antwerp (elephants and bisons visible)
    • Having access to the best beers and chocolates in the world
    Contact: Emad Heydari Beni (emad.heydari_beni@nokia-bell-labs.com)
    Last updated: 2024-03-19 posted on 2024-03-17

    PhD student (fully funded)
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

    At the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity (SSC) at Monash, we have several openings for PhD positions. The topics of interest are post-quantum cryptography (based on lattices and/or hash), their applications, and their secure and efficient software and hardware implementations.

    • Amongst the benefits:
      • We provide highly competitive scholarships opportunities to collaborate with leading academic and industry experts in the above-mentioned areas.
      • There will be opportunities to participate in (inter)nationally funded projects.
      • We have a highly collaborative and friendly research environment.
      • You will have an opportunity to live/study in one of the most liveable and safest cities in the world.

    The positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found.

    • Entry requirements include:
      • Some mathematical and cryptography backgrounds.
      • Some knowledge/experience in coding (for example, Python, C/C++, and/or SageMath) is a plus.
      • Must have completed (or be about to complete within the next 6 months) a significant research component either as part of their undergraduate (honours) degree or masters degree.
      • Should have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

    How to apply. Please fill out the following form (also clickable from the advertisement title): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetFZLvDNug5SzzE-iH97P9TGzFGkZB-ly_EBGOrAYe3zUYBw/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Contact: Amin Sakzad (amin.sakzad@monash.edu)
    Last updated: 2024-03-19 posted on 2024-03-17

    Ph.D. Position (Fully Funded)
    CEA-LIST France & University of Paris-Saclay, France
    The Fully Homomorphic Encryption research group at CEA-LIST, a French public government funded research organisation, is one of the largest research groups that dedicatedly works on homomorphic encryption. Potential use cases include Privacy preserving Machine learning and Deep learning, to name a few. However, different schemes are suited for different use-cases, and thus there is a greater need of efficient switching between schemes.

    Thus we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a string background in applied cryptography including FHE/MPC.

    The candidate must meet the following requirements

  • Education: Hold an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in Information security or Computer science.
  • Experience and Knowledge: Strong background in (applied) cryptography with a particular focus on cryptographic protocols/FHE/MPC. Good software development/programming skills.
  • Personality and Working Practice: Self-motivated and enthusiastic, independent, reliable, creative, and able to work in an international team with diverse background.
  • Language Fluent English, knowledge of French not required The successful candidate will:
  • become a part of the team of 10 full time researchers (one of largest teams in the world dedicated to FHE) and advance research on FHE.
  • develop new protocols and techniques in FHE,
  • publish and present your results in top-tier journals and conferences.

    The position is based at the CEA-LIST Nano-Innov campus in Palaiseau, France (30 mins from central Paris), fully funded for three years, no teaching duties, annual leaves, and the usual benefits.

  • Contact: Olive Chakraborty (olive.chakraborty@cea.fr )

    Contact us with your CV and Cover letter for more details on the subject.
    Last updated: 2024-03-17 posted on 2024-03-13


    Tenure track cryptography professor
    University of Rennes, France
    A junior professor position entitled « Mathematics: cryptography, algebra, geometry » is open for competition at the university of Rennes. The recruited person will join the « Géométrie et Algèbre Effectives » team at IRMAR. This position is aimed at doctorate holders, including experienced post-docs and colleagues already in post (lecturers, associate professor, ...). It is a 4 years tenure track leading to a full professor position. Applications will be open from April 16 to May 17 More details, including teaching and research profiles, will be available on https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_CPJ.htm in the coming days. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
    Contact: Sylvain Duquesne
    Last updated: 2024-03-13 posted on 2024-03-12

    PhD student
    University of Luxembourg
    The research group for Cryptographic Protocols located at the University of Luxembourg and the KASTEL Security Research Labs (Germany) is looking for a PhD student working on cryptographic primitives and protocols enabling privacy, accountability, and transparency. A background in provable security (e.g., successfully attended courses or a master’s thesis on the subject) is expected.

    The candidate will be based at the University of Luxembourg but also profit from regular visits at and joint research projects with the KASTEL Security Research Labs.

    The candidate’s research will be dealing with privacy-preserving cryptographic building blocks and protocols for important application scenarios and result in both theoretical contributions (protocol designs, security models and proofs, etc.) and their efficient implementation. Privacy-preserving payments and data analytics, misuse-resistant lawful interception, and anonymous communication are research topics of particular interest to us.

    If you are interested in joining our group, please send an email including your CV, transcripts, and two references to andy.rupp@uni.lu. As the position should be filled as soon as possible, your application will be considered promptly.

    Contact: Andy Rupp (andy.rupp@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2024-03-13 posted on 2024-03-12

    Assistant Professor in Computer Security
    Lund University
    The Department of Electrical and Information Technology at LTH is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Computer Security.

    The position is funded within the framework of a special initiative on cybersecurity from the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program. This means that, in addition to funding for the Assistant Lecturer position, full funding is provided for doctoral positions associated with the new position. The new Assistant Lecturer is expected to actively participate in the supervision of these doctoral students and, once docent competence is achieved, take on the main supervisory role. Additionally, funding is provided for two postdoctoral positions for two years each within the employment. The new Assistant Lecturer is expected to be responsible for developing profiles and recruiting for these two positions.
    The subject of the position encompasses methods and principles for protecting data in safety-critical applications, as well as protection against overload attacks and the maintenance of personal privacy. There are significant challenges in researching how machine learning can be used to attack traditional computer systems, but also to create new principles for protecting systems, making them more robust, and, not least, automating security architectures and protection systems.
    Work duties include:
    - Research within the subject area,
    - Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies,
    - Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students,
    - Actively seeking external research funding,
    - Collaboration with industry and wider society.
    - Recruitment of researchers and building up a research group,
    - Administration related to the work duties listed above.
    Contact: Christian Gehrmann, christian.gehrmann@eit.lth.se
    Last updated: 2024-03-11 posted on 2024-03-11

    Applied Cryptographer
    Quantstamp

    Quantstamp is looking for an applied cryptographer. Quantstamp often deals with a wide range of cryptographic problems, including reviewing implementations and tackling new theoretical problems using cryptography. For example, Quantstamp regularly receives requests to review code bases which either invoke or implement (custom) cryptography, as part of an audit.

    Required

  • Mastery of at least one zk-SNARK/zk-STARK proof system, or a strong enough technical background to understand one (and this should have some direct connection to cryptography)
  • Ability to code and develop software. You should have experience with at least one major language, like Python, Java, or C; the exact language is not too important. You should be familiar with versioning software (specifically, GitHub), testing, and a familiarity with algorithms and data structures.
  • Ability to read and interpret academic papers
  • Ability to communicate ideas
  • Partial availability (2-6h) during EST work hours
  • Familiarity with existing ZK Rollup designs and multiple ZK proof systems
  • Knowledge of software development in Solidity, including testing and various development frameworks like Hardhat
  • Familiarity with blockchain ecosystems, particularly Ethereum
  • Familiarity with Circom for writing zero knowledge circuits
  • Contact: candidate-upload-to-job-N7wnRj36Krf2zX@inbox.ashbyhq.com
    Last updated: 2024-03-11 posted on 2024-03-07

    Ph.D. Thesis on Efficient Secure Multi-Party Computation
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Renningen, Germany
    Bosch Research is developing an open source cloud platform (https://carbynestack.io) for computing on encrypted data using Secure Multi-party Computation (MPC). Potential use cases include, but are not limited to, Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning and Privacy-Preserving Data Analytics. For such large computations on big data, active secure MPC becomes quite expensive. Bosch Research is therefore trying to reduce the computational and communication costs of MPC by optimizing the underlying cryptographic primitives and protocols.

    Thus, we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a strong background in applied cryptography and preferably also MPC.
    The candidates should meet the following requirements:
    • Education: Hold an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in IT security or computer science.
    • Experience and Knowledge: Strong background in (applied) cryptography with a particular focus on cryptographic protocols/MPC, including security models and basic security proof techniques. Good software development/programming skills.
    • Personality and Working Practice: Self-motivated and enthusiastic, independent, reliable, creative, and able to work in an international team with diverse background.
    • Language: Fluent English language skills
    If the above requirements apply to you, you are welcome to read on. The successful candidate will:
    • become a part of the team and advance research on MPC,
    • develop novel approaches to improve the practical efficiency of actively secure MPC protocols,
    • design efficient MPC protocols for diverse use-cases, and
    • publish and present your results in top-tier journals and at conferences.
    The position is based at the Bosch Research Campus in Renningen, Germany, fully funded for three years, no teaching duties, with 30 days annual leave, and the usual benefits.
    Contact: Please submit your application, including your CV, transcripts of records from your Master studies, and a cover letter including your research background and research interest, via: https://smrtr.io/hmG3C
    Last updated: 2024-03-07 posted on 2024-03-06

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Cryptography
    The University of Edinburgh
    The successful candidate will contribute to the formal security specification and design of cryptographic protocols in the Open Finance area. In Open Finance we envision multiple entities, each holding private data, that want to perform joint computation over this data to offer to customers the best possible financial products. The main goal of the project is to investigate what are the security requirements for Open Finance, and then provide a formal security specification (e.g., in the Universal Composable framework) of such a system. The successful candidate will then work on designing a protocol that matches this security definition, and in the final stage of the project, will implement part of the system, focusing on a specific use case. The candidate will be supported by members of the Business School to successfully complete the first phase of the project related to understanding the basic security requirements of an Open Finance system. The majority of the project will be related to the formal design of the system that will be supported by members of the School of Informatics. The project is funded by Input-Output Global. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in cryptography or related fields. Evidence of strong research experience as demonstrated through publications at top-tier conferences or high-impact journals is essential. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong initiative and commitment to excellence, and an ability to conduct world-class research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work remotely if they require that (as long as they are in the UK). For more info, we refer to the application page. Application deadline 12/03/2024, 23:59GMT
    Contact: Michele Ciampi michele.ciampi@ed.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2024-03-07 posted on 2024-02-29

    Postdoctoral Researchers in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences
    The Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) is looking for two postdoctoral researchers in post-quantum cryptography under Prof. Zhenfeng Zhang's team. The roles involve designing, analyzing, and implementing post-quantum cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related field and proven expertise in areas like lattice-based, multivariable polynomial-based, hash-based, code-based, or isogeny-based cryptography. A strong publication record and the ability to work collaboratively are essential. Excellent programming skills and knowledge of provable security theories are preferred.

    Responsibilities include conducting high-level research, publishing findings, collaborating with team members, and participating in academic and industry events. The positions offer an annual pre-tax salary of 500,000 to 700,000 CNY (approx. 80,000 to 100,000 USD) and are based in Beijing. English proficiency is required; Chinese is not.

    Applicants should send a CV with publications, a research statement, and at least two recommendation letters. Apply by July 30, 2024, for full consideration. This opportunity allows you to contribute to the advancement of cryptography at a leading Chinese research institution.

    Contact: Dr. Long Chen (Email:chenlong@iscas.ac.cn)
    Last updated: 2024-02-29 posted on 2024-02-29

    Tenured Professor position, Cryptology and Information Security
    University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
    In view of its ongoing development, the CRYPTO group of the University of Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) invites applications for the following full-time position.

    Job description: A tenured Professor faculty position (“Professeur des universités”) is open to highly qualified candidates who are committed to a career in research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with very strong research achievements in one or several of the areas related to the general fields of cryptology and information security.

    Responsibilities include research leadership and dissemination, supervision of doctoral students, development of national or international research projects, and strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate or graduate level.

    How to apply: Applications must be sent exclusively via the GALAXIE portal (https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/index.jsp). The list of mandatory documents to be provided is defined by the decree of 6 February 2023. It is available on the GALAXIE portal.

    Deadline for submitting applications: Friday, March 29, 2024, 4 PM, Paris time (France).

    For selected candidates, in person auditions will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2024 (in Versailles).

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Except for candidates who are currently “Maître de conférences” in France and hold an HDR diploma (“Habilitation à diriger des recherches”), a “Qualification aux fonctions de professeur des universités” certificate from the french “Conseil National des Universités” is usually required to apply. However candidates who already hold a tenured Professor (or equivalent) position may in some cases be exempted from this certificate.

    Contact: Louis Goubin, Full Professor, head of the "Cryptology and Information Security" group

    e-mail: louis.goubin (at) uvsq.fr
    Last updated: 2024-03-01 posted on 2024-02-26


    PhD Position in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering
    Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @CS Department @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering to be filled as soon as possible and initially for 3 years with the possibility of extension.

    Job description:

    You'll work in the collaborative research center CROSSING funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In our project E4 Compiler for Privacy-Preserving Protocols, we build compilers to automatically generate optimized MPC protocols for privacy-preserving applications. See https://encrypto.de/CROSSING for details. As PhD@ENCRYPTO, you primarily focus on your research aiming to publish&present the results at top venues.

    We offer:

    We demonstrate that privacy is efficiently protectable in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols. Our open and international working environment facilitates excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and CS in Europe. Darmstadt is a very international, livable and well-connected city in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt.

    Your profile:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and very good software development skills. Knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally MPC) is a plus.
    • Experience and interest to engage in teaching.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and striving to do excellent research.
    • Our working language is English: Able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English. German is beneficial but not required.
    Application deadline:Apr 8, 2024. Later applications are considered.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2024-02-29 posted on 2024-02-22

    PhD Student
    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    We are looking for a strong candidate that wants to pursue a PhD on privacy-preserving machine learning at Monash University (a world top 50 university) in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia (frequently ranked among the top 10 cities to live in the world).
    Contact: Rafael Dowsley (rafael.dowsley@monash.edu)
    Last updated: 2024-02-29 posted on 2024-02-21

    Researcher
    Blanqet
    Blanqet is a new company that is focused on shaping the future of cryptography in a quantum world. Current members include faculty from Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Law at the University of Chicago and Penn State University. For more information see our website, www.blanqet.net.

    We are looking to hire several researchers to join our Chicago based team for periods of one to three years with the potential for longer employment. Our focus is on imaginative individuals who are devoted to both research and its practical realization. Relevant areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cryptography, quantum and post-quantum cryptography, computer security, computational algebra and number theory.

    Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside other researchers at Blanqet and at the nearby University of Chicago. Joint academic affiliations with the University of Chicago are possible when appropriate.

    Applicants are expected to have (or expect to soon have) a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related area. To apply, submit a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and a brief description of your research interests (description of research interests not to exceed two pages, more or less, and arrange for three letters of reference. Applications and letters should be sent via email to contact@blanqet.net. We will make offers on a rolling basis with flexibility as to the start date.

    Contact: contact@blanqet.net
    Last updated: 2024-02-21 posted on 2024-02-19

    PhD student
    Technical University of Munich, Germany

    A position for a PhD student in Cryptography is available in the newly formed research group led by Lorenz Panny in the Department of Mathematics, within the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology, located at the Garching campus.

    The group was established in 2023 and primarily focuses on mathematical aspects of post-quantum cryptography: for example, this includes topics such as classical and quantum cryptanalysis, cryptographic constructions based on isogenies of abelian varieties and other algebraic objects, and efficient algorithms for both attacks and secure implementations.

    Please refer to the linked website for details on the position and application process.

    Contact: Lorenz Panny, lorenz.panny@tum.de
    Last updated: 2024-02-19 posted on 2024-02-17

    Postdoctoral researchers
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)
    The College of Computing at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco is currently looking for motivated and talented Postdoctoral researchers in the area Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity, and Quantum Cryptography. The successful candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to):
    • Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
    • Quantum Cryptography
    • Quantum Blockchain

    Key duties:
    The Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to:
    • Publish in high impact journals in the field.
    • Participate to the supervision of PhD students and research internships.

    Criteria of the candidate:
    • PhD in the field of Cryptography, Computer security or any related field.
    • Strong publication record in high impact conferences / journals.
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++, Python), familiarity with Linux
    • Proficiency in English and ability to work in a team
    • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills

    Employment terms:
    The successful candidate will be employed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) based at Benguerir (50 km north of Marrakech), Morocco. The net salary per month is 2000 USD. The initial appointment as Postdoctoral researcher will be for one-year renewable depending on satisfactory performance.

    Applications and selection procedure:
    Applications must be sent using a single electronic zipped folder with the mention of the job title in the mail subject. The folder must contain:
    • A 1-page cover letter with main research interests.
    • A detailed CV.
    • A 1-page brief research statement.
    • Contact information of 2 references (Applicants are assumed to have obtained their references’ consent to be contacted for this matter).

    Contact: Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma)
    Contact: Prof. Mustapha Hedabou
    Last updated: 2024-02-19 posted on 2024-02-16

    PHD STUDENT OR POST-DOC IN SUSTAINABLE TRUST ANCHOR FOR IOT
    CSEM, Neuchâtel CH
    Your mission

    Collaborating with two experienced teams in security, digital hardware and software, you will contribute to the development of an embedded anchor of trust for future generation of sustainable IoT devices, enabling features such as post quantum cryptography, threshold cryptography, distributed architectures, or reconfigurability over the air. You will be working closely with a diverse team of engineers and researchers, and you will take a leading role in transforming a vision into tangible IPs.


    Your responsibilities
    • Research in applied cryptography and implementations for embedded devices.
    • Implement cryptography and security primitives for embedded devices; mainly HW/SW co-design.
    • Develop Proof of concepts based on advanced cryptography topics.
    • Harden security modules against side channel attacks, software attacks and other threats.
    • Adopt a holistic approach to design and implement robust features yielding solid foundations for end-to-end security.
    • Propose innovative security IPs, challenge them against state of the art and review them with peers.
    Your profile
    Know-how
    • PhD graduate or an MSc graduate.
    • Background in one or more of these fields: digital design, embedded software design and applied cryptography.
    • A high motivation to progress and excel in the field of applied cryptography and embedded security.
    • Experience in digital hardware or embedded software development.
    • Programming skills in VHDL, C, Python (or equivalent).
    • Fluent in English. French or German are an advantage.

    Interpersonal skills
    • Natural curiosity and ability to adapt to new situations.
    • Autonomous and hands-on, motivated to take initiative in the development of innovative solutions.
    • Open-minded attitude and well-developed team-spirit.
    Contact: Damian Vizar
    Last updated: 2024-02-19 posted on 2024-02-15

    Zero Knowledge Research Engineer (Vac Nescience)
    IFT | Logos | Vac
    Vac builds public good protocols for the decentralized web. We do applied research based on which we build protocols, libraries and publications.

    This role is within the Vac Nescience unit, which develops Nescience A zkVM leveraging hiding properties.

    The role

    In this role, you will be responsible implementing and analysing components of zero knowledge argument systems and architectures for private computation. The ideal candidate should be well-versed in zero-knowledge circuits written in Rust, with the ability to adapt to evolving research needs.

    Your responsibilities will include implementing zero-knowledge circuits and writing comprehensive specifications. Additionally, your role will involve measuring the performance of circuits, while also possessing the skills to debug and optimize as needed.

    Join us in pushing the boundaries of private computation technology and contribute to groundbreaking advancements in the field of zkVMs.

    Contact: Maya
    Last updated: 2024-02-13 posted on 2024-02-13

    Post-docs and PhD Residencies
    SandboxAQ

    We have postdoc and PhD residency positions available at SandboxAQ [1]. We seek people interested in doing research in the areas of post-quantum cryptography, privacy, and machine learning applied to cybersecurity. The positions are remote, but allow for travel to collaborate with team members. The postdoc residencies are initially for two years, but with the option to extend it to up to three years, on mutual agreement. PhD residencies are up to one year.

    We are open to strong candidates that reinforce existing expertise of the team as well as candidates extending our expertise.

    We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where we have zero tolerance for discrimination. We invest in our employees' personal and professional growth.

    Learn more about what we’ve been doing so far by checking out our publications page [2] or the individual DBLP pages of our permanent researchers listed below for each of the teams associated with these residencies.

    [1] www.sandboxaq.com [2] pub.sandboxaq.com

    Rolling deadline. More information: https://www.sandboxaq.com/careers.

    PQC members’ information:
    • Carlos Aguilar Melchor: https://dblp.org/pid/71/4606.html
    • Martin Albrecht: https://dblp.org/pid/92/7397.html
    • Nina Bindel: https://dblp.org/pid/167/3021.html
    • James Howe: https://dblp.org/pid/163/8680.html
    • Andreas Hülsing: https://dblp.org/pid/27/1744.html
    Privacy members’ information:
    • Nicolas Gama: https://dblp.org/pid/49/4575.html
    • Sandra Guasch Castelló: https://dblp.org/pid/86/8292.html
    ML for Cybersecurity contacts:
    • Raphael Labaca-Castro: raphael.labaca@sandboxaq.com
    • Parth Mishra: parth.mishra@sandboxaq.com
    Contact:
    • PQC: martin.albrecht@sandboxaq.com and james.howe@sandboxaq.com
    • Privacy: nicolas.gama@sandboxaq.com and sandra.guasch@sandboxaq.com
    • ML: raphael.labaca@sandboxaq.com and parth.mishra@sandboxaq.com

    Last updated: 2024-02-13 posted on 2024-02-12

    Post-Doc
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    We are looking for a self-motivated postdoc in key-evolving cryptography and blockchain supported under ARC Discovery project. The project is planned to start in July 2024 and for four years. The candidate is required to have a PhD qualification in relevant research fields in cryptography, cybersecurity, computer science or blockchain. Please send your CV and related documents to the contact below.
    Contact: Dr Yannan Li (first_name@uow.edu.au)
    Last updated: 2024-02-13 posted on 2024-02-12

    Ph.D. student
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    We are looking for self-motivated students in blockchain, especially in blockchain regulation. The position is planned to start in July 2024 and for a 3-year term (can be extended). The student requires a background in computer science or cryptography and holds Master's degree in computer science or equivalent, excellent English, communication, and teamwork skills. Experience in research and knowledge of zero-knowledge proofs will be a big plus. If you are interested in this position, please don't hesitate to send your CV and transcript to the contact below.
    Contact: Dr Yannan Li (first_name@uow.edu.au)
    Last updated: 2024-02-13 posted on 2024-02-12

    Cryptography Researcher
    Logos (Nomos ZK Team)
    The team require specialized role to bring in-depth knowledge and experience with ZK proofs and related tools and frameworks. This expertise will facilitate expedited prototyping, research, design of the proving system, and help in developing ZK-friendly solutions for the requirements of multiple components of the Nomos blockchain. The constant flux of tasks, varying in size and scope, requires a team member who can seamlessly integrate into the team and contribute immediately.

    Key Responsibilities

    Develop an in-depth understanding of the multi-layered architecture of Nomos and how Zero Knowledge proofs can be effectively utilized at various stages. Collaborate with other researchers and developers to ensure that Nomos's systems and protocols are efficiently designed and implemented. Address and solve upgradeability concerns related to ZK schemes and ensure consensus proofs are ZK-friendly. Design and help implement privacy-centered protocols that require the use of ZK proofs. Evaluate and integrate ZK tools and frameworks to optimize the performance and efficiency of our systems. Stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in the field of Zero Knowledge proofs and blockchain technology. Provide support and guidance to the team on ZK proofs related issues.

    You ideally will have

  • A strong technical background, preferably with a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Zero Knowledge proofs, cryptography, and blockchain technology.
  • Deep understanding of Zero-Knowledge proof systems (zk-SNARK, circom, Plonk/Halo2, zk-STARK), elliptic curve cryptography, and circuit design.
  • Previous experience in a similar role, where you successfully contributed to the development of complex systems using ZK proofs.
  • Contact: Angel
    Last updated: 2024-02-05 posted on 2024-02-05

    Senior Research Scientist - PQC
    SanboxAQ (USA, remote; Europe, remote; Canada, remote)

    The SandboxAQ team is looking for a Research Scientist to help functionalize the next generation of cryptographic systems. A successful candidate will be comfortable with research in post-quantum cryptography. We are open to strong candidates that reinforce existing expertise of the team as well as candidates extending our expertise. They will be part of a team of diverse cryptographers and engineers, where they will play a key role in efficient and effective enablement of the technologies being developed. They can learn more about what we’ve been doing so far by checking out the publications of our permanent researchers: Carlos Aguilar Melchor, Martin Albrecht, Nina Bindel, James Howe, Andreas Hülsing, and Anand Kumar Narayanan

    Core Responsibilities
    • Research and design of new post-quantum cryptography primitives and protocols
    • Engage in team collaborations to meet ambitious product and engineering goals
    • Present research discoveries and developments including updates and results clearly and efficiently both internally and externally, verbally and in writing
    Minimum Qualifications
    • PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
    • Strong background in post-quantum cryptography with a proven publication record at flagship conferences
    • Deep understanding of cryptographic primitives and protocols
    • Capacity to work both as an individual contributor and on collaborative projects with strong teamwork skills
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience in C, C++, Rust or Go, or equivalent skills to implement and validate innovative cryptographic constructions and/or protocols
    • Experience with the real-world aspects of cryptography
    • Experience contributing to open source projects and standardization bodies
    • Curiosity in a variety of domains of cryptography, security, privacy, or engineering
    SandboxAQ is committed to equal employment opportunities and offers competitive compensation. For more details have a look at the official job offer https://www.sandboxaq.com/careers-list?gh_jid=5072034004
    Contact: carlos.aguilar@sandboxaq.com
    Last updated: 2024-02-05 posted on 2024-02-02

    Ph.D. internship or Post-Doc
    UCLouvain Crypto Group, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    The UCLouvain Crypto Group is opening two short-term positions (3 to 6 months) in the field of side-channel secure cryptographic implementation. This project consists in either developing a masked hardware implementation of the Ascon AEAD, or developing a software masking of Dilithium for micro-controllers (with possibly other countermeasures). The goal of the project is to research and develop high-quality and well-documented open-source implementations, along with preliminary side-channel security evaluations, as part of the SIMPLE-Crypto (https://simple-crypto.org) initiative. The work will take place in the dynamic research environment of the Crypto Group at UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) and the SIMPLE-Crypto team, in collaboration with other Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers and professors. The candidates should have experience in physical side-channel security and have strong implementation skills (hardware or micro-controller programming, depending on the chosen project). Remote work is possible. Applications will be examined continously.
    Contact: Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Dr. Gaetan Cassiers and Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert (email: first name dot last name at uclouvain.be).
    Last updated: 2024-02-05 posted on 2024-02-02

    Ph.D. Students in Cryptography
    School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong, Australia
    We are looking for two motivated PhD students in the area of cryptography. The candidates will work at the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology at the University of Wollongong. The research topic is public-key cryptography, especially about post-quantum cryptography and privacy-preserving cryptography. The positions are fully funded and will start at 1st July 2024 or thereafter. The period of the position is 3 years. The applicants should have a solid background in Computer Science or Mathematics (or relevant fields). Furthermore, it is preferable that the applicants have some research experience in the field of (public-key) cryptography. If interested, please send your CV, transcripts and a short paragraph about your research background and research interest to contact.
    Contact: Dr. Zuoxia Yu (given name_first name at uow.edu.au)
    Last updated: 2024-02-01 posted on 2024-02-01

    Ph.D. student
    TU Wien, Security and Privacy Research Unit
    The Security and Privacy Research Unit at TU Wien is offering a fully funded PhD position in Formal Methods for Security and Privacy under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matteo Maffei.
    Your profile:
    • Master degree in computer science or equivalent (degree completion by employment start)
    • Excellent English, communication, and teamwork skills
    • Background in formal methods (e.g., automated reasoning, type systems, or proof assistants) or cryptography
    • Experience in research is a plus
    We offer:
    • A job in an internationally renowned group, which regularly publishes in top security venues, and consists of an international, diverse, and inclusive team with expertise in formal methods, cryptography, security, privacy, and blockchains
    • Diverse research topics in formal methods for security and privacy, with a specific focus on cryptographic protocols and blockchains
    • An international English-speaking environment (German not required)
    • A competitive salary
    • Flexible hours
    Applications are to be performed online (https://tools.spycode.at/recruiting/call/5). The application material should include:
    • Motivation letter
    • Bachelor/Master’s transcripts
    • Publication list (if available)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information for two referees
    We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. Applications are welcome until the position is filled. The applications will be evaluated in a bi-weekly fashion, and applicants will be contacted only in case they are selected for an interview.
    Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matteo Maffei
    Last updated: 2024-02-01 posted on 2024-01-31

    Research Fellows / Postdocs
    SUTD, Singapore
    We are looking for candidates to work in a digital trust project. The candidates are expected to meet the following requirements.

    * A PhD degree in computer science or related fields

    * Good background in cybersecurity and digital forensics.

    * Experience in biometric-based authentication for smartphone users.

    * Practical experience in machine learning and AI.

    * Strong analytical skill.

    * Publication records in *top* cybersecurity conferences/journals.

    * Good programming skill in C/C++ and Python/Java.

    * Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

    * Great team player.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration. Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou [jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg].

    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou [jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg].
    Last updated: 2024-02-01 posted on 2024-01-30

    Ph.D. student
    TU Wien Informatics, Vienna, Austria
    The Security and Privacy Research Unit at TU Wien is offering a fully funded PhD position under the supervision of Dr. Zeta (Georgia) Avarikioti and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matteo Maffei. If you are interested, please apply at https://tools.spycode.at/recruiting/call/4.
    Contact: Zeta Avarikioti and Mattero Maffei
    Last updated: 2024-01-25 posted on 2024-01-24

    Postdoc Position in Zero Knowledge Proof Application and Acceleration
    University of California San Diego, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; San Diego, CA
    We are looking for motivated postdoctoral candidates with experience using zero-knowledge proofs in cutting edge applications and hardware acceleration. The candidate will be working with the Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems (ACES) Lab at UC San Diego, led by Farinaz Koushanfar. In particular, the student will be working on incorporating zero-knowledge proofs into emerging learning paradigms. Alongside this, the candidate should have experience with GPU/FPGA acceleration, as they will be collaborating with senior PhD students to build an end-to-end zero-knowledge proof accelerator. This position is fully-funded.

    Requirements:
    • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field
    • Strong ability in at least C/C++ or Rust
    • Familiarity with popular open-source zero-knowledge proof frameworks
    • Publication record in top venues, with proven research record around zero-knowledge proofs
    • Strong theoretical understanding of zero-knowledge proofs and its various constructions
    • Ability to work on-site in San Diego
    To apply, please send your CV to Farinaz Koushanfar at the email: fkoushanfar@ucsd.edu
    Contact: Farinaz Koushanfar (fkoushanfar@ucsd.edu)
    Last updated: 2024-01-25 posted on 2024-01-24

    Postdoc Position in Privacy-Preserving Computation
    University of California San Diego, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; San Diego, CA
    We are looking for motivated postdoctoral candidates with experience in applied cryptography and privacy-preserving computation. The candidate will be working with the Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems (ACES) Lab at UC San Diego, led by Farinaz Koushanfar. In particular, the student will be working at the intersection of computational healthcare applications and privacy-preserving computation. The researcher will be given the freedom to analyze different privacy-preserving protocols and collaborate with medical professionals to create innovative solutions. This position is fully-funded.

    Requirements:
    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field
    • Strong ability in at least C/C++, Python, or Rust
    • Familiarity with popular open-source privacy-preserving computation frameworks
    • Publication record in top venues, with proven research record in applied cryptography or adjacent field
    • Strong applied cryptography skills
    • Ability to work on-site in San Diego

    To apply, please send your CV to Farinaz Koushanfar at the email: fkoushanfar@ucsd.edu
    Contact: Farinaz Koushanfar (fkoushanfar@ucsd.edu)
    Last updated: 2024-01-25 posted on 2024-01-24

    Software Security Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute
    Software Security Researcher Who We Are The Cryptography Research Center (CRC) brings together theoretical and applied cryptographers to contribute to the proliferation of this ever-evolving ecosystem. Our world-class cryptography experts collaborate with key industry players to offer advanced solutions to address the threats faced by today’s digital societies. CRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center attracting the world’s foremost scientists and researchers. TII leads worldwide advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields. What We Do We design, analyze, and implement cryptographic algorithms and protocols using in-depth technical expertise that encompasses fundamental classical and post-quantum cryptography research, applied cryptography engineering, and research on theoretical and practical cryptanalytic techniques. Responsibilities Participate in security evaluations of in-house and 3rd-party developed products Conduct R&D activities in the areas of vulnerability research, reverse engineering, and exploit development/mitigation bypass Required skills BSc/MSc in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related Significant hands-on experience doing reverse engineering of ARM/AARCH64/RISC-V binaries using IDA Pro or Ghidra Hands-on experience with fuzzing (AFL, FuzzTest/centipede) and debugging tools (GDB) Experience performing source code reviews of large code bases Experience with advanced exploitation techniques Proficient with C/C++ and Python Nice to have skills PhD degree in software security or related Proven experience in security/vulnerability research (e.g., papers, CVEs for RCE/LPE)
    Contact: mohammed.hannan@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2024-01-25 posted on 2024-01-23

    Hardware Security Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute
    Who We Are The Cryptography Research Center (CRC) brings together theoretical and applied cryptographers to contribute to the proliferation of this ever-evolving ecosystem. Our world-class cryptography experts collaborate with key industry players to offer advanced solutions to address the threats faced by today’s digital societies. CRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center attracting the world’s foremost scientists and researchers. TII leads worldwide advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields. What We Do We design, analyze, and implement cryptographic algorithms and protocols using in-depth technical expertise that encompasses fundamental classical and post-quantum cryptography research, applied cryptography engineering, and research on theoretical and practical cryptanalytic techniques. Responsibilities Participate in security evaluations of in-house and 3rd-party developed products Conduct R&D activities in the areas of vulnerability research, hardware security, side-channel analysis, and fault injection attacks Required skills BSc/MSc in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related Significant hands-on experience performing side-channel analysis and/or fault injection attacks on real-world devices Good understanding of system-level security building blocks (e.g., TEE, secure boot, OTP fuses, secure elements) Familiarity with the most common countermeasures found on modern secure chips (e.g., shields, sensors, codes, masking) Experience with C/C++ and Python Nice to have skills PhD degree in hardware security or related Proven experience in security research (e.g., papers, CVEs)
    Contact: mohammed.hannan@tii.ae
    Last updated: 2024-01-25 posted on 2024-01-23

    Applied Cryptographer
    Quantstamp, Remote/ Anywhere

    Quantstamp is looking for an applied cryptographer. Quantstamp often deals with a wide range of cryptographic problems, including reviewing implementations and tackling new theoretical problems using cryptography. For example, Quantstamp regularly receives requests to review code bases which either invoke or implement (custom) cryptography, as part of an audit.

    Zero knowledge applications are becoming more common across all ecosystems, and this kind of math will also soon be the basis of several scaling solutions - in particular, zero knowledge rollups. These applications often use a zero-knowledge Succinct Non-interactive Argument of Knowledge (zk-SNARK) proof system, or a zero-knowledge Succinct Transparent Argument of Knowledge (zk-STARK) proof system.

    Your work will involve doing research about various cryptographic protocols. Some protocols of interest will be those found in the code of our audit clients, others will be protocols of interest for future audits. In particular, in anticipation of audits of, or for, zero-knowledge rollup systems, you’ll be asked to understand various zero-knowledge proof systems. There are a lot of those - we don’t expect mastery in all of them, but mastery of at least one would be ideal.

    Required

  • Mastery of at least one zk-SNARK/zk-STARK proof system, or a strong enough technical background to understand one (and this should have some direct connection to cryptography)
  • Ability to code and develop software. You should have experience with at least one major language, like Python, Java, or C; the exact language is not too important. You should be familiar with versioning software (specifically, GitHub), testing, and a familiarity with algorithms and data structures.
  • Ability to read and interpret academic papers
  • Ability to communicate ideas
  • Partial availability (2-6h) during EST work hours
  • Familiarity with existing ZK Rollup designs and multiple ZK proof systems
  • Knowledge of software development in Solidity, including testing and various development frameworks like Hardhat
  • Familiarity with blockchain ecosystems, particularly Ethereum
  • Familiarity with Circom
  • Contact: See the link below for more information and to apply: https://jobs.ashbyhq.com/quantstamp/6ae4fc70-98bb-42e1-9f24-c40e7af441cc
    Last updated: 2024-01-19 posted on 2024-01-18

    Cryptography Engineer
    Copper.co
    The Key Management team at Copper is tasked with developing the core components of Copper’s custodial solution. This entails the constructions of tools and services essential for secure storage and transfer of digital assets. A focal point of the team’s responsibilities includes developing and integrating MPC (Multiparty Computation)-based cryptographic signature algorithms. Additionally, the team is charged with the development of APIs that facilitate the interaction of cryptographic primitives with both client-facing applications and certain internal services within Copper. You will conduct cryptography literature review, select relevant papers, and produce a specification and pseudocode from the paper(s). You will implement cryptography specifications into secure, production-level code. You will integrate cryptography primitives into Copper’s internal MPC framework. You will participate in the design and implementation of Copper’s next generation MPC framework. You will interact with auditors and academia, as well as cryptographers on the client side. You will provide cryptography support for other Copper development teams
    Contact: Clara Luna
    Last updated: 2024-01-06 posted on 2024-01-02

    Post-doc, Research Assistant/Associate, 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 a few positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professors, tenured Full Professors as well as Research Assistants/Associates and Post-Doctors 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 “Outstanding Youth Talents Program”, Shanghai “Talents Program”,etc. We will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.
    Contact:
    Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn; Ni Liang, email: liangni@sjtu.edu.cn

    Last updated: 2024-01-02 posted on 2023-12-26

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Cryptography
    The University of Edinburgh
    The Opportunity: The successful candidate will contribute to the formal security specification and design of cryptographic protocols in the Open Finance area. In Open Finance we envision multiple entities, each holding private data, that want to perform joint computation over this data to offer to customers the best possible financial products. The main goal of the project is to investigate what are the security requirements for Open Finance, and then provide a formal security specification (e.g., in the Universal Composable framework) of such a system. The successful candidate will then work on designing a protocol that matches this security definition, and in the final stage of the project, will implement part of the system, focusing on a specific use case. The candidate will be supported by members of the Business School to successfully complete the first phase of the project related to understanding the basic security requirements of an Open Finance system. The majority of the project will be related to the formal design of the system that will be supported by members of the School of Informatics. The project is funded by Input-Output Global. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in cryptography or related fields. Evidence of strong research experience as demonstrated through publications at top-tier conferences or high-impact journals is essential. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong initiative and commitment to excellence, and an ability to conduct world-class research. For more info, we refer to the application page.

    Application deadline 16/01/2024 23:59 GMT

    Contact: Michele Ciampi michele.ciampi@ed.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2023-12-20 posted on 2023-12-20

    PhD student in cyber-deception
    Technical University of Denmark
    We are looking for two bright and motivated PhD students for two 3-year fully funded PhD positions starting 1 June 2024 (negotiable). The project is financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, and it is a collaboration between DTU, the University of Cambridge (UK), the Royal Holloway University of London (UK), and Stony Brook University (USA). It is an excellent opportunity to be involved in advanced research on cyber-security and cyber-deception, with important practical applications.

    The two positions are part of the project Loki: Situational aware collaborative bio-inspired cyber-deception. This project, inspired by Norse mythology, with Loki being a shape-shifter god and a master of trickery, aims at redefining and evolving the emerging field of cyber-deception. Here, we attempt to deceive attackers by creating fake vulnerable systems that are aware of their surroundings and are constantly shifting. The project takes inspiration from nature (e.g., from the mimicry phenomenon) to synthesize sophisticated deception.

    Contact: Emmanouil Vasilomanolakis
    Last updated: 2023-12-20 posted on 2023-12-18

    PhD in Cryptography
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    We are looking for motivated, bright, and hard-working students who wish to pursue a PhD in Cryptography. The main areas of focus are zero-knowledge proofs, oblivious primitives on Trusted Execution Environments (Intel SGX, ARM TrustZone, etc.), and encrypted database query evaluation; other areas of cryptography are also possible. Ideal candidates have prior knowledge of implementing cryptographic primitives and a solid background in theoretical computer science (complexity analysis, reduction proofs, etc.). Experience in programming for TEEs is also a big plus. Interested candidates send an e-mail with your latest CV and a short paragraph on your topics of interest.
    Contact: Prof. Dimitrios Papadopoulos (dipapado at cse.ust.hk)
    Last updated: 2023-12-20 posted on 2023-12-18

    PhD scholarship in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

    We are looking for a bright, ambitious, and motivated PhD student to join the cryptography group in the Cybersecurity Engineering Section at DTU Compute in the Copenhagen region of Denmark. The 3-year PhD position will preferably start on June 1st 2024 or thereafter. The goal of the PhD project is to improve the state of threshold post-quantum cryptography. You will join the growing cryptography team at DTU and be able to work with researchers in- and outside of the Copenhagen region and Denmark.

    Responsibilities and qualifications

    Your main task will be to design new threshold cryptographic algorithms with post-quantum security.
    You will investigate distributed alternatives to existing post-quantum algorithms such as Dilithium, Falcon and Picnic, and the long-term security of threshold cryptography, in particular with respect to proactive and post-quantum security. To succeed in this research effort, you will gain familiarity with:

    • post-quantum cryptographic primitives such as signatures or OPRFs
    • threshold cryptographic techniques such as secret sharing and multiparty computation
    • cryptographic foundations of post-quantum cryptography such as lattices, MPC-in-the-head, FHE and similar tools
    In addition to the research project, you will conduct a limited amount of small-class teaching during your PhD period.
    As formal qualification, you must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.
    Furthermore, to ensure a smooth start into the project, it is preferable that you have previous experience with either threshold or post-quantum cryptography.

    Salary and appointment terms

    The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
    The position is a full-time position and the starting date is 1 June 2024 or according to mutual agreement.

    Contact: Carsten Baum
    Last updated: 2023-12-18 posted on 2023-12-17

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cybersecurity
    Federal University of Minas Gerais, Department of Computer Science; Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    We have three postdoctoral positions in Computer Science - Cybersecurity, starting from March 2024 in Brazil. Successful candidates will join us in the insightful and challenging research project “MENTORED: From Modeling to Experimentation - Predicting and Detecting DDoS and Zero-day attacks” from MCTIC/FAPESP. The team of the MENTORED project comprises researchers from different institutions in Brazil, having as Principal Investigator Prof. Michele Nogueira. Each successful candidate will receive a FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship, a monthly stipend of R$ 9.047,40, and research contingency funds (15% of the annual value of the fellowship per year). Further details on the FAPESP webpage: http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427. Application deadline: until the position is filled. Application e-mail: mentored.project@gmail.com For questions: michele@dcc.ufmg.br For further information about the positions, please see: https://mentored.dcc.ufmg.br/calls (postdoctoral open positions - EN) About the project The research project MCTI/FAPESP MENTORED (From Modeling to Experimentation: Predicting and Detecting DDoS and Zero-day attacks) in Cybersecurity has three (3) postdoctoral fellowship open positions in Brazil. Successful candidates must have completed his/her Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent less than seven years ago. The candidate must provide a history of relevant research in areas such as Computer Networks, Network Security, or the Internet of Things. For further information, please send a message to mentored.project@gmail.com
    Contact: Michele Nogueira - mentored.project@gmail.com
    Last updated: 2023-12-04 posted on 2023-12-01

    Cryptography Researcher
    Nillion
    Nillion is a Web3 infrastructure project based on a novel cryptographic innovation called NMC. This new technology enables decentralized data storage and computation


    As a Cryptography Researcher at Nillion, you will research, design, and define cryptographic protocols within the larger framework of distributed systems, formally proving their security. You will be responsible for conducting groundbreaking research that will lead to commercially viable and reliable products by analyzing, proposing, and validating cryptography solutions within a decentralized computing environment

    Requirements:

    • 5+ years of academic research experience in cryptography
    • Qualified to a PhD or Postdoc degree in cryptography
    • Several international scientific publications
    • Deep understanding of MPC
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
    • Extensive experience working with internal and external stakeholders
    • Have highly effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
    • Ability to understand, formally describe and prove mathematical concepts in writing
    • The ability to write formal security proofs in the UC framework Publications in the domain of MPC, ZKP or FHE

    Responsibilities:

    • Developing new protocols and their security proofs
    • Creating variants of existing protocols (synchronous/asynchronous, computational/ITS, passive/active, static/mobile adversaries, boolean/arithmetic, etc.)
    • Verifying existing Nillion protocols and their security proofs
    • Proof-reading existing written material (e.g. technical whitepaper)
    • Writing new security proofs for existing Nillion protocols
    • Optimizing existing protocols for performance Giving internal presentations for educational purposes Participating in brainstorming sessions for new ideas

    Contact: James Williams (James.Williams@Nillion.com)
    Last updated: 2023-12-04 posted on 2023-12-01

    Instructor Position
    Koç University
    Koç University, College of Engineering seeks candidates to serve as part-time instructors to teach undergraduate-level Computer Engineering courses including Introduction to Programming with Python, Advanced Object-Oriented Programming with Java, Programming Language Concepts and Operating Systems. The candidate should have a graduate degree, PhD or MS, in an area related to computer science, data science, statistics, mathematics, or engineering with proficiency in Python, Java, or Systems Programming, a preferred teaching experience of 2+ years, and high motivation for teaching.

    Koç University is a private, non-profit institution located on a state-of-the-art campus in Istanbul, Turkey. The University is supported by the Vehbi Koç Foundation and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The medium of instruction is English.

    Applicants should send a cover letter, a current CV, and a statement of teaching interests to comp-instructor23-group@ku.edu.tr. Please include the names and email addresses of at least three references in your application. All applications completed by December 15, 2023, will receive full consideration, but candidates are urged to submit all required materials as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.
    Contact: comp-instructor23-group@ku.edu.tr
    Last updated: 2023-12-04 posted on 2023-12-01

    Full-Time Faculty Position
    Koç University
    Koç University College of Engineering invites applications for Full-time Faculty positions in Computer Science and Engineering starting in Fall 2024. Outstanding applicants with strong theoretical research contributions in all areas of computer science and engineering are invited to apply for the position. The ideal candidates are expected to have a visionary research agenda with an exceptional track record in research and publication, demonstrating a deep commitment to academic excellence and innovation; together with a keen commitment to teaching and learning.

    Faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in addition to maintaining a vigorous research program, collaborating across multiple disciplines, and leveraging the research infrastructure of Koç University such as Koç University Is Bank Artificial Intelligence Research Center (KUIS AI) and Koç University Translational Medicine Research Center (KUTTAM).

    Koç University is a private, nonprofit institution located on a state-of-the-art campus in Istanbul, Turkey. The medium of instruction is English. Koç University hosts the highest number of European Research Council (ERC) Grant recipients and continues to receive the largest total amount of research funding from Horizon 2020 in the nation.

    We are looking for outstanding individuals who are able to build strong research and teaching programs and who can develop into intellectual leaders. It is also important that the candidates interact closely with colleagues across different disciplines and contribute positively to the successful advancement of the College. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package (e.g., housing support, private insurance, K12 package, research startup support).

    Applicants should submit their application online at Academic Jobs Online: CV, a statement of teaching interests, a description of the proposed research program, and the names and addresses of at least three references. The evaluation of applications will commence in mid-January and will continue until the positions are filled. All applications will be considered and treated confidentially.
    Contact: Questions regarding the position can be directed to Asst. Prof. Gözde Gül Şahin (gosahin{at}ku.edu.tr) and Assoc. Prof. Aykut Erdem (aerdem{at}ku.edu.tr) chair of this faculty search committee.
    Last updated: 2023-12-04 posted on 2023-12-01

    Ph.D. Student - Efficient Secure Multi-Party Computation
    Bosch Research, Renningen, Germany
    With Carbyne Stack (https://carbynestack.io), Bosch is developing an open source cloud platform for computing on encrypted data using Secure Multi-party Computation (MPC). Potential use cases include Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning and Privacy-Preserving Data Analytics. For such large computations on big data, active secure MPC becomes quite expensive. Bosch Research is therefore trying to reduce the computational and communication costs of MPC by optimizing the underlying cryptographic primitives and protocols.

    Thus, we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a strong background and/or interest in applied cryptography. The successful candidate will:
    • become a part of the team and advance research on MPC
    • develop novel approaches to improve the practical efficiency of actively secure MPC protocols
    • design efficient MPC protocols for diverse use-cases
    • integrate the results into our Cabyne Stack open source MPC platform
    • publish and present the results in top-tier journals and at conferences
    The candidates should meet the following requirements:
    • Education: Hold an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, mathematics, or a related field
    • Experience and Knowledge: Strong background in (applied) cryptography with a particular focus on cryptographic protocols/MPC, including security models and basic security proof techniques. Good software development/programming skills and the motivation to integrate scientific results into Carbyne Stack.
    • Personality and Working Practice: Self-motivated and enthusiastic, independent, reliable, creative, and able to work in an international team with diverse background
    • Language: Fluent English language skills
    Please submit your application via: https://smrtr.io/hmG3C

    Contact: Informal inquiries can be made to Christoph Bösch (christoph.boesch (at) de.bosch.com). Formal applications must be submitted through: https://smrtr.io/hmG3C
    Last updated: 2023-11-29 posted on 2023-11-27

    Post-Doc in Post-Quantum Cryptography for V2X
    Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
    The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in cryptography under the supervision of Prof. Michele Mosca. Expertise in cryptography is desired, particularly in the areas of cryptographic protocols, post-quantum cryptography, or implementation of cryptographic primitives. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo. We seek promising candidates to help advance the understanding of post quantum cryptography for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications, to develop new post-quantum cryptographic solutions tailored to these applications, and to implement these ideas in laboratory environments. A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is CAD 65,000. In addition, a travel fund of CAD 3,000 per year is provided to attend research related meetings and conferences. Relocation costs of up to CAD 3,000 are also offered. The effective date of appointment is January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024. However, dates are negotiable. Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters. Applications and inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Sarah McCarthy, (sarah.mccarthy@uwaterloo.ca), Institute for Quantum, Computing, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for applications is December 8th, 2023. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.
    Contact: Dr Sarah McCarthy sarah.mccarthy@uwaterloo.ca
    Last updated: 2023-11-23 posted on 2023-11-22

    Postdoctoral Scholars in Cryptography
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

    The Applied Cryptography Unit (https://groups.oist.jp/appcrypto) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is seeking to hire up to four postdoctoral scholars in cryptography.

    The research unit, led by Prof. Carlos Cid, was established in 2022, to conduct research in the design and analysis of modern cryptographic primitives and schemes used to protect confidentiality and integrity of data, both in the classical and in the quantum settings. The Applied Cryptography Unit is also part of OIST Center for Quantum Technologies (https://www.oist.jp/ocqt).

    To forge and develop the Unit's research activities, we are seeking to hire up to four outstanding post-doctoral researchers to join us, to work in the following topics: post-quantum / quantum cryptography (design and analysis), quantum cryptanalysis, post-quantum cryptographic techniques for privacy-preserving mechanisms.

    The postdocs will be provided with funding and access to world-class facilities to pursue their research. The Unit aims to establish a highly collaborative environment, and we expect there will be several opportunities to work with other research groups at OIST, in Japan and overseas.

    For more information about the role, and how to apply, see: https://www.oist.jp/careers/postdoctoral-scholars-applied-cryptography-unit

    Contact: Carlos Cid (carlos.cid@oist.jp)
    Last updated: 2023-11-20 posted on 2023-11-20

    Internships, PhD students, Post-Docs in Cryptography
    Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
    The Cryptography and Cybersecurity team of Télécom Paris (https://www.telecom-paris.fr/C2) is seeking excellent and motivated candidates who are interested in doing Master internships, PhD thesis, or Post-docs, in cryptography. We have several fundings for 6 months internship, 3-4 years PhD thesis, or 1-2 years Post-Doc, on topics related to Symmetric Cryptography. Candidates with an interest in conducting research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
    • Design/analysis of symmetric cryptosystems
    • Application of symmetric primitives in fully homomorphic encryption, zero-knowledge proof etc.
    Requirements for internships:
    • Master program in Math, CS, or relevant fields
    Requirements for Ph.D. students:
    • Master degree in Math, CS, or relevant fields
    • Strong mathematics background
    • Strong ability in at least one programming language
    • Understanding basic cryptanalysis methods is a plus
    Requirements for Post-Docs:
    • Holding or finishing a Ph.D. degree in cryptography, IT security, or a related field
    • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record at IACR conferences or top security conferences
    The review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
    Contact: Qingju Wang (qingju.wang@telecom-paris.fr)
    Last updated: 2023-10-27 posted on 2023-10-26

    Post-Doc
    Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciencesand Applications(BIMSA), DingLab; Beijing, China

    A fully funded position on the DingLab in Cryptography and its applications at the Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA).

    Ding Lab

    The Ding Lab in Public Key Cryptography will be led by Prof. Jintai Ding. It is an international open laboratory with English as the working language. 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, blockchain, high-performance computing, and algorithm implementations are welcome to apply.

    Job Requirements

    The position requires you to have a doctorate or master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cryptography, or equivalent practical experience.

    Salary

    BIMSA offers internationally competitive salary packages and salary will be determined by the applicant's qualifications. Recent PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. A typical appointment for a 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.

    BIMSA

    The BIMSA is a Mathematics research institution co-sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Government and Tsinghua University, and the director of BIMSA is the renowned mathematician, Prof. Shing-Tung Yau. 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 centers for science and technology. The BIMSA aims to develop fundamental scientific research and build a bridge between mathematics and industry applications.

    Contact: Prof. Jintai Ding, the dual-appointed Professor at the Yau Mathematical Sciences Center of Tsinghua University and the Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications.
    Last updated: 2023-10-27 posted on 2023-10-25

    Professor (Tenured) in Quantum Sovereignty and Resilience (QUASAR)
    Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore invites applications for the position of Professor (Tenured) in “Quantum Sovereignty and Resilience (QUASAR)"

    Responsibilities
    The applicant is expected to possess an international reputation as a technological leader in the areas of quantum security technologies such as Quantum Cryptanalysis, Post-quantum Cryptography (PQC), Quantum Key Distribution Systems, Quantum-safe Communication and Privacy-preserving Computing, etc., and has an excellent record of distinguished academic and scholarly achievements in at least one area within quantum-safe cryptography or quantum communication system security. The job holder is expected to play a leading role to grow new capabilities, nurture innovative ideas and develop strategies jointly with other faculty members to attract funding and resources in the relevant areas of research.

    Requirements
    • A relevant PhD from a reputable university
    • Extensive research and teaching experience in Computing, Communication and Data Space Security and Trust.
    • Successful track record of academic/research leadership and team building
    • Experience in cross-disciplinary research initiatives and collaboration
    • Well-developed understanding of the priorities, operation and strategies of relevant funding bodies
    • Strong network and ties with renowned international entities and organisations
    • Internationally acclaimed with presentations such as plenary and/or keynote addresses at flagship conferences and prestigious journal publications.
    Application
    Application (cover letter, detailed CV including publication list, research and teaching statements, citation report, and/or any other documents) can be submitted through the NTU Workday career portal https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Professor--Tenured--in--Quantum-Sovereignty-and-Resilience--QUASAR--_R00015067.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
    Contact: Prof Chang Chip Hong
    Last updated: 2023-10-24 posted on 2023-10-24