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

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform exciting and challenging research in the domain of information security and cryptography.
  • Support and assist in teaching computer security and cryptography courses.
Your Profile:
  • The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in cryptography, network security and mathematics.
  • Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial.
  • Excellent programming skills.

  • Deadline: 5 August 2021.
Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
Last updated: 2021-07-30 posted on 2021-07-25

Cryptography Engineer
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
We are looking for an excellent and motivated cryptography research engineer to a group of researchers focusing in applied and theoretical cryptography, network and information security and privacy-preservation led by Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. We are affiliated to the School of Computer Science (SCS) at the University of St.Gallen. The work is ideal for young professionals who want to boost their CV for applying for PhD positions or industrial jobs.

Responsibilities As a research engineer in the Cyber Security chair you will establish and work in a state-of-the-art IoT (Internet of Things) lab with smart devices ranging from Raspberry Pi's, sensors, smart microphones, toy cars, RFID tags, RFID readers, smart phones, biometric sensors and you will work with world-leading researchers to implement, test, and showcase secure and privacy-preserving protocols and algorithms. Many projects are done in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners. More specifically, the job includes:
  • Development and implementation of concepts and research results, both individually and in collaboration with researchers and PhD students,
  • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test the performance of developed algorithms and protocols,
  • Development, maintenance and organization of software,
  • Support to BSc, MSc and PhD students, postdocs and researchers who use the lab,
  • Responsibility for day routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory.
Your profile:
  • The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar fields
  • Good command of English is required.
  • You should have a good academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent programming skills and familiarity with cryptographic libraries.
  • Previous experience in implementation projects with C++, Matlab/Simulink, Python is desired.


Deadline: 10 August
Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
Last updated: 2021-07-30 posted on 2021-07-25

Post-Doc
Gachon University, Korea
Post-doctoral fellow position in Department of Computer Engineering at Gachon University in the field of information security including cryptography for at least two year appointment. Applicants should have their Ph.D degrees as of August 31, 2021. Please email with subject ‘Postdoc position’ statement of research, CV, recommendation letters or referees, and publications records to sohwang (at) gachon.ac.kr Closing date for applications: 07 August 2021 More information: https://ai-security.github.io/index_e.htm
Contact: Contact Professor Seong Oun Hwang at sohwang (at) gachon.ac.kr
Last updated: 2021-07-25 posted on 2021-07-24

Asst. or Assoc. professor in computer security
University of Birmingham
The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham seeks to recruit outstanding computer scientists for the role of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security. Candidates are welcome from both early career and established stages with an emphasis on a growing international reputation. Particular strengths of the group include: • Applied cryptography • Hardware-based security • Embedded systems security (including automotive security) • Side-channel and fault-based attacks • Security protocol analysis • Health data security • Blockchain security • Artificial intelligence and machine learning security • Fintech security • Industrial control systems security
Contact: Mark Ryan
Last updated: 2021-07-23 posted on 2021-07-20

Research Scientist - Cryptography
Cambridge Quantum, London, UK

Cambridge Quantum (CQ) is a quantum computing software and algorithms company aiming to allow our customers to get the most out of quantum computers both now and in the future. Our cybersecurity division is developing quantum-related technologies including the world’s only quantum random number generator (QRNG) that uses quantum computers to produce verifiably high-quality entropy.

In this role will work in our quantum cryptography team and bring your expertise in computer science and/or classical cryptography to find solutions to the different problems faced both by classical cryptography in a post-quantum world but also the ones faced by quantum cryptography.

Role overview
  • Research and design new cryptography applications with a quantum advantage, together with their security proofs.
  • Find innovative solutions to the problems faced by classical cryptography in a quantum world and to the challenges faced in quantum cryptography.
Key Requirements
  • PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: post-quantum cryptography (E.g. lattice-based crypto), multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proofs, formal verification tools, information-theoretic security, cryptanalysis.
  • Track record of publications in relevant fields.
Desirable
  • Job experience in research either as a postdoc or with a company.
  • Familiarity with quantum-based cryptography.
  • An interest in the discussions and issues surrounding the transition to post-quantum cryptography.
  • Good programming skills (E.g. Python, C/C++ and/or other).
  • Ability to mentor and coach colleagues.
Full details including information on our current projects, benefits, and how to apply available via main link.
Contact: Ela Lee (ela dot lee at cambridgequantum dot com)
Last updated: 2021-07-23 posted on 2021-07-19

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Ph.D. Student in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications
    TU 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 Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications, ideally starting from Oct 1, 2021 for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.
    Job description: You'll work in the research training group/doctoral college Privacy & Trust for Mobile Users funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In our sub-project, we build cryptography-based private machine learning services for mobile applications and investigate their legal applicability (data protection) and economic feasibility in interdisciplinary collaborations. You conduct research, implement prototypes, and publish&present the results at top venues. You'll participate in teaching and supervise thesis students & student assistants.
    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. Knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.
    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 with/motivation for working with other disciplines, e.g., law or economics.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want 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: Aug 21, 2021. Later applications are considered.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2021-07-19 posted on 2021-07-16

    Junior Researcher / PhD Student m/f/d
    Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg
    Dear students,
    Several PhD positions (TV-L 13, full time) in the area of self-learning. Anomaly detection for critical infrastructure, secure cyber-physical Systems, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Encrypted Network Traffic Analysis (Traffic Analysis) at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU Cottbus) are to be filled as soon as possible.
    English-speaking applicants with basic German language skills are also welcome.
    Tasks:
    Active research in the area of intrusion detection systems (IDS) for critical infrastructures, secure cyber-physical systems, and artificial intelligence / machine learning for traffic analysis.
    Implementation and evaluation of new algorithms and methods.
    Cooperation and knowledge transfer with industrial partners.
    Publication of scientific results.
    Assistance with teaching.

    The employment takes place with the goal of doctoral graduation (obtaining a PhD degree).

    Requirements:
    Recognized above-average master's degree in computer science or a related discipline
    Very good English skills
    Programming skills
    Interest in IT security/privacy/networking.

    Applications containing the following documents:
    A detailed Curriculum Vitae.
    Transcript of records from your Master studies.
    An electronic version of your Master thesis, if possible should be sent in a single PDF file as soon as possible, but not later than 30.07.2021 at itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de.
    Contact: Prof. A. Panchenko
    Last updated: 2021-07-19 posted on 2021-07-16

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

    fully-funded Postdoc position in formal verification.

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

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

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

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

    • solid knowledge of logic, proofs and/or formal verification techniques (Theorem Proving, Type Checking, etc.),
    • solid programming experience.
    Knowledge in security is not required, but a plus. Knowledge of German is not required.

    The deadline for applications is

    August 1st, 2021.

    Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. See the official job announcement for details on how to apply.

    https://www.sec.uni-stuttgart.de/institute/job-openings/

    Contact: Prof. Ralf Küsters
    Institute of Information Security
    University of Stuttgart
    Germany
    ralf.kuesters@sec.uni-stuttgart.de

    Last updated: 2021-07-15 posted on 2021-07-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PhD Positions in Cryptography & Privacy
    Hasso-Plattner-Institute (Potsdam/Berlin, Germany)

    The Cybersecurity - Identity Management group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam is looking for motivated PhD students in the area of cryptography and privacy.

    Your future tasks
    • Development and analysis of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
      • Privacy-enhancing technologies
      • Password-based cryptography
      • Foundations and solutions for real-world cryptography
    • Publish and present results at top-tier international conferences
    • Participate in teaching activities (depends on position)
    Your skills
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment
    • Profound knowledge and interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken)

    There are two types for the PhD positions: One position comes with a teaching obligation for which also sufficient German language skills are required. Review of applicants will start immediately until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible. The other is through the scholarship program of the HPI. Deadline for scholarship applications is August 15, and the positions usually start around October.

    We look forward to your application including a CV, motivation letter and a list of attended Master courses and grades. Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email, and indicate the position you are interested in (teaching/scholarship).

    Contact: Anja Lehmann (anja . lehmann - at - hpi . de)
    Last updated: 2021-07-09 posted on 2021-07-08

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Research Fellow (Post-Quantum Cryptography)
    University of Birmingham
    We offer a postdoctoral position for up to 5 years to work on the cryptanalysis of post-quantum cryptographic protocols.

    The University of Birmingham is one of the main UK research centers in Cyber security. The candidate will work with Dr. Christophe Petit and his team.

    The ideal candidate should have a very strong background in cryptography or related area, including number theory, computer algebra, and quantum computing. Previous work on post-quantum cryptography is desirable, especially with lattice-based or code-based cryptography.

    Contact: Christophe Petit (C.Petit.1 at bham dot ac dot uk)
    Last updated: 2021-07-03 posted on 2021-06-30

    Post-doc researcher/Research assistant professor of quantum cryptography
    Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan

    The Quantum Information Group at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on theory of quantum cryptography. (If you are interested in quantum cryptography, background of quantum information is not mandatory: people from ``non-quantum" cryptography are also highly welcomed.) Depending on the qualification, the title of research assistant professor can be given.

    The starting date is negotiable (but ideally as soon as possible), and the contract is by the end of March 2024.

    Interested candidates can apply by sending
    CV
    publication list
    research statement
    contact information of two referees
    to the contact address below.

    The deadline for applications is 7/31/2021.

    For applying and for more information please contact:
    Contact: Tomoyuki Morimae, Associate Professor
    Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan tomoyuki.morimae@yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp

    Last updated: 2021-07-03 posted on 2021-06-30

    Senior Research Scientist – Formal Methods
    Riverside Research
    Riverside Research is seeking a research scientist to solve challenging cybersecurity problems using formal methods for system security analysis. The ideal candidate will be an outside-the-box thinker who is excited to work on cutting-edge research of the intersection of formal methods and cybersecurity. They will work with our Trusted and Resilient Systems research group to apply formal methods techniques to critical defense systems and develop new formal methods tools and techniques to significantly advance the state of the art. All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship. Job Responsibilities: Use techniques from formal methods to develop security analyses of large, complex systems Develop new techniques and tools for applying formal methods to hard security problems Present research at meetings and conferences Assist with proposal writing and customer meetings Collaborate with others in the broader research and Defense communities Mentoring junior scientists and setting direction on future formal analysis research and development efforts Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: 5 years’ experience with BS in Computer Science or related field 2 years’ experience with MS in Computer Science or related field PhD in Computer Science or related field Previous experience in formal methods for security analysis Excellent written and verbal communication skills evidenced by published papers and presentations at research conferences Proficiency in computer programming and experience with formal analysis tools and languages Desired Qualifications: Previous experience with EasyCrypt Previous experience mentoring other researchers Proposal development experience Ability to manage time independently without direct supervision Active Secret Security Clearance, must be capable of acquiring at least secret level Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC
    Contact: Michael Costanzo
    Last updated: 2021-06-29 posted on 2021-06-29

    Principal Cryptographer (m/f/d)
    NXP Semiconductors
    Your Tasks: • Specification of innovative and disruptive crypto & security solutions • Definition of crypto & security algorithms and related IP architectures • Definition of advanced crypto protocols • Definition of crypto & security mechanisms in hardware, firmware, etc. • Specification and review of crypto & security architectures • Detailed attack modeling and security mechanism specification for hardware and software blocks • Advising and training the product and IP teams on design, implementation and test • Root cause analysis of security defects • Technical interface to customers, evaluation labs and to the product development team • Certification support and technical interface with evaluator and certifier Your Profile: • Have a PhD/Master in Cryptography, Security or Mathematics • Very good knowledge of cryptography (incl. symmetric and asymmetric crypto) • Very good knowledge of discrete mathematics, algebra and number theory • Good knowledge of SoCs and/or Secure Element products • Good knowledge of crypto hardware implementation • Strong security background • Have >5 years of experience in embedded security • Used to an independent working style • Be willing to listen and to adapt • Very good communication skills • Be willing to travel
    Contact: Ulrich Althen
    Last updated: 2021-06-28 posted on 2021-06-28

    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Prof) in Cyber Security
    University of Surrey
    Closing Date 5th September 2021

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to appoint two Lecturers / Senior Lecturers in Cyber Security to strengthen its research within the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and to support the Department’s ambitious strategic growth in this area. The appointments are on a full-time and permanent basis.

    Of particular interest are the following research areas: applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies (incl. anonymisation, secure multi-party computation, computing on encrypted data), software security (e.g., malware analysis), system security (incl., security of autonomous or cyber-physical systems), security architectures (incl., trusted computing, TEEs), security protocols for blockchain and/or machine learning, or tool-assisted formal verification of security and privacy.

    The Department of Computer Science has a world-class reputation in cyber security and regularly publishes at top-tier conferences and journals. The Department is home to Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Surrey is only one of four institutions in the UK holding recognition from the National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in both Cyber Security Research and in Cyber Security Education (Gold).

    SCCS maintains close links with leading industries, the public sector and governmental bodies, leading to a strong heritage of real-world impact. The Department has made significant investment in its facilities with a new 200-seater computer science teaching laboratory, a virtual cloud computing platform, a secure systems facility and an HPC cluster for research.

    We are interested in outstanding candidates with a strong record of publications in top-tier cyber security venues and, in particular for the Senior Lecturer post, with an established network of international collaborators from academia and/or industry and experience in attracting sustainable research funding.

    Contact:
    Head of Department: Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis@surrey.ac.uk).
    Director of SCCS: Prof Steve Schneider (s.schneider@surrey.ac.uk)

    Last updated: 2021-06-28 posted on 2021-06-27

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

    Post-doctoral position in Information security
    Lund University
    In the project SEC4FACTORY financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, we are developing the future security solutions for interconnected factories or what is often referred to Industry 4.0 systems. The project objectives are to investigate how cloud based resources can be used to control and supervise production system while at the same time offering a high level of information security, availability and performance. We are in particular looking into how one can use digital twins to improve security in production systems. Especially, we welcome candidates interested in the combination of AI and security for these applications The project is developing a large demonstrator showing how the new security mechanisms work in practice. We are now looking for a new post-doc that can join the project and give significant contributions to the research.
    Contact: Christian Gehrmann
    Last updated: 2021-06-23 posted on 2021-06-22

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in PLS
    Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

    The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is seeking to recruit a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to work in the area of Physical Layer Security (PLS). The position is available for 2-3 years (minimum), renewable every year based on performance.

    Post description
    The PDRF will work with a member of the CSE faculty on topics related to PLS. In particular, the PDRF will join international academic and industry teams as part of 3 externally funded projects focusing on PLS in IOT, Satellite Communication and Underwater Communication (with collective fund of 1.5M USD). The PDRF will have the opportunity to work with other faculty and postdocs within CSE on related areas within or outside the scope of the projects above, but still in PLS.

    Duration
    Initially, the post is for 12 months, then based on satisfactory performance, the contract can be renewed for several years. Although the resource will work on externally funded projects, this is an internally funded position and is not bound to a fixed-term external fund.

    Qualifications
    Candidates are expected to have a PhD in relevant disciplines with excellent research track record and to have published on reputable venues.

    Remuneration
    HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and benefits (up to 85,000 USD per annum + benefits)

    Deadline
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. However, successful applicant should expect around 3-4 months hiring process.

    Apply and further information
    For further information and to apply, please send your CV, research statement and cover letter to Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa. The personal statement should include information about the candidate’s qualification and relevant research experience (highlighting research directly related to PLS in IOT, Satellite, Underwater communication).

    Contact: Dr. Saif Al-Kuwari, smalkuwari@hbku.edu.qa
    Last updated: 2021-06-23 posted on 2021-06-22

    Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor
    King Khaled University
    King Khaled University announces an opportunity to apply for an Assistant Professor and above job in Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at College of Computer Science. The College of Computer Science has 3 Programs in Information Security namely MSc in Information Security, High Diploma in Cyber Security and Information Security tracks in three BSc programs (Computer Science, Information Systems and Computer Engineering).
    Contact: Dr. Sarah Abu Ghazalah sabugazalah@kku.edu.sa
    Last updated: 2021-06-21 posted on 2021-06-20

    Multiple Teaching Assistant positions
    Université libre de Bruxelles
    The Computer Science Department at Université libre de Bruxelles is seeking to recruit several teaching assistants. These half teaching / half research PhD positions are for three years, usually renewable for another three years. PhD salaries in Belgium are very competitive.

    Teaching assistants will perform high-quality research under the supervision of one professor from the Department in order to obtain a PhD degree. Possible research topics include any area of cryptography, particularly applied, post-quantum and mathematical cryptography. Cryptography researchers affiliated with ULB include Liran Lerman, Olivier Markowitch, Christophe Petit and Gilles Van Assche

    Main requirements:
    - master degree in computer science or a cognate discipline
    - sufficient knowledge of French to teach at undergraduate level

    More information here: http://wwwdev.ulb.ac.be/greffe/files/7311.pdf

    For informal inquiries, particularly related to post-quantum and mathematical cryptography, please contact Christophe Petit (first name dot last name at ulb dot be)

    Contact: Christophe Petit
    Last updated: 2021-06-21 posted on 2021-06-18

    Ph.D. student in Cryptographic Engineering
    Aarhus University, Department of Computer Science; Aarhus, Denmark

    A fully-funded PhD scholarship is available at the Cryptography and Security Group (https://cs.au.dk/research/cryptography-and-security/) at Aarhus University.

    Project description. The PhD candidate will develop new algorithms and implementation techniques to accelerate public-key cryptography in both the classical and postquantum settings. The project includes designing arithmetic algorithms that are friendlier to parallelization, more precise complexity analysis of existing techniques, and aspects of formal verification to ensure correctness and real-world implementation security.

    The PhD candidate will also be involved in other educational activities, such as serving as teaching assistant in courses related to his/her expertise.

    Qualifications. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic applicants, preferably with a Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline. A BSc. degree with demonstrated research experience is also welcome. A background in cryptography or formal verification is required. Practical experience with software development will be seen as a plus. Further requirements are fluency in English, good reporting/organization skills and being able to work independently.

    Application process: You can apply online at https://phd.nat.au.dk/for-applicants/apply-here >Choose August 2021 Call with deadline 1 August 2021 at noon (11.59 AM CEST) and the corresponding project.

    Contact: Contact: Diego F. Aranha, Associate Professor of Computer Science, dfaranha (at) cs.au.dk
    Last updated: 2021-06-17 posted on 2021-06-16

    Doctoral Researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
    University of Luxembourg
    The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in. Your Role... Cryptolux is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov, we are affiliated to the Departement of Computer Science (DCS) and to the Security and Trust center (SnT). You will perform the following tasks: Prepare a doctoral thesis in Cryptography and IT Security Publish research papers and give talks at the top international venues Provide guidance to MSc students and TA for classes, depending on the needs of the team Organize science outreach activities, e.g. science for kids, … Area / Potential topics of the thesis Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes Financial Cryptography (security of distributed ledgers, smart contracts) Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies, blockchains) Design of proofs of work, resource-hard functions, commitment schemes Side-channel attacks and countermeasures White-box cryptography What we expect from you. MSc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering with outstanding grades (GPA > 85%) Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background (Olympiads, CTFs a plus) Backg
    Contact: Alex Biryukov (alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2021-06-16 posted on 2021-06-16

    Cryptography Engineer (London, Remote)
    Clearmatics Technologies

    Clearmatics is a protocol engineering company who are building a new financial market architecture that is more open, fair, and resilient than the legacy systems that are in use today.

    We are looking for a cryptography engineer, who loves challenges and has a research-oriented mindset. You cultivate an adversarial attitude, always thinking ahead and trying to exploit the code you write and protocols you design. You always look forward to making your code more efficient without compromising on readability and robustness. Code quality and consistency mean everything to you.

    Above all, you are a truth seeker and an outstanding communicator/listener not afraid of challenging (and being challenged by) your peers. Unconditional lover of simplicity and robustness, you never miss an opportunity to learn and extend your knowledge basis.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Assist in the design of cryptographic protocols.

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

    - Produce technical design specifications.

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

    - Support research colleagues in conducting their research.

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

    - Keep up with new research in the space.

    REQUIREMENTS​

    - Fluency in English (written and spoken).

    - Background in applied Computer Science.

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

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

    - Outstanding algorithmic thinking.

    - Strong focus on code quality/documentation and simplicity.

    Nice to haves

    - Knowledge of Unix and bash.

    - Experience with constant time cryptography.

    - Experience with cryptography on embedded systems.

    - Experience with Ethereum or other blockchain projects.

    - Experience contributing to open-source cryptography libraries.

    - Experience with Pyt

    Contact: Stephanie Hawkes - stephanie.hawkes@clearmatics.com Or apply via: https://boards.greenhouse.io/clearmatics/jobs/5326634002
    Last updated: 2021-06-14 posted on 2021-06-14

    Software Engineer
    Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

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

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

    Principal Software Architect
    Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

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

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

    Multiple positions in Cyber Security (Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Early Carrier Fellow)
    University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
    We have multiple open positions within Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, UK.

    Early Career Fellowship in Cyber Security (Lecturer A)
    https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=026221

    Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security
    https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=027721

    Positions are available for researchers at different stages of their careers and in a range of security topics such as:
    • applied cryptography (incl. post-quantum cryptography, distributed cryptography)
    • privacy enhancing technologies (incl. anonymisation, secure multi-party computation, computing on encrypted data)
    • software security (e.g., malware analysis)
    • system security (incl., security of autonomous or cyber-physical systems)
    • security architectures (incl., trusted computing, TEEs)
    • security protocols for blockchain and/or machine learning
    • tool-assisted formal verification of security and privacy

    Please follow the above links for more details.

    Contact: Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr. Mark Manulis (m.manulis at surrey.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-08

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Cryptography Researcher
    Dfns, Paris
    Established in 2020, Dfns is a cybersecurity startup operating within decentralized finance (DeFi). From our office in Paris, we are building an API for digital asset security. More specifically, Xkey provides safe, cloud-native custody as a service to help companies secure cryptos & tokens. Dfns is also a stellar team incubated at Station F (the world's biggest startup campus), the Garage (#1 blockchain ecosystem in Europe), and Techstars Future of Finance in collaboration with ABN AMRO.

    We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to fill a cryptography researcher position at Dfns. Topics include:

  • Secure multi-party computation
  • Threshold Signature
  • Anonymity and privacy
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain-based cryptography
  • Contact: Houda Ferradi: Houda@dfns.co
    Last updated: 2021-06-15 posted on 2021-06-01

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

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

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

    Preferred candidates are expected to be proficient in Magma software or SAGEMATH software, a team worker and able to conduct independent research.

    Interested candidates will kindly include their full CV and transcripts in their applications and send to Dr Chik How Tan, tsltch@nus.edu.sg.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Junior or Senior Cryptographer
    NXP Semiconductors (Gratkorn, Hamburg, Leuven or Eindhoven)
    Your Tasks:
    • Specification of innovative and disruptive crypto & security solutions
    • Definition of crypto & security algorithms and related IP architectures
    • Definition of advanced crypto protocols
    • Definition of crypto & security mechanisms in hardware, firmware, etc.
    • Specification and review of crypto & security architectures
    • Detailed attack modeling and security mechanism specification for hardware and software blocks
    • Advising and training the product and IP teams on design, implementation and test
    • Root cause analysis of security defects
    • Technical interface to customers, evaluation labs and to the product development team
    • Certification support and technical interface with evaluator and certifier

    Your Profile:
    • Have a PhD/Master in Cryptography, Security or Mathematics
    • Very good knowledge of cryptography (incl. symmetric and asymmetric crypto)
    • Very good knowledge of discrete mathematics, algebra and number theory
    • Good knowledge of SoCs and/or Secure Element products
    • Good knowledge of crypto hardware implementation
    • Strong security background
    • Have >5 years of experience in embedded security
    • Used to an independent working style
    • Be willing to listen and to adapt
    • Very good communication skills
    • Be willing to travel
    Contact: Sebastian Stappert (sebastian.stappert@nxp.com) or Joppe Bos (joppe.bos@nxp.com)
    Last updated: 2021-05-30 posted on 2021-05-27

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

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

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

    Post-doc / Research Associate / Research Assistant
    New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    The Center for Cyber Security at New York University Abu Dhabi (https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-labs-and-projects/nyuad-ccs.html) is inviting applications for fully-funded research assistant, research associate, or postdoctoral associate positions within the Modern Microprocessors Architecture Lab (MoMA Lab, https://nyuad.nyu.edu/momalab). Positions are available for researchers with interests in cybersecurity. MoMA Lab focuses on systems security, with research interests on privacy-preserving computation, hardware acceleration of cryptographic primitives, industrial control systems security, as well as machine learning security. The lab’s latest work can be found at Twitter @realmomalab and Google Scholar through the lab’s website. To be considered, all applicants need to submit 1) a CV in PDF format, and 2) a research statement (up to 1 page) expressing their specific research interests. Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis. The starting date is flexible. The position is intended to be initially for one year and can be extended given satisfactory performance. Different arrangements may be considered under special circumstances. A research assistant position can also lead to a PhD position with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. NYU Abu Dhabi offers very competitive terms of employment including allowances for housing, transportation and home visits, in addition to health insurance and an attractive retirement plan. The UAE does not levy income tax.
    Contact: ccsad@nyu.edu
    Last updated: 2021-05-27 posted on 2021-05-26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Assistant or Associate Professor in the Theory of Quantum Information and Computation.
    Telecom Paris - Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    A permanent position is open at Telecom Paris, for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Theory of Quantum Information and Computation. The successful candidate will contribute to the activities of the IQA group, at Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris and to the Quantum@Paris-Saclay center. We are looking for candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and training, and who have demonstrated their ability to carry out and develop a research activity combining computer science and quantum technologies. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum control, quantum communications and cryptography, and quantum information processing
    Contact: romain.alleaume@telecom-paris.fr
    Last updated: 2021-05-17 posted on 2021-05-17

    Ph.D. student
    University of Birmingham, UK

    CAP-TEE: Capability Architectures for Trusted Execution

    Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) shield computations using security-sensitive data (e.g. personal data, banking information, or encryption keys) inside a secure "enclave" from the rest of the untrusted operating system. A TEE protects its data and code even if an attacker has gained full root access to the untrusted parts of the system. In this project, we will use capability architectures (as e.g. developed by the CHERI project) to protect TEEs against such state-of-the-art attacks. We address a wide range of threats from software vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows to sophisticated hardware attacks like fault injection. CAP-TEE will provide a strong, open-source basis for the future generation of more secure TEEs: https://cap-tee.org/

    The project is led by David Oswald. Our industrial project partners are also devoting time to the project, and the PhD student will have the opportunity to work with them.

    The studentship covers a stipend and tuition fees based on UK home student rates (nb: the studentship does not cover the full tuition fees for overseas students.).

    Candidates should have a good background in computer science. One focus will be on improving and evaluating the security of capabilty architectures; suitable candidates will hence need a strong background in system-level programming (e.g. using C or C++). We also expect a first-class UG or PG degree in a relevant subject (e.g. computer science or electrical engineering).

    How to apply: There is no deadline for applying. The PhD candidate is expected to start in summer/autumn 2021. We will process applications as they arrive. To apply, please send your CV, a transcript with a list of courses and grades, and a description of your research interests to d.f.oswald (at) bham.ac.uk.

    Contact: Dr David Oswald
    Last updated: 2021-05-14 posted on 2021-05-12

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

    Cryptography Researcher — Zero Knowledge Virtual Machines
    Ethereum Foundation (remote)

    About the Role: The candidate will be expected to research cryptographic protocols that will be useful in blockchain applications or more generally. They will additionally dedicate some fraction of their time to projects that more directly benefit Ethereum. There is a lot of flexibility to work on topics they find interesting and also to collaborate with other teams for example in academia. We have a culture of open source and no patents will be put on any work they produce. The role is remote. The position is permanent however the details of the contract will depend on the location and personal circumstances of the candidate.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in either cryptography, consensus, or a closely related field. They will have a strong track record of publishing in top tier conferences and a clear vision of how they wish to continue their research for the benefit of blockchain and other communities. They will be comfortable working both independently and as part of a larger team. The candidate should be able to prototype their protocols/algorithms in a programming language of their choice.

    The focus of this position is on Zero Knowledge Virtual Machines. Experience with the following is an advantage but not required:
    • Zero-Knowledge proof schemes such as Pairing-based SNARKs (Groth16, PLONK), Bulletproofs, STARKs, etc.
    • Different arithmetization schemes such as AIR, R1CS, PLONK.
    • Different methods of implementing recursive SNARKs.
    • Implementing RAM in SNARKs, e.g. TinyRAM.
    • Knowledge of how virtual machines work and how to scale them.

    Interested candidates that have more diverse skills but do not fit the above requirements should also consider applying as there may be other roles within the foundation.

    Contact: Please email cryptography@ethereum.org with a CV and a short document (either 1 or 2 pages) detailing how you have personally contributed to each of your publications. If you have contributed to any open source projects then additionally discuss this in the short document or provide links.
    Last updated: 2021-05-11 posted on 2021-05-11

    Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography
    Chaincode Labs

    Chaincode Labs is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with a passion for ensuring privacy and security within Bitcoin and related technologies.

    Chaincode Labs is a NYC research and development center focused on open-source contributions, original research, training new engineers, and building implementations of new systems and ideas. Past research efforts have contributed to faster block relay, more reliable fee estimation, more bandwidth-efficient transaction relay, and more (1, 2). Candidates joining Chaincode should expect to make similarly significant contributions.

    The person in this role will be expected to focus their research on applied cryptography and their applications in relation to the variety of challenges facing Bitcoin. This individual will disseminate, both internally and externally, the results of research activities through publications, seminar participation, internal documentation, etc. They will be encouraged to publish their findings in top conferences and peer-reviewed journals.

    We are a well funded and staffed organization and have the resources to write software and provide critical infrastructure support.

    Applicants Can Expect
    • Competitive compensation
    • Excellent health care benefits
    • Paid time off
    • Retirement savings plans, generous parental leave, and commuter benefits
    A beautifully designed and centrally located Manhattan workspace Chaincode Labs is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring process with applicants, whether internal or external, because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class per local, state or federal law.
    Contact: Caralie Chrisco
    caralie@chaincode.com

    Last updated: 2021-05-07 posted on 2021-05-07

    Applied Researcher - Cryptography
    Rabdan Academy (Government Sector) - Abu Dhabi - UAE
    Rabdan Academy is a government-owned world class university specialising in defence and security.

    We are seeking applied researchers in cryptography to support a new project that is focused on cryptographic research and product development in a small team.

    Key performance indicators will be:

  • Completion of cryptographic product development projects
  • Number of patents filed per year
  • Academic publications in Scopus Q1 journals

    We are interested in researchers with experience working on product development in industry and/or applied research in a university or think tank.

    Required Qualifications:

  • PHD in related field with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in cryptography applied research and/or industry.

    For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Mr Amir Adel through aadel@ra.ac.ae or recruitment@ra.ac.ae

  • Contact: Mr. Amir Adel - Recruitment Specialist
    Last updated: 2021-05-03 posted on 2021-05-02

    Post-doc positions in cryptography
    University of Luxembourg
    The Applied Crypto group of the University of Luxembourg is offering multiple post-doc positions in cryptography, funded by the H2020 ERC programme. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, multilinear maps, public-key cryptanalysis, side-channel attacks and countermeasures, white-box cryptography, and blockchain applications.

    The post-docs will be members of the Security and Trust (SnT) research center from the university of Luxembourg (>200 researchers in all aspects of IT security). We offer a competitive salary (about 60,000 euro/year gros). The duration of the position is 2.5 years.

    Profile: a PhD in cryptography, with publications in competitive cryptographic conferences

    Closing date for applications: June 30th, 2021. We encourage early applications.

    Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu
    Last updated: 2021-04-26 posted on 2021-04-26

    PhD Position in Cryptography
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    We are looking for a motivated, bright, and hard-working student that wishes to pursue a PhD in Cryptography. The candidate will work in cryptographic research topics such as zero-knowledge arguments, oblivious algorithms, trusted-hardware-assisted cryptography, verifiable computation, homomorphic commitments, searchable encryption, secure blockchain protocols, and more. The specific research topic will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor.

    Applicants’ profile
    • MSc or BSc degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Excellent programming skills, preferably in C++.
    • Very good understanding of CS fundamentals: algorithm analysis, data structures, etc.
    • Good understanding of basic cryptographic primitives: hashing, encryption, commitments, etc.
    • Strong enthusiasm about research.
    Ideal candidates have prior knowledge in implementing cryptographic primitives or a relevant project. Solid background in theoretical computer science (complexity analysis, reduction proofs, etc.), or experience in programming for trusted-hardware environments (Intel SGX, ARM TrustZone, etc.) is also a big plus.

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

    Contact: Dimitrios Papadopoulos
    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-20

    Post-doc in Applied Cryptography
    Northwestern University
    We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to fill a post-doctoral researcher position at Northwestern University in applied cryptography. Topics include:
    • Secure multi-party computation
    • Zero-knowledge proof
    • Post-quantum security
    • Differential privacy
    • Other related/non-related topics of mutual interests
    Experience in implementation is preferred.

    Apply: please send your CV (and other material if available) to the PoC.

    Contact: Xiao Wang (wangxiao1254@gmail.com)
    Last updated: 2021-04-22 posted on 2021-04-17

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

    Responsibilities

    • Become a leading contributor and core maintainer of the Subspace Network
    • Implement a series of novel consensus, execution, and scalability proposals
    • Maintain the highest standards of distributed open-source software development including modular design, comprehensive testing, proper documentation, and responsive support.
    Requirements

    • Experience with current blockchain technologies and landscape
    • Theoretical background in distributed systems, such as consensus algorithms, as well as cryptographic fundamentals
    • Strong knowledge of a modern systems programming language, such as Rust, C++, or Go and willing to learn Rust.
    • Experience working with large open-source codebases
    Nice to Have

    • Familiarity with the Rust language and its ecosystem
    • Familiarity with Substrate and the Polkadot ecosystem
    • Experience implementing blockchain consensus protocols
    • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies
    Benefits

    • A remote work environment with a high degree of autonomy and agency
    • You will play a critical role in implementing a new layer one blockchain
    • Salary and options befitting an early hire at a venture-backed startup
    Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2021-04-15 posted on 2021-04-14

    Post-doc and Ph.D. in Timing Side-Channel attacks
    National University of Singapore

    Micro-architectural timing channels are one of the most popular side channels in modern processors exploited by attackers. The presence of such timing channels enables attackers to recover sensitive information by exploiting dynamic software properties (e.g. time, cache misses, and memory access statistics). In the recent decade, the security research community has identified numerous shreds of evidence of practical timing attacks, with more recent and critical attacks reflected in Spectre, and Meltdown. In this project, we will design a secure processor against timing side channels. Our goal is to use a set of ML and computer architecture techniques to propose a countermeasure to deal with realistic timing-channel attacks.

    SOC group at the National University of Singapore(NUS) opens a few positions for post-doc researchers and Ph.D. on the topic of Timing side channels.

    We are looking for team players who are motivated and able to drive top-quality research. The area of research lies between several fields and we expect in some of the following fields:

    • Micro-architecture
    • Side-channel analysis
    • Machine learning
    • Security

    We will look for applications until the positions are filled. However, prospective applicants are highly encouraged to submit their applications by 31st May 2021.

    As one of the top universities in the world for computer science (Ranked number 4), NUS provides excellent future career training and opportunities, research environment, and facilities to international and national academic researchers. Competitive salary, tax benefit, and welfare package will be provided. Note the start date of the post-doc and Ph.D. could be flexible but no later than the end of this year (2021).

    Applicants should prepare and send their CV and cover letter to the following contact email.

    Contact: Arash Pashrashid (pashrashid.arash@u.nus.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-04-06 posted on 2021-04-04

    Researcher
    Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Sunnyvale, CA
    The cryptography research group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America is looking for a security researcher to help us broaden the scope of our lab's work. We are looking for a researcher who can both help support our business and do fundamental research across a number of areas including applied cryptography, blockchain, and systems security. A broad overview of our recent research interests can be found here: https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/businesspolicy/tech/rd/research/computer-security/cryptography-and-privacy/.

    We are looking for someone who will accelerate our security research around our business interests in the area and establish our presence in systems security academic venues. We offer competitive salary, benefits package, and flexible work schedule. This is a full-time permanent position based on Sunnyvale, CA. Candidates should have (or should soon have) a PhD degree in computer security or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with strong publication records in top tier crypto/security conferences. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their CV to Arnab Roy by email.

    Contact: Arnab Roy (aroy at fujitsu dot com)
    Last updated: 2021-04-03 posted on 2021-04-01

    PhD Candidate in Embedded Security
    CSEM, Neuchâtel / EPFL, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland

    CSEM is a private, non-profit research, technology and innovation center. Our division of Integrated and Wireless Systems, in collaboration with the HexHive lab, EPFL, is looking for a PhD Candidate in Embedded security.

    We have a multidisciplinary competence in the area of embedded, low-power embedded systems, spanning the full stack from HW, through firmware, to communication technologies, embedded intelligence, and security.
    This offers an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in HW design, cryptography, and security to address research questions that are relevant to practical applications in the domain of low-power embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to the immediate feedback and guidance from CSEM's researchers and engineers.

    Your mission will contribute to applied research and development in one or more of these of these research directions of interest:
    • Side channel-resistant implementations of cryptographic HW accelerators, with an emphasis on minimization of overhead and trade-offs between overhead and security level.
    • HW-accelerated implementations of post-quantum cryptography for constrained platforms. Investigation of alternative cryptographic primitives to PQC key encapsulation and signature schemes with lower implementation overheads, suited for IoT.
    • Identification, design, and implementation of HW (cyber)security features for constrained embedded platforms for practically relevant security profiles, with an emphasis on design minimalism.
    • Research on tools automatizing the design of side-channel- secure processor instructions and/or HW accelerators.
    Your profile.
    • A Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science
    • Good background in applied cryptography and security
    • Solid background in HW design and resource trade-offs
    • Solid background with programming in C
    • Familiarity with embedded development is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage
    Contact:

    For more information please contact Damian Vizar damian[dot]vizar [at]csem[dot]ch

    You need to apply to the EPFL, IC faculty's doctoral school by April 15th: https://www.epfl.ch/education/phd/edic-computer-and-communication-sciences/edic-computer-and-communication-sciences/edic-how-to-apply/

    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-31

    Cryptography Researcher — Lattice-Based Cryptography
    Ethereum Foundation (remote)

    About the Role: The candidate is expected to research cryptographic protocols that will be useful in blockchain applications or more generally. They will additionally dedicate some fraction of their time to projects that more directly benefit Ethereum. There is a lot of flexibility to work on topics they find interesting and also to collaborate with other teams for example in academia. We have a culture of open source and no patents will be put on any work they produce. The role is remote. The position is permanent however the details of the contract will depend on the location and personal circumstances of the candidate.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in either cryptography, consensus, or a closely related field. They will have a strong track record of publishing in top tier conferences and a clear vision of how they wish to continue their research for the benefit of blockchain and other communities. They will be comfortable working both independently and as part of a larger team. The candidate should be able to prototype their protocols/algorithms in a programming language of their choice or else be open to learning.

    The focus of this position is on lattice-based cryptography. The candidate should have good experience in one of the following areas and be familiar with others:

  • Design and analysis of lattice-based signature schemes;
  • Design and analysis of lattice-based encryption schemes (including FHE);
  • Lattice-based MPC tools;
  • Parameter selection for lattice-based schemes, both already deployed and perspective (e.g. NIST PQ candidates);
  • Implementation of lattice-based schemes in software or hardware.

    Interested candidates that have more diverse skills but do not fit the above requirements should also consider applying as there may be other roles within the foundation.

    If you have contributed to any open source projects then please additionally discuss this in a short document or provide links to your contributions.

  • Contact: Please email cryptography@ethereum.org with a CV and a short document (either 1 or 2 pages) detailing how you have personally contributed to the most interesting of your publications.
    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-30

    Ph.D. Student in the area of Privacy-Preserving Computing Technologies
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research; Stuttgart, Germany
    Do you want beneficial technologies being shaped by your ideas? Whether in the areas of mobility solutions, consumer goods, industrial technology or energy and building technology – with us, you will have the chance to improve quality of life all across the globe. Welcome to Bosch.

    The Robert Bosch GmbH is looking forward to your application!

    Job Description

    • As a PhD in our research group you are contributing to research and development projects in an open source context.
    • This includes understanding, evaluating and applying Privacy-Preserving Computing Technologies (PPCTs) including Computing On Encrypted Data techniques, Trusted Execution Environments, and methods for Statistical Disclosure Control.
    • Embedded into a team of security and cloud technology experts, you apply your knowledge on PPCTs to design, implement and evaluate PPCT-based solutions in the context of the Franco-German BMBF/MESRI-funded CRYPTECS research project.
    • Thanks to your insights, you help combine PPCTs and Cloud Native technologies to make PPCTs ready for use in an industrial context.
    • Your responsibility includes the design, development and prototypical implementation of PPCT solutions. You push the state of the art in the field of PPCTs and publish your results together with renowned researchers from the international CRYPTECS consortium.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Very good master’s degree in computer science or related discipline, ideally combined with initial experience in the area of Cloud Native technologies
    • Personality: Positive team player, who is highly motivated, has an innovative mindset, is eager to learn new things, and is passionate about applied research
    • Working Practice: Initial hands-on experience with software development, ideally in an open source context
    • Experience and Knowledge: Knowledge in the area of cryptography, ideally experience in PPCTs and modern Cloud Native technologies
    • Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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    Contact:
    Need support during your application?
    Kevin Heiner (Human Resources), Phone: +49 711 811 12223
    Need further information about the job?
    Dr. Sven Trieflinger (Functional Department), Phone: +49 711 811 24801

    Last updated: 2021-03-29 posted on 2021-03-26

    Funded Ph.D. Student in Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
    Imperial College London
    Dear fellow researchers,

    As part of a wider effort on Blockchain Security and Finance research, we are offering funded Ph.D. positions related to the field of Decentralized Finance for stellar candidates.

    We offer a striving research group with:
    • Over 15 combined years of full-time research experience in the blockchain domain.
    • Very consistent publications in highly competitive venues. So far, in the year 2021 alone: 2x IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland), 2x Financial Cryptography and Datasecurity (FC) and 1x IEEE EuroS&P paper.
    • Hands-on supervision and collaboration among senior and junior Ph.D. students.
    • Interdisciplinary challenges covering information security, cryptography, game theoretic incentives, economics, finance, systems, etc.
    • Practical, real-world applicable research.
    • Regular Zoom/Slack/iPad calls/chats/whiteboard sessions.
    • Fun group events, such as game evenings etc.

    Your profile ideally matches with the following:
    • You enjoy to communicate transparently and openly, e.g. through regular/daily Zoom calls and slack.
    • You are self-motivated, outcome drive and productive, especially during the current pandemic.
    • You have a strong analytical background coupled with a solid ability to write clean and simple code.
    • You prefer simplicity over complexity. You first strive towards a quick and non-perfect solution, and don't prematurely optimise something that shouldn't exist.
    • While you may not yet like writing, you want to learn being able to write the perfect English text.
    • You want to produce world-leading research, which you'd like to get challenged by reviewers from only the best conferences.
    When applying, please familiarize yourself with the group's publications which can be found in reverse chronological order here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=jLr_xi4AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
    Contact: arthur@gervais.cc
    Last updated: 2021-03-25 posted on 2021-03-22

    Post-Doctoral Researcher Position at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has one opening at the post-doctoral researcher level. Accepted applicants may receive competitive salary, housing (accommodation) support, health insurance, computer, travel support, and lunch meal card.

    Your duties include performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, as well as directing graduate and undergraduate students in their research and teaching. The project funding is related to cryptography, game theory and mechanism design, and blockchain technologies.

    Applicants are expected to have already obtained their Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science or related discipline with a thesis topic related to the duties above.

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    Submit your application via email including
    • full CV,
    • 1-3 sample publications where you are the main author,
    • a detailed research proposal,
    • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.
    Application and start dates are flexible.
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü
    https://member.acm.org/~kupcu

    Last updated: 2021-03-16 posted on 2021-03-16

    Ph.D. and M.Sc. Scholarships at the Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted Computer Science and Engineering applicants may receive competitive scholarships including monthly stipend, tuition waiver, housing (accommodation) support, health insurance, computer, travel support, and lunch meal card.

    Your duties include performing research on cryptography, security, and privacy in line with our research group's focus, assist teaching, as well as collaborating with other graduate and undergraduate students. Computer Science, Mathematics, Cryptography, or related background is necessary.

    For applying online, and questions about the application-process for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions, visit

    https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/application-requirements

    All applications must be completed online. Applications with missing documents will not be considered. Applications via e-mail will not be considered. Application Requirements:
    1. CV
    2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for PhD)
    3. TOEFL (for everyone whose native language is not English, Internet Based: Minimum Score 80)
    4. GRE scores (required from non-Turkish nationals)
    5. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
    6. Statement of Purpose
    7. Area of Interest Form filled online
    https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/how-to-apply/

    We also have non-thesis Cyber Security M.Sc. program:

    https://cybersecurity.ku.edu.tr/tuition/

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/
    Contact: https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/how-to-apply/
    Last updated: 2021-03-16 posted on 2021-03-16

    Summer Internships on Cryptography, Security, and Privacy
    Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
    Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings for summer research interns (at both undergraduate and graduate level). Apply via:

    http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

    https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

    All applications must be completed online. Applications with missing documents will not be considered. Applications via e-mail will not be considered. Application Requirements:
    1. CV
    2. 2 Recommendation Letters
    3. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. Application Form filled online
    Deadline is 11 April 2021.
    Contact: http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr
    Last updated: 2021-03-16 posted on 2021-03-16

    Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security
    University of Bern, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/).
    Last updated: 2021-06-17 posted on 2021-03-01

    PhD Student / Postdoc in Cryptography & Privacy
    Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam (Potsdam/Berlin, Germany)

    The Cybersecurity - Identity Management group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam is looking for a motivated PhD student or Postdoc in the area of cryptography and privacy.

    Your future tasks
    • Development and analysis of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
      • Privacy-enhancing technologies
      • Password-based cryptography
      • Foundations and solutions for real-world cryptography
    • Publish and present results at top-tier international conferences
    • Participate in teaching activities
    Your skills
    • Master’s degree (or PhD for postdoctoral position) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment
    • Profound knowledge in the areas of cryptography and IT security (for postdoctoral candidates proven in the form of publications in these areas)
    • Excellent English language skills

    We look forward to your application including a CV and motivation letter. Applications for the PhD position should also include a list of attended Master courses and grades, whereas applications for the Postdoc position should include contact information for two references. Please submit your application documents in a single PDF file via email.

    Contact: Anja Lehmann (anja.lehmann [at] hpi.de)
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-03-01

    Research Scientists in security at all seniority levels
    DFINITY, Zurich and Bay Area
    DFINITY has a world-class team of computer science researchers that is experiencing rapid growth as we approach the Internet Computer’s public launch. We have multiple openings across a broad range of seniority and fields with a focus on security and practical performance. Below are some examples of relevant research areas - but unique combinations or variations are ok.
    • Cryptography
    • Distributed systems
    • Formal verification
    • Networking
    • Computer
    • Operating systems
    • Embedded system
    • Pen testing
    Please see our careers page for more information.
    Contact: Brandon Cohen: brandon AT dfinity.org
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-02-26

    Senior Software Engineer - Cryptography
    DFINITY, Zurich and Bay Area
    Do you like designing and implementing secure systems? Are you passionate about code simplicity, quality, and performance? Do you think that cryptographic tools such as zero-knowledge proofs and threshold crypto are heavily under-utilized? This is a unique opportunity to work with exceptional engineering teams creating the Internet Computer and bring advanced cryptographic algorithms to practical use. For more information about the position, please refer to our careers page.
    Contact: Brandon Cohen: brandon AT dfinity.org
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-02-26

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

    Requirements:

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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Requirements

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

    Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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