International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Assistant Professor (W2 Tenure Track) for Quantum Computing
Technische Universität Darmstadt
TU Darmstadt has an opening for a tenure-track assistant professorship (W2) in Quantum Computing in the Computer Science Department. Areas of interest are:

  • Quantum algorithms
  • Quantum engineering
  • Quantum programming systems
  • Quantum compilers
  • Simulation of quantum computers

Application Deadline is November 22nd, 2020. For information about the process please follow the URL.

Contact: For further information or questions please contact Prof. Dr. Felix Wolf, e-mail: wolf@cs.tu-darmstadt.de
Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-23

Research Internship: Security and Privacy in Blockchain
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

The IMDEA Software Institute offers an intern position in the area of security and privacy in blockchain, in the context of the project SLN: Scalability for the Lightning Network. The intern will work under the supervision of Pedro Moreno-Sanchez.

Who should apply?: Applicants should have finished (or be close to finish) a master degree in Computer Science. Experience in cryptography, distributed systems or blockchain is highly valued.

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

Dates: The position has guaranteed funding for 6 months. There exists the possibility to stay afterwards as PhD student. The preferred starting date is early 2021.

How to apply?: Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2020-10-intern-blockchain. Deadline for applications is November 30th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Contact: For enquiries about the positions, please contact: pedro(dot)moreno(at)imdea(dot)org
Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-23

PhD Student
University Jean Monnet, Laboratory Hubert Curien, SESAM team, Saint-Etienne, France
We are looking for candidates for a PhD position in the field of design and modeling phase-locked loops (PLL) as a source of randomness in logic devices, implementation of true random number generators (TRNG) based on PLLs in FPGAs and ASICs, analysis of statistical properties of the generated numbers, statistical modeling of the proposed TRNGs and construction of efficient embedded tests dedicated to the proposed generators and based on their stochastic models. Desired profile: Master degree is required. Required skills: a) good knowledge of digital electronics and embedded systems; b) knowledge of FPGA design tools (Intel, Xilinx or Microsemi) as well as simulation tools (Modelsim); c) good level of English. Other useful skills: d) data acquisition and data analysis (use of tcl and python languages in particular); e) signal processing, mathematical modeling, statistics; f) basic knowledge in information security.
Contact: fischer(at)univ-st-etienne.fr
Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-22

Lecturer (equiv. Assistant Professor)
University of Surrey, Department of Computer Science, UK
Permanent Lecturer (equiv. to Assistant Professor) position in Computer Science at the University of Surrey, UK.

Topics of interest: distributed/concurrent systems, blockchain, internet data science or social computing, with links to security and/or AI.

Closing deadline: November 22, 2020

See https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=045220
Contact: Informal inquiries to Mark Manulis (m dot manulis at surrey dot ac dot uk)
Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-22

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shanghai, China
NYU Shanghai
NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a Tenured or Tenure-track position in Computer Science Theory. The search is not restricted to any rank and outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who have completed a PhD in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. We invite candidates with a strong research record in CS theory to apply, including research in algorithms, data structures, computational complexity, cryptography, learning theory, and so on. NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live. Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and a statement of teaching interests. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio. Applications may be received until February 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021.
Contact: shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu
Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-22

Postdoc in Security/Cryptography
Center for Information Security and Trust, IT University of Copenhagen

The Center for Information Security and Trust (CISAT) at the Computer Science Department of the IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a Postdoc position starting in January 2021 or soon thereafter for a duration of 2 years.

The position is in the context of the project “Enabling User-Accountable Mechanisms for Decision Systems”, which looks at ways to provide dispute resolution capabilities to decision systems (e.g. voting protocols) by combining cryptographic techniques for human senses with advanced cryptographic protocols.

Contact: Rosario Giustolisi (rosg@itu.dk) or Carsten Schürmann (carsten@itu.dk)
Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-21

PhD student in Cryptology
Lund University, Sweden
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö.
  • The research project is in the area of post-quantum cryptography and aims to investigate how the problem "Learning-With-Errors" (LWE) or related problems can be used to develop new cryptographic primitives. This includes examining existing primitives that base their security on the LWE problem as well as trying to find new, more effective primitives. One such primitive is fully homomorphic encryption.
  • Work duties: The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
  • Admission requirements: A second-cycle qualification, or similar, and at least 60 second-cycle credits in subjects of relevance to electrical engineering, or a MSc in computer science or electrical engineering, Also, very good oral and written proficiency in English, and strong knowledge and skills in the following areas: cryptology, coding theory, abstract algebra, number theory, discrete mathematics, programming in C, Java, Python, or other languages.
  • Terms of employment: This is a full-time, fixed-term employment including 4 years research (maximum of 5 years including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral students are employed with competitive salary (about 31kSEK per month before tax).
  • Last application date: 12.Nov.2020
  • Contact: Thomas johansson (thomas@eit.lth.se)
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-21

    Ph.D. student and Post-Doc scholarships in the field of security
    Athena Research Center
    As part of the project LOCARD (https://locard.eu/) Athena Research Center (https://www.athenarc.gr/) we are offering 2 funded positions for PhD students and 2 for postdocs in the fields of security, machine learning, malware, and cryptography.
    Interested candidates are advised to contact the coordinator (see details below) for further clarifications.

    PhD candidates are expected to hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related disciplines and with a strong interest in the field of security in the aforementioned fields. Excellent working knowledge of English is required.

    Post-Doc candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree the fields of Computer Security of Machine Learning, have experience in EU funded projects and excellent working knowledge of English.

    Deadline for applications 3/11/2020.
    Contact: Prof. Constantinos Patsakis (kpatsak@unipi.gr)
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-20

    Junior Research Fellow
    National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, Jamshedpur, India
    Two JRF positions are available in DRDO Sponsored Research Project at the Department of Mathematics, NIT Jamshedpur, India. Title of the Project: Security Analysis & Development of Multivariate Post-Quantum Cryptography Schemes. Essential Qualification: M.Sc. in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Pure Mathematics/Mathematics & Computing or equivalent degree with at least 60% marks (or a CGPA of 7.0 on a 10-point scale) with NET/GATE. Desirable : Candidates with sound knowledge of Cryptology and Network Security as well as knowledge in mathematical software such as SageMath/MAGMA will be preferred.
    Contact: Sumit Kumar Debnath (PI)
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-10-19

    Ph.D. students
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    Dr. Yang Zhang (https://yangzhangalmo.github.io/) at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security (Germany) is looking for several fully-funded Ph.D. students working on the following topics:
    • Machine learning security and privacy
    • Biomedical privacy
    • Misinformation detection
    Requirements for Ph.D. students:
    • A bachelor/master degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or Mathematics
    • Excellent English (knowledge of German is not required)
    • Good knowledge about machine learning/data mining
    • Excellent programming skills
    What we offer:
    • Full-time working contract (12-month E13-level salary, ~2,400 euros per month)
    • Excellent research environment
    • Strong supervision
    To apply, please send your:
    • CV
    • Transcript
    to zhang@cispa.de

    We also have positions for postdocs, if you are interested, please send an email with your CV to zhang@cispa.de as well.
    Contact: Yang Zhang
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-17

    10 Ph.D. positions in doctoral college for Secure and Intelligent Human-Centric Digital Technologies
    TU Wien, Austria

    As part of the SecInt Doctoral College (SecInt-DK), TU Wien is offering ten positions as university assistant (Pre-Doc) for 4 years. Expected start: 01.01.2021.

    Tasks:

    • Collaboration on current research projects
    • Deepening scientific knowledge
    • Collaboration in academic teaching
    • Writing a dissertation and publications
    • Participation in regular events organized by the SecInt Doctoral College
    • Completion of an internship with one of our international research partners
    • Presentation of research results and participation in scientific event

    The Research Projects: The SecInt Doctoral college offers 10 interdisciplinary research projects from the areas of Formal Methods, Security and Privacy, and Machine Learning, that are each supervised by at least two professors from the corresponding research areas. Additional details on the individual projects can be found at https://secint.visp.wien/projects.

    We offer:

    • Diverse and exciting tasks, with lots of interdisciplinary collaboration
    • Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours
    • Central location with very good accessibility in a city regularly ranked first worldwide for life quality
    • Possibility of an internship with one of our international research partners
    • Very competitive salary

    Your profile:

    • Completion of a master or diploma curriculum in computer science or another related field
    • Experience in Mathematical Modeling, Computational Logic, Formal Methods, Security and Privacy, Robotics and/or Machine Learning
    • Very good skills in English communication and writing.
    • Readiness for interdisciplinary collaboration
    • Team competences, problem-solving skills and innovative ability

    A predoctoral researcher at TU Wien currently receives a minimum of EUR 2.196,75/month gross, 14 times/year for 30 hours/week and EUR 2.929,00/month for 40 hours/week (about EUR 28.675/year net). Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

    We look forward to receiving yo

    Contact: secint@visp.wien
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-16

    PhD positions
    UConn, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.

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

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

    For interested students, please send your CV to ghada.almashaqbeh@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.

    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh (ghada.almashaqbeh@uconn.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-15

    Ph.D. student (Computer Architecture Security)
    Iowa State University
    There are two Ph.D. positions opening at Dr. Berk Gulmezoglu's research group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Iowa State University, Ames, IA. The research topics are side-channel attacks, ML-based analysis techniques and countermeasures. Interested students are welcomed to send their resume and unofficial transcript to bgulmez@iastate.edu Requirements: Preferred to be at the majors of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Interested in software-based microarchitectural attacks or deep learning algorithms. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, Python and Javascript. Great enthusiasm of conducting research oriented tasks. Degree: B.S. and M.S. graduates Deadline: preferably starting at Spring 2021. Fall 2021 is also okay. Positions are open until they are filled.
    Contact: Berk Gulmezoglu bgulmez@iastate.edu
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-13

    Post-doctoral position in Crypto and Security Engineering
    Lund University, Sweden
    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö.

  • The topic of the project is the study of the security of software implementations of cryptographic primitives and protocols. You will investigate attacks using side-channel leakage in software implementations, in particular libraries implementing current or future standard security protocols and cryptographic primitives such as OpenSSL. The focus can be on cache-timing attacks of different forms and will include both developing attacks as well as different protection methods, such as guaranteeing a constant-time implementation. It can also be on power analysis attacks on devices executing software and its protected implementations.
  • Work duties: The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
  • Qualification requirements: Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

    Additional requirements: Very good oral and written proficiency in English. Publications in top conferences in the crypto and security community.

  • Terms of employment: This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years with competitive salary (about 42kSEK per month before tax).
  • Last application date: 09.Nov.2020

  • Contact: Thomas johansson (thomas@eit.lth.se)
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-13

    Principal Engineer / Senior Cryptographer
    Intel Corp.
    Job Description As a Principal Engineer/Cryptographer at Intel, you will lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects to advance cutting-edge applied cryptography within Intel's chips. The ideal candidate is comfortable implementing multiple types of cryptographic algorithms and able to research new constructions and guide hardware, firmware and software teams. The candidate should be experienced in cryptographic solution formulation and problem solving.


    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Drive a specific strategic cryptographic initiative across Intel
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to contribute to other strategic objectives of Intel's Cryptography team
    • Influence internal security policies and standards regarding cryptography and security
    • Collaborate with other team members on internal research activities
    • Perform cryptanalytical reviews of algorithms, protocols and implementations
    • Track relevant state-of-the-art academic cryptographic research
    • Guide and mentor the develop of junior engineers in the technical leadership pipeline
    Qualifications
    Minimum work experience requirements:
    10+ years experience in cryptography/cryptographic implementation and an advanced degree in cryptography or related discipline; or 15+ years experience in cryptography/cryptographic implementation
    Preferred qualifications:
    • Experience with industrial security engineering, preferably significant contributions to large projects
    • Knowledge of computer architecture, CPU, SoC, chipsets, BIOS, Firmware, Drivers, and other compute paradigms
    • Very good understanding of side-channel attacks, including architectural and physical attacks
    • Familiarity with hardware design toolsets, including RTL
    • Familiarity and experience with software languages (C, C++, Java, Python, Go, etc.)
    • Strong track record of contributions to the crypto community (papers in well-established conferences, patents, standards)
    • Familiarity with latest developments in the area of post-quantum algorithms
    For more details please see the full job posting link. Contact: David Wheeler (david.m.wheeler@intel.com)
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-13

    Ph.D. student - Chair of IT Security
    Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
    The chair of IT Security at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg is currently seeking a highly motivated Junior Researcher / PhD Student (limited to 3 years, full time, with possibility for extension).

    Tasks:
    – 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:
    – Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related disciplines
    – Interest in IT security and/or networking and distributed systems
    – Knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Java, etc.) and one scripting language (Perl, Python, etc.) or willingness to quickly learn new programming languages
    – Linux/Unix skills
    – Knowledge of data mining, machine learning, statistics and result visualization concepts is of advantage
    – Excellent working knowledge of English; German is of advantage
    – Communication skills

    For more information about the vacant position please contact Prof. A. Panchenko (E-Mail: itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de).

    We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment if they are equally qualified.

    Applications containing:
    – 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 by 26.10.2020 at itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de.
    Contact: Prof. Andriy Panchenko (itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de)
    Last updated: 2020-10-12 posted on 2020-10-12

    Postdoctoral positions in Applied Cryptography and Information Security
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir. Morroco
    Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech. The School of Computer and Communication Sciences at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco is currently looking for motivated and talented Postdoctoral researchers in applied cryptography, and Information security. The successful candidates will primarily be working on the following topics (but not limited to): • Threshold Cryptography • Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies • Secure Multi Party Computation • Cloud Computing Security • Lightweight Cryptography for IoT The ideal candidates should have a PhD degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer competitive salary (the net salary per month is 2000 USD), a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: https://www.um6p.ma/en). Submit your application via email including • full CV, • sample publications, • a detailed research proposal, • and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees. There is no specific deadline for this call, but we will start looking at the applications from Oct 15th, 2020. Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma) https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1339&company=ump
    Contact: Assoc. Prof. Mustapha Hedabou (mustapha.hedabou@um6p.ma)
    Last updated: 2020-10-12 posted on 2020-10-10

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    The School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial and ministerial level talent programs such as “1000 Youth Talents Program”, Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”,etc. We will also assist on employment of spouses, schooling for children and medical care.
    Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2020-10-12 posted on 2020-10-10

    Phd Student and Post-Doc
    Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
    We are looking for a PhD student and a Postdoc to work on Security of Beyond 5G networks under INSPIRE-5Gplus and 6G Flagship projects. The PhD student position is open for students with a Masters Degree in EE or CS fields. More info about Projects: INSPIRE-5Gplus: https://www.inspire-5gplus.eu/ 6G Flagship: https://www.oulu.fi/6gflagship/ If you are interested, Please Contact: madhusanka.liyanage@oulu.fi or Pawani.porambage@oulu.fi
    Contact: Madhusanka Liyanage (madhusanka.liyanage@oulu.fi)
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-10-08

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The application should be sent to the Dean of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at applications.csbme@tugraz.at until 26.11.2020 referencing to 7050/20/035
    Last updated: 2020-10-01 posted on 2020-10-01


    Post-doctoral Fellows
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    I am looking to hire a number of post-doctoral fellows and PhD students with expertise and interests in the area of hardware security, AI hardware security, homomorphic encryption, neuromorphic computing, physical design verification, digital twins, VLSI design, and more. Candidates with strong background on these areas should send me their CV at tehranipoor@ufl.edu .
    Contact: Prof. Mark Tehranipoor tehranipoor@ufl.edu
    Last updated: 2020-10-01 posted on 2020-09-30

    Postdoc / Research Fellow
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    Look for a Postdoc / Research Fellow on blockchain security. Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-10-01 posted on 2020-09-28

    Ph.D. student
    Cryptology and Data Security Group, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security, with focus on distributed protocols and blockchain Cryptology and Data Security Group, University of Bern 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 January 2021 and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that “Knowledge generates value”. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

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

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

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

    Contact: Christian Cachin
    Last updated: 2020-10-01 posted on 2020-09-27

    Tenure-track Faculty Positions
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

    The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) positions. We are primarily interested in excellent candidates in Systems, including Distributed Systems, Embedded Systems, etc.; Data Science, including machine learning; Security and Privacy; Software Engineering; and Cyber-Physical Systems. Exceptional candidates in other topics within the research areas of the Institute will also be considered. Tenured-level (Associate and Full Professor) applications are also welcome.

    The primary mission of the IMDEA Software Institute is to perform research of excellence at the highest international level in the area of software development technologies. It is one of the highest ranked institutions worldwide in its main topic areas.

    All positions require a doctoral degree in CS or closely related area, earned by the expected start date. Candidates for tenure-track positions will have shown exceptional promise in research and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Candidates for tenured positions must have an outstanding research record, recognized international stature, and demonstrated leadership. Experience in graduate student supervision is also valued at this level.

    For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2020 but will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

    The institute is located in the vibrant area of Madrid, Spain. It offers an ideal working environment, combining the best aspects of a research center and a university department. The institute offers institutional funding and also encourages participation in national and international research projects. The working language at the institute is English.

    Salaries at the Institute are internationally competitive, established on an individual basis, and include social security provisions, and in particular access to an excellent public health care system.

    COVID Note: The Institute continues working and hiring, while strictly adopting all recommended

    Contact: hiring@software.imdea.org
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-27

    Post-Doc in Lattice-based Cryptography (PROMETHEUS)
    Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    We are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral research assistant to work in the area of cryptography. The position is available now until 1 June 2022.

    The PDRA will work alongside Dr. Martin Albrecht, Dr. Rachel Player and other cryptographic researchers at Royal Holloway on topics in lattice-based cryptography. This post is part of the EU H2020 PROMETHEUS project (http://prometheuscrypt.gforge.inria.fr) for building privacy preserving systems from advanced lattice primitives. Our research focus within this project is on cryptanalysis and implementations, but applicants with a strong background in other areas such as protocol/primitive design are also encouraged to apply.
    Contact: Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-25

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw

    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts.

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

    We offer competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl).

    A successful candidate will be given a substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.

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

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

    Ph.D. Student
    CISPA − Helmholtz Center for Information Security

    What we are always looking for?
    CISPA constantly seeks applications from outstanding students regardless of their national origin or citizenship. Currently we are looking for students interested in applied cryptography and topics like:

    • privacy-preserving signatures,
    • anonymous credentials,
    • eID and ePassport security.

    Admission to the Computer Science graduate program is highly competitive. A successful Master’s degree from a top-tier, research-oriented institution of higher education in a subject relevant to our research is required. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, proficiency in spoken and written English, and strong letters of recommendation from their academic advisors.

    What we offer?
    CISPA maintains an open, international and diverse work environment. Every Ph.D. student is a member of a research group lead by his or her supervisor. Admitted students are as a rule paid employees of CISPA with a full time contract (TV-L E 13). The working language is English.

    How to apply?
    https://jobs.cispa.saarland/jobs/detail/phd-students-in-all-areas-related-to-cybersecurity-privacy-cryptography-and-machine-learning-1

    Contact: Lucjan Hanzlik (hanzlik@cispa.saarland)
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-24

    Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography & Information Security
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the chair of Cyber Security invites applications from PhD holders in the area of cryptography and information security. The researcher will join 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 Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Institute of Computer Science.
    The position has an attractive salary and located in beautiful St. Gallen and Switzerland.
    Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Your Profile
    • A PhD degree in Cryptography, information security;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Strong publication record;
    • Good skills in programming is beneficial;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Deadline for applications: 30 September
    Starting date: Fall 2020 or by mutual agreement
    How to apply Submit your application through the online application system
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-24

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

    Funded PhD student in Cryptography & Information Security
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the chair of Cyber Security invites applications from PhD holders in the area of cryptography and information security. The researcher will join 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 Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Institute of Computer Science. 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.
    Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Your Profile
    • A MsC degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Good skills in programming is beneficial;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Deadline for applications: 30 November
    Starting date: Fall 2020 or by mutual agreement
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2020-10-18 posted on 2020-09-24

    ConsensusLab Lead
    Protocol Labs
    We seek a Research Project Manager to support and coordinate our research on problems within the field of consensus while assembling a team of world-class researchers. Research at Protocol Labs We’re not an ordinary Research Lab. We’re working hard to build the core protocols of the decentralized web pursuant to our vision for the future of the Internet. As part of our research team, you’ll be enabling outcomes at the forefront of our mission. Our research team is granted both the freedom to develop knowledge by working on novel applications and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward advancing the flagship projects of Protocol Labs and the research endeavors of leading institutions in the field. You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism enable you to craft creative solutions working around evolving needs. What will the ConsensusLab do The goal of ConsensusLab will be to focus on long-term research problems facing Filecoin and other Protocol Labs projects related to secure, scalable consensus mechanisms. As ConsensusLab Lead you will… Coordinate with teammates across the research and project teams to drive progress against the goals we want ConsensusLab to accomplish, driving consensus research to support multiple autonomous projects within the company Track and coordinate the known problems that must be solved to hit those goals, the proposed solutions to those problems, the interactions and constraints that proposed solutions have on each other, and the effects design requirements have on proposed solutions. Assemble a team of researchers to drive progress against these problems. You may be a fit for this role if you have... Strong organizational and project management skills A familiarity with consensus research, in which you explored security or scalability of a system with byzantine or rational actors A love of supporting others in their efforts to learn and push the boundaries of human knowledge Bonus points... You’ve applied game theory, mechanism design, or agent-based modeling to fault tolerant system You’ve previously managed a team of researchers working on novel consensus algorithms
    Contact: Ed Burns
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-23

    Multiple post-doc positions
    University of Maryland
    Several postdoctoral positions are available in the following areas:
    • Post-quantum (including lattice-based) zero-knowledge proofs.
    • Fast implementation of fully homomorphic encryption and lattice-based cryptography.
    • Adversarial machine learning, broadly defined
    Contact: Jonathan Katz
    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-23

    Cryptography Hardware Engineer
    Technology Innovation Institute - Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.

    Responsibilities

    • Specify, design, implement and deploy cryptographic IP cores (including quantum-secure solutions)
    • Conduct research on (but not limited to) efficient cryptographic implementations, implementation attacks and countermeasures, design methodologies and tools
    • Perform security reviews of hardware designs and implementations
    • Work closely with the integration team and other teams in the organization to design and prototype secure systems and communication protocols

      Minimum qualifications:

    • BSc, MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Computer Science, Engineering or similar degree with 3+ years of relevant work or research
    • Thorough knowledge of computer architecture and digital design principles Relevant hardware development experience with a focus on hardware security
    • Extensive experience developing for FPGA and/or ASIC platforms in Verilog/VHDL
    • Experience writing testbenches and using waveform-based debugging tools
    • Solid understanding of cryptography, side-channel analysis attacks and countermeasures


      Preferred qualifications:

    • Knowledge of UVM and assertion-based formal tools
    • Understanding of low-power and high-performance techniques
    • Understanding of micro-architectural attacks (e.g., Spectre, Meltdown, MDS)
    • Hands-on experience integrating IP blocks in complex systems (SoCs)
    • Programming skills in C/C++, Python, and/or Tcl
    • Hands-on experience with lab equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, function generators)
    Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi
    Talent Acquisition Manager
    mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae

    Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-23

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

    Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography
    Algorand, Inc.
    We are looking for a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher to join our Team. This is an opportunity for someone who is genuinely excited by new technologies to influence the design and implementation of bleeding edge advanced cryptographic systems and protocols. Functioning somewhat independently and working within the larger Research Team, the Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher will research and design cryptographic protocols and concepts, partnering with the team to develop prototypes. Our Researchers are also internal subject matter experts, providing guidance and learning opportunities to our extended staff. Researchers are also responsible for publishing meaningful research, independently and with other members of staff.

    You will be working on a fast-paced, rapidly growing, high-profile project with a significant opportunity for industry-level impact on emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

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

    Full role description (including responsibilities and qualifications) and application link is available at the further information link.

    Interested candidates should submit their application at the further information link along with their CV (including list of publications), one (1) recently published paper relevant to the position responsibilities, and two (2) reference letters. You can share your paper and reference letter via the "Portfolio" link when applying, or upload the files with you CV. This position is available immediately and thus candidates who are already in the US are preferred.

    Contact: Regnia O'Brien, Head of People & Talent
    Last updated: 2020-09-23 posted on 2020-09-21

    Senior Cryptographer
    SICPA - international company with HQ in Lausanne, Switzerland
    Leveraging decades of expertise in security inks and solutions, SICPA aims at providing the next generation of trust-enabling security systems for citizens, central banks and governments in the domains of digital currency, identity and value chains. This is a great opportunity to join a strategic project and work with a team of passionate people to design, architect and develop innovative solutions.

    WHAT YOU WILL DO

    Shape new concepts and ideas, quickly and iteratively, through prototyping.

    Have meaningful impact on the crafting and delivery in the early stages of the idea, and product life cycles.

    Collaborate closely with our development team to craft solid foundation for future product development.

    Deliver, as part of the team, a prototype.

    Deliver a functioning sandbox environment, with goal to identify competitive advantage and help implement that in practice.

    Drive cooperation with platform and lab teams.

    WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

    You have relevant technical skills gained via formal education (PhD preferred), and/or red/blue team experience.

    You have expertise in applied cryptography, long-term security, Multi-Party Computation (MPC), key rotation schemes, SoC, SE, TEE, solving difficult challenges for systems in highly adversarial environments.

    Also, you master cryptographic protocols and standards (FIPS, AAL, PKI, NIST, ISO/IEC 27001).

    You are curious to solve hard problems, oftentimes with competing priorities, using smartly assembled primitives, protocols and solutions, as well as advise on choice tradeoffs.

    Besides being a great listener, you are an educator that acts as an advisor and mentor to team members on your domain of expertise.

    You thrive in asynchronous communication environments and can express clearly your ideas and thinking, in writing.

    You have a natural ability to explain, communicate and influence a broad audience (from highly technical to managerial), seek and engage in external collaboration with academia or red teams.

    Read the full job ad here: https://jobs.sicpa.com/job/Prilly_Floris-%28CH01%29-Senior-Cryptographer/616

    Contact: Mrs Iuliana Petcu Talent Acquisition Manager hrrecruitment@sicpa.com
    Last updated: 2020-09-21 posted on 2020-09-18

    Post-Doc in Lattice-based Cryptography
    Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    The postdoc will work alongside Prof. Martin Albrecht and other cryptographic researchers in the ISG on topics in lattice-based cryptography and related fields. This post is funded by a joint grant between Royal Holloway and Imperial College (Dr. Cong Ling) for bridging the gap between lattice-based cryptography and coding theory.

    The ISG is a nice place to work; it’s a friendly environment with strong research going on in several areas. We got people working across the field of information security including several people working on cryptography. For example, Carlos Cid, Anamaria Costache, Lydia Garms, Jianwei Li, Sean Murphy, Rachel Player, Eamonn Postlethwaite, Joe Rowell, Fernando Virdia and Martin Albrecht all have looked at or are looking at lattice-based cryptography.

    The ISG is one of the largest departments dedicated to information security in the world with 21 core academic staff in the department, as well as research and support staff. We work with many research partners in other departments and have circa 90 PhD students working on a wide range of security research, many of whom are fully funded through our Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. We have a strong, vibrant, embedded and successful multi-disciplinary research profile spanning from cryptography to systems security and social aspects of security. This vibrant environment incorporates visiting researchers, weekly research seminars, weekly reading groups, PhD seminars and mini conferences, the WISDOM group (Women in the Security Domain Or Mathematics) and we are proud of our collegial atmosphere and approach.

    A postdoc here is a 100% research position, i.e. the postdoc would not have teaching duties. That said, if the applicant would like to gain some teaching experience, we can arrange for that as well.
    Contact: Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2020-09-19 posted on 2020-09-17

    Post-Doc position
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    We are looking for outstanding Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security.

    Current topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Secure cryptographic implementations
    • Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography
    • Blockchains and cryptocurrencies
    • Distributed cryptography
    The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of 2 contacts that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work.

    The candidate shall be able to show solid expertise in cryptography/IT Security illustrated in form of publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, Oakland, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

    The position offers an internationally competitive salary including social benefits. TU Darmstadt is a leading university for Computer Science and offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main metropolitan area. It has a strong institute for research on IT security and cryptography with more than 300 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity. Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.
    Contact: sebastian.faust@cs.tu-darmstadt.de
    Last updated: 2020-09-16 posted on 2020-09-16

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

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

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

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

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

    PhD student position in Lightweight MPC-friendly Symmetric Ciphers
    Research Group COSIC at University of Leuven, Belgium
    We have an open PhD position in the domain of Scalable and Secure Data Sharing. The prospective candidate is expected to investigate how conventional lightweight symmetric ciphers perform over MPC, as well as benchmark their performance over MPC. The work also entails provable security in this context. The candidate must hold a Master's degree in mathematics / computer science / electrical engineering / cryptography, with strong grades. Strong background in mathematics / computer science / cryptography is expected. Any prior publications and experience in C/C++ and Python are merited.
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2020-09-16 posted on 2020-09-15

    Postdoc Position in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning using MPC
    Research Group COSIC at University of Leuven, Belgium
    We have an open postdoc position in the domain of Scalable and Secure Data Sharing. 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: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2020-09-16 posted on 2020-09-15

    Senior Cryptographer
    NCC Group, North America
    **Senior Cryptography Researchers have a responsibility to help grow NCC Group Cryptography Services. They will be key contributors to project delivery and research (we have an entire division dedicated to Research and your bonus includes doing research during company hours) at NCC Group Cryptography Services. **Activities and Responsibilities (include): • Delivery of consultancy projects within Cryptography Services • Research and tool development in Cryptography Services • External delivery of client-facing and public speaking events in Cryptography Services • Assistance with sales support for Cryptography Services • Mentoring and leadership for staff at NCC Group **Skills and Experience: Blockchain Security experience is a requirement. The amount of experience with this is flexible. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Cryptography disciplines with focus areas including some of the following: • Cryptographic Analysis and Review • Elliptic Curve Cryptography • Finite Field Cryptography • Symmetric Cryptography and Hashes • Post-quantum Cryptography • Cryptanalysis of Novel Cryptosystems • Implementation Review of Cryptographic Primitives • Key Management Design and Implementation Review
    Contact: Danielle Owen
    Last updated: 2020-09-09 posted on 2020-09-09

    PhD and Post-Doc
    AAU, Austria
    We are looking for a PhD student and a Post-Doc in the area of (applied crypto) and/or side-channels.

    The PhD post can be in any (fun) area of crypto; the candidate will be supervised by Elisabeth Oswald, and as co-supervisors A. Roy and E. Andreeva are potentially available.

    The Post-Doc is related to ERC funding and therefore will work in the area of side channels; our areas of interest here are techniques for secure software development, and RISC-V.

    Both posts are available immediately. The salary is around 32k per annum for the PhD student and 35k upwards (depending on prior experience) for the Post-Doc. Further information about the group is under www.cybersecurityresearch.at

    Contact: Elisabeth Oswald (firstname.lastname@aau.at)
    Last updated: 2020-09-09 posted on 2020-09-09

    PhD and Postdoc Position
    Research Group COSIC at University of Leuven, Belgium
    PhD candidate to work on Cryptography secured against physical attacks. The traditional application of cryptography is the protection of communication lines. In modern applications the attacker often has physical access to the device that is executing the cryptographic algorithm, and can measure side channels (execution time, power consumption, electro-magnetic radiation) or perform fault attacks. With the advent of the IOT, the interest in embedded cryptographic systems and side-channel/fault attacks on these systems is steadily increasing. Protection against side channel attacks (SCA) is usually done via masking, i.e. by randomizing any sensitive data manipulated during computations. Protection against fault injection attacks (FA)is typically done either by duplication or by using infection, i.e., ensuring that any induced fault results in a garbage output. The research direction of combined countermeasures -that is, countermeasures against both SCA and FA -is quite young and experimental. We are looking for a postdoc to work on: (1) formal security definitions and methods to defend implementations against combined attacks as well as new countermeasures against combined attacks which have improved performance and a more realistic adversary model. (2) the development of robust automated verification tools capable of handling entire and practical implementations. (3) defining metrics for combined security and to develop procedures for their evaluation using verification tools. Specific Skills Required: The candidates should hold a PhD degree with aproven research track record in any aspects of Cryptography or Embedded Security. We are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum, going from mathematical aspects, to implementations on FPGA and physical attacks evaluation.
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2020-09-08 posted on 2020-09-08

    PhD student and Postdoc position
    Research Group Cosic at University of Leuven, Belgium
    We are looking for a PhD and Post-Doc in post-quantum cryptography, including cryptanalysis, secure implementation, hardness of underlying problems, novel primitives and protocols. We are in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST's post-quantum standardization effort. Strong background in mathematics is an absolute must, together with computer science and cryptography. A proven research track record in any aspects of post-quantum cryptography is required. We are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum, going from mathematical aspects, to very practical such as implementation aspects
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2020-09-10 posted on 2020-09-08

    PhD student
    Research Group Cosic at University of Leuven, Belgium
    PhD position on Cybersecurity Attacks on the Electric Supply System (CYPRESS project) We haven an open PhD position in the domain of cybersecurity of critical infrastructures –more particular of the electric energy supply system. The position is funded by the federal ETF project CYPRESS. This is a fundamental research project, in collaboration with other Belgian research groups, with the ambition to contribute to the cyber-physical reliability management of the electric transmission grid. The three goals of the projects are to: (i) improve modeling practice, (ii) perform cyber-physical risk assessment, and (iii) develop appropriate mitigation approaches. The cyber-physical risks considered in the projects range from simple bugs and configuration errors to malicious tampering and cybersecurity attacks. The security researcher that will be working on this project, will focus in particular on the security evaluation of critical (embedded) components in the electric energy supply system and corresponding countermeasures to mitigate these security threats. The security evaluation work in the CYPRESS project includes both risk and threat modeling as well as actual lab work (i.e. embedded security analysis –hacking–of the components in a lab setup). Candidates must hold a master’s degree in electronics engineering or computer science, have good grades and have a keen interest in cryptography and embedded security. The applicant should have a strong background in C and C++. Prior research experience in embedded security, reverse-engineering and/or hacking of IoT devices is an advantage.
    Contact: jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2020-09-08 posted on 2020-09-08

    Postdoc / Research Fellow
    Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    Multiple positions are available. Candidates should have the expertise on applied crypto, ML, IoT/CPS security and programming skill.

    Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou (jianying_zhou@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-09-06 posted on 2020-09-06

    3x Post-Doc Research Fellow
    Cryptanalysis Taskforce @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    (COVID-19 may slow down the process, but our hiring is not disrupted) The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill 3 post-doctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography, including but not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • theory and Proof
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-3 and AES
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group dedicated for research in symmetric-key cryptography. Since then, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3, and is expanding its interests to the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university and government agencies in Singapore. We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax, as well as excellent environment dedicating for research in Singapore. The contract will be initially for 2 years, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via http://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Asst Prof. Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2020-09-06 posted on 2020-09-04

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

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

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

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

    Post-Doc Applicants:

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

    Links to research groups:

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

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

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

    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, and direct 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,
    • sample publications,
    • 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://mysite.ku.edu.tr/akupcu/

    Last updated: 2020-09-02 posted on 2020-09-02

    Research Engineer
    HashCloak Inc, Toronto Canada

    HashCloak Inc is a R&D lab and consultancy focused on privacy, anonymity and scalability for blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Our team is well-known for working on state of the art Ethereum projects such as Ethereum 2.0, Shyft Network and Althea, for pioneering optimistic rollups and bringing forth the first empirical analysis of Ethereum's privacy guarantees and applications.

    We are hiring our very first research engineer that will help us bring our internal research projects to the world. As a research engineer at HashCloak, you will have the opportunity to work on anonymous networking, private information retrieval, zero-knowledge proofs and many more exciting areas at the intersection pf cryptography, game theory and finance!

    You will be working with a small, young and international team based in different time zones around the world. We are a remote-only company and have a very flexible and relaxed culture.

    As our first research engineer, you will have many of the following qualifications:

    • Master's degree or above in cryptography, computer science, mathematics or related fields
    • 3+ years programming experience in a systems programming language such as C/C++, Go (Preferred), Rust (Preferred).
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following: anonymous networking, zero-knowledge proofs, PIR, MPC
    • Knowledge of secure software practices
    • Experience in deploying production-ready applications
    At HashCloak, you will have the following responsibilities:
    • Implement PoCs and prototypes for our internal research projects
    • Conducting research in one of the previously mentioned fields
    • Collaborate with our clients and research partners
    • Write papers targeted at top conferences as well as blog posts targeted at general audiences
    • Contribute to open source projects that we use in our research
    • Stay up to date on research and development in the blockchain and cryptography ecosystems
    For consideration, please send a CV/Resume with a link to Github or any other website that showcases code you have written to careers@hashcloak.com with the subject line "Rese
    Contact: Mikerah Quintyne-Collins - CEO and Founder
    Last updated: 2020-09-07 posted on 2020-08-27

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

    The Institute of Science and Technology Austria invites applications for several open positions in all areas of computer science including cryptography, systems security and privacy.

    IST Austria offers:

    • A highly international and interdisciplinary research environment with English as working language on campus
    • State-of the art facilities and scientific support services (www.ist.ac.at/scientific-service-units/)
    • Competitive start-up package and salary
    • Guaranteed annual base funding including funding for PhD students and postdocs
    • Wide portfolio of career support
    • Child-care facilities and support on campus

    IST Austria is an international institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in the natural, mathematical, and computational sciences. The Institute fosters an interactive, collegial, and supportive atmosphere, sharing space and resources between research groups whenever possible, and facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations. Our PhD program involves a multi-disciplinary course schedule and rotations in research groups and hire scholars from diverse international backgrounds. The campus of IST Austria is located close to Vienna, one of the most livable cities in the world.

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

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

    The closing date for applications is October 30, 2020.

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

    Contact: krzysztof.pietrzak@ist.ac.at
    Last updated: 2020-08-26 posted on 2020-08-26

    Cryptography Expert
    Apheris | Deep tech company for privacy-preserving data ecosystems in Berlin, Germany

    We are looking for an Expert in Cryptography and/or Privacy-Preserving Computations with the right skillset to complement our team with practical deep tech and coding expertise.
    Join us putting cutting-edge privacy-preserving technologies and federated computations into production.


    As a domain Expert in Cryptography, you will help us build never-seen-before deep tech products for our high-profile customers. You contribute to the Apheris products, including protocol and architecture and author detailed technical concepts around cryptography. You identify and resolve performance bottlenecks and perform and participate in code reviews. Together with our CTO and other senior engineers you will help us hit product milestones by writing high quality, well tested code.

    Contact: Robin Röhm, career@apheris.com
    Last updated: 2020-08-26 posted on 2020-08-25

    Post-Doc
    Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
    The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Security and Privacy (https://www.mpi-sp.org/) is looking to hire Postdocs in cryptography and computer security. The topic of the position depends on common interests, including (but not limited to):

  • Public-key, lattice-based, and advanced cryptographic primitives.
  • Cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and concurrent systems.
  • Post-quantum cryptography and quantum computing.

    In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must:

  • Have completed (or be close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or related fields.
  • Show a record of excellent publications in leading venues for security (S&P, CCS, Usenix Sec, NDSS) cryptography (CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT) or general theory of computer science (STOC, FOCS, ICALP).

    The MPI for Security and Privacy is co-located with the Ruhr University of Bochum (Germany) and offers a vibrant atmosphere for research that spans across all aspects of computer security. The knowledge of German is not required for a successful career at MPI. To apply for the position, send an email to Giulio Malavolta (address below) including the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae (including list of publications).
  • The names of 2/3 referees for recommendation letters.

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  • Contact: Giulio Malavolta (giulio.malavolta@hotmail.it)
    Last updated: 2020-08-25 posted on 2020-08-25

    Funded PhD student in Cryptography & Information Security
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the chair of Cyber Security invites applications from PhD holders in the area of cryptography and information security. The researcher will join 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 Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Institute of Computer Science. 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.
    Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    Your Profile
    • A MsC degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field;
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background;
    • Good skills in programming is beneficial;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Deadline for applications: 31 October
    Starting date: Fall 2020 or by mutual agreement
    Contact: Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2020-10-23 posted on 2020-08-21

    Cryptographic Protocols Researcher
    DFINITY Foundation
    DFINITY is reimagining the Internet as a public network that hosts secure software and services. The Internet Computer is a new technology stack that is unhackable, fast, scales to billions of users around the world, and supports a new kind of autonomous software that promises to reverse Big Tech’s monopolization of the internet.

    DFINITY is looking for a full-time Cryptography Researcher, specialized in practical and provably secure cryptographic protocols for blockchains. The main task will be to design, develop, and prove secure, efficient cryptographic protocols for a distributed system and you will contribute in creating a high-performance blockchain computer. We offer a flexible work environment and an opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic and talented team of researchers and developers from around the world.

    Requirements:
  • PhD in Cryptography, emphasis on efficient and provably secure protocols
  • Excellent record of peer-reviewed publications, in particular at IACR, ACM, and IEEE conferences
  • Experience in the implementation of cryptographic protocols in C or Rust
  • Good understanding of practical systems and their security
  • Responsibilities:
  • Identify functional and security requirements of cryptographic protocols for the DFINITY platform
  • Design provably secure, scalable and practical cryptographic protocols
  • Design security models, capturing requirements and adversarial models
  • Provide full implementation specification of cryptographic protocols
  • Collaborate with a team of Researchers and Developers across our global research centers
  • Participate in software architecture decisions, providing necessary information in a clear fashion
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement cryptographic protocols
  • Write high-quality research papers targeted at top conferences and journals
  • Represent the company in academic and industry conferences and share technical information with the public
  • Contact: Jan Camenisch - please submit via https://dfinity.org/careers/
    Last updated: 2020-08-19 posted on 2020-08-19

    Fully funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
    University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
    We have (fully funded) multiple PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2021 (August 2021) or Spring 2021 (January 2021) at University of South Florida (USF). USF is a Rank-1 Research University (rank 31 of CS departments at US public universities per according Academic Analytics on Scholarly Research Index) and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internship and joint-projects with lead-industrial companies. Topics include:

    Trustworthy and Scalable Blockchains
    • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
    • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains
    Secure and Reliable Internet of Things and Systems (IoT)
    • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
    • Efficient cryptography for vehicular and unmanned aerial systems
    • Efficient digital signatures
    Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
    Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Adversarial Machine Learning
    Requirements:
    • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
    • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable
    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three reference letters (send by referees)
    • Research statement
    • GRE and TOEFL
    Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
    Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
    Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

    Last updated: 2020-08-20 posted on 2020-08-15

    Post-Doc in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering
    Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @Department of Computer Science @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a full position for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cryptography & Privacy Engineering, available immediately and for initially up to 2.5 years.

    Our mission is to demonstrate that privacy can be efficiently protected in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols.

    TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and computer science in Europe. The position is based in the City of Science Darmstadt, which is very international, livable and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Initially, no knowledge of German is necessary and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.

    Job description

    As postdoc @ENCRYPTO, you conduct research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top venues. You are involved in project management, teaching, co-advise PhD students and supervise thesis students & student research assistants. The position is co-funded by the ERC Starting Grant “Privacy-preserving Services on the Internet” (PSOTI), where we build privacy-preserving services on the Internet, which includes designing protocols for privately processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation and implementing a scalable framework.

    Your profile
    • Completed PhD degree (or equivalent) at a top university in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area
    • Publications at top venues (CORE rank A*/A) for IT security/applied cryptography (e.g., S&P, CCS, NDSS, USENIX SEC, EUROCRYPT), ideally on cryptographic protocols and secure computation
    • Experience in software development, project management and supervising students
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work in a team, and want to do excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance
    • The working language at ENCRYPTO is English, so you must be able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, whereas German is not required.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2020-08-17 posted on 2020-08-13

    Assistant/Associate Professorship
    FACULTY POSITIONS AT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for tenure-track positions from February 2021 or August 2021. Applicants in areas of information security and artificial intelligence are sought. Applicants for assistant professorship must demonstrate strong research potential, in addition to good teaching ability. Applicants for associate professorship and professorship must have an exceptional record of research achievement. All successful candidates are expected to conduct both research and teaching activities. The department offers BS, MS and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. The official language of teaching is Chinese, and English teaching is encouraged by the university. For more information, please visit our website: https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en Applications should include a curriculum vitae, recent publications, and reference letters from at least three people who can comment on the applicant's professional qualification. Other supporting material is welcome. Applications should be sent to: Faculty Recruiting Committee Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424 Email:srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301 The deadline for applications is October 31, 2020, and will continue to receive documents as appropriate until February 28, 2021.
    Contact: Email: srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301
    Last updated: 2020-08-17 posted on 2020-08-10

    Assistant/Associate Professorship
    FACULTY POSITIONS AT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Sun Yat-sen University invites applications for tenure-track positions from February 2021 or August 2021. Applicants in areas of information security and artificial intelligence are sought. Applicants for assistant professorship must demonstrate strong research potential, in addition to good teaching ability. Applicants for associate professorship and professorship must have an exceptional record of research achievement. All successful candidates are expected to conduct both research and teaching activities. The department offers BS, MS and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. The official language of teaching is Chinese, and English teaching is encouraged by the university. For more information, please visit our website: https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en Applications should include a curriculum vitae, recent publications, and reference letters from at least three people who can comment on the applicant's professional qualification. Other supporting material is welcome. Applications should be sent to: Faculty Recruiting Committee Department of Computer Science and Engineering National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424 Email:srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301 The deadline for applications is October 31, 2020, and will continue to receive documents as appropriate until February 28, 2021.
    Contact: Email: srkuang@cse.nsysu.edu.tw TEL:+886-7-5252000 ext. 4340 FAX:+886-7-5254301
    Last updated: 2020-08-10 posted on 2020-08-10

    Postdoctoral researcher in Cryptography & Information Security
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
    The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the chair of Cyber Security invites applications from PhD holders in the area of cryptography and information security. The researcher will join 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 Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Institute of Computer Science.

    Research area: Research areas include but are not limited to:
    • Verifiable computation
    • Secure Multi Party Computation
    • Privacy-preserving authentication
    • Cryptographic primitives
    • Differential privacy
    Your Profile
    • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a relevant field
    • Competitive research record in cryptography or information security
    • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
    • Good skills in programming is beneficial
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    Deadline for applications: 20 October
    Starting date: January 2021 or by mutual agreement
    Contact: Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa
    Last updated: 2020-10-16 posted on 2020-08-10

    Post-Doc
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Qualification: - Candidates should have a Ph.D. Degree (CS or EE), and strong background on • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Federated Learning, Edge/Fog Computation, Internet-of-Things, Cryptographic Protocols, Applied Cryptography - Strong publication record (major journals or top conference papers). - Good written and oral communication skills. - Work experience in relevant research projects is preferable. The initial appointment will be for 1 year but it can be extended depending on the availability of funding and the candidate's performance. These positions come with attractive salary and benefits. The travel support will also be provided to attend international conferences or to visit oversea universities. How to apply: Interested candidates kindly send their CV to Prof. Tony Q.S. Quek (email: tonyquek@sutd.edu.sg). Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only shortlist will be notified.
    Contact: Prof. Tony Q.S. Quek (email: tonyquek@sutd.edu.sg)
    Last updated: 2020-08-10 posted on 2020-08-07

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    TalTech, Centre for HW Security; Tallinn, Estonia
    The Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech (https://www.taltech.ee/en/) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in post quantum cryptography. We are looking for motivated individuals with a strong background in circuit design, especially with experience in ASICs and/or hardware implementation of crypto cores. The end goal of the project is to validate a PQC algorithm in silicon.

    Requirements for postdoctoral research position: Having a PhD degree is mandatory for this position but candidates close to the completion of a PhD are also highly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should have a track record in the topic or in a closely related field, as well as in-depth knowledge of digital IC design tools (genus, innovus, design compiler, ICC, etc.)
    General conditions: Funding for this position is project-based and is already in place. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype. This position has an immediate start date (but a future start date can be arranged given the current situation w/ coronavirus). Salary is commensurate with experience.
    How to apply: Please submit your CV to Prof. Pagliarini by email (samuel.pagliarini@taltech.ee) using the subject ‘PQC postdoc position’.
    Contact: Samuel Pagliarini (samuel.pagliarini@taltech.ee)
    Last updated: 2020-08-04 posted on 2020-08-04

    Embedded Cryptographic Software Engineer
    Secure-IC Pte Ltd
    To support our growth and in order to strengthen our team, we are looking for an Embedded Cryptographic Software Engineer (M/F). You will be based in Singapore and participate in the development of the Secure-IC portfolio of secure solutions. Missions consist in:
    • Ensuring the various phases of specifications for applications embedding cryptography
    • C and C++ programming and testing
    • Integration and validation on target embedded microprocessor. (knowledge of ARM processors is preferable)
    • Developing non-regression tests along with benchmarking tests
    • Bringing innovative ideas to improve our products, the quality of deliveries and development processes
    • Delivery of customers projects (consulting and training)
    Requirements:
    • Embedded software development engineer with 5 years minimum experience in an equivalent position
    • First experience in the field of automotive: CAN bus, automotive Ethernet
    • Master’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field
    • Proficiency in C/C++ language and assembly skills
    • Knowledge of ARM processors, development for security and safety
    • Proficiency in English
    • Knowledge of cryptography
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
    Contact: Sylvain Guilley
    Last updated: 2020-07-18 posted on 2020-07-16

    PhD Student in Cryptography and Privacy Engineering
    TU Darmstadt, Germany

    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @Department of Computer Science @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a full position for a Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Cryptography & Privacy Engineering, available immediately and for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension.

    Our mission is to demonstrate that privacy can be efficiently protected in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols.

    TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and computer science in Europe. The position is based in the City of Science Darmstadt, which is very international, livable and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Initially, no knowledge of German is necessary and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.

    Job description

    As doctoral researcher @ENCRYPTO, you conduct research, build prototype implementations, and publish and present the results at top venues. You will also participate in teaching and supervise thesis students and student assistants. The position is co-funded by the ERC Starting Grant “Privacy-preserving Services on the Internet” (PSOTI), where we build privacy-preserving services on the Internet, which includes designing protocols for privately processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation and implementing a scalable framework.

    Your profile
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and excellent software development skills.
    • Additional knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally secure computation) is a plus.
    • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want to do excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
    • The working language at ENCRYPTO is English, so you must be able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, whereas German is not required.
    no application deadline
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (schneider@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2020-07-18 posted on 2020-07-14

    PostDoc and Ph.D.-level researchers in the field of "Vehicular Security & Privacy"
    Ulm University, Germany
    The Institute of Distributed Systems at Ulm University is searching for enthusiastic PostDoc and Ph.D.-level researchers who are expected to support and strengthen our research activities in the area of security and privacy in vehicular networking and automotive systems. You will contribute to ongoing projects, as well as new project proposals. As PostDoc, you will also be involved in project management and support the supervision of PhD candidates.

    The ideal candidate for the PostDoc position has a Ph.D. degree in computer science, or a closely related discipline, from an internationally-renowned university, a strong background in system security with focus on vehicular security and privacy, documented by high-quality publications, and a strong motivation to become part of our team.
    For Ph.D.-level researchers, we require a M.Sc. degree in computer science, or a closely related discipline, from an internationally-renowned university with a visible focus in system security.
    Proficient knowledge of written and spoken English is required for both positions. Conversational German skills are a substantial advantage.
    We are one of the leading research groups in vehicular security and privacy. Our group and university offer a unique environment for automotive-related research with excellent facilities and highly competitive salary. Automotive technologies are a priority area at Ulm University, and many research groups are active in fields like vehicle-driver interaction and automated driving. Being situated in Southern Germany between Stuttgart and Munich, we are located in the right heart of German car industry in one of the strongest economic regions in Europe. We have strong ties with companies like Daimler, Audi, BMW, and Bosch and many of those companies have research or development labs at our campus.

    For more information visit:
    https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/vs/inst/offene-stellen/postdoc-and-phd-level-researchers-vehicular-security-privacy/
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Frank Kargl (vs-jobs@uni-ulm.de)
    Last updated: 2020-07-18 posted on 2020-07-13

    Senior Security Researcher (m/f/d)
    Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf Gmbh (Munich Research Center, Germany)
    Your responsibilities:

    • Research the security properties of 3GPP radio access network technologies including 4G and 5G (NR), identifying possible weaknesses / enhancements • Research mitigations of identified security/privacy issues. • Collaborate with EU universities on 5G security research • Help shape the industry with new innovation via standardization bodies e.g. 3GPP, ETSI, etc. • Work with the world leading researchers on the most advanced technologies including AI, IoT under the scope of 5G security.

    Our requirements:

    • PhD in computer science or advanced PhD with focus on telecommunication security (preferably radio access technologies, the 3GPP air-interface protocol stack). • Several years of experience in network security research, specifically in the domains of protocol analysis, vulnerability detection, protocol correctness, protocol verification, etc. • Several years of experience researching and developing tools/demos/PoCs which demonstrate the impact of such security issues (vulnerabilities) on the network. • Several years of experience researching and implementing mitigation solutions (PoC/Demo level) for protocol vulnerabilities including algorithms development, performance/cost and impact analysis of algorithms implementation. • Openness to work in a diversified work environment with unique work cultures. • Experience in presenting technical information to both technical and non-technical audience. • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

    Must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this position.

    Please apply here: https://apply.workable.com/j/64698ECA7B

    By applying to this position, you agree with our PRIVACY STATEMENT. You can read in full our privacy policy via the link below. https://career.huawei.com/reccampportal/portal5/grcprivacy.html

    Contact: Viet-Duc Benedikt Lai (email: duc.lai.ext[at]huawei.com)
    Last updated: 2020-07-03 posted on 2020-06-29

    Research Assistant Professor in Additive Manufacturing with Emphasis on Cybersecurity
    University of North Texas; Denton, Texas, USA
    Department Summary: University of North Texas (UNT) is rapidly building its Center for Agile and Adaptive Manufacturing (CAAAM), a State of Texas funded multi-million-dollar initiative with a multi-disciplinary focus on further advancing the science and technology of additive manufacturing (AM). CAAAM involves a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from materials science, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, data science, cybersecurity and logistics & supply chain, committed to collaborating on large research projects with an emphasis on additive manufacturing.

    Position Summary: CAAAM is seeking a Research Assistant Professor to collaborate with a team of faculty on cybersecurity issues related to AM. This is a non-tenure track terminal position with a primary association with CAAAM and secondary association with an appropriate academic department. The selected candidate is expected to focus on cybersecurity in the context of advanced manufacturing systems in general and additive manufacturing systems more specifically. A successful candidate will work closely with faculty in the Computer Science and Engineering department as well as other faculty and researchers in CAAAM. The candidate is expected to conduct research on securing advanced manufacturing systems and develop fundamental and innovative approaches to the design and validation of secure, trustworthy and resilient cyber systems for industrial automation. The candidate is also expected to develop educational material for training workforce to operate advanced manufacturing systems as well as mentor graduate students and post-doctoral researchers working in CAAAM.

    Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline with a research focus on cybersecurity in general but more specifically, cybersecurity related to cyber-physical systems, security in edge devices, hardware/systems security, security of IoT’s and Industrial IoT’s, design and validation of secure and resilient cyber-physical systems. The research background should be evident from high quality publications.

    Contact: Krishna Kavi (Krishna.Kavi@unt.edu), Mary Chandler (Mary.Chandler@unt.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-06-26 posted on 2020-06-25

    Research Scientist (Brussels, Belgium)
    OneSpan Brussels
    OneSpan is seeking applications for highly motivated and self-driven research scientists to complement its Innovation Centre team currently working on cutting-edge research in security, privacy, machine learning and digital identity. The Innovation Centre was established to research and prototype the next generation of digital technologies to improve online security. We seek to make technological advances in areas ranging from OneSpan’s core business of strong authentication, to areas of growing importance such as cybersecurity incidents detection, digital identity and privacy. Our work aims to generate new scientific knowledge, prototypes, and intellectual property that can be transferred into products. We also aspire to be a leading academic-industry partner of choice on emerging technologies related to online security. Job Duties and Responsibilities The objective of the research scientist is to conduct applied research linked to OneSpan’s product range with the aim of enhancing OneSpan’s offering in the short and mid-term. Your key tasks are: Propose research agenda. Perform first-class research. Create research software prototypes that could lead to new products. Show leadership in your field of expertise. Work collaboratively in a team that spans international borders and departments. Requirements Must haves A PhD degree or equivalent experience in information engineering, computer science. Candidates expected to finish their PhD before autumn 2020 will also be considered. Strong proven interest and knowledge of one or more of these research areas: security, machine learning, digital identity, and privacy A willingness to learn and the ability to quickly understand unfamiliar areas of technology. Desirable skills Interest in computer security and machine learning. Some experience in software development. Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams Authoring reports for and presenting to non-technical audiences. Demonstrated ability to innovate through publications, patents or equivalent
    Contact: Julie Tinel
    Last updated: 2020-06-26 posted on 2020-06-24

    Research Scientist (Cambridge)
    OneSpan
    OneSpan is seeking applications for highly motivated and self-driven research scientists to complement its Innovation Centre team currently working on cutting-edge research in security, privacy, machine learning and digital identity. The Innovation Centre was established to research and prototype the next generation of digital technologies to improve online security. We seek to make technological advances in areas ranging from OneSpan’s core business of strong authentication, to areas of growing importance such as cybersecurity incidents detection, digital identity and privacy. Our work aims to generate new scientific knowledge, prototypes, and intellectual property that can be transferred into products. We also aspire to be a leading academic-industry partner of choice on emerging technologies related to online security. Job Duties and Responsibilities The objective of the research scientist is to conduct applied research linked to OneSpan’s product range with the aim of enhancing OneSpan’s offering in the short and mid-term. Your key tasks are: Propose research agenda. Perform first-class research. Create research software prototypes that could lead to new products. Show leadership in your field of expertise. Work collaboratively in a team that spans international borders and departments. Requirements Must haves A PhD degree or equivalent experience in information engineering, computer science. Candidates expected to finish their PhD before autumn 2020 will also be considered. Strong proven interest and knowledge of one or more of these research areas: security, machine learning, digital identity, and privacy A willingness to learn and the ability to quickly understand unfamiliar areas of technology. Desirable skills Interest in computer security and machine learning. Some experience in software development. Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams Authoring reports for and presenting to non-technical audiences. Demonstrated ability to innovate through publications, patents or equivalent
    Contact: Julie Tinel
    Last updated: 2020-06-26 posted on 2020-06-24

    Lecturer in Cybersecurity
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer position. Successful candidates must have an MS in Computer Science or a related computing area and will have demonstrated an expert grasp of knowledge of the Cybersecurity field at all levels, either through a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, or through industrial experience.

    Candidates are expected to mainly teach courses under the umbrella of Cybersecurity in support of our graduate and undergraduate programs. The successful candidate will also be involved in creating course content and materials with a focus on experiential and project-based learning.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV and the names of at least two references by applying as soon as possible at https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1961. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Work environment and location:
    The Computer Science department, part of the Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences, is the largest at NJIT, comprising one tenth of the student population. It is also the largest computer science department among all research universities in the New York metropolitan area.​ Located in Northern New Jersey, within the greater New York Metropolitan area, NJIT is part of a vibrant ecosystem of research universities and corporate research centers.
    Contact: Reza Curtmola
    Last updated: 2020-06-23 posted on 2020-06-22

    Fully Funded PhD Position in Privacy-Preserving & Robust Machine Learning
    University of Lübeck, Institute of IT-Security, Privacy & Security Group, Lübeck, Germany
    The Privacy & Security group at University of Luebeck seeks to hire doctoral students for research in the one or more of the following areas:
    • enhancing or attacking training-data-privacy in machine learning algorithms
    • ensuring or attacking the robustness of machine learning algorithms
    • privacy-preserving health applications (including epidemiological applications)
    • privacy-preserving Smart Grid, Smart City applications
    • anonymous communication
    The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and has a strong background and interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • information security, differential privacy, or cryptography
    • mathematical statistics and probability theory
    • machine learning
    Candidates with a strong theoretical background in related areas are also encouraged to apply. Formal requirements for doctoral students are a master's or equivalent degree. The doctoral student will be a paid employee of University of Lübeck according to standard collective labour agreement regulations (TV-L E13, 100%), which compared to the local cost of living provides an attractive salary and attractive working conditions.

    Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, transcripts of grades, 2-3 letters of recommendation from teachers or employers, and, if possible, the Master's or Bachelor's thesis and publications.
    • Application deadline: 30 August 2020 (later applications might also be considered)
    • Starting date: 1 October 2020 (negotiable)
    About our group: The Privacy & Security group at the Institute for IT-security at the University of Lübeck works on researching privacy-preserving and robust methods to perform computations on large datasets such that the system work as expected and privacy of individuals is protected, including privacy-preserving machine learning, and anonymous communication.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Esfandiar Mohammadi
    Privacy & Security group
    University of Lübeck
    https://mohammadi.eu

    Last updated: 2020-06-21 posted on 2020-06-21

    Post-Doc
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Applications are invited for a post-doc position at Carnegie Mellon University. The specific topic of the research is flexible and will be determined based on the common interests. Samples areas include secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proofs, post-quantum/lattice-based cryptography, and non-malleable cryptography. Must have a strong track record of publications in top crypto conferences.
    Contact: Vipul Goyal (vipul at cmu.edu)
    Last updated: 2020-05-30 posted on 2020-05-28

    Post-doc (2 posts, up to 4 years)
    University of Warwick, UK

    We have two post-docs posts (Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, each for up to 4 years) available in the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, as part of a 4-year EPSRC project on "End to End Authentication of Caller ID in Heterogeneous Telephony Systems", working with Professor Feng Hao (PI) and Dr Adrian Von Mühlenen (co-I). The primary aim of this project is to improve security in telecommunication systems, in particular, providing reliable authentication of the caller ID without requiring any PKI, and protecting end-to-end privacy of the call contents.

    The candidates will join a dynamic and growing team of security researchers in the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. Warwick Computer Science is ranked 1st in research output, 2nd in research impact, and 2nd overall among all computer science departments in the UK based on REF 2014. The candidates will have the flexibility to collaborate with other members in the security team on a wider range of topics, such as key exchange, e-voting, e-auction, PUF, cryptocurrency, mobile security, IoT, web security and e-payment security. Our work has been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems. Candidates who have a strong interest in working on real-world problems for practical impacts are encouraged to apply. Those who have industrial experiences are also most welcome to apply.

    1. Research fellow: https://tinyurl.com/y8spmtb5
    2. Senior research fellow (equivalent grade as Assistant Professor): https://tinyurl.com/ybjyqzh4

    Application deadline: 17 June, 2020. After the deadline, the posts will be vacant until they are filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Feng Hao with an expression of interest as early as possible.

    Contact: Professor Feng Hao (feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2020-05-25 posted on 2020-05-22

    Junior Research Group Leader
    Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy in Bochum, Germany

    This program offers young scientists the opportunity to develop their independent research program. We welcome applicants whose work covers aspects of security and privacy irrespective of field. The vision of MPI-SP is to grow into an interdisciplinary institute that brings together computer scientists with academics working at the intersection with social science, economics, law, humanities, and more. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, foundations, cryptography, software and hardware security, AI safety and adversarial machine learning, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of security and privacy.

    The positions are funded for 5 years. We offer a competitive salary, base funding, as well as administrative and technical support. The positions come with no teaching obligations, although teaching opportunities exist. As an employee in Germany you will enjoy great working conditions, including 30 paid vacation days per year and considerable family support.

    Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree in any field or area broadly relevant to security and privacy and must have demonstrated outstanding research vision, and potential to successfully lead a research group. Successful candidates are expected to build a highly visible research agenda, to mentor Ph.D. students, and to participate in collaborative projects.

    We maintain an open, international, and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers regardless of national origin. Our working language is English. We encourage applications from women, persons with severe disabilities, or members of any other underrepresented group.

    Please apply at https://apply.cis.mpg.de/register/mpispjrgl To receive full consideration, applications should be received by 14 June 2020. Reviewing of applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The expected starting date for the positions is Fall 2020, open to negotiations.

    Contact: applications-jrgl@mpi-sp.org
    Last updated: 2020-06-02 posted on 2020-05-18

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw

    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-Docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts.

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

    We offer competitive salary and a budget for conference travel and research visit.

    The project is expected to start on Sep 1, 2020. There is no specific deadline for this call, but we will start looking at the applications from Jun 15th, 2020. For the application instructions go to the following page: www.crypto.edu.pl/positions.

    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2020-05-20 posted on 2020-05-16

    Cryptographic Researcher/engineer
    Beijing Genomics Institute, Shenzhen, China
    Responsibilities

    1. Collaborate with other biological data scientists and responsible for health data (eg. genetic data) security and privacy protection research and development. Propose new solutions based on cutting-edge security technology to meet the needs of healthcare field.

    2. Follow up research on the application of cutting-edge cryptography technology, cryptographic algorithm implementation and performance optimization, such as lattice cryptography, homomorphic encryption, and zero-knowledge proof in the field of blockchain or data storage.

    Qualifications

    1. Master degree or above (PhD prefered) in cryptography, computer science, mathematics or related fields

    2. Excellent in security fundamentals, such as digest algorithm, symmetric encryption, asymmetric encryption and signature algorithm principles and their implementation

    3. Familiar with cutting-edge cryptography technologies, including secure multi-party computing, homomorphic encryption, etc .

    4. Interested in healthcare big data management and privacy protection

    Contact: Dr. Yuantong Ding, dingyuantong(at)genomics.cn
    Last updated: 2020-05-08 posted on 2020-05-07

    Protocol Engineer
    Status
    Status is building a communications tool with extreme security, coercion resistance and privacy in mind. As a protocol engineer in the Vac team, you will help us research and develop new and existing technologies in secure messaging.
    Contact: Ceri Power CA29 FB53 97E3 0232 106A  2DE6 9F07 1B10 A0D1 12EB
    Last updated: 2020-04-30 posted on 2020-04-30