International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
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Tenure-track or full professor in cryptographic hardware or applied cryptography
KU Leuven, COSIC, Belgium

The COSIC Research group at the University of Leuven in Belgium is one of the largest groups in applied cryptography. We have a strong tradition in collaborating with industry and we provide an excellent level of base funding and support. We are looking for new research professors in the area of hardware security and applied cryptography; these are prestigious positions with a reduced teaching load.

Candidates are expected to have an excellent publication record. They should present an ambitious plan to develop their research area in the COSIC team.

Junior candidates can apply for a tenure track position (assistant professor); more experienced candidates can be appointed in a more senior position.

Candidates should send a motivation letter, a brief CV (2 pages), a research plan (2 pages) and a publication list by Monday June 20 2022 to Saartje Verheyen (firstname.lastname@kuleuven.be).

Contact: Prof. Ingrid Verbauwhede and Prof. Bart Preneel (firstname.lastname@kuleuven.be).
Last updated: 2022-05-20 posted on 2022-05-19

Multiple academic teaching positions (Lecturer/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor)
Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Malaysia

Xiamen University Malaysia is now seeking highly motivated, committed and qualified individuals for academic teaching positions in computer science and cyber security.

Candidates in any areas of computer science and cyber security are welcome to apply. Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise in, but not limited to, cyber security, mathematics, cryptology, network security, digital forensics. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in a related discipline.

Applicants with specific teaching and research interests in TWO OR MORE of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Design & Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computer Composition
  • Operating Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Digital Forensics and Investigation
  • Network Attack and Defence Technology
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Malware Analysis
  • Cryptanalysis
  • ARM Assembly Language

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are invited to submit a digital application packet to: iftekhar.salam@xmu.edu.my

The subject line of your email must include: your name, relevant academic discipline, and the specific position for which you are applying for. All application packets must include the following attachments:

  1. Your detailed and current CV with publication (*Asterisk to indicate corresponding author, include Indexing & Quartile);
  2. Cover letter;
  3. Evidence of academic qualifications (Bachelor, Master & PhD Certificate; Bachelor, Master & PhD Transcripts and Professional Certificates);
  4. 3-5 Full-Text publications (if applicable);
  5. Teaching evaluation (if applicable);
  6. Two academic references (at least one of them is the applicant’s current/most recent employer).
The positions will remain open until filled.

Contact: iftekhar.salam@xmu.edu.my
Last updated: 2022-05-20 posted on 2022-05-19

Ph.D. Position in Symmetric Cryptography
CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a Ph.D. position in the general area of symmetric cryptography. The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux group of Prof. Alex Biryukov, which is affiliated to both the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

Research Topics
  • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, lightweight ciphers, hash functions
  • Financial cryptography (security of distributed ledgers, smart contracts)
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies, blockchains)
  • White-box cryptography
Candidate Profile
  • M.Sc. degree in computer science or applied mathematics with outstanding grades (GPA >= 85%)
  • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background
  • Some background in cryptography or information security
  • Good programming skills (C/C++, Python, math tools, etc.)
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

The University of Luxembourg offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The successful candidate will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will have a chance to participate in a well-known security research center. The position will be available from July 2022.

Applications, written in English, should be sent by email to alex.biryukov@uni.lu. The application material should include a curriculum vitae (with photo, educational background, work experience), a brief research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (max. 1 page), a transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken (with overall GPAs) and contact information for 2-3 references.

Application deadline: 1 June 2022. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (email: alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
Last updated: 2022-05-19 posted on 2022-05-18

PhD Research Fellow in Informatics
University of Bergen
There is a vacancy for up to 3 positions as PhD Research Fellow in Informatics – Cryptology at the Department of Informatics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year. Potential work tasks related to some of the topics: - Statistical and algebraic cryptanalysis of modern block and stream ciphers; - Cryptanalysis of lattice-based postquantum cryptography protocols; - Construction of cryptographically optimal functions and related objects.
Contact: Assoc. prof. Nikolay Kaleyski, Selmer center, Department of Informatics (firstname.surname@uib.no).
Last updated: 2022-05-20 posted on 2022-05-18

Ph.D. Position in Code-Based and Mutlivariate Cryptography
University of Rouen Normandie, France

We offer a 3-year fully funded Ph.D. position starting fall 2022 at University of Rouen Normandie within the LITIS lab (https://www.litislab.fr/en/) with a focus on the design and cryptanalysis of code-based and multivariate cryptographic primitives. The goal is to focus more precisely on algebraic cryptanalysis which consists in building a system of multivariate equations such that the solution set contains (part of) the secret of a cryptographic primitive. Furthermore, the algebraic modeling of several problems, such as the MinRank problem or the Rank Decoding problem, have recently witnessed important progress in their analysis. The Ph.D. candidate will pursue the analysis of various algebraic modeling on code-based or multivariate schemes (e.g. Classic McEliece, GeMSS, Rainbow, DURANDAL, MQDSS, etc).

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in mathematics, computer algebra, in particular in polynomial system solving (e.g. Gröbner basis algorithms), and cryptography. She/he must have a Master degree or equivalent related to these areas.

Funding for attending international conferences, summer schools, and visiting other research centers will also be provided.

To apply, send the following documents to Magali Bardet (magali.bardet@univ-rouen.fr) and Ayoub Otmani (ayoub.otmani@univ-rouen.fr):

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts of marks
  • Up to 3 reference letters

Applications will be considered until the position is filled but a first screening of candidates will take place by May 25, 2022. Interested applicants are therefore encouraged to send their documents before that date.

Keywords. Post-quantum cryptography, code-based cryptography, multivariate cryptography, MinRank problem, algebraic cryptanalysis, Gröbner basis.

Contact:
  • Magali Bardet (magali.bardet@univ-rouen.fr)
  • Ayoub Otmani (ayoub.otmani@univ-rouen.fr)

Last updated: 2022-05-19 posted on 2022-05-17

PhD student Security &Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility
Huawei German Research Center, Munich
Huawei German Research Center in Munich is responsible for advanced technical research, architecture evolution design and strategic technical planning. The Cyber Security and Privacy Lab is developing cutting-edge technologies, which are designed for supporting data protection and accountability in the Cloud, IoT and cloud-based networks.

To support our research activities, we are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated PhD student Security &Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (m/f/d)

Research Topic
  • Perform research and develop new solutions for Trust Management in the Next-Generation CCAM technologies.
  • Contribute to new mechanisms for assessing dynamic trust relationship based on Zero Trust and Subjective Logic.
  • Define a trust model and trust reasoning framework based on which involved entities can establish trust for cooperatively executing safety-critical functions.
Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the research and development of technologies in the upcoming domain of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM).
  • Being involved in international initiatives including industry groups such as 5GAA, Gaia-X, DIF and Horizon Europe research projects.
Your Profile
  • Completed master studies (or equivalent) in computer science, information technology, electrical engineering, or mathematics;
  • Exposure and understanding of data protection and security development technologies;
  • Good programming skill;
  • Must be eligible to work in the European Union to be considered for this position;
  • Fluent in English;
Contact: Ioannis Krontiris
Last updated: 2022-05-11 posted on 2022-05-10

PhD/postdoc position in symmetric cryptography
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
We have open positions for a PhD student and a postdoc in the area of symmetric cryptography in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The positions cover different topics related to the design of modes of use, and their security analysis in various models.

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

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

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

Last updated: 2022-05-11 posted on 2022-05-10

Applied Cryptographer
Mysten Labs (mystenlabs.com)
Mysten is looking for a remote applied cryptographer & researcher interested in cryptographic protocols & their application to blockchains. You would work with us to design, check & implement mission-critical algorithms a range of areas, including primitives such as pairing-based crypto, signature aggregation & distributed key generation, random beacons, efficient accumulators & zero-knowledge proofs.

This role gives the opportunity to work closely with a senior team of experts in theoretical computer science, cryptography, language & systems design, while enjoying a high degree of ownership & autonomy in working conditions & task prioritization. We regularly publish to conferences like CCS, S&P, CRYPTO, NDSS, FC, AsicCCS, PETS, CT-RSA, ESORICS, ACNS etc.

While the following guidelines reflect some of our thinking about a background we would like to see in a candidate, we are committed to diversity, & more surprising profiles with a good argument to fit & capability are encouraged to apply.

Our ideal candidate would have:
- 2+ years of experience in hands-on software engineering for cryptographic operations, such as signature schemes, accumulators, key management, data encryption & compression.

- Understanding of fundamental cryptographic algorithms & underlying math for any of the following: hash functions, finite field arithmetic, polynomials (FFT) & elliptic curves.

- Experience implementing high-performance & parallelizable protocols in languages such as Rust, Go, Java, or C/C++.

- Experience implementing ZKP circuits or proof systems (Groth16, Halo, Plonk, STARKs, Marlin) is considered a plus.

Our team is 100% remote & we are hiring across the world. Here at Mysten Labs, you’ll be joining a world class team with tremendous growth potential. We raised our 1st funding round ($36m series A) from top Silicon Valley VCs led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from Redpoint, Lightspeed, Coinbase Ventures, Electric Capital, Standard Crypto, NFX, Slow Ventures, Scribble Ventures, Samsung Next, Lux Capital & many other great funds & angels!
Contact: Kostas Chalkias (Chief Cryptographer) kostas {at} mystenlabs.com
Last updated: 2022-05-10 posted on 2022-05-10

ZK Rust Developer
Composable Finance
Full-time remote position

You’ll be building the first ZK rollup in the Polkadot ecosystem with other exciting projects like Whirlpool Cash needing your expertise after.

As a high level blockchain developer with exposure to zero knowledge proofs, or cryptographer in the blockchain space with relevant programming skills, you’ll be working on cutting edge technology that will help shape DeFi.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and build a ZK rollup in Polkadot ecosystem (Rust-Substrate)
  • Collaborate with our team of elite level rust, cryptography and substrate experts
  • Research ZK protocols and their underlying mathematical concepts. Study, understand and communicate the latter cryptographic primitives (e.g: signatures, NIZK, key derivation) relevant in the blockchain space.
  • Produce technical specifications for designs & instantiations of cryptographic protocols
  • Investigate new zero-knowledge applications im Whirlpool that allow the user to manage their deposits without compromising their privacy
  • Ensure thorough project quality and security
  • Write highly secure Rust code

    Requirements & skills:

  • Fluency in Rust, C++, Golang or similar languages, we are working primarily with Rust Substrate.
  • Experience in cryptography and blockchain infrastructure development
  • Familiarity with zero-knowledge schemes (Plonk and Plonky preferred).
  • Passion for Crypto/DeFi

    Nice to have:

  • Experience with scalability techniques such layer 2s (Optimistic and zk-based).
  • Experience with implementing recursive zk-proofs.
  • Experience with XMCP and relay-para-chain structure.
  • Is interested in the Polkadot ecosystem

    Perks: Competitive Crypto payments, all made in USDC.

  • 100% remote work. No geographic restrictions.
  • The ability to work as an independent contractor: We treat you as your own agent and support you accordingly!
  • Annual Working Equipment Allowance.
  • Monthly Gym & Fitness Bonus
  • Global WeWork membership
  • Annual Personal Development Budget
  • Contact: Maya Jerath
    Last updated: 2022-05-10 posted on 2022-05-09

    PhD Positions in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    University of Tübingen, Department of Computer Science; Tübingen, Germany
    Medical Data Privacy and Privacy-Preserving ML on Healthcare Data (MDPPML) group at the University of Tübingen is looking for motivated Ph.D. students in the area of Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

    Research Topics: Development and analysis of cryptography-based privacy-preserving solutions for real-world healthcare problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): privacy-preserving machine learning, genomic privacy, medical privacy as well as foundations for real-world cryptography.

    Your profile:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in computer science, or a similar area.
    • Knowledge in applied cryptography/security and cryptographic protocols.
    • Knowledge in machine learning.
    • Very good software development skills.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently and want to do excellent research.
    Contact: Dr. Mete Akgün (mete.akguen@uni-tuebingen.de)
    Last updated: 2022-05-09 posted on 2022-05-09

    Cryptography Architect
    PQShield

    We are looking for a Cryptography Architect to join our team to help define the next generation of secure Hardware and Software implementations of Post Quantum Cryptography.

    Responsibilities:

    Design, implement and analyse post quantum cryptographic algorithms including key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes

    • Investigate new and future algorithms, research potential implementations and optimisation for efficient implementation.
    • Develop Architectural descriptions and models of PQ Cryptographic Algorithms
    • Interface with the Engineering team, provide specifications for Micro-Architectural planning and implementation.
    • Perform security analysis of Post Quantum and Classical Cryptography implementations
    • Research and propose secure attack resistant (SCA, Fault) implementations of Post Quantum Algorithms.
    Preferred Skills and Qualifications
    • PhD or degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Mathematics or Computer Science
    • 2+ years of work experience or research in the field of Post-Quantum Cryptography
    • Knowledge of Secure Implementations of cryptography
    • Knowledge of Side-channel analysis of cryptographic primitives
    • Theoretical understanding of common side-channel countermeasures
    • Programming skills , C/C++, Python, Mathematics tools
    Contact: Graeme Hickey
    Last updated: 2022-05-09 posted on 2022-05-09

    Research Associate/ PhD Student/ Postdoc
    Institute of Systems Architecture, Chair of Systems Engineering (www.inf.tu-dresden.de/sya/se)
    The Chair of Systems Engineering is conducting research in various cooperations with known industry partners and international EU-Third-Party funded projects. Tasks: Independent research in the field of systems engineering, especially in the field of cloud computing, confidential computing and cryptography. The development, publication and presentation of scientific publications at national and international conferences as well as journals are expected. Requirements: - very good university degree (M.Sc., Dipl.) in Computer Science - strong skills in distributed systems - ability to work independently and purposefully in a team - an integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills - high engagement - fluency in English - written and oral - interest in interdisciplinary cooperation in all areas of computer science as well as with industrial partners - practical experiences with various programming languages and concepts What we offer: You join a team of enthusiastic scientists who creatively pursue their individual research work. Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities. Your application (in English only) should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of degree certificate and proof of English language skills. Complete applications should be sent to se@mailbox.tu-dresden.de Interested? And you want to know more about it? Please contact: Prof. Dr. Christof Fetzer se@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Christof Fetzer se@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
    Last updated: 2022-05-09 posted on 2022-05-08

    Post-Doc: expression of interest to apply for funding
    Spanish National Research Council
    The Research group on Cryptology and Information Security (GiCSI) of the Spanish National Research Council is seeking highly motivated professionals in applying for the Comfuturo call (https://comfuturo.es/) to conduct research in the area of cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, blockchain-based protocols and security protocols. ComFuturo is a 60-month programme that offers 15 ComFuturo 36-month fellowships to Experienced Researchers of any nationality who have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years and who have not resided or carried out their main activity (work or studies) in Spain for more that 12 months in the last 3 years. The ComFuturo fellows will be selected through a single call and an objective and transparent process which will include an external evaluation. The Spanish National Research Council will recruit, hire and host them. The gross salary is estimated to be around 39.000 - 43.000 €/year. The Research Group in Cryptography and Security is looking for candidates with interest in working in applied cryptography and collaborate with the on-goin H2020 SPIRS project (https://www.spirs-project.eu/) and the Horizon Euroep GOIT project (https://wiki.f-si.org/index.php Horizon_2021_Coordination_and_Support_Action_(CSA)_proposal). Candidates interested in conducting research in quantum-safe cryptography are also welcomed.
    Contact: david.arroyo@csic.es
    Last updated: 2022-05-08 posted on 2022-05-07

    Postdoc Researcher
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
    LIST is looking for a highly motivated candidate with proven skills in healing the security issues that befall modern software during its development lifecycle, to work on a research project funded by EC with a three-years duration. The recently introduced area of DevSecOps - in medium to large companies - unfortunately lacks automated security tools, while most existing solutions are targeting only one narrow step of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) process but miss a much-needed holistic overview of the global security solution. In this context, the LAZARUS project innovates by intervening in multiple steps of the SDLC, performing targeted security checks and collecting valuable information and intelligence from each step, and exploiting advanced ML and AI methods to convert this intelligence into actionable insights and recommendations. The specific missions of the candidate will include, but are not limited to, participating into the following activities along the project partners:

    (1) To predict software security defects before deployment and prevent security breaches.

    (2) To develop a set of algorithms that allow quantifying software exploitability and facilitate the work of correcting its errors.

    (3) To develop and apply new model-checking techniques to verify the security of software.

    (4) To specify and develop two workflow-disruptive techniques which leverages Intel SGX enclave trusted but with the lowest impact on the software lifecycle and on its performance.

    (5) To implement and test the developed solutions.

    (6) To develop ex-ante information security policies for the demonstration and implement periodic reviews to objectively evaluate adherence to the policies.

    Contact: Dr. Qiang Tang (qiang.tang@list.lu)
    Last updated: 2022-05-08 posted on 2022-05-06

    Head of Cryptographic Engineering
    IO Global, remote working opportunity
    IOG is a leading company in the crypto industry. We are designing and implementing different blockchains using Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and permissioned BFT.

    We are leaders in the research field, with more than a hundred research papers published in the most influential cryptography conferences and journals (NDSS, ICDCS, EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO, SODA, ACM CCS, Financial Cryptography, ESORICS, S&P, Euro S&P, etc).

    Your mission

    • Define short, mid, and long term roadmaps for implementation of cryptographic primitives
    • Synchronize with the Director of Engineering (or, by default, the CTO) to validate the roadmap, requirements, and strategy for the cryptographic engineering team
    • Define and structure the team that is required to satisfy this roadmap
    • Provide secure implementations of the cryptographic primitives required by IO projects
    • Read and review cryptographic research papers and contribute when possible to implement them as prototypes
    • Design, specify, implement, and improve cryptographic primitives in production-grade software directly or delegate to and supervise the applied cryptographers in charge of it
    • Review, integrate, and improve common cryptographic primitives, and translate them to other programming languages or delegate/supervise the applied cryptographers in charge of it.
    Requirements:

    • A STEM Master’s or PhD degree
    • Solid experience in managing small teams of cryptographic engineers
    • Solid understanding of cryptography, its basic theories, and uses
    • Senior expertise in developing cryptographic primitives in C/C++ and Rust
    • Senior expertise in standard cryptography domains
    • Ability to learn new domains like zero-knowledge proofs and MPC and project innovation roadmaps
    • Clear understanding and experience of implementing cryptographic primitives delivered by researchers
    Please apply via the attached job board link (further details on website).
    Contact: Aadil S.
    Last updated: 2022-05-08 posted on 2022-05-04

    Post-Doc
    Lund University
    Passionate about Cryptography? Want to keep doing research while receiving a good pay? Come and join us as a Post Doctoral Fellow at Lund University! 😎

    The Deal: Come here, do good research, share your knowledge. We'll pay you and help you shape your career towards your next goal! For further, official details, follow the link in the ad title.
    Eyebird view of your role: You will be part of the research ecosystems around the SSF project SMARTY: Secure Software Update Deployment for the Smart City (RIT17-0035). This will give you access to an exciting workplace where you can foster research in collaboration with your new colleagues. As you'll be joining the security section of the SMARTY team, you will work with one senior researcher (Elena Pagnin) and one PhD student towards the following goals:
    • Improving the efficiency of PQ primitives to better suit modern resourceful IoT devices.
    • Investigating the potential of lightweight MPC for networks of IoT devices.
    • Advancing the research frontiers in PETs, VC, and in other cryptographic schemes suitable for real-time system.
    To help you gain experience, you will be given significant research autonomy, and the chance to influence the final outcome of the project. Moreover, if you'd like to develop other skills, you can aid in the supervision of PhD students and Masters' projects, teaching at Masters' and PhD level, and take career-development courses offered by Lund University.
    Funding & Timing: You get a 2-year, full-time employment as a Postdoctor at Lund university. The position is available immediately and with a flexible start date. There is an option to renew the contract for 1 additional year subject to acquiring funding (either by the candidate or by the host).
    Contact: Applications only via the official link: https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:500134/
    Last updated: 2022-05-08 posted on 2022-05-04

    Cryptography Software Engineer at Apple
    Apple
    Passionate about cryptography? Want to work on designing, reviewing and implementing cryptography to solve impactful security and privacy problems? Follow the link or contact me directly!
    Contact: ysierra (at) apple.com
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-03

    QPQ Applied Cryptologist
    QPQ Global
    Are you an Applied Cryptologist that has a track record in the implementation of products with fundamental cryptology features? Do you have a relevant Master and coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology? Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols? At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 3 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Good salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!

    Responsibilities:
    • implement and embed in products cryptographic protocols in the privacy space.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on zero knowledge schemes which provide privacy and compliance.

    Requirements:
    • MSc or multi-year experience in cryptography or a closely related field.
    • Knowledge of modern cryptographic primitives.
    • Be able to productize protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language (C++ or Rust desirable).
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output. Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    - Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

    Contact: opportunities@qpq.io
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-03

    Post-Doc
    University of Warsaw
    We are looking for talented and motivated Post-docs to work on the ERC AdG project PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications. The project is about theoretical and applied aspects of blockchain and smart contracts. The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in cryptography (or related field) from a leading university, and a proven record of publications in top cryptography/security/TCS venues. We offer a competitive salary, a budget for conference travel and research visit, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts (for more see: www.crypto.edu.pl). A successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on a variety of research problems related to the main theme of the project.
    Contact: Stefan Dziembowski
    Last updated: 2022-05-04 posted on 2022-05-02

    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Passau, Germany
    The University of Passau has established a strategic research collaboration agreement with Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH (HRI-EU) for the purpose of a collaborative research project entitled “Scalable privacy-preserving secure multi-party computation”. In this doctoral project, privacy-preserving mechanisms for multiparty computation (MPC) are developed and evaluated for the relevant use-case of computation over huge telematics data sets in a privacy-preserving manner. The position is to be filled as soon as possible for 3 years with the possibility of extension. You will conduct research and publish/present the results at top venues for research in cryptography and IT security. Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to): 1. Conduct research on state-of-the-art multiparty computation (MPC) protocols, 2. Holistic MPC system optimisation and support for time-series data, 3. Privacy-preserving data cleansing and data poisoning prevention, 4. Efficiency-enhancing data pre-processing, 5. Design and implementation of building blocks for utilising privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques in cloud computing and automotive applications Your Profile: 1. Master's degree (or equivalent) or doctorate/PhD in computer science, information security, mathematics or a related subject; we welcome applications from students who have not yet completed their degree studies or doctoral research, but are close to doing so, 2. Knowledge and understanding of privacy-oriented cryptography (theory and/or practice), 3. Fluency in written and spoken English.
    Contact: Ektor Arzoglou (ektor.arzoglou@uni-passau.de)
    Last updated: 2022-04-29 posted on 2022-04-26

    Postdoc in lattice-based cryptography
    University of Bordeaux, France
    A full-time 2-year postdoctoral position is available at IMB (Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux), supported by the ANR-NSF project CHARM (Cryptographic hardness of module lattices). Potential research topics include:
    • Lattice algorithms and cryptanalysis (shortest or closest vector problems, LWE, for rings, modules or lattices)
    • Algebraic number theory and lattices (geometry of numbers, ideals in numbers fields, automorphic forms)
    • Quantum algorithms for lattices (security proofs, cryptanalysis)
    The candidate should hold a PhD degree in Mathematics or Computer Science, and should have a strong record related to any of the above topics. Starting date is flexible, preferably before October 2022.
    To apply, please send your CV, a motivation letter and names of at least two persons who can provide reference letters.
    The CHARM project is a collaboration between four scientific intitutions in France and in the USA. Members in Bordeaux are: Bill Allombert, Karim Belabas, Aurel Page, Alice Pellet-Mary, and Benjamin Wesolowski.
    Contact: Benjamin Wesolowski, benjamin.wesolowski@math.u-bordeaux.fr
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-25

    Two PostDocs Positions in Privacy-Preserving Cryptographic Protocols
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    The Institute of Information Security and Dependability at KIT is looking for two PostDocs in privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols. Experiences with secure multi-party computation and MPC compilers and UC-based security models are desired. A track record in this field is expected, including publications at reputable conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, ACM CCS, PETS, etc.

    You will be a member of the KASTEL Security Research Labs (https://zentrum.kastel.kit.edu) and the Topic "Engineering Secure Systems" of the Helmholtz Association. Your research is dealing with cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving computations, e.g., applied to mobility or productions systems. It will result in both theoretical security concepts (protocol designs, security proofs, etc.) and their practical implementation (e.g., a demonstrator) for some application domain. The contract will initially be limited to 1 year, but can be extended to several years.

    If you are interested, please send an email including your CV and a list of publications to andy.rupp@partner.kit.edu. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    Contact: Andy Rupp (andy.rupp@partner.kit.edu)
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-25

    Post-Doc
    Paderborn University, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn, Germany
    At the Department of Computer Science which is part of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics this PostDoc position is to be filled in the working group Codes and Cryptography. It's a full-time position in the field of post-quantum cryptography, available immediately and with a flexible start date. The position is limited to a period of 3 years. Your tasks: • Research in the field of post-quantum cryptography • Teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week • Participation in the Department of Computer Science Your profile: • Doctorate degree in the field of cryptography • Expertise in one of these areas: post-quantum cryptography, lattice-based cryptography • Experience in the field of quantum algorithms or quantum complexity is an advantage If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV and a list of publications to bloemer@upb.de. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer (bloemer@upb.de)
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-25

    PhD Student Positions - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain-based Systems
    University of Connecticut, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
    Several, fully-funded, PhD student openings (for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) 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.

    Scope: The positions provide a great opportunity to work on timely topics in cryptography (both theory and applied), systems security, and privacy. A large part of our lab research is around security and privacy for blockchains. We target real-world 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. Students will gain experience in topics around multiparty computation, FHE, zero-knowledge proofs, cryptography from physical assumptions, and distributed systems security (mainly blockchain-based systems and privacy-preserving machine learning).

    More information: For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/

    About UConn: UConn is R1 Research University in Storrs, CT. It is well connected to New York, Boston, and Providence areas, offering easy access to other top research institutions and lead-industrial companies for research, collaborations, and internship opportunities. The CSE department at UConn has a large and strong cybersecurity group, and it is ranked 18 among all USA computer science programs in Cryptography (based on csranking.org).

    Get in touch: For interested students, please send your CV, an overview of current/previous research experiences and skills/related background, and transcripts to ghada@uconn.edu
    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-23

    PhD student Security &Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility
    Huawei German Research Center, Munich
    Huawei German Research Center in Munich is responsible for advanced technical research, architecture evolution design and strategic technical planning. The Cyber Security and Privacy Lab is developing cutting-edge technologies, which are designed for supporting data protection and accountability in the Cloud, IoT and cloud-based networks.

    To support our research activities, we are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated PhD student Security &Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (m/f/d)

    Research Topic
    • Perform research and develop new solutions for Trust Management in the Next-Generation CCAM technologies.
    • Contribute to new mechanisms for assessing dynamic trust relationship based on Zero Trust and Subjective Logic.
    • Define a trust model and trust reasoning framework based on which involved entities can establish trust for cooperatively executing safety-critical functions.
    Responsibilities
    • Contribute to the research and development of technologies in the upcoming domain of Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM).
    • Being involved in international initiatives including industry groups such as 5GAA, Gaia-X, DIF and Horizon Europe research projects.
    Your Profile
    • Completed master studies (or equivalent) in computer science, information technology, electrical engineering, or mathematics;
    • Exposure and understanding of data protection and security development technologies;
    • Good programming skill;
    • Excellent collaboration and communication skills;
    • Fluent in English;
    Contact: Dr. Ioannis Krontiris (ioannis.krontiris@huawei.com)
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-23

    Ph.D student
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
    Applications are invited for a PhD position in the field of cryptography at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. The applicant will be supervised by Carla Ràfols. The topic of research will be theoretical aspects of zero-knowledge proofs. The candidate should have completed his/her master´s degree by Oct. 2022 in computer science, mathematics or a related area. The starting date will be around Oct. 2022. Applications should start with a a short motivation letter, include a full CV, a copy of grade transcript(s) of completed studies and (when possible) one name of reference. To apply or request further information, please send an email to cryptophdupf (at) upf.edu. The review of applications will start end of May and continue until the position is filled.
    Contact: Carla Ràfols: cryptophdupf@upf.edu
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-22

    Ph.D. student (several)
    TalTech, Centre for HW Security; Tallinn, Estonia
    The Centre for Hardware Security at TalTech, led by Prof. Samuel Pagliarini, invites applications for several fully-funded PhD positions. The Centre conducts research in the area of Hardware Security focusing on trustworthy integrated circuit (IC) design, electronic design automation (EDA) for secure systems, hardware trojans, reverse engineering, circuit obfuscation, crypto hardware, and other similar security topics. Successful candidates will have access to silicon fabrication in order to validate research ideas as it is already a practice of the Centre (see portfolio).

    Requirements: We are looking for motivated candidates with a strong background in circuit design. PhD candidates must have completed a Master's degree (or be about to complete). Previous expertise on Hardware Security/Cryptography is not required but is highly desirable. The candidates are expected to have the following core skills:

  • Ability to describe digital circuitry (preferably in Verilog)
  • Ability to write C++/python scripts for building small EDA tools
  • Familiarity w/ Cadence tools for IC design (Genus, Innovus, Virtuoso, etc.) or equivalent tools from Siemens/Synopsys
  • Strong writing skills (English) that are compatible with doctoral-level requirements, i.e., writing academic papers and articles.

    How to apply: Please submit your CV and transcripts to Prof. Pagliarini by email using the subject ‘PhD in Hardware Security’. Candidates with adequate backgrounds will be invited to interview over Skype. Applications are processed as they arrive. All positions have a tentative start date of September 2022. The nominal duration of a PhD degree is 4 years at TalTech. Salaries are approximately 1600 EUR/month (net), which allows for a comfortable standard of living in Tallinn.

  • Contact: Samuel Pagliarini via email, name.lastname@taltech.ee
    Last updated: 2022-04-26 posted on 2022-04-20

    Cryptography Software Engineer at Apple
    Apple
    Passionate about cryptography? Want to work on designing, reviewing and implementing cryptography to solve impactful security and privacy problems? Follow the link or contact me directly!
    Contact: Yannick Sierra at apple.com
    Last updated: 2022-04-22 posted on 2022-04-18

    PhD student
    University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

    We are looking for a PhD student to join our group on reinforcement learning and decision making under uncertainty more generally, at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. We are looking for candidates with a strong research interest in the following fields:

    • Theory of differntial privacy.
    • Algorithms for differentially private machine learning.
    • Algorithms for fairness in machine learning.
    • Interactions between machine learning and game theory.
    • Inference of human models of fairness or privacy.

    The main supervisor will be Chrsitos Dimitrakakis ( https://sites.google.com/site/christosdimitrakakis ) Past research of the group in differential privacy focused on the interaction between Bayesian inference and privacy, and on the derivation of regret bounds for privacy-constrained bandit problems. The student will also have the opportunity to visit and work with other group members at the University of Oslo, Norway and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

    Excellent technical skills in calculus, linear algebra, probability as well as competence in at least one programming language is expected. In addition,the doctoral student must have a strong background, as evidenced by their master thesis, in one of the following areas:

    • Privacy.
    • Theory of computation
    • Statistics.
    • Game theory.
    • Economics.
    • Fairness.
    Application Information
    • Starting date 1 September 2022 or soon afterwards.
    • Application deadline 31 May 2022.
    • The PhD is funded, for 4 years, with 25% of the time as teaching assistant.
    An application must include:
    • A statement of research interests.
    • A CV with a list of references.
    • Your MSc thesis (or a draft) or another research work demonstrating your academic writing.
    • Degree transcripts.
    Contact: Christos Dimitrakakis
    Last updated: 2022-04-18 posted on 2022-04-14

    Lecturer opening in applied cybersecurity
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks candidates to fill a University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer position starting in Fall 2022. Candidates are expected to teach courses under the umbrella of Cybersecurity, in support of our graduate and undergraduate programs. Applicants must have at least an MS degree in Computer Science or in a related computing area. A PhD degree and prior university teaching experience are an advantage.

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

    Interested applicants should submit their CV by applying as soon as possible at: https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3493?c=njit

    Work environment and location:

    The Computer Science department, part of the Ying Wu College of Computing, 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.

    Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do.
    Contact: Reza Curtmola (reza.curtmola@njit.edu)
    Last updated: 2022-04-12 posted on 2022-04-12

    Protocol Research Intern
    Subspace Labs

    Who We Are

    Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and planning to launch its Network later this year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team. To learn more, visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

    We are seeking a Protocol Research Intern to join our rapidly growing team of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and engineers. As a Research Intern you will be responsible for assisting in analyzing the security claims of the Subspace Network. Your goal is to work on proving these claims or suggesting improvement to the protocol as needed to support them.

    Other Areas for Contribution: Research and review our solutions to some of the hardest problems in the blockchain space, as they relate to Nakamoto consensus, decentralized storage, decoupled execution, crypto-economic incentives, and the blockchain scalability trilemma; collaborate with our Research team to transform findings into peer-review quality specificaitons, publications, and presentations; work with our university partners, academic advisors, and third party engineering security partners on formal security analyses and audits.

    Key Requirements: Currently enrolled in a graduate program in computer science, cryptography, or a related field, with the ability to dedicate at least 8 weeks to the internship Completed graduate level coursework in cryptography, distributed systems, peer-to-peer networking, or crypto-economic game theory; excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to collaborate across our protocol and research teams; passion and curiosity for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies.

    What We Offer: Competitive compensation and flexibility to work from anywhere in the world; a unique opportunity to shape the future of the Subspace Network and play a critical role in building the worlds most scalable blockchain.

    Contact: Sky McWilliams, Director of People
    Last updated: 2022-04-12 posted on 2022-04-11

    PhD and Post-Doc in cryptography
    University of Luxembourg
    The Applied Crypto group of the University of Luxembourg is offering a Ph.D. student and a post-doc position in cryptography. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, public-key cryptanalysis, and side-channel attacks and countermeasures.

    We offer a competitive salary (about 37,000 euro/year gross for Ph.D, and 64,000 euro/year gros for post-doc). The duration of the position is 3 years (+ 1 year extension) for Ph.D., and 2.5 years for post-doc.

    Profile:
    • For Ph.D. position: MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or in Mathematics.
    • For post-doc position: a PhD in cryptography, with publications in competitive cryptographic conferences
    Closing date for applications: June 1st, 2022. Early submission is encouraged.

    Contact: Prof. Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu
    Last updated: 2022-04-11 posted on 2022-04-11

    PhD student
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
    Multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions in the area of databases, secure data processing, IoT, cloud/edge computing, blockchain, and secure model learning.
    Details: NJIT is a Rank 1 Research University, situated in New York Metropolitan area, and is about 7 miles away from the beautiful New York City. New York Metropolitan area is a key part of the US and is the hub of several major tech and research companies. The qualified candidates will have opportunities for research internships and joint projects with lead-industrial companies. The position is looking for highly motivated graduate students to explore, design, and implement algorithms for databases, secure computing, IoT, and blockchain.
    Topics are as follows:
  • Multi-party computation (MPC) or secret-sharing based database systems
    • Design and implementation of an end-to-end-secure database system using MPC or secret-sharing
    • Algorithm development for side-channel attacks on MPC
    Outcome: The work will expose the student to novel data management algorithms, advanced secure computing using cryptographic techniques, programming with secure hardware (Intel SGX), and cluster computing frameworks.
    Requirements: 1. Adequate knowledge of cryptographic techniques/algorithms, programming, and relational database systems 2. Knowledge of Java, SQL, and C/C++ 3. Familiarity with development tools for managing and building software projects, version control systems (Git), and testing tools (JUnit) 4. You must be an Undergraduate/Master student in computer science or a related field
    Additional Information:
    1. Starting date: As soon as possible 2. Please send your CV and other information (e.g., github account, sample projects, etc.) to: Shantanu Sharma (shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu) 3. Please write a few sentences in the email to introduce yourself and your interest in the position
    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
    Contact: Shantanu Sharma (shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu)
    Last updated: 2022-04-11 posted on 2022-04-10

    Maître-assistant (Lecturer — Senior Scientist)
    University of Neuchatel
    The University of Neuchâtel announces a position of Maître-assistant (Lecturer — Senior Scientist)
    Jointly at the Institute of Computer Science and the Institute of Mathematics
    Full time 100%

    Requirements:
    • PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics (obtained up to 10 years ago)
    • Good scientific knowledge in Computer Science and Mathematics
    • Sustained teaching experience
    • Strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches

    Activities:
    • Teaching in Computer Science and Mathematics: up to 4 hours per week at Bachelor and Master level in French and in English
    • Student supervision
    • Research development
    • Participation in administrative tasks at the institutes

    Start date: 01.08.2022 or to be agreed
    Position duration: 4 years, renewable 2 years / legal treatment and obligations
    The application of each candidate must include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and a copy of the titles earned. A complete application file shall be sent in one PDF file to the address secretariat.iiun@unine.ch. The applications will be evaluated starting from May 1st 2022 until the position is filled.

    The salary is defined according to the scale of the University of Neuchâtel, see http://www.unine.ch/srh/maitres-assistant-e-s-mer

    Further information can be obtained by Prof. Pascal Felber pascal.felber@unine.ch and Prof. Elisa Gorla elisa.gorla@unine.ch, as well as on the page www.unine.ch/sciences

    L'Université de Neuchâtel s'engage activement à la mise en oeuvre de sa responsabilité et offre des conditions de travail non discriminatoires, les candidatures féminines sont spécifiquement encouragées.
    Contact: Prof. Pascal Felber pascal.felber@unine.ch and Prof. Elisa Gorla elisa.gorla@unine.ch
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-07

    Protocol Researcher
    Subspace Labs

    Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and plans to launch its Network later this year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team.

    We are seeking a Protocol Researcher to join our rapidly growing team of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and engineers. As a Protocol Research you will be responsible for formally analyzing the security claims of the Subspace Network. Your goal is to formally prove these claims or suggest improvement to the protocol as needed to support them. This shall result in a series of formal specifications and peer-reviewed papers.

    As a Protocol Researcher you will: Analyze and validate our solutions to some of the hardest problems in the blockchain space, as they relate to Nakamoto consensus, decentralized storage, decoupled execution, crypto-economic incentives, and the scaling trilemma; research and propose solutions to open problems or unsubstantiated claims; develop a series of formal specifications that codify and clarify our solutions; collaborate directly with our protocol engineering team to ensure that specifications are clearly understood and implemented correctly; iterate findings into research papers suitable for peer-reviewed publication; work directly with our university partners, academic advisors, and third party engineering security partners on formal security analyses and audits; present research finding at industry events and university conferences; distribute and discuss results in our open-source online research forum.

    Position Requirements: A PhD in Computer Science, Cryptography or a related field, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in cryptography, distributed systems, or peer-to-peer network, as they relate to blockchain protocols.

    Contact: Sky McWilliams, Director of People
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-05

    Principal Architect in Applied Cryptography (Special Projects)
    Input Output Global - remote work opportunity
    Description

    As a Principal Architect in Applied Cryptography at IOG, you must be an engineer, an architect, an applied cryptographer, and a leader - it’s a multifaceted role. You have the exciting challenge of working with bleeding-edge research and technology, always with a focus on the market's needs. You will be a leader of an exceptional team, working on everything from Post-Quantum prototypes to hand-optimization of existing primitives to completely new products. To support you on this challenge, we have software architects, product managers, project managers, formal methods specialists, and QA test engineers, with whom you must have high bandwidth communications.

    Your mission

    • Champion the applied cryptography team
    • Captain end-to-end development and delivery of new products
    • Spearhead prototyping of cryptographic products
    • Translate research into rigorous engineering specifications and implementations
    • Meticulously review cryptographic protocols and proposed primitives
    • Contribute to industry standards and operational best practices
    • Identify where the business needs to be next and get it there.
    Contact:

    https://apply.workable.com/io-global/j/8D6CAEE7DD/

    marios.nicolaides@iohk.io
    Last updated: 2022-05-10 posted on 2022-04-05


    Director of Research
    Subspace Labs

    Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and planning to launch its Network later this year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team.

    We are seeking a Director of Research to join our rapidly growing team of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and engineers. As our Director of Research you will primarily be responsible for building and leading a team of protocol researchers. The research team will be responsible for analyzing the security of the Subspace Network, formalizing our specifications, and publishing relevant research results in the peer-reviewed setting.

    Responsibilities: Collaborate directly with the CEO & CTO to translate our existing white paper, documentation, and protocol roadmap into a set of formal specifications; identify the key security challenges and develop a long-term research and publication roadmap which addresses them; ensure research findings are continuously fed back into the protocol design and implementation; recruit hire and lead our international protocol research team, consisting of research scientists, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate research interns; work directly with our university partners, academic advisors, and third party engineering security partners to facilitate formal security analyses and audits; design and administer an open-source online research forum and work to engage the global research community in the security analysis of our protocol.

    Requirements: A PhD in Computer Science, Cryptography or a related field; strong record of peer-reviewed publications in cryptography, distributed systems, or peer-to-peer network, as they relate to blockchain technologies.

    Contact: CEO & Co-Founder, Jeremiah Wagstaff
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-05

    Cryptography Engineer
    Sunscreen; San Francisco, USA or remote
    Sunscreen is building the privacy engine of the new web. We're bringing private computation to all by making advanced cryptographic primitives (e.g. fully homomorphic encryption, zero-knowledge proofs) easy to use.

    What you'll accomplish your 1st year here...
  • You'll help build the core infrastructure of a new cryptographic system
  • You’ll implement cryptographic primitives (e.g. zero-knowledge proof systems) and write robust, security-first code that will run in high-risk, adversarial environments
  • You'll become familiar with the latest advances in cryptography and determine their applicability to Sunscreen’s system
  • You'll have opportunities to present your work at conferences

  • You...
  • Think technology should be frictionless (documentation is important to you!)
  • Have experience implementing cryptographic primitives (ideally efficient ZKP systems) in a performant and modular way
  • Are comfortable working with multiple programming languages
  • Are excited to get your hands dirty learning new math and cryptography

  • We offer...
  • A highly flexible, remote-first working environment
  • Competitive compensation + significant equity
  • Homecomings where we gather in one spot to meet each other and work together
  • Annual health and wellness budget
  • Opportunity to travel to and present at conferences if desired (we hope you do!)
  • Contact: Ravital Solomon (ravital@sunscreen.tech)
    Last updated: 2022-04-07 posted on 2022-04-04

    Multiple PhD positions in Cryptography and Blockchains
    School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney


    We have multiple PhD positions in Applied Cryptography, Post Quantum Cryptography and Blockchains. Topics include (but not limited to) Layer-2 scalability and interoperability of blockchains, decentralised storage, verifiable computation, post quantum cryptography for blockchains.


    Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline or in their final year of study are welcome to apply. Prospective students should have a strong mathematical inclination and excellent understanding of data structures, discrete mathematics and algorithms. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of cryptography will be preferred.


    The school accepts applications in multiple rounds, but it is good to contact early to avail some of the scholarships.


    The earliest deadline at UNSW is May 13, 2022.


    Contact: Sushmita Ruj, sushmita.ruj@unsw.edu.au
    Last updated: 2022-04-04 posted on 2022-04-02

    Postdoc
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Quantum Delta Netherlands has started a large national project in support of quantum technologies. The Catalyst-2 (CAT2) subproject concentrates on the development of quantum key distribution and "Quantum Internet" applications.
    The department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Eindhoven has a postdoc vacancy for theoretical work in CAT2. The research will concentrate on
    • theory related to the Quantum Key Distribution testbed under development in Eindhoven;
    • quantum cryptography beyond QKD, e.g. key recycling, unclonable encryption, unclonable credentials, quantum PUFs etc.
    The project has good opportunities for collaboration with other departments at TU Eindhoven and with other Dutch universities. Job requirements We are looking for candidates with a PhD in cryptography, theoretical physics, or mathematics, and preferably a background in quantum cryptography or post-quantum cryptography.
    Contact: Boris Skoric
    Last updated: 2022-03-31 posted on 2022-03-30

    Permanent Researcher Positions in Cryptographic Protocols
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a recently-established publicly-funded research institute in Abu Dhabi (UAE). It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists and engineers from across the globe.

    Job Description

    We are looking for permanent researchers to join the Cryptographic Protocols team within the Cryptography Research Center (CRC) at TII. The main aim of the team is to conduct applied academic research in areas relating to cryptographic protocols, such as: TLS, QUIC, Tor, Key Exchange, Secure Channels, Cryptographic Primitives, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, MLS and Secure Messaging, Probabilistic Data Structures in Adversarial Environments, and Blockchain-Related Technologies. The nature of the research spans both theory and practice, covering aspects such as provable security, security models, efficient designs, implementation aspects, and attacks.

    Applicants should have completed (or be close to completing) their PhD in a related area and preferably have postdoctoral research experience. Preference will be given to applicants with publications in top-tier venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, and USENIX.

    Required Skills:
    • Fluency in English (verbal and written) and an ability to communicate research effectively.
    • Good problem-solving skills and an ability to conduct research independently.
    • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills.
    • Solid knowledge in cryptography.
    Valuable Skills:
    • Strong background in Mathematics and/or Computer Science.
    • Programming, Software Engineering, experience in implementing cryptographic primitives and attacks on real-world cryptosystems, reverse engineering of closed-source protocols.
    • Experience in analyzing protocol standards and specifications.
    What we offer:
    • Vibrant working environment, flexible working conditions, and travel funding.
    • Industry-competitive tax-free salary.
    • Family-wide health insurance and children’s education allowance.
    • Sunshine all year round.
    Contact:
    • Contact Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul.degabriele@tii.ae) for information relating to research and work environment.
    • To apply send your CV to Mehdi Messaoudi (mehdi.messaoudi@tii.ae) - Talent Acquisition Manager.

    Last updated: 2022-03-31 posted on 2022-03-29

    Ph.D. position in cryptography, distributed protocols and blockchain
    University of Bern, Switzerland

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

    https://crypto.unibe.ch/

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/)
    Last updated: 2022-03-29 posted on 2022-03-28

    Post-doctoral fellow
    Gachon University, Korea
    ISML (https://ai-security.github.io/index_e.htm) has conducted research in a range of areas including artificial intelligence, cyber security and cryptography. We are also extending our areas to emerging areas such as quantum computing and parallel computing. Post-doctoral research fellows are welcome from computer science/engineering, electric/electronics, and mathematics/statistics. Applicants with good high-impact journal publication records are encouraged to send their CVs via to Professor Seong Oun Hwang (seongoun.hwang at gmail.com). 1st round of application deadline: April 10, 2022 2nd round of application deadline: May 30, 2022 3rd round of application deadline: July 30, 2022
    Contact: Professor Seong Oun Hwang (seongoun.hwang at gmail.com).
    Last updated: 2022-03-27 posted on 2022-03-27

    Post-docs in the Cybsersecurity Group @ TU Delft (3 positions)
    The Netherlands
    The group is renowned for its cyber security research, with currently more than 15 faculty members and over 30 researchers. It is looking for three post-docs to enhance the information security R&D. The applicants should be related to one of the following topics:
    • Lattice-based cryptography
    • Privacy-preserving machine learning
    • Privacy and applied cryptography
    • Blockchain/smart contract security
    The basic requirements are:
    • PhD in Computer Science, Information Security, Maths.
    • Strongly related knowledge and backgrounds (e.g., research papers) of privacy-oriented cryptography (theory and/or practice).
    • Professional in English (writing, speaking). Note Dutch is NOT required.
    All positions will be available from September 2022 (starting with competitive salary - depending on qualifications and experience, including bonus, 30% tax ruling and other benefits). There will be great opportunities to engage with various ongoing projects, and international academia and industry partners. Please feel free to send CV, publication list and reference to the contact email.
    Contact: Dr. S. Fu (shihui.fu@tudelft.nl)
    Last updated: 2022-03-23 posted on 2022-03-23

    Research Fellows / Postdocs
    SUTD, Singapore
    iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds which are used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation. We are looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cybersecurity and applied cryptography in general and CPS security in particular. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, with publications at leading security conferences. The candidates familiar with maritime and shipboard OT systems will be considered with the priority. Candidate working in the current position less than one year will not be considered (unless due to the end of contract). Fresh PhD graduates are welcome. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration. Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg. Home: http://jianying.space/
    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2022-03-23 posted on 2022-03-23

    Hardware Security Researcher (Multiple positions)
    Temasek Labs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Physical Analysis and Cryptographic Engineering (PACE), Temasek Laboratories (TL) @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking motivated researchers, in the area of hardware security.

    Candidates should ideally have already completed, or be close to completing a Master’s (with relevant experience) or PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, or related disciplines, with track record in R&D (publications in international journals and conferences).

    You will be joining a dynamic group performing research on embedded security. The research focus of the current roles are:

    1. Hardware forensics with focus on vulnerability assessment in commercial and industrial devices.

    2. Physical attack and countermeasures for novel cryptographic primitives

    3. Micro-architectural attacks

    This position is available from May 2022. TL offers competitive salary package plus other benefits.

    Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

    Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references.

    Contact: Shivam Bhasin, Principal Investigator: sbhasin (at) ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2022-03-23 posted on 2022-03-23

    Security Engineer
    STMicroelectronics
    The job holder's mission will be to:
    • Develop effective (security, latency, silicon area/code size costs), countermeasures against side-channel and fault attacks, by working in conjunction with SW and HW designers
    • Contribute to the definition of effective post-quantum public key cryptographic implementations
    • Deploy security expertise and help ST product divisions shape the right security solutions for their products (ICs).
    • Stay on top of security needs and state-of-the-art evolution, anticipating/identifying solutions and partners, developing or making available the security competences and IPs that will be needed by the Company in a 3-5 years time frame.
    The candidate should have:
    • An extensive background in mathematics and public key cryptography
    • Knowledge of state-of-the-art side-channel and fault attacks and related countermeasures
    • Teamwork, networking, customer-orientation & communication skills
    • Motivation for bridging research outcomes and product design
    • Experience in embedded SW design or HW design is a plus
    Contact: Matteo BOCCHI (matteo.bocchi@st.com), Ruggero SUSELLA (ruggero.susella@st.com)
    Last updated: 2022-03-23 posted on 2022-03-22

    Post-doc in lattice cryptography (multiple positions)
    ENS Lyon
    The cryptography group of ENS Lyon is seeking for post-doc candidates interested in lattice cryptography. Potential research topics non-exhaustively include:
  • lattice cryptographic constructions (from theory to practice);
  • quantum aspects of lattice cryptography (security proofs, cryptanalysis);
  • lattice algorithms and cryptanalysis;
  • algebraic number theory and lattices.

    We are looking for candidates with a strong record related to any of the above topics. Starting date and duration are flexible. To apply, please send your CV, a motivation letter and names of at least two persons who can provide reference letters.

  • Contact: damien.stehle@ens-lyon.fr, alain.passelegue@ens-lyon.fr, benoit.libert@ens-lyon.fr
    Last updated: 2022-03-22 posted on 2022-03-21

    VP of Research
    Dfns
    Context
    Dfns is a cybersecurity company that builds custody* SaaS protocol for web3 apps. Think of it as a developer tool that provides secure cloud for crypto. Our mission is to bring serenity to DeFi by eliminating new blockchain risks and making crypto transactions easier, faster, more affordable, and compliant with existing regulations.

    From fintechs to large banks to e-commerce sites, Dfns gives financial institutions and businesses the freedom to own and transfer crypto on a battle-designed security infrastructure. Our API is designed to offer best-in-class developer experience allowing any platform to deploy custodial wallets in a matter of days, with streamlined feature delivery and frequent security upgrades.

    Founded in 2020 in Paris, Dfns is a startup incubated at Station F (awarded Future40), accelerated by Techstars and recognized DeepTech by the French Ministry of Economy. Our company is fully remote with offices in Paris, Amsterdam, New York, London, Stockholm, Sofia, and other cities.

    Job Description
    You will contribute to one of the most ambitious technology projects in crypto today: building a trustless custody infrastructure for the trillion-dollar digital asset industry.

    You will join an amazing team of leaders (CTO, CISO, CPO) and experts (R&D Engineers, Cryptographers, Security Engineers) in a highly challenging and collaborative environment.

    We are looking for a trailblazing VP of Research who can explore blockchain and ZK technology, generate new product ideas, and outline detailed R&D strategies. You will need to manage diverse teams spanning engineering and marketing, requiring both a strong technical background and excellent business skills. As an ideal candidate, you will have a keen eye for gaps in client product offerings and the innovative mindset to fill them. You’re a highly skilled cryptographer with a proven ability to strategize the full lifecycle of patent production—from conception through release.

    Contact: chris@dfns.co
    Last updated: 2022-03-18 posted on 2022-03-17

    Senior Cryptographer
    Dfns
    Context
    Dfns is a cybersecurity company that builds custody SaaS protocol for web3 apps. Think of it as a developer tool that provides secure cloud for crypto. Our mission is to bring serenity to DeFi by eliminating new blockchain risks and making crypto transactions easier, faster, more affordable, and compliant with existing regulations.

    From fintechs to large banks to e-commerce sites, Dfns gives financial institutions and businesses the freedom to own and transfer crypto on a battle-designed security infrastructure. Our API is designed to offer best-in-class developer experience allowing any platform to deploy custodial wallets in a matter of days, with streamlined feature delivery and frequent security upgrades.

    Founded in 2020 in Paris, Dfns is a startup incubated at Station F (awarded Future40), accelerated by Techstars and recognized DeepTech by the French Ministry of Economy. Our company is fully remote with offices in Paris, Amsterdam, New York, London, Stockholm, Sofia, and other cities.

    Job Description
    You will contribute to one of the most ambitious technology projects in crypto today: building a trustless custody infrastructure for the trillion-dollar digital asset industry.

    You will join an amazing team of leaders (CTO, VP of Research, CISO) and experts (Software Engineers, R&D Engineers, Security Engineers) in a highly challenging and collaborative environment.

    We are looking for a Senior Cryptographer to develop our crypto systems using algorithmic, asymmetric, zk proofs, thresholdized cryptography and other types of tools to encrypt sensitive data and protect it from hackers, misuse, and cybercrime.

    As a Cryptographer, you will be laser-focused on finding ways to protect blockchain keys from being intercepted, decrypted, copied, altered, or deleted by unauthorized actors. You will need a deep understanding of cryptography, namely MPC and its related algorithms. You will also develop and apply various mathematical models to help find and thwart potential systems threats.

    Contact: chris@dfns.co
    Last updated: 2022-03-18 posted on 2022-03-17

    Senior MPC Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - 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.

    Cryptography Research Center

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

    Position: Senior MPC Researcher

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art MPC protocols
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications
  • Propose new projects and research directions

    Skills required for the job

  • 2+ years of work experience in the field
  • Knowledge of MPC protocols
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust and Python relevant as well. Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Knowledge on machine learning would be valuable
  • Knowledge on Zero-Knowledge proofs would be valuable

    Qualifications

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science

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

    Last updated: 2022-03-18 posted on 2022-03-17

    Research Scientist
    Meta Financial Technologies
    The Meta Financial Technologies (MFT) research group is hiring! If you are looking for a full-time cryptography research position at Meta, and have a PhD background in cryptography, please reach out to Kevin Lewi (klewi@fb.com) and Arnab Roy (arnabr@fb.com) and we will be happy to elaborate more on the process. Below is a short blurb about what we do: The MFT crypto research team works on several exciting projects ranging from highly practical real-world problems addressing the security of Facebook products to foundational problems in cryptography. The ideal candidates will have a keen interest in producing new science to advance this interdisciplinary field, as well as supporting the productization of their results. We strongly believe in providing our researchers with the environment to explore the best problems to work on, while building up the skills to thrive in both industry and academia. As a researcher at MFT, you will have an opportunity to learn about the myriad research problems that arise in developing what we believe will be the most important platform for financial services for years to come. You will be working with leading researchers as well as engineers and product managers. Since most of the work is open-source, many research projects can be discussed relatively freely. Research publication is strongly encouraged and rewarded.
    Contact: Please contact klewi [at] fb [dot] com and arnabr [at] fb [dot] com
    Last updated: 2022-03-18 posted on 2022-03-15

    Postdoc and tenure-track professor in security, distributed Systems, applied crypto, or blockchains
    Beijing Institute of Technology
    The group has a number of post-doc and tenure-track professor openings in the prestigious Advanced Research Institute of Multidisciplinary Sciences at Beijing Institute of Technology, China. We welcome candidates in security, cryptography, blockchains, and systems. The group regularly published papers in renowned venues such as CCS, S&P, DSN, OPODIS, ESORICS, FC, FSE, RSA, and SRDS and has designed and implemented many blockchain systems widely used in industry and academia.

    Postdoc: Competitive salary. Housing/renting covered. The postdoc position is for two years and has flexible starting time. After two years, the candidates may be offered a tenure-track position at Beijing Institute of Technology.

    Tenure-track professors: housing covered; salary is really competitive, can advise PhD students and postdocs; startup package included; etc.

    Contact: Please apply with a CV. Person in contact: Prof. Haibin Zhang: haibin at bit dot edu dot cn
    Last updated: 2022-03-15 posted on 2022-03-15

    Post-doc (Lattice-based cryptography)
    CNRS / University of Rennes 1, France
    We are looking for a 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, and a strong publication record, in particular on:
      - security proofs for lattice-based schemes,
      - building and implementing lattice-based constructions.
    Profile:
      - Doctorate degree in the field of cryptography,
      - Expertise in one of these areas: public key cryptography, lattice-based cryptography.
    The research will take place in the CAPSULE team (formerly called EMSEC team), within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France. To apply please send us (both) by email your detailed CV (with publication list) and a research statement.
    The position is for two years, up to three, and has flexible starting date.
    Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.
    Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois (adeline.roux-langlois@irisa.fr) and Alexandre Wallet (alexandre.wallet@inria.fr)
    Last updated: 2022-03-11 posted on 2022-03-11

    Math Researcher (Complex Systems / Probability)
    Status.im, Remote

    Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3, through research, the creation of developer tools, and the support of the open-source community.

    Currently, our Blockchain Infrastructure Team is researching consensus algorithms, Multi-Party Computation techniques, ZKPs, and other cutting-edge solutions with the aim to take blockchain technology to the next level of security, decentralization, and scalability for a wide range of use cases.

    Some of the responsibilities:

    - Analyze the team’s technical proposals and look for potential flaws.

    - Identify opportunities to provide mathematical proofs to the protocols developed by the team.

    - Analyze mathematically the parameter space of complex algorithms.

    - Describe mechanisms to better understand, analyze and prove the correctness of the ideas and designs produced by the team.

    - Work on mathematical proofs for the team algorithms and protocol designs.

    - Propose improvements to the algorithms and protocols developed by the team.

    - Propose new solutions to the problems tackled by the team.

    - Write documentation and scientific papers with the highest standards of quality.

    - Strive to constantly set the highest scientific standards for the team’s research.

    Contact: Maya
    Last updated: 2022-03-11 posted on 2022-03-09

    Cryptography Privacy Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - 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.

    Cryptography Research Centre

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

    Position: Privacy Researcher

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Design and implementation of building blocks to utilize privacy-preserving cryptographic techniques to cloud computing and machine learning applications
  • Propose new projects and research directions

    Skills required for the job

  • MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics or Computer Science
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Knowledge in one of the following topics is required: Homomorphic encryption, Functional encryption, Secure multi party computation, Zero-knowledge proofs
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust and Python relevant as well
  • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as development and testing methodology and documentation
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Knowledge in some of the following topics will be valuable: Edge computing, Machine learning, Identity Management, Differential privacy

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

    Last updated: 2022-03-11 posted on 2022-03-09

    Post Quantum Cryptography Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - 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.

    Cryptography Research Centre

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

    Position: Post Quantum Cryptography Researcher

  • Design, implement and deploy quantum-safe cryptographic algorithms covering both but not limited to: key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes
  • Conduct research and development in lattice-based, code-based or hash-based cryptosystems.
  • Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level
  • Design end-to-end secure communication protocols using state-of-the art and customized cryptographic algorithms and primitives

    Skills required for the job

  • PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics or Computer Science
  • Postdoctoral research experience in symmetric-key cryptology as well as teaching experience is also an advantage
  • 2+ years of work experience in the field

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

    Last updated: 2022-03-11 posted on 2022-03-09

    Senior FHE Researcher
    Technology Innovation Institute (TII) - 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.

    Cryptography Research Centre

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

    Position: Senior FHE Researcher

  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art FHE schemes
  • Analyze project requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations
  • Supervise the design and implementation of FHE building blocks to machine learning applications
  • Propose new projects and research directions

    Skills required for the job

  • 4+ years of work experience in the field
  • Knowledge of partially-, somewhat-, and fully homomorphic encryption schemes
  • Deep understanding of lattice-based cryptography
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation
  • Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Strong track record of publishing in top tier conferences
  • Experience in C, C++, Rust or Go is a plus. Software engineering skills, such as agile methodologies, versioning, and knowledge with hardware languages is also a plus

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

    Last updated: 2022-03-11 posted on 2022-03-09

    Ph.D. Position in Symmetric Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg

    The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a Ph.D. position in the general area of symmetric cryptography. The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux group of Prof. Alex Biryukov, which is affiliated to both the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

    Research Topics
    • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, lightweight ciphers, hash functions
    • Financial cryptography (security of distributed ledgers, smart contracts)
    • Privacy-enhancing technologies (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies, blockchains)
    • White-box cryptography
    Candidate Profile
    • M.Sc. degree in computer science or applied mathematics with outstanding grades (GPA >= 85%)
    • Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background
    • Some background in cryptography or information security
    • Good programming skills (C/C++, Python, math tools, etc.)
    • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

    The University of Luxembourg offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The successful candidate will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will have a chance to participate in a well-known security research center. The position will be available from April 2022.

    Applications, written in English, should be sent by email to alex.biryukov@uni.lu. The application material should include a curriculum vitae (with photo, educational background, work experience), a brief research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (max. 1 page), a transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken (with overall GPAs) and contact information for 2-3 references.

    Application deadline: 15 March 2022. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (email: alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2022-03-08 posted on 2022-03-07

    Cryptography Engineer
    Input Output Global (IOG)
    IO Global is searching for a Cryptography Engineer to join our expanding team of crypto engineers. As a Software Engineer at IOG, you will have the exciting challenge of working on cutting-edge research and technology focusing on the market’s needs. You will be working with Cardano-related projects, such as Cardano Core Cryptographic Primitives, Hydra, Mithril, or Sidechains.

    Duties will include:

    • Reviewing specifications produced by architects and formal methods specialists
    • Contributing to the design of algorithms
    • Bridging ideas from academic papers to production ready systems
    • Implementing Cryptographic primitives in Rust and C
    Your expertise
    • Solid background in Mathematics. A degree in computer science or mathematics is desirable but not essential
    • Deep understanding of Elliptic Curve Cryptography
    • Familiarity with advanced cryptographic protocols (eg. Zero Knowledge Proofs, Distributed Key Generation, Threshold Signatures)
    • Experience with systems programming (C/C++/Rust)
    • Skilled in software development methods such as agile programming and test-driven development
    • Experience in developing cryptography protocols would be a bonus, as would blockchain experience.
    If you are interested, apply directly, or send me an email!
    Contact: Iñigo Querejeta Azurmendi
    Last updated: 2022-03-04 posted on 2022-03-03

    QPQ Applied Cryptologist
    QPQ Global
    Are you an Applied Cryptologist that has a track record in the implementation of products with fundamental cryptology features? Do you have a relevant Master and coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology? Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols? At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure.

    What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment.
    • Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 3 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures.
    • Good salary, travel expense budget and many future opportunities to participate in the company’s growth.
    • The mother of all intellectual challenges!

    Responsibilities.
    • implement and embed in products cryptographic protocols in the privacy space.
    • Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations.
    • Focus on zero knowledge schemes which provide privacy and compliance.

    Requirements.
    • MSc or multi-year experience in cryptography or a closely related field.
    • Knowledge of modern cryptographic primitives.
    • Be able to productize protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language (C++ or Rust desirable).
    • General understanding of full-stack system architecture.
    • Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output. Have prior research/code already published in the space.
    - Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

    Contact: opportunities@qpq.io
    Last updated: 2022-03-04 posted on 2022-03-03

    Ph.D. student
    Université de Lyon, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
    The Embedded System Security Group at University Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is looking for motivated PhD students. We are looking for candidates to work on the implementation security of post-quantum NIST finalists. This project aims to develop side-channel attacks and fault attacks against unprotected implementations of the candidates and propose tailored countermeasures.

    Your tasks:

  • Research in the field of post-quantum cryptography
  • Possible teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week
  • Your profile:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment.
  • Interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of French is not mandatory.
  • If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV to vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr and pierre.louis.cayrel@univ-st-etienne.fr. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.

    Contact: Vincent Grosso (vincent.grosso@univ-st-etienne.fr) and Pierre-Louis Cayrel (pierre.louis.cayrel@univ-st-etienne.fr)
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-03-02

    Research Fellow (Post-Quantum Cryptography)
    University of Birmingham
    The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy is looking for a research fellow (postdoc) to work on our EPSRC-funded project on the security analysis of post-quantum cryptography algorithms.

    Applicants should have a PhD, or be close to completing a PhD, in a relevant subject (crypto, computer algebra, maths, etc.). Prior track record on post-quantum cryptography and/or cryptanalysis is a plus.

    Please contact Christophe Petit (C.Petit.1 at bham dot ac dot uk) for informal enquiries. You can apply online until April 3d, 2022.

    Contact: Contact: Christophe Petit C.Petit.1 at bham dot ac dot uk https://christophe.petit.web.ulb.be/
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-03-01

    Summer Internship - FHE research and Concrete lib
    Zama, Paris, France
    Job description. We are looking for a PhD student to join our team as a research intern (during the summer). The internship will take place in the Concrete-Framework team and will mix some research — discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data — and some implementation — working with the developers to implement the research results into Concrete, the open-source cryptographic library in Rust our team is writing and maintaining (https://github.com/zama-ai/concrete). The goal of this internship will be to understand homomorphic encryption, improve the existing techniques and implement the results in Concrete. In particular, for the latter, your main tasks will be to write high performance code in Rust or improve the existing Rust code to make it faster.
    We believe this experience will train the candidate both on the research and the implementation side, since he/she/they will work with a team of cryptographers and will implement the results in an open source library that is used by the community.

    Preferred experience. He / She / They should:
    • already be a PhD student,
    • have a solid background in cryptography, possibly with some knowledge in FHE,
    • have some development experience, possibly with a background in Rust,
    • be passionate about privacy, open source and willing to learn,
    • have a problem-solving attitude,
    • have good communication skills.
    Full remote is possible.
    Contact: To know more about the job offer and to apply, visit https://www.welcometothejungle.com/en/companies/zama/jobs/intern-research-and-concrete-lib-summer_paris?q=62533b0c4028334941d506e9b41b0004&o=918987&e=companies_jobs
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-02-27

    Homomorphic Encryption Researcher
    Zama, Paris, France
    Job description. The candidate and his/her/their team will be responsible for:
    • discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data,
    • working with the engineering and product teams to implement his/her/their research into our products,
    • design robust tests and benchmarks to validate his/her/their research and its implementation,
    • review the latest published research, and inform the team on potential new applications,
    • work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps,
    • publishing papers, filing patents and presenting his/her/their work at academic conferences.
    The team. The Concrete Framework division is writing and maintaining several open-source cryptographic libraries and tools dedicated to Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). Those libraries and tools are written with different languages (rust for libraries, cpp for the compiler, python for frontend, etc…) and is targeting several environment (linux/macos/…) and/or hardware (cpu/gpu/…). As example one of those libraries, Concrete-core is used as the backbone of the whole framework. It implements various cryptographic primitives. The codebase uses the Rust programming language as its main language, but it is expected to host hardware-specific code written in other languages in the near future.

    Preferred experience. We are looking for different experience profiles for this position, from young researchers (right after the end of the PhD) to more senior ones. He/she/they should:
    • have a PhD in cryptography or equivalent,
    • have deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption,
    • have (optionally) knowledge of LWE hardness and security,
    • have (optionally) knowledge of machine learning,
    • be passionate about privacy and open source software,
    • have good written and oral communication skills.
    Full remote is possible, with a willingness to come to Paris quarterly.
    Contact: To know more about the job offer and to apply, visit https://www.welcometothejungle.com/en/companies/zama/jobs/senior-researcher-cryptography_paris?q=62533b0c4028334941d506e9b41b0004&o=341359&e=companies_jobs
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-02-27

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Paderborn University, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn, Germany
    At the Department of Computer Science which is part of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics this PostDoc position is to be filled in the working group Codes and Cryptography. It's a full-time position in the field of post-quantum cryptography, available immediately and with a flexible start date.

    The position is limited to a period of 3 years.

    Your tasks:

    • Research in the field of post-quantum cryptography

    • Teaching to the extent of 4 hours a week

    • Participation in the Department of Computer Science

    Your profile:

    • Doctorate degree in the field of cryptography

    • Expertise in one of these areas: post-quantum cryptography, lattice-based cryptography

    • Experience in the field of quantum algorithms or quantum complexity is an advantage

    If you are interested, please send an email including your detailed CV and a list of publications to bloemer@upb.de. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer (bloemer@upb.de)
    Last updated: 2022-03-02 posted on 2022-02-24

    Junior Cryptographer
    QPQ
    Do you have a Master/PhD, research or coding experience in the area of Applied Cryptology? Do you want to design, code and co-invent the next generation of Distributed Systems protocols?
    At QPQ, we are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals. We give you
    - A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people so they can push the horizons even further
    - Hybrid office approach – we have been a distributed workforce from the start. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures
    - Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many opportunities to participate in the company’s growth
    Responsibilities:
    - Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols
    - Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations
    Requirements:
    - Master or Ph.D. in cryptography or a closely related field
    - Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language
    - Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output
    - Be eager to learn new topics and tools, proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset
    - Good communication and collaboration skills
    - Able to proactively identify which activities can benefit the project the most in the shortest period of time, communicate, and execute on their ideas without needing to be micromanaged
    - Full-time availability with flexible working hours
    - Nice to be familiar with blockchain, DeFi space and general understanding of full-stack system architecture
    - Nice to have knowledge of zk proof systems
    Contact: Apply as soon as possible with a CV, a video, or anything that will showcase your abilities. Person in contact: Emanuele Ragnoli (eragnoli@qpq.io)
    Last updated: 2022-02-25 posted on 2022-02-23

    Senior Cryptographer
    QPQ
    We are building the Internet of Economics, a new approach to a compliant and regulated financial systems infrastructure. Join a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and self-taught individuals. What do we give you?
    • A stimulating, Socratic intellectual environment. As Socratic implies, we want you to have a voice. We do not recruit brilliant people to put them in boxes, we recruit brilliant people, so they can push the horizons even further
    • Hybrid office approach. This role is centred around our European axis, so we expect you to live within +/- 2 hours of CET. We get together a complete team every quarter, so you must be willing to travel and embrace being part of a diverse team drawn from many walks of life and cultures
    • Competitive salary, travel expense budget and many opportunities to participate in the company’s growth
    Responsibilities:
    - Perform research and engineering on cryptographic protocols;- Have a leading role in the cryptography team in defining and applying protocols
    - Working with a multi-faceted team of practitioners on a set of blockchain-based privacy protocols interacting with the DeFi space and providing compliance with financial regulations
    Requirements:
    - Master or Ph.D./Multi-year working experience in cryptography or a closely related field
    - Knowledge of modern cryptographic primitives
    - Be able to prototype protocols/schemes/algorithms in at least one relevant programming language
    - Be familiar with the blockchain and DeFi space
    - General understanding of full-stack system architecture
    - Have a thorough approach and be committed to high quality output. Have prior research/code already published in the space
    - Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    - Be eager to learn new topics and tools, proactive, self-driven approach and problem-solving mindset
    - Able to proactively identify which activities can benefit the project the most in the shortest period of time, communicate, and execute on their ideas without needing to be micromanaged
    - Full-time availability with flexible working hours
    - Nice to have knowledge of modern, efficient zk-proofs
    Contact: Apply as soon as possible with a CV, a video, or anything that will showcase your abilities. Person in contact: Emanuele Ragnoli (eragnoli@qpq.io)
    Last updated: 2022-02-25 posted on 2022-02-23

    Embedded Crypto Expert
    Qualcomm Sophia Antipolis (France)
    You will join the team responsible for the security architecture of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. The team works at a system level spanning across hardware, software and infrastructure while striving for industry-leading solutions. This team interacts with product management, customers (e.g., OEMs), partners and HW/SW engineering teams to find the optimal security solutions.
    Snapdragon processors are used in different types of devices ranging from mobile phones to televisions, cars, ultra-book laptops etc. Our processors are designed to meet security requirements ranging from content protection to enterprise security, using virtualization, HW security enclaves, factory key provisioning, and secure updates.
    In this position you will perform the following tasks:
    • Define HW crypto security requirements (functional, performance, security etc)
    • Define HW/SW partitioning to address next challenges in cryptography such as PQC and Crypto Agility
    • Define crypto and HW blocks that contribute to the overall SoC Security Architecture
    • Design of mechanisms thwarting side channel attacks
    • Monitor evaluation of crypto IP resistance and robustness
    • Competitive analysis of security IPs and features
    • Investigate future/roadmap security related technologies,
    • Participation in academic conference and industrial/research security working groups.
    Minimum Qualifications: MS or Bachelor in Computer Science, Mathematics or Electrical Engineering plus 5+ years industry experience in one or more of the following areas
    • Cryptographic primitives, cryptographic protocols and their implementation
    • Design of HW/SW security blocks such as HW cryptographic engines
    • HW/SW threat analysis, security analysis or/and risk analysis
    • Smart Card and secure HW technologies
    • Security certifications: process and requirements.
    Additional skills in the following areas are a plus:
    • Academic and industry research (publications, conferences)
    • Leadership & management background
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills are required
    Contact: Nicolas Courtois
    Last updated: 2022-02-16 posted on 2022-02-15

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Security of IoT Networks
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
    We are looking for a Postdoc fellow in the area of security of wireless IoT networks.
    The project is jointly conducted between Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco, and EPFL Switzerland.
    To apply, please send your cv with your list of publications.
    Contact: Mehdi Amhoud, email : elmehdi.amhoud(at)um6p.ma
    Last updated: 2022-02-14 posted on 2022-02-11

    Research Scientist, CryptoNetLab
    Protocol Labs
    About Protocol Labs Protocol Labs drives breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward. Protocol Labs is a product-development lab, but behind the protocols and tools we build, behind the research and implementations, are passionate people, teammates and community members. We are a fully distributed company. Our team of more than 150 members works remotely and in the open to improve the internet — humanity's most important technology — as we explore new advances at the intersection of many exciting fields (crypto, networks, distributed systems) and cultures (startups, research, open source, distributed work). Seeking an experienced cryptographer to help us research and develop state of the art cryptosystems to upgrade the internet. Research at Protocol Labs This isn't an ordinary Research Scientist position. Your expertise is mostly driven by both a hunger to learn and a need to work toward solving important problems. Our research scientists are granted both the freedom to develop their knowledge by working on novel applications, and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward advancing the flagship projects of Protocol Labs. You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism enables you to name a few unusual possible approaches when you’re first presented with a problem that people often consider intractable. We see cryptography often acting as the last line of defense in a world that’s rife with malicious actors. We examine a broad spectrum of potential projects, like Filecoin, that rely on providing various cryptographic guarantees to users. Achieving these guarantees in practice often requires drawing from or advancing the frontiers of cryptographic protocols. As a result, we seek cryptographers who can discover, conceive, incorporate, and implement new techniques.
    Contact: Apply here- https://boards.greenhouse.io/protocollabs/jobs/4283969004
    Last updated: 2022-02-14 posted on 2022-02-10

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

    The Visa Research Advanced Cryptography team is seeking researchers in the following areas:
    • Multi-Party Computation
    • Fully Homomorphic Encryption/Lattice-Based Cryptography
    • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    Knowledge in the application of these technologies to the following areas is a plus:
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Digital Currencies
    • Identity and Authentication
    As an integral member of the team, you will conduct world-class research activities with fellow researchers, and work closely with product and technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

    For further details and to apply on-line:
    • newly graduated or soon to graduate: https://smrtr.io/7MtBQ
    • all other applicants: https://smrtr.io/7R_bd
    Contact: Gaven Watson
    Last updated: 2022-01-30 posted on 2022-01-27

    PhD position on Secure Hardware for post-quantum cryptography
    COSIC, KU Leuven
    COSIC is looking for motivated PhD students to work on the implementation aspects of post-quantum cryptographic algorithms: Post-quantum cryptography is a new class of cryptographic algorithms, which resist attacks from quantum computers. They will mostly replace existing public key algorithms (RSA and ECC). Efficient implementations in hardware (FPGA, ASIC) are an essential aspect for their acceptance as replacement. On top, the implementations also need to resist physical attacks, e.g. side-channel and fault attacks. This research position will focus on the efficient and attack resistant implementations of novel post-quantum cryptographic algorithms.
    Contact: ingrid.verbauwhede[at]esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2022-01-30 posted on 2022-01-27

    Cryptology Research Engineer
    Advanced Blockchain
    Full time remote position We are looking for a Cryptography Research Engineer to join our team. As our Cryptographer expert, you will be working alongside a highly technical team on DeFi and all the cool things from the blockchain ecosystem. Responsibilities: Conduct research in cryptography, in particular new applications of zero-knowledge proofs. Provide written documentation and explain the complex material such that Developers and Product Managers can understand it too. Help internal and external Developers with cryptography parts, like key-management, encryption and signatures. Provide guidance on how to deal with these parts in their projects and/or check the cryptography parts in their code. Write proof-of-concept scripts (in Rust) performing cryptographic tasks, like zero-knowledge proofs or threshold signature schemes. Benchmark and test new cryptography crates on feasibility and performance, to better understand the techniques in practice. Requirements & skills Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science. Strong background in Math/Cryptography. Zero Knowledge practical experience. Experience with system programming (Rust). Ability to communicate complex technical material to technical and non-technical team members. A self-motivated team member able to drive new projects. Passion for the crypto space. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Benefits 100% remote & flexible hours Growing challenging environment Learning possibilities (conferences, meet-ups, courses, etc.) Paid time off Equipment budget Personal development budget Independent Contractor Crypto Payment (USDC)
    Contact: Nanni Sackmann
    Last updated: 2022-01-26 posted on 2022-01-26

    Senior Research Engineer
    Status.im
    About Status

    As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).

    The role:

    You’ll work within a small team to contribute to the design and implementation of the next generation of distributed storage solutions. This effort aligns well with the storage requirements for both the Status chat client as well as the Ethereum ecosystem at large. Familiarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks, DHTs, gossiping and routing mechanisms is highly desirable. Experience with massively distributed systems is a plus. Familiarity with off the shelf networking stacks such as libp2p or devp2p is also desirable.

    Responsibilities:

  • Write and maintain Nim code.
  • Research and design core functionality.
  • Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in code reviews.
  • Use libp2p to build application level protocols.
  • Strong understanding of p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), Nat traversal.
  • Strong understanding of TCP and UDP protocols.
  • Strong understanding of encryption and key exchange mechanisms.
  • Ability to interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.

    You must have:

  • Strong passion for blockchain technology and decentralisation.
  • Strong academic or engineering background.
  • Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
  • Experience with Open Source software.
  • Experience building networking heavy applications and p2p networking specifically

    Bonus points if you have:

  • Contributed to an blockchain-related, open source project.
  • Experience with Nim.
  • Experience with libp2p / devp2p, networking, cryptography.
  • Worked on storage and file systems.

  • Contact: Email: angel@status.im Discord: LilChiChi#0021
    Last updated: 2022-01-24 posted on 2022-01-24

    M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Security
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    Applications are invited for the M.S. and Ph.D. positions in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Successful candidates will work at CANSEC Lab on various topics in Applied Cryptology under the supervision of Arijit Karati. Expertise in post-quantum cryptography, secure vehicle communication, edge computing, satellite communication, and 6G security may be beneficial. We are seeking students dedicated to their research and are highly motivated. There are currently 05 openings (03 for M.S. and 02 are Ph.D.).

    Responsibilities:
    Aside from academic work, students must participate in various activities, either in a group or individually, including (but not limited to):
  • Security protocol design and implementation.
  • Assessment of the security and performance metric.
  • On a regular basis, meet with supervisor and share study findings.
  • Maintain the lab's ethics and rules.

  • Requirements:
    Students must meet the following major requirements in addition to the university's fundamental admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en):
  • Strong motivation on applied cryptology and cybersecurity.
  • Understanding of technological advancements.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

  • Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on students' performance).

  • Method to join CANSEC:
  • Send recent CV to arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw
  • Two rounds of interview (optional based on CV)
    Candidates must apply properly through the ONLINE portal after satisfying the prerequisites.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2022-01-24 posted on 2022-01-22

    Auditing Engineer
    Quantstamp Inc.
    Leaders in Blockchain Security Quantstamp's mission is to secure the decentralized internet, and has protected over $100B in digital asset risk from hackers. More than 200 startups, foundations and enterprises work with Quantstamp to keep their innovative products safe. Auditing Engineer (Full-time/Part-time, Remote) - Background in Computer Science or any related field such as Mathematics & Physics. - Loves to find bugs in software systems and has a great eye for detail. - Fluent English communication, both written and spoken. Fluence in reading simple to medium complexity Solidity smart contracts. Understands the most common security pitfalls with Solidity smart contracts. Understands the basics of blockchain. Responsibilities Perform code reviews/audits of blockchain projects in small teams of engineers. Interact with other team members to discuss the likelihood and impact of findings. Write and review audit reports before they are shared with the customer. Optional opportunities Interact with customers to clarify technical requirements and to answer technical questions. Perform research on a new topic in the crypto space and provide internal “Lunch and Learn” (LnL) sessions. There is an option to also record and publish LnLs on YouTube or other social media platforms. Perks Competitive compensation package (commensurate to experience) + performance and referral bonuses. Free gym membership or any virtual alternative of your choice. Rent your own desk in a co-working space or work from anywhere at any time. 100% remote and flexible working hours. Learn about the hottest and newest products and trends in the crypto space before they appear on any news outlets. Generous paid time off, including maternity/paternity leave. Retirement/pension plan. Join quarterly all-expenses paid retreats in exotic/exclusive locations with the whole team.
    Contact: Peter Slankis - Head of Talent Acquisition
    Last updated: 2022-01-19 posted on 2022-01-17

    Full Professor Position in Cybersecurity
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    The Cybersecurity-Cryptography team at Telecom Paris invites applications for a full professor position in Cybersecurity. Application deadline: 18 April 2022. Link to the call: https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/professeur-en-cybersecurite-securite-des-donnees-et-des-communications-dans-les-infrastructures-numeriques-a-telecom-paris-fh-cdi
    Contact: Please feel free to reach out to Hieu Phan (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr) or any member of the Cybersecurity-Cryptography team (https://www.telecom-paris.fr/C2) for more information.
    Last updated: 2022-01-19 posted on 2022-01-17

    Cryptography Expert / Engineer
    CryptoExperts, Paris, France

    CryptoExperts develops and maintains a white-box cryptography technology which aims at producing white-box cryptography software components secure against beyond-state-of-the-art attacks.

    We are looking for a candidate who will take part to the design and implementation effort of CryptoExperts’ white-box cryptography technology.

    The complete job offer is available here: https://www.cryptoexperts.com/job-offer-wbc.pdf

    Contact: To apply please write to jobs@cryptoexperts.com with a short description of your profile, story and motivation, your CV, and (optionally) recommendation from (former) co-workers.
    Last updated: 2022-01-10 posted on 2022-01-10

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

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

    Research Topics: Development and analysis of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): privacy-enhancing technologies, password-based cryptography, as well as foundations for real-world cryptography.

    Requirements: Master’s degree (or PhD for postdoctoral position) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment. Profound knowledge and interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security. Fluency in English (written and spoken).

    There are two types for the positions: One comes with a teaching obligation for which also sufficient German language skills are required. Review of applicants will start immediately until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible. The other is through the scholarship program of the HPI. Deadline for scholarship applications is February 1st, and the positions usually start around April.

    We look forward to your application including a CV and motivation letter. Applications for the PhD position should also include a list of attended Master courses and grades, whereas applications for the Postdoc position should include contact information for two references. Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email, and indicate whether you are interested in a scholarship or teaching position.

    Contact: Anja Lehmann (firstname.lastname@hpi.de)
    Last updated: 2022-01-07 posted on 2022-01-03

    Principal Cryptographer
    Spring Labs; Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, California

    This role is responsible for design and specification of next-generation systems leveraging partial, somewhat, and fully homomorphic encryption. You will interact closely with Software Engineering and Product teams to ensure our newest products are effective, usable, performant and scalable.

    Although Spring Labs has an in-office culture fostering a highly creative and collaborative environment, full-remote is acceptable for this role for the right candidate.

    If you are motivated by solving real-world problems and want to work alongside veteran cryptographers and world-class engineers, we want to hear from you.

    What you'll do
    • Design secure, novel, performant systems using cutting edge cryptography
    • Author specifications, patents and papers detailing the systems and techniques that will underpin our next generation of products
    • Communicate complex designs to engineers and support them in the implementation
    • Educate technical and non-technical stakeholders on our tools and technologies
    About you
    • Ph.D. – Cryptography, Math, Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
    • Strong background in design and evaluation of cryptographic primitives and protocols
    • Preferably-extensive experience in homomorphic encryption schemes and underlying structures such as lattices, and their optimizations
    • Robust interest in pursuing research/architecture of systems-level applications of cryptography pertaining to practical utilization of homomorphic encryption, oblivious transfer, secure multiparty computation, proxy re-encryption, privacy-preserving entity resolution, private information retrieval, private function evaluation, and functional encryption
    • Genuine desire to maximize team output, e.g., exercise an established capability to cryptanalyze contributions of others
    • Ability to implement prototypes and working knowledge of cryptographic libraries a plus
    Timeframe: Target for filling this position is Q3 2022
    Contact: David W. Kravitz, Sr. Director of Research, david@springlabs.com
    Katie Thompson, Director of Human Resources, katiet@springlabs.com

    Last updated: 2022-02-03 posted on 2021-12-23

    PhD Student Positions - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain-based Systems
    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 starting 2022, 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@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.
    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2021-12-17 posted on 2021-12-17

    Post-Docs
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Multiple Post-Docs in Post-Quantum Cryptography Academia Sinica, at the very edge of Taipei, is the national research institute of Taiwan. Here we have an active group of cryptography researchers, including Dr. Bo-Yin Yang, Dr. Kai-Min Chung, Dr. Tung Chou, and Dr. Ruben Niederhagen, covering wide research topics in cryptography and actively collaborating with researchers from related research areas such as program verification. We are looking for Post-Docs in PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography). Here PQC is broadly defined. Starting date is early 2022, for terms of 1 year, renewable. Potential PQC research topics include cryptanalysis, implementation, and theory. Bo-Yin is in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST\'s post-quantum standardization project, and Kai-Min is looking for people interested in theoretical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography, such as security in the QROM model and novel (post-)quantum primitives and protocols. We are also particularly interested in people with diverse background to facilitate collaboration among our group members. Requires background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography. We desire a research track record in some aspects of post-quantum cryptography, but are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum going from mathematical aspects to the practical side such as implementation aspects. We offer about 2200 USD (~2000 EUR) per month (commensurate with what a starting assistant professor makes locally) in salary and include a 5000 USD per year personal academic travel budget.
    Contact: Bo-Yin Yang (by at crypto.tw)

    Kai-Min Chung (kmchung at iis.sinica.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-12-17 posted on 2021-12-16


    Multiple academic teaching positions (Lecturer/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor)
    Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Malaysia

    Xiamen University Malaysia is now seeking highly motivated, committed and qualified individuals for academic teaching positions in computer science and cyber security.

    Candidates in any areas of computer science and cyber security are welcome to apply. Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise in, but not limited to, cyber security, mathematics, cryptology, network security, digital forensics. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in a related discipline.

    Applicants with specific teaching and research interests in TWO OR MORE of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

    • Calculus
    • Linear Algebra
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Design & Analysis of Algorithms
    • Computer Composition
    • Operating Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Modern Cryptography
    • Digital Forensics and Investigation
    • Network Attack and Defence Technology
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Malware Analysis
    • Cryptanalysis

    HOW TO APPLY
    Applicants are invited to submit a digital application packet to: recruit_academic@xmu.edu.my

    The subject line of your email must include: your name, relevant academic discipline, and the specific position for which you are applying for. All application packets must include the following attachments:

    1. Your detailed and current CV with publication (*Asterisk to indicate corresponding author, include Indexing & Quartile);
    2. Cover letter stating the source of job advertisement;
    3. Evidence of academic qualifications (Bachelor, Master & PhD Certificate; Bachelor, Master & PhD Transcripts and Professional Certificates);
    4. 3-5 Full-Text publications (if applicable);
    5. Teaching evaluation (if applicable);
    6. Two academic references (at least one of them is the applicant’s current/most recent employer).
    The positions will remain open until filled.

    Contact: recruit_academic@xmu.edu.my
    Last updated: 2021-12-15 posted on 2021-12-14

    PhD Student (funded)
    CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University. Egham, Surrey, UK
    Cryptographic protocols are distributed algorithms that allow entities to perform security-related functions over a (potentially untrusted) network. Such protocols are ubiquitous, and their security is essential to almost any IT system. It is quite challenging to create secure protocols as even small non-obvious mistakes can have fatal consequences. For example, the (very simple) Needham-Schroeder key exchange protocol contains a severe security flaw that went unnoticed for 17 years. For modern security protocols, such as TLS, it is even harder to ensure security. These protocols tend to be much more complex and are typically embedded into environments that introduce their own quirks and subtleties. Formal methods provide a systematic way to perform comprehensive analyses of such protocols concisely and rigorously. They allow us to specify security goals precisely and enable us to prove that a protocol indeed guarantees such properties. Using this approach, we can find attacks (if a proof fails), develop fixes, and formally verify whether our fixes are sufficient. Moreover, we can even exclude unknown classes of attacks on the systems we analyse. Although this field has been quite active in research for several decades now, there are still many open research questions to answer: Existing tools and approaches often struggle with analyses of complex protocols. Proofs are often quite laborious and are susceptible to human errors. Furthermore, modern environments such as Web, Mobile, and IoT also introduce their own complexity and pitfalls and blend into each other, creating new subtleties which can be an additional source of security issues. Hence, we need to develop new methods and techniques to tackle this complexity, mechanise and automate such security analyses to more extent, and take the characteristics of modern environments into account. We are looking for applications from highly talented candidates with a background in computer science, information security, mathematics, or a related field interested in logic, proofs, and formal analysis techniques. We value strong analytical skills and solid programming knowledge.
    Contact: Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss with Guidi Schmitz
    Last updated: 2021-12-09 posted on 2021-12-07

    PhD Student (funded)
    CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University. Egham, Surrey, UK
    Privacy-preserving Outsourced Computation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday seeks to recruit a PhD student to work on practical privacy-preserving outsourced computation techniques, such as homomorphic encryption (HE). This project will be carried out jointly with KDDI Research, Japan. Fully homomorphic encryption enables the evaluation of arbitrary functions on encrypted data, without requiring access to the secret key. This cryptographic primitive can enable a variety of practical applications in secure outsourced computation, including privacy-preserving data analysis. Cybersecurity systems (e.g., IDS, IPS) collect large amounts of data to detect security events. Analysis of this data may however pose a significant threat to the privacy of users. A privacy-preserving data analysis attempts to alleviate this threat by carrying out the analysis over encrypted data. Removing privacy risks will allow more data sharing, and more enhanced data analysis. The goal of the project is the enhancement of HE for practical use. This could include (for example) the design and security of practical privacy-preserving applications, or proposing improvements and optimisations to existing HE schemes. The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway has a strong track record in cryptographic research, including algorithm design and analysis, post-quantum cryptography, homomorphic encryption and applications of secure computation. KDDI Research is the research and innovation arm of KDDI Corporation, one of the largest Japanese telecommunications operators. The ISG and KDDI have a long-term collaboration in the area of cryptography, and the student recruited for this project will work closely with researchers from the two groups. Applicants are expected to have a background in mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline. Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Rachel.Player@rhul.ac.uk to discuss the project.
    Contact: Dr Rachel Player
    Last updated: 2021-12-09 posted on 2021-12-07

    PhD Student (funded)
    CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University. Egham, Surrey, UK
    The threat of large-scale, general-purpose quantum computers to existing public-key cryptographic solutions has lead to global efforts to standardise post-quantum cryptography as a replacement. In particular, the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography is now in its third and final round. One of the front-runners for problems to base post-quantum cryptography on are hard problems on lattices. Five out of seven finalists of the NIST processes are based on lattices. Thus, it is a natural question to ask how long it actually takes to solve these problems on lattices. The better we understand this problem the more confidence we can have in the cryptographic solutions soon to be deployed globally. The security of lattice-based cryptography is a pressing research question for a second reason. Many innovations in the field of cryptography in recent years rely on lattices as their foundation. For example, all the ways in which we know how to compute arbitrary functions on encrypted data – homomorphic encryption – are based on lattices. The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway has a strong track record in this area and we are seeking students to join our efforts to address this pressing research question. The directions this PhD can go into are manifold: (asymptotic) algorithm design and analysis, implementations, experimental validation, quantum computing, side-channel analysis, active attacks against protocols using lattice-based primitives, studying special cases relevant in practice. We seek applicants with a background in mathematics and/or computer science or related disciplines. Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss with martin.albrecht@rhul.ac.uk
    Contact: Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss with Professor Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2021-12-09 posted on 2021-12-07

    Post-doctoral Fellow on Blockchain Research
    NTT Research, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
    The Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Lab of NTT Research is a team of world-class research scientists. The blockchain group of the CIS Lab is seeking post-doctoral fellows. Post-doctoral fellows with the group will conduct fundamental research related to blockchain technology. The focus areas are consensus mechanism, smart contract security/privacy, and game theory. Applicants of the post-doctoral researcher should have demonstrated a strong track record of research with top-level academic conferences/journals focusing on blockchain, cryptography, computer security, theoretical computer science, or economics. To apply and for further details, see https://careers.ntt-research.com/cis
    Contact: Shin'ichiro Matsuo (Shinichiro.Matsuo@ntt-research.com)
    Last updated: 2021-12-06 posted on 2021-12-06