International Association for Cryptologic Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ph.D Student in Post-Quantum Cryptography, October 2021
ISAE engineering school, Toulouse, France
Background: In late 2016, NIST issued a call for proposals for the standardization of cryptographic systems resistant to a quantum computer for encryption, key exchange and signature primitives. The standardization process is currently in its third phase. Each submission comes with a software implementation, targeting standard security levels for widespread applications, such as e-commerce. Topic: Adaptation of post-quantum primitives to constrained environments and FPGA implementation During this thesis, the successful candidate will study code-based and/or lattice-based proposals, and propose modifications to the protocols (resulting thus in alternative schemes with new proofs to be provided etc.) so that their hardware implementation can be improved. The candidate will then propose such implementations on a commodity FPGA. The development will be done in C and High-Level Synthesis will be used to transform automatically the C implementation into VHDL. As a consequence the candidate does not need to be proficient in VHDL.
Contact: Applicants should express their interest before July 15th- 23h59 (CEST time) by email to : carlos.aguilar-melchor@isae-supaero.fr, arnaud.dion@isae-supaero.fr, philippe.gaborit@unilim.fr
Last updated: 2021-06-16 posted on 2021-06-16

ACAD105319: Research Associate
University of Bristol, UK

This post [1] represents an exciting opportunity to join the group as part of the SIPP [2] project: as part of the EPSRC center-to-center programme, SIPP is a collaborative effort between the 5 UK-based core project partners within the NCSC-supported Research Institute in Hardware Security & Embedded Systems (RISE) [3] and partners in Singapore. The project has a range of high- and low-level goals, spread over a number of work packages, which revolve around development and use of a secure, IoT-based hardware platform.

Given the project goals, a strong background and interest in at least one of the following research fields is desirable: 1) micro-processor design and implementation, 2) implementation (e.g., side-channel) attacks on cryptography, 3) energy efficiency and energy efficient technologies (spanning both hardware and software, and design-time and run-time).

Although you will have at least a first degree and preferably a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline, we view relevant industrial experience as extremely valuable and therefore equally encourage applicants of this type.

[1] https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?jobId=233994
[2] https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/S030867/1
[3] https://www.ukrise.org

Contact: Daniel Page (Daniel.Page@bristol.ac.uk)
Last updated: 2021-06-15 posted on 2021-06-15

ACAD105318: Research Associate or Senior Research Associate
University of Bristol, UK

This post [1] represents an exciting opportunity to join the group as part of the SCARV [2] project, which in turn forms part of the NCSC-supported Research Institute in Hardware Security & Embedded Systems (RISE) [3]. You will work in collaboration with industrial (i.e., Cerberus Security Labs. and Thales) and academic partners, to deliver more efficient, more secure platforms based on RISC-V.

Given the project goals, a strong background and interest in at least one of the following research fields is desirable: 1) micro-processor design and implementation, 2) implementation (e.g., side-channel) attacks on cryptography, including leakage modelling and simulation, 3) high-assurance hardware or software implementation, e.g., formal specification of and verification with respect to security properties.

Although you will have at least a first degree and preferably a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline, we view relevant industrial experience as extremely valuable and therefore equally encourage applicants of this type.

[1] https://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details/?jobId=233794
[2] https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R012288/1, https://www.scarv.org, https://github.com/scarv
[3] https://www.ukrise.org

Contact: Daniel Page (Daniel.Page@bristol.ac.uk)
Last updated: 2021-06-15 posted on 2021-06-15

Cryptography Engineer (London, Remote)
Clearmatics Technologies

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Assist in the design of cryptographic protocols.

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

- Produce technical design specifications.

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

- Support research colleagues in conducting their research.

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

- Keep up with new research in the space.

REQUIREMENTS​

- Fluency in English (written and spoken).

- Background in applied Computer Science.

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

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

- Outstanding algorithmic thinking.

- Strong focus on code quality/documentation and simplicity.

Nice to haves

- Knowledge of Unix and bash.

- Experience with constant time cryptography.

- Experience with cryptography on embedded systems.

- Experience with Ethereum or other blockchain projects.

- Experience contributing to open-source cryptography libraries.

- Experience with Pyt

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

Postdoc Position in Formal Security Analysis of Cryptographic Protocols and Web Applications
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Information Security
The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers a

fully-funded Postdoc position.

The successful candidate is expected to work on tool-supported formal analysis of cryptographic protocols and web applications building, among others, on our work published at EuroS&P 2021, S&P 2019, CSF 2017, CCS 2016, CCS 2015, ESORICS 2015, and S&P 2014. One goal is to provide tool-supported security analysis based on DY* for our web infrastructure model (WIM).

The position is available immediately with an internationally competitive salary (German public salary scale TV-L E13 or TV-L E14, depending on the candidate's qualification).

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

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field. We value strong analytical skills. Knowledge in one or more of the following fields is an asset:

  • Formal Methods (Verification, Theorem Proving, F*, Type Checking, etc.)
  • Cryptographic Protocol Analysis
  • Web Security
Knowledge of German is not required.

The deadline for applications is

July 4th, 2021.

Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. See the official job offering for details of how to apply.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Küsters
Institute of Information Security
University of Stuttgart
Germany
https://sec.uni-stuttgart.de

Last updated: 2021-06-14 posted on 2021-06-13

Software Engineer
Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

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

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

Principal Software Architect
Tsinghua University, IIIS, Beijing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please follow the above links for more details.

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

Research Engineer Cryptography, Security, Privacy,
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
As a research engineer in the Cyber Security chair you will focus in applied and theoretical cryptography, network and information security. You will establish and work in a state-of-the-art IoT (Internet of Things) lab with smart devices ranging from Raspberry Pi's, sensors, smart microphones, toy cars, RFID tags, RFID readers, smart phones, biometric sensors and you will work with world-leading researchers to implement, test, and showcase secure and privacy-preserving protocols and algorithms. Many projects are done in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners. More specifically, the job includes:
  • Development and implementation of concepts and research results, both individually and in collaboration with researchers and PhD students
  • Run of experiments and simulation of realistic conditions to test the performance of developed algorithms and protocols
  • Development, maintenance and organization of software
  • Support to BSc, MSc and PhD students, postdocs and researchers who use the lab
  • Responsibility for the daily routines in the lab, for example purchases, installations, bookings, inventory
  • Demonstrations and lab tours for external visitors
  • Producing media content for our group web page and social media platforms.
Your profile
  • The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar fields, preferably with a focus in Security and Privacy for Computer Science Systems.
  • We are looking for a strongly motivated and self-driven person who is able to work and learn new things independently.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • You should have a good academic track record and well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent programming skills and familiarity with cryptographic libraries.
  • Previous experience in implementation projects with C++, Matlab, Python is desired.
Deadline: 15 June 2021
Contact: Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa
Last updated: 2021-06-10 posted on 2021-06-08

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blockchains for IoT Security PhD Studentship
University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol)
A full funded (at UK-home rate) PhD studentship is available at UWE Bristol. The studentship aims at utilising blockchains to improve the security of IoT. UWE is an accredited (by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)) Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education. You will be joining the Cyber Security team (http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/~pa-legg/uwecyber/) part of the Computer Science Research Centre (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/csrc). The student will be supervised by Dr Djamel Djenouri , Dr Essam Ghadafi and Dr Chris Carr. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2021.
Contact: Dr Essam Ghadafi (essam.ghadafi@uwe.ac.uk) or Dr Djamel Djenouri (djamel.djenouri@uwe.ac.uk)
Last updated: 2021-06-07 posted on 2021-06-03

Postdoctoral Researcher (CS)
Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), Illinois at Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join us in our project to ensure reliable and trustworthy power grid operation. In this project, we will approach the security challenges from three angles; secure energy transactions, secure decentralized storage for collaboration, and secure end-to-end communication for resource monitoring and control.

Your Responsibilities
  • Conduct research on provable data possession and secure collaborative storage.
  • Develop and improve upon techniques to provide Completeness, Correctness, and Freshness guarantees on stored data in collaborative applications.
  • Implement the developed solutions
Basic Requirements
  • PhD in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Mathematics, Computer Science or related areas.
  • Excellent track record in reputable Cryptography and Security venues.
  • Ability to perform research independently.
  • Good communication skills and ability to collaborate with a team of researchers and engineers.
  • Experience or interest in software prototyping.
Nice to Have
  • Experience in data/message integrity research, such as Provable Data Possession, Proof of Data Retrievability.
  • Familiar with or interested in Cloud and IoT concepts, DER and Grid 2.0 paradigm.
For more information, please visit ADSC's website: http://adsc.illinois.edu/.
Contact: Interested candidates should apply online at https://my.engr.illinois.edu/apply/.
Last updated: 2021-06-03 posted on 2021-06-03

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

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

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

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

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

    PhD Position in Cryptography
    TU Wien
    TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. The Security and Privacy research unit at the Institute of Logic and Computation at TU Wien is offering a 4-year PhD student position in symmetric cryptography.

    A successful candidate should have an excellent academic record from a completed master or diploma curriculum in Mathematics, Computer Science, or related fields. Previous knowledge or experience in the area of cryptography or security is a plus.

    The Security and Privacy research unit at TU Wien is internationally renowned with its expertise in the fields of cryptography, security and privacy. Our working language is English.

    Formal applications must be submitted via https://jobs.tuwien.ac.at/Job/153314. We look forward to receiving your application until 29.07.2021.
    Contact: Inquiries about the position and process to Asst. Prof. Elena Andreeva elena[dot]andreeva[at]tuwien[dot]ac[dot]at
    Last updated: 2021-06-01 posted on 2021-06-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Software Engineer in Cryptography
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain

    The IMDEA Software Institute invites applications for a Software Engineer with a specialization in Cryptography. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with researchers to work on implementing and experimenting novel cryptographic protocols, including zkSNARKs, verifiable computation and homomorphic encryption schemes, and randomness generation protocols.

    The ideal candidate should have:
    • MS or PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline
    • In-depth knowledge of cryptography (e.g., has taken a university courses)
    • Solid background in math (number theory, abstract algebra) and algorithms
    • Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Rust
    • Prior experience with implementation of cryptographic protocols Familiarity with the UNIX command line and developer tools (e.g., git, svn)
    • Familiarity with reading cryptography research papers will be considered positively
    The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive salary. The working language at the institute is English. The starting date is flexible from September 2021.

    How to apply? The application requires a CV and possibly the names of 2-3 persons that can provide references about you and your work. Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/. Review of applications will start immediately and close when positions are filled or on July 2nd, 2021. We do encourage to submit applications as early as possible.

    Contact: Ignacio Cascudo (ignacio.cascudo (at) imdea.org), Dario Fiore (dario.fiore (at) imdea.org)
    Last updated: 2021-05-30 posted on 2021-05-27

    Post-Doc in cryptography and algebraic coding theory
    Cryptography Research Group at Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok
    Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok announces a postdoctoral fellowship position available in cryptography and algebraic coding theory. The application deadline is June 15, 2021. Fellowship starts January 1, 2022 (or later upon mutual agreement). More details on english.nsu.ru/mca/jobs

    Our research area:

  • Discrete mathematics;
  • Cryptographic boolean functions (particularly, bent functions and APN-functions);
  • Block ciphers and S-boxes, cryptanalysis of symmetric ciphers;
  • Lightweight cryptography and IoT;
  • Blockchain technologies and their applications;
  • Quantum and post quantum cryptography, etc.

    More details about our group can be found on crypto.nsu.ru

    Fellowship Applicant Profile

  • PhD within the last five years in Mathematics, Computers Science, or related field;
  • Maximum Age: 36;
  • Research focus in algebraic coding theory and cryptography;
  • Language proficiency in English;
  • Scientific publication experience;
  • A willingness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and cooperate in joint scientific projects.

    All applications must include the following:

  • A brief cover letter;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Research proposal;
  • Contacts of two referees;
  • Abstract of the research proposal.

    Submit your materials at english.nsu.ru/mca/jobs

  • Contact: Please direct inquiries to english.nsu.ru/mca/jobs
    Last updated: 2021-05-27 posted on 2021-05-26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Full Professor
    Technical University of Darmstadt
    The Department of Computer Science at Technical University of Darmstadt invites applications for the position of a Full Professor (W3) for Cybersecurity.

    We are looking for an outstanding scientist who will represent the topic area of cybersecurity in research and teaching. Successful candidates should demonstrate an outstanding scientific profile, with high-impact research contributions in the area of cybersecurity. A research profile that focuses on emerging application areas (e.g., machine learning & data science, IoT, decentralized systems) or on core topics of cybersecurity (e.g., hardware and network security, privacy) is desired. Successful collaboration in international research teams, with industry, or across research disciplines is desirable.

    The professorship is expected to strengthen the department’s research focus on cybersecurity and offers the opportunity to participate in joint research projects currently running at Technical University of Darmstadt. This in particular includes the DFG Collaborative Research Center “CROSSING”, and the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE.

    In addition to excellent scientific credentials, we seek a strong commitment to teaching and experience in attracting third-party funding as well as participation in academic governance. The Technical University of Darmstadt has a strong focus on engineering science and information and communication technology. The Department of Computer Science is one of the leaders in research and teaching and regularly ranked among the top German departments.

    Please submit applications in English with the usual attachments (CV including research and teaching achievements, list of publications, copies of diplomas) as well as a research and teaching statement, quoting the code number 221, to the Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Prof. Dr. Felix Wolf (dekanat@informatik.tu-darmstadt.de).

    Further information: https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/universitaet/karriere_an_der_tu/stellenangebote/aktuelle_stellenangebote/stellenausschreibungen_detailansichten_1_408640.en.jsp
    Contact: Sebastian Faust, sebastian.faust@cs.tu-darmstadt.de
    Last updated: 2021-06-07 posted on 2021-05-12

    Ph.D. Student in Post-Quantum Cryptography
    Mondragon Unibertsitatea (Arrasate-Mondragon, Euskadi, Spain)

    The Cybersecurity and Data Analytics research group at the University of Mondragon is looking for qualified applicants for a PhD position in Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC).

    Currently standardized public key cryptography, upon which widely deployed secure internet protocols depend on, is vulnerable to Shor’s polynomial-time quantum algorithm for the factoring and discrete logarithm problems. Moreover, substantial advances in quantum computing in the past decade have re-assured the scientific community about the necessity to build quantum-resistant cryptosystems.

    PQC has raised as the preferred solution to face the threat that quantum computers pose to secure communications systems. The ongoing standardization process run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to define new standards for public-key encryption, digital signatures and key-exchange schemes has only augmented the attention towards PQC.

    There exist several alternative problems to classical public key cryptography. Lattice-based cryptography, multivariate cryptography, hash-based cryptography schemes, isogeny-based cryptography and code-based cryptography can be used to design cryptosystems secure against both classical and quantum computers and are thus regarded as PQC algorithms.

    There exist many paramount ingredients to take into account when considering the transition of secure internet protocols such as TLS, OpenVPN, or WireGuard to PQC. For instance, one of the main challenges that PQC raises is that, when compared to classical public key cryptography, its key sizes, ciphertext sizes or signature sizes, are often much larger. Also, the performance of PQC algorithms is generally worse than the one provided by present standards, and all these aspects vary depending on the specific PQC algorithm.

    We are looking for students who are willing to conduct research on the impact of transitioning nowadays widely deployed secure internet protocols to post-quantum cryptography.

    Contact: Marc Manzano
    Last updated: 2021-05-14 posted on 2021-05-12

    Ph.D. student
    University of Birmingham, UK

    CAP-TEE: Capability Architectures for Trusted Execution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2x Postdoc Research Fellows on Symmetric-Key Cryptography
    Cryptanalysis Taskforce @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill 2 post-doctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography. Topics include but are not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • theory and Proof
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-3 and AES
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group dedicated for research in symmetric-key cryptography, it is currently comprised by 4 (senior) postdocs and 2 PhD students. Since establishment, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3 and AES, and is expanding its interests to the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university and government agencies in Singapore. We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax (around 5%), as well as excellent environment dedicating for top-venues publication orientated research in Singapore. The contract will be initially for one and half years, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via http://team.crypto.sg [Our recruitment continues despite COVID-19]
    Contact: Asst Prof Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2021-05-08 posted on 2021-05-08

    Assistant Professor (W1)
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
    The Faculty of Engineering and the Nuremberg Campus of Technology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invite applications for an

    Assistant Professor for Computer Science

    at the Department of Computer Science at the Chair for Applied Cryptography. The professorship is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Upon successful evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another three years.

    We seek to appoint a top early-career scientist who will develop outstanding expertise in the field of theoretical and applied cryptography and has excellent scientific expertise within the broad area of cryptography and/or areas of IT security closely related to cryptography. We welcome applications from candidates with research experience in the following topics:

    • Efficient proof systems
    • Homomorphic cryptography
    • Postquantum cryptography
    • Cryptography and machine learning
    • Anonymity and privacy
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Blockchain-based cryptography
    Outstanding candidates with experience in neighbouring areas will be considered. Successful candidates demonstrate initial academic achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are also prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in English are desired.

    Please submit your complete application documents (CV, research/teaching statement, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by 21.06.2021.
    Contact: Dominique Schröder
    Last updated: 2021-05-07 posted on 2021-05-07

    Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography
    Chaincode Labs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 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 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

  • 4+ years of work experience
  • Knowledge of MPC protocols
  • Experience in C desired, C++, Rust or Go relevant as well. Solid software engineering skills, such as agile methodologies, versioning, and best practices
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation. Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects
  • Experience with MPC frameworks (e.g. Scale-Mamba, MP-SPDZ, Obliv-C) is a plus
  • Familiarity with HE and ZK, and other advance cryptographic primitives, is a plus

    Qualifications

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

  • Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager
    Last updated: 2021-05-06 posted on 2021-05-06

    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

    Qualifications

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

  • Contact:
    Mehdi Messaoudi - Talent Acquisition Manager

    Last updated: 2021-05-06 posted on 2021-05-06

    Postdoc position on distributed computing aspects of blockchains
    IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
    Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Alexey Gotsman (https://software.imdea.org/~gotsman/) on distributed computing aspects of blockchains, including algorithms, abstractions, correctness proofs and lower bounds. Concrete research topics will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor. Candidates should have, or expect shortly to obtain, a PhD in Computer Science, with expertise in distributed computing theory, applied cryptography or distributed systems. The position is initially for one year, with possibilities for extension. The starting date can be flexible, given the current public health situation. IMDEA provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive salary. The working language at the institute is English. Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at https://careers.software.imdea.org/ using reference code 2021-05-postdoc-blockchains. The deadline for applications is June 25, 2021.
    Contact: Alexey Gotsman (https://software.imdea.org/~gotsman/)
    Last updated: 2021-05-06 posted on 2021-05-06

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

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

    Key performance indicators will be:

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

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

    Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

    Post-doc in cryptography
    Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
    The GOC group at MIS, University of Picardie Jules Verne is hiring a two-year postdoctoral researcher to work on the POSTCRYPTUM project, funded by the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) and AID/DGA. This is a three-years project focused on algebraic cryptanalysis of public key cryptosystems, focused mainly on post-quantum schemes. For more details on the project, please check here: https://home.mis.u-picardie.fr/~ionica/postcryptum/Welcome.html The ideal candidate should hold a Phd degree in Computer Science or Mathematics, with a taste for cryptography, experimental mathematics and computation. He or she should have experience in one or several of the following areas: multivariate cryptography, coding theory, elliptic curves, polynomial system solving, Gröbner basis, linearization algorithms, linear algebra, exhaustive search, SAT solvers, hybrid methods for polynomial system solving. The starting date is flexible, but preferably around October 2021. For more information, please contact us (sorina.ionica@u-picardie.fr) before sending in your application.
    Contact: Sorina Ionica
    Last updated: 2021-05-02 posted on 2021-04-30

    Senior Security Test Engineer - Hardware/Cryptography
    Seconize Technologies
    Seconize is an award winning Cyber Risk and Compliance Management Product Startup. We are currently looking to hire a seasoned Security Tester with below skills and requirements. 1. Security Testing of Telecom Products (3G/4G/GSM/5G) or related 2. Security Testing of IOT products, Proprietary Hardware , Networking Products 3. Thorough understanding of Cryptography protocols, techniques 4. Hands on Testing of PKI, Key Management, Cryptography Libraries and Implementations 5. Hands on experience with Standards such FIPS, NIST Security (SP 800-175b) OR ISO19790 or relevant 6. Ability to understand the business context of target applications and doing business logic testing 7. Ability to interact with Customers in a professional way 8. Minimum of 5 - 8 years of experience 8. Certifications like OSCP, CEH or relavant are mandatory The position is currently Remote (India-only), candidate should be ready to move to Bengaluru when needed.
    Contact: Sashank Dara
    Last updated: 2021-05-02 posted on 2021-04-29

    Ph.D. Student and/or Postdoc
    IBM Research, Zurich
    The IBM cryptography research group in Zurich is looking for a Ph.D. student and/or a post-doctoral scholar to work in the area of lattice-based zero-knowledge proofs.

    The ideal candidate should have:

  • Very good implementation skills – preferably in C or C++
  • A solid mathematical background – e.g. abstract algebra and some basic familiarity with algebraic number theory is a plus
  • High motivation for creating efficient theoretical cryptographic designs and turning them into prototypes and high-quality optimized implementations
  • Papers in top cryptography conferences (for the post-doc position)
  • Prior experience working with ZK proofs (not necessarily lattice-based) is a plus

    This position is funded by a European ERC project, and all its output will be open source and patent-free. So a positive attitude towards contributing to the open source community is also a requirement.

    The IBM research lab is located in Ruschlikon, a lakeside town that is reachable in 10 minutes by direct public transport from central Zurich. English is the working language at the lab, and it is also widely understood and spoken in Zurich and its surrounding regions.

    The group offers very good working conditions, with the majority of our time being spent purely on research activities. It is also currently one of the leading research groups in quantum-safe cryptography, with some of its members (Luca de Feo, Vadim Lyubashevsky, and Gregor Seiler) significantly contributing to the invention, design, and implementation of several finalists in the ongoing NIST post-quantum standardization effort.

    To apply, please include a C.V., a brief motivation letter, and the names and email addresses of two references. If you have contributed to open source projects, please include a link to the repository and a brief explanation of your role. The starting date is flexible, but the sooner the better.

  • Contact: If interested, please send the application to: Vadim Lyubashevsky; vad@zurich.ibm.com; with "ZK APPLICATION" as the subject line
    Last updated: 2021-04-29 posted on 2021-04-29

    Head of school computing
    The Knowledge Hub Universities
    The Knowledge Hub Universities (TKH) is a multidisciplinary educational hub in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital. In its state-of-the-art campus, TKH hosts branches of world-class universities, each participating with programmes in their areas of strength, providing an intellectually stimulating, enriching, and global educational experience. The School of Computing within the Coventry University Branch of the TKH* is looking to recruit Head of School (Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing) to be part of this innovative and forward thinking partnership. Heads of School are expected to have academic credibility and maintain their academic standing and authority through teaching, research and scholarly activities. They will be expected to develop and build a national and international profile for the School and its subjects, furthering growth whilst enhancing the quality of provision. As Head of School, the post holder is responsible for the strategic direction, academic and discipline/subject leadership and also for the continued development and growth of the School’s portfolio and the responsibilities of the post are inherently of a management nature and therefore the post holder will be an active and engaged member of the Faculty’s leadership team. TKH offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages (this includes fully furnished accommodation, international health insurance, children’s tuition, transportation from/to work with TKH buses, and home flights). If you are interested in applying please click on this link https://careers.tkh.edu.eg/en/egypt/jobs/head-of-school-computing-4286023/ and send your updated CV along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the person specifications and job description to talents.ac@tkh.edu.eg, mentioning the source and position in the subject field. *Please note: Successful candidates will be employed by The Knowledge Hub Universities (TKH) and not by Coventry University.
    Contact: Karim.ghaleb@elsewedyedu.com
    Last updated: 2021-05-04 posted on 2021-04-29

    Post doc and PhD student in the areas of side channels (including machine/deep learning)
    University of Klagenfurt, Austria

    The Cybersecurity research group, headed by Elisabeth Oswald, is a relatively new group established in Austria's sunny south. The group currently features a diverse range of members (from France, Iran, India, and China). Current members work on topics such as leakage profiling, advanced leakage simulators, attacks (utilising deep learning), statistical foundations, and hardware aspects of side channels. The group receives funding from the ERC, as well as local funding, and thus offers a supportive research environment (both financially as well as from a human perspective).

    The group is looking to grow by two more members: one post doc and one doctoral student. The group is particularly keen to expand their existing coverage of topics and seeks researchers with an interest in

    • compilers/languages to support the secure implementation of cryptographic primitives
    • machine/deep learning
    • secure implementations w.r.t. the RISC-V instruction set

    A good candidate for the Post-doc position will have some existing publications in relevant venues (IACR conferences or workshops, journals, or system security venues), enjoy working with people in an international context, and love water, sun, and mountains.

    A good candidate for the PhD position will have a background in either computer science, maths, or statistics (an MSc level degree is required), will ideally have done some project in a crypto/security related topic, enjoy working with people in an international context, and love water, sun, and mountains.

    The funding for the Post-Doc Position is available until 31.08.2023. The funding for the PhD position is for 40 months. Rates are set according to a standard collective agreement for such positions (Kollektivvertrag), but the salary for the Post-Doc position can be adjusted depending on previous experience.

    Don't hesitate to get in touch with Elisabeth Oswald for informal enquiries, or to apply!
    Contact: Please contact Elisabeth . Oswald @ aau . at
    Last updated: 2021-04-28 posted on 2021-04-28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post-doc
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
    The Applied Cryptography Lab at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a Post-doc position. We are interested in the theory and application of provably secure cryptography. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • privacy-enhancing-technologies
    • cryptocurrencies
    • password-based cryptography
    • proof systems

    Work Environment: The Applied Cryptography Lab is part of FAU, which is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers a scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering. FAU’s mission statement “Advance through Networks” reflects the close collaboration between the single disciplines. FAU has been ranked the third year in a row the most innovative University in Germany.

    Requirements: Candidates for this position should hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a related discipline (mathematics, ...). The ideal candidate shows strong enthusiasm about research, publishes at leading venues in cryptography or IT security, and has excellent teamworking abilities.

    Program details and contact for application/questions: Funding is available for at least 36 months; the salary range is between 32.671 - 78.136 EUR year, depending on your background and experience. Prospective applicants should apply with a cover letter, a research statement, and an academic CV that includes the contact information for two references. Please send a single PDF file and include [PostDoc] in the subject. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Contact: Dominique Schroeder
    Last updated: 2021-04-05 posted on 2021-04-02

    Post-Doc
    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
    The objective of this project is to address the challenges to enable high capacity IoT networks with low energy consumption and highly secure communication. For this, we aim to develop and demonstrate efficient algorithms for the maximization of the capacity of IoT networks. At the same time, we envision to alleviate the battery issue by developing intelligent methods for energy harvesting and power control. We will also investigate the robustness capabilities of the IoT network to maintain high security levels against different kind of attacks and vulnerabilities. -The candidate must hold (or about to complete) a PhD in the related fields. The candidate will take part in the EXAF-JFD Project is expected to have hands-on experience in fields related to wireless communications. The main duties are: -Publish in high impact journals in the field. -Supervise graduate and undergraduate students. -Contribute to teaching or other training activities (if applicable) The successful candidate will be employed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) based at Benguerir (50 km north of Marrakech), Morocco. The net salary per month is 2000 USD.
    Contact: For more information an application , please visit: https://www.abg.asso.fr/fr/recruteurOffres/show/id_offre/97229
    Last updated: 2021-04-05 posted on 2021-04-02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PhD Students with Scholarship
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies and Systems (SCRIPTS) of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is looking for candidates to fill several PhD student positions on the topic of privacy preserving technologies and machine learning. Interested candidates are expected to have a honors degree (second upper classes or above, or equivalence) in Computer Science/Engineering, or Mathematics. Knowledge/research experience in cryptography or machine learning will be a plus. We offer scholarships covering tuition fee and attractive living allowances. Interested candidates can send their CV and degree transcripts to Asst Prof Jian Guo through guojian@ntu.edu.sg.
    Contact: Asst Prof Jian Guo
    Last updated: 2021-04-02 posted on 2021-03-31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Robert Bosch GmbH is looking forward to your application!

    Job Description

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

    Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

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

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

    http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr

    For more information about joining our group and projects, visit

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

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

    Instructor or Assistant Professor
    Nazarbayev University
    The Department of Mathematics in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University invites applications for several positions in applied mathematics at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The department currently has 23 members. Faculty specializations include statistics, numerical analysis, applied mathematics, analysis, and algebra/number theory, including cryptography. Appointments are for three years with the possibility of renewal.

    Responsibilities of these positions:

    • Teach undergraduate courses in mathematics;
    • Advise students in academic matters;
    • Administrative and service work at the departmental, school, and university level;
    • Faculty appointed at the Assistant Professor level will also be expected to teach graduate courses in mathematics, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research and capstone projects, apply for grants, and develop new courses.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and contact information for at least three references, who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters of recommendation should address the candidate's teaching.

    Contact: Daniel Oliveira da Silva at daniel.dasilva@nu.edu.kz
    Last updated: 2021-03-14 posted on 2021-03-13

    Postdoc
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
    LIST is looking for a highly motivated candidate with proven skills in network traffic anomaly detection to work on a research project funded by Luxembourg government under the RDI law program. The project will be carried out in a collaboration between POST Luxembourg (i.e. the biggest telecom service provider in Luxembourg) and LIST. The objective of the project is to measure and secure the 5G services from a telecom operator perspective. Purpose is to develop a 5G telecom security platform (a comprehensive Telecom Intrusion Detection System) over three years to protect the POST network and its users from exploits at infrastructure level against Telecom attacks such as SMS spoofing, call and SMS interception, signaling intrusion. The objective of the platform is to bring both explicit protection towards known exploits and implicit based on machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
    Contact: Dr. Qiang Tang
    Last updated: 2021-03-11 posted on 2021-03-10

    Research Intern
    Fujitsu Laboratories of America
    Cryptography and Blockchain research group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America is looking for research interns to work in cutting edge research problems of theoretical and practical interest in the areas of cryptography, security, and privacy. Potential research topics include (but not limited to) homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, zero knowledge proofs, memory hard functions, consensus algorithms, etc. A broad overview of our current research efforts is available in the link below.

    This is a remote position; we are accepting applications from exceptional graduate students based in USA, Canada, UK, EU or Japan. The selected candidate will closely work with researchers based in Sunnyvale, California. We offer attractive remuneration and typical length of internship is 12 weeks. Start date is flexible.

    Contact: Avradip Mandal (amandal at fujitsu dot com)
    Last updated: 2021-03-05 posted on 2021-03-02

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

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

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

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

    The position is initially offered for 2 years, but an extension is possible. The University of Luxembourg offers excellent working conditions and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to send their application by email to Alex Biryukov before Apr. 1, 2021 (early submission is strongly encouraged, applications will be processed upon receipt). The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's research interests, a CV (incl. photo), a list of publications, scans of diploma certificates, and contact details of 3 references.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (alex.biryukov@uni.lu)
    Last updated: 2021-03-07 posted on 2021-03-02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Post-Doc
    University of Luxembourg

    The APSIA group led by Peter Y.A. Ryan is offering a post-doc position in a research project on future-proofing privacy of secure electronic voting led by Johannes Müller. The position is fully funded for 2 years and may be extended up to 5 years.

    Your Role

    The candidate will shape research directions and produce results in one or more of the following topics:

    • Protocol security
    • Post-quantum cryptography
    • Information-theoretic security
    • Implementation of security protocols

    Your Profile
    • A PhD degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
    • Competitive research record in (applied) cryptography or protocol security
    • Experience with secure e-voting or protocol security proofs is a plus
    • Experience with post-quantum cryptography or information-theoretic security is a plus
    • Experience with implementation of security protocols is a plus

    Please apply online formally through the HR system (see link). Applications by email will not be considered.
    Contact: Johannes Müller
    Last updated: 2021-03-02 posted on 2021-03-01

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

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

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

    Requirements:

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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Requirements

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

    Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    As a Research Scientist you will work with a team to conduct world-class security research and contribute to the long-term research agenda for digital payments, as well as deliver innovative technologies and insights to Visa's strategic products and business. As an integral team member of the extended Research team, you will work on research and development activities with fellow researchers, and work closely with product and technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

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

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

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

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


    Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contact:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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