International Association for Cryptologic Research

Open Positions in Cryptology

IACR provides a listing of open positions with a focus on cryptology. The listing is available on the Web at https://www.iacr.org/jobs/. To advertise a job opportunities, please submit your job here.

Submissions should include the organization, title, description, a URL for further information, contact information, and a closing date (which may be "continuous"). The job will be posted for six months or until the closing date. Submissions in other formats than text will not be posted. There can be no attachments.

This is intended to be a free service from an IACR member to the IACR membership. The content of the job posting is the responsibility of the person requesting the posting and not the IACR. Commercial enterprises who want to advertise their openings should identify at least one of their employees who is a member of IACR.


National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professors

The Computer Science Department at National Chengchi University invites applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculties from outstanding candidates at all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) to begin at Spring 2019 or Fall 2019.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

We seek candidates in research areas related to all fields in Computer Science. Candidates from the following research areas are especially welcome:

• Artificial Intelligence

• Information Security

• Interdisciplinary fields of computer science and social science (eg., CS and Digital Content, CS and Communication, CS and Finance, etc. )

At a minimum, candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and have demonstrated strong research ability.

Applicants must send curriculum vitae, transcripts, diploma certificate, a copy of Ph.D. dissertation or abstract, recent publications, and at least two recommendation letters to recruit (at) cs.nccu.edu.tw or

Faculty Recruit Committee Department of Computer Science

National Chengchi University

64, Sec. 2, ZhiNan Rd. Wenshan District

Taipei, Taiwan, 11605

R.O.C.

Applicants are invited to visit our web page at https://www.cs.nccu.edu.tw .

Contact: Raylin Tso

Chairman of the Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University

eMail: raylin (at) cs.nccu.edu.tw

More Information: https://www.cs.nccu.edu.tw

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-02-01



InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland or Toronto, Canada
Security Engineer

InfoSec GLobal(ISG) secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. Our Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Security Engineer who will be responsible for

• Implementation of cryptographic primitives (optimizations, countermeasures)

• Implementation of security protocols

• Side-channel analysis of implementations

• C programming proficiency

• Applied research in cryptography and security

• Patent and standards development

You have a Master in Computer Science with 5 years of experience in Security Engineering or a PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Security and a profound knowledge in cryptography and embedded devices

Skills:

• Software development in C and Java

• Development on embedded devices

• Experience with development on Android and iOS

• Experience with ARM processors

• Experience with side-channel analysis and attacks

• Experience with implementation of cryptographic primitives

• Experience with Latex

• Experience with applied research

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

ISG

jennifer.quaid (at) infosecglobal.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-19



InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland or Toronto, Canada
Security Architect

InfoSec Global (ISG) is a next-generation cryptography company that secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. ISG’s Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Security Architect who will be responsible for:

• Writing and publishing and public speaking

• Design and analysis of IT security systems

• Prototype, proof of concept development

• Consultancy in the field of secure systems

• Applied research in cryptography and security

• Patent and standards development

Education and Experience: You have a Master in Computer Science with 5 years of experience in Security Engineering or a PhD in Computer Science with focus on Security, and a profound knowledge in cryptography, network security, systems engineering, security design, cloud security and security protocols.

Skills: Software development in C, Java and Python, Experience with security in Windows, Linux, Android and iOS, Experience with cloud infrastructure, Experience with IoT environment, Experience with Latex, Experience with applied research

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

InfoSec Global

jennifer.quaid (at) infosecglobal.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-31



InfoSec Global, Zurich, Switzerland
Post-Quantum Cryptography Expert

InfoSec Global (ISG) is a next-generation cryptography company that secures data and communications for critical systems and IoT devices. ISG’s Cryptographic Life-Cycle Management delivers a platform that provides threat management, enables crypto agility and creates a path to quantum safe. We are looking for a Post Quantum Cryptography Expert who will be responsible for:

• Writing and publishing and public speaking

• Prototyping, proof of concept development

• Consultancy in the field of asymmetric cryptography

• Applied research in post quantum cryptography

• Patent and standards development

Education Required:

• PhD in Cryptography

• Profound knowledge in cryptography

• Profound knowledge in lattice-based cryptography

• Profound knowledge in code-based cryptography

• Profound knowledge in isogeny-based cryptography

Skills:

• Software development in C, Java or Python

• Experience with implementation of cryptographic primitives

• Experience with development on Windows, Linux, Android and iOS

• Experience with Latex

• Experience with applied research

Contact: Jennifer Quaid

InfoSec Global

jennifer.quaid (at) infosecglobal.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-31



National University of Singapore
Senior Research fellow, or Research fellow

Applications are invited for several Research fellow or senior research fellow positions at the National Satellite of Excellence on Trustworthy Systems at the National University of Singapore. Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline with research focus on security, or programming languages, or embedded systems. Please email your CV to abhik (at) comp.nus.edu.sg for inquiries.

Contact: Prof. Abhik Roychoudhury

School of Computing

National University of Singapore

abhik (at) comp.nus.edu.sg

More Information: https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~abhik

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-06-30



Simula UiB
Senior Cryptographers

Simula UiB has open positions for senior researchers in cryptography.

About us: Simula UiB is a research organization located in Bergen, Norway. We currently employ 17 people researching cryptography and information theory and supervising master and Ph.D. students. Due to increased base funding from the Norwegian government, we are now looking to expand our activity and hire two senior researchers in permanent positions.

What we want: We are looking for someone who is an active researcher in cryptography, with an excellent publication record. The successful candidate is expected to attract and supervise students. We envision the ideal candidate to be someone who has 10–15 years of experience since obtaining his/her Ph.D. degree. Candidates with less experience should also apply.

What we offer:

Competitive salary and a fast hiring process.

Two Ph.D. positions and one postdoc position are associated with each researcher.

Funding for travel and hosting visitors.

A good working environment in modern offices located centrally in Bergen.

Contact: Website: www.simula-uib.com

If you want to learn more about this opportunity please email Kjell Jørgen Hole (CEO) at hole (at) simula.no, Håvard Raddum (leader of the crypto section) at haavardr (at) simula.no or Øyvind Ytrehus (chief scientist) at oyvindy (at) simula.no.



Flensburg University
PostDoc

We are looking for a PostDoc to research on topics related theory and practice of functional encryption, including

* pairing-based

* lattice-based

* black-box (im)possibility results

and applications to Internet of Things and Blockchain. Research is conducted within the EU H2020 Functional Encryption Technology (FENTEC) project in conjunction with the academic partners Edinburg University, ENS Paris, Flensburg University, Helsinki University, KU Leuven and the industrial partners ATOS, Kudelski Group (former Nagravision), WALLIX and XLAB.

The position includes

* competitive salary

* travel budget (conference, project meetings, research visits)

* team of 1-2 PhDs

* academic freedom to create own research profile

* (optional) teaching opportunity

Please send your CV to The Chancelor, Mrs. Sabine Christiansen at personal.bewerbungen(at)hs-flensburg.de.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gajek, Head of the IT-Security and Cryptography group (ITSC), Web: https://www.itsc.inf.hs-flensburg.de, Email: sebastian.gajek(at)hs-flensburg.de

More Information: https://hs-flensburg.de/node/3893

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



University of South Florida
Funded PhD position in Cryptographic Engineering at USF, Tampa, FL

This is an urgent call for interested applicants. A funded Ph.D. student position is available starting January 2019 (all documents submitted by Sep. 15th, 2018 for International students) to work on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering in the CSE department with Dr. Mehran Mozaffari Kermani (CSE department of University of South Florida, Tampa, FL).

The required expertise includes:

- Master’s in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid background in digital design, VLSI, computer arithmetic, and ASIC/FPGA implementations

- Solid HDL expertise

- Outstanding English (if English tests are taken) to be eligible for department funding

- Motivation to work beyond the expectations from an average Ph.D. student and publish in top tier venues

Please closely observe the admission requirement details before emailing,

We are looking for motivated, talented, and hardworking applicants who have background and are interested in working on different aspects of Cryptographic Engineering with emphasis on:

- Cryptographic hardware systems

- Side-channel attacks, particularly fault and power analysis attacks

Please send me your updated CV (including list of publications, language test marks, and references), transcripts for B.Sc. (and/or M.Sc.), and a statement of interest to mehran2 (at) usf.edu as soon as possible.

NOTE: At this time, I consider only the applicants who have already taken TOEFL/IELTS and GRE exams with excellent marks. The successful candidate will be asked to apply formally very soon to the department, so all the material has to be ready.

Mehran Mozaffari Kermani

More Information: http://www.csee.usf.edu/~mehran2/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-30



Ruhr University Bochum
PhD Position

We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated PhD students to work on topics related to hardware security, including:

• Side-channel analysis attacks

• Fault-injection attacks

• Countermeasures against physical attacks

• Physically unclonable functions

• Symmetric cryptography, design and analysis

• Low-power design

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

The candidate should have an M.Sc. degree in IT-security, electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or applied mathematics with excellent grades. Being familiar with cryptography concepts and low-level programming is a must. Knowing a hardware design language, e.g., VHDL/verilog, is a plus.

In order to apply, please send your resume, transcripts, and a list of at least two professional references in a single pdf file to

emsec+apply (at) rub.de

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Amir Moradi

www.emsec.rub.de/moradi

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Promise Protocols
Senior Cryptography Engineer

Who we are?

Promise Protocols is one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in Silicon Valley. Promise delivers cash analytics and cash access to thousands of small businesses, that operate with volatile cash balances. We are a platform company whose aim is to automate the hardest parts of small business financial management. We are sometimes the last company many small business merchants come to when no one else will help their businesses stay alive.

Why work at Promise?

We are a high-energy, innovation-focused team of engineers and technologists who want to make running a small business less painful for owners all over the world. Promise’s environment is highly collaborative, and the ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and be a team player who enjoys working with others to find cutting-edge solutions to tricky problems. Come join us!

What we are looking for in the Senior Software Engineer?

Promise Protocols is looking for a passionate and experienced developer with cryptography experience to help develop, build and deploy a distributed, fault-tolerant P2P payments and exchange platform.

This role is ideal for cryptography scientists or software engineers with deep experience and familiarity with evolving and established cryptographic protocols and their implementation.

What you will be responsible doing?

1. Develop, build and deploy crypto protocols in distributed p2p systems

2. Work with core internal team and external open source community

3. Collaborate with teammates to produce protocol specifications

4. Collaborate and support other teams in developing crypto economic consensus protocol

5. Develop and maintain interfaces for platform API

6. Identify and recommend technologies to solve technical challenges

Contact: Please send a request to jobs (at) promiseprotocols.com

More Information: https://aquila-1.workable.com/jobs/772792



Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW), University of Waikato, New Zealand
Research Fellow

The Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW) - the first cyber security lab in NZ - created the NZ Cyber Security Challenge, and leads the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funded STRATUS project (NZD12.2 mil). CROW collaborates with 58 other local and international organisations, including STRATUS end-user partners Interpol and NZ Police.

We are seeking to appoint a full time fixed term Research Fellow to contribute to our research objectives associated with cybercrime, computer security and cloud computing. This position has responsibilities to achieve research objectives associated with the STRATUS industry partners.

A PhD in cyber security, cybercrime, computer science or a related field is essential as is having demonstrated research ability in cyber security and cybercrime. A requirement of this position is the ability to commercialise research prototypes into products/services and the demonstrated ability to publish in high quality academic journals, work collaboratively with others and undertake some teaching if required.

Preference will be given to candidates who have work experience with cybercrime, security, intelligence, or law enforcement agencies including work experience in the cybercrime, security digital forensics, machine learning, applied cryptography, etc.

Salary will be in the range of NZ$74,034 to $89,163 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

This position is fixed-term until October 2020, and will be opened until filled.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Associate Professor Ryan Ko – Director, NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science, email: ryan.ko AT waikato.ac.nz

Contact: Associate Professor Ryan Ko, ryan.ko AT waikato.ac.nz

More Information: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/vacancies/current-vacancies

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-04



University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
6 Assistant/Associate Professors and Lecturers in Computer Science (including Cybersecurity)

The computer science department at the University of Twente is expanding its capacity and is looking for candidates at levels ranging from junior to more senior, for both combined research and education positions (assistant / associate professor), and education positions (lecturer).

Cybersecurity (broadly conceived) is by all means among the topics of interest!

The full announcement of these positions can be found here:
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/421417/6-assistantassociate-professors-and-lecturers-in-computer-science

More Information: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-31



Indian Statistical Institute, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Kolkata
Assistant Professors and Associate Professors

Indian Statistical Institute invites applications from duly qualified Indian nationals, including Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), for full-time permanent faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professors and Associate Professors, to be placed at the R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security of the Institute, in Kolkata.

This is a rolling advertisement, and there is no last date. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the positions throughout the year. The recruitment committee(s) will meet regularly to consider the applications and arrange for seminars and/or interviews as the need arises.

For eligibility criteria, kindly visit the link below in "More information"

Interested candidates may send a copy of their current Curriculum Vitæ that clearly mentions the marks/grades/dissertations/honors at all academic levels (Grade 10, Grade 12, Bachelors, Masters, PhD), as applicable, and includes a complete list of peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in cryptology and security, to be considered for the positions.

The Curriculum Vitæ, as mentioned, should be sent to “Head, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute” at rcbose (at) isical.ac.in as a consolidated PDF file.

Contact: Head, R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute

rcbose (at) isical.ac.in

More Information: https://goo.gl/8dp3wY

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



University of Tartu, Estonia
Postdoc Position(s) in Cryptography

The cryptography group at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu seeks 1-2 postdoctoral researchers in cryptography. The positions will be supporting an EU H2020 project on privacy-enhancing cryptography for distributed ledgers (PRIViILEDGE). The candidate(s) should have a strong track record in cryptography, and in particular in the design of efficient privacy-preserving protocols (e.g., zero-knowledge proofs) and/or blockchain.

We expect candidates to be able to develop and devote significant time to their own research agenda around the theme of the project. Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques for blockchains (e.g., SNARKs) and perform other research duties to help with the project, collaborate with partners and ensure the smooth administration of the project including the timely delivery of research output.

The EU H2020 project PRIViLEDGE requires travel to and collaboration with colleagues throughout the European Union. Full travel and equipment budget is available to support the activities of the project.

For any inquiries or to apply for the positions, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof Helger Lipmaa (firstname.lastname (at) ut.ee) clearly indicating the position sought. This is crucial since we have several open positions.

The project started from January 1, 2018, and will last for three years. In the case of interest, the candidates may later seek further employment (the group has other projects, some of which have a later ending date) but this is not necessarily guaranteed. The position will stay open until we find a suitable candidate; please apply early.

Contact: Helger Lipmaa

More Information: https://crypto.cs.ut.ee/index.php/Projects/PRIViLEDGE

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
PhD scholarships on cyber security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 inter-disciplinary faculty members from SUTD.

I am looking for promising PhD students who are interested in working in the area of cyber security. The position is fully funded up to 4 years with very competitive scholarship. Candidates should have an excellent background (with Bachelor or Master degree and CGPA>80%) in mathematics or computer science/engineering and the ability to work on inter-disciplinary research projects. Acquaintance with cryptography and network/system security concepts as well as some programming skills will be considered as strong assets.

For the Jan 2019 intake, the application deadline is 30th September 2018. More information of the PhD program is available at https://istd.sutd.edu.sg/phd/phd-overview/.

Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Paderborn University, Germany
Postdoc Position in Foundations of Real-World Cryptography

The IT Security Group of Paderborn University, Germany, is offering a postdoctoral researcher position.

The group has a strongly research-oriented focus and sufficient funds at disposal to buy necessary equipment, enable the attendance of scientific conferences, etc. The competitive salary is based on state tariff TV-L E13/14, 100% position, according to the current tariff in the German state North-Rhine Westphalia.

Applicants are expected to have a strong background and good publication record in modern cryptography, preferably in "provable security", a strong interest in theoretical foundations of real-world cryptography, and a strong motivation and ability to perform excellent research. The successful applicant is expected to actively contribute to the research agenda of an ERC-funded project on theoretically-sound real-world cryptography.

Knowledge of the German language is not mandatory. The language spoken within the group and large parts of the institute is English. All students and many people in the city speak good English, and the MSc study courses at the Institute of Computer Science are taught in English.

The position is initially offered for one year, with the option of an extension to two or more years. The starting date is November 1st or later. There is no closing date for applications, the position remains open until filled.

Applications should consist of a single pdf document, containing:

- Cover letter with a brief introduction of the applicant and a short personal statement on the applicant's interest in this particular position

- CV and a list of publications

- Optional: one or two letter(s) of recommendation

- Optional: further supporting material

Incomplete applications or obvious mass applications that do not specifically address the offered position can not be considered.

Please submit applications by e-mail to Tibor Jager (e-mail address below). If you need further information or have any questions, then please feel free to contact Tibor.

Contact: Tibor Jager, tibor.jager (at) upb.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
PhD interns on cyber-physical system security

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is a young university which was established in collaboration with MIT. iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center with about 15 inter-disciplinary faculty members from SUTD. It has the world's best facilities in cyber-physical systems (CPS) including testbeds for Secure Water Treatment (SWaT), Water Distribution (WADI), Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC), and IoT. (See more info at https://itrust.sutd.edu.sg/research/testbeds/.)

I am looking for PhD interns with interest in cyber-physical system security (IoT, water, power grid, transportation, and autonomous vehicle etc.). The attachment will be at least 3 months. Allowance will be provided for local expenses.

Interested candidates please send your CV with a research statement to Prof. Jianying Zhou.

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

Email: jianying_Zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg

More Information: http://jianying.space/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



JP Morgan - ROAR Data
Cryptography - Multi Party Computation

Here’s something to ponder. Each of three people possess an integer modulo seven. They must determine the sum of their integers modulo seven without use of a trusted third party, and ensuring that the Bayesian posterior for all participants is precisely the prior conditioned on the new information only.

We’re guessing you know that one. If you enjoy privacy preserving computation and recognize the potential, you might want to join a team of top tier engineers, data scientists, mathematicians and cryptographers working on the ROAR platform. You will collaborate across engineering and business units to help build a next-generation prediction platform used by the bank, the bank’s clients, and eventually - we hope - the entire world.

You will:

• Design, implement and improve techniques for privacy preserving Machine Learning using whatever techniques are most appropriate (cryptographic, statistical and a combination of the two).

• Design, implement and improve partial structure preserving data obfuscation methodologies

• Design and analyze hypothetical statistical attacks, real and hypothetical

• Design and build into our contest framework new primitives, and combinations of the same, to expand the possibilities for crowd-sourcing data, predictions and models.

• Work with leading experts in secure multiparty computation.

• Collaborate with researchers and students as part of the JP Morgan/ ROAR partnership with MIT, which involves Sloan CIDL and MIT CSAIL.

• Adapt privacy methods to real-time data streams.

Contact: send CV to marc.gammon (at) jpmchase.com

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-07-25



Paderborn University
Associate Professor (W 2) in Systems Security with Tenure-Track (W 2)

Successful applicants should be well established in at least one specialisation of computer security and should bring new expertise to the department. Possible areas of expertise are:

- Security Engineering

- Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

- Securing Long Term & Long Lived Systems

- Computer Architecture Security

- Language-based Security

A successful applicant should demonstrate experience in the application and execution of third party funding projects, such as DFG Projects. Candidates must be ready and willing to participate in collaborative applications of interdisciplinary research projects, and to actively integrate into existing projects. Paderborn University offers several possibilities for crossdisciplinary research, such as the CRC 901 “On-the-fly Computing”, as well as institutions such as the Software Innovation Campus Project (SICP), the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²) and the Heinz-Nixdorf Institute (HNI). Another vital criterion is the willingness to work with other professors in the department.

Please see the referenced .pdf document for further information.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Holger Karl (eim-i-prodekan@uni[at]uni-paderborn.de) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tibor Jager (tibor.jager[at]upb.de).

More Information: https://www.uni-paderborn.de/fileadmin/zv/4-4/stellenangebote/Kennziffer3427Englisch.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Kings College London
PhD Candidate

The PhD candidate will be based in the Department of Informatics and the Cyber Security group at Kings College London. They will explore cryptocurrencies (and the blockchain) from a system security and applied cryptography perspective.

Some topics explored in the past by this research group include smart contract security, so-called layer 2 protocols, undermining the incentive structure of nakamoto-style consensus, etc.

The candidate is expected to have at least a bachelors degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field. They should have an interest in applied cryptography, information security and privacy enhancing technologies. Prior knowledge on the blockchain is not necessary, but desirable.

Funding is available (including a stipend) for a 4-year PhD at UK/EU rates. Start date will be agreed between candidate and Patrick McCorry.

Contact: Patrick McCorry, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Kings College London.

Please e-mail stonecoldpat (at) gmail.com for further enquiries.



Ryerson University
Postdoctoral Researcher in Cybersecurity

School of Information Technology Management of Ryerson University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in Cybersecurity for an initial appointment of one year, renewable for two more years based on performance. Preferred areas of research interest would be secure cryptographic implementation, IoT security, blockchain technology, and post-quantum cryptography.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, ECE or a related area, by the time of appointment and an outstanding research record. Solid background in cryptography, network security, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in informations system security, publishing in leading conferences and journals, and participation in proposal development. The incumbent is expected to take part in the activities of the Cybersecurity Research Lab at the Ryerson University.

Required application materials include: a curriculum vita; a three-page research statement; and copies of three recent publications. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until both positions are filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who submit their application materials by September 1st, 2018.

For further information, you may contact Dr. Atefeh Mashatan at amashatan @ ryerson.ca

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-01



University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust
Post-Doc

Post-doc information Assurance, APSIA Research Group University of Luxembourg and Centre for Security and Trust

The Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) is seeking to recruit a highly motivated post-doc with a strong research profile to complement and strengthen the group’s existing expertise. Applications from candidates with expertise in the core areas of the group are welcome, but consideration will also be given to candidates with expertise that would extend our expertise, for example: post-quantum security, FinTech and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

The APSIA team, led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan, is part of the SnT and is a dynamic and growing research group, some 20 strong, performing cutting edge research in information assurance, cryptography, and privacy. The group specializes in the mathematical modelling of security mechanisms and systems, especially crypto protocols (classical and quantum), and socio-technical systems. The group is particularly strong in verifiable voting systems.

For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu and https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/apsia.

Research Associates (Postdocs) in Information Assurance (M/F)

Ref: 50013420 (R-STR-5004-00-B)

Fixed Term Contract 2 years (CDD), full-time position (40 hrs/week),

Number of positions: 1

Start day: Summer\autumn 2018 upon agreement.

Your Role

The successful candidate will contribute to the research goals of the APSIA group. The APSIA Group specializes in the design and analysis of secure systems:

Cryptographic Protocols (classical and quantum)

Cryptographic Algorithms and Primitives

Verifiable Voting Schemes

Socio-Technical Analysis of Security

Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Contact: P Y A Ryan

Peter.Ryan (at) uni.lu.

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1wfwn

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-17



EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Post-Doctoral Researcher

The Digital Security Department at EURECOM is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of Big Data privacy. The position is available immediately and is for one year. The contract is renewable (at least for one more year) based on availability of funding and mutual interest. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in applied cryptography or in a related area and have an adequate experience demonstrated through a strong publication record Some background in machine learning is appreciated. The working language in the group is English. The position will be funded by an EU-H2020 project.

Applications should be sent via email to melek[dot]onen[at]eurecom[dot]fr and should include a CV, a list of publications (with the top 3 ones highlighted), a short research proposal, and contact information for one or two persons who are willing to give references.

Contact: Melek Önen

Address: EURECOM,

Campus SophiaTech

450 Route des Chappes, Sophia-Antipolis France

Email: melek[dot]onen[at]eurecom[dot]fr

More Information: http://www.eurecom.fr/~onen/EURECOM_PostDoc_privacy_onen.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-01-01



Galois, Inc.
Cryptography and Secure Computation Researcher

Skills & Requirements

Education– Minimum of a MS in computer science or mathematics. PhD in CS or mathematics desired but optional.

Required Technical Expertise

Significant fundamental or applied research focus in cryptography, and in particular, secure computation.

Demonstrated capability to take theoretical constructions and turn them into working implementations, and then optimize them toward practical use.

A pragmatic understanding of building practical, performant systems that incorporate such advanced cryptosystems into a smoothly integrated whole that meets the needs of our clients.

Required General Skills– Must work well with customers, including building rapport, identifying needs, and communicating with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. Must be highly motivated and able to self-manage to deadlines and quality goals expected by those customers.

We’re looking for people who can invent, learn, think, and inspire. We reward creativity and thrive on collaboration. If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to us.

More About Galois

At Galois, we maintain a unique organizational structure tailored to the needs of the innovative projects we deliver. Our organizational structure is collaborative, one-level flat, and based on principles of well-defined accountabilities and authorities, transparency, and stewardship. We aspire to provide employees with something that matters to them beyond just a paycheck — whether it be opportunities to learn, career growth, a sense of community, or whatever else brings them value as a person.

We believe in individual freedom in the roles we choose, and in the projects we pursue — our research focus areas are the intersection of staff interests and corporate strategy. We choose practices that best suit the project, team, and leaders, with company-wide standards kept to a minimum to ensure we are making the right choices for the situation rather than just business-as-usual choices.

Contact: Please apply online via:

https://galois-inc.hiringthing.com/job/76985/cryptography-and-secure-computation-researcher-portland

More Information: https://galois-inc.hiringthing.com/job/76985/cryptography-and-secure-computation-researcher-portland

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



Ruhr University Bochum
PhD Position

The Chair for Security Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum is searching for highly motivated and qualified PhD candidates in system security engineering and applied cryptography. Specific topics include:

• Implementation of security architectures in hardware and software

• Technologies and countermeasures against microarchitectural attacks

• Security-oriented software compilation

• Tools and frameworks for secure hardware implementations

• Applied and Post-Quantum Cryptography

If you would describe yourself highly motivated, knowledgeable in security and willing to perform creative and deep research, please consider this job opening. You have a degree in IT-security, computer science, electronics or applied mathematics. Prior experience in low-level programming, code analysis, cryptography and/or machine learning are an asset. Publications at relevant conferences such as USENIX Security, CCS, S&P, CHES, CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT are expected.

Please provide a resume, transcripts, a motivational statement and contact information of at least two references.

Contact: Tim Güneysu tim.gueneysu (at) rub.de

More Information: https://www.stellenwerk-bochum.de/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-10



TU Darmstadt
Post-Doc position

We are looking for outstanding Post doctoral researchers working on topics related to cryptography and IT Security.

Current topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

- Distributed cryptography

The application must include a curriculum vitae, a short research statement, and names of 2 contacts that can provide reference about the applicant and her/his work. The candidate shall be able to show solid expertise in cryptography/IT Security illustrated in form of publications at major crypto/security venues such as CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CHES, FC, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS etc.

The position can be partially funded by the Ethereum Foundation and hence offers an internationally competitive salary including social benefits, and the opportunity for close collaboration with one of the leading cryptocurrencies.

TU Darmstadt offers excellent working environment in the heart of the Rhein-Main area, and has a strong institute for research on IT security with more than 300 researchers working on all aspects of cybersecurity.

Review of applications starts immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Prof. Sebastian Faust, Contact: sebastian.faust(at)cs(dot)tu-darmstadt(dot)de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Kanazawa University, Japan
Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (only for Female)

Kanazawa University, Japan, invites applications for an associate professor position or a tenure-track assistant professor position in advanced research area of information security, such as IT Security and Cryptography:

For example, IoT security, AI security, cybersecurity, privacy protection, software protection, blockchain, usable security, cryptography, implementation of cryptographic techniques, quantum security, and so on.

In order to actively improve our considerably low percentage of women researchers, applicants are limited to female researchers.

An appointee is expected on duty on December 1st, 2018 or at an early possible time after that.

Contact: Masahiro Mambo

More Information: http://www.t.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/collegeschool/20_se/en/position/20180912_is_tt_en.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-12



Information Assurance Platform (IAP)
Senior Cryptography Writer

The Information Assurance Platform (IAP) is a platform that provides tools for building and enhancing cybersecurity applications. The company has raised investment capital.

This position is available full time or part time, on a work remotely basis (telecommuting).

The successful applicant is requested to support the written documentation of the project. The project aims to establish an open standard for the use of the platform (the IAP standard). Where applicable, cryptographic terms, algorithms, diagrams and other items will be required to be written to the current standards of the industry and to the standards of peer review.

The position will be responsible for the project documentation as it pertains to cryptography; to rewrite existing documentation in an expert manner, and to ensure that additional information is correct, useful, up to date and appropriate. Therefore, the position will be required to understand the goals and designs of the project intimately. Full support in gaining this understanding will be provided.

The cryptography in question is focused on computational integrity and privacy research, including zero knowledge proofs and succinct non interactive arguments of knowledge.

The position is not expected to create, invent, redesign or develop cryptography or cryptographic systems. Rather, to understand current research, explain, interpret and ultimately document the relevant cryptography as it pertains (or does nor pertain) to the design of systems of the platform.

All applicants are welcome.

Contact: Please contact team [at] iap.network. All information held in strictest confidence.

More Information: https://iap.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Information Assurance Platform (IAP)
Cryptographic Research and Development

The Information Assurance Platform (IAP) is distributed ledger technology enabled platform that provides tools for building and enhancing cybersecurity applications. The company has raised investment capital.

This position is available full time or part time, on a work remotely basis (telecommuting).

The position is focused on computational integrity and privacy systems for providing tools to enhance corporate and organisational transparency with data privacy and confidentiality.

Applicants should be familiar with cutting edge scalable computational integrity and privacy research and other systems of CIP such as PCP, LPCP, MPC, KOE based systems, CLP, pairing based systems (KOE or otherwise), IP, IVC, and the state of the art including zero knowledge proofs as applicable.

The position is not required to invent, recreate or improve existing cryptography; rather, to research, understand, explain and translate, and knowledge transfer to other positions within the company for practical use in applications.

All applicants are welcome.

Contact: Please share your professional details to team [at] iap.network. All information held in strictest confidence.

More Information: https://iap.network

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-30



IBM Global Security Services
Associate Partner - Cryptography/Encryption

The Associate Partner (AP) in the Global Security Services (GSS) Practice helps to lead the growth and management of all facets of the business, primarily by using this global position and perspective to assist the local geographies. This requires demonstrating thought leadership, sales leadership and delivery leadership in the core domain of Data Security and governance.

Position is located in the United States. Must be willing to travel 75% annually, including international travel.

Marketing and Sales:

•Work with global solutions teams and across local geographies to provide content and drive deals to successful closing

•Provide demonstration of IBM credentials in the core domain of Data Security, especially cryptography

•Work closely with the global and local solution design teams to develop client presentations and Statements Of Work (SOWs)

•Provide a focal point for geographies to help understand capabilities, offerings, client references

•Become a recognized thought leader in the core domain, utilizing conferences, white papers, client presentations to build awareness of IBM credentials

•Be accountable for driving signings in the geographies

Delivery:

•Work with global and local teams to help organize project approaches and teams for client delivery

•Participate in project delivery to varying degrees depending on project complexity and geography needs

•Help resolve project issues as they arise

•Establish demonstrated client relationships in key accounts to help progress the Security Services portfolio

Practice:

•Provide global practice leadership by facilitating a community of like-minded practitioners to share and exchange ideas for practice growth and improvement

•Contribute content and advice to the offering development process

•Help shape the emerging model of the Global Security Practice

People:

•Help establish capability and skills models for the core domain• Become a role model for global practitioners in the core domain

Contact: Harry Dougherty

Senior Recruiter - Talent Acquisition

IBM Security Services

https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrydougherty1/

More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/associate-partner-cryptography-encryption-at-ibm-742561074/



The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Funded PhD Position on Applied Cryptography

The research conducted by the University of Auckland’s team will focus on applied cryptography for retrieval and processing of encrypted data in outsourced and untrusted environments. We are looking to apply encrypted search techniques to SGX environments and blockchain technologies. This involves a substantial program of research to develop, implement and apply to industrial case studies.

Applicants are required to have completed (or be close to completing) a Master degree (or equivalent) with outstanding grades in Computer Science, Mathematics, or closely related areas. Additional knowledge in related disciplines such as, e.g., complexity theory or IT security is welcome.

The candidate should be able not only to design but also implement working prototypes of the crypto scheme developed during the research period. Good knowledge of C/C++ and Linux is a must.

The STRATUS project will provide a stipend of 27,000 NZD p.a. and cover the costs of the tuition fee for 3 years.

Contact: Dr. Giovanni Russello

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Two Funded PhD Positions on Software Obfuscation

Two, three-year PhD scholarships, covering international tuition fees and a stipend of $27,500 per year.

Project Aim

The aim of the project is to develop practical obfuscation techniques based on a theoretical foundation.

The theoretical work will be led by Prof Steven Galbraith while Associate Prof. Giovanni Russello will lead the practical aspects.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering or mathematics and have written a master thesis in some topic related to security, cryptography, or the underlying mathematics. We are looking for candidates with experience in some or all of the following:

- Hands-on experience with standard obfuscators and de-obfuscator tools

- Understanding of cryptography and its applications

- Understanding of ARM and/or X86 architecture and respective instruction set

- Experience in coding in C/C++ and assembly

- Understanding of compilers and run-time code optimisations

Application Process:

Please send an email to g.russello (at) auckland.ac.nz with a short CV and an unofficial transcript of grades in your degree.

Successful applicants will be asked to provide further information (such as an IELTS English language test and official transcripts of their degrees) at a later stage of the application process.

Contact: g.russello (at) auckland.ac.nz

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-02



University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Secure and Usable Voting Systems (M/F)

The University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust is seeking to hire two post-docs and two PhDs to perform research in secure, verifiable voting schemes, quantum information assurance and quantum resistant crypto.

The Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) research group, headed by Prof P Y A Ryan, invites applications for two PhD and two post-doc positions, details below. The APSIA team of SnT is a dynamic and growing research group, some 20 strong, conducting research on security-critical systems, information assurance, cryptography, crypto protocols and privacy.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental and international partners.

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group and will be part of the joint Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and Norwegian RCN project “SURCVS” and will conduct research on the design and evaluation of secure yet usable voting systems. The project will be conducted jointly with the NTNU in Oslo. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Peter Roenne.

The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Conducting research on the following topics in verifiable, coercion resistant voting systems:

Formal definitions of relevant properties such verifiability, privacy, receipt-freeness and coercion resistance.

Modelling complex socio-technical systems, taking account of human aspects of security and trust.

Exploring quantum-safe algorithms and everlasting privacy for voting systems.

Providing guidance to M.Sc. students

Disseminating results through scientific publications and talks at conferences

Contact: peter.ryan (at) ui.lu or peter.roenne (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vjtw

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-20



University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust
Research Associate (Postdoc) in Secure and Usable Voting Systems

The University of Luxembourg/ Centre for Security and Trust is seeking to hire a post-doc to perform research in secure, verifiable voting schemes, quantum information assurance and quantum resistant crypto.

The Applied Security and Information Assurance (APSIA) research group, headed by Prof P Y A Ryan, invites applications for two PhD and two post-doc positions, details below. The APSIA team of SnT is a dynamic and growing research group, some 20 strong, conducting research on security-critical systems, information assurance, cryptography, crypto protocols and privacy.

The position will be for an initial two year, but potentially extendable to five years.

See also: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/apsia/we_are_hiring

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental and international partners.

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the joint Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and Norwegian RCN project “SURCVS” and will conduct research on the design and evaluation of secure yet usable voting systems. The project will be conducted jointly with the NTNU in Oslo. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Conducting research on the following topics in verifiable, coercion resistant voting systems:

Formal definitions of relevant properties such as verifiability, privacy, receipt-freeness and coercion resistance.

Modelling complex socio-technical systems, taking account of human aspects of security and trust.

Exploring quantum-safe algorithms and everlasting privacy for voting systems.

Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs

Collaborating with partners in the SURCVS project

Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students

Disseminating results through scientific publications

Contact: Peter.Ryan (at) uni.lu or Peter.Roenne (at) uni.lu.

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vjs5

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-20



Old Dominion University
Postdoctoral Researcher

A postdoctoral research fellow position in cybersecurity is available in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University , for an initial appointment of one year, renewable based on the performance.

The incumbent is expected to participate in the cybersecurity research lab at VMASC led by Dr. Sachin Shetty

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in IoT security and publishing in leading conferences and journals, participation in proposal development, and some supervision of graduate students. This position is ideally suited for a recent Ph.D. graduate who plans to pursue a future research career. A completed Ph.D. degree in ECE or CS is required by the time of the appointment. Solid background in network security, game theory, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

Contact: Dr. Sachin Shetty (sshetty (at) odu.edu)

More Information: http://ww2.odu.edu/~sshetty/PostDoc_Cyber_2018.htm

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Technische Universität Darmstadt in Darmstadt, Germany
Doctoral Researcher Positions on Privacy-Preserving Access and Verifiable Utilization

Applications are invited for two full-time Pre-doc positions in the Security in Information Technology (SIT) Research Group at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner.

We are looking for candidates interested in working at the intersection of privacy engineering, and applied cryptography. This project addresses two central challenges in the provision of cloud services: (1) client privacy, and (2) verifiable metering and billing. For challenge (1), we design and develop anonymous communication mechanisms for the cloud. For challenge (2), we build techniques for service verification and design an infrastructure for verifiable metering and billing, enabling clients to verify in real-time their service consumption and corresponding charges. By solving and combining both challenges we obtain privacy-preserving verifiable metering and billing. Further details on the project can be found here.

The vacancy is within the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING, funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation. Collaborative Research Centers are institutions funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and are established at universities to pursue a scientifically ambitious, complex, longterm research program. The goal of the center CROSSING is to provide cryptography-based security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments. For more information about CROSSING please visit www.crossing.tu-darmstadt.de.

As part of its research program CROSSING will develop an opensource software called OpenCCE which will allow users to deploy the developed solutions in a secure and easy way.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact: Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications to staff-sit (at) crisp-da.de with the subject “Funded PhD position in CRC CROSSING” and a single pdf (< 10MB).

More Information: https://www.sit.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



University of Luxembourg
PhD

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) funded project “Quantum Communication with Deniability”, which starts 1st July 2018 and will conduct research on enabling “deniability” using both classical and quantum mechanisms. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Peter Roenne. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Research on the following topics in quantum cryptography and information theory:

Exploring formal definitions of the notion of deniability against various threat models.

Exploring the limits of what is achievable in terms of deniability using both classical and quantum mechanisms.

Designing and analysing novel protocols and mechanisms to achieve stronger forms of deniability.

Providing guidance to M.Sc. students

Contact: P Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vblq

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-06



University of Luxembourg
Post-doc (RA)

The successful candidate will join the APSIA group led by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan. The candidate will be part of the Eureopean H2020 project “FutureTPM”, and will conduct research on the design and analysis of quantum-safe Trusted Platform Modules (TPM). The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Peter Y. A. Ryan and Dr. Alfredo Rial. The candidate’s tasks include the following:

Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:

Develop and analyse quantum-safe algorithms and protocols.

Explore the incorporation of quantum-safe algorithms in a TPM architecture.

Define security properties and models for a TPM against quantum adversaries.

Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs

Collaborating with partners in the FutureTPM project

Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students

Disseminating results through scientific publications

Contact: Peer Y A Ryan, peter.ryan (at) uni.lu or Alfredo Rial, alfredo.rial (at) uni.lu

More Information: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1vbm4

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-06



Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Post-doc

Applications are invited for a one-year Post-Doc position in the Quality and Computer Security Research Lab and the Algorithmic Group of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The successful applicant will work on the analysis and design of searchable encryption schemes and on data structures enabling efficient search operations on encrypted data.

Candidates shall hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or related field, should have experience in the research field of the position and should be fluent in English.

Applications must include:

- A Curriculum Vitae

- A motivation letter

- The list of publications and a copy of three selected publications

- The copies of diplomas and certificates

- Two (or more) reference letters

- The date from which the applicant will be available

Applications must be sent to olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be and stefan.langerman (at) ulb.ac.be

Contact: Olivier Markowitch, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Computer Science Department, olivier.markowitch (at) ulb.ac.be

More Information: https://qualsec.ulb.ac.be/about-2/post-doc-position/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-01



PQShield Ltd., Oxford, UK.
Cryptographic Researchers

PQShield Ltd. is a spin-out company of the University of Oxford, specialised in Post-Quantum Cryptography.

We invite experts in PQ cryptography to join our team as (Senior) Cryptographic Researchers. Candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in any PQ cryptography field or the equivalent in industrial experience with a solid publication record.

The company is offering competitive packages in addition to the chance to be affiliated with the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.

Contact: Interested candidates, please send your CVs to Ali El Kaafarani on elkaafarani (at) pqshield.com or elkaafarani (at) maths.ox.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-15



National University of Singapore
Research Fellow

(For NUS SoC CS Dept)

Research Fellow

National University of Singapore

Description:

“NUS-Singtel Cyber Security R&D Lab” (http://nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/) is a 5 years joint project with about SGD 43 mil (approximately USD 31 mil) of funds contributed by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), National University of Singapore (NUS), and National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The R&D Lab will conduct research in four broad areas of cyber security having strategic relevance to Singtel’s business: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Network, Data and Cloud Security; (3) Internet-of-Things and Industrial Control Systems; (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems.

NUS-SingTel Lab currently has one research fellow position with competitive pay. It is available to (fresh) PhD graduates in computer science/engineering from Singapore or overseas.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator and lab members on a new 3-year research project which just starts in June 2018. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

• Key management, Authentication, Authorization and Access control

• Trusted computing (e.g. TPM, Intel SGX)

• Post-quantum cryptography

Job requirements:

• A PhD degree in a relevant area (Computer Science/Engineer, mathematics, etc);

• Good publication record in cyber security and crypto area

o Publication in Rank 1 Cyber Security or Crypto Conference, or AsiaCrypt, ESORICS, ACSAC, TCC, Euro S&P, etc;

• Good communication skills (English), self-motivated and good team players;

• Some experience in programming is a plus;

• Willing to perform practical research which may eventually lead to products

To apply for the above position, please send a copy of your recent CV to comxj (at) nus.edu.sg with an email subject “Application for RF”.

Contact: Dr Xu (comxj (at) nus.edu.sg)

More Information: https://www.nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Deparment of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Positions for Ph.D. candidates and Postdocs in Information-Flow Security and Side-Channel Analysis

The chair MAIS at TU Darmstadt, led by Prof. Dr. Heiko Mantel, is offering multiple positions. We are looking for researchers who are interested in addressing foundational problems that will be of practical relevance or in addressing practical problems based on solid foundations. The research focus shall be on software security (information-flow security or side-channel analysis) using formal methods or systematic experiments.

We are offering three positions for Ph.D. candidates and Postdocs in the following areas:

  1. information-flow analysis techniques for object-oriented programs at the level of source code and bytecode based on compositional and precise verification techniques
  2. experimental analysis of side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and generation of attacks exploiting such vulnerabilities
  3. program analysis techniques for detecting side-channel vulnerabilities in cryptographic implementations and for assessing the seriousness of such vulnerabilities

The overall goal of our research at MAIS is to make software-based systems more trustworthy (i.e. secure, safe, and correct) than they are today. As software engineering is a complex and error-prone task,

we employ formal methods in combination with experiments for reasoning about software and critical system properties. We investigate software systems on the level of source code, bytecode, and machine code as well as on the level of more abstract system specifications. This allows us to provide support for security at different stages of software

development. At MAIS we are offering a productive and collaborative research environment in which you can discuss ideas with other team members working on related topics.

The positions are available immediately and applications will be considered until the positions are taken. These are positions with regular salary and social benefits based on TV-TUD. For more information and how to apply, see http://www.mais.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/Positions.html.



EMSEC team, IRISA, Rennes, France
Post-doc

We are looking for Research Fellow (Post-Doc), to join our group. The applicants should have background and be interested in working on different aspects of lattice-based cryptography, in particular on:

  • security proofs for lattice-based schemes,
  • building and implementing lattice-based constructions,
  • fully homomorphic encryption

The research will take place in the Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC) team, within the IRISA computer science institute located in Rennes, France.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD in cryptography and with publications in cryptographic conferences.

To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), a motivation letter, and contact informations of at least two people who can provide reference letters.

The duration of the position is 2 years, it has flexible starting date (ideally between September and December). Review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Adeline Roux-Langlois, adeline.roux-langlois (at) irisa.fr and Pierre-Alain Fouque, pierre-alain.fouque (at) irisa.fr

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-31



EPFL / Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab

A position is available for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab at EPFL led by Prof. Bryan Ford. The DEDIS lab focuses on building secure, scalable, and privacy-preserving decentralized systems, with a strong emphasis on building and deploying fully functional and usable systems. DEDIS is currently developing next-generation blockchain or distributed ledger technology, already available as an open-source prototype and in use by industry partners and within EPFL’s campus-wide infrastructure. DEDIS is the only academic research lab globally to have both built a next-generation blockchain system from the ground up and regularly published its design elements in top-tier peer-reviewed security/privacy conferences such as IEEE S&P ‘16, ‘17, ‘18 and USENIX Security ‘16, ‘17.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work closely with Prof. Ford, PhD and undergraduate students, senior researchers, and software engineers within the DEDIS lab, along with multiple external research and development partners from industry and academia. Some participation in teaching activities is also expected. Research activities will include notably the design, implementation, and experimental validation of state-of-the-art decentralized systems, including playing a core role in the ongoing design and development of DEDIS’s next-generation blockchain architecture and software infrastructure.

Contact: dedis (at) epfl.ch

More Information: https://recruiting.epfl.ch/Vacancies/568/Description/2

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-31



University of Luxembourg
PhD and post-doc position

The Applied Crypto group of the University of Luxembourg is offering multiple Ph.D. student and post-doc positions in cryptography, funded by the H2020 ERC programme. Possible topics of interests are fully homomorphic encryption, multilinear maps, public-key cryptanalysis, and blockchain applications.

The Ph.D. students and 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 34,000 euro/year gross for Ph.D, and 60,000 euro/year gros for post-doc). The duration of the position is 3 years (+ 1 year extension) for Ph.D., and 2.5 years for post-doc.

Profile:

  • For Ph.D. position: MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or in Mathematics.

  • For post-doc position: a PhD in cryptography, with publications in competitive cryptographic conferences

Candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter indicating your research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • For Ph.D. position: transcripts of B.Sc. and M.Sc. grades
  • For post-doc position: a short description of your PhD work (max 1 page).
  • Contact information for 3 referees

Contact: Jean-Sebastien Coron - jean-sebastien.coron at uni dot lu

More Information: http://www.crypto-uni.lu/vacancies.html

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-15



Abertay University (Dundee Scotland)
2 Full-Time Permanent posts in Cyber-Security and Computing

Abertay University, in Dundee, Scotland, is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. In 2013 we marked the 125th anniversary of our foundation as an institution dedicated to supporting science, industry and the professions with a distinctive interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

The University now seeks to appoint two Lecturers in Computing and Cybersecurity within the Division of Cybersecurity, part of the School of Design and Informatics.

The School of Design and Informatics is the home of Abertay’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in games, digital arts, cybersecurity and applied computer science. Abertay was the first university to offer degrees in Computer Games Technology and Ethical Hacking, and the School continues to be recognised as an international leader in its fields. The School has long-established professional links with Dundee’s thriving computer games community and the UK's cybersecurity community.

The Division of Cybersecurity is Abertay's centre for teaching and research in applied computing and cybersecurity, with particular interests in ethical hacking, digital forensics, IoT and secure software development. Reporting to the Head of Division, you will provide high-quality, research-informed teaching across all of our degree programmes, with a particular focus on specialist content within our Ethical Hacking and Computing degrees, and conduct internationally-recognised research that contributes to Abertay's strategic interests within the cybersecurity industries and wider digital sector.

The Lecturer in Computing and Cybersecurity will demonstrate relevant knowledge and practical ability in one or more of the following areas:, IoT, secure software development, Big Data for cybersecurity or AI for cybersecurity, ethical hacking or network security.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system.

More Information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKB796/lecturer-in-computing-and-cybersecurity/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-29



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP), University of Waterloo
Post -Doc

he Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research group at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of privacy-enhancing technologies. This position will be held in the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a related field, and should have a proven research record, as demonstrated by publications in top security and privacy venues (such as Oakland, CCS, USENIX Security, and NDSS) and/or top venues specific to privacy-enhancing technologies (such as PETS/PoPETs).

The start date of the position is negotiable. The position may be for one or two years.

Applicants should submit a CV, a research plan, two or three selected papers, and the names and contact information of three references.

Contact: Ian Goldberg with "Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Tel: 519-888-4567 x36163

Fax: 519-885-1208

More Information: https://crysp.uwaterloo.ca/prospective/postdoc/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP), University of Waterloo
Post -Doc

The Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) research group at the University of Waterloo is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research position in the field of data security and applied cryptography, preferably on topics related differential privacy and secure computation. This position will be held in the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a related field, and should have a proven research record, as demonstrated by publications in top security and privacy or database venues (such as Oakland, CCS, SIGMOD, VLDB) and/or top venues specific to data security (such as DBSEC).

The start date of the position is negotiable. The position may be for one or two years.

Applicants should submit a CV, a research plan, two or three selected papers, and the names and contact information of three references. For further information about the position, or to apply, please send email to Florian Kerschbaum with "Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Contact: Florian Kerschbaum with "Postdoctoral position" in the subject line. Applications may be considered as they arrive.

Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Tel: 519-888-4567 x36163

Fax: 519-885-1208

More Information: https://crysp.uwaterloo.ca/prospective/postdoc/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Old Dominion University
Postdoctoral Researcher

A postdoctoral research fellow position in cybersecurity is available in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University, for an initial appointment of one year, renewable based on the performance.

The incumbent is expected to participate in the cybersecurity research lab at VMASC led by Dr. Sachin Shetty

Responsibilities include conducting fundamental research in Blockchain for IoT security and publishing in leading conferences and journals, participation in proposal development, and some supervision of graduate students. This position is ideally suited for a recent Ph.D. graduate who plans to pursue a future research career. A completed Ph.D. degree in ECE or CS is required by the time of the appointment. Solid background in network security, distributed systems, protocols and algorithms, is highly desirable.

Contact: Sachin Shetty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center

Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research

Dept. of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering

Old Dominion University

1030 University Blvd

Suffolk, VA 23435

Email- sshetty (at) odu.edu

Web: https://www.odu.edu/~sshetty

More Information: https://goo.gl/4vEnwX

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-07-30



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, UK
Post-doc/Research fellow in Wireless Security

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the University of Surrey invites applications for a full-time one-year Post-doc/Research fellow position in Wireless Security. The post is part of the funded Innovate UK project “SAFRON: Safe Operational Radio Network for mixed-priority communications to trains using a shared architecture”. SAFRON will create a prototype to demonstrate how wireless networks (e.g. WiFi, LTE, and 5G) can be used for train to trackside communications for mixed applications including safety-related and mission critical.

Successful applicants will have core skills in key management and network authentication standards (e.g. IPSEC) and wireless communications. Experience in tunnelling techniques is advantageous (e.g. L2TP or GRE). A PhD and/or industrial experience would be desirable since the project is research oriented and in collaboration with industry. A graduate with an appropriate background would also be considered.

The successful applicant will be working under supervision of Dr Helen Treharne and Dr Mark Manulis and will benefit from the environment provided by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognized by the British Government.

Salary: 31604 GBP – 34520 GBP depending on qualifications

Expected start date: 1 August 2018

Applicants should submit their applications through the University portal via: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

Contact: Dr. Mark Manulis --- m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038718

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-20



University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security & Surrey Space Centre, UK
PhD student in Satellite Systems Security

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey invite applications for a fully-funded PhD position in Satellite System Security to work on an industry-funded research project TargetSat: Security of COTS-based Satellite Systems.

The project is funded by the NCC Group and aims to develop understanding of security risks and requirements associated with the use of commercial off-the-shelf components (incl. operating systems and software) in satellites and ground control systems, identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in existing single and multi-satellite architectures and communication protocols, and propose mitigating countermeasures. An appropriate test-bed facility will be developed as part of this project.

Successful applicants are expected to be familiar with:

• Linux-based OS systems, incl. kernel programming

• System- / network-level attacks (e.g. buffer overflows, command injection), penetration testing

• Programming languages: C/C++, Assembly, or Python

We particularly welcome applications from ongoing students who are projected to complete their degree in 2018.

This PhD studentship includes a tax-free PhD stipend of GBP 20,000 per year for 3.5 years of PhD studies. This stipend is significantly higher than an average PhD stipend in the UK. Additional funding is available to support conference travel, etc.

Closing and starting dates: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal closing date. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Planned start date is October 2018.

Applications should be sent via https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

Contact: Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Mark Manulis (m.manulis (at) surrey.ac.uk)

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4966

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-30



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Ph.D. position in Hardware Security, Reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI

Funded Ph.D. Student Positions in Hardware Security and Reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI

Ph.D. student positions are available (start date: Fall 2018) in the field of hardware security, reliability, VLSI Testing and VLSI in the CSEE Department of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

UMBC is ranked 55 in Computer Engineering according to US News, and places 7th in the ranking of Most Innovative national universities.

Our group has a strong background in hardware security, reliability, and trust, and in particular in side-channel analysis and fault analysis attacks, IC Counterfeiting, Trojan detection, IP/IC protection, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and Crypto devices as well as testing and reliability of secure devices and VLSI.

Requirements:

- M.Sc./B.Sc. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

- Solid knowledge in Hardware Description Languages (HDL)

- Solid Knowledge in digital design

Please contact me with your CV and Statement of Purpose by June 30th.

Naghmeh Karimi, Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD 21250

Web: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~nkarimi/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30

Contact: Naghmeh Karimi, Ph.D.

E-mail: nkarimi (at) umbc.edu

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-30



Data in Chains, in Finland for the Streamr project
Cryptography / Security Engineer for the Streamr project

Have you heard about the Streamr project? https://www.streamr.com

Have you worked on crypto projects, blockchains, or ICO projects? Do you have skills with decentralized protocols, IPFS, Swarm? Interested in showing your magic in an open source project?

Streamr (based in Zug, Switzerland) is creating an open source platform for the free and fair exchange of the world’s real-time data. Our blockchain-backed data Marketplace and powerful tools put your data back where it belongs – with you!

Data in Chains (based in Helsinki) is the primary development arm for Streamr. We have a dozen highly talented software engineers and blockchain specialists who are hard at work building the Streamr Platform in conjunction with Streamr developers in Switzerland.

So, here is the job:

Participate in planning and implementation of the security aspects and proof/token mechanics on the Streamr Network

Dig deep into end-to-end encryption, multicast encryption, key management and delivery, content signing, security best practices, game theoretical implications of adversarial networks

Work together with the overall Streamr team to make the Network layer work seamlessly with other components of the Streamr system and the companion blockchain (in the beginning, Ethereum)

Requirements:

Working experience in cryptography / security

Highly analytical mind with good math skills and ability to read and understand academic papers

Good programming fluency in JavaScript, Go, Java, or similar

Interest in decentralized technology and blockchains

Excellent English and communication skills

We Appreciate Experience In:

Experience with end-to-end encrypted messaging protocols (Matrix, Signal)

Familiarity with peer-to-peer networking, especially protocols and libraries used in the decentralized/blockchain space (Whisper, PPS (Swarm), libp2p, devp2p)

Code contributions to blockchains or other P2P networks

Ethereum smart contract development in Solidity

Experience with real-time data or messaging

Contact: Gavin Roush

Recruiter

gavin (at) datainchains.com

More Information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/664561386/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-14



Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Claude Shannon Fellow (Independent Research Group Leader)

The Department of Computer Science and the profile area CYSEC-Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt seek a Lead for an independent junior research group in the field of cybersecurity and privacy research, to be the recipient of a

Claude Shannon Fellowship

The Claude Shannon Fellowship is part of the Department of Computer Science at TU Darmstadt and simultaneously anchored in the cybersecurity profile area (CYSEC) of TU Darmstadt. The position is initially limited to three years with a possible maximum of six years.

Fellows are given the opportunity to teach and to conduct independent research, and receive additional resources to establish a research group with 1-2 PhD students. The Claude-Shannon Fellowship program is based upon the DFG's Emmy Noether program and provides competitive personal compensation and access to resources comparable to those at the W1/W2 assistant professorship level. TU Darmstadt offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community, embedded in the outstanding living and research environment of the Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

For more information about the application procedure please consult the link below.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Contact

Please send your application in a single pdf file to: Melanie Schöyen, Management Assistant CYSEC, E-mail: personal (at) cysec.de

Code. No. 184

Application deadline: May 20, 2018

Contact: Melanie Schöyen, Management Assistant CYSEC, E-mail: personal (at) cysec.de

More Information: https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/karriere_planen/allgemeineausschreibung/stellen_details_267904.en.jsp

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-20



Nanyang Technological University
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Research Group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, led by Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay is seeking skilled and motivated candidates for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellows to participate in multiple ongoing projects focusing on system/architecture/hardware security. The research team is currently funded by several large and strategic research grants in the aforementioned areas. Salaries are highly competitive and are decided according to the successful applicants’ accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants are encouraged send their detailed CV, cover letter and two letters of references to Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay (anupam at ntu.edu.sg).

We are soliciting candidates to have an introductory knowledge in cryptography and strong background in digital/system design, including relevant experience in managing large-scale programming projects in C/C++/VHDL/Verilog. Candidates with prior industrial experience and familiarity with state-of-the-art tools in these domains are preferred.

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Contact: Asst. Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), anupam at ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



NuCypher
Homomorphic Encryption Researcher

NuCypher is a data privacy layer for blockchain, decentralized applications, and other distributed systems. We're back by Y Combinator, Polychain Capital, and many other leading investors.

We're looking for a scientist with expertise in fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) to assist with our research efforts on performance improvements and potential applications for smart contracts. Familiarity with related technologies like proxy re-encryption (PRE) and multi-party computation (MPC) is helpful.

Ideally, candidates have an understanding of the surrounding issues and problems and have an interest in identifying potential solutions. Due to the unproven and highly theoretical nature of these schemes, candidates should be willing to pivot research when practical solutions cannot be found. Qualified candidates are likely (but not required) to have a PhD or similarly extensive experience in cryptography.

Contact: Please email founders (at) nucypher.com with your CV and any previous research/publications you're able to share.

More Information: http://www.nucypher.com/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research Fellows / Post-Docs in symmetric key cryptography and machine learning

SYmmetric and Lightweight cryptography Lab (SYLLAB) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is seeking highly motivated candidates for 1 research fellow position (from fresh post-docs to senior research fellows) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and machine learning. The research team is supported by a Temasek Laboratories funding from Singapore. Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

Candidates are expected to have a strong backgroung in symmetric-key cryptography and/or machine learning, with good experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python.

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Peyrin, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi
Security Researchers

DarkMatter is currently looking for several Security Researchers to join his Lab in the sunny city of Abu Dhabi (45min from Dubai).

If you are looking for a real technical challenge within a top of the notch Lab, using the most recent technologies, a true work life balance, a tax free salary and the beach all year round, feel free to go on our website to apply for these open postions below:

- Hardware Security Researcher

- Embedded Security Researcher

- Malware Researcher

- Software Security Researcher

- Cryptanalyst

Apply here : https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/search

Have a nice day !

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Acquisition Specialist at DarkMatter

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/search

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-01



Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey, UK
PhD Studentship in Modelling and Verification of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

A fully-funded (22,000 GBP plus fees) PhD position in Cyber Security to work on a research project focusing on modelling and verification of distributed ledger technologies with respect to threat models and security analysis. The successful candidate will be working under supervision of Professor Steve Schneider(Principal Supervisor, http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cs/people/Steve_Schneider) and Dr David Williams (Co-Supervisor).

Contact: Professor Steve Schneider: s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=029018

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



Ant Financial Service Group
Senior Blockchain Researcher

Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world.Ant Financial, officially founded in October 2014, originated from Alipay founded in 2004.

Ant Financial is dedicated to bringing the world more equal opportunities through building a technology-driven open ecosystem and working with other financial institutions to support the future financial needs of society.

We are hiring:

- Applied Cryptography

- Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography

- Privacy enhancing technologies

- Distributed consensus protocols

- Cybersecurity

Requirements:

- M.S. or Ph.D. in Cryptographic, System Security, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.

- Good programming skills - C/C++, Go

- Good knowledge in Blockchain technology

- Chinese Mandarin can be used as work language

Interested candidates kindly contact Email: lewis.ls (at) antfin.com

More Information: https://www.antfin.com/index.htm?locale=en_US

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-10-31



Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ph.D. Students with Scholarship

The Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is offering scholarship for Ph.D students on the field of cryptography, inclusive of symmetric-key cryptography, cryptanalysis, lightweight cryptography etc.

The Ph.D. program at NTU is usually for 4 years, which comprises some coursework in the first year and intensive research for all years. The research scholarship offers full coverage of tuition fees, support of conference trips, tax-free living allowance of 2000 SGD/month for the first year, and 2500 SGD/month for the subsequence years after passing the Ph.D candidate qualification examination, further top-up is possible for exceptional good candidates, Singapore citizens and permanent residents. For more information about the requirements of admission and application procedure, refer to here: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/home.aspx

These positions will be available until filled. For the Jan 2019 intake, submit by 30th September 2018, and by 31st March 2019 for the August 2019 intake. More information about the CATF research team can be found here: http://catf.crypto.sg

Contact: Jian Guo, Assistant Professor, guojian (at) ntu.edu.sg for more information.

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Ph.D Students

We are looking for hardworking and self-driven PhD students to work in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from August 2018 or January 2019. University of South Florida is a Rank 1 Research University and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within a close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of Florida High Technology Corridor, and harbors major tech and research companies. The qualified candidate will have opportunities for research internship and joint-projects with lead-industrial companies. Topics:

Trustworthy Unmanned Aerial Systems

• New cryptographic frameworks to protect aerial drones

Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)

• Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

• Adversarial Machine Learning

Breach-Resilient Cyber-Infrastructures:

• New searchable encryption and Oblivious RAM schemes

• Augmentation of privacy enhancing technologies with trusted execution environments

Secure and Reliable IoT and Cryptocurrencies

• Post-Quantum public key infrastructure for IoT

• Use of Blockchain for Cyber Security

Requirements:

• A BS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics with a high-GPA.

• Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with OS/Systems.

• Good Academic Writing and Presentation Skills.

• MS degree in computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable.

Please send (by e-mail): (i) Transcripts, (ii) Curriculum vitae, (iii) Three reference letters, (iv) Research statement, (v) GRE and TOEFL scores

Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz

attila.yavuz (at) gmail.com

More Information: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~yavuza/article/PositionDescrption_at_USF.pdf

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-15



Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Post-Doc

The cryptography group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) seeks two postdoctoral researchers, supported by an EU H2020 project (ERC-CoG TOCNeT) on provable security. IST Austria is a recently established basic research institute in the woods of Vienna.

The candidates should have a strong record in cryptography, witnessed by publications at top cryptography (Crypto,Eurocrypt,TCC,...) and/or security conferences (CCS,S&P,...). Current topics investigated in our group include

  • Sustainable Blockchains
  • Memory-Hard Functions
  • Leakage-Resilient Cryptography
  • Lattice-Based Cryptography
  • Adaptive Security
  • Pseudoentropy

The post-doctoral position is provided for up to four years with very competitive salary. The starting dates are flexible. There is no fixed deadline, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should include CV and a statement of research experience and interests. Please send applications to Krzysztof Pietrzak.

Contact: Krzysztof Pietrzak pietrzak (at) ist.ac.at

More Information: http://pub.ist.ac.at/crypto/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-09-01



Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Post-Doc Researcher

Postdoc research fellow positions available at CMU. Sample research topics include: secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proofs, blockchains and cryptocurrencies, and, non-malleable cryptography. However working in any topic within cryptography is possible. Must have a strong publication record in Crypto/Eurocrypt/TCC/STOC/FOCS. Dates are open.

Contact: Please contact Vipul Goyal at vipul (at) cmu.edu

More Information: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~goyal/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-11-01



University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing
Open Quantum Safe (libOQS), Cryptographic Research Architect position

This position is available immediately in Professor Mosca’s Research group. You will be working with a team of researchers and developers from academia and industry on the Open Quantum Safe project You will help integrate new post-quantum cryptographic algorithms into the libOQS open-source library, and design and implement techniques for evaluating and benchmarking these cryptographic algorithms in a variety of contexts. You will be required to participate in weekly sprint meetings and perform software development tasks assigned by the project team lead, ensuring that all code contributions developed by self or integrated from 3rd party contribution sources adhere to a cohesive design and framework. In addition to algorithm research, tasks cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle and include design, programming cryptographic algorithms, integrating other cryptographic implementations into the libOQS framework, integrating libOQS into 3rd party opensource projects, testing, benchmarking and documentation.

Qualifications:

• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering

• Essential: C and C++ programming experience, at least 3 years.

• Essential: Familiarity with cryptographic algorithms including public key and symmetric key cryptography, digital signatures, message digest and hashing algorithms

• Essential: Familiarity with version control systems (Git & Github workflow)

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo.

The appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility of extension, pending on research funding. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

Contact: Michele Mosca

michele.mosca (at) uwaterloo.ca

More Information: https://services.iqc.uwaterloo.ca/applications/positions/open-quantum-safe-liboqs-cryptographi-x9y4/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-08-24



King Khaled University. Abha, Saudi Arabia
Post-Doc, Lecturer (Assistant professor), Associate Professor and Professor

The College of Computer Science at King Khalid University is seeking applicants for full

time positions of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the following

fields:

Network Security

Information security

Computer Security

Hardware Security

Salary:

The University offers a competitive salary based on qualification, professional

experience, and the position offered, as follows:

Professor: $52,500 - $88,500 per annum.

Associate professor: $43,000- $73,000 per annum.

Assistant professor: $35,500 - $60,000 per annum.

Common Benefits:

? Free visa.

? Tax-free salary.

? Around 2-week vacation on each Islamic Eid.

? 60-days annually paid vacation.

? Annual air tickets for up to 4 family members to home country.

? Free Medical Services for all family members at all government hospitals.

? Children Education Allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Annual housing allowance (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Furniture allowance upon arrival (Terms and Conditions apply).

? Weekends (Thursday and Friday) are off.

Contact: Sarah Abu Ghazalah sabugazalah (at) kku.edu.sa

Also, all the documents should be sent via email to: ccs (at) kku.edu.sa

More Information: http://www.cs.kku.edu.sa/en



Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh PA, USA
Research Engineer: Security and Privacy

Company Description

The Bosch Group operates in most countries in the world. With over 390,000 associates, a career at Bosch offers a chance to grow an exceptional career in an environment that values diversity, initiative and a drive for results.

Job Description

Ideal candidates for this position should have experience in at least one, preferably two or more of the following:

-(Distributed) system security and cloud computing, with emphasis on fault-tolerance, secure computation, secure function evaluation, implementation aspects of the above, knowledge of the blockchain and crypto currency architectures and applications thereof.

-System Security, network security, embedded security, trusted computing, hardware security

-Applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies

-Security and machine learning, applications of data miniing to security, intrusion detection, anomaly detection,

network security, applications of data mining to constrained environments (e.g., automotive networks)

-Software security, static and dynamic program analysis, automated vulnerability detection and patching, reverse engineering of software binaries, hardening techniques to protect software against reverse engineering, formal modelling, etc.

The candidate should have expert knowledge (evidenced by significant contributions in the form of publications and/or patents or patent applications) in at least one of the listed areas and be familiar with at least one other area (should be able to understand and contribute in deep technical discussions in the area). The candidate will be expected to be an active contributor, should have good written and oral communication skills, cross-team collaboration skills, and should be open to acquiring and applying new skills.

Contact: Contact: Dr. Jorge Guajardo Merchan (jorge DOT guajardomerchan AT us DOT bosch DOT com)

More Information: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/BoschGroup/743999666848005-research-engineer?trid=eaeb2bda-02a4-4e9f-b357-957d3b6da7d7

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-31



DarkMatter, Abu Dhabi
Embedded Security Engineer - Blockchain and Identity Management

A role that operates in a fast-paced and demanding environment, you?ll draw extensively on your creativity. There?s no room for individuals happy to simply follow orders, as you use clean coding practices to test, refactor, and iteratively and incrementally develop constantly improved software.

Be encouraged to monitor and actively participate in external communities and forums in order to keep abreast of the latest developments, follow the constantly evolving requirements for Blockchain and permissioned ledgers within and across various market sectors, and expand DarkMatter?s positive presence in these communities.

Have a careful and critical eye to peer review and debug others code, and also to participate in automated deployments.

With many of our customers committed to putting all the resources necessary into developing and deploying the latest, most advanced Blockchain, cryptographic and other cyber security technologies, at DarkMatter you?ll have a chance to test your abilities, build your skills, and expand your horizons by designing for ‘impossible?, next-generation projects.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

PhD or Master’s degree in Related Security field Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, IT, Computer Science

5+ years of experience working on large software projects (preferably including open-source projects)

Embedded Linux, baremetal / RTOS development and deployment

Ability to work with remote developers, leveraging git and other command-line based collaboration technologies

Comfortable developing with standard *nix toolchains (gcc, clang, perf, make, cmake, ASAN, TSAN, UBSAN)

Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic principles, hierarchical key management and identity management schemes

Familiarity with Financial Technology (FinTech) or related field is an added advantage

Deep understanding of Hyperledger, Ethereum or other Blockchain community technical issues

Contact: Sheila Morjaria - sheila.morjaria (at) darkmatter.ae

More Information: https://grnh.se/uvwx8qo61

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-12-19



Indian Institute of Technology Jammu
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Visiting Professor

IIT Jammu, established as an Institute of national importance by the government of India, invites applications from Indian Nationals, Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Foreign Nationals with proven academic credentials and having passion for teaching and research for faculty positions at the level of Associate Professor, Assistant Professor (Grade I & II) and Visiting Professor in the various disciplines including Cryptography and Systems Information Security

This is a rolling advertisement and there is no last date. However, the applications received by the 15 March 2018 will be considered in the present round of selection process.

Contact: faculty.recruitment (at) iitjammu.ac.in

More Information: http://www.iitjammu.ac.in/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-15



Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships, PostDoc Positions, and Summer Internships

Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, etc.

  • 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. Deadline is 1 June 2018.

  • For summer research opportunities (at both undergraduate and graduate level), visit

    http://kusrp.ku.edu.tr

    All applications must be completed online. Deadline is 30 March 2018.

  • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Asst. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü directly, including full CV, sample publications, a research proposal, and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.

    http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu

    Dates are flexible.

Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

More Information: https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/join

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-06-01



Duality Technologies, Newark NJ, USA
Cryptographic Researcher / Engineer

Are you interested in joining a dynamic, inclusive, and growing applied cryptography start-up? Duality Technologies is an established funded start-up co-founded by experienced technology professionals including MIT professors, a Turing award winner, an experienced entrepreneur, members of the DARPA community and former technical leadership at RSA. We are commercializing encrypted computing technologies that address pressing unmet needs in the market, using techniques including homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation and more.

Duality Technologies is hiring a cryptographic engineer who has interest in developing and applying encrypted computing technologies. Implementation or prototyping experience is a plus, but not critical. The ideal candidate is a team player who is looking to grow with the company.

We are interested in candidates who have had exposure to a mixture of homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, set intersection, functional encryption, cryptographic obfuscation and related techniques, but we don’t expect a successful candidate to have expertise in all of these areas.

We are interested in candidates at all levels from a fresh PhD graduate to experienced researchers / scientists / engineers. The candidate is expected to work some of the time from our office in Newark NJ. Occasional travel to other offices in Cambridge MA or Tel Aviv Israel is expected.

Requirements:

• A PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a related field.

• Experience with modern encrypted computing technologies.

• An ability and willingness to work on a team.

Desired Skills:

• Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, secure multiparty computation or other encrypted computing technologies

• Experience implementing lattice cryptography in software or hardware

• Familiarity with C/C++, Java, Python

• Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Contact: Kurt Rohloff, PhD.

CTO, Duality Technologies

krohloff (at) duality.cloud

More Information: https://www.duality.cloud

Closing Date for Applications: 2019-12-31



IoTeX
Cryptography Engineer

IoTeX is a young blockchain startup located at Silicon Valley, USA. IoTeX is building the next generation blockchain platform for IoT (Internet-of-Things) with focus on scalability, privacy and enabling of autonomous device coordination. IoTeX, while still in stealth mode, is a well-funded company in blockchain sector and has partnered with leading players in IoT space.

We are looking for a talent cryptography and distributed systems engineer to work on various aspects of the core IoTeX blockchain technologies, with emphasis on the design, analysis and implementation of innovative and efficient cryptographic algorithms and protocols that improve on the scalability, security and privacy of existing blockchain methodologies and pave the way for securing a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications with IoTex blockchains.

Requirements

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Master’s or PhD in cryptography, mathematics, computer science, or related fields
  • Solid background in cryptographic algorithms and protocols such as elliptic curve cryptography, digital signature, commitment scheme, zero-knowledge proof, secure multiparty computation, etc.
  • Experience designing novel cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Experience drafting and validating security specification and proofs
  • Experience implementing cryptographic primitives and protocols in various platforms using C/C++, Golang or Python

Bonus

  • Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
  • Smart contracts
  • Security and privacy for distributed systems
  • Experience designing novel cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Security and privacy for various IoT systems (e.g., wireless sensor networks, RFID systems, smart grid, vehicular ad-hoc networks, etc.)

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Contact: To apply, please send your CV and in English to hello (at) iotex.io

More Information: https://www.iotex.io/article/careers

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-05-31



University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
PhD (3 years, UK/EU Students)

Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) is the heart of the cyber security activities across the University of Surrey.It is one of the 14 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) recognised by the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The student will be based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey, UK. The PhD project aims at exploring post-quantum cryptography into blockchain technology. The candidate may need to do research on the following areas (but not limited to): blockchain (cryptocurrencies, smart-contracts), distributed consensus protocols, and post-quantum cryptography (signature, encryption). We expect the candidate to undertake not only theoretical-centre research but also some level of implementation.

The candidate should be passionate about applied research and development of cutting-edge security technologies. With a strong desire to work on problems with real-world impact and commercial value, the candidate is expected to conduct high-quality applied research by working closely with a team of security domain experts. (Highly motivated, independent and resourceful team player, strong analytical thinking, interpersonal and problem solving skills)

Entry Requirements

Essential:

1. Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field (UK equivalent of 2:1 classification or above)

2. Interest in cryptography and information security

3. Adequate programming skills in Java, C/C++, Python

4. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

Desirable:

1. Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related field (UK equivalent of Merit classification or above)

2. Knowledge of post-quantum cryptography and block-chain

3. Strong programming skills in Java, C/C++, Python

Contact: Dr. Kaitai Liang, email: k.liang (at) surrey.ac.uk

More Information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BHD180/phd-opportunity-in-exploring-post-quantum-cryptography-into-block-chain-technology/

Closing Date for Applications: 2018-03-31



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