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PhD Student in Applied Cryptography
TU Darmstadt, Germany
The Department of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design and/or Network Protocol Analysis. The position is funded through CRISP, the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (

Job Description

The Candidate is expected to perform scientific research in the areas of Symmetric-Key Cryptographic Design and/or Network Protocol Analysis. Specifically the design of Authenticated Encryption schemes (AEAD) that are lightweight or that offer resistance to side channels, and the analysis of cryptographic network protocols like Tor and Signal. The position is based in Darmstadt and will involve international travel to conduct and present research. We provide an optimal working environment and support the researcher to publish results at leading international conferences and journals.

The position is initially offered for three years but can be extended to a longer duration. The starting date is as soon as possible.

Your Profile

  • Completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with good grades in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.

  • Solid mathematical background and good problem-solving skills.

  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, and good communication skills.

  • Motivated to conduct research work and able to work independently.

  • Proficiency in computer programming, computer networks, Latex, and system administration are considered beneficial but not necessary.

How To Apply

Please submit your application in English consisting of a motivation letter stating why you are interested and qualify for the position, your current curriculum vitae including two references, and copies of relevant certificates and detailed transcripts with grades.

Contact: Please send your application in a single PDF file to Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul [dot] degabriele [at] crisp-da [dot] de) with the subject line “PhD Application”. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Last updated: 2019-07-04 posted on 2019-07-04