International Association for Cryptologic Research

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PhD positions in symmetric cryptographic design and engineering
Radboud University, Nijmegen
We have 3 open positions for PhD students in the area of symmetric cryptography in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in Nijmegen. One position is on the study of provable security of modes of use, one on design of primitives supported by cryptanalysis, and one on protection against implementation attacks based on power, electromagnetic side channel analysis, and fault attacks. We focus hereby on cryptography based on permutations as in the sponge, duplex and farfalle constructions, especially suited for low energy consumption.

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

The successful candidate should ideally have a master in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

To apply, please send the following documents to dis-secr (at), with the subject "PhD position in symmetric crypto":
- a motivation letter
- your cv
- your master diploma certificate (scanned)
- transcript of the courses you took (including grades)
- up to 3 references
Contact: To enquire about the positions you can contact: Joan Daemen, joan (at), Lejla Batina, lejla (at), and Bart Mennink, b.mennink (at)
Last updated: 2020-12-01 posted on 2020-11-30