International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research

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PhD Students and PostDocs
University of Luxembourg and KASTEL SRL Germany
The newly founded research group for Cryptographic Protocols located at the University of Luxembourg and the KASTEL Security Research Labs (Germany) is hiring multiple PhD students and PostDocs working on cryptographic primitives and protocols enabling privacy, accountability, and transparency.

A background in provable security (for PhD students: successfully attended courses or a master’s thesis on the subject) is expected. For PostDocs additionally a track record in privacy-preserving protocols is required, including publications at reputable conferences such as Crypto, Eurocrypt, ACM CCS, Asiacrypt, PETS, etc.

Upon an individual agreement, the candidate may be either based mainly at the University of Luxembourg or at the KASTEL Security Research Labs, Germany. As both are excellent environments for research in security and cryptography, the candidate will also profit from regular visits at and joint research projects with the other location. Independent of their main location, PhD candidates will pursue a degree at the University of Luxembourg.

The candidate’s research will be dealing with privacy-preserving cryptographic building blocks and protocols for important application scenarios and result in both theoretical contributions (protocol designs, security models and proofs, etc.) and their efficient implementation. Privacy-preserving payments and data analytics, misuse-resistant lawful interception, and anonymous communication are research topics of particular interest to us.

If you are interested in joining our group, please send an email including your CV and a list of publications (for PostDocs) to As the positions should be filled as soon as possible, your application will be considered promptly.

Contact: Andy Rupp (
Last updated: 2023-09-01 posted on 2023-08-31