International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Fully-Funded PhD position in Post-Quantum Cryptography
ETH, Department of Computer Science; Zurich, Switzerland

The Post-Quantum Cryptography group is looking for a motivated PhD candidate on the topic of lattice-based cryptography. In particular, the candidate will work with dr. Cecilia Boschini and prof. Dennis Hofheinz on lattice-based distributed authentication (threshold and multi- signatures), from constructing and analyzing protocols to more foundational work in lattice theory. Besides research, the candidate is expected to do a small amount of teaching each semester, in accordance with ETH regulations.

The position is fully funded for 4 years with a competitive salary (rate 5 according to ETH rules), and available already from Spring 2024; the exact starting date is negotiable. To be eligible, the candidate should have a master's (or equivalent) degree in Computer Science or Mathematics (or other relevant field), and already have some basic knowledge of cryptography and/or lattices.

ETH has a large and diverse community of cryptographers, with strong researchers in both theoretical and applied areas, and ties to the many other cryptography groups present in Switzerland. As a nice bonus, the department of Computer Science is located in the center of Zurich, a dynamic and international city where everything can be reached by public transport, including the Alps.

To apply, please send via email the following:

  • your CV (max 2 pages)
  • transcripts
  • contact information of 2 references
In order to be guaranteed to be considered, please apply before March 1st, 2024. That being said, applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Cecilia Boschini (
Last updated: 2024-01-06 posted on 2024-01-03