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17 February 2019
Job Posting Ph.D University of Bergen, Bergen
There is a vacancy for a Ph.D. position in cryptography and data security at the Secure and Reliable Communication group (https://www.uib.no/rg/selmer) in the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period.

We are particularly interested in applicants who are highly motivated to contribute to cryptographic privacy-enhancing technologies, blockchain technology, lattice/code-based cryptography, and coding theory.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to the length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits (https://www.uib.no/en/foremployees/30808/welfare)

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2019

Contact: Chunlei Li (chunlei.li (at) uib.no)

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/165213/phd-position-in-cryptography-and-data-security

Job Posting Ph.D. student CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Dr. Yang Zhang at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is looking for multiple fully-funded Ph.D. students working on machine learning security and privacy and biomedical privacy.

Yang (https://yangzhangalmo.github.io/) is a research group leader at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Previously, he was a postdoc working with Michael Backes at CISPA from January 2017 to December 2018. CISPA located at Saarbruecken, Germany, is the newest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest scientific organization in Germany fully committed to scientific excellence and to tackling the grand research challenges in their respective fields. CISPA as the first investment of Helmholtz in computer science is one of the top research centers in information security, it is constantly ranked top-3 in the field worldwide, see csrankings.org.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor/master degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics with excellent grades
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Excellent English
  • Good knowledge about machine learning

What we offer:

  • Full-time working contract (E13 level salary)
  • Excellent research environment
  • Strong supervision

To apply, please send your CV to yang.zhang (at) cispa.saarland

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2019

Contact: Yang Zhang, research group leader, yang.zhang (at) cispa.saarland

The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research assistant (PDRA) to work in the area of cryptography. The position is available for immediate start, for up to 26 months (until 31 March 2021).

The PDRA will work alongside Prof. Carlos Cid, Dr. Martin Albrecht and other cryptographic researchers at Royal Holloway on topics connected to the design and analysis of cryptographic key exchange protocols that support incorporating key material from diverse sources. This post is part of the AQuaSec project, a Innovate UK-funded research project with 17 partners from industry and academia, aiming to develop technologies for quantum-safe communications by integrating post-quantum cryptography with techniques from quantum cryptography.

Applicants for this role should have already completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant discipline, with an outstanding research track record in cryptography. Experience in cryptographic protocol design is a plus.

Established in 1990, the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway was one of the first dedicated academic groups in the world to conduct research and teaching in information security. The ISG is today a world-leading interdisciplinary research group with 20 full-time members of staff, several postdoctoral research assistants and over 50 PhD students working on a range of subjects in cyber security, in particular cryptography. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where Royal Holloway is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Closing date for applications: 12 March 2019

Contact: Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Prof. Carlos Cid (carlos.cid AT rhul.ac.uk)

More information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0219-048

The Security and Privacy research division (https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is seeking a candidate for a postdoc position of two years, ideally starting in Spring 2019. The successful applicant will enjoy full research independence and further contribute to the teaching activities in security and privacy at TU Wien.

Candidates with a research background in the following areas are particularly invited to apply:

- Formal methods for security and privacy;

- Intersection between Machine Learning and security and privacy;

- Blockchain technologies;

- Web security.

TU Wien has about 20,000 students and a heavy emphasis on research. The Faculty of Informatics comprises about 3,000 students and is the largest one in Austria. Vienna hosts several outstanding research institutes (including IST Austria, AIT, SBA, RIAT) with a strong focus on security and privacy and a long-standing collaboration track.

The postdoctoral researcher salary is highly competitive and ruled by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for the university staff, currently amounting to EUR 3.711,10 per/month/gross (14 times a year).

Finally, Vienna has repeatedly been ranked number 1 worldwide in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

TU Wien is committed to increasing female employment in leading scientific positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply, and preference will be given to female applications when scientifically equally qualified.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by e-mail to christopher.vomastek (at) tuwien.ac.at and include in a single pdf

• A cover letter stating the candidate\'s motivation to apply, and the reason(s) why they should be selected for the position;

• A CV;

• A short research statement;

• Three most significant publications;

• The contact details of two referees.

Expressions of interest submitted by February 25, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Closing date for applications: 25 February 2019

Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matteo Maffei, matteo.maffei (at) tuwien.ac.at

7 February 2019

The group is active both in developing key technologies that ship with IBM products and in maintaining a strong academic research profile and has a dual focus on blockchain and on system security. In particular, the group is part of the core team that designs and develops Hyperledger Fabric, the popular open source blockchain platform.

This is an excellent opportunity for highly qualified and creative candidates with an ambition to work with an international team of researchers in a world-class industrial research organization.

Requirements

Candidates are expected to have the following background and interests

· A Master\'s degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline

· strong knowledge of programming languages (in particular C/C++, and optionally golang, bash, python)

· strong skills and experience in system-level programming, large distributed systems, and optionally blockchain

· experience with open source projects and a strong understanding of DevOps

· ability to manage multiple and changing priorities

· fluency in English

The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will enjoy an internationally competitive salary and work in a collaborative and creative group in an exclusive research environment.

Diversity

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. We offer a diverse, independent professional activity, with experienced colleagues in a friendly atmosphere on our campus.

You will find a dynamic, multi-cultural environment, and flexible work conditions.

How to apply

Please send your CV including contact information for references and Ref No. 2019_001

to:

Judith Blanc

HR Business Partner

IBM Research — Zurich

Säumerstrasse 4

8803 Rüschlikon

Switzerland

email: jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

For technical information, please contact:

Dr. Andreas Kind, Manager Industry Solutions and Blockchain

email:ank (at) zurich.ibm.com.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2019

More information: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/careers/

Distributed systems and Blockchain

Project description

We research and develop scalable, fault-tolerant and secure distributed and blockchain systems that drive a new generation of financial and digital transactions.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic software engineers and distributed systems researchers to join the Industry Platforms and Blockchain Group at IBM Research – Zurich. You will be expected to contribute to the architecture definition and implementation in our blockchain projects, notably their aspects pertaining to distributed systems. You will be able to directly contribute and make impact not only on IBM products, but also on the Hyperledger Fabric open source project. The researchers in the group have deep expertise and knowledge in scalable, fault-tolerant and secure distributed systems. Software to be developed will be included in critical production system and is expected to be of high quality, modularity, maintainability, scalability, and resilience.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2019

Contact: Judith Blanc

HR Business Partner

Säumerstrasse 4

8803 Rüschlikon

Switzerland

jko (at) zurich.ibm.com

More information: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/careers/

Job Posting Postdoc in Symmetric Cryptology DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security
DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security invites applications for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher within the area of symmetric cryptology. The position is available from 1 May 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the Section’s research in symmetric cryptology and align it with potential novel threats.

The research field of this new Postdoc position is within analysis and design of symmetric cryptographic algorithms, both basic primitives and modes of operation. Correspondingly, we aim to hire a postdoc with a track record in symmetric cryptography and cryptanalysis.

Responsibilities and tasks

The main tasks of the postdoc position are to analyze existing symmetric cryptographic primitives as well as to design and evaluate new primitives to address novel challenges. In this position, you will actively engage in our ongoing and prospective research activities on analysis and design of block ciphers, hash functions, authentication schemes and authentication encryption.

External stays are planned at our research partners in Europe.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) within mathematics, computer science or electric engineering with a focus on cryptology or a closely related field. If you are close to completing your PhD studies, your application will also be considered. You must have contributed with high-quality research to the area of cryptology or a closely related field.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2019 (local time). Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk

Read the full job description at

https://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/vacant-positions/job?id=1804831b-d132-4570-b6e6-46324b1a14c7

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019

Contact: Further information can be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Andrey Bogdanov (anbog (at) dtu.dk). Please do not send applications to this e-mail address.

More information: https://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/vacant-positions/job?id=1804831b-d132-4570-b6e6-46324b1a14c7

Job Posting PhD Studentships Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Applications are invited for PhD studentships in areas such as: (1) Post-quantum cryptography; (2) Physical attacks of IoT devices; (3) Privacy-aware cybercrime tracking; (4) Edge-based solutions to IoT attacks; (5) Activity Recognition in Social Media videos; (5) Defending ML-based Network Security Systems from Adversarial Attacks.

Students will be based in the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), Queens University Belfast. CSIT is recognised by the UK National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Cyber Security Research. It is also host to the UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE).

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:

A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics or closely related discipline is required.

Available to eligible UK and EU citizens only.

Applicants should apply electronically through the Queen’s online application portal at: https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/

Closing date for applications: 8 March 2019

Contact: Professor Maire O\'Neill,Email: m.oneill AT ecit.qub.ac.uk

More information: https://www.qub.ac.uk/csit/PhD-in-Cyber-Security-Centre-for-Doctoral-Training/PhDResearchProjects2019/

The work of the Protocol Engineering Groups and Systems R&D team spans all layers of the tech stack for the Ethereum blockchain. Our work covers both public chain and enterprise, including crypto-economics, consensus, networking, storage, cryptography and virtual machine operations. Some of the challenges we have been focusing on include scalability, privacy, permissioning, and robustness — and there are plenty of other areas we’d like to be working on.

The Role

We are seeking applied researchers from a variety of backgrounds who are able to think deeply and creatively about protocol-level blockchain challenges and translate that work into practical outputs for PegaSys, enterprises seeking to use Ethereum and the wider blockchain community.

The Profile We are Seeking

  • Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics Master degree. PhD is a bonus.

  • Strong familiarity with advanced computer science and mathematical concepts

  • Expertise in using formal verification tools especially in the context of analysing distributed systems

  • Capable of articulating theories and related proof in a language suitable for scientific publication. Track record of previous scientific publications is a bonus.

  • Well versed in analysing existing code in a number of languages including Java, Go, Rust, etc.

  • Capable of deep and creative thinking.

  • Have a drive for excellence and quality

  • Passionate about blockchain consensus protocol research and blockchain technology in general

  • Previous experience either in leading small/medium teams or as member of well-functioning self-organising teams

  • Willing collaborator: swift to seek support and advice; equally ready to give support and advice to others.

  • Comfortable with working remotely, and will make progress without supervision while proactively keeping in contact with other remote collaborators.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2019

Contact: Roberto Saltini

More information: https://consensys.net/open-roles/1522894/

Job Posting PhD Student Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The Research Group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, led by Prof. Anupam Chattopadhyay is seeking skilled and motivated PhD candidates to participate in an upcoming project focusing on System-on-Chip (SoC) security. The research team is currently funded by several large and strategic research grants in different domains ranging from microprocessor to system security. 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 commercial processor architectures are preferred.

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications:

PhD and Post-Doc Positions on Privacy Technologies at UCL

I have funding for 2-3 PhD studentships and 1 post-doctoral positions (24 months) in my group at UCL Computer Science to work on research problems at the intersection of privacy and machine learning.

For an overview of my work in this area, please visithttps://emilianodc.com/privacyML/


FUNDING

These positions are funded by a mix of industry grants, thanks to the generous support of Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft Research, and the UK Government.


UCL DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE IN CYBERSECURITY

Moreover, we have recently been awarded funding for a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Cybersecurity (see https://epsrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/seventy-five-centres-for-doctoral-training-announced-by-ukri-to-develop-the-skills-needed-for-uk-prosperity/) so *additional* positions will be funded through the centre.

Other researchers working on security and privacy at UCL include: Nicolas Courtois, George Danezis, Sarah Meiklejohn, Steven Murdoch, Angela Sasse, plus a couple more faculty that we are in the process of recruiting. The Centre will have a strongly interdisciplinary focus, and will involve colleagues in the Crime Science (e.g., Shane Johnson) and Public Policy (e.g., Madeline Carr).


DATES AND ELIGIBILITY

The PhD students will start in September/October 2019. Alas, some of the funding is limited to people who have lived in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the PhD.

The post-doctoral research should start in the summer and have already completed their PhD or about to.


APPLICATION

For both the PhD and the post-doc positions, please send an email to jobs (at) emilianodc.com if you are interested.
For the PhD positions, you will also have to apply through http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/prospective_students/phd_programme/applying/ (even though the next deadline is April 17th, please apply ASAP).

 

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2019

Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, Associate Professor at UCL

jobs (at) emilianodc.com

More information: https://emilianodc.com/positions.html

4 February 2019
Job Posting PhD Student TU Wien, Security & Privacy Group
The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien (https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at) in Vienna, Austria, is currently looking for outstanding PhD students in the area of applied security. The successful applicant should have recently completed (or is close to complete) a Master or Bachelor with Honors degree, and should have a strong background and interest in at least one of the following areas:

• systems security and privacy

• distributed systems

• malware and mobile app analysis

Research topics may cover (but are not limited to):

• detection and prevention of novel attacks against smartphones and users’ privacy

• large-scale static and dynamic analysis of mobile apps

For our previous research in this area see https://martina.lindorfer.in.

The employment is a full-time position (40 hrs/week) with an internationally competitive salary. The working language is English, knowledge of German is not required.

Interested candidates should provide:

• a motivation letter

• a transcript of records

• a curriculum vitae

• a publication list (if applicable)

• contact information for two referees

TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics is the largest of its kind in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. The city of Vienna features a vibrant and excellence-driven research landscape. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with several other leading research institutes (e.g., IST, AIT, SBA Research, ABC). Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years as the best city for quality of life worldwide.

Review of expressions of interest will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

Contact: Martina Lindorfer (martina.lindorfer (at) tuwien.ac.at)

More information: https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/thesis_and_job_opportunities

Job Posting Ph.D. Positions, Post-Doc Positions Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
From 2019 on, the DFG (German Research Foundation) will establish the Cluster of Excellence 2092 \"CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries\" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. With the support of approximately 30 million euros over the funding period 2019 - 2025, Bochum will become one of the leading international locations for IT security. The cluster pursues the goal of enabling sustainable security against large-scale adversaries, in particular nation-state attackers. The research is characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary approach which, in addition to technical questions, also investigates the interaction of human behavior and IT security. Researchers from the fields of computer science, cryptography, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology work together in a constellation that is unique in Europe. This unparalleled holistic approach of CASA holds the potential for scientific breakthroughs. CASA is based at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, one of the top research institutions, which has Europe\'s largest IT security training programs, maintains extensive networks with the scientific communication and industry, and has produced numerous successful cyber security start-ups. The Max Planck Society plans to establish the \"Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Protection of Privacy \" in the immediate vicinity of the cluster with a particularly stimulating effect on the CASA research. This environment offers excellent working conditions in an extremely topical and exciting field. In addition, CASA offers a friendly working atmosphere in a young and internationally highly respected research institution. We are looking for excellent M.Sc. graduates with outstanding grades and degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology (preferably with a relationship to technology) or related disciplines. In addition, we are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates from these fields.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019

Contact: Dr. Patrick Schulte

RUHR-UNIVERSITÄT BOCHUM

Exzellenzcluster CASA / Horst Görtz Institut für IT-Sicherheit

Geschäftsführer / General Manager

ID 2 / 142

Universitätsstr. 150

44780 Bochum, Germany

Tel: +49-(0)234-32-27722

Email: patrick.schulte (at) rub.de

More information: https://twitter.com/HGI_Bochum/status/1087703387343331329

Job Posting Junior Researcher (PhD Student) Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany
The newly founded chair of IT Security at Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus (just one hour drive away from Berlin and Dresden) conducts teaching and research in the field of IT security with a strong focus on network security and online privacy. In the field of teaching, our area of specialization is to educate qualified IT security professionals who are able to meet the growing demands of IT security in diverse areas of society. To strengthen our team, we are currently seeking a highly motivated Junior Researcher (PhD candidate). It is fully funded position according to E 13 TV-L scale and is limited to 5 years. Applicants need to have an outstanding Masters degree in Computer Science or related discipline.

Closing date for applications: 14 February 2019

Contact: Professor Dr.-Ing. Andriy Panchenko

Tel.: +49 355 69 2236

itsec-jobs.informatik@lists.b-tu.de

More information: https://www.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/~andriy/phd-ad-btu_en.pdf

The researchers will work on a project entitled Lightweight Cryptography for Future Smart Networks funded by the Norwegian Research Council. This project will address the challenge of securing the next generation of communications infrastructure against digital vulnerabilities. It will develop new primitives and protocols for lightweight cryptography fitting the needs of the two critical and strongly related future network architectures, IoT and 5G. The research will give advanced knowledge in cryptographic theory, provide new primitives and protocols for the needs of the emerging networks, and demonstrate that the new security schemes are practical.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019

Contact: Colin Boyd: colin.boyd (at) ntnu.no or Danilo Gligoroski: danilo.gligoroski (at) ntnu.no or Stig Frode Mjølsnes: stig.mjolsnes (at) ntnu.no

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/163765/

25 January 2019
The Security and Cryptography Group at Microsoft Research, led by Brian LaMacchia, is looking for research interns.

The researchers and engineers in the MSR Security and Cryptography team pursue both theoretical and applied research in our field that will have impact for Microsoft, Microsoft’s customers, and the industry at large. Our current projects include the design and development of quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms and protocols, high-performance post-quantum cryptographic libraries, quantum cryptanalysis, and end-to-end verifiable election technology.

We are interested in applicants with expertise in one or more of the following: isogeny-based cryptography, lattice-based cryptography, classical and quantum cryptanalysis, and the design of key exchange and digital signature primitives with post-quantum security.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019

Contact: Dr. Brian LaMacchia, CryptoIntern (at) microsoft.com

More information: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/573172/Research-Intern-MSR-Security-and-Cryptography

Job Posting PostDoc and Research Group Leader, CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security (Saarbrücken, Germany)
The CISPA-Stanford Center for Cybersecurity was established as a joint program by the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) and Stanford University in 2016 and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The Elite Research Career Program intends to offer the very best postdoctoral cybersecurity researchers a unique career path at two of the leading cybersecurity institutes in the world. The program consists of three consecutive phases:

- a preparatory 1-2 year postdoctoral phase (Phase P) at CISPA, followed by

- a 2-year appointment at Stanford University (Phase I) as a visiting assistant professor, followed by

- a 3-year position at CISPA as an independent research group leader (Phase II).

Applicants to the program must have completed a distinguished PhD and demonstrated their potential to become future leaders in their field of research. After their return from Stanford candidates are invited to apply for CISPA Tenure Track Faculty Positions and will be considered for fast track.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

Contact: Dr. Sandra Strohbach, Mail: application (at) cispa-stanford.org

More information: https://www.cispa-stanford.org/application.html

Job Posting Security/Privacy Software Engineer DEDIS Lab at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Positions are available for talented and passionate software engineers in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab at EPFL led by Prof. Bryan Ford in Lausanne, Switzerland. The DEDIS lab focuses on building secure, scalable, and privacy-preserving decentralized systems, including next-generation blockchain or distributed ledger technology.

The ideal candidate is ready to scale their code from proof-of-concept to production, likes to build real software for real people to use, and believes their code can change the world for the better. A deep understanding of distributed systems, networking, and applied cryptography is a major bonus.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019

Contact: Jeff R. Allen

More information: https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/232489/security-privacy-software-engineer-dedis-lab-at-epfl

22 January 2019
Job Posting PhD interns on Blockchain and PKC Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
We are looking for PhD interns with interest on blockchain and PKC. 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 . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou

More information: http://jianying.space/

21 January 2019
PhD and Postdoc positions are available in the new research group in Applied Cryptography being set up by Kenny Paterson in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Candidates for PhD positions should already have, or be near to completing, a Masters in Computer Science and/or Mathematics. They should have a demonstrable interest in Applied Cryptography.

Candidates for Postdoc positions should additionally be able to demonstrate creativity, independence and excellence in Applied Cryptography research. Applications from people with interests in all areas of the field are welcome.

Positions are available from Spring 2019. The selection process will run until suitable candidates have been found.

Initial enquiries should be sent by email, with subject line *Application for Postdoc* or *Application for PhD*, and addressed directly to Prof. Kenny Paterson.

Closing date for applications: 1 December 2019

Contact: Kenny Paterson - kenny.paterson (at) inf.ethz.ch

More information: https://www.inf.ethz.ch/

Job Posting Postdoc Research Fellow/Research Assistants University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong is looking for Postdoc Research Fellow/Research Assistants. He/she should possess experience or interest in at least some of the following research areas:

• Public Key Cryptography

• Privacy-enhancing technologies

• Blockchain security and privacy

• Applied cryptography, especially in the area of Fintech

Job requirements:

• Strong publication record in cryptography and cyber security area

• Good communication skills, self-motivated and good team players

• Some experience in programming is a plus

The funding is available for one year with a flexible starting date, a very competitive salary and a possibility of extension upon successful performance. Doing research in Hong Kong, an international financial center, allows you to have more collaboration opportunities with the industry and to apply your knowledge in the real world.

To apply for the above position, please send a copy of your recent CV to “thyuen at cs dot hku dot hk” with an email subject “Application for PDF/RA”.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019

Contact: Name: John Yuen

Email: thyuen at cs dot hku dot hk

18 January 2019
Job Posting (Tenure Track) Assistant Professor Coding Theory Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
The Coding Theory and Cryptology (CC) group of the Discrete Mathematics (DM) section of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (M&CS) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) intends to fill a full-time position for a (tenure-track) assistant professor in Coding Theory.

Closing date for applications: 14 March 2019

Contact: Tanja Lange, TU/e, t.lange (at) tue.nl

More information: https://jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/tt-assistant-professor-coding-theory-449061.html

The symmetric crypto group at the Ruhr University Bochum is looking for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers in the area of symmetric crypto.

The group is part of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security. It is regarded as one of the top research institutions, has Europe\'s largest IT security training programs, maintains extensive networks with the scientific communication and industry, and has produced numerous successful cyber security start-ups. This outstanding environment offers excellent working conditions in an extremely topical and exciting field.

The symmetric crypto group is looking for excellent M.Sc. graduates with outstanding grades and degrees in computer science, mathematics, or related disciplines.

In addition, we are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates with a strong track record in symmetric cryptography.

We offer three-year positions for M.Sc. graduates. Postdoctoral positions are limited to two years. The salary will be according to the remuneration group E 13 TV-L (full-time).

Are you interested?

Please send your complete application documents in one single pdf file (max. 10 MB) by January 31, 2019 to: gregor.leander (at) rub.de

Required documents are:

- Letter of motivation

- Curriculum vitae,

- Master\'s certificate,

- Doctoral certificate, if applicable.

At Ruhr University Bochum, we seek to promote the careers of women particularly in those areas in which they are underrepresented, and we are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from female candidates. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

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):

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- 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: 20 March 2019

Job Posting Ph.D. student TU Wien, Security & Privacy group
The Security & Privacy group at TU Wien and the blockchain R&D lab CoBloX are currently looking for outstanding Ph.D. candidates, with a particular focus on:

• security and privacy

• cryptography

• distributed systems

Outstanding candidates in other disciplines are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will conduct research in the area of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Research topics may cover (but are not limited to):

• formal cryptographic models for security and privacy in blockchain

• cryptographic protocols for blockchain applications

• implementation and evaluation of off-chain protocols in the COMIT network

The employment is a full-time position (40 hrs/week) and the salary is internationally competitive. The working language will be English, knowledge of German is not required.

Interested candidates should send

• a motivation letter

• a transcript of records

• a curriculum vitae

• a publication list

• contact information for two referees

to pedro.sanchez (at) tuwien.ac.at.

TU Wien offers an outstanding research environment and numerous professional development opportunities. The Faculty of Informatics is the largest one in Austria and is consistently ranked among the best in Europe. Vienna features a vibrant and excellence-driven research landscape, with a special focus on blockchain technologies. Finally, Vienna has been consistently ranked by Mercer over the last years the best city for quality of life worldwide.

CoBloX is a research and development (R&D) lab with a goal to make cryptocurrencies instantly spendable anytime anywhere. The mission of CoBloX is to connect anyone and anything to decentralized services in order to build the very fabric of the decentralized future. CoBloX is the creator of the COMIT network which is a completely open source and free to use the network. It is powered by unique cryptographic protocols which allow seamless and trustless cross-blockchain transactions.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

Contact: Pedro Moreno-Sanchez

More information: https://secpriv.tuwien.ac.at/thesis_and_job_opportunities

14 January 2019
Job Posting Cryptographic Research Engineer Subspace Labs, Menlo Park, CA
Subspace Labs is building the future of decentralized cloud-based services. The subspace protocol and ecosystem enables developers to easily build web and mobile apps that give end users full ownership and control over their data. We are venture backed and have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant to fund this position. We are seeking a Cryptographer who has familiarity with the blockchain space and existing decentralized protocols to help us develop and implement a new set of cryptographic primitives while ensuring the protocol is secure across a public network of untrusted nodes.

Requirements

• An MS or Ph.D. in cryptography or computer security

• Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: C,Python, Rust or Javascript. Proficiency in NodeJS and Typescript is a plus.

• Previous work and contribution to open-source projects, especially those dealing with blockchains or decentralized protocols.

• Experience with Proof-of-Space, Proof-of-Storage and Proof-of-Time cryptographic primitives

• Experience with the OpenPGP protocol, specifically OpenPGP-JS

• Experience with a canonical signature scheme such as BLS

• Local to the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to relocate

• Must be based in the United States for grant compliance purposes.

Responsibilities

• Develop and implement a hybrid proof-of-space that allows for both blockchain consensus and validation of storage pledges

• Select and implement a lightweight proof-of-replication, possibly based on Verifiable Delay Functions (VDFs)

• Take over primary responsibility for the Subspace Credit Leger, a modular component of the Subspace Protocol that is an early implementation of a Proof of Space-Time blockchain

• Optimize the existing usage of OpenPGP JS, explore replacement with another cryptosystem, and implement a canonical signature scheme for immutable records.

• Conduct a full security analysis of the protocol before developing and implementing necessary countermeasures

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

Contact: Jeremiah Wagstaff

Cofounder & CEO

jeremiah (at) subspace.network

More information: https://www.subspace.network

Job Posting Full-time positions in Applied Mathematics Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at all ranks to join its rapidly growing Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology. All areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to applied mathematics and statistics (broadly interpreted).

Successful candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, statistics or in a related field and have excellent English-language communication skills and experience with Western higher education. Applicants for associate and full professor positions should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate level, possess strong teaching skills and experience, and a demonstrated rank-appropriate research accomplishment and service. Applicants for assistant professor level should demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Position responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate level of courses (2-2 teaching load), supervision of graduate students, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in professional and research activities, general program guidance and leadership, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • competitive compensation
  • free housing based on family size and rank
  • relocation allowance
  • no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage
  • educational allowance for children
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

Contact: Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst.cv (at) nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than February 28th, 2019. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1st, 2019.

More information: http://sst.nu.edu.kz

Excellent Chinese students wishing to do a PhD degree in cyber security are invited to apply for PhD positions in the University of York, UK. PhD projects may be in the following broad areas of cyber security:

  • applied cryptography, especially the design and implementation of cryptographic schemes and protocols with the aim of preserving user privacy and increasing user security, and
  • usable security and privacy, i.e. security and privacy enhancing technologies that are designed to be usable by humans.

The exact project title and brief is to be discussed and finalised with the supervisor.

The scholarship is for Chinese students only and includes both a fee waiver and a living stipend. More information about the scholarship is available at: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/china-scholarships

The final application deadline is 15 February 2019.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the supervisor Dr. Siamak F. Shahandashti in the first instance and as soon as possible by email at siamak.shahandashti (at) york.ac.uk and provide their CV, latest academic transcript, and one indicative piece of their research work (e.g. paper, thesis, report) for an initial assessment and discussion of PhD topic. Agreement on the PhD topic and proposal will be required for the final application.

Further information about the supervisor can be found through his homepage: www.cs.york.ac.uk/~siamak

York is a prestigious university in the UK and the Department of Computer Science is ranked top 10 in the UK in terms of research quality. More information about the university can be found here: www.york.ac.uk/about

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2019

Contact: Dr. Siamak F. Shahandashti | siamak.shahandashti (at) york.ac.uk | www.cs.york.ac.uk/~siamak

More information: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/china-scholarships

Excellent students wishing to do a PhD degree in cyber security are invited to apply for PhD positions in the University of York, UK. PhD projects may be in the following broad areas of cyber security:

  • applied cryptography, especially the design and implementation of cryptographic schemes and protocols with the aim of preserving user privacy and increasing user security, and
  • usable security and privacy, i.e. security and privacy enhancing technologies that are designed to be usable by humans.

The exact project title and brief is to be discussed and finalised with the supervisor.

The scholarship is for non-UK/EU students only and includes both a fee waiver and a living stipend. More information about the scholarship is available at: www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/international/ygrs

The final application deadline is 31 January 2019.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the supervisor Dr. Siamak F. Shahandashti in the first instance and as soon as possible by email at siamak.shahandashti (at) york.ac.uk and provide their CV, latest academic transcript, and one indicative piece of their research work (e.g. paper, thesis, report) for an initial assessment and discussion of PhD topic. Agreement on the PhD topic and proposal will be required for the final application.

Further information about the supervisor can be found through his homepage: www.cs.york.ac.uk/~siamak

York is a prestigious university in the UK and the Department of Computer Science is ranked top 10 in the UK in terms of research quality. More information about the university can be found here: www.york.ac.uk/about

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

Contact: Dr. Siamak F. Shahandashti | siamak.shahandashti (at) york.ac.uk | www.cs.york.ac.uk/~siamak

More information: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding/international/ygrs

Job Posting Assistant Professor (+postdoc) University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at University of Warsaw (MIM UW) invites applications for positions of an assistant professor (“adiunkt” in Polish) in Computer Science, starting on 1st October 2019.

MIM UW is one of the strongest computer science faculties in Europe. It is known for talented students (e.g., two wins and 13 times in top ten at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) and strong research teams, especially in theoretical aspects of computer science like algorithms, logic and automata, cryptography (e.g., 8 ERC grants in these fields, 4 of them running at the moment). For an overview of research areas represented in the Faculty, see http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/en/dziedziny-badan

Requirements:

- PhD degree in computer science or mathematics

- Strong publication record in international computer science journals or conferences

- Teaching experience

- Mobility record (participation in conferences, research visits, postdoc positions, etc.)

In the current call, the position is offered in two variants:

1. standard \"tenure-track\" position, with teaching load of 210 hrs/year

2. a more \"postdoc-like\" position, for 2 or 4 years, with reduced teaching load (120hrs/year) -- only for candidates at most 5 years after obtaining PhD.

Deadline for applications: 31st January 2019.

More details, including application procedure can be found under the following links:

1. https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/rozne/konkursy-pliki/2019/praca-adiunkt-31-01-2019-en.pdf

2. https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/rozne/konkursy-pliki/2019/praca-adiunkt-s-eilenberg-31-01-2019-en.pdf

For more information about the procedure, requirements, conditions, etc. please contact a vice-director of Institute of Informatics, Lukasz Kowalik (kowalik (at) mimuw.edu.pl).

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

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