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21 May 2019
Job Posting 10 PhD positions Department of CS and the School of Law at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
The Department of Computer Science at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) invite applications for

10 PhD positions (salary level 13 TV-L) in Computer Science (full time)

within the Research Training Group 2475 \"Cybercrime and Forensic Computing\" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) commencing on October 1, 2019.

The Research Training Group aims to systematically analyse research questions arising from the interaction between computer science and criminal law. The principal investigators of this project offer expertise in the following areas:

o Computer security, digital forensic science

o Theoretical computer science (logic, semantics, automata)

o Pattern recognition, image processing, image forensics

o Cryptography

o Hardware-software-co-design

Applicants should have an excellent academic record, hold an MSc or an equivalent university degree in computer science or related disciplines, and have the goal to finish a PhD degree within three years.

Founded in 1743 and situated at the heart of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, FAU is a strong research university with an international perspective and one of the largest universities in Germany. FAU’s outstanding research and teaching is reflected in top positions in both national and international rankings, as well as the high amount of DFG funding which its researchers are able to secure.

FAU aims to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualifications, candidates with disabilities will take precedence.

Please mention in your application at least two research areas from the above list which you are specifically interested in. Interviews will commence between 3.7.2019 and 12.7.2019 in Erlangen. Further inquiries can be directed to Felix Freiling (felix.freiling (at) fau.de) regarding positions in computer science and Hans Kudlich (hans.kudlich (at) fau.de) regarding positions in law.

Closing date for applications: 12 June 2019

Contact: Felix Freiling (felix.freiling (at) fau.de) regarding positions in computer science and Hans Kudlich (hans.kudlich (at) fau.de) regarding positions in law.

More information: https://cybercrime.fau.de

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

Closing date for applications: 2 June 2019

Contact: Contact: Dr. Patrick Schulte

RUHR-UNIVERSITÄT BOCHUM

Exzellenzcluster CASA / Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security

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 https://twitter.com/HGI_B /1087703387343331329

Job Posting Research Fellow (Post-Doc), Research Associate, Research Assistant Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
We are looking for a research fellow (PostDoc), a research/project associate and a research/project assistant, a to join our group to work on the following topics:

- lattice-based cryptography;

- privacy-preserving cryptographic primitives (including zero-knowledge proofs, anonymous credentials, ring signatures);

- blockchain & cryptocurrency.

Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Research assistant are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification. Post-secondary students will be considered for the position of research/project administrative assistant.

Applicants should have solid experience in any of the following areas:

- Public key cryptography and provable security;

- post-quantum cryptography;

- Software engineering.

Post-doc applicants should have a good track record (e.g. publications in IACR conferences / workshops)

All positions has a flexible starting date. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

Contact: Man Ho Au

More information: http://www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csallen

15 May 2019
Job Posting Post-doc Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
We have a postdoctoral position in post-quantum cryptography broadly defined. In particular, anyone interested in algorithmic and/or complexity-theoretic aspects of problems relevant in lattice-based, code-based, and multivariate cryptography is welcome to apply.

The position comes with an internationally competitive salary and generous support for travel. Moreover, there are ample opportunities to collaborate with excellent scientists both based at CQT/NUS and research visitors.

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2019

Contact: Divesh Aggarwal

Assistant Professor, NUS, and Principal Investigator, CQT (joint appointment)

divesh.aggarwal (at) gmail.com

CEA list is looking for a talented student to explore robustness and privacy of graph-neural network based approaches, by considering solutions combining randomization and homomorphic encryption. See https://gouypailler.github.io/files/phdCryptoRobust.pdf for details.

CEA background in these fields

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CEA LIST has been a key leader in fully homomorphic encryption techniques https://github.com/CEA-LIST/Cingulata. In the context of FHE, machine learning applications appear as a killer application. Many key advances have yet to be considered to fully address machine learning applications using FHE technologies. Next technological barriers depend on the computational cost of the considered stage (training or inference) but the main approaches are: first to limit operators used in graph neural networks such that FHE associated computational cost is kept reasonable. Second FHE can be viewed as a building block, which could be activated in specific parts of the pipeline to ensure model or data privacy. CEA LIST is also very active in the field of randomization algorithms to ensure data privacy and robustness to adversarial attacks. Past works include PhD thesis of Anne Morvan and Rafael Pinot.

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2019

Contact: Cedric Gouy-Pailler (cedric.gouy-pailler (at) cea.fr) or Renaud Sirdey

More information: https://gouypailler.github.io/files/phdCryptoRobust.pdf

11 May 2019
In the context of the excellence research project “Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments” of Graz University of Technology, we offer nine new PhD positions. One of the core topics of the research of this project is information security.

Graz University of technology offers a very active research environment with more than 70 researchers on all aspects of information security.

Candidates for a PhD in information security should have experience/interest in at least one of the following fields:

* Side Channels

* Operating system security

* Software isolation techniques

* Applied Cryptography

* Formal methods

* Code analysis and compilers

For details on the position and the application process see: https://www.tugraz.at/projekte/dependablethings/jobs/

Closing date for applications: 9 June 2019

Contact: Stefan Mangard, Email: Stefan.Mangard (at) iaik.tugraz.at

More information: https://www.tugraz.at/projekte/dependablethings/jobs/

IOHK is looking for a talented, specialized cryptographic engineer to join our growing in-house cryptography team. You’ll be responsible for cryptographic implementations and their use.

You will have a good understanding of cryptography (e.g. mathematics, information theory, primitives, implementations) and the ability to deliver working implementation related to these domains. The ideal candidate should understand and follow best engineering processes and practices and should demonstrate a working knowledge of a functional programming language (preference is for Haskell), and system languages (preferably Rust or C).

Skills & Requirements:

Skills and Knowledge – - A solid understanding of cryptography: basic theory & use. System programming experience. Ability to translate specifications (e.g. cryptography research papers, RFCs) into working code. Know when and how to use basic cryptographic primitives. Can reason about complex & abstract problems

Responsibilities - Read & review cryptographic research papers and implement them as a prototype. Improve existing implementations of common cryptographic primitives and/or interface/translate them to a different programming language. Transform prototypes into production level projects. Interact and coordinate with research, engineering and product management teams

Completion of a relevant degree such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics or a related technical discipline.

Desired competencies - We are particularly interested in at least one of them having the following profile: Familiarity and/or experience with privacy enhancing cryptographic technologies, e.g., zero-knowledge proofs and/or SNARKs, multi-party computation, and differential privacy. Functional programming experience (Preferably Scala or Haskell)

When you apply… Please include an up-to-date resume. We also strongly encourage you to include a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working at IOHK.

Closing date for applications: 1 July 2019

Contact: David Rountree

david.rountree (at) iohk.io

More information: https://iohk.io/careers/#op-286193-specialized-cryptography-engineer-

Job Posting Ph.D. / M.Sc. Scholarships and PostDoc Positions Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Cryptography, Security & Privacy Research Group at Koç University has multiple openings at every level. Accepted applicants will receive competitive scholarships including tuition waiver, housing, monthly stipend, computer, travel support, etc.

  • For applying online, and questions about the application-process for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions, visit

    https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/application-requirements/

    All applications must be completed online. Deadline is 7 June 2019.

  • For postdoctoral researcher positions, contact Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü directly, including full CV, sample publications, a research proposal, and 2-3 reference letters sent directly by the referees.

    http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akupcu

    Dates are flexible.

Applications with missing documents will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2019

Contact: gsse (at) ku.edu.tr

More information: https://crypto.ku.edu.tr/work-with-us/

Job Posting Faculty position in Cryptography Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
The Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), Middle East Technical University (METU) offers academic positions in Cryptography. To this aim, we invite all scholars who are interested in full-time faculty positions starting from Assistant Professor level based on the academic profile of the applicant. We encourage you to send us your information if you have a solid research history with a strong publication record in all areas of cryptography.

Members of the institute are expected to pursue a vigorous research program, attract external research funding, and contribute strongly to the institute\'s teaching program at graduate level. Interested candidates are invited to submit an application online with following documents:

- Curriculum Vitae;

- Research Statement;

- Teaching Statement;

- Name and address of three references.

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2019

More information: https://iam.metu.edu.tr/open-faculty-positions

Job Posting Post-Doc University of Rennes, France
We are looking for post-doctoral researchers in symmetric crypto, mainly to evaluate the security of lightweight ciphers recently submitted to the NIST but topics are open.

The position is for 1 year, renewable twice.

Requirements:

- PhD degree in computer sciences or mathematics

- good programming skill

- publications in top IACR conferences

Closing date for applications:

Contact: Patrick Derbez: patrick.derbez (at) irisa.fr

SIX academic posts in the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey

Salary: 32,236 to 95,462 GBP, depending on Qualifications, Experience and Role applied for.

The Department of Computer Science wishes to appoint up to SIX posts to support its ambitious strategic growth in student numbers, strengthening of its research directions and collaborations with industry. We are looking to attract talented individuals who will inspire, lead, and make a significance impact in research and on the student experience. There is an opportunity for posts to be aligned in new research areas to increase diverse research activity within the Department.

The Department has an international reputation for research and teaching. Research in the department is currently focused on two main areas - Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE), and Secure Systems, with expertise in security by design, cryptography, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems, IoT security, program analysis and cloud security. Surrey is recognised by NCSC as an ACE-CSR: Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

The teaching posts offer an opportunity to contribute to teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Department is launching a new MSc in Data Science which includes a year in industry. The Department is also building a new 200 seater computer science teaching lab to support student growth and this offers exciting opportunities to innovate in teaching and pedagogical approaches to teaching.

The academic posts aim to strengthen the research of our existing research, especially at the interface between security and machine learning and in data science. We are also looking to diversify our research directions, for example in the areas of software engineering and programming language principles. There is an opportunity for posts to be aligned together to drive forward new research directions.

Closing date for applications: 9 June 2019

Contact: Dr Helen Treharne (h.treharne (at) surrey.ac.uk),

Head of Department

Professor Steve Schneider (s.schneider (at) surrey.ac.uk)

Director, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security

More information: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=024919

6 May 2019
At the Computer Science Department at the University of Twente, we are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Assistant/Associate/Full Professors (f/m) in several domains.

In the Security & Privacy domain, we are particularly looking for someone in the areas of \"Big Data and Security\" (which considers both \"Big Data for Security\" and \"Security for Big Data\") and \"Security and the Internet of Things\" (broadly conceived).

For more information, please check the link provided below.

Closing date for applications: 25 May 2019

More information: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/!/121825/assistantassociatefull-professors-in-computer-science

Job Posting Postdoc / Research Fellow Lund University, Sweden - Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
For a 3-year collaborative research project on automotive security, Lund University (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) are seeking candidates for two postdoc/research fellow positions (from fresh post-doc to senior research fellow, flexible contract duration) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and/or hardware implementations. One position is available for Lund University and one position is available for Nanyang Technological University.

Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants accomplishments, experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references to Prof. Thomas Johansson (thomas.johansson (at) eit.lth.se) and Prof. Thomas Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

Review of applications starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2019

Contact: thomas.johansson (at) eit.lth.se and thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

Job Posting Postdoctoral research fellow Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Postdoctoral research fellow openings are immediately available in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The postdoc will work with Assistant Professor Jun ZHAO (biography below) on one of the following topics:

1. Differential privacy with applications to deep learning, federated learning, or machine learning in general,

2. Local differential privacy,

3. Adversarial machine learning and security in AI systems,

4. Blockchains,

5. Other areas in AI security/privacy or IoT security/privacy.

Interested candidates can contact Jun Zhao via email at JunZhao (at) ntu.edu.sg?JunZhao (at) alumni.cmu.edu?via WeChat by scanning the QR code at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/wechat.png

via Skype at live:junzhaocmu, or by calling Singapore phone number +65 8648 3534 (the first two numbers 65 represent the area code of Singapore). Thanks.

Jun Zhao’s homepage: http://ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/

Biography: Jun Zhao received a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the USA (advisors: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yagan), affiliating with CMU CyLab Security & Privacy Institute. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. His research interests include blockchains, security, and privacy with applications to deep learning, the Internet of Things, and social networks.

Closing date for applications: 1 November 2019

Contact: Interested candidates can contact Jun Zhao via email at JunZhao (at) ntu.edu.sg?JunZhao (at) alumni.cmu.edu?via WeChat by scanning the QR code at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/wechat.png

via Skype at live:junzhaocmu, or by calling Singapore phone number +65 8648 3534 (the first two numbers 65 represent the area code of Singapore). Thanks.

More information: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/JunZhao/HirePostdoc.htm

Candidates interested to pursuing a PhD in security/cryptography are invited to apply for this PhD scholarship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. This scholarship covers full Home/EU fees and a stipend payable at current UK Research Council rates for 3.5 years. Outstanding overseas students are also encouraged to apply. It\'s possible to cover the gap in the tuition fee for the overseas student if the student is really excellent.

The research topic falls under the general theme of security and cryptography. We are very flexible with the specific topic. Our previous research has been largely driven by tackling real-world security problems. Some of our research outputs have been adopted by the industry at a large scale and have had a significant societal impact. We expect the student to pursue a research topic that really matters in the real world and that matches their interest and background.

The Computer Science Department at Warwick is a leading department in the UK. In the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework (REF) which all UK universities participated in, Warwick computer science was ranked the 1st in terms of research output, 2nd in terms of impact and 2nd overall. It is also highly regarded for its research culture, informal environment, excellent students, and beautiful campus.

Ideally, candidates should have an excellent degree in computer science, engineering or related disciplines, solid mathematical background, excellent programming skills and a desire to tackle real-world problems.

For informal inquiries about this studentship, please contact Professor Feng Hao, feng.hao (at) warwick.ac.uk, enclosing a CV and a short description of your relevant background and interests within the research subject. Formal application of this PhD scholarship needs to be made online at the Warwick CS department website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/dcs/admissions/postgraduateresearch/

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2019

Contact: feng.hao (at) warwick.ac.uk

More information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BRS537/phd-studentship-in-security

Fetch.AI is a world-changing project, a “decentralised digital world” where autonomous software agents act on the behalf of their owners, or themselves, to get useful economic work done.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing international team of experts and forward-thinking technology enthusiasts working on the convergence of blockchain, AI and multi-agent systems. We are building technology for both today and tomorrow - a collective super-intelligence on top of decentralized economic internet built with a highly scalable next-generation distributed ledger technology. Combined with machine learning, this delivers the predictions and infrastructure to power the future economy.

Do you like challenges and want to work on cutting edge state-of-the-art technology that will define how we will interact? Come and join us.

Job description

The role involves the design and implementation of cryptography techniques to build, maintain and enrich the functionalities of Fetch’s decentralised smart-ledger technology. Interested candidates will be provided with multiple opportunities to work at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and cryptography/security.

We are working at the cutting edge of cryptography, artificial intelligence, distributed computation and economics, and are therefore looking for people with a desire to create novel solutions for complex problems.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the timely delivery of varied projects within the Cryptography Team and wider Fetch.AI Teams

Skills and experience

A good mathematical background is essential

Software engineering skills in Python or C/C++, Linux, Git

A BSc/MSc in Cyber Security/Computer Science/Mathematics or a related field with previous exposure to programming with cryptography

Demonstrable skills in one or more of the following: systems security/protocol design/distributed computing

Proven track record of independently and successfully driving projects

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2019

Contact: David Wood

david.wood (at) fetch.ai

More information: https://careers.fetch.ai/jobs/cryptography-engineer/

2 May 2019
Job Posting Full-time positions in Mathematics Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at the assistant and associate professor 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 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 May 2019

Contact: Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst.cv (at) nu.edu.kz

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

Job Posting Postdoc position Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
The crypto group at NTNU is looking for outstanding candidates for a postdoc position working on topics related to public-key cryptography (including encryption, signature and NIZK schemes). The successful candidate will work with Jiaxin Pan who will start an Associate Professor position at the Department of Mathematical Sciences in fall 2019. Currently, topics of interest include (but not limited to):

- Tight security,

- Structure-preserving cryptography, and

- Lattice-based cryptography.

Candidates should be able to show their strong expertise in cryptography in form of publications at major crypto or security conferences. The position is for 2 years and the department may offer a twelve months extension for teaching. Knowledge of the Norwegian language is not mandatory for this position. The working language in the group is English. All students and people in the city (Trondheim) speak very good English.

More information is given in the following link and one can only apply this position through the same link: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/169418/postdoctoral-fellowships-in-public-key-cryptography.

If you would like to have further information or any questions, please feel free to contact Jiaxin Pan.

Closing date for applications: 16 May 2019

Contact: Jiaxin Pan (jiaxin.pan at ntnu.no)

Job Posting PhD positions Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
The crypto group at NTNU is looking for outstanding candidates for two PhD positions (one on public-key cryptography and one on cryptographic voting systems).

The successful candidate in public-key cryptography will work with Jiaxin Pan who will start an Associate Professor position at the Department of Mathematical Sciences in fall 2019. Currently, topics of interest include (but not limited to):

- Tight security,

- Structure-preserving cryptography, and

- Lattice-based cryptography.

The successful candidate in cryptographic voting systems will work with Professor Kristian Gjøsteen at the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

- User confidence in cryptographic voting systems,

- Security proofs for such systems, and

- Long-term security, including post-quantum security.

The applicants should have a master’s degree in mathematics, or a master’s degree in computer science, communications technology or related areas, with a strong mathematical component. A background including experience with cryptography or computational complexity is desirable. Candidates completing their master degree in 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Norway needs candidates that can be security cleared. The PhD work itself does not require a security clearance, but candidates that can be security cleared may be preferred.

The positions are for 3 years. The Department may offer a twelve month extension as a teaching assistant. The candidates for the position must be fluent in English, both oral and written.

More information is given in the following links and one can only apply these positions through the corresponding links:

* https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/169454/doctoral-fellowship-in-public-key-cryptography

* https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/169452/phd-fellowship-in-cryptographic-voting

Closing date for applications: 16 May 2019

Contact: Jiaxin Pan (jiaxin.pan at ntnu.no) or Kristian Gjøsteen (kristian.gjosteen at ntnu.no)

Job Posting Ph.D. Student: Privacy-preserving Machine Learning Ulm University, Institute of Distributed Systems, Germany
We search for a talented Ph.D. student who is interested in the topic of privacy-preserving machine learning. Our ideal candidate has a M.Sc. degree with excellent grades from a well-renowned university and a background in machine learning and privacy-enhancing technologies. Knowledge in FPGA programming is a plus.

Ulm University is a young research university with a focus on natural sciences, medicine and technology. Located in an economically strong region, the University with its more than 10,000 students offers a dynamic work environment with attractive networking and development prospects. The Institute of Distributed Systems is a leading research group in areas like automotive security and privacy engineering.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2019

Contact: Interested candidates should send their application to vs-jobs (at) uni-ulm.de.

More information: https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/vs/

Job Posting Cryptanalyst DarkMatter Group - Abu Dhabi
*As a Cryptanalyst, you will:

- Analyze, evaluate and target any weaknesses security systems which range from single crypto-primitives to entire protocols, from classical ciphers to the newest lightweight or post-quantum schemes.

- Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and solve security data problems.

- Be involved in the analysis of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

- Collaborate with skillful software, hardware, and telecommunication engineers.

- Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization.

- Work with latest software and test your code on state-of-the-art High-Performance Devices.

- Conduct research in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis.

- Attend personalized in-house trainings with top cryptographers and international conferences and workshops.

*To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

- PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics, Computer Science or any relevant Engineering degree.

- Extensive experience in theoretical and practical cryptanalysis

Valuable publications in the field of cryptanalysis

- Extensive experience in performing side-channel attacks.

- Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats.

Closing date for applications: 29 July 2019

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Acquisition Specialist

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/darkmatter/jobs/1090184

Job Posting Post-Quantum Cryptography Researcher DarkMatter Group - Abu Dhabi
As a Post-Quantum Crypto Researcher, you will:

- Design, implement and deploy quantum-safe cryptographic algorithms covering both but not limited to: key exchange algorithms and digital signature schemes.

- Conduct research and development in lattice-based, code-based or hash-based cryptosystems.

- Perform security assessments of either crypto-primitives or cryptosystems at the theoretical and implementation level.

- Work closely with the secure communications team and other teams in the organization to design end-to-end secure communication protocols using state-of-the art and customized cryptographic algorithms and primitives.

- Be involved in the integration of developed cryptosystems within DarkMatter products.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

- PhD degree in Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory and Mathematics or Computer Science.

- Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

Closing date for applications: 29 August 2019

Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

Talent Acquisition Specialist

mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

More information: https://boards.greenhouse.io/darkmatter/jobs/1030431

Job Posting Chief Scientist Cosmian, Paris, France
Cosmian is a young and ambitious software publisher started by three seasoned entrepreneurs, backed by a leading Venture Capital Fund and which has established strong ties with academic research (Paris-based Ecole Normale Superieure, in particular).

Our ambition is to solve the Private Data paradox: how to provide data intelligence to a rapidly rising data economy without compromising privacy.


Job Description

Your main responsibility will be to lead our cryptographic research and development. Cosmian implements the latest research in fully-homomorphic encryption, functional encryption and secure MPC, to provide better protection of privacy.

Your daily mission will include

- managing the collaborations with the academic and research worlds, working with some of the best world cryptographers including the crypto team from École Normale Supérieure Paris,

- understand how their latest research can be leveraged,

- design new implementation algorithms with Cosmian Rust/C++ developers,

- lead certification and/or patenting where appropriate,

- and more generally get our work known and recognized by a larger cryptography community.


The job is full-time and located in Paris, France. Remote work may be envisaged with specific requirements. The package includes stock options.


Required skills/qualifications

You must have a strong background in maths and in cryptography (Master and/or PhD) and must demonstrate

the ability to communicate complex ideas to a less maths-savvy audience.

A working command of French is not mandatory.



Closing date for applications: 1 October 2019

Contact: Bruno GRIEDER, bruno.grieder (at) cosmian.com, +33 6 33 27 46 85

or

Raphaël AUPHAN, raphael.auphan (at) cosmian.com

More information: https://cosmian.com/chief_scientist/

Job Posting 4 Ph.D. students Pompeu Fabra University and Nokia Bell Labs
Pompeu Fabra University and Nokia Bell Labs announce 4 Marie Sk?odowska­-Curie European PhD Positions for the ITN BAnDIT H2020 project. PhD students will be supervised by researchers from UPF and Bell Labs (effectively spending 50% of the time at each institution), and collaborating with both Rovira i Virgili University and Caelum Labs for secondments.

We are looking for highly motivated young researchers with a Master degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines, willing to study and do research at the leading edge of blockchain technologies.

PhD students will be appointed for 36 months. All the fellowships provide a highly competitive remuneration package, complemented by mobility and family allowances (for eligible candidates).

The evaluation committee will assess candidates on a continuous basis until the positions are filled. First evaluation will be at the end of May , and afterwards regularly at the end of every month until all candidates are selected. Once evaluated will be contacted, and if pre-selected interviews will be arranged either via telco or by inviting you to one of the partners. Selected ESRs will be published on the website.

Closing date for applications:

Contact: bandit (at) upf.edu

More information: https://www.upf.edu/web/bandit

23 April 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):

- Secure cryptographic implementations

- Leakage/tamper resilient cryptography

- Blockchains and cryptocurrencies

- 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 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.

Closing date for applications: 14 June 2019

Contact: Prof. Sebastian Faust, Contact: sebastian.faust(at)cs(dot)tu-darmstadt(dot)de

Job Posting Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity The University of Sheffield, Department of Computer Science
This is an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity at the University of Sheffield, a world top 100 University.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dcs) is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy following our strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, in which we were ranked 5th out of 89 computer science departments in the UK. The Department is part of the Faculty of Engineering, ranked 84th globally by the recent Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity.

We are seeking candidates with an outstanding record of scholarship in cybersecurity. Suitable areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): security policies, threat modelling, authentication, access control, malware and malware detection, network security, secure protocols, secure software, security testing, and human factors and security. Candidates whose expertise includes elements of ‘security by design’ (primarily focused on software based systems) are particularly encouraged to apply.

You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or a relevant discipline (or have equivalent experience), and you will be able to conduct research to the highest standards. You will secure research funding, publish in high impact journals, supervise research students and manage research projects. As a teacher, you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate-level courses in cybersecurity and other core topics in computer science.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

Closing date for applications: 21 May 2019

Contact: Prof John Clark, Security of Advanced Systems Research Group Lead. An initial contact via email (john.clark (at) sheffield.ac.uk) is encouraged.

More information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BRR743/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-cybersecurity

17 April 2019
Job Posting 2 x NCSC-sponsored PhD Studentships Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Applications are invited for 2x PhD studentships sponsored by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the areas of: (1) Applying Deep Learning to Enhance Physical Unclonable Functions; and (2) Deep Learning for Total Network Defence.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics or closely related discipline is required. This is an NCSC-sponsored PhD studentship; therefore, only UK nationals are eligible for this funding. NCSC will be offering the student an opportunity to work more closely with them – e.g., via a short internship or attendance at technical meetings. As such, the recipient of this studentship will have to be appropriately security cleared by NCSC before they start their doctoral studies.

GENERAL INFORMATION: A GCHQ-sponsored PhD studentship provides funding for 3.5 years and commences Oct 2019. It covers approved tuition fees and a maintenance grant of approx.. £22,500 each year (tax-free). A further £5k of funding will also be available per annum for travel to conferences, collaborative partners, NCSC visits, etc.

To Apply, use the online application system available at: https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2019

Contact: m.oneill AT ecit.qub.ac.uk

More information: https://www.qub.ac.uk/ecit/Education/PhDProjects/PhDResearchProjects2019/CSITCluster/

The position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security is responsible for undertaking research; teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including course coordination; research higher degree student supervision; and professional activities in the field of Cyber Security with a focus on cryptography and cyber security automation.

1. Cryptography position:–

We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in applied cryptography including but not limited to threshold cryptography, lightweight cryptography, post quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution and management, practical homomorphic encryption, cryptanalysis, data privacy-preserving techniques, and engineering of cryptographic applications according to international standards. Experts in other emerging cryptography research areas are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cryptographic solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in cryptographic and coding technologies.

2. Automation position:-

We welcome applications from computer scientists with expertise in cyber security autonomy and automation, covering areas including but not limited to exploit generation, reverse engineering, symbolic execution, program testing, fuzzing, vulnerability detection and mitigation, security information and event management. Experts with experience and interest in applying machine learning and AI planning to cyber security are also welcome to apply. Experience or an interest in engineering or standardizing industry-grade cyber security solutions will be highly regarded. We seek to appoint a scientist with interest and experience in systems thinking and well versed in vulnerability discovery and exploitation technologies.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University.

Closing date for applications: 19 May 2019

Contact: ryan.ko AT uq.edu.au

More information: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/507415/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-cyber-security-cryptographyautomation

Job Posting Professor/Reader x 1 and lecturer positions x 3 in information/cyber security Information Security group, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway University of London are looking for a full time permanent Professor/Reader (Chair/Distinguished or Full Professor) and three full time permanent lecturers (assistant professors).

The ISG is a full department within the university specialising in information/cyber security research and teaching and is one of the biggest specialist research and teaching groups in the UK. Details of the positions and more information about the ISG and Royal Holloway can be found at:

  • Professor/Reader: https://andersonquigley.com/digitalleaders/\"
  • Lecturers: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0419-139
  • Additionally Royal Holloway is also looking for a head of Department for Computer Science and Head of Department in Media Arts (see https://andersonquigley.com/digitalleaders/ ).

    Closing date for applications: 7 May 2019

    Contact: Peter Komisarczuk

    Head of Department/Director Information Security Group

    Royal Holloway, University of London

    Tel: +44 (0)1784443089

    peter.komisarczuk (at) rhul.ac.uk

    More information: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0419-139

    9 April 2019
    Job Posting PhD studentship University of York (UK)
    Applications are open for a PhD studentship looking at Post-Quantum Cryptography.

    Research supervision

    If successful, you will conduct your research under the supervision of the Chair of Cyber Security Professor Delaram Kahrobaei: https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/ at University of York; and Director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

    Award funding

    If successful, you will be supported for three years. Funding includes:

    - £14,777 (2018/19 rate) per year stipend

    - Home/EU tuition fees

    - RTSG (training/consumables/travel) provision

    Funding requirements

    To be considered for this funding you must:

    - meet the entrance requirements for a PhD in Computer Science

    - be eligible to pay home/EU fees

    We will look favourably on applicants that can demonstrate knowledge of cryptography, algebra, quantum computation, and who have strong programming and mathematical skills.

    Apply for this studentship

    1. Apply to study

    - You must apply online for a full-time PhD in Computer Science.

    - You must quote the project title Post-Quantum Cryptography in your application.

    - There is no need to write a full formal research proposal (2,000-3,000 words) in your application to study as this studentship is for a specific project.

    2. Provide a personal statement. As part of your application please provide a personal statement of 500-1,000 words with your initial thoughts on the research topic.

    Deadlines

    Applications are accepted all year round.

    The start date for the studentship is flexible.

    Project enquiries

    Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security (delaram.kahrobaei (at) york.ac.uk):

    https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/

    Application enquiries

    cs-pg-admissions (at) york.ac.uk

    +44 (0)1904 325404

    Closing date for applications: 24 July 2019

    Contact: Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, Chair of Cyber Security

    https://sites.google.com/a/nyu.edu/delaram-kahrobaei/

    Director of York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security www.cs.york.ac.uk/security

    More information: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/post-quantum-cryptography/?p104181

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