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12 December 2018
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick is seeking to recruit an assistant professor in the broad areas of systems and security. Preferably the candidate should have expertise in at least one of the following: system security, applied cryptography, computational science and engineering, real-time and embedded systems. Candidates with interest and a track record in solving real-world problems and/or experience of working with industry are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department is one of the UK’s most prominent and research-active Computer Science departments, and is an international leader in research and teaching. Ranked 2nd in the most recent Research Excellence Framework out of all UK departments in the CS subject, and ranked top in the 2018 National Student Survey within the Russell Group of research intensive UK universities, the Department is 3rd in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 league table for Computer Science.

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2019

Contact: Informal enquires can be addressed to Professor Ranko Lazic (R.S.Lazic (at) warwick.ac.uk), Professor Stephen Jarvis (Stephen.Jarvis (at) warwick.ac.uk), or Professor Feng Hao (Feng.Hao (at) warwick.ac.uk).

More information: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1786691&vt_template=1457&adminview=1

The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the Synchrony-Financial Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity, a tenure-track faculty position at the associate or full professor level. The position has an expected start date of August 23, 2019. This position seeks to advance education and research in Computer Science with a particular emphasis in Cybersecurity or related specialties.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally-recognized and externally-funded research program in at least one established or emerging cybersecurity field. The position offers the successful candidate the Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity, an endowed chair in cybersecurity. The individual appointed to the Chair will be a nationally or internationally recognized researcher, scholar, and teacher, and will have made significant contributions to security fields.

The successful candidate must also share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. It is the expectation that the candidate will broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position. Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Closing date for applications: 21 March 2019

More information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12084

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.

Award funding

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

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

? UK/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 UK/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 Studentship) 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.

Interviews are expected to take place within approximately 14 days of the closing date.

The studentship must begin as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2019

Contact: 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

More information: https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/phdstudentships/

The University of Bristol’s Department of Computer Science is seeking to recruit up to two faculty members at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Reader level in the field of Cryptography. These positions are similar to (tenured) Assistant/ Associate Professor positions in North America and are on full-time, open-ended contracts.

The University of Bristol is a UK Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. The successful candidates will be expected to play a major role in strengthening and growing cryptography research and teaching at Bristol.

Our current expertise spans much of cryptography with emphasis on protocol-level security and secure implementations of cryptography (in particular, side-channel resistance, compiler techniques and microarchitectural support). Academics with expertise in any area of cryptography are encouraged to apply, and we are particularly interested in those specialising in

  • Symmetric-key cryptography

  • Post-quantum cryptography

  • High-assurance cryptography

    Applicants with expertise that covers more than one of these areas and/or intersects with our existing strengths are also strongly encouraged.

    The application should include:

  • a cover letter

  • your CV (including contact information for two references)

  • a one-page Research Statement detailing your research plans and their impact on the research profile of the Department; and

  • a one-page Teaching Statement detailing how you intend to contribute to teaching in the Department

    The closing date to apply is 31st January 2019. Interviews are expected to take place in the first half of March 2019

    Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

    Contact: Bogdan Warinschi (Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, csxbw (at) bristol.ac.uk) or

    Seth Bullock (Head of Department, Department of Computer Science, bullock (at) bristol.ac.uk)

    More information: https://bit.do/eCPzo

  • 7 December 2018
    Job Posting Post-Doc position in Cryptography Chalmers University of Technology
    We are looking for a bright post-doctoral researcher focusing in theoretical cryptography and more precisely verifiable delegation of computation to work on a collaborative project on cloud-assisted computing.

    The position is fully funded for 2 years. The post-doc will be hired at the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers and will be working under the supervision of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa. The preferred starting date is in April 2019.

    To Apply use the online form at: https://goo.gl/HqgGqM

    Closing date for applications: 5 January 2019

    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden, aikmitr (at) chalmer.se

    More information: http://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=6985

    Job Posting Postdoc / Research Fellow Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Temasek Labs, Singapore
    Postdoc / Research Fellow position at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and Temasek Labs@NTU is seeking candidates for one research fellow positions (from fresh post-doc to senior research fellow, flexible contract duration) in the areas of symmetric key cryptography and/or machine learning.

    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 Peyrin (thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg).

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

    Closing date for applications: 15 April 2019

    Contact: thomas.peyrin (at) ntu.edu.sg

    5 December 2018
    Job Posting Cryptanalyst DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland
    You have the experience, education and drive to lead. What you\'re missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you\'ll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

    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.

    - Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

    - Your personal dream could be the world\'s reality

    To bring your dream to life, you\'ll need some of the followings:

    - 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.

    - Extensive experience developing in various programming languages.

    - A passion for solving complex puzzles

    Closing date for applications: 12 March 2019

    Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

    mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

    More information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/cryptanalyst-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates

    Job Posting Cryptography Embedded Systems Engineer DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland
    At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we\'ll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

    As a Cryptography Embedded Systems Engineer, you will:

    - Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms tailored for resource-constrained devices.

    - Conduct research and development in lightweight cryptography.

    - Perform security assessments of crypto-primitives and cryptosystems suitable for resource-constrained devices at the theoretical and implementation level.

    - Work closely with the other teams in the organization to deploy secure embedded systems.

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

    - Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers.

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

    - MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cryptography or related field.

    - Development experience within embedded systems, RFID and sensor networks.

    - Knowledge of Unix/Linux environments and kernel development.

    - Knowledge of one or more of the following: Microcontrollers, SoC, TrustZone, ARM processors, performance optimization, bootloading, firmware, x86 assembly, system BIOS or hardware/software integration.

    - Knowledge of side-channel attacks and countermeasures.

    - Experience coding in C/C++.

    - A desire to innovate in the UAE

    Closing date for applications: 12 March 2019

    Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

    mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

    More information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/cryptography-embedded-systems-engineer-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates-8f4ed143-57d6-4

    Job Posting Cryptography Hardware Engineer DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland
    You have the experience, education and drive to lead. What you\'re missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you\'ll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

    As a Cryptography Hardware Engineer, you will:

    - Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms on hardware covering but not limited to: post-quantum cryptosystems and stream ciphers.

    - Conduct research and development in hardware implementation and optimization and side-channel analysis and countermeasures.

    - 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.

    - Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

    - Your personal dream could be the world\'s reality

    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 developing in FPGA and/or ASIC.

    - Strong foundations in semiconductors, computer architecture and embedded systems.

    - Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities and threats.

    - A desire to innovate in the UAE

    Closing date for applications: 12 March 2019

    Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

    mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

    More information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/cryptography-hardware-engineer-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates

    Job Posting Post-Quantum Crypto Researcher DarkMatter - Abu Dhabi or Finland

    Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

    You have the experience, education and drive to lead. What you’re missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you’ll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

    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.

    - Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

    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.

    - A desire to innovate in the UAE

    Closing date for applications: 12 March 2019

    Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

    mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

    More information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/post-quantum-crypto-researcher-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates

    At DarkMatter, we are building an organization of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we\'ll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

    As a Senior Cryptography Engineer - Cloud Engineer, you will:

    -Design, implement and deploy cryptographic algorithms tailored for a cloud environment.

    -Conduct research and development in differential privacy, secret sharing, multi-party secure computation and fully homomorphic encryption.

    -Perform security assessments of crypto-primitives, cryptosystems and cloud security solutions at the theoretical and implementation level.

    -Work closely with the other teams in the organization to design and deploy safe cloud-based solutions .

    -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.

    -A desire to innovate in the UAE

    Closing date for applications:

    Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi

    Talent Sourcing Specialist

    mehdi.messaoudi (at) darkmatter.ae

    More information: https://careers.darkmatter.ae/jobs/senior-cryptography-engineer-cloud-engineer-abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates

    The Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) invites applications for three faculty positions at all levels in the area of Information Security. We seek world-class talent; candidates must have an outstanding research track record. Appointments will be made at the rank of Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending on seniority.

    The closing date for applications is 10 January 2019.

    We seek applicants with expertise and experience that complements or builds on our current strengths, including but not limited to, the areas of cybercrime, human factors in security, systems and network security, verification and embedded systems security, and software security.

    Since we are an experimental Computer Science department, and UCL is strongly committed to multi-disciplinary research, we are looking for researchers who are interested in collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering (e.g., Crime Science) and with other research groups and centres within the Computer Science department, e.g., Systems and Networks, Computational Statistics & Machine Learning (CSML), UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC). The main purpose of this new role is to support the growth of the Computer Department through conducting research, teaching, outreach and entrepreneurial activities in the area of Information Security as well as the supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate and/or research graduate students.

    Closing date for applications: 10 January 2019

    Contact: Emiliano De Cristofaro, e.decristofaro (at) ucl.ac.uk

    More information: https://tinyurl.com/ucl-infosec-positions-2018

    Job Posting Ph.D. (industry funding) in security and blockchain Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    Three industrial funded PhD studentships (3-3.5 years) are available at Department of Computer Science, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey. These studentships are related to industrial blockchain projects. The ideal PhD candidates (holding MSc. degree of Math, Computer Science, Engineering) should be equipped with (at least be interested in) adequate knowledge of programming (e.g., Python, C++, Java), basic knowledge of applied cryptography(e.g., signature, encryption, zero-knowledge proof)/machine learning/formal method, have good communication skill, teamwork awareness, and be willing to work with industries.

    The start date of these PhDs will be in January or April 2019.

    About SCCS: SCCS was established by the University of Surrey to consolidate and organise its cyber security activities across the University. SCCS is one of the 17 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR) recognised by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

    Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

    Contact: Dr. Kaitai Liang

    k.liang (at) surrey.ac.uk

    Job Posting Post-Doc Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
    The Secure embedded system & hardware security team (https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html) at Université Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France) is seeking one motivated post-doctoral researcher in the area of hardware security.

    The post-doctoral researcher will work with researcher of the group on topic of side-channel analysis and/or random numbers generation. The project aims to scale down randomness requirement for side-channel protected implementations.

    Candidates should ideally have already completed, or close to completing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, or related disciplines, with strong research track record in relevant area.

    This is a full-time, 1-year fixed-term position based in Saint-Etienne; starting date is negotiable from March 2019.

    Since the laboratory is located in a restricted area, background of the successful candidate need to be checked by authorities, this step can last 3 months, please consider applying well in advance. There are no nationality restrictions for candidates.

    Review of application will start immediately until position is filed.

    Please send a CV, a list of publications and contact information for two references.

    Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

    Contact: Vincent Grosso, vincent.grosso (at) univ-st-etienne.fr

    Applications are invited for a PhD student (Research Assistant) position in Applied Cryptography and Network Security. The position is funded through CRISP, the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (https://www.crisp-da.de).

    Job Description

    The Candidate is expected to perform scientific research in the areas of cryptography and network security. The position is based in Darmstadt and will involve international travel to conduct and present research. We provide an optimal working environment and support the researcher to publish results at leading international conferences and journals.

    The position is initially offered for three years but can be extended to a longer duration. The starting date is as soon as possible.

    Your Profile

    • Completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with good grades in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.

    • Solid background in information security, cryptography, discrete mathematics, and algorithms.

    • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, and good communication skills.

    • Motivated to conduct research work and ability to work independently.

    • Proficiency in computer programming, computer networks, Latex, and system administration are considered beneficial but not necessary.

    How To Apply

    Please submit your application in English consisting of a motivation letter stating why you are interested and qualify for the position, your current curriculum vitae including two references, and copies of relevant certificates and detailed transcripts with grades. Please send your application in a single PDF file to Jean Paul Degabriele (jeanpaul [dot] degabriele [at] crisp-da [dot] de) with the subject line “PhD Application”. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Closing date for applications:

    Applications are invited for a one-year, full-time doctoral student position starting at the earliest on 01.02.2019 in an Academy of Finland project at the CWC-NS research unit. A trial period of 6 months is applied in the position.

    The student selected for the task will be working on the design of secure and/or privacy-preserving protocols and architectures for 5G and beyond 5G networks. The main application area will be network Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Network Slicing based 5G and Industrial IoT networks where applications are typically latency-sensitive and produce high amounts of data requiring fast processing and refining. During the studies, the student should be applying (a combination of) various advanced cryptographic technologies, such as light weight authentication mechanisms, encryption algorithms, machine learning and novel technologies such as blockchain, secure transaction methods and smart contracts to design secure communication solutions that achieve a good balance between security, user privacy and usability. The work will include real-world prototyping with relevant technologies. Good knowledge in applied mathematics and experience in software implementations highly required.

    The position is supervised by Adj. Prof. Madhusanka Liyanage (technical supervision) and. Assoc. Prof. Mika Ylianttila (responsible supervisor).

    Closing date for applications: 31 December 2018

    Contact: Contact: Adj. Prof. Madhusanka Liyanage, madhusanka.liyanage(at)oulu.fi;

    More information: https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00006567&lang=en

    This PhD project will investigate implementation aspects of lattice-based cryptography on hardware and software platforms.

    Required skills and experience:

    Honours undergraduate degree and/or postgraduate degree with Distinction (or an international equivalent) in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Computer Science or Mathematical Engineering or closely related discipline.

    Familiar with cryptography, low-level programming or hardware architecture design using VHDL/Verilog.

    More information: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/implementation-of-lattice-based-cryptography/?p104419

    Closing date for applications: 14 January 2019

    Contact: Sujoy Sinha Roy (s.sinharoy (AT) cs.bham.ac.uk)

    30 November 2018
    Data Science Program Director

    Yeshiva University’s Katz School seeks a dynamic director to serve as academic and administrative lead for its graduate initiatives in Data Science and related programs.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Provide transformative direction and oversight in teaching, research and community

    • Oversee curriculum development, academic policies, and assessment

    • Ensure student academic and professional success

    • Lead faculty recruitment, hiring, development, and evaluation

    • Recruit highly qualified students, with an expectation of significant program growth

    • Obtain relevant industry affiliations and designations

    • Raise the visibility of the Katz School and University

    • Establish partnerships with local, regional, national, and international organizations

    • Develop grants, contracts, philanthropy, and research development

    • Manage budgets and resources

    Required Experience & Educational Background:

    • Master’s degree in data science, computer science, or related field

    • Professional experience in data science or related fields

    To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1336277

    About Us:

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Closing date for applications:

    More information: http://apptrkr.com/1336277

    Job Posting Post-Doc Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    We are looking for a bright post-doctoral researcher focusing in theoretical cryptography and more precisely verifiable delegation of computation to work on a collaborative project on cloud-assisted computing.

    The position is fully funded for 2 years and it would be extended under conditions for 2 more.

    The post-doc will be hired at the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers and will be working under the supervision of Prof. Katerina Mitrokotsa.

    The preferred starting date is in April 2019.

    To apply send an email with subject: post-doc in cryptography and the following documents:

    - CV, research statement, list of publications and names of at least two referees

    Closing date for applications: 5 January 2019

    Contact: Katerina Mitrokotsa

    Associate Professor,

    Chalmers University of Technology

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    More information: http://www.cse.chalmers.se/~aikmitr/

    Job Posting Post-doctoral fellow and doctoral student University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) and a doctoral (PhD) student in one or more of these areas: cryptographic engineering or applied cryptography as they relate to blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies and digital payments. The successful candidates will be working in Professor Anwar Hasan’s research group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

    PDF applicants with a recent PhD in Computer/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and publications at premium venues are encouraged to send their CVs and cover letters via email to ahasan at uwaterloo.ca.

    PhD student applicants with mathematical maturity and research experience in cryptographic engineering or applied cryptography, who meet the admission requirements for the PhD program in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, are encouraged to apply online following this link https://uwaterloo.ca/electrical-computer-engineering/future-graduate-students/programs

    Closing date for applications: 11 January 2019

    Job Posting PhD and Post-Doc Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC)
    The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) is a comprehensive multidisciplinary training, research and development, and entrepreneurial unit that draws on the expertise of researchers in the social sciences, business, computer science, engineering, law and science.

    Position Description:

    We are currently looking for PhD and Post-doc researchers to fill various roles within our cyber security research and projects.

    Required skills and experience:

    - A computer science degree (Master for PhD candidates, PhD for Post-doc candidates) with expertise in network and information security, networking, and other relevant research area. (completed by the start of appointment)

    - Strong communication and writing skills.

    - Ability to do independent research, as well as to work collaboratively with other team members.

    Helpful skills and experience:

    - Application development using Java and Python

    - Technical abilities in systems design, coding, testing, debugging, and maintenance.

    - Demonstrated experience with the design and implementation of large networked and security systems.

    Applications will be considered until the available positions are filled. To apply please include your curriculum vitae and the following:

    - Research experience (projects, publications, etc.)

    - Two representative publications (post-doc candidates)

    - Proof of language proficiency (international applicants)

    - Contact information (email, address, phone) of three references

    Closing date for applications: 30 April 2019

    Contact:

    Arash Habibi Lashkari, PhD

    Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator

    Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC)

    University of New Brunswick (UNB)

    Fredericton, NB, Canada

    A.habibi.l (at) unb.ca

    More information: http://www.unb.ca/cic

    We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on isogeny-based cryptography.

    Previous work in this field would be a plus but is not required. Generally, a strong background in algorithmic number theory, cryptographic protocols, cryptanalysis and/or applied cryptography is sought.

    The position is for up to 30 months.

    Informal inquiries are welcome.

    Closing date for applications: 3 January 2019

    Contact: Christophe Petit christophe.f.petit (at) gmail.com

    More information: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTc2OTA5NiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT03Njcmb3duZXI9NTAzMjUyMSZvd25lcnR5c

    A PhD position is available to work on isogeny-based cryptography.

    The ideal candidate will have a master in Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. Previous knowledge in cryptography and/or number theory is a plus.

    Informal inquiries welcome.

    Closing date for applications: 14 January 2019

    Contact: Christophe Petit christophe.f.petit (at) gmail.com

    More information: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/findaphd.aspx

    27 November 2018
    The Cryptology Group at CWI in Amsterdam has an opening for a PhD position (4 yrs) in the area of ``mathematical aspects of cryptology,`` e.g., the intersection between algebraic coding theory and secure multiparty computation. The successful applicant will also be part of the Mathematical Institute, Leiden University.

    Requirements:

    You should hold a Master degree (or expect to obtain it soon) in mathematics or computer science (or a comparable subject) with excellent grades, and you should have successfully demonstrated your research abilities, e.g. by completion of an (undergraduate) research project with outstanding results. Furthermore, preferably, you:

    • have some background in cryptography;

    • enjoy mathematics;

    • possess good academic writing and presentation skills;

    • are fluent in spoken and written English.

    Application:

    Your application should include the following information:

    • a curriculum vitae;

    • a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) explaining why you are interested in this position;

    • a list of all university courses taken, including a transcript of grades;

    • a report from an undergraduate research project you have done;

    • the name and contact details (including email address) of two to three referees who can provide details about your profile (one of whom should be the main supervisor of your Master thesis).

    The applications will be reviewed upon receipt and until the position is filled.

    Closing date for applications: 1 February 2019

    Contact: Please send your application to Ronald Cramer (CWI & Leiden U) and Serge Fehr (CWI & Leiden U), using ``Application CWI PhD Position`` as subject. Email: {cramer,fehr} (at) cwi.nl

    Job Posting Post-doc University Clermont Auvergne, LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France
    We have 1 year Post-doc Position on Constraint Programming for Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Encryption Schemes in LIMOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France

    Your Profile:

    A PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Cryptography or related field.

    Competitive research record in symmetric cryptography or in constraint programming.

    Commitment, team working and a critical mind.

    Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are essential

    Closing date for applications: 1 September 2019

    Contact: email your cover letter, your CV, your PhD, reports of the reviewers of your PhD, a selection of your best papers related to the post-doc offer, some recommandation

    letters, contact information for 3 referees and any information that might help us to choose you.

    More information: http://sancy.univ-bpclermont.fr/~lafourcade/post-doc-LIMOS.pdf

    Job Posting SMTS II, Security Engineer Rambus Security Division, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Rambus is seeking for a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Senior Security Engineer. The ideal candidate will be team oriented, and have a strong knowledge of the HW security including side-channel analysis and fault analysis. In addition, She/he possesses an in-depth knowledge of front end digital design process and related design flows.

    Responsibilities

    • Design and implement secure cryptographic hardware IP blocks as part of cryptography research’s security IP portfolio.
    • Implement fault and side-channel analysis countermeasures and verify resistance to state-of-the-art attack techniques
    • Invent, patent and publish new techniques in the fields of DPA countermeasures, fault resistance and efficient hardware designs
    • Supports FAEs, customers, and Rambus sales and marketing team in Europe and Asia and work closely with our offices in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and Bangalore
    • Collaborates with different teams to support all technical aspects of the sales cycle
    • Represent Rambus CRD at international workshops, conferences and trade shows.
    • Author technical collateral and whitepapers on CRD’s cryptographic hardware technologies

    Closing date for applications:

    More information: https://careers.rambus.com/jobs/smts-ii-security-engineering-rotterdam-netherlands

    Job Posting Project Intern, Research Assistants, Research Associate, Post-Doc Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    We are looking for research fellow (post-doc), research associate, research assistant, research assistant, project interns, phd students to join our group.

    Candidates for research fellow/associate should have completed (or close to completing) a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. Research assistants/project interns are expected to have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification.

    Research Fellow/Associates are expected to have solid experience in Public Key Cryptography and Provable Security. Research assistants and project interns should have respectable academic record and an interest in the above area. Specific topic of interest:

    - Lattice-Based Anonymous Credentials

    - Empirical Analysis on Strength of Ideal Lattice

    - Ring Signatures & Linkable Ring Signatures

    - Different kinds of zero-knowledge proof/argument systems

    - Transaction Privacy in Public and Consortium Blockchain

    These positions have flexible starting dates. The initial appointment will be for 12 months, with a strong possibility for further appointment.

    Closing date for applications: 31 March 2019

    Contact: Dr. Man Ho Au (csallen (at) comp.polyu.edu.hk)

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

    22 November 2018
    Job Posting Research Fellow in Post-Quantum Crypto Mathematics Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Post-Quantum Cryptography, Mathematics Department, University of Auckland.

    Two years duration

    The aim of this role is to conduct research at an international level on post-quantum cryptography and related mathematics. The successful applicant will be working in collaboration with Professor Steven Galbraith, his students, and other collaborators. The ability to work as part of a team and independently is essential. PhD in Mathematics or a related discipline (eg Computer Science) desired.

    The Mathematics department at the University of Auckland was ranked 45th worldwide in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. Professor Galbraith\'s research group contains approx 6 post-grad students working in mathematical crypto.

    The minimum salary for a research fellow at the University of Auckland in 2019 is NZD 81963.00.

    Closing date for applications: 15 January 2019

    Contact: Steven Galbraith

    Professor of Pure Mathematics

    s.galbraith (at) auckland.ac.nz

    More information: https://opportunities.auckland.ac.nz/jobid/20285/1/1

    Job Posting Post-Docs Quantum Software Consortium, Netherlands
    Ada Lovelace Post-Doc Fellowships with the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC).


    QSC is a project of University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, funded by NWO.


    We are inviting applications for our program of prestigious 3 year Ada Lovelace postdoctoral Fellowships, which has the explicit aim of hiring talented female researchers.


    The consortium is organized around three themes of algorithmic development: for quantum computers, for quantum networks, and for quantum(-safe) cryptography. A fourth hardware theme, the demonstrator, provides a distributed quantum computing network linking the three sites of the consortium and The Hague, to test designs arising from the three software themes. World class hardware for demonstrating quantum algorithms is furthermore available via QuTech, Leiden, and Amsterdam outside this proposal.


    The subject matter of a candidate’s proposed research is free, as long as it contributes to the scientific program of the QSC. The first call for Ada Lovelace Fellowships will be open until January 31th 2019. Candidates can be proposed in the following two ways:


    (1) proposal by one of the QSC Senior Researchers.


    (2) application by the candidate, accompanied by a supporting letter by a QSC Senior Researcher.


    In both cases, the proposal should include CV and list of publications, description of proposed research, description of embedding in the QSC (preferred location, collaborators), up to three names of scientists who can be contacted for reference letters


    You can submit your application to the QSC office. Email: office (at) quantumsc.nl. Deadline for applications is January 31st 2019. In the current round up to two fellowships can be granted.

    Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

    Contact: Ronald Cramer (cramer (at) cwi.nl, cramer (at) math.leidenuniv.nl)

    More information: http://quantumsc.nl/Research/Overview/

    Job Posting Ph.D student and research engineer CNRS, IRISA, Rennes, France
    TAMIS research group at IRISA (Rennes, France) is seeking two motivated researchers (1 Ph.D. and 1 research engineer) in the area of side-channel analysis for malware detection.

    The project targets to build a malware detection framework using side-channel information.

    We are looking for team players who are motivated to drive top-quality research and save the world. The area of research lies between two fields and we expect at least competences in one of them: security on embedded devices and/or malware analysis.

    The positions are available from March 2019, but starting dates are negotiable.

    The Ph.D. position is estimated for 3 years. The initial contract for the research engineer will be one year, but extendable for 3 years in case of successful performance.

    Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

    Interested candidates should contact us asap and send their detailed CVs, cover letter and references.

    Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019

    Contact: Annelie Heuser, annelie.heuser (at) irisa.fr

    More information: http://www.annelieheuser.com/AH/AHMA.html

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