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Cryptology Research Engineer
Advanced Blockchain
Full time remote position We are looking for a Cryptography Research Engineer to join our team. As our Cryptographer expert, you will be working alongside a highly technical team on DeFi and all the cool things from the blockchain ecosystem. Responsibilities: Conduct research in cryptography, in particular new applications of zero-knowledge proofs. Provide written documentation and explain the complex material such that Developers and Product Managers can understand it too. Help internal and external Developers with cryptography parts, like key-management, encryption and signatures. Provide guidance on how to deal with these parts in their projects and/or check the cryptography parts in their code. Write proof-of-concept scripts (in Rust) performing cryptographic tasks, like zero-knowledge proofs or threshold signature schemes. Benchmark and test new cryptography crates on feasibility and performance, to better understand the techniques in practice. Requirements & skills Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science. Strong background in Math/Cryptography. Zero Knowledge practical experience. Experience with system programming (Rust). Ability to communicate complex technical material to technical and non-technical team members. A self-motivated team member able to drive new projects. Passion for the crypto space. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Benefits 100% remote & flexible hours Growing challenging environment Learning possibilities (conferences, meet-ups, courses, etc.) Paid time off Equipment budget Personal development budget Independent Contractor Crypto Payment (USDC)
Contact: Nanni Sackmann
Last updated: 2022-01-26 posted on 2022-01-26

Cryptographic Engineer
Blockstream Research (Remote)

Blockstream was founded in 2014 by Dr. Adam Back and a group of fellow cryptographers and engineers passionate about Bitcoin and its potential to change the future of finance. Focusing on building fundamental Bitcoin infrastructure, Blockstream quickly grew into one of the leading technology power houses of the industry.

Through our sidechain technology (the Liquid Network), wallets (Blockstream Green, Blockstream Jade, AQUA), mining colocation (Blockstream Mining), satellite network (Blockstream Satellite), and protocol contributions (Bitcoin research, c-lightning), we are proud to be making global peer-to-peer finance a reality.

The research team supports Blockstream’s efforts and the wider Bitcoin ecosystem. The main focus is on signature schemes and scripting languages for the Bitcoin protocol, sidechains and the Lightning Network. Furthermore, Blockstream Research drives key open source projects in the Bitcoin space.

What You’ll Be Doing (Responsibilities):

  • Contribute to open source cryptography libraries such as {rust-,}secp256k1{,-zkp} (implement new schemes, review, QA)
  • Help with designing, developing and breaking new cryptographic schemes
  • Devise and critically evaluate specifications of cryptographic systems, e.g., in the multi-, threshold- and aggregate-signature space.

What We Look For In You (Required Qualifications):

  • Experience implementing cryptography Care about secure and misuse-resistant designs

Nice To Haves (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Knowledge of Rust or C or willingness to learn C89
  • Previous academic work on digital signatures, discrete logarithm based cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs, or other areas of cryptography
  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science or a related field
  • Familiarity with Bitcoin and Layer 2’s at a protocol level
  • Familiarity with contributing to open source projects
Contact: Andrew Poelstra, apoelstra@blockstream.com
Last updated: 2022-01-26 posted on 2022-01-24

Senior Research Engineer
Status.im
About Status

As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).

The role:

You’ll work within a small team to contribute to the design and implementation of the next generation of distributed storage solutions. This effort aligns well with the storage requirements for both the Status chat client as well as the Ethereum ecosystem at large. Familiarity with message propagation in loosely connected networks, DHTs, gossiping and routing mechanisms is highly desirable. Experience with massively distributed systems is a plus. Familiarity with off the shelf networking stacks such as libp2p or devp2p is also desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and maintain Nim code.
  • Research and design core functionality.
  • Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in code reviews.
  • Use libp2p to build application level protocols.
  • Strong understanding of p2p building blocks such as gossiping, routing and discovery (DHTs), Nat traversal.
  • Strong understanding of TCP and UDP protocols.
  • Strong understanding of encryption and key exchange mechanisms.
  • Ability to interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.

    You must have:

  • Strong passion for blockchain technology and decentralisation.
  • Strong academic or engineering background.
  • Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
  • Experience with Open Source software.
  • Experience building networking heavy applications and p2p networking specifically

    Bonus points if you have:

  • Contributed to an blockchain-related, open source project.
  • Experience with Nim.
  • Experience with libp2p / devp2p, networking, cryptography.
  • Worked on storage and file systems.

  • Contact: Email: angel@status.im Discord: LilChiChi#0021
    Last updated: 2022-01-24 posted on 2022-01-24

    Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cybersecurity / Cryptography - Female only
    Monash University, Faculty of IT, Melbourne, Australia
    As part of the teaching and research role, the Lecturer contributes to at least one of the interdisciplinary cybersecurity research areas such as applied cryptography, blockchain, privacy-preserving machine learning etc., and will engage in teaching, including the development of education resources and new course units; and research of cutting-edge cyber security technologies and practices.

    You should have a PhD (or nearly finish PhD) and demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following research areas: cryptography (including zero-knowledge proofs, secure multi-party computation and other advanced primitives), interdisciplinary cybersecurity, human aspects of cybersecurity, secure critical infrastructures, blockchain technology, security of AI and machine learning, and security requirements engineering.

    Interested party can apply through this link: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/629426/lecturersenior-lecturer-identified-position-women
    Contact: Joseph Liu ( joseph . liu @ monash . edu )
    Last updated: 2022-01-24 posted on 2022-01-24

    M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Security
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    Applications are invited for the M.S. and Ph.D. positions in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Successful candidates will work at CANSEC Lab on various topics in Applied Cryptology under the supervision of Arijit Karati. Expertise in post-quantum cryptography, secure vehicle communication, edge computing, satellite communication, and 6G security may be beneficial. We are seeking students dedicated to their research and are highly motivated. There are currently 05 openings (03 for M.S. and 02 are Ph.D.).

    Responsibilities:
    Aside from academic work, students must participate in various activities, either in a group or individually, including (but not limited to):
  • Security protocol design and implementation.
  • Assessment of the security and performance metric.
  • On a regular basis, meet with supervisor and share study findings.
  • Maintain the lab's ethics and rules.

  • Requirements:
    Students must meet the following major requirements in addition to the university's fundamental admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en):
  • Strong motivation on applied cryptology and cybersecurity.
  • Understanding of technological advancements.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

  • Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on students' performance).

  • Method to join CANSEC:
  • Send recent CV to arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw
  • Two rounds of interview (optional based on CV)
    Candidates must apply properly through the ONLINE portal after satisfying the prerequisites.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2022-01-24 posted on 2022-01-22

    Senior Project Associate
    Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA
    The project is related to Building Trust on Computing Platform and Standardization of Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Indian Smart-Card Operating System
    Fellowship: Rs. 42,000 per month + HRA
    Age Limit: 40 years
    Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree in Engineering or Technology from a recognized University or equivalent; and
    • Four years experience in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organisations and Scientific activities and services
      OR
      Doctoral Degree in Science / Engineering / Technology from a recognized University or equivalent
    Desired Qualifications: a. Have a good knowledge of Cryptography, Security, Embedded Systems, Programming. b. Preference will be given to candidates having NET/GATE scores and working experience relevant to the projects.

    Employment Type: Contract

    How to Apply:
    Candidates should only apply using the application form given in the link. A duly completed application form along with the candidate’s detailed CV must be mailed to the PI, Dr. Dhiman Saha at deciphered.recruitment@gmail.com

    For more info on the research group visit: http://de.ci.phe.red

    Contact: Dr. Dhiman Saha
    Assistant Professor
    Department of EECS, IIT Bhilai
    Email: dhiman@iitbhilai.ac.in, decipheredlab@iitbhilai.ac.in Website: http://dhimans.in

    Last updated: 2022-01-21 posted on 2022-01-20

    Postdoc in Cryptography / Blockchain
    Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    An exciting project to derive a sustainable and environmental-friendly consensus protocol for permissionless blockchain.

    We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding PhD in cryptography and/or blockchain and a strong publication record in this field. The postdoc position will start asap and it is funded for 2 years.

    To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list) to Joseph Liu.

    More information about our Blockchain Centre can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/blockchain
    Contact: Joseph Liu ( joseph . liu @ monash . edu )
    Last updated: 2022-01-21 posted on 2022-01-20

    PhD Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    The South African Reserve Bank Research Chair in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town is inviting applications for PhD students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The overarching theme of the fellowships is “the future of finance” and students and recent graduates with a background in economics, computer science, mathematics, finance, and related disciplines are invited to apply. Any of the following research areas is of particular interest: Central bank digital currencies Financial interconnectedness Cybersecurity Successful applicants will work within a research group that strives for academic excellence and is interested in all aspects of central bank digital currencies (including financial stability, privacy, interoperability, and inclusivity), as well as all aspects of cybersecurity (in particular economic and network models of cybersecurity). Applications open now and are considered on a rolling basis until 30 April or until the positions are filled. Appointments are for as soon as is feasible. The tenure of the Postdoctoral fellowship is for up to three years, while the tenure for PhD positions is usually three years, but can be extended for up to five years. Due to the ongoing pandemic, successful applicants can choose to work remotely in 2022. Postdoctoral fellows receive a fellowship of R350,000 per annum and no benefits are included in the value of the fellowship. An additional travel allowance of R30,000 p.a. is available for successful applicants. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the postdoctoral sector. PhD students receive a fellowship of R210,000 p.a. and an additional travel allowance of R20,000 p.a. in addition to access to university-wide funding for conference travel. We typically arrange for PhD students to spend at least one semester at a leading international university and help organize an internship at a leading international policy institution. PhD students are expected to have extremely strong quantitative skills.
    Contact: anda.ngcaba@uct.ac.za
    Last updated: 2022-01-19 posted on 2022-01-18

    Auditing Engineer
    Quantstamp Inc.
    Leaders in Blockchain Security Quantstamp's mission is to secure the decentralized internet, and has protected over $100B in digital asset risk from hackers. More than 200 startups, foundations and enterprises work with Quantstamp to keep their innovative products safe. Auditing Engineer (Full-time/Part-time, Remote) - Background in Computer Science or any related field such as Mathematics & Physics. - Loves to find bugs in software systems and has a great eye for detail. - Fluent English communication, both written and spoken. Fluence in reading simple to medium complexity Solidity smart contracts. Understands the most common security pitfalls with Solidity smart contracts. Understands the basics of blockchain. Responsibilities Perform code reviews/audits of blockchain projects in small teams of engineers. Interact with other team members to discuss the likelihood and impact of findings. Write and review audit reports before they are shared with the customer. Optional opportunities Interact with customers to clarify technical requirements and to answer technical questions. Perform research on a new topic in the crypto space and provide internal “Lunch and Learn” (LnL) sessions. There is an option to also record and publish LnLs on YouTube or other social media platforms. Perks Competitive compensation package (commensurate to experience) + performance and referral bonuses. Free gym membership or any virtual alternative of your choice. Rent your own desk in a co-working space or work from anywhere at any time. 100% remote and flexible working hours. Learn about the hottest and newest products and trends in the crypto space before they appear on any news outlets. Generous paid time off, including maternity/paternity leave. Retirement/pension plan. Join quarterly all-expenses paid retreats in exotic/exclusive locations with the whole team.
    Contact: Peter Slankis - Head of Talent Acquisition
    Last updated: 2022-01-19 posted on 2022-01-17

    Full Professor Position in Cybersecurity
    Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
    The Cybersecurity-Cryptography team at Telecom Paris invites applications for a full professor position in Cybersecurity. Application deadline: 18 April 2022. Link to the call: https://institutminestelecom.recruitee.com/l/en/o/professeur-en-cybersecurite-securite-des-donnees-et-des-communications-dans-les-infrastructures-numeriques-a-telecom-paris-fh-cdi
    Contact: Please feel free to reach out to Hieu Phan (hieu.phan@telecom-paris.fr) or any member of the Cybersecurity-Cryptography team (https://www.telecom-paris.fr/C2) for more information.
    Last updated: 2022-01-19 posted on 2022-01-17

    PhD Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows at the University of Cape Town
    University of Cape Town
    The School of Economics in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town is inviting applications for PhD students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The overarching theme of the fellowships is “the data economy” and students and recent graduates with a background in economics, computer science, mathematics, finance, and related disciplines are invited to apply. Any of the following research areas ar of particular interest: The economics of privacy Privacy-preserving technology Data marketplaces The economics of innovation Successful applicants will work within a research group that strives for academic excellence and is interested in various aspects of data ownership, from analyzing its theoretical foundation in the economics of property rights and privacy, to developing practical tools and studying existing applications. In this context, open source software, artistic work, and scholarly research are three examples where at least a weak notion of data ownership can be studied. Applications open now and are considered on a rolling basis until 30 April or until the positions are filled. Appointments are for as soon as is feasible. The tenure of the Postdoctoral fellowship is for up to three years, while the tenure for PhD positions is usually three years, but can be extended for up to five years. Due to the ongoing pandemic, successful applicants can choose to work remotely in 2022. Postdoctoral fellows receive a fellowship of R350,000 per annum and no benefits are included in the value of the fellowship. An additional travel allowance of R30,000 p.a. is available for successful applicants. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector. PhD students receive a fellowship of R210,000 p.a. and an additional travel allowance of R20,000 p.a. in addition to access to university-wide funding for conference travel. We typically arrange for PhD students to spend at least one semester at a leading international university and help organize an internship at a leading international policy institution or fintech company.
    Contact: anda.ngcaba@uct.ac.za co-pierre.georg@uct.ac.za Applicants for the Postdoctoral Researcher position please submit a CV, up to three recent samples of your work and a letter of motivation. Applicants for the PhD position please submit your CV, your transcripts, and a letter of motivation.
    Last updated: 2022-01-19 posted on 2022-01-17

    Lecturer/Reader (tenured Assistant/Associate Professor)
    University of Edinburgh
    The position is with the Security and Privacy group, part of the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh. The Security and Privacy group carries out research on all aspects of security and privacy, including applied and theoretical cryptography, software security, systems and hardware security, human factors, protocol analysis, verification and quantum/post-quantum cryptography. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be near to completion); experience as an established researcher in one or more areas of security and privacy including but not limited to cryptography, database security, distributed systems security, hardware security, Internet of Things (IoT) security, network security, systems security; enthusiasm to undertake original research including leading a research group; the ability to engage with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and academic supervision; and the ability to be involved in enhancing eLearning security initiatives.
    Contact: Aggelos Kiayias
    Last updated: 2022-01-17 posted on 2022-01-17

    PhD/Postdoc Positions in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    University of Tübingen, Department of Computer Science; Tübingen, Germany
    Medical Data Privacy and Privacy-Preserving ML on Healthcare Data (MDPPML) group at the University of Tübingen is looking for motivated Ph.D. students and Postdocs in the area of Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

    Research Topics: Development and analysis of cryptography-based privacy-preserving solutions for real-world healthcare problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): privacy-preserving machine learning, genomic privacy, medical privacy as well as foundations for real-world cryptography.

    Your profile:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in computer science, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/security and machine learning.
    • Very good software development skills.
    • Knowledge of cryptographic protocols (ideally MPC).
    • Knowledge of bioinformatics or genomics is plus.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently and want to do excellent research.
    Contact: Dr. Mete Akgün (mete.akguen@uni-tuebingen.de)
    Last updated: 2022-01-14 posted on 2022-01-13

    Tenure-track position in Cryptography
    University of Innsbruck, Austria, EU

    The University of Innsbruck, located in the heart of the alps, has a tenure track opportunity in the field of cryptography.

    The Department of Computer Science is looking for an ambitious researcher to build a bridge between the interdisciplinary approach taken by its Security & Privacy Lab and theoretical research groups, like Computational Logic and Theoretical Computer Science. Research activities would focus on producing evidence on the security or privacy of cryptographic systems covering theory and/or implementation. The individual should be comfortable teaching multiple approaches to cryptography. The ideal candidate would build a research group on cryptography in the course of the tenure process, the details of which are negotiated in the first year of employment as routinely done in the Austrian academic system.

    Tyrol, Austria is one of the most livable places in Europe with world-class healthcare, excellent social security, and free education from kindergarden to university.

    Applications are due on 28 January 2022. Follow the link above for more details.

    Contact: Rainer Böhme [rainer dot boehme at uibk.ac.at]
    Last updated: 2022-01-14 posted on 2022-01-11

    PhD researcher
    Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
    The Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (aka IAIK) is the largest university institute in Austria for research and education in security and privacy. It has been active in this field for more than 30 years and currently employs more than 60 researchers. Within the "Secure Systems" area of our institute Sujoy Sinha Roy is establishing the new research group "Cryptographic Engineering”.

    In order to complement our team, we are looking for a full-time PhD researcher in the implementation aspects of cryptography.

    Responsibilities:
    The PhD researcher will be working on Scientific research in the field of implementation and physical security aspects of novel cryptographic algorithms within the “Cyroptografic Engineering” group within the “Secure Systems” area at IAIK.

    Required Qualifications:
  • MSc degree in computer science, information and computer engineering, software development, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • The ability to work in an international environment
  • Research experience from MSc projects or publication of scientific publications
  • Strong background in the field of cryptography and cryptographic implementations
  • Excellent skills in programming and/or digital circuit design

    How to apply: Applications, curriculum vitae and other documents should preferably be uploaded here csbme.tugraz.at/go/applications/7050-21-013.
    The earliest starting date for the PhD candidate will be March 2022.
    The application deadline is February 6th.
  • Contact: Sujoy Sinha-Roy - sujoy.sinha-roy@iaik.tugraz.at
    Last updated: 2022-01-10 posted on 2022-01-10

    Post-Doc in SoC security
    Laboratoire Hubert Curien, University of Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France
    The main objective of the research in the Embedded System Security Group is to propose efficient and robust hardware architectures aimed at applied cryptography and telecom that are resistant to passive and active cryptographic attacks. More information on https://laboratoirehubertcurien.univ-st-etienne.fr/en/teams/secure-embedded-systems-hardware-architectures.html. For a new project which addresses the problem of the security System-on-Chip (inside side channel analysis, fault injection, malicious exploitation of share hardware resources, etc.). We are looking for candidates with an outstanding Ph.D in hardware security and a strong publication record in this field. Knowledge of French is not mandatory. The Post-Doc position will start in March 2022, it is funded for at least 12 monthq. To apply please send your detailed CV (with publication list), motivation for applying (1 page) and names of at least two people who can provide reference letters (e-mail).
    Contact: Contact: Prof. Lilian BOSSUET lilian.bossuet(at)univ-st-etienne.fr
    Last updated: 2022-01-10 posted on 2022-01-10

    Cryptography Expert / Engineer
    CryptoExperts, Paris, France

    CryptoExperts develops and maintains a white-box cryptography technology which aims at producing white-box cryptography software components secure against beyond-state-of-the-art attacks.

    We are looking for a candidate who will take part to the design and implementation effort of CryptoExperts’ white-box cryptography technology.

    The complete job offer is available here: https://www.cryptoexperts.com/job-offer-wbc.pdf

    Contact: To apply please write to jobs@cryptoexperts.com with a short description of your profile, story and motivation, your CV, and (optionally) recommendation from (former) co-workers.
    Last updated: 2022-01-10 posted on 2022-01-10

    Associate Professor in Cryptology
    Norwegian University of Sciennce and Technology (NTNU), Dep. of Inf. Security and Comm. Technology
    At the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology there is a vacant permanent position as associate professor in Cryptology within our Cryptology Discipline.

    Required qualifications: You must have the qualifications required for the position of associate professor in the field of Cyptology, as outlined:
    A. Your PhD, or comparable academic work, must be within the field of cryptology (or a comparable relevant field), of particular interest are candidates with a documented acadmic track record within one or several of the following topics: A1. Design and analysis of post-quantum cryptographic primitives; A2. Design and analysis of post-quantum cryptographic protocols; A3. Lightweight cryptography; A4. Blockchain technologies; A5. Cryptography and Privacy; A6. Homomorphic encryption; A7. Secure Cryptographic Hardware, Side Channels Security (attacks and resistance); A8. Cryptology and Biometrics; A9. Cryptology and Software Security (Secure Operating Systems).
    B. Relevant academic fields include mathematics, computer science and communication technology. If you can document that you are in the final stages of your PhD studies, your application may also be considered.
    C. Good written and oral English language skills.

    More information about the position and the whole application process should be completed via the initial Jobbnorge link and web page

    Contact: Professor Danilo Gligoroski, e-mail danilo.gligoroski@ntnu.no
    Last updated: 2022-01-10 posted on 2022-01-10

    Security Engineer
    ADVA Optical Networking, Munich, Germany
    We are currently looking for a highly motivated Engineer Advanced Technology (M/F/D) to join our Advanced Technology team in Munich. If you want to be a part of our growing company and want to work towards a PhD degree on a three-year fixed-term basis, consider applying.
    Contact: Joo Yeon Cho (jcho@adva.com)
    Last updated: 2022-01-10 posted on 2022-01-07

    Postdoc in cryptography (threshold implementations)
    University of Bergen, Department of Informatics; Norway
    We look for postdoc in side channel attacks (SCA) for a project in threshold implementation (TI). The position is within RCN project "Threshold Implementation and Boolean Functions" with key members Lilya Budaghyan, Claude Carlet and Vincent Rijmen, and in cooperation with COSIC group at KU Leuven. It is for 3 year period (possible extension to 4 years). For application and more information see https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/215372/postdoctoral-research-fellow-position-in-informatics-cryptography
    Contact: Prof. Lilya Budaghyan lilya.budaghyan@uib.no
    Last updated: 2022-01-07 posted on 2022-01-06

    PostDoc Research Professor
    Seoul National University of Science and Technology
    Seoul National University of Science and Technology is currently recruiting research professors and the application process ends on January 11. Applicants will be matched with advisors, so they must choose them in advance.
    The Cryptography and Information Security Lab, led by Professor Changhoon Lee, is looking for a candidate who is interested in cryptography and information security. The successful candidate will work on research projects, attend lab seminars, and publish SCI(E) papers under the direction of advisor. We expect a successful candidate to be able to publish SCI (E) papers related to hash function and cryptocurrency security.
    Required Qualifications:
  • Candidate must have recently received a Ph.D. degree (no more than 5 years from the date of obtaining the degree) or expect to receive it before March 1, 2022.
  • Candidate must have published 2 or more SCI(E) papers in the last 3 years.
    Appointment term and salary:
  • Contract term: from appointment date (March 1, 2022) 1 year
  • Salary (gross): 39,6 million won per year
  • Contact: Interested candidates should email professor Changhoon Lee (chlee@seoultech.ac.kr) before January, 9.
    Last updated: 2022-01-07 posted on 2022-01-06

    Reader / Senior Lecturer (Associate professor) in Software Security
    University of Surrey
    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to appoint a Reader or Senior Lecturer in Software Security to strengthen its research and ambitious strategic growth within the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS). This appointment is on a full-time and permanent basis.

    The Department of Computer Science has a world-class reputation in cyber security and regularly publishes at top-tier venues. The Department is home to Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Surrey is only one of four institutions in the UK holding recognition from the National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in both Cyber Security Research and in Cyber Security Education (Gold). SCCS delivers world-leading research expertise in applied cryptography, trusted computing, privacy and authentication, secure communications, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and security verification. The Centre includes 16 academics across two research groups: Secure Systems and Distributed and Networked Systems, with around 30 research associates and PhD students. SCCS is leading the recently established Surrey Security Network through which our cross-disciplinary research agenda in cyber security is delivered across the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and across all Faculties of the University. SCCS maintains close links with leading industries, the public sector and governmental bodies, leading to a strong heritage of real-world impact. Our Computer Science BSc programme has been running successfully for many years and continues to attract strong students. The Department offers Information Security MSc and Data Science MSc programmes with growing student numbers. The Department has made significant investment in its facilities with a new 200-seater computer science teaching laboratory, a virtual cloud computing platform, a secure systems facility and an HPC cluster for research.

    Research areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) the following: software security, malware analysis, offensive security. Applicants in related applied areas of research are also invited to apply.

    Contact: Steve Schneider (s.schneider@surrey.ac.uk)
    Last updated: 2022-01-07 posted on 2022-01-04

    PhD/Postdoc Positions in Cryptography & Privacy
    Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam (Potsdam/Berlin, Germany)

    The Cybersecurity - Identity Management group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam is looking for motivated PhD students and Postdocs in the area of cryptography and privacy.

    Research Topics: Development and analysis of provably secure cryptographic protocols for real-world problems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): privacy-enhancing technologies, password-based cryptography, as well as foundations for real-world cryptography.

    Requirements: Master’s degree (or PhD for postdoctoral position) in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related area by the time of appointment. Profound knowledge and interest in the areas of cryptography and IT security. Fluency in English (written and spoken).

    There are two types for the positions: One comes with a teaching obligation for which also sufficient German language skills are required. Review of applicants will start immediately until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible. The other is through the scholarship program of the HPI. Deadline for scholarship applications is February 1st, and the positions usually start around April.

    We look forward to your application including a CV and motivation letter. Applications for the PhD position should also include a list of attended Master courses and grades, whereas applications for the Postdoc position should include contact information for two references. Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email, and indicate whether you are interested in a scholarship or teaching position.

    Contact: Anja Lehmann (firstname.lastname@hpi.de)
    Last updated: 2022-01-07 posted on 2022-01-03

    Research Fellows / Postdocs
    SUTD, Singapore
    iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds which are used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

    We are looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cybersecurity in general and CPS security in particular. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, with publications at leading security conferences. The candidates familiar with shipboard OT systems or autonomous vehicles will be considered with the priority. Candidate working in the current position less than one year will not be considered (unless due to the end of contract). Fresh PhD graduates are welcome. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration.

    Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg. Home: http://jianying.space/

    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou
    Last updated: 2022-01-03 posted on 2022-01-03

    Ph.D. student (full scholarship) Fully Homomorphic Encryption Hardware Implementation
    Villanova University, Department of ECE, Villanova, PA, USA
    Ph.D. position opening (fully homomorphic encryption and related hardware implementation) at Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie's Security and Cryptography (SAC) Lab (https://www.ece.villanova.edu/~jxie02/lab/) in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA USA.

    Villanova University ranks #49 National Universities in the USA, is located in Villanova, Pennsylvania (west suburban of Philadelphia). Famous alumni include the current First Lady of the USA!

    Requirements: Preferred to be in majors of EE/CE/CS, Applied Mathematics/Cryptography related majors are also warmly welcome!

    Proficiency in English both speaking and writing abilities.

    Skillful in programming Languages such as VHDL/Verilog, CC++, Python, and so on (FPGA-based experience is also desirable). Great enthusiasm for doing research-oriented tasks. Excellent teamwork member.

    Degree: both BS and MS graduates or similar are warmly welcomed to apply.

    Deadline: better to start in Summer/Fall 2022. It is always better to apply as early as possible. The position is open until it is filled.

    Our lab atmosphere is peaceful and harmonious. Advisor and senior Ph.D. student will guide you to get started and work together on forthcoming challenges. You will not be fighting alone (emphasize this important thing three times!!!).

    Email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu

    This research focuses on the hardware-accelerated implementation of the combination of post-quantum cryptography and AI security (Fully Homomorphic Encryption). This direction is very new and looks promising for the next 5-n years, so a lot of research will be happening. At the same time, more opportunities are coming up, i.e., it is easier to find your development after exploring the combined research of post-quantum cryptography and AI. If you are interested, please email Dr. Xie.

    Lastly, if you feel interested, please email: jiafeng.xie@villanova.edu and discuss your ideas.

    Contact: Dr. Jiafeng Harvest Xie
    Last updated: 2021-12-29 posted on 2021-12-29

    Principal Cryptographer
    Spring Labs; Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, California

    This role is responsible for design and specification of next-generation systems leveraging partial, somewhat, and fully homomorphic encryption. You will interact closely with Software Engineering and Product teams to ensure our newest products are effective, usable, performant and scalable.

    Although Spring Labs has an in-office culture fostering a highly creative and collaborative environment, full-remote is acceptable for this role for the right candidate.

    If you are motivated by solving real-world problems and want to work alongside veteran cryptographers and world-class engineers, we want to hear from you.

    What you'll do
    • Design secure, novel, performant systems using cutting edge cryptography
    • Author specifications, patents and papers detailing the systems and techniques that will underpin our next generation of products
    • Communicate complex designs to engineers and support them in the implementation
    • Educate technical and non-technical stakeholders on our tools and technologies
    About you
    • Ph.D. – Cryptography, Math, Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
    • Strong background in design and evaluation of cryptographic primitives and protocols
    • Preferably-extensive experience in homomorphic encryption schemes and underlying structures such as lattices, and their optimizations
    • Robust interest in pursuing research/architecture of systems-level applications of cryptography pertaining to practical utilization of homomorphic encryption, oblivious transfer, secure multiparty computation, proxy re-encryption, privacy-preserving entity resolution, private information retrieval, private function evaluation, and functional encryption
    • Genuine desire to maximize team output, e.g., exercise an established capability to cryptanalyze contributions of others
    • Ability to implement prototypes and working knowledge of cryptographic libraries a plus
    Contact: David W. Kravitz, Director of Research, david@springlabs.com
    Katie Thompson, Director of Human Resources, katiet@springlabs.com

    Last updated: 2021-12-27 posted on 2021-12-23

    Post-doctoral researcher: Foundations of computing
    Aalto University & Helsinki University, Department of Computer Science, Espoo/Helsinki, Finland
    We are hiring postdoctoral researchers working on the foundations of computing. We welcome applicants working in all areas of theoretical computer science, broadly interpreted, including e.g. algorithmics and algorithm engineering, computability and computational complexity, computational logic, optimization, cryptography, computational geometry, natural computation, and foundations of distributed, parallel, and quantum computing.

    We offer the possibility to participate and take initiative in leading-edge research in a young and growing research environment with 10 professors and their teams working on foundational topics in the Helsinki area at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki (*). The postdoctoral researcher positions are full-time research positions for a duration of one year, with the possibility of extension to a second year by mutual consent. Travel funding is available for travel permitted by the pandemic situation. Participation in teaching of advanced courses and thesis instruction is possible and encouraged, with 5-10% allocation of the total working time.

    (*) https://research.cs.aalto.fi/theory/

    Supervisors:
  • Chris Brzuska
  • Parinya Chalermsook
  • Petteri Kaski
  • Mikko Koivisto
  • Juha Kontinen
  • Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak
  • Pekka Orponen
  • Alexandru Paler
  • Jukka Suomela
  • Jara Uitto
  • Contact:
  • General questions about HICT: Christina Sirviö, HICT team
  • General questions about recruitment process: Sanni Kirmanen, Aalto University HR
  • Questions about cryptography research at Aalto: Chris Brzuska
  • Firstname.lastname@aalto.fi
    Last updated: 2021-12-23 posted on 2021-12-22

  • Post-Doc in 5G Security
    Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
    The Networked Wireless Systems Lab (NeWS Lab) at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is looking for a Post-Doc to work on the 5G security research. The position is for one year and would be extended based on the performance. The applicant should be an Indian national and have or expected to have a PhD degree in the area of network security and willing to work on the 5G security. Interested candidates can send their CV with names of potential references with the subject line "Application for Postdoc Position in 5G Security".
    Contact: Dr. Antony Franklin, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India.
    Last updated: 2021-12-20 posted on 2021-12-20

    PhD Student Positions - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain-based Systems
    UConn, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
    Several PhD positions in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn) - Computer Science and Engineering department starting 2022, led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh.

    The positions provide a great opportunity for students with interest in interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields towards the design of secure systems and protocols. We target real-world timely problems and aim to provide secure and practical solutions backed by rigorous foundations and efficient implementations/thorough performance testing. We are also interested in conceptual projects that contribute in bridging the gap between theory and practice of Cryptography. For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/.

    For interested students, please send your CV to ghada@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.
    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2021-12-17 posted on 2021-12-17

    Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Positions in Computer Science (including Cybersecurity)
    University of Southern Denmark, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; Odense, Denmark

    The Section of Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Programming Languages at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (main campus, Odense) invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions in Computer Science.

    Application deadline: 15 February 2022.

    Link to the call: https://www.sdu.dk/da/service/ledige_stillinger/1180362?sc_lang=en

    The University of Southern Denmark wishes its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Contact:

    Please feel free to reach out to Professor Fabrizio Montesi (fmontesi@imada.sdu.dk) or Assistant Professor Ruben Niederhagen (niederhagen@imada.sdu.dk) for more information.
    Last updated: 2021-12-17 posted on 2021-12-16


    Post-Docs
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Multiple Post-Docs in Post-Quantum Cryptography Academia Sinica, at the very edge of Taipei, is the national research institute of Taiwan. Here we have an active group of cryptography researchers, including Dr. Bo-Yin Yang, Dr. Kai-Min Chung, Dr. Tung Chou, and Dr. Ruben Niederhagen, covering wide research topics in cryptography and actively collaborating with researchers from related research areas such as program verification. We are looking for Post-Docs in PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography). Here PQC is broadly defined. Starting date is early 2022, for terms of 1 year, renewable. Potential PQC research topics include cryptanalysis, implementation, and theory. Bo-Yin is in particular interested in people who have hands on experience with the design, implementation and/or analysis of cryptosystems submitted to NIST\'s post-quantum standardization project, and Kai-Min is looking for people interested in theoretical aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography, such as security in the QROM model and novel (post-)quantum primitives and protocols. We are also particularly interested in people with diverse background to facilitate collaboration among our group members. Requires background in mathematics, computer science and cryptography. We desire a research track record in some aspects of post-quantum cryptography, but are especially looking for researchers with a broad research spectrum going from mathematical aspects to the practical side such as implementation aspects. We offer about 2200 USD (~2000 EUR) per month (commensurate with what a starting assistant professor makes locally) in salary and include a 5000 USD per year personal academic travel budget.
    Contact: Bo-Yin Yang (by at crypto.tw)

    Kai-Min Chung (kmchung at iis.sinica.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-12-17 posted on 2021-12-16


    Multiple academic teaching positions (Lecturer/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor)
    Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Malaysia

    Xiamen University Malaysia is now seeking highly motivated, committed and qualified individuals for academic teaching positions in computer science and cyber security.

    Candidates in any areas of computer science and cyber security are welcome to apply. Preferences will be given to candidates with expertise in, but not limited to, cyber security, mathematics, cryptology, network security, digital forensics. Applicants must possess a PhD degree in a related discipline.

    Applicants with specific teaching and research interests in TWO OR MORE of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

    • Calculus
    • Linear Algebra
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Design & Analysis of Algorithms
    • Computer Composition
    • Operating Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Modern Cryptography
    • Digital Forensics and Investigation
    • Network Attack and Defence Technology
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Malware Analysis
    • Cryptanalysis

    HOW TO APPLY
    Applicants are invited to submit a digital application packet to: recruit_academic@xmu.edu.my

    The subject line of your email must include: your name, relevant academic discipline, and the specific position for which you are applying for. All application packets must include the following attachments:

    1. Your detailed and current CV with publication (*Asterisk to indicate corresponding author, include Indexing & Quartile);
    2. Cover letter stating the source of job advertisement;
    3. Evidence of academic qualifications (Bachelor, Master & PhD Certificate; Bachelor, Master & PhD Transcripts and Professional Certificates);
    4. 3-5 Full-Text publications (if applicable);
    5. Teaching evaluation (if applicable);
    6. Two academic references (at least one of them is the applicant’s current/most recent employer).
    The positions will remain open until filled.

    Contact: recruit_academic@xmu.edu.my
    Last updated: 2021-12-15 posted on 2021-12-14

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    NTT Research, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

    The CIS Lab continually seeks the top minds and rising stars in cryptography research, with internship and postdoctoral research positions available starting in 2022. All positions will be in-person at our Sunnyvale office. Applications should be submitted by December 20 to guarantee full consideration.

    Postdoctoral research positions are available with an initial duration of one year, and the possibility of extension to two years. Postdocs will be matched with a host from the lab, but are welcome to collaborate with any of our world-class scientists. Applicants should have or expect to have a PhD degree relating to cryptography, computer security, or theoretical computer science by summer 2022.

    For further information and to apply, please visit https://careers.ntt-research.com/cis

    Contact: cis.careers@ntt-research.com
    Last updated: 2021-12-15 posted on 2021-12-09

    PhD Student (funded)
    CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University. Egham, Surrey, UK
    Cryptographic protocols are distributed algorithms that allow entities to perform security-related functions over a (potentially untrusted) network. Such protocols are ubiquitous, and their security is essential to almost any IT system. It is quite challenging to create secure protocols as even small non-obvious mistakes can have fatal consequences. For example, the (very simple) Needham-Schroeder key exchange protocol contains a severe security flaw that went unnoticed for 17 years. For modern security protocols, such as TLS, it is even harder to ensure security. These protocols tend to be much more complex and are typically embedded into environments that introduce their own quirks and subtleties. Formal methods provide a systematic way to perform comprehensive analyses of such protocols concisely and rigorously. They allow us to specify security goals precisely and enable us to prove that a protocol indeed guarantees such properties. Using this approach, we can find attacks (if a proof fails), develop fixes, and formally verify whether our fixes are sufficient. Moreover, we can even exclude unknown classes of attacks on the systems we analyse. Although this field has been quite active in research for several decades now, there are still many open research questions to answer: Existing tools and approaches often struggle with analyses of complex protocols. Proofs are often quite laborious and are susceptible to human errors. Furthermore, modern environments such as Web, Mobile, and IoT also introduce their own complexity and pitfalls and blend into each other, creating new subtleties which can be an additional source of security issues. Hence, we need to develop new methods and techniques to tackle this complexity, mechanise and automate such security analyses to more extent, and take the characteristics of modern environments into account. We are looking for applications from highly talented candidates with a background in computer science, information security, mathematics, or a related field interested in logic, proofs, and formal analysis techniques. We value strong analytical skills and solid programming knowledge.
    Contact: Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss with Guidi Schmitz
    Last updated: 2021-12-09 posted on 2021-12-07

    PhD Student (funded)
    CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University. Egham, Surrey, UK
    Privacy-preserving Outsourced Computation: The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security for the Everyday seeks to recruit a PhD student to work on practical privacy-preserving outsourced computation techniques, such as homomorphic encryption (HE). This project will be carried out jointly with KDDI Research, Japan. Fully homomorphic encryption enables the evaluation of arbitrary functions on encrypted data, without requiring access to the secret key. This cryptographic primitive can enable a variety of practical applications in secure outsourced computation, including privacy-preserving data analysis. Cybersecurity systems (e.g., IDS, IPS) collect large amounts of data to detect security events. Analysis of this data may however pose a significant threat to the privacy of users. A privacy-preserving data analysis attempts to alleviate this threat by carrying out the analysis over encrypted data. Removing privacy risks will allow more data sharing, and more enhanced data analysis. The goal of the project is the enhancement of HE for practical use. This could include (for example) the design and security of practical privacy-preserving applications, or proposing improvements and optimisations to existing HE schemes. The Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway has a strong track record in cryptographic research, including algorithm design and analysis, post-quantum cryptography, homomorphic encryption and applications of secure computation. KDDI Research is the research and innovation arm of KDDI Corporation, one of the largest Japanese telecommunications operators. The ISG and KDDI have a long-term collaboration in the area of cryptography, and the student recruited for this project will work closely with researchers from the two groups. Applicants are expected to have a background in mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline. Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Rachel.Player@rhul.ac.uk to discuss the project.
    Contact: Dr Rachel Player
    Last updated: 2021-12-09 posted on 2021-12-07

    PhD Student (funded)
    CDT in Cyber Security for the Everyday. Royal Holloway University. Egham, Surrey, UK
    The threat of large-scale, general-purpose quantum computers to existing public-key cryptographic solutions has lead to global efforts to standardise post-quantum cryptography as a replacement. In particular, the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography is now in its third and final round. One of the front-runners for problems to base post-quantum cryptography on are hard problems on lattices. Five out of seven finalists of the NIST processes are based on lattices. Thus, it is a natural question to ask how long it actually takes to solve these problems on lattices. The better we understand this problem the more confidence we can have in the cryptographic solutions soon to be deployed globally. The security of lattice-based cryptography is a pressing research question for a second reason. Many innovations in the field of cryptography in recent years rely on lattices as their foundation. For example, all the ways in which we know how to compute arbitrary functions on encrypted data – homomorphic encryption – are based on lattices. The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway has a strong track record in this area and we are seeking students to join our efforts to address this pressing research question. The directions this PhD can go into are manifold: (asymptotic) algorithm design and analysis, implementations, experimental validation, quantum computing, side-channel analysis, active attacks against protocols using lattice-based primitives, studying special cases relevant in practice. We seek applicants with a background in mathematics and/or computer science or related disciplines. Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss with martin.albrecht@rhul.ac.uk
    Contact: Prospective applicants are welcome to discuss with Professor Martin Albrecht
    Last updated: 2021-12-09 posted on 2021-12-07

    Post-doctoral Fellow on Blockchain Research
    NTT Research, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
    The Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Lab of NTT Research is a team of world-class research scientists. The blockchain group of the CIS Lab is seeking post-doctoral fellows. Post-doctoral fellows with the group will conduct fundamental research related to blockchain technology. The focus areas are consensus mechanism, smart contract security/privacy, and game theory. Applicants of the post-doctoral researcher should have demonstrated a strong track record of research with top-level academic conferences/journals focusing on blockchain, cryptography, computer security, theoretical computer science, or economics. To apply and for further details, see https://careers.ntt-research.com/cis
    Contact: Shin'ichiro Matsuo (Shinichiro.Matsuo@ntt-research.com)
    Last updated: 2021-12-06 posted on 2021-12-06

    Post-Doc
    Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), in Bilbao
    The Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), in Bilbao, is offering a postdoc position for 2 years, with starting date as soon as possible. We are seeking for excellent candidates with a PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science interested in post quantum cryptography with a with good background on mathematical areas related with it, number theory, computational algebra and algebraic geometry, etc. Good programming skills is a plus. The working language is English..

    BCAM is an research center of applied mathematics located in Bilbao. Its research is transversal, covering from core developments in mathematics to the most applied aspects. It enjoys the Severo Ochoa distinction (the highest rank distinction for research centers in Spain). The position is the framework of the creation of a new research line in (post-quantum) cryptography, which falls within the Basque strategy on Quantum computing, Quantum Cryptography and Quantum safe Cryptography. The research line will be lead by Prof. Ignacio Luengo (UCM, Madrid), with the collaboration of Prof. Jintai Ding (Tsinghua University).

    Deadline for applications is 01/15/2022.

    More details, and application link are available here: https://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job

    Contact: Ignacio Luengo (iluengo@ucm.es)
    Last updated: 2021-12-31 posted on 2021-12-06

    PhD Student
    North Carolina State University
    3 PhD positions in the hardware security research group of Prof. Aydin Aysu at North Carolina State University starting in Fall 22. Spring/Summer 22 is possible for those who are already in US. 1) Cloud FPGA architectural security 2) Side-channel attacks on machine learning accelerators 3) Fault attacks on machine learning accelerators Applicants can email CV to aaysu@ncsu.edu -- positions are fully funded. The deadline is Jan. 15th, 2022
    Contact: Aydin Aysu
    Last updated: 2021-12-06 posted on 2021-12-05

    Security Researcher (Tamper Protection, Electronics, PUFs)
    Fraunhofer AISEC, Garching (near Munich), Germany
    The Hardware Security Department at Fraunhofer AISEC is currently looking for a security researcher to work on tamper protection for embedded systems with strong background in hardware security and analog or mixed signal circuit design.
    The work covers different aspects in the areas the design of new physical structures for tamper protection and PUF primitives, characterization of the structures, design of measurement circuits, research on attacks and countermeasures, system design, development of firmware, and statistical assessments, depending on the background of the candidate.
    The candidate must hold a master's degree in electrical engineering, security, physics, or a related field, and have at least intermediate German language levels (B2). The position supports the candidate to work towards a PhD in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich.
    If you are interested, please apply via the following link: https://www.aisec.fraunhofer.de/de/jobs/wissenschaftliche-stellen/aisec-2021-6.html
    Contact: Matthias Hiller (matthias.hiller@aisec.fraunhofer.de)
    Last updated: 2021-12-06 posted on 2021-12-02

    Research Internship
    NTT Research, Sunnyvale, CA
    The Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Lab of NTT Research is a team of world-class research scientists. The CIS Lab is seeking research interns typically for about 12 weeks during the summer. For the duration of their internship, interns will be matched with one of our research scientists as a mentor. Applicants should have demonstrated strong mathematical ability and be enrolled in a PhD program with a focus on cryptography, computer security, or theoretical computer science.
    Contact: To apply and for further details see https://careers.ntt-research.com/cis
    Last updated: 2021-12-06 posted on 2021-11-30

    Postdoc (up to 3 years)
    University of South Florida
    The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 12-month, full-time, Postdoctoral Scholar position in Mathematics to begin on August 8, 2022.

    Candidates must possess a PhD by the start date. We welcome applications from candidates with a background in mathematical cryptology (in particular: cryptography based on (ideal) lattices, isogenies, and codes).

    The position carries a teaching load of 3 courses a year (within the Maths & Stats department). The initial contract is for 1 year, and may be renewed for up to 2 additional years based on satisfactory performance in both research and teaching.

    The successful candidate will collaborate with the members of the newly created USF Center for Cryptographic Research (https://www.usf-crypto.org/).

    Additional details, and application link are available here: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/19124
    Contact: Jean-Francois Biasse or Giacomo Micheli (see USF's webpage for contact information: http://math.usf.edu/)
    Last updated: 2021-12-06 posted on 2021-11-30

    Post-Doc Positions in Theoretical Computer Science
    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    EPFL invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the Theory Group. Applications will be reviewed by theory faculty (as listed on EPFL's theory website at https://theory.epfl.ch/). Faculty may reach out to applicants on a rolling basis, though we encourage inquiries to be made as soon as possible.

    The application must include the following materials:
    • Cover letter (identify one or more faculty of interest and provide availability).
    • CV (including a ranked list of at least three writers for letters of reference).
    • Research statement (covering research interests, past research focus, and future research directions).
    Applications must be submitted through the application system in the embedded link, and recommendation letters can be submitted by your writers to tcs-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch.

    EPFL is located in Lausanne (Switzerland) and ranks among the world’s top scientific universities. In French-speaking Lausanne, English is generally well spoken and is the main language at EPFL. Postdoctoral positions come with a competitive salary for 1 year (83'600 CHF with yearly increments), renewable up to a maximum of 4 years.
    Contact: tcs-postdoc@groupes.epfl.ch
    Last updated: 2021-11-30 posted on 2021-11-30

    Postdoc and PhD Positions in Formal Verification
    University of Stuttgart, Institute of Information Security
    The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers

    fully-funded Postdoc and PhD positions in formal verification.

    Successful candidates are expected to carry out research on tool-supported formal verification methods for security-critical systems and security protocols in our new REPROSEC initiative (https://reprosec.org/). See, e.g., our work at ACM CCS 2021 and EuroS&P 2021 on DY*.

    The positions are available immediately with an internationally competitive salary (German public salary scale TV-L E13 or TV-L E14, depending on the candidate's qualification, ranging from about 4.000 Euro to 6.200 Euro monthly gross salary). The employment periods are between one and six years, following the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVg).

    The Institute of Information Security offers a creative international environment for top-level international research in Germany's high-tech region.

    You should have a Master's degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cyber Security, or a related field. We value excellent analytical skills and

    • solid knowledge of logic, proofs and/or formal verification techniques (Theorem Proving, Type Checking, etc.), and
    • solid programming experience.
    Knowledge in cryptography/security is not required, but a plus. Knowledge of German is not required.

    The deadline for applications is

    December 12th, 2021.

    Late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    See https://www.sec.uni-stuttgart.de/institute/job-openings/ for the official job announcement and details of how to apply.

    Contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Küsters Institute of Information Security University of Stuttgart, Germany
    Last updated: 2021-11-30 posted on 2021-11-29

    Assistant and Associate Professor
    Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
    Indian Statistical Institute invites applications from duly qualified for full-time faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professors and Associate Professor, to be placed at the R. C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security of the Institute, in Kolkata. Candidates with a strong research background in Cryptology and Security (preferably in Cybersecurity or IoT). For details please visit https://www.isical.ac.in/sites/default/files/jobs/rcbccs_advt_2022.pdf
    Contact: rcbose@isical.ac.in
    Last updated: 2021-11-27 posted on 2021-11-25

    PhD students/Postdocs - System Security
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    The newly established Chair of Information Security at RUB has multiple open positions for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the area of system security, particularly (but not limited to) those specializing in:

    - Blockchain security and privacy: we explore how to improve the security and privacy of cryptocurrencies and modern blockchain platforms while enhancing their performance and scalability.
    - Platform security: we explore how to make use of hardware support to improve the security and privacy of platforms.
    - ML security and privacy: we investigate how we can improve the security of machine learning algorithms and how to securely use machine learning to secure existing platforms.

    Are you excited by opportunities to work in any of those topics? Do you have a solid background in blockchain technologies, machine learning techniques, or security/privacy concepts? Are you excited about building highly performant secure systems? If so, we'd like to hear from you. If you are interested in applying, please send an email to Prof. Dr. Karame (ghassan.karame@rub.de) with your current CV and a description of why you think you are a good fit.
    Contact: Prof. Dr. Ghassan Karame
    Last updated: 2021-11-27 posted on 2021-11-25

    Post-Doc Research Fellow (Multiple Positions)
    SCRIPTS @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has several open positions on Post-Doc Research Fellow, supported by a Post-Quantum Cryptography research project in both public-key and symmetric-key led by Prof Huaxiong Wang and Prof Jian Guo.

    Your role:
    • To work, both independently and collaboratively, on a research-orientated post-quantum project including cryptanalysis and design of post-quantum public-key and symmetric-key cryptography primitives.
    • To publish in top conferences
    Requirements:
    • PhD in cryptography
    • Track-record publications in Tier-1 conferences (Asiacrypt, Eurocrypt, Crypto, CCS, Usenix, IEEE S&P, NDSS)
    We offer:
    • globally competitive salary package
    • a team with strong capability in development and research to work with
    • various opportunities to work with our industry partners
    Duration: 2 years

    Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters. Review of applicants will start immediately until all positions are filled. More information about SCRIPTS centre can be found in https://www.ntu.edu.sg/scripts
    Contact: scripts@ntu.edu.sg with subject [IACR-PQC]
    Last updated: 2021-11-25 posted on 2021-11-24

    Post-Doc
    Lund University
    The CRYSPY Lab (CRyptography, Security and PrivacY) at Lund University is looking for a Post Doctoral researcher to work on the design of post-quantum secure cryptographic solutions. We welcome applications from Ph.D. holders, the ideal candidate is expected to be motivated, able to carry research tasks in an independent way, open to collaborate in on-going projects in a team-work fashion, and willing to perform some teaching duties. There is also time for independent research, no restrictions on collaboration with other researchers. The application will be open until we find a suitable candidate.
    Main requirements: a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. Competitive research record in cryptography or information security. Strong mathematical or algorithmic background. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.
    About the CRYSPY lab: we are about 20 researchers (counting PhD students and seniors) passionate about solving real world security issues as well as posing and addressing security challenges of a theoretical taste. We have a long history of design and cryptanalisys of symmetric ciphers and lattice-based constructions, as well as network-security. More recently, we are moving towards post-quantum cryptosystems, homomorphic authenticators, privacy-aware data storage and sharing solutions.
    For more info: https://www.eit.lth.se/index.php?gpuid=508&L=1 and https://epagnin.github.io
    Contact: elena.pagnin@eit.lth.se
    Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-24

    PhD scholarships for UK/EU/International students
    Unversity of Warwick, Department of Computer Science
    There are fully funded PhD scholarships available to the UK, EU and international students at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. Students who are interested to pursue a PhD in security and applied cryptography are encouraged to contact feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk with a CV.
    Contact: feng.hao@warwick.ac.uk
    Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-23

    Embedded Intrusion Detection in IOT
    CSEM, Neuchâtel / AAU, Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Klagenfurt, Austria

    You will conduct research towards a distributed intrusion detection system for constrained devices in real-world IoT applications. The intrusion detection system (IDS) you will develop will facilitate detection and containment of a security breach in the Edge, making the IoT applications of tomorrow more secure and reliable.

    Your activity will be at an exciting intersection of the following fields:
    • Embedded development. The constrained nature of low-power embedded world will present you with stimulating research challenges. You will implement and test your results on real-world, low-power embedded HW platforms, maintaining a steady link between your research and practice and ensuring a real-world impact.
    • Applied security. To defend from attacks, you will get intimately familiar with them. You will acquire knowledge of different types of intrusion, how they manage to penetrate a system, and how they can be recognized.
    • Artificial intelligence. Modern IDS systems rely on AI. You will review the state of the art, select the most viable AI algorithms for an IDS in the constrained setting of IoT Edge, and carefully tweak them for the job.
    • Distributed computing. A swarm of Things in the Edge can, collaboratively monitor itself much more effectively than a single device. You will combine all the above and deploy a distributed IDS on a group of constrained embedded devices, identifying the tradeoffs between efficiency and overhead.
    The result of your work will be an IDS system, which will be able to make a difference in the security and reliability of real-world IoT applications.
    We are looking for a student who has a Masters (or equivalent) degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science with background and passion in (most of):
    • Solid understanding of machine learning concepts and some practice
    • Proficiency with programming in C
    • Experience with embedded development is an advantage
    • Background in applied cryptography and security is an advantage
    • Fluency in English is required, proficiency in French is an advantage.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    Contact: To apply visit https://www.csem.ch/page.aspx?pid=47528&jobid=122842.
    You will be based in part at CSEM (Switzerland), and in part at the Cybersecurity Research Group at AAU (Austria); you need to be eligible to work in Europe, and you need to be flexible as you will travel regularly.

    Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-23

    Postdoc position in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning using MPC
    University of Leuven (KU LEUVEN)
    The Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group belongs to the Electrical Engineering Department at the KU Leuven. Research group COSIC is looking for a Postdoc researcher to work on efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving machine learning.
    The prospective candidate will design and develop efficient MPC protocols for privacy-preserving data analytics for medical diagnostics and predictive maintenance applications. The work includes, but is not limited to, investigating machine learning algorithms that best suit MPC and that have efficient implementations over MPC. You will be working closely with tools such as SCALE-MAMBA and/or MP-SPDZ. The candidate will be part of a team in a project on Secure and Scalable Data Sharing, which will run until mid-2025.
    Specific skills required:
    The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records in crypto/security venues. In addition to a strong background in both public and symmetric cryptography, good knowledge in MPC, machine learning algorithms, and cryptographic protocols are expected. Hands on experience with an MPC framework will be considered as a merit. The candidate should also have coding experience in C/C++ and Python, experience in practical aspects of secure computation is a must.
    Contact: Please check the application procedure at https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/vacancies/ and send all requested documents to jobs-cosic@esat.kuleuven.be
    Last updated: 2021-11-24 posted on 2021-11-22

    Postdoc and Ph.D. student
    Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    A postdoctoral position and a PhD position are open in the faculty of engineering at Bar-Ilan University, hosted by Prof. Carmit Hazay and Dr. Ran Gelles. The positions involve performing theoretical research in cryptography. In particular, researching topics on secure computation over unreliable channels and over networks where the adversary controls the communication channels.

    This project is in collaboration with Purdue University and participant will be offered several all expenses paid visits to Purdue University, USA.

    The postdoctoral position is offered for 1 year and can be extended by an additional year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The PhD position spans an entire course of a PhD degree, with an expected duration of 4 years.

    Applicants should ideally have background in information-theoretic secure computation as well as general background in cryptography. Knowledge in coding theory and information theory is an advantage. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated and mathematically capable.

    Applications should include (1) a CV including a list of publications, (2) a short research statement, (3) names and contact information of 2-3 potential references.

    Contact: carmit.hazay@biu.ac.il and ran.gelles@biu.ac.il
    Last updated: 2021-11-22 posted on 2021-11-19

    PhD candidate
    University of Luxembourg, interdisciplinary centre for security reliability and trust, Luxembourg
    The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team lead to carry out research to pursue a PhD on the

    Security of Decentralized Finance in Ethereum blockchain.

    The successful candidate will closely work with industry, specifically with Quantstamp. The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:
  • Contribute to the project “Securing DeFi Implementations” in collaboration with Quantstamp as industrial partner
  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Present results in well-known international conferences and workshops
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
  • Join the team activities and meetings
  • Contact: Antonio Ken Iannillo
    Last updated: 2021-11-22 posted on 2021-11-18

    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (TT/T)
    Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
    The Department of Computer Science in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites applications for tenure-track and tenured positions in all areas of computer science at the assistant, associate, and full professor ranks. We encourage applicants with expertise in our existing core areas of research including computer vision, cyber security, and AI/ML, in addition to candidates who can expand our research program significantly in HCI and algorithmic bias/fairness. Stevens offers an intellectually vibrant, diverse, highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial community and is a great place to work.

    Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students from underrepresented groups. Successful candidates will have the potential to develop an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students in research, and contribute to the highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, diverse, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture at Stevens. Candidates applying at the rank of Associate or Full should have a track record of success in scholarship, funded research, teaching, mentoring, and contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Contact: Search Committee Chairs, Samantha Kleinberg (samantha.kleinberg@stevens.edu) and Yue Ning (yue.ning@stevens.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-17

    Multiple PhD Positions in Security/Applied Cryptography
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
    The research group of Karl Wüst (https://karlwuest.github.io) at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is looking for talented people with a background in computer science or closely related fields and an interest in information security and applied cryptography to join the group as PhD students. The main research focus of the group is on security and privacy aspects of digital currency and smart contract systems as well as some aspects of trustworthy computing.

    The positions are fully funded and located at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Germany, one of the world’s top research institutions in the area of information security. The start dates for the positions are flexible and applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    For additional details and information on how to apply see https://karlwuest.github.io/positions
    Contact: Karl Wüst
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-16

    Homomorphic Encryption Researcher
    Zama, Paris, France
    Job description. We are looking for a researcher in Homomorphic Encryption to start working with us in 2022. The candidate and his/her/their team will be responsible for:
    • discovering new cryptographic techniques to compute on encrypted data
    • working with the engineering and product teams to implement his/her/their research into our products
    • design robust tests and benchmarks to validate his/her/their research and its implementation
    • review the latest published research, and inform the team on potential new applications
    • work with the entire team to define the research and product roadmaps
    • publishing papers, filing patents and presenting his/her/their work at academic conferences
    Experience. He/she/they should:
    • have a PhD in cryptography or equivalent
    • have deep knowledge of homomorphic encryption
    • have (optionally) knowledge of LWE hardness and security
    • have (optionally) knowledge of machine learning
    • be passionate about privacy and open source software
    • have good written and oral communication skills
    Full remote is possible, with a willingness to come to Paris quarterly.
    Contact: Ilaria Chillotti (ilaria.chillotti(at)zama.ai)
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-15

    Postdoc Research Fellow (Multiple Positions)
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    The Cryptanalysis Taskforce at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore led by Prof. Jian Guo is seeking for candidates to fill several post-doctoral research fellow positions on symmetric-key cryptography. Topics include but are not limited to the following sub-areas:
    • tool aided cryptanalysis, such as MILP, CP, STP, and SAT
    • machine learning aided cryptanalysis and designs
    • privacy-preserving friendly symmetric-key designs
    • quantum cryptanalysis
    • provable security
    • cryptanalysis against SHA-2, SHA-3, and AES
    • threshold cryptography
    Established in 2014, the Cryptanalysis Taskforce is a group dedicated for research in symmetric-key cryptography, it is currently comprised by 4 (senior) PostDoc Research Fellows, 3 PhD students, and several long-term visitors. Since establishment, the team has been active in both publications in and services for IACR. It has done quite some cryptanalysis work on various important targets such as SHA-3 and AES, and is expanding its interests to the areas mentioned above, with strong funding support from the university and government agencies in Singapore. We offer competitive salary package with extremely low tax (around 5%), as well as excellent environment dedicating for top-venues publication orientated research in Singapore. The contract will be initially for one year, and has the possibility to be extended. Candidates are expected to have proven record of publications in IACR conferences. Interested candidates are to send their CV and 2 reference letters to Jian Guo. Review of applicants will start immediately until the positions are filled. More information about the Cryptanalysis Taskforce research group can be found via https://team.crypto.sg
    Contact: Asst Prof Jian Guo, guojian@ntu.edu.sg
    Last updated: 2021-11-18 posted on 2021-11-15

    Post-doc
    Dept. of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
    The Cryptography & Security Group at Aarhus University invites applications from Ph.D. holders in areas of Cryptography & Distributed Ledger technology.

    The Cryptography & Security group is focused on the design of cryptographic protocols, distributed ledger technology as well as the development of fundamental cryptographic techniques. Note that this call is open ended, please send your application as soon as possible.

    We currently have two open Postdoc positions. The successful candidate will work either with Prof. Ivan Damgård on the SecureDNA project or Prof. Jesper Buus Nielsen as part of the Cobra Research center. He or she will contribute to either of these research projects, as described in more detail here:

    SecureDNA: improve efficiency and security of the SecureDNA system by conducting fundamental research in areas such as adaptive protocol security as well as the design of post-quantum cryptographic primitives, e.g., design of threshold PRF and OPRF. Work with the SecureDNA developers towards implementation of these improvements.

    Cobra: Design and analysis of blockchain consensus protocols. Design and analysis of cryptographic tools for blockchains, e.g., zero-knowledge, MPC for blockchain, anonymous payments. Design and analysis of layer 2 protocols for blockchains.

    The candidate is expected to spend part of the research time collaborating with Concordium Research on blockchain related research topics and can expect to coordinate part of the daily collaboration between COBRA and Concordium Research. There is also time for independent research and no restrictions on collaboration with other researchers.

    Requirements: a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. Competitive research record in cryptography or information security. Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background. Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

    We offer a one-year employment contract, which is extendable based on performance, and highly competitive salaries.

    Send your application with all material collected in a single pdf file to the contact person below.

    Contact: Malene Andersen, malene.andersen@cs.au.dk
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-12

    Multiple PhD Positions
    Australian National University, School of Computing, Canberra, Australia

    Based in the School of Computing at the Australian National University several fully funded PhD positions are available in on a project called “Efficient privacy-persevering proofs for secure e-government and e-voting.” The positions are for 3 years.

    You will work on applying formal methods, particularly interactive theorem provers, to cryptography. The main focus of the project is verifying zero-knowledge proof systems.

    The PhD student is expected to have a master's degree or equivalent, and a strong background in one or more of cryptography, formal methods, and mathematics.

    Contact: Thomas Haines
    Last updated: 2021-11-14 posted on 2021-11-10

    Cryptographic Hardware Engineer
    Zama, Paris, France
    Job Description. You and your team will be responsible for:
    • implementing state-of-the-art algorithms for homomorphic encryption
    • continually improving their performance and reliability through timing optimisation and verification
    • documenting and benchmarking the implemented cryptographic operations
    You will be working with us on the cutting edge of fully homomorphic encryption (FHE), designing and implementing hardware that will enable privacy by default. FHE is an exciting field in cryptography with many opportunities for filing patents, publishing papers, and presenting your work at conferences.

    Preferred Experience. You should have:
    • a PhD in cryptography, or a Master’s degree in Engineering with more than four (4) years of industry experience
    • be well versed in VHDL and/or Verilog
    • a strong knowledge of FPGA tool flows, familiarity with cutting-edge FPGA devices, and be comfortable with debugging and reaching timing closure
    • a strong interest in cryptography and a passion for privacy
    • good analytical skills
    • good written and oral communication skills
    • experience implementing lattice-based cryptography on FPGA/ASIC is a plus
    Full remote is possible, with a willingness to come to Paris quarterly.
    Contact: Thomas De Cnudde (thomas.decnudde(at)zama.ai)
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-04

    Visiting Scholar, Post-Doc, Senior Researcher, Research Associate
    DingLab, Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications; Beijing, China

    Multiple fully funded positions on the Ding Lab in Cryptography and its applications at the Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA).

    Ding Lab

    The Ding Lab in Public Key Cryptography will be led by Prof. Jintai Ding. It is an international open laboratory with English as the working language. Anyone who works in related areas including (but not restricted to) computational algebra, computational algebraic geometry, number theory, mathematical optimization, quantum algorithms, post-quantum cryptography, multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof, fully homomorphic encryption, privacy preserving algorithms, block chain, high performance computing, and algorithm implementations are welcome to apply.

    Positions
    • Visiting Scholar : including short term(less than 3 months) and long term(6 months to 1 year) for persons who has been granted with PhD degree
    • Post-Doc
    • Senior Researcher
    • Research Associate (master)

    All positions require you having a master or PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Cryptography, or equivalent practical experience.

    Salary

    BIMSA offers internationally competitive salary packages and salary will be determined by applicant's qualification. Recent PhDs are especially encouraged to apply. A typical appointment for postdoc of BIMSA is for two-years, renewable for the third year with annual salary ranges from 300,000 RMB to 500,000 RMB depending on experience and qualifications.

    BIMSA

    The BIMSA is a Mathematics research institution co-sponsored by Beijing Municipal Government and Tsinghua University, and the director of BIMSA is the renowned mathematician, Prof. Shing-Tung Yau. The BIMSA is located in the Huairou District of Beijing, and is part of Beijing’s strategic plans to build world-class new-style research & development institutions and national innovation center for science and technology. The BIMSA aims to develop fundamental scientific research and build a bridge between mathematics and industry applications.

    Contact: Jintai Ding(DingLab@bimsa.cn)
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-03

    Ph.D. Student in Cryptography
    CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

    The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike. As the latest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organization in Germany, CISPA has embarked on a mission: to rethink the digitalized world of the future from the ground up and make it safer through innovative, cutting-edge research. The center will grow to more than 800 employees in the medium term with not less than 60 Faculty and research group leaders.

    CISPA maintains an open, international and diverse work environment. Every Ph.D. student is a member of a research group led by his or her supervisor. Admitted students are, as a rule, paid employees of CISPA with a full-time contract. The working language is English.

    Job Description. The group of Kamil Kluczniak is looking for Ph.D. students broadly interested in theoretical and/or practical aspects of Cryptography. Although the group is currently focused on homomorphic encryption and public-key cryptography, candidates will be encouraged to find and pursue their own research interests.

    How to apply: All applications have to be done through the Odoo system:

      https://jobs.cispa.saarland/de_DE/jobs/detail/phd-students-1
    Candidates are encouraged to send ``Hello CISPA!!!'' to the email address that is under the variable m from the following Python code:

    >>> c = m**e % N

    >>> print(str(c) + ", " + str(e) + ", " + str(N))

    >>> 3016, 19, 10403

    >>> m = str(c**d % N) + "@cispa.de"

    Contact:
      https://jobs.cispa.saarland/de_DE/jobs/detail/phd-students-1

    If you have any questions regarding your application please contact our Onboarding Team via otm@cispa.de.


    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-03

    Research Associate (Postdoc) in symmetric cryptography
    University of Luxembourg

    Your Role...

    In 2018, the NIST announced an initiative to standardize lightweight authenticated encryption schemes and hash functions in an open process with public evaluation. The mission of the APLICA project is to contribute to the evaluation of the third-round candidates and the eventually standardized algorithms by analyzing their theoretical and practical security properties. More concretely, APLICA will contribute to the development of new cryptanalytic techniques that can be applied to lightweight authenticated encryption algorithms and hash functions, and to the design and implementation of new countermeasures against side-channel attacks, in particular differential power analysis, that are suitable for resource-constrained IoT devices.

    Your Profile...

    Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or obtain a Ph.D. degree before September 2020) in symmetric cryptography or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record that includes at least one paper at an IACR-sponsored conference/workshop or one of the top-4 security conferences. Experience in software development for embedded systems and/or side-channel attacks is a plus. Candidates with an interest to conduct research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Cryptanalysis of authenticated encryption algorithms or hash functions
  • Leakage resilience or leakage reduction by design (e.g. modes of operation)
  • Side-channel analysis and countermeasures
  • Contact: leonard.pireaux@uni.lu
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-03

    Applied Cryptographer
    IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY
    You will be working with the newly established Cryptography Algorithm Development Group to develop and validate algorithm implementations across IBM platforms.

    Job Duties:

    • Develop and support the Testing and Emulation of IBM Cryptographic Library in C (CLiC) code on various IBM platforms
    • Safely implement cryptographic algorithms and optimize them for the various IBM systems
    • Develop optimized code once and reuse in various software and firmware components
    • Rapidly address customer demands for new or faster cryptographic capabilities
    • Drive innovation in cryptographic development
    • Consult hardware development teams on where to provide hardware acceleration

    As a core member of the Cryptography Algorithm Development Group, you will

    • Successfully deliver technical solutions
    • Work and collaborate as part of one team with worldwide collaborators
    • Understand the requirements and goals of the customer
    • Participate in customer reviews and internal technical solution reviews
    • Ensure feedback to all teams
      • Customer(s)
      • Chief Architect
      • Crypto Firmware Team(s)
      • Offering Management
    Please see the online job posting for full qualifications and to apply online.

    Apply online: https://careers.ibm.com/job/14168444/applied-cryptographer-poughkeepsie-ny/?codes=IBM_CareerWebSite

    Contact: Baaba Kyerewaa Forster-Forson
    Last updated: 2021-11-05 posted on 2021-11-02

    Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography
    University of Luxembourg

    Your Role...

    The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security and is expected to perform the following tasks:

    • Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics: o Applied Cryptography (symmetric, lightweight, AE, White-box etc.); o Financial cryptography, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies; o Privacy enhancing technologies (Tor, zero-knowledge, eID, etc.); • Disseminating results through scientific publications; • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.

    Your Profile...

    • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field; • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security conferences); • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background; • Good skills in C /or C++ or scripting languages; • Commitment, team working and a critical mind; • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.
    Contact: alex.biryukov@uni.lu
    Last updated: 2021-11-06 posted on 2021-11-02

    PhD Position in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) @CS Department @Technical University of Darmstadt offers a fully funded position as Doctoral Researcher (Research Assistant/PhD Student) in Private Machine Learning for Mobile Applications to be filled as soon as possible for 3 years with the possibility of extension.
    Job description: You'll work in the research training group/doctoral college Privacy&Trust for Mobile Users funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In our subproject, we build cryptography-based private machine learning services for mobile applications and investigate their legal applicability (data protection) and economic feasibility in interdisciplinary collaborations. You conduct research, implement prototypes, and publish&present the results at top venues. You'll participate in teaching and supervise thesis students & student assistants.
    We offer: We demonstrate that privacy is efficiently protectable in real-world applications via cryptographic protocols. Our open and international working environment facilitates excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is a top research university for IT security, cryptography and CS in Europe. Darmstadt is a very international, livable and well-connected city in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt. Knowledge of German is beneficial, but not required, and TU Darmstadt offers corresponding support.
    Your profile:
    • Completed Master's degree (or equivalent) at a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, or a similar area.
    • Extensive knowledge in applied cryptography/IT security and very good software development skills. Knowledge in cryptographic protocols (ideally MPC) is a plus.
    • Experience with/motivation for working with other disciplines, e.g., law or economics.
    • Self-motivated, reliable, creative, can work independently, and want to do excellent research.
    • Our working language is English: able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English. German is beneficial but not required.
    Application deadline: Nov 17, 2021 (Extended). Later applications are considered.
    Contact: Thomas Schneider (application@encrypto.cs.tu-darmstadt.de)
    Last updated: 2021-11-02 posted on 2021-11-01

    Research intern
    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
    Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

    The Cryptography and Privacy Research Group is hiring interns for the summer of 2022. We are seeking strong candidates to work with our renowned researchers on various topics. We are particularly interested in privacy-preserving ML, privacy and transparency techniques for digital identity systems and public key infrastructures, account/identity/password recovery, and web privacy/security, including fraud detection and prevention. We encourage all PhD students with relevant technical background in any of these topics to apply as soon as possible, as we will start interviewing immediately.

    For summer internships, we typically work closely with Microsoft product groups (Teams, Edge, to name a few) to bring research ideas to real life. The internships often involve prototyping the research results, so a strong candidate is expected to have some proficiency in programming and interest in working alongside our engineers.

    More information and application at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/1195145/Research-Intern-Privacy-and-Cryptography

    Contact: Kim Laine (kim.laine@microsoft.com)
    Last updated: 2021-10-29 posted on 2021-10-28

    PhD position ML privacy
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
    We have a fully funded position to pursue a PhD (or join us as a postdoc) as part of our French-German project Propolis on Smart City Privacy, in a consortium with Eurecom, SAP, and The Urban Institute: https://propolis-project.eu/ . We will primarily work on publishing location trajectories with DP guarantees and differentially private ML on location data (for instance for traffic management, public security, and risk management in smart cities).

    We can hire MSc graduates from CS, math and related fields who would like to pursue a PhD, or PostDocs to prepare them for academic/industry careers -- or to keep them with us for a while (including co-supervision of MSc/PhD students, if applicable). We are and will remain a small, international, diverse team with close interaction. Good command of the English language is necessary (no German needed), and we recruit based on qualification and commitment. We focus on positive working environments and the quality of results.
    Contact: Thorsten Strufe and Javier Parra-Arnau
    Last updated: 2021-10-29 posted on 2021-10-28

    PhD/Post-Doc
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Four fully funded positions to do a PhD or Post-Doc (co-supervision of PhD students, in case of interest) on 6G security and privacy (location privacy, availability, security architectures, practical quantum key generation) at KIT/KASTEL and Excellence Cluster CeTI.
    Contact: Thorsten Strufe
    Last updated: 2021-10-29 posted on 2021-10-28

    Director of NJIT's Institute for Cybersecurity
    New jersey Institute of Technology
    The Ying Wu College of Computing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a senior faculty member to serve as the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline with a demonstrated track record of scholarly accomplishments in security/cryptography commensurate with the appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or above (Full, Distinguished).

    The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and is expected to lead the creation of the Institute for Cybersecurity, which builds on top of existing research and educational strengths in the area of cybersecurity and will span multiple departments across NJIT. As the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity, the successful candidate must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry.

    NJIT is designated a Carnegie R1 Research University, with $161M research expenditures in FY20. The Computer Science Department is ranked 77 nationally by csrankings.org, and has 29 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator recipient, and a research expenditure of 12 Million dollars in FY20. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many companies through student Capstone projects, internships, co-ops and joint R&D projects.

    To formally apply for the position, please submit your application (including CV and Cover letter) to NJIT’s career site: https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3409?c=njit
    You must also submit additional candidate materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19436
    the additional candidate materials include a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and the contact information for at least three references. Applications received by December 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. However, applications are reviewed until all the positions are filled. Contact address for inquiries: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu.
    Contact: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2021-10-25 posted on 2021-10-23

    Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Security/Cryptography at NJIT
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    The Computer Science Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions starting in Fall 2022. While our area of special interest is security/cryptography, exceptional candidates will be considered in any area of mainstream computer science. While we are interested in hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered.

    NJIT is designated a Carnegie R1 Research University, with $161M research expenditures in FY20. The Computer Science Department is ranked 77 nationally by csrankings.org, and has 29 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator award, and a research expenditure of 12 Million dollars in FY20. The Computer Science Department enrolls approximately 1,900 students at all levels across eleven programs of study and takes part, alongside the Department of Informatics and the Department of Data Science, in the Ying Wu College of Computing. The College has an enrollment of more than 3,300 students in computing disciplines, and graduates more than 900 computing professionals every year; as such, it is the largest purveyor of computing talent in the tri­state (NY, NJ, CT) area.

    To formally apply for the position, please submit your application (including CV and Cover letter) to NJIT’s career site: https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3343?c=njit
    You must also submit additional candidate materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19180
    The additional candidate materials include a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and the contact information for at least three references.

    Applications received by December 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. However, applications are reviewed until all the positions are filled. Contact address for inquiries: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu.
    Contact: cs-faculty­-search@njit.edu
    Last updated: 2021-10-25 posted on 2021-10-23

    Consensus - Distributed Systems Researcher - Architect
    5ire.org

    5ireChain is a fifth-generation blockchain that aims to bring a paradigm shift from a for-profit to a for-benefit economy. 5ire's mission is to accelerate the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    “We’re building 5ireChain to eliminate intermediaries and bring all the impact makers onto a level playing field where they can use the shared language of the UN SDGs. We want businesses to act as a force for good and help move the world from a for-profit paradigm to a for-benefit paradigm, facilitating the transition from the fourth industrial revolution to the fifth industrial revolution and building for-benefit incentive and reward distribution mechanisms.

    We are currently in a research phase, working with models and simulations. In the near future, we will start implementing the research. You will have the opportunity to participate in developing -and improving- the state of the art of blockchain technologies, as well as turning them into a reality. You’ll be working directly with the existing research and development team.

    Areas of interest:

    Complexity theory, approximation algorithms, algorithmic game theory, mechanism design, computational social choice, crypto-economics, and governance. Consensus protocols, finality gadgets, inter-operability across blockchains, zero-knowledge proofs.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Designing and analyzing incentive mechanisms (rewards, slashings, handling of reports) of decentralized protocols.

    Primarily, ensuring that solutions are sound and diving deeper into their formal definition.

    What will help you get there:

    Familiarity with the application of formal method techniques. (Provable security, Security proofs … would be a plus.)

    Publications in Consensus engines, system security, applied cryptography, distributed systems, or privacy are highly desirable.

    Experience in multi-agent decision-making mechanisms such as committee elections, referenda, auctions, and general on-chain governance is not required but would be a significant advantage.

    Contact:

    Zakaria Salek

    zakaria@5ire.org
    Last updated: 2021-10-25 posted on 2021-10-21


    Research Internship
    Visa Research, Palo Alto, CA
    Visa Research is a team of world-class research scientists. Our mission is to conduct applied research on the most challenging problems in the payment industry and provides technical thought leadership for the company’s future. Visa Research engages with internal and external partners to identify and research critical ideas and issues that may have an impact to the payment’s ecosystem.  Our research agenda focuses on three key areas: Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Future of Payments.

    The Visa Research Advanced Cryptography team is seeking research interns in areas including Post-Quantum Cryptography, Multi-Party Computation and Zero-Knowledge Proofs. As an integral member of the extended Research team, interns will contact world-class research activities with fellow researchers, and work closely with product and technology teams to ensure the successful creation and application of disruptive and innovative security technologies.

    To apply and for further details see https://smrtr.io/6zLhF

    Contact: Gaven Watson (gawatson@visa.com)
    Last updated: 2021-10-21 posted on 2021-10-20

    Senior Cryptographic Engineer
    KETS Quantum Security
    We’re looking for a Cryptographic subject matter expert to join our newly established Applications team and be responsible for developing algorithms for the development of core crypto primitives. We are looking to develop our expertise in this area and our aspiration is to develop a world-class internal team over the next couple of years so we are interested in applications from people looking for permanent, fixed term and contract positions. Our head office is located in Bristol but we can consider remote working for the right person. We can also sponsor work visas for those who are not currently UK based but are looking to relocate. Reporting to the Chief Applications Officer, the Senior Cryptographic Engineer’s main responsibilities will be: Work with the applications team to design and evaluate modification of existing communications protocols to provide robust security against the threat of quantum computers. Support the team to develop proof of concept implementations that can be evaluated with KETS’ trusted client base. Contribute to the wider cyber security culture within KETS. Design and evaluate modifications to common layer 2/3 communication protocols (e.g. MACsec, MPLS) to incorporate quantum-safe cryptographic primitives. Collaborating with your team to develop prototype implementations of quantum-safe communications protocols. Produce technical design specifications and documentation. Deliver research papers & patents where appropriate. Engage with the wider community (conferences, industry seminars, standards bodies) where appropriate. Supporting the wider team in implementing best practice for secure software development.
    Contact: careers@kets-quantum.com
    Last updated: 2021-10-20 posted on 2021-10-15

    Research Cryptographer, FHE
    Heliax, Anoma
    Overview Blockchains are not private enough for safe use by citizens, corporations, or dissidents. Heliax is looking for a research cryptographer interested in fully-homomorphic encryption protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement FHE constructions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization. Responsibilities Evaluate and analyze existing FHE protocols for security, expressivity, and performance, monitor the state of the research field for compelling new theoretical advances, and conduct original exploratory research into new constructions Update & alter existing protocols and implementations (such as nuFHE), customize them for specific proof-of-concept and production use-cases Produce technical specifications for designs & instantiations of said protocols and assist with implementation in coordination with team members Qualifications Academic research background in mathematics, computer science, or cryptography Prior experience with fully-homomorphic encryption in a research context Self-motivated & self-organized Bonus Qualifications Experience with (fully) homomorphic encryption libraries (e.g. SEAL, HElib) Prior experience in low-level systems programming, ideally in Rust Prior experience with distributed ledger (blockchain) technology Misc Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, preferred if mostly located within (+/- 7 hours) Central European time zones. North America is fine. Ideally someone who enjoys travel, nature and hiking. Often we find that protocols are best designed not in a meeting room but rather on a trail ????️.
    Contact: jobs@heliax.dev
    Last updated: 2021-10-14 posted on 2021-10-12

    PhD Students - Cryptography/Security/Privacy/Blockchain Systems
    University of Connecticut, Computer Science and Engineering Dept.
    Several PhD student openings in the domains of cryptography, computer security, privacy, and blockchain-based systems, are available at the University of Connecticut (UConn), CSE dept., led by Prof. Ghada Almashaqbeh. Start date can be as early as Spring 2022 or later for Fall 2022.

    The positions provide a great opportunity for students with interest in interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields towards the design of secure systems and protocols. We target real-world timely problems and aim to provide secure and practical solutions backed by rigorous foundations and efficient implementations/thorough performance testing. We are also interested in conceptual projects that contribute in bridging the gap between theory and practice of Cryptography.

    For more information about our current and previous projects please check https://ghadaalmashaqbeh.github.io/research/. For interested students, please send your CV to ghada@uconn.edu and provide any relevant information about the topics you want to work on and the skills/related background you have.
    Contact: Ghada Almashaqbeh
    Last updated: 2021-10-13 posted on 2021-10-12

    Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
    The University of Luxembourg invites applications from M.Sc. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. Cryptolux.org is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and to the interdisciplinary Security and Trust center (SnT).

    Area (potential topics of the thesis)

    • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, ex. Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
    • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies)
    • Cryptography for blockchains
    • White-box cryptography
    The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will participate in the development of a large information security research center.

    Starting date 1-Jan-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.

    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
    Last updated: 2021-10-13 posted on 2021-10-12

    Ph.D. student
    Arizona State University
    I (Ni Trieu) am looking for 2 Ph.D. students to join my group. An ideal candidate should be interested in security, privacy, applied cryptography. No prior experience in cryptography or security is required. Experience in other areas, including theory, math, database, machine learning, bioinformatics is a plus. If you are interested, please send your CV, transcripts, and everything that you believe will help your application in PDF format to nitrieu@asu.edu. Thank you.
    Please see more information at https://nitrieu.github.io/position/.
    Contact: Ni Trieu
    Last updated: 2021-10-11 posted on 2021-10-07

    Zero-Knowledge Cryptographer & Protocol Developer
    Heliax, Anoma Protocol, Remote
    Heliax is looking for a cryptographer & researcher interested in zero-knowledge cryptographic protocols and their application to distributed ledger technology to work with us to design, evaluate, and implement zero-knowledge proof constructions such as zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs, distributed cryptographic protocols such as threshold encryption and distributed key generation, and cryptographic primitives such as elliptic curves and hash functions, then put this cryptography into practice in order to realise privacy and scalability capabilities required by the next generation of blockchain networks. This role offers the chance to work closely with a small team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in theoretical computer science, cryptography, game theory, economics, and systems design, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and task prioritization.
    Contact: jobs@heliax.dev
    Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

    PhD student
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
    Shantanu Sharma, Assistant Professor @ Computer Science at NJIT, has multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions in the area of databases, secure data processing, IoT, cloud/edge computing, blockchain, and secure model learning. Webpage: https://web.njit.edu/~ss797/

    Details: NJIT is a Rank 1 Research University, situated in New York Metropolitan area, and is about 7 miles away from the beautiful New York City. New York Metropolitan area is a key part of the US and is the hub of several major tech and research companies. The qualified candidates will have opportunities for research internships and joint projects with lead-industrial companies.
    The position is looking for highly motivated graduate as well as undergraduate students to explore, design, and implement algorithms for databases, secure computing, IoT, blockchain, and machine learning. Topics are as follows:
    1. GDPR compliance trustworthy database systems
    a. The implication of privacy laws in database systems
    b. Design of new modules for GDPR compliance secure databases
    2. Trustworthy data-driven systems
    a. Application of blockchains in data-driven systems
    b. Applications of security techniques in data-driven system pipeline
    3. Scalable and trustworthy database processing
    a. Use of encryption and secret-sharing techniques
    b. Use of secure hardware
    Outcome: The work will expose the student to novel data management algorithms, programming with secure hardware (Intel SGX), cluster computing frameworks such as MapReduce and Spark, and the basics of secure computing using cryptographic techniques.

    Requirements:
    1. You will need to be highly enthusiastic, learner, and also be interested in coding/prototyping algorithms and systems
    2. Adequate knowledge of algorithms, programming, and relational database systems
    3. Knowledge of Java, SQL, and C/C++
    4. You must be an Undergraduate/Master student in computer science or a related field

    Contact: Shantanu Sharma shantanu[DOT]sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu Please send your CV and other information (e.g., GitHub account, sample projects, etc.) to: Shantanu Sharma
    Last updated: 2021-10-06 posted on 2021-10-06

    Distributed Systems Researcher
    Status.im
    We are the Blockchain Infrastructure Team, and we are building the foundation used by other projects at the Status Network. We are researching consensus algorithms, Multi-Party Computation techniques, ZKPs and other cutting-edge solutions with the aim to take the blockchain technology to the next level of security, decentralization and scalability for a wide range of use cases. We are currently in a research phase, working with models and simulations. In the near future, we will start implementing the research. You will have the opportunity to participate in developing -and improving- the state of the art of blockchain technologies, as well as turning it into a reality

    Key Responsibilities:

  • This role is dedicated to pure research
  • Primarily, ensuring that solutions are sound and diving deeper into their formal definition.
  • Additionally, he/she would be regularly going through papers, bringing new ideas and staying up-to-date.
  • Designing, specifying and verifying distributed systems by leveraging formal and experimental techniques.
  • Conducting theoretical and practical analysis of the performance of distributed systems.
  • Designing and analysing incentive systems.
  • Researching new techniques for designing, analysing and implementing dependable distributed systems.
  • Publishing and presenting research results both internally and externally.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong background in Computer Science and Math, or a related area.
  • Academic background (The ability to analyze, digest and improve the State of the Art in our fields of interest. Specifically, familiarity with formal proofs and/or the scientific method.)
  • Distributed Systems with a focus on Blockchain
  • Analysis of algorithms Familiarity with Python and/or complex systems modeling software
  • Deep knowledge of algorithms (much more academic, such as have dealt with papers, moving from research to pragmatic implementation)
  • Experience in analysing the correctness and security of distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with the application of formal method techniques.
  • Comfortable with “reverse engineering” code
  • Contact: Angel via discord @ LilChiChi#0021 Or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelrgutierrez/
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-27

    PhD scholarship available
    University of Wollongong, Australia
    The Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) at the University of Wollongong is looking for outstanding PhD students who are interested in digital finance, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. We offer scholarships, including living expenses for up to $50,000/annum AUD (tax free) plus a tuition waiver. There are 12 positions in total. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Willy Susilo at (wsusilo@uow.edu.au). Or else, please send your cover letter and CV to Dr. Yannan Li (yannan@uow.edu.au) asap to secure your spot. Applications will be assessed immediately. Join us in this exciting journey! #UOW
    Contact: Prof. Willy Susilo and Dr. Yannan Li
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-26

    Privacy Research Engineer
    Cape Privacy, North America, Fully Remote
    Cape Privacy is looking for a Machine Learning Privacy Researcher/Engineer to help build Cape Privacy's innovative SaaS-based encrypted learning platform. This product sits at the intersection of data science, machine learning, privacy, and cryptography; allowing organizations to enhance ML models through privacy-preserving collaboration. Responsibilities include working with our Product team and other researchers & engineers to bring the product vision to reality. Ideal candidates will have an MS or higher in machine learning, data science, privacy or cryptography; and academic or commercial experience in privacy-preserving technologies.
    Contact: David Besemer, VP Engineering
    Last updated: 2021-09-27 posted on 2021-09-23

    Director, Center for Cyber Security
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking candidates for a tenured faculty position who will assume the role of the Director of the Center for Cyber Security. Highly qualified candidates at both Associate Professor and Professor rank will be considered.

    Further information on the position and how to apply can be found at:
    https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9605

    Contact: Yuliang Zheng, Professor & Chair (yzheng at uab.edu)
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-16

    Fully-funded, multiple Ph.D. Student Openings
    University of South Florida, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tampa, FL, USA.
    We have (fully funded) PhD positions in the areas of applied cryptography beginning from Fall 2022 (August 2022) at University of South Florida (USF). The students receive a yearly package worth approximately $60,000, which covers the tuition, health insurance, and competitive monthly salary (with low taxes). Summer teaching and internships are also possible.

    USF is a Rank-1 Research University (rank 31 of CS departments at US public universities per according to Academic Analytics on Scholarly Research Index) and offers a competitive salary with an excellent working environment, all within close proximity of high-tech industry and beautiful beaches of Sunny Florida. Tampa/Orlando area is a key part of the Florida High Technology Corridor and harbors major tech and research companies. Topics include:

    Trustworthy Machine Learning (TML)
    • Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Secure multi-party computation for TML
    Trustworthy Blockchains
    • New cryptographic schemes for consensus and distributed transactions in Blockchains
    • Practical quantum-safe cryptographic deployments for Blockchains
    Secure Internet of Things and Systems (IoT) and Next Generation Wireless Networks
    • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
    • Efficient cryptography for vehicular and unmanned aerial systems
    • Efficient digital signatures
    Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
    • Searchable encryption, Oblivious RAM, and multi-party computation
    Requirements:
    • A BS degree in ECE/CS with a high-GPA
    • Very good programming skills (e.g., C, C++), familiarity with Linux
    • MS degree in ECE/CS/Math is a big plus. Publications in security and privacy are highly desirable
    Please send (by e-mail) to below contact information:
    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three reference letters (send by referees)
    • Research statement
    Contact: Person to Contact: Dr. Attila A. Yavuz
    Email: attilaayavuz@usf.edu
    Webpage : http://www.csee.usf.edu/~attilaayavuz/

    Last updated: 2021-10-12 posted on 2021-09-15

    Tenured/Tenure-track Positions in Computer Science
    NYU Shanghai, Engineering and Computer Science Faculty, Shanghai, China
    NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for Tenured or Tenure-Track positions in Computer Science. The search is not restricted to any rank and outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. We seek candidates in all sub-fields of Computer Science, with particular interest in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Operating and Distributed Systems, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, and Deep Learning. Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and a statement of teaching interests. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and will continue until the . To apply, please follow this link apply.interfolio.com/93616. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may in certain cases have the opportunity to spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching. NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.
    Contact: NYU Shanghai Office of Faculty Recruitment
    Last updated: 2021-09-17 posted on 2021-09-13

    Research Fellows / Postdocs
    SUTD, Singapore
    iTrust is a Cyber Security Research Center in SUTD and a National Satellite of Excellence in Singapore for securing critical infrastructure. iTrust hosts the world-class cyber-physical system (CPS) testbeds which are used for research, education, training, live-fire exercise, and technology validation.

    We are looking for postdocs / research fellows with expertise on cybersecurity in general and CPS security in particular. The candidates should have track record of strong R&D capability, with publications at leading security conferences. The candidates familiar with shipboard OT systems or autonomous vehicles will be considered with the priority. Candidate working in the current position less than one year will not be considered (unless due to the end of contract). Fresh PhD graduates are welcome. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive remuneration.

    Interested candidates please send your CV to Prof. Jianying Zhou. Email: jianying_zhou (at) sutd.edu.sg. Home: http://jianying.space/
    Contact: Prof. Jianying Zhou
    Last updated: 2021-09-13 posted on 2021-09-12

    Blockchain Software Engineer (Remote Intern)
    Fujitsu Research of America
    The Security and Cryptography team in Fujitsu Research of America has an internship position for contributing to opensource blockchain projects. You will work closely with a team of cryptographers and security researchers located in Sunnyvale, California and Tokyo, Japan. Your main task will be secure software development in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript as part of Fujitsu Research's OSS activity in Hyperledger.

    Profile Description:
  • Proven experience in production quality software development. Previous experience and code contributions to open-source projects is a plus.
  • Experience in design and implementation of large software systems and writing secure code in Rust/Golang/Nodejs/JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of basic crypto concepts such as secure MPC and ZKP. Previous software development experience with MPC/ZKP frameworks is a plus.
  • Familiarity with blockchain systems such as Hyperledger Fabric, Cactus and/or Ethereum.
  • Ability to meet deliverables and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

    Working hours and start dates are flexible. Internship duration will be 3 to 6 months, it can be either full time or part time. The position is open to candidates based on USA, Canada, UK, EU or Japan.

  • Contact: Avradip Mandal (amandalATfujitsuDOTcom)
    Last updated: 2021-09-12 posted on 2021-09-10

    Post-Doc or Researcher
    PQShield SAS
    Who We Are

    PQShield is a cybersecurity startup that specialises in post-quantum cryptography. Based in Paris, PQShield SAS concentrates the research activities of PQShield. Our mission is to come up with innovative algorithmic and/or protocol-level solutions to real-world cryptographic problems. Besides post-quantum cryptographic primitives, our research interests include advanced cryptosystems/protocols such as secure messaging, threshold schemes, and multiparty computation.

    Who We Are Looking For

    We are looking for cryptographers with expertise in fields pertaining, but not limited, to post-quantum cryptography. Recruits will work with the team and provide new insights on research topics such as advanced cryptographic primitives, improvements to state-of-the-art practical cryptographic schemes, or constructions and proofs of security in models such as the QROM.

    Skills we are interested in:
    • Deep knowledge of a relevant cryptographic field. We want future recruits to impulse new directions for our research and expand the spectrum of expertise of PQShield.
    • Adaptability. You will be expected to work with a diverse team on projects that can cover various cryptographic fields.
    • Dissemination of results. Working at PQShield entails publishing new research in top cryptographic conferences, and advertising our team’s work through invited talks, workshops, or blog articles.
    What We Offer
    • Competitive salaries. Yearly salaries start at 45,000 € for post-docs, and 65,000 € for full-fledged researchers.
    • Stimulating environment. You will work with some of the best researchers in theoretical and practical aspects of post-quantum cryptography.
    • Flexible work conditions. PQShield SAS has spacious and fully equipped offices in the heart of Paris. In addition, remote working and more specific arrangements (e.g. academic mobility programmes) are possible.
    How To Apply
    Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs (at) pqshield.com.
    Contact: jobs(at)pqshield.com
    Last updated: 2021-09-03 posted on 2021-09-02

    Ph.D. student
    National Sun Yat-sen University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Applications are invited for the Ph.D. position in Information Security at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Arijit Karati on the diverse topics in Applied Cryptology.

    Responsibilities:
    Apart from academic work, student must involve in several activities in a group or individually, such as (not limited to):
  • Design and implementation of security protocol.
  • Assesment of the security and performance metric.
  • Meeting with the supervisor.

    Requirements:
    Apart from the university's basic admission policies (https://cse.nsysu.edu.tw/?Lang=en), students are desired to have following key requirements:
  • Strong motivation on information security.
  • Knowledge of modern technology.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics for cryptography.
  • Knowledge of at least two programming languages, such as Python/Java/C/C++.

    Scholarship:
  • Under the university policy.
  • Project funding (based on students' performance).

    What students can expect:
  • Cooperation from the supervisor and labmates.
  • The rich culture in research and related activities.
  • Flexibility in communication, e.g., English.

    What the supervisor can expect:
  • Apart from academic and research works, students are expected to have good moral character.
  • Hardworking and dedication.

  • Contact: Arijit Karati (arijit.karati@mail.cse.nsysu.edu.tw)
    Last updated: 2021-09-03 posted on 2021-09-01

    Protocol Research Engineer
    Status.im
    We are the Vac team (https://vac.dev/), and we are building a communications tool with security, censorship resistance and privacy in mind; Vac, Waku v2 and Ethereum Messaging for more.

    Can you help us research and develop new and existing technologies in secure messaging?

    Key Responsibilities:
    - Research and develop open protocols for secure messaging. Think zkSNARKs based spam protection/settlement, data consistency in distributed open and hostile environments, incentivized running of nodes, and similar {example a, b, c….}
    - Use a layered protocol approach that is mindful and explicit about what it requires, what it provides, under what threat models, and with what trade-offs.
    -Combine cryptoeconomics and traditional technologies to create a sustainable distributed and fault-tolerant system.
    - Write and maintain Nim code.
    - Research and design core functionality.
    - Provide feedback on overall design decisions and participate in code reviews.
    - Use libp2p to build application-level protocols.
    - Build incentivized, distributed systems.
    - Interpret and implement solutions based on academic research.

    Skills Knowledge and Expertise
    [Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role!]
    - A passion for blockchain technology, privacy-preserving technology and decentralization ; a strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles
    - Very strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience
    - Experience with Zero Knowledge proofs and related technologies.
    - Experience with low level/strongly typed languages (C/C++/Go/Rust or Java/C#).
    - Experience with Open Source software.
    - Experience designing incentive systems and writing/deploying smart contracts in Ethereum.

    Bonus points if:
    - Contributed to a blockchain or privacy-preserving-related, open source project.
    - Experience with Nim.
    - Experience with libp2p / devp2p, networking, cryptography.

    Contact: Angel via discord @ LilChiChi#0021
    Last updated: 2021-09-03 posted on 2021-09-01

    Post-doc, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    he School of Cyber Science and Engineering (formerly known as the School of Information Security Engineering) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in October 2000. It was the first school-level training base for high-level information security professionals in China and was jointly established by the Ministry of Education of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. The undergraduate and postgraduate students of the school mainly come from the top 100 key high schools and 985/double first-class universities in China. The school is ranked among the best cyberspace security nationwide every year. The school has a solid foundation and strength in the field of academic research and technological innovation on cyberspace security. The school is committed to building a world-class academic research center, cultivating the talents of the country and society. The school is in great demand of a number of world-renowned professors, outstanding young researchers, full-time research fellows, and post-doctors. The school now has about 20 positions available at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professors, tenure-track Associate Professors, or tenured Full Professors in the theory and practice of cyberspace security. Applicants should have (a) a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Communication, Mathematics or Statistics; (b) an established track record in research and scholarship; (c) expertise in the cryptographic and security research areas; and (d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The school will provide highly competitive remuneration packages and assist applicants to apply for various national, provincial, and ministerial level talent programs such as Shanghai “Oriental Scholar Program”, etc. We will also assist in the employment of spouses, schooling for children, and medical care.
    Contact: Contact: Chaoping Xing, emial: xingcp@sjtu.edu.cn Linjie Li, email: lilinjie@sjtu.edu.cn
    Last updated: 2021-08-27 posted on 2021-08-27

    Postdoc in Decentralised Systems
    IST Austria, Vienna
    Join https://ist.ac.at/en/research/kokoris-group/ and work on decentralized systems. This position is in support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and is intended to support candidates in order to either strengthen their academic profile or pivot their career towards entrepreneurship or social impact. More info at https://ist.ac.at/en/education/postdocs/ist-bridge/ Deadlines: 05/11/21 – 05/05/22 – 05/11/22 – 05/05/23 – 05/11/23 Competitive salary and full social coverage.
    Contact: Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Research Assistantship (RA) position at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
    The position for a research assistant is open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    This position is open for post-graduate (MSc/MS/MTech/Dual degree/Integrated Mtech) students interested in getting more research experience. Applicants who have credited a cryptography course in their home institute and/or who have worked on a related topic for their master's thesis are preferred.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here -
    https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Postdoctoral positions at CrIS Lab
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
    There are two postdoctoral positions open in Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab at IISc. CrIS lab is associated to the Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA). The research focus of the lab include secure multiparty computation, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and privacy preserving machine learning, but is not limited to them.

    The applicant is expected to have completed a PhD degree (recently) in Cryptography or a related subject with strong publication records. A background in theoretical aspects of secure multiparty computation and/or experience in coding for practical aspects of secure computation is expected. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively interact with PhD students and contribute to the lab's projects. The tenure of the position is for one year and can be extended further.

    You can apply through and find further details regarding opportunities at CrIS here -
    https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~cris/opportunities.html

    Contact: Arpita Patra
    Last updated: 2021-08-20 posted on 2021-08-18

    Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography
    CryptoLux Group, University of Luxembourg
    The University of Luxembourg invites applications from M.Sc. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. Cryptolux.org is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are affiliated to the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and to the interdisciplinary Security and Trust center (SnT).

    Area (potential topics of the thesis)

    • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives, ex. Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
    • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies)
    • Cryptography for blockchains
    • White-box cryptography
    The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in one of the most international universities in the world and will participate in the development of a large information security research center.

    Starting date 1-Jan-2022 or later upon agreement. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon receipt.
    Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
    Last updated: 2021-10-07 posted on 2020-07-20