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=== Research Associate (Postdoc) in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project) (M/F) ===
 
  
We are hiring Ph.D. holders in the general areas of applied cryptography, cybersecurity, privacy and blockchains.
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=== Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography (M/F) ===
  
Start day: '''1-July 2018''' (earlier upon agreement).
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We are hiring Ph.D. holders in the general areas of applied cryptography, privacy.
  
Duration: 3 years.
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Start day: '''1-June 2019''' (earlier might be possible).
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Duration: 1 year (extension possible).
  
 
'''Research area'''  
 
'''Research area'''  
  
The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a
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The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. Candidates
research project entitled "Security, Scalability, and Privacy in Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts
 
(FINCRYPT)", which is funded by the Luxembourgish research fund (FNR) through the CORE program. Candidates
 
 
with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
 
with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
  
 
* Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK)
 
* Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK)
* Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography
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* Financial cryptography (crypto-currencies, blockchain tech)
 
* Privacy enhancing technologies
 
* Privacy enhancing technologies
 
* Distributed consensus protocols
 
* Distributed consensus protocols
* Cybersecurity
 
  
 
'''Tasks/Mission'''
 
'''Tasks/Mission'''
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The main responsibility of the successful candidate would be to:
 
The main responsibility of the successful candidate would be to:
  
* Conduct, publish and present research results at conferences
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* Conduct top level research in one of the above fields
* Provide guidance to two Ph.D. students of the project
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* Publish and present research results at conferences
* Attract funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners
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* Provide guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
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'''Your Profile'''
 
'''Your Profile'''
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* A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
 
* A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
 
* Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences)
 
* Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences)
* Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background, economics/finance - a plus
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* Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
 
* Good skills in programming and scripting languages
 
* Good skills in programming and scripting languages
 
* Commitment, team working and a critical mind
 
* Commitment, team working and a critical mind
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'''We offer'''
 
'''We offer'''
  
The University offers a a three-years employment contract. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is
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The University offers a one years employment contract (with extension possibility). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment of a large (>250 people) IT security-focused research center, developing technologies which will have direct impact on the future.
an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment of a large (>250 people) IT
 
security-focused research center, developing technologies which will have direct impact on the future.
 
  
 
'''Application'''
 
'''Application'''
  
Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:
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Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:
 
* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
 
* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
 
* Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
 
* Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
* Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs, etc.
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* Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs, etc.
 
* Contact information of 3 referees
 
* Contact information of 3 referees
  
Deadline for applications: '''February 28, 2018.''' Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)  
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Deadline for applications: '''31 January, 2019.''' Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)  
  
 
''Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.''
 
''Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.''
  
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=== Two Ph.D. Researchers in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project)(M/F) ===
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=== Ph.D. Researcher in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project)(M/F) ===
  
 
Duration: 3+1 years
 
Duration: 3+1 years
Start day: '''1-July 2018''' (or earlier upon agreement).
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Start day: '''1-July 2018''' (or slightly later upon agreement).
  
 
'''Research area'''
 
'''Research area'''
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'''We offer'''
 
'''We offer'''
  
The University offers a Ph.D. study program with a Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years with extension into the 4th year based on performance,  on full time basis (40hrs/week). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and to carry leading edge research in these rapidly evolving areas, which will have direct impact on the future. Luxembourg’s financial center is one of the largest investment fund, banking centers in Europe.
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The University offers a Ph.D. study program with a Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years with extension into the 4th year based on performance,  on full time basis (40hrs/week). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will carry leading edge research in these rapidly evolving areas, which will have direct impact on the future. Luxembourg’s financial center is one of the largest investment fund, banking centers in Europe.
  
 
'''Application'''
 
'''Application'''
  
Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:
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Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:
  
 
* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
 
* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
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* Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in research competitions, Olympiads,CTFs, etc.
 
* Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in research competitions, Olympiads,CTFs, etc.
  
Deadline for applications: '''February 20, 2018.'''  Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)  
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Deadline for applications: '''31 May, 2018.'''  Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)  
  
 
''Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.''
 
''Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.''
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Revision as of 23:53, 22 December 2018

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography (M/F)

We are hiring Ph.D. holders in the general areas of applied cryptography, privacy.

Start day: 1-June 2019 (earlier might be possible).

Duration: 1 year (extension possible).

Research area

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. Candidates with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK)
  • Financial cryptography (crypto-currencies, blockchain tech)
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Distributed consensus protocols

Tasks/Mission

The main responsibility of the successful candidate would be to:

  • Conduct top level research in one of the above fields
  • Publish and present research results at conferences
  • Provide guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students


Your Profile

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
  • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
  • Good skills in programming and scripting languages
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

We offer

The University offers a one years employment contract (with extension possibility). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment of a large (>250 people) IT security-focused research center, developing technologies which will have direct impact on the future.

Application

Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:

  • A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
  • Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs, etc.
  • Contact information of 3 referees

Deadline for applications: 31 January, 2019. Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)

Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.