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== <span id="PostDoc">PostDoc Position in Lightweight Cryptography for the Internet of Things</span> ==
 
  
<p>The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security ([http://lacs.uni.lu LACS]) of the [http://www.uni.lu University of Luxembourg] is looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of [http://www.bochum.ihk.de/linebreak4/mod/netmedia_document/data/Lightweight_Cryptography.pdf lightweight cryptography]. The successful candidate will contribute to a research project entitled "Applied Cryptography for the Internet of Things (ACRYPT)", which is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche ([http://www.fnr.lu FNR]). Besides conducting high-quality research, the tasks associated with this position include the co-supervision of a Ph.D. student and the dissemination of research results. The ACRYPT project is led by Prof.  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Biryukov Alex Biryukov] and expected to start in summer 2013.</p>
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=== Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography (M/F) ===
  
<p>The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things Internet of Things (IoT)] is envisioned as a global network connecting billions of "smart" devices capable of creating, processing, and/or exchanging information without direct intervention of human beings. Security and privacy issues pose a significant challenge to the further expansion of the IoT and the user acceptance of numerous IoT-based applications and services. The ACRYPT project aims at securing the IoT by researching the design and implementation of lightweight cryptographic primitives for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification RFID tags], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_sensor_network wireless sensor nodes], and other smart objects. ACRYPT consists of two Work Packages (WPs); the first WP is devoted to the cryptanalysis of existing [http://www.ecrypt.eu.org/lightweight/index.php/ECRYPT_Lightweight_Cryptography_Lounge lightweight algorithms] (in particular block ciphers and hash functions) and the design of a novel multi-purpose cryptographic primitive. The second WP deals with the efficient and secure (i.e. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side_channel_attack side-channel resistant]) implementation of lightweight symmetric primitives in hardware and software.</p>
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We are hiring Ph.D. holders in the general areas of applied cryptography, privacy.
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Start day: '''1-June 2019''' (earlier might be possible).
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Duration: 1 year (extension possible).
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'''Research area'''
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The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. Candidates
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with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
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* Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK)
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* Financial cryptography (crypto-currencies, blockchain tech)
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* Privacy enhancing technologies
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* Distributed consensus protocols
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'''Tasks/Mission'''
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The main responsibility of the successful candidate would be to:
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* Conduct top level research in one of the above fields
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* Publish and present research results at conferences
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* Provide guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
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'''Your Profile'''
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* A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
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* Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences)
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* Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
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* Good skills in programming and scripting languages
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* Commitment, team working and a critical mind
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* Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
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'''We offer'''
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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.
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'''Application'''
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Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:
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* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate&#39;s motivation and research interests
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* Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
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* Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs, etc.
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* Contact information of 3 referees
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Deadline for applications: '''31 January, 2019.''' Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)  
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''Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.''
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===  Ph.D. Researcher in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project)(M/F) ===
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Duration: 3+1 years
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Start day: '''1-July 2018''' (or slightly later upon agreement).
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'''Research area'''
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The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a
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research project entitled &quot;Security, Scalability, and Privacy in Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts
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(FINCRYPT)&quot;, which is funded by the Luxembourgish Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) through the CORE
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program. Candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to
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apply:
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* applied cryptography
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* cryptofinance, cryptocurrencies, blockchains
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* anonymity and privacy on the Internet
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* cybersecurity
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'''Tasks/Mission'''
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The main responsibility of the successful candidates will be to conduct, publish and present research in the rapidly
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growing areas of cryptofinance and/or privacy-enhancing technologies and/or cybersecurity. Depending on the
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candidates’ interests the concrete research topics may include:
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* design and analysis of modern cryptocurrencies and cryptofinance solutions;
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* security and privacy of smart contracts;
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* development of new proofs of work or other consensus mechanisms;
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* analysis of the security and privacy of existing anonymity networks (e.g. Tor);
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* study of white-box cryptography and code obfuscation/de-obfuscation techniques.
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'''Your Profile'''
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* M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
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* GPA of at least 80% in both the bachelor and master studies
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* Strong mathematical and/or algorithmic CS background (math/ CS Olympiads, CTFs a big plus)
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* Background in applied cryptography, or information security, or economics/finance - a plus
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* Good skills in programming, scripting languages . Math tools - a plus.
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* Commitment, team working and a critical mind
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* Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
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'''We offer'''
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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.
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'''Application'''
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Applications, written in English, should be submitted by e-mail and should include:
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* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
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* Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research, work experience, interests)
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* Transcripts of B.Sc. and M.Sc. grades
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* Information about contributions to open-source projects, participation in research competitions, Olympiads,CTFs, etc.
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Deadline for applications: '''31 May, 2018.'''  Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)
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''Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.''
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=='''Ph.D. student in Applied Crypto, Crypto-Finance and Privacy (M/F)''' ==
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The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
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The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the CSC Research Unit of its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC):
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•2-year contract, renewable once, 40 hours/week
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renewable up to 4 years in total after positive evaluation, 40 hours/week, starting in October 2015 (or later).
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• Ref: F2-040006                 
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• Employee status
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'''Research area:'''
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The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a PhD  student for the CryptoLux group
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led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are looking for candidates in one of the topics:
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• applied crypto, cybersecurity
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• cryptofinance, cryptocurrencies
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• anonymity and privacy
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Applicants interested in symmetric cryptography, authenticated encryption are also encouraged to apply.
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'''Tasks/Mission:'''
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Your main responsibility will be research work in the rapidly growing areas of 
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Cryptofinance and/or the area of Privacy Enhancing Technologies and/or Applied Crypto/Cybersecurity.
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Depending on your applicant’s interests it may include design and analysis of modern cryptocurrencies and cryptofinance solutions. Development of new proofs of work. Study of security and privacy of existing anonymity networks (ex. Tor), etc. Study of white-box cryptography, code obfuscation/de-obfuscation, automated discovery of vulnerabilities, etc.
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'''Profile:''' 
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• An M.Sc. in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics (for Cryptofinance topic some background in Economics/Finance would be a plus)
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• GPA > 80%
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• Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory. 
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'''Offer:'''
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You will work in an exciting international research environment and have the opportunity to carry leading edge research in these rapidly evolving areas, which will have direct impact on the future.
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'''Please send your application to:''' Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)
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Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
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• a brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
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• a detailed CV (including photo)
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• copies of diploma certificates
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• participation in olympiads, competitions, CTFs is an advantage.
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Please apply online by March 15, 2016.  
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Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.
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== '''Postdoc in Cryptography, Privacy and Information Security (M/F)''' ==
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The Cryptolux team of the University of Luxembourg is offering a 1 year Post-doc position in Cryptography. The successful candidates will contribute to an FNR-funded research project entitled "Applied Cryptography for the Internet of Things (ACRYPT)".
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The project requires expertise and a strong publication record in one of the following areas:
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- Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
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- Side-channel attacks on block ciphers and countermeasures
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- Network and mobile security
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- Crypto-currencies
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The position is available from the 1-December 2015. Applications will be considered upon receipt, therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged. We offer exciting international research environment and high salary.
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Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
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    a brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
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    a detailed CV (including photo)
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    grades for B.Sc., M.Sc.
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    publication list with publications where you were the main contributor clearly marked
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    2-3 references
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Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)
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The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
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The Cryptolux group is looking for a postdoc in Cryptography, Privacy and Information Security. In particular we are interested in candidates who are experts in one of the following topics:
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<li>Symmetric Cryptography</li>
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<li>Privacy and Anonymity (Tor,I2P, etc.)</li>
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<li>Digital Currencies</li>
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<li>Reverse engineering, code obfuscation</li>
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<li> Network Security </li>
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Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.application AT gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's expertise, motivation and research interests, a CV (including photo, information about the obtained degrees, overall GPA in B.Sc. and M.Sc., transcript of grades for relevant courses). We expect proven expertise in your area of research, for ex. several publications at top conferences (ex. FSE, PETS, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, USENIX, IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, [http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/conference-ranking.html etc.]), participation in programming, CtF or math competitions and challenges, etc.
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We will support the selected candidate's application for the competitive [http://www.fnr.lu/afr AFR/FNR] grant. Call deadline mid-September.
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Alternative option would be to apply for an [http://grantsaccess.ethz.ch/en/fundingopportunities/horizon-2020/open-call-individual-fellowships/ individual fellowship] grant, where our group together with SnT would be the host institution. Call Deadline: 11 September 2014.
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Contact: Prof. [[Alex Biryukov]]  
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Deadline: 5-August-2014, work start 1-January 2015.
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== Postdoc in Cryptography, Privacy and Information Security ==
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The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS) of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a postdoc in Cryptography, Privacy and Information Security. In particular we are interested in candidates who are experts in one of the following topics:
  
<p>Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or be in the final stages of a Ph.D. program) in cryptography or a closely related discipline. Applications from researchers with experience in embedded systems security, network security, privacy/anonymity, or mobile/wireless security will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record including papers in top-tier crypto/security conference proceedings or journals, as well as hands on experience with real-world applications and systems. Candidates with an interest to conduct leading-edge research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
 
 
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<li>Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives</li>
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<li>Symmetric Cryptography</li>
<li>Side-channel attacks (e.g. DPA) on symmetric cryptographic primitives and countermeasures</li>
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<li>Privacy and Anonymity (Tor,I2P, etc.)</li>
</ul></p>
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<li>Digital Currencies</li>
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<li>Reverse engineering, code obfuscation</li>
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</ul>
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Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.application AT gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's expertise, motivation and research interests, a CV (including photo, information about the obtained degrees, overall GPA in B.Sc. and M.Sc., transcript of grades for relevant courses). We expect proven track record of expertise in your area of research, for ex. several publications at top conferences, participation in competitions and challenges, etc.
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We will support the selected candidate's application for the competitive [http://www.fnr.lu/afr AFR/FNR] grant.
  
<p>The position is available from July 2013 on basis of a fixed-term contract for a duration of three years, which includes a probation period of six months.  
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Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov
LACS offers excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.acrypt(at)gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a detailed CV (including photo), a list of publications, copies of diploma certificates, and names and contact details of three references. Applications received by '''5th May 2013''' will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.</p>
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Deadline: 1-March-2014.
  
<p>'''Contact:''' Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at [http://lacs.uni.lu/members http://lacs.uni.lu/members])</p>
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== Ph.D. Position in Lightweight Cryptography for the Internet of Things ==
  
== <span id="Ph.D.">Ph.D. Position in Cryptography</span> ==
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<p>The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security ([http://lacs.uni.lu LACS]) of the [http://www.uni.lu University of Luxembourg] is looking for a Ph.D. student in lightweight cryptography. The successful candidate will contribute to a research project entitled "Applied Cryptography for the Internet of Things (ACRYPT)", which is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche ([http://www.fnr.lu FNR]). The ACRYPT project is led by Prof. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Biryukov Alex Biryukov] and has started in July 2013.</p>
  
<p>The Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security ([http://lacs.uni.lu LACS]) of the [http://www.uni.lu University of Luxembourg] is looking for two Ph.D. students, one in the area of [http://www.bochum.ihk.de/linebreak4/mod/netmedia_document/data/Lightweight_Cryptography.pdf lightweight cryptography] and one in general Symmetric Cryptography, Network Security, Privacy/Anonymity. The successful candidates will contribute to a research project entitled "Applied Cryptography for the Internet of Things (ACRYPT)", which is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche ([http://www.fnr.lu FNR]). The ACRYPT project is led by Prof. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Biryukov Alex Biryukov] and expected to start in summer 2013.</p>
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<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is envisioned as a global network connecting billions of "smart" devices capable of creating, processing, and/or exchanging information without direct intervention of human beings. Security and privacy issues pose a significant challenge to the further expansion of the IoT and the user acceptance of numerous
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IoT-based applications and services. The ACRYPT project aims at securing the IoT by researching the design and implementation of lightweight cryptographic primitives for RFID tags, wireless sensor nodes, and other smart objects. ACRYPT consists of two Work Packages (WPs); the first WP is devoted to the cryptanalysis of existing lightweight algorithms (in particular block ciphers and hash functions) and the design of a novel multi-purpose cryptographic primitive. The second WP deals with the efficient and secure (i.e. side-channel resistant) implementation of lightweight symmetric primitives in hardware and software. Both WPs contain well-defined tasks suitable for Ph.D. students and should yield a number of high-quality publications.</p>
  
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<p>Candidates are expected to hold an M.Sc. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or applied mathematics with excellent grades (GPA &gt; 80&#37;). A solid background in algorithms and data structures, mathematics, probability theory and statistics, software development, computer architecture, and information security is a general requirement to qualify for a Ph.D. position in LACS. Hands-on experience in hardware design (VHDL, SystemC) or programming of embedded systems (AVR, MSP430, ARM, etc.) is a plus. Candidates with an interest to conduct research in one of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
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<li>Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives</li>
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<li>Efficient implementation of cryptosystems in HW and SW</li>
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<li>Side-channel attacks and countermeasures</li>
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</ul></p>
  
<p>The position is available from July 2013 on basis of a fixed-term contract for a duration of three years, which includes a probation period of six months.  
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<p>The Ph.D. position is initially available for three years, but an extension to a fourth year is possible. LACS offers excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.acrypt(at)gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a CV (including detailed information about the obtained degrees and overall GPA in both the undergraduate and graduate program), as well as a transcript of courses and grades. Applications received by '''10th January 2014''' will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.</p>
LACS offers excellent working conditions in an attractive research environment and a highly competitive salary. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email to <i>lacs.acrypt(at)gmail.com</i>. The application material should contain a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests, a detailed CV (including photo), a list of publications, copies of diploma certificates, and names and contact details of three references. Applications received by '''1st June 2013''' will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.</p>
 
  
 
<p>'''Contact:''' Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at [http://lacs.uni.lu/members http://lacs.uni.lu/members])</p>
 
<p>'''Contact:''' Alex Biryukov and Johann Großschädl (email addresses can be found at [http://lacs.uni.lu/members http://lacs.uni.lu/members])</p>
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Revision as of 22:53, 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.