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==Ph.D. student in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (M/F) ==
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=== Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography (M/F) ===
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The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust ([http://www.securityandtrust.lu SnT]) and Computer Science Department of the University of Luxembourg invite applications from Ph.D. holders interested in applied cryptography. Cryptolux 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.
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Ref: F1-070025 Fixed Term Contract 1-2 years, full-time 40 hrs/week
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Start day: 1 February 2020, earlier or later upon agreement.
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'''Your Role'''
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The successful candidate will join the Cryptolux team. He or she will contribute to a research project on future
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directions in cryptography and IT security, in one of the following topics:
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* Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
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* Cryptocurrencies, ZK proofs, blockchain
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* Privacy enhancing technologies
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* Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
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* White-box cryptography
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The role also includes:
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* Disseminating results through scientific publications
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* Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
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* Attracting funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners
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* Coordinating research projects
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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 [http://jianying.space/conference-ranking.html top 10 IT security conferences])
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* Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
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* Good programming and/or scripting skills
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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 one or two-year employment contract which may be extended up to five years based on performance.
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The University offers highly competitive salaries by European standards and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a large IT security- focused
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research center (>300 people, frequent international speakers, seminars).
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'''Application'''
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Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:
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* Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, photo, work experience, publications)
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* Cover letter and research statement indicating topics of interest and your motivation to apply for the position (max 1 page)
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* Contact information of 3 referees
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* Please mention code F1-070025 in your application
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Deadline for applications: 31 January, 2020. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon
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arrival. Contact:  Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)
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=== Two Research Associates (Postdocs) in Applied Cryptography (M/F) ===
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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-September 2019''' (earlier or later upon agreement).
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Duration: 1 year (extension up to five years possible).
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'''Research area'''
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The successful candidate will join the CryptoLUX group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov.
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Candidates with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply.
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One position is focused on symmetric cryptography, in particular:
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* Design/analysis of lightweight crypto (with the goal to evaluate NIST competition submissions)
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* Whitebox Cryptogaphy
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The second position is in the FINCRYPT project (1+1 year position with possibility of extension):
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* Cryptocurrencies, fin-crypto, blockchain crypto
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* Privacy and anonymity
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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; or several papers at ToSC(FSE), CHES, PETs or TCC)
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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 (60-70Keur/year gross) 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 on participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs is a plus
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* Contact information of 2-3 references
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Deadline for applications: '''31-July, 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):
  
 
  •2-year contract, renewable once, 40 hours/week
 
  •2-year contract, renewable once, 40 hours/week
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led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are looking for candidates in one of the topics:  
 
led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are looking for candidates in one of the topics:  
  
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• applied crypto, cybersecurity
 
  • cryptofinance, cryptocurrencies
 
  • cryptofinance, cryptocurrencies
 
  • anonymity and privacy
 
  • anonymity and privacy
• cybersecurity
 
  
Applicants interested in symmetric cryptography, authenticated encryption will be also considered.  
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Applicants interested in symmetric cryptography, authenticated encryption are also encouraged to apply.  
  
  
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Your main responsibility will be research work in the rapidly growing areas of   
 
Your main responsibility will be research work in the rapidly growing areas of   
Cryptofinance and/or the area of Privacy Enhancing Technologies and/or Cybersecurity.
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Cryptofinance and/or the area of Privacy Enhancing Technologies and/or Applied Crypto/Cybersecurity.
 
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.
 
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:'''   
 
'''Profile:'''   
  
  • An M.Sc. in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics (ideally with some background in Economics/Finance)
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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)
  • GPA > 85%
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  • GPA > 80%
 
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.   
 
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.   
  
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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.  
 
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)
  
 
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
 
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
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  • participation in olympiads, competitions, CTFs is an advantage.  
 
  • participation in olympiads, competitions, CTFs is an advantage.  
 
   
 
   
Please apply online by August 15th, 2015.
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Please apply online by March 15, 2016.  
 
 
 
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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== '''Postdoc in Cryptography, Privacy and Information Security (M/F)''' ==
 
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)".
 
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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  - Crypto-currencies
 
  - Crypto-currencies
  
The position is available from the 1-September 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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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.
  
 
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
 
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
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The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
 
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer
 
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Latest revision as of 14:02, 17 December 2019

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

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and Computer Science Department of the University of Luxembourg invite applications from Ph.D. holders interested in applied cryptography. Cryptolux 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.


Ref: F1-070025 Fixed Term Contract 1-2 years, full-time 40 hrs/week

Start day: 1 February 2020, earlier or later upon agreement.


Your Role

The successful candidate will join the Cryptolux team. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security, in one of the following topics:

  • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
  • Cryptocurrencies, ZK proofs, blockchain
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
  • White-box cryptography

The role also includes:

  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
  • Attracting funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners
  • Coordinating research projects

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 conferences)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
  • Good programming and/or scripting skills
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

We offer

The University offers a one or two-year employment contract which may be extended up to five years based on performance. The University offers highly competitive salaries by European standards and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a large IT security- focused research center (>300 people, frequent international speakers, seminars).

Application

Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, photo, work experience, publications)
  • Cover letter and research statement indicating topics of interest and your motivation to apply for the position (max 1 page)
  • Contact information of 3 referees
  • Please mention code F1-070025 in your application


Deadline for applications: 31 January, 2020. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival. Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)