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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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=== 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.
  
Start day: '''1-July 2018''' or a bit later (upon agreement with the candidate).
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Start day: '''1-September 2019''' (earlier or later upon agreement).
  
Duration: 3 years.
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Duration: 1 year (extension up to five years 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.  
research project entitled &quot;Security, Scalability, and Privacy in Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts
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Candidates with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply.
(FINCRYPT)&quot;, which is funded by the Luxembourgish research fund (FNR) through the CORE program. 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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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):
  
* Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK)
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* Cryptocurrencies, fin-crypto, blockchain crypto
* Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography
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* Privacy and anonymity
* Privacy enhancing technologies
 
* 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'''
  
 
* 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)
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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)
* 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 (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.
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'''
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* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate&#39;s motivation and research interests
 
* A brief cover letter explaining the candidate&#39;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 on participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs is a plus
* Contact information of 3 referees
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* Contact information of 2-3 references
  
Deadline for applications: '''31 May, 2018.''' Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)  
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Deadline for applications: '''31-July, 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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===  Ph.D. Researcher in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project)(M/F) ===
 
===  Ph.D. Researcher in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project)(M/F) ===

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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.

Start day: 1-September 2019 (earlier or later upon agreement).

Duration: 1 year (extension up to five years 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.

One position is focused on symmetric cryptography, in particular:

  • Design/analysis of lightweight crypto (with the goal to evaluate NIST competition submissions)
  • Whitebox Cryptogaphy

The second position is in the FINCRYPT project (1+1 year position with possibility of extension):

  • Cryptocurrencies, fin-crypto, blockchain crypto
  • Privacy and anonymity

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; or several papers at ToSC(FSE), CHES, PETs or TCC)
  • 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 (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.

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 on participation in competitions, Olympiads, CTFs is a plus
  • Contact information of 2-3 references

Deadline for applications: 31-July, 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.