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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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=== Research Associate (Postdoc) 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, cybersecurity, privacy and blockchains.
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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) ===

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)