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Ph.D. student in Crypto-Finance, Cybersecurity and Privacy (M/F)

• 2-year contract, renewable once, 40 hours/week renewable up to 4 years in total after positive evaluation, 40 hours/week, starting in October 2015 (or later). • Ref: F2-040006 • Employee status

Research area: The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a PhD student for the CryptoLux group led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. We are looking for candidates in one of the topics:

• cryptofinance, cryptocurrencies • anonymity and privacy • cybersecurity

Applicants interested in symmetric cryptography, authenticated encryption will be also considered.


Tasks/Mission:

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. 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.


Profile:

• An M.Sc. in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics (ideally with some background in Economics/Finance) • GPA > 85% • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.


Offer:

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.


For further information, please contact Prof. Alex Biryukov Email alex.biryukov@uni.lu


Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

• a brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests • a detailed CV (including photo) • copies of diploma certificates • participation in olympiads, competitions, CTFs is an advantage.

Please apply online by August 15th, 2015.

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

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer


Postdoc in Cryptography, Privacy and Information Security

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 project requires expertise and a strong publication record in one of the following areas:

- Design and analysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives

- Side-channel attacks on block ciphers and countermeasures

- Network and mobile security

- 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.

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

   a brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
   a detailed CV (including photo)
   grades for B.Sc., M.Sc.
   publication list with publications where you were the main contributor clearly marked
   2-3 references 

Contact: Prof. Alex Biryukov (e-mail: name dot family name (at) uni.lu)