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Position: Research Associate (Postdoc) in Cryptography (M/F)
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security and is expected to perform the following tasks
Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, 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 development skills in C and/or C++ and scripting languages; Commitment, team working and a critical mind; Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory
   
Text: UOL02586 31-Jul-2019 Company Text The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from Ph.D. holders in the general area of applied cryptography. SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT. Cryptolux/SnT team is currently doing research in cryptography, blockchain (distributed ledgers) and privacy. For further information you may check: http://www.securityandtrust.lu , and http://www.cryptolux.org . Research Associate (Postdoc) in Cryptography (M/F) Ref: 50013941- (R-STR-5015-00-B) Fixed Term Contract 1 year (CDD) (extension possible up to 5 years), full-time 40 hrs/week Number of positions: 1 Start day: 1 September 2019 or later upon agreement. Your Role The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security and is expected to p erform the following tasks: Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics: Applied Cryptography (symmetric, lightweight, AE, White-box etc.) Financial cryptography, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies Privacy enhancing technologies (Tor, zero-knowledge, eID, etc) Disseminating results through scientific publications Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students Coordinating research projects Attracting funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners For further information, please contact alex.biryukov@uni.lu . Your Profile A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, 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 development skills in C and/or C++ 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 year employment contract, extendable up to a total of five (5) years . The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment together with more than 250 people working on all aspects of cryptography, IT security from very theoretical to very applied ones. Further Information Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include: Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests) Brief cover letter and research statement indicating topics of interest and your motivation to apply for the position (max 1 page) Information on participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs - a plus Contact information for 3 referees Deadline for applications :31 July, 2019. Early submission is encouraged ; applications will be processed upon arrival.
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