Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions with focus on Cryptography at Computer Science, Aarhus University

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jun 2024

The Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for one or two, 2-years Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions focused on Cryptography. The position is funded by the ERC. The starting date is 1 October 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Role Description

This is a full-time (37 hours/week) on-site role located at Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark for a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research on cryptography in collaboration with the Cryptography and Security Research Group at Aarhus University. The focus of the position will be secure multiparty computation (MPC) focusing in particular on pseudorandom-correlation generators, homomorphic secret-sharing, etc.

Documentable previous research experience with the topics (in the form of publications at the top-venues of the field such as IACR CRYPTO, IACR EUROCRYPT, IACR ASIACRYPT, IACR TCC, ACM CCS etc.) is an advantage. 


  • Collaborate with faculty members and fellow researchers to develop novel cryptographic protocols.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students working on related research projects.
  • Publish research findings in top-tier conferences and journals in computer science and related fields.
  • Participate in academic activities such as seminars, workshops, and conferences to stay informed of the latest developments in the field.


  • Ph.D. in computer science or similar. 
  • Documentable research experience within the topic of the position.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative research environment.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet project deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative in formulating and executing own research projects

Place of work 

The place of work is Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark, and the area of employment is  Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information 

For further information about the position please contact Professor Claudio Orlandi, email: 

[email protected] or phone: +4521433249. 


All applications must be received no later than 25 June 2024. 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences refers to the

Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation


The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here .

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here .

At the Faculty of Natural Science at Aarhus University, we strive to support our scientific staff in their career development. We focus on competency development and career clarification and want to make your opportunities transparent. On our website , you can find information on all types of scientific positions, as well as the entry criteria we use when assessing candidates. You can also read more about how we can assist you in your career planning and development.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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