Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Mar 2023

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography
(Valid from 06/01/2023 to 10/03/2023)

Language: English (UK)
Country: Luxembourg

Organisation Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust
Job Number: UOL04539
Contract Fixed Term Contract
Duration 12 Month
Schedule Full Time
Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week

Functions: Postdoctorant
Job Postdoctoral researcher

About the SnT…
SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. CryptoLux/SnT team is
currently doing research in cryptography, distributed ledgers and privacy. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through
research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

University of Luxembourg, Computer Science department and Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invite 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, distributed ledgers and privacy.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the
right place!

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 perform the following tasks:

* Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:
o Applied Cryptography (symmetric, lightweight, AE, White-box etc.)
o Financial cryptography, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies
o Privacy enhancing technologies (Tor, zero-knowledge, eID, etc.)
* Disseminating results through scientific publications
* Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students

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 skills in C /or C++ or scripting languages
* Commitment, team working and a critical mind
* Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

Here’s what awaits you at SnT…
The University offers a one year employment contract (extendable). The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity
employer. You will work in an exciting international environment together with more than 300 people working on all aspects of cryptography, IT
security from very theoretical to very applied ones.

* Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite,
or help make autonomous vehicles even better
* The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than
45 industry partners
* Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking
activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short…
* Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month (extension possible)
* Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
* Location: Belval
* Start day: As soon as possible
* Job Reference: UOL04539

How to apply…
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 (max 1 page)
* Information on participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs – a plus
* Contact information for 2-3 references

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.
Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to
gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg…
University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was
founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary
centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial
Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data
Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its
“international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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