University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine

Position ID: 633-POSTDOCS [#16178, UOL03353]
Position Title: Research Associates (Postdocs) in symmetric cryptography
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg 1855, Luxembourg [map]
Subject Area: symmetric cryptography
Application Deadline: 2020/11/10 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/08/18, listed until 2020/11/10)
Position Description:    

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Research Associates (Postdocs) in symmetric cryptography

About the SnT

SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. 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.

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!

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux team. He or she will contribute to a research projects on future directions in cryptography and IT security. For further information, you may check and/or contact:

Your Role
  • Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics, depending on candidate’s interests:
    • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
    • Cryptography for currencies and blockchains
    • Privacy enhancing technologies, Tor
    • Side-channel attacks and white-box cryptography
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and presentations at conferences
  • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, teaching assistance
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 crypto and IT security conferences)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
  • Good development skills in C or C++ and/or scripting languages
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English

Here’s what awaits you at SnT
  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students 6:1. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • 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
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary package. The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating
  • 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

But wait, there’s more!

Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

In Short

The University offers a one to three year employment contract which may be extended up to five years.

The University offers highly competitive salaries 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).

Further Information

Applications, written in English should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Cover letter explaining the research interests;
  • List of publications;
  • Scans of diploma certificates;
  • Contact information of three

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

*gn=gender neutral.

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.

About the University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. It`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape 

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