University of Luxembourg, The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

Position ID: 633-POSTDOC [#16764, UOL03003]
Position Title: Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: https://wwwfr.uni.lu/Luxembourg 4365, Luxembourg [map]
Subject Area: Applied Cryptography
Application Deadline: 2021/02/04 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/12, listed until 2021/02/04)
Position Description:    

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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!

 

Your Role

Cryptolux is a team of cryptographers and security researchers interested in applied cryptography, cryptanalysis, privacy, network security, cryptographic blockchains and is led by Prof. Alex Biryukov, we are affiliated to the Departement of Computer Science (DCS) and to the Security and Trust center (SnT).

Contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security and expect to perform the following tasks:

  • Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:
    • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
    • Cryptocurrencies, ZK proofs, blockchain
    • Privacy enhancing technologies, Tor
    • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
    • White-box cryptography
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
  • Attracting funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners
  • Coordinating research projects

 

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 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. 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

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval 
  • Job Reference: UOL03003

 

Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, photo, work experience, publications)
  • Cover letter and research statement indicating topics of interest and your motivation to apply for the position (max 1 page)
  • Contact information of 3 referees
  • Please mention code F1-070025 in your application


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

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 society.

 

Further information

For further information, please contact alex.biryukov@uni.lu



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