University of Waterloo, Combinatorics and Optimization

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Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral fellowship in Cryptography
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Cryptography
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/05/11, listed until 2023/08/18)
Fellowship Description:    

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Department of Combinatorics & Optimization/University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cryptography

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowship appointments in cryptography under the supervision of Prof. David Jao, Prof. Michele Mosca, and Prof. Douglas Stebila. Expertise in cryptography is essential. The focus of the positions is on post-quantum cryptography, and is funded by an NSERC Alliance Quantum Consortia grant entitled “Accelerating the transition to quantum-resistant cryptography”.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, and participate in research activities with academic and industry partners in the grant. The annual salary is $66,000. In addition, a travel fund of $3,000 per year is provided.  The positions are available immediately.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters.

Inquiries may be addressed to Douglas Stebila, Associate Professor (, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. Applications will be considered as they are submitted until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Carol Seely-Morrison (

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Douglas Stebila (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the fellowship description.

Further Info:
email address
519-888-4567 x47211
Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue W.
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1