University of Luxembourg
Postdoc in Cryptography (M/F)
University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Jan 25
Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Postdoc in Cryptography (M/F)

  • Ref: F1-070025
  • Fixed Term Contract 3 years (CDD),
  • Full-time 40 hrs/week
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Start day: 1 February 2018 or later upon agreement.
Your Role

The successful candidate will join the CRYPTOLUX group 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:
    • Design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic primitives
    • Side-channel attacks on symmetric cryptosystems and countermeasures
    • Financial cryptography, crypto-currencies, blockchain technologies
    • Privacy enhancing technologies
    • White-box cryptography
  • Attracting funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners
  • Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs
  • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications

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

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 development skills in C and/or C++ and scripting languages
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind

Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

We offer

The University offers a three-year employment contract and 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 (>200 people).

Further Information

Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should 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 for 3 referees

Deadline for applications: 25 January, 2018. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

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