Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography (*gn)
Université du Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux team , perform the following tasks :

  • Prepare a doctoral thesis in Cryptography and IT Security
  • Publish research papers and give talks at the top international venues
  • Provide guidance to MSc students and TA for classes, depending on the needs of the team
  • Organize science outreach activities, e.g. science for kids,
  • Area / Potential topics of the thesis

  • Cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic primitives
  • Lightweight block ciphers, hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes
  • Financial Cryptography (security of distributed ledgers, smart contracts)
  • Privacy Enhancing Technology (Tor-like networks, privacy for cryptocurrencies, blockchains)
  • Design of proofs of work, resource-hard functions, commitment schemes
  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
  • White-box cryptography
  • Your Profile

  • Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering with outstanding grades (GPA >
  • 85%)

  • Strong mathematical and / or algorithmic CS background (Olympiads, CTFs a plus)
  • Background in cryptography or information security - a plus
  • Good skills in programming, scripting languages . Math tools a plus
  • 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!

  • Complete picture of the perks we offer
  • Discover our Partnership Programme
  • Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

    In Short

  • Initial contract of 36 months, with a further possible 1-year extension if required
  • Start day : October 2020 or later upon agreement.
  • Year salary of 36 196,92 EUR (paid in 12 months)
  • Further Information

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

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken, including overall GPAs
  • Contact information of three references
  • 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 society.

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