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
Sc. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering with outstanding grades (GPA >
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
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Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.
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)
Applications, written in English should be submitted online and include :
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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