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!
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).
You will 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