Doctoral researcher (PhD) in Applied Cryptography (*gn)
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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About the SnT

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!

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

    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.

    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

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