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
What we expect from you
MSc. 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
Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 36 Mois - extendable up to 48 months if required
Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
Employee and student status
Location : Belval
Year salary of 36 196,92 EUR (paid in 12 months)
Job Reference : UOL03468
How to apply...
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
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.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
In return you will get
Multilingual and international character . Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries.
Member of the University of the Greater Region (UniGR).
A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market.
A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
A partner for society and industry . Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs
Find out more about the University
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For further information, please contact alex.biryukov uni.lu
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