Postdocs in Symmetric Post-Quantum Cryptology

DTU Compute
Wednesday 17 Oct 18

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DTU Compute’s Section for Cyber Security invites applications for two appointments as a postdoctoral researcher within the area of symmetric post-quantum cryptology. The positions are available from 1 February 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the Section’s research in symmetric cryptology and align it with potential novel threats.

The research field of this new Postdoc position is within post-quantum security for symmetric cryptographic algorithms, both basic primitives and modes of operation. We aim to hire two postdocs with complementary skill sets: one with more focus on symmetric cryptography and cryptanalysis as well as one with more emphasis on quantum computing and algorithms.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main tasks of these postdoc positions are to analyze existing symmetric cryptographic primitives with respect to post-quantum challenges as well as to design and evaluate new primitives to address these challenges. In this position, you will actively engage in our ongoing and prospective research activities on analysis and design of block ciphers, hash functions, authentication schemes and authentication encryption schemes from the point of view of post-quantum security. 

External stays are planned at our research partners in Europe.

Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) within mathematics, computer science or electric engineering with a focus on cryptology, quantum computing or a closely related field. If you are close to completing your PhD studies your application will also be considered. You must have contributed with high-quality research to the area of cryptology, quantum computing or a closely related field.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position is a full-time position and the employment is for 18 months. 

The place of work is DTU Lyngby Campus.

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Further information
Further information can be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Andrey Bogdanov,  

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 December 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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