University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Applied Cryptography (M/F)

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

University of Luxembourg, Computer Science department and Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invite applications from Ph.D. holders in the general area of Applied Cryptography. SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT. CryptoLux/SnT team is currently doing research in cryptography, distributed ledgers and privacy.

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Cryptography (M/F)
Ref: R-STR-5015-00-B
Fixed Term Contract 1 year (CDD) (extension possible), full-time 40 hrs/week
Number of positions: 1
Start day: 1 September 2019 or later upon agreement.

Your Role

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov.
He or she will contribute to a research project on future directions in cryptography and IT security and is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Shaping research directions and producing results in one or more of the following topics:
    - Applied Cryptography (symmetric, lightweight, AE, White-box etc.)
    - Financial cryptography, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies
    - Privacy enhancing technologies (Tor, zero-knowledge, eID, etc)
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Providing guidance to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
  • Coordinating research projects
  • Attracting funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners

For further information, please contact

Your Profile

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security conferences)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
  • Good skills in C /or C++ or scripting languages
  • Commitment, team working and a critical mind
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory

We offer

The University offers a one – year employment contract, extendable up to a total of five (5) years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment together with more than 250 people working on all aspects of cryptography, IT security from very theoretical to very applied ones.


Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
  • Brief cover letter and research statement indicating topics of interest and your motivation (max 1 page)
  • Information on participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs – a plus.
  • Contact information for 3 referees

Deadline for applications: 31 July, 2019. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.