Ruhr-University Bochum - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography (Early Stage Researchers - 2 posts)

The Cryptology Group and the Embedded Security Group at Ruhr-University Bochum (Horst Goertz Institute) are seeking to recruit two Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellows in Cryptography to start in September 2015, as part of the ECRYPT-NET project.

ECRYPT-NET is a research network of six universities and two companies that intends to develop advanced cryptographic techniques for the Internet of Things and the Cloud, and to create efficient and secure implementations of those techniques on a broad range of platforms. ECRYPT-NET is funded by a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN (Integrated Training Network) grant. The network will educate a group of 15 PhD students with a set of interdisciplinary skills in the areas of mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. The training will be provided in an international context that include Summer Schools, workshops and internships. Participants are expected to spend at least six months abroad in a network partner or in one of the seven associated companies. We are looking for highly motivated candidates, ideally with background on cryptology and with proven research abilities.

We offer an exciting working environment in an international network with top scientists that is geared towards cutting-edge research. The financial conditions are very attractive. The project offers opportunities to travel and interact with PhD students and scientists all over Europe.

Candidates may NOT have resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the three years preceding the application. They can have at most two years of research experience at the doctoral level. In particular, candidates may NOT have a doctoral degree at the time of start, and are expected to enrol in the PhD in Information Security programme at HGI.

Two of the ECRYPT-NET ESR (Early Stage Researcher) positions will be based at Ruhr-University Bochum, to work on the following projects:

(1) Fully Homomorphic Encryption - Design and Analysis (Prof. Alexander May)
(2) Post-Quantum Cryptosystems on Embedded Platforms (Prof. Christof Paar, Prof. Tim Güneysu)

Marie Curie ITN eligibility criteria apply to both of these positions.

Founded in 2001, the Horst-Görtz Institute at Ruhr-University Bochum is a world-leading interdisciplinary research center dedicated to research and education covering all aspects of IT security, with an excellent record of research in cryptography. The Horst-Görtz Institute has 15 professors and over 80 PhD students. It hosts the only German Research Training Group for Doctoral students in Cryptology.

Contact: Prof. Alexander May ( alex.may (at) )