Open Postdoctoral Researcher Position


Open Postdoctoral Researcher Position

ERC Starting Grant “Privacy-preserving Services On The Internet”

The Cryptography and Privacy Engineering Group (ENCRYPTO) at the Department of Computer Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt is offering a position for a

Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoc) in the ERC-funded project “Privacy-preserving Services on The Internet” (PSOTI)

for doing cutting-edge research in applied cryptography and in particular secure multi-party computation funded via the ERC Starting Grant PSOTI. We are part of the profile area CYSEC at TU Darmstadt and develop techniques and tools for protecting privacy in applications. See for details.

Job Description

The fully funded position is for 2.5 years with starting date latest on February 1, 2020. In our project, we will build privacy-preserving services on the Internet. This includes protocols for privately outsourcing, searching and processing data among untrusted service providers using secure multi-party computation, and building a scalable secure multi-party computation framework. See here for more information about the project. You will co-advise PhD students, be involved in the project management, do research, build prototype implementations, and publish the results at top venues in IT security / applied cryptography. We provide an open and international working environment for excellent research in a sociable team. TU Darmstadt is ranked as a top university for IT security and cryptography in Europe and computer science in Germany. The position is based in the “City of Science” Darmstadt, which is very international and livable, and well-connected in the Rhine-Main area around Frankfurt.

Your Profile

  • You have a completed PhD degree (or equivalent) from a top university in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • You have published in top venues for IT security / applied cryptography (such as S&P, CCS, NDSS, USENIX SEC, EUROCRYPT, CRYPTO), ideally on cryptographic protocols and secure computation.
  • Experience in software development, project management, and supervising students is required.
  • You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and able to conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.

How to Apply

Your application should be in form of a single PDF document that consists of a letter of motivation stating why you are interested and qualify for the position, your current curriculum vitae and list of publications, certificates (PhD, M.Sc., B.Sc.) and detailed transcripts of records with grades, and at least two references who can provide a letter of recommendation. Please send your complete application with subject “PSOTI Application Postdoc: YOUR NAME” to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schneider (). If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact him before.

Start date: Feb 1, 2020 or earlier

Application deadline: Nov 1, 2019; later applications will be accepted until the position has been filled

TU Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the TU Darmstadt (100% E14 TV-TU Darmstadt).


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