Research Associate (Postdoc) in Blockchain, Financial Crypto, Cybersecurity and Privacy (FinCrypt project) (M/F)

Country: Luxembourg;

City: Luxembourg

Vacancy added: 13.06.2019

Employer: University of Luxembourg

Resumes due: 31.07.2019


The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

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  Blockchain, Financial Crypto, Cybersecurity and Privacy

(FinCrypt project) (M/F)

  • Ref:50011531 - R-AGR-3328-10-C
  • Fixed Term Contract: 1+1 years (CDD) (extension possible), full-time 40 hrs/week
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Start day: 1-November 2019 or upon agreement
  • Employee status

Research area

The successful candidate will join the CryptoLux research team led by Prof. Alex Biryukov. He or she will contribute to a research project entitled "Security, Scalability, and Privacy in Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts (FINCRYPT)", which is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). Candidates with proven research track record in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Applied Cryptography (SK or PK, efficient ZK proofs, etc.)
  • Crypto-currencies, smart-contracts, financial cryptography, blockchains
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Distributed consensus protocols
  • Cybersecurity

Your Role

The main responsibility of the successful candidate would be to:

  • Conduct, publish and present research results at conferences
  • Provide guidance to two Ph.D. students of the project
  • Attract funding in cooperation with academic and industrial partners

Your Profile

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field
  • Competitive research record in applied cryptography or information security (at least one paper in top 10 IT security/crypto conferences)
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background, interest in economics/finance - a plus
  • Good skills in programming and 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 2 years (1+1) employment contract. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment of a large (>250 people) IT security- focused  research center, developing technologies which will have direct impact on the future.

Further Information

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

  • A brief cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae (including photo, education/research/ work, publications, interests)
  • Information on participation in research competitions, Olympiads, CTFs - a plus.
  • Contact information of 3 referees

Deadline for applications: July 31, 2019. For further information, please contact

Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

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