Research Associate in Information Assurance

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). The position is in the APSIA group.
The Applied Security and Information Assurance Research Group – APSIA – is one of the 7 research groups of the SnT and has around 20 members and is headed by Professor Peter Y.A. Ryan. APSIA specialises in the mathematical foundations of information assurance: the mathematical modelling and analysis of information flows, the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols (both classical and quantum), secure verifiable voting systems, and anonymous marking systems and game-theoretic analysis of non-interference and coercion-resistance. The group has expertise in both the symbolic (formal methods) and the computational (“provable security”) styles of analysis and is investigating the links and synergies between them. The group has also established itself as a leading centre for the socio-technical aspects of security.
SnT is a recently formed centre carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the Horizon2020 programme and the European Space Agency. For further information you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu

  • Research Associate in Information Assurance (M/F)
  • Ref: F1-090006
  • Fixed Term Contract 2 years (CDD), full-time (40 hrs/week) extendable up to 5 years
  • Number of positions: 1
Your Role

To contribute to the research goals of the group, as outlined above. Expertise outside those listed above, but complementary will also be considered.
For inquiries please contact: Prof P Y A Ryan, peter.ryan@uni.lu

Your Profile
  • PhD in Computer Sciences, (Applied) Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or related areas.
  • Experience in cryptography, information assurance, mathematical modelling will be considered as an advantage
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory.
  • A proven interest in information security is essential
  • Strong background in mathematics is essential.
  • Commitment, team spirit and a critical mind.
We offer

The university offers a two year employment that may be extended up to five years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created research centre.

Further Information

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

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
  • A research statement which addresses specifically the topic of the position (300 words)
  • Transcript of all courses and results from the university-level courses taken
  • A short description of your PhD thesis (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for 3 referees

Deadline for applications: June 15 2015
Applications will be considered on receipt therefore applying before the deadline is encouraged.

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