Postdoc and Ph.D. student(s) in Cryptography

The cryptography group at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu seeks a postdoctoral researcher and a Ph.D. student in computer science. The positions will be supporting an EU H2020 project on privacy-enhancing cryptography for distributed ledgers (PRIViLEDGE). The postdoctoral researcher should have a strong track record in cryptography, and in particular in the design of efficient privacy-preserving protocols (e.g., zero-knowledge proofs) and/or blockchain. The Ph.D. student is expected to have an MSc degree or equivalent, and a strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science, with some background in cryptography.

Successful candidates will help to design and evaluate privacy-enhancing cryptographic techniques for blockchains and perform other research duties to help with the project, coordinate and advise partners on implementing research prototypes (the candidate may or may not participate in implementing) and ensure the smooth administration of the project including the timely delivery of research output. (Some of these duties apply only to the postdoctoral researcher.) We expect candidates to be able to develop and devote significant time to their own research agenda around the theme of the project.

The EU H2020 project PRIViLEDGE requires travel to and collaboration with colleagues throughout the European Union. Full travel and equipment budget is available to support the activities of the project.

For any inquiries or to apply for the positions, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement (obligatory for the postdoctoral researcher) to Prof Helger Lipmaa (firstname.lastname (at) clearly indicating the position sought. This is crucial since we have several open positions.

The project started from January 1, 2018, and will last for three years. In the case of interest, the candidates may later seek further employment but this is not necessarily guaranteed.

The current group of Helger Lipmaa consists of 6 members (including himself). The current group of Helger Lipmaa consists of 6 members (including himself). The group his hiring new members for two new projects, including PRIViLEDGE. University of Tartu also employs professor Dominique Unruh and his group.