Research Fellow in Cryptography (2018)

The cryptography group (more precisely, the group of cryptographic protocols, led by Helger Lipmaa) at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu seeks a research fellow in cryptography. The position will be permanent, but initially, the salary is guaranteed for five years (up to the end of the year 2022). The person, once hired, will be expected to help the group leader to apply for additional grants. The teaching load will be minimal. In the case of an excellent candidate, an early promotion is possible.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong track record in cryptography, but there are no other formal requirements. The salary will depend on the experience and strength of the applicant. We expect research experience in cryptographic protocol design (including but not only zero knowledge, e-voting, privacy-preserving data mining and machine learning, blockchain, secure computation). Interests in various codes used in cryptographic contexts (e.g., non-malleable, locally decodable, locally recoverable, locally testable, batch, PIR, or just error-correction codes) are appreciated.

Additional information (not provided in the listing):

  • we appreciate interest in post-quantum cryptography (lattice-based, coding theory-based)

The group of Lipmaa currently hires 5 more researchers, and more people will be hired in the near future. The department also has a quantum cryptography group (led by Dominique Unruh).

For any inquiries or to apply for the position, submit a full research curriculum vitae (cv), names of two references, and a research statement to Prof Helger Lipmaa starting your email's subject line with [Research fellow].

The call for expressions of interest will remain open end of January, but we encourage to contact us before January 15.

Helger Lipmaa, lead research fellow, helger.lipmaa (at)