Lunds universitet, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

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Subject description
Digital technologies have gained a fundamental role in our society. The progressive digitalisation of services has both enabled and required novel applications based on advanced cryptographic techniques with strong security guarantees and efficient implementations. Filling the gap between demands from modern IT systems and features offered by existing cryptographic solutions involves the design and development of new post-quantum solutions that meet the needs of real-world application scenarios in modern IT systems, IoT networks and smart settings (e.g., smart homes, smart offices, and smart cities).

This position targets researchers with a strong background in post-quantum cryptosystems, with experience at the mathematical, and/or implementation level. In more detail, the successful candidate is expected to work in the intersection between mathematical hard problems that are plausibly post-quantum secure, and the implementation of cryptographic primitives built on such problems for constrained devices. Extensions are possible towards implementations supporting edge nodes and/or cloud resources, or towards solid provable-secure new designs and primitives motivated by concrete application scenarios. Within these bounds, the specific focus can be balanced based on the applicant’s background and interests.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Specifically, the work duties consist of:

  • research within the subject area.
  • teaching in the first, second or third cycles of studies.
  • supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
  • administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Documented background related to topics in post-quantum cryptography, their application, and/or their implementation.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

  • Collaboration skills.
  • Experience in implementation of cryptographic primitives.
  • Experience in post-quantum related topics, such as lattices, multi-variate polynomials, or isogeny-based cryptography.

Consideration will also be given to good communication skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how the candidate stands to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more: To apply for academic positions at LTH

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/3283
  • Martin Hell, +46462224353,
Published 21.Oct.2021
Last application date 09.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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