Postdoctoral Position in Applied cryptography in the Security and Privacy engineering Laboratory

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 05/07/2021
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Job Description

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Postdoctoral Position in Applied cryptography in the Security and Privacy engineering Laboratory

Your mission :
We have a postdoc opening at the SPRING Lab @EPFL ( led by Prof. Carmela Troncoso ( are looking for a postdoc with experience in applied cryptography to work on our privacy engineering projects. In these projects we create new privacy-preserving primitives and evaluate them. We aim to integrate these primitives into end-to-end systems. We often collaborate with stakeholders such as NGOs, governments, or educational institutions that place high value in protecting their users. See here to learn more about the research we do and the impact of our projects: duties and responsibilities include :
The postdoc’s contribution to the research efforts of the group will involve interacting with PhD and undergraduate students, senior researchers, other EPFL labs, and external partners (from industry, academia, and NGOs). Participation in teaching and outreach activities is possible.Your profile :
We are looking for a candidate with:

  • A strong background in security, privacy, or applied cryptography (with an orientation towards privacy)
  • Some background in statistics and networking. A background in machine learning would be an asset
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of programming languages (e.g., Python or Rust) and software engineering practices

The candidate must have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Communication Systems, Computer Engineering, or a similar area with a strong publication track record in information security and privacy.

We offer :
EPFL ranks among the world’s top scientific universities. It is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, a beautiful, vibrant and highly international city on the shores of scenic Lake Geneva, situated within an Alpine setting in the heart of Europe. French is the main language spoken in the city of Lausanne, while English is the main language at EPFL and in our laboratory. The position comes with a competitive salary. EPFL is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

The postdoc will join an international, and diverse research team with an interdisciplinary character. We offer an ideal environment for developing the skills necessary for a successful academic career, fostering opportunities for networking and learning soft skills.
More information about the lab:

Start date :
The position is available immediately; funding is available, and the start date is flexible.

Applications should include PDF documents with:
(i) Cover letter
(ii) CV
(iii) a Research statement (up to 3 pages)
(iv) the contact information of three references

The deadline to receive applications is set on August 15th, 2021.
Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
1 year, renewable up to a maximum of 4 years.

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account