Job Offers

The UCL Crypto Group is recruiting researchers with various profiles.

Open post-doctoral position: evaluation and assessment of side-channel vulnerabilities

The objective of this project is to develop new approaches and techniques in order to improve the efficiency and quality of side-channel resistance evaluations.

The research will take place in the framework of a European project involving high-level academic and industrial experts. The researcher will also benefit from the dynamic research environment of the UCL Crypto Group (Université catholique de Louvain), with strong interactions with researchers working on related subjects. The researcher will be hired for a one-year contract that can be renewed up to two times.

The candidate should hold a PhD in mathematics, computer science or electronics, with strong interests in implementation of cryptographic algorithms. A preliminary background in side-channel attacks is useful, but not mandatory.

Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert -- fstandae at uclouvain.be

Open post-doctoral position: design of a security architecture for a critical infrastructure

The objective of this project is to design and analyze a security architecture operating critical equipment in the transportation area. It should among other things allow secure and automated updates in a robust way (e.g. supporting contexts where equipment is temporary out of reach).

The research will take place in the framework of a regionally-funded project involving a multidisciplinary consortium including several industrial partners. The researcher will also benefit from the dynamic research environment of the UCL Crypto Group (Université catholique de Louvain), with strong interactions with researchers working on related subjects. The researcher will be hired for a one-year contract that can be renewed up to two times.

The candidate should hold a PhD in cryptography with strong interests in protocol design and security analysis, as well as in practical aspects of applied cryptography. Fluent French is an asset, but not mandatory.

Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Pr. Olivier Pereira -- Pereira at uclouvain.be and to Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert -- fstandae at uclouvain.be.

Open Ph.D. positions

The UCL Crypto Group is recruiting Ph.D. students willing to undertake a thesis in side-channel security or in protocol security. The Ph.D. thesis will take place in the dynamic research environment of the UCL Crypto Group (Université catholique de Louvain), with strong interactions with other Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers working on various aspects of cryptography.

The candidates should hold a master or engineering degree in mathematics, computer science or electronics, with strong interest in cryptography and security. A preliminary background in cryptography is useful, but not mandatory.

Candidates are invited to send a resume and motivation letter to Pr. Olivier Pereira -- Pereira at uclouvain.be and to Pr. Francois-Xavier Standaert -- fstandae at uclouvain.be.