University of Bern
Postdoc and Ph.D. positions in cryptography and security, with focus on blockchain
Ph.D. and Postdoc positions are available in the new research group in cryptology and data security, established by Christian Cachin, at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern.
Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics.
Candidates should have a strong background in computer science or mathematics. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building concrete systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in blockchain technology, cryptography, or distributed computing is a plus.
Positions are available from Spring 2019 and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that "Knowledge generates value". The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.
Applicants should hold a master degree (for Ph.D. positions) or a Ph.D. (for postdoc positions), with expertise in the relevant research topics.
Applications should be sent by email, with subject line Application for Postdoc or Application for Ph.D., as one single PDF file, addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at:
cachin (at) inf.unibe.ch.
For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (https://cachin.com/cc/).