Open Positions in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

We are currently seeking exceptional candidates for the following positions supervised by Dr George Danezis within the UCL Information Security Research Group:

For information email Dr George Danezis at g.danezis at ucl.ac.uk.

Post-doctoral research associate in anonymous communications

Salary: 36K (inc. London allowance); Duration: 30 months; Start date: September / October 2015.

We seek a postdoctoral researcher in computer science with a strong track record in privacy technologies and in particular anonymous communications, traffic analysis or private analytics. The positions will be supporting two projects on mid-latency high-security mix infrastructures for messaging as well as industrial applications such as statistics gathering, elections and secure messaging.

A successful candidate will support the supervisions of research students on the projects, design and evaluate novel mechanisms for the provision of high-security anonymous communications, coordinate and advise partners on implementing research prototypes, and ensure the smooth administration of the projects including the timely delivery of research outputs. We expect candidates to be able to develop and devote significant time to their own research agenda around the theme of the projects.

The projects are associated with a joint UK-Israel EPSRC grant, requiring travel to and collaborations with colleagues at Bar-Ilan, and the EU H2020 project PANORAMIX, requiring travel to and collaboration with colleagues throughout the European Union. Full travel and equipment budget is available to support the activities of the project.

For any inquiries or to apply for the position, submit a full research curriculum-vitae (cv) and a research statement to Dr George Danezis (g.danezis at ucl.ac.uk) clearly indicating the position sought.

Doctoral studentship in anonymous communications

Stipend: 22K; Duration: 36 months; Start date: September / October 2015.

We seek candidates with a background in computer science, mathematics or engineering to undertake research leading to a doctorate (PhD) within the field of privacy enhancing technologies and anonymous communications. A successful candidate will undertake research under the supervision of Dr George Danezis on the design, analysis implementation and evaluation of next-generation private communications, protecting both communications' content and meta-data against pervasive surveillance. An ideal candidate will have a track record of interest in security, privacy or cryptographic engineering, a strong interest in deploying real-world privacy technologies and a passion for building state-of-the-art secure distributed systems.

The studentship takes place within the context of the EU H2020 project PANORAMIX that aims to deploy next-generation privacy infrastructures for Europe. As such the responsibilities of the doctoral student will include delivering research outputs, and collaborating with partners to research privacy technologies for private statistics, robust elections and private messaging.

The 22K stipend is tax free, but does not include the doctoral fees which depend on the circumstances of the candidate.

For any inquiries or to apply for the position, submit a full curriculum-vitae (cv) and a research statement to Dr George Danezis (g.danezis at ucl.ac.uk) clearly indicating the position sought.