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Funded PhD student in Applied Cryptography & Privacy-preserving authentication (m/f/d) (m/w/d)

70 % (unlimited by 01.03.2024 or by mutual agreement)

Your tasks

We are looking for a bright and motivated PhD student to work in the topics of information security and cryptography. The student is expected to work on topics that include security and privacy issues in authentication. More precisely, the student will be working on investigating efficient and privacy-preserving authentication that provides: i) provable security, and ii) rigorous privacy guarantees. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform exciting and challenging research in the domain of information security and cryptography.
  • Support and assist in teaching computer security and cryptography courses.

Your profile

  • The PhD student is expected to have a MSc degree or equivalent, and strong background in cryptography, network security and mathematics;
  • Experience in one or more domains such as cryptography, design of protocols, secure multi-party computation and differential privacy is beneficial;
  • Excellent programming skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
The research group for Cyber Security, https://cybersecurity.unisg.ch/, is a part of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) at the University of St. Gallen. The group was established in autumn semester 2020 and is led by Prof. Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa. Our research interests are centered around information security and applied cryptography, with the larger goal of safeguarding communications and providing strong privacy guarantees. We are currently active in multiple areas including the design of provably secure cryptographic protocols and cryptographic primitives that can be employed for reliable authentication, outsourcing computations in cloud-assisted settings, network security problems as well as secure and privacy-preserving machine learning. As a doctoral student you will be a part of the Doctoral School of Computer Science (DCS), https://dcs.unisg.ch.
We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here
Inspirational Work Environment

Inspirational Work Environment

Executive Education

Executive Education

Network

Network

Family & Career

Family & Career

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities

Fit and Healthy

Fit and Healthy

Inspirational Work Environment

Inspirational Work Environment

At the HSG, as Europe's leading business university, we operate in an entrepreneurial environment where you will meet highly qualified, ambitious experts - both regionally and internationally. For example, you benefit from a modern IT infrastructure and, in our library via HSGswisscovery, from nationwide access to the wealth of scientific information available.

Executive Education

Executive Education

We support internal and external executive education opportunities. Our internal executive education programme offers you a practical, dedicated and didactically mature transfer of knowledge in the form of seminars, e-learning, coaching and collegial advice. We support task-specific external training and executive education financially as well as with regard to the time required.

Network

Network

We promote our culture of cross-functional collaboration and create space for forging valuable relationships - also with external partners. Regular exchanges and internal events help to strengthen these relationships and make them long-lasting.

Family & Career

Family & Career

We provide our employees with flexible work time models with a variable number of hours per week. As a family-friendly employer, we offer part-time positions, 16 weeks of maternity leave and a subsidised crèche, as well as support with childcare during the vacations.

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities

The University enables equal opportunities for all employees and students. This applies to degree courses and work, as well as academic careers, university management positions and the reconciliation of studies, work and private commitments. We are committed to this with various measures in the areas of teaching, research, administration and the Presidency.

Fit and Healthy

Fit and Healthy

We help you stay fit and healthy. In addition to our diverse range of sports activities at the university, most of which are free of charge, and campaign weeks for corporate health management, we also offer you fruit in the workplace. In our canteen you will find a wide selection of freshly prepared meals - from vegetarian to fish dishes - at discounted prices.

Further information on working at the HSG can be found here.

For job-related questions

Prof. Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa
Full Professor in Cyber Security
Tel.: +41 71 224 78 61
katerina.mitrokotsa@unisg.ch

«I am looking forward to introducing you to our Cyber Security group, our research, and everything the University has to offer in the beautiful city of St. Gallen!»


Eriane Breu
Administration
Tel.: +41 71 224 78 60
eriane.breu@unisg.ch

«If you are passionate about information security and cryptography - we would love to receive your application!»

Your place of work

University of St.Gallen

«A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 9800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.