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PhD Position in Algebraic Coding Theory and/or Code-Based Cryptography (m/w/d)

70% (unlimited, by 01.02.2021)

Your tasks

In this position you will develop new coding techniques for various applications, such as distributed storage systems, network coding and post-quantum cryptography. Possible research tasks include finding new code constructions, developing efficient decoding algorithms, creating new code-based cryptosystems, and cryptanalyzing known cryptosystems.
Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Conducting research in coding theory and/or code-based cryptography.
  • Teaching assistance for varying courses in theoretical computer science and mathematics.

Your profile

  • You have a MSc degree (or equivalent) in computer science, mathematics or electrical engineering, and good communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • Required: strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science.
  • Beneficial: good knowledge of algebra.
  • You are interested in working with complex topics.
  • You enjoy working in an international research environment.
  • You have high ambitions to excel in research and teaching.
Our research group is part of the School of Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen. The group develops research in various areas of coding theory, information theory, cryptography and efficient algorithm design.

We offer

sport & wellbeing

sport & wellbeing

food & drink @ HSG

food & drink @ HSG

further education

further education

public library

public library

flexible working hours

flexible working hours

various events

various events

For job-related questions

Prof. Dr. Anna-Lena Horlemann
Assistent professor for mathematics and information technology
071 224 2604
anna-lena.horlemann@unisg.ch

«I am looking forward to reading about your research interest in coding theory and cryptography.»


School of Computer Science
071 224 2604
anna-lena.horlemann@unisg.ch

«I am delighted that you are interested in this position at our University and would be pleased to meet you soon.»

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 8800 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.