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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: N/A
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Apr 27, 2019
  • Application Deadline: May 27, 2019

Job Description/Responsibility

  • About the position
  • A new PhD fellowship in cryptographic voting is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU from fall 2019. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a twelve month extension as a teaching assistant. The work place will be Trondheim.
  • Main duties and responsibilities
  • The position is connected to the project «Secure, Usable and Robust Cryptographic Voting Systems». This is a joint project between NTNU and the University of Luxembourg, funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Luxembourg National Research Fund. The goal of the project is to study the security of cryptographic voting schemes.
  • Traditional voting has some significant limitations. From a security viewpoint, it has relied heavily on trust in the election officials, which in turn restricts independent verifiability and high assurance regarding confidentiality of votes. In addition, traditional voting has problems regarding errors in counting, accessibility, and timeliness.
  • Although cryptographic voting systems have been proposed almost 30 years ago, and deployed in many countries more recently, there remain major obstacles to their widespread adoption. As we have seen in recent years, voting systems sometimes fail and they are susceptible to a range of attacks, even in established democracies.
  • This project will investigate the security of voting systems and increase our assurance in state-of-the-art voting systems. In particular, the project will study user confidence in cryptographic voting systems, security proofs for such systems, as well as options for long-term security (including post-quantum security).

Experience Requirements

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Education Requirements

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Skills Requirements

  • The applicants should have a master’s degree in mathematics, or a master’s degree in computer science, communications technology or related areas, with a strong mathematical component.
  • A background including experience with cryptography is desirable. Candidates completing their MSc degree in 2019 are encouraged to apply. The position is also open for integrated PhD for NTNU students starting their final year of their master degree in Autumn 2019.
  • Norway needs candidates that can be security cleared. The PhD work itself does not require a security clearance, but candidates that can be security cleared may be preferred.
  • The candidates for the position must be fluent in English, both oral and written.
  • The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

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About the Company

Company Name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Company Profile: NTNU has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.

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