PhD in mathematical and/or algorithmic cryptography

Saarbrücken, Deutschland

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What we are looking for

Candidates should have a strong background in Mathematics or theoretical Computer Science. Knowledge of cryptology would be a plus.

The application should specify (and justify) the specific domain of interest of the candidate.

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What we offer

In the context of the Almacrypt ERC, CISPA has several phD positions related to the study of cryptographic hard problems. The proposed topics are discrete logarithms and factoring, lattice reduction, multivariate equation systems, elliptic curves and combinarial problems of cryptographic relevance.


The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike. As the latest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organization in Germany, CISPA has embarked on a mission: to rethink the digitalized world of the future from the ground up and make it safer through innovative cutting-edge research. In the medium term, the center will grow to more than 800 employees with not less than 60 Faculty and research group leaders. Faculty receive extremely competitive institutional funding, enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of young researchers, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

CISPA is located in Saarbrücken, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English. A command of German is not required for a successful career at CISPA.


For further details about the position you can contact Antoine Joux ( If you have questions regarding the application process please contact the CISPA-onboarding-team at or +49 681-302 70994.