Postdoc in Post-Quantum Cryptography

Postdoc in Post-Quantum Cryptography

Published Deadline Location
5 Jul 1 Sep Eindhoven

Job description

We are looking for a person to extend our team as postdoc in the Horizon Europe Next Generation Internet pilot NGI TALER. Your task will be to carry out foundational research in the context of the payment system GNU Taler. More precisely, you will be tasked with proving the security of post-quantum replacements for the cryptography used to secure GNU Taler. The position is initially 1 year with funding for a 1-year extension available.

GNU Taler is a privacy-preserving payment system. Customers can stay anonymous, but merchants cannot hide their income through payments with GNU Taler. This helps to avoid tax evasion and money laundering while providing users with a privacy-preserving way of electronic payment. As part of a Next Generation Internet pilot, the cryptography used in GNU Taler will be future-proofed by developing post-quantum secure variants of the involved protocols. Your task will be to prove these new protocols secure against quantum adversaries, closely collaborating with the team that develops the protocols.

We have funding for two years. However, by the university's policy, the position is initially for one year and can then be extended for another.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • You're a motivated researcher, with a PhD in cryptographic research or a comparable domain.
  • You have the ability to conduct high-quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs like, e.g., publications in flagship conferences.
  • You're a team player who enjoys coaching PhD and Master's students and working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary team.
  • You have the proven ability to manage complex projects to completion on schedule.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English, good communication and leadership skills.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • Full-time employment for initially 1 year with funding for a 1-year extension.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 step 4 (min. €3,877 max. €5,090).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.

Additional information

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

The Applied and Provable Security (APS) group is led by Andreas Hülsing and part of the department of mathematics and computer science. The team, currently consisting of Kathrin Hövelmanns (Assistant Prof.), one postdoc and five PhD students is known for their work on the security of post-quantum cryptography, especially for leading the SPHINCS+ (now SLH-DSA) proposal, and work on the security of the FO-transform underpinning Kyber (now ML-KEM).  


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
the hiring manager, dr. Andreas Hülsing,

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We invite you to submit a complete application using the apply-button. The application should include a:
  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected 'best publications' and a short explanation of those (one to two sentences).

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V32.7602


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Make sure to apply no later than 1 Sep 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).