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We are looking for a Postdoc to work on theory and practice of efficient secure multiparty computation

Deadline 9 Dec

Expected start 1 Feb

  • Computer Science, Dept. of Åbogade 34 8200 Aarhus N

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Feb 2021 - 31 Jan 2023 ID: 4738

We are looking for a 2 year postdoc for a project on theory and practice of efficient secure multiparty computation. 

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in provably security, in particular the universal composability framework. It is an advantage to have experience as a postdoc within the field and have a proven track record in working with Secure Set Intersection, Oblivious Linear Function Evaluation, and Secure Multiparty Computation.

The candidate is expected to help supervise student within the project and in general take on an organizing role. The candidate is therefore expected to have a proven track record of independent work as a postdoc or similar. 

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is Aabogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information
For further information about the position please contact Professor Jesper Buus Nielsen, jbn@cs.au.dk

About Department of Computer Science and Aarhus University
The department employs some 130 members of staff and has about 700 students. The department is strong in both theoretical and experimental research, and it is recognized internationally for its contribution within theory as well as the practice of computing. To encourage a multi-disciplinary attitude to research, no firm dividing lines are drawn between the various subjects, and there is lively interaction among subjects.

Aarhus University ( https://international.au.dk ) has approx. 40,000 students. Among over 17,000 universities world-wide, it is ranked in the top 100 by several influential rankings. Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and is situated by the sea in East Jutland. Aarhus is a "young" city due to its disproportionally large population of young inhabitants.
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Jesper Buus Nielsen

Jesper Buus Nielsen Professor, Department of Computer Science jbn@cs.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - Nat-Tech HR Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk


Deadline: Wednesday 9 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET