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Cryptography Researcher

Cryptography Researcher
by Admin on 06-27-2023 at 1:51 pm

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Applications have closed

Website PQShield

About the company

PQShield is a highly innovative deep tech start-up that specialises in post-quantum cryptography and cybersecurity. Our mission is to innovate and create solutions for the world’s most imminent security challenge: quantum computers.

Here at PQShield, we understand our people are the most important factor in driving our success. Therefore,  our core value is to provide them with a work environment that promotes personal and professional growth. Hard work and loyalty are always met with acknowledgement, appreciation and reward.

The role

As a Cryptography Researcher at PQShield you will work in collaboration with the research team and provide new insights on research topics such as advanced cryptographic primitives (e.g. structured signatures or MPC protocols), improvements to state-of-the-art practical cryptographic schemes such as the candidates for the ongoing NIST call, or constructions and proofs of security in models such as the QROM.


  • Creating mathematical models for post quantum cryptographic technologies

  • Participating in setting research standards across PQShield relating to post quantum cryptography

  • Performing collaborative research into open source solutions and assisting technical colleagues with their development work

  • Keeping up-to-date with emerging capabilities and standards within the field of post quantum cryptography

  • Find innovative solutions to the problems faced by classical cryptography in a quantum world and to the challenges faced in post-quantum cryptography

Skills required:

  • Deep knowledge of a relevant cryptographic field

  • Previous experience driving new directions for research areas within cryptography

  • Previous experience working with diverse teams on projects that cover various cryptographic fields

  • Has various research topics published in relevant cryptographic fields, conferences, blogs, workshops etc

  • Good programming skills (E.g C++, Python or any others)

  • PhD qualified in cryptography

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team

PQShield is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We’re passionate about talent and proud to foster an inclusive environment; all applicants will be considered regardless of their gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and age.

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