Associate Research Scientist

Columbia University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Columbia University is seeking a cryptography expert to work in the Cryptography Lab on new methods for protecting computation from leakage, tampering and malicious peers. The position aims to develop new models for attacks that corrupt information or exfiltrate information from physical embodiments of computation; to develop new cryptographic techniques for defending against such attacks; to implement these techniques; and to empirically evaluate them.

Candidate must have a PhD in a research field related to the proposed work, and several years of research experience in academia or industry.  Must have excellent knowledge of mathematical and applied cryptography, good familiarity with computer architecture, and extensive programming, experience.

Preferred qualifications:  PhD in cryptography or information security is preferred, as are the following skills. Extensive research experience. Analytical, problem-solving, project-management and communication abilities. Track record of peer-reviewed publications. Experience in design, theoretical analysis and implementation of pertinent cryptographic protocols. Software engineering experience. Experience with side-channel or electromagnetic-compatibility analysis. Experience in mathematical modelling of physical system, technical writing and technical documentation ability.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to interact effectively with graduate students and faculty.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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