AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Scientist (m/f/d) in Cryptography (Limited to two years)

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We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Digital Safety & Security is seeking to hire new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna.

Scientist (m/f/d) in Cryptography (Limited to two years)

- Center for Digital Safety & Security -


  • The research field Cyber Security within AIT’s Competence Unit for Security and Communication Technologies focuses on various aspects of security, including anomaly detection, cyber ranges, penetration testing, and cryptography.
  • The cryptography team is conducting research in various directions, including secure communication, privacy-enhancing technologies, and long-term and post-quantum security.
  • Given a growing portfolio of research projects, the group seeks to grow and thus has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher in related areas, limited to a fixed-term period of 2 years.


  • You will conduct research in the design and analysis of cryptographic protocols, preferably with a focus on distributed primitives (e.g., MPC, threshold cryptography, …), and develop prototypes of the designed primitives and systems.
  • You will engage in research collaborations and contributing to the group’s R&D project portfolio.
  • You will publish your scientific outcomes in top-tier journals and conferences.
  • Finally, you will contribute to the supervision of interns and students related to your research topics.


  • You will be able to interact with research and industrial partners on national and international levels on exciting topics, allowing you to continuously enhance your own knowledge and skills.
  • Thanks to your motivation, innovative solutions, and expertise in this specific field, you will actively shape the field of safe autonomy.
  • You will have the opportunity to present your research at international research conferences.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or a related field, with a specialization on cryptology
  • Profound knowledge in one or more of the following areas: secure multi-party computation (MPC), fully homomorphic encryption (FHE), threshold cryptography, distributed algorithms, privacy-preserving machine learning, verifiable computation
  • Strong track record with publications at competitive academic conferences or journals
  • Good knowledge of a programming language (e.g., C/C++, Rust, Java, Python) and software development is a plus
  • Very good written and oral English skills; knowledge of German is not a requirement but willingness to learn German is expected

What to expect:
The minimum gross annual salary for a full-time position (38,5 hours / week) according to the collective agreement is EUR 59.164,--. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities.
At AIT, the promotion of diversity is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants!
The review of applications starts immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please submit your application documents including CV, motivational letter, certificates, and full contact data of at least 2 references online.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Stephan Krenn, stephan.krenn(at)



Scientist (m/f/d) in Cryptography (Limited to two years)
Giefinggasse 4 Wien, Österreich
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