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Distinguished Researcher in Cryptography

The IMDEA Software Institute (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Software Development Technologies) is a non-profit research institute promoted by the Regional Government of Madrid, Spain. The Institute’s goal is to perform the research of excellence required to devise methods that enable the cost-effective development of software products with sophisticated functionality and high quality, i.e., secure, reliable, and efficient.

The IMDEA Software Institute is committed to excellence in research and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector. The Institute attracts talent from all over the world and has built a truly international environment. The working language at the IMDEA Software Institute is English.

The IMDEA Software Institute is located in the Montegancedo Science and Technology Park in the outskirts of the vibrant city of Madrid, Spain. More information about the Institute can be found at:


The IMDEA Software Institute is seeking a Distinguished Researcher to lead the Institute's cryptography research line. The candidate should have demonstrated ability and commitment to research, an outstanding track record of research in cryptography, recognized international stature in cryptography research, and demonstrated leadership abilities. Candidates should posses a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related area and have demonstrated the ability to build an independent research group, attract research funding, and collaborate with well-established international researchers. Applications will be evaluated by the hiring committee and selected candidates will need the approval of the Institute's Scientific Advisory Board.

The tasks to be carried out will be, among others:


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

The following are desirable qualifications:


Deadline for applications is June 21st, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately. The starting date will be as soon as possible once the selection process has completed.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at Please select option: 8 - Other and use reference code 2019-06-associate-rep. Deadline for applications is June 21st, 2019.

The application should include a CV, written in English.