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Intern in cryptography

Applications are invited for a research intern position at the IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Ignacio Cascudo in a project in the area of cryptography, where the topic will be related to mathematical aspects of privacy-preserving protocols such as secure multiparty computation protocols, secret sharing or zero knowledge proofs.

Who should apply?

Applicants should be MSc students in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. The applicants should in particular have strong background in mathematics and some background and interest in cryptography. Good teamwork and communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English are also required.

Working at IMDEA Software

The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English.


The internship duration is intended to be for 4-6 months (with some flexibility). The starting period would be March 2021 or later.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at using reference code 2020-12-intern-mpc. Deadline for applications is January 25th, 2021.

For enquiries about the position, please contact: Ignacio Cascudo, ignacio.cascudo (at)