Postdoc positions in cryptography and security, focus on protocols and blockchain

Universität Bern
Institute of Computer Science

WorkplaceBern, Neubrückstr. 10, All regions, Switzerland
Job StartAs soon as feasible

Cryptology and Data Security Group, University of Bern


Postdoc positions are available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin.

Our research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics.


Candidates should have a strong background in computer science. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically, or be interested in building innovative systems for working practically. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or blockchain technology is a plus. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., with contributions in the relevant research topics.

We offer

Positions are available starting immediately and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that “Knowledge generates value”. The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide.

Contact and Address

If you are interested, please apply be sending email with one single PDF file and subject line set to Application for Postdoc addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at crypto (at)

For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 52803.