Research-driven post-doc position in privacy-preserving blockchain.

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Job description

As a Post-Doc candidate, you will work on the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project ASSURED: Future Proofing of ICT Trust Chains: Sustainable Operational Assurance and Verification Remote Guards for Systems-of-Systems Security and Privacy.

One of the objectives of ASSURED is to provide a secure, trusted and audible data sharing environment (for threat intelligence data and beyond) via designing and implementing advanced Blockchain operation and control services. The project will leverage distributed ledgers infrastructure and specifying novel Trusted Component (TC)-enabled security and privacy-preserving protocols for advancing the state-of-the-art in scalability and computational efficiency when providing fully transparent and accountable secure information exchange (through the use of smart contracts) based on traceable and credible security auditing and attestation activities.

Your role within ASSURED will be to work on the cross field of blockchain (smart contract) and privacy-enhancing technologies. You do so by collaborating with researchers and industry partners across Europe. The position requires you to already have had sufficient knowledge and backgrounds in privacy-enhancing technologies and smart contract.

Throughout the project, you will mainly publish and present your results in top-tier conferences and journals, help in deliverables and guide industrial partners in some prototype implementation


A PhD degree (completed, or to be completed shortly) in computer science or a closely related field. The research direction should be close to smart contract, applied crypto, or information security.

Solid research backgrounds in, and proven experience with, cybersecurity (through publications, projects, etc.).

Great publications (renowned conferences and journals) related to information security, blockchain or applied cryptography.

Excellent and professional English level, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Team spirit and communication skills, as you will work in the context of a large-scale European research project.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Kaitai Liang, assistant professor, email:, tel: +31 15 27 87656

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 30-06-2021 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV, your grade list and a list of 3 referees with contact details.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.
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