Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in cryptographic security systems and algorithms

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    CommuniGate (application management through Luxinnovation)

CommuniGate is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded positions (yet); it depend on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization           in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 9th 2020.



Project idea: 

  • Evaluate, analyze and target weaknesses in cryptographic security systems and algorithms
  • Probe for weaknesses in Internet Protocols I.e. WebRTC, SRTP, email, and web access methods
  • Design and validate secure authentication mechanisms with biometric and multi-factor features
  • Architect cryptic message and coding systems for military, political and/or law enforcement agencies


Offer Requirements

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Cryptography or a related field
  • Good development skills in C or C++ and/or scripting languages
  • Strong mathematical and algorithmic CS background
  •  Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English


Institute description: 

Unified Communications software manufacturer for the regulated industries marketplace. In business for over 28 years; with offices in San Francisco, Nice France, Tokyo Japan. Luxembourg is the holding, Licensing authority and center for research and  development. Clients from the regulated marketplace include national carriers such as: Sri Lanka telecom, Algérie Télécom, Orange Tunisie, public service agencies such as SITA, Notaires de Paris, national banks, Universities, energy corporations and more. Over 200 million users depend upon the product and services spanning 17,000 organisations. 

Our products and services are utilised by organisations that are regulated, licensed and must operate under compliance laws. We do not sell to consumers, and we do not fit into the same categories as Gmail, WhatsAPP, telegram or open source technologies. With the advent of the USA Patriot Act, USA Cloud act, the EU GDPR rules and data retention laws, European organisations are compelled to seek European technologies for sensitive communications. Our marketplace is rapidly growing in the EU, Japan and beyond. Pronto! is our user side client that can be thought of in the same realm of WhatsAPP, Telegram or FaceTime but with Email, calendar and file sharing features.

The project entails building Pronto! as a “Progressive Web Application” with encryption and compliance functions for the regulated industries marketplace. The client will require unique encryption capabilities that are compliant with regulations. Peer to peer encryption, transport encryption with adaption to biometric authentication systems will be standard. Security clearance and access control list features will deliver super security for any level regulations. Pronto! Will have the target to be certified by the Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information in Luxembourg (ANSSI) and reciprocal agencies in France, Germany and others as needs demand.

Our clients require the employees of the organisation do not use public cloud technologies or software that has potential compromises due to the nature of the origination License and export controls over the security.



Long term management placement and bonus structure.



About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship:

The MSCA IF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline or Masters plus 4 years of full time equivalent research experience
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please submit your CV to Charles Betz, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, until May 15th 2020 and refer to which position(s) you are applying for; you can also send several finetuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts. 

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.


Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.




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