Post Doctoral Scholar in Cryptography and Information Security

University of Calgary


Position Description

Area: Information Security 
Duration: One year
Start date: Immediately
Salary: $50,000 -- $60,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Cryptography and Information Security.

Job Description:
We are looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to join a research and development project at the University of Calgary in the area of secure storage system design and development, focusing on long-term and post-quantum security. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to secure system engineering and implementation, as well as to participate in the design and security evaluation of the design. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research on new and existing topics in secure storage systems for long-term security
  • Lead the design and development of secure protocols
  • Work in a collaborative environment advising junior graduate students, organizing research meetings, and managing research projects
  • Author peer-reviewed scientific articles and contribute to grant proposals

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with Profs. Henry (, Reardon ( and Safavi-Naini ( in the security group. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.


  • PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields. PhD completed within the last 3 years
  • Experience in software design and implementation using C/C++
  • Established record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Strong programming skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Application details:

Please direct questions to Ryan Henry ( To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter stating your intention and availability to Ambika Lakshmanan ( Please put “PostDoc Application” in the subject of your email.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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