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GNUnet hackers (C, crypto, network) Full-time

Published at 2014-12-04 - Viewed: 5215 times - GNUnet in Rennes, France

Open positions for (aspiring) GNUnet hackers!

As part of my recent move to Inria in Rennes (Bretagne, France), a few new positions for research and development around GNUnet are now opening up. The positions are open for Master's students ("internships"), PhD students (Master's required) and Post-Docs (PhD required).

The planned research and development mostly requires a good understanding of systems programming and applied secure software engineering (as in testing, tools, experience building systems, not writing fancy UML diagrams), but our needs are overall pretty broad. So if you have a solid background in cryptography/network security, databases, programming languages (in particular static- and dynamic analysis), browser extensions, or user-interface design, I'd still like to hear from you.

Teaching is not required for the open positions. Still, Rennes is a university town and Inria cooperates with local universities. So you are encouraged to mentor French students.

Please note that in addition to the formal requirements (academic degree), you will have to move to Rennes. Inria offers non-financial support with the move and with learning French. The research group internally speaks English, so good command of English is a must. French is not required at all --- but of course will be helpful especially outside of work.

Master's are hired for 6-24 months, PhD students for 3 years, and PostDocs for at least one year (but can be longer). All positions are paid, think roughly a net of 1k, 1,5k and 2,5k EUR/month for MS, PhD and PostDoc respectively (exact salaries depend on your tax status; there are also complex rules for other benefits; you should discuss this with HR at a later stage). If applicable at all university fees are very low (typically less than 500 EUR/year). You do not need to have a research proposal to apply; however, we will need to agree on a research agenda before you join.

To apply, please send your usual application materials (cover letter with motivation, vita, thesis, optionally a research statement) to, preferably via GPG encrypted e-mail. You can find a PGP/GPG key on the key servers.

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