Doctoral Thesis: The application of hardware-security-ICs to privacy-friendly blockchain technologies (f/m/div)*

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Doctoral Thesis: The application of hardware-security-ICs to privacy-friendly blockchain technologies (f/m/div)*

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The industrial doctorate at Infineon: Pursue a doctoral degree at a university and gain professional experience simultaneously - an ideal start for your career. Advance your research with us and profit from our vast network of doctoral candidates and the expertise of a university. Mentorship is handled by both professors and dedicated Infineon employees.

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Blockchains and distributed ledgers are a powerful tool for consensus finding and the decentralized management of transactions in untrusted environments.

In this Doctoral thesis, you have the opportunity to work with Infineon's renowned hardware security solutions to develop new privacy-friendly blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. You will be working on privacy-friendly, biometrics-based authentication technologies as a prerequisite to secure user-centric blockchain wallets and perform research in the context of hardware-security ICs and their contribution to ledgers, such as more efficient and balanced blockchain mining mechanisms.

In your new role you will:

  • Explore latest blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Explore privacy-enhancing technologies and their foundations and investigate methods for the efficient execution of such schemes on constrained devices
  • Contribute to protocol design tasks
  • Implement components for a privacy-friendly data management system in C/C++
  • Work in the international context of a European project with international partners

Find here examples of Infineon hardware security solutions you will be working with:
Trusted Platform Modules
Blockchain Security 2Go starter kit

We welcome you to join our international team of experts and contribute to novel blockchain solutions.

Start: 01.02.2020 (or later)
Full-time employment: 38.5 hrs/week
Duration: 3 years


You are best equipped for this task if you have:

  • A master degree in the area of computer science or equivalent
  • Programming skills in Python, C/C++
  • Knowledge in cryptography at graduate level
  • Basic know-how about secure programming
  • Optional: Experience with programming for embedded systems
  • Fluent English is mandatory with German as a plus

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is EUR 2.760,00 gross p.m. (full-time basis).

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Motivation letter
  • Your CV
  • Copy of your Master degree certificate if already available, otherwise a copy of your latest study transcript

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We make life easier, safer and greener - with technology that achieves more, consumes less and is accessible to everyone. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. Efficient use of energy, environmentally-friendly mobility and security in a connected world - we solve some of the most critical challenges that our society faces while taking a conscientious approach to the use of natural resources.

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In today's digital world, where more and more "things" and systems are connecting, hardware-based security is a core need. Infineon DSS is the leading provider of security solutions for the connected world. We make life easier, smarter and more secure with our trusted, game-changing security solutions covering applications as diverse as payment, government ID, connected cars and IoT.

*The term gender in the sense of the General Equal Treatment Act (GETA) or other national legislation refers to the biological assignment to a gender group. At Infineon we are proud to embrace (gender) diversity, including female, male and diverse.

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