Research Field: Mathematics
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 15/12/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
Type Of Contract: To be defined
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: To be defined
Fully funded PhD in Mathematics/Cryptography at University of Primorska
The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at
the University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering one fully-funded PhD
scholarship at the Center of Cryptography.
We welcome applications from EU as well as International students who are
enthusiastic about working as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on
mathematical cryptographic research in the following areas:
• Boolean functions with high nonlinearity (bent functions, AB functions,
• Linear codes,
• Cryptanalysis (classical and quantum).
The selected candidate will be offered a tailored research project at UP
What does the scholarship include?
The selected candidate will receive a 36-48 month scholarship which includes:
· Monthly payments of about 1000€ neto.
· Tuition fees.
· Research equipment and a working desk.
· Yearly budget for other research costs for covering fieldwork and conference
28 years of age or younger. Candidates should demonstrate outstanding
academic potential with a Master's degree and need a strong first degree in
Mathematics or related subject. Good understanding of finite fields, vector
spaces, algebraic and combinatorial techniques is desired. Familiarity with
Sage, Mathematica, Magma or similar program packages is a plus.
Besides the regular coursework required for the doctoral study programme
(more information available here
https: // www. famnit.upr.si/en/education/doctoral/mathematical-sciences/), ~2
hours per week of teaching assistant work (e.g. running lab sessions,
consulting students, drafting and correcting coursework, etc.). The teaching
assistant work is only conducted during term time (32 weeks per year).
If coming from outside of EU the selected candidate will need a proof of
fluent English language ability.
Selected candidates will start their studies at the latest on 1st of October
The selected candidate is expected to complete their doctoral studies in a
minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 years.
How to apply?
Applicants for the scholarship need to include the following documents (if
not in English or Slovenian all documents need to be officially translated and
provided with documents in the original language):
· A motivational letter.
· A Curriculum Vitae (personal details, work experience, education and
training, language skills, awards and recognitions, previous research work,
publications). Maximum 4 pages.
· A certified copy of any previously completed higher-level education degrees:
e.g. bachelor degree, master degree, etc.
· Course transcripts, GPA (grade point average) certificate of exams and
· A reference letter.
· If you will need a visa to study in Slovenia, a copy of the page of your
passport that gives your full name, passport number, etc.
Applicants should send this information in zip file to
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
For further information regarding application, enrolment and other
administrative procedures please read
https:// www. famnit.upr.si/en/education/enrolment#heading2, or contact Student
Services https:// www. famnit.upr.si/en/education/student-services.
Lead Supervisor: Prof. Enes Pasalic, PhD
More information about the Center of Cryptography:
https: // kripto.famnit.upr.si/
Organisation Type: Other
Website: https: // www. famnit.upr.si/en/education/Study-famnit