PhD student positions

The positions are available within a recently funded project:


  • ERC Advanced Grant “PROCONTRA: Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications” (see here for more).

The project is  led by Stefan Dziembowski.

We offer:

  • very interesting research problems (ranging from theory of cryptography to more applied topics),

  • membership in an active and vibrant research team with several international collaborators,

  • budget for conference travel and research visits, 

  • attractive salary: approximately 6,500 PLN/month (gross), and

  • an employment contract.


The ideal candidates should have an MSc degree in computer science or mathematics from a leading university and have good background in probability theory, computational complexity, algebra, and number theory. The knowledge of cryptography, information theory, and game theory is a significant plus, but is not a prerequisite. The candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Other details:


  • Starting date: January 2021

  • Expected duration of the PhD studies: 3-4 years

The successful candidates will have to enroll to the PhD program at the University of Warsaw (Poland).


Application deadline Dec 2nd, 2020:

  • web-form [link] (preferred but requires a Google account)

  • alternatively: use this web form [link] and email the following pdf files to s.dziembowski(at) (please include "[PhD application]" in the subject line):

    • your CV,

    • grades from the bachelor and the MSc studies, and

    • motivation letter (optional).