Professor, Head of Department of Cryptology, Warsaw

NASK National Research Institute in Poland invites talented scientists to form a research groupand establish an original research program in applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, and computer science. A passionate and enthusiastic team, excellent working conditions, competitive salaries, and a tenure-track carrier model are all part of the offer.

A leading research institute in Central Europe, NASK offers an outstanding research environment with unique datasets, labs, and network infrastructure, supporting world-class scientific research with cybersecurity and artificial intelligence applications.

Now, as part of its ambitious development vision, NASK R&D Centre intends to expand its research activities in new directions related to its cybersecurity and AI core.

These new endeavours call for enthusiastic leaders in each field, building their own teams around their own ambitious visions, knowledgeable in their fields and passionate about hot research topics worth pursuing.

With open faculty positions, NASK invites talented scientists to establish an original research program and form a research group. A passionate and enthusiastic team, excellent working conditions, outstanding salaries, and a tenure-track carrier model are all included.


You will be tasked with setting up a research and development facility from scratch that deals with cryptology in the broadest sense, including:

  • Determination of research directions;
  • Recruiting the initial composition of a small team;
  • Ongoing management of the plant's research and development activities;
  • Conducting in-house research for high-scoring publications and, in the long run, for own projects and/or cryptographic products;
  • Providing the other establishments of the NASK Research and Development Center with substantive support in the field of modern cryptographic methods and tools at a level beyond commonly known good practices, and joint work on projects involving such issues .


  • Master’s degree in mathematics, computer science, automation or related field and PhD in a STEM field;
  • Documented academic achievements – high-impact publications, conference presentations, participation on research projects;
  • Recognized competence in at least one of the following fields:
    • discrete mathematics,
    • cryptology, especially cryptography (including post-quantum),
    • information theory;
  • International experience (internships, visiting professorships) in renowned scientific centres is an advantage;
  • Documented experience in research leadership positions – leading research or research and development projects and/or research teams;
  • Experience in effective support of the development of younger research staff (advisory role in successfully completed master’s or doctoral theses);
  • Programming ability (Python proficiency preferred), knowledge of cryptographic tools and libraries, and eagerness to learn new ones;
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows systems (proficient basic usage, elementary administration skills for own computer);
  • Fluent English, knowledge of Polish is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in LaTeX and office suites – authoring publications and presentations as well as other promotional materials for research results;
  • Passion for further academic growth, clear vision of interesting research directions in the field of cryptography supported by deep knowledge of the state-of-the-art.

What we offer:

  • Cooperation in numerous ambitious R&D projects, national and international;
  • Opportunity to develop and implement a long term research agenda for the team – while currently envisioned as a small group of technical experts, further expansion into a bigger and more research-oriented unit is fully possible if justified by research vision and results;
  • High academic freedom – as the expert in your field you set the research directions;
  • Working in an ambitious and active academic environment with experts in related fields;
  • Full-time (preferred) or part-time employment with elastic working hours, good salary and comfortable social package (medical package, life insurance, funding for cultural and sport activities, etc);
  • Comfortable working conditions in a conveniently located office in central Warsaw;
  • Base salary 3400 – 5300 EUR plus attractive bonus.

Living in the Area

Warsaw is the administrative, political and financial capital of Poland. Excellent accessibility, an array of talented, capable and educated young people, rapidly growing GDP and high quality of life make Warsaw the most attractive business destination in the CEE region. With two international airports, Warsaw is connected to 65 countries and more than 120 cities. Warsaw is also an important point on the global meetings map and often hosts major international events. Warsaw is a modern European metropolis that is open to the needs of its residents.Investments undertaken in recent years have focused on a number of areas, such as culture, education, sports and recreation, with the common goal of raising the quality and standard of living of Varsovians. Warsaw is a city that is changing with its residents and for its residents.

Additional information:


Applications should be written in Polish or in English. Application should include:

  • application for employment addressed to the Director of NASK-PIB;
  • statement of consent to the processing of personal data for recruitment purposes;
  • CV and cover letter;
  • copies of documents certifying education;
  • an outline of the vision of the plant's research directions (in bullet points, no more than half a page of A4 - a full presentation of the vision will be expected from candidates during the interview);
  • description of the candidate's scientific achievements, e.g.
    • list of research projects in which the candidate/candidate participated,
    • a list of projects that the candidate/candidate managed and implementations of research projects,
    • list of publications,
    • list of functions performed.

Applications containing the competition documents should be submitted by 28.02.2023 until 16.00 to the secretariat of NASK-PIB, Warsaw (01-045), Kolska 12 Street, or delivered by post with a note on the envelope: "Competition for a Professor, Head of  Department of Cryptology ref. 250/1122" or sent via application form below. Applications delivered after this deadline will not be considered, but the deadline is considered to have been met if the offer has been posted at the postal operator's office or submitted at the Institute's headquarters before the deadline.

An offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon eligibility for employment in Poland. Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

According to the Polish labor law, every employee hired for a job must take a medical examination before starting work.

It is our duty to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Deadline for settlement of the competition: 20.03.2023