Post-Quantum Cryptography Research Scientist

at Intel in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Initiates the design, development, execution, and implementation of scientific research projects to fuel Intel’s growth in the areas of computing, communication, technology and manufacturing and new business opportunity. Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products typically 7+ years prior to landing on a product roadmap. Plans and executes laboratory research. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories and contributes to scientific literature and conferences. May participate in development of intellectual property. May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.

Performing research in Post-Quantum Cryptography, proposing scalable solutions, and building Hardware and Software prototypes to demonstrate the feasibility of technical solutions.

The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills

+ Self-motivated, show initiative, identify, and drive closure of technical issues towards maturing research vectors.

+ Present complex issues with clarity to drive decisions.

You will become part of a company which continues to change the world through its brilliant people. To reward the amazing contributions of our people we offer a market competitive compensation and

benefits package including plenty of family and flexible work benefits programs that focus on your health and wellbeing, many development opportunities, and enough time to relax, re-charge and retreat.

We believe in flexible working models (i.g. hybrid). Intel is an equal opportunity employer.


You must possess the below requirements to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork and/or classes and/or research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ The Candidate must possess a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field with emphasis on Post Quantum Cryptography.

+ 1+ years of experience in below areas:

+ One or more publications on cryptography in a peer-reviewed conferences/journals

+ Post Quantum Digital Signature and Key Encapsulation algorithms

+ Lattice-Based Cryptography

+ Proficiency in hardware design and RTL implementation, and robustness to side-channels.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Labs is the company’s world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel’s technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel’s growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

Other Locations

US, Santa Clara

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here. (

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $119,130.00-$178,690.00

*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.

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Job Posting: JC242442513

Posted On: Jun 22, 2023

Updated On: Dec 05, 2023

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