Vacancies - University of Twente

PhD Student (Salaried - Visiting) Short Position

The Services and CyberSecurity (SCS) and the Data Science (DS) / Datamanagement & Biometrics (DMB) research groups at the University of Twente are part of the Digital Society institute (DSI), the former multidisciplinary research institute Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).

Job description

Are you interested in doing a short research stay at a foreign university? Maybe you are currently a PhD student who would like to spend some research time at another institution?

The Computer Science Department at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands is currently looking for a talented junior researcher in the intersection of Applied Cryptography and Biometrics. Funded via a collaborative research project between the UT’s “Services and CyberSecurity (SCS)” group and the “Data Science / Data Management and Biometrics (DMB)” group, we are offering a position (with a competitive salary) of up to 12 months for a visiting PhD student.

Your profile

Concretely, the research project is dealing with biometric recognition in the encrypted domain and we are looking for a talented junior researcher who has expertise in the design and analysis of cryptographic protocols, is familiar with proving such protocols secure in the malicious model, and has some experience with (somewhat) homomorphic encryption schemes. Additionally, the potential candidate should have good programming skills as we aim at the implementation of a research prototype of the to-be-designed cryptographic protocols. Since these protocols will be used in the context of biometric recognition, it is of advantage if the potential candidate has been exposed to some digital signal processing in biometric systems.


Interested applicants are invited to send their application together with your detailed curriculum vitae and motivation letter explaining their qualifications regarding the above described topics, before February 22, 2019.

Only online applications are considered (use the link at the bottom of the vacancy), applications by email will not be accepted. For more information please contact Prof.dr. Raymond Veldhuis ( or Dr. Andreas Peter (

The review of applications starts immediately and will stop as soon as the position is filled with a qualified person.

Our offer

We offer an interesting temporary research position in a dynamic and international environment. The successful candidate will be provided with excellent opportunities for gaining experience and for extending his/her knowledge. You will be appointed for a period of 12 months. Depending on relevant background and experience, the monthly salary on a full time basis starts at € 2.325, gross per month.

Additionally, the University of Twente provides a holiday allowance (amounts to 8%), an end-of-year bonus (amounts to 8.3%) and a number of additional benefits.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

PhD Student (Salaried - Visiting) Short Position
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