Idiap has a new opening for a Post-doctoral position on 3D finger-vein biometrics

The Idiap Research Institute invites applications for one post-doctoral position in biometrics. The position is funded by a new 18-month research project on 3D finger-vein sensing and recognition. The research will be carried out together with a Swiss consortium of one high-profile research institute and one company.

The work will consists in

  • collecting a 3D finger-vein dataset using a new developed sensor for research, development and testing on the BEAT platform,
  • develop 3D finger-vein recognition algorithms and provide support for their transfer to the industrial partner.

Reproducible research is a cornerstone of the project. Hence a strong involvement in data collection, open source libraries such as Bob and in the BEAT platform are expected.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related fields. She or he should have a background in statistics or applied mathematics, optimization, linear algebra and signal processing. The applicant should also have strong programming skills and be familiar with Python, C/C++ (MATLAB is not a plus), various scripting languages and with the Linux environment. Knowledge in image processing and machine learning is an asset. Shortlisted candidate may undergo a series of tests including technical reading and writing in English and programming (in Python and/or C/C++).

Appointment for the position is for 1 year, provided successful progress and may be renewed depending on funding opportunities. Salary on the first year starts at 80'000 CHF (gross salary). Starting date is early 2016.

To apply or to get more info about this open position, please click on the following link: PostDoc position on 3D finger-vein biometrics