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Type: Other
Name (ID): Speculative Application for the Biometrics Security and Privacy group (OP-20200528-110132)
Supervised by: Sébasiten Marcel

Description:

The Biometrics Security and Privacy group is always open to speculative applications for the following positions: Postdoc, PhD and internship. There is no specific deadline, applications can be submitted at any time.

In addition to the usual CV, we strongly encourage applicants to clearly identify in a cover letter how they could contribute to our activities. For Postdoc and PhD, applications providing a clear research plan (one page maximum) are also very much encouraged and will be given full attention.

The research will be carried out in the Biometric Security and Privacy group (Prof Sebastien Marcel) at Idiap. The research will rely on previous knowledge and software developed at Idiap, more specifically Bob toolkit. Reproducible research is a cornerstone of our activities. Hence a strong involvement in open source libraries such as Bob are expected.

For PhD's
Appointments as a PhD student are typically for 4 years, conditional to successful progress, and should lead to a PhD dissertation, granted by the "Université de Lausanne (UNIL)" or “Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)”. A PhD first year annual gross salary starts 52,400.- CHF.

Working at Idiap in Martigny, the successful candidate will become a doctoral student at UNIL or EPFL, and thus also has to be accepted for enrolment by the Ecole des Sciences Criminelles (ESC) at UNIL or the Electrical Engineering Doctoral School (EDEE) at EPFL before joining Idiap.

The ideal candidate should hold a Master degree in computer science, engineering or related fields. The applicant should have a background in statistics, 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 machine learning and more particularly deep learning (TensorFlow or pyTorch) 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++).

For Postdocs
Postdoc appointments are typically for one year, with possibilities of renewal for a maximum of 4 years, conditional to performance. A postdoc first year annual gross salary starts at 80’000.- CHF .

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or applied mathematics. They should also demonstrate excellent research experience in their field, strong publication record (comparing well with peers with same seniority level), and ability to do creative and significant research with relative level of autonomy. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong background in statistics, linear algebra and signal processing. Applicants 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 machine learning and more particularly deep learning (TensorFlow or pyTorch) 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++).

For internships
Our internships usually last a few months and are paid.

Applicants should also demonstrate a strong background in statistics, linear algebra, signal processing, C/C++ programming, Python scripting languages, and Linux environment. Shortlisted candidate may undergo a series of tests including technical reading and writing in English and programming (in Python and/or C/C++).


About Idiap:

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute recognized and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and equally encourage both genders to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language. Free French lessons are also provided on a complimentary basis.

For frequently asked questions (FAQs) about living in Switzerland, please go to http://www.idiap.ch/en/faq

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