The Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) at the University of Twente invites applications for a 4-year PhD position in “privacy-preserving data mining in electronic health records” starting immediately. The position is funded by the THeCS project (Trusted HealthCare Services) as part of the Dutch national program COMMIT (www.commit-nl.nl).
The PhD candidate will be supervised by Dr. Andreas Peter and Prof. Pieter Hartel from the Services, Cybersecurity and Safety Group (scs.ewi.utwente.nl) and by Prof. Willem Jonker from the Database Group (db.ewi.utwente.nl) of the University of Twente. The candidate will be expected to do active and internationally visible research in privacy-enhancing technologies for electronic health records with a focus on privacy-preserving data mining. The PhD candidate will be appointed for a period of four years, at the end of which he/she must have completed a PhD thesis. During this period, the PhD student has the opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge by joining international exchange programs, to participate in national and international conferences and workshops, and to visit other research institutes and universities worldwide.
Successful candidates must hold an outstanding M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) from the university study of Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar. Applications from students that are about to finish their master thesis will be accepted as well. The candidate is expected to have excellent skills in the English language.
The position will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Applications must include:
- CV and academic transcript (with grades)
- motivation letter (including a description of prior activities with relevance to security and privacy)
- two references or letters of recommendation <