PhD Candidate for Security

Research / Academic


What you’ll do

  • Develop new techniques for detecting emerging threats and attacks that are able to process a billion log events per day in real-time.
  • Learn state machines from large datasets of system and network traces
  • Identify anomalous situations and categorize them for follow-up evaluation by our analysts.

The project is a collaboration between the software engineering (SWERL TUDelft) and cybersecurity research groups (CYS TUDelft) of the Delft University of Technology, and industrial partner Adyen. You will spend approximately 3 days a week at Adyen and 2 days at the university.



Who you are

  • You can combine the academic and industry perspective of security
  • You will deliver the expectations of both practice and research
  • You are fascinated by security
  • You understand that information security problems need people-based as much as technology-based solutions
  • You have a MSc degree in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence, can build large programs in Java or Python, and have experience with machine learning techniques

You like to:

  • Develop your skillset and learn on the fly
  • Solve problems and think about structural solutions, basing this on actionable data
  • Collaborate intensively with colleagues in security and other subject matter domains
  • Work in a technically highly challenging role in a very dynamic environment
  • Handle the freedom and responsibility to make your own decisions in a team context

Salary Benefits:

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

Work Hours:

38 - 40 hours per week


Mekelweg 2