Applications for ESR positions 5 and 6 at Politechnika Warszawska have reopened – check the links below for more information


Early Stage Research Fellow/PhD Opportunities
AMBER (“enhAnced  Mobile BiomEtRics”) is a new EU-Funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network which will address a range of current issues facing biometric technologies on mobile devices. AMBER comprises ten integrated Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR)/PhD projects across five EU universities with the direct support of seven Industrial Partners.

The aim of the Network is to collate Europe-wide complementary academic and industrial expertise and to train and equip the next generation of researchers to investigate and develop practical solutions as well as theoretical understanding of related issues to ensure secure, ubiquitous and efficient authentication whilst protecting the privacy of citizens.


University of Kent (UK) Contact: Richard Guest (

Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy)Contact: Patrizio Campisi (

Politechnika Warszawska (Poland)Contact: Andrzej Pacut (

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Germany)Contact: Claus Vielhauer (

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)Contact: Raul Sanchez-Reillo (

As well as being based at a host institution, each project has secondments to another academic institution and to an industrial partner from within the Network.

ESR Recruitment

As a Marie Curie ESR, you shall, at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career. The starting point of these four years is defined by the date when you were awarded a qualification that enables you to undertake a doctoral degree/PhD in your home country. Additionally you will not have yet been awarded a doctoral degree.

At the time of recruitment, you shall have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies etc.) in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the expected start date of the ESR post. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

The Early Stage Researcher will be eligible to receive generous annual payments (Living and Mobility Allowance), be eligible to receive a family allowance as appropriate and expected to register for a PhD degree at their host university.

How to apply:

Applications are made directly to each of the host intuitions using the links provided above. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact and discuss a project with a lead supervisor prior to application.

As well as applying directly to a university, applicants should also send a single pdf file to containing the following:

  • a CV in the EuroPass format (with list of publications and at least two contacts for reference)
  • a statement expressing their research interest and plans, and
  • the desired project(s) and name(s) of the host institution (e.g. “Kent” and “ESR1”).

By submitting an application, applicants agree that their details may be shared between the partner universities to assist recruitment opportunities.

For further details on the Network please contact the project coordinator Richard Guest at the University of Kent (