[Comp-neuro] [Call for applications] 2 PhD positions in Bielefeld on Neuromorphic Circuits

elisabetta chicca echicca at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 12:32:23 CEST 2011

The Center of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" (CITEC) at
Bielefeld University, Germany conducts interdisciplinary research into
understanding the functional processes of cognitive interaction with the
goal of replicating them in technical systems, including developing relevant
evaluation methodologies and toolkits. For more details, see www.cit-ec.de.

Within CITEC, the overall goal of the newly established *research group
"Neuromorphic Circuits"* is to identify the principles of neural computation
and implement them in fully parallel and low power neuromorphic VLSI systems
able to solve computational problems by learning from examples and

In this context, we are inviting applications for the following positions,
all available immediately:

*2 PhD positions (E13)*

for the duration of 3 years. One applicant should have a degree in
Engineering, Physics or a related discipline, and previous experience in
VLSI design. The second candidate should have knowledge in Computer Science,
Physics, Computational Neuroscience or a related discipline.

All candidates should have excellent command of English. Candidates will be
affiliated with the CITEC graduate school, with a structured training
program that offers support for scientific career advancement and
professional orientation. We welcome applications from severely handicapped
people. We particularly welcome applications from women. Given equal
suitability, qualifications and professional achievement women will be given
preference, unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant

Applicants should submit relevant documents (a cover letter indicating
research interests, curriculum vitae including list of publications, and
pdfs of two sample publications). In addition, they should arrange for two
letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to Elisabetta Chicca.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Elisabetta Chicca (
Email:chicca at ini.phys.ethz.ch). Applications will be considered until all
positions have been filled. For full consideration please submit
applications by* 14.08.2011. *

 Please send applications in PDF Format via email to:
Dr. Elisabetta Chicca
Research Group “Neuromorphic Circuits”
Email: chicca at ini.phys.ethz.ch

Elisabetta Chicca
University of Zurich, ETH Zurich
Institute of Neuroinformatics
Winterthurerstrasse 190,
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
web:    http://www.ini.uzh.ch/~chicca
e-mail: chicca at ini.phys.ethz.ch
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