[Comp-neuro] Faculty position at Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

Michael Pfeiffer pfeiffer at ini.phys.ethz.ch
Sat Apr 20 00:14:51 CEST 2013

Professor of Circuits and Systems Neuroinformatics

The Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 
(www.ee.ethz.ch <http://www.itet.ethz.ch/>) at ETH Zurich and the 
Faculty of Science (www.mnf.uzh.ch <http://www.mnf.uzh.ch/news.html>) of 
the University of Zurich invite applications for the above-mentioned 
position in the Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI) to complement and 
extend its vigorous research activities.

The research of the candidate should be directed towards the theory and 
practice of computation in neural systems and behavior, with a strong 
interest in theory driven experimental neuroscience and information 
processing by neural circuits. The successful candidate will combine 
cutting-edge theories and experiments in neural information processing 
and computation to explore the causal links between neuronal circuits 
and behaviour in animals. An ability to develop requisite 
neurotechnologies will be an asset. The successful candidate will 
contribute to a highly collaborative multi-disciplinary environment.

We encourage internationally recognized candidates with strong research 
records to apply. We seek to fill a full professorship position, but 
tenure track appointments will be considered as well. The new professor 
will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or 
English) and graduate level courses (English).

The INI is a joint institute of the Faculty of Science of the University 
of Zurich and the Department of Information Technology and Electrical 
Engineering of ETH Zurich. The INI fosters research at the interface 
between neuroscience, computing and engineering through its research, 
teaching and graduate training, and specialist international workshop 
programs. Its members conduct a coordinated research program by means of 
multidisciplinary teams composed of about 70 biologists, physicists, 
psychologists, engineers and computer scientists. Through many levels of 
experiment and theory INI scientists explore how the circuits of the 
brain process information to generate intelligent behavior. They exploit 
new developments in silicon technology and computers as a means of 
developing models and hardware implementations of information processing 
and storage in the brain. In order to strengthen interdisciplinary 
research, the new professor should have a strong overlap with existing 
interests in the INI, and also forge links with other institutes of the 
University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich (for example: Biology, Brain 
Research, Pharmacology, Computer Science, Information Technology and 
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics).

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications 
and statements of future research and teaching activities. The letter of 
application should be addressed *to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. 
Dr. Ralph Eichler. The closing date for applications is 15 June 2013*. 
ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In 
order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we 
specifically encourage women to apply. ETH Zurich is further responsive 
to the needs of dual career couples and qualifies as a family friendly 
employer. *Please apply online.*


Dr. Michael Pfeiffer
Postdoc, Director of Studies NSC
Institute of Neuroinformatics
University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 44 635 30 45
Fax  +41 44 635 30 53
pfeiffer (at) ini.phys.ethz.ch

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