[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position in Neuromorphic computing

Maruan Al-Shedivat alshedivat.maruan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 15:24:01 CET 2013

Sent on behalf of Prof. Khaled Salama.

A Postdoctoral Fellow is sought with experience in the general area of
neuromorphic computational systems. The ideal candidate will have
experience in neural computing and biologically inspired computations. The
successful applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,
Physics or a related discipline, demonstrating proven capacity for
world-class research that is reflected in his/her publication record. In
particular, good technical writing skills are fundamental.

--*Experience in some of the following areas is desirable:*--

   - Neuromorphic Circuits
   - Biologically Inspired Computations
   - Neural Computing

The successful applicant will be involved in the publication of the
research results, including journal publications and conference
presentations. Furthermore, the successful applicant may be expected to
help Graduate Research Assistants.

--*Application Deadline:*--
January 31, 2014, but applicants will be considered until the position is

--*Position Start Date:*--
March, 2014.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be associated with the Electrical Engineering
Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

--*Application Materials:*--
Interested candidates should email Prof. Khaled Salama:

   1. Complete, professional CVs, including educational backgrounds,
   experience and lists of publications.
   2. Names, affiliations, telephone numbers and email addresses of three
   individuals, who will provide letters of reference, if requested.
   3. Brief descriptions of past research experience and future research
   interests (no more than two pages).

A generous compensation package will be offered, including a competitive,
tax-free salary, health care (medical and dental), housing and 15 days of
paid annual vacation (in addition to 15 days of national holiday). The
appointment is for one year and will be renewed for up to three years,
based on performance.

--*About our group:*--

   - Lab: sensors.kaust.edu.sa
   - Division: cemse.kaust.edu.sa
   - School: kaust.edu.sa
   - Nanofab: http://anic.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx


--*About KAUST:*--
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is actively
recruiting world-class students, faculty and researchers who are committed
to meeting the grand challenges of science through bold and collaborative
inquiry that focuses on issues of regional and global significance. The
diverse and international faculty, staff and student body create a unique
multicultural experience, while the beautiful and quiet residential campus
favors dedicated research and study. Located on the shores of the Red Sea
in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured
research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top
international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct
fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing
scientific and technological challenges.

--*About EE department:*--
The EE Program currently has 13 full-time faculty and is recognized for its
vibrant research programs and collaborative environment. EE research is
strongly supported by KAUST’s international research collaboration networks
and KAUST’s advanced research facilities, including the Nanofabrication,
Imaging and Characterization and the Supercomputing Core Facilities. More
information about the EE Program and its research activities is available
at http://ee.kaust.edu.sa.
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