[Comp-neuro] Professor of Systems and Circuits Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich

Michael Pfeiffer pfeiffer at ini.phys.ethz.ch
Mon Nov 24 14:17:55 CET 2014

The Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 
(www.ee.ethz.ch <http://www.ee.ethz.ch/>) at ETH Zurich and the Faculty 
of Science (www.mnf.uzh.ch <http://www.mnf.uzh.ch/en/news.html>) of the 
University of Zurich invite applications for the above-mentioned 
position in the Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI, www.ini.uzh.ch) 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 in 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 vertebrates. 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 either a tenured or tenure-track 
professorship position. 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).

To apply online, please go to 
and follow the link there.** 

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. The 
closing date for applications is 15 January 2015*. ETH Zurich is an 
equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive 
to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to 

Dr. Michael Pfeiffer
Group leader, Program coordinator 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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