Senior Researcher position

Idiap Research Institute
September 07 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Domain: To strengthen and diversify its growth, the Idiap Research Institute invites applications for a permanent Senior Researcher position in the areas of high-performance computing for AI, visual analytics, or cyber-security and data privacy.


Highly qualified candidates with strong research, academic management, publication and funding records: The main focus of this search is for highly qualified candidates, with evidence of strong research, PhD student supervision, and project management capabilities. Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines.

The Institute is especially interested in those candidates committed to novel theories and applications of machine learning and signal processing, while contributing to the diversification of Idiap's activities and bringing expertise in new application areas. Topics of particular interest include high-performance computing for AI, visual analytics, or cyber-security and data privacy.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate independent, creative research programs at the Idiap Research Institute, possibly in collaboration with EPFL. As part of our affiliation with EPFL, duties could also include the participation in undergraduate and graduate teaching in Lausanne. Given the links between Idiap and EPFL, academic careers can also be considered for exceptional candidates. In that context, candidates should demonstrate that they compare well with peers either on tenure track or having secured a tenured (associate professor) position.

Idiap offers internationally competitive salaries and benefits. For additional supporting information about Idiap and our activities, see Further information about EPFL can be found at

Application: Applications should be submitted in electronic form exclusively through Idiap's Online Recruitment System. Screening and selection will start on October 30st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should include their full CV, together with

(1) a list of publications and funding record

(2) a concise (max 2 pages) statement of medium-to-long-term research vision, and

(3) the names and addresses, with e-mail, of three referees.

Applications missing any of the above items will automatically be rejected.


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