Professor in Neural Computation (open rank)

University of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zürich (CH)
February 28 2019
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Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a

Professor in Neural Computation (open rank)

We seek innovative applicants with a strong and developing record in research to enrich our expertise in neural computation, neuroinformatics, and experimental neuroscience. Applicants with a strong interest in computational/theoretical neuro-science and neural information processing are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will combine a proven track record in modeling experimental data and in providing insights into neural function on a level suitable for translation into neuromorphic computing technologies.

The successful applicant is expected to lead an independent research group, to build up an innovative research program, and to actively develop a teaching profile in neural computation at the bachelor and master levels. Moreover, the successful applicant is expected to acquire external research funding.

The University of Zurich provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses, and a competitive start-up package. Zurich’s scientific environment includes a rich spectrum of research activities across the natural and computational sciences and provides extensive opportunities for collaboration with research groups at the University of Zurich, the ETH Zurich, diverse hospitals, and the industry.

The employment conditions for this position follow the recommendations of the University of Zurich (see, which include part-time options. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply (see The city of Zurich combines a stimulating cultural scene with easy access to a beautiful natural landscape.

Academics with the appropriate qualifications are kindly invited to submit their applications including:

  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • lists of publications and research funding,
  • detailed outlines of concepts for teaching and research
  • plans of developing the discipline further (major problems and possible solutions)
  • names and contact details of three referees

Please address your application to Prof. Roland Sigel, Dean of the Faculty of Science. Upload your application as a single pdf file to by 29 March 2019.

For further information, please contact Prof. Giacomo Indiveri at

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