Idiap has a new opening for a Senior Researcher position

The Idiap Research Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute, affiliated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Building on strong signal processing and machine learning expertise, the Institute carries out advanced R&D activities in the field of human and media computing, including perceptual and cognitive systems, speech and language processing, computer vision, information interfaces and presentation, social/human behavior, biometric person recognition, robotics, and biological imaging.

Idiap currently invites applications for a new permanent Senior Researcher position. 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, the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines, and to perform technology transfer.


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 (but are not limited to) new applications of deep learning, multimedia processing, autonomous systems, knowledge management, and collaborative systems (collective intelligence, digital humanities). Priority, however, will always be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any specific area of specialization.


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 http://www.idiap.ch. Further information about EPFL can be found at http://www.epfl.ch.


Applications should be submitted in electronic form exclusively through Idiap's Online Recruitment System at http://www.idiap.ch/education-and-jobs. Screening will start on February 1st, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should include their full CV, together with a list of publications, a concise (max 2 pages) statement of medium-to-long-term research vision, and the names and addresses, with e-mail, of five referees.


For further information, please contact Prof. Hervé Bourlard, Director of the Idiap Research Institute and full professor at EPFL at bourlard at idiap.ch.

To apply for this position, click on the following link: Senior Researcher position