Idiap is looking for its next director

Idiap Research Institute and the School of Engineering at EPFL invite applications for the directorship of Idiap. The successful candidate will also hold a faculty position as full professor at EPFL School of Engineering.

With a shared vision and a strong Idiap-EPFL strategic alliance, the two institutions are seeking to appoint a new director, ready to take over the foreseen growth challenges, in collaboration with academic and industrial partners, a worldwide-recognized permanent staff of senior researchers, and a strong administrative support staff.

Idiap and EPFL foster interdisciplinary research and are committed to lead technological advances and translating innovation into new solutions. The new Idiap director and EPFL faculty member will:

•    lead and manage Idiap to maintain its scientific reputation and strengthen its impact worldwide, through a strong commitment to excellence in research, education, and technology transfer,
•    identify and foster outstanding potential and visionary ideas, specify strategic guidelines and address issues in current scientific, technological, and societal domains,
•    initiate an independent and creative research program,
•    as a faculty member of the EPFL School of Engineering, participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.

The successful candidate will be offered an appointment in the EPFL Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering. She/he will be based at Idiap in Martigny and teach at EPFL main campus in Lausanne.


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