Idiap has a new opening for a Senior Researcher position

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.

About Idiap: 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.

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 July 31st, 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.

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