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Type: Researcher
Name (ID): Senior Researcher positions (OP-20200228-140519)
Supervised by: Prof. Hervé Bourlard


The Idiap Research Institute is opening several senior researcher positions to lead groups which complement its existing research (Idiap research fields) around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and digital signal processing. Through this call, Idiap seeks to strengthen its core competencies, while diversifying its application areas.

Idiap is an internationally renowned independent research institute. Since its inception in 1991 it has been affiliated with EPFL and University of Geneva, and has been funded by the Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Successful candidates should demonstrate excellence and autonomy in research, and provide evidence of creative and significant work in their field, funded through external research grants and resulting in a strong publication record. All applicants must have a PhD degree, and strong competences in computer science or related fields. The successful candidates will be expected to initiate and lead independent research programs, with the equivalent level of responsibility of an independent group leader (in the European academic system) or a research professor (in the US academic system). As part of Idiap’s affiliation with EPFL, University of Geneva and UniDistance, duties could also include the participation in undergraduate and graduate teaching in those Institutions.

Applications should be submitted through Idiap's Online Recruitment System. Screening and selection will start on June 1, 2020, and will continue until the positions are filled. Interested individuals should include their full CV (including a list of publications and funding record); a two-page statement of research; and the names and contact information of three referees. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

About Idiap:

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute recognized and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and equally encourage both genders to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language. Free French lessons are also provided on a complimentary basis.

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