PhD Position at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich

An open position for a PhD student has become avaialbe in the NCS Group of the Institute of Neuroinformatics,University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.

There is an open position for a PhD student in the NCS group of the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.

The student will be involved in a multi-disciplinary research project that aims to (1) study the principles of computation in biological cortical circuits, (2) apply them to the development of novel asynchronous spike-based computing paradigms, and (3) map them efficiently into VLSI technology using low-power hybrid analog/digital neuromorphic circuits.

The project has a challenging goal: to develop a radically new set of bio-physically realistic brain-like computing paradigms as well as the methodology for implementing them on distributed, neuromorphic VLSI systems with spike-based learning capabilities.

The student is therefore expect to have experience in at least one of these interdisciplinary areas:
1. Neuroscience and/or VLSI basic device physics
2. Spike-based computing paradigms: theory and modeling
3. Neuromorphic VLSI implementation
4. Asynchronous multi-chip communication infrastructure
5. Learning and state-dependent computation in autonomous behaving robotic platforms.

The project will start in March 2011, and the work will be conducted at the Institute of NeuroInformatics which is located on the Irchel campus in Zurich, Switzerland. The institute provides a stimulating research environment that includes a group of leading experts on a wide range of disciplines, ranging from fundamental neuroscience to analog VLSI design.

Application requirements:
CV, University degree (marks and certified practical courses if available), summary of MSc thesis work, statement of research interests, and two references.
Contact: Giacomo Indiveri,
phone: ++41-44-6353024,

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