Within the framework of an EPFL initiative to promote groundbreaking
translational research in neuroprosthetics, neuroengineering, and neuroscience, EPFL’s School of Life Sciences and School of Engineering
invite applications for a faculty position at the level of tenure-track assistant professor, although more senior candidates will also be considered. The
Medtronic Chair will join the striving community of EPFL’s new Geneva
campus, which consists of the newly founded Wyss Center ( http://epfl.ch/)
and Center for Neuroprosthetics ( http://cnp.epfl.ch/) in addition to being
home to Europe’s largest neuroscience initiative, the Human Brain project
(https://humanbrainproject.eu/). EPFL seeks outstanding individuals – neuroscientists, neuroengineers, or clinician-scientists – using state-of-the-art
neuroengineering approaches to investigate neurological or psychiatric
diseases with strong, laboratory-based or clinical research programs. Areas
of interest include, but not limited to, neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation, cortical recording and stimulation, closed-loop control, optogenetics
to understand diseases, neural interfaces, electrode design and modeling.
The main clinical research fields include epilepsy, stroke, neurodegenerative
disease, and psychiatric disease.
Internationally competitive salaries, substantial start-up and ongoing
resources, and benefits are offered. Full access to all facilities at EPFL’s
Center for Neuroprosthetics and the Wyss Center will be granted. Development of intensive clinical collaborations with the Department of Clinical
Neurosciences and/or the Department of Psychiatry at Geneva University
Hospital will be promoted. A commitment to graduate or undergraduate
education is expected.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae with a list of publications,
a concise statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and
addresses (including e-mail) of at least five referees. Applications should
be uploaded to :
While the committee will start analyzing applications on April 1st 2014,
the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Enquiries may be addressed to:.
Prof. Olaf Blanke
Chair of the Search Committee
For additional information on EPFL, the Schools of Engineering and Life
Sciences, the Wyss Center, the Center for Neuroprosthetics, the University
of Geneva, and Geneva University Hospital, please consult the following
http://www.epfl.ch, http://sti.epfl.ch, http://sv.epfl.ch, http://cnp.epfl.ch,
EPFL aims to increase the presence of women amongst its faculty, and
qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Medtronic Chair in Neuroengineering
at the Wyss Center & Center for Neuroprosthetics
of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
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