ETH AI Center Post-Doc Fellowship 2023

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The ETH AI Center promotes trustworthy, accessible, and inclusive AI systems. For this goal, we bring together interdisciplinary research teams of AI foundations, applications, and implications across all departments and look at AI from many different angles like mathematical principles, medicine, architecture, robotics, and social sciences/future of work. We enable research of high quality, industry innovation, and AI entrepreneurship.

The ETH AI Center faculty comprises over 110 professorships representing all sixteen departments of ETH Zurich and five external research groups (from the University of Zurich and the University of St.Gallen). The ETH AI Center Fellowship program is one of Europe’s premier Post-Doc programs focused on advancing interdisciplinary AI research. This can be inside AI foundations or between AI foundations and application areas. Fellows work with two excellent PIs  who are from different fields and carry equal weights in the supervision.

Job description

Within the doctoral fellowship program, you will conduct research that impacts the future of AI. You will be working on your project (that you will propose) and continuously have the opportunity to exchange with other teams and professorships, and participate at faculty retreats, symposia, summits, etc. Fellows have their primary office at the ETH AI Center and enjoy excellent employment conditions. The centre offers plenty of opportunities to strengthen your career path through an optional entrepreneurial or industry track that provides you with valuable hands-on experience to turn your research into practical impact.

Your profile
  • you either already hold a PhD or are less than 12 months before completion of the PhD thesis
  • you have a background in relevant AI fields or in one of the following: computer science, machine learning, statistics, physics, engineering, or applied mathematics.
  • your level of English allows you to discuss your topics with your colleagues and report your findings in writing.
  • you look forward to working with an interdisciplinary team that longs to find solutions together.

Your workplace

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We offer

We offer 5 - 8 post-doctoral positions and the occupation normally runs for two years. Starting date is flexible. A post-doc is experienced by many as a great stepping stone into R&D lab leadership in industry, a start-up or a faculty position. It is a valuable time to sharpen your profile.

  • Transparent salary: CHF 89'050 in first year, CHF 93'520 in second year. The advancement from first to second year is automatic.
  • Co-mentorship by two excellent PIs  of different fields
  • Generous support is provided for training and continuing education activities and language courses
  • ETH Zurich offers subsidies for childcare
  • Eight dedicated daycare centers for kids close to the campus
  • Support to find a suitable childcare service (kita, nanny…)
  • 4 months paid maternity leave/10 days paid paternity leave
  • Up to 5 days paid leave for care of sick in own household
  • Up to 5 days paid leave for educators for school matters
  • Medical clarifications with children < 16 years

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Curious? So are we.

Before applying, please read carefully our guidelines: ETH AI Center Post-Doc Fellowship Guidelines (PDF)  and visit our FAQs . 

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2022. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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