Postdoctoral position in Neural Interfaces

Updated: 30 days ago

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.


Your mission :
The Integrated Neurotechnologies Laboratory (INL) situated on the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland, is recruiting a postdoc specialized in Analog and Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits.
The research at INL lies at the intersection of circuit design, machine learning, and neuroscience, and our mission is to develop new therapeutic devices for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to implement novel circuit blocks for implantable neural microchips and brain-machine interfaces, such as low-power neural amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, neurostimulation circuits, wireless power and data links, and specialized machine learning and deep learning hardware in Cadence. Applicants with a strong background in analog/digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits are encouraged to apply.

Your profile :
Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, or a related field with a proven track record of conducting high quality research (at least two publications in Solid State and/or Biomedical Circuits conferences/journals such as ISSCC, VLSI Symposium, CICC, JSSC, IEEE TBioCAS, JETCAS, and IEEE TCAS-I/II). Appointments are for a period of one year, but our expectation is that it would be renewed, assuming satisfactory research progress and availability of funding.


We offer :

The INL, along with 7 other engineering and life science laboratories of EPFL, form the world-class Center for Neuroprosthetics (CNP), located at Campus Biotech. The CNP is an interdisciplinary research center that hosts scientists, engineers and clinicians driven by the design and implementation of innovative neurotechnologies to diagnose and treat patients suffering from neurological disorders. The INL is one of the laboratories of the Electrical Engineering Institute of EPFL, with a tradition of excellence in EE world-wide.

Prof. Shoaran’s INL group (previously at Cornell University), specializes in low-power circuit design for neural implants, closed-loop neuromodulation, and machine learning for neural signal decoding. Our current projects involve new devices for epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, treatment-resistant depression, brain-machine and spinal cord interfaces, and traumatic brain injury. We offer a competitive salary.


Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
1 year, renewable


Contact :

Candidates should send their CV including a publication list, and the contact info of 2-3 references to

mahsa.shoaran@epfl.ch
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