Valais-Wallis Ambition initiative for PhDs and Postdocs W/M
Subsidiary : Idiap Research Institute
Contract type: Fixed-Term contract
Work time: Full time
Through its "Valais-Wallis Ambition" initiative, and within the constraints of its projects and financial availabilities, the Idiap Research Institute supports young engineers having completed their primary and secondary schools in Valais, followed by EPFL-equivalent studies, and interested in pursuing high-quality post-graduate training.
Appointments as a PhD student are typically for 4 years, conditional to successful progress, and should lead to a PhD dissertation, granted by the “Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)”. Working at Idiap in Martigny, the successful candidate will also be an EPFL doctoral student, hence conditional on having been accepted for enrollment by the Electrical Engineering Doctoral School (EDEE) or the Computer, Communication and Information Sciences Doctoral School (EDIC) before joining Idiap.
Candidates should hold a master degree, in engineering, physics, computer science, or applied mathematics. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong background in statistics, linear algebra, signal processing, C/C++ programming, Perl and/or Python scripting languages, and Linux environment.
Postdoc appointments are typically for one year, with possibilities of renewal for a maximum of 4 years, conditional to performance. Candidates should hold a PhD degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or applied mathematics. They should also demonstrate excellent research experience in their field, strong publication record (comparing well with peers with same seniority level), and ability to do creative and significant research with relative level of autonomy. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong background in statistics, linear algebra, signal processing, C/C++ programming, Perl and/or Python scripting languages, and Linux environment. Strong expertise in or around Idiap’s research areas is also a must.
Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute accredited and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.
The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open and
multicultural competition on the basis of merit, providing equal
opportunity for all candidates. Idiap is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant
because of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other
basis protected by law.
Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural research and academic environment, also well connected with the industrial world.
Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, Switzerland, 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.
For frequently asked questions (FAQs) about living in Switzerland, please go to https://www.idiap.ch/en/faq