We are looking for a post-doc

Update 22.06.2023: This position has been filled.

Join our neurotheory outfit at the FMI in Basel as a post-doctoral researcher. Position available immediately or for starting later in 2023.

Topics of interest include

  • Learning algorithms (bio-inspired self-supervised learning and credit assignment)
  • Spiking neural networks (sparsity, neuronal complexity, efficient training)
  • Continual learning (synaptic consolidation and circuit mechanisms)
  • Neuromorphic computing (online learning and dynamic neural networks)
  • Information representation in biological and artificial neural networks

See www.zenkelab.org for more information.

The position

  • Conduct research in computational neuroscience and bio-inspired machine intelligence.
  • Write research articles and present them at international conferences.
  • Publish in neuroscience journals and machine learning venues such as ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, etc.
  • Interact and collaborate with experimental neuroscience groups or neuromorphic hardware developers nationally and internationally.

Ideal profile

  • You are passionate about neural networks and enjoy tackling difficult research questions.
  • You hold a Ph.D. from a related discipline and are a team player.
  • You have published and possess solid analytical and programming skills.
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written, is required.

We offer

  • We offer a diverse work environment in a fun international team with room to develop one’s project.
  • The option to collaborate with several top-notch circuit neuroscience groups.
  • A vibrant lab environment with the possibility to acquire supervision experience if desired.
  • Opportunities to travel to international conferences or summer schools.
  • Competitive salary, professional career development, benefits, and working conditions.

For more details, see https://www.fmi.ch/education-careers/postdoc-activities/.


If interested, please get in touch with me at friedemann.zenke@fmi.ch. Please include:

  • CV (including publication list)
  • A brief statement of research interest
  • Contact details of two to three references