We are looking for 3 postdoctoral researchers, starting in Summer 2019.
The researcher will be hosted in the CHILI lab, which belongs to EPFL School of Computer Science. About 20 researchers develop new tools for education, including AR, AI/ML, tangible interfaces and several projects in educational robotics. It is located in the architecture lighthouse, the Rolex Learning Center. Participation into teaching and lab management activities is included. Each position is annually renewed for a maximum of 3 years. Starting date is summer 2019. Salary ranges between 80K and 85K Swiss Francs (± same in $) depending upon experience. Working conditions are close to perfect at EPFL: top 5 science&tech university in Europe, great lab funding, top students recruited, beautiful campus on Geneva lakeshore, high quality of life outside work, gorgeous nature, democracy, etc.
Inquiries: Contact P. Dillenbourg, director of CHILI Lab, email@example.com.
Applications: send your curriculum and what you consider as your best paper to the same address.
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