Post-doctoral researcher

Neuromorphic Device Technology

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In the Neuromorphic Devices and Systems group at IBM Research Europe – Zurich we are developing novel electrical and photonic technologies for neuromorphic computing.
Our approach for enhancing the performance and efficiency of neural network inference and training is based on in-memory computing and analog signal processing. We are exploring and developing new materials and devices as well as circuit architectures integrated on silicon to increase computing performance and energy efficiency compared with state-of-the-art technology.

The Post-Doc position is embedded in the Science & Technology department in a diverse, multidisciplinary and high-performing international team. In this position, you play an important role in establishing novel materials and devices for neuromorphic computing. The opening is part of the SNF funded project ALMOND in collaboration with ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne.

You will be responsible for:

  • developing process flows for new materials and devices integrated on silicon;
  • fabricating and miniaturizing integrated structures on silicon and optimization thereof;
  • the materials, device, and circuit characterization and benchmarking;
  • the interpretation of obtained results, detailed understanding of materials, device, and circuit aspects in collaboration with the team.

Candidates with a PhD degree in physics or a related field, with a strong background and interest in new computing paradigms, especially neuromorphic hardware, technology, nanofabrication and cleanroom processing as well as materials, device and analog circuit characterization are encouraged to submit their CV.


IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

How to apply

If you are interested in this exciting position, please submit your curriculum vitae and motivation letter before October 31, 2022.

For more information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Bert Jan Offrein, Manager Neuromorphic Devices and Systems
E-Mail: .