Postdoctoral research position in the area of reinforcement learning theory
Your mission :
The EPFL SYCAMORE laboratory lead by Prof. Maryam Kamgarpour is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in the area of reinforcement learning. You will collaborate on innovative theoretical projects, motivated by engineering applications and will have the opportunity to co-supervise doctoral candidates.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
Perform original research at the intersection of reinforcement learning and stochastic optimization Participate in the supervision of Master’s and Ph.D. students Participate in the writing of research articles and publishing them Participate in developing new courses.

Your profile : 
Applicants should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in reinforcement learning, with a focus on theory. A strong scientific background and a proven publication record in the above fields is required. Excellent communication skills in English is expected.

Start date :
preferably September 2022.

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
1 year, with potential for extension

More info
Call for Proposals: CIS Collaboration Grant
CIS Collaboration Grant call 2022 for proposals in 

The CIS Collaboration Grant was set up in 2020 to support the launch of new research endeavors within the field of « Intelligent Systems » under the umbrella of CIS. At least two professors develop a joint proposal. The grant budget shall be used for the financing of a postdoc position. The respective postdoc will be attached to two or more labs of EPFL thus promoting the exchange between labs and different faculties of EPFL. Further the CIS Collaboration grantee, supervised by professors affiliated with CIS, can contribute to the preparation, submission and implementation of larger collaborative projects between EPFL and its partners through CIS.

CIS Collaboration Grant Application Process: 
Application teams have to be constituted of at least two labs of EPFL as set forth in the GTCs.
The pre-proposal includes a letter of intent of max. two pages with the project outline and SNSF style DORA-compliant CV for all involved parties.
The CIS Scientific Committee will review all received proposals and provide feedback by email within 2 weeks.
Selected proposals will be invited to present their projects during one of our next CIS Scientific Committee meetings.
After the project proposal pitches to the Scientific Committee the proposal teams can submit within 2 weeks up to 3 pages of comments to the feedback received during the steering committee meeting.
The Steering committee will decide on the attribution of the CIS Collaboration grant within 2 weeks after the amended proposal submission deadline.

Number of total grants available: 2
Launch of call: Sep. 1, 2022
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2022 
Start date: TBD
Duration: 1 year per grant
Grant value: 100k / year (per grant)
Contact and application submission: Please contact Jan Kerschgens, Executive Director CIS, [email protected]
Note: This call is open to EPFL professors only
CIS Collaboration Grant General Terms And Conditions (GTC)   
Research Engineer position
The EPFL Center for Intelligent Systems is looking to hire a research engineer to work for 4-6 months within the Intelligent Assistive Robotics project.
The aim of the project is to research and develop novel assistive robotic technologies for people with limited mobility. The engineer’s role would be to assist in development and maintenance of the technologies that have been the focus of the project: autonomous mobile assistive furniture, self-reconfigurable modular robots, and foldable origami robotic arms.
Her/his role will also be to help install a new test room that includes a living room equipped with the assistive robotic technology as well as monitoring systems (e.g. a motion capture system).

Position requirements:
– Masters degree in Robotics, Engineering, Mechatronic, Electronics, Computer Science or related field.
– Experience with Python, C++, C programming languages. Familiar with Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Embedded Systems, electronics and/or mechanical construction.

If you are interested to apply, please send your CV and short motivational statement to [email protected]