The newly created Neuramod multidisciplinary research group, and hosted at the Chair of Digital Architectonics (CAAD) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) ETH Zürich is searching for a Research Assistant (60% – 1 year – renewable), starting February 2021. Within the double scope of a use-inspired and basic research project funded by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF), the group will be actively researching on new architectural modelling technologies with Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).

The project aims at assessing a novel approach involving both human and artificial intelligences to decode and encode meaningful architectonic articulations from generated visuo-semantic tokens and neural responses as a next generation of grammar-less modelling methods. By the use of electroencephalography (EEG) gaze-dependent BCI, it will progressively elaborate a technical infrastructure to allow for producing and evaluating visuo-spatial and physical experiments in Out-Of-The-Lab (OOTL) conditions.

Immersed into the dynamic and versatile institute, this position can be particularly suited for applicants who are looking for gaining a multidisciplinary experience while getting acquainted with an emulating research environment. The current open position is primarily oriented for, but not limited to, graduates in cognitive science (CS) with prior technical background in BCI and an interest in architecture. Graduates in architecture and/or engineering with prior experience in CS  and relevant data acquisition methods are also welcome to apply.

The selected candidate will support the design and evaluation of visual neuroscience experiments in its early stages involving population design and recruiting, data acquisition, preprocessing  and analysis methods for cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, stimulus presentation methods, as well as collateral project management tasks such as related ethics authorization applications, data management planning, communication and literature research.

Professional written and spoken proficiency in academic English is mandatory, and German considered an optional asset. Applicants are also required to have prior experience with experiment design involving visual Event-Related Potentials (ERP) and data acquisition with non-invasive BCI, as well as programming skills in Python.

The required documents to submit for consideration consist of: a CV in .pdf, and a detailed email explaining prior experiences and motivations to apply, as well as the names and emails of 2 referees available to contact for personal feedback.

Please send the email and its attached CV to Pierre Cutellic at cutellic@arch.ethz.ch with the subject “Neuramod – Research Assistant Application” . Selections and remote interviews will be set on a weekly basis until the position is filled.

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