Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Job posting

Research program title

Mixed-signal integrated-circuit design for neuromorphic computing

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Program description

In this project, we explore the full range of digital and analog computational approaches to design ultra-low-power spiking neural network integrated circuits. The goal of this project is to move silicon systems one order of magnitude better in energy efficiency, when tasked with various AI benchmarks.

This is a team project with several graduate students. The successful applicant will make research contributions and mentor graduate students.

Glenn Cowan’s research group is active in wireline communication and mixed-signal design for avionic, biomedical, computational and communications applications.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Electrical Engineering, with a track record of integrated-circuit (IC) design and testing. The ideal candidate has designed mixed-signal integrated circuits for machine-learning applications and has an interest in neural-network algorithms, however, IC design experience in mixed-signal or wireline communication will be considered.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


  • The Deadline for submitting the applications is May 1, 2022.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by August 31, 2022.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Niyusha Samadi
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Niyusha Samadi.


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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