PhD Students

You will find below a listing of open research assistant positions at EPFL, to which you can apply by contacting the relevant professor or laboratory.

Please note, however, that to become a PhD candidate at EPFL and thus to be eligible for any of those positions, you must first apply to, and be admitted, into one of EPFL’s doctoral programmes.

See details on PhD application conditions.


CDM – PhD Positions in Operations, Economics and Strategy



ENAC – PhD position in Upcycling Structures (Digital Fabrication / Computational Design)

ENAC – Two PhD positions in Circular Built Environment (Architecture/Structural Design)

ENAC – PhD Position in Earthquake Engineering / Structural Engineering: Uncertainty quantification in automated post-earthquake assessment procedure

ENAC – PhD Position in Earthquake Engineering / Structural Engineering: Deformation capacity of unreinforced masonry walls

ENAC – PhD position in Earthquake Engineering

ENAC – Two PhD positions in geomechanics and environmental geotechnics at LMS lab

ENAC – PhD position to investigate the microbial community dynamics during variable hydrological forcing


SB – PhD position in Surface Reaction Dynamics

SB – Phd position in physics and systems neuroscience

SB – PhD student in Biomedical Optics

SB – Two PhD positions in multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)


STI – PhDs & postdocs in Polymer Interface Science and Nanomedicine

STI – PhD position in data-based control and learning

STI – PhD in Multi-Modal Aerial Robots

STI – PhD position in Coordination Systems

STI – PhD Positions in Machine Learning @ LIONS

STI – A nonlinear optical view of proton transport and proton coupled transport


SV – PhD student positions at EPFL-Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne (Switzerland)