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 position in Technology & Operations Management (TOM)

CDM – PhD Positions in Operations, Economics and Strategy



ENAC – PhD Student to investigate the microbial control of waterborne viruses

ENAC – PhD Position in Personalized Thermal Comfort

ENAC – PhD position to investigate microbial nitrogen cycling in an aquifer in Vietnam

ENAC – PhD position to investigate the product(s) of microbial uranium reduction

ENAC – PhD position to investigate nanoscale transformation of uranium by magnetite

ENAC – Two PhD positions – Migration and Urban Demography in the Global South

ENAC – Two Ph.D. student positions – Geomechanics for engineered geological barriers


SB – PhD in Resonant-cavity spectroscopy of rare-earth magnets

SB – PhD in Material Discovery and Characterization

SB – PhD in Neutron spectroscopy of Quantum Magnets

SB – PhD in computational materials science

SB – PhD position in physics and systems neuroscience

SB – PhD position Statistical Mechanics of Intracellular condensates

SB – PhD position in Surface Reaction Dynamics


STI – PhD position in microfluidic drug discovery and protein interaction mapping

STI – PhD position in Advanced Micro-Manufacturing and Educational Sciences

STI – PhD position in single-molecule imaging and manipulation of membrane-less organelles (MLOs)

STI – Two PhD positions in Data-Driven Modelling and Control Group

STI – PhD position in High-frequency active free-space photonics

STI – Two PhDs student positions in Interfacial Imaging of Water: New Light on Cellular Hydration

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 Positions in Machine Learning @ LIONS


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