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.

Details on how to do so are at


CDM – PhD Positions in Operations, Economics and Strategy

CDM – PhD Position in Economics of Innovation


CDH – Two full-time PhD positions in the Institute of Area and Global Studies at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


ENAC – PhD position to investigate the dynamics of flowing stream networks
ENAC – PhD student to investigate the fate of viruses during atmospheric transport
ENAC – LMS lab Geomechanics and environmental geotechnics
ENAC – PhD position to investigate the microbial community dynamics during variable hydrological forcing

ENAC – PhD student in atmospheric science in polar environments


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

SB – PhD position in designing solar-driven carbon dioxide reduction systems


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)