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 to investigate microbial arsenic methylation

ENAC – PhD position to investigate microbial processes in nuclear waste disposal

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

ENAC – PhD position in Earthquake Engineering


SB – PhD student in Physical Chemistry

SB – PhD position in experimental particle physics

SB – PhD position in physics and systems neuroscience

SB – PhD position on non-linear optics and quantum optics in wide bandgap material photonic crystals

SB – PhD position on optical trapping in photonic crystal structures

SB – PhD position in astroparticle physics

SB – PhD position Statistical Mechanics of Intracellular condensates

SB – PhD position in Surface Reaction Dynamics

SB – PhD student in Biomedical Optics


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 position in Coordination Systems

STI – PhD Positions in Machine Learning @ LIONS


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