Join Us

We are always looking for highly motivated early carreer researchers with an inclination towards complex systems and nonlinear physics to join our team. See below for application information for Master and PhD students as well as Postdocs.

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PhD Students

Our laboratory is continuously considering applications by prospective PhD students, to work in one of the following areas:

  • Dynamical systems approach to turbulence
  • Nonlinear shell buckling
  • Multiphase flow at small scales

For typical profiles consult the recently filled PhD positions:

Application material should be sent as a single PDF file to [email protected] .

Notes / FAQs:

  • Doctoral Program

    These positions require acceptance in either the Doctoral Program in Physics or Mechanics for which you should apply simultaneously when submitting your application to the laboratory.

  • Do I need to speak French?

    No – while EPFL ls located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, English is the standard working language. Nevertheless learning French makes life more enjoyable in Romandy. EPFL offers free French courses for international students.

  • Can I apply with a BA degree?

    In general a Master’s degree is required. However, in exceptional cases, EPFL may offer admission at the BA level for suitable very highly qualified candidates.


Master Students

We are happy to host master students to carry out their master project (final thesis) in our lab. External students from selected international universities may apply for a prestigious EPFL research internship. A regular exchange program is open to students from many more universities.

For inquiries contact Prof. Schneider under [email protected] .

Please include your CV and transcripts, together with a short statement about your research interests as a single pdf file. We expect Master students to be actively involved in the group and significantly contribute to the lab’s research. Consequently project durations of less than 9 months are not advisable.

For EPFL Master students, Master projects are available here! (GASPAR login required)


Postdoctoral Fellows

Highly motivated individuals with an outstanding PhD degree and an internationally competitive early-career track record may directly contact Prof. Schneider via email to discuss postdoc opportunities. Please include your CV, publication list and a short (max 1 page) description of your research interests and / or project ideas.

While internally funded positions may be available, potential candidates are strongly encouraged to consider external funding sources.

The following organizations (among others) offer highly selective fellowships:

  • EPFL Postdoc fellow program (Deadline 1. Oct. 2016)
  • Marie-Curie Fellowship (Deadline 14. Sep. 2016)
  • SNSF Ambizione grant (Deadline 13. Jan. 2017)
    For extremely well qualitfied candidates who wish to take a significant step towards an independent faculty position the Swiss National Science Foundation offers Ambizione grants.
  • National funding agencies, National Academies of Sciences and various Foundations in many countries often support postdocs wishing to carry out research abroad. As an example we list options available in Germany, similar funding schemes exist in many countries.