A PhD or a postdoc at the LCSO?
If you are interested in joining our group, you should read the following file about what is important to be successful in our group in the eyes of Jerome to see if you can fit in the team!
Important notice: Please read carefully the instructions for application to LCSO below. Incomplete applications will be neither considered nor answered.
PhD at LCSO: Unfortunately, we have no open position anymore at LCSO for 2022. The next open position is expected earliest in Fall 2023. Interested candidates should apply directly to Prof. Jerome Waser at [email protected]. The complete application file should include: a motivation letter, a CV, a transcript of the grades for bachelor/master degree, a list of referees and a summary of previous research work (at least 2 pages with chemical details). PhD application at EPFL is a dual process, requiring to apply also to the chemistry doctoral school EDCH . In contrast to the US system, only candidates successful with both applications to the doctoral school and a research group can start their PhD. A positive recommendation from a research group following an interview is a strong asset to apply to the doctoral school, so it is advised to apply to the research group first.
Postdoctoral Fellows: Currently, we have no funding available for postdoctoral fellows. However, the result of pending grant application is expected for June 2023, and positions may become available at this point. Candidates eligible and interested to apply for postdoctoral fellowships should contact directly Prof. Jerome Waser at [email protected]. The complete application file should include: a motivation letter, a CV, a transcript of the grades for bachelor/master/PhD (if available) degree, a list of referees, a summary of previous research work (at least 3 pages with chemical details) and a short research proposal abstract (1-2 pages) related to the research program of LCSO.
Master and Research Projects Ia, Ib and II:
Several opportunities are available to make his master or research project at the LCSO in the exciting fields of catalysis and organic synthesis! Master students will receive an independent project in one of the major research fields of the group. Interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with groups working in chemical biology and computational chemistry are also possible. Semester students will work in close collaboration with a PhD student. Please read our recent publications to become familiar with our research: the exact project will be discussed directly a few months before the start of the work. Interested candidates should apply directly to Prof. Jerome Waser at [email protected] The complete application file should include: a motivation letter, a CV, a transcript of the grades for bachelor/master degree, and a list of referees (if available, supervisors for practical works are especially relevant).
ISIC Master Grant for Foreign Students
The ISIC Master Grant has been created to support the master work of foreign students at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC). ISIC Grants amount to CHF 1800 a month for a maximum of 6 months. Interested candidates for a master work at the LCSO under the ISIC Master Grant programm should send an application including letter of motivation, CV, grades transcript and name of referee to Prof. Jérôme Waser at [email protected] The most promising candidates will be examined by ISIC for an eventual fellowship. Applications have to be send 4 months before the beginning of the practical work. The next opportunity to apply for a ISIC master grant will be in Fall 2023.
Internship at the LCSO
Internship at the LCSO are possible for a maximum of 3 months. An internship is especially suited for:
- Bachelor/undergraduate students that want to learn more about research in organic chemistry. We usually require an experience in a basic organic chemistry laboratory course.
- Master students that want to gain a further experience of research in the field before committing themselves to a PhD.
Places in our laboratory are limited, so apply as early as possible!
Visa Issue for Foreign Students
If you are a foreign student and wish to join the LCSO for an internship, a master or a PhD, you have to take into account the time necessary to obtain a Swiss Visa:
– 2 months for European Union Citizens
– 6 months for others.