Career opportunities

A postdoctoral fellowship is temporary, so it is never too early to start thinking about the next step. Ideally, you should begin your postdoctoral training by discussing your research and career plans with your host professor.

Courses and Workshops

A wide range of courses and workshops are offered to EPFL’s postdoc community to enhance their skills during their fellowship and to help them progress to professor- or entrepreneur-ship.

Themes addressed:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND

MSCA-COFUND programmes are European Commission initiatives that offer additional funding for new or existing fellowship programmes to provide an international and intersectoral dimension to research training and career development.

Postdoctoral COFUND programme at EPFL:


Discover opportunities for postdocs to develop skills in innovation, learn about starting ventures, and explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Professional Placements

There are an increasing number of laboratories seeking to recruit postdocs on funded research projects.

You can find information and application details for current opportunities here.

Teaching Opportunities

Many postdocs are keen to get involved with teaching, and there are a number of different opportunities to do that.

Please contact your host professor of section to discuss teaching opportunities.

You can find links to training, guidance and support for teaching here.

Continuing Education

At EPFL, part of our mission is to provide continuing education opportunities. Indeed, professionals need to continually stay abreast of the latest developments in today’s fast-moving fields.

It is therefore essential for them to continue learning throughout their careers.

Continuing education trainings